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And finally, in this last part the 10 most acclaimed years are revealed. Here's spots 10 downto 6:
Album rank: 9
Song rank: 19
17 - Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
22 - Patti Smith - Horses
23 - Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
93 - Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
145 - Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
166 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
25 - Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
68 - Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
174 - Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
247 - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
272 - Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
325 - Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Album rank: 10
Song rank: 16
7 - The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St
16 - David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
79 - Lou Reed - Transformer
109 - Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
118 - Neil Young - Harvest
151 - Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
38 - Stevie Wonder - Superstition
58 - Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
128 - The Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
154 - Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
165 - David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
200 - Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
Album rank: 5
Song rank: 15
9 - Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols
25 - Television - Marquee Moon
52 - The Clash - The Clash
53 - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
89 - Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
91 - David Bowie - Low
23 - Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
61 - David Bowie - Heroes
96 - The Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
145 - Donna Summer - I Feel Love
235 - Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
237 - Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Album rank: 13
Song rank: 21
24 - The Beatles - Abbey Road
31 - The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
38 - The Band - The Band
54 - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
66 - Led Zeppelin - II
96 - Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
30 - The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
56 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
66 - Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
76 - Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
108 - David Bowie - Space Oddity
115 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
Album rank: 11
Song rank: 20
3 - Nirvana - Nevermind
32 - Massive Attack - Blue Lines
63 - Primal Scream - Screamadelica
74 - My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
80 - U2 - Achtung, Baby
149 - Pearl Jam - Ten
4 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
44 - R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
65 - Massive - Unfinished Sympathy
94 - U2 - One
248 - Metallica - Enter Sandman
276 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
The 5 remaining years are, in chronological order: 1965 - 1968 and 1971.
Oops, some corrections:
#7 is 1969, but album ranking is 7th and song ranking is 10th.
#6 is 1991, but album ranking is 6th and song ranking is 9th.
A typical example of copy, paste and forgot to modify.
Album rank: 4
Song rank: 5
8 - Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
28 - Led Zeppelin - IV
34 - The Who - Who's Next
45 - Joni Mitchell - Blue
48 - The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
51 - Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
9 - Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
20 - Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
26 - John Lennon - Imagine
63 - Al Green - Let's Stay Together
103 - Rod Stewart - Maggie May
110 - T. Rex - Get It On (Bang a Gong)
Album rank: 8
Song rank: 1
11 - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
27 - The Beatles - Rubber Soul
56 - Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
65 - Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
68 - John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
232 - The Who - The Who Sings My Generation
1 - Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
2 - The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
13 - The Who - My Generation
31 - The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
39 - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
82 - James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
So, Midaso, you were right, 1965 is the best song year.
Holding both numbers 1 and 2 in the AM song 3000 and 4 other strong songs in the top 100, it might not have been a very big surprise, but still, it's not '66 or '67.
These 2 years, together with 1968, are battling for the top 3 positions. Will wait with posting those later today, North America needs to wake up first ...
8 of the years between 1965 and 1975 in the top 10, that's quite a lot. Although it is probably deserved.
H61R, you put 10 acclaimed dollars in the jackpot for predicting that '66 or '67 would be #1.
Well, you might still be right on that, but despite Pet Sounds and Revolver, we see that:
Album rank: 3
Song rank: 4
1 - The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
2 - The Beatles - Revolver
6 - Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
133 - The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
279 - The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
288 - John Mayall - Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton
3 - The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
22 - Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
36 - The Four Tops - Reach Out (I'll Be There)
52 - The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
73 - Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman
123 - The Byrds - Eight Miles High
So, it's gonna be either 1967 ... or 1968 ...
Henrik was so kind to give me an inside on the upcoming site update, so here's fresh from the press:
Album rank: 2
Song rank: 3
11 - LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
22 - Radiohead - In Rainbows
33 - The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
44 - The National - Boxer
55 - Blonde Redhead - 23
66 - PJ Harvey - White Chalk
12 - Rihanna, ft. Jay-Z - Umbrella
24 - Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
36 - LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
48 - Amy Winehouse - Rehab
60 - Battles - Atlas
72 - Kanye West - Stronger
Now, who would have thought that!
Okay, here is the real McCoy:
Album rank: 2
Song rank: 3
13 - Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
15 - The Beatles - The Beatles ("The White Album")
19 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
29 - The Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
73 - The Band - Music from Big Pink
111 - Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
7 - Otis Redding - Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
8 - Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
34 - The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
37 - The Beatles - Hey Jude
40 - The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
81 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along the Watchtower
Album rank: 1
Song rank: 2
4 - The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
5 - The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
12 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
21 - The Doors - The Doors
50 - Love - Forever Changes
84 - Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
5 - Aretha Franklin - Respect
16 - The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
18 - The Beatles - A Day in the Life
33 - The Doors - Light My Fire
41 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
55 - The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
A complete summary of the year and decade lists and rankings can be found here.
Those album rankings for 2007 seem peculiar being so highly ranked and also that they are all multiples of 11. Also is interesting that they disagree so much with top albums from 2007 posted on the main site page. Seems like Henrik might not have the it all compiled or something.
Indeed the 2007 results are surprising. Perhaps I need to tweak the formula a bit. Anyway, those are just preliminary figures.
For crying out loud, Andre, don't give me a heartattack! Like the gullible idiot I am, you had me believing that fake #2 for several seconds -- and trying to figure out how that could really be
Im Havin alot of trouble with 2007. On the link on the home page NEON BIBLE is #1 but here it's #3. That doesnt bother me, the part that does bother me is that FUNERAl, Arcade fire's first album is widely considered to be the best album of the decade. Now how can Neon Bible be place so much higher when most reviews refer to it as being the lesser of the two album. Dont get me wrong, I love Neon Bible. It just doesnt make sense.
The problem I think we're having is. there are just far to many list's being entered then in recent years. Therefor ( MORE LIST = MORE POSSIBLE MENTIONS FOR AN ALBUM)
Suggestion? Decrease the value of a list by 1/6 or something...lol... I unno IM not a mathmatician.
but let's be honest. There's not a person on this earth that thinks SOUND OF SILVER is a better and more renouned album then RADIOHEADS OK COMPUTER
Either I cannot sense your sarcasm or you didn't get the joke. The 2007 entry was fake, nobody (except for Henrik, perhaps) knows exactly where the 2007 songs/albums are gonna end up. However, I can guarantee you the year won't be anywhere near the second spot.
If it was a joke, I'm sorry for not getting my foot in my mouth. It just took me by a bit of a surprise.
My Guesses to the top 5's ultimate listing!
1) NEON BIBLE 98
2) IN RAINBOWS 103
3) SOUND OF SILVER 126
4) KALA 220
5) PERSON PITCH 300
My personal top 10 of 2007
1) Radiohead - In Rainbows
2) Arcade fire - Neon Bible
3) The National - Boxer
4) LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
5) Feist - The Reminder
6) Panda Bear - person PItch
7) Animal Collective - Strawberry jam
8) Robert Plant & Allison Kruass - Rasing Sand
9) MIA - Kala
10) The white stripes - Icky Thump
NOTE : If a Bonus Disc (IN Rainboows Disc 2) Counted. It would be 3rd.
So glad to see that some people really took it serious. Many thanks, Henrik, for playing along!
So to clarify for once and for all: It really ... was a JOKE. For the albums list I took our Pazz & Jop results, for the songs Henrik's latest Excel list.
Many thanks Andre for doing this!
Yes, thank you!
The top three are almost definitely going to be somewhere in the top 200. Maybe higher once enough time has passed for critics to canonize them.
I think it's a new rule on this forum that every countdown must include a joke entry.
So, if somebody were to countdown the best 2000s albums as voted by this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Federline's album showed up on it.
The top three are almost definitely going to be somewhere in the top 200.
I know, you means different 'tops' here, but it sounds quite funny if you would assume the same top list.
Yes, the top 3 years will definitely be in the top 200 of years in 2112.