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by Jonathon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?
Replies: 42
Views: 2736

Re: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?

With Kendrick getting #1 album of the year and #1 song of the year, I see him taking the artist of the decade crown from Kanye, and entering the top 60 (maybe even top 50?) of all-time next update. To Henrik's point, I think critics in this century have always been excited about the idea of contribu...
by Jonathon
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?
Replies: 42
Views: 2736

Re: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?

Two of these albums will drop at Decade's end. There's no way one artist gets 3 top 5 albums of the decade. Even 3 top 10 is unlikely. Still, both To Pimp a Butterfly and good kid, m.A.A.d. City are shoo-ins for the top ten of the decade. Good chances for top five as well. Not so sure about DAMN. t...
by Jonathon
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: 10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire

I adore this song. I have a memory of listening to this song on my first iPod, 12-13 years ago. Every time I hear the song, I remember that day for some reason. Waited for years to see it finally break into the acclaimed music rankings.
by Jonathon
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?
Replies: 42
Views: 2736

Re: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?

Two of these albums will drop at Decade's end. There's no way one artist gets 3 top 5 albums of the decade. Even 3 top 10 is unlikely.
by Jonathon
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 20823

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I am perplexed as to how 50 Song Memoir is only at #81. It got such great reviews and no one seems to remember it :| There are a couple albums that seemed to get phenomenal reviews yet are being forgotten. V is by far the highest Horrors album on Metacritic and it's only in the 70s on the spreadshe...
by Jonathon
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 1181

Re: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

Then again, I'm quite surprised that The Beatles have always so easily reigned the pantheon of pop music and still do, with so little competition, it seems. I could be biased but I think the margin between The Beatles and the rest is a bit confounding, to me at least. Why hasn't that ever changed r...
by Jonathon
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 1181

Re: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

Well, I'd point out that the artist rankings on the main page are the results of a formula, and are perhaps different than when the question is point-blank put to the forum, or put to Rolling Stone or whichever music site or magazine, "Who are the best ever?" Still, it's not surprising th...
by Jonathon
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 1181

The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

I've noticed a lot of interesting subversions of what used to be rock cannon in this update. I thought about posting it in the new update thread, but I think there are some worthy talking points here about the forward movement of music history. - Kanye West is now the #2 African American artist of a...
by Jonathon
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When did rock die?
Replies: 34
Views: 1579

Re: When did rock die?

Critically, sub-genres of rock dominated last decade, and even the earliest part of this decade. I actually chalk this up to rap and hip hop being younger genres with a lot more room for innovation. A lot of the critically acclaimed rock albums of this decade have just been "Hey, this band we l...
by Jonathon
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 68
Views: 15149

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

I'm going to be so confused if LCD Soundsystem ends up with an album in the top 5 and nothing in the top 10 songs...where is the love for How Do You Sleep and Tonite? It's definitely odd for an artist who's song ranking is 50 spots higher than their album ranking. I never really felt a monster sing...
by Jonathon
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 20823

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Newly added sources: USA/Canada: Entertainment Weekly, A.V. Club, Complex, Pretty Much Amazing, Treble, AllMusic UK: The Guardian [#11-50] Rest of the World: OOR (complete top 20) [Netherlands] Current top 40: 1 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. 2 Lorde - Melodrama 3 St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION 4 LCD Soundsyst...
by Jonathon
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 7617

Re: It has happened! Really!!

What artist currently has the most bubbling albums?
by Jonathon
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM songs with more than one popular/acclaimed version
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: AM songs with more than one popular/acclaimed version

Nirvana- About a Girl (Bleach, 1989) Nirvana- About a Girl (MTV Unplugged in New York, 1994) Nirvana- All Apologies (In Utero, 1993) Nirvana- All Apologies (MTV Unplugged in New York, 1994) Nirvana- Aneurysm ("Smells Like Teen Spirit" single, 1991) Nirvana- Aneurysm (Incesticide, 1992) Nir...
by Jonathon
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Tom Waits' Rain Dogs (1985)
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Rank the Tracks: Tom Waits' Rain Dogs (1985)

17 | Downtown Train 04 | Jockey Full of Bourbon 09 | Time 08 | Hang Down Your Head 01 | Singapore 02 | Clap Hands 05 | Tango Till They're Sore 19 | Anywhere I Lay My Head 03 | Cemetery Polka 06 | Big Black Mariah 12 | 9th & Hennepin 13 | Gun Street Girl 10 | Rain Dogs 07 | Diamonds & Gold 15...
by Jonathon
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 7617

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Hooray! Wilco up 17 spots from the unofficial update. They now outrank the White Stripes. Wow!

Nirvana breaking the Smells Like Teen Spirit albatross a bit with major upward movement from Come As You Are, Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies. Excellent!
by Jonathon
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 25016

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Sorry :-(
by Jonathon
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 25016

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

It is upon us.
by Jonathon
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 25016

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

I'll bite. I have nothing going on in my life but this right now.
by Jonathon
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 25016

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Oh my GoD!!! SO CLOSE!!!
by Jonathon
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)
Replies: 19
Views: 2332

Re: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

04| Marquee Moon
02| Venus
01| See No Evil
05| Elevation
08| Torn Curtain
07| Prove It
06| Guiding Light
03| Friction
by Jonathon
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 25016

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Henrik, how much of a deviation is the next update from the 2016 unofficial update? Sometimes updates are drastically different, sometimes they've been slight modifications. Obviously the song list is changing up, but how much are album rankings and artist rankings changing up as a whole?
by Jonathon
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 25016

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Here's the situation. I worked really hard and made some major progress two weekends ago. But after that (because of that) I've had a terrible headache and there's still work to be done, so I don't want to give a new estimate yet. My body screams that I should have less screen time on my spare time...
by Jonathon
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spin - Jeff Tweedy's 30 Best Songs (2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Spin - Jeff Tweedy's 30 Best Songs (2017)

In my opinion, the best pure American songwriter of the last 30 years. It's always great to see Tweedy get individual list recognition. I have tons of compunctions with the list, but still. Always a plus to get more Wilco lists.
by Jonathon
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 10527

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

1. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (9.9, top 50 of all time) 2. Interpol- Turn on the Bright Lights (9.5, top 250 of all time) 3. The Streets- Original Pirate Material (9.3, top 350 of all time) 4. The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (9.2, top 400 of all time) 5. Beck- Sea Change (9.2, top...
by Jonathon
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 10527

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

Is there really a debate about YHF as #1 of this year? (list forthcoming)
by Jonathon
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists ranked together that should be seperate?
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Artists ranked together that should be seperate?

McJagger wrote:I have the opposite quibble: I think Grinderman and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds should be grouped together.


Agreed!
by Jonathon
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Radiohead, Bowie's Artist Rank After 2017 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Radiohead, Bowie's Artist Rank After 2017 Update

Radiohead can maybe take Bruce. Bowie is 100% stuck at #4. There's too much math against him ever moving up.
by Jonathon
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Are their any iconic non-album singles you want to mention in this thread?
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Are their any iconic non-album singles you want to mention in this thread?

Nirvana- Sliver probably won't get mentioned, but I always loved it.
by Jonathon
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 38356

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

andyd1010 wrote:Wow, I'm surprised Lemonade keeps falling. I initially thought it was more likely for Beyonce to catch Bowie than for Nick Cave to catch her, but I guess I was wrong.


"I'm praying that you catch me..." sorry, I had to...
by Jonathon
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 38356

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I know the points aren't a necessary 1 to 1, but if Blackstar has more points than to Pimp a Butterfly did last year, and To Pimp a Butterfly is set to enter at 100 of all time, doesn't it stand to reason that Blackstar might do the same?
by Jonathon
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Sputnikmusic (US)
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: EOY 2016 - Sputnikmusic (US)

Pauler wrote:This has to be the first US list that is without Beyonce? I mean, why would they omit her while they include an inferior "pop" album like Dangerous Woman, lol?


Probably simple backlash. It's interesting seeing Lemonade fall. I think it's event album status resulted in some naysayers.
by Jonathon
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 38356

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Ok, so I promise this is not just to complain about how Teens of Denial being « only » ranked 29th in the UK is completely ruining its chances at reaching the top 10, but it’s interesting to see which albums are overlooked or especially beloved by one region. The US : Ranks significantly higher tha...
by Jonathon
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 1997

Re: Merry Christmas!

by Jonathon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will finish?
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will finish?

Blackstar will debut at 180-ish. Could be. But what about the direction afterwards? Downward. Older artists tend to drop once decade end lists/ all-time lists come out. See: Love & Theft, SMiLE, All 21st century albums by Nick Cave and Tom Waits. Unless Blackstar has an impact on music that com...
by Jonathon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will finish?
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will finish?

Blackstar will debut at 180-ish.
Lazarus at about 700-ish.
Blackstar (Title track) will be 1800ish.
I Can't Give Everything Away will be roughly 2500.
by Jonathon
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 38356

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I just want my prediction to come true.

U.S.- Lemonade.
U.K.- Blackstar.
International- Skeleton Tree.

You watch it guys! I called it. :mrgreen:
by Jonathon
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: An analysis about why the GREAT rock music received and still receive so much prejudice.
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: An analysis about why the GREAT rock music received and still receive so much prejudice.

I've never put too much stock in religion. I've heard more academic attacks on rock music, when it comes to discussing rock lyrics as poetry, or discussing Rock's contributions/ greatness compared to Bach and Beethoven. I'm sorry your faith is causing such conflict. I don't think music determines th...
by Jonathon
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 38356

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

One thing that's really surprised me over the last couple of years is this trend towards solo artists as opposed to bands or duos in the upper echelon of the album's EOY lists. As a review, this is the number of albums in the top 20 albums of the year that were created by a band/duo. 2006: 10 2007:...
by Jonathon
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 38356

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I like both A Moon-Shaped Pool and Skeleton Tree. I think A Moon-Shaped Pool is a better pure piece of music, while I think Skeleton Tree is a more expressive piece of art. I'd give both like a 9.3/10
by Jonathon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

John Lennon had a higher ceiling, Paul McCartney had a greater body of songs.
by Jonathon
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of all-time
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: The 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of all-time

Henrik wrote:Not eligible (genre list).


I know. I just added it due to the fact that you were collecting Genre lists for possible future inclusion.
by Jonathon
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: EOY predictions

I'm not so sure. I think the #2 placement had a lot to do with that Kanye just wasn't that admired in Europe at the time. That's true. It's easy to get sucked into your countries critics view of things, because unless you go out of your way to pay attention to other critics, that's what you always ...
by Jonathon
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AcclaimedMusic Top 100 Showdown Series, 80-71
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: The AcclaimedMusic Top 100 Showdown Series, 80-71

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, though there are other strong picks.
by Jonathon
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: EOY predictions

Yes, it's been discussed already in the past years, especially with the releases of Beyoncé's self-titled or D'Angelo's Black Messiah , for instance. I thought about it Friday, with the release of Metallica's new album, now Decibel Mag must regret having released their EOY list so soon. The case of...
by Jonathon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: EOY predictions

Most of you may have already noticed this, but isn't it a bit early for EOY ? we're in the middle of November ! Does this mean that there are no decent releases planned in the next 6 weeks ? No bomb is potentially being dropped ? It feels like the supermarkets putting the toys out at the end of Oct...
by Jonathon
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: EOY predictions

Well, early UK lists are here with Uncut and Mojo. Lessons so far: - UK is all behind Blackstar - Skeleton Tree and You Want It Darker doing pretty good too - Lemonade around ~10 - PJ Harvey much higher than her MCCh rank - It seems Radiohead is going to end up very high when all is said and done (...
by Jonathon
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: EOY predictions

My only problem with the idea that Radiohead will win the AOTY is the fact that Radiohead already has 3 AOTYs under their belt (and seeing as the #2 album of 1995 is "The Bends", it's basically 4). On top of that, "OK Computer" and "Kid A" are among the first albums to...
by Jonathon
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: EOY predictions

My only problem with the idea that Radiohead will win the AOTY is the fact that Radiohead already has 3 AOTYs under their belt (and seeing as the #2 album of 1995 is "The Bends", it's basically 4). On top of that, "OK Computer" and "Kid A" are among the first albums to...

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