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Old 01-23-2017, 02:54 PM   #1
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Rank the 2000s albums, track by track

So this was done shortly after SOI and I thought it was an interesting idea, so I figured we could do it again since some time has passed.

Essentially, take all the track ones, track twos, etc, from the four 2000s albums and rank them 1-4 (1 for least favorite and 4 for favorite) and then add up the points to see how the albums compare.

Something like this:

Beautiful Day 4, The Miracle 3, NLOTH 2, Vertigo 1
Stuck 4, Magnificent 3, EBW 2, Miracle Drug 1
Elevation 4, California 3, SYCMIOYO 2, MOS 1
LAPOE 4, Song For Someone 3, Walk On 2, Unknown Caller 1
Kite 4, Crazy Tonight 3, COBL 2, Iris 1
In A Little While 4, All Because of You 3, Volcano 2, Boots 1
Wild Honey 4, AMAAW 3, Raised By Wolves 2, Stand Up Comedy 1
Cedarwood Road 4, Fez-BB 3, Crumbs 2, Peace On Earth 1
When I Look At The World 4, One Step Closer 3, Sleep Like A Baby 2, White As Snow 1
OOTS 4, Breathe 3, New York 2, Reach Me 1
Yahweh 4, Cedars 3, Grace 2, Troubles 1

ATYCLB: 35
HTDAAB: 29
SOI: 24
NLOTH: 22
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1) atyclb
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Beautiful Day 4, The Miracle 3, NLOTH 2, Vertigo 1
EBW 4, Magnificent 3, Stuck 2, Miracle Drug 1
MOS 4, SYCMIOYO 3, California 2, Elevation 1
Walk On 4, Unknown Caller 3, Song For Someone 2, LAPOE 1
COBL 4, Iris 3, Kite 2, Crazy Tonight 1
In A Little While 4, Volcano 3, All Because of You 2, Boots 1
Raised By Wolves 4, AMAAW 3, Wild Honey 2, Stand Up Comedy 1
Cedarwood Road 4, Fez-BB 3, Crumbs 2, Peace On Earth 1
Sleep Like A Baby 4, When I Look At The World 3, White As Snow 2, One Step Closer 1
Reach Me 4, Breathe 3, New York 2, OOTS 1
Troubles 4, Yahweh 3, Cedars 2, Grace 1

SOI: 37
ATYCLB: 26
NLOTH: 25
HTDAAB: 22
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Beautiful Day 4, Vertigo 3, The Miracle 2, NLOTH 1
Magnificent 4, EBW 3, Stuck 2, Miracle Drug 1
MOS 4, Elevation 3, SYCMIOYO 2, California 1
Walk On 4, Unknown Caller 3, Song for Someone 2, LAPOE 1
COBL 4, Iris 3, Crazy Tonight 2, Kite 1
Boots 4, Volcano 3, ABOY 2, IALW 1
Raised By Wolves 4, AMAAW 3, SUC 2, Wild Honey 1
Cedarwood Road 4, Fez-BB 3, Crumbs 2, Peace On Earth 1
Sleep Like A Baby 4, When I Look At The World 3, One Step Closer 2, White Ass Now 1
Reach Me 4, Breathe 3, New York 2, OOTS 1
Troubles 4, Yahweh 3, Cedars 2, Grace 1

SOI: 34
NLOTH: 29
HTDAAB: 24
ATYCLB: 23

The back half of SOI is so strong in my mind relative to the other albums. ATYCLB is the opposite.
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The Miracle 4, Beautiful Day 3, No Line On The Horizon 2, Vertigo 1
Stuck In A Moment 4, Every Breaking Wave 3, Magnificent 2, Miracle Drug 1
Moment Of Surrender 4, California 3, Elevation 2, Sometimes 1
Walk On 4, Unknown Caller 3, Love And Peace 2, Song For Someone 1
Kite 4, Iris 3, COBL 2, Crazy Tonight 1
In A Little While 4, Volcano 3, Boots 2, All Because Of You 1
Raised By Wolves 4, A Man And A Woman 3, Wild Honey 2, Stand Up Comedy 1
Fez-Being Born 4, Cedarwood Road 3, Peace On Earth 2, Crumbs From Your Table 1
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight 4, When I Look At The World 3, White As Snow 2, One Step Closer 1
New York 4, This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now 3, Breathe 2, OOTS 1
The Troubles 4, Cedars Of Lebanon 3, Grace 2, Yahweh 1

SOI = 35
ATYCLB = 34
NLOTH = 26
HTDAAB = 15
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Beautiful Day - 4 / Vertigo - 3 / No Line on the Horizon - 2 / The Miracle - 1
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of - 4 / Magnificent - 3 / Every Breaking Wave - 2 / Miracle Drug - 1
California - 4 / Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own - 3 / Moment of Surrender - 2 / Elevation - 1
Walk On - 4 / Unknown Caller - 3 / Song for Someone - 2 / Love and Peace or Else - 1
Kite - 4 / City of Blinding Lights - 3 / Iris - 2 / I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight - 1
In a Little While - 4 / Volcano - 3 / Get on Your Boots - 2 / All Because of You - 1
A Man and a Woman - 4 / Wild Honey - 3 / Raised by Wolves - 2 / Stand Up Comedy - 1
Cedarwood Road - 4 / Fez-Being Born - 3 / Crumbs from Your Table - 2 / Peace on Earth - 1
When I Look at the World - 4 / Sleep Like a Baby Tonight - 3 / White as Snow - 2 / One Step Closer - 1
New York - 4 / This is Where You Can Reach Me Now - 3 / Breathe - 2 / Original of the Species - 1
The Troubles - 4 / Yahweh - 3 / Cedars of Lebanon - 2 / Grace - 1

ATYCLB - 34
SOI - 30
NLOTH - 23
HTDAAB - 23
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Rank the 2000s albums, track by track

Beautiful Day 4 / NLOTH 3 / Vertigo 2 / The Miracle 1

Magnificent 4 / Every Breaking Wave 3 / Miracle Drug 2 / Stuck 1

MOS 4 / Sometimes 3 / California 2 / Elevation 1

Walk On 4 / Unknown Caller 3 / LAPOE 2 / SFS 1

Kite 4 / COBL 3 / Iris 2 / Crazy Tonight 1

In a Little While 4 / ABOY 3 / Volcano 2 / Get on Your Boots 1

Crumbs from Your Table 4 / Raised By Wolves 3 / Wild Honey 2 / Stand Up Comedy 1

Fez 4 / AMAAW 3 / Cedarwood Road 2 / Peace on Earth 1

When I Look at the World 4 / Sleep Like a Baby Tonight 3 / White as Snow 2 / One Step Closer 1

Breathe 4 / New York 3 / TIWYCRMN 2 / OOTS 1

Cedars of Lebanon 4 / The Troubles 3 / Yahweh 2 / Grace 1

NLOTH 31
ATYCLB 29
HTDAAB 26
SOI 24

Pretty close, considering NLOTH is by far my favorite of these.
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4. No Line On The Horizon | 3. Beautiful Day | 2. Vertigo | 1. The Miracle
4. Every Breaking Wave | 3. Magnificent | 2. Miracle Drug | 1. Stuck In A Moment
4. Moment Of Surrender | 3. California | 2. Sometimes You Can't Make It | 1. Elevation
4. Walk On | 3. Song For Someone | 2. Unknown Caller | 1. Love And Peace
4. Iris | 3. Crazy Tonight | 2. Kite | 1. City Of Blinding Lights
4. In A Little While | 3. Volcano | 2. Get On Your Boots | 1. All Because Of You
4. Raised By Wolves | 3. Wild Honey | 2. Crumbs From Your Table | 1. Stand Up Comedy
4. Fez | 3. A Man And A Woman | 2. Cedarwood Road | 1. Peace On Earth
4. Sleep Like A Baby Tonight | 3. One Step Closer | 2. When I Look At The World | 1. White As Snow
4. New York | 3. Reach Me Now | 2. Breathe | 1. Original Of The Species
4. The Troubles | 3. Cedars Of Lebanon | 2. Yahweh | 1. Grace

All That You Can't Leave Behind: 26
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 20
No Line On The Horizon: 29
Songs Of Innocence: 35
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4. No Line On The Horizon | 3. Beautiful Day | 2. Vertigo | 1. The Miracle
4. Every Breaking Wave | 3. Magnificent | 2. Miracle Drug | 1. Stuck In A Moment
4. Moment Of Surrender | 3. California | 2. Sometimes You Can't Make It | 1. Elevation
4. Walk On | 3. Song For Someone | 2. Unknown Caller | 1. Love And Peace
4. Iris | 3. Crazy Tonight | 2. Kite | 1. City Of Blinding Lights
4. In A Little While | 3. Volcano | 2. Get On Your Boots | 1. All Because Of You
4. Raised By Wolves | 3. Wild Honey | 2. Crumbs From Your Table | 1. Stand Up Comedy
4. Fez | 3. A Man And A Woman | 2. Cedarwood Road | 1. Peace On Earth
4. Sleep Like A Baby Tonight | 3. One Step Closer | 2. When I Look At The World | 1. White As Snow
4. New York | 3. Reach Me Now | 2. Breathe | 1. Original Of The Species
4. The Troubles | 3. Cedars Of Lebanon | 2. Yahweh | 1. Grace

All That You Can't Leave Behind: 26
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 20
No Line On The Horizon: 29
Songs Of Innocence: 35
I think you have Crumbs and A Man And A Woman mixed up...Crumbs is a #8 and AMAAW is a #7.
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Rank the 2000s albums, track by track

Looks like I made the same mistake. Haven't heard that album in a while!

Points would be the same though.
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4. Iris | 3. Crazy Tonight
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I think you have Crumbs and A Man And A Woman mixed up...Crumbs is a #8 and AMAAW is a #7.
You're right of course. Haven't listened to that album in years so it isn't so fresh in my mind. That and I made my template based on Travis' list cuz it was right above my comment screen.
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I've liked Crazy Tonight from the first time I heard it despite all the naysaying. It's one of my favorites on that album.
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Rank the 2000s albums, track by track

NLOTH 4/ BD 3/Vertigo 2 / The Miracle 1

Magnificent 4 / Every Breaking Wave 3/ Stuck 2/ MD 1

MOS 4 / Sometimes 3 / California 2 / Elevation 1

Walk On 4 / Unknown Caller 3 / SFS 2/ LAPOE 1

Kite 4 / COBL 3 / Iris 2 / Crazy Tonight 1

In a Little While 4 / Volcano 3/ ABOY2/Get on Your Boots 1

Raised By Wolves 4/ AMAAW 3/Wild Honey 2 / Stand Up Comedy 1

Fez 4 / Cedarwood Road 3/ Crumbs 2/Peace on Earth 1

When I Look at the World 4 / White As Snow 3/ Sleep Like a Baby Tonight 2 / One Step Closer 1

Reach Me Now 4 / New York 3 / Breathe 2 / OOTS 1

Cedars of Lebanon 4 / The Troubles 3 / Yahweh 2 / Grace 1

NLOTH - 31
SOI - 29
Bomb - 21
Leave Behind - 29

Looking back through these songs, I remembered why I hadn't listened to nearly any of them in years. Not much worth listening to from this bunch.
I quite like a handful of NLOTH.
Bomb is really bad, SOI had no staying power for me, Leave Behind has a couple good ones, but is mostly bland rubbish.

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This was a little confusing, because I haven't listened to the official track order of ATYCLB since around the year 2000.

4. No Line 3. Vertigo 2. Beautiful Day 1. The Miracle
4. Miracle Drug 3. Stuck 2. Magnificent 1. EBW
4. Moment of Surrender 3. California 2. Elevation 1. Sometimes
4. Walk On 3. Unknown Caller 2. LPOE 1. Song For Someone
4. COBL 3. Kite 2. Iris 1. Crazy
4. Volcano 3. IALW 2. Boots 1. ABOY
4. Wolves 3. Crumbs 2. Wild Honey -10. SUC(k)
4. Fez 3. POE 2. AMAW 1. Cedarwood (I really like all these songs, tough one to rank)
4. WILATW 3. Sleep 2. White 1. One Step
4. TIWYCRMN 3. Breathe 2. OOTS 1. New York
4. The Troubles 3. Cedars 2. Yahweh 1. Grace

ATYCLB: 28
Bomb: 25
No Line: 29
SOI: 28

And just for kicks:

4. Ground 3. Fast Cars 2. Crystal 1. Winter

Interesting result, as I consider ATYCLB to be the weakest out of the 4. And there are no songs I outright dislike on The Bomb, whereas I can't stand 2 on No Line (Crazy and SUC), and it finished with the highest score.

If I use the original, pre-release track order of ATYCLB, which is the only one I currently listen to:

4. No Line 3. Vertigo 2. Beautiful Day 1. The Miracle (no change)
4. Miracle Drug 3. Magnificent 2. Elevation 1. EBW
4. MOS 3. Walk On 2. California 1. Sometimes
4. Unknown Caller 3. Stuck 2. LPOE 1. SFS
4. COBL 3. Peace on Earth 2. Iris 1. Crazy
4. Volcano 3. Boots 2. Kite 1. ABOY
4. Wolves 3. Crumbs 2. New York 1. SUC
4. Fez 3. AMAW 2. IALW 1. Cedarwood
4. Sleep 3. White 2. One Step 1. Wild Honey
4. TIWYCRMN 3. WILATW 2. Breathe 1. OOTS
4. The Troubles 3. Cedars 2. Yahweh 1. Grace

ATYCLB: 24
Bomb: 26
No Line: 32
SOI: 28

This is probably more reflective of my actual rankings, the irony that my preferred order of ATYCLB actually makes it a weaker song-for-song matchup than the official order. The rearrangement also leaves ATYCLB with 0 first place finishes down from 2 on the previous list. Bomb edges it out by being a little more consistent. No Line enlarges its overall lead by scaling the highest peaks (4 first place finishes and 4 second place), and SOI rallies from a weak first half (only 7 points through the first 5 tracks) to finish with 5 out of 6 first place finishes itself.
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4 Beautiful Day 3 NLOTH 2 Vertigo 1 The Miracle
4 Magnificent 3 Miracle Drug 2 EBW 1 Stuck
4 MOS 3 Elevation 2 California 1 SYCMIOYO
4 Walk On 3 LAPOE 2 Unknown Caller 1 SFS
4 COBL 3 Kite 2 Iris 1 Crazy
4 ABOY 3 Volcano 2 Boots 1 IALW (lesson learnt: track six always blows)
4 AMAAW 3 Wild Honey 2 RBW 1 SUC
4 Cedarwood 3 Fez 2 Crumbs 1 POE
4 WILATW 3 White As Snow 2 OSC 1 SLABT
4 New York 3 Reach 2 Breathe 1 OOTS
4 Troubles 3 Cedars 2 Grace 1 Yahweh

ATYCLB: 30
HTDAAB: 27
NLOTH: 26
SOI: 25

Literally the exact reverse of how I rank the albums overall. And geez, a song I quite enjoy like Crumbs gets just 2, while ABOY makes off with 4 just because its competition is so awful. This method of ranking is cruel.
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1. Soi
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1. SOI : TIWYCRMN ( best track )
2. ATYCLB : KITE ( best track )
3. HTDAAB : STYCMIOYO ( best track )
4. NLOTH : WAS ( best track )
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I feel like the number 1 spot is the strongest out of the 4 albums. It's the best we have of a murderer's row, but I feel like 2 in the lineup are simple felons.
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Let's try this.

Beautiful Day 4, NLOTH 3, Vertigo 2, The Miracle 1
Magnificent 4, Stuck 3, Every Breaking Wave 2, Miracle Drug 1
Moment of Surrender 4, California 3, Elevation 2, SYCMIOYO 1
Walk On 4, Unknown Caller 3, Love and Peace 2, Song for Someone 1
COBL 4, Kite 3, Crazy 2, Iris 1
In A Little While 4, Boots 3, ABOY 2, Volcano 1 (I'm shocked that ABOY can beat something, but Volcano is terrible.)
AMAAW 4, Wild Honey 3, Stand Up Comedy 2, Raised By Wolves 1
Fez 4, Cedarwood 3, Peace on Earth 2, Crumbs 1
White As Snow 4, WILATW 3, One Step Closer 2, Sleep Like A Baby 1
Breathe 4, OOTS 3, New York 2, Reach 1
Troubles 4, Yahweh 3, Cedars 2, Grace 1

No Line: 35
ATYCLB: 31
Bomb: 25
SOI: 19

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