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TOP 2 | The ENYA Discography rate

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Verandi, Nov 12, 2019.

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What is your favourite Enya album?

  1. Enya / The Celts (1987 / 1991)

  2. Watermark (1988)

  3. Shepherd Moons (1991)

  4. The Memory of Trees (1995)

  5. A Day without Rain (2000)

  6. Amarantine (2005)

  7. And Winter Came... (2008)

  8. Dark Sky Island (2015)

  9. Best Of / Soundtracks / EPs (1984 - 2009)

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    Ireland's bestselling solo artist



    Winner of 4 Grammys nobody cares about



    Owner of a castle and a few cats



    Hero of all the alt-gays, sad boys and stressed mothers




    The Invisible Star





    A thousand One voice





    ONE WOMAN



    The first pop girl I've ever stanned for




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    Just as winter is getting closer, I can finally open this little labour of love. I've planned this rate for so long and I've been thinking so much about how to introduce it, that I will probably edit this post in the coming days or make a new one just to say what her music means to me and WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THIS RATE. In the meantime, enjoy these iconic BuzzFeed lines from 2015

    "It is as if a woman of the 18th century, renowned for her beauty and voice, was transplanted to the present, where she would sell as many albums as Beyoncé and baffle all industry experts."

    "Enya does not tour, and never has toured. She submits to minimal press. She takes up to seven years between albums. Yet she has sold a total of 80 million records. Her success so deeply contradicts accepted industry wisdom that it’s inspired a term — “Enya-nomics” — to describe it."

    "In her real life, she checks her email once every few weeks, and even then, very quickly. “It feels so cold,” she says, making a face like she’d bitten into a lemon. “The energy is no good. I’d rather go for a walk."

    ICONIC.


    - ALBUMS & SONGS -

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    - RULES -
    • Give to every song a score between 1 (lowest) and 10 (highest). Decimals (x,1 to x,9) are allowed as they help to break ties. You’re also allowed (but not forced) to give ONE 11 to your favourite song and ONE 0 to the track you absolutely cannot stand.
    • Commentary is greatly encouraged and appreciated but it's not mandatory. If you’re not really the commentary kind of gurl, please consider writing something at least for your 11 and 0.
    • For songs with multiple versions/remixes/languages which are grouped together in the PM-able list rate whichever version you prefer. This means, for example, that you must choose one single score to represent Exile / As Baile but when it comes to Only Time and Only Time (Remix) I will expect two separate scores.
    • Don't troll. This might be my only rate in here, but I’ve participated in quite a few of them by now and I know what a troll move looks like. If your average for And Winter Came crosses the 9.00 mark, I’ll consider it a personal attack. Same goes if you tank A Day Without Rain for no apparent reason. Ok I might be joking here am I?
    • Please use the PM list I've provided, and send your ballots in that exact order. If you can, please format it as “Song – Score – Commentary”. It makes things easier for me when inputting your scores into the spreadsheet!
    • PM your finished scores, alongside any commentary you've written, to me by: December 15th @ 11:59 pm EST. PS. It will be extended to date TBC
    • NEW DEADLINE - DECEMBER 29th @ 11:59 pm EST.
    PS. There are 123 songs in this rate, with some of them having more than one version. Even if most of her songs don’t ever cross the 3 minutes mark, allow yourself to familiarize with them in case you’re not already a stan. There are a few gems here that completely flourish midway through the running time so even if the tempo slows down a bitsy sometimes (read: quite often), be patient thank you ilysm. You know our girl is not somebody they play at the gay club while doing poppers, but there are quite a lot of gently up-tempo songs to be found here.
    - LISTEN -

    Spotify Playlist

    Songs not available on streaming:
    Ebudæ (Toys Remix)
    Wild Child (Vocal Up Version)
    Midnight Blue
    Someone Said Goodbye (Remix)
    An Ghaoth ón Ghrian (The Solar Wind)
    The Frog Prince
    Dreams
    Only If You Want To (early version of "Only If..." without the French portion)

    EDIT: additional (short) Spotify playlist for those needing an introduction to the catalogue.​

    - PM LIST -
    The Celts
    Aldebaran
    I Want Tomorrow
    March of the Celts
    Deireadh an Tuath / Dan Y Dŵr
    The Sun in the Stream
    Fairytale
    Epona
    Triad: St. Patrick, Cú Chulainn, Oisín
    Portrait (Out of the Blue)
    Boadicea
    Bard Dance
    To Go Beyond (II) / To Go Beyond (I)
    Eclipse
    The Spaghetti Western Theme from The Celts

    Watermark
    Cursum Perficio
    On Your Shore
    Storms in Africa
    Exile / As Baile
    Miss Clare Remembers
    Orinoco Flow
    Evening Falls...
    River
    The Longships
    Na Laetha Geal M'Óige
    Storms in Africa (Part II)
    Morning Glory
    Oíche Chiún (Silent Night)

    Shepherd Moons
    Caribbean Blue
    How Can I Keep from Singing?
    Ebudæ [Original / "Toys" Remix]
    Angeles
    No Holly for Miss Quinn
    Book of Days [Original 1991 Gaelic Version / "Far and Away" 1992 English Version]
    Evacuee
    Lothlórien
    Marble Halls
    Afer Ventus
    Smaointe...
    Oriel Window
    S Fagaim mo Bhaile

    The Memory of Trees
    Anywhere Is
    Pax Deorum
    Athair ar Neamh
    From Where I Am
    China Roses
    Hope Has a Place
    Tea-House Moon
    Once You Had Gold
    La Soñadora
    On My Way Home [Original / Remix]
    I May Not Awaken

    A Day without Rain
    Wild Child [Original / Vocal Up Version]
    Only Time [Original Version]
    Tempus Vernum
    Deora ar mo Chroí
    Flora's Secret
    Fallen Embers
    Silver Inches
    Pilgrim
    One by One
    The First of Autumn
    Lazy Days
    The Promise
    Midnight Blue
    Song of the Sandman (Lullaby)
    Isobella
    Only Time [Remix]

    Less Than a Pearl
    Amarantine
    It's in the Rain
    If I Could Be Where You Are
    The River Sings
    Long Long Journey
    Sumiregusa (Wild Violet)
    Someone Said Goodbye [Original / Remix]
    A Moment Lost
    Drifting
    Amid the Falling Snow
    Water Shows the Hidden Heart
    The Comb of the Winds

    And Winter Came...
    Journey of the Angels
    White Is in the Winter Night
    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    Trains and Winter Rains
    Dreams Are More Precious
    Last Time by Moonlight
    One Toy Soldier / Miraculum
    Stars and Midnight Blue
    The Spirit of Christmas Past
    My! My! Time Flies!
    Oíche Chiúin (Chorale)

    The Humming
    So I Could Find My Way
    Even in the Shadows
    The Forge of the Angels
    Echoes in Rain
    I Could Never Say Goodbye
    Dark Sky Island
    Sancta Maria
    Astra et Luna
    The Loxian Gate
    Diamonds on the Water
    Solace
    Pale Grass Blue
    Remember Your Smile

    An Ghaoth ón Ghrian (The Solar Wind)
    The Frog Prince
    Dreams
    Only If… / Only If You Want To
    Paint the Sky with Stars
    Willows on the Water
    Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen) [Original "LOTR" Version / I Desire 2009 Version]
    May It Be [LOTR Edit / Single Edit]
    Adeste, Fideles
    The Magic of the Night
    We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    Christmas Secrets
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2019
  2. - THE DISCOGRAPHY -
    Click on the hot pink numbers!

    0. BEFORE THE DEBUT ALBUM
    0+ HOW TO APPROACH HER DISCOGRAPHY

    1. ENYA / THE CELTS
    2. WATERMARK
    3. SHEPHERD MOONS

    3+ THE TWIN ALBUMS
    4. THE MEMORY OF TREES
    4+ PAINT THE SKY WITH STARS & A BOX OF DREAMS
    5. A DAY WITHOUT RAIN
    5+ THE IMPERIAL PHASE & THE LORD OF THE RINGS

    6. AMARANTINE
    6+ CHRISTMAS SECRETS EP
    7. AND WINTER CAME...
    7+ THE VERY BEST OF ENYA
    8. DARK SKY ISLAND
    8+ LOXIAN

    8++ what if... PAINT THE SKY WITH STARS & A BOX OF DREAMS pt.II

     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
  3. - TRIVIA -
    Click on the hot pink text!


    - Famous stans -
    Nicki Minaj
    Brandy

    Grimes pt.I
    ... more to come!


    - Interviews -
    Lorraine
    Kathie Lee Gifford on TODAY

    ... more to come!


    - Artwork trivia -
    Caribbean Blue photoshoot
    ... more to come!

    - A kii and a cackle -
    Enya fans for communism
    Magazine profile from 1988
    Clannad: fashion icons
    Debbie hates Enya
    Enya's Dirty Pub Songs
    Enya receives fanart

    ... more to come!



    - Verandi's wunderkammer -
    Pt. I | Gallery
    Pt. II | Why Enya won't go with the flow, 1997
    Pt. III | Around The World In 300 Days, 1989
    Pt. IV | Enya and the Big Mac, 1990

    Pt. V | Do parsnips scream when you chop them?, 1988
    Pt. VI | Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split, 2013


    ... more to come!​
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020 at 1:33 PM
  4. - LEADERBOARD-

    Colour coded SONG LIST


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    It's TEA House Moon TIME! | First 5 voters
    It's TEA (House Moon) TIME! | 18 voters
    PJ refuses to link this one, but it's after "121 DREAMS"

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    - ELIMINATIONS -
    pt. I

    Click on the hot pink numbers/texts!

    123 WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

    5,000 mark

    122 THE FROG PRINCE
    121 DREAMS
    120 SANCTA MARIA
    119 BARD DANCE
    118 FROM WHERE I AM
    117 REMEMBER YOUR SMILE
    116 ONLY TIME [REMIX]
    115 CHRISTMAS SECRETS
    114 EPONA
    113 'S FÁGAIM MO BHAILE

    6,000 mark

    112 PILGRIM
    111 A MOMENT LOST
    110 DREAMS ARE MORE PRECIOUS
    109 ONE TOY SOLDIER / MIRACULUM
    108 PORTRAIT (OUT OF THE BLUE)

    107 DRIFTING
    106 JOURNEY OF THE ANGELS
    105 THE PROMISE
    104 THE COMB OF THE WINDS
    103 MISS CLARE REMEMBERS
    102 ADESTE, FIDELES
    101 IF I COULD BE WHERE YOU ARE


    100 AN GHAOTH ÓN GHRIAN (THE SOLAR WIND)
    99 LAST TIME BY MOONLIGHT
    98 MIDNIGHT BLUE
    97 NO HOLLY FOR MISS QUINN
    96 RIVER
    95 SOLACE
    94 LONG LONG JOURNEY
    93 THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST
    92 STARS AND MIDNIGHT BLUE
    91 TO GO BEYOND (II) / TO GO BEYOND (I)
    90 ECLIPSE
    89 THE MAGIC OF THE NIGHT

    - EXTRAS - TOP 5

    88 DEORA AR MO CHROÍ
    87 THE SUN IN THE STREAM
    86 MORNING GLORY
    85 OÍCHE CHIÚIN (CHORALE)

    - AND WINTER CAME... - TOP 5

    84 WATER SHOWS THE HIDDEN HEART
    83 DIAMONDS ON THE WATER


    82 TEA-HOUSE MOON
    81 THE SPAGHETTI WESTERN THEME FROM THE CELTS
    80 I COULD NEVER SAY GOODBYE
    79 WHITE IS IN THE WINTER NIGHT
    78 SILVER INCHES
    77 ASTRA ET LUNA


    76 DEIREADH AN TUATH / DAN Y DŴR
    75 SOMEONE SAID GOODBYE [ORIGINAL / REMIX]
    74 FAIRYTALE

    - INSTRUMENTALS - TOP 10

    73 AMID THE FALLING SNOW

    - AMARANTINE - TOP 5

    72 SONG OF THE SANDMAN (LULLABY)
    71 LA SOÑADORA
    70 ONCE YOU HAD GOLD

    7,000 mark

    69 AND WINTER CAME...
    68 MARCH OF THE CELTS

    - ENYA / THE CELTS - TOP 5
    67 ORIEL WINDOW
    66 TRIAD: ST. PATRICK, CÚ CHULAINN, OISÍN
    65 NA LAETHA GEAL M'ÓIGE
    64 ANGELES
    63 OÍCHE CHIÚIN (SILENT NIGHT)
    62 I MAY NOT AWAKEN


    61 SMAOINTE...


    60 AMARANTINE
    59 WILLOWS ON THE WATER
    58 PAINT THE SKY WITH STARS

    57 EVACUEE
    56 SUMIREGUSA (WILD VIOLET)
    55 HOPE HAS A PLACE
    54 HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

    53 A DAY WITHOUT RAIN
    52 ATHAIR AR NEAMH

    - THE MEMORY OF TREES - TOP 5
    51 I WANT TOMORROW


    Poster - ENYA / THE CELTS - TOP 3
    Poster - AMARANTINE - TOP 3


    to be continued on the next post
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2020
  5. - ELIMINATIONS -
    pt. II
    Click on the hot pink numbers/texts!

    Poster - AND WINTER CAME... - TOP 3
    Poster - EXTRAS - TOP 3
    50 ALDEBARAN
    49 THE FORGE OF THE ANGELS
    48 THE FIRST OF AUTUMN

    - INSTRUMENTALS - TOP 5

    47 FALLEN EMBERS
    46 TEMPUS VERNUM
    45 O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL
    44 FLORA'S SECRET

    - A DAY WITHOUT RAIN - TOP 5

    43 ON YOUR SHORE
    42 ISOBELLA

    THE B-SIDES - RECAP

    41 THE LOXIAN GATE


    40 EVENING FALLS...
    39 DARK SKY ISLAND

    - DARK SKY ISLAND - TOP 5

    38 EXILE / AS BAILE
    37 IT'S IN THE RAIN
    36 EBUDÆ
    35 LESS THAN A PEARL
    34 THE LONGSHIPS

    - WATERMARK - TOP 5

    33 ONE BY ONE

    Poster - A DAY WITHOUT RAIN - TOP 3

    32 MARBLE HALLS

    - SHEPHERD MOONS - TOP 5

    8,000 mark

    31 SO I COULD FIND MY WAY


    30 WILD CHILD
    29 SHEPHERD MOONS
    28 PALE GRASS BLUE


    Poster - DARK SKY ISLAND - TOP 3

    27 MY! MY! TIME FLIES!
    26 TRAINS AND WINTER RAINS

    - AND WINTER CAME... - RECAP

    25 LAZY DAYS
    24 AFER VENTUS

    Poster - SHEPHERD MOONS - TOP 3

    23 LOTHLÓRIEN
    22 ANÍRON (I DESIRE) (THEME FOR ARAGORN AND ARWEN)
    21 CHINA ROSES

    TOP 20
    Poster - TOP 20

    20 CURSUM PERFICIO
    19 PAX DEORUM

    Poster - THE MEMORY OF TREES - TOP 3

    18 MAY IT BE
    17 BOADICEA
    16 THE MEMORY OF TREES

    Poster - TOP 15

    15 THE RIVER SINGS

    - AMARANTINE - RECAP

    14 EVEN IN THE SHADOWS
    13 WATERMARK

    INSTRUMENTAL, FICTIONAL & LATIN SONGS - RECAP
    Poster - WATERMARK - TOP 3

    12 STORMS IN AFRICA (PART I)

    9,000 mark

    11 ECHOES IN RAIN

    Poster - TOP 10

    10 Why spoil the surprise?

    I mean come on - RECAP

    9 After all this content?

    Exactly - RECAP

    8 So why not click on every link of this Top 10?
    7 You might be near the end!
    6 You'll be given one moment from heaven!

    Oh another album is gone - RECAP
    Poster - TOP 5

    5 Who can say which one?


    4 Don't call it a comeback!

    Almost there! - RECAP
    Poster - TOP 3

    3 BRONZE MEDAL

    Runner-up album - RECAP

    2 RUNNER-UP
    1 WINNER
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    - 0s & 11s -
    Click on the hot pink numbers/texts!

    Total awarded zeroes: 7 / 18

    EXTRAS
    123 WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISMAS - (@Eric Generic)
    122 THE FROG PRINCE - (@mrp2910)

    DARK SKY ISLAND

    117 REMEMBER YOUR SMILE - (@Verandi)

    A DAY WITHOUT RAIN

    116 ONLY TIME [REMIX] - (@Cutlery, @Ray, @smalldivo)

    THE MEMORY OF TREES

    19 PAX DEORUM - (@burntoutcar)
    AND WINTER CAME...
    92 STARS AND MIDNIGHT BLUE - (@burntoutcar)

    WATERMARK

    40 EVENING FALLS... - (@Iggypig)
    38 EXILE / AS BAILE - (@Petit nain des Îles)
    20 CURSUM PERFICIO - (@Eric Generic)

    THE MEMORY OF TREES

    21 CHINA ROSES - (@simes1970, @VeryPSB)
    19 PAX DEORUM - (@3Xs)
    7 ANYWHERE IS - (@DoggySwami, @mrp2910)

    EXTRAS

    18 MAY IT BE - (@Sprockrooster)

    AMARANTINE
    15 THE RIVER SINGS - (@Cutlery, @Verandi)

    DARK SKY ISLAND
    11 ECHOES IN RAIN - (@ssa)
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    Ok y’all free to post now.​
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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  7. I promised @aux I'd finish the Robyn rate first, but this might be the next rate I venture into, I'm (mostly) bedridden this week with a back injury and some nice easy-listening music (is it ok to call Enya's music that? I hope that doesn't sound dismissive or anything) sounds right up my alley and it'd be great to get acquainted with her music since I only know Orinoco Flow and Only Time. The graphics are lovely btw, but I figured you'd serve up some great visuals following your insta xo
     
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  8. Only one 0 allowed? That's rich coming from you @Verandi x

    Anyway I'll be here for this. I like a lot of Enya's singles, but I've never actually listen to her albums aside from one or two, so it'll be interesting to finally do that.
     
  9. @Ray it is happening!!!
     
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  10. Hopefully you'll join then! Don't worry about the categorization of the music, it's always been up to debate. Surely we don't reach Medulla's throat sounds-levels of "difficult" dd. Wait which one are you on insta? x

    Dddd DRAG ME! Those spotify-trap songs tricked me. You're free to handle plenty of 1s tho! I just thought it would be interesting to see which song people consider the worst.


    For real tho, what I wouldn't give to hear again for the first time Anywhere Is, Caribbean Blue, The River Sings and the Latin songs. Jealous!

    I will start my tagging spree this evening. Hopefully I'll get some members who like to fight ddd
     
  11. Would you be able to provide some host-preferred YouTube links for some of the B-sides/bonus tracks @Verandi? I have 19 songs not available on Spotify USA and want to make sure I’m listening to the right songs.
     
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  12. My first YouTube source would be the official channel where you can find the official album streams ordered in playlists. In Europe they contain most of the b-sides as they were updated after the 2009 digital Remasters. Let me know if you can play them, otherwise I'll hunt some second-hand youtube links or make a cheeky wetranfer if something is impossible to find.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
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  17. Oh wow, the artwork for this rate............amazing. And gorgeous.
     
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  19. I think he's left the forum, but I will try and persuade him to return for this, as he is the biggest Enya fan I've ever known.
     
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