2016 Pop Boys Rate (WINNER REVEALED!)

eccentricsimply

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Hello and Welcome to the 2016 Pop Boys rate!

























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No, not those ones.









(No @Sprockrooster)


















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Now that’s better.


As we all know, here in Pop Justice we rely on misandry to shape our tastes and define the majority of the topics in the sub-forum – which is more than fair, especially because in the past decade or so, the lack of genuinely good male pop stars has been pretty blatant. Therefore we exalt the amazing women that keep making great music and therefore keeping the standards in pop high enough that the men struggle severely to keep up. However, in the last year these men have put out albums that genuinely exceeded my expectations and made me believe that hey, maybe we should give them some credit and grace them with a rate where we can pit them against each other and be vicious about men for reasons that don’t necessarily include their appearance.

None of these albums are straight up pop – but then again, nowadays those pure pop albums are very rare – and these artists managed to mix the genre with contemporary R&B, classic R&B, soul, rock, funk and folk in order to create some of my favorite albums released last year. This type of success is worthy of some reverence and I hope you guys have as much fun rating these albums as I did listening to them.

Without further ado, here are the albums and their Spotify links. (If you don’t have Spotify, other streaming services will do, of course.)






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24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Spotify

24K Magic
Chunky
Perm
That's What I Like
Versace On The Floor
Straight Up & Down
Calling All My Lovelies
Finesse
Too Good To Say Goodbye





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Last Year Was Complicated - Nick Jonas
Spotify

Voodoo
Champagne Problems
Close (feat Tove Lo)
Chainsaw
Touch
Bacon (feat Ty Dolla $ign)
Good Girls (feat Big Sean)
The Difference
Don't Make Me Choose
Under You
Unhinged
Comfortable
Testify
When We Get Home (feat Daniella Mason)
That's What They All Say

(PS: Don't rate Jealous, Chains and Levels)




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Mind Of Mine - ZAYN
Spotify

Mind of Mindd (Intro)
Pillowtalk
It's You
Befour
She
Drunk
Intermission: Flower
Rear View
Wrong (feat Kehlani)
Fool For You
Bordersz
Truth
Lucozade
TIO
Blue
Bright
Like I Would
She Don't Love Me




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Starboy - The Weeknd
Spotify


Starboy (feat Daft Punk)
Party Monster
False Alarm
Reminder
Rockin'
Secrets
True Colors
Stargirl Interlude (feat Lana Del Rey)
Sidewalks (feat Kendrick Lamar)
Six Feet Under
Love To Lay
A Lonely Night
Attention
Ordinary Life
Nothing Without You
All I Know
Die For You
I Feel It Coming (feat Daft Punk)





24K Magic
Chunky
Perm
That's What I Like
Versace On The Floor
Straight Up & Down
Calling All My Lovelies
Finesse
Too Good To Say Goodbye


Voodoo
Champagne Problems
Close (feat Tove Lo)
Chainsaw
Touch
Bacon (feat Ty Dolla $ign)
Good Girls (feat Big Sean)
The Difference
Don't Make Me Choose
Under You
Unhinged
Comfortable
Testify
When We Get Home (feat Daniella Mason)
That's What They All Say


Mind of Mindd (Intro)
Pillowtalk
It's You
Befour
She
Drunk
Intermission: Flower
Rear View
Wrong (feat Kehlani)
Fool For You
Bordersz
Truth
Lucozade
TIO
Blue
Bright
Like I Would
She Don't Love Me


Starboy (feat Daft Punk)
Party Monster
False Alarm
Reminder
Rockin'
Secrets
True Colors
Stargirl Interlude (feat Lana Del Rey)
Sidewalks (feat Kendrick Lamar)
Six Feet Under
Love To Lay
A Lonely Night
Attention
Ordinary Life
Nothing Without You
All I Know
Die For You
I Feel It Coming (feat Daft Punk)




THE RULES
1. Send me your scores via PM. Rate every song from 0-10, with one song overall getting your 11.
2. Decimals are, of course, allowed, but try sticking to one house only because it makes the calculations easier.
3. Any and every commentary is welcome. I promise I won’t drag you too hard for your wrong opinions.
4. I believe people won’t have too strong favorites here, but please don’t troll.
5. If a song has more than one version, please rate the original.
6. As a bonus thing, with your scores you can also submit the name of one album from a pop male artist from last year that you think deserved being in this rate. The ones with enough mentions are going to get a shout out as the rate goes.
7. Have fun!


Voting is due April 7th.
 
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eccentricsimply

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Bruno:

#58 Perm - 5,34
#48 Straight Up And Down - 6,32
#47 Calling All My Lovelies - 6,42
#45 Too Good To Say Goodbye - 6,56
#40 Finesse - 6,92
#31 Chunky - 7,22
#29 That's What I Like - 7,30
#27 Versace On The Floor - 7,34
#19 24K Magic - 7,76



Nick:

#60 Good Girls - 4,90
#59 That's What They All Say - 5,26
#57 Don't Make Me Choose - 5,66
#56 Unhinged - 5,70
#55 Comfortable - 5,74



Zayn:
#54 Fool For You - 5,79




 
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Yes. But poor Nick. Havenot listened to Zayn for a long time so I am curious where it stands now.

And both Louis as Niall served up songs last year that I would put in my top 10 from this rate.
 
Here for this, of course. I'm only vaguely familiar with all of these, but I already know I'm going to enjoy them. Under You is a particular fave.

6. As a bonus thing, with your scores you can also submit the name of one album from a pop male artist from last year that you think deserved being in this rate. The ones with enough mentions are going to get a shout out as the rate goes.

And this is a really cool addition! I already know which one I'm going to mention, but it'll be nice to see what others come up with.
 
Excited for this! The Weeknd's album is one of my favourites of last year, and Zayn's is pretty solid too. Haven't heard much from the other two besides the big singles so I'm looking forward to digging in.
 
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I might do this but I've committed myself to one too many rates at the moment so we'll see. That Nick Jonas album deserves a good dragging or 2.

Also, are we not rating the Target tracks on Mind of Mine? I lowkey love Golden.
 
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I haven't listened to any of these albums in full but I may do this.
 

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