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by Jackson
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 1036

Re: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)

Also I never really thought about it until now, but OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES has got to be one of the worst album titles I've heard in a while. The music is fine enough, but that title is just completely unintuitive. I totally agree that it's a ridiculous title, but it's supposed to mean &qu...
by Jackson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 41
Views: 2269

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

So, the big thing to me this year - As I pointed out while doing the women in music polls, only a single year on Acclaimed Music has women make up at least half of the albums in the top 10 (2015), and that was an exact 50/50. This is looking to be the first year ever where women outnumber men at th...
by Jackson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 1036

Re: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-100-best-songs-of-2018/ 97. Young Fathers - "In My View" 94. Amber Mark - "Love Me Right" 93. Aphex Twin - "T69 Collapse" 92. Charli XCX - "Track 10" 89. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Party for One" 70. Kama...
by Jackson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Thank U Next and No Tears Left to Cry are vote splitting almost perfectly. I wonder how highly either one would rank if not for the other.

It's interesting that MGMT has two songs on here but neither one is the sublime She Works Out Too Much, which seems like it will be the AMF favorite.
by Jackson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

There’s only one song from 2016 - 2018 in our top 40 songs of the 2010s (“Ultralight Beam” at number 26). I get that newer songs have always had some trouble competing against old favorites, but the sheer amount of 2015 songs in the top 40 (there’s 8 of them) leads me to believe we’ve all collectiv...
by Jackson
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 41
Views: 2269

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Harold wrote:10. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
19. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile


Unless I missed something, I think this year will have more jazz albums in the top 20 than 2000-2017 combined (The Epic in 2015 is the only other one, I think). Right on!
by Jackson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

But please, let nobody make a list without the votes from people who didn't vote for What's Going On, but did for Stairway to Heaven this time. That happened the last two times and still has left a bad taste in my mouth, as if What's Going On is for people who have taste and Stairway to Heaven for ...
by Jackson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 15245

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

It's crazy that the Beatles only have one song left, but Bowie and the Stones still have 3 each. Great observation! The reduced ranks of many Beatles songs seem to be an indicia of a resistance against popular Beatles singles among AM poll participants. There are a few extreme cases, e.g., Moonbeam...
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Wuthering Heights improved on its surprise performance from last poll, but a few of us (including me) thought it'd be even higher. Still an awesome result.

I'm happy for God Only Knows over Good Vibrations? The latter being ranked higher in our forum polls has always surprised me.
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 41
Views: 2269

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Henrik wrote:Low is this year’s Slowdive, that get additional love for not being praised enough in the past.


That's an interesting point -- I think Sleater-Kinney's 2015 comeback album is the best recent example of this.
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Exclaim ! (CAN)
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: EOY 2018 - Exclaim ! (CAN)

https://exclaim.ca/music/article/exclaim_s_top_20_pop_and_rock_albums_part_two-best_of_2018 10. Low : Double Negative 9. Yves Tumor : Safe in the Hands of Love 8. Blood Orange : Negro Swan 7. Janelle Monáe : Dirty Computer 6. Let's Eat Grandma : I'm All Ears 5. Fucked Up : Dose Your Dreams 4. Beach...
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Wow that is the lowest I've ever seen Waterloo Sunset. Stunningly low, but maybe not surprising based on the results of the poll -- the Kinks sadly lost ground all around.

You could say the same about The Beatles with Strawberry Fields, but they still have more than enough representation ;)
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 41
Views: 2269

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I like Double Negative, but it is shocking to me it's such a critics' favorite. It is a lot less accessible than albums that usually end up that high, and I don't see any of its songs doing that well with the critics. But it's not as shocking at Tranquility Base's performance. That album is mediocre...
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - NPR (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: EOY 2018 - NPR (US)

15. Caroline Rose "Jeannie Becomes a Mom" I'm not a huge fan of this list, but it's nice to see this show up. It'll do much better on the forum than with the critics. It's fun watching the battle between "no tears left to cry" and "thank u, next." I think both could en...
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 16334

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

These songs are all getting strong consideration for my EOY list. It's a rocking year for songs. Favorites marked with an asterisk. Adrianne Lenker | symbol* Against All Logic | I Never Dream Amber Mark | Love Me Right Anna van Hausswolff | The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra* Ariana Grande | no tea...
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

At this point there aren't many surprises, but it was good to see some new faces in Sinnerman, Enjoy the Silence, and I Feel Love. I can't remember any of those making the top 100 in any of our previous polls. Alone Again Or looks like it made a huge jump, but really it seems more like 2015 was the ...
by Jackson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53612

Re: Albums of 2018

I'm still doing a bunch of listening as always during this time of year, but these ten albums will definitely factor into my year-end list: Against All Logic | 2012-2017 Daughters | You Won't Get What You Want DJ Koze | Knock Knock Fucked Up | Dose Your Dreams Idles | Joy as an Act of Resistance Kal...
by Jackson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Stereogum (US)
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: EOY 2018 - Stereogum (USA)

The best albums on this list are all outside the top 20 :?
by Jackson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.38
Replies: 12
Views: 1144

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.38

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Men I Trust - Say, Can You Hear


Seconded
by Jackson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - NPR (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: EOY 2018 - NPR (US)

‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ Don't forget that Low, at #17, is co-led by a woman as well. This is one of the best years ever for female artists IMO (I also thought the same thing last year), so I'm not really surprised. I didn't even notice how female heavy this list was until you pointed it...
by Jackson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

This Is America is really gonna sweep the singles lists. Damn. As the initial buzz wore off, I realized how the song itself is only fine, but the music video was really what brought it to the next level. I guess there hasn't been other great candidate for the 'important song with a message of the y...
by Jackson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)

Strange how they added Be the Cowboy to their list of The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence only very recently, but that album is nowhere to be seen here. That list was by a much wider group of contributors than their normal EOY lists, so it leaned a little more mainstream. Nice list here as...
by Jackson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 6242

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Listyguy wrote:Am I wrong in thinking 1990 is one of the weakest years of the decade? And there's 20 albums from that year in the final poll?


The wild cards from 1990 are awesome though! The Good Son, Jordan, Repeater, and Rust in Peace all deserve a good listen.
by Jackson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 6242

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

This might be the weakest year of the entire decade, but it's still good on the top end on the songs side. With the increasing enthusiasm for pop around here I was hoping that all-time jam Steal My Sunshine would fare a little better here. Deceptacon is looking like it will be an AMF special and mak...
by Jackson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 30
Views: 2886

Re: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)

They gave out (at least) 38 top marks according to AOTY, but even if they hadn't, reviews are only 1 person, eligible lists need to be at least 3 different people, not to mention reviews are at time of release, Y.E. lists allow for 'growers'. Yes, but I was always afraid that this great punk/ hard ...
by Jackson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 30
Views: 2886

Re: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)

presume #2 has disappeared completely for obvious reasons, leaving #1, plus they're Scottish. What are the "obvious reasons" that Hookworms would have dropped off? Was there a scandal I missed? They broke up last month after their lead singer was accused by multiple women of sexual and em...
by Jackson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 30
Views: 2886

Re: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)

JohnnyBGoode wrote:
presume #2 has disappeared completely for obvious reasons, leaving #1, plus they're Scottish.



What are the "obvious reasons" that Hookworms would have dropped off? Was there a scandal I missed?
by Jackson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 30
Views: 2886

Re: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)

It sucks that The Skinny gave Fucked Up's Dose Your Dreams five stars but it didn't show up here. I haven't seen it any YE lists so far, sadly.
by Jackson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I demand a recount. I demand one between Rebellion (Lies), Funeral's weakest song, and Wake Up, Funeral's best (in my totally unbiased opinion) ! True fact : whenever Rebellions (Lies) beats Wake Up in a poll, a kitten gets cancer. I used to think Rebellion (Lies) was the best, but now I totally ag...
by Jackson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 15245

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Jirin wrote:Woo Sinnerman top 100!


Seconded. But ugh Every Breath You Take top 100.
by Jackson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

The placement for Bizarre Love Triangle is one of the biggest surprises on the list. I didn't see it coming from the individual polls, and typically the big New Order songs outside of Blue Monday haven't performed this well. Very nice to see. Now maybe we can get Ceremomy up this high next time. Whi...
by Jackson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

I'm calling that Soccer Mommy will win this (assuming someone else nominates it).
by Jackson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

A lot of huge changes from the last poll in that bunch. I didn't vote for Fade Into You but it's cool to see it that high. I love the higher placements for This Must Be the Place, Idioteque, Ashes to Ashes, and Glory Box, though I think many of those have been in the top 200 before and just under-pe...
by Jackson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 16334

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

8 | Fucked Up | Raise Your Voice Joyce I hope this means you're on the Dose Your Dreams train - I don't remember you liking David Comes to Life that much. Interesting you chose this over some of the more adventurous tracks on the album (like Normal People, Torch to Light, the title track, or Accele...
by Jackson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53612

Re: Albums of 2018

Jirin wrote:
Daughters album reminds me of Liars - Drums Not Dead but more focused.


The comparison to Liars is interesting - not sure I hear that but this album is excellent. It's crazy this band hadn't come out with an album for eight years. What were they doing for so long?
by Jackson
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

A little surprised Zombie didn't finish higher, maybe it just hasn't had as much chatter on this forum of late. BMAA effect wearing off. It may be the highest ranking song with 13 or fewer votes. Another victim of the way the scoring system favors songs with a high number of votes over those songs ...
by Jackson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53612

Re: Albums of 2018

I spent today listening to two of the most acclaimed Electronic albums of the year: Knock Knock by DJ Koze and 2002-2007 by A.A.L. The former is a gorgeous affair; it is soulful and welcoming in its approach, full of warm tones and overall very atmospheric due to the amount of different synth timbr...
by Jackson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

And I won't forget the way you held me up when I was down [423] The Zombies | This Will Be Our Year [541.21 pts / 11 votes] AM rank: bubbling 2015 AMF Rank: 193 Fans: Zombeels (16), Jackson (19), BryanBehar (28) The laughs come hard in Auld Lang Syne [421] The Beach Boys | Surf's Up [542.78 pts / 9...
by Jackson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Very disappointed in the placement for Soon, but I think that When You Sleep hasn't showed up yet. Not too surprising based on the individual lists and the recent 1991 poll but very surprising relative to previous polls. I loved the 480s section -- so much variety. Cool to see the two DJ Shadow trac...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Some great songs on this page so far. Some of these Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Radiohead songs are actually coming in lower than I would've expected, though I'm sure we'll have no shortage of these artists in the T500. Sweepstakes Ron, will you add the placement in the last one or two forum AT polls to...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 2695

Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Great posts on this thread. I'll add my two cents: 2010: Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 2011: Fucked Up - David Comes to Life, White Denim - D, TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light 2012: Tame Impala - Lonerism and The Men - Open Your Heart 2013: Deafheaven - Sunbather, My Bloody Valentine-mbv, Arctic ...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53612

Re: Albums of 2018

No one has yet mentioned Fucked Up's album Dose Your Dreams, which came out at the beginning of October, but it's an amazing work that is very much in contention for my AOTY. Anyone remotely open to the concept of a genre-hopping 90 minute punk opus should give this a listen. It clicked immediately ...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 10587

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

Albums 1 | Neutral Milk Hotel | In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 2 | The Beta Band| The Three EP's 3 | Boards of Canada | Music Has the Right to Children 4 | Mercury Rev | Deserter's Songs 5 | Air | Moon Safari 6 | Massive Attack | Mezzanine 7 | Elliott Smith | XO 8 | Amon Tobin | Permutation 9 | Blac...
by Jackson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 19506

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I despise Smash Mouth with every fiber of my soul. I'm convinced "All Star" only finished where it did because it was a meme for so long. And I won't lie, there were some gems from that period. This was probably my favorite: https://youtu.be/tEC6W8ujSlE I don't think Smash Mouth was that ...
by Jackson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Nice variety on that last set of songs. I love the placement for Hallowed be thy Name!
by Jackson
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (18) October 15
Replies: 7
Views: 5337

Re: MCCh 2018 (18) October 15

Awesome, a top ten debut for Dose Your Dreams!
by Jackson
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Nice placements for St. Elmo's Fire and Golden Hours. I thought the latter might be much higher from scanning the individual lists but not bad. Up the Junction was one of my favorite discoveries from this poll process. It debuted around 220 on my list and I could see it going higher next time. It's ...
by Jackson
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 43
Views: 6532

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I voted for: Radiohead The Cure The Zombies Roxy Music Kraftwerk There are a lot of good nominees this year so it should be a strong class regardless. I'd fully expect Janet Jackson and Radiohead to get in and most of these will get in eventually. Roxy Music should obviously be in but I'm surprised ...
by Jackson
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

So, I'm late to the party listing out where we are a fan, but...better late than never? Looks like I had 33 total, that's a lot -- I think a lot of these made Top 1000s in the past, where a few strong votes for more esoteric, less-heard songs could make a difference. I guess I should be happy they ...
by Jackson
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73358

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

One cool thing about the old format of the list is that it was easier for songs like Theme de Yoyo, You Set the Scene, and Djed to place in the top 500 or so with only a few high votes. These are the types of songs that a few place highly, but hardly anyone uses them to fill out the 500-1000 section...

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