Cheapthrills' Top 100 Artists 1997-2018 - COMPLETED

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Postby SummerPeur » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:12 am

I've missed a few artists, however

YESSS @ Scissor Sisters!!! I feel like they are often forgotten here :(.

Also, I did not not expect Mariah to be so low for you CT!!

ZZ Ward is someone who I've never heard of in my life, so I went and checked her out about! Beautiful girl, I'm not sure she is entirely my style or makes music I like to listen too.

Put The Gun Down - Average, quite basic.
365 Days - Really enjoyed this song though!
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Postby cheapthrills » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:05 pm

Thanks, Summer :D

Yes, the Scissor Sisters - it feels like we have so few mainstream gay pop stars who speak to our experiences. It's always nice when one breaks through, especially as early as they did.

Put the Gun Down as basic tho :cry:
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:40 am

Duffy - I only really know "Mercy" and "Warwick Avenue" from her. I like both, but prefer the latter these days.
Justin Timberlake - his relationship/connection with/to two of my favourite female artists predisposes me to not like him much as a human-being, but, as a musician, his 2002-2013 output was limited, but solid. I think he's one of the best male pop stars ever, but that's only because he doesn't have much competition in that arena. I think "Sexyback" is a good candidate for favourite JT song (and video) for me as well. "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows" is right up there as well.
Black Eyed Peas - I think their music is best when the guys sit down and let Fergie shine on a mid-tempo ballad à la "Meet Me Halfway" and "Just Can't Get Enough".
The Weeknd - he feels very much like a more commercial version of Frank Ocean. His hit-to-miss ratio is impressive thus far.
John Mayer - good guitar music from him. I agree that the white supremacist remark was distasteful, and definitely impacted his spin count in my music library.
Kanye West - he's probably the best hip/hop act ever, but I've really not been pro-Kanye this year for obvious reasons. I like that "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" is your #1 from him, as I think it's one of his most underrated tracks. I'm not entirely sure what my favourite Kanye song is. "Monster", "Heartless", "Stronger", and "Never Let Me Down" would all be in the conversation, but "Power" is a giant among giants, so it's probably that one.
Noisettes - "I Want You Back" is great!
Drake - sexiest rapper of all-time perhaps? I think Drake has a great ear for melodies and hooks, and he's probably the most quotable rapper ever, but I definitely think a lot of his big hits are mediocre. Unlike the Weeknd, his hit-to-miss ratio for me is barely above 50%.

cheapthrills wrote:I will agree that she can write, though sometimes she sticks really oddball words in there like its some sort of vocabulary lesson :)
I can admit to this being true. :lol:
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Postby cheapthrills » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:48 pm

Power didn't chart! :o But all the others you mentioned did - I still love Monster primarily for Nicki's iconic verse, but if I had to pick a pure Kanye track beyond Diamonds, it would be Heartless. I am probably done with Kanye now too, which is too bad because I stuck by his music all the other times his personality annoyed me.

And I don't think JT irked me much until the Super Bowl performance brought it all back, and I just feel like Janet deserved some redemption. I think when the sad day comes and she isn't around, people will finally collectively regret how unfairly she was treated.

As for sexiest rapper, Drake is definitely in the running, though I think LL Cool J was A MAN back in his day, and could give him some competition. And even though, he has gone off the rails with legal issue the last couple years, Trey Songz is so beautiful. :) (Neither of them made my list though)
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Postby heppolo » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:18 am

Noisettes were so underrated, but I discovered that they managed to plug in almost every single song in a TV ad, video game or some soundtrack right from their early days. ''Don't Give Up'' is my fave, so raw, so energetic, almost punk rock.
My favourite Kanye era was ''808s & Heartbreak''.
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Postby cheapthrills » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:29 pm

*How smart of them! That way they at least have cultural presence :) I follow Shingai on Insta just because I'm so thirsty for her to release something, but it seems like she has moved on :(

808s and Heartbreak is definitely Kanye's high mark.
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:58 am

Evanescence - they've got some great singles to their name.
Ed Sheeran - his music can be soulless, but his last album was good!
Clean Bandit - "Rockabye" is one of the best songs of the decade!
Linkin Park - more of a singles act for me, but even with that I have to say Chester has one of the strongest voices I've ever heard.
Fall Out Boy - when they recorded "I Don't Care", they made a permanent space for themselves in my music library.
Outkast - I'm not really into their music, but "Hey Ya!" is definitely a classic.
Ellie Goulding - you say it took you an insanely long time to get into "Lights"; I just got into it today! :lol: I haven't been a big fan of Ellie's music, though "Love Me Like You Do" and "Burn" were both irresistible pop moments that connected with me almost immediately.
Years & Years - It looks like Kelly Rowland's write-up got interspersed with Y&Y's. Even though Troye's charms are quickly tearing down my walls of indifference, I stand by Olly being the twink king of pop at the moment. I think "King" is slightly overrated. "Sanctify" is their best song for me, though "Meteorite" is a dazzling pop spectacle worthy of mention, too.

cheapthrills wrote:As for sexiest rapper, Drake is definitely in the running, though I think LL Cool J was A MAN back in his day, and could give him some competition. And even though, he has gone off the rails with legal issue the last couple years, Trey Songz is so beautiful. :) (Neither of them made my list though)
LL Cool J was always a bit too muscular for me, but he's definitely handsome, too, though his music is meh. Trey Songz is perfect looks-wise, in my opinion. Musically, he has quite a few solid songs.
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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:09 am

Wow, what a mess my descriptions are. I wonder what happened with Years & Years - haha, basically their three #1s are King, Meteorite, and Shine, and then they have twice hit #2 - with Desire and Sanctify.

And it looks like I missed a line in my Ellie description. I'll have to proofread before I save these images in the future :lol:

I Don't Care is a great FOB song :D
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Postby heppolo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:53 pm

Why do you have a picture of MUSE instead of Fall Out Boy though? :lol:
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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:09 pm

heppolo wrote:Why do you have a picture of MUSE instead of Fall Out Boy though? :lol:
I think a lot of my changes were not saved on the web site I used to make these! I know I changed out Muse - lol

I'll fix these - Muse was earlier in the countdown.

Or maybe I just did it to get you to comment ;)
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Postby bm08 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Happy to see Macy Gray getting some appreciation here. "I Try" is one of those songs that get me every time.
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