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Mirror Mirror: The M2M Experience Rate | When did you go bankrupt? Gradually & then suddenly.

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by pop3blow2, Oct 26, 2020.

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Whomst is your favorite M?

  1. Marit

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Marion

    12 vote(s)
    54.5%
  3. or as a duo

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%




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    On October 26, 1999 (21 Years Ago To The Day) The film roll started. The Pokémon appeared. & The Greatest Song In The History Of Pop Music Was Released:

    "Don't Say You Love Me'





    Ok, not really the greatest, but it was damn good! (I just needed a dramatic rate entrance.)


    Welcome to: THE M2M EXPERIENCE RATE

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    Many things about my M2M fandom have always happened accidentally, right down to how I came across them from day one in. So it came as no surprise to me that this rate idea came about pretty randomly... sprouting from the seeds of the Mandy Moore Discography Rate last year. Several times in the rate some M2M talk sprung up & made me very excited. They have a pretty small presence on Popjustice, so seeing the love for them was nice. When the prospect of doing a rate for them was mentioned, there was some interest… so I jotted it down in my ‘PJ Rate Ideas’ folder in my project manager app. (Yes, I am a nerd.)


    Much like Mandy, M2M came into my life at about the same time. Late 1999 was a certainly a special time for pop. Unlike Mandy though who I struggled to connect with right away, I was in instant love with M2M out of the gate. All the pieces were there for me & on paper it felt like the sky was the limit for this dynamic duo from Norway.


    Alas, despite their triumphant entry into world of pop with their lead single, M2M fever would never quite catch on like I thought it might. Not to say they flat out flopped either. In fact, their rather omnipresent pop culture presence despite rather chart/sales mediocrity made them all the more an interesting curiosity at the time.


    In their very brief splash into world of pop as duo they left behind two fantastic albums of, what I consider to be, practically perfect pop.... and then......


    they were gone.


    Well, as a duo, at least.


    Over the next couple years in the mid-00s both started their solo careers.

    First there was Marion, who went in a decidedly rockier direction (that worked sometimes for me & sometimes didn’t as much) & then Marit (whose quirky singer/songwriter folk pop was certainly more up my alley). Over the decade though, I fell more & more in love with Marit as a solo artist, closely following her career , and finding myself revisiting M2M’s brief catalog more & more. (I mean, Marit was aways my fave, let me just get out that there!) That said, I also found myself evermore intrigued by the directions Marion’s carrier was taking. Both had various degrees of success & made made some flat-out amazing records in their own right.


    The thing was, I knew if I ever tackled a M2M rate, I’d need to get creative with a few things. One being, that it would likely need to be a some sort of versus or comparative rate featuring Marion & Marit's respective solo careers & their M2M. This made sense for a variety of reasons. One being that M2M has a very small discog and while I think it’s very good, I didn’t know how exciting it would be for a rate (or how many people would even be interested.)

    That last point lead me to the other issue with a rate concept for them. Except for people of a certain age, M2M is fairly lost to history, despite having a certain small fandom that loves them. I mean, I couldn’t even find a thread for them in Comeback Corner before last year when I made one! That said, while Marion & Marit had varying levels of success in more recent times, outside of some song contest love, neither really generate a lot of buzz on PJ. All of this adds to both my fascination & frustration as a lifelong fan.


    The other part of tackling such a rate, is that I would really wanted it to be kinda educational/retrospective & serve as an introduction/overview of either all three distinct to their respective musical outputs... taking into account some people may only know about one part (or even none!)

    All of this is how we have arrived at The M2M EXPERIENCE... which is kinda three rate concepts in one:

    > An M2M Discography Rate
    > Spotlight Rates for Marion & Marit's solo careers
    > & a versus rate between all three categories


    This rate features 99 songs, 33 for each aspect of M2M. So how did I divvy up the songs?



    First up: M2M

    For all practical purposes all of M2M’s output is in the rate. As I mentioned, they had a very short career. Both of their albums are included, as well as b-sides, and & one-offs. I included a few remixes as individual songs to rate. I did this for a few reasons. One is then a couple of their remixes really do paint a song in a new color, so I thought it’d be fun to see how a couple stacked up against the original (especially from members who may no be familiar with them.

    I also really wanted the the rate to cover as many corners of their career as possible. There really was a method to my madness in the song list! I'm also into symmetry, so I really wanted an even number of tracks for all three categories...ddd. As such, once I settled on 99 songs, I worked to get the M2M section from the high 20s to 33. I know a few of the oddities I picked might be low hanging fruit for early elims, but that’s ok, It was important they be here for historical reasons.


    Then we have Marit & Marion

    Both have pretty lengthy discogs of about 100 songs each. So, I needed a good way to whittle that down to a manageable level that covered them well still. To spotlight Marit & Marion’s solo careers fairly, I decided on 33 songs a piece as well. Their song selections cover one album a piece, their solo singles, & some selected features and other songs I like that I feel give a well-rounded overview of their respective careers.


    I’d love to eventually go see full discog rates for both of them, but for now this rate will serve as a good look at what M2M have been about for the last 25 years... both their brief career as a duo & their 15+ years as solo artists.



    Which brings us to the songs.


    So, their solo careers in particular have had a confusing mish-mash of odd release strategies. From dropped projects, to multiple albums being combined into one release, & more. This has led to very frustrating easy availability of their work, if you’re a fan in certain countries. Only about half the songs in the rate are available globally on Spotify. All are on YouTube in some capacity, but again about half severe geo-restrictions.


    As such, I have made a Spotify playlist & included the YouTube links per normal song rates, but I have also had to get creative & use my web app skills... since I knew these geo-restrictions were going to be frustrating for everyone involved (or perhaps discourage some potential voters.)


    Luckily , since I have all the songs in some capacity I have created a special private website for those who wish to participate where all 99 songs are accessible for listening purposes for the rate. Let’s call it ‘a fair use educational proxy’ ddd . If you are interested in having easy access to all the songs in the rate, let me know. I will then send you the url & password to access the site.

    A couple of notes of quick notes about this.
    • You will need a password to access the site. I will give it you over PM, so, as mentioned above, just let me know. Your password will be the same the whole rating period.​
    • The sessions on this private site only last 1 hour, so you will need to login whenever you exit , etc.​
    • I am using an mp3 player plugin on the site. It’s not the best, but works fine​
    • This site is temporary & for rating purposes. For obvious copyright reasons I can't keep it up. As such, it will only be up for the rating period.​
    • Please ignore my real website that this mini app is part of. I haven’t updated it in years and it’s embarrassingly out of date. ddd​

    So....without further ado,
    THE 99 SONGS OF THE M2M EXPERIENCE

    Yes, I also decided on a 99 song total since that was the year of their first single.
    Of course I did.




    M2M (33 songs)

    Shades Of Purple
    —1. Don't Say You Love Me
    —2. The Day You Went Away
    —3. Girl in Your Dreams
    —4. Mirror Mirror
    —5. Pretty Boy
    —6. Give a Little Love
    —7. Everything You Do
    —8. Don't Mess with My Love
    —9. Dear Diary
    —10. Do You Know What You Want
    —11. Smiling Face
    —12. Our Song
    —13. Why
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    The Big Room
    —14. Everything
    —15. Jennifer
    —16. Don't
    —17. Payphone
    —18. What You Do About Me
    —19. Love Left for Me
    —20. Miss Popular
    —21. Wanna Be Where You Are
    —22. Leave Me Alone
    —23. Sometimes
    —24. Eventually
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    Misc
    —25. Not to Me
    —26. Is You
    —27. The Feeling Is Gone
    —28. Wait for Me
    —29. Everything - Remix
    —30. Mirror Mirror - Crossover Remix
    —31. Mirror Mirror - Eddie's Power Dance Mix
    —32. Pretty Boy (Mandarin version)
    —33. T re sma fisk (as Marit & Marion pre-M2M)





    Marion Ravn (33 songs)

    Her album choice: Songs From A Blackbird (2013)
    —1. The Minute
    —2. Driving
    —3. Scandal
    —4. Better Than This
    —5. Home (with Lisa Miskovsky)
    —6. Colors Turn to Grey
    —7. In Dreams
    —8. Never Gonna Get It
    —9. Running
    —10. On Fire
    —11. Never Leave Me
    —12. When You Come Around
    —13. Start Over
    —14. You and I
    —15. Don't You



    Marion Ravn

    Singles
    —16. End Of Me
    —17. Break You
    —18. Little By Little
    —19. Heads Will Roll
    —20. Here I Am
    —21. Falling Away
    —22. Flesh and Bone
    —23. Found Someone
    —24. You’ll Get Up Again
    —25. Kicks In
    —26. Tyv




    Marion : Extras & Features
    —27. Unforgivable Sinner
    —28. Casanova
    —29. Fritt fall
    —30. It’s All Coming Back To Me Now (with Meatloaf)
    —31. We Are W.I.T.C.H. (theme from W.I.T.CH.)
    —32. In Spite Of Me
    —33. For You I’ll Die




    Marit Larsen Songs To Rate (33 Songs Total)



    Her complete album : When The Morning Comes’(2014)
    —1. Please Don't Fall For Me
    —2. Faith & Science
    —3. I’d Do It All Again
    —4. I Don't Want To Talk About It
    —5. Shine On (Little Diamond)
    —6. Before You Fell
    —7. Lean On Me, Lisa
    —8. Traveling Alone
    —9. Consider This
    —10. When The Morning Comes




    Singles
    —11. Don’t Save Me
    —12. Under The Surface
    —13. Only a Fool
    —14. Solid Ground
    —15. If a Song Could Get Me You
    —16. I’ve Heard Love Your Love Songs
    —17. Addicted
    —18. Fuel
    —19. Var beste dag
    —20. Coming Home
    —21. Don’t Move
    —22. Last Night





    Marit: Extras & Features
    —23. Joni Was Right
    —24. Winter Never Lasts Forever
    —25. Running out of Road
    —26. Morgan, I Might
    —27. Take Everything Back ( with Sondre Lerche)
    —28. God Natt - Vinni (featuring Marit Larsen)
    —29. Out Of My Hands (with Milow)
    —30. I think It’s Going Rain Today (live)
    —31. Have You Ever
    —32. Is It Love
    —33. The Chase


    M2M EXPERIENCE RATE : PM List (99 Songs total)

    M2M (33 songs)



    —1. Don't Say You Love Me

    —2. The Day You Went Away

    —3. Girl in Your Dreams

    —4. Mirror Mirror

    —5. Pretty Boy

    —6. Give a Little Love

    —7. Everything You Do

    —8. Don't Mess with My Love

    —9. Dear Diary

    —10. Do You Know What You Want

    —11. Smiling Face

    —12. Our Song

    —13. Why

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    —14. Everything

    —15. Jennifer

    —16. Don't

    —17. Payphone

    —18. What You Do About Me

    —19. Love Left for Me

    —20. Miss Popular

    —21. Wanna Be Where You Are

    —22. Leave Me Alone

    —23. Sometimes

    —24. Eventually

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    —25. Not to Me

    —26. Is You

    —27. The Feeling Is Gone

    —28. Wait for Me

    —29. Everything - Remix

    —30. Mirror Mirror - Crossover Remix

    —31. Mirror Mirror - Eddie's Power Dance Mix

    —32. Pretty Boy (Mandarin version)

    —33. T re sma fisk (as Marit & Marion pre-M2M)





    Marion Ravn (33 songs)

    Her album


    —1. The Minute

    —2. Driving

    —3. Scandal

    —4. Better Than This

    —5. Home (with Lisa Miskovsky)

    —6. Colors Turn to Grey

    —7. In Dreams

    —8. Never Gonna Get It

    —9. Running

    —10. On Fire

    —11. Never Leave Me

    —12. When You Come Around

    —13. Start Over

    —14. You and I

    —15. Don't You






    Marion Raven
    Her solo singles


    —16. End Of Me

    —17. Break You

    —18. Little By Little

    —19. Heads Will Roll

    —20. Here I Am

    —21. Falling Away

    —22. (Flesh and Bone

    —23. Found Someone

    —24. You’ll Get Up Again

    —25. Kicks In

    —26. Tyv






    Marion Ravn Extras & Features

    —27. Unforgivable Sinner

    —28. Casanova

    —29. Fritt fall

    —30. It’s All Coming Back To Me Now (with Meatloaf)

    —31. We Are W.I.T.C.H. (theme from W.I.T.CH.)

    —32. In Spite Of Me

    —33. For You I’ll Die



    Marit Larsen Songs To Rate (33 Songs Total)


    Her complete album ‘When The Morning Comes’



    —1. Please Don't Fall For Me

    —2. Faith & Science

    —3. I’d Do It All Again

    —4. I Don't Want To Talk About It

    —5. Shine On (Little Diamond)

    —6. Before You Fell

    —7. Lean On Me, Lisa

    —8. Traveling Alone

    —9. Consider This

    —10. When The Morning Comes






    —11. Don’t Save Me

    —12. Under The Surface

    —13. Only a Fool

    —14. Solid Ground

    —15. If a Song Could Get Me You

    —16. I’ve Heard Love Your Love Songs

    —17. Addicted

    —18. Fuel

    —19. Var beste dag

    —20. Coming Home

    —21. Don’t Move

    —22. Last Night





    —23. Joni Was Right

    —24. Winter Never Lasts Forever

    —25. Running out of Road

    —26. Morgan, I Might

    —27. Take Everything Back ( with Sondre Lerche)

    —28. God Natt - Vinni (featuring Marit Larsen)

    —29. Out Of My Hands (with Milow)

    —30. I think It’s Going Rain Today (live)

    —31. Have You Ever

    —32. Is It Love

    —33. The Chase





    Voting Rule & Dates

    Since none of these artists have ever really had a proper rate here (M2M, Marit, or Marion) I am allowing three 11s. One for each category. You don't have to use all three or any at all, but you have the option if you want to highlight your fave by each.

    Commentary is welcome! As much or little as you want. If you'd prefer just chime in during the reveal, that is fine, too.

    As far as your scores, the scale is 0-10 & to quote @Sprockrooster
    "Score however you feel like with as much as decimals as you would like. If you feel like a song embodies the score similar to the number Pi – go for it. I love tie-breakers."

    Votes will be due Sunday November 29th at midnight EST. I plan on starting reveals promptly that week. Mainly because I have another PJ project planned for March of next year, so my goal is to have this wrapped by then.

    To help remind you how much time you have left, I have a special 33 day countdown that will start for this rate on Wednesday. Stay tuned to The M2M Show!

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  2. Reserved (Spotify & Voters)

    The 15 voters of The M2M Experience Popjustice Rate

    @DJHazey
    @RUNAWAY
    @Sprockrooster
    @LKane
    @saviodxl
    @unnameable
    @berserkboi
    @Filippa
    @Phonetics Girl
    @Yeahyeahyeah
    @soratami
    @Epic Chocolat
    @Music Is Death
    @Remorque
    @yourstruly


    Spotify Playlist




    (Note: As mentioned in my write-up above, a fair number of Marion & Marit's solo stuff is a geo-mess. So you may be missing some chunks on Spotify. Likewise, all of the songs are linked to YouTube in the original post above. Again, many are geo-locked. Contact me via PM if you have lots issues & I can send a password to hear them on my server for rating purposes. Thanks.)
     
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    Leaderboard


    99. 'Tre Sma Fisk' : Marit & Marion (#33 M2M)
    98. 'God Natt': Vinni feat. Marit Larsen (#33 Marit)
    97. 'Dear Diary': M2M (#32 M2M)


    96. 'You and I' : Marion Ravn (#33 Marion)
    95. 'Pretty Boy' -Mandarin Version: M2M (#31 M2M)
    94. 'Mirror Mirror' - Eddie's Power Dance Mix: M2M (#30 M2M)


    93. 'Wait For Me' : M2M (#29 M2M)
    92. 'Smiling Face' : M2M (#28 M2M)
    91. 'Out Of My Hands': Milow feat. Marit Larsen (#32 Marit)


    90. 'Vår Beste Dag': Marit Larsen (#31 Marit)
    89. 'I Think It's Going To Rain Today' : Marit Larsen (#30 Marit)
    88. 'For You I'll Die' : Marion Ravn (#32 Marion)


    87. 'Fuel': Marit Larsen (#29 Marit)
    86. 'Take Everything Back': Marit Larsen, Sylvie Lewis (#28 Marit)
    85. 'Casanova' Marion Ravn (#31 Marion)


    84. 'Colors Turn To Grey' : Marion Ravn (#30 Marion)
    83. 'Do You Know What You Want' : M2M (#27 M2M)
    82. 'Why' : M2M (#26 M2M)


    81. 'Wanna Be Where You Are' : M2M (#25 M2M)
    80. 'Girl In Your Dreams' : M2M (#24 M2M)
    79. 'We Are W.I.T.C.H.' : Marion Ravn (#29 Marion)


    78. 'Running Out Of Road' : Marit Larsen (#27 Marit)
    77. 'Never Gonna Get It' : Marion Ravn (#28 Marion)
    76. 'Sometimes' : M2M (#23 M2M)


    75. 'Found Someone' : Marion Ravn (#27 Marion)
    74. 'Home' : Marion Ravn (#26 Marion)
    73. 'Lean On Me, Lisa' (#26 Marit)


    72. 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now' : Meat Loaf feat Marion Raven (#25 Marion)
    71. 'In Spite Of Me' : Marion Ravn (#24 Marion)
    70. 'Winter Never Lasts Forever' : Marit Larsen (#25 Marit)


    69. 'Miss Popular' - M2M (#22 M2M)
    68. 'Last Night' - Marit Larsen (#24 Marit)
    67. 'Eventually' - M2M (#21 M2M)


    66. 'Is You' - M2M (#20 M2M)
    65. 'Payphone' - M2M (#19 M2M)
    64. 'Better Than This' - Marion Ravn (#23 Marion)


    63. 'Pretty Boy' - M2M (#18 M2M)
    62. 'I've Heard Your Love Songs' - Marit Larsen (#23 Marit)
    61. 'Never Leave Me' - Marion Ravn (#22 Marion)


    60. 'Before You Fell' - Marit Larsen (#22 Marit)
    59. 'Consider This' - Marit Larsen (#21 Marit)
    58. 'Little By Little' - Marion Ravn (#21 Marion)


    57. 'Don't Mess With My Love' - M2M (#17 M2M)
    56. 'Love Left For Me' - M2M (#16 M2M)
    55. 'Morgan I Might' - Marit Larsen (#20 Marit)


    54. 'I'd Do It All Again' - Marit Larsen (#19 Marit)
    53. 'Not To Me' - M2M (#15 M2M)
    52. 'Don't Move' - Marit Larsen (#18 Marit)


    51. 'Don't' - M2M (#14 M2M)
    50. 'Heads Will Roll' - Marion Ravn (#20 Marion)
    49. 'Leave Me Alone' - M2M (#13 M2M)


    48. 'Have You Ever' - Marit Larsen (#17 Marit)
    47. 'Joni Was Right' - Marit Larsen (#16 Marit)
    46. 'On Fire' - Marion Ravn (#19 Marion)


    45. 'Start Over' - Marion Ravn (#18 Marion)
    44. 'Our Song' - M2M (#12 M2M)
    43. 'Is It Love' - Marit Larsen (#15 Marit)


    42. 'When You Come Around' - Marion Ravn (#17 Marion)
    41. 'When The Morning Comes' - Marit Larsen (#14 Marit)
    40. 'Coming Home' - Marit Larsen (#13 Marit)


    39. 'Solid Ground' - Marit Larsen (#12 Marit)
    38. 'Give A Little Love' - M2M (#11 M2M)
    37. 'What You Do About Me' - M2M (#10 M2M)


    36. 'Mirror Mirror' (Crossover Remix) - M2M (#9 M2M)
    35. 'In Dreams' - Marion Ravn (#16 Marion)
    34. 'Tyv' - Marion Ravn (#15 Marion)


    33. 'Traveling Alone' - Marit Larsen (#11 Marit)
    32. 'Only A Fool' - Marit Laren (#10 Marit)
    31. 'Don't You' - Marion Ravn (#14 Marion)


    30. 'Running' - Marion Ravn (#13 Marion)
    29. 'Unforgivable Sinner' - Marion Ravn (#12 Marion)
    28. 'You'll Get Up Again' - Marion Ravn (#11 Marion)


    27. 'The Chase' - Marit Larsen (#9 Marit)
    26. 'Jennifer' - M2M (#8 M2M)
    25. 'Fritt Fall' - Marion Ravn (#10 Marion)


    24. 'Addicted' - Marit Larsen (#8 Marit)
    23. ' Please Don't Fall For Me' - Marit Larsen (#7 Marit)
    22. ' Falling Away' - Marion Ravn (#9 Marion)


    21. 'Under The Surface' - Marit Larsen (#6 Marit)
    20. 'Driving' - Marion Ravn (#8 Marion)
    19. 'Flesh & Bone' - Marion Ravn (#7 Marion)


    18. 'Kicks In' - Marion Ravn (#6 Marion)
    17. 'Everything You Do' - M2M (#7 M2M)
    16. 'Mirror Mirror - M2M (#6 M2M)





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    11's given in the M2M Experience

    M2M

    #51: 'Don't : @unnameable & @Music Is Death
    #17: 'Everything You Do' : @Sprockrooster
    #16: 'Mirror Mirror' : @RUNAWAY

    Marion
    #88: 'For You I'll Die': @Sprockrooster
    #72: 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now' : @unnameable
    #58: 'Little By Little' : @RUNAWAY
    #29: 'Unforgivable Sinner' : @Yeahyeahyeah
    #19: 'Flesh and Bone' : @Phonetics Girl & @Music Is Death


    Marit
    #90: 'Vår Beste Dag': @LKane & @berserkboi
    #47: 'Joni Was Right' : @RUNAWAY
    #27: 'The Chase' : @Sprockrooster
    #21: 'Under The Surface' : @Epic Chocolat
     
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    The M2M Experience : The Extra Write-Ups

    To try & achieve scope & impact of M2M, Marit, & Marion's respective career, there will be 11 write-ups/essays each in 3 different categories (33 write-ups total)

    - Parallel Wavelengths.
    These 11 essays are going to deep-dives into the world of pop music using my love of M2M as the lens. Some of the titles for these essays, whew. pop3pretension2! Get ready.

    1. 'M2M & The Case Of The Perfect Teen Pop Discography Corpse' >>>
    2. 'M2M & Their Low-Key Feminist Impact' >>>
    3. 'M2M & The Stress Of International Pop Stardom On Young Friends' >>>
    4. 'M2M & Their Precocious Transculturalism' >>>

    - Reflect & Review.
    These 11 write-ups will be general album reviews & thoughts...covering 11 releases from M2M, Marion, & Marits solo work... pretty much all their albums, basically.

    1. Shades Of Purple >>>
    2. The Big Room >>>
    3. Here I Am >>>
    4. Under The Surface >>>
    5. The Chase >>>
    6. Nevermore >>>

    - Flashback & Focus.
    These should be fun and interesting. These 11 write-ups will be themed specifically to M2M. They will flashbacks to specific things from the early 00s and how those things connect to the M2M mythology and/or story.

    1. M2M + Pokémon >>>
    2. M2M + Hanson >>>
    3. M2M + The Millennium >>>
    4. M2M + Dawson's Creek >>>
    5. M2M + EPCOT >>>
    6. M2M + Radio Disney >>>
    7. M2M + Jewel >>>




    Likewise, in the pre-rate ramp up, there were 33 bonus posts covering:

    > 11 Marit songs not featured in the rate + fun facts about her
    > 11 Marion songs not featured in the rate + fun facts about her
    > 11 Norwegian artists connected to Marit & Marion + fun facts about Norway

    Maybe one day Marit & Marion will get full discog rates & these extras songs will be included! As such, I'm calling these posts: "Tre, To, En - Eventually"
     
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  6. I'm still working on a few things, but you can post now.

    Welcome all! I hope you're ready....

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  7. I don't know most of their solo material, but color me intrigued.
     
  8. Welcome!

    Even though the rate is 99 songs, I think it's an easy overall listen. Their solo material is still pretty tuneful & melodic (I mean, Marion got a bit rock after M2M for awhile which is represented here, but nothing too crazy, ha!) Both of the solo albums I picked to represent them match up pretty well on 'vibe' too (melodic singer-songwriter stuff with some folk/orchestral sensibilities.)

    I hope you'll give it a go.
     
  9. Given that I've entered both Marion and Marit in PJ00s, I feel like I should give this a shot. I'm not really familiar with either of their discographies aside from a handful of songs, so it should be a good opportunity to discover more. I'm definitely more interested in the solo parts of the rate, but hopefully there are some gems in the M2M section as well.
     
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  10. The three 11 rule filling my high score heart with joy.
    *Insert proper gif here*
     
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  11. Please do! Other than a their vocals maybe sounding a bit young & unpolished as few places, I think M2M's output is pretty fantastic (obviously.) The write-ups will come....

    But yes, there are some real gems in there.

    Haha! Me, too. Who knows when or if Marion/Marit will ever get complete solo discography rates, so I decided to let all three get their deserved 11s if people want to dish them out. My three are ready.
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  12. Does that also mean we will eventually get three winners in the relevant Winners Rate @pop3blow2 ? If so - I stan the hussle!!
     
  13. That's a good question. Probably not, I guess. I don't think this rate is officially a 'vs' rate or how all that works. I am going to keep individual leader boards, though for stats purposes... so I'd be ok with all three in the Winners Rate!
     
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  14. The next couple of days I'm gonna do some tagging & general pre-rate announcement stuff.

    On Wednesday, I'll start a 33 day countdown with a special daily post:
    > 11 Marion songs we're not rating + a fun fact about her
    > 11 Marit songs we're not rating + a fun fact about her
    > 11 Norwegian artists that connect to Marit & Marion + 11 fun facts about Norway

    So yeah, 33 divided into thirds became the pop3equation2 for this rate! (I also love that 33 1/3 is an album revolution, that I love that book series, & that I am even reading about by their editors on music writing... so it's super perfect musically.)

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  15. Looking forward to facts about fun facts Marion and Norway the most. Wonder if one of my favorites "13 Days" made the cut or not.
     
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  16. RUNAWAY

    RUNAWAY Staff Member

    I'm so SO excited for this. The numerology is my favorite part about your rates @pop3blow2, and I can't wait to see the writeups and everything. I'm working on one more rate before this, but I'll start scoring soon!
     
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  17. londonrain

    londonrain Staff Member

    That would be because the forum search function doesn't recognise anything shorter than four characters long. I've now merged your thread with the original M2M thread started by @Fanatical (but I've left your title).
     
  18. This is great, thanks! It seemed so odd they had no thread, but I really did look.

    I didn't know this... which explains some of the frustration I've felt in search before.

    Yes! You were one of the biggest champions of this being my next rate, so that's one reason it's happening now. As a special gift for your encouragement, I made sure to include 'In Spite Of Me' in Marion's extras... since you voiced preference to it.
     
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  19. Yeah, I like them and I know about 40 of the 99 songs - this will take a fair bit of listening time which I may not have (then again, work could sack me and then I'll have all the listening time and be in the perfect mood for Marion's angstier moments)
     
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  20. I hope you can find some time & I’d love to have you.
     
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