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Tomatrax Commonwealth Games 2018 – The Best of / Greatest Hits

Now for the final event in the Tomatrax Commonwealth Games of 2018. It is now time for the ultimate best of list. The compilation of compilations, the greatest greatest hits, the best of the best ofs! Normally these are deemed ineligible when compiling album lists, but for this event we will focus solely on the records that cover the “best bits” spanning an artist’s career!

 

10th place
Snow Patrol – Up to now

9th place
Manic Street Preachers – Forever Delayed

8th place
The Chills – Kaleidoscope World

7th place
Strapping Young Lad – 1994 – 2006 The Chaos Years

6th place
The Beatles – 1

5th place
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend

4th place
Mike Oldfield – Elements

Bronze medal
Not Drowning Waving – Through the one last door

Silver medal
The The – 45 RPM: The Singles of The The

Gold medal
The Cure – Greatest Hits + Acoustic hits

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Tomatrax Commonwealth Games 2018 – New Long Players

Continuing on with the theme of “new music”, this next event will look at the long players from the past decade. Still haven’t come up with a name for said decade though. Unlike the previous categories, this one will cover both single and double albums!

 

10th place
Alvvays – Alvvays

9th place
Sons & Daughters – Mirror mirror

8th place
Damn Terran – Damn Terran

7th place
Caught in the wake forever – My family goes on without me

6th place
Ali E – Landless

5th place
Royal Chant – Raise your glass and collapse

4th place
Ride – Weather dairies

Bronze medal
Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Silver medal
Michael Cullen – True Believer

Gold medal
Frantic Chant – The Glass Factory

Tomatrax Commonwealth Games 2018 – New Extended Players

This far we have been looking at records spanning from when albums first came to be! For this next event we will be focusing solely on new music, and by new we mean anything released within this decade, that is the ’10s, or do we call it the teens? In fact has anyone actually determined that we call this decade, we really need to work that out given by the end of next year it will be over and we’ll start compiling the next round of “best of the decade” lists. Anyhow, here are the Top 10 Extended Players released from 2011 onward.

 

10th place
Ummagma – Frequency

9th place
Mogwai – Earth Division

8th place
Oathless and Good Weather for an airstrike – Sol

7th place
We Yes You No – Details

6th place
Suzie Stapleton – Obladi Diablo

 

5th place

Wren – Raw

4th place
Eliza Hull -Ghosts you never catch

 

Bronze medal

Rick Dangerous & the Silkie Bantams – Thrust machine

Silver medal
Postcode – Year of the zebra part 2

Gold medal
Lily Louise – Falling and the leaves that followed

 

Tomatrax Commonwealth Games 2018 – Live albums

Now that we’ve looked at the studio albums, it’s time to look at the best live albums from the Commonwealth. The albums that try to capture the atmosphere and excitement that is being at a concert, while just sitting in your bedroom listening to music!

 

10th place
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Live Rust

9th place
Rush – Exit stage left

8th place
Hunters and Collectors – Under one roof

7th place
The Who – Live at Leeds

6th place
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Babylon by bus

5th place
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live Seeds

4th place
Deep Purple – Made in Japan

 

Bronze medal
Yes – Yessongs

Silver medal
Queen – Live Killers

Gold Medal
David Bowie – David Live

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