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Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:44 am

Welcome to the August 2019 edition of Biggest Fan. Let me explain for those who only join now. It's about those songs that only got one vote in our recent All-Time Best Song Poll. There were over 13.000 of them! That's too much to get collectively into, but through this series we are going to introduce you to one of them every day. A randomly selected song, so you never know what you're gonna get.

There is also a game element, to make things more interactive. You can give a grade to each song, from 1 (for the worst of them) to 10 (the masterpieces). A 0 will be counted as a 1. Every 100 days I will calculate the average grades and post the current top 100. At the end of each year I'll post the whole list as is.

Some points of note:
- A topic for each song would be a little much, but all songs in one topic too. That's why I make monthly new topics for the entries of that month.
- There will be links to old topics in each new one, so you can easily go back. Once we have collected a decent amount of songs, I will also post a topic with all the songs listed and a link to their initial appearance.
- There is gonna be a Spotify playlist (see below). Each new song will be put atop of the playlist! If songs aren't on Spotify there will be a link to YouTube or any platform it's available on. I will contact the biggest fan through a message if I can't find the song anywhere.
- You can always still vote for each song, even months later. Just go to the right topic.
- You can always change your grade. Again, place it in the right topic.
- You don't have to vote for each song if you don't want to.
- I think this goes without saying but still: always name the artist and title of the song you vote for. I'm not going to guess for which song you vote.
- Comments on the song are more than welcome. Nobody is probably going to review them all, but if you have something to say, please do.
- I know some wanted to go faster. Two songs a day, 10 songs a week, something like that. I'm decided against this, because I wanted to keep it small. We can't deal with over 13.000 songs, so I'm not trying. I just want to give you all one small discovery (or re-discovery) for the day. We'll never get all these songs done before the next All Time Song poll rolls along, but we can have fun getting there.
- I'll try to get each new song up soon after awakening, so in most cases it should be here relatively early.
- Feel free to ask questions or make general comments about this poll if you think it could be better.

You can still vote for the songs of earlier months, but please so do that in it's own topic.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:45 am

Hey, it’s Zombeels again. Welcome back!:

203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind
Year: 2010
Album: Erland & The Carnival
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#102)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:32 am

I’m in a positive mood and this song has very much impressed me on my first listen in a way I didn’t initially expect. Great at building a vibe, like the guy's voice and the lyrics, the riff took some getting used to but I dug it by the end, and the bridge was terrific. So, Zombeels, thank you for introducing me to a great new song to put on my rotation. I give Trouble in Mind by Erland & the Carnival a 10.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:38 pm

Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind: 6
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Henrik » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:40 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:32 am
I’m in a positive mood and this song has very much impressed me on my first listen in a way I didn’t initially expect. Great at building a vibe, like the guy's voice and the lyrics, the riff took some getting used to but I dug it by the end, and the bridge was terrific. So, Zombeels, thank you for introducing me to a great new song to put on my rotation. I give Trouble in Mind by Erland & the Carnival a 10.
Wow! Is this the first time someone gives a 10 to someone else’s nomination?
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:06 pm

Henrik wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:40 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:32 am
I’m in a positive mood and this song has very much impressed me on my first listen in a way I didn’t initially expect. Great at building a vibe, like the guy's voice and the lyrics, the riff took some getting used to but I dug it by the end, and the bridge was terrific. So, Zombeels, thank you for introducing me to a great new song to put on my rotation. I give Trouble in Mind by Erland & the Carnival a 10.
Wow! Is this the first time someone gives a 10 to someone else’s nomination?
No. I don't know much from the top of my head, but BobPatience, who had no list, gave a 10 to two songs.
And I'm thinking of upgrading my grade for Pornopolka to a 10. It's pretty much my main song since it came on here.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:29 pm

Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Krurze » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:45 pm

Henrik wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Wow! Is this the first time someone gives a 10 to someone else’s nomination?
For what it's worth, I upgraded my ranking for Joan Baez' Silbver Dagger, nominated by BonnieLaurel, to a 10.
mileswide wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:24 am
You can include me in that, Vril- UV gets a 9 from me, just immense, goosebump-causing stuff. I've been looking at everyone's all-time song lists from last year and yours Krurze is definitely one I'll have to delve into further, especially if the smattering of DnB tracks I know is indication of similar goodness.
That's great to hear, although I don't feel too well versed in DnB, to be honest :D

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:41 pm

203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind - 7

One of the most interesting takes on Indie Folk I've heard, but also one of the most poppy, it's a weird blend. Still a good effort though. There's certainly some great musicianship in there.

Will probably listen to the rest of their work tonight, so far it sounds promising.

Spotify somehow credits the 'Nightingale' album to 'Erland' and 'The Carnival' instead of 'Erland and the Carnival' :?
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:02 pm

BobPatience wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:41 pm
203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind - 7

One of the most interesting takes on Indie Folk I've heard, but also one of the most poppy, it's a weird blend. Still a good effort though. There's certainly some great musicianship in there.
Yes, but although this is generally filed under folk or indie-folk I find the pop elements so dominant here that I barely here the folk anymore. It's the vocals, they have a certain pop sheen. Folk fares better by something more earthly or soulful. To me it keeps this otherwise indeed very good song from a 7. It just sounds a bit more regular than it should. That drum climax is great, though. 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:08 am

Another Zombeels, because why not? One of his big favourites it seems:

204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe
Year: 1968
Album: Vigil
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#18)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:57 am

The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe: 7
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:26 am

203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind - 8
Really really good!
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:47 pm

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:09 pm

204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe - 8

Honestly not the greatest composition, yet I can't help adoring this kind of music.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:10 pm

Henrik wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:40 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:32 am
I’m in a positive mood and this song has very much impressed me on my first listen in a way I didn’t initially expect. Great at building a vibe, like the guy's voice and the lyrics, the riff took some getting used to but I dug it by the end, and the bridge was terrific. So, Zombeels, thank you for introducing me to a great new song to put on my rotation. I give Trouble in Mind by Erland & the Carnival a 10.
Wow! Is this the first time someone gives a 10 to someone else’s nomination?
Anybody* ever given a zero?

*not thinking of anyone in particular :whistle:

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:37 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:10 pm
Henrik wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Wow! Is this the first time someone gives a 10 to someone else’s nomination?
Anybody* ever given a zero?

*not thinking of anyone in particular :whistle:
I have given both a 10 (to KT Tunstall's 'Suddenly I See') and a 0 (to VRIL - UV), although I believe that the lowest score in the game is officialy a 1.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:54 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:10 pm
Henrik wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:40 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:32 am
I’m in a positive mood and this song has very much impressed me on my first listen in a way I didn’t initially expect. Great at building a vibe, like the guy's voice and the lyrics, the riff took some getting used to but I dug it by the end, and the bridge was terrific. So, Zombeels, thank you for introducing me to a great new song to put on my rotation. I give Trouble in Mind by Erland & the Carnival a 10.
Wow! Is this the first time someone gives a 10 to someone else’s nomination?
Anybody* ever given a zero?

*not thinking of anyone in particular :whistle:
Yes, at the beginning there were a few, but once I made clear that 1 is a minimum this ceased. I changed the 1's in 0's. There have been several 1's since then.


The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe - 8
I don't think that the lack of a great composition - as BobPatience - puts it is a problem at all here. There is a rather loose quality to this song that is the main attraction. It reminds me very much of a mix between The Beatles and The Kinks, but maybe a bit more ramshackle than both. I find the end results very appealing and rather striking. It's nice to see that songs of this type can still surprise me; that hasn't happened in a while.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:06 am

204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe - 5
It's an easy beat to listen to, but i only like half the song. Half mark seems appropriate.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:45 am

205. The National - Ada
Year: 2007
Album: Boxer
Biggest Fan: Jirin (#23)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:49 am

The National - Ada: 6
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:12 pm

205. The National - Ada - 10!!!

I have a lot of love for Ada. It used to be the only song from Boxer I liked, before I clicked with the National (and now I rate most of their work really highly). It has a perfect sense of melancholy, even compared to a lot of their other music.

This is something I like about not having submitted a song list - I get to see some of my own favourites show up!
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Post by andyd1010 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:05 pm

The National - Ada: 7

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Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 9
Blink-182 - Stay Together for the Kids: 9
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream: 8.5
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know: 8.5
Ray Charles - (The Night Time) Is the Right Time: 8.5
Prince - Free: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd: 7
Rush - YYZ: 7
The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 6.5
Bob Dylan – To Ramona: 6.5
Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues: 6.5
Eminem - Drug Ballad: 6.5
Belle and Sebastian – The Act of the Apostle (I): 6.5
My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words: 6.5
The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 6
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love: 6
Adele – Hometown Glory: 6
Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 6
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra: 5.5
Muddy Waters - Good News: 5.5
JJ Cale - Magnolia: 5.5
Fiona Apple - Limp: 5
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life: 4.5
Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois: 4.5
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock & Roll): 4
The Spaniels - Baby It's You: 4
AC/DC – Who Made Who: 4
Slick Rick – Hey Young World: 4
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Hardware Store: 3.5
Los Saicos - Demolición: 3.5
R.E.M. – Little America: 3.5
Janet Jackson - If: 3.5
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 3
Queen - Good Company: 3
The Stooges - Fun House: 3
Fergie, featuring Ludacris - Glamorous: 3
Aphex Twin - On: 2

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:44 pm

The National - Ada: 8

One of the highlights of a great album. This is another one I actually considered for my own list, but some other songs from Boxer came out ahead.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:04 pm

The National - Ada
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

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205. The National - Ada - 8
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:58 pm

Erland & the Carnival- Trouble in Mind 5 Seemed to slip through my fingers. Agree with Rob in that the production could do with being roughed up.

The Easybeats- Land of Make Believe 8 Can't believe I've slept on this band if this is typical of them (all I know of them is about Vanda & Young's writing of Love Is in the Air plus Young's family connection with AC/DC). The jangly guitars are blissful, then the excursion into psychedelia takes it up another level. Would be a 9 if the singer had a more expressive voice.

The National- Ada 6 Vocals are a stumbling block for me with The National- in the songs I've heard by them, he sounds detached. I suppose that just means it's more rewarding when you do get into them as a band and I know they're highly rated in these parts, you lot aren't often wrong after all ;-)
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:11 am

The second appearance of R.E.M. here:

206. R.E.M. – Wall of Death
Year: 1994
Album: Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#501)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:12 am

Also, I hope to start the roll-out of the results for the top 100 of the first 200 tomorrow evening. This is your last chance to vote for some of the songs from there!

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:20 am

R.E.M. – Wall of Death: 6
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Brad » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:18 pm

203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind 6
204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe 6
205. The National - Ada 7.25

Thanks!

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:46 pm

R.E.M. – Wall of Death
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:38 pm

206. R.E.M. – Wall of Death - 7

Good, but very straightforward.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by spiritualized » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:06 pm

193. Boudewijn de Groot – Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen: 4
194. They Might Be Giant – Man, It’s So Loud in Here: 6
195. The Gaslight Anthem – 1,000 Years - 5
196. Vril - UV: 6
197. Have a Nice Life – Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000: 9
198. The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Really Love You Anymore: 8
199. Stackridge - Humiliation: 5
200. Neil Young – Peaceful Valley Boulevard: 6
201. Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 6
202. The Colourfield - Take: 4
203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind 8
204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe 7
205. The National - Ada : 6
206. R.E.M. - Wall of Death : 6
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:28 pm

R.E.M. – Wall of Death: 8

Very good. It may be a faithful cover, but at the same time it sounds like an actual R.E.M. song. The lines "Well you're going nowhere / When you ride on the carousel" seem typical R.E.M. to me, even if they didn't actually write it. Listened to the original album by Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot the Lights - today too; that one's amazing!

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:47 am

206. R.E.M. – Wall of Death - 6
It's perfectly fine but it feels like it's missing whatever usually hooks me into an R.E.M. song.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:49 am

A few days ago we had Ada, now we have Adia. The song is bubbling on AM:

207. Sarah McLachlan - Adia
Year: 1997
Album: Surfacing
Biggest Fan: Akhenaten (#unranked list)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Wezzo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:26 am

203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind - 7
204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe - 6.5
205. The National - Ada - 9
206. R.E.M. - Wall of Death - 9.5 [from my list]
207. Sarah MacLachlan - Adia - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:08 pm

207. Sarah McLachlan - Adia - 5

The 'AC' rating is a bit too high on this one for me to really enjoy it.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:09 pm

207. Sarah McLachlan - Adia
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Live in Phoenix » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm

Sarah McLachlan - Adia

7

I don't know if it's even fair, but I lump it in with the overabundance of depressing and sad sack songs of the '90s.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:42 pm

Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7

...

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 9
Blink-182 - Stay Together for the Kids: 9
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream: 8.5
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know: 8.5
Ray Charles - (The Night Time) Is the Right Time: 8.5
Prince - Free: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
The National - Ada: 7
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd: 7
Rush - YYZ: 7
The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 6.5
Bob Dylan – To Ramona: 6.5
Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues: 6.5
Eminem - Drug Ballad: 6.5
Belle and Sebastian – The Act of the Apostle (I): 6.5
My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words: 6.5
The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 6
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love: 6
Adele – Hometown Glory: 6
Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 6
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra: 5.5
Muddy Waters - Good News: 5.5
JJ Cale - Magnolia: 5.5
Fiona Apple - Limp: 5
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life: 4.5
Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois: 4.5
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock & Roll): 4
The Spaniels - Baby It's You: 4
AC/DC – Who Made Who: 4
Slick Rick – Hey Young World: 4
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Hardware Store: 3.5
Los Saicos - Demolición: 3.5
R.E.M. – Little America: 3.5
Janet Jackson - If: 3.5
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 3
Queen - Good Company: 3
The Stooges - Fun House: 3
Fergie, featuring Ludacris - Glamorous: 3
Aphex Twin - On: 2

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:13 pm

Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 8
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:59 pm

Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 5
Can the production of a song be too classy? It seems so.

Also, from this post on, no votes for the the first 200 songs will be counted anymore for the next update. You can still vote, but I won't do anything with them until the 300 update.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:34 pm

R.E.M.- Wall of Death 5 Disappointing from the band closest to my heart. This was really crying out for some Mike Mills harmonies from the start and ringing Peter Buck arpeggios but everyone sounds worn down by the Nashville-style production.

Sarah McLachlan- Adia 7 Surprisingly compelling, speaks to the part of my brain that embarrassingly likes Dido's first album (I know McLachlan came before her). Maybe would've liked it more against the backdrop of some typically late 90s trip-hop beats but her voice draws you in enough to put that aside.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by DaveC » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:07 pm

203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind: 8
Another song for my 2010s songs listening list. Might get tiresome with repeated listens, but very appealing after 3 listens.
204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe: 8.5
Just outside my top 1000.
205. The National - Ada: 8.5
One more for the 'how did it end up on this thread' list.
206. R.E.M. – Wall of Death: 5
What were they doing? A reverential but tame once-over-lightly of a great song.
207. Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 6.5
I can be allergic to this sort of thing, but this one has the goods to bypass my immune system. (Maybe benefiting from the good vibe not being completely dispelled by R.E.M.)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:03 am

207. Sarah McLachlan - Adia - 8
Don't you know there ain't no devil? That's just God when he's drunk.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:26 am

It’s only a week ago we had a visit from Neil Young, but now he already makes his second appearance. It’s another AM bubbler:

208. Neil Young - Don’t Cry No Tears
Year: 1975
Album: Zuma
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#430)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Henry » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:34 am

Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7 (my 1742nd of all-time)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by spiritualized » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:10 pm

208. Neil Young - Don’t Cry No Tears : 8 - I can't ever fault NY for his songwriting. He's simply bloody good. I knew this song in 1992 from a cover from the Wedding Present.
207. Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 6

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