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March 30th, 2006


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11:19 pm
Well, bdar did it, then loosestrudel did it, and then I did it last night but screwed something up so no one noticed it, but anyway...

Allan Sherman (149)1
Belle & Sebastian (94)
Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet (32)2
David Bowie (54)3
Elvis Costello (44)
Fountains Of Wayne (72)
Green Day (58)
Harvey Danger (23)
Iggy Pop (15)
Johnny Cash (53)
Korn (55)3
Liz Phair (57)3
Marilyn Manson (107)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (96)3
The Orb (24)4,5
Pearl Jam (123)
Queens of the Stone Age (11)
R.E.M. (44)3
Smashing Pumpkins (66)3
Tool (38)6
U2 (107)
The Velvet Underground (51)3
Weezer (70)
XTC (32)3
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (24)7
Zero 7 (1)8

1All of these are from a recently-released (and borrowed by me) boxed set. Allan Sherman, of course, is best known for the classic song parody "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)". Leaving aside Mr. Sherman, the winner would be Alice In Chains with a rather paltry 32.
2These are all taken from (and, indeed, comprise the entirety of) the soundtrack to the film Requiem for a Dream.
3Were I to rip my remaining CDs of the named artist, this figure would increase.
4If I ripped all the as yet unprocessed Oasis and Offspring CDs in my collection, one or the other would likely take the top spot.
5There is an additional problem here with the vagaries of the iTunes nomenclature system, viz. collaborative tracks featuring a guest artist do not necessarily fall under the same heading as tracks by the primary artist alone (e.g. "The Way You Move", from Speakerboxxx credited to "Outkast featuring Sleepy Brown" and therefore separating itself from the larger category of "Outkast").5a
5aYet another problem is presented by the fact that iTunes lists The Love Below (which, as we all know, was the other part of a double album with Speakerboxxx) as being the work of Andre 3000 and not Outkast. Ultimately all these factors devolve the entire "O" issue into the sort of hairsplitting and accusations that require teams of attorneys and a couple of Sherpas to resolve fully. Best to let The Orb reign undisturbed with its disputed crown.

6Similar problems rear their ugly heads here; the full contingent of my Tori Amos CDs would probably easily take the crown, but the collaborative nature of the assorted works by Tricky, some of which are also as yet unripped do nothing but muddy up the waters.
7This figure actually increased halfway through compiling of this list, when I took a break and came back with their new CD.
8This one song is from the Garden State soundtrack.


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From:bdar
Date:March 31st, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
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I counted collaborations, as I tend not to completely succumb to the tyranny of iTunes (which occasionally lists folk artists as rock, or punk artists as rock, etc).
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From:hannibalv
Date:March 31st, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
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Bah to your genre-izing! BAH, I SAY! There are but two genres, and ALL of music fits into one of these two categories:

GOOD

and

NOT GOOD.

More mundanely, I tend to accede to iTunes on all these matters simply because I've got so damned much that to attempt to custom-tweak everything to exactly the way I want it would end with me, as the kids put it, "batshit insane"1.

1Yes, moreso than I am now.
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From:loosestrudel
Date:March 31st, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
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5aYet another problem is presented by the fact that iTunes lists The Love Below (which, as we all know, was the other part of a double album with Speakerboxxx) as being the work of Andre 3000 and not Outkast. Ultimately all these factors devolve the entire "O" issue into the sort of hairsplitting and accusations that require teams of attorneys and a couple of Sherpas to resolve fully. Best to let The Orb reign undisturbed with its disputed crown.

This is amusing as I had the opposite problem. My copy of the Outkast album lists all the Speakerboxx tracks as being either by "Big Boi" or "Big Boi and (insert guest here)." All the Love Below tracks are by "Outkast".

Let's be fair to iTunes, though. The fault lies with the communal nomenclature technology of CDDB by Gracenote. Does this mean the fault lies with us?
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From:two_wugs
Date:March 31st, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
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The fault lies with the communal nomenclature technology of CDDB by Gracenote. Does this mean the fault lies with us?

Yes, it does. We believe that everything is "Alternative & Punk." We can't spell track names to save our lives. We believe that if a CD recorded in 1969 happens to be re-issued in 2004, then, by God, the tracks have a date of 2004 instead of 1969.

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From:two_wugs
Date:March 31st, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I am aware that no CDs were recorded in 1969. Had I not pressed "Submit" too early, I would have changed "CD" to "album."
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From:hannibalv
Date:March 31st, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
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The fault, dear Cubby, lies not in our stars, but in our selves.
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From:loosestrudel
Date:March 31st, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
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But a man can change his stars!

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