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by Jackson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 50
Views: 1271

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

Numbers 3-6 on my album list are some of my favorite underrated gems of the whole decade. I thought Blueberry Boat would at least be getting more support! Albums 1 | Madvillain | Madvillainy 2 | Arcade Fire | Funeral 3 | Fiery Furnaces | Blueberry Boat 4 | Bark Psychosis | ///Codename: Dustsucker 5 ...
by Jackson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Prodigy (1974-2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: R.I.P. Prodigy (1974-2017)

Only 42, that's terrible. RIP
by Jackson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 10322

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

1 | Rodriguez | Cold Fact 2 | Nas | Illmatic 3 | Jorge Ben | A Tábua de Esmeralda 4 | The Velvet Underground & Nico | The Velvet Underground & Nico 5 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless 6 | Madvillain | Madvillainy 7 | J Dilla | Donuts 8 | A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory 9 | De La So...
by Jackson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)
Replies: 21
Views: 399

Re: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space as a first song, hell yeah! Even though it's my favorite song of all time and is a perfect first dance choice, I did not have it in my wedding last year (my first dance was Be My Baby, so not exactly sacrificing much in quality).
by Jackson
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: That feeling of discovering a new favorite artist...
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: That feeling of discovering a new favorite artist...

It's been Kate Bush the last month or so for me. I've liked her big singles for a while, but now Wuthering Heights is pushing T100 all-time and I've been going through her albums. Somehow, I'd never listened to Hounds of Love before (which I had known to be one of my biggest blind spots), and I'll p...
by Jackson
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 50
Views: 1271

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

6 | Flotation Toy Warning | Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck This one has been on my to-do list for a while, but I just got around to listening to it all the way through for the first time last night. It's astonishingly good with serious Deserter's Songs/The Meadowlands vibes. Can't believe it do...
by Jackson
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 10322

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

A couple questions: When there's more than one version of albums which one should I pick? For instance, "The Smile Sessions": should I consider the 1CD version, the 2CD version, or the 5CD version? Or should it be the vinyl version? These were all released at the same time, so I can't jus...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Replies: 31
Views: 3425

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

1. Venus in Furs 2, Sunday Morning 3. Heroin 4. I'm Waiting for the Man 5, There She Goes Again 6. Femme Fatale 7. All Tomorrow's Parties 8. Run Run Run 9. I'll Be Your Mirror 10. The Black Angel's Death Song 11. European Son I think all of the top four have been my favorite from the album at one po...
by Jackson
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 2503

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

I wonder why this website has made such a sudden turn in loving Muse. I think that maybe two or even one year ago it was a band that you'd hardly find on any lists here, but now they are among the mayor players of this polls. Don't think anybody's opinion changed much but we got younger blood (in t...
by Jackson
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 2503

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

Albums 1 | The Wrens | The Meadowlands 2 | Caribou | Up in Flames 3 | Four Tet | Rounds 4 | Broadcast | Ha Ha Sound 5 | Lightning Bolt | Wonderful Rainbow 6 | Ulrich Schnauss | A Strangely Isolated Place 7 | Ween | Quebec 8 | Sufjan Stevens | Michigan 9 | M83 | Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghost...
by Jackson
Mon May 08, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 10322

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

This is a masterful list as always; I really love how comprehensive it feels in terms of covering genres, artists, and eras. 7 | György Ligeti | Requiem; Lontano; Continuum [Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks / Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks / Michael Gie...
by Jackson
Mon May 01, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3278

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

Hope this can still count even though I'm a little late. What a strong year for guitar rock, probably the best of the decade. Albums 1 | Sleater-Kinney | One Beat 2 | Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 3 | McLusky | McLusky Do Dallas 4 | Queens of the Stone Age | Songs for the Deaf 5 | Broken Social Scene...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Songs of 2010s
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: Best Songs of 2010s

Love this decade and all of its deep cuts. Top 8 are in my top 100; top 40 are in my top 500; top 120 or so are in my top 1000. 1 | PJ Harvey | The Words That Maketh Murder 2 | Actress | Maze 3 | Fucked Up | Queen Of Hearts 4 | Burial | Ashtray Wasp 5 | Godspeed You! Black Emperor | We Drift Like Wo...
by Jackson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 10322

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Awesome lists so far from Bang Jan, panam, Gillingham, Romain, and others -- this is shaping up to be a great composite list. I'll do some listening and post my full, final list closer to the deadline, but for now I couldn't resist getting in on the fun. Here's my preliminary top 100: Brilliant stu...
by Jackson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)

Giorgio by Morodor at number 88 - lol. That's one of the most inexplicable placements I've seen on a single artist list.
by Jackson
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Arcade Fire's Funeral
Replies: 29
Views: 2628

Re: Rank the Tracks: Arcade Fire's Funeral

7. Wake Up 8. Haiti 10. In the Backseat 1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 9. Rebellion (Lies) 4. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) 2. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) 3. Une année sans lumière 6. Crown of Love 5. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) I've recently realized how great of a song Haiti is as a stand-alone track. Wou...
by Jackson
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3278

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

It's good to see the album One Beat doing so well in these early stages, but I also want to state that it's title track is one hell of a song (my favorite of the year, in fact). That's one I'd like to recommend for people working on their song lists. Couldn't agree more, One Beat is my #1 album for...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 10322

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Awesome lists so far from Bang Jan, panam, Gillingham, Romain, and others -- this is shaping up to be a great composite list. I'll do some listening and post my full, final list closer to the deadline, but for now I couldn't resist getting in on the fun. Here's my preliminary top 100: 1 | My Bloody ...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 4209

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

2001 is the first year in which I actually enjoyed some of my top albums and songs in the year they came out (for reference, I was 9 that year). Bleed American was the first CD I remember buying with my own money, and it still holds up surprisingly well today. I also remember listening to Clint East...
by Jackson
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)
Replies: 20
Views: 877

Re: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)

1. Someone Great 2. All My Friends 3. New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down 4. Get Innocuous! 5. North American Scum 6. Us v Them 7. Time to Get Away 8. Watch the Tapes 9. Sound of Silver This is a really top heavy album for me. I find myself skipping past the bottom four tracks whenever ...
by Jackson
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 4209

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

Albums: 1 | Pulp | We Love Life 2 | Radiohead | Amnesiac 3 | Cannibal Ox | The Cold Vein 4 | Super Furry Animals | Rings Around the World 5 | Daft Punk | Discovery Songs: 1 | Radiohead | Pyramid Song 2 | Pulp | Sunrise 3 | Stereolab | Captain Easychord 4 | Super Furry Animals | Receptacle for the R...
by Jackson
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 4947

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

I have mixed feelings about Stan. I like the song but it's a touch too narcissistic. Agree with this, Stan is one of the most narcissistic acclaimed songs ever, and that makes it hard to love for me despite being an otherwise interesting song with a clever sample. The coolest result of this poll wa...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)
Replies: 30
Views: 1042

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)

Top ten album of all time with one of my top ten songs leading off. 2-7 are really tough for me to sort but there is a clear break for me after that. 01 | Debaser 02 | Wave of Mutilation 03 | Gouge Away 04 | Monkey Gone to Heaven 05 | Here Comes Your Man 06 | No. 13 Baby 07 | Hey 08 | Dead 09 | Mr. ...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10799

Re: Albums of 2017

Thundercat- Drunk For the bulk of his career thus far, Thundercat has mainly stuck to the sidelines, but by doing so has contributed to some of the most acclaimed albums of the past couple of years. Flying Lotus' You're Dead! , Kamasi Washington's The Epic , and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 4947

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Man, it makes me feel old that I've been on this forum long enough to wrap around the decade polls. I'm looking forward to going through the 2000s again, as I admittedly haven't listened to a lot of these albums since the last time we did this poll. Starting off is probably the strongest year of the...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Electronica/Ambient music
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Electronica/Ambient music

Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Portishead, Massive Attack, Burial, Caribou, and Four Tet are my suggestions
by Jackson
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?
Replies: 19
Views: 746

Re: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?

Wait, does someone actually think Blackstar will be in the all-time top 10 in the next update?!?!?!? :o :o :o And now there are two top ten votes. Seriously, who are you and what could possibly be your rationale for this? It's got to be either (1) people messing around or (2) people who thought the...
by Jackson
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 3993

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Great results! The top four in particular were far more in line with my list than any other recent year. It was great seeing A Tribe Called Quest so high, I expected top ten but not top five for that album. I also liked seeing Love & Hate one spot ahead of The Life of Pablo (which I thought was ...
by Jackson
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 3238

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Nice placement for Distant Sky. Beautiful track. Looking forward to seeing how well I Need You places with its four or five number one votes.
by Jackson
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016 - Results
Replies: 19
Views: 695

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016 - Results

I would have never discovered La Femme without AM. Mystere is their second straight great album.
by Jackson
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 3238

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

#77. The Avalanches | "If I Was a Folkstar" (86.55 Points | 4 Votes) #72. Santigold | "Can't Get Enough of Myself" (feat. B.C.) (92.05 Points | 3 Votes) #71. Jessy Lanza | "It Means I Love You" (93.34 Points | 5 Votes) Three of my top ten gone here. "If I Was a Fo...
by Jackson
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: My Bloody Valentine's Loveless (1991)
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Re: Rank the Tracks: My Bloody Valentine's Loveless (1991)

Still my #1 of all time...gotta respect Honorio for his epic take-down of the album above though. There are many highly praised albums I feel the same way about. I won't even try to rebut his points as this album is pure ear candy to me while also conveying tremendous emotion. so I'm not really able...
by Jackson
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 6908

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

As always I end the year thinking I didn't listen to nearly as many albums as I wanted to. Out of the albums I did hear there were several disappointments: Swans, Andy Stott, Dean Blunt, and PJ Harvey have combined for eight top ten albums in my 2010-2015 EOY lists, but their efforts this year were ...
by Jackson
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which album of the year of the last 10 years is more deserving of its title?
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Which album of the year of the last 10 years is more deserving of its title?

None of these were my AOTY though the top tier below are in my top five for their respective years (and Blackstar made a very strong run for #1 this year). The second tier are albums I don't love but I get their AOTY status. Bottom tier is albums I think were poor choices for AOTY. To me Merriweathe...
by Jackson
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 25326

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

How opinions can differ :-) For me AMSP is Radioheads best since Kid A - rich detailed and beautiful, but I feel like many magazines has just decided that RH doesnt belong to the top spot anymore, just safe 5-10th place because you cant compare different genres anyway. Still, playing I need you fro...
by Jackson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 16624

Re: Albums of 2016

A Tribe Called Quest's new album is one of my favorite rap albums of the decade. An absolute delight to listen to. It's a shame it could end up being underrated because of its November release date...
by Jackson
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 2504

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Albums: 1 | Highway 61 Revisited 2 | Blonde on Blonde 3 | Bringing It All Back Home 4 | Blood on the Tracks 5 | Love and Theft 6 | Desire 7 | Time Out of Mind 8 | Modern Times 9 | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 10 | Nashville Skyline Songs: 1 | Tangled Up in Blue 2 | Like a Rolling Stone 3 | It's Alrig...
by Jackson
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 1502

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

I love the choice, and I'm pleasantly surprised to see how much reaction this has gotten (it was the lead story in the New York Times this morning). If poets have won before, I don't see why Dylan would be a controversial pick at all. The impact and popular enjoyment of words he has written exceed m...
by Jackson
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final Match
Replies: 33
Views: 1399

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final Match

Holes - glad to see a T100 song of all-time for me make the final!
by Jackson
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final 8/Division Finals
Replies: 28
Views: 1322

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final 8/Division Finals

Van Morrison - Sweet Thing
Mercury Rev - Holes
Mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind
by Jackson
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 2504

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Is there any way you'd consider extending the deadline? I would love to get a few more weeks to dig deeper into Dylan's back catalog, and judging from the relatively small number of lists delivered so far, I wonder if others are feeling the same way. Dylan's relevant discography is at least twice as...
by Jackson
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs
Replies: 20
Views: 1220

Re: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs

I got married this summer and my first dance was "Be My Baby." I have no idea why this song isn't a more popular first dance choice (in fact, I've never heard of anyone else using it for a first dance). It's a timeless, popular songs with perfect lyrics for the situation (we also considere...
by Jackson
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final 16
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final 16

Metallica - Master of Puppets Van Morrison - Sweet Thing - T50 all-time Pixies - Velouria - T800 all-time ABBA - S.O.S. - T1000 all-time Air - All I Need The Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends - T1000 all-time Fiona Apple - Criminal - T800 all-time Mercury Rev - Holes - T100 all-time Boards of Ca...
by Jackson
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 16624

Re: Albums of 2016

Skeleton Tree is just a brutal listen, instantly becoming one of the saddest albums I've ever heard. It definitely deserves the acclaim it is getting, particularly for the final three songs, which are absolutely devastating. I Need You is one of the best songs I've heard by Nick Cave.
by Jackson
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 3 Week 2
Replies: 24
Views: 1247

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 3 Week 2

The Go-Betweens - Streets of Your Town Refused - New Noise Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B. Todd Terje - Delorean Dynamite Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind Kate Bush - Night of the Swallow LCD Soundsystem - Home I think the other side of the bracket is m...
by Jackson
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 3 Week 1
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 3 Week 1

Forgot to vote this week but I would have picked all the winners except All I Need, which I really like anyway. Glad to see Sweet Thing winning in a blowout.
by Jackson
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 4
Replies: 27
Views: 1487

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 4

The Byrds - Everybody's Been Burned Mac DeMarco - Blue Boy Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye Radiohead - You and Whose Army? Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger Ann Peebles - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Townes Van Zandt - ...
by Jackson
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 3
Replies: 29
Views: 1497

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 3

This is another good week, but many of the best songs are facing each other. 11. Boards of Canada - In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country 2. Wire - Map Ref 41 Degrees N 93 Degrees W 6. The Go-Betweens - Streets of Your Town 3. Elliott Smith - Say Yes 8. Refused - New Noise 12. Tears for Fears - He...
by Jackson
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - Best songs of the 70s
Replies: 53
Views: 5003

Re: Pitchfork (US) - Best songs of the 70s

This is a pretty good list, but it was also really easy to predict for everyone that took a stab at it on this thread. Here was my effort: Heroes (6) / Life on Mars? (1) I Feel Love (4) Marquee Moon (8) Tangled Up in Blue (23) Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (2) (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais (HM) ...
by Jackson
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - Best songs of the 70s
Replies: 53
Views: 5003

Re: Pitchfork (US) - Best songs of the 70s

Every year at the end of August, Pitchfork releases a decade list. Not surprisingly they are going for one of the few they haven't done yet : best songs of the 70s (so expect next year either a best albums of the 60s or a "best albums of Pitchfork lifetime" list... though I guess they hav...

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