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Hot 100

TIER 23
1 “Open Season” (Die Mannequin, 2009)
2 “Dark Dark World” (Poppy, 2021)
3 “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana, 1991)
4 “A Day in the Life” (the Beatles, 1967)
TIER 22
5 “Shéa” (Scheer, 1996)
6 “Dirty Knives” (Bangs, 2002)
7 “Starting Over Again” (the Dollyrots, 2012)
8 “How to Get Bigger” (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
9 “Is This the Life?” (Cardiacs, 1988)
10 “Springtime” (Baby Gopal, 1996)
11 “I Disagree” (Poppy, 2019)
12 “Cygnus (edit)” (Julie Christmas & Cult of Luna, 2016)
13 “Concrete” (Poppy, 2019)
TIER 21
14 “Eat” (Poppy, 2021)
15 “Band Aid Covers the Bullet Hole” (Scarling, 2003)
16 “Everybody Wants to Be Poppy” (Poppy, 2015)
17 “Metal” (Poppy, 2018)
18 “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin, 1971)
19 “Don’t Go Outside” (Poppy, 2020)
20 “You Know You’re Right” (Nirvana, 2002)
21 “Time Is Up” (Poppy, 2018)
22 “Fill the Crown” (Poppy, 2019)
TIER 20
23 “Heart‐Shaped Box” (Nirvana, 1993)
24 “Vow” (Garbage, 1995)
25 “Fatherpunk” (Die Mannequin, 2006)
26 “Breeders” (Poppy, 2021)
27 “Creature Comforted” (Local H, 2002)
28 “Bloodmoney” (Poppy, 2019)
29 “Outta Time” (Die Mannequin, 2014)
30 “#1 Crush (Romeo + Juliet version)” (Garbage, 1996)
31 “Millionaire Sweeper” (Kenickie, 1996)
32 “Go With the Flow” (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002)
TIER 19
33 “Can’t” (Scarling, 2004)
34 “Suffer” (Die Mannequin, 2009)
35 “Caribou and Cake” (Scarling, 2005)
36 “Miss Americvnt” (Die Mannequin, 2009)
37 “Rape Me” (Nirvana, 1993)
38 “Surgery” (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
39 “Soft Rock Star (original mix)” (Metric, 2007)
40 “City Noise” (Scarling, 2005)
41 “Gunt” (Made Out of Babies, 2006)
TIER 18
42 “Her” (Poppy, 2021)
43 “There’ll Be Angels” (Audrey Gallagher, 2007)
44 “Separate Ways” (Journey, 1983)
45 “St. Peter” (Letters to Cleo, 1995)
46 “Waves” (Metric, 2009)
47 “Cinnamon Spider” (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
48 “Daylight” (Failure, 1996)
49 “White Chocolate Space Egg” (Liz Phair, 1998)
50 “Dead Honey” (Die Mannequin, 2009)
51 “Big Bang Baby” (Stone Temple Pilots, 1996)
52 “Don’t Bother Me” (the Beatles, 1963)
53 “Anything Like Me” (Poppy, 2020)
54 “Let’s Go Surfing” (Sparks, 1994)
55 “Scarborough Fair” (Simon & Garfunkel, 1966)
56 “Hot Head (live)” (Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, 1980)
57 “What Would You Have Me Do?” (Local H, 2002)
58 “Children With Machetes” (Die Mannequin, 2012)
TIER 17
59 “Time Will Stop” (the Dollyrots, 2012)
60 “Conspiracy of One” (the Offspring, 2000)
61 “Pretty Noose” (Soundgarden, 1996)
62 “Violet” (Hole, 1994)
63 “Hash Pipe” (Weezer, 2001)
64 “Vivica” (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
65 “I Ran” (A Flock of Seagulls, 1982)
66 “Swallow” (Krill, 2005)
67 “I’ll Be Back” (the Beatles, 1964)
68 “Work in This Universe” (Fulflej, 1997)
69 “Street Spirit” (Radiohead, 1995)
70 “Dark Therapy” (Echobelly, 1995)
71 “Cooker” (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
72 “Disappear” (Letters to Cleo, 1997)
73 “SOS” (ABBA, 1975)
74 “Stapled to the Mattress” (Scarling, 2005)
75 “Holiday” (Green Day, 2004)
76 “Use Once & Destroy” (Hole, 1998)
77 “In a Hurricane” (the Color Guard, 2004)
78 “Union of the Snake” (Duran Duran, 1983)
(some of) TIER 16
79 “I Can See for Miles” (the Who, 1967)
80 “Mayonaise” (Smashing Pumpkins, 1993)
81 “Girls at the Mall” (Die Mannequin, 2014)
82 “Serve the Servants” (Nirvana, 1993)
83 “Scentless Apprentice” (Nirvana, 1993)
84 “We’re in This Together” (Nine Inch Nails, 1999)
85 “Love Is Paranoid” (the Distillers, 2003)
86 “Leon and the Game of Skin” (Local H, 2015)
87 “Only Shallow” (My Bloody Valentine, 1991)
88 “Sugar” (Made Out of Babies, 2005)
89 “Change the World” (the Offspring, 1997)
90 “Petals” (Hole, 1998)
91 “Adhesive” (Stone Temple Pilots, 1996)
92 “Call Me (7" version)” (Blondie, 1980)
93 “In the Pretend World” (Scarling, 2005)
94 “Hit That” (the Offspring, 2003)
95 “Bachelorette” (Björk, 1997)
96 “Satellite Mind” (Metric, 2009)
97 “Wasted Years” (Damone, 2006)
98 “You’re Not the Only One I Know” (the Sundays, 1990)
99 “You Dirty Rat” (Letters to Cleo, 1999)
 100  “Shimmer Like a Girl” (Veruca Salt, 1996)

Some other musical acts of note

 Melissa Auf der Maur   Faith No More   Foo Fighters   Juliana Hatfield 
 Imperial Teen   Killola   Madder Rose   the Muffs   No Doubt 
 R.E.M.   the Soviettes   Spiderbait   Sugarcoma   Tuscadero 

Pantheon‐level albums

The “album score” for each record is the sum of the scores of all the songs, minus the number of tracks times six.  It doesn’t mean much by itself but provides a relative measure.

TIER 23
1 I Disagree (Poppy, 2020)
22 22 20 18 21 10 15 13 12 21 (11 12 13 13) = 114 (with bonus tracks: 139)
TIER 22
2 Fino + Bleed (Die Mannequin, 2009)
9 19 18 14 19 15 8 15 8 9 16 23 = 101
TIER 21
3 Clear Hearts Grey Flowers (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
13 13 13 13 14 10 17 5 18 6 19 12 8 14 11 = 96
TIER 20
4 In Utero (Nirvana, 1993)
16 16 20 19 13 9 10 15 9 14 7 9 = 85
TIER 18
5 Flux (Poppy, 2021)
15 14 12 10 9 18 13 15 15 = 67
6 Nevermind (Nirvana, 1991)
23 14 12 13 13 6 9 11 10 9 11 6 X = 65
7 So Long, Scarecrow (Scarling, 2005)
6 19 11 9 X 11 5 16 17 7 19 11 5 = 64
TIER 17
8 Celebrity Skin (Hole, 1998)
16 9 4 10 14 6 17 9 16 5 13 16 = 63
9 Eat (Poppy, 2021)
21 14 13 20 23 = 61
10 Hallelujah! I’m a Bum (Local H, 2012)
X 14 12 10 11 11 8 X X 8 9 8 8 11 10 13 11 = 60
11 My Way or the Highway (Tuscadero, 1998)
12 6 11 7 11 10 14 8 8 10 10 13 11 12 = 59
12 Wholesale Meats and Fish (Letters to Cleo, 1995)
15 11 9 8 8 11 11 19 12 7 3 15 = 57
13 Here Comes the Zoo (Local H, 2002)
11 11 8 10 7 9 10 20 12 18 = 56
TIER 16
14 Ghost Notes (Veruca Salt, 2015)
8 8 9 7 7 7 8 13 12 13 12 13 12 10 = 55
15 The Ruiner (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
17 10 16 8 8 9 11 7 22 = 54
16 Live Through This (Hole, 1994)
17 12 13 14 13 8 8 5 9 5 12 8 = 52
17 At the Club (Kenickie, 1997)
9 8 10 6 7 6 20 15 11 7 11 7 9 8 7 7 = 52
18 Garbage (Garbage, 1995)
12 8 10 9 9 10 20 8 7 9 6 15 = 51


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