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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 El Pintor by Interpol (2014)
What's happened to Interpol and why do they sound like just another successful, stadium-esque rock band? If you want competent, well-played rock with a rich, pleasing sound in the vein of The Killers or Kings of Leon then look no further than 'El Pintor'. There isn't really anything to dislike about it. (Richard)  
 
Album Ritual In Repeat by Tennis (2014)
Another one of those surprise finds. Moderate reviews around the Internet of 'B', 7/10, an awful initial rating of 2.85 on RYM, but instinct tells me that Tennis are due a result, or maybe it's that extraordinary cover with the face rubbed out. It's a very consistent record in which the early tracks are strong and the final two tracks even stronger, probably the best of all - often indicative of how well planned out the record really is, but you don't need to listen to the whole album to understand Tennis' sound, just pick one of the tracks and decide for yourself. Tennis have come a long way since 'Cape Dory' which is quaint but lacks a little meat on the bone. 'Ritual In Repeat' is just great and I particularly recommend 'Never Work For Free', 'Needle And A Knife' and the excellent 'Solar On The Rise' as possible highlights. (Richard)  
 
Album Nebraska OST by Mark Orton (Tin Hat) (2013)
The first two album tracks 'Their Pie' and 'New West' are essentially the same song played in a different way and on different instruments, with the first track played on an eerie and lonely violin, and the second played on a warming wind instrument. Both are accompanied by lightly strummed guitar, but with track 1 being shorter and simpler, whereas track 2 is longer and better produced. There are elements of 'Chariots of Fire' by Vangelis on track 3 and reminders further on of the hybrid US/Mexican sound of Calexico. An album that repeats little tunes and refrains over and over again, as well as having extra versions of the same track 'Their Pie (Hawthorne version)' and 'Magna Carta (Bernie Bowen version)', probably because they're just so good. It's subtle, somewhat sad, very beautiful and a must listen. Funnily enough, the first two tracks are the sequential outro tracks to the film itself. In fact, the music is by far the best thing about the film - a film which is a little dull, except for the amazing musical interludes (with the exception of the awful Karaoke scenes sung by random person badly imitating Elvis). (Richard)  
 
Album Clarão by PAUS (2014)
The album cover is a fair reflection of the music; a sickly denseness, over-colourfulness, reckless abandonment of better judgement for a quick bunk-up in the rhododendrons, probably resulting in unforeseen repercussions, but worth a quick one/listen anyway. (Richard)  
 
Album A New Nature by Esben And The Witch (2014)
Had a long day at work? Need something to soothe your weary bones or cleanse your mind of all the superficial crap out there? The nag-nag-nagging of life, the yap-yap-yapping of dogs, the honking of horns, involuntary setting-off of alarms invading your immediate consciousness through involuntarily open audio receptors, irrespective of whether you like it or not? Esben And The Witch can simplify the confusion, purifying your life through musical ritual and by listening to this album. Time to shut out the interference, remove the vivid recollections of eviscerated lungs, breathing membranes, randomly cut-off respiratory tubes reminiscent of slightly wiggly tube pasta, or whatever it is that's on your mind at the moment, and listen to concentrated waves of sound instead. It's deep, languid and ever-so-slightly, pleasingly depressing, which can be likened to ethereal wave for wont of a better definition. At first glance, with only eight tracks, it's quite short, but with tracks 1 and 4 being 10 and 14 minutes long, respectively, you're in for a long, dank, lonely journey with no obvious destination - and what could be better than that? (Richard)  
 
Album At Best Cuckold by Avi Buffalo (2014)
A comparison to Sufjan Stevens is a decent but lazy guess - there's not enough banjo for a start, and a little too much alt-whatever for that summery, whimsical, yet beautiful vibe of Michigan or Illinoise, but take a wilder guess, maybe a stab in the direction of Grandaddy and you're nearer to the mark. A listenable, melodic, well-conceived album but inevitably falling short of Grandaddy's longevity, and although it's not brilliant or a true contender for album of the year/month/week (depending on how much time/effort/disposable income you have) it's still a nice effort and much more consistent and mature than Avi's frivolous début album. (Richard)  
 
Track Rehab by Amy Winehouse from Back To Black (2006)  
'Rehab' was recently voted the No.1 "Best Track Of NME's Lifetime" by NME readers, as part of the publication's 60-year celebrations in 2014. (Richard)  
 
Album Manipulator by Ty Segall (2014)
The last thing we need is yet ANOTHER Ty Segall/collaboration album to confuse us record collectors/hoarders/geeks even further. More albums than I've had hot dinners springs to mind, except this is probably his best album yet in spite of the dread induced loathing of getting through a mammoth 17 tracks. An unadventurous start followed by refreshingly invigorating glam-rock yes thank-you ma'am, Marc Bolan on track no.3 'The Singer', then shades of a reinvigorated 'Odelay' by Beck, slurringly drunk vocal/guitar meanderings, a bit of Bowie, a drawling/crooning Brett Anderson from Suede popping up (which I really like), an ability to pull on just about every 70s/90s musical influence that's actually any good and rock with it, resulting in yet another fantastic album from an amazing 2014 to swell your lucky, lucky, lucky record collection to bursting. (Richard)  
 
Album Commune by Goat (swe) (2014)
WOW! Goat are back in 2014 with more exhilarating, psychedelic rock. Bored of beef or chicken dinners? Goat serve up a tasty dish, and rest assured, the album is not currying for cheap laughs like that last statement. The musicianship is tightly interwoven and gratifying to the ear, but once again the less then pleasing female vocals, often out of tune and regularly shouting at the microphone, invariably detract from the end result rather than enhance it. The ideas are there, but please tell her to calm it down or find someone with equal energy who can actually sing. (Richard)  
 
Album Television Man by Naomi Punk (2014)
There's so much music out there that panders to certain audiences and tries to be what it should be, instead of what it is, perhaps trying too hard or being too self-conscious for its own good. Yes, there is an almost unbearable shtick to 'Television Man', and if you're after succulent turkey roast dripping with fat, or a post-energetic gloopey-sugary treat, look elsewhere - this is the dry bones, the skinny finger, the harsh barren wasteland of nowhereness. But if you're not going anywhere either, generally like being starved of nutrients or just want to cleanse your mind of your regular-fries sins, this may be a starting point. Only track no. 10, the overly-long 'Rodeo Trash Pit' cocks things up from an otherwise decent album. (Richard)