The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Hosted by Moonbeam

Come one, come all to the results of the massively succesesful AM Artists Poll! It is my pleasure and privilege to guide you through the twists and turns of this fascinating list! I've gone through each list and checked it twice, so if there's a mistake, I'm either (a) an idiot, or (b) twice an idiot! In total, 35 lists were received, and 1035 artists were deemed worthy of a vote. As usual, I will begin by presenting the Bubbling Under List. And away we go!

ARTISTS BUBBLING

500 - 402:

500 . Dodgy
500 . Tracy Chapman
500 . Travis
500 . The Wedding Present
499 . The Hollies
498 . A Tribe Called Quest
497 . Janis Joplin
493 . ?
493 . CMX
493 . Happy Mondays
493 . Midlake
492 . The Fleshtones
490 . Fats Domino
490 . Ron Sexsmith
489 . Neko Case
484 . Chet Baker
484 . Fatals Picards, Les
484 . Marcos Valle
484 . Phil Collins
484 . Wondermints
483 . Patsy Cline
482 . Herbie Hancock
481 . Ted Leo
480 . The Raveonettes
479 . Sondre Lerche
474 . Bats
474 . Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears
474 . Los Lobos
474 . Vitalic
474 . Wilson Pickett
473 . Living Colour
472 . Jens Lekman
465 . Billy Joe Shaver
465 . Billy Joel
465 . Broadcast
465 . Grace Jones
465 . Johnossi
465 . Neu
465 . Regina
464 . The Chemical Brothers
463 . Richard Hawley
458 . The Cramps
458 . Lostprophets
458 . Missy Elliott
458 . PMMP
458 . The Tragically Hip
457 . Muddy Waters
456 . Jane's Addiction
455 . Jefferson Airplane
454 . The Supremes
453 . Minutemen
452 . Morrissey
451 . Muse
450 . Red House Painters
441 . Aphex Twin
441 . Busta Rhymes
441 . Carole King
441 . Hoodoo Gurus
441 . Jay-Z
441 . Sam & Dave
441 . Satyricon
441 . The Shangri-Las
441 . Sting
440 . Camarón de la Isla
439 . Boards Of Canada
438 . Mission of Burma
437 . Dwight Yoakam
436 . Flying Burrito Brothers
430 . Cara Dillon
430 . dc Talk
430 . Jackson Browne
430 . José José
430 . Live
430 . Tarwater
429 . Olivia Tremor Control
428 . Slayer
427 . Grateful Dead
426 . N*E*R*D
423 . Doc Watson
423 . Frankenixon
423 . Mull Historical Society
422 . Antonio Carlos Jobim
421 . The KLF
420 . Peter Gabriel
419 . Glen Campbell
418 . Loretta Lynn
415 . Bob Hund
415 . The Carpenters
415 . Gal Costa
414 . Cream
413 . Pere Ubu
412 . The Pogues
411 . Billy Bragg
407 . Crusaders
407 . Roxette
407 . Squarepusher
407 . Superchunk
406 . Saint Etienne
405 . The Carter Family
404 . Iron Maiden
403 . Lynyrd Skynyrd
402 . The La's

398 - 301:

398 . El-P
398 . Los Lonely Boys
398 . Ornette Coleman
398 . Rodney Crowell
397 . Eric Clapton
396 . Bruce Haack
395 . Gang Of Four
394 . !!!
393 . The Streets
387 . Aaliyah
387 . The Blues Brothers
387 . Daniel Johnston
387 . Gil Scott-Heron
387 . Rush
387 . Silverchair
386 . The Guess Who
385 . Low
384 . Liz Phair
383 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs
382 . The Cars
381 . Japan
380 . Dizzee Rascal
379 . Erik Satie
378 . Doves
374 . The Alan Parsons Project
374 . The Fiery Furnaces
374 . Kaiser Chiefs
374 . New Radicals
373 . Faith No More
372 . Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
371 . Ry Cooder
370 . The Human League
369 . Sugar
368 . Ghostface Killah
367 . Liars
366 . Lee Hazlewood
365 . De La Soul
364 . Dismemberment Plan
363 . Meat Loaf
357 . Alain Bashung
357 . The Brian Jonestown Massacre
357 . Caribou
357 . Laura Marling
357 . Matthew Good
357 . Mekons
356 . Joanna Newsom
355 . Madness
354 . Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
353 . The Animals
352 . Fugazi
347 . Apples in Stereo
347 . At the Drive-In
347 . Gustavo Cesar Carríon
347 . Linus of Hollywood
347 . Miossec
346 . Philip Glass
345 . 22-Pistepirkko
344 . Donovan
343 . Caetano Veloso
339 . Frank Black
339 . Katharine McPhee
339 . Rage Against the Machine
339 . Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
338 . Elbow
337 . Julian Cope
336 . The B-52's
335 . Joe Jackson
334 . Roy Ayers
333 . CocoRosie
330 . Feelies
330 . IAM
330 . The Von Bondies
329 . Annie
328 . The New Pornographers
327 . Squeeze
326 . Woody Guthrie
325 . Trash Can Sinatras
324 . John Cale
323 . Warren Zevon
322 . Flatlanders
319 . Bob James
319 . Scritti Politti
319 . Scud Mountain Boys
318 . Jimmie Rodgers
317 . Derek And The Dominos
316 . Swell
315 . The Shins
314 . The Dandy Warhols
313 . Delgados
312 . Neil Diamond
311 . Soft Machine
310 . Howlin' Wolf
309 . Robert Johnson
305 . Bright Eyes
305 . Graham Coxon
305 . Sun Ra
305 . Tom T. Hall
304 . Jason Falkner
303 . Siouxsie and the Banshees
302 . Aerosmith
301 . Richard & Linda Thompson

300 - 201:

300 . Burt Bacharach
299 . Dire Straits
298 . The Violent Femmes
297 . Dusty Springfield
293 . Absoluuttinen nollapiste
293 . Architecture in Helsinki
293 . Camera Obscura
293 . Jackie Leven
292 . Ben Harper
291 . Lyle Lovett
290 . Laura Nyro
289 . Fountains of Wayne
283 . Adam Green
283 . Bo Diddley
283 . Butthole Surfers
283 . Kylie Minogue
283 . Puppetmastaz
283 . Smog
282 . Jonathan Richman
281 . Nine Inch Nails
280 . The Eagles
279 . The Mountain Goats
278 . Badly Drawn Boy
277 . Daft Punk
272 . Annie Lennox
272 . Jimmie Dale Gilmore
272 . Leadbelly
272 . Nina Simone
272 . Soul Coughing
271 . Bill Monroe
270 . Arctic Monkeys
269 . T Rex
268 . The Stranglers
267 . Willie Nelson
266 . New York Dolls
265 . The Blue Nile
264 . Elastica
263 . Spoon
261 . The Fratellis
261 . Of Montreal
260 . Red Hot Chili Peppers
259 . The Coral
258 . Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
257 . Tori Amos
256 . System of a Down
255 . Gary Numan
254 . Godspeed You Black Emperor
250 . Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys
250 . Deerhoof
250 . Juan Gabriel
250 . Primitives
249 . Spiritualized
248 . David Axelrod
247 . Serge Gainsbourg
246 . Lou Christie
245 . Lambchop
244 . Pernice Brothers
243 . The Go-Betweens
242 . Louis Armstrong
240 . Millencolin
240 . Moneybrother
239 . The Bee Gees
238 . Teenage Fanclub
237 . Os Mutantes
236 . Duke Ellington
235 . Randy Newman
234 . Nas
233 . Animal Collective
232 . Stereolab
229 . Janet Jackson
229 . Madlib
229 . Voltaire
228 . Midnight Oil
227 . Housemartins
226 . Tom Petty
225 . The Roots
224 . Gene Clark
223 . Guns N' Roses
222 . Justin Timberlake
221 . George Harrison
220 . Ministry
219 . Gram Parsons
214 . British Sea Power
214 . Ed Harcourt
214 . Melvins
214 . Newsboys
214 . Ride
213 . XTC
212 . Harry Nilsson
211 . Yes
210 . Captain Beefheart
209 . The Verve
208 . Triffids
207 . Manic Street Preachers
206 . Lenny Kravitz
205 . Al Green
204 . Foo Fighters
203 . Interpol
202 . Ray Charles
201 . Dexy's Midnight Runners

200 - 101:

200 . My Morning Jacket
197 . Claude Debussy
197 . Jellyfish
197 . Mogwai
196 . Kanye West
195 . Ryan Adams
194 . Cat Stevens
193 . Yo la Tengo
192 . The Knife
191 . M.I.A.
190 . The Specials
189 . Thelonious Monk
188 . Franz Ferdinand
187 . Curt Boettcher
186 . Little Richard
185 . Fela Kuti
184 . Pet Shop Boys
183 . Green Day
182 . Jayhawks
181 . Townes Van Zandt
180 . George Jones
179 . Pretenders
178 . Sam Cooke
176 . Georges Brassens
176 . Mizell Brothers
175 . Elton John
174 . Talk Talk
173 . Lucinda Williams
172 . The Drive by Truckers
171 . Patti Smith
170 . TV on the Radio
169 . Lush
168 . The Hold Steady
167 . Air
166 . They Might Be Giants
165 . Bonnie Prince Billy
164 . Jeff Buckley
163 . Sleater-Kinney
162 . Parliament/Funkadelic
161 . The Divine Comedy
160 . The Beta Band
159 . Handsome Family
158 . Blondie
157 . The Boo Radleys
156 . X
155 . Can
154 . The Monkees
153 . King Crimson
152 . Weezer
151 . Roy Orbison
150 . Mercury Rev
149 . AC/DC
148 . The Jam
147 . DJ Shadow
146 . Suede
145 . Ennio Morricone
144 . Paul McCartney/Wings
143 . Paul Simon
142 . Supergrass
141 . Eels
140 . Queens of the Stone Age
139 . The Sex Pistols
138 . Jacques Brel
137 . George Michael
136 . ABBA
135 . The Buzzcocks
134 . Prefab Sprout
133 . Eurythmics
132 . Mojave 3
131 . The National
130 . Gorillaz
129 . Electric Light Orchestra
128 . Tindersticks
127 . Moby
126 . The Fall
125 . Billie Holiday
124 . Echo & The Bunnymen
123 . The Jesus and Mary Chain
122 . The Police
121 . Black Sabbath
120 . Wire
119 . Metallica
118 . Charles Mingus
117 . Bill Evans
116 . High Llamas
115 . My Bloody Valentine
114 . Aretha Franklin
113 . Madonna
112 . Fleetwood Mac
111 . The Stone Roses
110 . Primal Scream
109 . Eminem
108 . Kate Bush
107 . Sigur Rós
106 . Todd Rundgren
105 . Merle Haggard
104 . Rufus Wainwright
103 . The Magnetic Fields
102 . Robert Wyatt
101 . Curtis Mayfield

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:50 pm

100. LCD Soundsystem

AM Rank: 241
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 87

Total Points: 169.38
Appears on: 7 ballots:

Lonesome Panda (9)
Jonah (25)
Moonbeam (28)
Slush (36)
Michel (57)
BillAdama (69)
Mitchell Sterling (73)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: Sound of Silver is one of my favourite albums ever, and the more I listen to the older songs, the more I love them, with the expection of 3 or 4 which still bore me ! Anyway, before them, when you loved both electro and rock, you only had the Chemical Brothers or Daft Punk to conciliate your taste. Then Murphy arrived, produced The Rapture to give some clues and created LCD Soundsystem to give the true answers... a whole scene then followed, thanks to this genius ! Favourite album: Sound of Silver, Favourite Song: All My Friends

Moonbeam: Of the artists in my top 30, this is the biggest surprise. Who would have expected a 30 year old to burst onto the scene brimming with such a wide scope of ideas? The debut album was a nice tease, but <i>Sound of Silver</i> proved that James Murphy is equally capable of poignant artistic expression as he is of crafting unrelentingly badass jams.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Sound of Silver (91)
LCD Soundsystem (407)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

All My Friends (53)
Tribulations (800)
Someone Great (806)
Losing My Edge (893)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:22 am

99. Wu-Tang Clan

AM Rank: 274
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 172.79
Appears on: 7 ballots:

Vgrd (5)
John (21)
Greg (40)
Mitchell Sterling (53)
Lonesome Panda (55)
Jonah (72)
Sonofsamiam (81)

Quotable:

John: So much talent in one group. Unfortunately, 99 percent of the time ego gets in the way. But they were the best and managed to put the ego aside for a bunch of killer albums.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (114)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Shame on a Nigga (557)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:24 am

98. Pearl Jam

AM Rank: 108
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 58

Total Points: 174.53
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Anthony (5)
Jonah (43)
Rocky Raccoon (44)
Kevin (47)
Slush (50)
BillAdama (60)
Dumbangel (72)
Harold Wexler (94)
Stammer (94)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Ten (98)
Vitalogy (274)
Vs. (345)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Jeremy (231)
Black (308)
Release (350)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:27 am

97. Portishead

AM Rank: 160
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 174.80
Appears on: 7 ballots:

Lonesome Panda (17)
BillAdama (26)
Mitchell Sterling (27)
Michel (31)
Henrik (37)
Pop Elton (39)
Kevin (65)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: Beauty of Neurasthenia, makes you wonder how songs can be at the same time that beautiful and that sad. Favourite Album: Dummy, Favourite Song: Roads

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Dummy (59)

<b>Songs in the Top 1000 Poll</b>:

Glory Box (119)
Roads (280)
Sour Times (862)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:29 am

96. Queen

AM Rank: 111
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 177.29
Appears on: 8 ballots:

Daniel (11)
Depeche Mode (21)
Stephan (22)
Lonesome Panda (45)
Pop Elton (51)
John (60)
Dumbangel (87)
Tim (88)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: A Night at the Opera, Favourite Song: Don’t Stop Me Now

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

A Night at the Opera (340)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Bohemian Rhapsody (86)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:35 am

95. Frank Sinatra

AM Rank: 74
Survivor Rank: 71
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 177.94
Appears on: 6 ballots:

Paul (14)
Greg (15)
Henrik (19)
Honorio (32)
John (49)
Vgrd (59)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

In the Wee Small Hours (161)
Come Fly with Me (646)
Songs for Swingin’ Lovers (779)


94. The Strokes

AM Rank: 122
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 69

Total Points: 179.99
Appears on: 11 ballots:

Moonbeam (20)
Slush (32)
Toni (33)
Jonah (37)
Penguin (43)
Mitchell Sterling (52)
Lonesome Panda (56)
Stammer (72)
Georgie (79)
BillAdama (93)
Honorio (97)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: While everyone rightly praises the debut, it is in the interesting detours that the band takes on Room on Fire and First Impressions of Earth that elevate them to this lofty position.

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: First Impressions of Earth, Favourite Song: Reptilia

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Is This It (54)
Room on Fire (398)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Last Nite (117)
Hard to Explain (242)
Reptilia (329)


93. The Stooges

AM Rank: 66
Survivor Rank: 43
Polls Rank: 88

Total Points: 181.07
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Harold Wexler (26)
Schleuse (34)
BillAdama (39)
Lonesome Panda (41)
Sonofsamiam (43)
John (44)
Honorio (53)
Moonbeam (62)
Kevin (75)
Stammer (88)
Greg (91)
Damosuzuki (95)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: The Stooges, Favourite Song: Search and Destroy

Moonbeam: Sleazy, gripping rock music spearheaded by a maniacal genius. What more could you ask for?!

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Fun House (112)
The Stooges (383)
Raw Power (977)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Search and Destroy (221)
I Wanna Be Your Dog (478)


92. Television

AM Rank: 132
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 85

Total Points: 181.66
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Slush (18)
Fred (19)
Harold Wexler (51)
John (52)
Rune (56)
Stammer (62)
Damosuzuki (63)
Jonah (66)
Paul (77)
Moonbeam (83)
Kevin (84)
Mitchell Sterling (94)

Quotable:

Slush: It's one album and the songs from that album that propells Television all the way up to #18

Moonbeam: Mythical and brilliant, Television worked equally well as a pioneering new wave/post punk gem in the late 70s as a reference point for The Strokes to rescue rock and roll over 20 years later from the doldrums of Matchbox 20 and Third Eye Blind.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Marquee Moon (24)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Marquee Moon (13)
Venus (772)


91. James Brown

AM Rank: 32
Survivor Rank: 28
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 181.77
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Sonofsamiam (11)
Henrik (28)
Nicolas (34)
Georgie (38)
Vgrd (42)
BillAdama (52)
Harold Wexler (65)
Greg (82)
Daniel (88)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Live at the Apollo (155)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine (129)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (920)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:06 pm

90. Cocteau Twins

AM Rank: 470
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 182.61
Appears on: 5 ballots:

Tim (3)
Pop Elton (9)
Andre (46)
Vgrd (46)
Fred (87)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Heaven or Las Vegas (373)
Treasure (385)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Fotzepolitic (527)
Spangle Maker (991)


89. Love

AM Rank: 150
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 66

Total Points: 182.97
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Rune (16)
Stammer (30)
Miguel (34)
Harold Wexler (41)
Pop Elton (49)
Georgie (54)
Mitchell Sterling (58)
Kevin (68)
Michel (68)
Damosuzuki (73)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Forever Changes (17)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Alone Again Or (22)
You Set the Scene (442)
The Red Telephone (471)
Orange Skies (646)


88. The Zombies

AM Rank: 384
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 70

Total Points: 188.53
Appears on: 10 ballots:

John (6)
Penguin (35)
Andre (49)
Sonofsamiam (49)
Stammer (51)
Slush (54)
Dumbangel (60)
Damosuzuki (64)
Paul (89)
Harold Wexler (90)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Odessey and Oracle (33)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Hung Up on a Dream (143)
This Will Be Our Year (216)
Time of the Season (282)
Care of Cell 44 (289)
She’s Not There (735)


87. Kraftwerk

AM Rank: 57
Survivor Rank: 87
Polls Rank: 92

Total Points: 188.80
Appears on: 8 ballots:

Henrik (3)
Moonbeam (22)
Rune (29)
Honorio (54)
Miguel (67)
Mitchell Sterling (78)
John (88)
Vgrd (96)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: One of the main critiques of Kraftwerk seems to be that their supposed influence dwarfs the actual quality of the music. However, the tenderness of “Computer Love”, the funk workout of “Pocket Calculator”, the shimmer beauty of “Neon Lights”, the acute pop sensibilities of “The Model” and the paranoid claustrophobia of “Metropolis” seem as vital to me now as ever.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Die Mensch Machine (272)
Trans-Europa Express (408)
Computerwelt (735)
Autobahn (810)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Model (261)
Radioactivity (790)
Autobahn (985)


86. Buddy Holly

AM Rank: 85
Survivor Rank: 75
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 194.33
Appears on: 8 ballots:

Paul (18)
Daniel (20)
Schleuse (22)
Kevin (24)
Damosuzuki (39)
Rune (50)
Honorio (64)
Harold Wexler (73)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Buddy Holly (535)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Rave On (246)
That’ll Be the Day (853)


85. Public Enemy

AM Rank: 29
Survivor Rank: 45
Polls Rank: 90

Total Points: 195.20
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Sonofsamiam (16)
BillAdama (18)
Rocky Raccoon (19)
Vgrd (26)
Toni (48)
Honorio (65)
Harold Wexler (68)
Rune (85)
Henrik (97)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (77)
Fear of a Black Planet (240)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Fight the Power (206)
Bring the Noise (739)


84. Lou Reed

AM Rank: 47
Survivor Rank: 40
Polls Rank: 53

Total Points: 200.72
Appears on: 11 ballots:

Honorio (22)
Moonbeam (23)
Nicolas (30)
BillAdama (41)
Fred (41)
Stephan (44)
Greg (62)
Henrik (63)
Miguel (69)
Harold Wexler (70)
Kevin (72)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: VU’s resident storyteller still had plenty to say after The Velvet’s crashed and burned, and the wild variety of releases throughout the career caps a colorful career full of wonder. From the glam portrait of Transformer, the melodramatic Berlin through to the dumbfounding Metal Machine Music and The Raven, Lou has managed to keep the attention of the public and continually remind us all of his legendary status.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Transformer (92)
Berlin (162)
New York (825)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Walk on the Wild Side (32)
Perfect Day (126)


83. Coldplay

AM Rank: 139
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 79

Total Points: 202.71
Appears on: 6 ballots:

Toni (11)
Daniel (12)
Andre (18)
Stephan (33)
Kevin (36)
Slush (44)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

A Rush of Blood to the Head (122)
Parachutes (338)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Yellow (174)
Clocks (321)
Everything’s Not Lost (468)
The Scientist (733)


82. Neutral Milk Hotel

AM Rank: 617
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 203.39
Appears on: 6 ballots:

Rune (1)
Penguin (12)
Slush (45)
Harold Wexler (50)
Jonah (51)
Kevin (92)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (42)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Oh Comely (375)
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (457)
King of Carrot Flowers Part I (571)


81. John Lennon

AM Rank: 41
Survivor Rank: 79
Polls Rank: 49

Total Points: 206.08
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Daniel (14)
Kevin (22)
Rocky Raccoon (28)
Damosuzuki (37)
Henrik (41)
Harold Wexler (48)
Jonah (53)
Honorio (57)
John (79)
Nicolas (81)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Plastic Ono Band (62)
Imagine (269)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Imagine (31)
Working Class Hero (273)
Instant Karma (452)
Mother (714)
Jealous Guy (874)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:03 pm

80. Pulp

AM Rank: 90
Survivor Rank: 60
Polls Rank: 44

Total Points: 206.87
Appears on: 8 ballots:

Mitchell Sterling (8)
Tim (14)
Penguin (25)
Rune (31)
Dumbangel (33)
Greg (79)
Harold Wexler (83)
Slush (84)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: There's increasing a school of thought that becomes harder to argue with the correct answer to the great Britpop debate of Oasis or Blur is C) Pulp. As Oasis continue to embarrass themselves and Blur and Pulp remain in hiatus for now half a decade their three mid 90's records are increasing revered as a high water mark for British indie in the last generation. "Common People" on it's own is rightly acclaimed as one of the songs of the decade. For me, Pulp have always been that band that spoke for the outsider in us all and to spend so long on the sidelines only to be spectacularly cast into the mainstream and most importantly make a classic record at the peak of it, not just on the way up is an almost unparalleled achievement in recent popular music. On the way back down they were no less impressive, from the troubled soul of This Is Hardcore and the Scott Walkerisms of We Love Life.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Different Class (74)
This Is Hardcore (222)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Common People (5)
This Is Hardcore (104)
I Spy (472)
Disco 2000 (752)


79. Guided by Voices

AM Rank: 499
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 207.28
Appears on: 5 ballots:

John (5)
Stammer (6)
Tim (25)
Greg (43)
Penguin (45)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Bee Thousand (258)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

I Am A Scientist (394)
I Am A Tree (469)


78. New Order

AM Rank: 58
Survivor Rank: 74
Polls Rank: 50

Total Points: 211.20
Appears on: 7 ballots:

Slush (4)
Moonbeam (11)
Penguin (32)
Mitchell Sterling (36)
Jonah (57)
Honorio (60)
BillAdama (74)

Quotable:

Slush: Making my #1 song of all time has to count for something. There is just pure exhuberence and joy within New Order's music that I find myself listening to it more and more each day.

Moonbeam: The suicide of Ian Curtis would have made many bands just call it a day. However, the remnants of Joy Division proved that they had much more to offer, and their transition from the JD-aftermath into post-punk behemoths and later to electronic dance legends illustrates the great scope of talent within the band. Rarely has music sounded so joyous, and few artists are able to give me such chills with a simple piano line or bass hook.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Low Life (622)
Technique (643)
Power, Corruption & Lies (691)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Blue Monday (47)
Temptation (135)
Bizarre Love Triangle (138)
Ceremony (181)
True Faith (236)
Age of Consent (809)


77. Beastie Boys

AM Rank: 58
Survivor Rank: 74
Polls Rank: 50

Total Points: 213.12
Appears on: 8 ballots:

Lonesome Panda (3)
Toni (29)
Harold Wexler (32)
Henrik (35)
Vgrd (43)
Sonofsamiam (60)
Michel (61)
Stammer (61)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: I remember some people presenting them like stupid teens singing about beers and girls… well, I admit that fits to Licensed to Ill, but they have done 5 brilliants albums since then ! Paul's Boutique is as important in rap history as any Public Enemy album, Ill Communication is as far as I know the first album to brass (monkey) so many different musical genres and Hello Nasty brings that idea of diversity to its summit (yeah... I like Check your Head a bit less). Anyway such a dense and versatile band that it is the only one on this list for which I can not choose a favourite song. Favourite Album: Paul Nasty Communication, Favourite Song: Change every time between : Alright Hear This, Sabotage, Sure Shot, The Negociation Limerick Files, Intergalactic, Remote Control, Shadrach, Lookin' Down the Barrel of a Gun and I Don't Know

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Paul’s Boutique (131)
Hello Nasty (200)
Check Your Head (637)
Ill Communication (710)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Sabotage (114)


76. OutKast

AM Rank: 53
Survivor Rank: 49
Polls Rank: 64

Total Points: 214.06
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Lonesome Panda (12)
Toni (15)
Vgrd (33)
Rocky Raccoon (42)
Schleuse (46)
Sonofsamiam (53)
Nicolas (62)
Kevin (73)
Harold Wexler (74)
Henrik (88)
Daniel (90)
Honorio (99)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: At they say, big things happen every time they meet. They can be brilliant separated (Hey Ya, Happy Valentine's Day or Flip-flop Rock as great example) but their tops have been made together (Roses, B.O.B., Ms Jackson… ). Moonbeam, those two are my Prince, and maybe they need to be two to make what he did alone, but they sounds much fresher to me ! Favourite Album: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Favourite Album: B.O.B.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Stankonia (198)
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (288)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Hey Ya! (33)
B.O.B. (107)
Ms. Jackson (416)


75. Ramones

AM Rank: 50
Survivor Rank: 76
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 216.32
Appears on: 13 ballots:

Schleuse (8)
Fred (30)
Rocky Raccoon (40)
Penguin (47)
Harold Wexler (52)
Miguel (53)
John (54)
Honorio (58)
BillAdama (68)
Moonbeam (71)
Sonofsamiam (90)
Paul (93)
Vgrd (98)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: As celebrated as punk is, I feel that the fun variety brandished by the likes of Ramones and Blondie is generally undervalued when compared to its angrier, more political variants. Anyone who can make beating on a brat with a baseball bat sound so fun deserves a lot of praise, because really, what can you do with a brat like that?

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Ramones (132)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Blitzkrieg Bop (234)
Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (341)
I Wanna Be Sedated (771)


74. Chuck Berry

AM Rank: 69
Survivor Rank: 44
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 218.55
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Schleuse (14)
Kevin (16)
Nicolas (22)
Rocky Raccoon (34)
Greg (46)
Henrik (49)
Harold Wexler (61)
BillAdama (62)
Daniel (70)
Paul (75)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Chuck Berry Is on Top (858)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Johnny B. Goode (58)


73. Super Furry Animals

AM Rank: 374
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 57

Total Points: 223.57
Appears on: 5 ballots:

Mitchell Sterling (7)
Dumbangel (10)
Tim (10)
Miguel (21)
Sonofsamiam (48)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: http://www.drownedinsound.com/articles/2307150 Pretty much sums it up.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Rings Around the World (225)
MWNG (473)
Radiator (500)
Guerilla (624)
Phantom Power (693)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Juxtaposed with You (240)
Run! Christian, Run! (501)
Ice Hockey Hair (822)


72. Otis Redding

AM Rank: 39
Survivor Rank: 23
Polls Rank: 81

Total Points: 224.75
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Andre (22)
Miguel (24)
Kevin (25)
BillAdama (27)
Nicolas (36)
Schleuse (44)
Honorio (45)
Harold Wexler (58)
Rune (63)
Mitchell Sterling (79)
Michel (84)
Moonbeam (95)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: One of the undeniable soul greats, Otis left such a massive legacy, and it’s exciting to be at the stage where I’m just starting to explore it.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (87)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay (18)
Try a Little Tenderness (149)
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (855)


71. Nick Cave

AM Rank: 84
Survivor Rank: 57
Polls Rank: 84

Total Points: 226.54
Appears on: 11 ballots:

Kevin (13)
Greg (18)
Michel (28)
Pop Elton (31)
BillAdama (36)
Stammer (50)
Fred (57)
Henrik (58)
Honorio (71)
Slush (72)
Harold Wexler (92)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Let Love In (539)
The Boatman’s Call (614)
The Good Son (690)
Kicking Against the Pricks (772)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Mercy Seat (390)
Red Right Hand (563)
Henry Lee (612)
(I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World (765)


70. Creedence Clearwater Revival

AM Rank: 36
Survivor Rank: 83
Polls Rank: 77

Total Points: 228.86
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Rocky Raccoon (9)
Nicolas (12)
Stephan (21)
Harold Wexler (39)
John (45)
Michel (59)
Daniel (65)
Greg (65)
Henrik (71)
Honorio (94)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Cosmo’s Factory (181)
Willy & The Poor Boys (446)
Green River (484)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Fortunate Son (115)
Proud Mary (327)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (861)


69. The Doors

AM Rank: 30
Survivor Rank: 80
Polls Rank: 71

Total Points: 236.42
Appears on: 14 ballots:

Henrik (23)
Moonbeam (24)
Stammer (28)
Andre (31)
Michel (33)
Rocky Raccoon (38)
Fred (51)
BillAdama (53)
Georgie (58)
Pop Elton (64)
Nicolas (85)
Kevin (93)
Jonah (97)
Harold Wexler (98)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: The fashion now seems to be to despise The Doors for their bombastic and pompous performances, but I can’t help but love the jazz overtones of Manzarek coupled with the acute pop sensibilities of Jim Morrison. Yes, their catalog was filled with bloated epics, but there’s nothing quite like the bluesy riffs of “L.A. Woman” to capture the essence of a sweltering August day, as their penchant for fun, raucous, sexual tension gets my blood boiling. I think I need to change my panties- good Lawd!

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Doors (64)
L.A. Woman (531)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

The End (189)
Light My Fire (257)


68. Sufjan Stevens

AM Rank: 193
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 93

Total Points: 237.33
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Lonesome Panda (8)
Anthony (13)
Michel (19)
Kevin (29)
Henrik (32)
Miguel (48)
Jonah (68)
BillAdama (79)
Fred (84)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: From huge Cathedral (they are night zombies) to intimate songs (Casimir Pulaski Day), Sufjan has already brought on its albums nearly all the feelings, genres and instruments in the world.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Illinois (44)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (153)
Chicago (268)
Cashmir Pulaski Day (480)


67. Roxy Music

AM Rank: 42
Survivor Rank: 69
Polls Rank: 91

Total Points: 243.10
Appears on: 13 ballots:

Harold Wexler (12)
Moonbeam (16)
Henrik (31)
Mitchell Sterling (41)
Sonofsamiam (41)
Fred (43)
Greg (51)
Vgrd (52)
BillAdama (55)
Kevin (71)
Slush (90)
Tim (94)
Honorio (96)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: The first side of their debut record contains more ideas than many bands explore in their entire careers, and Roxy Music maintained such incredible heights throughout their many phases. Their voyage through noctural glam rave-ups, raucous rock, soul-tinged pop and New Romantic balladeering is simply mesmerizing.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

For Your Pleasure (349)
Roxy Music (557)
Stranded (893)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

More Than This (438)
Bitters End (583)
Virginia Plain (684)
Editions of You (1000)


66. Brian Eno

AM Rank: 78
Survivor Rank: 70
Polls Rank: 40

Total Points: 244.92
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Sonofsamiam (10)
Georgie (17)
Damosuzuki (22)
Pop Elton (35)
Mitchell Sterling (37)
Vgrd (44)
Harold Wexler (57)
Henrik (62)
BillAdama (72)
Honorio (72)
Slush (87)
Kevin (96)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Another Green World (153)
Music for Airports (261)
Here Come the Warm Jets (344)
Before and After Science (456)
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (658)
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (738)
Wrong Way Up (798)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Big Ship (414)
Needle in the Camel’s Eye (441)
By This River (526)
Spider and I (607)


65. Big Star

AM Rank: 133
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 62

Total Points: 250.29
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Harold Wexler (10)
Stammer (12)
Paul (15)
John (28)
Lonesome Panda (30)
Greg (44)
Honorio (47)
Dumbangel (78)
Vgrd (82)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: I first listened to Third Album and was really disappointed, I was hoping for an ancestor of Elliott Smith and just found a very disturbing album. Since then I have discovered their 2 first albums and that was totally different… they are not as I expected ancestor of Elliott Smith (well, they are an important influence however) but they have their own appealing universe, full of brilliant songs with a few gems. And well, the soundtrack of my favourite TV show and my favourite cover ever are both covers of that band, and that's not only details to me. Favourite Album: #1 Record, Favourite Song: Thirteen

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

#1 Record (143)
Radio City (180)
Third/Sister Lovers (318)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

September Gurls (30)
Thirteen (64)


64. Sly and the Family Stone

AM Rank: 40
Survivor Rank: 21
Polls Rank: 75

Total Points: 256.77
Appears on: 11 ballots:

Henrik (12)
John (12)
Sonofsamiam (26)
Rocky Raccoon (27)
Vgrd (36)
Harold Wexler (37)
Schleuse (51)
Depeche Mode (54)
Fred (54)
Tim (78)
Georgie (92)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

There’s a Riot Goin’ On (103)
Stand! (148)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Family Affair (78)
Everyday People (387)


63. Depeche Mode

AM Rank: 167
Survivor Rank: 96
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 259.31
Appears on: 8 ballots:

Depeche Mode (1)
Henrik (10)
Moonbeam (12)
Rune (42)
Honorio (49)
Pop Elton (76)
Slush (85)
BillAdama (95)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: The longest running ambassadors of synth-pop are also one of the genre’s best acts. Their growth throughout the 80s was tantalizing, culminating in 1990’s enormous Violator, an enduring classic and indelible benchmark of electronic music. My enjoyment of their music is about as natural as it gets.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Violator (168)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Enjoy the Silence (238)
Personal Jesus (508)
Shake the Disease (672)


62. Frank Zappa

AM Rank: 81
Survivor Rank: 95
Polls Rank: 49

Total Points: 264.59
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Jonah (1)
Fred (5)
Georgie (23)
Vgrd (45)
Dumbangel (59)
Harold Wexler (76)
Kevin (79)
BillAdama (85)
Honorio (93)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

We’re Only in It for the Money (234)
Hot Rats (326)
Sheik Yerbouti (380)
Burnt Weeny Sandwich (442)
Freak Out! (676)
Make a Jazz Noise Here (783)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Peaches en Regalia (326)
Yo’ Mama (347)
Inca Roads (356)


61. Hüsker Dü

AM Rank: 104
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 98

Total Points: 272.97
Appears on: 7 ballots:

Stammer (2)
Fred (10)
Harold Wexler (18)
Rocky Raccoon (21)
Schleuse (23)
BillAdama (48)
Greg (89)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Zen Arcade (190)
New Day Rising (212)
Warehouse: Songs and Stories (485)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Celebrated Summer (746)
Could You Be the One (762)
Chartered Trips (847)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:34 pm

60. The Band

AM Rank: 55
Survivor Rank: 91
Polls Rank: 72

Total Points: 274.99
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Greg (5)
Paul (8)
Kevin (21)
Stephan (31)
BillAdama (42)
Toni (43)
Rocky Raccoon (51)
Georgie (56)
Harold Wexler (69)
Mitchell Sterling (92)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Band (80)
Music from Big Pink (165)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (177)
The Weight (380)
Whispering Pines (833)


59. John Coltrane

AM Rank: 60
Survivor Rank: 62
Polls Rank: 61

How’s that for consistency?

Total Points: 280.26
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Sonofsamiam (1)
Michel (12)
Paul (17)
Georgie (36)
Kevin (37)
Nicolas (53)
Harold Wexler (59)
Jonah (64)
Slush (73)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

A Love Supreme (81)
Blue Train (447)
Giant Steps (588)
My Favorite Things (679)
Olé (686)
Africa/Brass (990)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Resoluation (635)
My Favorite Things (682)
Naima (693)


58. The Replacements

AM Rank: 142
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 86

Total Points: 286.68
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Stammer (8)
John (19)
Paul (20)
Greg (25)
Rocky Raccoon (25)
Schleuse (26)
BillAdama (28)
Harold Wexler (42)
Vgrd (72)
Tim (74)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Let It Be (93)
Tim (265)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Unsatisfied (165)
I Will Dare (312)


57. Michael Jackson

AM Rank: 38
Survivor Rank: 65
Polls Rank: 67

Total Points: 291.34
Appears on: 16 ballots:

Moonbeam (13)
Stephan (13)
Daniel (25)
Vgrd (27)
BillAdama (44)
Greg (50)
Depeche Mode (52)
Rocky Raccoon (52)
Honorio (61)
Georgie (62)
Lonesome Panda (64)
Miguel (71)
Damosuzuki (78)
Pop Elton (78)
Rune (84)
Henrik (86)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: Regardless of the travesty of his personal life, Michael Jackson’s ability to entertain through his music and performance is second to none. His catalogue is filled with gems well beyond the big hits- tracks like “Who Is It”, “Human Nature” and “Stranger in Moscow” are all big favorites. Thriller gets all of the love, but I actually prefer Off the Wall, Bad and Dangerous. Never has the world celebrated a single star quite like Michael Jackson, and it’s hard to argue why when listening to his perfect brand of pop.

Lonesome Panda: The idol of my youth, don't listen to him that much now but still like lots of its hits. Favourite Album: Thriller, Favourite Song: Liberian Girl

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Thriller (79)
Off the Wall (659)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Billie Jean (23)
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (391)
Thriller (569)


56. Hank Williams

AM Rank: 156
Survivor Rank: 42
Polls Rank: NA

Total Points: 302.54
Appears on: 9 ballots:

Paul (1)
Greg (16)
Henrik (17)
Rune (21)
Schleuse (25)
Damosuzuki (45)
Nicolas (45)
Kevin (57)
Honorio (75)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (458)
Move It on Over (460)
Alone and Forsaken (905)


55. Van Morrison

AM Rank: 24
Survivor Rank: 46
Polls Rank: 18

Total Points: 307.35
Appears on: 11 ballots:

Miguel (2)
Andre (17)
Greg (20)
Rocky Raccoon (24)
Stephan (27)
Nicolas (39)
Honorio (40)
Harold Wexler (60)
Kevin (63)
Stammer (63)
Fred (93)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Astral Weeks (38)
Moondance (75)
Into the Music (223)
Veedon Fleece (316)
Saint Dominic’s Preview (405)
Tupelo Honey (559)
Hymns to the Silence (938)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Brown-Eyed Girl (299)
Into the Mysic (476)
Caravan (505)
And It Stoned Me (603)
Moondance (626)
Wonderful Remark (851)
Full Force Gale (930)


54. Pavement

AM Rank: 86
Survivor Rank: 67
Polls Rank: 36

Total Points: 311.68
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Stammer (5)
John (7)
Michel (18)
Rocky Raccoon (20)
Harold Wexler (29)
Slush (33)
Kevin (38)
Dumbangel (63)
Mitchell Sterling (74)
Jonah (75)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Slanted and Enchanted (69)
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (82)
Wowee Zowee (260)
Brighten the Corners (889)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Summer Babe (212)
Range Life (252)
Embassy Row (695)
Cut Your Hair (831)


53. Leonard Cohen

AM Rank: 87
Survivor Rank: 48
Polls Rank: 38

Total Points: 323.81
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Miguel (3)
Greg (13)
Rune (20)
Stephan (20)
Fred (26)
Honorio (34)
Harold Wexler (53)
Stammer (55)
BillAdama (61)
Mitchell Sterling (67)
Henrik (70)
Sonofsamiam (80)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Songs of Leonard Cohen (120)
Songs of Love and Hate (287)
I’m Your Man (406)
Various Positions (615)
Ten New Songs (999)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Famous Blue Raincoat (173)
Avalanche (266)
Suzanne (336)
Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye (636)


52. The Byrds

AM Rank: 28
Survivor Rank: 51
Polls Rank: 55

Total Points: 328.16
Appears on: 14 ballots:

Andre (10)
Miguel (11)
Stammer (22)
John (24)
Kevin (27)
Stephan (39)
Harold Wexler (45)
Nicolas (47)
Slush (49)
Greg (54)
Paul (55)
Rocky Raccoon (60)
Damosuzuki (62)
Honorio (86)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Sweetheart of the Rodeo (215)
Younger Than Yesterday (307)
Mr. Tambourine Man (323)
The Notorious Byrd Brothers (366)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Eight Miles High (178)
Mr. Tambourine Man (618)
I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better (801)
My Back Pages (902)
The Ballad of Easy Rider (923)
Ain’t Going Nowhere (989)


51. Bob Marley and the Wailers

AM Rank: 22
Survivor Rank: 33
Polls Rank: 52

Total Points: 328.40
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Henrik (2)
Rocky Raccoon (14)
Depeche Mode (16)
Andre (23)
Nicolas (24)
Greg (27)
Daniel (41)
Honorio (46)
Stephan (47)
Tim (89)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Natty Dread (315)
Catch a Fire (317)
Soul Revolution/African Herbsman (462)
Exodus (550)
Burnin’ (950)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

No Woman No Cry (164)
Sun Is Shining (400)
Is This Love? (456)
Redemption Song (667)
Waiting in Vain (841)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:39 pm

50. Sonic Youth

AM Rank: 48
Survivor Rank: 31
Polls Rank: 43

Total Points: 333.28
Appears on: 11 ballots:

Vgrd (3)
Jonah (12)
BillAdama (17)
Rocky Raccoon (22)
Stammer (29)
Kevin (31)
Tim (37)
Harold Wexler (43)
Henrik (51)
Rune (68)
Pop Elton (71)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Daydream Nation (47)
Sister (130)
Dirty (468)
Goo (861)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Teenage Riot (43)
Unmade Bed (767)
Theresa’s Soundworld (968)


49. The Flaming Lips

AM Rank: 138
Survivor Rank: 58
Polls Rank: 25

Total Points: 338.88
Appears on: 15 ballots:

Dumbangel (13)
Jonah (14)
Pop Elton (14)
Penguin (16)
Slush (20)
Harold Wexler (36)
Honorio (38)
BillAdama (46)
Rocky Raccoon (55)
Tim (56)
Rune (65)
Mitchell Sterling (82)
Stammer (83)
Kevin (85)
Sonofsamiam (98)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Soft Bulletin (32)
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (90)
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart (353)
Zaireeka (371)
Clouds Taste Metallic (828)
At War with the Mystics (863)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Do You Realize? (159)
Race for the Prize (185)
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1 (334)
Moth’s Head in the Incubator (720)


48. Scott Walker

AM Rank: 237
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 65

Total Points: 343.98
Appears on: 10 ballots:

Fred (6)
Damosuzuki (7)
Vgrd (10)
Georgie (20)
Mitchell Sterling (22)
Henrik (26)
Sonofsamiam (34)
Pop Elton (53)
Stammer (58)
Rune (76)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Scott 4 (128)
Scott 3 (246)
Scott 2 (670)
The Drift (791)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Seventh Seal (669)
Rhymes of Goodbye (728)
The Old Man’s Back Again (869)
Jackie (915)


47. Elvis Presley

AM Rank: 9
Survivor Rank: 24
Polls Rank: 97

Total Points: 344.82
Appears on: 14 ballots:

Greg (14)
Daniel (17)
Nicolas (18)
BillAdama (19)
Honorio (20)
Stephan (28)
Vgrd (30)
Paul (42)
Rocky Raccoon (54)
Damosuzuki (55)
Harold Wexler (55)
Miguel (55)
Henrik (64)
Kevin (69)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Elvis Presley (305)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Suspicious Minds (48)
Heartbreak Hotel (315)
Blue Moon (410)
That’s Alright Mama (914)


46. Marvin Gaye

AM Rank: 14
Survivor Rank: 19
Polls Rank: 34

Total Points: 345.20
Appears on: 18 ballots:

Vgrd (12)
Slush (27)
Greg (28)
Honorio (29)
Nicolas (31)
BillAdama (32)
Rocky Raccoon (33)
Sonofsamiam (35)
Henrik (40)
Stephan (46)
Paul (52)
Miguel (54)
Georgie (64)
Dumbangel (65)
Jonah (67)
Daniel (84)
Harold Wexler (84)
Fred (99)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

What’s Going On (22)
Here, My Dear (586)
Let’s Get It On (822)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

What’s Going On (14)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (74)
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (317)
Sexual Healing (374)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (513)
Let’s Get It On (838)


45. Massive Attack

AM Rank: 63
Survivor Rank: 55
Polls Rank: 46

Total Points: 352.11
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Henrik (4)
Depeche Mode (10)
Pop Elton (7)
Slush (15)
Jonah (33)
Andre (35)
Lonesome Panda (40)
Mitchell Sterling (59)
BillAdama (63)
Vgrd (79)
Tim (82)
Honorio (90)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: Mezzanine, Favourite Song: Teardrop

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Blue Lines (85)
Mezzanine (97)
Protection (311)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Teardrop (90)
Unfinished Sympathy (99)
Protection (444)
Karmacoma (877)


44. Joy Division

AM Rank: 54
Survivor Rank: 59
Polls Rank: 47

Total Points: 365.23
Appears on: 11 ballots:

Michel (2)
Fred (7)
Mitchell Sterling (12)
Kevin (23)
Penguin (33)
Greg (37)
Moonbeam (40)
Andre (42)
Rune (44)
Vgrd (53)
Jonah (62)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: New Order are further down my list but I had no doubt that their earlier incarnation was going to be closer (lol) to my top ten. While, since Curtis’ suicide at least and certainly in the period after 24 Hour Party People, they have become a ‘cool’ band amongst the hipster set but not even Joy Division Zune players and Unknown Pleasures soles can diminish the power of those two records and few singles they left behind. They are of the few bands in history where every member brings something vital to nearly every song. From the Martin Hannett spacious production, Morris’ propulsive and metronomic drumming, Hook’s rumbling ominous basslines, Sumner’s searing guitar and of course the delivery by Curtis of some of the best lyrics ever written by a young man. Some fucker stole his memorial stone last week from a Macclesfield cemetery but even without the band that would become New Order the single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” remains one of the most perfect final acts in the history of rock music.

Moonbeam: For a long time, I resisted Joy Division because I couldn’t connect with the anger and hopelessness of their lyrics, even if I could not deny the immense power behind it all. However, through time, I grew to love their dejected brand of post-punk, which placed its stamp all over the music scene and has proven its worth by influencing two main generations of musicians. Of all of the great ways that Joy Division impacted music, my favorite would have to be the use of such melodic bass lines. Bliss!

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Closer (58)
Unknown Pleasures (141)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Love Will Tear Us Apart (4)
Disorder (179)
Atmosphere (250)


43. Oasis

AM Rank: 52
Survivor Rank: 94
Polls Rank: 27

Total Points: 370.68
Appears on: 13 ballots:

Toni (3)
Anthony (6)
Mitchell Sterling (20)
Rune (26)
Penguin (27)
Daniel (32)
Andre (41)
Tim (41)
Stephan (42)
Depeche Mode (51)
Dumbangel (64)
Pop Elton (66)
Greg (92)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: There was a time, when as a younger lad, I thought that their first two albums and the b-sides that came out in the 1994-6 was about as exciting as listening to new music could get. It seemed like everyone in the country was in on it as well at least until everyone decide Be Here Now was shit and they started putting out awful records. I certainly found many other exciting things since and no longer regard what they are doing as being at all interesting but even in 2007 hearing Noel play some of the 1994 era b-sides acoustically was a big treat. If I was maybe five years older and could have seen them live during their creative peak then maybe I'd put them higher.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Definitely Maybe (57)
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (67)
Be Here Now (518)
Don’t Believe the Truth (864)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Wonderwall (82)
Live Forever (83)
Supersonic (285)
Don’t Look Back in Anger (314)
Morning Glory (597)
Champagne Supernova (649)
Up in the Sky (726)


42. Joni Mitchell

AM Rank: 46
Survivor Rank: 78
Polls Rank: 32

Total Points: 376.44
Appears on: 12 ballots:

BillAdama (7)
Miguel (7)
Georgie (9)
Sonofsamiam (18)
Paul (24)
Fred (25)
Harold Wexler (31)
Vgrd (34)
Kevin (52)
Henrik (65)
Pop Elton (65)
Mitchell Sterling (90)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Blue (53)
Court and Spark (133)
The Hissing of Summer Lawns (237)
Hejira (238)
Ladies of the Canyon (721)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Free Man in Paris (360)
River (547)
Blue (944)


41. The White Stripes

AM Rank: 71
Survivor Rank: 66
Polls Rank: 60

Total Points: 382.29
Appears on: 17 ballots:

Anthony (16)
Rocky Raccoon (18)
Rune (23)
BillAdama (24)
Daniel (28)
Harold Wexler (30)
Mitchell Sterling (33)
Stammer (35)
Jonah (36)
Kevin (39)
Schleuse (39)
Henrik (45)
Depeche Mode (47)
Toni (49)
Pop Elton (58)
Honorio (73)
Fred (94)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Elephant (83)
White Blood Cells (86)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Fell in Love with a Girl (142)
Seven Nation Army (258)
My Doorbell (616)
The Hardest Button to Button (836)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:01 pm

40. PJ Harvey

AM Rank: 61
Survivor Rank: 34
Polls Rank: 35

Total Points: 387.17
Appears on: 18 ballots:

Andre (12)
Pop Elton (13)
Rocky Raccoon (15)
Michel (20)
Harold Wexler (28)
Kevin (30)
Moonbeam (31)
Henrik (33)
Tim (36)
Honorio (43)
Sonofsamiam (55)
BillAdama (56)
Vgrd (66)
Mitchell Sterling (83)
Rune (83)
Jonah (84)
Greg (97)
Stammer (97)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: It’s amazing that someone capable of emoting such gritty, raw, jagged pain can also evoke feelings of such serene beauty. She arguably has the most breadth of any of the hailed 90s alterna-chicks, and with White Chalk, she proves that she is as vital as ever. To Bring You My Love and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea will remain stone-cold classics in my book until the day I die. Word.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

To Bring You My Love (61)
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (142)
Dry (359)
Rid of Me (386)
Is This Desire? (598)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Rid of Me (365)
Down by the Water (396)
Henry Lee (612)
C’mon Billy (958)


39. Simon and Garfunkel

AM Rank: 51
Survivor Rank: 39
Polls Rank: 37

Total Points: 388.11
Appears on: 15 ballots:

Miguel (8)
John (13)
Henrik (14)
Stephan (14)
Daniel (15)
Kevin (33)
Honorio (35)
Michel (40)
BillAdama (51)
Tim (52)
Rocky Raccoon (53)
Paul (56)
Nicolas (59)
Fred (95)
Georgie (96)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Bridge Over Troubled Water (119)
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (302)
Bookends (390)
Live from New York City, 1967 (879)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Sound of Silence (93)
America (154)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (232)
Kathy’s Song (500)
Mrs. Robinson (643)
The Boxer (783)
Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall (907)


38. Steely Dan

AM Rank: 65
Survivor Rank: 77
Polls Rank: 56

Total Points: 390.96
Appears on: 8 ballots:

Fred (1)
Georgie (1)
Harold Wexler (11)
Greg (17)
Henrik (21)
Miguel (27)
Vgrd (38)
Honorio (48)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Aja (236)
Pretzel Logic (329)
Countdown to Ecstasy (416)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Deacon Blues (244)
Doctor Wu (292)
Black Cow (555)


37. The Smashing Pumpkins

AM Rank: 103
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 39

Total Points: 394.16
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Penguin (6)
Anthony (8)
Jonah (8)
Greg (10)
Pop Elton (10)
BillAdama (37)
Rocky Raccoon (41)
Depeche Mode (59)
Henrik (59)
Lonesome Panda (59)
Daniel (75)
Harold Wexler (79)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: More a Single band than an album band to me… but what a bunch of singles ! (worst gig of my life however). Favourite Album: Siamese Dream, Favourite Song: Tonight, Tonight

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Siamese Dream (94)
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (156)
Adore (841)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

1979 (100)
Tonight, Tonight (160)
Today (194)
Disarm (237)
For Martha (422)
Mayonnaise (429)
Hummer (535)
Thirty-Three (854)


36. Elliott Smith

AM Rank: 194
Survivor Rank: 84
Polls Rank: 45

Total Points: 395.59
Appears on: 12 ballots:

Lonesome Panda (1)
John (2)
Michel (21)
Dumbangel (23)
Harold Wexler (27)
Fred (32)
Rune (32)
Penguin (40)
Kevin (41)
Pop Elton (77)
Honorio (81)
Miguel (93)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: Easily my favourite artist ever… I don't know if there is a way to explain it, it is just that mostly anything he has done out of Figure 8 seems made for me. It fits with my mood as well when I'm happy than when I'm sad, the music is so full of emotion than I don't care whether or not I relate to the lyrics, I sometimes do (High times, Twilight, Say Yes, Between the bars in a way...) and mostly don't (even in my favourite song ever Waltz #2)... It can be both a soundtrack of my happy days and a cocoon where to hide myself in hard times. Favourite Album: Either/Or, Favourite Song: Waltz #2

John: Nobody rivals him post 1970.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Either/Or (107)
XO (151)
Elliott Smith (322)
From a Basement on a Hill (554)
New Moon (802)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Waltz #2 (55)
Between the Bars (370)
Angeles (559)
King’s Crossing (871)


35. Wilco

AM Rank: 101
Survivor Rank: 50
Polls Rank: 54

Total Points: 400.92
Appears on: 13 ballots:

Slush (6)
Andre (7)
Depeche Mode (20)
Kevin (20)
Penguin (21)
BillAdama (22)
Schleuse (24)
Nicolas (27)
Jonah (34)
Harold Wexler (35)
Honorio (59)
Vgrd (83)
Greg (95)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (70)
Summerteeth (427)
Being There (702)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Jesus, Etc. (108)
Pot Kettle Black (504)
Heavy Metal Drummer (566)
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (757)
Poor Places (933)


34. Johnny Cash

AM Rank: 43
Survivor Rank: 16
Polls Rank: 78

Total Points: 431.45
Appears on: 17 ballots:

Nicolas (10)
Stephan (10)
Paul (11)
Rune (11)
Schleuse (17)
Kevin (28)
Sonofsamiam (30)
Daniel (37)
Andre (39)
Jonah (46)
Honorio (62)
Greg (64)
BillAdama (66)
Fred (66)
Henrik (73)
Harold Wexler (81)
Mitchell Sterling (93)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

At Folsom Prison (244)
American Recordings III: Solitary Man (617)
American Recordings (850)
At San Quentin (894)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Hurt (176)
Folsom Prison Blues (588)
The Mercy Seat (957)
San Quentin (998)


33. Arcade Fire

AM Rank: 278
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 48

Total Points: 442.71
Appears on: 17 ballots:

Pop Elton (5)
Penguin (9)
Kevin (12)
Lonesome Panda (13)
Toni (17)
Anthony (20)
Depeche Mode (26)
Harold Wexler (40)
Andre (43)
Jonah (48)
Moonbeam (50)
John (66)
Slush (78)
Daniel (87)
Stammer (90)
Miguel (96)
BillAdama (98)

Quotable:

Penguin: With two phenominal albums, these Canadians have skyrocketed up my artist list. "Funeral" was great and "Neon Bible" was probably just as good. In hindsight, we'll look back at this decade and see two of the top ten albums created by the same band, three years apart. "Funeral" and "Kid A" will probably fight it out for the best album of the decade unless something sublime comes out in the next two years.

Lonesome Panda: I might try to explain why their music is so great, but I think some will do it better than I can… the main reason why they will always keep a special place in my heart is a Tuesday of August 2005, my first festival. I was waiting for one of my favourite bands (Queens of the Stone Age or Foo Fighters, I don't remember) so I was on one of the first rows of the main stage when they appeared. I did not know anything about them and few people on the crowd did. And here it started, the choirs of Wake Up... in about 10 seconds I was totally in it, and that moment remains my favourite memory of a live show, the kick-off of an impressive gig where they seemed like more than a band, at least a family if not somehow a single entity, like a bee swarm or something. The neighborhoods, No Cars Go... yeah best show of my life, like a smack in the face and a relevation : best live show are made by people who litteraly live and sweat their music, not by those who have it all written and prepared (even if well, Hives's gigs are funny, it can not stand the comparison). Favourite Album: Funeral, Favourite Song: Wake Up

Moonbeam: Funeral proved to be a very timely record for me, as it just followed the deaths of my father and grandmother and just preceded the deaths of my other grandmother and my aunt. Their ability to capture the sorrow in such an epic way helped me through many, many difficult days. With Neon Bible, they showed me that they can be relevant to me for other reasons as well, as the majestic swell of “No Cars Go” makes my heart soar. Yes, they are definitely a victim of excessive hype, but damn it, their music matters to me.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Funeral (20)
Neon Bible (579)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (92)
Rebellion (Lies) (118)
Wake Up (130)
Neighborhood #2 (Laika) (269)


32. Jimi Hendrix

AM Rank: 10
Survivor Rank: 11
Polls Rank: 23

Total Points: 464.82
Appears on: 17 ballots:

Rocky Raccoon (5)
Harold Wexler (9)
BillAdama (10)
Nicolas (21)
Henrik (24)
Georgie (28)
Daniel (30)
Honorio (33)
Greg (36)
Schleuse (38)
Vgrd (40)
Lonesome Panda (42)
Pop Elton (48)
Fred (50)
Kevin (55)
Moonbeam (93)
Paul (95)

Quotable:

Lonesome Panda: My other grower at the moment, I thought he was "just" a guitar virtuoso with not much beside it (like Clapton for instance), but some songs, in particular Are You Experienced, are so perfect and in advance for this age that it reveals that he had every talent a great artist needs. Favourite Album: Are You Experienced? Favourite Song: Are You Experienced?

Moonbeam: Aside from his amazing guitar work, Hendrix stands as one of the greatest songwriters of the 60s in my book. Whether he was adapting an old blues riff or mapping out completely new, brain-busting territory, Jimi always imbued his songs with his spirit. I am a novice to his work, and it is exciting to be in a position to explore it more fully.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Are You Experienced? (28)
Electric Ladyland (35)
Axis: Bold As Love (275)
Cry of Love (995)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

All Along the Watchtower (29)
Purple Haze (133)
Burning of the Midnight Lamp (402)
The Wind Cries Mary (512)
Little Wing (590)
Hey Joe (753)
If 6 Was 9 (764)
Crosstown Traffic (825)


31. Belle and Sebastian

AM Rank: 177
Survivor Rank: NA
Polls Rank: 42

Total Points: 475.25
Appears on: 13 ballots:

Pop Elton (2)
Tim (2)
Dumbangel (11)
Miguel (13)
Slush (14)
Andre (29)
Honorio (37)
John (38)
Fred (40)
Kevin (44)
Jonah (50)
Rune (57)
BillAdama (58)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

If You’re Feeling Sinister (76)
Tigermilk (207)
The Life Pursuit (452)
The Boy with the Arab Strap (604)
Dear Catastrophe Waitress (706)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Like Dylan in the Movies (207)
The State I Am in (466)
Seeing Other People (523)
Another Sunny Day (678)
Lazy Lane Painter Jane (972)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:24 pm

30. Björk

AM Rank: 68
Survivor Rank: 47
Polls Rank: 31

Total Points: 496.42
Appears on: 16 ballots:

Moonbeam (4)
Pop Elton (4)
Henrik (6)
Honorio (13)
Nicolas (26)
Vgrd (28)
Michel (32)
BillAdama (33)
Toni (34)
Tim (40)
Rune (47)
Kevin (49)
John (56)
Sonofsamiam (56)
Mitchell Sterling (72)
Harold Wexler (82)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: Of all of the artists that I enjoy, Björk is without question the one with the purest approach to music. Maybe it’s just the way that I connect to her, but it sounds like she truly injects her whole persona into every note, every microbeat and every melody that emanates from her. Her vision is limitless, and her music is the closest sonic equivalent to hair standing on its end as I can imagine. Vespertine is an absolutely sacred record, and her spirit is such a beautiful thing to behold. Her amazing live show and breathtaking music videos (seriously, she totally owns Madonna and Michael Jackson on the video front) indicate that her music is only one of her amazing artistic outlets, and she is a master of them all.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Homogenic (95)
Debut (111)
Post (138)
Vespertine (394)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Bachelorette (191)
Isobel (195)
Hyper-Ballad (265)
Human Behaviour (507)
It’s Oh So Quiet (706)
Hunter (786)


29. The Cure

AM Rank: 72
Survivor Rank: 63
Polls Rank: 33

Total Points: 514.23
Appears on: 15 ballots:

Moonbeam (2)
Henrik (5)
Greg (6)
Honorio (18)
Michel (22)
Pop Elton (22)
Depeche Mode (28)
Penguin (30)
Vgrd (31)
Rune (33)
BillAdama (34)
Andre (37)
Lonesome Panda (58)
Miguel (58)
Slush (100)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: Robert Smith is more influential on the types of songs that I compose myself than any other musician, by far. Those who are happy to pidgeonhole The Cure into mopey goth territory are seriously missing the point, as I have never been exposed to a band with such an amazing emotional palette. Just compare the stark minimalism of the brilliant Seventeen Seconds, in which every single note has a specific purpose and is utilized to maximum effect, with the bombast of the singles on Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me or the pop confection of Japanese Whispers. The band built upon its successes throughout its first decade, from the youthful spriteliness of Three Imaginary Boys through the somber “Dark Trilogy” of the hollow Seventeen Seconds, the mournful Faith and the gothic nightmare of Pornography, from the hysterical synth pop ventures of Japanese Whispers to the twisted, psychedelic paranoia of The Top, and finally the perfect pop statements of the tight The Head on a Door and sprawling Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, culminating in the transcendent glory of the inimitable Disintegration. With BloodFlowers, they proved that they could still craft a 5-star album more than a decade later, and their live shows have become an absolute bonanza of excellence. Catch them if you can.

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: Disintegration, Favourite Song: Lullaby

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Disintegration (171)
Seventeen Seconds (185)
The Head on the Door (572)
BloodFlowers (576)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

In Between Days (95)
A Forest (213)
Just Like Heaven (223)
Lovesong (358)
Plainsong (484)
Lullaby (506)
Pictures of You (975)


28. Nick Drake

AM Rank: 91
Survivor Rank: 36
Polls Rank: 41

Total Points: 519.58
Appears on: 17 ballots:

Pop Elton (6)
Kevin (8)
Mitchell Sterling (10)
Anthony (11)
Penguin (15)
Henrik (18)
Fred (23)
Georgie (31)
Lonesome Panda (31)
Stammer (33)
Paul (39)
Stephan (50)
Sonofsamiam (52)
Nicolas (58)
John (59)
Slush (59)
Honorio (79)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: For me, Nick Drake is yet another artist on my list who didn’t make a bad album for unfortunate reasons. I first got into Drake in 1999 after reading a small article that appeared in Mojo on him. I picked up Five Leaves Left and fell in love with the elegant beauty of “River Man” and all the other atmospheric songs on there be the slightly corny lyrics to “Man in Shed” or the way the strings combine with his vocal on “Way to Blue” or the near elegy for his legacy “Fruit Tree”. Soon after this I read another article on Drake again in Mojo by Ian MacDonald called Exiled from Heaven which inspired me to pick up what would become my favourite, Bryter Later with it’s horns and generally air of exuberance and the downbeat mastery and despondence of Pink Moon and after that the many collections of outtake material. I could write more but you should just read the essay linked.

Penguin: Three absolute classic albums in three years. If anyone had a perfect career, it would be Drake. Tragically, his life would parallel Vincent Van Gogh in too many ways - his work never sold, spiraled into depression, committed suicide, and eventually, posthumously, became famous. "Pink Moon" is a work of tragic and stark beauty; the picture of a man that was close to death. Its peaceful tones hides the tremendous darkness of Drake's final work. If not for Volkswagen, he may still be a complete unknown.

Lonesome Panda: All romantic indie rockers are just continuing what Nick Drake and Big Star created, they have summed up what could be done, and even if some have achieved better (yeah, I'm talking about Elliott again), they are always building their music based on those 2 fundamental basis. Favourite Album: Five Leaves Left, Favourite Song: River Man

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Five Leaves Left (72)
Pink Moon (116)
Bryter Layter (201)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

River Man (79)
Northern Sky (304)
Pink Moon (397)
Things Behind the Sun (399)


27. Miles Davis

AM Rank: 31
Survivor Rank: 22
Polls Rank: 51

Total Points: 520.52
Appears on: 14 ballots:

Anthony (2)
Sonofsamiam (4)
Paul (6)
Kevin (7)
Michel (13)
Jonah (16)
Honorio (27)
Schleuse (29)
Harold Wexler (44)
Daniel (45)
Vgrd (62)
Slush (65)
Nicolas (68)
Henrik (91)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Kind of Blue (19)
Bitches Brew (184)
Sketches of Spain (470)
Miles Smiles (748)
Miles Ahead (905)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

So What (190)


26. Led Zeppelin

AM Rank: 5
Survivor Rank: 18
Polls Rank: 20

Total Points: 546.38
Appears on: 19 ballots:

Daniel (7)
Rocky Raccoon (10)
Georgie (11)
Kevin (11)
Harold Wexler (16)
Stammer (19)
Nicolas (20)
BillAdama (21)
Jonah (31)
Greg (34)
Honorio (36)
Stephan (36)
Pop Elton (42)
Fred (45)
Sonofsamiam (58)
Miguel (68)
Mitchell Sterling (68)
John (80)
Damosuzuki (88)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Led Zeppelin IV (34)
Led Zeppelin II (208)
Physical Graffiti (263)
Houses of the Holy (299)
Led Zeppelin I (388)
Led Zeppelin III (449)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Stairway to Heaven (25)
Since I’ve Been Loving You (271)
When the Levee Breaks (976)


25. Tom Waits

AM Rank: 59
Survivor Rank: 29
Polls Rank: 30

Total Points: 552.74
Appears on: 16 ballots:

Nicolas (5)
Greg (7)
Honorio (7)
Kevin (10)
Fred (11)
Slush (13)
Miguel (18)
BillAdama (30)
Paul (31)
Sonofsamiam (33)
Henrik (38)
Penguin (42)
Andre (47)
Michel (54)
Harold Wexler (77)
Jonah (89)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Rain Dogs (73)
Swordfishtrombones (127)
Closing Time (414)
Bone Machine (551)
Blue Valentine (787)
The Heart of the Saturday Night (834)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Downtown Train (71)
Who Are You (474)
In the Neighborhood (502)
Time (644)
Innocent When You Dream (794)


24. Blur

AM Rank: 49
Survivor Rank: 53
Polls Rank: 22

Total Points: 564.59
Appears on: 13 ballots:

Slush (1)
Toni (1)
Depeche Mode (2)
Penguin (5)
Schleuse (5)
Mitchell Sterling (13)
Rune (38)
Honorio (52)
Fred (60)
Pop Elton (63)
Henrik (78)
Jonah (90)
Dumbangel (92)

Quotable:

Slush: My #1 band and I can't really pinpoint why. Well, I can…I just listen to them a lot. Maybe it was the way they pinpointed and saterized the zeitgeist of the 90s, or maybe it was the way they experimented with a variety of generes and actually didn't fail. Blur just created one of the most consistent and enjoyable catalogs of music with very few low points. Or maybe I'm just a self-loathing American and I love bands that take shots at American culture.

Penguin: I was both too young and living in the United States when Blur and Oasis battled for supremacy of Britian. In hindsight, the winner seems obvious to me. Although Oasis is still going and Blur has broken up due to tensions, Blur is still the winner. Oasis never proved that they could adjust their sound for a changing world - a task that Blur accomplished on every album. From the absolute Britpop of "Parklife" to the lo-fi Pavement-like rock of "Blur" to the electronic-tinged "Think Tank", Blur was constantly changing its sound. This act eventually paved dividends beyond critical acclaim - "Song 2", a grunge parody, eventually made it big on the American charts.

Mitchell Sterling: As with Supergrass Blur where a band that hit my radar at a young age. Like “Alright” “Parklife” was a bit of a sing-a-long favourite amongst my ten year old brethren but before that I’d noticed “Girls and Boys.” “The Great Escape” was one of the first albums I owned and I remember looking forward to hearing Blur when it came out. Especially after “Beetlebum” still one of my favourite songs and one that the years have seen me appreciate more and more. It’s often forgotten what a strange departure that album was for Blur, like Radiohead with their forth album three years later, but it’s Parklife that I come back to the most. My favourite Blur song, “This is A Low”, is a sweeping, swelling song that never fails to make me truly appreciate the value and emotion that can be created by music. From their debut of Madchester baggy, through The Kinks aping la-la-la-la period to the grunge / lo-fi and finally art rock period at the turn of the century there isn’t a period that I don’t have some form of fondness for. When you factor in Damon’s work with Gorrilaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen I might not put them this low.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Parklife (89)
13 (177)
Blur (203)
Modern Life Is Rubbish (256)
Think Tank (474)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Song 2 (158)
This Is a Low (170)
Popscene (318)
Jubilee (367)
Parklife (379)
Coffee & TV (465)
Country House (652)


23. Beck

AM Rank: 35
Survivor Rank: 30
Polls Rank: 29

Total Points: 577.37
Appears on: 20 ballots:

John (3)
Jonah (4)
Depeche Mode (6)
Toni (14)
Kevin (15)
Harold Wexler (17)
Rocky Raccoon (26)
Stammer (27)
Pop Elton (32)
Andre (38)
BillAdama (45)
Vgrd (51)
Michel (52)
Slush (53)
Henrik (66)
Nicolas (69)
Greg (72)
Daniel (74)
Paul (74)
Dumbangel (97)

Quotable:

John: Even though I've been disappointed with the past releases he still manages to give us 2-3 great tracks every two years or so.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Odelay (31)
Sea Change (129)
Mutations (247)
Midnite Vultures (253)
Mellow Gold (840)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Loser (139)
Lonesome Tears (658)
Nicotine and Gravy (686)
Beercan (840)
Nobody’s Fault But My Own (885)


22. Nirvana

AM Rank: 18
Survivor Rank: 26
Polls Rank: 19

Total Points: 578.15
Appears on: 20 ballots:

BillAdama (6)
Stammer (7)
Depeche Mode (8)
Harold Wexler (14)
Rocky Raccoon (17)
John (18)
Schleuse (19)
Andre (25)
Michel (25)
Honorio (39)
Toni (39)
Rune (41)
Kevin (42)
Miguel (45)
Jonah (47)
Fred (52)
Daniel (59)
Moonbeam (69)
Dumbangel (83)
Henrik (84)

Quotable:

John: No other hard rock band even has come close to being this catchy without being cheesy.

Moonbeam: As is evident from many of my comments, I’m not a big fan of angry, jaded, aggressive music, and therefore was alienated by much of the music of the 90s that, funnily enough, was a call to arms for millions of alienated youth. One act that did grab my attention in a positive way, though, was Nirvana. Somehow, the great songwriting worked its way through my prejudice. “Lithium”, “Come As You Are” and especially “Heart-Shaped Box” are favorites to this day.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Nevermind (15)
Unplugged in New York (96)
In Utero (104)
Incesticide (761)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Smells Like Teen Spirit (11)
Lithium (407)
All Apologies (454)
Dumb (483)
In Bloom (737)


21. Talking Heads

AM Rank: 26
Survivor Rank: 20
Polls Rank: 17

Total Points: 600.65
Appears on: 17 ballots:

Andre (3)
Kevin (5)
Miguel (6)
Michel (6.5)
Toni (7)
Jonah (19)
Harold Wexler (22)
Honorio (24)
Schleuse (27)
John (32)
Rocky Raccoon (32)
BillAdama (38)
Moonbeam (52)
Stammer (66)
Mitchell Sterling (75)
Henrik (89)
Slush (98)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: Talking Heads were definitely an acquired taste for me, as David Byrne’s vocals were initially a big turn-off. However, through time, the rhythm and the quirkiness changed my perceptions, and I’ve grown to really appreciate them. Speaking in Tongues is the funkiest slice of new wave this side of Prince, and the passionate beauty of “Naïve Melody (This Must Be the Place)” is simply towering. I have a lot more of their catalogue to explore, but their place among post-punk’s elite is well-deserved in my book.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Remain in Light (36)
Fear of Music (164)
Stop Making Sense (206)
77 (364)
Little Creatures (901)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Once in a Lifetime (35)
Psycho Killer (106)
Naïve Melody (This Must Be the Place) (218)
Life During Wartime (224)
And She Was (664)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:44 pm

20. Pink Floyd

AM Rank: 21
Survivor Rank: 37
Polls Rank: 12

Total Points: 617.73
Appears on: 21 ballots:

Daniel (3)
Henrik (8)
Anthony (10)
Penguin (10)
Stephan (16)
Kevin (19)
Jonah (22)
Tim (22)
Honorio (26)
John (27)
Michel (27)
Damosuzuki (35)
Georgie (35)
Greg (42)
Nicolas (50)
Dumbangel (52)
Rocky Raccoon (59)
Miguel (82)
Fred (83)
Mitchell Sterling (86)
Harold Wexler (93)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Dark Side of the Moon (13)
Wish You Were Here (71)
The Wall (109)
Animals (210)
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (211)
Meddle (453)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Echoes (84)
Wish You Were Here (134)
Time (486)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (568)
Comfortably Numb (589)


19. Elvis Costello

AM Rank: 23
Survivor Rank: 17
Polls Rank: 28

Total Points: 663.81
Appears on: 23 ballots:

Toni (4)
Vgrd (6)
Harold Wexler (8)
BillAdama (13)
Paul (13)
Andre (14)
Honorio (15)
Schleuse (15)
Slush (24)
Sonofsamiam (27)
Fred (28)
Greg (31)
Rocky Raccoon (36)
Stephan (45)
Depeche Mode (46)
Henrik (67)
Mitchell Sterling (69)
John (71)
Kevin (80)
Stammer (82)
Nicolas (89)
Rune (92)
Miguel (95)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

This Year’s Model (66)
My Aim Is True (88)
Armed Forces (209)
Imperial Bedroom (357)
Get Happy!! (487)
King of America (611)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Red Shoes (322)
(What’s So Funny Bout) Peace Love and Understanding (650)
Oliver’s Army (668)
I Want You (680)
Beyond Belief (807)
Alison (883)
I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea (978)


18. The Kinks

AM Rank: 33
Survivor Rank: 13
Polls Rank: 24

Total Points: 665.02
Appears on: 22 ballots:

Paul (4)
Depeche Mode (9)
John (10)
Miguel (10)
Stammer (14)
Damosuzuki (15)
Stephan (17)
Daniel (18)
Honorio (23)
Toni (23)
Mitchell Sterling (28)
Dumbangel (32)
Georgie (34)
Nicolas (38)
BillAdama (40)
Harold Wexler (47)
Fred (59)
Greg (69)
Kevin (70)
Slush (75)
Sonofsamiam (75)
Rune (80)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (65)
Something Else By the Kinks (144)
Face to Face (350)
Arthur (594)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Waterloo Sunset (7)
You Really Got Me (167)
Shangri-La (403)
Sunny Afternoon (406)
Village Green (537)
Lola (769)


17. The Smiths

AM Rank: 27
Survivor Rank: 68
Polls Rank: 16

Total Points: 678.51
Appears on: 18 ballots:

Greg (2)
Mitchell Sterling (3)
Michel (6.5)
Honorio (9)
Moonbeam (14)
Andre (15)
BillAdama (15)
Slush (16)
Penguin (17)
Fred (24)
Rune (28)
Toni (30)
Henrik (36)
Paul (46)
Tim (55)
Stammer (69)
Vgrd (70)
Pop Elton (72)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: Easily the most influential and important English band since The Beatles.

Moonbeam: I was resistant to them at first because of all of the comparisons to my beloved Cure, but when I actually listened to their music, I was completely swept away. “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” in particular always knocks my socks off. Johnny Marr’s moody guitars are the perfect match for Morrissey’s rants, and whether the music is stark and simple or lushly filled with effects or backed by grandiose orchestration, it delivers. But what can I say? My Mom was a drama teacher- I was doomed to love The Smiths.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Queen Is Dead (16)
The Smiths (186)
Strangeways, Here We Come (297)
Meat Is Murder (645)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (10)
How Soon Is Now? (61)
Bigmouth Strikes Again (163)
The Queen Is Dead (202)
This Charming Man (342)
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (463)
I Know It’s Over (546)
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (622)
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (796)


16. Pixies

AM Rank: 44
Survivor Rank: 25
Polls Rank: 14

Total Points: 690.33
Appears on: 19 ballots:

Fred (2)
Stammer (4)
Mitchell Sterling (9)
Schleuse (9)
Michel (10.5)
BillAdama (12)
Tim (15)
Toni (16)
Harold Wexler (19)
Honorio (19)
Slush (23)
Jonah (28)
Vgrd (32)
Paul (54)
Henrik (57)
Rocky Raccoon (58)
John (77)
Kevin (78)
Sonofsamiam (100)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: Pixies are yet another band who were I the right age for I'd be even keener over and could appear in my top three. A band who played encores first and shows in alphabetical order would certainly appeal to me. In fact they remind me with the way the subject matter of songs was completely different to what any other band were singing about of another band still to come who operate outside the mainstream. I've never really been a big fan of Nirvana, I guess it comes with the territory of being able to approach them both at the same time and make a choice. Another act that I'd say never made a bad album, catch me on a different day and I may be signing the praises of their UFO obsessed later period, the steel plectrum tearaway of the first records and the near pop perfection of Doolittle.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Doolittle (12)
Surfer Rosa (51)
Bossanova (270)
Come on Pilgrim (876)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Debaser (20)
Monkey Gone to Heaven (116)
Where Is My Mind? (131)
Gigantic (155)
Here Comes Your Man (364)
Caribou (748)


15. The Clash

AM Rank: 16
Survivor Rank: 15
Polls Rank: 26

Total Points: 716.91
Appears on: 20 ballots:

Schleuse (2)
Slush (5)
Michel (6.5)
Honorio (10)
Mitchell Sterling (11)
Rocky Raccoon (12)
Harold Wexler (15)
Stammer (15)
Tim (20)
Greg (23)
Penguin (24)
BillAdama (31)
Andre (33)
Paul (43)
Depeche Mode (44)
Toni (47)
Nicolas (49)
Kevin (56)
Daniel (77)
Moonbeam (89)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: Still regarded over here as a punk band and in the US as another in the line of rock bands from UK / Ireland that made it between Led Zeppelin and U2. For me the truth lies in the middle of the two. From the visceral thrill of first single “White Riot” and their self titled debut kicking off with “Janie Jones” through the reggae exploration on singles and their b-sides after and work on the colossal double and triple albums of the turn of the decade that took in jazz, rockabilly, disco and anything else they fancied trying their hand at. They also weren't afraid to sing about things they cared about and took it to the extreme of being in debt to CBS putting their money where their mouths were over the prices of their double and triple albums. I know that had I been alive and paying attention at the time they'd have inspired me both musically and politically.

Moonbeam: The main reason that I prefer The Clash to The Sex Pistols is because The Clash seemed to inject a sense of fun into what they did without diminishing their potency. I’m certainly no expert on either band, but the cracking debut album, the sprawling grandeur of London Calling and the funk infusion of Combat Rock divulge an impressive variety beneath the surface that has sparked my interest. I can definitely see them rapidly ascending my list.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

London Calling (7)
The Clash (106)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

London Calling (21)
Spanish Bombs (192)
Train in Vain (219)
Complete Control (401)
(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais (629)
Lost in the Supermarket (645)
Death or Glory (886)
Rudy Can’t Fail (887)


14. Stevie Wonder

AM Rank: 20
Survivor Rank: 14
Polls Rank: 21

Total Points: 717.67
Appears on: 23 ballots:

Vgrd (2)
Sonofsamiam (5)
Rocky Raccoon (11)
Anthony (12)
Honorio (12)
Nicolas (13)
Moonbeam (15)
Henrik (16)
BillAdama (23)
Georgie (27)
Toni (28)
Schleuse (31)
Andre (36)
Mitchell Sterling (38)
Fred (39)
Harold Wexler (46)
John (50)
Lonesome Panda (50)
Miguel (60)
Slush (61)
Daniel (69)
Dumbangel (86)
Damosuzuki (91)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: Really, it’s only my own bad taste that is responsible for Mr. Wonder only appearing at number 15 on my list, as such a position certainly does not reflect his talent level. I really have no excuse. “My Eyes Don’t Cry” (my favorite of his songs) is a Detroit anthem, but I was still late to the party, only picking up his classic albums about 5 years ago. Truth be told, I can’t think of many musicians that are more truly, providentially gifted than Stevie Wonder. As for soul music, there is no substitute. Songs in the Key of Life is just about the most uplifting oeuvre of music that I have ever had the pleasure of gracing my ears, and I will finally get the chance to give him his due when I see him in concert next month for the first time.

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: Songs in the Key of Life, Favourite Song: Master Blaster

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Innervisions (27)
Songs in the Key of Life (84)
Talking Book (117)
Music of My Mind (663)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Superstition (28)
Living for the City (293)
I Wish (558)
Higher Ground (653)
Superwoman (663)
Sir Duke (984)


13. U2

AM Rank: 15
Survivor Rank: 56
Polls Rank: 15

Total Points: 728.46
Appears on: 20 ballots:

Daniel (2)
Penguin (3)
Andre (5)
Stephan (5)
Rocky Raccoon (6)
Toni (13)
Michel (14)
Anthony (15)
Jonah (20)
Henrik (30)
Slush (30)
Depeche Mode (33)
Schleuse (41)
Honorio (42)
Moonbeam (49)
Kevin (62)
Harold Wexler (75)
Pop Elton (89)
Nicolas (91)
Greg (96)

Quotable:

Penguin: If one word is used to describe these guys, it would be "bombastic." That's also where the love-hate type relationship with U2 comes in. I find it strange for people to hate U2 because Bono gives to charity, but to each his own, I suppose. In terms of music, U2, along with Oasis, would be the first two bands I think of when I hear the words "rock band." It's the bombastic nature of these two acts that fits in with the "rock" definition so well - this type of music is all about being over the top. As for the actual quality of the music? It's pretty good as well, with "The Joshua Tree" and "Achtung Baby" showing both sides of U2. While the later work has been rather lackluster, there's still excitement for the release of their next album.

Moonbeam: The funny thing about U2 is that although I never consider them to be a real favorite, they have so many fantastic songs. Not a single one of their albums is in my top 100, and I don’t ever feel a great need to know the ins and outs of every one. However, there’s some weird unspoken sense of comfort that I get from the mere knowledge that a band like U2 is still out there, on top of the world.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Achtung Baby (37)
The Joshua Tree (55)
War (227)
Zooropa (491)
All That You Can’t Leave Behind (764)
Boy (811)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

One (41)
With Or Without You (105)
Pride (In the Name of Love) (251)
Where the Streets Have No Name (330)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (619)
In God’s Country (715)
The Fly (768)


12. Bruce Springsteen

AM Rank: 6
Survivor Rank: 27
Polls Rank: 8

Total Points: 788.93
Appears on: 21 ballots:

Greg (1)
Nicolas (1)
Slush (3)
Stephan (4)
Penguin (8)
Honorio (11)
Rocky Raccoon (13)
Kevin (14)
Andre (21)
Harold Wexler (24)
BillAdama (29)
Toni (37)
Daniel (44)
Miguel (46)
Henrik (55)
Jonah (58)
Tim (63)
Sonofsamiam (65)
Rune (72)
Vgrd (77)
Fred (91)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Born to Run (29)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (160)
Nebraska (192)
Born in the U.S.A. (195)
The River (214)
The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (415)
Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (548)
Magic (767)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Born to Run (15)
Thunder Road (40)
The River (96)
Jungleland (187)
Valentine’s Day (345)
Atlantic City (455)
Something in the Night (494)
Brilliant Disguise (515)
Incident on 57th Street (734)
Candy’s Room (810)
Bobby Jean (901)


11. The Who

AM Rank: 8
Survivor Rank: 9
Polls Rank: 9

Total Points: 893.52
Appears on: 21 ballots:

Jonah (2)
Penguin (2)
Stephan (2)
Harold Wexler (5)
Rocky Raccoon (7)
BillAdama (9)
Slush (11)
Rune (13)
Daniel (16)
Stammer (16)
Miguel (17)
Lonesome Panda (18)
Nicolas (25)
Honorio (28)
Schleuse (36)
Paul (44)
Kevin (46)
Sonofsamiam (47)
Greg (52)
Mitchell Sterling (61)
Fred (86)

Quotable:

Penguin: In some ways, bigger than all other bands. Certainly their sound was; after all, Pete Townshend supposedly lost some of his hearing from both the noise from their shows and the explosives that Keith Moon once detonated in his own drums. To me, Townshend is the epitome of a great writer and innovator - from his pioneering work with his rock operas to the grandiose sound of "Who's Next", Townsend was one of the very best. But every single member of the bad was talented - they had perhaps the greatest rhythm section ever, with Moon and Entwistle, and Daltrey's talent is apparent after listening to "Love Reign O'er Me", considered by some to be the greatest vocal performance ever for rock music.

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: The Who Sell Out, Favourite Song: Won’t Get Fooled Again

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Who’s Next (26)
Quadrophenia (137)
Tommy (139)
The Who Sell Out (158)
Live At Leeds (282)
The Who By Numbers (410)
The Who Sings My Generation (642)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Baby O’Riley (38)
Won’t Get Fooled Again (65)
I Can See for Miles (97)
My Generation (168)
I Can’t Explain (477)
Bargain (587)
Pinball Wizard (624)
The Kids Are Alright (716)
Eminence Front (911)
Behind Blue Eyes (983)

Old Forums
Archives
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2008]

Postby Old Forums » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:44 pm

10. Prince

AM Rank: 7
Survivor Rank: 12
Polls Rank: 10

Total Points: 970.62
Appears on: 24 ballots:

Moonbeam (1)
Rocky Raccoon (2)
Sonofsamiam (6)
BillAdama (8)
Vgrd (8)
Henrik (9)
Toni (9)
Depeche Mode (12)
Stephan (12)
Honorio (14)
Nicolas (14)
Harold Wexler (21)
John (22)
Mitchell Sterling (23)
Jonah (24)
Tim (30)
Greg (32)
Schleuse (33)
Damosuzuki (40)
Miguel (51)
Fred (55)
Rune (55)
Daniel (61)
Pop Elton (84)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: What more can I say that I haven’t already repeated 100 times on the forum already? Prince has captured my attention since I was 9, and a cursory glance at my posting history here at AM reveals that 19 years later, I’m still shouting his graces to the rooftops to anyone who will listen. I really can not imagine how enormously different my life would be without him. For one, I wouldn’t be married to my wife or living in Australia. However, to limit his impact to mere life-changing events would be a disservice. You see, his music has provided me with my very own journey through life, acting as a soundtrack of my own personal underdog tale. If a 5’2”, shy black man who was mercilessly teased could come up with as bold of a statement of kickass musical wizardry as 1999, I could get through my life without a scratch. Come to think of it, there isn’t a single nuance or emotion that I have experienced in my idiosyncratic and wildly intense way that Prince hasn’t expounded upon and injected with his own sense of overwhelming magic. I could provide a nauseating synopsis of the many things that he has taught me and all of the ways that he has changed my life, but suffice it to say that I feel unreservedly blessed by God for opening up my ears and my heart to the limitless wonder of music thanks to one Prince Rogers Nelson.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Purple Rain (39)
Sign o’ the Times (68)
1999 (118)
Lovesexy (400)
Dirty Mind (502)
The Gold Experience (538)
Parade (553)
Around the World in a Day (558)
Symbol (669)
Controversy (786)
Come (846)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

When Doves Cry (49)
1999 (69)
Let’s Go Crazy (137)
Little Red Corvette (161)
Kiss (166)
Sign o’ the Times (169)
Purple Rain (235)
Something in the Water (Does Not Compute) (351)
The Cross (409)
Crystal Ball (498)
Peach (554)
Controversy (592)
Anna Stesia (639)
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (648)
Raspberry Beret (685)
Sometimes It Snows in April (756)
Moonbeam Levels (818)
3 Chains o’ Gold (906)
Computer Blue (967)


9. The Beach Boys

AM Rank: 11
Survivor Rank: 8
Polls Rank: 7

Total Points: 1076.29
Appears on: 26 ballots:

Dumbangel (1)
Miguel (5)
Paul (5)
Honorio (6)
Vgrd (7)
Jonah (9)
Stephan (9)
Georgie (10)
Penguin (13)
Fred (14)
John (14)
Sonofsamiam (14)
BillAdama (16)
Mitchell Sterling (21)
Andre (24)
Daniel (26)
Greg (26)
Slush (26)
Rocky Raccoon (29)
Harold Wexler (33)
Nicolas (33)
Rune (34)
Toni (38)
Kevin (50)
Henrik (52)
Damosuzuki (99)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Pet Sounds (6)
Surf’s Up (121)
Sunflower (197)
Smiley Smile (495)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

God Only Knows (3)
Good Vibrations (9)
Til I Die (91)
Don’t Worry Baby (98)
I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times (204)
I Get Around (241)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice (319)
Sloop John B (488)
Forever (492)
Break Away (742)
California Girls (982)


8. The Velvet Underground

AM Rank: 12
Survivor Rank: 6
Polls Rank: 11

Total Points: 1077.28
Appears on: 30 ballots:

Fred (3)
Kevin (4)
Harold Wexler (6)
Stephan (6)
Rune (7)
John (8)
Jonah (10)
Michel (10.5)
Stammer (11)
Honorio (16)
Schleuse (16)
BillAdama (20)
Penguin (20)
Slush (22)
Rocky Raccoon (23)
Andre (27)
Nicolas (29)
Moonbeam (30)
Georgie (33)
Pop Elton (38)
Henrik (39)
Miguel (40)
Paul (41)
Sonofsamiam (46)
Tim (50)
Toni (50)
Mitchell Sterling (62)
Lonesome Panda (63)
Daniel (71)
Vgrd (74)

Quotable:

Moonbeam: I am grateful to them for teaching me to find the beauty in dissonance and for helping me to forge the path to find 60s music that I could really enjoy. I discovered White Light/White Heat thanks to this forum, and its blistering effect on me was mind-boggling. The diversity and songwriting genius of the debut cemented my fandom, and to a degree, this experience was one of the most important in my own musical development. Any band that can expand my horizons in such a palpable way is worthy of praise.

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: The Velvet Underground and Nico, Favourite Song: Sunday Morning

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Velvet Underground & Nico (5)
The Velvet Underground (113)
Loaded (136)
White Light/White Heat (149)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Venus in Furs (44)
Sunday Morning (57)
Heroin (87)
Sweet Jane (288)
Pale Blue Eyes (296)
Rock and Roll (412)
I Heard Her Call My Name (437)
I’m Waiting for the Man (562)
All Tomorrow’s Parties (575)


7. Neil Young

AM Rank: 17
Survivor Rank: 7
Polls Rank: 13

Total Points: 1081.92
Appears on: 23 ballots:

Greg (3)
Andre (4)
Miguel (4)
Nicolas (4)
BillAdama (5)
Harold Wexler (7)
Fred (8)
Honorio (8)
Stephan (8)
Kevin (9)
Henrik (11)
Johan (13)
Stammer (17)
Penguin (18)
Vgrd (18)
Mitchell Sterling (19)
Schleuse (20)
Paul (30)
Daniel (31)
Rocky Raccoon (39)
Dumbangel (66)
John (75)
Sonofsamiam (79)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: I remember picking up Decade to fill large gaps I had after getting three or four albums by 2002 (Harvest, After The Gold Rush, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Rust Never Sleeps) and only from "Walk On" and essays written in Mojo et al was excited to get On The Beach on CD. Still one of my favourite albums of all time after the Uncut special for his 60th I ended up buying another five or six albums over the next year or so. I Had taken a bit of time off listening relentlessly with his new work not really all that inspiring to me but a recent gig at the Hop Farm has confirmed that he is one of the all time greats in both my head and my heart.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

After the Gold Rush (45)
Rust Never Sleeps (102)
Harvest (110)
Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere (217)
Tonight’s the Night (239)
Ragged Glory (308)
On the Beach (519)
Freedom (678)
Zuma (745)
Neil Young (823)
Harvest Moon (971)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

After the Goldrush (62)
Cortez the Killer (148)
Rockin’ in the Free World (254)
Like a Hurricane (481)
Heart of Gold (536)
My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) (572)
Old Man (647)
Down By the River (799)
Powderfinger (918)


6. David Bowie

AM Rank: 4
Survivor Rank: 4
Polls Rank: 5

Total Points: 1121.14
Appears on: 28 ballots:

Vgrd (1)
Honorio (3)
Fred (4)
Mitchell Sterling (6)
Henrik (7)
Schleuse (7)
Moonbeam (8)
Andre (11)
Stephan (15)
Nicolas (17)
Depeche Mode (18)
Daniel (19)
Lonesome Panda (19)
Pop Elton (19)
Greg (22)
Harold Wexler (23)
BillAdama (25)
Kevin (26)
Michel (26)
Sonofsamiam (29)
Miguel (30)
Jonah (35)
John (39)
Penguin (46)
Stammer (47)
Slush (51)
Tim (65)
Rune (73)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: The thing about David Bowie, like Stevie Wonder, he totally owned an entire decade. Nowadays artists have periods that spread over the cusp of decade end but Bowie put out a run of 11 albums in a row, none of which I'd rate as being as low as 6.5 A run that Dylan can't match for me. There's so much variety in this period as well from Ziggy, Young Americans, The Thin White Duke and of course the Berlin period. Im not knocking his work since 1980 either, a lot of that stands up well to my ears too. When you factor in the acting and business mind he has he remains just about one of the coolest motherfuckers on the planet.

Moonbeam: The idea of music as art is best embodied by David Bowie, in my mind. Incorporating theatre and pantomime into his live show and understanding how vital and captivating a companion that a strong visual presence can be, he electrified the stage, the screen, and the vinyl on which his brilliant music was laid. The sheer depth and diversity of his work is staggering, and he pulls it off with such panache that I can’t help but love him. Scary Monsters is my favorite, but he really did no wrong from 1969 to 1983 and again from 1993 to the present.

Lonesome Panda: Favorite Album: Ziggy Stardust, Favourite Song: Moonage Daydream

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (11)
Low (52)
Hunky Dory (60)
Station to Station (188)
Aladdin Sane (226)
“Heroes” (298)
Scary Monsters (331)
Diamond Dogs (381)
The Man Who Sold the World (654)
Lodger (917)
Earthling (970)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

“Heroes” (16)
Life on Mars? (42)
Ashes to Ashes (132)
Station to Station (140)
Space Oddity (156)
Sound and Vision (298)
Changes (303)
Moonage Daydream (328)
Starman (655)
Golden Years (740)
Ziggy Stardust (770)
Rebel, Rebel (805)
Oh, You Pretty Things (963)
Suffragette City (986)


5. R.E.M.

AM Rank: 13
Survivor Rank: 10
Polls Rank: 6

Total Points: 1207.86
Appears on: 27 ballots:

Andre (1)
Schleuse (1)
Stammer (1)

Jonah (6)
Toni (6)
Michel (6.5)
Stephan (7)
Rocky Raccoon (8)
Slush (9)
Harold Wexler (13)
BillAdama (14)
Depeche Mode (14)
Vgrd (14)
Honorio (17)
Pop Elton (17)
Kevin (18)
Greg (19)
Miguel (22)
Penguin (22)
Daniel (29)
John (35)
Nicolas (43)
Paul (45)
Fred (61)
Henrik (75)
Rune (78)
Mitchell Sterling (91)

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Automatic for the People (21)
Murmur (48)
Life’s Rich Pageant (166)
Document (176)
Out of Time (205)
Green (292)
New Adventures in Hi-Fi (321)
Reckoning (517)
Reconstruction of the Fables (820)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Losing My Religion (26)
Fall on Me (80)
Radio Free Europe (123)
World Leader Pretend (145)
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (151)
Drive (172)
Nightswimming (226)
Man on the Moon (249)
Stand (352)
Perfect Circle (393)
Maps and Legends (436)
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? (917)
So. Central Rain (929)
The One I Love (939)
Orange Crush (956)
Swan Swan H (999)


4. The Rolling Stones

AM Rank: 2
Survivor Rank: 3
Polls Rank: 4

Total Points: 1255.96
Appears on: 25 ballots:

BillAdama (2)
Slush (2)
Stammer (3)
Stephan (3)
Damosuzuki (4)
Greg (4)
Harold Wexler (4)
Rocky Raccoon (4)
Honorio (5)
Kevin (6)
Penguin (7)
Andre (8)
Daniel (9)
Schleuse (12)
Nicolas (16)
Henrik (22)
Sonofsamiam (31)
Michel (35)
Fred (37)
Mitchell Sterling (44)
Rune (49)
Paul (50)
Jonah (61)
John (82)
Vgrd (95)

Quotable:

Slush: They are rock and roll: the music, the swagger, the attitude and the growing old and selling out. I guess I'll always like them more than the Beatles because they would show up to the party to do coke and have fun, which is really what I want out of my rock and roll.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Exile on Main St. (18)
Beggar’s Banquet (41)
Let It Bleed (50)
Sticky Fingers (56)
Aftermath (245)
Some Girls (793)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Gimme Shelter (8)
Sympathy for the Devil (27)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (52)
Paint It, Black (54)
Dead Flowers (209)
Tumbling Dice (248)
Angie (263)
Rocks Off (361)
Street Fighting Man (413)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (451)
Let’s Spend the Night Together (662)
Ruby Tuesday (675)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (738)
Happy (741)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (775)
No Expectations (785)


3. Radiohead

AM Rank: 19
Survivor Rank: 5
Polls Rank: 3

Total Points: 1410.53
Appears on: 26 ballots:

Kevin (1)
Mitchell Sterling (1)
Pop Elton (1)

BillAdama (3)
Harold Wexler (3)
Michel (3.5)
Anthony (4)
Honorio (4)
Penguin (4)
Jonah (5)
Lonesome Panda (5)
Andre (9)
Daniel (10)
Henrik (13)
Stammer (13)
Rocky Raccoon (16)
John (17)
Vgrd (19)
Slush (21)
Depeche Mode (27)
Toni (27)
Sonofsamiam (28)
Dumbangel (53)
Tim (68)
Nicolas (79)
Fred (98)

Quotable:

Mitchell Sterling: ...In Rainbows which reminded me with it's simultaneous worldwide listening and people experiencing a record coming out like in the old days how much this band means to me. The literal hundred of pounds I've spent on their music across multi formats, concerts, t-shirts, magazines with features in and so on. It helped that the album was a return to form following the disappointing elements of HTTT (not that bad an album when it comes down to it, still top 20 for the year in my book.) Anyway looking back more historically this band is the reason I love music so much, the amount of things I've been turned onto by being aware of their influences and how many of us would have dipped to far into the Warp back catalogue without Thom Yorke's exuberance over it. Same goes for Jeff Buckley, DJ Shadow, Magazine, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Sirgue Ros and many many more. Good band.

Penguin: The ultimate grower. At first, Radiohead is almost certain to annoy just about everyone. When I first heard "OK Computer", I thought it was absolute tuneless garbage with a singer who couldn't sing. After many, many listens, my opinion has been revised over and over again, although I maintain that "Fitter Happier" is still pretty terrible. Perhaps even more than U2, opinion on Radiohead is steeply divided. If you dislike them today, however, I would urge you to reconsider. After a few more listens, the intricate guitar work of Johnny Greenwood becomes more noticeable, and Thom Yorke's voice sounds tremendous. After "Pablo Honey", they haven't produced a single bad album.

Lonesome Panda: I'm a bit surprised that when I compile my song, album and listening lists they arrive 5th… but thinking of it, it is just pure logic, they are brilliant…3 huge albums and great songs in all the others. Favourite Album: OK Computer, Favourite Song: Fake Plastic Trees

John: OK Computer and Kid A are the two most important albums since 1990.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

OK Computer (1)
Kid A (14)
The Bends (43)
In Rainbows (146)
Amnesiac (202)
Hail to the Thief (255)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Paranoid Android (24)
Let Down (37)
No Surprises (59)
Fake Plastic Trees (77)
How to Disappear Completely (81)
Idioteque (128)
Pyramid Song (141)
Everything in Its Right Place (228)
Karma Police (281)
Subterranean Homesick Alien (332)
Lucky (392)
Street Spirit (Fade Out) (417)
Creep (418)
The National Anthem (707)
Airbag (710)
Optimistic (749)
High and Dry (837)
There There (868)


2. Bob Dylan

AM Rank: 3
Survivor Rank: 2
Polls Rank: 2

Total Points: 1549.29
Appears on: 27 ballots:

BillAdama (1)
Stephan (1)

Damosuzuki (2)
Kevin (2)
Harold Wexler (2)
Honorio (2)
Paul (2)
Sonofsamiam (2)
Rocky Raccoon (3)
John (4)
Mitchell Sterling (5)
Andre (6)
Nicolas (6)
Schleuse (6)
Fred (9)
Slush (10)
Daniel (13)
Stammer (18)
Henrik (25)
Jonah (27)
Michel (39)
Penguin (41)
Rune (45)
Vgrd (56)
Greg (58)
Tim (61)
Miguel (80)

Quotable:

John: To tell you the truth I only love one of his albums. But I also love about 100 of his songs.

Mitchell Sterling: There are people who go through a Led Zeppelin phase when they are younger, the kind where the burn out on their decade of studio output. Dylan has a much larger studio output and I've done it more than once, it sometimes felt like six months where all I wanted to do is listen to a Dylan album. I couldn't deny him a place on in the top 5 on account of owning all of his albums on CD and a growing collection on vinyl now as well. Like Bowie, SFA and Pixies in the top ten there is a different Dylan for each day of the week from the Greenwich Villages days, the thin wild mercury sound, country crooner, bitter divorcee etc etc. He stands as a colossus in popular music and I can't imagine how different the music world would have been without his influence on three generations of singer-songwriters.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Highway 61 Revisited (3)
Blonde on Blonde (10)
Blood on the Tracks (25)
Bringing It All Back Home (30)
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (108)
Desire (187)
Live 1966- The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert (235)
Time out of Mind (352)
John Wesley Harding (365)
The Times They Are A-Changin’ (369)
Live 1975 (438)
Slow Train Coming (547)
Love and Theft (578)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

Like a Rolling Stone (2)
Tangled up in Blue (19)
Subterranean Homesick Blues (51)
Desolation Row (89)
Hurricane (205)
The Girl from North Country (222)
Blind Willie McTell (245)
It’s All Right Ma (I’m Only Bleedin’) (247)
Visions of Johanna (262)
Stuck Inside of Mobile with Memphis Blues Again (338)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (428)
Ballad of a Thin Man (490)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (514)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (524)
Highway 61 Revisited (543)
Mr. Tambourine Man (561)
Idiot Wind (576)
Blowin’ in the Wind (674)
Just Like a Woman (708)
I Want You (736)
The Times They Are A-Changin’ (866)


1. The Beatles

AM Rank: 1
Survivor Rank: 1
Polls Rank: 1

Total Points: 2260.61
Appears on: 32 ballots:

Anthony (1)
Daniel (1)
Harold Wexler (1)
Henrik (1)
Honorio (1)
John (1)
Miguel (1)
Penguin (1)
Rocky Raccoon (1)

Andre (2)
Dumbangel (2)
Mitchell Sterling (2)
Toni (2)
Jonah (3)
Damosuzuki (3)
Kevin (3)
Nicolas (3)
Schleuse (3)
Michel (3.5)
BillAdama (4)
Georgie (6)
Sonofsamiam (8)
Depeche Mode (11)
Rune (22)
Lonesome Panda (23)
Paul (23)
Slush (25)
Fred (27)
Stephan (32)
Tim (35)
Pop Elton (41)
Stammer (68)

Quotable:

John: Undisputed champions.

Penguin: What is there to be said about this band that hasn't already been mentioned? I hate adding hyperbole, but this is the band that got me into music. It says a lot that even now, I'm still not tired of these tunes. While their songs don't always blow you away, their albums often are more than the sum of its parts. Both "Revolver" and "Abbey Road" are such examples of perfectly crafted albums. It could be said that if they had come 10 years later, they wouldn't have been as unique or influencial, but in many ways, that's a flawed argument. I only need to say that they're my most listened to artist today, over three decades after they dissolved, to show that they have been and are timeless.

Mitchell Sterling: Because they are The fucking Beatles basically. If they don't win this then basically we have failed. They'd have been my personal number one if it wasn't for the recent release of....(Radiohead’s In Rainbows)

Lonesome Panda: Favourite Album: Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Favourite Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Slush: Yeah, I do like The Beatles, I just don't obsess over them. They really were a great pop music band and the world was richer for them. Now I'm off to listen to the Stones.

Albums in the Top 1000 Poll:

Revolver (2)
The White Album (4)
Abbey Road (8)
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (9)
Rubber Soul (23)
Magical Mystery Tour (115)
Help (229)
Beatles for Sale (276)
Let It Be (300)
A Hard Day’s Night (476)

Songs in the Top 1000 Poll:

A Day in the Life (1)
Strawberry Fields Forever (6)
Tomorrow Never Knows (39)
I Am the Walrus (68)
Eleanor Rigby (85)
Yesterday (110)
Blackbird (111)
Happiness Is a Warm Gun (175)
Revolution (180)
And Your Bird Can Sing (193)
Dear Prudence (217)
Rain (260)
Hey Jude (274)
Ticket to Ride (313)
Norwegian Wood (316)
Getting Better (324)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (337)
She’s Leaving Home (357)
She Said She Said (386)
Penny Lane (408)
Nowhere Man (427)
Come Together (431)
You’ve Gotta Hide Your Love Away (489)
Savoy Truffle (521)
The Long and Winding Road (522)
In My Life (540)
With a Little Help from My Friends (703)
Rocky Raccoon (743)
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (744)
Here Comes the Sun (777)
Let It Be (784)
For No One (828)
Helter Skelter (829)
You Never Give Me Your Money (867)
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End (899)


Return to “Music, music, music...”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media and 113 guests