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09.02.17 Sowing's Objective Brand New Ranking08.28.17 Science Fiction Ranked
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Sowing Ranks Every Brand New Song

Brand New's career has wound to a close, and with Science Fiction, a few standalone singles, and some remastered demos now added to their catalog, it is due time for me to reflect upon their entire discography. I utilized a very involved algorithm to calculate these scores based on the categories that matter to me most: creativity, lyrical impact, replay value, album context, et al. It took quite me long enough to finish my spreadsheet/calculations that I didn't even want to bother with blurbs or explanations by the time all was said and done. So to summarize what all this basically means, a 5 is the perfect song through and through (no such thing, of course), and to average in the high fours means to have gotten a 5 or almost a 5 in every scoring category: an extremely tough feat. Anything above a 4 should be considered a top-tier Brand New creation, which is remarkable in and of itself. The high 3's are very high-quality tracks by the band as are most of the mid-3's, they most likely had several categories exceeding a score of 4. Lower end of the 3 spectrum starts to meander towards "average for the band" territory while the lowest 3's and high 2's are subpar with respect to the band's greater achievements. Also, with regards to the tracks included: I allowed for inclusion anything that was officially recorded and released (sorry, no Seal to Me), and discarded duplicates between the remastered demos and their corresponding finished products (for example, Battalions was not included because it is basically Archers). For the standalone singles (Mene, I Am a Nightmare, Out of Range, etc) I used the 3 Demos, Reworked artwork because the site database does not allow singles. If I forgot something let me know, but this should be pretty exhaustive. Anyway, dig into the list and let me know what you think! I'm sure there will be plenty to agree (and disagree) on.
67Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Logan To Government Center - 2.7
66Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Untitled - 2.7
65Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


The Shower Scene - 2.8
64Brand New
Leaked Demos 2006


Fork and Knife - 3.0
63Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Welcome to Bangkok - 3.1
62Brand New
Deja Entendu


Tautou - 3.1
61Brand New
Daisy


Bought a Bride - 3.1
60Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Secondary - 3.2
59Brand New
Daisy


Be Gone - 3.2
58Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Magazines - 3.2
57Brand New
Daisy


Bed - 3.2
56Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Failure By Design - 3.2
55Brand New
Deja Entendu


Jaws Theme Swimming - 3.2
54Brand New
Deja Entendu


Good to Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have to Do is Die - 3.3
53Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Sudden Death In Carolina - 3.3
52Brand New
3 Demos, Reworked


I Am a Nightmare - 3.3
51Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Last Chance To Lose Your Keys - 3.4
50Brand New
Science Fiction


No Control - 3.4
49Brand New
3 Demos, Reworked


Mene - 3.4
48Brand New
Deja Entendu


The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot - 3.4
47Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Mix Tape - 3.4
46Brand New
Leaked Demos 2006


Brother's Song - 3.4
45Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Not The Sun - 3.5
44Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


The No Seatbelt Song - 3.5
43Brand New
3 Demos, Reworked


Out of Range - 3.5
42Brand New
Leaked Demos 2006


1996 - 3.5
41Brand New
Science Fiction


Out of Mana - 3.5
40Brand New
Daisy


Gasoline - 3.5
39Brand New
Science Fiction


Batter Up - 3.5
38Brand New
Daisy


You Stole - 3.5
37Brand New
Deja Entendu


Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades - 3.5
36Brand New
Science Fiction


Could Never Be Heaven - 3.5
35Brand New
Deja Entendu


Guernica - 3.6
34Brand New
Science Fiction


Waste - 3.6
33Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Jude Law And A Semester Abroad - 3.6
32Brand New
Leaked Demos 2006


Good Man - 3.6
31Brand New
Science Fiction


Desert - 3.6
30Brand New
Daisy


At The Bottom - 3.6
29Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Handcuffs - 3.6
28Brand New
Daisy


In a Jar - 3.6
27Brand New
Science Fiction


137 - 3.7
26Brand New
Deja Entendu


The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows - 3.7
25Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Luca - 3.7
24Brand New
Science Fiction


451 - 3.7
23Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Seventy Times 7 - 3.8
22Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


The Archers Bows Have Broken - 3.8
21Brand New
Daisy


Sink - 3.8
20Brand New
Science Fiction


Same Logic/Teeth - 3.9
19Brand New
Deja Entendu


Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis - 3.9
18Brand New
Leaked Demos 2006


Missing You - 3.9
17Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Millstone - 3.9
16Brand New
Deja Entendu


I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light - 4.0
15Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Degausser - 4.0
14Brand New
Science Fiction


Can't Get It Out - 4.0
13Brand New
Leaked Demos 2006


Nobody Moves - 4.0
12Brand New
Daisy


Vices - 4.0
11Brand New
Your Favorite Weapon


Soco Amaretto Lime - 4.1
10Brand New
Science Fiction


Lit Me Up - 4.1
9Brand New
Daisy


Daisy - 4.1
8Brand New
Deja Entendu


Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't - 4.2
7Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


You Won't Know - 4.3
6Brand New
Science Fiction


In The Water - 4.3
5Brand New
Deja Entendu


Play Crack the Sky - 4.3
4Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Sowing Season - 4.4
3Brand New
Daisy


Noro - 4.5
2Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Limousine (MS Rebridge) - 4.7
1Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Jesus Christ - 4.7
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