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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 country, genre, mood, track length, etc, as well as specific chart positions.

Logged in visitors can vote for any of the tracks listed in the all-time music charts, with established visitors being allowed to add tracks from albums, EPs and singles released from 1950 and 2014.

 
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Album Manipulator by Ty Segall (2014)
The last thing we need is yet ANOTHER Ty Segall/collaboration album to confuse us record collectors/hoarders/geeks even further. More albums than I've had hot dinners springs to mind, except this is probably his best album yet in spite of the dread induced loathing of getting through a mammoth 17 tracks. An unadventurous start followed by refreshingly invigorating glam-rock yes thank-you ma'am, Marc Bolan on track no.3 'The Singer', then shades of a reinvigorated 'Odelay' by Beck, slurringly drunk vocal/guitar meanderings, a bit of Bowie, a drawling/crooning Brett Anderson from Suede popping up (which I really like), an ability to pull on just about every 70s/90s musical influence that's actually any good and rock with it, resulting in yet another fantastic album from an amazing 2014 to swell your lucky, lucky, lucky record collection to bursting. (Richard)  
 
Track Cherry-Coloured Funk by The Cocteau Twins from Heaven or Las Vegas (1990)  
This is the sort of track I want to take to my grave and listen to for eternity. It's that sort of good. (Richard)  
 
Album Commune by Goat (swe) (2014)
WOW! Goat are back in 2014 with more exhilarating, psychedelic rock. Bored of beef or chicken dinners? Goat serve up a tasty dish, and rest assured, the album is not currying for cheap laughs like that last statement. The musicianship is tightly interwoven and gratifying to the ear, but once again the less then pleasing female vocals, often out of tune and regularly shouting at the microphone, invariably detract from the end result rather than enhance it. The ideas are there, but please tell her to calm it down or find someone with equal energy who can actually sing. (Richard)  
 
Album Television Man by Naomi Punk (2014)
There's so much music out there that panders to certain audiences and tries to be what it should be, instead of what it is, perhaps trying too hard or being too self-conscious for its own good. Yes, there is an almost unbearable shtick to 'Television Man', and if you're after succulent turkey roast dripping with fat, or a post-energetic gloopey-sugary treat, look elsewhere - this is the dry bones, the skinny finger, the harsh barren wasteland of nowhereness. But if you're not going anywhere either, generally like being starved of nutrients or just want to cleanse your mind of your regular-fries sins, this may be a starting point. Only track no. 10, the overly-long 'Rodeo Trash Pit' cocks things up from an otherwise decent album. (Richard)  
 
Album Trouble In Paradise by La Roux (2014)
Here we go - the strangely unattractive Tilda Swinton-esque lookalike/wannabe Elly Jackson, bless her heart, takes an extended break to warmer climes, gets laid and starts warbling on about sex at every opportunity in 'Kiss and Not Tell', 'Cruel Sexuality', 'Sexotheque' and 'Tropical Chancer' - he of the "really good dancer" variety, warning you on first impressions that you should never, ever listen to music like this, not if you've got any sense - you know its going to end in tears and require extensive post-listening audio therapy, probably for days on end. But there's a golden rule in listening to music: listen to it once, sleep on it and wait a bit - if you come back again for ANY reason for a re-listen, pay attention, this could be a sleeper or have two or three whopping tunes. Fortunately 'Trouble in Paradise' does have some whopping tunes on it which are so good it's worth getting the album just for these, such as the David Bowie 'Let's Dance' (1983) guitar riff/jangle similarities on 'Uptight Downtown', 'Kiss And Not Tell' and the absolutely stellar "Oh I bet money-money-money, I bet, he's at the...", 'Sexotheque'. An album that requires liberal use of the skip button and replete with cheesy, rather awkward moments, but which still works as a whole because of the wonderful individual moments. (Richard)  
 
Album Heaven or Las Vegas by The Cocteau Twins (1990)
An absolutely astonishingly good album, if you didn't know already. It's one of those albums that hooks you in from the first few notes of 'Cherry-coloured Funk', arguably the best track on the album, and doesn't let go until the closing bars of 'Frou-Frou Foxes'. There's not a SINGLE dislikeable track on it, just some tracks that are better than others. Even some of the tracks that don't really gel at first become anthemic over time, such as 'Fotzepolitic'. It's an absolutely amazing album with no duffers or fillers at all. (Richard)  
 
Album Complete Surrender by Slow Club (2014)
An important sounding album that needs to be consumed but not necessarily enjoyed, like black coffee without cream and sugar. Top-notch production and clever marketing/chart strategies are required for success, coupled with excellent singing and quite nice tunes, and I have encouraged, even cajoled myself into liking it, again, but it still doesn't ruffle any feathers or ignite that spark. Tracks like 'Tears of Joy' and 'Suffering You, Suffering Me' are great, but the whole album reeks of common sense and clean-cut attitudes, which inhibits extensive listening to it as an album. Perhaps good for singles? (Richard)  
 
Album High Life by Brian Eno & Karl Hyde (2014)
Eclectic is a nice word, perhaps pulling resources from a wider life experience would be a fairer comparison, or just excellent music over the course of about 40 minutes, is best of all, for this largely instrumental music recorded by senior electronic aficionados. There are vocals here and there, reminiscent of the haunting aspects of ‘My Life In The Bush of Ghosts’ on track no. 3, 'Time to Waste It', but more conventional vocals on track four, the splendid and very vibrant 'Lilac'. But where you might expect turgid expression, this isn't harsh or haunting at all, but evident of a collaboration by a duo who really enjoy making and recording music together, emitting levels of surprising zest and funk. It's a wonderful listening experience of value packed entertainment at an average track length of about seven minutes, consisting of six songs at around 40 mins. Some of Eno’s music has stretched the low-key ambient a bit too far in the past, and you may hear other-worldly environmental renditions of ‘Sky Saw’ and 'Golden Hours' and other spectacular tracks from Eno's 1975 'Another Green World', which I'm an utter fan off btw, and renditions from the best parts of ‘Before And After Science', but here there is little trace of morbidity, depression or self-congratulatory expression which has to be attributed to the input of Karl Hyde for instilling the sheer groove throughout this record. It's such a refreshing listen from a seventies adventurer / nineties dance hero, which is an utter, utter surprise. The only let-down is the final track ‘Cells & Bells’ which is nothing more than ambient, outro wig-out, but perfectly lovely and suitable accompaniment to the antics of the previous five tracks. (Richard)  
 
Album Deep Fantasy by White Lung (2014)
Short, sharp and sweet, that's the thing, reminiscent of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' early days, before commercialism/babies/boringism? took hold. No track over 2:36, over in under 25 minutes, this could 'almost' be the first Ramones album, but only time will tell if this is still rockin' in six months from now. What a wonderful year for the 'Ws' - Wild Beasts, Woods, Wye Oak - all excellent albums. Whoopee. (Richard)  
 
Track One Day by Paolo Nutini from Caustic Love (2014) 
A wonderful track with strange overtones of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum. (Richard)