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Postby CrazyCrazy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:50 pm

heppolo wrote:It's that time of year again, you have to do your annual chart even if barely anyone cares :)
true :lol: but I care! :D

Know and like:
#187 Bat For Lashes - In God's House
#163 Pet Shop Boys - The Pop Kids
#171 The Boxer Rebellion - Pull Yourself Together

So many I don't know, YET.
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:08 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:
So many I don't know, YET.
Maybe you'll find some nice ones there :)
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Postby Blondini » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:28 am

The Jezebels 8-) (just missed my 50 but they do get in with something else).
I will click on them when you get further up and possibly describe some of them? :wink: :oops:
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:52 am

Blondini wrote:The Jezebels 8-) (just missed my 50 but they do get in with something else).
I will click on them when you get further up and possibly describe some of them? :wink: :oops:
#199, #196 and #157 are gorgeous folk ballads
#185 is a mysterious dreamy synth pop song
#184 and #154 are very tasty french indie pop gems
#182, #177 and especially #151 are indie rock songs you might like
#168 is a jazzy entry
#167 is a polish indie pop girl singing about the ghost of soviet past (hence the Black Volga mention)
#156 is one of the best synthpop acts/singers in the world right now with the wry lyrics and a meaningful stance like no other
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:08 am

Bubbling Under (#150-#126)
#126 Preoccupations - Degrade – getting into the experimental rock side of things
#127 Океан Ельзи - Не йди – famous Ukrainian pop/rock band with another of their hits
#128 Cardinal - Doombringers – grungy rock with a bit of both garage and stoner influences, cool guitar vibes
#129 Smashing Birds - We're still just animals – Belgian band with a mysterious indie tune
#130 Tax The Heat - Fed To The Lions – amazing alternative rock with a bit of sleaze rock
#131 Sound Me - High Heels – the best trip-hop song this year for me
#132 Mutes - Knotting Off The Vein – post-punkish alternative, Gang of Four-esque approach
#133 Flora Cash - Nightmare – folk ballad, beautiful female voice, a mix full of life, colour and mystery
#134 Samaris - R4vin – amazing album, synthpop meets Gus Gus
#135 Damp Flannel – Andy Got A Skateboard – I am a bit biased here, but guys actually logged on UKMix only to comment in my chart (and I liked their garage-y song as well)
#136 Zebra Island - How Many Times – first entry of this Estonian band in 2016 annual chart, which echoes some of the earliest Madonna songs
#137 Matthew And The Atlas - On A Midnight Street – a distinctive voice provides this recognizable indie rock song
#138 Aloha Orchestra - Close Your Eyes – synth rock from France, dangerously catchy and dodgy accent
#139 Hinds - Warts – a very accessible slice of indie pop
#140 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Running Away – taste of our indie medicine
#141 Glass Animals - Life Itself – critically praised band
#142 Lower Than Atlantis - Had Enough – one of more famous bands in my annual chart, a rather accessible piece of alternative rock
#143 Champagne Babylon - The Kids Don't Know What They Want – ambitious indie rock, sounds like Art Brut circa mid 00s
#144 DYGL - Let It Sway – Japanese indie/garage band, a nice take on british accent
#145 Australia - Breathe In – post-punk revival is right here
#146 Shock Machine - Lost In The Mystery –the best song by a former member of Klaxons so far
#147 Froth – Contact – indie rock with a psychedelic undertone
#148 Francis Faubert - Moman – French chanson with a husky, low voice
#149 Is Tropical - Believe – female-fronted indie pop act
#150 COIN - Talk Too Much – pop/rock song that got quite a lot of airplay recently
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Postby Tansike » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:57 am

I definitely keep an eye on this :D
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:40 pm

Bubbling Under (#125-#101)
#101 Club cheval - Young Rich And Radical – a brilliant pop song
#102 Jaws - Right In Front Of Me – amazing indie song, that post-punk/psychedelic pop attitude
#103 Zen Mantra - Remember You At All – NZ indie rock song
#104 Your Friend - Come Back From It – ethereal feel
#105 The Dread Crew of Oddwood - Dead Man's Medley – one instrumental piece in my chart, a folksy polka
#106 The Beaches - Give It Up – all-girl pop/rock band, reminiscent of The Bangles
#107 Suns Of Thyme - Intuition Unbound – a darker side of my chart, doom-led alt.rock
#108 Matinée feat. Pier Ferrantini - Satellite – alternative rock from Italy
#109 Methyl Ethel - Twilight Driving – indie/rock with a nod to the mid 80s music
#110 Klangstof - We Are Your Receiver – nice song with a fitting music video
#111 The Ruminaters - Psychopathic Brain Explosion – psychedelic rock mixed with indie rock, playful and fun
#112 Echo Ladies - Close To Be Close To Me – dreamy/shoegazing landscapes from Sweden
#113 Laure Briard - Sur la piste de danse – another French indie pop gem here
#114 Phum Viphurit - Run – Thailand’s folk pop singer
#115 Little Cub - Loveless – one of the poppier entries on my chart, quite funky
#116 Ulysse – Cashmere Guns – alt.rock mixed with the world music
#117 The Duke Spirit - Wounded Wing – this is spiritual
#118 Outlaw Inlaws - Never Again – psychobilly band
#119 Editors - All The Kings – a bold attempt at achieving some sort of a mid 80s U2 sound
#120 South Of France - Kings – indie/rock belter
#121 Zibra - Girls Like You – one of the few indie/pop acts on my countdown that has a lot of airplay
#122 Gentleman – Stray Rider – psychedelic rock with some progressive elements, funny music video
#123 Olga Bell - Randomness – unapologetic electroclash
#124 Red Arms - Hindsight – alternative rock
#125 The Preatures - I Know A Girl – Australian female-fronted pop/rock band
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:40 pm

Tansike wrote:I definitely keep an eye on this :D
Thanks, it's not easy for you I guess :)
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 pm

Let's start the top 100 countdown
#100 Spectre - Shadows - nice music video. with 49 movie and series references by the way; a spectacular song as well
#99 Streets of Laredo - Silly Bones - NZ indie rock, a bit primitive but that's the trick
#98 Dan Sultan - Magnetic - Aussie soul magic
#97 Nakamarra - Little Bit - a subtle indie folk/electronic song
#96 Clay - Honest - a genuine pop track masked beneath all the indie disguise
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:31 pm

#95 Lazy Day - Disappear - a dreamy song
#94 Biffy Clyro - Wolves Of Winter - their best entry this year, they could have been higher
#93 Gangs Of Ballet - Something - a very cool music video and a nice indie song from South Africa
#92 Leisure - Got It Bad - a very accesible pop song (New Zealand)
#91 Púr Múdd - Figures - Estonian electronic band with a very dynamic sound
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:16 pm

#90 panivalkova - Let Me - folk one from the Ukraine
#89 Radio Elvis - Les moissons - alluring and confident indie pop from France
#88 Spookyland - God’s Eyes - cool indie vibes
#87 Mikhael Paskalev - Witness - norwegian crooner, beautiful music video
#86 Amber Arcades - Turning Light - dream pop is always good for your health
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Postby king_oxymoron » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:12 pm

Great to see Biffy in the top 100 with Wolves... though I classed it as their lowest hit of the 4 singles! I ranked all in my top 100 though!
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:56 pm

king_oxymoron wrote:Great to see Biffy in the top 100 with Wolves... though I classed it as their lowest hit of the 4 singles! I ranked all in my top 100 though!
Re-Arrange is too poppy for me, Animal Style is great though
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Postby trebor » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:22 pm

This is a treasure chest! (nothing less is expected) :wink: 8-)
AustraliA and Radio Elvis are great.
Really hope to find a minute to check the other songs out!
(Huge nods for featuring so much music from outside of the UK-USA axis!) 8-)
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:49 pm

#85 Sigur Rós - Óveður - we all know about their greatness
#84 Toro - King Of Patio - that crucial indie rock (Spain)
#83 Frightened Rabbit - I Wish I Was Sober - their best song this year
#82 Cal Fish - Is It Jood? - a trippy, experimental entry in my annual chart
#81 Golf - Happy Endings - French indie pop
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:51 pm

trebor wrote:This is a treasure chest! (nothing less is expected) :wink: 8-)
AustraliA and Radio Elvis are great.
Really hope to find a minute to check the other songs out!
(Huge nods for featuring so much music from outside of the UK-USA axis!) 8-)
Well, I've tried my best :)
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Postby Blondini » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:05 pm

heppolo wrote:#106 The Beaches - Give It Up – all-girl pop/rock band, reminiscent of The Bangles
More like Deep Vally sound-wise. Not bad.

Ryan Vail song i like. I like Echo Ladies as you know.
Spectre good - i recognised most of the posters but couldn't name all of them!

"#92 Leisure - Got It Bad - a very accesible pop song (New Zealand)"
Quite good. Sounds very 90s like The Avalanches or I-Monster.

Amber Arcades good.
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Postby Blondini » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:09 pm

Now who's making loads of posts? :lol:

Sigur Ros brilliant - missed my 50 (made shortlist of roughly top 80).
Frightened Rabbit v good as well.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:41 pm

Blondini wrote:Now who's making loads of posts? :lol:
You are the master of this art :)
Spectre good - i recognised most of the posters but couldn't name all of them!
At least they do entertain :)
Glad you've liked some songs.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:22 pm

#80 ΛΑΡΓΚΟ - Victims Of the System - greek alternative rock, sounds very distinctive, with undertones of progressive rock
#79 Momend – Eish - Estonian indie folk, interesting song
#78 Beltrami - Piangi - italian pop/rock
#77 Leski - Bliżej - a depressing, but beautiful story of a trip from a polish singer
#76 Peter Bjorn And John - What You Talking About? - my favourite one of their new stuff
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:04 pm

#75 Jonathan Johansson - Vem av alla - another gem from Swedish singer
#74 Slaves - Take Control - a bit too agressive at first sight
#73 Laleh - Bara få va mig själv - Swedish pop singer, sweet harmonies
#72 Gruff Rhys - I Love EU - didn't save the EU from Brexit sadly
#71 Bagas Yudhiswa - Swim - another asian indie gem
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:23 am

#70 Retro Stefson - Skin - Icelandic indie dance outfit
#69 LIRR - Teeth - indie rock sounds
#68 Veronica Maggio - Den första är alltid gratis - Swedish pop princess delivered her best piece of emotional pop again
#67 Dënver - El fondo del Barro - you could have guessed it, this chilean song is extremely dance-able and catchy
#66 Bryant Eugene Vazquez - S.A.D. - shoegazing to the max and I am going to waste my time
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:54 am

#65 Lia Mice - Twins - another shoegazing gem
#64 JEREMY? - King Kong - alternative rock (supplying stonery vibes) from Bulgaria
#63 Van Holzen - Nackt - proper alternative rock from Germany
#62 Sun Club - Summer Feet - indie rock, dreamy guitar
#61 Deap Sea Diver - Wide Awake - it builds up steadily
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