Let's pick an album and rank the songs from best to worst

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jama, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. DooDee

    DooDee Forum Resident

    I rarely notice this album & artist discussed anymore. Its a good album. I used to listen to it a lot. In fact, I listened to it two weeks ago for the first time since the 1980s (after compiling a list of all of the albums I've ever listened to regularly). I never knew until today Christopher only played two guitar solos. The album has an all-star cast.
    1. Ride Like the Wind - 9.0 (great intro, great opening vocal, fabulous song, Michael sounds better; less prominent. Better solo by Christopher than on Poor Shirley but still basic)
    2. Sailing - 8.5 (nice, some nice lyrics, such as 'the canvas can do miracles'; nice chorus; nicely produced vocals)
    3. Say You'll Be Mine - 8.0 (very cool guitar solo - Jay Graydon; nice very compatible duet combo)
    4. I Really Don't Know Anymore - 7.5 (not sure Michael McDonald fits here; good guitar solo - Larry Carlton)
    5. Never Be The Same - 6.5 (catchy song; sounds like I Really Don't Know Anymore; strong solo by Jay Graydon)
    6. Minstrel Gigolo - 6.0 (familiar rhythm for a final track; fanciful lyrics. Eric Johnson interesting guitar solos but i am not sure of its compatibility with the very basic rhythm of the song; which ends with some nice sax).
    7. Spinning - 5.5 (very listenable duet)
    8. The Light is On - 5.0 (basic rhythm; basic lyrics; vibraphone is cool. Larry Carlton reasonable guitar solo salvation attempt; a bit harsh in places; ok closing guitar solo)
    9. Poor Shirley - 4.0 (chorus isn't the greatest; the song gets a bit tedious. Christopher basic guitar solo). :winkgrin:
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2024
  2. Sam Redlark

    Sam Redlark Forum Resident

    St Etienne - Fox Base Alpha

    1 Girl VII
    2 Carnt Sleep
    3 London Belongs to Me
    4 Spring
    5 Nothing Can Stop Us
    6 Like the Swallow
    7 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
    8 She's the One
    9 Stoned to Say the Least
    10 Dilworth's Theme
    11 Wilson
    12 This Is Radio Etienne
    13 Etienne Gonna Die
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  3. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Peter Gabriel IO:
    Road to joy
    Live and let live
    Four kinds of horses
    The court
    Olive tree
    This is home
    So much
    Love can heal
    And still
    Playing for time
  4. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Bread Paisley Mud on the Tires:
    Ain't nothin like
    Spaghetti western swing
    Farther along
    Famous people
    The cigar song
    Mud on the tires
    Kung Pao
    That's love
    Little moments
    The best thing that I had goin
    Somebody knows you now
    Whiskey lullaby
    Make a mistake with me
    Make a mistake
    Hold me in your arms and let me fall
    Is it raining at your house

    This Is Country Music:
    Old Alabama
    This is country music
    Life's railway to heaven
    Working on a tan
    Love her like she's leavin
    Remind me
    One of those lives
    Be the lake
    A man don't have to die
    I do now
    New favorite memory
    Don't drink the water
  5. __Patrick__

    __Patrick__ Forum Resident

    Throw Down The Sword
    The King Will Come
    Sometime World
    Time Was
    Blowin’ Free
    Leaf And Stream
  6. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Fiona Apple Tidal:
    Never is a promise
    Sleep to dream
    The first taste
    The child is gone
    Sullen girl
    Slow like honey
    Pale September
  7. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    I love every song, but some more than others. :love:


    1. Jockey Full of Bourbon
    2. Big Black Mariah
    3. Rain Dogs
    4. Downtown Train
    5. Tango Till They're Sore
    6. Singapore
    7. Cemetery Polka
    8. Clap Hands
    9. Union Square
    10. Diamonds & Gold
    11. Walking Spanish
    12. Gun Street Girl
    13. Hang Down Your Head
    14. Time
    15. 9th & Hennepin
    16. Blind Love
    17. Bride of Rain Dog" (instrumental)
    18. Anywhere I Lay My Head
    19. Midtown" (instrumental)
  8. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    Another album where I love every song, but some more than others. :love:


    1. Gimme the Car
    2. Country Death Song
    3. Black Girls
    4. Good Feeling
    5. Nightmares
    6. Ugly
    7. Add It Up
    8. Blister in the Sun
    9. Gone Daddy Gone
    10. Children of the Revolution
    11. Old Mother Reagan
    12. World We're Living In
  9. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident


    1. The Attack Of The Giant Ants
    2. Look Good In Blue
    3. Rip Her To Shreds
    4. In The Sun
    5. In The Flesh
    6. Kung Fu Girls
    7. Rifle Range
    8. X Offender
    9. A Shark In Jets Clothing
    10. Man Overboard
    11. Little Girl Lies
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  10. Abbey Road

    Here Comes the Sun
    Come Together
    She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
    You Never Give Me Your Money
    Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
    I Want You
    Oh Darling!
    Sun King
    Octopus’ Garden
    Mean Mr. mustard
    Polythene Pam
    Her Majesty
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  11. Roxy Music-Country life

    The Thrill of It All
    Bitter Sweet
    Out of the Blue
    All I want Is You
    A Really Good Time
    Prairie Rose
    Three and Nine
    If It Takes All Night

    NYSPORTSFAN Forum Resident

    Howell, Michigan
    Sorry in my opinion the medleys should not be treated as separate songs but rather Part 1 and Part 2 as it was a series of short songs to be linked as one long song.

    1. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
    2. Something
    3 Because
    3. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    4. Sun King/Mean Mustard/Polyethene Pam/She Came in Through The Bathroom Windows
    5 Come Together
    6. You Never Give Me Your Money
    7 Here Comes the Sun
    8 Oh Darling
    9Maxwell Silver Hammer
    10 Octopus Garden
    11 Her Majesty
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  13. sinistrail sentinel

    sinistrail sentinel Forum Resident

    United States
    Mike + The Mechanics s/t


    Silent Running
    All I Need Is A Miracle
    A Call To Arms
    I Get The Feeling
    You Are The One
    Par Avion
    Taken In
    Hanging By A Thread
    Take The Reins
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  14. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. .

    Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power

    Search and Destroy
    Raw Power
    Gimme Danger
    Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
    Death Trip
    Shake Appeal
    I Need Somebody

    (with Raw Power and Gimme Danger almost tied for second best)
  15. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Fun Some Nights:
    Some nights
    Some nights intro
    Carry on
    Why am I the one
    All alright
    All alone
    It gets better
    We are young
    One foot
    Out on the town

    Nate Ruess Grand Romantic:
    Nothing without love
    It only gets much worse
    Great big storm
    Grand Romantic
    Grand Romantic intro
    Harsh light
    What this world is coming to
    You light my fire
    Take it back
  16. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Guess I'm the only one that thinks every song on Abbey Road should be thought of as its own separate song. Just don't get the idea of splitting it up into medleys. There are seventeen distinct songs as far as I'm concerned, no medleys at all.
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  17. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
  18. sinistrail sentinel

    sinistrail sentinel Forum Resident

    United States
    Autechre LP5


    Drane 2
    Fold 4, Wrap 5
    Under BOAC
    Vose In
    Acroyear 2
    Arch Carrier
    Caliper Remote
  19. sinistrail sentinel

    sinistrail sentinel Forum Resident

    United States
    Various Artists Just Say Yo (Vol 2 Of Just Say Yes) - A Sire Records Sampler


    Behind the Wheel/Route 66 [Mega-Single Mix] - Depeche Mode
    Inside Out [Live] - The Mighty Lemon Drops
    Bible Dreams - The Wild Swans
    What For - James
    Hot Dog [12" Remix] - Martini Ranch
    Tubular Bells/Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls [Regan's House Me Mix] - Book of Love
    Chains of Love [Truly in Love with the Marks Bros. Mix] - Erasure
    Will Never Marry - Morrissey
    Galbi (Coldcut remix) - Ofra Haza
    Black Coffee - k.d. lang
    Mexican Women - Throwing Muses
    Call Me Blue - A House
    Bacchanal Lady [Extended Remix] - David Rudder
    Kingdom Chairs - The Soup Dragons
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  20. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Too Late to Leap the Chocolate Gate

    Fripp and Eno: no pussyfooting (1973)

    01 The Heavenly Music Corporation (fabulous).

    02 Swastika Girls (awful).
  21. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Too Late to Leap the Chocolate Gate

    Stevie Wonder: hotter than july (1980)

    01 Master Blaster (Jammin')
    02 I Ain't Gonna Stand For It
    03 Happy Birthday
    04 Lately
    05 Do Like You
    06 Did I Hear You Say You Love Me
    07 All I Do
    08 Cash in Your Face-Rocket Love-As If You Read My Mind
  22. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Alanis Morissette The Collection:
    You oughta know
    Hands clean
    Hand in my pocket
    You learn
    Sister blister
    Princess familiar
    Simple together
    Let's do it let's fall in love
    Thank you
    That I would be good
    Eight easy steps
    Head over feet
  23. ironbutterfly

    ironbutterfly Listening to marky mark in mono

    "Taken in" is a horrible closer for a great album
  24. ironbutterfly

    ironbutterfly Listening to marky mark in mono

    Force Ten is my favorite album opener by Rush!!!
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  25. Solaris Morse

    Solaris Morse Forum Resident

    Personally I never consider music 'best to worse' but 'favourite to least favourite'.

    Let's Eat Grandma ~ I,Gemini

    Deep Six Textbook
    Sleep Song
    Chocolate Sludge Cake
    Eat Shiitake Mushrooms
    Chimpanzees In Canopies
    Uke 6 Textbook
    Sax In The City
    Welcome To The Treehouse (Part 1)
    Welcome To The Treehouse (Part 2)
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