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Paste Magazine - The 50 Best Grunge Songs (2014)

Post by Blanco » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:18 am

Hi everyone!
Nice to see you again.

I found interesting this list, and I wanted to share it with you.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/list ... s.html?a=1

50. Mother Love Bone – “Crown of Thorns”
49. Green River – “Swallow My Pride”
48. 7 Year Bitch – “The Scratch”
47. Screaming Trees – “Dollar Bill”
46. The Gits – “Bob (Cousin O.)”
45. Silverchair – “Tomorrow”
44. Paw – “Jessie”
43. Nirvana – “Blew”
42. Love Battery – “Out of Focus”
41. Sunny Day Real Estate – “Seven”
40. Pearl Jam – “Animal”
39. Veruca Salt – “All Hail Me”
38. Melvins – “Goin’ Blind”
37. Nirvana – “Serve the Servants”
36. Love Battery – “Between the Eyes”
35. Stone Temple Pilots – “Interstate Love Song”
34. Soundgarden – “Outshined”
33. Mad Season – “River of Deceit”
32. Bush – “Machinehead”
31. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
30. Tad – “Grease Box”
29. Alice in Chains – “I Stay Away”
28. Hole – “Violet”
27. Stone Temple Pilots – “Big Empty”
26. Smashing Pumpkins – “Cherub Rock”
25. Dinosaur Jr. – “Out There”
24. Mudhoney – “In ’n’ Out of Grace”
23. Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”
22. Pearl Jam – “Rearviewmirror”
21. L7 – “Pretend We’re Dead”
20. Nirvana – “Heart-Shaped Box”
19. Stone Temple Pilots – “Plush”
18. Hole – “Doll Parts”
17. Screaming Trees – “Nearly Lost You”
16. Alice in Chains – “Them Bones”
15. Meat Puppets – “Backwater”
14. Nirvana – “Lithium”
13. Pearl Jam – “Even Flow”
12. Dinosaur Jr. – “Feel the Pain”
11. Melvins – “Lizzy”
10. Veruca Salt – “Seether”
9. Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike”
8. Mudhoney – “Touch Me I’m Sick”
7. Nirvana – “In Bloom”
6. Stone Temple Pilots – “Vasoline”
5. Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
4. Soundgarden – “Superunknown”
3. Alice in Chains – “Would?”
2. Pearl Jam – “Alive”
1. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

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Post by babydoll » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:34 am

Prediction: Smells Like Teen Spirit ends up being the number one song of all time according to AM this year or next. Oh, I'm still waiting for the day Heart-Shaped Box is deemed the greatest grunge song.

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Post by Blanco » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:54 am

babydoll wrote:Prediction: Smells Like Teen Spirit ends up being the number one song of all time according to AM this year or next.
Yeah, I think that too. But who knows.
Henrik said this in 2014:
Henrik wrote:Here are the "scores" for the top 25 albums and songs, to give you an idea of which albums/songs that have a good chance to advance in coming updates.

Songs

9874 1. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
9804 2. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
9700 3. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations


As you can see, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is closer to "Like a Rolling Stone" than "Good Vibrations". However, the scale is such that the benefit of a top spot in a new critics' list is smaller the closer you get to 10,000.

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Post by JR » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:00 pm

Just a note: Unless Paste is acceptable as a "grunge" outlet, this probably isn't eligible for AM.

No surprise, though, that Nirvana would dominate such a list.

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Post by Henrik » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:53 pm

babydoll wrote:Prediction: Smells Like Teen Spirit ends up being the number one song of all time according to AM this year or next.
Maybe.............................

But not because of this list, as Paste isn't a grunge outlet and therefore this list isn't eligible.
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Post by Bruno » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:45 pm

Blanco wrote: 31. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
23. Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”
20. Nirvana – “Heart-Shaped Box”
19. Stone Temple Pilots – “Plush”
14. Nirvana – “Lithium”
Low!

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Post by Dexter » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:35 am

Good thing they didn't swamp the list with Nirvana songs. I like genre-specific lists because you get to see some unexpected choices. While I think "Superunknown" is a solid and underrated grunge song I think it should swap ranks with "Rearviewmirror", a superior song which is also unacclaimed. Bush's "Machinehead" is a terrible choice, I would have preferred "Everything Zen" or better yet, none at all.

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Post by Henrik » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:51 pm

Henrik wrote:
babydoll wrote:Prediction: Smells Like Teen Spirit ends up being the number one song of all time according to AM this year or next.
Maybe.............................

But not because of this list, as Paste isn't a grunge outlet and therefore this list isn't eligible.
Actually, I've been doing some work with the songs for the next update, and it currently looks like three songs have a similar chance to be number one of all time. "Like a Rolling Stone", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Hotline Bling"!!!
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Post by BleuPanda » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:54 pm

Henrik wrote:
Henrik wrote:
babydoll wrote:Prediction: Smells Like Teen Spirit ends up being the number one song of all time according to AM this year or next.
Maybe.............................

But not because of this list, as Paste isn't a grunge outlet and therefore this list isn't eligible.
Actually, I've been doing some work with the songs for the next update, and it currently looks like three songs have a similar chance to be number one of all time. "Like a Rolling Stone", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Hotline Bling"!!!

Good. It's nice to see a song so immediately accepted for its greatness. "Hotline Bling" has already irreversibly changed the course of music, and we might never get a track as revolutionary again.

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Post by Harold » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:49 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Henrik wrote: Actually, I've been doing some work with the songs for the next update, and it currently looks like three songs have a similar chance to be number one of all time. "Like a Rolling Stone", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Hotline Bling"!!!
Good. It's nice to see a song so immediately accepted for its greatness. "Hotline Bling" has already irreversibly changed the course of music, and we might never get a track as revolutionary again.
Yes!!! Life-changing - world-changing, I daresay!

How wonderful to see this news on this particular day!

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Post by Henrik » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:29 pm

You think it's too unlikely, apparently. Didn't I upset anyone?
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Post by babydoll » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:32 pm

I got upset, because I think that song sounds like a dying llama moaning in pain. If anyone can convince me otherwise, I'm all up for that. Plus it's not that revolutionary, it's a pop culture phenomenon. Big difference.

Not meaning to take over your list, I would suggest making it ineligible for the top due to the fact it was released last year!

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Post by BleuPanda » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:41 pm

That sounds like a really elegant llama death throe.

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Post by DocBrown » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:46 pm

Henrik wrote:You think it's too unlikely, apparently. Didn't I upset anyone?
Everyone knows Drake ripped off this beat from Brel's outstanding "Les poissons d'Avril" Too bad it's not available on Spotify, the comparison is obvious.

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Post by PlasticRam » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:22 pm

Oh it's April Fools Image
I feel like that

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Post by Harold » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:29 pm

PlasticRam wrote:Oh it's April Fools Image
I was actually hoping we could keep building on this all day before someone gave it away... Hopefully at least a few people took it seriously!

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Post by luney6 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:35 pm

Actually, I fell for every single one of those comments.
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Post by PlasticRam » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:01 pm

Harold wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:Oh it's April Fools Image
I was actually hoping we could keep building on this all day before someone gave it away... Hopefully at least a few people took it seriously!
Sorry. I actually didn't notice at the time that DocBrown's recommended Brel song is prolly fake :D
I feel like that

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Post by Daniel » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:19 pm

I threw up in my mouth a little.

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