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This Rate (Will Be My Downfall) - The Ellie Goulding rate (WINNER ANNOUNCED - I'M FREE)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by constantino, Nov 7, 2016.

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    Ladies and gentlemen (and any non-binary hunties out there), allow me to take you on a journey…

    The year is 2009 and I, a chubby music obsessive and avid NME reader living in South London, am perusing the iTunes app on my iPod Touch. As I’m scrolling through the ‘featured’ section I am struck by the angelic image of an ethereal goddess; she has fried bottle blonde hair with a 2007 side-fringe, pursed lips and a slightly masculine, yet striking, chin. It turns out I was staring at a future star by the name of Elena Jane Goulding, better known as Ellie Goulding.

    Naturally, curiosity lead me to purchase her EP, creatively titled 'Introduction to Ellie Goulding', essentially a collection of acoustic and live tracks. I listened this EP profusely in the hours following, in particular a track called ‘I Wish I Stayed’ and just like that, I was absolutely hooked.

    7(!) years on and Ellie Goulding is one of the UK’s most recognizable pop stars, with 2 incredibly strong albums under her belt (and Delirium). I listened through her discography in preparation and it really dawned upon me how many BOPS she has crafted during her career, and how strong a debut Lights was and how incredible an artistic achievement Halcyon was, especially considering its commercial success. I hope the mixed response to Delirium won’t deter fans of her earlier work from participating, because it really isn’t that bad.

    Music aside, Ellie is low-key iconic; rumors of her being a sociopathic man-eater (queen), hilariously messy live TV performances, her recent anti-climate change activism (ha Hopelessness is COMING), dance moves that would embarrass Taylor and, of course, some epic gifs.

    Rules
    This is my first rate, so I'm just going to keep it simple:
    • The typical scoring range remains (on a scale of 0-10, decimals allowed), plus one 11 for your favourite track.
    • Troll scores (only if you give a ridiculous amount of zeros) will be discarded. But I will be fair because I know that some of these songs are…questionable.
    • Commentary is highly encouraged if you want to give a track a 0-2 or a 10/11. Basically, if you want to give a song an ~extreme~ score, I trust that you at least have something to say about it. For example, if you really hate Burn, I want to know why, and if you live for Lights (Single Version), tell me why you love it. It can be just one word, or an essay, whatever you see fit.

    That’s a fair ask, right? If anyone seriously objects to this rule then PM me. It’s just a way of getting commentary for the more provocative songs.

    I got rid of most of the extras (there were like 20 or so, but I wanted to get to the meat of the rate quicker), if there is a certain song you feel is missing, let me know and I will add it.

    The voting closes on the 12th of December at 11.59PM GMT, reveals will then hopefully start the following day, the pace will be rapid (3 or so a day) until we get to the top 40, with the exception of singles, or songs I really like (kii).

    Oh and if you only like her first two albums, I encourage you to bite the bullet and put the Delirium songs on shuffle, because they are much better that way. Plus they really aren’t that bad.

    Happy Voting!
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
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  2. Bright Lights

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    1. Guns and Horses
    2. Starry Eyed
    3. This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)
    4. Under The Sheets
    5. The Writer
    6. Every time You Go
    7. Wish I Stayed
    8. Your Biggest Mistake
    9. I’ll Hold My Breath
    10. Salt Skin
    11. Lights (Single Version)
    12. Human
    13. Little Dreams
    14. Home
    15. Animal
    16. Believe Me
    17. Your Song
    18. The End

    Halcyon Days

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    1. Don’t Say a Word
    2. My Blood
    3. Anything Could Happen
    4. Only You
    5. Halcyon
    6. Figure 8
    7. Joy
    8. Hanging On
    9. Explosions
    10. I Know You Care
    11. Atlantis
    12. Dead in The Water
    13. I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
    14. Hanging On – feat. Tinie Tempah
    15. Lights (lol)
    16. Ritual
    17. In My City
    18. Without Your Love
    19. Burn
    20. Goodness Gracious
    21. You My Everything
    22. Hearts Without Chains
    23. Stay Awake – Ellie Goulding & Madeon
    24. Under Control
    25. Flashlight – Ellie Goulding & DJ Fresh
    26. How Long Will I Love You
    27. Tessellate [Alt-J cover]
    28. Midas Touch – Ellie Goulding x BURNS
    29. The Ending

    Delirium

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    1. Intro (Delirium) (rate as part of Aftertaste)
    2. Aftertaste
    3. Something in The Way You Move
    4. Keep On Dancin'
    5. On My Mind
    6. Around U
    7. Codes
    8. Holding On for Life
    9. Love Me Like You Do
    10. Don't Need Nobody
    11. Don't Panic
    12. We Can't Move to This
    13. Army
    14. Lost and Found
    15. Devotion
    16. Scream It Out
    17. The Greatest
    18. I Do What I Love
    19. Paradise
    20. Winner
    21. Heal
    22. Outside
    23. Let It Die
    24. Two Years Ago

    Extras
    Beating Heart
    Bittersweet
    Capture the Flag
    Choosing Dauntless
    Fighter Plane
    Here’s To Us
    Mirror
    Roscoe
    Still Falling For You
    Wonderman (Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding)

    PM-able list (with suggested breakpoints)
    Bright Lights
    Guns and Horses
    Starry Eyed
    This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)
    Under The Sheets
    The Writer
    Every time You Go
    Wish I Stayed
    Your Biggest Mistake
    I’ll Hold My Breath
    Salt Skin
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    Lights (Single Version)
    Human
    Little Dreams
    Home
    Animal
    Believe Me
    Your Song
    The End

    Halcyon Days
    Don’t Say a Word
    My Blood
    Anything Could Happen
    Only You
    Halcyon
    Figure 8
    Joy
    Hanging On
    Explosions
    I Know You Care
    Atlantis
    Dead in The Water
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    I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
    Hanging On – feat. Tinie Tempah
    Ritual
    In My City
    Without Your Love
    Burn
    Goodness Gracious
    You My Everything
    Hearts Without Chains
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    Stay Awake – Ellie Goulding & Madeon
    Under Control
    Flashlight – Ellie Goulding & DJ Fresh
    How Long Will I Love You
    Tessellate [Alt-J cover]
    Midas Touch – Ellie Goulding x BURNS
    The Ending


    Delirium
    Aftertaste
    Something in The Way You Move
    Keep On Dancin'
    On My Mind
    Around U
    Codes
    Holding On for Life
    Love Me Like You Do
    Don't Need Nobody
    Don't Panic
    We Can't Move to This
    Army
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    Lost and Found
    Devotion
    Scream It Out
    The Greatest
    I Do What I Love
    Paradise
    Winner
    Heal
    Outside
    Let It Die
    Two Years Ago


    Extras
    Beating Heart
    Bittersweet
    Capture The Flag
    Choosing Dauntless
    Fighter Plane
    Here’s To Us
    Mirror
    Roscoe
    Still Falling For You
    Wonderman (Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding)
     
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  4. Eliminations:

    1. My Blood - 9.43
    2. Lost and Found - 9.14
    3. This Love (Will Be Your Downfall) - 9.07
    4. Goodness Gracious - 9
    5. Lights (Single Version) - 8.97
    6. Figure 8 - 8.81
    7. Anything Could Happen - 8.69
    8. Something In The Way You Move - 8.68
    9. Under The Sheets - 8.65
    10. Codes - 8.41

    11. Little Dreams - 8.25
    12. Salt Skin - 8.23
    13. Guns and Horses - 8.22
    14. Only You - 8.21
    15. Human - 8.18
    16. Love Me Like You Do - 8.07
    17. Here's To Us - 8.052
    18. Hanging On - 8.050
    19. Starry Eyed - 8.04
    20. Don't Panic - 7.95

    21. Your Biggest Mistake - 7.93
    22. Halcyon - 7.91
    23. Atlantis - 7.90
    24. Wish I Stayed - 7.89
    25. The Writer - 7.83
    26. Dead In The Water - 7.80
    27. Animal - 7.753
    28. Explosions - 7.75
    29. Under Control - 7.70
    30. Still Falling For You - 7.67
    31. Aftertaste - 7.65
    32. Believe Me - 7.61
    33. Every Time You Go - 7.6
    34. Devotion - 7.55
    35. Home - 7.51
    36. I'll Hold My Breath - 7.47
    37. Beating Heart - 7.42
    38. Don't Need Nobody - 7.38
    39. Ritual - 7.36
    40. Keep On Dancin' - 7.35

    42. (TIE) Don't Say A Word - 7.34
    42. (TIE) Joy - 7.34
    43. You My Everything - 7.2
    45. (TIE) Outside – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - 7.16
    45. (TIE) I Know You Care - 7.16
    46. Army - 7.149
    47. Hearts Without Chains - 7.146
    48. Stay Awake – Ellie Goulding & Madeon - 7.086
    49. Paradise - 7.084
    50. In My City - 7.082
    51. Without Your Love - 7.00
    52. On My Mind - 6.994
    53. I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - 6.990
    54. Holding On For Life - 6.95
    55. Mirror - 6.83
    56. The Ending - 6.82
    57. Two Years Ago - 6.73
    58. Your Song - 6.72
    59. Let It Die - 6.67
    60. Bittersweet - 6.654

    61. Heal - 6.650
    62. Burn - 6.60
    63. Around U - 6.56
    64. Scream It Out - 6.5
    65. Midas Touch (feat. BURNS) - 6.31
    66. The Greatest - 6.29
    67. The End - 6.26
    68. Wonderman (Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding) - 6.20
    69. Hanging On feat. Tinie Tempah - 6.162
    70. Tessellate [Alt-J cover] - 6.160
    71. Fighter Plane - 6.09
    72. Winner - 6.08
    73. How Long Will I Love You - 6.02
    74. Roscoe - 5.82
    75. We Can't Move To This - 5.73
    76. Flashlight – Ellie Goulding & DJ Fresh - 5.18
    77. Choosing Dauntless - 4.88
    78. Capture The Flag - 4.81
    79. I Do What I Love - 3.27
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2017
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  5. This is going to be so much fun. For all the flack she gets and for all the shit she's put out, she has released a lot of great music aswell. Delirium isn't perfect, but it does have its fair share of good stuff. I mean, Something in the Way You Move, Keep on Dancin' and Lost and Found...
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  6. I'm ready for this.

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  7. Remember that week I really liked Delirium? That was a strange week.
     
  8. I dislike it as an album, but as a collection of songs it comes off far better. And yes I do remember said week.
     
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  9. Yas naming the thread after the only deserving winner.
     
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  10. I have not listened to an Ellie Goulding album in full but the singles I heard were really good so let me include myself in this narrative.

    But 29 songs for one album??? Girl...
     
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  11. What's with a the delirium hate?!?
    It is by far the most cohesive of all her albums!























    Of course I'm joking.
     
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  13. I promise you the vast majority of them are well worth a listen!

    I suggest listening in chunks!
     
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  14. RJF

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    Remember when I bought a defective vinyl of Delirium not once, but twice?

    That's all I have to contribute.
     
  15. Thanks for that!
     
  16. (I still haven't listened to Delirium.)
     
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    Oh.

    Good luck mawma!
    Definitely try shuffling.
     
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  18. I'm not familiar with two first album at all ( Except Burn ) ! But I listened to first half of the Delirium when it came out , and I liked it ! So i'll try this after Nicki's rate !
     
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  19. I'll definitely be participating. I don't know a ton of the extras and I don't really stan for her music, but there are a good amount of amazing songs in her discography. My 11 is between Atlantis, Outside, and Lost And Found. I likely won't have much to say as far as commentary other than the good chunk of songs that I listen to regularly.
     
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  20. WAIT... HAHA!

    Perched't.



    I CANNOT AT HALCYON DAYS HAVING 29 TRACKS.
     
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