ALT POP GIRLS RATE: COVEN - Pray you catch these... | The Popjustice Forum

ALT POP GIRLS RATE: COVEN - Pray you catch these...

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Phonetics Boy, Apr 27, 2020.

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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:

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    FKA TWIGS - MAGDALENE

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



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    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





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    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
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2020
  2. 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.

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    ANGEL OLSEN
    all mirrors
    true blue


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    ANNA CALVI
    hunter
    swimming pool


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    ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF -
    the mysterious vanishing of electra


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    BAT FOR LASHES
    kids in the dark
    the hunger
    desert man


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    BIF NAKED - jim

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    COURTNEY BARNETT - need a little more time

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    CAT PIERCE - sometimes you lose

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    HANA
    black hole
    cowgirl bebop


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    HATCHIE
    without a blush
    stay with me


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    JACK RIVER - later flight

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    JENNY LEWIS
    red bull & hennessy
    do si do


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


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    MITSKI
    geyser
    cop car


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    MIYA FOLICK
    deadbody
    stock image
    thingamajig


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    MONTAIGNE - for your love

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    OCTOBER - 1000 eyes

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    SHARON VAN ETTEN
    comeback kid
    seventeen
    hands


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    TROI IRONS - strangers

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


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    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
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020 at 5:57 PM
  4. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    The talent of those albums and Bat For Lashes, Miya Folick and U.S. Girls!!!! Whew. There's also some acts there I've been meaning to check out properly for ages (particularly Meg Myers). I'm so ready!
     
  5. 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?
     
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    aux

    I'm going to break @Music Is Life's record for most 10s ever given in a rate.
     
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  7. 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.
     
    ohnostalgia, pop3blow2, Rem and 5 others like this.
  8. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    Make the extras compulsory, we need the audience to listen to the full Jenny Lewis album!!
     
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  9. Whew! I haven't listened to Florence or Kelsey's albums, but just know Poor Fake is one of the best songs of 2019.
     
  10. This rate...
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  11. Ah another’s opportunity to give a 10+ album average!
     
  12. 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.

    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!
     
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  13. Speaking of which, it's pretty cool to have both Lana's and Florence's first and latest albums appearing in two rates at the same time.
     
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  14. I need cellophane to have a 10+ average. Thank you. I am not saying she needs to win this. Though it will be deserved.
     
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  15. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    Scream I was wondering why you chose Do Si Do of all tracks
     
  16. 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?
     
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  17. Yes! Now go listen to "Dogwoods" and cry!
     
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  18. I'm on it!

    Edit: The first ballot already in my inbox, scream! The efficiency!
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2020
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  19. We'll see about that.
     
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