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Best Singles of 2002?

Old 01-13-03, 06:07 PM
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Best Singles of 2002?

1.Rapture - "House of Jealous Lovers" - DFA
2.Secret Machines - "It's a Bad Wind That Don't Blow Somebody Some Good" - Ace Fu
3.LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge" - DFA
4.Missy Elliot - "Work It" - MCA
5.Nappy Roots - "Aw Naw" - Atlantic
6.Nivea - "Don't Mess With My Man" - Jive
7.DJ Shadow - "Six Days" - MCA
8.Justin Timberlake - "Cry Me a River" - Jive
9.Clipse - "Grindin'" - Arista
10.50 Cent - "Wanksta" - Interscope

This was my Village Voice Pazz & Jop list, but now I'm thinking that without question the year's best single was Timberlake's "Cry Me a River." I have been obsessed with this track for weeks now, and it gets better with every listen. A stunning tune.
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Re: Best Singles of 2002?

Originally posted by Yancey
1.Rapture - "House of Jealous Lovers" - DFA
2.Secret Machines - "It's a Bad Wind That Don't Blow Somebody Some Good" - Ace Fu
3.LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge" - DFA
4.Missy Elliot - "Work It" - MCA
5.Nappy Roots - "Aw Naw" - Atlantic
6.Nivea - "Don't Mess With My Man" - Jive
7.DJ Shadow - "Six Days" - MCA
8.Justin Timberlake - "Cry Me a River" - Jive
9.Clipse - "Grindin'" - Arista
10.50 Cent - "Wanksta" - Interscope

This was my Village Voice Pazz & Jop list, but now I'm thinking that without question the year's best single was Timberlake's "Cry Me a River." I have been obsessed with this track for weeks now, and it gets better with every listen. A stunning tune.
Yancey, is that you?

For the record, benedict, I'm not trying to threadcrap. This post just doesn't sound at all like something Yancey would say. I am genuWINEly confused.
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Old 01-13-03, 06:52 PM
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Actually, I hate to say it, but I like "Cry Me a River" as well. Further, the Rolling Stone cover story on Timberlake actually gave me a bit of respect for the guy. He's not as maladjusted as I thought he'd be.

My best singles of the year (in no order)...
"Six Days" - DJ Shadow
"Come Around" - Rhett Miller
"Alive Again" - Trey Anastasio
"Cry Me a River" - Justin Timberlake
"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
"She Said" - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

I'm not a big fan of Timberlake or Eminem, but each has created a killer song this year...
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Old 01-13-03, 06:58 PM
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1. Coldplay - The Scientist
2. Badly Drawn Boy - You Were Right
3. British Sea Power - Spirit of St Louis
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5. Lo Fidelity Allstars - Feel What I feel

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1. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, "Relative Ways"
2. Belle & Sebastian, "I'm Waking Up to Us"
3. Badly Drawn Boy, "Something to Talk About"
4. Interpol, "NYC"
5. Steve Earle, "Jerusalem"
6. The Walkmen, "We've Been Had" (already used in a car ad!)
6. Rhett Miller, "Come Around"
7. Supergrass, "Grace"
8. Sleater-Kinney, "One Beat"
9. Spoon, "The Way We Get By"
10. Weezer, "Keep Fishin'"

I'll probably end up editing this, though. I'm sure I'm forgetting some much better songs.

Re: Timberlake. I'll bet Christgau will agree with you, if no one else.
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btw, I'm not sure what if single is meant by radio or not or just best song of 2002 but Giles, I don't think Coldplay's "the Scientist" although a great song indeed was a "single"
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Old 01-13-03, 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by Rypro 525

btw, I'm not sure what if single is meant by radio or not or just best song of 2002 but Giles, I don't think Coldplay's "the Scientist" although a great song indeed was a "single"
In the UK it was...
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Re: Re: Best Singles of 2002?

Originally posted by Penny Lane
Yancey, is that you?

For the record, benedict, I'm not trying to threadcrap. This post just doesn't sound at all like something Yancey would say. I am genuWINEly confused.
Yeah, it is me, Penny. In the past year my tastes have broadened greatly, primarily in my appreciation for pop. Each of those pop songs has something in it that grabs me. Maybe I'll write a graf on each later today. In any case, there's a huge gap between my album and singles lists this year, as the albums shade towards the noise side, while the singles are all, with the exception of the first three selections on my list, pop.
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Ack!

I can't find that Rapture single anywhere.

Was it only released to vinyl?
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Old 01-14-03, 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by grunter
Ack!

I can't find that Rapture single anywhere.

Was it only released to vinyl?
Yeah, the Rapture single is 12" only. There are a few places online where it's streamed, I think. One of them being Epitonic.com. DFA, the label, will be releasing a compilation of their 12"'s in February or March. And a new Rapture full length (which I'm going to finally hear tonight) will come out then too.

[edit: I found the Rapture song. Stream it here: http://www.epitonic.com/artists/therapture.html ]

Not that you asked, but a short essay I wrote about "House of Jealous Lovers:"

The Rapture, having taken stock of the New York scene and joining up with the beat-heavy DFA collective, substituted firmer beats for noisy dissonance (which, in theory, is lamentable, but works wonderfully here) in "House of Jealous Lovers," eyeing "I Love a Man In a Uniform"-era Gang of Four rather than, say, "Damaged Goods." The bait and switch made an obvious killing on hipster dance floors and, surprisingly, in indie-rock corners as well, where a legion of like-minded bands has given audiences the go-sign to wiggle their asses as much as they like (which is very little, of course). That the song is only available as a 12" would seem to doom its popularity, but the catchy melody has conquered the format constraint (finally, a use for that old turntable!) in grand form. The song of the year for a million different reasons, it certainly isn't a new sound, but it's rare to see nostalgic and contemporary tastes intersect so opportunely.

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Yancey:

When you hear the Rapture's album, could you keep us updated as to what it contains and when it's supposed to be available?

Thanks.
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Originally posted by grunter
Yancey:

When you hear the Rapture's album, could you keep us updated as to what it contains and when it's supposed to be available?

Thanks.
Sure thing. I'm supposed to hang with them, Black Dice and LCD Soundsystem at the DFA studio tonight to listen to the new stuff, hang out and watch them rehearse. Then interview the Rapture in a couple of weeks. Very cool.
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Old 01-14-03, 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by Yancey
Sure thing. I'm supposed to hang with them, Black Dice and LCD Soundsystem at the DFA studio tonight to listen to the new stuff, hang out and watch them rehearse. Then interview the Rapture in a couple of weeks. Very cool.
Completely off topic: but, I'm curious. Who would I have to, uh, "service" to get a gig like that?

grunter yet again finds another reason as to why he's in the wrong profession.



This makes grunter seethe enviously.

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Originally posted by grunter
Completely off topic: but, I'm curious. Who would I have to, uh, "service" to get a gig like that?

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This makes grunter seethe enviously.

It happened after I emailed DFA to get rights to stream "House of Jealous Lovers" at Flakmag.com, where my year-end mix CD will be listed as part of an annual special there. I then requested a Rapture interview for a piece at Neumu.com and their manager and I started shooting the breeze. He was mentioning all of these great DFA things that they were recording. I called him an a**hole for telling me about them without me being able to hear them. He countered by telling me to come over to the studio and hang out, which was not the response I expected. It's supposed to go down tonight, but I might have to push it back to later in the week because of some writing obligations I have to take care of. It is very cool and I am lucky to be able to do this. You are a Rapture fan, I take it? I got into them with the Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks EP, then got Mirror, which is also great. But the leap they have made for their DFA songs is tremendous. The b-side to "House of Jealous Lovers," "Silent Morning," is just as phenomenal. You should pick up that 12" if you can track it down. I know Insound.com has it...
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Umm, sir, the topic is Best singles, not Worst.
It happens that the title has a question mark.

Regardless of that fine distinction, I think an ideal post would include one's own list &/or a constructive criticism of what has been posted previously.

My experience of occasions where people post emptily is that the threads are soon taken off-topic and degenerate into "yes it is" "no it isn't" "you suck" kind of discussions i.e. you don't see a positive, acceptable thread-drift and hence the anti-threadcrap rules formulated quite some time ago....

.... maybe there wasn't a bona fide threadcrap here but neither was there a clear statement as to what constituted a "best single". So I've now put your post in the "sin bin". Yah booh!



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Re: Re: Re: Best Singles of 2002?

Originally posted by Yancey
Yeah, it is me, Penny. In the past year my tastes have broadened greatly, primarily in my appreciation for pop. Each of those pop songs has something in it that grabs me. Maybe I'll write a graf on each later today. In any case, there's a huge gap between my album and singles lists this year, as the albums shade towards the noise side, while the singles are all, with the exception of the first three selections on my list, pop.
That's cool. I didn't mean to offend you, and I'm sorry if I did. I seriously didn't peg you as a Justin Timberlake fan, that's all. SORRY.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Best Singles of 2002?

Originally posted by Penny Lane
That's cool. I didn't mean to offend you, and I'm sorry if I did. I seriously didn't peg you as a Justin Timberlake fan, that's all. SORRY.
No offense taken. And I understand the confusion.

Anyway, more lists of songs please!
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1) I Feel Fine - Riddlin Kids
2) Pretty Girl(the way) - Sugarcult
3) Just LIke a Pill - Pink
4) Complicated - Avril Lavigne
5) Cleaning OUt My Closet - Eminem
6) All You Wanted - Michelle Branch
7) '03 Bonnie and Clyde - Jay-Z& Beyonce
8) I'd Do Anything - Simple Plan
9) Keep Fishin - Weezer
10) Im With You - Avril Lavigne

those are just off the top of my head...i'm sure i've forgotten some
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Just Like A Pill/Family Portrait (Pink Rocks!)

Lose Yourself/Cleaning Out My Closet/Without Me/Haley's Song (anything Eminem put out last year got heavy radio play here and I wasn't complaining)

She ****ing Hates Me - Puddle of Mud (radio edit sucks)

Hot in Here/Dilemma - Nelly & Kelly

Gangsta Love - Eve & Alicia

Heaven Candlelight Remix - DJ Sammy

I am sure there are more, those are what stick out to me.
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More songs:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Bang"
Kylie Minogue, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (no one's listed this one yet???)

Hey Yancey, I still want to see what appeals to you about Timberlake's song. (In a different thread, if you'd prefer.)
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Kylie's is a tremendous song. Thanks for mentioning that one.

As for Timberlake, if you had asked me that upon first hearing it the answer would be simple: Timbaland's production. "Cry Me a River" is such an Aaliyah (one of my fave performers of the last decade) song it's not even funny. But after really listening close, my appreciation went much deeper. Here's a comment I sent to the Voice for P&J (who knows if it will run):

Justin Timberlake's insistence that we sympathize with his Britney breakup might elicit a Justinfiable snicker if it weren't for the amazing song it produced, "Cry Me a River." After Timberlake's taut falsetto imitates the keyboards' quick phrasing, he sails high in the teetering chorus, concluding with these brutal lyrics: "Girl I refuse, you must have me confused/ With some other guy/ Your bridges were burned, and now it's your turn/ To cry." Snap!
My favorite parts of the song are those falsetto phrasings in the pre-chorus, but beyond that, Timberlake's vocal phrasing is phenomenal throughout. The lyrics are very wordy, but by skipping his voice a bit, he fits it all in so fluidly (I have a feeling he might have listened to Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody" to do this). He never oversings, he's pretty restrained, and so the song itself takes centerstage, and it's a great one.
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Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Eminem - Without Me
Blink 182 - Stay Together For The Kids
Ja Rule - Always On Time
Big Tymers - Still Fly

edit to add: I can't believe I forgot Po' Folks by Nappy Roots, great song

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Nappy Roots - Po Folks w/ Anthony Hamilton
TRUSTcompany - Downfall
Michelle Branch + Carlos Santana - Game of Love
Eminem - W/O Me + lose Yourself
Scarface - My Block
Goo Goo Dolls - Here is Gone
Box Car Racer - There is


short list of some of my favs
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Yancey, your list surprised me as well, but I think that's cool.

I don't listen to pop radio too much, but sometimes I hear a song that really sticks in my craw....

Santana and Branch "Game of Love" is summer ready.
I feel weird saying this, but that Kylie song is very catchy.
Queens of the Stone Age "No One Knows"... cool song.
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