FRI, SEP 3, 2010 at 8:49 AM

The Lord Loves a List


Today at Sub Pop, the 3 or 4 of us who opted to come to work/had no better plans on the Friday before Labor Day Weekend, decided that the time felt right for listening to and talking about ourselves. It’s part of a larger project of incessantly talking about our own opinions and enthusiasms we call marketing (and/or trying to convince you to buy our records (and t-shirts!)).

Over the course of the past few hours, we have somewhat diligently emailed one another, listened to music, taken lengthy personal phone calls, reminisced, and did some pretty deep thinking to put together and bring you…

The Sub Pop List of the Top 52 Tracks Sub Pop Released in the ’90s List (as compiled by the people in the office on the afternoon of Friday, September 3rd)!

Sub Pop Staff Lists: Top Sub Pop Tracks of the 1990s: A-K by subpop

Sub Pop Staff Lists: Top Sub Pop Tracks of the 1990s: L-R by subpop

Sub Pop Staff Lists: Top Sub Pop Tracks of the 1990s: S-Z by subpop

Our goal here is to turn you guys on to a bunch of songs we love, some of the music that made many of us want to work here in the first place, and also express our disbelief at being almost entirely shut out of some other list of the best tracks of the ’90s (though, we will be the first to admit that not one of the songs included here is fit to carry the lunch of “Steal My Sunshine”).

ALSO! Because we often pretend to like your opinions, too, we’re trying to turn this thing into a contest. So, in the comments section below (or on our Facebook page), let us know your vote for your favorite track we released in the ’90s (included in the list we put together or not). Everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing to receive all of our 2010 releases on CD. One of you will wind up the lucky recipient of all of the following on CD…

The Album Leaf / A Chorus of Storytellers (SP805)
Avi Buffalo / Avi Buffalo (SP865)
Beach House / Teen Dream (SP845)
Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore / Dear Companion (SP855)
Blitzen Trapper / Destroyer of the Void (SP825)
CocoRosie / Grey Oceans (SP880)
David Cross / Bigger and Blackerer (SP882)
Dum Dum Girls / I Will Be (SP840)
Foals / Total Life Forever (SP875)
Happy Birthday / Happy Birthday (SP850)
Jaill / That’s How We Burn (SP891)
Kelley Stoltz / To Dreamers (SP890)
Male Bonding / Nothing Hurts (SP854)
No Age / Everything in Between (SP892)
Retribution Gospel Choir / 2 (SP856)
The Ruby Suns / Fight Softly (SP863)
The Vaselines / Sex with an X (SP889)
Wolf Parade / EXPO 86 (SP870)

So, vote! Or, first listen to the list of Sub Pop-released ’90s tracks we put together in the Soundcloud players above, and then vote.

Posted by Chris Jacobs