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To not make it too heavy with all the images, I'm starting a new thread for the top songs of the 1990s poll. The first part can be found here.
This is also a perfect time to summarize the list so far, and correct for an unfortunate error.
In the list below, the correct place is shown first and then the "old place from page 1" in parenthesis.
46. (52) The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
47. (46) The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
48. (47) The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
49. (54) Björk - Hyperballad
50. (51) Blur - Coffee and TV
51. (53) Massive Attack - Protection
52. (4 Beck - Devil's Haircut
53. (55) Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
54. (56) PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
55. (49) Pavement - Summer Babe
56. (5 The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
57. (60) Air - Sexy Boy
58. (61) Primal Scream - Swastika Eyes
59. (62) Underworld - Born Slippy
60. (64) Björk - Venus as a Boy
61. (50) The Flaming Lips - Waitin' for a Superman
62. (65) Weezer - Buddy Holly
63. (63) Björk - Human Behaviour
64. (59) Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
65. (66) Oasis - Supersonic
66. (6 Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See a Darkness
67. (57) R.E.M. - E-Bow the Letter
68. (69) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
69. (71) The Cure - Friday, I'm in Love
70. (70) Nine Inch Nails - Closer
71. (72) Primal Scream - Higher Than the Sun
72. (7 Beck - Nobody's Fault But My Own
73. (73) Primal Scream - Loaded
74. (74) Blur - The Universal
75. (67) Blur - Girls and Boys
76. (76) Prodigy - Firestarter
77. (79) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
78. (75) Beck - Sexx Laws
79. (80) Pearl Jam - Black
80. (77) Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
81. (82) Pulp - Babies
82. (83) Beck - The New Pollution
83. (81) Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
84. (86) Blur - This Is a Low
85. (84) Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
86. (85) Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
87. (87) Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
88. (92) Eminem - My Name Is
89. (8 Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
90. (89) Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
91. (90) Happy Mondays - Step On
92. (91) Stardust - Music Sounds Better with You
93. (93) Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
94. (95) The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
95. (9 Fugees - Ready or Not
96. (94) Primal Scream - Come Together
97. (97) 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre - California Love
98. (96) Blur - For Tomorrow
99. (99) House of Pain - Jump Around
100. (100) Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
Belle and Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies (1996)
Score: 1298 points
Honorio (#2), Miguel (#4), Mo (#
“If they follow you don’t look back / like Dylan in the movies”. Fragile and sensitive pop from Scotland, with references to “Don’t Look Back”, the D.A. Pennebaker documentary about Dylan. A band of braggarts (being heavy-metal or hip-hop) would have not been bold enough to talk about the fear you feel when somebody follows you down the street. But is fear what you feel, don’t you? (Honorio)
Place in the 1996 poll: 10
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: Not listed
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow (1991)
Score: 1299 points
Rendle (#2), Vgrd and Harold Wexler (#7)
Like a heart-attack ready to uncoil, it’s distorted freak-out intro and icy riffs keep my attention on blast full time. (Rendle)
Place in the 1991 poll: 7
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 62
Mercury Rev - Goddess on a Highway (199
Score: 1300 points
Mo (#2), Miguel (#7), Mitchell Stirling (#
Dreamy masterpiece, the resurrection of Mercury Rev thanks to the King Midas of space-pop, Dave Fridmann. (Honorio)
What a melody and what an interpretation! One of the good discoveries of mine during this top 90s poll. (Toni)
Place in the 1998 poll: 9
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 211
Would have been high on my list for sure ... :-)
Manic Street Preachers - A Design for Life (1996)
Score: 1302 points
Twister (#2), pop elton (#7), otisredding (#10)
The violins that appear unexpectably all the song are terrific. Didn't use to like this song so much before this poll. (Toni)
Place in the 1996 poll: 1
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 82
Beastie Boys - Sabotage (1994)
Score: 1310 points
Toni (#2), LonesomePanda (#3), otisredding (#
One of the greatest hip-hop band creating one of the greatest guitar riff (LonesomePanda)
I remember rocking out every time I saw this on VH1 Megahits. I miss that channel, well at least I still have th song. (Rendle)
Put aside the fun video for a second. This messy, punky smash works. Thank God they don't play their instruments particularly well on this track. (Schwah)
I used to like rap songs some years ago and, as I gradually become a rock fan, I passed to think all of that genre's songs were discardable. That was until I came to this one. It's very distant from all of those cliches the bad rappers use to follow. Love the volcals here. (Toni)
Place in the 1994 poll: 6
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 23
Blur - Song 2 (1997)
Score: 1312 points
Howlin' Andrew and Michel (#5), Slush (#11)
Like someone said, it's the band who estimulated the opposition creating one of the most purely grunge songs ever. I like it's intensity and the concentration of too much noise in too few time. (Toni)
Place in the 1997 poll: 4
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 12
R.E.M. - Drive (1992)
Score: 1315 points
Jonah and pop elton (#2), Mo (#16)
Place in the 1992 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 126
Well, it seems that we don’t have words for that…
Well, as you'll have guessed, one Dane is around, but I've been at the bloody computer all day anyway, revising a manuscript. Have a cup of coffee, Henrik, and see if the rest come back from healtier pursuits.
Hey Henrik: I'm here... I don't like pressing refresh every 10 seconds so I'm doing other things on my computer.
I'm eager to see where Dry the Rain ends up. I said this is Bracketology but I think that song is going to be the Hey Jude of this generation. If you hate Hey Jude, that might not be a good thing, though.
Conversations along the way will make this even more fun. Feels good to have you guys here.
Eels - Novocaine for the Soul (1996)
Score: 1323 points
Miguel (#3), Mo and Michel (#6)
Place in the 1996 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 154
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (1992)
Score: 1330 points
Twister (#5), Mike Kelly (#6), Jonah and Neoptolemos (#14)
Place in the 1992 poll: 6
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 116
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger (1995)
Score: 1331 points
Tim (#2), Toni (#6), DrDre (#9)
OK, Beatles-cloning, but still a very strong song, Oasis' best song. (DrDre)
One of the best melodies of this tournament. It's grandioquent, emotional, simple, creative and one of that kind of melodies that seems that was somewhere waiting a genius to discover it. (Toni)
Place in the 1995 poll: 6
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 180
The California Love ranking kind of ticks me off, but the rest of the list has been pretty good. I'm glad the Blur/Brit-pop uprising was given it's walking papers.
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
Score: 1355 points
Henrik (#1), Neoptolemos (#6), John and Chris (#10)
A simple but fabulous guitar from Martin Gore added emotion to the electronic beats and the deep voice of Gahan singing “Words are very unnecessary / they can only do harm”. (Honorio)
Very possibly the best synth-pop single. (Rendle)
Place in the 1990 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 176
The next song is to me probably the biggest surprise of the whole poll.
I love your number 1, Henrik.
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997)
Score: 1369 points
MightyMadMax (#3), Mitchell Stirling (#6), Honorio, Dumbangel and pop elton (#10)
Chamber-pop or space-pop? Well, really both. The hypnotic drones of the previous albums get mixed here with chamber strings and a classic structure of canon. The “spiritual” feel and the narcotic effect that produces fits perfectly with the album cover art: a pharmaceutical package wrapping a big drug. (Honorio)
Place in the 1997 poll: 8
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: Not listed
Henrik-- I just checked in and saw how gracious you were, saying that you messed up my list when it was entirely my fault. All the hard--and very cool--work you put in and I screwed up the group rankings for everyone because of my careless error. Tried too fast to put final touches on the list after a hard day in the office. I apologize to everyone here.
But at least now everything is worked out. Again, so sorry to everyone, especially you, Henrik.
Nirvana - Lithium (1991)
Score: 1372 points
Mike Kelly (#3), Harold Wexler and John (#
Place in the 1991 poll: 8
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 151
Everything's cool, Mike -- with so many lists and numbers, an error somewhere is to be expected.
Deee-Lite - Groove Is in the Heart (1990)
Score: 1372 points
otisredding (#1), DrDre (#2), Schwah (#5)
“We’re going to dance / and have some fun”. An irresistible dance groove, some distinguished collaborations (Bootsy Collins on bass, Q-Tip on rap and samples from Maceo Parker brass) and Lady Miss Kier as the perfect disco diva made one of the best dance numbers ever. “Just de-lovely and delicious”. (Honorio)
My favorite dance track of the 90's. Groovy video clip as well. (DrDre)
If dance music mavens weren't so damned insular so much of the time, we could have had many other perfect dance pop gems like this one… although they would have needed to recruit Maceo, Bootsy, and Q-Tip as well. (Schwah)
Place in the 1990 poll: 4
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 19
Hmm. Up to number 33 and still no Radiohead--but two Nirvana. Looking like Radiohead will be the band of the decade, not Nirvana.
I'm a Nirvana man, myself.
Artists with more than one song in the top 31:
Radiohead 6 (!)
Massive Attack 2
One thing that was fun about doing these rankings was rediscovering things I'd compleatly forgotten about. Although it wasn't near the top of my list, it was great to listen to (and watch the video for) Groove is in the Heart again.
Sigur Rós - Svefn-G-englar (1999)
Score: 1386 points
Chris (# , MightyMadMax (#9), Henrik (#10)
Place in the 1999 poll: 6
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 208
I guess I shouldn't presume that it comes down to just Nirvana and Radiohead for band of the decade. REM and Oasis, for instance, are in the running too, it looks like.
Otis, great number one!!
Of the top 30 songs, 12 are also in the AM top 30 of the 90s, while 12 of the others are not even in the AM top 100. And two of those ("Let Down" and "Nightswimming") are not on AM at all.
R.E.M. - Man on the Moon (1992)
Score: 1390 points
tremolo (#2), Vgrd (#3), DrDre (#4)
Highlight of the outstanding Automatic album. (DrDre)
Place in the 1992 poll: 4
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 73
Pulp - This Is Hardcore (199
Score: 1396 points
Henrik (#2), Vgrd (#4), pop elton (#5)
Place in the 1998 poll: 1
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 137
My Bloody Valentine - Soon (1990)
Score: 1401 points
tremolo (#3), Collin, Mitchell Stirling and otisredding (#4)
Leave it to MBV to make a dance song, from it’s dueling keyboard riffs to soundwall riff, it emphasizes on loud and soft even better than Nevermind did. (Rendle)
Place in the 1990 poll: 6
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 102
I said "Ladies and Gentlemen..." was this poll's biggest surprise to me, but out of the singles, the next song probably takes the prize. From #9 in its year's poll right into place 27 of the decade.
Foo Fighters - Everlong (1997)
Score: 1410 points
Rendle (#4), Mike Kelly (#7), Schwah (#10)
I might overrate it… but I don't care (LonesomePanda)
The best thing The Foo’s ever did. No question. (Rendle)
The greatest song Dave Grohl has ever been any part of. (I'm talking to you, Nirvana fans.) This song is also inextriably linked to its wonderful Gondry-directed video for me. Not fair to bring that into play, perhaps, but the song is good enough to stand on its own, I think. (Schwah)
Place in the 1997 poll: 9
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 173
Hi, back again.
I can think of 4 candidates, if I had to guess the top 2. In one slogan: "Losing my common, bittersweet teen spirit".
A song by that title might be a hit, DrDre :-)
Yes, or how about "one fake plastic wonderwall"?
Nirvana - All Apologies (1993)
Score: 1410 points
Jonah (#4), Howlin' Andrew (#7), Miguel (#
Cobain’s testament. Now it’s quite easy to understand the lyrics. “What else should I write? / I don’t have the right / What else should I be? / All apologies”. (Honorio)
Place in the 1993 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 59
The Smashing Pumpkins - Today (1993)
Score: 1425 points
Collin (#2), Slush (#6), Chris (#7)
Place in the 1993 poll: 4
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 88
And we're getting into the Top 25...
Six Radiohead songs in the top 25?!
Make that top 24!
R.E.M. - Nightswimming (1992)
Score: 1430 points
Fred and Chris (#6), Harold Wexler (#12)
Place in the 1992 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: Not listed
There was this discussion about voting 4 Beatles albums in the top 10. Maybe some people voted all Radiohead songs in their 10??
Make that top 23.
Update of artists with more than one song still in the game:
Radiohead 6 (!!)
Massive Attack 2
Also, list of albums with more than one song in the game:
OK Computer 4
Well, we all know what album is going to win tomorrow... "Slanted and Enchanted", of course.
I have 2 Radiohead songs in my top 10
But the other 4 are 12, 15, 28, 33i think Radiohead is the group on which tere is the strongest consensus
Are Radiohead really THAT good? Well, heck, they're coming to the Roskilde Festival next summer (last heard them in the same place in 1997) ...
lol, my Top Ten is starting to wear away fast. Sad to see "Only Shallow" so low (#44 is very low for that song imo), but still good to see it in the Top 50. Has any Looks like ALL of Radiohead's songs will be in the Top 25. Wow.
As I wrote earlier today, I think it plays a role that Radiohead is in the spotlight now. Just released a new and good album, influences our voting heavily I guess. Or they are really that good ...
I'm not a huge Nirvana fan, so I'll surprised I'm the biggest fan of All Apologies. I don't even own Nevermind! I should probably listen to it one of these days.
About who's going to be number one:
I wrote earlier that "this is a very tight game. That is, all the way up to number 2!"
Clarification: "this is a very tight game. That is, all the way up to (and including) number 2!"
Well, actually there's a jump between #4 and #3 as well.
Well, Henrik, for the number one I would still vote for "Losing my common, bittersweet teen spirit".
But then again, I'm always pretty bad in guessing ...
Radiohead - Creep (1992)
Score: 1449 points
Mike Kelly (#4), DrDre and LonesomePanda (#
Despite the overexposure it retains an unstoppable force coming from an ugly man exposing his rage and anger after years of bearing other people jokes. Ugly ones of the world, united! (Honorio)
Hit that got them in the picture, in times where Grunge and Nirvana ruled. (DrDre)
One of the 2 real anthems of the 90's… (LonesomePanda)
Q: Have you ever heard of Radiohead?; A: Have I? Thay’re great!; Q: Really, what’s your favorite song by them?; A: Well, I’ve only heard one song... but “Creep” is awesome, isn’t it?; Q: errrrr.... [I don’t know what it is about Creep. Other people like it, but me, not so much.] (Rendle)
Even brainy Radiohead can hit a primal, rock-loving pleasure center in the brain. Don't believe me? Listen to the experts: "Beavis: 'Don't worry Butthead, it gets cool in a minute.' Butthead: 'It better start rocking or I'll really give him something to cry about.' Beavis: 'Shut up Butthead, it's cool. Check it out, check it out! Here it comes...' [Metallic guitars ejaculate into a chorus of 'I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo, I don't belong here.'] Beavis: 'Yes! Yes!' Butthead: 'This is pretty cool.' Beavis: 'Yeah yeah yeah yeah.' Butthead: 'Uh?...Uhh?' [The soft guitars return.] Beavis: 'What... what's going on...? How come they don't just, like, play that cool part through the whole song?' Butthead: 'Well, Beavis, if they didn't have, like, a part of the song that sucked, then, it's like, the other part wouldn't be as cool.' Beavis: 'Really? You're pretty smart Butthead. Hey, here it comes again. Yes! Yes! Raaawk...!'" (Schwah)
Place in the 1992 poll: 1
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 14
There aren't many of these 90s bands that still are existing or creating music even close to their original caliber. That's probably another reason Radiohead is doing well. I'm not sure if having 1995 and 1997 being weak years for music for some people is a factor. I know someone said 1997 was great but I remember I had trouble putting together my album and song list. OK Computer might have had more songs crack the top 10 because of that.
The first time I heard "Creep" I hated it. Well, it was my #4 for the decade.
I want to watch Beavis and Butthead again now! I forget about their musical insights. Might mean more to me now that I know more music.
The Breeders - Cannonball (1993)
Score: 1455 points
Dumbangel and Schwah (#2), SuperFurry (#3)
You know that Kim had it in her. (Rendle)
This song is just pure fun. A simple, fun, groove-filled, sing-along hit. Songs like that are really important too, you know. (Schwah)
Place in the 1993 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 18
Well, gonna see a movie with my wife. Come back later.
By the way, the movie is “Marie Antoniette” by Sofia Coppola that (I think) features music by The Cure and Air.
Oasis - Wonderwall (1995)
Score: 1455 points
Michel (#3), Dumbangel and Neoptolemos (#7)
Place in the 1995 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 10
Schwah made some great comments. Love this Beavis and Butthead one. Yeah yeah uhhuh uhhuh ...
"Live Forever" the top Oasis song. That makes sense to me.
Oh, and 5 Radiohead songs in the top 20?!!!
Wonderwall that far down? Well, I guess Radiohead ARE the band of the decade (make that two decades)
Radiohead - Karma Police (1997)
Score: 1479 points
Twister (#6), Nicolas (#10), Paul Manusama (#11)
The “Sexy Sadie” of the nineties. (Lazy OK Computer/White Album comparison, pt. 2) (Rendle)
Writing this I wonder why did I put OK Computer so low ranked in my list... I can't anymore think which of this 4 I like most and least. Well, this one is a delicious guided-by-piano track. We can say that much of the New Acoustic style that would dominate the 00s has its basis here, although it is far from being a gratuitous ballad like most that are spread on radios today. It's a very deep and well constructed song, with also an astonishing videoclip. (Toni)
Place in the 1997 poll: 5
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 106
Wonderwall is the highest positioned cover, right? Spot 21 is quite okay.
i don't think a Radiohead song will be nb 1, although I'm pretty sure OK Computer will win the albums contest
radiohead are like the Beatles,they are an excellent album band but they don't have a standout song
So, like the Beatles (first song nb 16 in the all-time songs list), Radiohead won't be nb 1 because everybody didn't put the same song in 1st position
On the contrary, REM (Losing), Nirvana (Smells), Verve (Bittersweet, not thanks to me), Pulp (Common people, U2 (One)are too me more likely to win
Just logging on, and it's been fun getting up to speed. Way to go on such a mammoth undertaking, Henrik.
So nicolas, you say I should change my slogan to:
"Losing my one, common, bittersweet teen spirit"
Well, Henrik said it was a tight game. Maybe that means, an outsider like Massive Attack, or Elliott Smith might surprise us ...
I hope it won't be Elliott smith
would be too sad
BTW, we did not have Dry the rain from Beta Band yet. Now that's a suprise!
Woderwall is a cover, DrDre? I had no idea. Sounds so very Oasis-ish to me. Anyway, I wouldn't necessarily want it to be higher (and as Steve Earle said "if you don't vote, don't bitch"), I just thought it was very highly regarded. But not bad to be no. 21 of a decade either :-)
Anyways, I had sworn I'd go to bed before 11 because I'm exhausted and tommorrow is the day i drive my wife and son home from the hospital, but and it's 11 : 11 and the suspense grows
So damn it, I'll sleep later
Hope my daughter won't wake up at 7 like this morning
The Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize (1999)
Score: 1481 points
Paul Manusama, Mitchell Stirling and Miguel (#5)
Probably there isn’t any antecedent in rock music of a song with that lyrical theme, a song about “two scientists racing / for the good of all mankind”. (Honorio)
Proof that The Soft Buelltin twists your brain like no other album just from its weird stringy riff. (Rendle)
Place in the 1999 poll: 1
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 195
Nicolas, I'll try to speed up a little. I was just putting my little girl to bed (again).
a great song in a very overrated album in my opinion
Massive Attack - Teardrop (199
Score: 1492 points
LonesomePanda (#2), Collin (#3), Tim (#
Close to perfection (LonesomePanda)
Place in the 1998 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 136
Beck - Loser (1993)
Score: 1496 points
Michel (#2), Schwah (#3), Dumbangel (#4)
Drum machines and slide guitars. Hip hop and talking blues. Rap-folk? Well, “soy un perdedor / I’m a loser, baby / so why don’t you kill me?” (Honorio)
Would this song be as good if he didn't go on to prove that this mix-and-match style could be the template for a truly great career? It's hard for me to judge, because it wasn't long after I heard this that I heard the even-greater "Beercan," and I was hooked from then on. (Schwah)
Place in the 1993 poll: 1
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 5
Well, I always thought Wonderwall was a cover. I just googled to confirm my thoughts ... not a cover!?!
The Mike Flowers Pops hat a hit with it in 1995 and that sounded like 50's music, but in fact they got it from Oasis. Noel Gallagher wrote it himself:
There goes my music integrity ...
Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (1990)
Score: 1502 points
Henrik (#4), Neoptolemos (#5), Michel (#
The power of a tear. The best cover of the nineties (along with Buckley’s “Hallelujah” also with a haunting vocal performance. Cry, baby, cry. (Honorio)
Before Sinéad arguably ruined her career forever, she did this. You can hear her soul crying on this one people. (Rendle)
Place in the 1990 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 9
4 Radiohead songs in the top 15 ... it's getting more and more likely that Radiohead is also on #1.
The Beta Band - Dry the Rain
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
The LA's - There She Goes
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis - Live Forever
Pulp - Common People
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead - Let Down
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
Elliott Smith - Waltz #2
U2 - One
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Oh well, I once lost a bet claiming Neil Young was in the Velvet Underground (I had read some stuff superficially and mixed it up severely) - compared to that, making Oasis cover themselves is peanuts ... :-)
Henrik, I noticed you always write the La's with capital A, but it is really with a small a.
Next song has some really devoted fans!
the beta band is THE surprise
It's not gonna go far (i ranked it 85!)
nicolas, I ranked Beta Band at 96!
Thanks Dre, I'll correct that in the future!
The Beta Band - Dry the Rain (1997)
Score: 1592 points
Jonah, Fred and Michel (#1)
The highest ranked song I did not know before the poll (LonesomePanda)
Slightly overrated after High Fidelity, but only slightly. (Schwah)
Place in the 1997 poll: 6
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 327
Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (199
Score: 1598 points
LonesomePanda and John (#1), Fred (#2)
Discovered this precious little diamond quite late, but not too late. (DrDre)
The song that I will always think has been written for me (LonesomePanda)
I like the bigger arrangements of XO better than the stripped-down Smith of Either/Or. This song, with the screeching strings at the end, is a good example of how his songs and gorgeous melodies are strong enough to carry the bigger sound. (Schwah)
Place in the 1998 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 248
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony (1997)
Score: 1610 points
MightyMadMax and Neoptolemos (#2), Midaso (#6)
Place in the 1997 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 3
What an ugly cover !
From the yearly polls, we still have
#1 from 1990
#1, #2, #3 and #4 from 1991
#1 and #3 from 1994
#1 and #3 from 1995
#1, #3 and #7 from 1997
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees (1995)
Score: 1616 points
Paul Manusama (#3), pop elton and Schwah (#4)
The beautifully-constructed slow building and the achingly vocal rendering by Thom Yorke were two of the many features of this awesome song. (Honorio)
Highlight of the outstanding Bends album. (DrDre)
Radiohead at the higher of their carreer (LonesomePanda)
This song was ahead of its time. It’s so beautiful and moving it makes you wonder why anyone could dislike the Bends in any way. (Rendle)
As great and important as their triumphant experimentalism has been post-Bends, I am glad that Radiohead recorded this song before then. Sometimes a song - to be great - simply needs a strummed acoustic guitar building into screaming, epic electirc guitars. (Schwah)
Place in the 1995 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 1990s rank: 35