Last update: 2020.0124

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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 “Starting Over Again” (the Dollyrots, 2012)
7 “Is This the Life?” (Cardiacs, 1988)
8 “How to Get Bigger” (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
TIER 21
9 “Springtime” (Baby Gopal, 1996)
10 “Cygnus (edit)” (Julie Christmas & Cult of Luna, 2016)
11 “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin, 1971)
12 “You Know You’re Right” (Nirvana, 2002)
13 “Band Aid Covers the Bullet Hole” (Scarling, 2003)
TIER 20
14 “#1 Crush (Romeo + Juliet version)” (Garbage, 1996)
15 “Creature Comforted” (Local H, 2002)
16 “Vow” (Garbage, 1995)
17 “Heart‐Shaped Box” (Nirvana, 1993)
18 “Concrete” (Poppy, 2019)
19 “Outta Time” (Die Mannequin, 2014)
20 “Everybody Wants to Be Poppy” (Poppy, 2015)
21 “Time Is Up” (Poppy, 2018)
22 “Can’t” (Scarling, 2004)
23 “Metal” (Poppy, 2018)
TIER 19
24 “Suffer” (Die Mannequin, 2009)
25 “Caribou and Cake” (Scarling, 2005)
26 “I Disagree” (Poppy, 2019)
27 “Millionaire Sweeper” (Kenickie, 1996)
28 “Bloodmoney” (Poppy, 2019)
29 “Go With the Flow” (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002)
30 “Fill the Crown” (Poppy, 2019)
31 “Fatherpunk” (Die Mannequin, 2006)
32 “Miss Americvnt” (Die Mannequin, 2009)
33 “Rape Me” (Nirvana, 1993)
34 “Surgery” (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
35 “Soft Rock Star (original mix)” (Metric, 2007)
36 “City Noise” (Scarling, 2005)
TIER 18
37 “Anything Like Me” (Poppy, 2020)
38 “Gunt” (Made Out of Babies, 2006)
39 “There’ll Be Angels” (Audrey Gallagher, 2007)
40 “Don’t Go Outside” (Poppy, 2020)
41 “Cinnamon Spider” (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
42 “Waves” (Metric, 2009)
43 “Separate Ways” (Journey, 1983)
44 “St. Peter” (Letters to Cleo, 1995)
45 “Scarborough Fair” (Simon & Garfunkel, 1966)
46 “Dead Honey” (Die Mannequin, 2009)
47 “Children With Machetes” (Die Mannequin, 2012)
48 “What Would You Have Me Do?” (Local H, 2002)
49 “Don’t Bother Me” (the Beatles, 1963)
50 “White Chocolate Space Egg” (Liz Phair, 1998)
51 “Let’s Go Surfing” (Sparks, 1994)
52 “Big Bang Baby” (Stone Temple Pilots, 1996)
53 “Daylight” (Failure, 1996)
54 “Hot Head (live)” (Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, 1980)
TIER 17
55 “Time Will Stop” (the Dollyrots, 2012)
56 “Conspiracy of One” (the Offspring, 2000)
57 “SOS” (ABBA, 1975)
58 “Swallow” (Krill, 2005)
59 “Pretty Noose” (Soundgarden, 1996)
60 “Dark Therapy” (Echobelly, 1995)
61 “Hash Pipe” (Weezer, 2001)
62 “Vivica” (Jack Off Jill, 2000)
63 “Holiday” (Green Day, 2004)
64 “Stapled to the Mattress” (Scarling, 2005)
65 “Union of the Snake” (Duran Duran, 1983)
66 “Use Once & Destroy” (Hole, 1998)
67 “Violet” (Hole, 1994)
68 “Cooker” (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
69 “In a Hurricane” (the Color Guard, 2004)
70 “Street Spirit” (Radiohead, 1995)
71 “Work in This Universe” (Fulflej, 1997)
72 “I’ll Be Back” (the Beatles, 1964)
73 “I Ran” (A Flock of Seagulls, 1982)
74 “Disappear” (Letters to Cleo, 1997)
(some of) TIER 16
75 “I Can See for Miles” (the Who, 1967)
76 “Mayonaise” (Smashing Pumpkins, 1993)
77 “Girls at the Mall” (Die Mannequin, 2014)
78 “Satellite Mind” (Metric, 2009)
79 “In the Pretend World” (Scarling, 2005)
80 “Petals” (Hole, 1998)
81 “You Dirty Rat” (Letters to Cleo, 1999)
82 “Hit That” (the Offspring, 2003)
83 “Change the World” (the Offspring, 1997)
84 “Call Me (7" version)” (Blondie, 1980)
85 “Only Shallow” (My Bloody Valentine, 1991)
86 “If You Go Away” (Julie Christmas, 2009)
87 “We’re in This Together” (Nine Inch Nails, 1999)
88 “Wasted Years” (Damone, 2006)
89 “Serve the Servants” (Nirvana, 1993)
90 “Sugar” (Made Out of Babies, 2005)
91 “Adhesive” (Stone Temple Pilots, 1996)
92 “Scentless Apprentice” (Nirvana, 1993)
93 “Leon and the Game of Skin” (Local H, 2015)
94 “Better Day” (Dover, 2001)
95 “Love Is Paranoid” (the Distillers, 2003)
96 “You’re Not the Only One I Know” (the Sundays, 1990)
97 “Sports Bar” (Local H, 1995)
98 “Bachelorette” (Björk, 1997)
99 “Supersonic” (Oasis, 1994)
 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)
20 19 19 18 19 10 15 13 11 19 (12 12 12 12) = 103 (with bonus tracks: 127)
TIER 22
2 Fino + Bleed (Die Mannequin, 2009)
9 19 18 14 19 15 8 15 8 9 16 23 = 101
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 Nevermind (Nirvana, 1991)
23 14 12 13 13 6 9 11 10 9 11 6 X = 65
6 So Long, Scarecrow (Scarling, 2005)
6 19 11 9 X 11 5 16 17 7 20 11 5 = 65
7 Celebrity Skin (Hole, 1998)
16 9 4 10 14 6 17 9 16 5 13 16 = 63
TIER 17
8 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
9 My Way or the Highway (Tuscadero, 1998)
12 6 11 7 11 10 14 8 8 10 10 13 11 12 = 59
10 Wholesale Meats and Fish (Letters to Cleo, 1995)
15 11 9 8 8 11 11 19 12 7 3 15 = 57
11 Here Comes the Zoo (Local H, 2002)
11 11 8 10 7 9 10 20 12 18 = 56
TIER 16
12 Ghost Notes (Veruca Salt, 2015)
8 8 9 7 7 7 8 13 12 13 12 13 12 10 = 55
13 The Ruiner (Made Out of Babies, 2008)
17 10 16 8 8 9 11 7 22 = 54
14 Live Through This (Hole, 1994)
17 12 13 14 13 8 8 5 9 5 12 8 = 52
15 Garbage (Garbage, 1995)
12 8 10 9 9 10 20 8 7 9 6 15 = 51
16 At the Club (Kenickie, 1997)
9 8 10 6 7 6 19 15 11 7 11 7 9 8 7 7 = 51


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