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(NPR)   68 of 2013's best songs, all compressed down into a five-minute overview. Man, someone should have done this last January. That would have been a huge time saver   (npr.org) divider line 26
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2013-12-31 08:14:16 AM  
I likey
 
2013-12-31 12:49:40 PM  
I forget about this every year and then I enjoy it every year.
 
2013-12-31 12:49:43 PM  
It's not a weird all polka medley? Feck off
 
2013-12-31 12:51:46 PM  
Is the point to show how unerringly similar they all are? Because that's not a good thing.
 
2013-12-31 12:56:27 PM  
68 of 2013's best pop songs


there you go. Fixed.
 
2013-12-31 01:01:02 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Is the point to show how unerringly similar they all are? Because that's not a good thing.


Maybe because it's edited to flow nicely from one song to the other so you don't get abrupt changes in styles
 
2013-12-31 01:04:27 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Is the point to show how unerringly similar they all are? Because that's not a good thing.


It's hard to tell because it was so mixed up and mashed up that I could barely recognize the songs I were familiar with.
 
2013-12-31 01:06:11 PM  
So which is better this time around? DJ Earworm, or Pop Danthology? Maybe someone should make a mash-up of the year end mash-ups?
 
2013-12-31 01:08:20 PM  

Grungehamster: So which is better this time around? DJ Earworm, or Pop Danthology? Maybe someone should make a mash-up of the year end mash-ups?


Well, here's DJ Earworm. Compare and contrast.
 
2013-12-31 01:18:15 PM  

Gosling: Grungehamster: So which is better this time around? DJ Earworm, or Pop Danthology? Maybe someone should make a mash-up of the year end mash-ups?

Well, here's DJ Earworm. Compare and contrast.


DJ Earworm hands down.
 
2013-12-31 01:24:58 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: Gosling: Grungehamster: So which is better this time around? DJ Earworm, or Pop Danthology? Maybe someone should make a mash-up of the year end mash-ups?

Well, here's DJ Earworm. Compare and contrast.

DJ Earworm hands down.


I like Earworm's sounds better musically, but it seemed like he only used a handful of songs over and over, while showing video clips of a lot of other songs that were never used much in the mix. For example, you saw a lot of clips of "Roar" and "Applause", but I don't think either of those songs really jumped out at me. Danthology got more songs in the mix, so I think I have to give him a slim win on technical merit.
 
2013-12-31 01:29:59 PM  
No QOTSA?

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-12-31 01:31:13 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Bedstead Polisher: Gosling: Grungehamster: So which is better this time around? DJ Earworm, or Pop Danthology? Maybe someone should make a mash-up of the year end mash-ups?

Well, here's DJ Earworm. Compare and contrast.

DJ Earworm hands down.

I like Earworm's sounds better musically, but it seemed like he only used a handful of songs over and over, while showing video clips of a lot of other songs that were never used much in the mix. For example, you saw a lot of clips of "Roar" and "Applause", but I don't think either of those songs really jumped out at me. Danthology got more songs in the mix, so I think I have to give him a slim win on technical merit.


You may be right. I liked the flow of Earworm's better, but he did only include a limited number. If I had to listen to any of these again, it would be DJ Earworm's. Danthology was too cacophonous for my tastes. I guess that's why they're both popular though, for different audiences.
 
2013-12-31 01:49:55 PM  
Not gonna click.  How much is Kanye/Miley/Beyoncé? And how much is Daft Punk?
 
2013-12-31 02:10:50 PM  

eddievercetti: No QOTSA?

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


saw them in Boston couple of weeks ago.  I cannot listen to "Better living through chemistry" anymore because the version they played live, a 10 minute version, just absolutely kicked my ass.  I wish I could hear that version every time....
 
2013-12-31 03:28:42 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Bedstead Polisher: Gosling: Grungehamster: So which is better this time around? DJ Earworm, or Pop Danthology? Maybe someone should make a mash-up of the year end mash-ups?

Well, here's DJ Earworm. Compare and contrast.

DJ Earworm hands down.

I like Earworm's sounds better musically, but it seemed like he only used a handful of songs over and over, while showing video clips of a lot of other songs that were never used much in the mix. For example, you saw a lot of clips of "Roar" and "Applause", but I don't think either of those songs really jumped out at me. Danthology got more songs in the mix, so I think I have to give him a slim win on technical merit.


I think it comes down to the aim. Danthology is out to include all the big songs of the year and isn't concerned with the specific number; DJ Earworm is out to make a listenable piece of music from 25 specific songs (until 2010, it was the top 25 on Billboard's year-end chart; he now uses Billboard's weekly charts to make his selections).
 
2013-12-31 04:50:29 PM  

eddievercetti: No QOTSA?

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


This!

Needs some smooth sailing.
 
2013-12-31 05:04:34 PM  
Best song of the year?

"Complete Control" by Clouds.

Absolutely destroys on a sound system and makes everyone go WTF.

And annoys the hell out of anyone not into that type of music.
 
2013-12-31 06:33:11 PM  
I finally listened to a Mumford & Sons song yesterday. Called I Will Wait. Played it again right after. I am a fan.
 
2013-12-31 06:34:01 PM  
That is the fark equivalent of telling your mom you are guy.
 
2013-12-31 06:34:38 PM  
Feirre.
 
2013-12-31 07:26:45 PM  
Daniel Kim DID do this last year, subby. He's quite renowned for these mega-mashups.
 
2013-12-31 08:03:40 PM  
Not bothering. Still miss the WLS Big 89 countdown (woulda started at 6:00 PM CST) followed by 20+ minutes of hit snippets from the last few decades. WABC had something like that before 1980, I understand ...

Here's to a good 2014 for one & all here ...
 
2013-12-31 09:16:22 PM  

Glitchwerks: "Complete Control" by Clouds.

Absolutely destroys on a sound system and makes everyone go WTF.


Amazing stuff. Reminds me of the hard industrial/spacey/bloodless stuff that I was listening to 20 years ago when samplers with decent memories and digital editing software were becoming cheap and user-friendly, and people were filling cassetes with this music and handing or mailing it around. It's all unfindable now, but this is close. Thanks.
 
2014-01-01 03:34:07 AM  
Needs more autotune.


/sarcasm
 
2014-01-01 12:15:16 PM  
The farking irony about this is that there is, at this time, no real new music being released. The radio is still playing songs in high rotation FROM SIX MONTHS ago.
 
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