All-Time Music Charts

VinylSurrender lists the best music of all-time from 1950 to the present day, compiling charts of the most popular tracks and releases throughout this period.

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Album Clark by Clark (2014)
Disappointing. 'Winter Linn' has enough potential to elicit finer things to come, perhaps something incredible, but this is as good as it gets. A decent album for those looking at the finer details of intelligent dance music, between the tubular beats and skittish high-hats, but essentially lacking variety on the surface. (Richard)  
Track Summer In The City by Quincy Jones from You've Got It Bad Girl (1973) 
The original version of this song was recorded in 1966 by The Lovin' Spoonful. (Richard)  
Track I'm For Real by Nightmares On Wax from Aftermath [single] (1990) 
An unusual circumstance where the b-side is considerably better than the a-side single. Track no.1 on the 'WARP Classics 89-92' compilation. (Richard)  
Track Breakout by Swing Out Sister from It's Better To Travel (1987) 
Cheesier than a fondue at your despised boss's dinner party, replete with jazzy trumpets and a good dollop of truck-driver gear changing to beat more life into it than it really deserves, but boy was this good back in 1987. It's fun and lively and waves its hands in the air (like we don't care) en-route to heading over the cliff to its untimely death. (Richard)  
Track Respect by Rotary Connection from Songs (1969) 
The guitar intro sounds remarkably similar to the intro of 'Twyford Down' by Galliano - a modified, mellower and altogether better version of this, the original. (Richard)  
Album Faded Seaside Glamour by Delays (2004)
Charming and undoubtedly the Delays' best album, but why didn't they make a breakthrough on debut? Probably because they look like a pre-fabricated boy-band playing adult music. Something doesn't fit, and it's nothing to do with the music itself. (Richard)  
Album Run The Jewels 2 by Run The Jewels (2014)
Admittedly, being lightweight when it comes to rap, I don't expose my ears to much hip-hop music unless it comes my way by chance or by reading reviews from Pitchfork and the like, so there's probably a whole bundle of albums out there that I'm not aware of because I don't listen to this sort of music very much. What a pity, but it doesn't stop this album from being good just because it's now crossed over into white-boy, non-hip-hop listener territory. There's so much music out there, other than rap, so why have I listened to this album a second, no, a third time now, if it wasn't really addictive music in the first place? TBH, I don't give a damn what the lyrics are about. I care about the rapping fluency, which is very important - the flow, I think, but I'm only interested in the musical enjoyment and the way I feel. The sentiments evoked by the lyrics, the politics, feelings, disses, will come at a later date I guess, but I don't care much for AK47 clitting, or whatever it is, really. (Richard)  
Track We Come From The Same Place by Allo Darlin' from We Come From The Same Place (2014) 
Sounds like a female David Gedge (The Wedding Present). (Richard)  
Album Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave by The Twilight Sad (2014)
Anthemic, in a word, with the standout track being 'It Never Was The Same'. (Richard)  
Album With A Little Help From My Fwends by The Flaming Lips (2014)
A good albeit unoriginal idea which has some great renditions and some awful ones, which has nothing to do with my favourites from the original album. Horrendous compositions of 'With A Little Help From My Friends' and 'Getting Better' for example, but some terrific re-recordings of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', 'She's Leaving Home' and 'Lovely Rita'. The psychedelic, rather badly sung renditions largely pissed me off, whereas the better produced, clear renditions, perhaps more poppy-er styles, pleased me a lot more. Miley Cyrus' contributions were pretty good, surprisingly, likewise Tegan & Sara and Juliana Barwick. Maybe the younger generation of ladies bring something to the SGT smorgasbord, whereas the male, perhaps more psychedelic and self-conscious ideas don't add anything new, sometimes even ruining songs. Anyway, it's all in a good cause with all profits being donated to charity, so buy it even if it's just for that. (Richard)