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by JR
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 43
Views: 1108

Re: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

This list definitely reads more mainstream-friendly, overall- not that there's anything wrong with that, as some of the most celebrated albums of all time are by mainstream acts.
by JR
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 393

The Guardian: Every One of Madonna's 78 singles Ranked

The EW writer expanded his initial list of 35 to 60; maybe will post that another time/ Meanwhile, here's one from The Guardian: The Guardian: Every One of Madonna's 78 singles Ranked https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/16/every-one-of-madonnas-78-singles-ranked 78. Hanky Panky (1990) 77. Hey...
by JR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Billboard: The 100 Greatest Madonna Songs: Critics' Picks

I thought Enertainment Weekly would do a 60 Greatest multi-critic list, but not long ago,it had that 35 Songs single-critic list, so we won't see one now. Billboard has done a 100 Greatest list, though. :-) https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/list/8469835/100-greatest-madonna-songs-list 100. &qu...
by JR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists

With the Queen of Pop turning 60 this month, I imagine there may be some more similar lists. https://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/the-beat-goes-on-every-madonna-single-ranked Slant (USA): Every Madonna Single Ranked 78. “Revolver” 77. “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” 76. “Bitch I’m Madon...
by JR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 167
Views: 11111

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

I didn't participate, dangit- maybe next year. Would Madonna have been bumped up with my No. 1 ranking? :mrgreen:
by JR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)

Another year vs. year: Cher's "Believe" was released in October 1998, and hit the U.S. top 40 in early 1999 (on its way to the top). Compared to most other countries, though, the USA success came after, so I guess 1998 is OK for that one.
by JR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Vulture - Rock Hall Inductees Best to Worst
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: Vulture - Rock Hall Inductees Best to Worst

As an FYI (not sure if it was posted here), a ranked list from cleveland.com:

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment ... defin.html
by JR
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Cleveland.com: 250 Greatest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Songs (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: Cleveland.com: 250 Greatest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Songs (2018)

^As Bon Jovi is present, looks like he- or they- did. ;)
by JR
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Cleveland.com: 250 Greatest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Songs (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Cleveland.com: 250 Greatest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Songs (2018)

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/03/250_greatest_songs_by_rock_rol.html Not sure if this is eligible. A single critic is credited, though he uses "we" several times in the introduction. No act allowed more than five songs. A mix of criteria for the selections. 250 Grea...
by JR
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6227

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

After Journey's induction last year, doesn't surprise me at all that Bon Jovi has been voted into the Hall. Never big critical favorites, but very popular, with mass appeal. Radiohead pretty much shot itself in the foot, at least in terms of first-year-eligible induction. Glad to see Nina Simon make...
by JR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 11280

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Much thanks, Henrik, and to those who have assisted and lent their time since the last update. As usual, lots to peruse and enjoy. I'm not going to start a new Summary thread in the Critics Lists forum just yet. I know stevie added a number of lists to the existing one, so it will be a matter of sif...
by JR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened!
Replies: 22
Views: 2047

Re: It has happened!

You crafty, sly, tricky devil, you. :mrgreen: :music-listening:
by JR
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Cleveland.com: Boldy ranking every Rock Hall inductee
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Cleveland.com: Boldy ranking every Rock Hall inductee

Not sure any outlet has dared to do this prior. I didn't think the Rock Hall has said "success" is one of the measurements? (though, obviously, a good amount of inductees enjoyed decent commercial success) http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/11/rock_roll_hall_of_fame_a_de...
by JR
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: WCBSFM - America's Top 101 Songs of the '60s/'70s/'80s
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: WCBSFM - America's Top 101 Songs of the '60s/'70s/'80s

It may not be the biggest hits, but any list with, for instance, Journey doing that well... makes it questionable. :mrgreen: The band is now in the Rock Hall, but it took a number of years and critics never loved them.
by JR
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 31501

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: 952

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: 952

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: 76
Views: 6227

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: 4668

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: 2470

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 20625

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: 186
Views: 31501

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: 20625

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: 20625

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: 820

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: 20625

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: 20625

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: 20625

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: 882

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: 3542

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: 3542

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: 1445

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: 1445

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: 1243

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: 1445

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: 2189

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: 3962

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: 1503

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: 1285

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: 1077

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: 6734

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.

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