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Postby Carbon » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:50 pm

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Welcome to another year-end by me, this time under a new name!

I'll first post my Top 50 singles, followed by Top 20 albums (the number is subject to change because I still haven't made the list).

First singles are coming tonight!
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Postby Carbon » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:33 pm

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This year it's a blend of mainstream and indie, and we kick off with a massive club bop.

50. Mahmut Orhan - Feel (feat. Sena Sener)

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Usually not a fan of this genre, but this one is quite good. Love the oriental sound in it. Gets in your head and doesn't leave.
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Postby Carbon » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:34 pm

49. Birdy - Keeping Your Head Up

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A more uptempo song from her for a change. It's rather underrated and should've been a bigger hit for her. Nice to see her switch it up from the usual piano ballads!
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:46 pm

Nice to see Birdy in the annual top 50
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Postby Carbon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:11 am

48. Bebe Rexha - No Broken Hearts (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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Everyone hates this for some reason :lol: I don't know, it's quite generic, but something about it stuck with me and gave me weird inner turmoil feels. It's surprising that it flopped considering she had some hype around her + Nicki Minaj was on it.
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Postby Carbon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:11 am

47. Tegan and Sara - Boyfriend

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For me it's not on par with their best song, Closer, but it's quite catchy and quirky. Definitely deserves a mention here!
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:38 pm

Boyfriend was big fun, not T&S's best but I liked it
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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:04 pm

I'm not a fan of the BeBe song (though she is very talented) but the Birdy one was very nice!
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Postby Carbon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:47 pm

46. ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me

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Considering the artist in question, this should've been way higher. However, I don't find myself listening to it that much. Charts because of the interesting factor and the brilliant music video.
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Postby Carbon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:53 pm

45. JoJo - F*ck Apologies (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

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It's catchy, and initially I would've charted this waaaay higher, but it kinda grew off me. It's a solid effort, though I find her Tringle stuff better than this. And not liking the full comeback album didn't exactly help me love this again.
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:17 pm

Drone Bomb Me is fantastic
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Postby Carbon » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:52 pm

thanks for the comments guys!

heppolo wrote:Nice to see Birdy in the annual top 50
king_oxymoron wrote:I'm not a fan of the BeBe song (though she is very talented) but the Birdy one was very nice!
yeah this is Birdy's best song since her debut I'd say. and the Bebe song, well, it's the only one of hers I like :lol:

NothingFails wrote:Boyfriend was big fun, not T&S's best but I liked it
I agree, it's a fun song, but they had better!

NothingFails wrote:Drone Bomb Me is fantastic
fantastic, but emotionally it doesn't move me as much as the Johnsons stuff. might be the lack of piano/strings or something. but that video is superb
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Postby leomedar » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:59 pm

NothingFails wrote:Drone Bomb Me is fantastic
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Postby Carbon » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:56 pm

44. Iggy Azalea - Team

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A nice step up from some of the basic stuff she had put out beforehand, but still not as grappling as her best songs like Work or some album cuts from her debut album. Glad she didn't stick to the (feat. female vocalist) formula for this one.
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Postby Carbon » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:06 pm

43. Skylar Grey - Lemonade

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Nothing much to say, it's a well-made and interesting song. Skylar made some great songs on her new album. The video is also cool.
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Postby Tansike » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:27 am

49. Birdy - Keeping Your Head Up
48. Bebe Rexha - No Broken Hearts (feat. Nicki Minaj)
47. Tegan and Sara - Boyfriend
45. JoJo - F*ck Apologies (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
44. Iggy Azalea - Team
43. Skylar Grey - Lemonade

Great start!
"Keeping Your Head Up" was such an awesome way to start the 2016. As you say, it's a shame she didn't score a hit with it. She seemed popular and the track was just very good, so i was sure it would be a hit for her. Guess the people weren't here for that :(

Skylar Grey is also very underrated but she's a big discovery for me this year. "Natural Causes" is so good. I hope there's at least one more entry from her on your countdown :P
btw is that the official single cover of "Lemonade"?
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Postby Carbon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:43 pm

thanks for commenting!

Tansike wrote:btw is that the official single cover of "Lemonade"?
no, I couldn't find one so I just took a random pic from the MV and made a "cover" :lol:
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Postby Carbon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:55 pm

42. Becky G - Mangú

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She makes some great Spanish stuff and I really wish she got more popularity with it. This is a nice bop.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:06 pm

I don't mind Team..

.. F Apologies is ace, but far from the best thing on the album, would urge you to listen again!
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Postby Carbon » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:36 am

41. MØ - Final Song

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Not as good as her previous stuff, but not as bad as Drum or the generic collabs she's been doing. It grew on me eventually and it's a nice little pop song. The chorus is kinda basic, but the verses are really nice.
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Postby Carbon » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:39 am

40. Cher Lloyd - Activated

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Weird, but weirdly addictive! Played it all summer.
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Postby leomedar » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:11 pm

Your music taste shifted so much! not good nor bad, just surprised so far. I know we've been warned! :lol:
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Postby Carbon » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:33 pm

leomedar wrote:Your music taste shifted so much! not good nor bad, just surprised so far. I know we've been warned! :lol:
I know, I surprise myself all the time! especially looking at my 2013 countdown which had only 4 singles. this year I don't know if I'll even do the albums coutndown because I feel I haven't listened or loved enough

and Gaga's ARTPOP was the only pop album in my chart that year, and look at me now :lol:

oh and my overlong posts on music were kinda lame now when I read them in retrospect. I was so full of sh*t. :lol: I like myself more now despite the shift from Jenny Hval to Jenny From The Block
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Postby king_oxymoron » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:46 pm

These two both passed me by a bit, I remember thinking Cher had a great chorus but the rest just was a bit trashy :( as for MO, I always felt I should like it more than I did, but it just didn't happen!
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Postby Carbon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:07 pm

king_oxymoron wrote:These two both passed me by a bit, I remember thinking Cher had a great chorus but the rest just was a bit trashy :( as for MO, I always felt I should like it more than I did, but it just didn't happen!
well I do agree that both songs lack a special something, but both are good enough I guess!

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