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by Jackson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 41182

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: 395
Views: 47492

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: 395
Views: 47492

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: 395
Views: 47492

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: 1644

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: 205
Views: 41182

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: 7512

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: 15630

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: 395
Views: 47492

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: 4092

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: 395
Views: 47492

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: 5358

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: 395
Views: 47492

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: 395
Views: 47492

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...
by Jackson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Quietus (UK) - The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence
Replies: 1
Views: 1078

Re: The Quietus (UK) - The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence

Awesome list! According to the link they used a broader set of contributors than their core five writers to compile this, which explains the differences between this and their year-end list. I like the mix of Quietus usual suspects like Richard Dawson, Grumbling Fur and East India Youth with more ma...
by Jackson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 15630

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

How is Take on Me a guilty pleasure?? I've never heard of any backlash to the song and it's at 562 all-time on AM.
by Jackson
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 395
Views: 47492

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

Safetycat wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
I'm a monster and you're my sacred cow

[1152] St. Vincent | Los Ageless
[237.94 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 2047
Fans: slick (184)


<3 St. Vincent <3


Will there be a 2017 song higher than this? It beat Green Light; I can't remember if Humble placed yet though.
by Jackson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 7794

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

That album list is so on point. 97 was such a good year. And so happy for Ladies and Gentlemen We arw Floating in Space and Dry the Rain on the songs side. I don't see either of them doing quite as well in the all time poll, but maybe they'll do better in this poll.
by Jackson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11063

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Yaeji returned with the new single One More; not sure it it's quite as great as Sippin' on My Drink or Raingurl but it's still excellent.
by Jackson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 15630

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

Dancing Queen is probably so low cuz so many people (myself included) consider it genuinely great. Yeah, that song is highly acclaimed so doesn't really belong on this list. I assume many on here consider it a guilty pleasure because we're all men. Would any male really admit to a male friend that ...
by Jackson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 395
Views: 47492

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

Really loved that last group. Good to see Truth, DNA, Right on for the Darkness, and The Good the Bad and The Ugly so high. Shangri-La used to be a T500 song in this poll; I'm sad it fell so far. It's definitely one of The Kinks' best songs and a perfect example of a great rock composition from that...
by Jackson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 41182

Re: Albums of 2018

letmeintomyzone wrote:What is the frontrunner for EOYs?


Judging from this thread it'll be Dirty Computer, at least on AMF.
by Jackson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 395
Views: 47492

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

Jap123 wrote:Is Twin Peaks Theme merged with Falling or are they entered seperately?


I asked this on a previous thread and they are (rightly) separate entries. I look forward to hopefully seeing Falling in the T1000!
by Jackson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11063

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

RYM's two highest rated singles of 2018, Lana Del Rey's "Venice Bitch" and Julia Holter's "I Shall Love 2," both came out in the last three weeks. I love both and can see them being top 10 EOY picks for our forum, if not the critics.
by Jackson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mercury Music Prize 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: Mercury Music Prize 2018

Great pick. Still shocked it’s only a bubbler. Definitely one of my faves of last year. It is unbelievable to me that that album wasn't more acclaimed. It's so accessible, diverse in style and it just sounds like an album that would be highly acclaimed. Critics really whiffed on 2017; my two favori...
by Jackson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 395
Views: 47492

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

Nice placement for Deceptacon, that was one of the highest entrants to my list.

I would've hoped for better for the Twin Peaks theme as it seems to have gained a lot of traction around here. Maybe Falling will be T1000.
by Jackson
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 1723

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3

I’ll cast the deciding vote to put Julia Holter through!
by Jackson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 395
Views: 47492

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

I'm loving the rollout so far, and I think it validates the idea of counting everyone's top 1000. It's amazing that songs with as many as 9 votes didn't make the top 1000. That is quite different from past lists, when many songs with just 2 votes would crack into the rankings. Of all the songs so fa...
by Jackson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 7794

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

The year is so deep and so fun, the nice convergence of a lot of sounds in both mainstream and underground rock. Albums 1 | Spiritualized | Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space 2 | Radiohead | OK Computer 3 | Built to Spill | Perfect From Now On 4 | Ween | The Mollusk 5 | Elliott Smith | Ei...
by Jackson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11063

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Here are some of my favorites so far, roughly in order: Tier one (SOTY contenders): Anna van Hausswolff - The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra This is an astonishing track that channels Seer-era Swans and early PJ Harvey. It's made even better by the ridiculously creepy video, linked above. Let's Eat...
by Jackson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 7794

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

DaveC wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:Songs:
1 | Spiritualized | Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space...


Pleased to see you back BleuPanda


...with the right song at number one :) 1997 is loaded but hoping this and Dry the Rain can both make the cut.
by Jackson
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11063

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

acroamor wrote:
discord wrote:Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes a Mom


Yessssss. If this list is in rank order, we share the same number one.


I've been going through this thread this week to find some overlooked tracks, and this is my favorite so far. Thanks for the rec
by Jackson
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 6178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Wolf Alice's two albums (2015's My Love is Cool and especially 2017's Visions of a Life) are some glaring recent omissions for me. They are almost completely unnoticed by critics in the U.S., which is a shame as they should be heralded as one of the best active rock bands. Also Ween is incredibly un...
by Jackson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 53224

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I voted for the simple and spare (therefore "uncommercial") Audrey Hepburn version but I'll be more than happy if it's decided that all versions of the song in the movie are combined, i.e., Henry Mancini/Audrey Hepburn, "Moon River," since it would mean a higher ranking for the ...
by Jackson
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 41182

Re: Albums of 2018

I didn't see a mention of Let's Eat Grandma's I'm All Ears yet. I thought it was great on first listen. Similar aesthetic to Sophie (which is no surprise as it was co-produced by Sophie), but with better vocals.
by Jackson
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 5326

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

Albums 1 | PJ Harvey | To Bring You My Love 2 | Mercury Rev | See You on the Other Side 3 | Tricky | Maxinquaye 4 | Raekwon | Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 5 | GZA/Genius | Liquid Swords 6 | Mobb Deep | The Infamous… 7 | Pulp | Different Class 8 | Radiohead | The Bends 9 | Miossec | Boire 10 | Autechre |...
by Jackson
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 53224

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Looking through the lists, I'm impressed at how many voters integrated classical pieces into their lists. It'll be interesting to see which classical 'song' comes out on top and to compare to the classical-specific poll from a few years ago. It's a goal of mine for the next poll (which will be in 20...
by Jackson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 53224

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

First, I really want to thank sonofsamiam and Dan for your kind words! It was quite a depressing day with me working at my desk and listening to music and thinking about what might've been. After reading your supportive posts, I'm feeling a little better (though I wish I would've been able to submi...
by Jackson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 5326

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

Albums: 1 | Scott Walker | Tilt 2 | The Flaming Lips | Clouds Taste Metallic 3 | Mercury Rev | See You on The Other Side 4 | PJ Harvey | To Bring You My Love 5 | Björk | Post Songs: 1 | Scott Walker | Farmer in the City 2 | Mercury Rev | Empire State (Son House In Excelcis) 3 | Radiohead | Street S...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 53224

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Here is my list -- see the extended lists thread for an extra 500. 1 | Spiritualized | Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space | 1997 2 | My Bloody Valentine | Soon | 1991 3 | Slint | Good Morning, Captain | 1991 4 | The Kinks | Waterloo Sunset | 1967 5 | Disco Inferno | The Long Dance | 1993 ...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)
Replies: 41
Views: 7875

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

I've had a great time over the last few months taking advantage of the opportunity this poll created to expand my list and discover new artists and songs. In our 2010 edition of this poll, my list was 400 songs; in 2012, it was 800; in 2015, it was 1,000; and now for 2018, I've gone to 1,500. Thanks...
by Jackson
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 9473

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Albums: 1 | The Boo Radleys | Giant Steps 2 | Wu-Tang Clan | Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 3 | Slowdive | Souvlaki 4 | Stereolab | Transient Random Noise-Bursts with Announcements 5 | Nirvana | In Utero 6 | Bjork | Debut 7 | Snoop Doggy Dogg | Doggystyle 8 | Tindersticks | Tindersticks 9 | Seafeel...
by Jackson
Thu May 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 53224

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Been collecting a playlist for years with my opinion of the all-time top songs. Was super excited to find this site and had to join to share my version: Welcome to the forum! You've got an excellent list with lots of variety! Agreed, welcome! The list got more diverse and interesting the more I scr...
by Jackson
Thu May 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 53224

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Jap123 wrote:23 The Records - Starry Eyes


This is one of my favorite discoveries from the individual lists so far, don't know how I'd never come across this great song before!
by Jackson
Wed May 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 9473

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

rumpdoll wrote:thanks for Disco Inferno, I didn't know them and the 5EPs are running on repeat at the moment, wonderful music


Nice! You should also check out their album D.I. Go Pop for next month's poll.
by Jackson
Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 9473

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Slowdive is doing great in this thread so far. I've always felt like I'm one of the lone Souvlaki fans on the forum so glad to see that's change. I wonder if their comeback album last year led people to (re)discover it. Also, Bang Jan, I wish I had gotten my list in first! My top picks are very simi...
by Jackson
Tue May 01, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 7138

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

Albums 1 | Aphex Twin | Selected Ambient Works 85-92 2 | Spiritualized | Laser-Guided Melodies 3 | Ride | Going Blank Again 4 | PJ Harvey | Dry 5 | Pavement | Slanted and Enchanted 6 | Kyuss | Blues for the Red Sun 7 | Tori Amos | Little Earthquakes 8 | Kool G Rap and DJ Polo | Live and Let Die 9 |...
by Jackson
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 53224

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: 507
Views: 53224

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: 1412

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...

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