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by Jap123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 64563

Re: Songs of 2019

The two absolute standouts from this year in my opinion aren't yet on albums - Cellophane by FKA Twigs - surprised this hasnt got more attention to be honest given her being an already established artist. Definitely not her most immediate song but after a few listens i think it is probably my favori...
by Jap123
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2679

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Big Star - You Can't Have Me
7
Not a regular contributor to this but had to rate a track from my favorite album of all time - one of my least favorite out of the core fifteen or so songs on Third but still better than most bands could put out
by Jap123
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 4333

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

I think its a fairly safe bet that it was suicide given his history of depression / wife leaving him last year / some of his lyrics. American Water is one of the best indie albums of the 90s and everyone should give it a try, especially if they like Pavement. Joe Pernice (of Pernice Brothers) poste...
by Jap123
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 4333

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

I think its a fairly safe bet that it was suicide given his history of depression / wife leaving him last year / some of his lyrics. American Water is one of the best indie albums of the 90s and everyone should give it a try, especially if they like Pavement.
by Jap123
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31
Replies: 9
Views: 5523

Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Surprised Caligula isn't on yet - surely it managed seven reviews
by Jap123
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 4121

Re: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas

Option 4 but only expand songs ballot
by Jap123
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 53926

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Songs: 1 The Go-Betweens - Bachelor Kisses 2 Cocteau Twins - Lorelei 3 Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down 4 Minutemen - History Lesson Pt. II 5 Bruce Springsteen - Bobby Jean 6 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - In The Ghetto 7 Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Perfect Skin 8 The Smiths - Suffer Little ...
by Jap123
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 53926

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Only listened to 19 albums from this year 1 The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow 2 The Replacements - Let It Be 3 The Smiths - The Smiths 4 Metallica - Ride The Lightning 5 Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime 6 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA 7 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity 8 Hu...
by Jap123
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 194
Views: 153286

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

This may have been asked before, but are Jazz albums dated by release or recording dates on here, because i've noticed a few where the release date differs on here from rym/discogs etc.?
by Jap123
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 85574

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Suicidal Thoughts - 9
Surprised that one only made one list
by Jap123
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 102
Views: 98328

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify

A couple of King Crimson albums are up now (but not Court or Red yet)
by Jap123
Tue May 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Semi-finals, Week 3
Replies: 26
Views: 15040

Re: Unacclaimed V: Semi-finals, Week 3

The Field Mice - Emma's House
Chris Bell - You And Your Sister
Billy Nicholls - Girl From New York
Metric - Gold Guns Girls
Jaga Jazzist - Tocatta


Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue
Nadine Shah - Fool
Ennio Morricone - Chi Mai
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
by Jap123
Wed May 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: King Crimson is (finally) coming to streaming services!
Replies: 2
Views: 6563

Re: King Crimson is (finally) coming to streaming services!

Off Topic, but did anyone notice that My Bloody Valentine are not available on streaming services in Europe at least ? I'm hoping its only a temporary thing (i.e. a change of who owns the rights to them or something) but given MBV never appeared in the first place, i fear they won't be coming back
by Jap123
Fri May 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 28157

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

Option 1 definitely - if 2 or 3 were used then, presuming the game continues for a while, at some point certain users will run out of songs and we will end up getting ones from the same people way more regularly. It seems total randomness is the best method.
by Jap123
Fri May 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 102
Views: 98328

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify

Sadly, all of My Bloody Valentine has disappeared from streaming sites
by Jap123
Thu May 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 115195

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Haven't had time recently to go through and listen to the ones i've never heard but two of my favorites have come up this week so i thought i'd give them a rate: Tom Waits - Johnsburg, Illinios: 9 - too short to be perfect, but i always thought it was the best song on Swordfishtrombones, and am surp...
by Jap123
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30
Replies: 7
Views: 9709

Re: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30

Are live albums exempt? Because i was expecting given the reviews it has been getting for the Beyonce one to make it on here
by Jap123
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 88688

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: 189
Views: 88688

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: 189
Views: 88688

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: 189
Views: 88688

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: 13477

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: 126
Views: 53361

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: 189
Views: 88688

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: 189
Views: 88688

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: 67965

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: 12221

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: 234
Views: 130080

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: 12221

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: 207
Views: 121675

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: 234
Views: 130080

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: 207
Views: 121675

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: 11625

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: 234
Views: 130080

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: 4611

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: 5735

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: 8710

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
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3
Replies: 47
Views: 16045

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: 4624

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: 296
Views: 153145

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: 3143

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: 10170

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: 58722

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: 296
Views: 153145

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: 296
Views: 153145

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: 31660

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: 13737

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: 10170

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/ ...