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#1 Paul

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:59 AM

70 votes in this poll this year. We've got some interesting stuff to look forward to. Most likely we'll go through #100-41 today and then #40-1 tomorrow, but there are going to be some big time gaps where I won't be able to post anything as I will be at work. Hopefully that won't get too much in the way. The first few should be up in a couple minutes. SPOILERS 1. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends EP 2. M.I.A. - Paper Planes / Paper Planes (Remix feat. Bun B & Rich Boy) 3. Rihanna - Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z) / Umbrealla (Vndlsm Remix) / Umbrella (Remix feat. Lil' Mama) 4. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great 5. Spoon - The Underdog 6. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. - EP / D.A.N.C.E. (Stuart Price Remix) / D.A.N.C.E. (Benny Blanco and Mos Def mix) 7. UGK - International Players Anthem (I Choose You) (feat. Outkast) 8. Kanye West - Stronger 9. Battles - Atlas 10. Feist - 1, 2, 3, 4, / 1, 2, 3, 4 (Van She Tech Remix) 11. Modest Mouse - Dashboard 12. Arcade Fire - No Cars Go / Surf City Eastern Bloc 13. LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum / North American Scum (Kris Menace Remix) 14. White Stripes, The - Icky Thump / Rag and Bone 15. Klaxons - Golden Skans + (Erol's Ekstra Spektral Remix) 16. Kanye West - Good Life (feat. T-Pain) 17. Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running / Broken Window 18. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing! / It Started With A Mixx 19. Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend / Girlfriend (Remix feat. Lil' Mama) / Girlfriend (Mandarin version) 20. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Catch You 21. Animal Collective - Fireworks 22. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around…/…Comes Around / What Goes Around (Remix feat. Rick Ross, Pitbull & Timbaland) 23. Killers, The - Read My Mind / Read My Mind (Pet Shop Boys Stars Are Blazing Mix 24. Arcade Fire - Intervention / Calexico - Ocean Of Noise 25. Panda Bear - Bros 26. New Pornographers, The - Myriad Harbor 27. National, The - Mistaken For Strangers 28. Kanye West - Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele) 29. Caribou - Melody Day 30. Bright Eyes - Four Winds 31. My Chemical Romance - Teenagers 32. Grinderman - No Pussy Blues 33. M.I.A. - Jimmy 34. R. Kelly - I'm A Flirt (feat. T-Pain & T.I.) / I'm A Flirt (Klever Remix) 35. Yeasayer - 2080 / Sunrise 36. Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position 37. Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing / Can't Tell Me Nothing (Remix feat. Young Jeezy) 38. Ark, The - Absolutely No Decorum 39. Jay-Z - Roc Boys (And The Winner Is…) 40. Feist - My Moon My Man / My Moon My Man (Boyz Noise Remix) 41. Against Me! - Thrash Unreal 42. Jay Reatard - I Know A Place / Don't Let Him Come Back 43. Roisin Murphy - Let Me Know 44. Modest Mouse - Missed The Boat 45. Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent / The Bakery / Plastic Tramp / Too Much To Ask 46. M.I.A. - Boyz 47. Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof / Ladies of Cambridge 48. Shins, The - Phantom Limb 49. Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry 50. Burial - Ghost Hardware - EP 51. Jens Lekman - Sipping on the Sweet Nectar 52. Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do / Sarah (reworked) / Tahiti 53. Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life 54. Animal Collective - Peacebone / Peacebone (Pantha du Prince Remix) 55. Those Dancing Days - Those Dancing Day EP 56. Black Kids - Wizard Of Ahhhs - EP 57. Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe 58. Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape (feat. Akon) 59. M. Ward - To Go Home - EP 60. Aly & AJ - Potential Breakup Song 61. Hives, The - Tick Tick Boom 62. Soulja Boy - Crank That (Soulja Boy) / Crank That (Travis Barker Remix) 63. My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words 64. Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse 65. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly 66. Timbaland - Give It To Me (feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake) 67. Peter, Bjorn & John - Object Of My Affection 68. 1990s - See You At The Lights / Super Legal / Diabo 69. Deerhunter - Fluorescent Gray - EP 70. Dan Deacon - The Crystal Cat 71. Rihanna - Shut Up And Drive 72. Chromeo - Bonafied' Lovin (Tough Guys) 73. Fall Out Boy - Thnks Fr Th Mmrs 74. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Isis - EP 75. Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah 76. Mika - Grace Kelly 77. Dan Le Sac vs. Scrobbius Pup - Thou Shalt Always Kill 78. Roisin Murphy - Overpowered 79. Liars - Plaster Casts Of Everything 80. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye 81. Amy Winehouse - Rehab / Rehab (Remix feat. Jay-Z) 82. Wilco - What Light 83. Vampire Weekend - A-Punk / Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa / Oxford Comma 84. Timbaland - The Way I Are (feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.) 85. Cribs, The - Men's Needs + (CSS Remix) 86. National, The - Apartment Story 87. Maximo Park - Our Velocity 88. Blonde Redhead - 23 89. Young Jeezy - Go Getta (feat. R. Kelly) 90. Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts / 2 Hearts (Alan Braxe Remix) / 2 Hearts (Version By Studio) 91. Art Brut - Direct Hit 92. Rich Boy - Throw Some D's (feat. Polow Da Don) / Remixes 93. Britney Spears - Piece Of Me 94. White Stripes, The - You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told) 95. Dizzee Rascal - Sirens 96. Bjork - Earth Intruders 97. Hold Steady, The - Stuck Between Stations 98. Shackleton - Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Mix) 99. Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head 100. Menomena - Wet and Rusting

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:25 AM

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Menomena - "Wet And Rusting"


US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: n/a

Kinky Origami Review: " With piano, drums, guitars, bells, and even multiple vocalists, this gem from Portland’s Menomena somehow manages to sound both large and minimal at the same time. The classic tension/release dynamic is also well utilized, giving the track an irresistable appeal. And despite it’s quirky art-school feel, the song has a catchy pop charm that will definitely make it appealing to a wide audience."


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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:26 AM

Wowza, starting early. Good thing I got to work at a reasonable time today.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:37 AM

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Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head"


US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: n/a

Pitchfork Forkcast Review: “In certain circles, it's become a compliment to compare pop songs to TV jingles. Which is great, if all you hope for from music is a sudden urge to ask your doctor about the new incontinence drug. Canadian twins Tegan and Sara are unabashed masters of the genre: "I just want back in your head," they sing on "Back in Your Head", which, indeed, might lodge itself in your cerebrum almost as permanently as "By Mennen" or the latest EMF joint, "Crumbelievable". Spare piano continues as the band's aesthetic shifts: first, from Lilith Fair folk to the new wavey power-pop of 2004's So Jealous, to post-Spoon EZ-indie here (with production help from Death Cab for Cutie's generally underrated Chris Walla).

The video, directed by Jamie Travis, shows Tegan and Sara performing from a talent-show stage to a motionless crowd that's dressed like Catch-22's Soldier in White. Eventually these catatonic spectators' full-body garb changes colors, while the sisters keep repeating their oddly ambivalent moral/emotional state: "I'm not unfaithful, but I'll stray." I don't have overactive bladder syndrome, but I gotta go.”


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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:48 AM

Thought that would be top 50 easy. Huh. Good song.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:55 AM

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Shackleton - "Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Mix" / Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Mix Part 2)


US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: n/a

house-music.suite101.com Review: “To date, Villalobos’ magnum opus is his 18-minute “Apocalypto Now” remix of Shackleton’s “Blood on My Hands.” The song is already somewhat eerie and unsettling with its refrain of “when I see the towers fall.” Released on UK dubstep label, Skull Disco, “Blood on My Hands” has the straightforward lounge-house feel, mildly tempered with tribal beats, that is typical of dubstep. In Villalobos’ hands, the Shackleton piece becomes a mood-altering, time-and-space-bending piece of aural complexity, menacing in its unrelenting immediacy.”


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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:57 AM

She Was A Damn Good Dancer But She Wasn’t All That Great Of A Girlfriend

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The Hold Steady - "Stuck Between Stations"


US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: n/a

Drowned In Sound Review: “A little earlier this year, The Hold Steady got above their station and became the most-acclaimed rock act from Over There to land Over Here since the last blew in on the wind and fucked off as fast as they arrived band from the Land of the Free to set domestic indie-boy journalistic pulses racing like a one-to-one with a Chan Marshall look-alike after a bottle or two of Jim Beam. The Why: the band sounded a lot like Bruce Springsteen. The Why: still confuses the fuck out of me.

The Hold Steady ain’t a bad band. They play piano-aided indie, ideally suited to the backroom of a bar in downtown NYC, perfectly well, and vocalist Craig Finn knows his way around a turn of phrase or five, but they’re a compositional echo of successes past, really not so relevant in a contemporary scene that has a Springsteen already. They’re intentionally restrictive in their arrangements, rarely reaching a climax or flourish here, and possess all the creative juices of Cher, post-Millennium model. ‘Stuck Between Stations’ makes sense as a title: this band haven’t particularly progressed for years.

Which, ultimately, makes their workmanlike rock for the weaker-than classes fairly redundant. A waste of time, no, but worthy of rushing outside and hollering in the streets about? Absolutely not. While Springsteen danced his way in and out of the dark, it seems The Hold Steady are destined to return to it just as speedily as their profile rocketed skyward but months ago. Obscurity beckons once more, methinks.” 5/10

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: "Chips Ahoy" (#34 of 2006)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:04 AM

Interesting start, hopefully I'll be able to follow once I'm off the plane.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:04 AM

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Björk- "Earth Intruders"


US Chart Position
: #84

UK Chart Position: #78

musicOMH.com Review: “On Earth Intruders (and one other album track), Timbaland co-produces. The man best known for his work with the likes of Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott is, at the time of writing, riding high in the charts with his own debut album. Could it be that Björk is about to intrude upon the charts once again?

Despite the best efforts of Camille, Bat For Lashes and others influenced by Iceland's most famous export since cod, it seems longer than two years since Björk last released a single. Medullah was not a commercial record, either in outlook or in sales, but this single indicates that, with her new work, Björk has again wheeled out the synths and beats that characterised her biggest hits from Post and Homogenic.

And while the lyrics are no less barkingly nonsensical than anything she's released in her 15-year solo career to date, it's the track's booty-shaking credentials that will get it noticed. This tale of alienesque adventures is the perfect pretext for Björk to win us all over again.”

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:06 AM

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Dizzee Rascal - "Sirens"


US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: #20

Angry Ape Review: Sirens is not the forward-thinking, next generation of hip hop sound you'd be hoping for from a Dizzee Rascal comeback record. But in terms of a crossover single, the track is massive in every sense of the word.

Taking cues from the greats of the late 80's who first toyed with mashing up hip hop with rock like Public Enemy and Run DMC, Sirens starts with a Straight Outta Compton (NWA) feel from the crashing thunderous drums and sounds of the police, before Dizzee's narrative style lyrics recall an incident relating to his street life, growing up in inner-city London.

Then come the ground-shaking, earthquake sized metal riffs that look to the influence of the aforementioned names but in a modern day way - think Korn guitars this time, instead of Aerosmith! By fusing the two genres, Dizzee is cleverly crossing paths with two different types of music lover and broadening his potential fanbase.

It's not just grime and hip hop fans that will dig the track and as such, we may be seeing Rascal reaching the huge commercial success he so desires.

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: "Stand Up Tall" (#43 of 2004)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:12 AM

I Suspect You've Got A Respectable Side

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The White Stripes - "You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)"


US Chart Position
: #9 Modern Rock

UK Chart Position: #18

Prefixmag.com Review: “I'm not sure what I even want from the White Stripes anymore. Their just released single "Icky Thump," for all of its urgency, was kind of a mess. Now, we get wind of this newly leaked track and though it's certainly more focused, it still seems vaguely underwhelming. The kids can't win.
At the onset Jack White mixes it up, simultaneously pursuing his usual Zeppelin crunch as well as the more laid back groove of that band's "Hey Hey What Can I Do?" But Jack's pedantic lecturing fails to approximate the humid sexuality of the best British rockers gone South. I'm struggling through the usual Dixie touch points to find an appropriate comparison, because I know this reminds me of something specific. I'm genuinely concerned that it might be a half-remembered Black Crowes song still lingering in my skull from a radio transmission I once heard in high school.”

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: "My Doorbell" (#29 of 2005), "Blue Orchid" (#22 of 2005)

Ranked Highest By: RadioHitchcock (#9)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:13 AM

I'll break it out. Last three, should be higher imo.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:14 AM

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Britney Spears - "Piece of Me"


US Chart Position
: #45

UK Chart Position: #91

Billboard Review: “So guess who got the last laugh? "Gimme More," Britney Spears' launch single from fifth studio album "Blackout," peaked at a robust No. 3 on The Billboard Hot 100, garnering plenty of top 40 attention and consumer download love, while the album catapulted in at No. 2. Follow-up "Piece of Me" has already fostered scrutiny with lyrical response to obsessive media attention: "I'm Mrs. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, I'm Mrs. Oh my God that Britney's shameless/ I'm Mrs. 'Extra,' 'Extra,' this just in, I'm Mrs. she's too big, now she's too thin." Musically, the song drips and drools '80s synths, alongside a drowsy midtempo clip, as Brit sings in a heavily layered near-monotone. Again, the cover of Us will be as big a catalyst for radio as vocal prowess.” —Chuck Taylor

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: "Toxic" (#5 of 2004)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:16 AM

This is gonna be fun, a lot of good songs already.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:17 AM

"Again, the cover of Us will be as big a catalyst for radio as vocal prowess.” —Chuck Taylor


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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:20 AM

You Might Be The Dope But I Would Flush It Down The Toilet

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Rich Boy - "Throw Some D’s (feat. Polow Da Don)" / ”Throw Some D’s (Remix feat. Andre 3000, Jim Jones, Murphy Lee, The Game)” / ”Throw Some D’s (Remix feat. Kanye West)”


US Chart Position
: #6

UK Chart Position: n/a

Passion of the Weiss Review: “How about we just start by listing the bad things about this song. First, of all it has Rich Boy on it. And I know people are really into the whole, “let’s pretend that Rich Boy isn’t completely garbage” thing, but I’m not hearing it. He’s pretty awful. I even listened to his eponymous NAMBLA-enticing debut twice and both times Rich Boy’s entreaties to be a “Hustla Boy Gangsta Mack” barely lured me in. Barely. Also, the “Throw Some D’s Remix” has a verse from Murphy Lee talking about how my girl has a picture of him on her wall. This is not true. I don’t date girls with pictures of St. Lunatics on my wall. In fact, I’m willing to bet that Murphy Lee’s sister doesn’t even have a picture of Murphy Lee on her wall. On the plus side, Andre 3000 kicks off his string of awesome ‘07 guest appearances, The Game rambles about Cadillacs and Jim Jones ad-libs the word, “Innocent,” while talking about his “kosher lawyers.” And sadly, this never fails to amuse me.”

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:23 AM

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Art Brut - "Direct Hit"


US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: n/a

Digital Spy Review: “Art Brut's new track 'Direct Hit' is a bit of an anomaly as far as music releases are concerned. Standing somewhere between rap and song, lead singer Eddie Argos marches his way through the song, avoiding that pesky harmonising by the use of spoken word instead, his voice punching hard against the repetitive, throbbing guitars and occasional pushy shouting of the remainder of the band, although they pale in comparison to the charisma he clearly exudes on stage.

It's not easy to see the likeability of this track. It's essentially three minutes of shouting alongside angry, throaty guitars, and as such it's not something immediately understandable or accessible. It's extremely representative of the way groups are trying to push the boundaries of what their band genre is termed, and it's certainly not like anything at all that you'll have heard recently. And that is what will make it a cult classic.”

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: "Good Weekend" (#64 of 2005), "Emily Kane" (#72 of 2005)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:28 AM

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Shackleton - "Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Mix"
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:30 AM

I'm in Love (Woooo)

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Kylie Minogue - "2 Hearts" / 2 Hearts (Alan Braxe Remix) / 2 Hearts (Version by Studio)


US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: #4

musicOMH.com Review: “Taken from forthcoming 10th studio album X, which will be hitting the shelves and then flying off them again later this month, it's a clearly a year of outstanding landmarks for the very deserving recipient of the Idol Award at this year's Q awards.

The track itself is a delicious slice of perfection from the nation's favourite pop princess and gay icon, with her breathy vocals sashaying flawlessly alongside a captivating electro backing written and produced by London based outfit Kish Mauve.

It's had almost a million views on YouTube and countless airings on radio stations and, in a plethora of remixes, in clubs across the country and you know full well that we can all expect a very creditable chart position. Go on, buy it. You know you want to.”

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: "I Believe In You / Mylo Remix / BPM" (#70 of 2005)

Ranked Highest By: Sombrero (#11)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:31 AM

Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head"


Already i am pleased with this list.... more T&S please :)
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