ILM's Top 77 Tracks of 2019

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Here’s the Top 77 Tracks of 2019 Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CuMPustDhZD9WnDKSqkuK

I will be posting youtube videos - when available - for every winner but I will not be updating a YouTube/Tidal/Apple Music/Amazon Music playlist so if anyone wants to give it a go please post it.

The rollout for this year is brought to you by forks, seandalai and myself. A big round of applause to them for setting everything up.

Last year, additional data included the ilxor thread for the artist, ilxor quotes and review snippets from positive scores on The Singles Jukebox when available. I loved that format so I'm repeating this year. TSJ is interesting because you get different opinions on a single song, I'm not sure if there's other websites that do it in the same level of quality but if you want us to check it out so we can add some snippets please post it.

I'll start posting results in about 15 mins.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:41 (four months ago) link

let's go!

ymo sumac (NickB), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:41 (four months ago) link

BALLOON

Jeff W, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:42 (four months ago) link

👍

pomenitul, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:42 (four months ago) link

🎈

opden gnash (imago), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:43 (four months ago) link

💨

pomenitul, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:44 (four months ago) link

Can do a YT playlist if you like.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:44 (four months ago) link

I completely forgot about Balloon.

emil.y, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:54 (four months ago) link

Hopefully I don't screw this up on the first result. Let's see:

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:54 (four months ago) link

77: Mount Eerie feat. Julie Doiron - “Love Without Possession” - 157 points - 4 votes - 1 number 1 vote

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Mount Eerie - No Flashlight

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:54 (four months ago) link

Yes i did forgot to add the image lol. here it goes again.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:55 (four months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/52GKjUc.jpg
77: Mount Eerie feat. Julie Doiron - “Love Without Possession” - 157 points - 4 votes - 1 number 1 vote
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Mount Eerie - No Flashlight

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:55 (four months ago) link

4-vote threshold puts a lot of things into play...

opden gnash (imago), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:56 (four months ago) link

oh boy another year of incredible images, way to go moka (i'm assuming you're making them)

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:56 (four months ago) link

Wow, extremely stylish images! Great job.

tangenttangent, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:57 (four months ago) link

Thirded.

pomenitul, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:57 (four months ago) link

amazingly sick image design

opden gnash (imago), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:58 (four months ago) link

fifthed

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:58 (four months ago) link

Yep, awesome image design, love it!

emil.y, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:59 (four months ago) link

awesome design!

nxd, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:59 (four months ago) link

Lemme get the (musical) naysaying ball rolling: I prefer Doiron on her own.

pomenitul, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:59 (four months ago) link

Ok, here's the youtube playlist, will update as I listen (so intermittently) - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgY-EgZm23_JMleMrv5Pq42eYRaWrPeVK

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:59 (four months ago) link

very low key start to the year. i haven't been able to sustainedly listen to any of the recent mount eerie records but respect to that dude

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:03 (four months ago) link

Song is OK. They harmonise well together. I liked how the arrangement filled out right at the end. Doesn't make me want to listen to the album though.

Jeff W, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:04 (four months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/n5Xxv5H.jpg
76: Ariana Grande - “NASA” - 157 points - 5 votes - 1 number 1 vote
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Ariana Grande - "Thank U, Next" (the album)

The way “NASA” ends — gracefully, casually, poignantly, in the middle of a verse — is just exquisite. (“Get Well Soon” did something similar.)― yuh yuh (morrisp)

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:05 (four months ago) link

i'mma need space!

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:05 (four months ago) link

just missed my ballot, but easily the TUN highlight for me

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:06 (four months ago) link

imagine is also good

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:06 (four months ago) link

can i pre-order the images as a collectible playing card set? i guess one with 52 cards and 25 jokers?

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:06 (four months ago) link

Yay! 😊

dad genes (morrisp), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:08 (four months ago) link

I didn't hate it.

pomenitul, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:09 (four months ago) link

my favorite part is the intro, in which tommy brown and social house put the chorus through a wormhole.

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:10 (four months ago) link

These lists should be collected outside of their threads with just the great images and made available somehow.

abcfsk, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:10 (four months ago) link

NASA is definitely one of the standouts from the album, but Ghostin is the one that got my vote.

kitchen person, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:11 (four months ago) link

These lists should be collected outside of their threads with just the great images and made available somehow.

usually someone makes a giant imgur post with all of the images in one link. if someone doesn't do it this time around, i'd be happy to do it. i love copying and pasting mindlessly

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:12 (four months ago) link

adding to the chorus on the images: beautifully done!

rob, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:13 (four months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/bugCeHH.jpg
75: Jenny Lewis - “Red Bull & Hennessy” - 158 points - 5 votes
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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

I avoid people for whom Red Bull and Hennessy is a potent potable.
― Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

I really do love the production and general sound of it all, in particular the keys, reverb and drum effects (like Josh brought up, similarities to Aimee Mann's work). A lot of great contributors - besides the Benmont Tench keys, many other seasoned session players, and Beck did some consulting and backup vocals. Definitely feeling those Heartbreakers / Travelling Wilburys / Springsteen vibes. Kind of incredible that Ringo Starr contributed to "Heads Gonna Roll" and "Red Bull and Hennessy".
― Nhex

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:16 (four months ago) link

can't even tell you how routinely i forgot a jenny lewis album came out last year. really like this song still

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:17 (four months ago) link

moka's images look better than 99.92% of commercial book covers

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:17 (four months ago) link

whole album is really great, my vote went for the title track.

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:18 (four months ago) link

I love the assertiveness and the drum sound.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:18 (four months ago) link

images are excellent!

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:19 (four months ago) link

Glad you are enjoying the images! There's a very thin black line to the left of the images that shouldn't be there. The background base color is actually a rectangle with an enveloping black stroke that shouldn't be there but I didn't note it until now. So most images will have them and it's too minor a detail for me to fix for all 77 images. Sorry for that!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:19 (four months ago) link

*to the right I mean.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:20 (four months ago) link

images mood = a pack of John Player Special Lights x Presence

(not a criticism)

Jeff W, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:20 (four months ago) link

I love the assertiveness and the drum sound.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, January 27, 2020 9:18 AM (fifty-seven seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

it's v mick fleetwood

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:20 (four months ago) link

there's a stevie nicks edge to the vocal and songwriting too (repeating ascending chord progression, the way she snarls "i'm about to get wicked" in the first line)

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:22 (four months ago) link

Brilliant designs this year, moka

Voted for 77 and 76. Very pleased to see the Mount Eerie make it!

Indexed, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:22 (four months ago) link

I voted for Red Bull & Hennessy. Love the whole album really but I feel like that is the standout track.

silverfish, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:22 (four months ago) link

I wasn't terribly fond of the album -- Jenny Lewis albums tend to peter out for me -- but the first three songs are marvelous.

Also, her songwriting's changed since switching to piano.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:23 (four months ago) link

Code working as it should

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 3 February 2020 02:05 (three months ago) link

:)

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 3 February 2020 02:05 (three months ago) link

This music hasn’t really taken off because most of the western world can’t believe that Africa qua Africa can produce anything culturally worthwhile that can’t be repackaged as a celebration of black suffering

there is definitely truth to this!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 3 February 2020 04:35 (three months ago) link

It was pretty fun watching so many "guitar solos are bad" poptimists losing their shit over the long version of "Not."

billstevejim, Monday, 3 February 2020 18:47 (three months ago) link

lol

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 3 February 2020 18:49 (three months ago) link

Did we get a full list of all the rankings and votes? I haven't expanded the thread today, so I guess I could have missed it

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 3 February 2020 19:44 (three months ago) link

ILM Tracks Poll 2019: Thread of Stats and Balloon Emojis

Jeff W, Monday, 3 February 2020 19:50 (three months ago) link

thanking u

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 3 February 2020 19:51 (three months ago) link

Guys, as noted above there are two videos for (the audio of) “Balloon”:
The one on the Busy Signal account currently has 19.174 views, the one on the Love Star Music account stands at 10.058 views.
― breastcrawl, vrijdag 31 januari 2020 10:31 bookmarkflaglink
I will report back to you in 24 hrs
― breastcrawl, vrijdag 31 januari 2020 10:32 bookmarkflaglink

Here's that update: BS account = 19.367 (+193) views; Love Star Music account = 10.138 (+80) views - so yes, thanks to the ILM massive "Balloon" is very clearly rapidly turning into the worldwide smash it was destined to be.

breastcrawl, Monday, 3 February 2020 19:54 (three months ago) link

is there more than one version of Not?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 3 February 2020 21:27 (three months ago) link

yep, there's a 3:42 edit

https://open.spotify.com/track/2reSrhID8BC9HpM2CkT3hT

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Monday, 3 February 2020 21:28 (three months ago) link

huh. I never even realised how long the original was. always figured it was about 4 minutes

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 3 February 2020 22:00 (three months ago) link

i am still totally flabbergasted by the popularity of this third rate song.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 3 February 2020 22:09 (three months ago) link

i did not submit a ballot this year due to not listening to enough, but i am sad to see that Haunted House by Sir Babygirl would not have made the 77 even if I had thrown it a #1

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Monday, 3 February 2020 22:22 (three months ago) link

I tried! 5th on my ballot. Her hysterical, intentionally flat shrieks were just perfect on that track. Maybe there’s an outside chance the album will place?

tangenttangent, Monday, 3 February 2020 22:25 (three months ago) link

i hope so! i found that song when i was combing thru the noms and it completely won my heart. enjoyed the rest of the album too!

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Monday, 3 February 2020 22:26 (three months ago) link

But Flirting With Her is so much better?

Frederik B, Monday, 3 February 2020 22:28 (three months ago) link

And my #2

Frederik B, Monday, 3 February 2020 22:29 (three months ago) link

flirting with her took a hit by being the second one i heard

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Monday, 3 February 2020 22:32 (three months ago) link

Really hope the album places, and I did my part. Sandwiched in-between votes for Sunn O))) and Deathspell Omega.

Frederik B, Monday, 3 February 2020 22:34 (three months ago) link

now with new and improved Octo Octa image!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 06:22 (three months ago) link

couple of post vote things. i *really* enjoyed saer’s youtube list of his noms. a reminder to pay more attention to the bobbins thread this year.

don’t know who nommed Daz How Starz Do, (maybe rob or breast crawl?) but it became a favourite, so thanks. tho not thanks for having “ten million, ten million for a show” going round my head.

poured one out for one of my favourites of last year - Destra and Spice - Trouble.

And just to say with Nick B that Richard Dawson is amazing live - one of my favourite gigs last year, confusingly the other one was Dawn Richard.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 08:10 (three months ago) link

Had to check, but “Daz How Star Do” wasn’t nominated! It was on lex’s tracks of 2019 list tho, so maybe you saw it there? Anyway, it’s a real fun track. Are you familiar with Skiibii’s previous hit “Sensima”? I like that one even better.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 08:40 (three months ago) link

Ah, yes, I think you're right bc. And I am not familiar with Sensima, at least not as I recall, though i do have an immense capacity for listening to stuff and then forgetting about it until it pops into my head for no reason. (I woke up with Trini Dem Girls in my head the other day, a song I don't think I could have voluntarily retrieved at gunpoint). I will check it out!

Fizzles, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 10:28 (three months ago) link

Richard Dawson is amazing live - one of my favourite gigs last year, confusingly the other one was Dawn Richard.

Oh god, COLLABORATE NOW YOU GUYS.

emil.y, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 13:48 (three months ago) link

haha

nxd, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 13:49 (three months ago) link

Poll on whether their collaboration should be called Richard Richard or Dawn Dawson

Frederik B, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 13:53 (three months ago) link

Rawn Dichardson

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 13:58 (three months ago) link

Badly Dawn Richard

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 14:58 (three months ago) link

omg

TOO LOW, the Curator (imago), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 14:59 (three months ago) link

Badly Drawn Richard

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 14:59 (three months ago) link

take your pick

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 14:59 (three months ago) link

Richard Dawson is amazing live - one of my favourite gigs last year, confusingly the other one was Dawn Richard.

:D

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:57 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Just tried listening to "Jogging" again. Nope.

jaymc, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 03:24 (one month ago) link

I agree, too resonant rn

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 04:12 (one month ago) link

I don’t f with the “old town road” with brc

brimstead, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 05:27 (one month ago) link

Were all the Balloon votes some kind of ILX in-joke that I don't get? Because it's not a very good song

paolo, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:25 (one month ago) link

it was a joyous little upper in a bad year, if only we'd known how much we were gonna need that in 2020

où sont les threads d'antan? (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:33 (one month ago) link

I’d find some out of context quotes from barthelme’s “balloon” story but I’m too lazy

brimstead, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:19 (one month ago) link

B A L L O O N

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:51 (one month ago) link

half of the songs in these polls don't have a very long half-life. jogging and balloon are good examples.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 22:25 (one month ago) link

floating floating

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 22:49 (one month ago) link

Of the ones I didn't know beforehand, "Jogging" is the one that I came back to most, I think.

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Thursday, 16 April 2020 01:55 (one month ago) link

almost all this music feels like it was released YEARS ago to me now, fuck this is a bad time

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:48 (one month ago) link

I'm fairly convinced High Lights is one of the best songs ever. Who knows. Maybe it will be diminished on play nth

kraudive, Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:04 (one month ago) link

Every balloon is now potentially a colourful, joyful little capsule of plague. See what we've done.

Matt DC, Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:11 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQ72qRpVVE

na (NA), Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:48 (one week ago) link

It’s good, but it says 2015.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:09 (one week ago) link


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