Would you call this a stall tactic? (With bonus questions)?
Well, I was thinking "why end it on a Thursday when I can milk it for one more day and end it on a Friday?" So, here is the whole list to date and a couple of bonus questions.
101. the Violent Femmes - Add It Up
100. Unkle - Rabbit In Your Headlights
99. the Tyde - Henry VIII
98. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Runnin Down a Dream
97. They Might Be Giants - Road Movie to Berlin
96. the Stranglers - Golden Brown
95. the Vogues - 5 O'Clock World
94. Jethro Tull - New Day Yesterday
93. fIREHOSE - Anti-Masogyny Maneuver
92. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Is This Love?
91. Drive Like Jehu - Here Come Rome Plows
90. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
89. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
88. Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome
87. Rocket From the Crypt - Killy Kill
86. Band f Horses - Wicked Gil
85. the Monkees - Randy Scouse Git
84. Echo and the Bunnymen - Do It Clean
83. the Starlight Mints - Black Cat
82. Devo - Gut Feeling
81. the Who - the Kids are Alright
80. the Carrie Nations - Find It
79. Andrew Bird - Imitosis
78. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
77. Portishead - Cowboys
76. Tom Brosseau - Here Come the Water Now
75. Mos Def - Sex, Love and Money
74. the Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin
73. the Specials - Little B*tch
72. PJ Harvey - Me-Jane
71. R.E.M. - Welcome to the Occupation
70. Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand
69. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
68. Bruce Springsteen - Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street
67. Jason Loewenstein - NYC III
66. the Breeders - Only in 3's
65. Okkervil River - It Ends With A Fall
64. the Zombies - Time of the Season
63. Weezer - Tired of Sex
62. The Spires - Wild Death
61. The Mars Volta - The Widow
60. Deerhoof - This Magnifcent Bird Will Rise
59. Robert Pollard - Make Use
58. Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless
57. Warren Zevon - Desperados Under the Eaves
56. Modest Mouse - Interstate 8
55. Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It Is
54. Fionn Regan - the Underwood Typewriter
53. Morrissey - Alsatian Cousin
52. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
51. Jane's Addiction - Three Days
50. Blur - Trimm Trabb
49. Franklin For Short - Like A Feather
48. David Bowie - It Ain't Easy
47. The Old 97's - Streets of Where I'm From
46. Paul McCartney - Too Many People
45. Delta Spirit - Parade
44. Polvo - Thermal Treasure
43. Fuazi - Place Position
42. Beck - Guess I'm Doing Fine
41. Nick Drake - Things Behind the Sun
40. Brian Wilson - Surf's Up
39. Aimee Mann - It's Not
38. The Silver Jews - The Wild Kindness
37. Billy Joel - Laura
36. Sebadoh - Homemade
35. Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots
34. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
33. Guided By Voices - Bulldog Skin
32. Oingo Boingo - On the Outside
31. Stephen Malkmus - Jenny and the Ess Dog
30. Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard
29. Jeremy Enigk - Carnival
28. Sammy - Encyclopedi-ite
27. the Velvet Underground - Who Loves the Sun
26. Apollo Sunshine - Ghost
25. the Smiths - Handsome Devil
24. John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
23. A.C. Newman - On The Table
22. The Roots - The Seed V. 2.0
21. Wilco - Theologians
20. Grandaddy - Chartsengrafs
19. the Folk Implosion - Natural One
18. the Decemberists - the Tain
17. Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out (Beatles Cover)
16. Tall Tales and the Silver Lining - Born Down By the Side
15. Belle and Sebastian - Simple Things
14. Dr. Dog - The Beach
13. the Pixies - Alec Eiffel
12. Dr. Octagon - Earth People
11. Elvis Costello - The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes
10. Elliott Smith - Condor Ave.
09. Simon and Garfunkel - The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
08. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
07. Built to Spill - I Would Hurt A Fly
06. Paul Simon - The Obvious Child
05. Tom Waits - Please Call Me Baby
04. Pavement - Transport is Arranged
03. The Shins - Caring Is Creepy
02. Frank Black - (I Wanna Live On An) Abstract Plain
1. Which is your favorite track so far?
2. Which is your least favorite track so far?
3. Of all the ommissions, which single one do you find the most egregious?
4. What song do you think will come in at number one?
Bonus: Here is a great track probably my favorite album I picked up last year.
the Spires - Famous Last Words
Thanks a lot everybody. Hope you like that song and I hope you've been enjoying the countdown.
I have to get back to work (I just took an additional half hour to run to the DMV), but I wanted to pop in and say thanks a whole lot. I appreciate the kind words and I'm really glad that the list has paid off and it sounds like it fulfilled my goals for it. Thanks a lot.
I'm glad to give you, and the rest of earth, a stay of execution Mama. Maybe if you really get all all your ducks in a row in a hurry you can still pull it off. You can do it! (insert smile face)
- sunkenshipLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
oh no, prof, tis the end of an era :(
1. rem, devo
2. tom waits
3. no husker du?
4. some uninspired beatles number...
the countdown has been the highlight of r + p over the past months. feel free to take a breather, but i will be severely disappointed if you don't give me some more superb sounds very soon.
rhapsody is u.s only...
here is one of my favourite cuts from last year
in your heart - a place to bury strangers
- gouge awayLv 61 decade ago
1. I know I missed quite a few of these, but I did go back and listen to a lot of them. Out of the ones I already knew, my favorite was probably Condor Ave. or Add It Up. As for the ones I hadn't heard before, maybe the PJ Harvey tune. It convinced me to go pick up Rid of Me, which is definitely a new favorite.
2. The Mars Volta track, I suppose.
3. Not sure. If it were me, I would have obviously threw in some Leonard Cohen. Otherwise, it 's a pretty solid list.
4. I'll also guess Here Comes the Sun.
Thanks again for the countdown Prof, it's been fun.
- DonnellLv 45 years ago
NY is known as "The Big Apple" because long ago a famous folk hero (Johnny Appleseed) planted a single seed in the middle of the city. Then, in a strange warp in space-time, a boy named Jack planted a seed he believed to be magical in the same spot. In what is still considered a marveling biological advancement, the two seeds fused together on a molecular level. After an impressive rain, the seed hybrid grew into an apple 300ft tall and approximatively 330ft wide. The strangest thing being the absence of a tree. It seems the apple was completely normal, except it grew straight from the ground with its own roots like a beanstalk of some sort. For decades to come, people would visit the city and look up at the impossible fruit and think "that is a big apple". After a while people began referring to the city itself as "The Big Apple". But then, 1943 Oct 11th, something strange happened. As the city laid to rest, the night once again upon them, there was a blinding flash of red light. The flash lasted for nearly 4-5 seconds. No one is certain what caused the flash, but once it was over the apple had simply disappeared. Not only had it vanished, the ground it had grown from had closed as if it were never there. Some say the apple had grown so large it created some sort of fruity supernova and collapsed in on itself in a black hole. Some say the aliens responsible for the death of the dinosaurs came back and destroyed the apple as well. We may never know exactly what happened that night, but one thing is for sure. That was a big-*** apple.
- Shot GunLv 61 decade ago
Well, my day is ruined. I was so looking forward to seeing the number one choice, and now you've just snatched that all away. You are cruel beyond words.
1: Earth People
2. I don't know. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, maybe.
3. Well, since I assume The Beatles will be number one, I'll say that it seems like there should be some straight up (i.e not post-) punk - maybe some Ramones or Patti Smith.
4. If I had to guess, something off Abbey Road - maybe the medley or "The End"
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- StuieLv 61 decade ago
1. Nick Drake - Things Behind the Sun or The Shins - Caring is Creepy
2. I didn't like a lot of the Harder ones IE Drive Like Jehu, Rocket from the Crypt and others.
3. The Verve - History (Bittersweet Symphony is my favorite but people always bring up The Stones.)
My Morning Jacket - Gideon
4. Something from The Beatles Abbey Road.
- Cold RosesLv 61 decade ago
Hey Prof, great stall tactic.
1. It's extremely tough, since I love mostly every song on the list, but I'll go with The Shins - Caring Is Creepy.
2. Unkle - Rabbit In Your Headlights. I still remember that song for how much I didn't care for it.
3. Anything by The Replacements.
4. I knew it was a Beatles tune, and everyone seemed to know it was "Here Comes The Sun".
Bonus: Loved it. I'm totally digging this new Spires' record and it's definitely one of the best releases of 2009. Thanks for putting me on to them.
- Mr. BernsteinLv 51 decade ago
Thanks for printing the whole list again, Because I wanted to look through them more.
1) We got the Grandaddy connection. I tend to like the spacey, alienated Grandaddy better but no doubt that "Chartsengrafs" on Software Slump was a pivotal album for me.
2) Bruce Hornsby and the Range - sorry when I hear that song sounds like he gave up and turned in his chips. :-)
3) Well the 90's are it for you. Coming of age, having your musical awakening with the Pixies and Pavement. Two of the top bands, albums, and songs from the 90's are:
Flaming Lips - Waitin' For Superman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr799iX0qGo
(I know you are not a Flaming Lips guy, but maybe you need to seem them live anway?)
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0dJqlvOSq4
(Maybe too much shoegazer for you?)
4) Haha everybody knows it's the Beatles, but which song? Hmm, let's see "Within Without You"? or maybe "Tomorrow Never Knows"? "A Day In the Life" best production ever?
I am with Wire and String - You have many times mentioned "Here Comes the Sun" so I am thinking is that one.
Great list, Prof, Nice that you are able to sit down and sort out your fav songs so well. I don't believe I could do it. Music is emotional for me and I am a bit of a wavering YoYo and can't lock myself down to any order. lol
- Shades of Grey♥Lv 71 decade ago
Good morning, Professor Anger~
What a fabulous idea, spreading the fun out just a *little bit* more :-)
That is one catchy tune: Famous Last Words ~ thanks for the bonus!
1. Fave track ~ well, I don't want to choose anything that I already knew (even tho admittedly those were few and far between), so I'm going to go with Built to Spill's "I would hurt a fly". Just love it.
2. Least fave ~ you know, there was one really 'clangy' one near the beginning... but I don't remember which one it was!
3. Omission ~ wow. Now that's going to take some thinking! As you know, I'm sorta *ahem* from the '70s... and while so much of that music is now considered classic rock ~ and I noticed at least a couple from the '60s, I'm going to say................ Tracy Chapman ~ Fast Car. lol! Obviously I changed my mind about which decade to choose from, because I wanted it to fit in with the 'mix' more, and lets face it, Grateful Dead just wasn't gonna do it.
4. I can keep a secret ;-)
- Jimmy JazzLv 71 decade ago
1. The Beach - Dr. Dog. Seen them mentioned a few times, meant to check them out, always got forgetful and confused later on and mixed them up with Dr. Hook.
2. Tired Of Sex - Weezer. Although I didn't listen to every song.
4. I keep coming up with guesses and then I see you already have them listed somewhere. Maybe Joy Division or Jesus & Mary Chain? Maybe you'll fool everyone and the #1 spot will go to Bootsy Collins.
Whatever it turns out to be, I've had a good time with this. Certainly heard a lot of songs I wouldn't otherwise have listened to. Like that song you just posted which is very nice.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
1. Golden Brown by the Stranglers
2. Guess I'm Doing Fine by Beck
3. I expected a Beatles track.
4. Maybe this will be the Beatles track! ;)
Also, it's nice to see that the end of the world has been postponed a day. Though, I still don't think it will be enough time for me to overthrow each nation's ruler and become President of Earth. Oh, fallen dreams, woe is me.