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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: 320

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: 87
Views: 22438

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: 50
Views: 1632

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: 87
Views: 22438

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: 44
Views: 13306

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: 44
Views: 13306

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: 5837

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: 1631

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: 87
Views: 22438

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: 44
Views: 13306

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: 44
Views: 13306

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: 4417

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: 2964

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: 44
Views: 13306

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: 32
Views: 5012

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: 44
Views: 13306

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: 29108

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: 4644

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: 87
Views: 22438

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: 11649

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: 9017

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: 9017

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: 9017

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: 9017

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: 9017

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: 11649

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: 11649

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: 11649

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: 11649

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: 11649

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: 11649

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: 17613

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: 4477

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: 3684

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: 23
Views: 9001

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: 23
Views: 9001

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: 23
Views: 9001

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.
by Jackson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 17613

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

Soundtracks for the Blind over Blue Lines is a crazy result! Bet that will never be repeated again. It would be fun if more people had commented...RockyRaccoon is just lighting into many of the more adventurous albums. :)
by Jackson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 66
Views: 19836

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

spiritualized wrote:To be fair, I'm not a very "female-fronted band" fan either. Kim Gordon and Kim Deal appear, the first "real" one is Kirstin Hersh from the Throwing Muses @ 30.


What about Stereolab at 10? Very nice placement btw...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 8223

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

I've been wondering if the 1-2 ordering here was going to be controversial. The full list of ratings for top two: Voter / Dead Magic rating / Childqueen rating spiritualized / 1 / 30 It certainly was controversial for at least one voter! This was a great poll with interesting results and a fun scor...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post 5,000!
Replies: 8
Views: 3423

Re: Post 5,000!

Wow, I'm surprised I'm under 1,000. I need to pick it up! :music-rockon:

I assume this doesn't count the old forums?
by Jackson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 39647

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Wow Deafheaven and Kamasi Washington (especially Fists of Fury) are making huge and well-deserved gains here on the last day of voting.
by Jackson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 8223

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

I've been wondering if the 1-2 ordering here was going to be controversial. The full list of ratings for top two: Voter / Dead Magic rating / Childqueen rating spiritualized / 1 / 30 It certainly was controversial for at least one voter! This was a great poll with interesting results and a fun scor...
by Jackson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 8223

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

Wow, I thought Tirzah and AAL would appear higher. Those were two of the higher-profile nominees. No idea what to expect the rest of the way!
by Jackson
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 6096

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Current votes: Jirin rumpdoll bonnielaurel DaveC Rob Moonbeam acroamor Brad madzong Jackson Miguel I have tabulated votes based on ballots and it's a very close top two with interesting results so far. Results will start on Saturday, ballots will be accepted up to then. With this group of voters pi...
by Jackson
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 39647

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

I made some edits to my albums list including adding Heaven and Earth at number 8, as I finally got around to listening to the entire thing!

I also added the Avantdale Bowling Club album, which is a really nice discovery from the moderately acclaimed game / sonofsam's list.
by Jackson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 39647

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

2018 is one of the better and deeper years of the decade. It was another amazing year by female artists, but that wasn't really a surprise after they similarly dominated 2017. A more pleasant surprise was how strong guitar rock and jazz were this year. I see this year factoring strongly in my EOD li...
by Jackson
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 39647

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

This is not in order, or final -- I'm just putting it out there in case people are looking for some other listening experiences before we finalize. I don't have songs listed yet either. This has been one of the toughest years ever for me to rank albums...there are just so many of high quality, from...
by Jackson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your top rotation songs this year
Replies: 18
Views: 5153

Re: Your top rotation songs this year

Here are mine (some of these are influenced by my wife as we share a Spotify): 1. Dua Lipa - New Rules 2. Men I Trust - Tailwhip 3. Rae Sremmurd - Powerglide 4. Algiers - The Underside of Power 5. Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut to the Feeling 6. Camila Cabello - Havana 7. Alvvays - Dreams Tonite 8. Yaeji - ...
by Jackson
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39

About that Grimes song, that could almost be the biggest musical disappointment of the year to me. All original qualities of Grimes previous efforts seem to be removed to come to more standard modern sound. Even the fascist robot theme feels extremely stale and cliched. It does reasonable well here...

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