Who doesn't like lists?
This week, music website Consequence of Sound marks its fifth anniversary with the unveiling of its 100 Greatest Songs Ever.
"Two years ago, we put together a similar list, only for albums. I insisted that 'lists have become synonymous with identity,' and that our top album picks 'summarize[d] where we [stood] with our views on music,'" CoS Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman wrote in a letter introducing the list. "I'd like to think - actually, I know - we've changed for the better since then. Our collective minds are different, we're listening to a wider spectrum of artists, and we're a little more hip to certain facets that were alien to us back in 2010. The best in music should move and inform us: emotionally, physically, or spiritually. The truly memorable stuff influences change. Whether it hits us instantaneously or it takes years to apply, these are tracks worthy of everyone's time and patience. They may not foretell where things are heading next, but they'll undoubtedly offer some context as to what the hell's going on today."