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by digifuwill
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 109
Views: 1828

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Akron/family artist page is a dead link
by digifuwill
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 117
Views: 2955

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Love the huge boost for jazz albums
by digifuwill
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 117
Views: 2955

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Wow. Looks great. Thank you!
by digifuwill
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened!
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: It has happened!

That's just cruel.
by digifuwill
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Predict changes to the AcclaimedMusic Top 100 (2017 update thread)
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Predict changes to the AcclaimedMusic Top 100 (2017 update thread)

I recall Henrik saying that due to the new weighting system giving less value to year-end lists, tpab might slip about 50 spots to finish closer to where gkmc is currently at. Personally I would like to see gkmc and tpab switch places.
by digifuwill
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 11664

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Also now 5 stars on all music are cafe tacuba's' re and cuatro caminos albums
by digifuwill
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 11664

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Allmusic finally got around to awarding 5 stars to some recent albums.
Kendrick lamar's good kid Maad city (best album of past decade imho) and to pimp a butterfly both got the bump.
by digifuwill
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs
Replies: 20
Views: 2244

Re: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs

If I were to get married my first instinct would be: The Magnetic Fields - The Book Of Love The first time I heard this song was at my cousin's wedding. He read the lyrics as part of his vows and they played it shortly afterward as we all walked over to the reception area. My wife and I chose Stevi...
by digifuwill
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?
Replies: 20
Views: 1987

Re: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?

Willin' is one of the best songs on Little Feat's debut album. The version they recorded for Sailin' Shoes a couple years later is the standard version, though.
by digifuwill
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 11664

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Histoire de melody Nelson is now 5 stars on allmusic
by digifuwill
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016
Replies: 109
Views: 21929

Re: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S INOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016

A great example of the short shrift country music gets in these rankings is especially noticeable this year. In 2016 three truly towering figures in popular music have passed. While I wouldn't put Merle Haggard on quite the same level as my first and third favorite musicians of all-time, clearly Hag...
by digifuwill
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016
Replies: 109
Views: 21929

Re: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S INOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016

My theory is that the obstacle for country artists is that Europe and other parts of the world don't have much affinity for country. Country music is certainly not as popular or influential outside the USA. There may also be a bit of a bias against country due to its association with the American &q...
by digifuwill
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll Tie-breaker: Songs of 1975
Replies: 23
Views: 2882

Re: Poll Tie-breaker: Songs of 1975

golden hours
by digifuwill
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975
Replies: 148
Views: 19913

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975

Add me to the list of users who think the scoring system is absurd. Perhaps the best case in point is what happened with Brian Eno. Golden Hours made the final list despite being only the third most popular song he had that year. The Big Ship had more votes, but didn't even make the top 50. I know t...
by digifuwill
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975
Replies: 148
Views: 19913

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975

Hmmm, if I'm gonna submit my list I guess I better do it now. Albums 1. Wish You Were Here 2. Horses 3. Fleetwood Mac 4. Mothership Connection 5. Born To Run 6. Blood On The Tracks 7. Physical Graffiti 8. Katy Lied 9. Marcus Garvey 10. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy 11. Another Green Wo...
by digifuwill
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 40545

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I agree with, well, I think it's every one without exception, that Bruce has been insufferable throughout this and other threads. But on at least one point, he is 100% correct and you guys are dead wrong. I can't believe it's gone this long without anyone backing him on the Bing vs. Sex Pistols deba...
by digifuwill
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 40545

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

wow. Henrik, you must have dramatically changed your algorithm? I was not expecting this amount of change at all. Huge jumps for albums from the last 15 or so years. Fairly significant falls for acts from the classic rock era. Still taking it in, but it seems about right. My biggest complaint had be...
by digifuwill
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 28611

Re: Site update

Stunned that those Fats songs weren't already in.
by digifuwill
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 28611

Re: Site update

He didn't answer that one yet.
by digifuwill
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 123
Views: 19529

Re: Recent Purchases

Hit the used cd shop the other day. For less than the price of one CD was able to pick up a few I was curious about. Squeeze - East Side Story. I love their Singles collection. The sound quality on this CD was about as disappointing as I've ever encountered. But, as expected, the songs are consisten...
by digifuwill
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Boyhood film: the Black Album
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: Boyhood film: the Black Album

haven't seen the movie, though hoping somehow i can catch it soon (i don't get to see many movies these days unfortunately). Linklater is one of my faves. Anyway, thanks for calling attention to the link. It was a good read.
by digifuwill
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 28611

Re: Site update

Despite the apparent high turnover in the top 100 songs, I think there will be only one new album in the top 100. There was very little movement in that range last time, and that was after 3 years of new lists, including oodles of best-of-decade lists. It seems natural that each update features incr...
by digifuwill
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 18112

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.)

Correct. I'm familiar enough with allmusic's 5 star ratings for pop/rock, rap, r&b, and electronica that typically I can just run a search and scroll through the results to determine whether anything recently moved up to best-of-genre status. I was hoping they'd reassess more 21st century albums...
by digifuwill
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 18112

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.)

only one other album got the bump up to 5 stars: Drive By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera

http://www.allmusic.com/album/southern- ... 0000660406
by digifuwill
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Question about Pazz & Jop weight
Replies: 31
Views: 3777

Re: Question about Pazz & Jop weight

Bruce, to be clear, I'm not saying the beefheart album is better than the kravitz album. Im saying that more people think the beefheart album is great - a 10/10 - than think that the kravitz album is on that level. I dont see the site as privileging one listener over another. Rather, it privileges o...
by digifuwill
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Question about Pazz & Jop weight
Replies: 31
Views: 3777

Re: Question about Pazz & Jop weight

It's not "Most Popular Music". It's "Acclaimed Music". I.e., music that people think is great. I have a hard time seeing how a record that gets 7s across the board is more acclaimed than one that splits between 10s and 1s. No doubt are you gonna go my way is going to appeal to mo...
by digifuwill
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 14436

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced

Can you please cite actual statistics to prove that no rock stations play some black acts, because the most popular "classic rock" station in Toronto, the city I was born in, often plays soul, r&b, and even reggae. I can only go by the several rock stations that I have heard in the NY...
by digifuwill
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 14436

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced

[Why has Kool and the Gang never even been nominated? You've got me. Kool and the Gang doesn't seem to get enough respect from anyone anywhere, though. Personally, I would have voted for every single one of the nominees, except for probably NWA (who would get in vicariously via Ice Cube and Dr. Dre...
by digifuwill
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 14436

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced

But all who have entered deserve it. I disagree. I would not have put any of these in: Buffalo Springfield Dusty Springfield Peter Gabriel Traffic Darlene Love Percy Sledge Ritchie Valens Laura Nyro I also disagree, and I tentatively agree with Bruce on the artists I've pulled from his post, regard...
by digifuwill
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar with!
Replies: 87
Views: 11005

Re: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar wit

First impressions to #341 "Sail Away" by Randy Newman Just after one listen I've decided that "Sail Away" is pretty great overall. It's pretty hard to believe that I haven't listened to one of his albums before, as "Sail Away" is lyrically one of the best albums I have...
by digifuwill
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 14436

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced

this nirvana v nwa debate is ridiculous. i listen to hiphop about twice as much as all other forms of music combined, and i think the nwa candidacy is borderline ridiculous. I freely acknowledge that Nirvana is overrated - that Nevermind is the #3 most acclaimed album of all time is perhaps the most...
by digifuwill
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 18112

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.)

As was mentioned upthread, Allmusic bumped up a lot of albums recently, mostly in the R&B genre. Off the top of my head, the following are among the albums newly granted 5 stars: Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston Johnny Gill - Johnny Gill The Cars - The Cars Keith Sweat...

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