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by prosecutorgodot
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 3
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 3

Albums Curtis Mayfield - Superfly Stevie Wonder - Talking Book Amy Winehouse - Back to Black Pass -- too difficult Pass Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid Pass I'm just here for my girl Janelle. Songs Ben E. King - Stand By Me The Temptations - M...
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)

Just looking at the PC and CH in a vacuum for now, pretty good. One critique: Don't say "trying," that sounds lame. Say pushing or rising or something with a stronger action element.
by prosecutorgodot
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Thinking of listening project for 2017
Replies: 60
Views: 2830

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

Happy with your "Sex Machine" pick. Between listening to that album and Swans' recent output, it's like James Brown predicted the sound 40 years earlier. If anyone knows anything between those two points in time with those electric shocks of instrumentation, I'd be down for a recommendation.
by prosecutorgodot
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)

The only music I have written was a rap for a school project once. I'd probably cringe so hard if I read it now. I salute your efforts. Hm, what's the pre-chorus and chorus? I think I might actually prefer the second part coming first. (remove the "but") The thing that keeps bugging me is ...
by prosecutorgodot
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spotify Rant - reactions encouraged
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Spotify Rant - reactions encouraged

I use Amazon Music, which does allow mixing of local and online songs. Dunno how many total songs it allows in a single playlist. I would recommend somehow getting digital files of your desired music, and then using whatever music player is on your computer. It is the easiest way to shuffle all your...
by prosecutorgodot
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations

Is it just me, or does Battle Royale improve on every element of And Then There Were None ? Don't get me wrong, I see a lot of similarities between the two books, so much so that if Mr. Takami told me he was inspired to write after reading Ms. Christie's book, I wouldn't bat an eye. And also, I can ...
by prosecutorgodot
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Big list idea - Top 1,000 Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 27
Views: 536

Re: Big list idea - Top 1,000 Songs of the 1990s

1990: Green Day - Going to Pasalacqua [punk/pop-punk] (also Julee Cruise - Falling [dream-pop]) 1991: Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You Got [trip-hop] (also check out the album De La Soul is Dead [hip-hop]; if I have to narrow it down, one standout track is "A Roller Skating Jam named S...
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)

Hey, I like your spunk. Most fans draw pictures (which is not a bad thing), but a song? That's unique. Me, even though I love pop, I have no experience with songwriting, and maybe some songwriters (Honorio?) should answer your question. I like the first-person approach better. The third-person versi...
by prosecutorgodot
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 4130

Re: Songs of 2017

Maschine_Man wrote:Song of the year contender for me:


"...leaving circles in their crop." 8-)

Good song. Loving the M.I.A. influence.
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 39
Views: 664

Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Wow, I thought there would be 128 songs.

EDIT: Lol, this is going to be a massacre any way this goes.
by prosecutorgodot
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Thinking of listening project for 2017
Replies: 60
Views: 2830

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

Jirin wrote:Dookie is in my AT top 200, otherwise I see Green Day as more of a singles band.

Huh, I've actually never heard someone describe them as a singles band before. :P
by prosecutorgodot
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Thinking of listening project for 2017
Replies: 60
Views: 2830

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

Warning is one of the worst Green Day albums. Too sugary for me, although "Macy's Day Parade" is one of rhe best songs of the 2000s in my opinion. Kerplunk! to Nimrod was a pretty good run tho.
by prosecutorgodot
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll
Replies: 63
Views: 1337

Re: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll

All hail the Continuum . Songs 1 | John Mayer | Gravity 2 | Gnarls Barkley | Crazy 3 | John Mayer | Waiting on the World to Change 4 | Daughtry | It's Not Over 5 | Amy Winehouse | Rehab 6 | Muse | Supermassive Black Hole 7 | Daughtry | Feels Like Tonight 8 | Amy Winehouse | You Know I'm No Good 9 | ...
by prosecutorgodot
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results

Thanks for a great tournament, BleuPanda!

I'd say hold off on B-Sides for a while.

Probably it's been guessed, but I called myself Bartholomew on Bracketmaker; it's not my name, I guess I just wanted to pay homage to Bart Simpson. I seem to have a tendency towards long tedious usernames.
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

50 | Arthur Miller | Death of a Salesman 49 | Brian Jacques | Redwall series 48 | John Christopher | The Tripods 47 | Eric Jerome Dickey | Milk in My Coffee 46 | Peter Dickinson | A Bone From a Dry Sea 45 | Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House 44 | Edward Albee | The Zoo Story 43 | Joseph Heller | C...
by prosecutorgodot
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling
Replies: 29
Views: 4151

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

This album is very hard to rank. The songs are consistently well-written, so consistent, that I have a hard time saying one song is better than another. Personally, while I do enjoy the songs, none of the songs deeply resonate with me. I think it's because I didn't grow up with this album, so I don'...
by prosecutorgodot
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Are biographies and autobiographies allowed?
by prosecutorgodot
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Finals (Birdland vs. La femme d'argent)
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Finals (Birdland vs. La femme d'argent)

Patti Smith - Birdland



Question: Did any of you find any new discoveries or newfound appreciation for songs/albums featured in this tournament?

Me personally, I didn't get any moments of newfound appreciation, but I did like "Hot 'Lanta" quite a bit, which I hadn't heard before.
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Relatively dull list here, but definitely DEFINITELY we need more of these kinds of lists!
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14365

Re: Albums of 2017

Also anyone know if Jay Z's album is ever going to stream anywhere other than Tidal? I might be able to hear it by virtue of being a Sprint customer but I don't really want to be forced to download a redundant service just to hear one album. I think it's streaming on places like Spotify now? Me per...
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 870

Re: Music of R&B: Nominations

What's the reasoning for albums at the same AM rank/level being pinned against each other? I have found this way a lot more fair to lesser known albums, since we're gonna have more time and oportunities for listening to them. Of course that will lead to some painful parts, like either "Sign O'...
by prosecutorgodot
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 870

Re: Music of R&B: Nominations

What's the reasoning for albums at the same AM rank/level being pinned against each other?
by prosecutorgodot
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted - additional info for almost 3,000 songs!
Replies: 92
Views: 3301

Re: Help wanted - additional info for almost 3,000 songs!

I finished J-K.
I hope it's okay that I am uploading only my additions, not an aggregation.
by prosecutorgodot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)

Here's Linkin Park's tribute to Chris Cornell:
by prosecutorgodot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)

This news has hit me harder than most of the musical deaths over the past year or two. When I first heard this news, all I could think was "...Why??" When I discovered Linkin Park on A Thousand Suns released in 2010, my ears were opened to the experimental side of music. I would definitely...
by prosecutorgodot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted - additional info for almost 3,000 songs!
Replies: 92
Views: 3301

Re: Help wanted - additional info for almost 3,000 songs!

I'm 2/5 through J-K, but I discovered this antique beauty! I can just imagine myself dancing to this song with a significant other in my wartime parlor.
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - Tangerine
by prosecutorgodot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll
Replies: 77
Views: 2306

Re: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll

Songs 1. Mariah Carey | We Belong Together 2. Robyn | Be Mine 3. Sufjan Stevens | John Wayne Gacy, Jr. 4. Amerie | 1 Thing 5. Kelly Clarkson | Since U Been Gone 6. M.I.A | Bucky Done Gun 7. Kanye West | Gold Digger (feat. Jamie Foxx) 8. M.I.A | Galang 9. Missy Elliott | Lose Control (feat. Ciara &a...
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rankings
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Rankings

The algorithm for top artists takes into account top 6 albums and top 6 singles and point scale is curved. This makes sense as otherwise would just favor career longevity. Also takes into account the distance between 1 and 100 is much bigger than distance between 1401 and 1500. I thought Henrik cha...
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

Congrats to the prediction leaders, you guys can really read the forum. I feel pretty happy that one of my noms made it this far. I really can't pick a winner from the 3 that I love here... 1. Patti Smith - Birdland vs. 1. Animal Collective - In the Flowers 1. Air - La femme d'argent vs. 4. T. Rex -...
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 20361

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

Second, Sherilyn Fenn rules and is a much better avatar than the James Corden one. Haha! Thanks for the good laugh. I've been watching the whole Twin Peaks show and the new season, and Audrey's my favorite character. This is actually my introduction to David Lynch's work, and I'm enjoying the weird...
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 20361

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

Well, if I have anything to say about it, Carole will rocket up, out of the bottom 10!

Also, limiting spoilers, I placed Back in Black in my top 100, so Steviefan is not alone.

Should we start a predictions thread?
by prosecutorgodot
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

What are some reasons for loving War and Peace?
by prosecutorgodot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8

4. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us vs. 2. Patti Smith - Birdland 7. Lou Reed - The Bed vs. 3. Animal Collective - In the Flowers 8. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 vs. 1. Air - La femme d'argent 5. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter vs. 6. T. Rex - Mambo Sun Pretty div...
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

My predicted winner "Baby Be Mine" is gone.
Hmm, now I think Air will win. Could totally be wrong (again).
by prosecutorgodot
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Young Artists
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Favorite Young Artists

Michael Kiwanuka is coming up a lot, I appreciate that. Thanks for the lists!
by prosecutorgodot
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Personal favorite hip-hop songs
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Personal favorite hip-hop songs

Took my time to provide a torrent of songs! Not necessarily my favorites, but just very interesting and recommended, in my opinion (from the limited amount I've heard). My intention is to celebrate the glorious diversity of the genre. I also have Youtube links attached to most of them. Kanye West - ...
by prosecutorgodot
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Young Artists
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Favorite Young Artists

Time to give shine to newer artists. Who are your favorite artists that have only been around for 10 years or less? (For simplicity, let's say since 2008.) Whether the date of "founding" is when they first started performing, or if it is when they release their first record, I leave to you...
by prosecutorgodot
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite artists
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Favorite artists

Top 40 artists, sorted by genre and in alphabetical order. Pop: ABBA Bee Gees Carole King John Mayer Kero Kero Bonito Madonna Norah Jones Wham! Rock: The Beatles Coldplay David Bowie Eagles Green Day Journey Linkin Park Paramore Pink Floyd Radiohead Santana The White Stripes R&B: Beyonce Janelle...
by prosecutorgodot
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll
Replies: 77
Views: 2306

Re: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll

Songs 1 | Mariah Carey | We Belong Together 2 | Gorillaz | Feel Good Inc. 3 | Michael Buble | Home 4 | Kanye West ft. Adam Levine | Heard 'Em Say 5 | Black Eyed Peas | Pump It 6 | M.I.A. | Bingo 7 | Sufjan Stevens | Go! Chicago! Go! Yeah! 8 | The Fray | How to Save a Life 9 | Kanye West ft. Jay-Z |...
by prosecutorgodot
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

After doing a quick tally, I found a lot of ties, so feel free to take a listen to these songs and pick your favorites!
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results
Replies: 108
Views: 3678

Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Thanks so much, Dexter!

Wow, Myrna Loy almost made it! She's great in the Thin Man series.
by prosecutorgodot
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Rating these top 16, I love 9 of them. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us (8.0) Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine (8.5) Pixies - Gouge Away (8.5) Patti Smith - Birdland (8.5) Lou Reed - The Bed (7.0) Bjork - Unravel (7.5) Animal Collective - In the Flowers (8.0) Princ...
by prosecutorgodot
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music Forum Meet-Up - Henrik and Dan
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Acclaimed Music Forum Meet-Up - Henrik and Dan

Sounds lovely! Great album cover recreation! I'd love to see the ABBA museum at some point.
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: 6000 Songs: The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Rob wrote:As a finishing touch, Alan Price played the organ in a way that suggested that The Phantom of the Opera was an inhabitant of The Rising Sun as well.

Beautiful! This song/recording is timeless. It has melded into the American psyche, and maybe even the world's.
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Amy Winehouse's Back to Black (2006)
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Rank the Tracks: Amy Winehouse's Back to Black (2006)

Mixing hip-hop beats and beautiful symphonic (mostly horns) arrangements into R&B music, completing the influence loop. 01 | Rehab 02 | You Know I'm No Good 05 | Back to Black 06 | Love Is a Losing Game 07 | Tears Dry on Their Own 03 | Me & Mr Jones 08 | Wake Up Alone 10 | He Can Only Hold H...
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 2690

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

Yay, rooting for Green Day all the way. Looks like two songs will make the finale. And AI in all likelihood will do very well in my decade album list.
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Song Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 753

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Song Finals

Yeah... I kinda agree that "Paper Planes" is kinda more dance-pop/electropop than hip-hop, and should have been barred similar to how "Hey Ya!" was barred for being more R&B than hip-hop, but... I can't deny it! "Paper Planes" is a fantastic song that I will defend ...
by prosecutorgodot
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll
Replies: 77
Views: 2306

Re: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll

StevieFan13 wrote:
prosecutorgodot wrote:11 | Kanye West | Can't Tell Me Nothing

That's from 2007.

Thank you, fixed in my original post.

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