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Ambling Through the RYM Top 500 Dream Pop albums

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Ambling Through the RYM Top 500 Dream Pop albums

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My next project. Let's explore the best dream pop albums together with me! :)

@Credits to sebby for the idea of concept which inspired me.
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Looking forward to it! :thumbsup:
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Finally a genre I’m into! I was planning on going through dream pop albums in no particular order once I was done with the 1001 but I’ve been working on that for nearly 4 years and I’m barely halfway...
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Yes, i started already but they've updated the top 500 and of course the albums i listened are outside the top 500, but I think i'll occassionally highlight good dream pop albums that don't have the main label dream pop or are outside the top 500 (but which i've heard). It will be at a slow pace as well, as i need to hear a lot of different albums as well. There is no rush.
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I don't know much about the genre itself but seems there's lots of crossover space with some I like looking at a few lists.
Couldn't find the top 500 but some of of the tunes at the end of Twin Peaks Season 3 seem to fit - Lykke Li etc.
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ill join for the first half for those i havet heard yet :)
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Did this happen?
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I'll probably do this again, but let me figure out how i'll do it. Instead of doing 500-499-498 first, i'll reverse it because otherwise if i don't finish it. I don't listen to the best albums. I'm also considering adding shoegaze to the record.

Shoegaze / dream pop as influence and doing a top 100 initially?

this is top 100:
1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Radiohead - In Rainbows
3. The Cure - Disintegration
4. Fishmans - Long Season
5. Slowdive - Souvlaki
6. Sigur Ros - Ágætis byrjun
7. Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
8. Angelo Badalamenti - Songs from Twin Peaks
9. Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
10. Sweet Trip - Velocity : Design : Comfort

11. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
12. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
13. Sweet Trip - You'll Never Know Why
14. Fishmans - 宇宙 日本 世田谷 (Uchū Nippon Setagaya)
15. Duster - Stratosphere
16. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
17. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
18. Deftones - White Pony
19. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
20. The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge

21. Red House Painters - Red House Painters [Rollercoaster]
22. Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill
23. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
24. Low - I Could Live in Hope
25. Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
26. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
27. Yo La Tengo - Painful
28. Gustavo Cerati - Bocanada
29. Julee Cruise - Floating in the Night
30. Grouper - A I A: Alien Observer

31. Ocean Machine - Biomech
32. 공중도둑 [Mid-Air Thief] - 무너지기 (Crumbling)
33. Candy Claws - Two Airships / Exploder Falls
34. Beach House - Teen Dream
35. Beach House - Bloom
36. Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements
37. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
38. Sigur Ros - Takk
39. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
40. Slowdive - Just for a Day

41. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't It Anything
42. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
43. Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
44. The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically
45. Deftones - Koi no Yokan
46. Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
47. Slowdive - Pygmalion
48. Lenny Valentino - Uwaga! Jedzie tramwaj
49. The Chameleons - Strange Times
50. Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball

51. Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
52. Galaxie 500 - On Fire
53. Lift to Experience - The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads
54. Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time
55. フィッシュマンズ - 空中キャンプ (Kūchū Camp)
56. Cocteau Twins - Head over Heels
57. Ride - Nowhere
58. Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
59. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
60. Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription

61. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
62. 파란노을 [Parannoul] - To See the Next Part of the Dream
63. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
64. Soda Stereo - Dynamo
65. 神聖かまってちゃん [Shinsei Kamattechan] - つまんね (Tsumanne)
66. Prefab Strout - Jordan: The Comeback
67. Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - Mysterious Skin i'll skip this and instead watch the movie, think it makes more sense
68. The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters
69. Walrus - 光のカケラ (Hikari No Kakera)
70. Ścianka - Statek kosmiczny

71. Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Continued
72. Galaxie 500 - Today
73. Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
74. Mass of the Fermenting Dregs - ワールドイズユアーズ (World Is Yours)
75. The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
76. Гражданская оборона [Grazhdanskaya Oborona] - Лунный переворот
77. Duster - Contemporary Movement
78. George Clanton - Slide
79. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
80. Lisa Germano - Geek The Girl

81. Spacemen 3 - Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To
82. Ride - Going Blank Again
83. Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck
84. The Innocence Mission - Befriended
85. Alvvays - Antisocialites
86. Mew - Fringers
87. Yo La Tengo - Electr-o-Pura
88. Soda Stereo - Sueño Stereo
89. Broadcast - Tender Buttons
90. Cocteau Twins - Victorialand

91. The Durutti Column - LC
92. Beach House - 7
93. The Church - Starfish
94. Niños del Cerro - Lance
95. Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies
96. 12 Rods - Split Personalities
97. Prolapse - The Italian Flag
98. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde
99. bloodthirsty butchers - Kocorono
100. Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See (actually cheating here since the score of Ghosts in the Shell is here, but i'll skip that for now).

After that i'll see what i'll do.

Pace will be quite slowish. Perhaps 10 albums every month.
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