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by Jackson
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread

Here are a few albums I've discovered or re-discovered this year: Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown (2010) : I finally got around to listening to this cult forum favorite, though it was due to my personal listening project and not the now-popular Broadway adaptation (which I didn't realize was a thing unti...
by Jackson
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 31

2010s EOD Recommendation Thread

I've devoted almost all of my listening this year to revisiting 2010s music ahead of the coming onslaught of end of decade polls. I'm sure many of you have done the same. Ahead of our forum's own poll, which I presume will kick off towards the end of this year, I wanted to create a thread to share r...
by Jackson
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4083

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

TheLastEnemy wrote:142 (287) Robyn
141 (139) Low


Robyn drops her most critically acclaimed album in 2018 and appropriately moves up significantly. Low releases their most critically acclaimed album in 2018 and...moves down 2 spots. Strange!
by Jackson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

Jirin wrote:I keep hearing more and more good British Rap this year, is it a new major trend in the UK?


I agree; this is an obvious trend from the first half of the year. Will this go down as the best year ever for UK rap?
by Jackson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4083

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

This might be the strangest poll we run. There is such little logic to the relative placement between certain artists, especially considering how they do on our all-time songs and albums polls. For example, The Zombies consistently place one top-50 album and multiple top-200 songs every time we hold...
by Jackson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 89
Views: 45255

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)

1 | Charles Mingus | Modes D, E, And F - Trio and Group Dancers 2 | Tortoise | Djed 3 | Ennio Morricone | The Ecstasy of Gold 4 | John Coltrane | Acknowledgement 5 | Brian Eno | The Big Ship 6 | Claude Debussy | Clair de Lune 7 | Moondog | Symphonique #6 (Good For Goodie) 8 | Actress | Maze 9 | John...
by Jackson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 54744

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Sorry for the late submission! Hoping this still counts... 1 | The Kinks 2 | Brian Eno 3 | The Beach Boys 4 | Swans 5 | Bob Dylan 6 | David Bowie 7 | Black Sabbath 8 | My Bloody Valentine 9 | King Crimson 10 | The Velvet Underground 11 | Stereolab 11 | John Coltrane 13 | Radiohead 14 | TV On the Rad...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

New ratings in bold. [b]Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated 8.8 Surprised that more people on here aren't talking about this album. It's really good! Sure, like any Carly album, there are a few throwaway-type tracks, but the amount of really good songs on here is impressive: Want You in My Room, Julien, a...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

Like a few others on here, "Movies" is my SOTY so far, and I'd be shocked if anything beats it the rest of the year. The more I listen to it, the more I think it might be the best song in several years. The last two minutes are utterly breathtaking - it's like a "God Only Knows" ...
by Jackson
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hadestown July 5
Replies: 7
Views: 8579

Re: Hadestown July 5

Hadestown cleaned up at the Tony awards this weekend. Awesome to see a work that started out as an obscure AMF favorite album getting mainstream recognition!
by Jackson
Fri May 31, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

Not sure if I love Sufjan's new track Love Yourself on first listen. It sounds a little too middle of the road for him. Were it not for his unmistakable voice, I might not even recognize it as a Sufjan song. Hopefully it's a grower. Meanwhile, on first listen Sleater-Kinney's new track is a nice ret...
by Jackson
Fri May 31, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

Skepta's Ignorance is Bliss was released today, a follow-up to 2015's Konnichiwa. At first listen it's a step up from that album and the best rap album of 2019 to date, holding off tough competition from fellow Brits Dave and Little Simz. The beats on here are so diverse, nuanced, and interesting, a...
by Jackson
Mon May 27, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

The new Flying Lotus album is excellent. I like the lots of songs / short run times format for his music, which allows him to explore a lot of ideas without the album ever dragging. I'll echo others' positive comments on Igor, too.
by Jackson
Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium

This is a good list. I like basically all of the albums I've heard from it, and they nailed all of their 2010s picks (except good kid maad city and DAMN should be swapped). I'm glad R.A.P. Music rates so highly here; I like it as much as any of the Run the Jewels albums.
by Jackson
Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery just shot up the charts to my AOTY. I love the combination of influences it explores.
by Jackson
Mon May 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 48104

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

Quick top 25 songs so I don't miss this month's poll again: 1 | New Order | Blue Monday 2 | Wims Mertens | Struggle For Pleasure 3 | Talking Heads | This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) 4 | Violent Femmes | Gone Daddy Gone 5 | The The | This Is The Day 6 | The The | Giant 7 | Eurythmics | Sweet Dre...
by Jackson
Mon May 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

I don't see it getting much love on here, but Aldous Harding's Designer is an excellent album, well above the standard set on 2017's Party. The tracks The Barrel and Fixture Picture are the standouts to me.
by Jackson
Mon May 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

My top 25 would look something like this (unordered): Aldous Harding - The Barrel American Football - Uncomfortably Numb Billie Eilish - bad guy Carly Rae Jepsen - Julien Chromatics - Time Rider Claud - Easy Comet is Coming - Blood of the Past Dave - Black Denzel Curry - RICKY FKA Twigs - Cellophane...
by Jackson
Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

^Oh yes to "Julien" by Carly! However, based on the 4 tracks released so far, including the disappointing "Party For One", I have a feeling she will not be able to top EMOTION :( I had thought that based on the first three tracks she released, but Julien and Too Much, the two mo...
by Jackson
Mon May 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: General Movie Discussions
Replies: 23
Views: 9169

Re: General Movie Discussions

I was not a fan of Endgame. For a three hour movie concluding an epic series, it was surprisingly light on action sequences and interesting set pieces (the most-used setting is a generic modern office building). I also found the time travel dynamics to be confusing and not well-thought out. I enjoye...
by Jackson
Fri May 03, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30
Replies: 7
Views: 8150

Re: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30

Just from reading two words and the name of a record label alone in this bands description on Metacritic I already know who’s gonna do incredibly well next month: INDIE, BROOKLYN & 4AD. Than I saw the rating. It’s gonna break the 90s I’m sure. And I’m rooting for Sharkjump Brooklyn’s finest Vam...
by Jackson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

Sharon Van Etten is still my favorite this year, though lots of catch-up listening to do as I've been more focused on 2010s EOD listening so far this year. There should be lots of good albums on the way soon: Sky Ferreira, Carly Rae Jepsen, Men I Trust, Holly Herndon, and Hatchie are some I'm lookin...
by Jackson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

Some of my favorites so far: Sharon Van Etten - Jupiter 4 Holly Herndon - Eternal Georgia - About Work the Dancefloor Sky Ferreira - Downhill Lullaby Hatchie - Without a Blush Priests - The Seduction of Kansas Hot Chip - Hungry Child Chromatics - Time Rider Weyes Blood - Movies Peggy Gou - Starry Ni...
by Jackson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

sonofsamiam wrote:3. The Comet Is Coming | Blood of the Past (feat. Kate Tempest)


This song is fantastic! Nice find.

Pauler wrote:FKA twigs' comeback single "Cellophane" is absolutely stunning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjqFpBh84


Seconded.
by Jackson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (06) April 15
Replies: 7
Views: 7056

Re: MCCh 2019 (06) April 15

Nice to see Weyes Blood as the new #1. Looks like the female dominance of the last two years will continue this year.
by Jackson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.08
Replies: 5
Views: 4585

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.08

Georgia - About Work the Dancefloor
by Jackson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred: Counterpoints: 1) Uh, #1 song in America by no slight margin whatsoever, definitely not an unpopular opinion. 2) "Old Town Road" is pretty good. 3) "Old Town Road (Remix) " goes fucking hard. Side point: 4) Ce...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music Meetup – 11 to 13 October in Montpellier, France
Replies: 39
Views: 10998

Re: Acclaimed Music Meetup – 11 to 13 October in Montpellier, France

Does anyone live in Georgia (the stateside one) or the surrounding area? I do remember seeing that another former member does, but I forget who and it was quite some time ago. You may be remembering that I used to live in Athens, GA during college, but I'm in LA now. It's funny, I have no idea wher...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 34740

Re: Songs of 2019

Holly Herndon's Eternal is phenomenal. Those who liked her 2015 album Platform (which was my #2 for that year) should check it out.
by Jackson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 53085

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Last time around, a few songs got in because of two votes, with each of those votes at #1. [12] Au Pairs - Headache for Michelle: (100) [12] Ramones - The KKK Took My Baby Away: (100) [12] The Gun Club - She's Like Heroin to Me: (100) This time these songs placed at #49, #308, and #43; and a song w...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 10443

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

I'm generally partial to the "separate the art from the artist" argument. It would be very difficult to operate otherwise: do you have to look up every artist you like to see if there is alleged or known misbehavior? Is it fair to hold current artists to a different standard than artists f...
by Jackson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65554

Re: Albums of 2019

Oustanding, top drawer (9/10) Steve Mason - About the Light : excellent surprise, an album full of tunes from the Beta Band frontman. The only contender so far in the year You may like his 2013 solo album Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time; that album was pretty good too and "Seen It All Before&...
by Jackson
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 19790

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Same thing for the songs (why not?). My year-end rank in parenthesis: 2013) Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell)- Get Lucky (2) 2008) Fleet Foxes- White Winter Hymnal (5) 2011) The Black Keys- Lonely Boy (4) 2016) David Bowie- Lazarus (10) 2014) Future Islands- Seasons (Waiting On You) (7) 2015) Tame Impa...
by Jackson
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 17788

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

My rank for the year in parenthesis: 2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois (1) 2016 | David Bowie | ★ (1) 2006 | Belle & Sebastian | The Life Pursuit (2) 2011 | PJ Harvey | Let England Shake (2) 2007 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver (3) 2015 | Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly (3) 2010 | Kanye ...
by Jackson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 17788

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Here are our prior EOY albums winners... 2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 2006 | Belle & Sebastian | The Life Pursuit 2007 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 2008 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes 2009 | Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion 2010 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fan...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 17788

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

This is probably the first year of the decade where I like every single album in our top ten. There's just something very agreeable about the albums at the top this year.

The top 5 albums are very deserving, with one nice surprise. I think it's JM's to lose, but wouldn't be surprised by M or KM.
by Jackson
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 17788

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Rock is doing well in this poll with Rolling Blackouts, Car Seat Headrest, and Deafheaven well above the critics and Parquet Courts and Idles obviously still to come. I still do not understand the appeal of TBH&C. I thought critics that listed it high were making some sort of statement, but I'm ...
by Jackson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 17788

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Wow, I thought Chris would have been an automatic top 20!
by Jackson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 19790

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Thanks for the presentation, notbrianeno. These gifs make this on of the most enjoyable poll roll-outs in the forum. Immaterial missing top ten is surprising; I thought it would've gotten more than 10 votes. Unpopular opinion: Immaterial is one of the weakest tracks of the album. What drew me to SO...
by Jackson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 19790

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

"No Tears Left to Cry" over "Thank U, Next" is a bit of a shock, as is "Immaterial" missing the top 10. Oh well! At least my number 1 is in the top 10! I think Thank U Next is good, but No Tears Left to Cry is one of the best mainstream pop songs of the decade. I think...
by Jackson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 19790

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I love these GIFs, especially the one for I Shall Love 2.

It's no surprise if you've paid attention on the forum this year, but Pearly Gates is a nice AMF special.
by Jackson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 19790

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

What a great and unexpected placement for The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra! I agree that the video goes perfectly with the song. It kind of reminds me of the style of Twin Peaks: The Return.
by Jackson
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 19790

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I’m pretty surprised that “Americans” is totally unranked on the critics’ list. It’s the final track on the critics’ number 1 album of the year, and as Jirin said, a great summation of the state of affairs in contemporary America. To me, it’s the second best song off of Dirty Computer, only behind ...
by Jackson
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 19790

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I love many of the songs that have been revealed so far. It's great that three AvH songs will make the top 100, with my #1 still to come. I'm disappointed at the lack of love for "Itgehane." It's the type of song that I thought would do really well here, collecting votes from both synthpop...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 24151

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

That 16-30 section is just one classic after another. I think I'll end up preferring it to the top 15 on the whole.

The biggest surprise for me is Soft Bulletin's placement. I thought it was a no doubter in the top ten.
by Jackson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 7188

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)

I love the elevation of recent scores in this list. Under the Skin at 2 is an inspired choice, and it's nice to see Drive and Sicario as well.
by Jackson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Mark Hollis
Replies: 6
Views: 4791

Re: R.I.P. Mark Hollis

Nick wrote:The Talk Talk singer has reportedly died. He was 64.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nme.co ... 453863/amp


Wow, that's so sad and shocking. Rip
by Jackson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 24
Views: 13932

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

ordinaryperson wrote:Image


What's this one?
by Jackson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 24
Views: 13932

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

The first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title was Andy Stott's album covers. They're all distinctive, unique, and accentuate the dark, bass-heavy music. I love the black and white aesthetic - wonder how he thought of it. https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5929af2bc0084474cd0c1a15/1:1/w_32...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 24
Views: 13932

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

Sunbather is a great example of a situation where album art probably attracted critical acclaim. I can't imagine Sunbather would have done as well if it had a generic metal album cover.

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