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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 album, artist, year of release, genre, mood, etc, as well as specific chart positions.

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Album Hinterland by Lonelady (2015)
Without a doubt, Lonelady's first effort 'Nerve Up' from 2010 is better, just because it's a little bit spikier, fresher and has a little more rawness about it, but that's because we tend to rate things a little bit higher as they get older, mulled over and nurtured in our personal audio closets like fine wine over time. /// Lonelady herself has an immediate and striking similarity to La Roux, with her androgenous haircut/looks, doing-it-by-myself sole female artist disposition, with the exception of one thing - her music has a more industrial, urban, electronic feel in comparison to LR, whose music is poppier and more immediately chart-orientated (better marketed, in a nutshell). What really matters is whether Lonelady can put together a whole album's worth and actually write any tunes, and the answer to that is a resounding sort-of. The first half of the album kicks hard and weighs in with LL's best stuff in recent years, especially the title track 'Hinterland', which is a proper tune in itself, but the rest of the album drags its heels after half-way, bringing down its overall appeal. /// It's definitely a successful venture though and I enjoyed the good bits very much, and it's not too long either, testing us with a mere 9 tracks. I'll give it a thumbs up, especially as it's the first new material from LL in five years. (Richard)  
 
Track If Not For You by Olivia Newton-John from If Not For You (1971) 
The horrific dress, exaggerated innocence and weird country dancing are all forgiveable when it comes to the gorgeous ONJ, and if this song doesn't warm the cockles of your heart then you must be a raving queer. YouTube Link. In case you're interested, this track can also be found on earlier releases by Bob Dylan and George Harrison. (Richard)  
 
Track Back For Good by Take That from Nobody Else (1995) 
I absolutely loathe Take That, a British boy-band from the 90s that has gone from one knicker-swinging reunion to another, and you'll also find all sorts of reunion tours for middle-aged housewives and slap-yer-back albums popping up everywhere. Probably from the perspective of a middle-aged man with pretty varied taste in music, I detest the drab, clichéd type of music that they make which is strangely revered by all sorts of people, men and women, young and old, around the UK, probably around the world. Gary Barlow and his crew are absolutely massive, but like all boy-bands, they only appeal to a certain audience over a certain period of time, and are hated by pretty much everyone that isn't a fan. Think 'One Direction' for example. Saying that, this particular song is really, really good and one of those tracks, among the dozens and dozens of insipid ones that I've never actually listened to TBH, that stands out, makes me hum, picks me up and generally puts a smile on my face. I want you back, want you back, want you back for gooo-oood. (Richard)  
 
Album Sauna by Mount Eerie (2015)
An album that could easily go under the radar unless you're prepared to make an investment. There are no discernible tunes and some of the songs are underwhelmingly subtle and overwhelmingly long, but it's the cohesion that counts, not the individual snippets, but the sum of the parts. It's a charming album that starts to reveal its true worth in leaps and bounds on second and third listen. Mount Eerie went under the radar in the past, but 2015 looks to remedy that. (Richard)  
 
Album Trilogy by Carpenter Brut (2015)
I like it but I don't know what to make of it, which may or may not be a good thing - what to make of the 80's synthwave euphoric pop with splashes of cheesy Miami Vice interludes, parping trumpets, Vangelis-style audio landscapes, Giorgio Moroder epicness repeated over 18 tracks (three EPs merged into a single album actually)? Well, quite a lot because it's pretty good but far too bombastic to take THAT seriously. I'd get on your bike, set the controls for the heart of the sun and keep on going until the inevitable lack of oxygen or death by ultraviolet radiation occurs. It sounds so old-fashioned and yet there's nothing quite like it at the moment, which could be its appeal. (Richard)  
 
Album Man It Feels Like Space Again by Pond (2015)
How lucky was that! Please don't dismiss this album as another OK-ish 'January' album, or label it as frivolous/comedy/kooky, or whatever negative preconception you may have, otherwise you may miss out on one of the most consistently good albums of 2015 so far (early Feb). It's really ace. (Richard)  
 
Track Teardrop by Jose Gonzalez from In Our Nature  (2007) 
This is a cover of 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack, from the 1998 album Mezzanine. Considering what a massive fan I am of the original, with it's rumbling, dark beats and amazing Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins) vocals, it begs the question, why bother? Not that this version is bad or anything... (Richard)  
 
Album Beast Mode (mixtape) by Future (USA) (2015)
9 Tracks, 28 Minutes. Fantastic, in a word. (Richard)  
 
Track The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (theme) by Hugo Montenegro from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (single) (1968)  
A quick scour of the web reveals that the film itself was released in 1966, two or three years before this single which became a hit in the US and UK, which is a cover version of the original film score. If you've seen Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' you may appreciate just how current this type of sound really is, even though it's nigh on 50 years old. (Richard)  
 
Artist Demis Roussos
R.I.P. Démis Roussos, who died today, January 26th 2015 at the age of 68, ex-lead singer and bassist of the band Aphrodite's Child. (Richard)