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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1984
« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2022, 07:34:24 AM »
I'll try and narrow it down for the thread, but here's a link to my 1984 Spotify playlist I made a few years ago.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1wGYDAki2KymgnMfKceHLU?si=72001a64c62f4c37

Wow, amazing, you’ve got it all covered. Metallica, Maiden, Dio, Queensryche etc. Was Defenders of the Faith in there? What a year to be 17.

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1984
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2022, 07:35:33 AM »
Tim... the lack of Slade on your playlist shames you.

So, Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply is not on Spotify. However, The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome is (The Euro version released in 1983). I should add those songs to the 1984 list now that I think about it. I love KYHOMPS. I had it when it came out.

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1984
« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2022, 09:52:33 AM »

No love for Savatage boys?


Plenty of love for Savatage from me - I guess The Dungeons Are Calling is 1984, uh? I didn't have that right. Great stuff on that one, I might actually prefer it to Sirens, overall.

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2013
« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2022, 11:24:50 PM »
Random Number Generator pulled up the year 2013.

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Singles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2013
Albums: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_200_number-one_albums_of_2013

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https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/single/2013/
Albums: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/2013/

A weird year, that I find has a lot of great tracks, but not that many sort of every week/month or even year tracks I go to as much compared to other years from their catalogs. Some exceptions of course. It's weird how this year and I suspect most of the last couple of decades especially, I don't think I'll be drawing that much from the Billboard or even Rateyourmusic charts given how little of the music I enjoy found those lists/demographics.

That being said, I really do love many tunes off Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, and it's funny how "Get Lucky" ended up just #14 on the Billboard list there for 2013, and yet I would consider it the best mainstream pop song of the last decade, lol. O well.

1   Dirt Poor Robins - Solemn Dream
2   The Reign of Kindo - I Hate Music
3   The Reign of Kindo - The Hero, the Saint, the Tyrant, & the Terrorist
4   Cloud Cult - 1x1x1
5   Ours - Sing
6   The Dear Hunter - Old Demons
7   Foals - Milk and Black Spiders
8   Miracles of Modern Science - Dear Pressure
9   Pretty & Nice - Q_Q
10   Cloud Cult - Sleepwalker
11   The Dear Hunter - Whisper
12   Revere - I Won't Blame You
13   Daft Punk - Get Lucky
14   Mayer Hawthorne - Designer Drug
15   Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
16   The Reign of Kindo - Impossible World
17   Pretty & Nice - Stallion & Mare
18   Capital Cities - Farrah Fawcett Hair
19   Janelle Monae - Dorothy Dandridge Eyes
20   Subterranean Masquerade - Home
21   Capital Cities - Kangaroo Court
22   Janelle Monae - Dance Apocalyptic
23   The Dear Hunter - Bring You Down
24   In Vain - Against the Grain
25   Revere - Keep This Channel Open
26   Miracles of Modern Science - Physics is Our Business
27   Local Natives - Black Balloons
28   Dirt Poor Robins - The Same as I
29   Local Natives - Mt. Washington
30   Ours - Pretty Pain
31   Ours - Fall Into My Hands
32   The Red Paintings - Wasps
33   Sir Video - On and On
34   Subterranean Masquerade - Beyond the Pale
35   The Dear Hunter - Shame
36   Fitz & the Tantrums - Out of My League
37   Typhoon - One Hundred Years
38   Local Natives - Ceilings
39    The Dear Hunter - Dig Your Own Grave
40   RisingSide - A Spell
41   Miracles of Modern Science - The Singularity
42   Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
43   In Vain - Floating on the Murmuring Tide
44   Janelle Monae - The Ghetto Woman
45   Genders - Technicolor Vision
46   Fates Warning - And Yet It Moves
47   Daft Punk - Lose Yourself to Dance
48   Sir Video - Do What You Wanna
49   Debashish Bhattacharya and Friends - A Mystical Morning
50   Persefone - Spiritual Migration
51   RisingSide - The Tentran Beast
52   The Red Paintings - The Revolution is Never Coming
53   Brooke Waggoner - Ink Slinger
54   Renaissance - Grandine Il Vento
55   Ours - Boxer
56   Daft Punk - Giorgio by Moroder
57   Cloud Cult - Complicated Creation
58   K'Sera - Meditations in an Emergency
59    The Dear Hunter - Owls
60   Typhoon - Young Fathers
61   The Red Paintings - The Fall of Rome
62   Revere - These Halcyon Days
63    Dirt Poor Robins - The Bird is in the Birdcage
64   The Reign of Kindo - Sunshine
65   Josh Rouse - A Lot Like Magic
66   Northern Abbey - Portrait
67   Local Natives - Heavy Feet
68   Foals - Late Night
69   K'Sera - Near Misses
70   The Orion Experience - Children of the Stars
71   Local Natives - Breakers
72   Mother Falcon - Dirty Summer
73   Orphaned Land - All Is One
74   Fates Warning - Firefly
75   Janelle Monae - Q.U.E.E.N.
76   Biffy Clyro - Sounds Like Balloons
77   Spock's Beard - Something Very Strange
78   Shelter Red - The Proper Path
79   Fitz & the Tantrums - The Walker
80   Josh Rouse - It's Good to Have You
81   Dream Theater - The Enemy Inside
82   Brooke Waggoner - Swiftshape
83   The Red Paintings - Street Fell Into My Window
84   Protest the Hero - Mist
85   Genders - Secrets
86   Renaissance - Symphony of Light
87   The Age of Rockets - Darling Street (Version 1)
88   Bed of Stars - Nothing Left to Lose
89   Brooke Waggoner - Rumble
90   Josh Rouse - Julie (Come Out of the Rain)
91   Foals - Inhaler
92   Karnivool - Eidolon
93   Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - Failed By Machine
94   Eldren - Yankee Stargazer
95   The Royal Veil - Into the Sun
96   For the Imperium - Northern Rampage
97   Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier
98   Protest the Hero - Clarity
99   Annuals - Omnicide
100   The Winery Dogs - Elevate
101   David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
102   Local Natives - Black Spot
103   Brooke Waggoner - Squint
104   The Red Paintings - Rain
105   Typhoon - Hunger and Thirst
106   Fish - Blind to the Beautiful
107   Everything Everything - Cough Cough
108   Dream Theater - The Enigma Machine
109   Fitz & the Tantrums - Spark
110   The Age of Rockets - Flights (Version 1)
111   Fitz & the Tantrums - Break the Walls
112   Eldren - Best Friends
113   nosound - The Anger Song
114   Josh Rouse - This Movie's Way Too Long
115   Protest the Hero - A Life Embossed
116   Dream Theater - Along for the Ride
117   Falling Up - The Rest Soon Will Follow
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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2013
« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2022, 06:48:04 AM »
Literally, only 3 bands that we have in common - Fates, Spock's and DT.

The bolded are in ranked order (one song per banad); the rest is just the remainder of the 5* songs in my iTunes library

Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall / Not My Saviour
Epysode / Forgotten Symphony
Vandroya / Why Should We Say Goodbye?
Mindmaze / This Holy War
Subsignal / A Long Way Since The Earth Crashed
Kingcrow / This Ain't Another Love Song
Stratovarius / Unbreakable
Serenity / Legacy Of Tudors
Spock's Beard / Something Very Strange
Maestrick / Lake Of Emotions
Silent Force / Caught In Their Wicked Game
Damnations Day / Invisible, The Dead
Thought Chamber / Light Year Time
Alpha Rev / Lexington
Pretty Maids / The Iceman
DGM / Reason (feat. Russell Allen)
Eden's Curse / Unbreakable

Alpha Rev / Highways
Avantasia / The Watchmakers Dream
Avantasia / The Great Mystery
Constantine / Halo
Damnations Day / Ghost in Me
DGM / Repay
DGM / Overload
DGM / Blame
Dream Theater / The Bigger Picture
Dream Theater / Behind The Veil
Eden's Curse / Break The Silence
Eden's Curse / Fallen From Grace
Epysode / Morning Rose
Epysode / Fantasmagoria
Epysode / Now and Forever
Heavens Fire / Screamin
Heavens Fire / Daydream Believer
Illusion Suite / Orpheus' Quest
Illusion Suite / Nostradamus' First Prophecy
Illusion Suite / Premonition
James Labrie / Holding On
James Labrie / Unraveling (Limited Edition Extra Track)
Karnya / Fallen Angel
Karnya / Ego's End
Kingcrow / The Drowning Line
Lord / Digital Lies
Lord / Final Seconds
Maestrick / Puzzler
Maestrick / Treasures Of The World
Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall / Free Fall
Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall / Stronger
Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall / Last Tribe
Mindmaze / Cosmic Overture
Mindmaze / Destiny Calls
Moon Safari / Diamonds
Now or Never / Reach Out for the Sky
Now or Never / An Angel By My Side
Now or Never / Something's Missing
The Poodles / Misery Loves Company
The Poodles / Going Down
Powerworld / Slave To The Powerworld
Powerworld / World Knows Your Secrets - Virtuality
Powerworld / Cybersteria
Pretty Maids / Mother Of All Lies
Pretty Maids / Why So Serious
Serenity / The Art Of War
Serenity / Age Of Glory
Silent Force / There Ain't No Justice
Spock's Beard / Waiting For Me
Spock's Beard / Down A Burning Road
Stratovarius / Nemesis
Stratovarius / Out Of The Fog
Stratovarius / If The Story Is Over
Subsignal / The Blueprint Of A Winter
Thought Chamber / Kerakryps
Thought Chamber / Behind The Eyes Of Ikk
Thought Chamber / Isle Of Bizen
Thought Chamber / Transcend
Vandroya / The Last Free Land
Vandroya / No Oblivion For Eternity
Vandroya / This World of Yours
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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2013
« Reply #75 on: December 13, 2022, 07:08:09 PM »
Sticking with one song per band/artists, here are my 2013 favorites:

The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson
Somebody - Haken
Supersymmetry - Arcade Fire
Waiting for Me - Spock's Beard
Interstellar Visitations - The Flower Kings
Surrender to Reason - Dream Theater
Year Zero - Ghost
I Should Live in Salt - The National
The Stars (Are Our Tonight) - David Bowie
Axis - Pet Shop Boys
Shooting for the Stars - Anneke van Giersbergen

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2013
« Reply #76 on: December 13, 2022, 09:34:08 PM »
2013:

1.  Dream Theater - Illumination Theory
2.  Riverside - Escalator Shrine
3.  Leprous - Chronic
4.  Leprous - Coal
5.  Riverside - Deprived (Irretrievably Lost Imagination)
6.  Leprous - Echo
7.  Leprous - Contaminate Me
8.  Leprous - Foe
9.  Leprous - The Valley
10. Riverside - Feel Like Falling
11. Riverside - Celebrity Touch
12. Riverside - The Depth of Self-Delusion
13. Riverside - We Got Used to Us
14. Leprous - The Cloak
15. Tesseract - Of Mind - Nocturne
16. Tesseract - Of Matter - Resist
17. Wisdom of Crowds - The Centre of Gravity
18. Wisdom of Crowds - The Light
19. Fates Warning - And Yet It Moves
20. Dream Theater - The Looking Glass
21. Wisdom of Crowds - Flows Through You
22. Wisdom of Crowds - Frozen North
23. Wisdom of Crowds - Pleasure
24. Wisdom of Crowds - Radio Star
25. Wisdom of Crowds - Stacked Naked
26. Cynthesis - Release the Deity
27. Fates Warning - O Chloroform
28. Fates Warning - Firefly
29. Dream Theater - Surrender to Reason
30. Cynthesis - Persistence of Vision
31. Jolly - Firewell
32. Almah - Treasure of the Gods
33. Subsignal - Paraiso
34. Subsignal - A Long Way Since the Earth Crashed
35. Ihsahn - Pulse

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2013
« Reply #77 on: December 16, 2022, 11:31:21 AM »
2013 is kind of a sparse year, but that will make this a little easier:

- Big Big Train - Make Some Noise
- Big Big Train - Seen Better Days
- Big Big Train - The Lovers
- Moon Safari - Too Young to Say Goodbye
- Moon Safari - Mega Moon
- Moon Safari - Sugar Band
- Sound of Contact - Pale Blue Dot
- Sound of Contact - Not Coming Down
- Sound of Contact - Beyond Illumination
- Spock's Beard - Hiding Out
- Spock's Beard - Submerged
- Spock's Beard - Waiting for Me
- The Winery Dogs - Elevate
- The Winery Dogs - I'm No Angel
- The Winery Dogs - Regret

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2022, 09:04:09 AM »
1976

1976, the year I was born. A lot of Jazz Fusion and Classic Rock staples from that year. I suspect 2112 by default, would be the Song of the Year for many, and it is hard to argue as it is a masterpiece. But for me, Zeppelin never made a greater track with Achilles Last Stand, and some of the Jazz Fusion and Prog stuff was so great, I split hairs of course between them and 2112.

Billboard
Singles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1976
Albums: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_200_number-one_albums_of_1976

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Albums: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/1976/




1 Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
2 Rush - 2112
3 Jon Anderson - Flight of the Moorglade
4 Jon Anderson - QoQuaQ Ën Transic / Naon / Transic Tö
5 Kansas - The Wall
6 Weather Report - Black Market
7 Return to Forever - Medieval Overture
8 Rainbow - Stargazer
9 Al Di Meola - Land of the Midnight Sun
10 Jack Lancaster/Robin Lumley - Arrival
11 Shakti with John McLaughlin - Joy
12 Return to Forever - Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant, Parts I & II
13 Return to Forever - Sorceress
14 Genesis - Ripples
15 Genesis - Dance on a Volcano
16 Billy Cobham / George Duke - Hip Pocket
17 Kansas - Magnum Opus
18 Jack Lancaster/Robin Lumley - Hopper
19 Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)
20 Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
21 David Bowie - Station to Station
22 Genesis - Entangled
23 Rush - Something for Nothing
24 Stevie Wonder - Contusion
25 Kansas - Cheyenne Anthem
26 Billy Cobham / George Duke - Almustafa the Beloved
27 Stevie Wonder - Wish
28 Genesis - Afterglow
29 Rush - A Passage to Bangkok
30 Styx - Mademoiselle
31 Boston - Peace of Mind
32 Jack Lancaster/Robin Lumley - Homelight
33 Stanley Clarke - School Days
34 Jaco Pastorius - Portrait of Tracy
35 Boston - Foreplay / Long Time
36 Jon Anderson - Dance of Ranyart / Olias (To Build the Moorglade)
37 Billy Cobham / George Duke - Ivory Tattoo
38 Heart - Crazy on You
39 Styx - Claire de lune / Ballerina
40 Jack Lancaster/Robin Lumley - Phobos and Deimos
41 Queen - The Millionaire Waltz
42 Rainbow - A Light in the Black
43 Genesis - Squonk
44 Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
45 Genesis - Eleventh Earl of Mar
46 Rush - The Twilight Zone
47 Styx - Jennifer
48 Geneiss - One for the Vine
49 Donna Summer - Try Me, I Know We Can Make It
50 Jon Anderson - Meeting (Garden of Geda) / Sound Out the Galleon
51 Jack Lancaster/Robin Lumley - Take Off
52 Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
53 Styx - Crystal Ball
54 Starcastle - Lady of the Lake
55 Rush - Tears
56 The Alan Parsons Project - A Dream Within a Dream
57 Billy Joel - New York State of Mind
58 The Alan Parsons Project - (The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
59 Jack Lancaster/Robin Lumley - Realisation
60 Chick Corea - Armando's Rhumba
61 George Benson - Breezin'
62 Heart - Magic Man
63 Jaco Pastorius - Donna Lee
64 Stevie Wonder - As
65 Kansas - Miracles Out of Nowhere
66 Chick Corea - Night Streets
67 ELO - Strange Magic
68 Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
69 Led Zeppelin - Nobody's Fault But Mine
70 Led Zeppelin - Hots On for Nowhere
71 Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) the Reaper
72 Heart - Soul of the Sea
73 James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing / Release That Pressure
74 Pat Metheny - Road Trip / Broad Blues
75 Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour
76 Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
77 Hall & Oates - Rich Girl
78 ELO - Livin' Thing
79 Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By the Light
80 10cc - I'm Mandy Fly Me
81 Chick Corea - Love Castle
82 Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
83 Queen - Somebody to Love
84 Firefall - You Are the Woman
85 Thin Lizzy - Jail Break
86 Henry Gross - Shannon
87 10cc - The Things We Do for Love
88 Hall & Oates - Sara Smile
89 Jean-Luc Ponty - Renaissance
90 Queen - Tie Your Mother Down
91 Donna Summer - Spring Affair
92 Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run
93 Al Stewart - Year of the Cat
94 Orleans - Still the One
95 ELO - Rockaria
96 Steve Miller Band - Wild Mountain Honey
97 Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle
98 Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
99 The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
100 Bob Seger - Night Moves
101 Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
102 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #79 on: December 29, 2022, 09:43:16 AM »
Going with my 3 per album rule (and most likely overlooking some popular songs from this year that I don't own). This was a pretty strong year with a lot of creativity.

Boston - Peace of Mind
Boston - Foreplay/Long Time
Boston - Rock & Roll Band
Camel - Song Within a Song
Camel - Chord Change
Camel - Lunar Sea
Genesis - Entangled
Genesis - Mad Man Moon
Genesis - Los Endos
Genesis - Eleventh Earl of Mar
Genesis - One For The Vine
Genesis - Blood On The Rooftops
Journey - It's All Too Much
Journey - She Makes Me (Feel Alright)
Journey - Look Into The Future
Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
Kansas - Opus Insert
Kansas - Cheyenne Anthem
Rush - A Passage to Bangkok
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy - Fight or Fall
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song

TAC will probably fight me on the Thin Lizzy songs (that whole album is good though).

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2022, 10:12:44 AM »
Well this will be short and sweet.

1. Rush - 2112
2. Rush - Lessons
3. Rush - The Twilight Zone
4. Rush - Tears
5. Rush - Something for Nothing
6. Rush - A Passage to Bangkok
7. Rainbow - Stargazer

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2022, 10:45:35 AM »

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy - Fight or Fall
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song

TAC will probably fight me on the Thin Lizzy songs (that whole album is good though).

Yep, it's hard to go wrong with any of the songs on Jailbreak, really!

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2022, 01:05:44 PM »

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy - Fight or Fall
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song

TAC will probably fight me on the Thin Lizzy songs (that whole album is good though).

Not at all. The Cowboy Song is my favorite Thin Lizzy track, and even though it's a Classic Rock staple, The Boys Are Back In Town is still incredible, and I have never gotten sick of hearing it.

They also released a second album in 1976, Johnny The Fox. It's not as good as Jailbreak, but I still love it.
Best tracks are Don't Believe A Word and Massacre.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #83 on: December 29, 2022, 01:39:25 PM »

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy - Fight or Fall
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song

TAC will probably fight me on the Thin Lizzy songs (that whole album is good though).

Not at all. The Cowboy Song is my favorite Thin Lizzy track, and even though it's a Classic Rock staple, The Boys Are Back In Town is still incredible, and I have never gotten sick of hearing it.

They also released a second album in 1976, Johnny The Fox. It's not as good as Jailbreak, but I still love it.
Best tracks are Don't Believe A Word and Massacre.

 :tup The Cowboy Song really is fantastic. I'll have to check out Johnny The Fox.

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2022, 01:42:03 PM »

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy - Fight or Fall
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song

TAC will probably fight me on the Thin Lizzy songs (that whole album is good though).

Not at all. The Cowboy Song is my favorite Thin Lizzy track, and even though it's a Classic Rock staple, The Boys Are Back In Town is still incredible, and I have never gotten sick of hearing it.

They also released a second album in 1976, Johnny The Fox. It's not as good as Jailbreak, but I still love it.
Best tracks are Don't Believe A Word and Massacre.

Massacre is fantastic!

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #85 on: January 01, 2023, 10:09:32 AM »
IIRC, this is Kev's most favorite year in music.  Hope he doesn't break the forum with a post in here  :lol

Boston - the whole damned album
2112 - title track, naturally; I've also been partial to Something For Nothing as well
Triumph - Blinding Light Show / Moonchild
Styx - Crystal Ball
Styx - Mademoiselle
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds
AC/DC - Rocker
AC/DC - It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)
AC/DC - TNT
Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane
The Eagles - Wasted Time
Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
Kansas - Magnum Opus
Kiss - Detroit Rock City
Kiss - Shout it out Loud
Queen - Tie Your Mother Down
Queen - Somebody to Love
Rainbow - Stargazer
Rainbow - Tarot Woman
Bob Seger - Night Moves
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Wings - Let 'em in
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run
Heart - Crazy On You
Thin Lizzy - The Boys are Back in Town

There's a bunch from the Billboard top 100 list too.
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"   Elton John & Kiki Dee
"Play That Funky Music"   Wild Cherry
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"   England Dan & John Ford Coley
"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty"   KC and the Sunshine Band

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #86 on: January 01, 2023, 11:11:05 AM »
Keeping this to one song per artist will make it easy to keep my list from being crazy long.

2112 - Rush
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Cheyenne Anthem - Kansas
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Crystal Ball - Styx
Air Born - Camel
Dreamer Deceiver - Judas Priest
Hotel California - Eagles
New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
Takin' It to the Streets - The Doobie Brothers
Entangled - Genesis
Magic Man - Heart
Another Star - Stevie Wonder
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
Kid Charlemagne - Steely Dan
Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
Burnin' Sky - Bad Company
Keep Pushin' - REO Speedwagon
Breakdown - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
Blue Wind - Jeff Beck
Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
A Light in the Black - Rainbow
Shot Down - April Wine
Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA
Station to Station - David Bowie
The Pretender - Jackson Browne
Sara Smile - Daryl Hall and John Oates
Do You Feel Like We Do (live) - Peter Frampton
Black Napkins - Frank Zappa
Last Child - Aerosmith
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
Livin' Thing - Electric Light Orchestra
Blinding Light Show/Moonchild - Triumph
Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
Night Moves - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Big Balls - AC/DC
Don't Touch Me There - The Tubes
Free-for-All - Ted Nugent

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #87 on: January 01, 2023, 12:44:35 PM »
Up to three songs per album..

UFO-I'm A Loser
UFO-Belladonna
UFO-Martian Landscape
Rainbow-Stargazer
Rainbow-A Light In The Black
Thin Lizzy-The Cowboy Song
Thin Lizzy-The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy-Emerald
Thin Lizzy-Massacre
Thin Lizzy-Don't Believe A Word
Thin Lizzy-Borderline
Rush-2112
Rush-Something For Nothing
Kiss-Detroit Rock City
Kiss-King Of The Nighttime World
Kiss-I Want You
Kiss-Hard Luck Woman
Kiss-Makin' Love
The Sweet-Action
The Sweet-Yesterday's Rain
Scorpions-Pictured Life
Boston-More Than A Feeling
Boston-Piece Of Mind
Boston- Foreplay/Long Time
Aerosmith-Rats In The Cellar
Aerosmith-Sick As A Dog
Alice Cooper-Go To Hell
Alice Cooper-Didn't We Meet
Alice Cooper-I'm The Coolest
Blue Oyster Cult-Don't Fear The Reaper
Judas Priest-Victim Of Changes
Judas Priest-The Ripper
Led Zeppelin-For Your Life
Led Zeppelin-Tea For One
Led Zeppelin-Nobody's Fault But Mine
Queen-Somebody To Love
Blackfoot-Flyin' High
AC/DC-High Voltage
Slade-In For A Penny
Black Sabbath-Dirty Women


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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D
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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #88 on: January 01, 2023, 01:46:08 PM »
Up to three songs per album..

UFO-I'm A Loser
UFO-Belladonna
UFO-Martian Landscape
Rainbow-Stargazer
Rainbow-A Light In The Black
Thin Lizzy-The Cowboy Song
Thin Lizzy-The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy-Emerald
Thin Lizzy-Massacre
Thin Lizzy-Don't Believe A Word
Thin Lizzy-Borderline
Rush-2112
Rush-Something For Nothing
Kiss-Detroit Rock City
Kiss-King Of The Nighttime World
Kiss-I Want You
Kiss-Hard Luck Woman
Kiss-Makin' Love
The Sweet-Action
The Sweet-Yesterday's Rain
Scorpions-Pictured Life
Boston-More Than A Feeling
Boston-Piece Of Mind
Boston- Foreplay/Long Time
Aerosmith-Rats In The Cellar
Aerosmith-Sick As A Dog
Alice Cooper-Go To Hell
Alice Cooper-Didn't We Meet
Alice Cooper-I'm The Coolest
Blue Oyster Cult-Don't Fear The Reaper
Judas Priest-Victim Of Changes
Judas Priest-The Ripper
Led Zeppelin-For Your Life
Led Zeppelin-Tea For One
Led Zeppelin-Nobody's Fault But Mine
Queen-Somebody To Love
Blackfoot-Flyin' High
AC/DC-High Voltage
Slade-In For A Penny
Black Sabbath-Dirty Women


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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 1976
« Reply #89 on: January 01, 2023, 01:54:51 PM »
 :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D
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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2005
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2023, 09:01:10 PM »
2005

Rateyourmusic Charts:
Songs: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/single/2005/
Albums: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/2005/

Billboard:
Singles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2005
Albums: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_200_number-one_albums_of_2005

2005 was a fantastic year for music, especially for Modern Progressive Art Rock. Several bands/artists released albums that were very ambitious, at times Concept albums. But with those, many of them included a plethora of songs that I highly enjoy and love going back to.

That is why 2005 not only is 1 of my favorite years in the 2000's for music, but overall. I find it includes many releases that I enjoy most in the artist's catalog.

This is a list of my favorite songs, splitting hairs/vaguely ranked. Although having spent a good portion of time over the last 2 weeks thinking about it, revisiting many of these, it's something I keep adding new tracks to the 2005 Songs of the Year Playlist on Spotify, that's it's more of a WORK IN PROGRESS, rather than fully definitive of course,

And many of these songs give me a ton of NOSTALGIA; per I sometimes feel like I'm back in 2005, or just long to when hearing them.



1 Coheed and Cambria - The Willing Well
2 Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
3 Mew - The Zookeeper's Boy
4 The Mars Volta - Cassandra Gemini
5 Oceansize - Ornament/The Last Wrongs
6 The Mars Volta - Cygnus...Vismud Cygnus
7 Shadow Gallery - Floydian Memories
8 Imogen Heap - The Moment I Said It
9 Neverending White Lights - Our Final Hymn
10 Dream Theater - Octavarium
11 The Receiving End of Sirens - This Armistice
12 Neverending White Lights - The Grace
13 Oceansize - The Charm Offensive
14 Between the Buried and Me - Selkies
15 Mew - Apocalypso
16 Opeth - The Grand Conjuration
15 Karnivool - C.O.T.E.
16 Pure Reason Revolution - Arrival/The Intention Craft
17 Subterranean Masquerade - Six Strings to Cover Fear
18 dredg - Hungover on a Tuesday
19 The Mars Volta - L'Via L'Viaquez
20 dredg - Bug Eyes
21 Karnivool - Themata
22 Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home
23 Oceansize - Heaven Alive
24 Porcupine Tree - Lazarus
25 Klimt 1918 - They Were Wed By the Sea
26 sElf - Summersound
27 dredg - Jamais Vu
28 Bend Sinister - Truth or Truth
29 dredg - Uplifting News
30 Porcupine Tree - The Start of Something Beautiful
31 dredg - Ode to the Sun
32 Time of Orchids - All We Ever Wish
33 System of a Down - Old School Hollywood
34 Mew - Louise Louisa
35 Kaddisfly - Horses Galloping on Sail Boats
36 Klimt 1918 - Lomo
37 Paulson - I Knew You When
38 Imogen Heap - Headlock
39 Mew - Why Are You Looking Grave?
40 Oceansize - Music for a Nurse
40 Porcupine Tree - Mellotron Scratch
41 Coheed and Cambria - Ten Speed (Of God's Blood & Burial)
42 The Receiving End of Sirens - Venona
43 dredg - Sang Real
44 The Receiving End of Sirens - Epilogue
45 dredg - Not That Simple
46 Between the Buried and Me - Backwards Marathon
47 Bend Sinister - Hell or Shelter
48 Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
49 Bend Sinister - Through the Broken City
50 Pure Reason Revolution - The Bright Ambassadors of Morning
51 Greg Herriges - Thirteen/It Plays Me
52 Shaman - Reason
53 Time of Orchids - Swarm of Hope
54 God is an Astronaut - When Everything Dies
55 Sufjan Stevens - They Are Night Zombies!!
56 The New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno
57 Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up: Opening & Part One
58 The Receiving End of Sirens - The Evidence
59 Margot & the Nuclear So & So's - Skeleton Key
60 Porcupine Tree - Halo
61 Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
62 Imogen Heap - Clear the Area
63 Mew - Saviours of Jazz Ballet
64 Josh Rouse - Winter in the Hamptons
65 God is an Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright
66 The Decemberists - The Infanta
67 Opeth - The Ghost of Perdition
68 The Receiving End of Sirens - Planning a Prison Break
69 Kaddisfly - Osmosic in C
70 Oceansize - You Can't Keep a Bad Man Down
71 Gojira - Flying Whales
72 Klimt 1918 - Snow of '85
73 Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek
74 Opeth - The Baying of the Hounds
75 The Decemberists - The Mariner's Revenge Song
76 Vedera - The Falling Kind
77 King's X - Fly
78 Coheed and Cambria - Mother May I
79 Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko
80 Oceansize - A Homage to a Shame
81 Porcupine Tree - Open Car
82 Shadow Gallery - Rain
83 Kaddisfly - Crimson Solitude
84 dredg - Catch Without Arms
85 Bloc Party - Helicopter
86 Mew - Chinaberry Tree
87 The Receiving End of Sirens - The Rival Cycle
88 Mew - Special
89 Shadow Gallery - The Andromeda Strain
90 Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
91 Dream Theater - These Walls
92 The Ebb & Flow - Sonorous
93 Subterranean Masquerade - Awake
94 Imogen Heap - Goodnight and Go
95 Bend Sinister - Tough Love
96 Oceansize - New Pin
97 Bloc Party - Banquet
98 Imogen Heap - Have You Got It In You?
99 Sufjan Stevens - The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders
100 Between the Buried and Me - Alaska
101 King's X - Freedom
102 Matisyahu - King Without a Crown
103 dredg - Zebraskin
104 Facing New York - Styrofoam Walls
105 King's X - Honesty
106 Carpark North - Human
107 System of a Down - Question!
108 Oceansize - Meredith
109 sElf - Now
110 Burst - Flight's End
111 People for Audio - To New Beginnings
112 Coheed and Cambria - The Suffering
113 dredg - The Tanbark is Hot Lava
114 The Pineapple Thief - The World I Always Dreamed Of
115 The Decemberists - The Sporting Life
116 The Receiving End of Sirens - ...Then I Defy You, Stars
117 Nicole Atkins - Neptune City
118 Burst - Sever
119 System of a Down - B.Y.O.B.
120 Cloud Cult - Transistor Radio
121 Kiss Kiss - Says My Doctor
122 Editors - Blood
123 Margot & the Nuclear So & So's - A Sea Chanty
124 Gospel - Congratulations...You've Hit Rock Bottom!
125 Imogen Heap - The Walk
126 Neverending White Lights - This Longing
127 King's X - Alone
128 The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
129 Shaman - More
130 Josh Rouse - Street Lights
131 Sufjan Stevens - Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
132 Kiss Kiss - College Film
133 Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
134 Ivy - Thinking About You
135 Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
136 Depeche Mode - Precious
137 Margot & the Nuclear So & So's - Paper Kitten Nightmare
138 Subterranean Masquerade - No Place Like Home
139 The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
140 Dark Tranquillity - Lost to Apathy
141 People For Audio - And This Will Be Our Homecoming
142 King's X - Mud
143 The Decemberists - The Engine Driver
144 World Leader Pretend - Bang Theory
145 Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country
146 Dream Theater - Panic Attack
147 Wolf Parade - Shine a Light
148 Sigur Ros - Hoppípolla
149 Paulson - Calling on You
150 Dark Tranquiillity - The New Build
151 Presto Ballet - Peace Among the Ruins
152 Greg Herriges - Stella
153 Kaddisfly - Calm of Calamity
154 Kaddisfly - New Moon Over Swift Water
155 Imogen Heap - Loose Ends
156 sElf - Brooklyn
157 Editors - Munich
158 Doves - Black & White Town
159 Debashish Bhattacharya - Nata Raaj
160 Kaura - The Falling
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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2005
« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2023, 09:56:23 PM »
Man, I wanna get back to this at some point.  Maybe I can sneak in a year in-between rounds once the Katatonia discography discussion is done in a few weeks. 
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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2005
« Reply #92 on: February 01, 2023, 06:22:26 AM »
Going with one per artist for 2005, here are some favorites:

Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
Neal Morse - In the Fire
Opeth - Harlequin Forest
Death Cab for Cutie - What Sarah Said
The Decemberists - The Mariner's Revenge Song
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Spock's Beard - She Is Everything
The Mars Volta - Cassandra Gemini
Sigur Rós - Glósóli
dredg - Sang Real
Redemption - Sapphire
Judas Priest - Demonizer
Coldplay - Talk
Madonna - Forbidden Love
Dave Matthews Band - Dreamgirl

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Re: Retro Songs/Tracks of the Year: 2005
« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2023, 08:41:46 AM »
I haven’t gone through my collection yet, but I think I have a negative impression of this year, as several of the bigger releases really disappointed me that year. Octavarium, Deadwing, Octane, Ogre Tones, were all big disappointments at the time, though they all do have some songs I really like. Will have to dig a little further when I get a chance.