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by JR
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 130
Views: 11813

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Amen. The update will come when it comes. We all appreciate- as we should- the amount of work and dedication Henrik (and others) put into the site.
by JR
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Entertainment Weekly - Ranking Madonna's 35 Best Singles (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Entertainment Weekly - Ranking Madonna's 35 Best Singles (2017)

The other writer may not have said anywhere that they were his/her own picks, though. ;)
by JR
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Entertainment Weekly - Ranking Madonna's 35 Best Singles (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Entertainment Weekly - Ranking Madonna's 35 Best Singles (2017)

This is a single-critic's list, even though he says "EW." On his Twitter page, he wrote that he got to rank his favorites.
by JR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1175

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

bootsy- neither Whitney or Mariah have been huge critical favorites trough the years. But, neither were Journey, Neil Diamond, etc.- so, it may just take some time for them to get considered. While Mariah co-wrote most of her material, unlike Whitney, I still think the Hall would consider her first....
by JR
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 44
Views: 1443

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

A mid-decade birth; 1975
by JR
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

babydoll- don't forget the exquisite "Something to Remember," which later became the title track of her ballads compilation. I also quite like "More," and some of the other tracks are fun- but I wouldn't put it in contention as one of her best albums. At the time, it was definite...
by JR
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation

The positive outlook is going strong- they rescheduled one of Olivia's concert dates to late September.
by JR
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation

On a side Olivia note, apparently she and her daughter have cameos in the upcoming Sharknado 5 . Surely she's aware of the franchise's absurdity and just thought it would be something fun to do with Chloe. :D Back to her videos, though- I'd recommend checking out some of her early videos. Crazy, in ...
by JR
Wed May 31, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation

This is upsetting, but she is a strong, formidable woman- sending positive thoughts her way.

Even more reason to appreciate her if you're a fan, or even admire her as a woman/human being.
by JR
Sun May 28, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation

OK- I can see that point, Stevie. But, as prosecutor mentioned, Danny also was willing to change for Sandy. I think it showed, though, that it wasn't just that motivating Sandy- she herself looked to be having some inner struggle with being "Sandra Dee," and wanted a change. I love 'Xanadu...
by JR
Sat May 27, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation

Ahh, yes- the part about "Greased Lightnin' was tied to the comment about Grease, so I should have tied them together. :P

Is there anything in particular about Grease that "annoys" you, if ya don't mind me asking?
by JR
Thu May 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation

She didn't sing on "Greased Lightnin'," though "The Grease Megamix" includes that track, plus two that she does sing on. ;) Olivia does seem like a good person, especially with all the humanitarian/environmental work she's done. She had to postpone many concerts this month becaus...
by JR
Thu May 25, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Olivia Newton-John

Perish those thoughts, babydoll and bootsy. There's been enough loss, musically and personally. It is unfortunate that it takes someone passing for some to appreciate an act or check them out. So why not celebrate them when they're here, especially those who are, in general, underappreciated? :music...
by JR
Wed May 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Olivia Newton-John: Appreciation

OK, first off- I'm very aware that she is not one of the most acclaimed artists of all time, but I've always ADORED her. If she's a "guilty pleasure," then I am guilty on all counts. :mrgreen: I've been a fan of hers since, like 1980, when I was 5. And I actually got to interview her recen...
by JR
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 88
Views: 8577

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

Stevie is that Giannis Petridis listing the same book that's already included on AM? It was Songs of the Century, or something to that effect.
by JR
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 130
Views: 11813

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Sending thoughts of good health your way, Henrik. Sorry to hear of the personal misfortune, but it's good that you've been able to maintain a friendship.
by JR
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 88
Views: 8577

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

OK, this is way beyond even what would be considered list overload at this point. :mrgreen: LOL Let's just leave the newly deemed eligible ones as you have posted them, and feel free to continue doing so. By the way- Henrik, if you're reading, is there an estimated time frame (month) as to when the ...
by JR
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 88
Views: 8577

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

I added the albums lists to the main post (English-language ones)- I wasn't sure about the Israeli list- some have English titles- are those in English?
by JR
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Loudwire - Top 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Loudwire - Top 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1990s

Note: The above link is for the Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century.
by JR
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 88
Views: 8577

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

Thanks- I've added them to the respective posts (the Sounds of Australia to both, as it looks to contain albums and tracks).
by JR
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 88
Views: 8577

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

Where did Henrik deem those eligible? (for instance, there's no reply in the Top 100 Jewish Songs). By the way- I offer some friendly advice- can you slow down the list postings? New list are always welcome, but it's difficult keep up, or at least try to, when so many are posted in such a short amou...
by JR
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 88
Views: 8577

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

lagire- that already is listed in the "Songs" post. :)

stevie- that list is there, too, with the Rolling Stone entries.
by JR
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone: 50 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time (2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Rolling Stone: 50 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time (2015)

I had posted this list previously, and I think the conclusion was reached then, too. ;)
by JR
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2007)
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2007)

Says "Alfieb" is from Wyatt's Rock Bottom album, which contains the tracks" "Alfie" and "Alfib." The description on Wiki says side 2 of the album starts off with a medley of sorts of those two songs. In the book, it says: "Interesting how a partnership sustain...
by JR
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2007)
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2007)

Thanks, stefano- I actually had started transcribing, but have not been able to do much so this is very welcome, indeed. :-)
by JR
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (2016)

Thanks for the reminder, Federico. I even had the list included in the summary thread. Oh, the short-term memory... :mrgreen:
by JR
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (2016)

Probably; didn't seem like that long ago.

Someone who speaks German should inform them that some selections are missing.
by JR
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005)
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005)

Indeed, Henrik- and if they're not completely missing, it's just a few tracks or so at best. And what a peculiar selection for the lone Stevie Wonder song.
by JR
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (2016)

Thanks. FYI- missing are nos. 47-50.

Haven't checked to see if it differs much from the U.S. list.
by JR
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees (For 2017 Induction Ceremony)
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees (For 2017 Induction Ceremony)

Journey's induction shows you don't have to be a critical powerhouse for consideration/induction- guess there's just no denying the ongoing popularity of "Don't Stop Believin'" and the band's AOR output. However, it was a pretty lengthy wait from the time of eligibility. Joan Baez also has...
by JR
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TimeOut: Best Songs of the 1980s and 1990s
Replies: 15
Views: 2034

Re: TimeOut: Best Songs of the 1980s and 1990s

The 1980s list has been updated apparently, with some changes (is it updated on an ongoing basis?): 1. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston In 1987, Whitney was still very much a fresh-faced siren with the crystal-clear voice and a world of possibilities at her feet. Her approach to this...
by JR
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spin - The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996 (2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Spin - The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996 (2016)

1995 95. The Ramones, “I Don’t Want to Grow Up” 94. Son Volt, “Drown” 93. Joan Osborne, “One of Us”” 92. Red House Painters, “Summer Dress” 91. Unwound, “Demolished” 90. Rusted Root, “Send Me on My Way” 89. Beastie Boys, “Root Down” 88. The Cranberries, “Ode to My Family” 87. Smoking Popes, “Need Y...
by JR
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Laurence Cole (UK) - Deep Soul Ballads (2011)
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Laurence Cole (UK) - Deep Soul Ballads (2011)

Doesn't look like his personal Top 20 Deep Soul Ballads is viewable, but here are the entries listed in the table of contents (I did spell-check, so hopefully not too many typos lol): Roots and Sources Gospel Arizona Dranes, "Lamb's Blood Has Washed Me Clean" (1926) Mahalia Jackson, "...
by JR
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2005, 2007)
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2005, 2007)

I ordered a used copy of this book, so if no one else gets to it, I eventually can take the task.
by JR
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
Replies: 35
Views: 4131

Re: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)

I count the number of tracks that are part of playlists as 340.

For tracks that are not part of a playlist, but just mentioned in a write-up- should they be looked at individually to determine whether they should be included? It doesn't really make sense to count negative commentary as acclaim.
by JR
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2005, 2007)
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2005, 2007)

Good find- I noticed that there may be some duplicates sprinkled throughout ("Material Girl" is listed both under Madonna's playlist, as well as a "Shop til you drop" playlist; Cher's "believe" is listed under Cher's playlist and another section, etc.) I wonder if dupli...
by JR
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Holiday Songs of All Time (2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Holiday Songs of All Time (2016)

Billboard had charted Julie Andrews' version of "My Favorite Things" on the holiday/seasonal charts- must be the mittens, sleigh bells, white winters, snowflakes, etc. :)
by JR
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jocelyn Manchec - Pop Rock Playlist
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Jocelyn Manchec - Pop Rock Playlist

I just meant that, for instance, an act has a 10-song playlist. And then additional songs from that act appear in the theme playlists- that gives the act more than 10 songs. :)
by JR
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jocelyn Manchec - Pop Rock Playlist
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Jocelyn Manchec - Pop Rock Playlist

Thanks for posting. Some acts have more than 10 selections, thanks to those other themed lists.
by JR
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Luca Sofri (ITA) - Playlist: 2978 Songs You can't live without (2008)
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Luca Sofri (ITA) - Playlist: 2978 Songs You can't live without (2008)

There are some... interesting selections throughout this, no doubt. Thanks for posting.
by JR
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees (For 2017 Induction Ceremony)
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees (For 2017 Induction Ceremony)

A number of acts eligible for years receiving their first nomination. Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur getting nods right out of the gate (first-year eligibles). The breakdown: * Bad Brains- 10th year of eligibility; First nomination * Cars- 14th year of eligibility; Second nomination * Chaka Khan- 14th y...
by JR
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Musikexpress - The 75 most influential records of all times (10/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Musikexpress - The 75 most influential records of all times (10/2012)

AM's included these kinds of lists for some time.

I think in most cases, the works are decently acclaimed. While "Never Gonna Give You Up" featured on one 80s list not too long ago, I don't think we'll be seeing it on a serious "Most Influential" list. :P
by JR
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Complex Artist Lists
Replies: 57
Views: 6417

Re: Complex Artist Lists

Not at all- I encourage other AM'ers to post in the summary thread, so I can add anything missing to the lists.
by JR
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Billboard - All 88 Diamond-Certified Albums Ranked From Worst to Best
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Billboard - All 88 Diamond-Certified Albums Ranked From Worst to Best

Just a note- SoundScan started tracking sales in March 1991, and Billboard started using it for he albums chart in May of that year (the Hot 100's methodology changed in late 1991, to incorporate SoundScan and BDS info). Daniel- most lists don't order albums based on how they'd rank on AM, so why sh...
by JR
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Album genre lists from non-genre sources (currently ineligible)
Replies: 22
Views: 1779

Re: Links to genre lists from non-genre sources (currently ineligible)

You're just talking about albums, I imagine? Because if not, that opens up a whole 'nother stratosphere. ;) * Complex: The 50 Best R&B Albums of the '90s http://www.complex.com/music/2014/07/best-r-and-b-albums-of-the-90s/ * Rolling Stone: The 30 Greatest EDM Albums of All Time http://www.rollin...
by JR
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Alternative Jukebox
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: The Alternative Jukebox

Some interesting selections- for one, I never would have taken "No Diggity" for alternative. :)
by JR
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time
Replies: 19
Views: 2103

Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

"Soap" is a glaring omission for me. And "I Love Lucy" that low? Scandalous.

Some of my favorites are present.
by JR
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Vulture - every Bruce Springsteen song ranked
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Vulture - every Bruce Springsteen song ranked

Reading some of the commentaries, she writes "me" and "I" in spots- so I wonder if the writer did the list on her own.
by JR
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: AZ Central: 30 Greatest Taylor Swift Singles (So Far)
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: AZ Central: 30 Greatest Taylor Swift Singles (So Far)

That indeed is a standout omission.

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