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    Default Top 100 Tracks

    From my brief time here I've seen other top 100 tracks. It's good once you reach a certain age to try to finalise somethings as a list.

    If I do it ten at a time... what do you think to these? Feel free to do your own.

    100. Lowrell - Mellow, Mellow, Right On
    99. John Williams - The Long Goodbye (Main Title)
    98. Johnny Costa - Someone To Watch Over Me
    97. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime
    96. Vangelis - Love Theme from Blade Runner
    95. Etta James - Sound of Love
    94. Herbie Hancock - Butterfly
    93. Ennio Morricone - Theme of Ali
    92. Tangerine Dream - Shy People
    91. Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
    90. Ike's Mood - Isaac Hayes

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    That was 11. Miscount!

    89. John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    88. Minnie Ripperton - Les Fleurs
    87. Bob James - Westchester Lady
    86. Maze - Twilight
    85. Archie Bell and the Drells - Don't Let Love Get You Down
    84. Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
    83. Terry Riley - You're No Good
    82. Blunted - I Am
    81. James Brown - The Boss

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    Your selections seem good but for my part I don't find a list by itself that interesting - I want interesting writing to accompany it. Nevertheless, I'll listen to your selections!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Your selections seem good but for my part I don't find a list by itself that interesting - I want interesting writing to accompany it. Nevertheless, I'll listen to your selections!
    I hoped you'd tell me how obvious and generic my list was. Thanks for listening anyway, boss.

    I'd compiled it as a playlist (don't play records anymore) recently otherwise might not have been so keen to do it. Really I hope it's not too bad, just a selection of tracks, first that come to mind when doing a top 100. I find lists are a good exercise in themself even if I can pick apart my own because it goes downhill from here.

    79. David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America
    78. Phil Collins - I don't Care Anymore
    77. CLuster - Hollywood
    76. Serious Intention - Serious (Dub)
    75. Kwame - Ownlee Eue
    74. Lil Louis - Club Lonely
    73. Source Direct - Stonehiller
    72. Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
    71. Kraftwerk - Computer World
    70. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go

    69. Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
    68. Gil Scott Heron - The Bottle
    67. Lonne Liston Smith - Space Lady
    68. Candi Staton - I Know
    66. Alan Parker - Blue Shadow
    65. Brian Bennett - Solstice
    64. Roy Ayers - Liquid Love
    63. Candi Staton - I Know
    62. Nuyorican Soul - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun
    61. Rare Silk - Storm
    60. MF Doom - Doomsday

    So maybe it could be a good thread, don't mind criticism if people don't wanna do lists as just a bit of fun/to start some talking.

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    Only two more lots of 20 to go.So not too difficult!

    59. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Games
    58. 808 State - Pacific State
    57. Faust - Jennifer
    56. Janet Kay - Silly Games
    55. Johnny Osbourne - Give A Little Love
    54. Art of Noise - Moments In Love
    53. Reece - Just Want Another Chance
    52. Sharivari - A Number of Names
    51. Jimi Hendrix - House Burning Down
    50. BB King - Chains n Things

    49. Pink Floyd - Dogs
    48. Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before
    47. Public Image Ltd. - Careering
    46. This Heat - 24 Track Loop
    45. Durutti Column - Never Known
    44. Yazoo - Only You
    43. The Black Dog - Jauqq
    42. John Beltran - Blue World
    41. P Funk All Stars - Hydraulic Pump
    40. Diana Ross - Love Hangover

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    I'll probably want to revise this big time! But glad to see any criticism/other lists.

    39. Womack & Womack - Love Wars
    38. John Foxx - Metal Beat
    37. Godflesh - Don't Bring Me Flowers
    36. Commodores - Easy
    35. Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene Part 4
    34. Newcleus - Jam on Revenge
    33. Robert Hood - Sleep Cycles
    32. Drexciya-Cascading Celestial Giants
    31. Miles Davis - Concierto de Aranjuez

    30. Theo Parrish - Falling Up
    29. A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water
    28. Slint - Good Morning Captain
    27. Can - Mushroom
    26. Captain Beefheart - Electricity
    25. My Bloody Valentine - Cigarette in your Bed
    24. Surgeon - Atol
    23. Jungle Brothers - Sunshine
    22. Goldie - Inner City Life
    21. Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

    20. Cat Stevens - Father and Sons
    19. David Bowie - Changes
    18. Joe Henderson - Canyon Lady
    17. 69 - Desire
    16. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    15. Jeff Mills - The Bells
    14. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
    13. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
    12. John Coltrane - Acknowledgement
    12. Popol Vuh - Aguirre
    11. Portishead - Numb

    10. Seba & Lotek - Sonic Winds
    9. Autechre - Autriche
    8. Derrick May - Strings of the Strings of Life
    7. Aphex Twin - Rhubarb
    6. Eric Clapton - Layla
    5. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
    4. Jamie Principle - Your Love
    3. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
    2. Aretha Franklin - Say a Little Prayer
    1. Kraftwek - Radioactivity

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    Did you do one song per artist rule?

    I rate you having unfinished sympathy that high cos I get the feeling it would be a taboo choice for many dissensians

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Did you do one song per artist rule?

    I rate you having unfinished sympathy that high cos I get the feeling it would be a taboo choice for many dissensians
    Yeah as a generall rule although there are two from Herbie Hancock. I like that kind of criticism, because 'trip hop' does get kind of bashed a lot in critical circles. I mean I even have Portishead numb quite high up, when I reached towards the end I was reaching a bit, and looking back towards the top of the list to see if I was maintaining some kind of quality control.

    Always surprises me when people say they don't like Massive Attack but can see how it's err... debatable.

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    The choice I really admire and stuck out to me is:

    78. Phil Collins - I don't Care Anymore
    Wow, I would love to hear your case for this!

    There used to be a famous regular here called Dave Stelfox who loved Phil. I used to be fascinated by Stelfox's love for Phil. All the rappers love Sade and Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    The choice I really admire and stuck out to me is:



    Wow, I would love to hear your case for this!

    There used to be a famous regular here called Dave Stelfox who loved Phil. I used to be fascinated by Stelfox's love for Phil. All the rappers love Sade and Phil.

    Well, I love Phil Collins would be the simple answer. So felt I had to choose just one. Why do I love him. Not just the voice and songwriting but the drumming and production. I mean what is it, just a Prophet 5 pad and the drum mix is still a template for me, as cheesy as it can sound, digital reverb units of the 80s are still bad.

    Why that track? Honestly, it could have been something from the Genesis era. or one of his bigger commercial hits, maybe You Can't Hurry Love as I would have liked more Motown songs on there. But that one, lyrically sound, and a bit of a gem I think, and on the Miami Vice soundtrack. I've been asked before if Phil Collins, why not Genesis, I guess I just listen to solo Phil more.

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    You must be a euro. I can't imagine an englishman making a list like that. It's impossible for the English to be as insulated from changing fashions as you are. We're too saturated by media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    You must be a euro. I can't imagine an englishman making a list like that. It's impossible for the English to be as insulated from changing fashions as you are. We're too saturated by media.
    Are you not on strike anymore?

    Thank fuck for that

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    Im a bit drunk waiting for a friend to turn up killing time

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    There's also no English music from the 90s00s on it. Trip hop doesn't count.

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    No, I'm from Birmingham.

    I never would have considered a list at a time when I still bought records. It's all the bloody YouTube playlists. I thought after I did it, I've just commodified my taste in music! So I'll have to leave it with a disclaimer that it could be changed at any point, even though most of it is set in stone from stuff that I discovered over 10 years ago, or samples that have stuck with me.

    For example Kwame - Ownlee Eue - not a particularly great trackk but...

    "Cause your smile brightens my day
    And turns my grey skies blue
    The reason that I'm happy
    I'm happy 'cause of you"

    I'm out of work at the moment to so it's given me a bit of time to mooch around forums a bit.

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