🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 James Brown

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Death Cab and The Postal Service take their places:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57

And today…

james brown 615

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0 voters

Just singles today, from ‘The Godfather’ best of…

  • Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
  • I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
  • Please Please Please
  • Think
  • Night Train
  • Cold Sweat
  • Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose
  • Funky Drummer
  • Get Up (I Feel Like Being A ) Sex Machine (Part 1 And 2)
  • Soul Power (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Get On The Good Foot
  • Doing It To Death (Part 1)
  • Get Up Offa That Thing
  • I’m Real
  • It’s Too Funky In Here
  • Living In America
  • Super Bad
  • The Boss
  • The Payback

0 voters

It’s a 5.

Don’t care if he was a cunt. It’s James fucking brown.

7 Likes

Such good music yet such a terrible person by all accounts.

I saw him live once and his hype man was on for so long at the start I was beginning to wonder if I had misremembered what he looked like and it was actually him!

5 Likes

Live at the Apollo is the best live album I’ve ever heard. Not even close.

5 Likes

Sex Machine is one of those songs that’s like nails down a chalkboard for me. Likewise Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag. As Theo alludes, I think I’d get really fucking bored with a hype man and backing singers yelling JAMES BROWN for half an hour before he came on.

2/5 for me.

Was that at Glastonbury 2004?

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Ha ha no. When I went to this RHCP gig in Hyde Park to keep a fan of their’s company. They bought the tickets and I figured it was my only chance to see him! But I think that was in 2004, 2003 if not

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Jaaaaaames Brown!!!

Over and over again for 40 minutes. Then he comes out and does a little dance and that’s it.

Think so anyway, I was pretty high at the time.

3/5 - love a couple of tunes but cannot imagine sitting through a whole album.

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4/5 him and Aretha Franklin were the only ones in The Blues Brothers film who had to record their vocals while performing

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Reckon he was only on stage for 10-15 minutes tops of his hour long Glastonbury set.

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Yeah probably the same here. And he was really old so probably fair enough!

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Given him a 4.

Not a fan of his music or his voice. Horrible person.

1/5

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He was 70 in 2003 which isn’t actually really old. D’oh

Yeah, just checked, he was over 70. I didn’t mind the hype guy, I didn’t feel ripped off or anything, I suppose it was just one of the first times I’d come across that kind of showmanship. You don’t get that kind of thing with Starsailor.

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This is going to test music Vs being a dickhead over the score.
1 for the person but 5 for the music.

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A real piece of work but some unquestionable bangers… not really sure. Don’t think I’ve deliberately listened to him in about twenty years.

And it’s not even his best live album!

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Awful. 1/5.