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SOMB Top 250 Singles of '95 - '04


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#1701 Mitchell

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:59 AM

Last night I had a dream I lost myself.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:26 AM

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#20.

The Foo Fighters - "Everlong"

(1166 Points, 17 Votes)

Year: 1997

One of my songs made the list!

Hmm, as for the rest of it: damn, this list got predictable in a hurry.

Also, as much as I loathe Oasis (and that's a lot) 'Wonderwall' was not their best single. Noel was right when he chatted to Lamacq, back in the day.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:02 AM

Before the final 20 begins, I have to give some non-GDB related thank you's to Ben and Deej for pimping Exploding Hearts/Stardust in here. I downloaded Guitar Romantic this weekend, and I can't stop listening to it. Seriously, best album I've heard all year. I can't believe I missed the GR train the first time around, it could've been the soundtrack to my senior year of high school. Every song is perfect, and (Sleeping Aides and Razorblades and I'm a Pretender, especially) sound like they were recorded in 1979. This album is probably the most pleasant surprise I've had listening to an old album for the first time since listening to Hot Fuss earlier this year...and yeah, it's definitely better than either of the Libertines' albums.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:51 AM

[b]Love might bring us back together

Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You"

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Maybe the worst single of the decade.

1: You're no fun at all. 2: The answer is "Meet Virginia."

yeah, SOMB love for Spiller just can't be reasoned with

And yet Spoon and "Banditos" get a free ride. No, you must respect the Bextor. :)

I think the reason is that we have a couple female Sophie fans who always represent combined with a few whiteboy disco fans.

yeah, and I don't think I voted for it, but I think it deserves to be up here. It just has that classic single feel to it, y'know?

edited for '04 blurb

Were you referring to The Walkman? That song's okay, I like it, but I've never understood all the love. It's interesting to me that the rock only crowd would place it above Strokes songs. How'd that happen?

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:36 AM


[b]Love might bring us back together

Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You"

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Maybe the worst single of the decade.

1: You're no fun at all.

I'm plenty of fun. I just don't like that song.

'You Don't Know Me', by AVH, is far preferable.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:49 AM

we're missing ...baby one more time. I guess, we're not though. but wow, clint eastwood?! jesus.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:39 AM

Yeah, I voted for it but that is high. I'm sure most(?) would say FGI > CE so if this was to 2005 would that be sitting higher or would vote split come into it?
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:43 AM

we're missing ...baby one more time.

I guess, we're not though. but wow, clint eastwood?! jesus.


We're missing the Spice Girls. Seriously.

And yeah, "19-2000" and "Rock The House" were waaaay better singles. That one's a tad too high for the company it's in.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:44 AM

gorillaz have multiple singles better than this one-- hell, maybe any of them. Damon's vocal hook-- esp. with the piano and melodica-- is really great, but the rest of the song is...eww. The opening rap verse with the "monkey" puns (finally out of cage, I'm good at repairs) is godawful, and the rest of the verses aren't much better. and his voice! grrr.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:56 AM

The 'normal' version of 'Clint' is rubbish. The Ed Case remix, on the other hand, is fucking brilliant, and well worth its spot on the list. They ditch Del, and get with the beats.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:56 AM

So far the top 20 is kind of a dud. Sorry Weezer fans. True, my number one, Do You Realize? made it. Cheesy lyrics? The man has no heart. Looking at my personal top choices...a real shame that The Divine Comedy's Absent Friends didn't even make the countdown.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:58 AM

and his voice! grrr.


Are you referring to Del? Nothing wrong with his voice, Mr. Dobalina (Mr. Bob Dobalina).

True, my number one, Do You Realize? made it. Cheesy lyrics? The man has no heart.


Sorry, Rob... good song, no doubt, but the singles from Soft Bulletin are better. DYR was way, way too high.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:27 AM

Looking at my personal top choices...a real shame that The Divine Comedy's Absent Friends didn't even make the countdown.


I had it at #10!

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:32 AM

a real shame that The Divine Comedy's Absent Friends didn't even make the countdown.


that's a really great song. nobody seems to pay attention to the guy since he sorta killed the smoothy/casanova act with "too young to die" but he's still knocking out a few class singles an album. "lady of a certain age" is seriously underrated this year, but there's no hook and nothing cool about him, I guess.

edit: yes, I dislike del. you're spot on wrt soft bulletin though -- I prefer all of those are singles, too. DYR? seems to distill all of Coyne's sb/yoshimi 'enjoy life while you can' ideas into one go though, so I can see why people gravitate toward it. still prefer superman and race though.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:19 AM


I'm hoping that as we get into the top 20 (and the top 10, moreso) that there won't be a ton of posts that are just lists predicting what's to come. I don't mind discussion of it. It's just that those lists take all the fun and surprise out of it, especially when they're "updated" in new posts after every new song is unveiled.



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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:20 PM

I'm hoping that as we get into the top 20 (and the top 10, moreso) that there won't be a ton of posts that are just lists predicting what's to come. I don't mind discussion of it. It's just that those lists take all the fun and surprise out of it, especially when they're "updated" in new posts after every new song is unveiled.


Jeebus, Cool B, the GDB has devoted entire threads to encouraging people to predict the final 10 or 20.

You know what takes the fun out of it for some of us? Cooler-than-thou posts laced with casual derision about the other voters:




Ryan Adams - "New York, New York"

Haha.

Okay, post the real #59 now?




#141. Ben Folds Five - "Army"



Massive, embarassing drop off in quality after the rich surprises of the past few days, a few songs aside. I like much of the last 30, but could it possibly be any more unadventurous?



"I'm Like A Bird" is so dull. What's next SOMB? Joss Stone?


So far it's okay. A lot more varied than I expected. We'll see how long that actually lasts.


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:06 PM

"Clint Eastwood" the worst Gorillaz single? Huh? That single's great. Would hardly make my top 20 of the decade, but it's one of those songs that everyone likes, so I can't begrudge its placement. And I like it much more than "Feel Good, Inc." The only Gorillaz single that might be better is "DARE". And probably not. "Do You Realize??" in the top 20 is pretty terrible. Not horribly surprising though.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:23 PM

"Do You Realize??" in the top 20 is pretty terrible. Not horribly surprising though.



This entire list is messed up thanks to the ateaseweb neophytes that flood into here.

I'm surrpised Do You Realize made it as far as it did.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:38 PM

"Do You Realize??" in the top 20 is pretty terrible. Not horribly surprising though.



This entire list is messed up thanks to the ateaseweb neophytes that flood into here.

I'm surrpised Do You Realize made it as far as it did.

For about the first hundred times I heard "DYR" on wxrt, I thought it was a George Harrison song.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:46 PM


"Do You Realize??" in the top 20 is pretty terrible. Not horribly surprising though.



This entire list is messed up thanks to the ateaseweb neophytes that flood into here.

I'm surrpised Do You Realize made it as far as it did.

For about the first hundred times I heard "DYR" on wxrt, I thought it was a George Harrison song.


it's not?!!?!? :blink:




















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