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  1. Namie Amuro is a Japanese recording artist, dancer, model, actress and entrepreneur. A leading figure of the Japanese entertainment industry since the early 90s, Amuro is known for breaking the youthful idol stereotype with her experimentation with different music styles in Japan and throughout the Western world, as well as visual imagery in music videos and on stage. Due to her longevity and resilience within the industry, she is referred to as the "Queen of Japanese Pop" and has constantly been recognized as the Japanese equivalent to leading Western artists such as Madonna and Janet Jackson. Icon would be an understatement to describe. Debuting in 1992 with the group Super Monkeys, she broke away from the group to become one of the best selling and iconic Japanese entertainers of all time. She announced that she will be retiring from the music industry on the 16th of September 2018, 26 years after her debut. In this rate, we will be taking a look at her expansive career. From her eurobeat Super Monkey songs, her height of popularity in Tetsuya Komuro oriented productions, her hip hop styling and her recent pop and EDM eras. 1- Rate every song on the list provided above on a scale to 1-10. 2- Decimals are allowed up to once place, for example: 6.2, 5.5, etc. 3- You may give one song a score of 11, and one song a score of -1. 4- The current deadline is the 13th of January 2018. 5- Happy voting! Special thanks to @snowo for graphics!
  2. 7. I Was Thinking Bout Boys: The Singles Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Carly 8. The Male Rebellion Rate: part 2 (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: conatus 9. Jennifer Lopez Essentials Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Killing Your Career 10. This WAS 2013: The Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: minho 11. 2010 ULTIMATE Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: mike9009 12. Linkin Park Singles Rate Rate Host: chilicheese01 COMPLETED RATES 1. Post 2005 Pop Girls: The Singles - #1s Rate Host: Mark Rih Winner: Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream" 2. The Sade Singles Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: conatus Winner: "No Ordinary Love" 3. The Twenty One Pilots Discography Rate Rate Host: Sabbath Winner: "Holding On To You" 4. This WAS 2016: Part 1 Rate Host: Eeveelution Winner: Solange, "Cranes in the Sky" 5. The Ayumi Hamasaki Singles Rate Rate Host: Kxvk Winner: "M" 6. This Generation's Pop Girls - The Singles Part 2: Top Tens Rate Host: Mark Rih Winner: Taylor Swift, "Style" 7. Mariah Carey: The Remixes Rate Rate Host: Buyonce1814 Winner: "Thank God I Found You (Make It Last Forever)" 8. The Kate Bush Discography Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Clueless Winner: "Cloudbusting" 9. The Ciara Discography Rate Rate Host: K$Ellie Winner: "Promise" 10. The Flops of 2015 Rate Host: I am Luke Winner: Ciara, "Only One" 11. Man! I Feel Like Shania! The Discography Rate Rate Host: Auburn Winner: "Thank You Baby (For Making Someday Come Soon)" 12. The New Wave of R&B: Part 2 Rate Host: MP2K Winner: Kelela, "Rewind" 13. Lady Soul: The Aretha Franklin Singles Rate Rate Host: Reverie Winner: "Ain't No Way" 14. Hey Girl: The 21st Century Female Collaboration Rate Host: genetic fail Winner: Lady Gaga, "Telephone (featuring Beyonce)" 15. Faith in the Sound: The George Michael Singles Rate Rate Host: Achilles. Winner: "Freedom' 90" 16. 80s One Hit Wonders Rate Rate Host: Yndda Winner: Lipps Inc., "Funkytown" 17. This Generation's Pop Girls: Part 3 [Top 40] Rate Host: Mark Rih Winner: Ariana Grande, "One Last Time" 18. Adele Discography Rate Rate Host: feelslikeadream Winner: "Rolling in the Deep" 19. 2017's Pop Girls ... So Far Rate Host: Diarrhoea Winner: Dua Lipa, "New Rules" 20. 21st Century One Hit Wonder Rate Rate Host: Queen Conchita Winner: Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra) 21. PRIMADONNAS 2: The Rate Rate Host: Ace Reject Winner: Natalie Cole, "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" 22. Grimes Discography Rate Rate Host: Pendulum Winner: "Oblivion" 23. Entering The Madness: The Weeknd Discography Rate Rate Host: Pink Matter Winner: "High for This" 24. This Generation's Pop Girls: The Final Act Rate Host: Mark Rih Winner: Lady Gaga, "The Edge of Glory" 25. This WAS 2016: Part 2 Rate Host: Tom Vercetti Winner: Mitski, "Your Best American Girl" 26. Don't Call It a Comeback Rate Host: supaspaz Winner: Rihanna, "Love on the Brain" 27. Bjork Singles Rate Rate Host: theblackestday Winner: "Pagan Poetry" 28. Lana Del Rey Essentials Rate Rate Host: Clueless Winner: "Terrence Loves You" 29. Thank You for the Music: The ABBA Discography Rate Rate Host: conatus Winner: "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" 30.These WERE The Singles: 2005 - 2009 Rate Host: Tom Vercetti Winner: Madonna, "Hung Up" 31. The Hip-Hop Debutante Rate Rate Host: Woo Winner: Foxy Brown, "I'll Be" (featuring Jay-Z) 32. The UOG of the 80s: Part 2 Rate Host: Ace Reject Winner: Belinda Carlisle, "Heaven is a Place on Earth" 33.Kesha Essentials Rate Rate Host: K$Ellie Winner: "Animal" 34. Billboard's 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century Rate Host: KatyCatPH Winner: Shakira, "Whenever, Wherever" 35. The 21st Century One-Hit Wonder Rate: Part 2 Rate Host: Queen Conchita Winner: Natalie Imbruglia, "Torn" 7. Ice Princess: The Azealia Banks Discography Rate Rate Host: prezli Winner: "Liquorice" RATES ON HIATUS 1. The Radiohead Discography Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Tremor Christ 2. The Britney Spears Discography Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Verge of Obscene 3. Beyoncè: The Essentials (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: digitaldistortion 4. Electronic Daddy Music: The Rate Rate Host: genetic fail 5. This WAS POP: 2001 (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: EJQL8 CANCELLED RATES 5. Crystal Castles Discography Rate Rate Host: Pendulum
  3. Welcome to the first BOYS singles rate! This boys not only drive us crazy with their delicious bodies and beautiful faces, but they've also given us away awesome songs to listen and enjoy. This rate contains 55 singles (some featuring) from the 11 sexiest and most famous guys that today take over Billboard (well... not in all cases) and we’ll be rating every single from the rate, there will also be a ranking of boys based on the average of the songs of each one (that's on me). Guys this is my first rate and as some of you know, english is not my first language, so I will make some mistakes . Just bear with me. ALL the songs must be rated on scale from 1 to 10. ONLY 0.5 decimals are allowed (1.5 to 9.5). If you give a rate with more digits or others decimals, it will be rounded to the nearest tenth. You can give a 0 the song you think is the worst and an 11 to the best. After listening, send your scores to me (Carly) in a PM. Feel free to send comments about the songs if you wish (Trolling will not be tolerated). NO delusional ballots pls (example: all 10’s to Shawn songs, all 1’s to Charlie songs). Youtube Playlist The tentative DEADLINE is DECEMBER 15, 2017. Feel free to to ask any questions about the rate.
  4. Michael Joseph Jackson. Prince Rogers Nelson. Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou. Three men who dominated pop music in the '80s, with their unique, distinctive sounds, bold songs, and charismatic, magnetic public personas. But things have changed; are they able to translate the same levels of success and quality to the new decade? Between September 1990 and November 1991, these three men would make their long-awaited musical comebacks. George's sophomore album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, came first. A shock for listeners and reviewers at the time, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 showcased a more acoustic sound and more introspective and sombre lyrics than its predecessor, Faith, as an attempt for George to be taken more seriously as a songwriter and an artist. Then came Diamonds And Pearls, which was Prince's first non-soundtrack release since 1988's Lovesexy. Diamonds And Pearls also saw the debut of Prince's new backing band, The New Power Generation. Cited as one of the best-selling albums of all time, Michael's Dangerous was the last of the three to be released. His first album since 1987's Bad, Dangerous saw Michael trying to continue the monster success of the previous decade by incorporating new jack swing into his songs, as well as, once again, covering a variety of topics in his lyrics to continue to demonstrate his growth as an artist. These men came to fight once more, and fight they... Well, that's open to interpretation. In this rate, we shall be deciding, once and for all, which song from these albums is the best. Thirty-seven songs stand before you (once again!); only one can emerge as the winner. SONGS: THE RULES: 1. There is a total of 37 songs in this rate. You must score every song from 0 to 10. One lucky song can receive an 11 from you, if you so wish. 2. PM your scores to me. Don't post them in the thread! 3. Decimals of up to 2 places are allowed. This means I will allow a 9.5, a 9.25, but not a 9.3434353690132. 4. The deadline is 10pm GMT on November 19th. There's YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, etc., so locating and listening to the music should be pretty easy, especially as even Prince is on streaming now. No excuses! 5. Commentaries are appreciated, but not compulsory. It's always nice to read why someone gave a 0 to a song, or why it got your 11, or why it got a 9 but not a 10. 6. No trolling! If I so much as even suspect you're trying to rig the rate, I will refuse to count your scores. 7. Have fun! PM-FRIENDLY LIST:
  5. Welcome to the fourth installment of “ATRL’s Greatest”. Previously, we counted down the 250 Greatest Songs Of All Time, 150 Greatest Albums Of The Millennium, and 150 Greatest Songs Of The 20th Century. Now, it's time to let the artists shine! You may submit an unranked ballot of 10 to 50 artists to me via a Google Form. It can be any number in between 10 and 50. Each artist nominated will be given one point, so rank on the ballot is irrelevant. Solo artists are counted separately from groups, so you may nominate the group and solo artist(s) as separate entries (e.g. 1 for Justin Timberlake and 1 for NSYNC). Any artist of any country, genre, or level of success is eligible. You may rally voters in your Base thread, just don't spam or submit troll ballots. SUBMIT HERE If the form does not work, please PM me your ballot. Deadline: 12/31 at 11:59PM EST BALLOTS OPEN: NOW (SUBMIT HERE)
  6. Wow, I'm starting the first rate! Time for someone to make me a banner. Although I don't know which selection I'm going to choose. Welcome back everyone!
  7. Spotify: Pink Friday Teenage Dream Animal + Cannibal Speak Now LOUD Bionic Aphrodite Body Talk Body Talk Pt. I Body Talk Pt. II Apple Music: Pink Friday Teenage Dream Animal + Cannibal Speak Now LOUD Bionic Aphrodite Body Talk Body Talk Pt. I Body Talk Pt. II
  8. In the mid-90s, by her own terms, Kylie Minogue was in a creative and commercial 'wilderness.' Launched to fame by her performance in Aussie soap Neighbours, Kylie achieved superstar success by being the Diana Ross of 80s powerhouse purveyors of cheap-pop, Stock/Aitken/Waterman. By 1992, she was free - but where was she to go? She headed to the clubs, and signed with the dance label DeConstruction - an imprint of a larger system. She worked with house producers the Rapino Brothers, but the sessions proved futile (and were eventually leaked). She struck gold with pivotal single Confide in Me, but 1994's self-titled release was set asunder by Kylie's film aspirations - and a public's reluctance to let their 'little girl' grow up. She wasn't a little girl, but an artist coming to terms with her creatively checkered past. She had long been a fascination of indie rockers - who would get to 'dirty' her up? It wasn't until one such legend - fellow Aussie Nick Cave - approached her with a rather unsettling collaboration that a new version of her emerged: IndieKylie. We are here to celebrate that Kylie, as this month marks the twentieth anniversary of her most realized work - Impossible Princess. Originally released in October 1997, the project had an almost insurmountable bout of bad luck; the lead single, Some Kind of Bliss, became her lowest charting single in both the UK and Australia, and the name of the album itself was considered in poor taste after the unexpected passing of Princess Diana. It was ultimately released in the UK in March 1998, and its reception there seemed to point to the end of Kylie's career - by becoming 'indie,' she had forgotten everything that made her her. In Australia, however, the album went two times platinum, and launched Kylie's first tour in seven years. By being true to herself, she had achieved credibility. Kylie eventually went back to pure pop - that's probably how we all met her. But today (and for the next few weeks), we're here to laud a truly confessional opus. Dark, deep, ambiguous in sound and texture, Impossible Princess took cues from the underground of the mid-90s (think trip-hop and BritPop, Bjork and the Manic Street Preachers - with whom she wrote two songs) and filtered them through Kylie's words and melodies. She hasn't done anything like it since, and it is unarguably her most beloved album by fans. How to do it? Play around with this song sorter (made by the lovely @supaspaz, who also designed the banner!) and send me the results by Sunday, October 29th. If you would please be so kind, also send me any thoughts you may have on individual songs - and the record itself. Keep believing in dreams ... and participate!
  9. INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Linkin Park Singles Rate. In light of Chester Bennington's tragic death, this would be nice to do. There are 34 songs (many of them modern classics) that clock in at just over two hours, so I hope we can get a decent number of participants! Every single from their studio albums is included as well as proper singles from other albums, such as remix albums, collaboration albums, and movie soundtracks. In the playlist and PM list, all singles, including "standalones" (i.e. New Divide, Not Alone, etc.) are listed chronologically. I'm excited to partake because even I have not heard some of these songs yet! RULES 1. Rate EVERY song from 1-10. 2. Decimals are allowed at +/- 0.1 increments, so 5.1, 4.7, 8.7 are all allowed rates. If you give a rate with more digits, it will be rounded to the nearest tenth. 3. One song may be rated a 0. One song may be rated an 11. 4. After listening and rating each song, send the rate to me in a PM. 5. The deadline is September 29, 2017, but this is arbitrary. THE SONGS Youtube Playlist Hybrid Theory Meteora Minutes To Midnight One Step Closer Somewhere I Belong What I've Done Crawling Faint Bleed It Out Papercut Numb Shadow Of The Day In The End From The Inside Given Up Breaking The Habit Leave Out All The Rest A Thousand Suns Living Things The Hunting Party The Catalyst Burn It Down Guilty All The Same Waiting For The End Lost In The Echo Until It's Gone Burning In The Skies Powerless Wastelands Iridescent Castle Of Glass Rebellion Final Masquerade One More Light Miscellaneous Heavy Pts.OF.Athrty Talking To Myself Numb/Encore New Divide Not Alone A Light That Never Comes PM FRIENDLY LIST Comment on songs if you'd like. Let's have fun.
  10. Welcome to the third installment of “ATRL’s Greatest”. Previously, we counted down the 250 Greatest Songs Of All Time and 150 Greatest Albums Of The Millennium. Between both rates, there was a strong modern pop girl presence (*cough* Carly Rae *cough*). So, this rate is bound to shake things up a bit! Unfortunately for pop fans, most of your current faves (the Rihannas, Gagas, Katys, and Taylors of the world) are ineligible as they were too busy attending school, growing up, and preparing for their eventual world domination. However, this is Janet, Madonna, Whitney, Mariah, Cyndi, and Kylie’s time to dominate! Now, before we start, keep in mind this will be a singles rate, so no obscure album tracks are eligible (sorry Daydream fans!). We will be counting down the top 150 singles of the 20th century. This rate will be a bit different from the last two, as we are going to have a 2 day “consideration” period before ballots are open, which will give everyone a chance to share and decide on the songs they want to see in the countdown. You may submit an unranked ballot of 25 to 100 singles to me via a Google Form. It can be any number in between 25 and 100. Each song nominated will be given one point, so rank on the ballot is irrelevant. SUBMIT HERE If the form does not work, please PM me your ballot. Only singles released between January 1, 1901 and December 31st, 2000 will be accepted. Yes, that is really when the century began/ended. And please double check on the release date of your song(s) if you are unsure. Songs are only eligible if they were released as a single. There are no requirements on where/when/how the single must have been released (*side eyes that bogus BB Airplay Single ban rule*). It could be a promo/radio only single released in Iceland, or a major worldwide release. Doesn’t matter. You may nominate up to 3 songs per artist. If you submit 50 or more songs, you may nominate 4 songs per artist. Group entries are counted separately from solo artists (e.g. The Supremes and Diana Ross; Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5). Deadline: 7/25 at 11:59PM EST BALLOTS OPEN: NOW (SUBMIT HERE)
  11. *** YOU CAN ALSO GIVE ONE SONG A SCORE OF 0 IF YOU WISH *** Tentative Deadline: October 12th
  12. Banner and graphics by Clueless. "So here it is, No hype, no gloss, no pretense, Just me, stripped..." Empowerment. Discovery. Liberation. Fifteen years ago, on October 22nd, 2002, Christina Aguilera released Stripped. Up until that point, she had been lumped in with an assorted mix of contemporaries under the "bubblegum pop" banner. Dissatisfied, she wanted to move away from a genre she felt confined by and create an album more representative of her as an artist, enlisting the help of various songwriters and producers (such as Scott Storch, Linda Perry, and Alicia Keys, to name but a few) and expanding her own role within the creation of the music in the process. Transitioning from teen pop to R&B music, Christina also infused her music with elements taken from other genres, such as rock, hip-hop, and Latin music, in order to display her versatility, as well as completely altering her public image and establishing an alter-ego, "Xtina", to demonstrate her personal growth. The result? While it may have initially been a little shocking, Stripped has gone on to become a seminal album in the pop canon that has withstood the test of the time as a shining example of reinvention, with its lyrics tackling issues such as feminism, sex, self-empowerment, and self-respect, still ringing true today. Fifteen years on, we are celebrating this album with a definitive ranking of its tracks. In order to do so, please complete this song sorter and send me your results via PM by Friday, November 3rd. These results will then be combined to determine a universal ranking. A write-up on why your favourite song is your favourite would also be greatly appreciated, and will be included in the countdown, but this is optional. Bonus: You may also wish to send a separate list ranking Stripped's four interludes: "Stripped Intro", "Primer Amor Interlude", "Loves Embrace Interlude", and "Stripped Pt. 2". This is entirely optional, and no song sorter will be provided for this. The results of these lists will not be added to the final countdown, but will merely comprise a separate countdown. If you wish to participate, send an additional list ranking these tracks from 1-4.
  13. Welcome to Ice Princess: The Azealia Banks Discography Rate! Azealia Banks might be one of the most controversial rappers of all time, but the talent, that she has, is unquestionable. She began releasing music through MySpace, being signed to XL Recordings. After releasing her debut single "212", that received universal acclaim, she secured a recording contract with Interscope Records, and later dropped her EP "1991". Her first mixtape "Fantasea" was out shortly after that. After being delayed for over two years, she released her debut album "Broke with Expensive Taste" via Prospect Park without any prior announcement, it was given positive reviews and was named one of the best rap albums of the year. Her latest release is her second mixtape "Slay-Z". This rate contains 79 tracks that were released by herself or via a record label. Unofficial remixes like "Work Bitch" and outros like "Azealia Skit" will not be ranked. 1991 212 (featuring Lazy Jay) Along the Coast Aquababe Atlantis ATM Jam (featuring Pharrell) Bad Girls (Danja N.A.R.S. Remix) (with M.I.A. & Missy Elliott) Bambi Barbie Sh*t Barely Legal BBD Bieber (with Twanup, Blasco Says & A$AP Rocky) Big Talk (featuring Rick Ross) Blown Away (with GypJaQ) Blue Jeans (Smims & Belle Remix) (with Lana Del Rey) Can't Do It Like Me Can't Stop Now (K.L.A.M. Remix) (with Major Lazer) Chasing Time Chi Chi Chips Control It (with Shystie) Count Contessa Crown Dark Red Lipstick (with LoLa Monroe) Desperado Discovery Channel (with Rocky Business & Isaiah Gripper) Escapades Esta Noche Everybody (with Elliphant) F.L.A.P.S. (Confessions of a Freak) Fantasea Fierce F*ck Up the Fun Gimme a Chance Grand Scam (Lyrical Exercise) Harlem Shake (Remix) (with Baauer) Heavy Metal and Reflective Hood Bitch I'm That... (Remix) (with R. City & Beenie Man) Ice Princess Idle Delilah II. Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night) (with Childish Gambino) Ima Read In Town (with Kevin Hussein) JFK (featuring Theophilus London) Jumanji L8R Liquorice Luxury Miss Amor Miss Camaraderie Nathan (featuring Styles P) NEEDSUMLUV (SXLND) Neptune (featuring Shystie) No Problems Nude Beach a Go-Go Out of Space P-U-S-S-Y (featuring 77KLASH) Paradiso Physical Motion (with Jimmy Edgar) Queen of Clubs Riot (featuring Nina Sky) Runnin' Salute Seventeen Skylar Diggins Slow Hands Soda Succubi The Big Big Beat The Chill$ The Kids Aren't Alright (Remix) (with Fall Out Boy) Trap Queen (Remix) (with Fetty Wap, Quavo & Gucci Mane) Us Used to Being Alone Van Vogue Venus (with Paul Oakenfold) Wallace Yung Rapunxel [YOUTUBE PLAYLIST] Sorted by albums | 1991 (2012) ~ 1991 / Van Vogue / 212 (featuring Lazy Jay) / Liquorice | Fantasea (2012) ~ Out of Space / Neptune (featuring Shystie) / Atlantis / Fantasea / F*ck Up the Fun / Ima Read / Fierce / Chips / Nathan (featuring Styles P) / L8R / Jumanji / Aquababe / Runnin' / Us / Paradiso / Esta Noche / Salute | Broke with Expensive Taste (2014) ~ Idle Delilah / Gimme a Chance / Desperado / JFK (featuring Theophilus London) / Wallace / Heavy Metal and Reflective / BBD / Ice Princess / Yung Rapunxel / Soda / Chasing Time / Luxury / Nude Beach A Go-Go / Miss Camaraderie | Slay-Z (2016) ~ Riot (featuring Nina Sky) / Skylar Diggins / Big Talk (featuring Rick Ross) / Can't Do It Like Me / The Big Big Beat / Used to Being Alone / Queen of Clubs / Along the Coast / Crown | Miscellaneous ~ ATM Jam (featuring Pharrell) / Bad Girls (Danja N.A.R.S. Remix) (with M.I.A. & Missy Elliott) / Bambi / Barbie Sh*t / Barely Legal / Bieber (with Twanup, Blasco Says & A$AP Rocky) / Blown Away (with GypJaQ) / Blue Jeans (Smims & Belle Remix) (with Lana Del Rey) / Can't Stop Now (K.L.A.M. Remix) (with Major Lazer) / Chi Chi / Control It (with Shystie) / Count Contessa / Dark Red Lipstick (with LoLa Monroe) / Discovery Channel (with Rocky Business & Isaiah Gripper) / Escapades / Everybody (with Elliphant) / F.L.A.P.S. (Confessions of a Freak) / Grand Scam (Lyrical Exercise) / Harlem Shake (Remix) (with Baauer) / Hood Bitch / I'm That... (Remix) (with R. City & Beenie Man) / II. Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night) (with Childish Gambino) / In Town (with Kevin Hussein) / NEEDSUMLUV (SXLND) / No Problems / P-U-S-S-Y (featuring 77KLASH) / Physical Motion (with Jimmy Edgar) / Salute / Seventeen / Slow Hands / Succubi / The Chill$ / The Kids Aren't Alright (Remix) (with Fall Out Boy) / Trap Queen (Remix) (with Fetty Wap, Quavo & Gucci Mane) / Us / Venus (with Paul Oakenfold) ─ ALL the songs must be rated on scale from 1 to 10. (Copy the pm-friendly list below.) NO decimal points! NEITHER .5! If you don't follow this rule, your scores will be rounded down. ─ Participants are allowed to give out 11 to ONE SONG and 0 to ONE SONG. ─ Trolling will not be tolerated. I'm aware of Azealia being hated by many on ATRL, but her music is above this. If you sabotage the rate, I will disregard your ballot, so don't even try it. Rate honestly based on your opinion of the tracks alone. ─ Send your scores to me (prézli) in private message. Deadline to submit your rate: NOVEMBER 11TH 5PM EST PM-FRIENDLY LIST Feel free to ask if something is not clear. Happy rating!
  14. Welcome to the Late 20th & 21st Century One Hit Wonder Rate Pt.2! After the roaring success of the first edition, I am delighted to bring you more one hit wonders to rate! Featuring songs from 2000-2016, 80 tracks will be put against eachother to see who will come out victorious, joining Gotye ft. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know as winners of the OHW Rate! Most tracks are US one hit wonders, the majority also being WW but occasionally a UK or European one hit wonder might pop up for your enjoyment, after all not all ATRL members are from the US! There'll be artists in this rate that will've had more than one hit in a few countries but the song featured in this rate will be their only 'hit' worldwide or in the US. This rate is mostly based on a worldwide scale; not on a relative one. One thing also to clear up, you may notice both Cee Lo Green and Gnarls Barkley feature, as they're seperate acts, they both count. • Songs must be rated on a 1-10 scale. • You are allowed to rate one song a 0 and one song an 11. • You are allowed to use decimal points, but they must be up to the tenth place. • You must use the PM Friendly List to PM me your votes. • No trolling. You have until Saturday 4th Tuesday 7th November (1PM GMT/08:00 EST) to send your votes, which is exactly four weeks. The rate should start shortly after (within 24 hours) Please also send me your timezone within your PM Friendly List so I can work out the best time to reveal the results. Enjoy and please feel free to campaign for your favourites, tag people to join it or just have a chin wag! If you missed Pt. 1, you can re live it here. YouTube Playlist Spotify Playlist
  15. Taylor Swift began the 2010s—and her 20s—by collecting the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her sophomore album Fearless, winning out over Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and The Black Eyed Peas—each of whom were at the commercial peaks of their respective careers. At the time, onlookers were divided when it came to understanding Taylor Swift’s place in the music landscape. Some predicted her ascension as one of pop’s biggest stars. Others claimed that it would be impossible for her to surpass the massive crossover success of the Fearless era, and that she had peaked as a teenager. One critic notoriously derided her universally-panned performance at that year’s Grammy ceremony and declared it the end of her career. Imagine being so wrong. The follow-up to Fearless, 2010’s Speak Now, was written and composed solely by Swift. Although Speak Now became her first of three consecutive releases to debut with over a million copies sold, scored a string of successful country singles (including double Grammy winner “Mean”), and secured Swift’s status as a stadium act on the touring circuit, the album didn’t quite live up to the commercial success or cultural relevance of its predecessor. Instead, fans latched onto the impressive quality of the album’s self-penned, confessional material and prepared themselves for Swift to further distance herself from the mainstream. We should have known. The date was August 13, 2012. Taylor Swift sat in her living room in a red dress, a crowd of fans assembled before her like preschoolers during story time, and announced that her fourth studio album, Red, would be released that fall. During the (probably scripted) Q&A segment that followed, she explained that she worked with some of her musical “heroes” (an odd description for a team of collaborators consisting of Max Martin, Ed Sheeran, Dan Wilson, and Jeff Bhasker) on songs detailing “the tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I've experienced in the last two years.” She ended the 25 minute event with the world premiere of her “really, really romantic... touching and sensitive” new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” As hands waved in the air in a clearly rehearsed manner, “Never Ever” exploded into being. Its initial airplay was so significant that it forced an early debut on the Hot 100; it set the records for biggest digital sales week for a female artist and biggest first week sales for a female artist, and became Swift’s first #1 on the Hot 100. Its instant success was accompanied by mixed reactions from audiences and critics. In particular, fans and critics wondered if “Never Ever” signaled the end of Swift’s country music career (a later Billboard rule change would send “Never Ever” to #1 on their Country Songs chart, sparking backlash amongst country purists). And while some haters and critics branded the song “immature,” it would go on to recieve a Record of the Year nomination from the Grammys—as well as rank among the ten best singles of the year according to Rolling Stone, Time, and the Pazz & Jop critics’ poll. But Red was so much more than its lead single, and this much was proven as the promo campaign building up to the album release intensified. First came “Begin Again,” one of Swift’s most effortless and breathtaking songs to date. Released to placate country audiences, “Begin Again” was met with universal praise, reached the top 10 of the Hot 100, and later recieved a Grammy nomination. Fellow promotional single (and later country radio hit) “Red” likewise eased concerns over Swift’s new direction by perfectly blending traditionally Swiftian lyricism with new pop flourishes. On the pop forums, though, a different storm had been brewing. Namely, word had come from an industry insider that Swift was about to make landfall with a dubstep track. Needless to say, the news prompted an overwhelming response, which ranged in tone from hysterical to anticipatory to mournful. All of that, before we’d even heard “I Knew You Were Trouble.” A monster from the moment it was unleashed, “Trouble” completely dominated the winter months: it lorded over the digital sales charts, radio couldn’t get enough, there were memes and memes of memes, Swift delivered the best televised performance of her career when she brought the song to the American Music Awards, and the song ultimately became the definitive hit of the dubstep craze. As if that wasn’t enough, promotional single “State of Grace” also preceded the album release, adding further to the confusing and varied sonic texture of the album. Critics lauded the track following its release, drawing comparisons to U2 as they praised its “powerhouse vocals,” “brutally effective” and “epic” production, and poetic, mature lyrics. The song logged a #13 debut on the Hot 100 and later set the tone for the Red Tour as its anthmic opening number. The Red era itself was an exciting time to be a Taylor Swift fan, and during that period Swift snagged a number of accomplishments any stan would love to brag over. Red scored the highest first week sales ever for a country artist, and—at the time—the second-best sales week for a female artist. With Red, Swift became the first act since The Beatles to have three consecutive albums spend at least six weeks at #1. The Red Tour became the highest grossing tour in country music history. Perhaps most notably, Swift’s Album of the Year nomination for Red made her just the third woman in history to be nominated for the award again after having previously won it. But, as with most things, Red is best viewed in retrospect—and the recent passing of its fifth anniversary makes this an opportune moment to reevaluate the era and the songs that lay at its foundation. A recent Rolling Stone article declared Red “this century's most ridiculously masterful megapop manifesto.” The album’s emotional centerpiece “All Too Well” has earned a place as the definitive Taylor Swift song, and is widely recognized as her greatest artistic accomplishment (will ATRL agree?). Because of the sonic landscape of the album, listening to Red has become for so many one of those things that simply defines the autumn season: maple lattes, pumpkin pie, crunchy leaves, “Holy Ground.” And as we prepare to hear Swift’s upcoming sixth release, reputation, Red has generally been regarded as the standard to which it is compared by those privileged enough to hear it (Secret Sessioners remain divided on whether the new album is “as good as Red” or “better than Red”). Perhaps most importantly, though, is that the passing of time provides clearer insight into just what Red really meant to Taylor Swift’s career. Just as it becomes obvious in hindsight that Red’s collaborations with Max Martin were a response to Speak Now’s lack of success on top 40 radio, it is equally obvious that 1989’s full fledged devotion to being a “sonically cohesive” pop album was a response to Red’s undeserved shut out at the Grammys. Furthermore, Swift’s career can most logically be divided into pre-Red and post-Red phases; the pre-Red phase defined by the confessional crossover country material of a teen songwriter, and the post-Red phase identified by the world-conquering hooks of a master pop craftswoman. And whether by accident or by design, Red is the bridge connecting the two very different careers of one very singular artist. Happy listening! RESULTS 19. Girl At Home 18. The Moment I Knew 17. Everything Has Changed 16. Come Back... Be Here 15. Stay Stay Stay 14. The Last Time 13. The Lucky One 12. I Almost Do 11. Starlight 10. 22 9. Sad Beautiful Tragic 8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 7. I Knew You Were Trouble. 6. Red 5. Holy Ground 4. Begin Again 3. Treacherous 2. State of Grace 1. All Too Well
  16. Welcome to the Crystal Castles discography rate! We will be ranking all four albums + Alice Glass' EP and her single Stillbirth Rank each song from 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best) You can only give 0 points to two songs and 11 points to two songs, so think wisely Scores up to one decimal place are allowed (for example 5.5 and not 7.264) Comments are optional Please do not troll The deadline is 12th November 2017 PM friendly list:
  17. On November 4th, 1997 Shania Twain released her third studio album, Come on Over. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with modest sales of 172,000. In its second week, the album held at #2, and sold 170,000 units. This was just a small taste of the longevity the Come on Over era would have. Little did Shania know, the album would go on to spawn 12 singles, and break many records that have yet to be topped to this day. The Come on Over era was what propelled Shania into international stardom, earned her four Grammy awards (from nine nominations), and made her a household name around the world. It also produced four classic singles with "You're Still the One", "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!", "From This Moment On", and "That Don't Impress Me Much". The album was so popular that three different versions were released: the original country version in 1997, the revised pop version in 1998, and the international version in 1999. Shania also began her first headlining world tour in 1998, named after the album. Come on Over became the best-selling country album of all time, surpassing the previous record holder, Shania's own album, The Woman In Me, as well as the best-selling studio album ever released by a female artist and the best-selling album ever released by a Canadian. It spent 11 weeks at #1 in the UK, 20 weeks at #1 in Australia, 50 weeks at #1 on the US country albums chart, and over 110 weeks at #1 on the Canadian country albums chart. It has been certified double diamond in both the United States and Canada, and has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the most iconic eras of all time. So what Now (currently available on iTunes and Spotify)? With its 20th anniversary coming up in the next few weeks, it is time for us to rank the album's tracks from least favorite to most favorite in memory of its impact. Rank each song from #1 (most favorite) to #16 (least favorite) and send it to me in a PM. To help you sort through the songs, I have made this song sorter, which you can use to get a start on your list. Feel free to add comments if you would like. Have your ranking to me by November 3rd, so we can unveil the results on the anniversary of the album's release. Let's go girls! Participants 1. @Auburn 2. @Bitchcraft 3. @gagacasanova 4. @mike3009 5. @Zaynsus 6. @Hook Up 7. @StonedSoulPicnic 8. @wehan6 9. @Rocket 10. @ilovemusic432 11. @CaptainMusic 12. @BraveNewSeth 13. @Clueless 14. @Queen Conchita 15. @Fetch 16. @Achilles. 17. @KatyCatPH 18. @ImmaSlave4u 19. @Quicksand 20. @Sanctuary 21. @Ventitonic
  18. They debated and decided the 100. Now it's our turn to re-rank the hundred songs they believe to have the most catchy and the most iconic choruses since 2000. Welcome to my first ever rate! We will be recreating the list Billboard came up with. As much as possible, we are only rating the songs' choruses. If you feel you have to take into consideration the whole body of work, you may but it really goes against the idea of this rate, right? • Rate the CHORUS of every track from 1-10 and send me a private message with your scores. Use the PM-friendly list below. It took me quite a while to type all those songs so use it. • Decimals are NOT allowed. We are old enough so it is time for us to be decisive. If you will still try, I will round it to the nearest whole number. • Since we are rating 100 songs here, you can give two 11s. You read that right! Two 11s for the two songs that you think that has the best choruses. • Similarly, you can also give two 0s to the songs with the worst choruses. • To make this rate more interesting, you are allowed to give only ten 10s and ten 1s too. Don't even try to sneak in more than 10 of either scores because I will NOT count them. My tip: use them wisely. • Of course, no trolling is allowed. Your ballot will automatically discarded and no second chances will be given. Also no campaigning anywhere. Let people decide on their own. • Comments are welcome and some of those will be featured during the reveal. PM-FRIENDLY LIST SPOTIFY PLAYLIST DEADLINE OF SUBMITTING YOUR BALLOTS IS ON SEPTEMBER 8TH! Huge thanks to the good sis @prézli for the graphics!
  19. On Feb. 16, 2007, the Princess of Pop hit a bizarre and troubling new low. As rabid paparazzi captured the scene through the front window—like an animal on display at the zoo—Britney Spears walked into a Tarzana hair salon and shaved her head bald. (The image only grew more shocking in the coming days as a grimacing Britney, looking utterly deranged, attacked a photographer's car with an umbrella.) Eight months later, she would release her fifth studio album, Blackout, a stunning meld of pop hooks and emerging electronic dance sounds. Her rocky return to the top of the charts presaged, the following year, one of the most epic comebacks in music history. It's Britney, bitch! Who else but the legend herself could forge from such a hellacious year her magnum opus? Maligned by many in its time for emerging amid Britney's intense personal troubles—which would continue to deepen as she lost custody of her children and eventually was placed in a temporary psychiatric hold—Blackout was nevertheless an immediate sensation. Its slick and sexy innovation enraptured fans, while the public at large gawked at the cultural circus surrounding its release, from an infamous VMA performance to "Leave Britney alone," the viral video cry heard 'round the world. And the esteem has only grown in the decade since, as a new generation of critics and artists recognized and lauded the record not just for its own merits, but also for its broader impact, particularly as a star-making breakthrough for producer Danja. Few places have a more fanatical appreciation than ATRL, which often ranks Blackout as the forum's favorite album. So in celebration of the tenth anniversary this month, we are undertaking a definitive ranking of its track list. To participate, please complete this quick song sorter and PM me your results by this Sunday, Oct. 22. Those lists will be combined to determine a universal ranking, which will be unveiled in a countdown event. (Check out the previous rankings of Emotion, Loose and Spice to see how it works.) Feel free to use this thread to advocate for your track of choice or to share your memories from the past decade of Blackout. Fifteen lucky guest writers will also be chosen to explain why their favorite song is the true highlight of the album, so let me know if you are interested. The Definitive Blackout Ranking 1. "Gimme More" 2. "Break the Ice" 3. "Piece of Me" 4. "Get Naked (I Got a Plan)" 5. "Freakshow" 6. "Toy Soldier" 7. "Hot As Ice" 8. "Radar" 9. "Perfect Lover" 10. "Heaven On Earth" 11. "Get Back" 12. "Why Should I Be Sad" 13. "Ooh Ooh Baby" 14. "Outta This World" 15. "Everybody"
  20. Deadline: May 26th Goodies | The Evolution | Fantasy Ride | Basic Instinct | Ciara | Jackie | Other PM Friendly List
  21. THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY VELVET ROPE RANKING This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most dynamic albums in the history of music, and arguably Janet's best album of her entire career!! The album regarded as the blueprint for pop artists transitioning to a darker and rebellious sound. The album considered as the precursor to the development of alternative R&B. Covered a wide array of controversial topics. So as a part of this honor, we will have ourselves a little two-part Velvet Rope Rate: songs and interludes ranking. Rules: - There will be two separate lists: songs and interludes. - Have a songs list from 1-19 and interlude list from 1-7, and rank it highest to lowest. - #1 song will be worth 19 points and down to 1 point with #19. -Feel free to add comments by each. Makes it more interesting. - No trolling or disrespect allowed! Janet deserves respect!! - PM each list of ranks to me by September 30, and the rate will begin the next week on the anniversary! - Enjoy the queen's album! SONG SORTER! INTERLUDE SORTER! Thanks to the help of the future "AYNAF" winner, @Reverie! As a special treat, nineteen of the total participants will be chosen to be presented with their own reason as to why their favorite song is their special one for the past 20 years this pioneering album has been. So when you PM me your scores, feel free to add a short essay. It may be picked! The same applies for the interludes and the lucky 5! The Interlude Ranking will start on October 6th! The Songs Ranking will start the next day on the anniversary!! PM Friendly Lists: Participants Results @Ace Reject
  22. Welcome to the Kesha Essentials Rate We'll be ranking all of Kesha's album tracks + some other non-album songs. I only included unreleased songs that leaked after the discography rate, otherwise we'd have 100+ songs here Animal | Cannibal | Warrior | Rainbow | Other | link to Emotional | Lover PM Friendly List Deadline: October 6th
  23. Please do not separate the list Graphics by the legendary @AlexisNeiers
  24. I am your host MP2K and I welcome you all to THE NEW WAVE OF R&B PART 2. Traditional R&B may not be as prominent on the charts as it use to be, but the R&B genre is forever evolving and there’s always discussion about — where it’s at, where it’s going, who is doing it right, who is doing it weird, and who is even doing it at all. People call it alternative R&B, also referred to as PBR&B, a term meant to be a joke but used by music journalists to describe a stylistic alternative to contemporary R&B. Whichever the label, many artists categorized into this sub-genre find the labels very offense. Well, guess what? They’re gonna have to deal with it as we’re here to rate them. It all began in 2011 when a new wave of R&B artists emerged with uber left-field music and garnered supporters looking for new R&B music to get into that was different from the same ole. Now in 2017 this “alternative R&B” seems to be the norm; a phenomenon in music. The Weeknd and Frank Ocean are on top in the music industry in their own respective ways, influencing some of the more mainstream artists such as Usher, Drake, Rihanna and Beyoncé to dabble into such a sound. Three years ago we rated sixteen 2nd tier artists of this "new wave" (popular acts The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and Miguel were excluded). Each of those artists were some of the most relevant and fresh faces at the time, most have went on to continue to release music ‘til this day, and some went on to scoring top 40 hits (ie. Tinashe). R&B is brimming with fresh ideas and experiments gone right and it shows no signs of withering away thanks to these new emerging artists we’re about to rate for the second installment. Here is another batch of artists that are continuing to make the 2010’s pass in history as the decade R&B became “great again.” Disagree? Then I'm awaiting these lashings: Results: Post navigation linked 75. Bryson Tiller, "Sorry Not Sorry" 74. PARTYNEXTDOOR, "Over Here" 73. The Internet, "Cocaine" 72. PARTYNEXTDOOR, "Recognize" 71. Kehlani, "CRZY" 70. Kehlani, "Gangsta" 69. Victoria Monét, "90's Babies" 68. Abra, "U Kno" 67. Victoria Monét, "Made In China" 66. Justine Skye, "Bandit" 65. DAWN, "Bombs" 64. NAO, "Zillionaire" 63. Tinashe, "Ride of Your Life" 62. FKA Twigs, "Figure 8" 61. PARTYNEXTDOOR, "Not Nice" 60. DAWN, "Calypso" 59. Jai Paul, "Jasmine" 58. JMSN, "Street Sweeper" 57. FKA Twigs, "Good to Love" 56. DAWN, "86" 55. Majid Jordan, "My Love" 54. Victoria Monét, "Do You Like It" 53. Abra, "U Go I Go" 52. PARTYNEXTDOOR, "Come and See Me" [17] 51. Victoria Monét, "Ready" 50. Gallant, "Open Up" 49. Justine Skye, "U Don't Know" 48. Kehlani, "The Way" 47. Kehlani, "You Should Be Here" 46. Rochelle Jordan, "Playa 4 Life" 45. DAWN, "Not Above That" 44. Victoria Monét, "High Luv" [16] 43. Majid Jordan, "Something About You" 42. Gallant, “Skipping Stones” 41. FKA Twigs, "Video Girl" 40. Majid Jordan, "Her" 39. Justine Skye, "Collide" 38. DAWN, "Blow" 37. The Internet, "Dontcha" 36. JMSN, "Love & Pain" 35. Bryson Tiller, "Don’t" 34. Abra, "Roses" 33. JMSN, "'Bout it" 32. Rochelle Jordan, "Lowkey" 31. JMSN, "Alone" 30. Justine Skye, "I'm Yours" [15] 29. Bryson Tiller, "Exchange" [14] 28. FKA Twigs, "Pendulum" 27. Gallant, "Weight In Gold" 26. JMSN, "Cruel Intentions" [13] 25. Majid Jordan, "Forever" [12] 24. DAWN, "L.A." 23. FKA Twigs, "Give Up" 22. Tinashe, "Company" 21. Kelela, "A Message" 20. NAO, "Apple Cherry" 19. Jai Paul, "BTSTU" 18. Tinashe, "All Hands On Deck" 17. DAWN, "Dance" 16. ABRA, "Fruit" 15. Syd, "Know" 14. ABRA, "Crybaby" 13. Tinashe, "Party Favors" 12. Gallant, "Talking To Myself" 11. The Internet, "Girl" 10. Rochelle Jordan, "Follow Me" 09. Kehlani, "Distraction" 08. FKA Twigs, "In Time" 07. NAO, "Girlfriend" 06. NAO, "Fool To Love" 05. Gallant, "Cave Me In" 04. NAO, "Inhale Exhale" 03. Tinashe, "Bet" 02. NAO, "Bad Blood" 01. Kelela, "Rewind"
  25. Hey everybody. Three years ago, I did a rate of a lot of the major girls of the 1980s - well, major, but not Whitney/Madonna/Janet major. I included a LOT of heavyweights, but there are still some left to sort through - let's say we start today? We'll be going in a lot of different directions - Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Country, Rap, R&B, and, my favorite, DANCE. Plus PWL. Can you even believe it? Who's here? VOTES DUE SEPTEMBER 1st.