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by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week
Replies: 90
Views: 18952

Re: Album of the Week

Good point re: electronic, but this also shows how there is a blurring of the lines in some of the categories. I think genres tend to get overweight and subgenres tend to become lost in the shadows. A further complication for me are cases where subgenres are poorly defined, progressive rock for exam...
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week
Replies: 90
Views: 18952

Re: Album of the Week

I think your 6 category revision is a good starting point. Good luck!
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week
Replies: 90
Views: 18952

Re: Album of the Week

My listening range is fairly narrow, so it's unlikely that I would participate in this to a significant degree. That said, you should probably clarify how you would categorize world (regional) music. It might also be valuable to consider R&B outside the Pop-Rock framework, maybe Hip-Hop / Rap as well.
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: There She Goes: Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: There She Goes: Questions

Thanks for the thoughtful replies. I'm glad there is support for serious discusssion. So let me flay this dead horse one more time. What would have been the consequence if the La's had changed the name of the band before the 1990 remix? To extend this a bit, what would have become of the 1988 versio...
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: There She Goes: Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: There She Goes: Questions

Not to be rude or anything, but these sorts of questions always baffle me. Bill at They Shoot Pictures for film frequently gets these sorts of questions on his site as well. Whenever somebody has a question about how this site gets its rankings, they should look at the FAQ section which Henrik kind...
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: There She Goes: Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: There She Goes: Questions

1) It's on a lot of lists. These aren't Henrik's opinion, he just records those of others. It appeared on the Rock Hall, NME, and several other lists. 2) Most likely. Unless the remix is the one acclaimed, it's almost always the original. Plus, the year is for 1988. That's a good indicator. I guess...
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ten Album Stretch
Replies: 80
Views: 10504

Re: Ten Album Stretch

Seriously (embarrassing) 82 This Year's Model 83 Bringing It All Back Home 84 Screamadelica 85 Music From Big Pink 86 Elephant 87 (What's The Story) Morning Glory? 88 The Bends 89 In Rainbows 90 Illinois 91 Raw Power and a bonus 92 Bitches Brew These are all essential. "Morning Glory" is my favorit...
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: There She Goes: Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

There She Goes: Questions

1. Can someone make a good case for why this is the number one song in 1988? 2. Is the version that is ranked in 1988 the original version released as a non-charting single, or is it possible that the critical appraisal is actually for the 1990 remix that charted (unimpressively) in both the UK and ...
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The update is here!
Replies: 93
Views: 18905

Re: The update is here!

Thank you for the genre links. Really impressive site upgrade.
by audioclectic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ten Album Stretch
Replies: 80
Views: 10504

Re: Ten Album Stretch

Seriously (embarrassing)

82 This Year's Model
83 Bringing It All Back Home
84 Screamadelica
85 Music From Big Pink
86 Elephant
87 (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
88 The Bends
89 In Rainbows
90 Illinois
91 Raw Power

and a bonus

92 Bitches Brew
by audioclectic
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21881

Re: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Okay. You have to at least smile about this. Just after my last post I spilled a Guinness all over my office floor. It will need a carpet cleaning. Poetic justice? I'm not Bruce. I agree with some of his opinions, but like most of you think his delivery in most of his moments is poor. I have my own ...
by audioclectic
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21881

Re: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Not really. I was the same a**hole at 17. Just dealing in truths. I live in California. Don't know Bruce. Don't want to know Bruce. You peeps are myopic.
by audioclectic
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21881

Re: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

My original effort to respond to this timed out. In the interim, Bruce was apparently banned. Oh well. He should know better. I don't.

The orignial thread that lead to this discussion is a pointless and even stupid exercise. You folks need to get a life.
by audioclectic
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What makes a great live album?
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: What makes a great live album?

Studio albums have impacts in their own time that can't be appreciated by those who didn't live through the time. Hearing music live can be an exhilirating experience. Hearing a bad live album can be the opposite. Good live albums usually appear when bands are totally versed with their material. To ...
by audioclectic
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Genre list
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Genre list

by audioclectic
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 32025

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

1970s albums 1970: CSNY – Déjà Vu 1971: Jethro Tull – Aqualung 1972: Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill 1973: The Doobie Brothers – The Captain and Me 1974: Blue Oyster Cult – Secret Treaties 1975: Kansas – Masque 1976: Gordon Lightfoot – Summertime Dream 1977: AC/DC – Let There Be Rock 1978: The Cars ...
by audioclectic
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Comparing Years: Composite
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Comparing Years: Composite

Here’s the composite (albums and songs) strength of year index with scores. Lower is better. Listed from strongest to weakest. 1967 43 1968 63 1965 106 1969 112 1971 124 1977 223 1966 224 1975 291 1970 318 1972 318 1991 334 1976 358 1989 377 2007 380 1979 409 1984 425 2000 477 1973 480 1978 488 1995...
by audioclectic
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Comparing Years: Songs
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Comparing Years: Songs

Similar to Comparing Years: Albums, this is based on a low #1 song rank of 328 (1998) and a mean of 5 songs per year within 328. Formula is rank of 5th song minus total songs within 328. Listed strongest to weakest. 1967 1965 1968 1969 1964 1966 1971 2003 2007 1977 1975 and 1976 (tie) 1984 1972 1970...
by audioclectic
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Comparing years: Albums
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Comparing years: Albums

I have my favorites too. My favorites don't resemble the lists here and I suspect that's true of many members. I'm working with the data as presented here, and reaching my conclusions based on an admittedly arbitrary choice for a baseline. Still, I use the same baseline methodology each time. I have...
by audioclectic
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Comparing years: Albums
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Comparing years: Albums

I'm less interested in the lower ranking albums. Even in the years I identify with, I find most of the low ranking albums to be superfluous.

I would never run this type of analysis with even 1000 albums. I've used 800, 750, 500, and 350, but I prefer the baseline I'm using now.
by audioclectic
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Comparing years: Albums
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Comparing years: Albums

I really enjoy manipulating numbers derived from the yearly rankings. Each time there is an update, I start crunching away, playing around. One of the things I do each time is to create an album-based strength number for each year beginning with 1963. This time the formula for that is based on the r...
by audioclectic
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 102330

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Does anyone believe that bias can be removed from musical rankings? Do those who have studied music academically or otherwise claim to have minimized their biases? Is there a model that has been subject to peer review that demonstrated how to minimize bias in this endeavor? If not, I do not yet und...
by audioclectic
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 102330

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

This statistical model produces these results; as Henrik explains in the preface the lists are not definitive and never can be. Some time ago, Bruce objected to the inherent legitimacy of music industry critics (or criticism / critique) and suggested that the opinions of studied individuals might b...
by audioclectic
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Viva la Spreadsheets
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Viva la Spreadsheets

For the 7 year segments I use, there has been a remarkable change that raises concern for me about the methodology. Looking at proportionate share for each segment in the the top 3000 albums, I see the following ordinal ranks 2013 2014 70-76 70-76 77-83 91-97 91-97 77-83 63-69 98-04 84-90 84-90 98-0...
by audioclectic
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Viva la Spreadsheets
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Viva la Spreadsheets

I divide the music time line into 7 year segments, two 7 year segments constituting an "Age" or "Era" Beginning with the introduction of 45 rpm vinyl records (1949), my 7 year segments are as follows: 1949 to 1955 Introduction of the 45, jukebox implementation, energetic R&B surges, earliest 'rock' ...
by audioclectic
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 62251

Re: Site update

Sonny and Cher - The Beat Goes On (1967) This is 1966. Tommy Roe - Dizzy (1969) This is 1968. I can't find any evidence for these changes either. The Beat Goes On entered the Billboard charts on Week Ending January 14, 1967 at #72 (the week began on January 8) and never bubbled under. Very likely 1...
by audioclectic
Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Groundhog Day
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Groundhog Day

Another project is the last thing I need, but yesterday I stumbled into another pit. I've decided to make a playlist for the Groundhog Day experience I could self-engineer. I'll put together a sequenced list for at least 16 hours of listening, from waking to succumbing (and maybe an extended list to...
by audioclectic
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 62251

Re: Site update

I was (a little) inspired by Blanco and Rob commenting on Smells Like Teen Spirit. I've listened to the song maybe three times, without really knowing that it was "The Great SLTS". I ended up at a website that is probably familiar to many members here (songfacts.com). Either way, the following comme...
by audioclectic
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 42115

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

It isn't really a fancy, Henry, especially a late fancy. I felt lucky for these artists after I was sure the classic rock canon wouldn't be expanded once the '70s giants exhausted themeselves. I've corrected my original post as I realized I had a mistaken sense of time line for a 4th band. The 4th b...
by audioclectic
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 42115

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

I’m not really new blood. I’ve been paying attention to the website since early 2010. I posted a few times early on under a user name that I can’t recall anymore. Anyways… I’m 57, male, live in subrural northern California. Married 31 years, two adult children, no grandkids. Heavily nostalgic. Inter...
by audioclectic
Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books that may interest some of you
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Books that may interest some of you

A few years ago I found a copy of a book that rectifies errant procedural details in the year-end top 100 lists published by Billboard. The book is called Rock 100 and was written by Jim Quirin and Barry Cohen. The authors provide a sound explanation of their purpose and methodology over several pag...