ALT POP GIRLS RATE: COVEN | COMPLETE

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Welcome,
the Indie Justice Crew,
sadcore queers,
intellectuals,
owners of long attentions spans
and
enthusiasts of floaty hagettes
everywhere!

Just like evil, alt pop rates are a relay sport and, after the iconic - in each and every sense of the word - rates by @Petty Mayonnaise and @constantino covering 2015 and
2017, respectively, I'll be picking up the torch to spotlight some of the finest not-exactly-pop-but-still-accessible music released in 2018 and 2019.

In this iteration of the rate, I'll be asking you to rate 100 songs.

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Well, good news is that
the obligatory part consists of a meager number of 65 tracks!
(all credit for the choice of albums goes to @slaybellz)

THE SONGLIST:



FKA TWIGS - MAGDALENE

thousand eyes
home with you
sad day
holy terrain
mary magdalene
fallen alien
mirrored heart
daybed
cellophane





FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - HIGH AS HOPE

june
hunger
south london forever
big god
sky full of song
grace
patricia
100 years
the end of love
no choir







CAROLINE POLACHEK - PANG

the gate
pang
new normal
hit me where it hurts
i give up
look at me now
insomnia
ocean of tears
hey big eyes
go as a dream
caroline shut up
so hot you're hurting feels
door
parachute



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WEYES BLOOD - TITANIC RISING

a lot's gonna change
andromeda
everyday
something to believe
movies
mirror forever
wild time
picture me better



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KELSEY LU - BLOOD

rebel
pushin against the wind
due west
why knock for you
foreign car
poor fake
too much
i'm not in love
atlantic
blood



Organisational Stuff
1. I know this is a long rate, so I'm setting a deadline two months from now. An extention is also on the cards.
2. I'll be accepting a range of scores from 1 to 10. You may give out one 0 and one 11, but you're not obligated to.
3. I'm pretty lenient when it comes to the variety of scores cause I know sometimes we can't help what we hate. Saying that, obvious troll ballots won't be accepted. Do not have an album average lower than 3.5. This rate is not in need of drama.
4. As always, I accept whatever decimals you want to use.
However:
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5. Commentary is optional but welcome!


NOTE: If you feel strongly about an album and want to share your thoughts or see off your fave song/s, I'm more than happy to enlist you for a guest write-up and/or elimination/s. Let me know in the thread or PM and I'll provide you with the needed info.


thousand eyes
home with you
sad day
holy terrain
mary magdalene
fallen alien
mirrored heart
daybed
cellophane

june
hunger
south london forever
big god
sky full of song
grace
patricia
100 years
the end of love
no choir

the gate
pang
new normal
hit me where it hurts
i give up
look at me now
insomnia
ocean of tears
hey big eyes
go as a dream
caroline shut up
so hot you're hurting feels
door
parachute

a lot's gonna change
andromeda
everyday
something to believe
movies
mirror forever
wild time
picture me better

rebel
pushin against the wind
due west
why knock for you
foreign car
poor fake
too much
i'm not in love
atlantic
blood

all mirrors
true blue
hunter
swimming pool
the mysterious vanishing of electra
kids in the dark
the hunger
desert man
jim
need a little more time
sometimes you lose
black hole
cowgirl bebop
without a blush
stay with me
later flight
red bull & hennessy
do si do
take me to the disco
numb
tear me to pieces
geyser
cop car
deadbody
stock image
thingamajig
for your love
1000 eyes
comeback kid
seventeen
hands
strangers
velvet 4 sale
mad as hell
rosebud
soak




DEADLINE: JUNE 27TH 2020
 
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THE ANGST-FEST

If you have time and means, please consider rating the optional set featuring a selection skewed towards my taste in indie rock-ish and overlooked artists, some of which you may already be stanning and some I feel kinda lonely in my appreciation for.


ANGEL OLSEN
all mirrors
true blue



ANNA CALVI
hunter
swimming pool



ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF -
the mysterious vanishing of electra



BAT FOR LASHES
kids in the dark
the hunger
desert man



BIF NAKED - jim


COURTNEY BARNETT - need a little more time


CAT PIERCE - sometimes you lose


HANA
black hole
cowgirl bebop



HATCHIE
without a blush
stay with me



JACK RIVER - later flight


JENNY LEWIS
red bull & hennessy
do si do



MEG MYERS
take me to the disco
numb
tear me to pieces



MITSKI
geyser
cop car



MIYA FOLICK
deadbody
stock image
thingamajig



MONTAIGNE - for your love


OCTOBER - 1000 eyes


SHARON VAN ETTEN
comeback kid
seventeen
hands



TROI IRONS - strangers


U.S. GIRLS
velvet 4 sale
mad as hell
rosebud



ZOLA JESUS - soak (joanne pollock remix)
 
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87. The Gate - Caroline Polachek
86. Strangers - Troi Irons
85. Jim - Bif Naked
84. Hey Big Eyes - Caroline Polachek
83. I Give Up - Caroline Polachek
82. Deadbody - Miya Folick
81. Do Si Do - Jenny Lewis
80. New Normal - Caroline Polachek
79. Too Much - Kelsey Lu
78. Insomnia - Caroline Polachek
77. 1000 Eyes - October
76. Why Knock For You - Kelsey Lu
75. Later Flight - Jack River
74. Hunter - Anna Calvi
73. Go As A Dream - Caroline Polachek
72. Sometimes You Lose - Cat Pierce
71. For Your Love - Montaigne
70. Swimming Pool - Anna Calvi
69. Black Hole - HANA
68. Velvet 4 Sale - U.S. Girls
67. M.A.H. - U.S. Girls
66. Atlantic - Kelsey Lu
65. Blood - Kelsey Lu
64. Hands - Sharon Van Etten
63. Picture Me Better - Weyes Blood
62. The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra - Anna Von Hausswolff
61. 100 Years - Florence and the Machine
60. Red Bull & Hennessy - Jenny Lewis
59. Soak (Joan Pollock Remix) - Zola Jesus
58. Tear Me To Pieces - Meg Myers
57. Need A Little Time - Courtney Barnett
56. Take Me To The Disco - Meg Myers
55. Big God - Florence and the Machine
54. Grace - Florence and the Machine
53. Rebel - Kelsey Lu
52. Pushin' Against The Wind - Kelsey Lu
51. Parachute - Caroline Polachek
50. Caroline Shut Up - Caroline Polachek
49. Hit Me Where It Hurts - Caroline Polachek
48. Comeback Kid - Sharon Van Etten
47. Patricia - Florence and the Machine
46. Daybed - FKA twigs
45. Wild Time - Weyes Blood
44. June - Florence and the Machine
43. Rosebud - U.S. Girls
42. Cowgirl Bebop - HANA
41. Mirror Forever - Weyes Blood
40. Thingamajig - Miya Folick
39. Cop Car - Mitski
38. Foreign Car - Kelsey Lu
37. Sky Full Of Song - Florence and the Machine
36. Look At Me Now - Caroline Polachek
35. Holy Terrain - FKA twigs
34. The Hunger - Bat for Lashes
33. Desert Man - Bat for Lashes
32. Kids In The Dark - Bat for Lashes
31. No Choir - Florence and the Machine
30. Thousand Eyes - FKA twigs
29. True Blue - Angel Olsen
28. Numb - Meg Myers
27. South London Forever - Florence and the Machine
26. Something to Believe - Weyes Blood
25. I'm Not In Love - Kelsey Lu
24. Pang - Caroline Polachek
23. Mirrored Heart - FKA twigs
22. The End Of Love - Florence and the Machine
21. Everyday - Weyes Blood
20. Geyser - Mitski
19. Stock Image - Miya Folick
18. Without A Blush - Hatchie
17. All Mirrors - Angel Olsen
16. Ocean of Tears - Caroline Polachek
15. Door - Caroline Polachek
14. So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings - Caroline Polachek
13. Due West - Kelsey Lu
12. Home With You - FKA twigs
11. Stay With Me - Hatchie
10. Fallen Alien - FKA twigs
9. Seventeen - Sharon Van Etten
8. Andromeda - Weyes Blood
7. Mary Magdalene - FKA twigs
6. A Lot's Gonna Change - Weyes Blood
5. Hunger - Florence and the Machine
4. Sad Day - FKA twigs
3. Movies - Weyes Blood
2. Poor Fake - Kelsey Lu
1. Cellophane - FKA twigs
 
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Absolutely here for this!

How will the main list and the optional list work? Will the songs all be competing against each other or will each list have its own rankings and winner?
That depends - if the number of people who rated the optionals ends up relatively low, I'll split the countdowns. There's only one 11 and one 0 for the entire rate, though. I'd like people to treat the songs as if they were competing against each other.
 
Whew! I haven't listened to Florence or Kelsey's albums, but just know Poor Fake is one of the best songs of 2019.
Gosh, I envy you! I was bowled over by the Kelsey album. Nothing on else it sounds remotely like Poor Fake but there's plenty of 10-worthy moments.

Make the extras compulsory, we need the audience to listen to the full Jenny Lewis album!!
We also need the host to do the same ddd. If you fancy putting up an FYC album write-up (think, @soratami Quirky Pop Girls-style), we're all ears!!! The same goes for everybody, just let me know!
 
Scream I was wondering why you chose Do Si Do of all tracks
It would have been Red Bull & Hennessy if I kept to my plans and posted the thread at midnight. Instead, I went to sleep, woke up at 2PM and put on the Discover Weekly playlist. Do Si Do was on it and I was so slayed that I immediately had to include it dd. Hmm, it's still early... I think I'll keep both. It's not like one song more changes anything, right?
 
It would have been Red Bull & Hennessy if I kept to my plans and posted the thread at midnight. Instead, I went to sleep, woke up at 2PM and put on the Discover Weekly playlist. Do Si Do was on it and I was so slayed that I immediately had to include it dd. Hmm, it's still early... I think I'll keep both. It's not like one song more changes anything, right?
Yes! Now go listen to "Dogwoods" and cry!
 

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