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Post by Edre Peraza » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:05 am

THIS WILL BE UNOFFICIAL SINCE THE DECADE AINT OVER

Because I got some criticism for my "Favorite Albums of the 2010s" list since the decade is not over, I figured Artists would make more sense. With the decade 96% complete, I think it is fair to start looking at the best/favorite artists of the decade. The List can include any artist even if they are an old artist as long as they released material in the 2010s. It was a packed decade for sure and it is sad to see it come to a close.

If anyone wants to help me get the averages and stuff PM me.

Lets get this started. There is no deadline yet.
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Post by Edre Peraza » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:18 am

My Personal Top 30

1. Post Malone
2. Depeche Mode
3. Kanye West
4. Thom Yorke
5. Radiohead
6. Lil Peep
7. XXXTENTACION
8. Billie Eilish
9. C418
10. Wavves
11. Tame Impala
12. Juice WRLD
13. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers
14. The Drums
15. Drab Majesty
16. Tyla Yaweh
17. The Front Bottoms
18. Young Thug
19. Travis Scott
20. Foster The People
21. Kendrick Lamar
22. Fun
23. Lil Nas X
24. Young Lean
25. Bladee
26. Green Day
27. Keane
28. David Bowie
29. Mac Miller
30. Avicii
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Post by mileswide » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:06 am

I wouldn't say it was criticism, I know some people were ready to submit their albums of the 2010s. I just felt daunted by thinking of a definitive decade list when I'm still in the mode of compiling my albums and songs choices for this year alone!

You're right though, it's unlikely that many artists will emerge in the last four months of the decade to make us revise our selections. Here's my draft list:

1. Kate Tempest
2. First Aid Kit
3. Laura Marling
4. Foals
5. Little Simz
6. Parquet Courts
7. Interpol
8. Shy FX
9. Dave
10. Pusha T
11. Tracey Thorn
12. Anderson.Paak
13. Kanye West
14. Mbongwana Star
15. Lizzo
16. High Contrast
17. Kendrick Lamar
18. Tame Impala
19. J.Cole
20. Gogol Bordello
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Re: Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:59 am

Edre Peraza wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:05 am
Because I got some criticism for my "Favorite Albums of the 2010s" list since the decade is not over, I figured Artists would make more sense. With the decade 96% complete, I think it is fair to start looking at the best/favorite artists of the decade.
Maybe, but because many people are now going to focus on all these releases they haven't heard yet they are very likely to uncover artists they haven't paid attention to before. I think people's artists lists can still easily change.

Don't take it the wrong way, but I'm not particularly fond of the rather quick and random way these major polls are started. To me and I'm sure many others here the decade polls are something special they look out to. I bet a lot of us have ideas about what it should look like and what it should include. That's why there are always discussion topics before starting a bigger poll. Personally, I feel this should be handled in a big way: perhaps a top 1000 songs, top 500 albums and top 100 (or 250) of artists, with a lot of preparation time and maybe some little polls or topics completely dedicated to recommendations of overlooked works. And personally, I don't feel any of this should start before January 1 2020, if for no other reason that keeping up with 2019 is hard enough as it is.

I guess you start out of enthusiasm and there is nothing wrong with that, but I don't see why you are in a rush. A more worked-out poll plan would work best here.

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Post by andyd1010 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:16 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:59 am
Edre Peraza wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:05 am
Because I got some criticism for my "Favorite Albums of the 2010s" list since the decade is not over, I figured Artists would make more sense. With the decade 96% complete, I think it is fair to start looking at the best/favorite artists of the decade.
Maybe, but because many people are now going to focus on all these releases they haven't heard yet they are very likely to uncover artists they haven't paid attention to before. I think people's artists lists can still easily change.

Don't take it the wrong way, but I'm not particularly fond of the rather quick and random way these major polls are started. To me and I'm sure many others here the decade polls are something special they look out to. I bet a lot of us have ideas about what it should look like and what it should include. That's why there are always discussion topics before starting a bigger poll. Personally, I feel this should be handled in a big way: perhaps a top 1000 songs, top 500 albums and top 100 (or 250) of artists, with a lot of preparation time and maybe some little polls or topics completely dedicated to recommendations of overlooked works. And personally, I don't feel any of this should start before January 1 2020, if for no other reason that keeping up with 2019 is hard enough as it is.

I guess you start out of enthusiasm and there is nothing wrong with that, but I don't see why you are in a rush. A more worked-out poll plan would work best here.
I agree 100% with Rob. For instance, I just discovered Billie Eilish this week. She'll make my list, but it's tough to pinpoint her placement so soon, especially since I haven't heard her earlier work yet.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:06 am
You're right though, it's unlikely that many artists will emerge in the last four months of the decade to make us revise our selections. Here's my draft list:
I think it's fairly likely that an artist I've never heard of now will end up making my list. And it's 100% certain that releases in the last few months of the year will affect placements of artists already on my list. Plus, like others, there are albums already released that I still would like to check out.

But anyway, here is a preliminary top 50.

1 | Arcade Fire
2 | The National
3 | Vampire Weekend
4 | Father John Misty
5 | Lana Del Rey
6 | Kanye West
7 | Thrice
8 | Florence and the Machine
9 | The Black Keys
10 | First Aid Kit
11 | Kacey Musgraves
12 | Tame Impala
13 | Beach House
14 | Radiohead
15 | Kendrick Lamar
16 | Lorde
17 | Sufjan Stevens
18 | Mitski
19 | Janelle Monáe
20 | Laura Marling
21 | Frank Ocean
22 | Adele
23 | Beyoncé
24 | LCD Soundsystem
25 | St. Vincent
26 | Ariana Grande
27 | PJ Harvey
28 | Billie Eilish
29 | Foo Fighters
30 | Spoon
31 | Grimes
32 | Angel Olsen
33 | Sharon Van Etten
34 | Taylor Swift
35 | The xx
36 | Arctic Monkeys
37 | Avenged Sevenfold
38 | The War on Drugs
39 | Sia
40 | Alabama Shakes
41 | M83
42 | Courtney Barnett
43 | Sturgill Simpson
44 | Jamie xx
45 | Lucy Dacus
46 | James Blake
47 | Kesha
48 | Of Monsters and Men
49 | Muse
50 | Chvrches

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Re: Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by acroamor » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:18 am

I was wondering which artists would be likely to place the most albums when I do my top 200 albums. The front runners would be (presumably, results may vary when I do the sort)

5 Albums:
Mitski
Kanye West (if we're counting his collaborations on WTT and KSG)
Julia Holter
Sharon Van Etten (if her 2015 EP winds up making it)

4 Albums:
Lady Lamb
Death Grips
Angel Olsen (presuming that I'll adore All Mirrors later this year)

3 Albums:
Julianna Barwick
Kacey Musgraves
Phoebe Bridgers (across all her collaborations)
Grouper
Tyler, the Creator
Kendrick Lamar
Leonard Cohen
Norah Jones
Waxahatchee
Courtney Barnett
St. Vincent
Big Thief
Laura Marling
Taylor Swift

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:18 pm

Another great idea for a poll. What I said in the albums poll about how soon it is applies here too. But anyways here’s my preliminary top ten -

1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Frank Ocean
4. Beyonce
5. St. Vincent
6. Janelle Monae
7. Tame Impala
8. Drake
9. Childish Gambino
10. Mitski

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Post by Father2TheMan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am

Preliminary list. The top 20 are pretty firm but the lower 30 could easily shift around. The bubblers are on my radar but I need more listening to see if they will rise or drop out entirely.

1. The Choir*
2. Weezer**
3. Adele
4. Paul Simon***
5. Kanye West****
6. Lecrae
7. Lorde$
8. Stryper$$
9. Audrey Assad
10. Randy Stonehill
11. case/lang/veirs
12. Katy Perry
13. After Edmund
14. The Monkees$$$
15. Brandi Carlile$$$$
16. Bizzle
17. Kacey Musgraves
18. Bruno Mars
19. Kevin Max
20. Love and the Outcome
21. William Bell
22. Crowder/David Crowder Band
23. Pharrell Williams$$$$$
24. Sweet Comfort Band
25. The Lone Bellow
26. Taylor Swift
27. Rachel Bloom%
28. Garfunkel and Oates
29. Charlie Peacock
30. Susan Ashton
31. Arcade Fire
32. Andy Mineo
33. Steve Martin%%
34. Nick Jonas
35. Cecile McLorin Salvant%%%
36. Bloodhound Gang
37. Beyonce
38. Justin Timberlake
39. Tobymac
40. MercyMe
41. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
42. J.J. Heller
43. Switchfoot
44. Book of Mormon Cast
45. Glee Cast
46. Justin Bieber
47. Willie Nelson
48. Leon Bridges
49. Brian Wilson
50. Steve Taylor

BUBBLING UNDER
51. Robyn
52. St. Paul and the Broken Bones
53. Andrew Peterson
54. Jars of Clay
55. Courtney Barnett
56. Kendrick Lamar
57. The Oh Hellos
58. The Union of Sinners and Saints
59. Chris Stapleton
60. Florence and the Machine
61. Dion
62. Lukas Graham
63. Coldplay
64. Rihanna
65. Ke$ha
66. Beacon Light
67. Phil Keaggy
68. LCD Soundsystem
69. Eminem
70. The Avett Brothers
71. CHVRCHES
72. Blondie
73. Anderson.Paak
74. Ben Williams
75. Selena Gomez
76. Ed Sheeran
77. One Direction
78. NF
79. Jason Isbell
80. Jason Gray
81. Kerosene Halo
82. Lana del Rey
83. Cage the Elephant
84. The Head and the Heart
85. Kirk Franklin
86. Metallica
87. Paramore
88. Bria Skonberg
89. Mavis Staples
90. Echosmith
91. Tove Lo
92. Lauren Daigle
93. Bonnie Raitt
94. John Mark McMillan
95. Lizzo
96. Newsboys
97. Elton John
98. Johnny Cash
99. Glen Campbell
100. Barenaked Ladies

* Caught them in concert twice in the decade. Always wonderful. Steve Hindalong is a gifted drummer and lyricist.
** Fantastic live spectacle. Still putting out music I care about
*** Simon's "Wristband" is one of my favorites from the decade.
**** Yeezy would likely be higher were it not for THE LIFE OF PABLO.
$ Here largely on the strength of MELODRAMA
$$ Tracks like "Yahweh"."God Damn Evil" and "Sorry" are why the bumblebee rockers are here.
$$$ GOOD TIMES will serve as a fitting creative epitaph for the Pre-Fab Four. (Yes, I know they are now down to two members...)
$$$$ The lovely harmonies of the Highwomen are sitting well alongside Carlile's solo material which earned her the high placement.
$$$$$ Not much solo material but he's appeared on a lot of great singles in the 2010s.
% Man, I miss Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
%% Both for his solo bluegrass work and the collaboration with Edie Brickell
%%% Jazz chanteuse. I can't remember who recommended her to me, someone from this forum or Spotify but I'm glad I checked her out.
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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by FrankLotion » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Father2TheMan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am
27. Rachel Bloom%
Damn, this is truly an inspired choice! And well deserved, she really has brought comedic songwriting into a whole new standard over the last few years, I miss her show already

P.S.

“Wristband” is amazing, not sure why people slept on his last album so much!

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Post by Rob » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am

Father2TheMan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am
98. Johnny Cash
He hasn't been particularly alive this decade. Do you really count someone whose output is completely archival for this type of list?

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1. The National
2. The Gaslight Anthem
3. The Fratellis
4. Barenaked Ladies
5. Dave Hause
6. Against Me!
7. Brian Fallon
8. They Might Be Giants
9. Bruce Springsteen
10. The Magnetic Fields
11. Kanye West
12. Danny and the Champions of the World
13. Bleachers
14. Band of Horses
15. Emmy the Great
16. Butch Walker
17. Smallpools
18. Jimmy Eat World
19. Taylor Swift
20. Childish Gambino
21. Kacey Musgraves
22. Phoebe Bridges/Better Oblivion Community Center/boygenius
23. Jeff Rosenstock
24. The Menzingers
25. Lori McKenna
26. Brandi Carlile
27. Morrissey
28. Travis
29. The Hold Steady
30. Los Campesinos!

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Post by Jirin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:04 pm

Am I the only one who didn’t see these lists as a poll?

It’s too early for a poll but it’s never too early to just ask for people’s favorites so far. Not every topic has to be part of some official forum poll.

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Post by Nick » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:04 am

Jirin wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Am I the only one who didn’t see these lists as a poll?

It’s too early for a poll but it’s never too early to just ask for people’s favorites so far. Not every topic has to be part of some official forum poll.
That’s certainly how I interpreted this thread and the other thread too. Just as a place for suggestions. I don’t even think the OP even mentioned a poll.

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Post by Akhenaten » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:51 pm

Mine would be something like this:
1. Thea Gilmore
2. St. Vincent
3. Frank Turner
4. Bellowhead
5. Father John Misty
6. Regina Spektor
7. David Bowie
8. Ezra Furman
9. Imelda May
10. The Waterboys
11. Miles Kane
12. The Heavy
13. Take That
14. Emmy The Great
15. Fall Out Boy
16. The Black Keys
17. Panic! At The Disco
18. Spiritualized
19. Chvrches
20. Wolf Alice
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Post by Edre Peraza » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am
Father2TheMan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am
98. Johnny Cash
He hasn't been particularly alive this decade. Do you really count someone whose output is completely archival for this type of list?
Artists not even alive in the decade should not count
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Post by Nick » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:19 pm

Edre Peraza wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am
Father2TheMan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am
98. Johnny Cash
He hasn't been particularly alive this decade. Do you really count someone whose output is completely archival for this type of list?
Artists not even alive in the decade should not count
I dunno, even if he’s dead he still put out albums this decade. If Bowie died two days before Blackstar instead of two days after would we have to disqualify that album from these sorts of discussions?

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Post by Rob » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:00 am

I think it does make a difference if the album release was already planned when alive and perhaps more importantly, that is was recorded in or relatively close to the decade we are talking about. Johnny Cash died in 2003, not two days before the 2010's.

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Post by Father2TheMan » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:53 am

Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am
Father2TheMan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am
98. Johnny Cash
He hasn't been particularly alive this decade. Do you really count someone whose output is completely archival for this type of list?
That's how I interpreted this:
Edre Peraza wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:05 am
(snip]
The List can include any artist even if they are an old artist as long as they released material in the 2010s.
The music released in his name in the 2010s was some of.my favourites of the decade. And if archival material is not eligible in its year of release, how would we determine what year it WOULD be eligible?

I may be the only Forumer listing Cash thus decade but I feel fairly certain others will name posthumous/archival material from Prince and Bowie to name a few.

I will abide by the general consensus if It's a "No" though.
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Post by Nick » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:10 pm

Father2TheMan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am

The music released in his name in the 2010s was some of.my favourites of the decade. And if archival material is not eligible in its year of release, how would we determine what year it WOULD be eligible?

I may be the only Forumer listing Cash thus decade but I feel fairly certain others will name posthumous/archival material from Prince and Bowie to name a few.

I will abide by the general consensus if It's a "No" though.
I have to say, I agree with your interpretation, Father2theMan, and I think AM itself is in agreement. Sam Cooke died in 1964, but he’s listed as one of the top artists of the 1980s on the strength of a single live album that came out in 1985. If it’s good enough for AM, it’s good enough for me.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:02 pm

Unordered top ten:

The National
St. Vincent
Kendrick Lamar
Janelle Monáe
PJ Harvey
LCD Soundsystem
Julia Holter
Gang Gang Dance
Laura Marling
Colin Stetson

Unordered next ten:

David Bowie
Frank Ocean
Radiohead
Nick Cave
Deer hunter
Grimes
Sun Kil Moon
Sleater Kinney
Flying Lotus
Joanna Newsom

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Post by mileswide » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:29 pm

Father2TheMan wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:53 am
The music released in his name in the 2010s was some of.my favourites of the decade. And if archival material is not eligible in its year of release, how would we determine what year it WOULD be eligible?
Personally, I see this as a decision that should lie with the voter themselves. To take another Johnny Cash album, American V would be in my best of 2006 albums and would make Cash one of my artists of that year, despite his death 3 years before.

On the other hand, when I submit my all-time songs list, I'll class Gram Parsons' November Nights and Wheel of Fortune as 1966, even though they didn't see a release until 2000, partly because they clearly precede his work with The Byrds and The Burritos, they are a stage before development-wise.

I don't know why I'd opt for release date in one case and recording date in the other but I suspect chronology has something to do with it...
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Post by Rob » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:43 pm

I have no problem with archival releases in these top lists. These are the years they are released in, so that's fair. I'll probably add some archival releases to my lists. The Smile Sessions will be high, but I'll never rank The Beach Boys among my favorite artists of the 2010's for something they did 50 years earlier. Something about that just seems silly to me. Kudos for Jimi Hendrix who died in 1970 and in the almost 50 years since he can be artist of the year every time, because of his endless archival releases. And no, I don't think Sam Cooke should be a top artist of the eighties just because someone else than him decided to release something without his knowing over 20 years later.

Of course, everyone can just make up their own mind; I just don't agree.

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Post by acroamor » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:49 pm

I'm of the stance of just letting people include whichever artists they please - the fact that so many people don't consider Cash or the Beach Boys 2010s artists means that in the overall calculations, they won't take spots away from true 2010s artists.

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Post by Edre Peraza » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:06 am

Father2TheMan wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:53 am
Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am
Father2TheMan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 am
98. Johnny Cash
He hasn't been particularly alive this decade. Do you really count someone whose output is completely archival for this type of list?
That's how I interpreted this:
Edre Peraza wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:05 am
(snip]
The List can include any artist even if they are an old artist as long as they released material in the 2010s.
The music released in his name in the 2010s was some of.my favourites of the decade. And if archival material is not eligible in its year of release, how would we determine what year it WOULD be eligible?

I may be the only Forumer listing Cash thus decade but I feel fairly certain others will name posthumous/archival material from Prince and Bowie to name a few.

I will abide by the general consensus if It's a "No" though.
Well it is definitely a grey area but look at it this way. I am not comparing him to Lil Peep but I will use him as an example. Lil Peep's Come Over When Your Sober, Pt. 2 was released practically a whole year after he died and his label is still releasing material even though he is dead. Despite this, this material still counts as it was clearly written and recorded at some point in the 2010s.

On the other hand, Johnny Cash's material wouldn't count (even though it is good) because he has been dead since 2003. Therefore, any material that has surfaced and released in the 2010s would have to be written before 2003 and Cash's parts would have had to be recorded before 2003 and personally I think that is unfair and shouldn't qualify for a best of the 2010s list. When you open the door to that you may as well open it up to centuries dead classical composers and blues musicians whose material may have surfaced this decade.

I am not saying Cash's material isn't good but it really should not qualify.
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Post by BobPatience » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:06 am

You can't compare Cash and classical composers. Classical composers didn't record material.


And the way AM is laid out right now is that records and songs are under the year they were released in.

Woody Guthrie is #63 of the 1950s, on the merit of a piece written in 1940 and recorded in the mid 1940s. And there also are the tracks with both post-humous and new contributions like 'Free as a Bird' or 'Louder Than Words'.

With the current dating system I think that we should just accept that artists can surface in decades in which they were either less active or dead.

I don't mean that we should suddenly make Nick Drake's 'River Man' a 2004 release just because it was released as a single then.
But Johnny Cash recorded an album in 2003 and it was release in February 2010, I don't think that it's unreasonable to consider that a proper release. If it was released just 2 months earlier, would it count for a 2000s poll because it was written and recorded in the 2000s? And where should his 2014 album be counted? In the 1980s, when it was recorded?


And on the 'unfair' point, how and to whom is it unfair?
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Post by Cold Butterfly » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:16 pm

If the person wants to put Johnny Cash on his artists list, then why not? It's not unfair to anyone at all, except for the person voting.

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Jirin » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:08 am

I think of King of the Delta Blues as a 30s album even though it was released in the 60s and Smile as a 60s album even though it was released in the 00s. And Hitchhiker as a 70s album, etc.

To me it’s about the intent of the recording, not about the date that some label decided they could profit from it.

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:31 am

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If the person wants to put Johnny Cash on his artists list, then why not? It's not unfair to anyone at all, except for the person voting.
I don't know. If our collective artist list would have a top three consisting of Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix it would sour things for me. Now this isn't likely to happen, but I think it warrants a discussion.

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Cold Butterfly » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:59 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:31 am
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:16 pm
If the person wants to put Johnny Cash on his artists list, then why not? It's not unfair to anyone at all, except for the person voting.
I don't know. If our collective artist list would have a top three consisting of Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix it would sour things for me. Now this isn't likely to happen, but I think it warrants a discussion.
Honestly, i'd consider that more representative of the person's taste. While it may not be representative towards the music of the 2010s, if that person chose to list those artists as their top three, i'd say let them. It's not right to place restrictions on someone's musical preferences.

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:09 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:31 am
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:16 pm
If the person wants to put Johnny Cash on his artists list, then why not? It's not unfair to anyone at all, except for the person voting.
I don't know. If our collective artist list would have a top three consisting of Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix it would sour things for me. Now this isn't likely to happen, but I think it warrants a discussion.
Honestly, i'd consider that more representative of the person's taste. While it may not be representative towards the music of the 2010s, if that person chose to list those artists as their top three, i'd say let them. It's not right to place restrictions on someone's musical preferences.
In what way is anything I say restricting anyone's musical preferences? Even if somehow the consensus would be that Johnny Cash should not be on this artist list it doesn't restrict anyone to like him (and I like Cash a lot, including some of his archival output from this decade).

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Cold Butterfly » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:05 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:31 am


I don't know. If our collective artist list would have a top three consisting of Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix it would sour things for me. Now this isn't likely to happen, but I think it warrants a discussion.
Honestly, i'd consider that more representative of the person's taste. While it may not be representative towards the music of the 2010s, if that person chose to list those artists as their top three, i'd say let them. It's not right to place restrictions on someone's musical preferences.
In what way is anything I say restricting anyone's musical preferences? Even if somehow the consensus would be that Johnny Cash should not be on this artist list it doesn't restrict anyone to like him (and I like Cash a lot, including some of his archival output from this decade).
I didn't say you were. I didn't say that no one was restricting the person to like that artist either. I'm saying that by not letting the user put Cash on his list, it's a restrictment of that person's taste by not letting that person put the artist he likes on there. Which I will stand by.

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Father2TheMan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:24 am

Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:31 am
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:16 pm
If the person wants to put Johnny Cash on his artists list, then why not? It's not unfair to anyone at all, except for the person voting.
I don't know. If our collective artist list would have a top three consisting of Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix it would sour things for me. Now this isn't likely to happen, but I think it warrants a discussion.
And I certainly can see the concern although I think it unlikely to occur.

I think the big problem with placing archival material any year OTHER than year of release is that artistic intent can be difficult to nail down.

To steal the example of SMiLe, according to various statements from the Beach Boys over the years, it was "supposed" to be released in 1967, in the 70s around the time "Surf's Up" was released, in the 80s and I think it came up in the 90s too.

Also, if the archival material is a compilation of material recorded over several years do we pick according to the year of recording for the largest amount of tracks? Rule it completely ineligible as an album but eligible track by track in the year each tune was recorded? I just think it would make it super complex.
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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:12 am

Father2TheMan wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:24 am

I think the big problem with placing archival material any year OTHER than year of release is that artistic intent can be difficult to nail down.
For the record - and I said this already - my concern is just with artists, not their work. Archival releases are difficult to place otherwise. Artists not so much.

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Jirin » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm

It’s not a restriction of the person’s taste, any more than it is to stop them from putting Kendrick Lamar on a “Best 70s artists” list.

Poll eligibility questions are unrelated to validity of a person’s taste.

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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Father2TheMan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:33 pm

I will try and come up with someone else to replace Cash. I do understand the argument against him for 2010s.

Ultimately, Edre is running this poll so I will go by the guidelines Edre sets. Honestly, anyone near the bottom is weaker support on my part anyway.

Only the Top 20 are really strongly backed by me mostly because I haven't had THAT much plays of the others' material vs. the plays for someone with the bulk of their output from, say, the 90s or before.
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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by Father2TheMan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:13 pm

Updated list

1. The Choir
2. Weezer
3. Adele
4. Paul Simon
5. Kanye West
6. Lecrae
7. Lorde
8. Stryper
9. Randy Stonehill
10. Audrey Assad
11. case/lang/veirs
12. Katy Perry
13. Bruno Mars
14. Kevin Max
15. The Monkees
16. Brandi Carlile
17. Kacey Musgraves
18. Love and the Outcome
19. Bizzle
20. Rachel Bloom
21. After Edmund
22. Pharrell Williams
23. Sweet Comfort Band
24. Crowder/David Crowder Band
25. Garfunkel and Oates
26. William Bell
27. Taylor Swift
28. The Lone Bellow
29. Charlie Peacock
30. Susan Ashton
31. Bloodhound Gang
32. Arcade Fire
33. Andy Mineo
34. Cecile McLorin Salvant
35. Nick Jonas
36. Steve Martin
37. Beyoncé
38. Justin Timberlake
39. Tobymac
40. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
41. MercyMe
42. J.J. Heller
43. Switchfoot
44. Willie Nelson
45. Glee Cast?
46. Book of Mormon Cast
47. Leon Bridges
48. Brian Wilson
49. Steve Taylor
50. Justin Bieber
51. Robyn
52. Coldplay
53. St. Paul and the Broken Bones
54. Andrew Peterson
55. Kendrick Lamar
56. Courtney Barnett
57. Jars of Clay
58. Chris Stapleton
59. The Oh Hellos
60. Florence and the Machine
61. Lukas Graham
62. The Union of Sinners and Saints
63. Dion
64. Rihanna
65. Beacon Light
66. Ke$ha
67. Phil Keaggy
68. Eminem
69. LCD Soundsystem
70. Miley Cyrus
71. Selena Gomez
72. The Avett Brothers
73. Ed Sheeran
74. CHVRCHES
75. Blondie
76. Anderson.Paak
77. NF
78. One Direction
79. Jason Isbell
80. Jason Gray
81. Kerosene Halo
82. Kirk Franklin
83. Paramore
84. Metallica
85. Lana del Rey
86. Cage the Elephant
87. The Head and the Heart
88. Bria Skonberg
89. Mavis Staples
90. Echosmith
91. Tove Lo
92. Lauren Daigle
93. Bonnie Raitt
94. Elton John
95. Lizzo
96. John Mark McMillan
97. Newsboys
98. Glen Campbell
99. Barenaked Ladies
100. Drake
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Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Post by bonnielaurel » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:24 am

1. Laura Marling
2. First Aid Kit
3. Grimes
4. Gregory Porter
5. Lana del Rey
6. GoGo Penguin
7. Janelle Monáe
8. Lindi Ortega
9. The Divine Comedy
10. Natalia Lafourcade
11. Leon Bridges
12. Anoushka Shankar
13. Robyn
14. Charli XCX
15. Michael Kiwanuka

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