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so many questions, so many songs unrated; the iamamiwhoami rate / THE WINNER!!!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by eatyourself, Nov 22, 2021.

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Which album is your favorite?

  1. bounty

  2. kin

  3. blue

  4. EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN

  5. REMEMBER THE FUTURE

  6. KRONOLOGI

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  1. To whom it may concern.




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    hello, little clumps. we are finally here to celebrate the works of swedish singer-songwriter ionnalee (real name jonna lee) and her audiovisual project iamamiwhoami, created by herself with music producer claes björklund and a visual team. her career spans more than a decade, with the project starting all the way back in 2010, just as old as my friendship with co-host @Glitterizer. we were both just 15 years old back then, we kept up with all the discoveries and excitement in real time, and the outstanding electronic music and otherwordly visuals created by these artists proved formative for both of us.

    jonna cites dissatisfaction with the music industry as a pivotal point for the project’s origin, having previously released two solo albums herself to little impact. on december 4th 2009 they started uploading short, cryptic videos on YouTube under the name iamamiwhoami (i am, am i? who am i?), which quickly gained traction among music fans. people were dying to uncover the mysterious blonde woman’s identity - speculations included christina aguilera, goldfrapp and little boots, but her face was purposefully obscured and distorted. it was only months later in 2010 when the videos from their debut album ‘bounty’ started being uploaded and we started to get a real glimpse of who was behind those videos.


    the project’s main theme initially was nature: humanity’s distance from it in modern times, its preservation and our impact on it. other themes included religion, society, femininity, magic and folklore - the initial preludes and the album bounty, for example, use the legend of the mandragora turned human as a background for its storytelling, along with references to a german book called ‘alraune’, a modern re-telling of the medieval fable.

    the duo has released three studio albums: bounty, kin and blue. every song had a music video, forming a continuous narrative, and they were produced in real time: they would only start working on a song/video once the last one had been released, which gave the artists a way to interact with its audience and let them inform their work, a relationship that would be intensified and further explored in future releases as the artists’ interaction with the audience became steadier and their connection grew stronger. fully independent, jonna also founded their own label called To whom it may concern.

    after going solo ionnalee has released two more studio albums, EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN and REMEMBER THE FUTURE, and claes björklund also started a solo career as barbelle. still, iamamiwhoami lives on - 2020 saw the release of the kronologi album, a collection of previously unreleased songs and alternate mixes.

    it's finally time to rate all of these songs and make them fight to the death to see which one comes out victorious. take a deep breath as we go, as we go...




    your hosts,
    @eatyourself and @Glitterizer



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    voting deadline: 22.12.21



     
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    1. this rate consists of 64 obligatory songs and 13 extras.
    one listen of the obligatory playlist takes 5 hours, so please make sure to set aside enough time during the voting period to listen to everything! the extras session is completely optional and 50 minutes long.


    2. try to watch the iamamiwhoami music videos

    while it's not obligatory, this started as an audiovisual project, and the videos are essential to really understand and appreciate the magic and the meaning of iamamiwhoami. try to watch at the very least the preludes and bounty videos!


    3. rate songs from 0 to 10. your favorite song is allowed a score of 11 points.
    feel free to use up to 2 decimals, this helps break ties.
    but please do NOT rate songs "on a scale" (making your lowest rated song a zero by default and then distributing all other scores "evenly" across that scale). don't do that. just judge each song on its own as if you were grading a school test, and if your least favorite song is still a 7, then so be it!


    4. alternate versions will not be competing against each other
    all versions of the same song will be combined in one elimination in the official leaderboard, so there's no need to "tank" one in favor of the other to guarantee a certain version will do better. the one you rated the highest will be used for the combined song average. the prelude versions of LIKE HELL and GONE, and the ballad versions of shadowshow will have their own eliminations, however.


    5. any voter with a total rate average below 6.00 will have their ballot discarded.


    6.
    after you finish your scores, send them in a group PM with @Glitterizer and @eatyourself
    you can send them in text form by pasting from the PM-friendly list in the post below this one. if you wanna be even more lovely, send me a spreadsheet link instead ♡ by the way, commentary is encouraged! you may send a small piece of your thoughts on some (or all of) the songs. but please save any deeper reflections for the thread, help us get more posts, and help yourself get more likes ddd


     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2021



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    iamamiwhoami; bounty (2011)

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    9.20.19.13.5.723378
    13.1.14.4.18.1.7.15.18.1.1110

    b
    o
    u-1
    u-2
    n
    t
    y
    ; john
    clump

    IN CONCERT; .



    iamamiwhoami; kin (2012)

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    sever
    drops
    good worker
    play
    in due order
    idle talk
    rascal
    kill
    goods



    iamamiwhoami; BLUE (2014)

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    fountain
    hunting for pearls
    vista
    tap your glass
    blue blue
    thin
    chasing kites
    ripple
    the last dancer
    shadowshow

    dive



    ionnalee; EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN (2018)

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    WATCHES WATCHES
    JOY
    WORK
    LIKE HELL
    NOT HUMAN
    TEMPLE
    SAMARITAN
    DUNES OF SAND
    BLAZING
    SIMMER DOWN
    HERE IS A WARNING
    GONE
    MEMENTO
    HARVEST
    FOLD

    GONE (iamamiwhoami remix)



    ionnalee; REMEMBER THE FUTURE (2019)

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    OPEN SEA
    WIPE IT OFF
    SOME BODY
    MATTERS
    ISLANDER
    REMEMBER THE FUTURE
    CRYSTAL
    RACE AGAINST
    SILENCE MY DRUM
    MYSTERIES OF LOVE
    i KEEP

    OPEN SEA (ASCEND edit)




    iamamiwhoami, ionnalee; KRONOLOGI (2020)

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    shadowshow (KRONOLOGI)
    u

    down by the lake
    telesvar

    long ; john
    mouth’s open sea

    violent playground
    summer samaritan
    the deadlock (KRONOLOGI)

    PARAMOUNT
    swallow

    dive (KRONOLOGI)



    singles:

    the deadlock (CONCERT IN~BLUE)
    GENESARETS SJÖ
    MACHINEE
    ANYWHERE i ROAM
    sommaren är min och jag kommer tillbaka




    ballot template spreadsheet

    or


    b
    o
    u-1
    u-2
    n
    t
    y
    ; john
    clump
    sever
    drops
    good worker
    play
    in due order
    idle talk
    rascal
    kill
    goods
    fountain
    hunting for pearls
    vista
    tap your glass
    blue blue
    thin
    chasing kites
    ripple
    the last dancer
    shadowshow
    the dealock (CONCERT IN~BLUE)
    WATCHES WATCHES
    JOY
    WORK
    LIKE HELL
    NOT HUMAN
    TEMPLE
    SAMARITAN
    DUNES OF SAND
    BLAZING
    SIMMER DOWN
    HERE IS A WARNING
    GONE
    MEMENTO
    HARVEST
    FOLD
    OPEN SEA
    WIPE IT OFF
    SOME BODY
    MATTERS
    ISLANDER
    REMEMBER THE FUTURE
    CRYSTAL
    RACE AGAINST
    SILENCE MY DRUM
    MYSTERIES OF LOVE
    i KEEP
    down by the lake
    telesvar
    violent playground
    PARAMOUNT
    swallow
    MACHINEE
    ANYWHERE i ROAM
    sommaren är min och jag kommer tillbaka
    summer never ended the damage was all mine
    GENESARETS SJÖ
    b
    o
    u-1
    u-2
    n
    t
    y
    ; john
    clump
    sever
    drops
    good worker
    play
    in due order
    idle talk
    rascal
    kill
    goods
    fountain
    hunting for pearls
    vista
    tap your glass
    blue blue
    thin
    chasing kites
    ripple
    the last dancer
    shadowshow
    the dealock (CONCERT IN~BLUE)
    WATCHES WATCHES
    JOY
    WORK
    LIKE HELL
    NOT HUMAN
    TEMPLE
    SAMARITAN
    DUNES OF SAND
    BLAZING
    SIMMER DOWN
    HERE IS A WARNING
    GONE
    MEMENTO
    HARVEST
    FOLD
    OPEN SEA
    WIPE IT OFF
    SOME BODY
    MATTERS
    ISLANDER
    REMEMBER THE FUTURE
    CRYSTAL
    RACE AGAINST
    SILENCE MY DRUM
    MYSTERIES OF LOVE
    i KEEP
    down by the lake
    telesvar
    violent playground
    PARAMOUNT
    swallow
    MACHINEE
    ANYWHERE i ROAM
    sommaren är min och jag kommer tillbaka
    summer never ended the damage was all mine
    GENESARETS SJÖ
    9.20.19.13.5.723378 (LIKE HELL)
    13.1.14.4.18.1.7.15.18.1.1110 (GONE)
    In Concert; . (shadowshow)
    dive
    GONE (iamamiwhoami remix)
    OPEN SEA (ASCEND edit)
    shadowshow (KRONOLOGI version)
    u
    long ; john
    mouth’s open sea
    summer samaritan
    the deadlock (KRONOLOGI version)
    dive (KRONOLOGI version)

    music playlists:
    the extras playlist is missing 4 songs on Spotify and Apple Music, but is complete on YouTube.

    Spotify: obligatory, extras

    Apple Music: obligatory, extras
    YouTube: obligatory, extras



    audiovisual albums:
    these are essential to really appreciate iamamiwhoami.
    try watching at least the preludes and bounty if you haven't.


    preludes; bounty
    kin
    BLUE




     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2021
    kal, Miss Lange, Robert and 14 others like this.



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    1.
    y (9.7)
    2.
    t (9.7)
    3.
    chasing kites (9.5)
    4.
    goods (9.5)
    5.
    ; john (9.5)
    6.
    shadowshow (9.3)
    7.
    hunting for pearls (9.3)
    8.
    idle talk (9.3)
    9.
    NOT HUMAN (9.3)
    10.
    o (9.3)


    11.
    n (9.2)
    12.
    GONE (9.2)
    13.
    fountain (9.2)
    14.
    kill (9.0)
    15.
    play (8.9)
    16.
    SAMARITAN (8.9)
    17.
    blue blue (8.9)
    18.
    sever (8.8)
    19.
    BLAZING (8.8)
    20.
    vista (8.7)


    21.
    drops (8.7)
    22.
    HARVEST (8.7)
    23.
    good worker (8.7)
    24.
    u-2 (8.7)
    25.
    MACHINEE (8.6)
    26.
    OPEN SEA (8.6)
    27.
    the last dancer (8.6)
    28.
    thin (8.6)
    29.
    b (8.5)
    30.
    REMEMBER THE FUTURE (8.5)


    31.
    SIMMER DOWN (8.5)
    32.
    tap your glass (8.4)
    33.
    WORK (8.4)
    34.
    dive (8.4)
    35.
    13.1.14.4.18.1.7.15.18.1.1110 (8.3)
    36.
    JOY (8.3)
    37.
    IN CONCERT; . (8.3)
    38.
    DUNES OF SAND (8.3)
    39.
    9.20.19.13.5.723378 (8.2)
    40.
    SOME BODY (8.2)
    41.
    in due order (8.1)
    42.
    clump (8.0)
    43.
    down by the lake (8.0)
    44.
    FOLD (8.0)
    45.
    MEMENTO (8.0)
    46.
    summer never ended the damage was all mine (7.9)
    47.
    TEMPLE (7.8)
    48.
    swallow (7.8)


    49.
    CRYSTAL (7.7)
    50.
    WIPE IT OFF (7.7)
    51.
    rascal (7.6)
    52.
    the deadlock (7.6)
    53.
    SILENCE MY DRUM (7.6)
    54.
    WATCHES WATCHES (7.5)
    55.
    i KEEP (7.5)
    56.
    LIKE HELL (7.4)
    57.
    GENESARETS SJÖ (7.3)
    58.
    ripple (7.3)


    59.
    MYSTERIES OF LOVE (7.2)
    60.
    ANYWHERE i ROAM (7.1)
    61.
    telesvar (6.9)
    62.
    violent playground (6.9)
    63.
    MATTERS (6.8)
    64.
    HERE IS A WARNING (6.7)
    65.
    u-1 (6.7)
    66.
    PARAMOUNT (6.7)
    67.
    ISLANDER (6.1)
    68.
    RACE AGAINST (5.2)



     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2022
    kal, Miss Lange, Wild Man. and 10 others like this.



  5. reserved.


     
    Wild Man., soratami, clowezra and 7 others like this.
  6. You can all post now!
     
    kal, Wild Man., soratami and 6 others like this.
  7. Just want to be the first post and make sure that Chasing Kites is #1

    xoxo.
     
  8. iam has been one of my main acts to stan since 2015, so I won't be missing this. I'm preemptively done with rating everything but a few alternate versions tying to decide which one is best.

    I'd say she barely squeezes by into my BLUE top 5, but I do love the track
     
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  9. Just for clarification, there is no need to pick which version to "support", so to speak. You can just rate each version as you would if the other didn't exist.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2022
  10. Not sure if I'll take part as I stopped following her after blue and I don't know if I'll have time to listen to the rest.

    If I don't, Idle Talk is my 11 in spirit. Please treat it nicely x
     
    andru, eatyourself, DinahLee and 2 others like this.
  11. So here for this! I know the ionnalee material very well whereas I have only dabbled in the iamamiwhoami albums. Hope to make some great discoveries here.
     
  12. Oh boy! You're about to be fed.
     
    huntypoo, sfmartin, kal and 5 others like this.
  13. Hmmmm should I give my 11 to chasing kites, CRYSTAL, hunting for pearls or GONE? This is going to be more difficult than I initially thought!
     
    BubblegumBoy, Verandi, andru and 2 others like this.
  14. Count me in please! I have to admit, I'm less familiar with the stuff since ionnalee so I'll need a re-listen to that.
     
  15. First rate and super excited!
     
  16. This will be the toughest 11 I've ever given in a rate!
     
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  17. So excited for this. iamamiwhoami is probably my favorite three-album wonder?! My heart dances just thinking about their records. Genuinely legendaric.
     
  18. I've been getting ready for this ever since it was first teased few weeks (or... month(s) ago, so I already have some scores done. I was doing the most about Remember The Future the other day on the general thread but decided to give it a play yesterday and... muffy sis the background music. Most of it sounds.... interlude-ish. And then we have actual interludes\instrumental tracks only that makes it even more awkward.

    It's not bad (don't think Jonna is able to do something bad), but it sounds so tamed and watered down? Very "there's no flavor in this".

    I've also realized I own the full Blue DVD with some extra\transitions and never actually played it dd.
     
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