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by Jackson
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2638

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Awesome Fred, I love the list as always. Only problem is this gives me even more songs I need to listen to for my own list! Here's a nice task to give to yourself if you ever get bored: listen to every single song submitted here and rank them. If this goes by to fast, do the same for the album subm...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2638

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Awesome Fred, I love the list as always. Only problem is this gives me even more songs I need to listen to for my own list!
by Jackson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Noel Gallagher quote on lyrics
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Noel Gallagher quote on lyrics

And sometimes the aesthetic appeal of the way the words sound are just as important as what the words say. There are some French artists like Brel or Miossec where the pure aesthetic quality of the words enhance the song for me. Totally agree on this point. I remember hearing Brian Eno came up with...
by Jackson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 679

Re: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)

I bet no one else ends up posting their list in this thread -- who would want to follow that? This post is one of the things I look forward to most on this forum. I'm looking forward to picking apart the list over the coming weeks and spending as much time with it as I did the 2015 edition. I can al...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4480

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

The disparity between Julia Holter's performance in the album and song polls and her placement in this one is pretty crazy. 43 artists have passed by since she placed at 94 and not a single one has matched her three top 150 albums (and only two have two top 100 albums). I get why she's not more popu...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2220

Re: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll

When You Sleep at number 4 is an awesome out-of-nowhere placement that will probably never repeat again. It's interesting the consensus went for that track while Sometimes (25), To Here Knows When (27), and Only Shallow (39!) were so much lower, but no complaints here.
by Jackson
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Finals (Neighborhood #1 vs. Sinnerman)
Replies: 27
Views: 461

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Finals (Neighborhood #1 vs. Sinnerman)

I didn't vote throughout this poll, but would support Sinnerman. I've come to like several songs from Funeral (Wake Up, Haiti, In the Backseat, and Rebellion (Lies)) ahead of Neighborhood #1.
by Jackson
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4480

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

The differences in points aren't very significant so far, but the biggest surprise to me is Katy Perry ranking ahead of Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and Carly Rae Jepsen. I like songs from all four but to me KP is pretty clearly the weakest. I wonder how much higher Courtney Barnett would end up if...
by Jackson
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2220

Re: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll

Albums 1 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless 2 | Slint | Spiderland 3 | Mercury Rev | Yerself is Steam 4 | A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory 5 | Massive Attack | Blue Lines 6 | Jesus Lizard | Goat 7 | Nirvana | Nevermind 8 | Talk Talk | Laughing Stock 9 | Public Enemy | Apocalypse `91...The En...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 10501

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)

Last minute artists list: 1 | PJ Harvey 2 | Julia Holter 3 | Sleater-Kinney 4 | Björk 5 | Kate Bush 6 | Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) 7 | Trish Keenan (Broadcast) 8 | Beth Gibbons (Portishead) 9 | Alice Coltrane 10 | Joanna Newsom 11 | Nina Simone 12 | The Ronettes 13 | Grimes 14 | Carly Rae Jepsen 15...
by Jackson
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Great list indeed. Will try to listen to it all. Just one thing that crosses my mind: I always viewed Be My Baby as first and foremost a Phil Spector song. It's a bit wry that the first place goes to a song were the main creative brain was a man. Though I would have voted for the song too, so there...
by Jackson
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Great number one! I didn't realize Be My Baby would be so dominant in this poll even as I voted it in the top spot.

Fantsstic job on the roll-out, BleuPanda
by Jackson
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

That is a crazy high placement for Rolling in the Deep. I like the song well enough but is it really the #1 song on the list from the 2010s? And above Unfinished Sympathy, Heartbeats, and Glory Box? One of the stories of this poll is the Adele and Amy Winehouse re-appreciation movement. That defini...
by Jackson
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

That is a crazy high placement for Rolling in the Deep. I like the song well enough but is it really the #1 song on the list from the 2010s? And above Unfinished Sympathy, Heartbeats, and Glory Box? One of the stories of this poll is the Adele and Amy Winehouse re-appreciation movement.
by Jackson
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2220

Re: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll

Albums: 1 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless 2 | Mercury Rev | Yerself Is Steam 3 | Talk Talk | Laughing Stock 4 | Sonny Sharrock | Ask The Ages 5 | A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory Songs: 1 | Bob Dylan | Blind Willie McTell 2 | Primal Scream | Movin' on Up 3 | Talk Talk | Ascension Day 4 | ...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 970

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

I would love for the top 1000 songs to count, but only if the person running the poll is OK with the extra work. At this point songs 501-1000 on my list are songs I really love and support doing well in the poll, so it would be great if they could count :)
by Jackson
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Awesome placement for Feel You.

Very interesting to see Run Away With Me place so much higher than CRJ's other songs. I voted for it to, but surprised it beat Cut to the Feeling and really surprised it beat Call Me Maybe.
by Jackson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

That run of 23, Bonnie and Clyde, and Kiss Me Again was fun.
by Jackson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 2798

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

I've noticed a lot of people post their lists the first couple of days the new thread is created. Does this mean they don't have time to listen to songs/albums from other people's lists, or is it just because they want to remind others of them before they vote? (I prefer to explore before posting, ...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Call Me Maybe and Rid of Me this low is pretty shocking. Especially Call Me Maybe -- I thought it would do better given the success of other pop songs?
by Jackson
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 2798

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

Interesting to see how many people are voting for the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Last time around, it wasn't even in our top 20; now it's looking like a lock for top 10. I assume the new season and the availability of the original series on Netflix were the main drivers. I certainly fall into the catego...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle (1968)
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle (1968)

This album is impossibly good. Top three songs are all top 300 all time. 09 | This Will Be Our Year 06 | Hung Up on a Dream 01 | Care of Cell 44 12 | Time of the Season 10 | Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914) 04 | Beechwood Park 05 | Brief Candles 03 | Maybe After He's Gone 11 | Friends of Mine 02 ...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Lord, you know it's a shame when I only want for you to pull over and hold me 'til I can't remember my own name 375. Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Co. (2010) Score: 194.52 (Votes: 3) 2015 AMF Rank: 87 AM Rank: 490 Biggest Fan(s): notbrianeno (#19), sonofsamiam (#38) This one is very surpri...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 2798

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

Albums 1 | Megadeth | Rust in Peace 2 | Ride | Nowhere 3 | Angelo Badalamenti | Soundtrack from Twin Peaks 4 | Fugazi | Repeater 5 | Public Enemy | Fear of a Black Planet 6 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | The Good Son 7 | Swell | Swell 8 | John Zorn | Naked City 9 | Pixies | Bossanova 10 | The Su...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 2798

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

01. Royal Trux. Twin Infinitives 02. Above The Law. Livin' Like Hustlers 03. X-Clan. To The East, Blackwards 04. Loop. A Gilded Eternity 05. Public Enemy. Fear Of A Black Planet 06. Pale Saints. The Comforts Of Madness 07. The Flaming Lips. In A Priest Driven Ambulance 08. His Name Is Alive. Livoni...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

I forgot to vote for Brandt Rhapsodie since it's listed under Benjamin Biolay. I assume a bunch of other people did too since it finished lower here than it did on our overall songs list. Interesting that New Rules topped Cut to the Feeling in this poll even though that was not the case in our EOY p...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 2000s
Replies: 78
Views: 3422

Re: [Results] Albums of the 2000s

Some interesting results so far in the top 20. Dear Science is a nice surprise at 15 (especially without my vote, which would have been in the top 10). I'm sure no one expected Godspeed to make the top 10 or Third to top Is This It either.
by Jackson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8468

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Our love is a long goodbye 900. Natalie Prass - My Baby Don't Understand Me (2015) Score: 84.57 (Votes: 2) 2015 AMF Rank: unranked AM Rank: 556 Biggest Fan(s): Nassim (#109) C'mon and let me live 898. Kate Bush - Jig of Life (1985) Score: 84.79 (Votes: 2) 2015 AMF Rank: unranked AM Rank: unranked B...
by Jackson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 2571

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

I'm pretty stunned that DAMN didn't win the poll. Also surprised to see Laura Marling in the top 10 (and even more surprising is her low rank in the critics' list). Very interesting poll this year.
by Jackson
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 2571

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Kelly Lee Owens would've been even higher if I weren't late to the party. For some odd reason, I was under the impression this was a traditional folk album; and, since I've been up to my ears in "folk" albums the past few years, I wasn't in any hurry to hear it. I definitely hadn't antici...
by Jackson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 2798

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

I truly love everything on Loveless up to Soon, which always bores me, but is a favorite for some reasons here, I don't get it. I think Soon is one of the greatest songs of all time. I'm surprised you say it's boring because the drum beat conveys a sense of excitement and forward movement that isn'...
by Jackson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 2571

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

The placements for Kelly Lee Owens and Wolf Alice are great. Visions of a Life has grown on me since voting; I'd have had it in my top 5 if I voted today.
by Jackson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 2571

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Jane Weaver and Susanne Sundfor this high (and right next to each other) is awesome.
by Jackson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Albums of 1998 (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Albums of 1998 (2018)

P4K really has gone all-in on R&B and hip-hop in recent years. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea once ranked #4 for the entire decade!
by Jackson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 2000s
Replies: 78
Views: 3422

Re: [Results] Albums of the 2000s

Deltron 3030 and The Sophtware Slump ahead of Vespertine is genuinely stunning.
by Jackson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 2571

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

I thought the King Krule album was borderline unlistenable and had no business being in near the critics' top ten, so count me among those who are happy to see it so low in this poll.
by Jackson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 10501

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Song Deadline February 15)

Updating my list slightly to add some songs from 2017, which I thought was a historically great year for this category. If you've already counted my list and it's too much of a hassle to update, no worries. Thanks! 1 | The Ronettes | Be My Baby | 1963 2 | Massive Attack | Unfinished Sympathy | 1991 ...
by Jackson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 4351

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

I didn't expect Kate Bush to win at all. That was great.
by Jackson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2946

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

I'm stunned that "Swimming Pools" is on 1300 on AM. Especially given the placements of his more recent songs. Some lists of Kendrick’s best songs place it surprisingly low. It still blows my mind that The Blacker the Berry didn't place more highly with critics in 2015. It just seems to be...
by Jackson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2946

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

I would have voted Green Light very high. I think it's one of the best songs of the year, but I don't place the full album as high as other people do. For me it is the other way around. Melodrama is one of those albums on which every track is pretty great and that makes the competition tougher. We ...
by Jackson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 4351

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

Interesting to see Rumours only place at 15. I assume some people didn't consider it a female album.

I wish To Bring You My Love had made a better run at the top ten. I enjoy Bjork but I think PJ Harvey has had an even better run among 1990-2010s female artists.
by Jackson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson

So sad, he soundtracked some of the best films in recent years and I was looking forward to seeing what he'd do in the years ahead. His work on Sicario and Arrival is remarkable.
by Jackson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2946

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Truth at number 6 is the best! I had no idea it was going to be that high.
by Jackson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2946

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Alvvays, Slowdive, and CRJ making the top 20 is great. I love our lack of correlation with the critics this year (though I'm not sure that will be the case on the albums side).
by Jackson
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 4351

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

The top 100 so far is great. Looking forward to seeing where Loud City Song places.
by Jackson
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2946

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

#70. Men I Trust | "Tailwhip" (85.909 Points | 2 Votes) Critics' List: #293 Biggest Fans: Jackson (#2), JohnnyBGoode (#3) #66. Jane Weaver | "Slow Motion" (92.881 Points | 4 Votes) Critics' List: #1906 Biggest Fans: Smithers-Jones (#8), DaveC (#10), Jackson (#11) #61. Algiers | ...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2946

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

#80. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever | "French Press" (71.702 Points | 4 Votes) Critics' List: #454 Biggest Fans: JohnnyBGoode (#4) This was my favorite discovery from other people's lists. Wish it had gotten more attention, but hard to do so in a year where rock is out of favor with crit...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 4321

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Throughout much of the year I thought 2017 would turn out to be one of the weaker years of the decade. For top-end albums and songs, maybe that's true, but this is one of the deeper years in recent history. Also, it is (for me) the best year ever for women in music. Significant female contribution t...
by Jackson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 10501

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)

My universe for this list was pretty broad, so let me know if any of the below aren't eligible and I'll find replacements. Thanks! 1 | The Ronettes | Be My Baby | 1963 2 | Massive Attack | Unfinished Sympathy | 1991 3 | Stereolab | Ping Pong | 1994 4 | The Knife | Heartbeats | 2002 5 | Len | Steal M...
by Jackson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 10501

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)

Albums 1 | Julia Holter | Loud City Song | 2013 2 | PJ Harvey | To Bring You My Love | 1995 3 | Sleater-Kinney | One Beat | 2002 4 | Portishead | Dummy | 1994 5 | The Fiery Furnaces | Blueberry Boat | 2004 6 | Stereolab | Mars Audiac Quintet | 1994 7 | Alice Coltrane | Journey in Satchidananda | 197...

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