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Ultimate AlbumJustice - Countdown Underway (#245 - 5 Points)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by DJHazey, May 13, 2017.

  1. Ah, Under My Skin is truly an incredible album. Would probably come it 25-30 in my All Time list. My Happy Ending, Fall To Pieces, and He Wasn't would probably be my picks but Take Me Away, How Does It Feel, Don't Tell Me... all so brilliant. I love her.
     
  2. Oh, David Bowie? Yep, time to stan for my life. This is my #2 in his catalogue, in competition with Station to Station, Low, Heroes and Blackstar for that title - incredible work all the way.
     
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  3. Hunky Dory was one of the last Bowie albums I got around to, but when I listened to it last year as part of my Mega Bowie anthology project, I enjoyed it. Some excellent songs, although the production is typically early 70s (and thus not always to my taste).
     
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  4. #284. Y.A.S. - Arabology

    4 Points - @Zdarlight


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    Year: 2009
    Country: France
    Genre: Electronica, Synthpop, Techno
    Label: AZ
    Producer: Mirwais Ahmadzaï
    Writers: Mirwais Ahmadzaï & Yasmine Hamdan (Y.A.S.)


    Tracklist

    1. Aräbology
    2. Get It Right
    3. Yaspop

    4. Oloulu
    5. Da
    6. Azza
    7. Coït Me
    8. Ma Rida
    9. Gamil
    10. Fax
    11. Mahi
    12. A-Man

    Singles Run

    1. Get It Right

    Best Chart Position

    #79 (France)

    From Our Voters

    @Zdarlight


    Favorite) Gamil
    Recommendation) Get It Right
    Underrated) Yaspop


    Y.A.S. is a collaboration between Madonna-producer Mirwais and Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan and they have only produced one album - Arabology. As the name suggests, it features (mostly) songs sung in Arabic but that shouldn't put you off to listen to it. Mirwais has created a modern masterpiece which combines traditional ethnic sounds and melodies with delicious electronica. It makes me a little sad that it didn't achieve greater success but I will always cherish this little album for its uniqueness and it holds a special place in my heart.


     
  5. #284. Talking Heads - Remain In Light

    4 Points - @Russron


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    Year: 1980
    Country: United States
    Genre: Post-Punk/Afrofunk/Worldbeat/Dance-Rock/New Wave/Avant-Funk
    Label: Sire
    Producer: Brain Eno
    Writers: The Talking Heads (David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth), Brian Eno


    Tracklist

    (Side One)

    1. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
    2. Crosseyed and Painless
    3. The Great Curve

    (Side Two)

    4. Once in a Lifetime
    5. Houses in Motion
    6. Seen and Not Seen
    7. Listening Wind
    8. The Overload

    (CD re-issue)

    9. Fela's Riff
    10. Unison
    11. Double Groove
    12. Right Start

    Singles Run

    1. Once in a Lifetime
    2. Houses in Motion

    Best Chart Position

    #6 (Canada) #19 (United States) #21 (United Kingdom)

    Sales

    740,000+

    From Our Voters

    @Russron


    Impossible to choose between this one and "Fear of Music", but since I'm feeling funky this week...

    1) Your favorite track on the album: Crosseyed & Painless

    2) The track you would recommend to a new listener: Once in a Lifetime

    3) What you consider the most underrated track on the album: Listening Wind

     
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  6. A&E

    A&E

    Amazing!!!
    And a great occasion for some #promo:

    BUY THE WONDERFUL BRAND NEW ALBUM
    AL JAMILAT BY YASMINE HAMDAN



     
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  7. Oh yes to Remain In Light, and @Russron's superior taste!
     
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  8. Any and all Bowie love makes me very happy so I hope he ends up with a few more albums here.

    Mirwais is a genius so I need to get to that Y.A.S album! I'm still slowly making my way through the list here but it's been great to listen to some albums in full that have been at the back of my mind for so long, especially things like Germfree Adolescents and Blown Away.
     
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  9. Let try to get three more albums out here this afternoon. I stayed up till like 2am playing Halo with some Xbox online buddies last night and still had to get up for work at 6am. So I'm probably going to be too tired when I get home this evening.
     
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  10. Now catching up, but Katy Perry's Teenage Dream is a really great album. Hummingbird Heartbeat is one of my favourites.
     
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  11. Hunky Dory and Remain in Light together? Must be my birthday, both on my longlist!
     
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  12. #284. Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal

    4 Points - @ethansiafbjork


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    Year: 2011
    Country: Iceland
    Genre: Indie Folk/Indie Pop/Indie Rock
    Label: Republic
    Producers: Of Monster And Men, Aron Arnarsson, Jacquire King
    Writers: Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar Þórhallsson, Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, Brynjar Leifsson (Of Monster And Men)


    Tracklist

    1. Dirty Paws
    2. King and Lionheart
    3. Numb Bears
    4. Sloom
    5. Little Talks
    6. From Finner
    7. Six Weeks
    8. Love Love Love
    9. Your Bones
    10. Lakehouse
    11. Yellow Light
    12. Sinking Man (hidden track)

    (re-issue)

    1. Dirty Paws
    2. King and Lionheart
    3. Mountain Sound
    4. Slow and Steady
    5. From Finner
    6. Little Talks
    7. Six Weeks
    8. Love Love Love
    9. Your Bones
    10. Sloom
    11. Lakehouse
    12. Yellow Light
    13. Numb Bears

    Singles Run

    1. Little Talks
    2. Dirty Paws
    3. Mountain Sound
    4. King and Lionheart

    Best Chart Position

    #1 (Australia, Iceland, Ireland) #3 (United Kingdom) #6 (United States)

    Sales

    1,871,000

    From Our Voters

    @ethansiafbjork


    Favorite Track- King and Lionheart
    For New Listeners- Mountain Sound
    Underrated: Lakehouse

     
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  13. #284. Prince - Sign O' The Times

    4 Points - @Raichu


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    Year: 1987
    Country: United States
    Genre: R&B/Funk/Smooth Soul/Psychedelic Pop/Electro-Funk/Avant-Pop
    Label: Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
    Writer/Producer: Prince


    Tracklist

    (Disc One/Side One)

    1. Sign o' the Times
    2. Play in the Sunshine
    3. Housequake
    4. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

    (Disc One/Side Two)

    5. It
    6. Starfish and Coffee
    7. Slow Love
    8. Hot Thing
    9. Forever in My Life

    (Disc Two/Side Three)

    1. U Got the Look
    2. If I Was Your Girlfriend
    3. Strange Relationship
    4. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

    (Disc Two/Side Four)

    5. The Cross
    6. It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night
    7. Adore

    Singles Run

    1. Sign o' the Times
    2. If I Was Your Girlfriend
    3. U Got the Look
    4. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

    Best Chart Position

    #1 (Switzerland) #4 (United Kingdom) #6 (United States)

    Sales

    1,965,000

    From Our Voters

    @Raichu


    Favorite Track: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
    Best Track For A New Listener: Starfish and Coffee
    Underrated Track: The Cross

     
  14. #284. Sugar - Copper Blue

    4 Points - @Cotton Park


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    Year: 1992
    Country: United States
    Genre: Alternative Rock
    Label: Rykodisc/Creation
    Producers: Bob Mould (Sugar), Lou Giordano
    Writer: Bob Mould


    Tracklist

    1. The Act We Act
    2. A Good Idea
    3. Changes
    4. Helpless
    5. Hoover Dam
    6. The Slim
    7. If I Can't Change Your Mind
    8. Fortune Teller
    9. Slick
    10. Man on the Moon

    Singles Run

    1. Changes
    2. Helpless
    3. A Good Idea
    4. If I Can't Change Your Mind

    Best Chart Position

    #8 (U.S. Heatseekers) #10 (United Kingdom)

    From Our Voters

    @Cotton Park


    Favorite Track: "A Good Idea"
    Recommendation: "If I Can't Change Your Mind"
    Underrated Track: "Hoover Dam"

    Wow. I just now found out that this album was recorded about 30 miles from my house. Anyway, Bob Mould is my favorite alt-rock songwriter and after his original group Hüsker Dü ground to a halt, his second group made the best post punk record ever. This one just gets better with age.
     
  15. I was actually counting on you giving "Remain" a second vote, but I was betrayed again!
     
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  16. I'm a bit surprised I was the only voter who listed Sign O' The Times.
     
  17. It's my #16 of all-time. Glad somebody put it in their top 10!
     
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  18. Oooo now I want to rank out my Top 25, using albums I listed as honorable mentions. Thanks for the idea.
     
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  19. I don't know how you do it @DJHazey. I hope you take the nap to end all naps when you get home!
     
  20. I will, then the gang will probably want to play Halo again, but I'll call a midnight deadline. We were just having waaay too much fun on Big Team Battle last night (8 vs. 8) good times...good times.