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by Jap123
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4945

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

To Ramona - 8

Most of another side is really underrated (better than freewheelin in my opinion)
by Jap123
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4945

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Bruce Springsteen - Take 'Em As They Come: 7 The River has some of the best outtakes around and i thouroughly recommend giving the full box set version of the album with all of them on the third and fourth disks (first two are the original double album) a listen. This is one of the more memorable on...
by Jap123
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4945

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The Harptones - Life is But A Dream: 7 Remember this one from Goodfellas - always like a bit of doo wop but this one's a bit too thin to be one of the all time classics. On the contrary. Among hard core doo wop fans it's in the all time top 25. Number 20 on this list. https://digitaldreamdoor.com/p...
by Jap123
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4945

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The Harptones - Life is But A Dream:
7

Remember this one from Goodfellas - always like a bit of doo wop but this one's a bit too thin to be one of the all time classics.
by Jap123
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 1330

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

I'm pretty sure the Michael Gira allegations were proven false, but may be wrong on that one. And i think everyone knew or suspected the Jackson stuff way before this documentary (even way before he died) because of the general creepy nature of how many kids he kept around him all the time and the f...
by Jap123
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 70
Views: 3367

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

On the Michael Jackson front, i don't see a problem still listening to his music and enjoying it from an objective standpoint, especially Off The Wall, Thriller and the Jackson 5 stuff, which all (i may be wrong here) seem to date from before his despicable behaviour began in earnest. I'd find more ...
by Jap123
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4945

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Judas Priest - United: 4 I never really got British Steel. I understand it is their most famous album in the mainstream because Breaking the Law was so catchy but for me the main appeal of Judas Priest was the dual lead guitar thing. Their guitar solos (eg on Beyond the Realms of Death from the late...
by Jap123
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4945

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore:
8

Not my favourite genre, but Dust Bowl Ballads is one of (if not the) best examples of it and this has always been one of the standouts off that album in my opinion.
by Jap123
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 17809

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Top 65 Songs: 1) Japan - Ghosts 2) Mission Of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver 3) Black Flag - Rise Above 4) The Human League - Seconds 5) New Order - Ceremony 6) Bruce Springsteen - Be True 7) Wipers - Youth Of America 8) Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes 9) Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodb...
by Jap123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 7
Replies: 36
Views: 3090

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 7

Two Sarah Records songs this week (I think both nominated by me but i cant actually remember) - really underrated 80s indie record label from Northern England - I thouroughly reccomend giving some of the stuff they released a listen if you like the Smiths etc. as there are some great deep cuts there...
by Jap123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 21104

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

Giorgio Moroder - (Theme from) Midnight Express: 10

This, along with The Chase from the same soundtrack are the peaks of that late 70s electro sound in my opinion - one of the very best soundtracks ever.
by Jap123
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 7
Replies: 36
Views: 3090

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 7

GROUP NU
Another Sunny Day - I'm In Love With A Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist
Steve Perry - Strung Out
WITCH - Chifundo
David Bowie - Dead Man Walking

GROUP XI
The Field Mice - Emma's House
The Exponents - Why Does Love Do This To Me?
Rufus Wainwright - Chelsea Hotel #2
The JBS - The Grunt
by Jap123
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 13692

Re: Albums of 2019

I've liked pretty much every album thats appeared on the MegaCritic chart thus far this year (especially some of the lower rankers like the Boy Harsher or William Tyler ones) but i was really disappointed by the Solange one - it just feels really substanceless and unfinished, and lacks a killer sing...
by Jap123
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 21104

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

Adam and The Ants -Stand And Deliver: 8

Pretty fun 80s hit
by Jap123
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 13692

Re: Albums of 2019

Isn't the new National album meant to function more as a soundtrack to a film than a traditional album?
by Jap123
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 4
Replies: 33
Views: 5677

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 4

Damn it - i don't know how i missed the week that my song nomination came up (You and Your Sister), but glad to see it get the recognition i think it deserves in its placement in the group! If you liked it i highly reccommend you give Speed of Sound a listen as well. Its in a similar style and may i...
by Jap123
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 21104

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

The Replacements - Hold My Life - 9

That mid-80s replacements sound is one of my absolute favourites
by Jap123
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Re: Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?

I'd agree with Joy Division (I always considered Substance and Still to be albums) but the New Order one has a lot of album tracks, and if we're counting different mixes as making the songs different then a case could be made for something like the Immaculate Collection by Madonna being an album, as...
by Jap123
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Mark Hollis
Replies: 6
Views: 3273

Re: R.I.P. Mark Hollis

RIP - so much more than just a singer - he was the main creative force behind that great Talk Talk sound.

My personal favorite:


by Jap123
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)

Apart from an irrelevant dig at James Woods in the Once Upon a Time in America one, i don't remember anything particularly irritating/Pitchforky.
by Jap123
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

Re: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

Didn't realise Fantano knew so much about Korean music!
by Jap123
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3
Replies: 47
Views: 7868

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3

GROUP EPSILON: Joydrop - Beautiful Aldous Harding - Elation Monkey Mafia - Work Mi Body (Chicken Scratch Remix) Alanis Morrissette - The Couch GROUP ZETA: The Cookies - I Never Dreamed Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue (really surprised that this album isn't on AM - i always assumed it was quite accl...
by Jap123
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Louder Sound - The 30 best British Blues Rock albums ever (2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Re: Louder Sound - The 30 best British Blues Rock albums ever (2019)

I'd say so - based in England (at least circa AYE they were) and with two out of three members British. I always think Mitchell and Redding are fairly overlooked - they aren't the only reason but they were one of the reasons Band of Gypsys isn't nearly as lauded as the three Experience albums.
by Jap123
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 49158

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Nick Drake - Saturday Sun - 8
by Jap123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: RIP Bruno Ganz
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: RIP Bruno Ganz

by Jap123
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 6105

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

It turns out i am the only one to have voted for Blue Boy by Orange Juice - I definitely reccommend giving it a listen if you like jangly/indie 80s music.
by Jap123
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 28897

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Hi Moonbeam - sorry if this is a big inconvenience but after a bit of research it appears Be True by Bruce Springsteen, which i put in my top 5, was in fact first released in 1981 as a b-side (I assumed that all the River singles were released in 1980 but given the album came quite late in the year ...
by Jap123
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 49158

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Car Seat Headrest - Not What I Needed: 8
by Jap123
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 49158

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Hymie wrote:
Rob wrote:41. Monks – I Hate You


1


Seems a bit harsh there!

Monks - I Hate You - 7
by Jap123
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 12812

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Harriet Wheeler from the sundays has one of my favorite voices of all time - very pleasantly suprised to see Here's Where the Story Ends appear so high!
by Jap123
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 1
Replies: 37
Views: 6475

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 1

Group Alpha:
Woods - The Other Side
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday
Max Coveri - Running In The 90s
Rita Lee - Ovalha Negra

Group Beta:
Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
Gemini Eye - The Doula's Tulpa
Kimio Eto - Midare
Borns - Electric Lov
by Jap123
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 6105

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

I know its appeared on a few lists and places on the AM main site but i would really recommend that everyone who doesn't know it gives Underwater Moonlight by the Soft Boys a listen. It's pretty underrated given how much it did to shape the sound of alternative/college music in the rest of the 80s/ ...
by Jap123
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 62
Views: 13922

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Why not do it in accordance with how they are sorted on the main site (eg Neil Young as the same as Neil Young and Crazy Horse but Diana Ross and Diana Ross And The Supremes as seperate)?
by Jap123
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 12812

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

I'm really surprised at the relative unpopularity of the more alternative acts here (MBV, Pavement, Talk Talk etc.). I always assumed they would be forum favourites
by Jap123
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 28897

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Looks like this will easily be number one for 1980. I don't like it much myself. The guy can't sing at all IMO. I’ve never been a huge Joy Division fan myself but I do see why this song has endured. It’s one of the creepiest things I’ve ever heard, especially knowing what happened to Ian Curtis in ...
by Jap123
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 28897

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

7 Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart Looks like this will easily be number one for 1980. I don't like it much myself. The guy can't sing at all IMO. I’ve never been a huge Joy Division fan myself but I do see why this song has endured. It’s one of the creepiest things I’ve ever heard, especiall...
by Jap123
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 28897

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Only a songs list from me 1 Prince - When You Were Mine 2 The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You 3 Bruce Springsteen - Be True 4 Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley 5 Orange Juice - Blue Boy 6 The dbs - Black And White 7 Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart 8 Dire Straits - Romeo And Juliet 9 Tom Waits - Jer...
by Jap123
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rank the Tracks Results (Open 24/7)
Replies: 138
Views: 65671

Re: Rank the Tracks Results (Open 24/7)

Sorry if this is a stupid question or one which has been clearly answered somewhere but are there any plans to expand the number of albums in Rank the Tracks or is it likely to stay as it is for the time being?
by Jap123
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed (1969)
Replies: 19
Views: 4880

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed (1969)

01) Gimme Shelter
09) You Can't Always Get What You Want
08) Monkey Man
05) Let It Bleed
02) Love In Vain
06) Midnight Rambler
04) Live With Me
07) You Got The Silver
03) Country Honk
by Jap123
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet (1968)
Replies: 19
Views: 4375

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet (1968)

01) Sympathy For The Devil
06) Street Fighting Man
10) Salt Of The Earth
02) No Expectations
05) Jig-Saw Puzzle
08) Stray Cat Blues
09) Factory Girl
07) Prodigal Son
03) Dear Doctor
04) Parachute Woman
by Jap123
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Soundalike For....
Replies: 36
Views: 5456

Re: The Best Soundalike For....

StevieFan13 wrote:
Jap123 wrote:Best Muse soundalike:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead_discography

Isn’t it the other way around?



That's the joke
by Jap123
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Derek and the Dominos - 8 (One of my favs off that album)
Isn't there a Kanye song that samples the Otis Redding version or am i getting confused?
by Jap123
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Bit late on this but here's my ratings: 1) Muddy Waters - Good News: 6 (solid but not particularly memorable) 2) Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock And Roll): 7 (one of the more lightweight tracks on that album but I still like it a lot) 3) JJ Cale - Magnolia: 6 (enjoyable but ag...
by Jap123
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 4010

Re: KROQ question

This whole race discussuion is so pointless nowdays. You can literally listen to anything you want to with youtube/spotify so its not like certain music is unaccessable or silenced because of race or any other superficial quality. Why not just enjoy what you enjoy and let others enjoy what they enjo...
by Jap123
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 42743

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I might be wrong but i was under the impression that the all time rankings are partly decided by relations to other albums in a particular year, meaning it's nearly impossible for the number one for the year to not end up in the top 500 at least
by Jap123
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde (1966)
Replies: 27
Views: 7993

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde (1966)

05) I Want You 14) Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands 04) One Of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) 06) Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 03) Visions Of Johanna 08) Just Like A Woman 12) Fourth Time Around 11) Absolutely Sweet Marie 09) Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) 07) Leo...
by Jap123
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Replies: 33
Views: 9278

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

09) Desolation Row
01) Like A Rolling Stone
08) Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
06) Queen Jane Approximately
02) Tombstone Blues
05) Ballad Of A Thin Man
03) It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
04) From a Buick 6
07) Highway 61 Revisited

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