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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. Each track has it's own statistics page with standard information such as country, genre, track length, etc, as well as specific chart positions. Logged in visitors can vote and marvel/scoff at the charts.

 
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Album Saudade by Thievery Corporation (2014)
Richard said:
The kings of chill or scintillating background music have produced yet another fine and very listen-able, but ultimately unremarkable album. Some of the tracks have a 60's avant-garde feel to them, reminiscent of James Bond soundtracks perhaps, but don't really have enough punch to withstand an album's requirement. Fortunately there are a couple of tunes that make this effort stand out - the beautiful penultimate track 'Bateau Rouge' and it's heart-warming lyrics such as "sous le soleil des tropiques" (under the tropical sun), and the wining sentiments of 'Meu Négo', left alone at home to ruminate over what could have been. These great tracks are not good enough, though, to carry the whole album.  
 
Track Kong by The Notwist from Close To The Glass (2014) 
Richard said:
I'm not sure if an 'upbeat' Notwist, as opposed to a slightly weird, leftfield, slightly crusty type of Notwist that probably requires the ingestion of small amounts of psychotropic drugs, floating on a water-bound vessel for enough time to get a nice bushy beard and thereby get into, is really for me, but it's still a mostly enjoyable experiment.  
 
Album After The Disco by Broken Bells (2014)
Richard said:
If the rest of the album was on a par with tracks 2 and 3, 'After The Disco' and 'Holding On For Life', this album would be the best release of 2014 by a country f**king mile, but the rest of the album is boring in comparison. Saying that, ATD will no doubt rate highly end-of-year 2014 on VinylSurrender simply because of these two tracks, which is sometimes the case when a single track like 'Imagine' by John Lennon can propel an album, too, into super-stardom. That's it - don't bother with this album - download the two above mentioned tracks. It's cheaper and much healthier for your ears.  
 
Album Piñata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (2014)
Richard said:
First listen to this album consisted of instant dismissal as yet more overrated hip-hop bogus, except I made it all the way through to track 17, really liked a couple of tracks and REALLY liked the final track 'Piñata' which I listened to three or four times. It still wasn't enough to make me mentally log this as a good album, until second helpings when I started to notice the musical interludes that permeate through instead of just reading it as a bunch of overly-large testicled, not very well educated gentleman mouthing off about this and that 'yeah-yeah' garbage opinions and attitudes - the sort of negative opinion that many purveyors of hunks of disposable income hold against narrow-minded 'yeah-yeah' attitudes like this - except it isn't rubbish at all. The tunes, rhythms, competent rapping all come through in the end. What can be perceived as shouty, irritating vocals again and again, start to blend into the background, allowing those little rhythm-ettes that hip-hop albums do so well to stand out, enabling the lyrics to wash over the top as a complimentary layer, dousing the abrasion instead of making it sound harsh and jagged - which it seems on first listen. //// If you don't like hip-hop albums, much, you're not going to change your mind here. The album is too long at 17 tracks and probably sports one of the worst album covers ever since, ooh, at least last week - it's dreadful, but the blend of vocals and little tunes, ditties, clever interludes play each other like homies sizing each other before clanking bottles and getting on with making entertaining music - which this is. So far, I LOVE IT and all "it's shit don't stink", "yeah-yeah" attitudes.  
 
Track Henry Rollins Don't Dance by Allo Darlin' from Henry Rollins Don't Dance [single] (2009) 
dave said:
Twee can be entirely too precious or it can be self aware and ever-so-slightly aligned with punk in spite of being so quiet and pretty. I prefer the latter. This is the latter.  
 
Track Journey of The Sorcerer by The Eagles from One of These Nights (1975) 
dwight said:
Thanks for reminding me of this lost-but-hiding-in-plain-sight gem. The Eagles are generally under-rated (at least partially because they were so commercially successful), but this is a good example that, taken on musical merit alone, they were a fine band.  
 
Track Physical by Olivia Newton-John from Physical (1981) 
Richard said:
Yes please.  
 
Track Journey of The Sorcerer by The Eagles from One of These Nights (1975) 
Richard said:
How on earth does this not have six million votes on VS and surpass 'Imagine' by John Lennon by about sixteen light years into the top slot? It's a slow build up, but suddenly the rum-pum-pum violins kick in at 1:10 and we're reminiscent of all things good about Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy.  
 
Track Prince Johnny by St. Vincent from St. Vincent (2014)  
Richard said:
Each time I listen to this track I think 'Crucify' by Tori Amos. The lyrics are witty and clever, intertwining like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, placed in a random fashion but resulting in a finished portrait that's easy to comprehend. St. Vincent's output can be a bit eccentric, sometimes indulgent, but there's a focus here which has surpassed her previous efforts. When she stops trying to be clever and uses her obvious talents the results can be outstanding.  
 
Track Journey of The Sorcerer by The Eagles from One of These Nights (1975) 
dave said:
Until just last week, I had no idea that the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy theme music (which was used in both the BBC series and the movie) was not only not an original piece of music, but it wasn't even a properly British piece of music as would properly befit the very British series. It was a song on a classic 1970s country rock record. My mind is still totally blown by this. How could it be, and how could I have not known. It's like an interstellar highway is about to destroy my planet or maybe I'm listening to Vogan poetry for the first time. I guess if you start writing crazy songs like this for the Eagles, that's when you get replaced by Joe Walsh.