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What AM statistical distinction is shared by only The Stone Roses and Carole King?
Both only had one acclaimed album and all their acclaimed songs came off that album
Close to what I was thinking. They are the only two artists with albums in the top 100 who only have one acclaimed album.
What about the Sex Pistols?
OK, I've got one...what AM statistical distinction do the following artists (and no others) share?
Had acclaimed albums in multiple decades? I just don't think they'd be the only ones with that distinction. So let's go top 10 albums of the year in two different decades.
I have no clue either to schleuse's problem, but here's another one:
Joy Division then Stevie Wonder (particularly strange) then Captain Beefheart then The Stooges then Miles Davis then Tom Waits. I hope I got it right.
OK, my OCD made me look it up, if we make it two or more albums in the Top 500 separated by at least a decade, we add four more artists. I’ve mentioned Johnny Cash…the others are:
Lou Reed (17 years: Transformer – New York)
The Rolling Stones (14 years: s/t – Some Girls)
Green Day (10 years 7 months: Dookie – American Idiot)
And Miles goes up to 16 years between Birth of the Cool and Bitches Brew.
Roxy Music JUST misses: s/t and Avalon are 9 years 11 months apart.
Henrik, my first guess was that these artists’ two highest-ranked albums are ranked very close together…but that doesn’t apply to Captain Beefheart. Hmm…
This is a great thread. Now I need to think of one.
What statistical distinction do Count Baise, The Band, Roxy Music, Tom Waits, U2, and The Streets all have in common?
What do is the common bond of these albums:
-The Dark Side of the Moon
-Kind of Blue
They each have two top ten of the year albums separated by two years or less, but not three.
"Joy Division then Stevie Wonder (particularly strange) then Captain Beefheart then The Stooges then Miles Davis then Tom Waits. I hope I got it right."
I thought I was wrong with this one but I double checked Joy Division because I thought one of those acclaimed songs had to have been on closer. But all of those artists have albums in the top 100 that don't have any songs that are in the AM 3000. It is unbelievable that not one song off of Stevie Wonder's second most acclaimed album (might as well be 1b), that also happens to be a double album doesn't have a single song in the top 3000.
There's a couple out there that I can't figure out, but here's a new one that might be a little easy.
What AM distinction (or maybe not a distinction in some cases) do The B-52's, Little Richard, Weezer, Traffic and Liz Phair all have in common?
Damn, I was close but I mostly looked at the yearly ranks and didn't get Elvis to fit in with the others since "in Memphis" is only the 18th album from 1969.
All time or decade list that is.
Henrik got it.
I was pretty suprised by the names on that list. The two with a * were included in a 1-20 range on a list, but I didn't count them.
Crap, I just realized that Traffic doesn't have the distinction I'm talking about. Major palm on forehead. Do you have it now?
An easy one while I try to solve John's :
What AM oddity is shared by DNA feat Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner and Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing (and no other songs or albums)
Also, Derek and the Dominoes.