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  1. minho

    This Was 2013: the Rate (54- NOW)

    *** YOU CAN ALSO GIVE ONE SONG A SCORE OF 0 IF YOU WISH *** Tentative Deadline: October 12th
  2. jdmc218

    So Into You: The Tamia Singles Rate

    Welcome to the first ever Tamia rate, her singles rate. It's about time more talented artists other than "main pop girls" to have some notice. Tamia is one of a kind, a Canadian-born talent who was discovered in high school by Brenda Richie and signed on a development deal at Warner Bros. Records. Noticed by Quincy Jones at a party where she performed, he put on his album, Q's Jook Joint, where she recorded vocals for 'You Put a Move On My Heart' and 'Slow Jams', which earned her two Grammy nominations off the bat, all before she released her self-titled debut album. Though Tamia did not have the same exposure and marketing as some of her other contemporaries, Tamia has managed to make herself a statement in the R&B world, with a Gold album, 5 top 40 hits, many R&B hits, a six-time Grammy nominee, an NAACP award, and a successful line dance! Imagination / So Into You / Falling For You / Loving You Still Can't Go For That / Stranger In My House / Tell Me Who Into You / Officially Missing You / Questions / Still Can't Get Enough / Me / Almost Beautiful Surprise / Give Me You Sandwich & a Soda / Stuck With Me / Love Falls Over Me Leave It Smokin' / Today I Do Missing You / Slow Jams / You Put a Move On My Heart / Spend My Life With You Rules: Rate each song on a 0-10 scale Only ONE song can be given an 11 (pick wisely) Decimals are allowed only to the HUNDREDTH place (6.54). Any scores over that will not be allowed and sent back. Don’t leave any song out of the rate. I will give all of you enough time to listen to every single for completion. (Only 25.) Send me the rates by PM! No posting your scores on the thread! Enjoy yourselves. And feel free to comment on the songs. PM Friendly List: DEADLINE!!: OCTOBER 19th! Start of the Rate: OCTOBER 27th!
  3. HI YALL, welcome to my countdown! Since we've done many "best of" albums/singles songs, I decided to do something a little more FUN. We're going to count down the 100 worst pop girl songs of the 21st century. It's going to be a road filled with disagreements, passionate opinions, etc. I'm not one for fancy graphics and background stories and stuff in the OP so I'm going to establish the rules and expectations and how we're going to do this now: You will PM me a list of 20 songs that you consider the worst songs by pop girls in the 21st century. They will be ranked from 1 (absolute worst) to 20 (least worst). The worst song will receive sixty points while the least worst song will receive 10 points. They will be DUE NOVEMBER 1ST by Midnight PST, although this is subject to change. You may include NO MORE THAN THREE songs from the same artist. In terms of features: If a girl is taking up more than 65% or 70% of the songs vocal, then you may count it as their song. For instance, a feature for a verse or just the hook would not be applicable, however a DJ featuring just pop girl vocals will be accepted in this rate. The concept of "Pop girl" can be vague. I am going to be open minded to what one considers a pop girl, however obviously there will be limits. NO TROLLING and NO INTENSE STAN WARS. I created this for fun, not for stan wars. If things get heated take it to SYG. The start of the century, to ME, is January 1, 2000. I know some people disagree, and I understand why, but that is the date we will be going by for this countdown. This is "songs," not "singles," so please feel free to promote bonus tracks, obscure non singles that people need to realize are horrible if you wish. Feel free to add commentary! Points will be counted like this:
  4. Welcome to my 2nd rate! During the last time I hosted, we rated Billboard's 100 Greatest Choruses of the Century So Far, with Shakira's "Whenever, Wherever" emerging as the winner. This time, we will be rating 100 songs again. Not just their choruses but the entirety of the songs. For this rate, we will be using Rolling Stones' 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far. This list features a wide variety of songs that very much represent the music of last 18 years. All these songs, released after January 1, 2000, were selected by a group of artist, critics, producers and industry experts. Kanye West (as much as we hate his person) is pretty much all over the list. So is Jay-Z, Pharrell and Outkast. But our pop girls are also here. Adele, Beyoncé, Britney, Gaga, Katy, Rihanna and Taylor are represented with their best songs. Even Lana and Nicki! They have discussed and made their rankings. Now it's our time to shake things up... again! RULES Listen to every song (twice if needed be), rate them from 1-10 and send me a private message with your scores. Decimals are allowed only up to one decimal place only. Any scores with more than one decimal number will be rounded. Use the PM-friendly list below. It took me quite a while to type all those songs so use it. 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 are the best. Similarly, you can also give two 0s to the worst songs. Of course, no trolling is allowed. Your ballot will be automatically discarded and no second chances will be given. Comments are welcome and some of those will be featured during the reveal. PM-FRIENDLY LIST SPOTIFY PLAYLIST DEADLINE OF BALLOT SUBMISSION IS ON OCTOBER 28TH! (Thanks to the good sis @theblackestday for the awesome banner!)
  5. Ace Reject

    Rate Signup Thread

    8. Female Rap Rate Part 1(VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Diarrhoea 9. So Into You: The Tamia Singles Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: jdmc218 11. These ARE The Acclaimed Singles (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Wicked 12. Beyonce Essentials Rate Rate Host: Kool Aid King 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: "Brooklyn Baby" 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" 36. Ice Princess: The Azealia Banks Discography Rate Rate Host: prezli Winner: "Liquorice" 37. Linkin Park Singles Rate Rate Host: chilicheese01 Winner: "In The End" 38. I Was Thinking Bout Boys: The Singles Rate Rate Host: Carly Winner: Harry Styles, "Sign Of The Times" 39. The Demi Lovato Discography Rate Rate Host: Hanzo Winner: "Tell Me You Love Me" 40. Jennifer Lopez Essentials Rate Rate Host: Killing Your Career Winner: "What is Love?" 41. The Boss: The Diana Ross Singles Rate Rate Host: Subomie Winner: "I'm Coming Out" 42. Finally: The Namie Amuro Singles Rate Rate Host: Kxvk Winner: DR. 43. Read My Lips: The Sophie Ellis-Bextor Singles Rate Rate Host: EJQL8 Winner: "Murder on the Dancefloor" 44. Kendrick Lamar Singles Rate Rate Host: Clueless Winner: "Alright" 45.The Tove Lo Discography Rate Rate Host: Moonlightbae Winner: "Talking Body" 46. The Sleigh Bells Discography Rate Rate Host: Diarrhoea Winner: "Infinity Guitars" 47. The Selena Gomez Discography Rate Rate Host: SoSickOfThatSOL Winner: "Hands to Myself" 48. St Vincent Essentials Rate Rate Host: Pendulum Winner: "Strange Mercy" 49. The ULTIMATE US Girl Group Rate: The 21st Century Rate Host: wabayou Winner: Destiny's Child, "Lose My Breath" 50. The 2017 Alternative Rate Rate Host: Superpower Winner: The National, "Dark Side of the Gym" 51. THIS WAS 2017 Rate Host: supaspaz Winner: Kendrick Lamar, "DNA" 52. Solo Spice Singles Rate Rate Host: EJQL8 Winner: Victoria Beckham, "Let Your Head Go" 53. Kanye West Singles Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Clueless Winner: "Runaway" 54. These WERE The Singles: 1990 - 1994 Rate Host: Superpower Winner: Madonna, "Vogue" 55. This Was 2017 Part 2 Rate Host: Tom Vercetti Winner: Vince Staples, "Yeah Right" 56. The Mariah Carey Videography Rate Rate Host: Kim Kardashian Winner: "Honey" 57. Billboard R&B #1's Part 1: 1990 - 1992 Rate Host: conatus Winner: Mary J. Blige, "Real Love" 58. The Katy Perry Discography Rate Rate Host: Ferst Winner: "E.T." 59. 50 Great Female Voices: The Rate Rate Host: Pepo Winner: Tina Turner, "What's Love Got to Do With It?" 60. Charli XCX Discography Rate Rate Host: wabayou Winner: "Vroom Vroom" 61. In a Reverie: The Tinashe Discography Rate Rate Host: Pink Matter Winner: "Bet" 62. The Flops of 2017 Rate Host: Lukey Winner: Rachel Platten, "Perfect for You" 63. The Janelle Monae Discography Rate Rate Host: K$Ellie Winner: "Make Me Feel" 64. Female Top 5 Hits - '13 - '18 Rate Host: umich Winner: Taylor Swift, "Blank Space" 65. When Pop Stars Grow Up Rate Host: supaspaz Winner: Britney Spears, "I'm a Slave 4 U" 66.The Kacey Musgraves Discography Rate Rate Host: thecptz Winner: "Merry Go-Round" 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 6. This WAS 2013: The Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: minho 7. 2010 ULTIMATE Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: mike9009 8. The Male Rebellion Rate: part 2 (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: conatus 9. This WAS POP 2017 (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Carly 10. The 21st Century One Hit Wonders Rate: The Ultimate Rate (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Queen Conchita 11. Tame Impala Essentials Rate Rate Host: Clueless 12. THIS WAS 2017: THE EPs (VOTE NOW) Rate Host: Moonlightbae CANCELLED RATES 8. Gen Z-List Pop Girls: The Singles Rate Rate Host: skiddo 5. Crystal Castles Discography Rate Rate Host: Pendulum 10. Pure and Simple: The Dolly Parton Singles Rate Rate Host: StonedSoulPicnic
  6. Kool_Aid_King

    [LIVE!] Beyoncé Essentials Rate

    ATTENTION!! I love @Ace Reject. After the last few attempts (*AHEM*, *Ahem*), I was given the opportunity to revitalize something I hold very near and dear to my heart... Beyoncé's essentials. So here we go. (Might change the graphics...) PM Friendly List + Links to *most* Songs: Spotify + TIDAL Playlist for MOST songs https://tidal.com/playlist/addd3c6d-e649-4bdf-bc9d-9a498b5ca890 Participants: DA RULES • Rate every song on a 0-10 scale. • THREE songs can be given an 11. • Decimals are allowed but only to the Hundredth place. (7.75) • Hold up... wait a minute, let me get this off my chest. LISTEN TO AND RATE EVERY SONG. Incomplete ballots will be sent back. • ABSOLUTELY NO TROLLING. I know how you hoes can be with sabotage. Don't tamper. • Send me the rates through PM! DO NOT POST YOUR RATES IN THIS THREAD! • Have fun! It's just a rate, so try to loosen up. No flamebait or ignorance. Deadline: September 24th, 2018
  7. mysteriousness, mixtapes and mega internet hype. There is no denying that Frank Ocean, Miguel and The Weeknd were apart of pushing the limits of R&B in the 2010's. “Alternative R&B” is what it’s called, and these are the big three: For many, it began with Frank Ocean. His rise to prominence began with a mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra that leant heavily on its alternative music samples of MGMT and Radiohead, conjuring up an utterly unique sonic and lyrical world in the process. Channel Orange proved that R&B music could have a complicated depth, with complex lyrics and vulnerability. And a few stand-alone singles and Blonde pushed that even further with Frank developing his signature sound. Like Ocean, The Weeknd's journey began in the mixtape world. The three mixtapes (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) which have been banded together and released as Trilogy, brilliantly flipped the tropes of R&B on their heads. The synths, dark-twisted, downtempo productions and beat switches helped elevate his pleasure-filled songs about sex, love and drugs. After Kiss Land, The Weeknd went from the dark hole of indie music anonymity to becoming one of today’s biggest stars. Beauty Behind The Madness propelled The Weeknd into a superstar, where he started experimenting with his MJ impressions and Starboy further proved that he is the king of sex pop. Alongside Abel and Ocean, Miguel transformed R&B just as he was transforming his own sound. All I Want is You showed that Miguel was the closest to a traditional R&B artist among the three. So, Miguel melted the hearts of R&B fans on Kaleidoscope Dream, with his combined strands of psychedelic rock with dreamy soul harmonies. Though it was a tough act to follow, Wildheart continued to establish the new landscape of modern radio R&B. And War & Leisure doesn’t let down from his signature psychosexual sounds and euphoric vocal reverbs. These are the boys responsible for mainstream artists dipping their toes into abstract, atmospheric sounds, and synths. The sort-of nemeses are proud to wave the flag of the New Wave of R&B, but which one sits on the throne as KING? Voting: Rate each song from 1-10. A decimal to the tenths place is allowed. You're also allowed to give one 11 for your favorite song, one 10.25 to your second favorite song and one 0 for your most hated song. No trolling. Comments are allowed. Songs: All I Want Is You Sure Thing Quickie Lotus Flower Bomb (Wale) Girls Like You Power Trip (J. Cole) Adorn Do You... #Beautiful (Mariah Carey) Primetime (Janelle Monáe) How Many Drinks? NWA coffee Simple Things waves Sky Walker Told You So Come Through and Chill Remind Me to Forget Banana Clip Novacane Swim Good No Church In the Wild (Jay-Z & Kanye West) Thinkin' Bout You Pyramids Sweet Life Lost Super Rich Kids Bad Religion Nikes Ivy Nights Chanel Provider Biking Lens Slide (Calvin Harris) 911 / Mr. Lonely (Tyler, The Creator) Moon River Twenty-Eight House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls Wicked Games The Zone High For This Kiss Land Belong To The World Wanderlust Love Me Harder (Ariana Grande) Often Earned It The Hills Can't Feel My Face In The Night Starboy Party Monster Low Life (Future) Reminder Die For You I Feel It Coming Pray For Me (with Kendrick Lamar) Call Out My Name PM Friendly:
  8. 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!
  9. XxxKatyCatxxX

    WINNER - WUIV! Katy Perry Videography Rate

    Welcome to the Katy Perry's videography rate! This rate is an honor of her 10th career anniversary. From "The Box" to "Hey, Hey, Hey" - we are gonna rate all of her videos and in the end only one will be crowned with #1. So, let's rate and choose wisely! +++ 𝓡𝓾𝓵𝓮𝓼 +++ 1. To participate, watch and rate each video from 1 to 10 (including 0.5s) and PM me your rates. 2. You can add comments to some of her videos which will be posted with the scores. 3. YOU CAN GIVE ONLY ONCE - 11. 4. YOU CAN GIVE ONLY ONCE - 0. 5. Judge based on the video. 6. The deadline to submit rates is September 30th. +++ 𝓥𝓲𝓭𝓮𝓸𝓼 +++ The Box, Simple, Long Shot, Diamonds, Thinking of You (OV), Ur So Gay, I Kissed a Girl, Hot n Cold, Thinking of You (CV), Waking Up in Vegas, Starstrukk, If We Ever Meet Again, California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T., Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), The One That Got Away, Part of Me, Wide Awake, Roar, Unconditionally, Who You Love, Dark Horse, Birthday, This Is How We Do, Rise, Chained to the Rhythm, Bon Appétit, Feels, Swish Swish, Feels (SV) & Hey Hey Hey. [PM list here] +++ 𝓟𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓲𝓬𝓲𝓹𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓼 +++ znake ♛Mariah Carey♛ Valentine AbeHicks IntoMeYouSee HotDuff Ailan DatChickDoe Genius Terylee Roulette wehan6 PrismaticFluff Fweaky Yusuf Utku Sezgin thatsmydemi roso PopMusicJunkie Ramcoro reputation1989 STONE PoKiTaurus Seffers KillingYourCareer Superpower materialboy superben TodorGadjalovFan
  10. (thanks @Clueless for this beautiful banner ) hi. welcome to the kacey musgraves discography rate! in this rate, we'll be rating her 3 albums (same trailer different park, pageant materials, and golden hour) and 4 additional songs (one from her christmas album. the other 3 you will find out below). so you'll be rating 43 songs also, this is my first time hosting the rate so wish me luck (+ the trailer song, a spoonful of sugar, present without a bow, waves with miguel) RULES • rate every song from 1-10 • you’re allowed to give one 0 if there is one song that deserves a zero (not a must. you don’t have to give any song 0) • you can give FOUR 11s • decimals are allowed but please not go too crazy • comments are accepted! i’d love to read your comments too • NO TROLLING! she’s amazing so please no trolling or your ballot won’t be counted • PM me your ballot by AUGUST 21st 2018 PM FRIENDLY LIST keep your ballot coming! she's waiting for you! yas queen of country
  11. jeroenbloeming

    My First Demo (Please give opinions)

    (This is probably in the wrong section so please move it if I'm wrong) Hello people I wanna ask y'all a favor. I made a demo and I'm really curious to hear what y'all think so it would mean the world to me if y'all could give your opinion about it Thanks in advance
  12. Yes, I'm back. And yes, the TEEN DREAMS rate is on hiatus - but NOT GONE. We will finish that rate this year as well - I Promise.mp3. But the closing of The Village Voice really has me wigged. So I wanted to do a rate to honor all the girls (or, at least most of them) that I discovered through Pazz & Jop, or Pitchfork, or Stereogum, or Stylus, or Popjustice, or Music Choice, or Vh1 (when they aired videos!) So, let's go there? Not posting the Spotify link because it would SPOIL things.
  13. Billboard Hot 100's Biggest Debuts Ever Introduction There are many, many songs, which topped U.S. main chart Billboard Hot 100. But only 31 songs debuted atop this prestigious music rating. Some of these debuts were breakthroughs in music history, some of them were solid, others just happen, like bubbles in the river. We will count every Billboard Hot 100 debut, including their own personal stats, including first-week sales, radio impressions and streaming points. Methodology We saw every source about these singles, including Billboard articles and ratings, Nielsen Soundscan, Wikipedia, confirmed statics, published by number of respected publications. Every song has two or three components that can be collected for overall amount of points. For example, Unknown Artist's "Song Title" debuted atop on Billboard Hot 100 with 250,000 digital copies sold, 50 million by radio impressions and 50 million streams. That means, it will have 250 Points for Sales, 50 Points for Radio and 50 Points for Streaming area. Overall this song got 350 Points. List of single that debuted at number-one on Billboard Hot 100 (31)
  14. ManDown

    ATRL's 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time

    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)
  15. It’s a time-honored tradition: The teen idol, tired of being told what to do and eager to be taken seriously as an adult artist, sheds their squeaky-clean image for a radical makeover of both style and sound. In the wake of the bubblegum pop boom at the turn of the millennium, our “TRL” favorites—trying to find themselves, while also fighting to keep up with the times—practically wrote a field guide to the phenomenon. Some went sexy (Jessica Simpson’s Britney-fication for 2001’s Irresistible) and others got serious (Mandy Moore, now brunette, singing old-school tunes on 2003’s Coverage). A few were successful (2002’s Stripped was a quadruple platinum smash for dirrty girl Christina Aguilera), but most were quickly forgotten (poor JC Chasez and his 2004 solo debut Schizophrenic). Three metamorphoses, however, stand above the pack for proving how it’s done; their respective singers are all now on the cusp of their third decades of pop stardom. First, as was nearly always the case during teen pop’s imperial period, came Britney Spears and her eponymous third album, which had the biggest first-week sales by a female act in 2001. Expanding beyond überproducer Max Martin to the Neptunes and Darkchild, and shedding a few more articles of clothing along the way, not-that-innocent Britney announced herself as an urban diva who could shake her thang with the best of them. Minor controversies, like her first use of swear words (hell and damn) on songs, hurt the album’s commercial prospects, scaring off the parents of young fans. So did a business dispute over her tour with the powerful Clear Channel, which made it hard to score a radio hit. Britney was her first album not to scan diamond domestically, though it ultimately sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S. alone and gave us the indelible “I’m a Slave 4 U,” with its iconic music video and unforgettable performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Weeks later, Pink led the rise of the anti-Britneys—a wave of young female singers who emphasized writing their own songs and playing their own instruments over bared midriffs and slick dance moves—with the release of her second album, M!ssundaztood. Mining the personal traumas of her youth (her parents’ acrimonious divorce, teenage angst, drug abuse) with the help of songwriter and producer Linda Perry, the record gave Pink a newfound legitimacy and launched her career to the next level. An R&B-lister with modest chart success in her debut era, Pink now enjoyed quintuple-platinum sales, Grammy nominations and her first #1 on pop radio. (That second single, “Don’t Let Me Get Me,” even includes a reference to “damn Britney Spears.”) The sneering rocker persona she embraced would carry her through five more albums, several global arena tours, the birth of two children and the unmatched adoration of the country of Australia. The following year, it was Justin Timberlake’s turn. Already beloved by teenage girls the world over as the frontman for ’N Sync, he would strike out on his own in late 2002 with Justified, becoming the only survivor of the ‘90s boy band explosion to achieve true solo success. While initially dismissed as a lightweight Michael Jackson wannabe, things took a turn for Justin with the album’s second single, “Cry Me a River,” a dark and vicious jab—that video!—at his most famous ex. (What do you know? It always comes back to Britney.) Suddenly all memories of the curly-haired crooner with a torn-up heart were erased, replaced by a showman whose falsetto and genuine sex appeal could not be denied. Leaning into the harder edge, his collaborations with hip-hop’s hottest producers, like the Neptunes and Timbaland, were generally well-received by critics and fans alike. Justified sold more than four million copies in the U.S. and scored a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year, though its biggest accomplishment may have been laying the groundwork for the stratospheric career heights to come. As he rocked bodies and dance floors with hit after hit well into 2003, everyone had to admit—as they would with another Justin more than a decade later—maybe that Timberlake twerp wasn’t so bad after all. So whose reinvention was the greatest of all? It’s up to you, the good voters of ATRL, to decide. You can help determine the winner by ranking each of these 46 songs on a scale of 1-10 and then sending me your ballot by Sunday, September 2. Please listen to everything again at least once before submitting. I want honest assessments, not scores based on your memory or biases. Feel free to include commentary if you are so moved. And no trolling or your vote will be tossed. Happy listening! COUNTDOWN PARTICIPANTS
  16. Pazz & Jop is an annual poll of musical releases compiled by American newspaper The Village Voice since 1971. The poll is tabulated from the submitted year-end top 10 lists of hundreds of music critics. Pazz & Jop was introduced by The Village Voice in 1971 as an album-only poll; it was expanded to include votes for singles in 1979. - We'll be rating every #1 single on Pazz & Jop's yearly poll since it's single inception. Rules 1. Only one 11 allowed, and only one zero. One 10.25 will also be allowed. 2. Only decimal ratings up to the hundreths place. Ex: 5.67 is allowed, 5.678 is not. 3. Comments are encouraged! 4. Deadline is September 12th 12 AM EST The Singles 1979: Ian Dury & the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick / Reasons to Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 1980: Kurtis Blow - The Breaks 1981: Laurie Anderson - O Superman / Walk the Dog | The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up 1982: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message 1983: Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 1984: Prince - When Doves Cry / 17 Days 1985: Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City 1986: Run-D.M.C. - Walk This Way 1987: Prince - Sign O' the Times 1988: Tracy Chapman - Fast Car 1989: Public Enemy - Fight the Power 1990: Deee-Lite - Groove Is in the Heart / What Is Love 1991: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 1992: Arrested Development - Tennessee 1993: The Breeders - Cannonball 1994: Beck - Loser 1995: Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise 1996: Quad City DJs - C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) 1997: Hanson - MMMBop 1998: Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank 1999: TLC - No Scrubs 2000: OutKast - Ms. Jackson 2001: Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Get Ur Freak On 2002: Missy Elliott - Work It 2003: OutKast - Hey Ya! 2004: Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out 2005: Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger 2006: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy 2007: Amy Winehouse - Rehab 2008: MIA - Paper Planes 2009: Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind (featuring Alicia Keys) 2010: Cee-lo Green - **** You! 2011: Adele - Rolling in the Deep 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe 2013: Daft Punk - Get Lucky (featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers) 2014: Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You) 2015: Drake - Hotline Bling 2016: Beyonce - Formation 2017: Cardi B - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)