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The xx Discography Rate - WINNER ANNOUNCED!!! (& Stats Round-Up)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by klow, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. FINAL LEADERBOARD:

    1. On Hold
    (162.7 points / 9.571)
    2. Islands (162 points / 9.529)
    3. Loud Places (ft. Romy) (159.1 points / 9.359)
    4. Intro (158.1 points / 9.3)
    5. Shelter (157.95 points / 9.291)
    6. Angels
    (157.35 points / 9.256)
    7. Dangerous (155.1 points / 9.124)
    8. I Dare You (154.75 points / 9.103)
    9. A Violent Noise (154.6 points / 9.094)
    10. Say Something Loving (154.3 points / 9.076)

    11. Crystalised (149.95 points / 8.821)
    12. Lifetime (149.9 points / 8.818)
    13. VCR (147.8 points / 8.694)
    14. Night Time (144.9 points / 8.524)

    15. Replica (144.85 points / 8.521)
    16. Chained (144.2 points / 8.482)
    17. Heart Skipped a Beat
    (143.8 points / 8.459)
    18. Fiction (143.2 points / 8.424)
    19. Sunset (142.7 points / 8.394)
    20. Infinity
    (141.2 points / 8.306)

    21. Seasons Run (140.95 points / 8.291)
    22. Lips (140.25 points / 8.25)
    23. Days (Creep)
    (140 points / 8.235)
    24. Stars (139.4 points / 8.2)
    25. I'll Take Care Of U (with Gil Scott Heron)
    (139.3 points / 8.194)
    26. Reunion (138.3 points / 8.135)
    27. Performance (137.85 points / 8.109)
    28. Together (137 points / 8.059)

    29. Stranger In A Room (ft. Oliver Sim)
    (136.65 points / 8.038)
    30. On Hold (Jamie XX Remix) (136.35 points / 8.021)

    31. See Saw (ft. Romy) (135.4 points / 7.965)
    32. Missing (135.25 points / 7.956)
    33. Swept Away
    (134.35 points / 7.903)
    34. Naive (134.1 points / 7.888)
    35. Basic Space (133.85 points / 7.874)
    36. Brave for You (132.6 points / 7.8)
    37. I Know There's Gonna Be Good Times (ft. Young Thug & Popcaan)
    (131.5 points / 7.735)
    38. Fantasy (129.55 7.621)
    39. Teardrops (129 points / 7.588)
    40. Try (127 points / 7.471)

    41. Tides (126.7 points / 7.453)
    42. You've Got The Love (Florence & The Machine Rework)
    (125.55 points / 7.385)
    43. Reconsider (125.05 7.356)
    44. Test Me (124.65 points / 7.332)
    45. Hot Like Fire
    (124.55 points / 7.326)
    46. Unfold (123.05 points / 7.238)
    47. Do You Mind (122.95 points / 7.232)
    48. Far Nearer (122.25 points / 7.191)
    49. Insects (120.35 points / 7.079)

    50. Sleep Sound
    (119.9 points / 7.052)

    51. Gosh (118.9 points / 6.994)

    52. Our Song
    (117.3 points / 6.9)
    53. Blood Red Moon (114.6 points / 6.741)
    54. Idontknow (108.45 points / 6.379)
    55. Rolling In The Deep (Shuffle) (Adele Remix) (104.75 points / 6.162)



    Links to each elimination are beneath the spoiler tag below (and you can also find this on page 1):


    You may have also noticed that I included an italicised quote at the top of most elimination posts. This started with "Far Nearer" (I wrote every elimination from scratch, so there was only a vague formula in place at the beginning that shifted slightly over time), and continued on through most of the rate. The quotes were from songs that were either referenced within the posts themselves, or somehow had a link to the eliminated song in question. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I started to compile all of these, and now I'm going to dump them under the spoiler tag below so I can feel like that compilation exercise wasn't completely pointless. Peruse at your pleasure.

    1. On Hold (162.7 points / 9.571) n/a
    2. Islands (162 points / 9.529) "Hip hip" - Lyric from "Islands In The Sun" by Weezer
    3. Loud Places (ft. Romy) (159.1 points / 9.359) "I feel music in your eyes, rainbows in your kiss" - Lyric from "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad
    4. Intro (158.1 points / 9.3) "Get up and whine it, Tinie Tempah let's go" - Lyric from "Intro Intro" by Little Nikki
    5. Shelter (157.95 points / 9.291) "Ooh, a storm is threatening my very life today" - Lyric from "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones
    6. Angels (157.35 points / 9.256) "Baby put your arms around me, tell me I'm the problem..." - Lyric from "No Angel" by Beyoncé
    7. Dangerous (155.1 points / 9.124) "'Cause I'm a giver, it's only nature, I live for danger..." - Lyric from "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande
    8. I Dare You (154.75 points / 9.103) "If you wanna be a part of me, I'm not your number one enemy" - Lyric from "Number One Enemy" by Daisy Dares You
    9. A Violent Noise (154.6 points / 9.094) "Feel the fire burning, burning" - Lyric from "In The Air" by TV Rock
    10. Say Something Loving (154.3 points / 9.076) "Now I've got you in the undertow" - Lyric from "Undertow" by Warpaint

    11. Crystalised (149.95 points / 8.821) "I don't know what to say; you don't care anyway" - Lyric from "Crystal" by New Order
    12. Lifetime (149.9 points / 8.818) "Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down" - Lyric from "Once In A Lifetime" by Talking Heads
    13. VCR (147.8 points / 8.694) "Mephistopheles is just beneath, and he's reaching up to grab me" - Lyric from "Videotape" by Radiohead
    14. Night Time (144.9 points / 8.524) "It's getting late, it's getting dark; in the end of the night I can feel your warmth" - Lyric from "Night" by Zola Jesus
    15. Replica (144.85 points / 8.521) n/a
    16. Chained (144.2 points / 8.482) "And if, you don't love me now, you will never love me again" - Lyric from "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac
    17. Heart Skipped a Beat (143.8 points / 8.459) "One night to be confused, one night to speed up truth" - Lyric from "Heartbeats" by The Knife
    18. Fiction (143.2 points / 8.424) "And there you'll stand, ten feet tall; I will say, I knew it all along" - Lyric from "Sweeter Than Fiction" by Taylor Swift
    19. Sunset (142.7 points / 8.394) "As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset, I am in paradise" - Lyric from "Waterloo Sunset" by the Kinks
    20. Infinity (141.2 points / 8.306) "These fancy things will never come in between; you're part of my entity..." - Lyric from "Umbrella" by Rihanna

    21. Seasons Run (140.95 points / 8.291) "We could call it even; you could call me babe for the weekend" - Lyric from "'tis the damn season" by Taylor Swift
    22. Lips (140.25 points / 8.25) "If you wanna know the truth, read my lips..." - Lyric from "Read My Lips" by Jessie Ware
    23. Days (Creep) (140 points / 8.235) "I've been out walking, I don't do too much talking these days…" - Lyric from "These Days" by Nico
    24. Stars (139.4 points / 8.2) "waiting for a star to fall" - Title/Lyric from "Waiting For A Star To Fall" by Boy Meets Girl
    25. I'll Take Care Of U (with Gil Scott Heron) (139.3 points / 8.194) n/a
    26. Reunion (138.3 points / 8.135) n/a
    27. Performance (137.85 points / 8.109) "All eyes on me in the centre of the ring, just like a circus..." - Lyric from "Circus" by Britney Spears
    28. Together (137 points / 8.059) "There are times when I look above and beyond…"- Lyric from "Together Again" by Janet Jackson
    29. Stranger In A Room (ft. Oliver Sim) (136.65 points / 8.038) "Just like in the movies, it starts to rain and we..." - Lyric from "Strangers" by Sigrid
    30. On Hold (Jamie XX Remix) (136.35 points / 8.021) "You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case" - Lyric from "Smalltown Boy" by The Bronski Beat

    31. See Saw (ft. Romy) (135.4 points / 7.965) "If I am what you say, I expect to be hanging from a wooden cross" - Lyric from "SAMARITAN" by ionnalee
    32. Missing (135.25 points / 7.956) n/a
    33. Swept Away (134.35 points / 7.903) "I never had anything happen so fast; took one look and I shattered like glass" - Lyric from "Swept Away" by Christopher Cross
    34. Naive (134.1 points / 7.888) "I'm not saying it was your fault, although you could have done more..." - Lyric from "Naïve" by the Kooks
    35. Basic Space (133.85 points / 7.874) n/a
    36. Brave for You (132.6 points / 7.8) "I was super cool / But now I'm super strong..." - Lyric from "Brave" by Kelis
    37. I Know There's Gonna Be Good Times (ft. Young Thug & Popcaan) (131.5 points / 7.735) "Happy days are here again / The time is right for makin' friends" - Lyric from "Good Times" by Chic
    38. Fantasy (129.55 7.621) "Oh, when you walk by every night, talking sweet and looking fine..." - Lyric from "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
    39. Teardrops (129 points / 7.588) "Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see" - Lyric from "Teardrops On My Guitar" by Taylor Swift
    40. Try (127 points / 7.471) n/a

    41. Tides (126.7 points / 7.453) "I'm slowly drifting, drifting away / Wave after wave, wave after wave" - Lyric from "Waves" by Mr Probz and Robin Schulz
    42. You've Got The Love (Florence & The Machine Rework) (125.55 points / 7.385) n/a
    43. Reconsider (125.05 7.356) "You better think (think!) / Think about what you're trying to do to me..." - Lyric from "Think" by Aretha Franklin
    44. Test Me (124.65 points / 7.332) n/a
    45. Hot Like Fire (124.55 points / 7.326) n/a
    46. Unfold (123.05 points / 7.238) "The feeling goes on and on and on..." - Lyric from "Unfold" by the xx
    47. Do You Mind (122.95 points / 7.232) "Grips on your waist, front way, back way / You know that I don't play" - Lyric from "One Dance" by Drake, Kyla and Wizkid
    48. Far Nearer (122.25 points / 7.191) "Every night in my dreams / I see you, I feel you..." - Lyric from "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
    49. Insects (120.35 points / 7.079)
    50. Sleep Sound (119.9 points / 7.052)

    51. Gosh (118.9 points / 6.994)
    52. Our Song (117.3 points / 6.9)
    53. Blood Red Moon (114.6 points / 6.741)
    54. Idontknow (108.45 points / 6.379)
    55. Rolling In The Deep (Shuffle) (Adele Remix) (104.75 points / 6.162)

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    That's pretty much all I've got, all - again, thank you for following along during the rate, and for all of your kind comments and likes during and afterwards. I had a lot of fun doing this with you all.

    I'm happy people were OK with the pacing; I tried to keep to a pace of about 10 eliminations a week. That was fairly doable given the relatively small number of voters, not having to sort through too much commentary (though I must underscore the fact that any received commentary was greatly appreciated to help fill out posts), and the fact that my graphic design skills are non-existent, so I went to Google's image search for elimination post visuals instead. If I was Photoshopping or having to deal with a lot more voters, then I can guarantee things wouldn't have moved this fast!

    I am interested in hosting a rate again, but haven't yet decided who or what the subject will be...I'll keep thinking! Until then, see you around and make sure to include a spot for "On Hold" in the next winners' rate, whenever that may be...

     
    Epic Chocolat, 2014, Conan and 7 others like this.
  2. You need Rate ideas? Amiel Discography Rate perhaps? Ddd

    This was such a pleasure to experience - thanks again @klow!
     
    Conan, klow and Untouchable Ace like this.
  3. I don't think I'm nearly as qualified to run that as you (I only know "Lovesong" and that "Totally Addicted To Bass" song from her!) but I might vote if someone else volunteers! And thanks!
     
    Conan, berserkboi and Untouchable Ace like this.
  4. I can certainly think of another alt-pop act whose discography rate is long overdue

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  5. Thank you @klow for a wonderful rate!

    And look at me, being a generous queen handing out the most 10s.
     
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