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by andyd1010
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Fireworks by First Aid Kit is the first great song I've heard from this year.
by andyd1010
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 9
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 9

9833 | Carcass | Heartwork 9921 | Neil Sedaka | Laughter in the Rain 9992 | Pawlo Humeniuk | Tanec Pid Werbamy/Dance Under the Willows 9904 | Beth Ditto | I Wrote the Book 9898 | John Kongos | He's Gonna Step on You Again 9986 | Billy Murray | You're a Grand Old Rag 9839 | Ready for the World | Love...
by andyd1010
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Deathly and Faron Young are easily my two favorites in this group, so that's a tough matchup. Soulwax - NY Excuse Aimee Mann - Deathly Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away The Monkees - Porpoise Song Wallace Collection - Daydream Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat...
by andyd1010
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)

StevieFan13 wrote:Should the file look like this?

Looks good to me!
by andyd1010
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)

Ok, so list the ranks in a column, and put the formula in the first cell of another column, just substituting "place" with the first cell in the rank column. Then you should be able to double-click or drag the formula down to fill in for every cell. If you don't feel like doing that, you c...
by andyd1010
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)

Here's how I'm scoring, just to let you guys know: 1 - 10: 100 points 11 - 20: 90 points 21 - 30: 80 points 31 - 40: 70 points 41 - 50: 60 points 51 - 60: 50 points 61 - 70: 40 points 71 - 80: 30 points 81 - 90: 20 points 91 - 100: 10 points I don't know if you've been following this thread: http:/...
by andyd1010
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: Ideal Point Distribution for Lists of Different Lengths
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Ideal Point Distribution for Lists of Different Lengths

The thing you have to realize is, if you treat the top ten of every list as having the same weight no matter its size, you are essentially saying rank #11 to #100 doesn't statistically matter. You can't build a list of 10,000 songs with that mindset. Why would you want to reduce those songs to irre...
by andyd1010
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 8
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 8

9834 | Darlene Love | A Fine Fine Boy 9991 | Bob Dylan | Queen Jane Approximately 9903 | Mos Def | Body Rock 9922 | Ray Stevens | The Streak 9860 | Snowy White | Bird of Paradise 9948 | The Chemical Brothers | Loops of Fury 9965 | Alternative TV | Love Lies Limp 9877 | Ja Rule | Holla, Holla 9913 | ...
by andyd1010
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: Ideal Point Distribution for Lists of Different Lengths
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Ideal Point Distribution for Lists of Different Lengths

Thanks for the explanation, Henrik. That is a little complicated, but it mostly makes sense. I think I'm somewhere between the two of you with my opinion on longer lists. Length might correlate with how much thought goes into them, but probably not as much as this formula would suggest.
by andyd1010
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Acclaimed Music's Best of British (Deadline: March 1st)

What Difference Does It Make is a good song, but I'm not sure it deserves two spots on the list. I'd participate in this though.
by andyd1010
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.01
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.01

Interesting how well Formidable Cool is doing here while I'm the only person who voted for it in the EOY poll!
by andyd1010
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

I made a new topic yesterday in the EOY 2017 thread called "Ideal Point Distribution for Lists of Different Lengths" in case anyone wants to discuss the topic further. I didn't want the discussion to totally take over this thread, but I am interested figuring out the best system, since it'...
by andyd1010
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: Ideal Point Distribution for Lists of Different Lengths
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Ideal Point Distribution for Lists of Different Lengths

Hi there. Thanks a lot for creating this spreadsheet – it's a really useful way of discovering great songs that I may have missed last year. I'm a little confused by some of the maths, though. From what I can tell from a quick look over the formulae, the final song on a list receives the same score...
by andyd1010
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Interesting. So longer lists allocate way more points than shorter lists - per song in addition to the larger number of songs. I didn't realize that. I can see the pros and cons of both approaches. I have a similar project I've mentioned before, and I initially went with Sweepstakes Ron's approach b...
by andyd1010
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 27
Views: 535

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 7

The Vaccines - Post Break-Up Sex

Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline

Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter

Kristin Hersh - Your Ghost

Tocotronic - Jackpot

Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag

Florence + The Machine - Ship to Wreck

Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
by andyd1010
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 7
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 7

Hey look everyone, I'm voting a Public Enemy song No. 1! ...And a Springsteen song last. Strange week. 9998 | Tracey Ullman | They Don't Know 9910 | Waxahatchee | Air 9827 | John Legend | Ordinary People 9915 | Bobby Vinton | Roses Are Red (My Love) 9863 | Third World | 96 Degrees in the Shade 9874 ...
by andyd1010
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 6

Sagittarius - My World Fell Down

Ten Years After - I'd Love to Change the World

Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Muse - Hysteria

Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart

Jeff Buckley - Dream Brother

Sia - Breathe Me

Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down
by andyd1010
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 1984: Round 3, Week 7
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: Music of 1984: Round 3, Week 7

Tears for Fears - Shout
Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down
by andyd1010
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)

Ditto Nick

1. Lazarus
2. Blackstar
3. I Can't Give Everything Away
4. 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
5. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)
6. Dollar Days
7. Girl Loves Me
by andyd1010
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 1433

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Albums 1 | The National | Sleep Well Beast 2 | Lorde | Melodrama 3 | The xx | I See You 4 | Father John Misty | Pure Comedy 5 | SZA | Ctrl 6 | St. Vincent | Masseduction 7 | Hurray for the Riff Raff | The Navigator 8 | Arcade Fire | Everything Now 9 | Wolf Alice | Visions of a Life 10 | Kesha | Rai...
by andyd1010
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.46
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.46

spiritualized wrote:Please note that Hurray for the Riff Raff's song was too old to qualify for this round.

I was afraid of that, but I just discovered it, and hopefully people still listen to it before the EOY poll!

I'll nominate Formidable Cool by Wolf Alice
by andyd1010
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 1984: Round 2, Week 5
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: Music of 1984: Round 2, Week 5

Albums Prince - Purple Rain Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. Pass Leonard Cohen - Various Positions Songs Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy The Special A.K.A. - Free Nelson Mandela The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want The Chills - Pink Frost David Bowie - Loving the Alien Coctea...
by andyd1010
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Am I the only one who thinks this is probably the worst top 10 we've ever had? Bodak Yellow is the second best song of the year? Sorry, but I just don't see it. And I don't understand all the love for XO TOUR Llif3 and Mask Off either. They're alright, but to me they're maybe top 50 songs of the ye...
by andyd1010
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pearl Jam's Ten (1991)
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pearl Jam's Ten (1991)

06 | Jeremy
05 | Black
03 | Alive
02 | Even Flow
07 | Oceans
11 | Release
08 | Porch
09 | Garden
04 | Why Go
01 | Once
10 | Deep
by andyd1010
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 6
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 6

9832 | Linda Ronstadt | When Will I Be Loved 9905 | Broder Daniel | Shoreline 9920 | Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods | Billy Don't Be a Hero 9993 | Donovan | There Is a Mountain 9896 | David Ackles | Down River 9929 | Don Fardon | (The Lament of the Cherokee) Indian Reservation 9841 | Golpes Bajos | M...
by andyd1010
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.45
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.45

Hurray for the Riff Raff - Pa'lante
by andyd1010
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Thanks Sweepstakes Ron! Glad to see Praying and Everything Now jump into the top 30, and that Drew Barrymore is close. Surprised Los Ageless isn't doing better. I think it's much better than New York. There are some other great secondary songs that I think are being overlooked because of another sta...
by andyd1010
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 5
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 5

9873 | A$AP Rocky feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson | Everyday 9961 | SebastiAn | Ross Ross Ross 9952 | Prince | I Wish U Heaven 9864 | Jeremih | 773 Love 9899 | The Chiffons | Sweet Talkin' Guy 9926 | Sammy Johns | Chevy Van 9838 | Huey Lewis and The News | Hip to Be Square 9987 | The Sli...
by andyd1010
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 5 (open until 1/1)
Replies: 25
Views: 734

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 5 (open until 1/1)

Underworld - Rez

The Pipettes - Pull Shapes

Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Day

John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads

Beach House - Zebra

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Blur - Tender

Elvis Costello - Veronica
by andyd1010
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 4

Easiest choice was Dancing in the Dark over Like a Virgin, but I have a feeling that's an unpopular opinion here. Prince - When Doves Cry a-ha - Take on Me Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark Prince - Purple Rain Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon T...
by andyd1010
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

And, for the record, even Beatles fans will admit when they made a dud. When’s the last time you heard someone defend “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”? Still ranked higher than 2 of your top 6 favorite songs. Dualy noted. Sorry, it was teed right up for me. And I agree with Live in Phoenix, it’s catchy... I ag...
by andyd1010
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

StevieFan13 wrote:And, for the record, even Beatles fans will admit when they made a dud. When’s the last time you heard someone defend “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”?

Still ranked higher than 2 of your top 6 favorite songs.
by andyd1010
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 4

9828 | O.C. Smith | Little Green Apples 9916 | Chris Montez | Let's Dance 9909 | Stevie Wonder | Overjoyed 9997 | Jenny Hval | Female Vampire 9871 | Creedence Clearwater Revival | Ramble Tamble 9954 | Years & Years | King 9959 | The Main Ingredient | Everybody Plays the Fool 9866 | Prince & ...
by andyd1010
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 765

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 andyd1010
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 3

Dammit I missed the deadline. I really enjoyed the first group. 1 | Stevie Wonder | Heaven Help Us All 2 | Suuns | 2020 3 | Alphaville | Forever Young 4 | Nick Drake | Time of No Reply Didn't enjoy the 2nd group. And The Maker was a good discovery - it would have topped the 3rd group for me. Vertigo...
by andyd1010
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Not as strong a group as last week. But it does feature Dream a Little Dream of Me, and I hope some of you appreciate how beautiful that song is. I've always been surprised that it's not seen as a true classic. The Kinks - Shangri-La The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me Pass Dire Str...
by andyd1010
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is there a site counting down the most acclaimed albums of every year?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Is there a site counting down the most acclaimed albums of every year?

I get what you're saying: A ranking based on how many lists albums appeared on, without giving weight to where they rank on the list or other factors that AM takes into account. I think AM's ranking is more useful than this ranking, but I could see why you're interested in it.
by andyd1010
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 5569

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Just finished listening to everything in the top 5,000. I think it's a big improvement from previous versions. I love the rise of alternative rock especially. I think the most unfortunate trend is the steep decline of acts from the early 1960s like the Shirelles, but many more of my favorite songs h...
by andyd1010
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 2
Replies: 21
Views: 528

Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 2

Albums
David Bowie - Tonight
Leonard Cohen - Various Positions

Songs
David Bowie - Loving the Alien
Hüsker Dü - Pink Turns to Blue
The Replacements - Unsatisfied
Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
Pass
Los Lobos - Will the Wolf Survive?
Pass
Pass on the Springsteen songs (love both of them)
by andyd1010
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Nick wrote:It's pretty awesome how "Truth", a 13 minute long spiritual jazz instrumental, is in the top 20 songs of the year. It's easily one of my favorite pieces of music from this decade.

I'm not a jazz fan at all, but that song is fantastic. Probably my favorite jazz song since Take Five.
by andyd1010
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 5569

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Finally came across the highest-ranked one I had never heard before - #3321: Summertime by Billy Stewart. Most of the other new entries in the top 3,500 were very well known, and it seemed inevitable that a lot of them would reach those heights at some point.
by andyd1010
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2009 Poll
Replies: 73
Views: 3119

Re: Songs and Albums of 2009 Poll

It's a shame While You Wait for the Others doesn't get more love. Personally I think it's even better than Two Weeks, and those are two clear standouts on a beloved album. The bridge makes it an all-time great for me. The layering of the different vocal parts as it builds to the last chorus is incre...
by andyd1010
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 912

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3

Ranked my top 8. Just relistened to I Know It's Over for the first time since 2012. At the time I didn't like it (or anything by The Smiths), but my impression now is that it's one of their best songs, and there's a good chance I'll vote for it over almost any song in this group after I give it a fe...
by andyd1010
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 2
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 2

9983 | Peter Tosh | Equal Rights 9930 | Canibus | Second Round K.O. 9842 | Tricky Woo | Fly the Orient 9895 | The Blue Nile | From a Late Night Train 9886 | P!nk | Just Like a Pill 9974 | Soul Asylum | Somebody to Shove 9939 | Kasabian | eez-eh 9851 | Tinie Tempah | Pass Out 9840 | Michel Sardou | L...
by andyd1010
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Rolling Stone (US)
Replies: 24
Views: 1512

Re: EOY 2017 - Rolling Stone (US)

Among the many head scratchers here, Kesha's Rainbow at #4 but Praying nowhere to be seen... and Lorde's Homemade Dynamite at #2 but no Green Light. I'm not a fan of having one song represent each artist, which results in things like the Neighborhood #1 controversy we're having in the Overlooked game.
by andyd1010
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1340

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2

Thanks for the link, EmilienDelRey! I like it, but it's got a tough matchup. 9. Jimi Hendrix - Stone Free vs. 6. Monty Python - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life 5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good at Being in Trouble vs. 15. The Books - Take Time 4. Arctic Monkeys - 505 vs. 10. 16 Horsepower...
by andyd1010
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1340

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2

The Joubert Singers - Stand on the Word

I don't have spotify, so I was trying to find this song on YouTube, and there are a million different versions. Can someone please point me to the right one? Thanks!
by andyd1010
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 10891

Re: Songs of 2017

I've heard 120 songs I like so far this year, but I haven't relistened enough to rank them accurately yet. These 8 stand out from the rest though: Arcade Fire | Everything Now Arcade Fire | Creature Comfort The xx | Say Something Loving Kesha | Praying Lorde | Green Light Foo Fighters | The Sky Is a...
by andyd1010
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 32113

Re: Albums of 2017

Alright, it's about time I contributed to this thread. 1 | The xx | I See You 2 | Lorde | Melodrama 3 | The National | Sleep Well Beast 4 | St. Vincent | Masseduction 5 | Arcade Fire | Everything Now 6 | Brand New | Science Fiction 7 | Spoon | Hot Thoughts 8 | Kesha | Rainbow 9 | LCD Soundsystem | A...

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