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    by » Thu March 21st, 2019, 03:19

    1. 6. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988) :: Straight Outta Compton
    2. 23. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994) :: Big Poppa
    3. 18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) :: Radio Free Europe
    4. 22. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) :: Gone Daddy Gone
    5. 60. Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996) :: Criminal
    6. 56. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) :: Skinny Love

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    by » Thu March 21st, 2019, 04:01

    I hope my comment isn't too Millennial but: "Big Poppa" sounds like my fave Gwen Stefani song I didn't know Luxurious was a sample! I'm also more familiar with Birdy's Skinny Love version and discovered Criminal thanks to American Horror Story

    1. Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996) :: Criminal
    2. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) :: Gone Daddy Gone
    3. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) :: Radio Free Europe
    4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) :: Skinny Love
    5. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994) :: Big Poppa
    6. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988) :: Straight Outta Compton

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    by » Thu March 21st, 2019, 18:37

    1. 60. Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996) :: Criminal
    2. 22. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) :: Gone Daddy Gone
    3. 56. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) :: Skinny Love
    4. 18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) :: Radio Free Europe
    5. 23. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994) :: Big Poppa
    6. 6. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988) :: Straight Outta Compton

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    by » Fri March 22nd, 2019, 00:13

    ROUND 5 - Rank the songs FAV (1) to LEAST FAV (6)

    1 18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) :: Radio Free Europe
    2 22. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) :: Gone Daddy Gone
    3 56. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) :: Skinny Love
    4 60. Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996) :: Criminal
    5 6. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988) :: Straight Outta Compton
    6 23. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994) :: Big Poppa

    Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
    although never released as a single this opening track from debut album somehow become their
    biggest and most recognizable hit,
    i would say it's their signature song

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    by » Fri March 22nd, 2019, 23:03

    1 Fiona
    2 Violent Femmes
    3 NWA
    4 Notorious BIG
    5 REM
    6 Bon Iver

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 14:29

    1 Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996) :: Criminal
    2 N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988) :: Straight Outta Compton
    3 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994) :: Big Poppa
    4 R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) :: Radio Free Europe
    5 Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) :: Gone Daddy Gone
    6 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) :: Skinny Love
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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 14:32

    Quote Originally Posted by HC55555 View Post
    I hope my comment isn't too Millennial but: "Big Poppa" sounds like my fave Gwen Stefani song I didn't know Luxurious was a sample! I'm also more familiar with Birdy's Skinny Love version and discovered Criminal thanks to American Horror Story
    Lol
    I didn't know Luxurious was a sample, but just because I never check those things. Happens a lot with Mariah's songs, Beyonce's songs and many others. And many times, like this one, more than a sample looks like the exact smae music just with different lyrics.

    Is notorious' song also a sample of some other?
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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 14:43

    1 Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996) :: Criminal
    2 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) :: Skinny Love
    3 R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) :: Radio Free Europe
    4 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994) :: Big Poppa
    5 Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) :: Gone Daddy Gone
    6 N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988) :: Straight Outta Compton

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    Ready to Die is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy and Arista Records. The album features production by Bad Boy founder Sean "Puffy" Combs, Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, DJ Premier, and Lord Finesse, among others. It was recorded from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of the rapper's experiences as a young criminal, and was the only studio album released during his lifetime, as he was murdered sixteen days before the release of his second album Life After Death in 1997.

    The album was significant for revitalizing the East Coast hip hop scene, amid West Coast hip hop's commercial dominance. The album's second single "Big Poppa" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. Ready to Die has been regarded by many critics as one of the greatest hip hop albums, as well as one of the best albums of all time.




    For Emma, Forever Ago is the debut studio album by American indie folk band Bon Iver. It was first self-released in July 2007, and later saw wide release on the Jagjaguwar label in February 2008. The album is principally the work of singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Whilst living in Raleigh, North Carolina, Vernon fell ill with mononucleosis and a liver infection, and grew frustrated with his songwriting and life. He left Raleigh and drove to his father's remote hunting cabin an hour northwest of his hometown, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, hoping to be alone.

    The album was recorded at the cabin between late 2006 to early 2007. Vernon abandoned his old songwriting methods and instead focused on wordless melodies that he later set to words, which he felt evoked a more subconscious meaning. The record's lyrical subjects include lost love and mediocrity. His folk-infused songs include heavy choral arrangements, featuring Vernon's falsetto, and horns. He hunted his own food and spent much of his time isolated. Though he did not intend to make an album, he received strong encouragements from friends and decided to self-release For Emma, Forever Ago in July 2007. After several performances and online exposure, he was signed to Jagjaguwar later that year.




    Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released August 8, 1988, on group member Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records. Production for the album was handled by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella. The album has been viewed as the pioneering record of gangsta rap with its ever-present profanity and violent lyrics. This was the group's only release with rapper Ice Cube prior to his 1989 departure. It has been considered to be one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop records by music writers and has had an enormous impact on the evolution of hip hop.

    Because of the recurring violent and sexual lyrics and profanity, often specifically directed at governmental organizations such as the LAPD, N.W.A always enjoyed a particular reputation with U.S. Senators and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as noted in the LP's published notes. This situation persisted over the years with the group's visible head, Eazy-E. One of the reasons for this was "**** tha Police", the highly controversial track from the album that resulted in the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service sending a letter to Ruthless Records informing the label of their displeasure with the song's message, and that N.W.A was banned from performing at several venues. The FBI letter only helped further popularize the album and N.W.A.
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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 15:00



    ROUND 6 - Rank the songs FAV (1) to LEAST FAV (6)

    28. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    61. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    100. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
    73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    63. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 16:01

    Oh geez, this group is not here for hip hop at all.

    This is a tough set. I would have gladly traded all these songs for some of the earlier rounds.


    1 100. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
    2 73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    3 63. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    4 28. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    5 68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    6 61. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 16:07

    1 100. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
    2 73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    3 63. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    4 28. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    5 61. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    6 68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 19:49

    Wow, a round where I'm familiar with all songs - that's unusual! It's a crime Gaga was ranked at #100 but since there aren't many pop songs, it's good they even included her. This round is hard, all 6 songs should move on.

    1. Lady Gaga - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
    2. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    3. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    4. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    5. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    6. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 19:52

    ROUND 6 - Rank the songs FAV (1) to LEAST FAV (6)

    1 68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    2 61. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    3 28. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    4 63. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    5 73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    6 100. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 20:02

    1. 68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    2. 63. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    3. 73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    4. 28. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    5. 61. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    6. 100. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 20:40

    Lady GaGa polarizing this, all 1s or 6s!
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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 21:17

    Quote Originally Posted by leomedar View Post
    Lady GaGa polarizing this, all 1s or 6s!
    Biggest shade of all is calling her Lady GaGa though, it's not 2009 anymore!

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 21:25

    1. 68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    2. 73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    3. 100. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
    4. 63. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    5. 61. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    6. 28. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster

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    by » Sat March 23rd, 2019, 23:01

    1. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    2. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    3. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
    4. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    5. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    6. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket

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    by » Sun March 24th, 2019, 05:47

    1. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
    2. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    3. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    4. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    5. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    6. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
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    by » Sun March 24th, 2019, 12:30

    1. 28. B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    2. 63. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    3. 68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    4. 61. The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    5. 73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    6. 100. Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face

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    by » Sun March 24th, 2019, 13:45

    Great turn our of votes! I'll close this round soon considering all regulars voted and then some.

    1 B-52s - B-52s (1979) :: Rock Lobster
    2 Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) :: Psycho Killer
    3 Norah Jones - Come Away with Me (2002) :: Don't Know Why
    4 The Libertines - Up the Bracket (2002) :: Up the Bracket
    5 Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual (1983) :: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    6 Lady GaGa - The Fame (2009) :: Poker Face
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    The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's. The kitschy lyrics and mood, and the hook-laden harmonies helped establish a fanbase for the band, who went on to release several chart-topping singles. The album cover was designed by Tony Wright (credited as Sue Ab Surd).

    In 2003, the television network VH1 named The B-52's the 99th greatest album of all time. Shortly before his death, John Lennon said he enjoyed the album. In his 1995 book, The Alternative Music Almanac, Alan Cross placed the album ninth on the list of 10 Classic Alternative Albums. In 2012, the album was ranked number 152 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.




    Up the Bracket is the debut album by English indie rock band The Libertines, released in October 2002. The album's cover is based on an image of rioting during the Argentine economic crisis of 1999–2002.

    The title Up the Bracket alludes to a phrase used by English comedian Tony Hancock, of whom the Libertines' Pete Doherty is an avid fan. In Hancock's Half Hour, "Up The Bracket" is a slang term meaning a punch in the throat. Hancock is also referenced in the opening track, "Vertigo" – "lead pipes, your fortune's made", being a line from the Half Hour episode "The Poetry Society".




    The Fame is the debut studio album by American singer Lady Gaga. It was released on August 19, 2008 by Interscope Records. After joining Kon Live Distribution and Cherrytree Records in 2008, Gaga began working on the album with different producers, primarily RedOne, Martin Kierszenbaum, and Rob Fusari. Musically, The Fame is an electropop, synth-pop, and dance-pop album that displays influences from 1980s music. Lyrically, it visualizes Gaga's love of fame in general, while also dealing with subjects such as love, sex, money, drugs, and sexual identity.

    Speaking about the title and concept of the album, Gaga explained: "The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous. [...] Pop culture is art. It doesn't make you cool to hate pop culture, so I embraced it and you hear it all over The Fame. But, it's a sharable fame. I want to invite you all to the party. I want people to feel a part of this lifestyle."
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    by » Sun March 24th, 2019, 22:30



    ROUND 7 - Rank the songs FAV (1) to LEAST FAV (6)

    69. Wire - Pink Flag (1977) :: 12xu
    82. The Congos - Heart of the Congos (1977) :: Fisherman
    4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987) :: Sweet Child o' Mine
    51. The Smiths - The Smiths (1984) :: What Difference Does It Make?
    83. Erik B. and Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) :: Paid In Full
    90. Big Star - #1 Record (1972) :: Thirteen
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