The time has come! The one and only Texasrate. Call me insane but I feel like a rate featuring Texas will be a happening once in our lifetime, so I want to do this right. I want to draw in new fans, but also satisfy grown Texas-fans. In conclusion, I am going to do it all! But do not get scared yet, if you think it is to much workload. You can say rate what you want! How is it going to work? There are 5 sections: SECTION A: The singles (37 songs); this is the only obligatory part of the rate. SECTION B: Their rock, country and americana years (34 songs // singles excluded); consisting out of these 4 albums and remaining Texas 25-tracks: "Southside", "Mother's Heaven", "Rick's Road" and "The Conversation". SECTION C: Their pop, dance, urban (Xenomania) years (32 songs // singles excluded); consisting out of these 4 albums: "White On Blonde", "The Hush", "Careful What You Wish For" and "Red Book". SECTION D: All their b-sides and bonustracks (39 songs); if this is in demand, it will be done. Up to you! SECTION E: Sharleen Spiteri solo albums (19 songs; Melody + selected solo songs); this will not be part of the actual rate, but will be done after it. Aside from the mandatory section A, you can choose what to do. If you are more into poppy Texas but do not like to go into their non-poppy stuff you could do section A + C. If you are not into poppy Texas you do not have to go through those discs again. I do not want to see the thrill has gone. Hoping everyone is happy with this. If you like to rate their albums, but do not feel like doing the bonustracks/b-sides you can do SECTION A + B + C. If you can't resist to do those extra's in section D it is again all up to you. Technically you can do SECTION A + D only, but that would be a bit weird. SECTION E is the only one that will not be part of the official countdown. But there is no obligation to do this either. Whatever you want! It will most likely be run after it. Because the huge amount of total songs (142-texas songs and 19-solo songs) I am allowed to have an 8-week window for the voting period if someone wants to do it all! This means voting closes the 10th of July! Like all other rates you have to rank the songs from 0-10 and no matter how sections you participate in... you have only one 11! Let me already say a prayer for you in hoping the best songs don't getaway too soon. For the non-Texas and pop fans I am suggesting - when you are doing the singles - to balance between their rock and pop songs and not listen to all their rocksongs in a row as I do not want you to lose faith. It could be off-putting to fresh ears and lose your inner smile. There are more pop songs so just hold on to that. Happy rating!!!