Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by DJHazey, Apr 29, 2019.
Sting's best moments:
592nd - 22 Points
Origin: Los Angeles, USA
Genres: Punk Rock, Skate Punk, Hardcore Punk, Melodic Punk
Original Members: Greg Graffin (lead vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitar/backing vocals), Jay Bentley (bass/backing vocals), Pete Finestone (drums), Greg Hetson (guitar)
Albums: 17 (1982-2019)
Biggest Albums: Stranger Than Fiction (1994)
Biggest Hit: 21st Century (Digital Boy)
Voter Pick: Flat Earth Society
Origin: London, England
Genres: Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Ambient
Members: Graham Sutton (vocals/samples/guitar/piano/melodica/bass/synthesizer/programming), John Ling (bass/samples/percussion), Mark Simnett (drums/percussion), Daniel Gish (keyboards/piano/organ)
Active: 1986-1994, 2004-present
Albums: 2 (1994, 2004)
Voter Pick: Pendulum Man
@londonrain (20) + @CorgiCorgiCorgi (2)
Origin: Southampton, England
Genres: R&B, UK Garage, Hip Hop, Dance
Albums: 7 (2000-2018)
Biggest Albums: Born to Do It (2000), Slicker Than Your Average (2002)
Top 40 Hits: 20
Biggest Hit: 7 Days
londonrain: Walking Away
Origin: Stoke-on-Trent, England
Genres: Hardcore Punk, Crust Punk, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, D-beat
Longest Tenured Members: Kelvin John Morris (vocals), Anthony Roberts (lead guitar), Royston Wainright (bass), Terence Roberts (drums/rhythm guitar), David Caution (drums)
Active: 1977-1987, 1991-1999, 2001-present
Albums: 7 (1982-2016)
Voter Pick: Fight Back
Origin: Kópavogur, Iceland
Genres: Indie Pop, Alternative Rock, Trip Hop, Electronica
Albums: 9 (1995-2016)
Icelandic Top 40s: 6
Biggest Hit: Jungle Drum
Voter Pick: Unemployed in Summertime
Shame no-one else voted for The Pierces. They've been one of my favourite acts for over 10 years now, and with the great exposure and success they had in the UK a few years ago, I was expecting for there to have been at least another voter. They have a lot of fantastic songs, great voices I really love the bite and dark sense of humour their lyrics have.
You should listen to the Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge and You & I albums. The former is their most original and varied album, and yes, it has plenty of darker sounding songs like Secret:
You & I is their biggest, poppiest album, full of very well produced songs that sound very full, while still maintaining their unique charm, some highlights aside from You'll Be Mine:
Their latest album Creation is basically You & I part 2, but not quite as good. It has some great songs though, such as:
Both sisters are going solo at the moment (someone actually entered a song by one of them in the current round of PJSC), though I hope they re-unite sooner or later.
Emilíana Torrini is another act that nearly made my list, so I'm glad someone voted for her, she's a really interesting a very varied output and a really lovely voice.
I've actually entered her three times in PJOPS which I imagine might be the largest number of times one person has entered the same act in a song contest ddd
From the electronica/trip-hop album Love In The Time of Science:
From the folk/acoustic album Fisherman's Woman:
The reggae-tinged lead single from the more eclectic Me and Armini album:
Love in the Time of Science is a fantastic album.
Wait for me to enter Isle Of You on PJSC again ddd
And it was on PJOPS (or maybe PJ00s) that I found out about her, so thanks!
Trisha Paytas??? I didn't even know she had a singing career to be honest.
Can't wait to see who @Pecans gave their 40 pointer to... Heidi Montag? Tila Tequila?
Nerina is perfect for when I'm feeling my jaded middle aged housewife fantasy
The Pierces must have been the very first act I discovered through Spotify. It was this song and it's probably still my favourite from them
And I have a soft spot for this one (love the cemetery setting)
'Insomnia' is my fave too!
592nd - 22 Points
Origin: Madrid, Spain
Genres: Pop, Latin Pop, Dance-Pop, Electro Pop
Albums: 10 (1995-2014)
Biggest Albums: Enrique (1999), Escape (2001), Euphoria (2010), Sex and Love (2014)
Top 40 Hits: 21
Biggest Hit: Hero
Voter Pick: Escape
Father John Misty (Josh Tillman)
Origin: Rockville, Maryland, USA
Genres: Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Folk Rock
Active: 2004-present (also released music as Josh Tillman)
Albums: 12 (2003-2018)
Biggest Albums: I Love You, Honeybear (2015), Pure Comedy (2017)
Biggest Hit: Mr. Tillman
Voter Pick: Total Entertainment Forever
Origin: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Genres: House, Dance
Albums: 1 (1993)
Biggest Albums: #1 (1993)
Top 40 Hits: 5
Biggest Hit and Voter Pick: Don't You Want Me
@Pecans (20) + @WhenTheSunGoesDown (2)
Origin: Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
Genres: Pop, Synth-Pop, Dance-Pop
Albums: 1 (2010)
Pecans: I'll Do It
WhenTheSunGoesDown: Body Language
Not quite, just their 20 pointer. *see above*
Touche. Superficial still pops off... Is Paris Hilton still in???
This feels low for Enrique, he needs a comeback to make people remember all the bops.
Again, so sorry but I promise you and I match on at least one artist. Hope this makes up for it.
Indeed, if she's in at all. TBD
The Pierces, Emilíana Torrini, and Nerina Pallot are all artists I used to listen to a lot, but sort of forgot about in the past few years. This countdown is like finding a bunch of great clothes in the back of your closet.
Absolutely spot on - I'd totally forgotten about how much of an absolute bop "Escape" was until the post just then. The power of this rate!
@londonrain the taste jumped out! I was so worried no one else would vote for him.
Not two voters for Heidi Montag when several - how do I put this - more acclaimed artists getting one voter. Never change PJ.
Acclaim is nothing compared to personal preference though.
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