Last update: 2014.1207

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Video link, though often the actual video content is negligible (still photos of album covers, etc.) Most of these are Youtube links, but different icons go to different sites. Gold triangles mean the video content itself is cool in some way.
Spotify link
Purchase links
# Link to further information. Most of these pages include one or more additional song links. The following icons appear on these pages:
I am a fan of this band, in most cases several of their songs appear on this chart, and many more were contenders
I am a fan of this band, but even though I like many of their songs, few were contenders for my top 100
I would not necessarily consider myself a fan of this band, but at least one of their songs is really good

Hot 100

TIER 23
1"Open Season" (Die Mannequin, 2009)
2"Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana, 1991)
3 "A Day in the Life" (the Beatles, 1967)
TIER 22
4"Shéa" (Scheer, 1996)
5"Dirty Knives" (Bangs, 2002)
6 "How to Get Bigger" (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
TIER 21
7 "Is This the Life?" (Cardiacs, 1988)
8 "Springtime" (Baby Gopal, 1996)
9 "Can't" (Scarling, 2004)
10 "You Know You're Right" (Nirvana, 2002)
11 "Outta Time" (Die Mannequin, 2014)
TIER 20
12 "Creature Comforted" (Local H, 2002)
13 "Band Aid Covers the Bullet Hole" (Scarling, 2003)
14 "Caribou and Cake" (Scarling, 2005)
15 "Vow" (Garbage, 1995)
16 "Stairway to Heaven" (Led Zeppelin, 1971)
17 "Suffer" (Die Mannequin, 2009)
TIER 19
18 "#1 Crush (Romeo + Juliet version)" (Garbage, 1996)
19 "Heart-Shaped Box" (Nirvana, 1993)
20 "Millionaire Sweeper" (Kenickie, 1996)
21 "Soft Rock Star (original mix)" (Metric, 2007)
22 "Go With the Flow" (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002)
23 "Miss Americvnt" (Die Mannequin, 2009)
24 "City Noise" (Scarling, 2005)
25 "If You Go Away" (Julie Christmas, 2009)
26 "Better Day" (Dover, 2001)
27 "Holiday" (Green Day, 2004)
28 "Separate Ways" (Journey, 1983)
29 "Hash Pipe" (Weezer, 2001)
30 "Cinnamon Spider" (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
31 "Gunt" (Made Out of Babies, 2006)
TIER 18
32 "There'll Be Angels" (Audrey Gallagher, 2007)
33 "Rape Me" (Nirvana, 1993)
34 "Fatherpunk" (Die Mannequin, 2006)
35 "St. Peter" (Letters to Cleo, 1995)
36 "Surgery" (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
37 "Waves" (Metric, 2009)
38 "Don't Bother Me" (the Beatles, 1963)
39 "Scarborough Fair" (Simon & Garfunkel, 1967)
40 "Dead Honey" (Die Mannequin, 2009)
41 "What Would You Have Me Do?" (Local H, 2002)
42 "Hot Head (live)" (Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, 1980)
43 "White Chocolate Space Egg" (Liz Phair, 1998)
TIER 17
44 "Big Bang Baby" (Stone Temple Pilots, 1996)
45 "Daylight" (Failure, 1996)
46 "Swallow" (Krill, 2005)
47 "Vivica" (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
48 "Stapled to the Mattress" (Scarling, 2005)
49 "SOS" (ABBA, 1975)
50 "I Ran" (A Flock of Seagulls, 1982)
51 "Conspiracy of One" (the Offspring, 2000)
52 "Cooker" (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
53 "Let's Go Surfing" (Sparks, 1994)
54 "In a Hurricane" (the Color Guard, 2004)
55 "Pretty Noose" (Soundgarden, 1996)
56 "Starting Over Again" (the Dollyrots, 2012)
57 "Use Once & Destroy" (Hole, 1998)
58 "Union of the Snake" (Duran Duran, 1983)
59 "Wasted Years" (Damone, 2006)
60 "In the Pretend World" (Scarling, 2005)
61 "Satellite Mind" (Metric, 2009)
62 "Disappear" (Letters to Cleo, 1997)
63 "Top of the World" (Shonen Knife, 1994)
(some of) TIER 16
64 "You Dirty Rat" (Letters to Cleo, 1999)
65 "Mayonaise" (Smashing Pumpkins, 1993)
66 "Dark Therapy" (Echobelly, 1995)
67 "Only Shallow" (My Bloody Valentine, 1991)
68 "I'll Be Back" (the Beatles, 1964)
69 "Street Spirit" (Radiohead, 1995)
70 "Change the World" (the Offspring, 1997)
71 "Violet" (Hole, 1994)
72 "Chihuahua (12" version)" (Bow Wow Wow, 1981)
73 "Boys on the Radio" (Hole, 1998)
74 "Zero Star (edit)" (Sugarcoma, 2002, 2007)
75 "Call Me (7" version)" (Blondie, 1980)
76 "Petals" (Hole, 1998)
77 "I Can See for Miles" (the Who, 1967)
78 "Work in This Universe" (Fulflej, 1997)
79 "Serve the Servants" (Nirvana, 1993)
80 "Hit That" (the Offspring, 2003)
81 "Temptation Waits" (Garbage, 1998)
82 "We're in This Together" (Nine Inch Nails, 1999)
83 "Supersonic" (Oasis, 1994)
84 "Scentless Apprentice" (Nirvana, 1993)
85 "Shimmer Like a Girl" (Veruca Salt, 1996)
86 "Sports Bar" (Local H, 1995)
87 "Coral Fang" (the Distillers, 2003)
88 "Celebrity Skin" (Hole, 1998)
89 "Girlscout" (Jack Off Jill, 1997)
90 "Sugar" (Made Out of Babies, 2005)
91 "It's All Right" (Killola, 2006)
92 "Invisible Ink" (Made Out of Babies, 2005)
93 "Adhesive" (Stone Temple Pilots, 1996)
94 "Bachelorette" (Björk, 1997)
95 "Come Up (edit)" (Sugarcoma, 2002, 2007)
96 "You're Not the Only One I Know" (the Sundays, 1990)
97 "Are You Bad" (Glitter Mini 9, 2000)
98 "Every Single Thing" (the Muffs, 1993)
99 "Toxicity" (System of a Down, 2001)
100 "What Is Love?" (Howard Jones, 1983)

Some other musical acts of note

 Faith No More   Foo Fighters   Juliana Hatfield 
 Imperial Teen   Lisa Maxwell   Madder Rose   No Doubt 
 R.E.M.   Spiderbait   the Soviettes   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 22
1 Fino + Bleed (Die Mannequin, 2009)
9 19 18 12 20 14 8 15 9 10 16 23 = 101
2 Clear Hearts Grey Flowers (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
14 13 14 13 14 11 17 5 19 5 18 13 9 14 11 = 100
TIER 20
3 In Utero (Nirvana, 1993)
16 16 19 18 12 9 11 14 8 13 7 10 = 81
TIER 18
4 Celebrity Skin (Hole, 1998)
16 10 4 11 14 8 17 9 16 6 13 16 = 68
5 So Long, Scarecrow (Scarling, 2005)
6 19 11 9 X 11 5 17 17 8 20 10 5 = 66
6 Nevermind (Nirvana, 1991)
23 14 13 13 14 6 9 11 10 9 11 6 3 = 65
TIER 17
7 Hallelujah! I'm a Bum (Local H, 2012)
X 12 11 10 10 12 9 X X 8 11 9 9 10 11 12 10 = 60
TIER 16
8 Here Comes the Zoo (Local H, 2002)
11 11 7 10 8 9 10 20 12 18 = 56
9 Wholesale Meats and Fish (Letters to Cleo, 1995)
15 11 9 8 8 11 11 18 12 6 2 15 = 54
10 From the Attic (Damone, 2003)
16 10 11 10 10 14 9 11 7 9 12 = 53
11 Live Through This (Hole, 1994)
16 12 13 14 13 8 8 5 9 5 12 9 = 52


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