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by mat.bez.lima
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rank Ella Fitzgerald Song Book Albums
Replies: 0
Views: 2181

Rank Ella Fitzgerald Song Book Albums

Rank Ella Fitzgerald Song Book Albums

And say what are your favorites.
by mat.bez.lima
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Singers with the most beautiful falsettos that you know
Replies: 18
Views: 3715

Singers with the most beautiful falsettos that you know

I was in YouTube and just happened to listen the song "Clube Da Esquina II" sung by Flávio Venturini. I have never heard about him. The first time that his falsetto appeared in the song, I was blown away. It is so unique, beautiful and ethereal. Check it for yourselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by mat.bez.lima
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official thread about all non-english language music
Replies: 4
Views: 2883

Official thread about all non-english language music

I'm back! Let's talk about the great music by many artists across the world who are not in english language. The canon of world popular music, even here in RYM, is very limited to american or britain music. Other countries with many diverse, unique genre and styles produce music as great, but almost...
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless
Replies: 16
Views: 3863

Re: Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless

I don't agree with your statement, such a list should be in my opinion a guidebook saying "here are the 500 albums you should listen to to have a good overview of modern music". That doesn't mean the albums are the best but the most representative, influential and impactful ones, and if I made such...
by mat.bez.lima
Wed May 31, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 322
Views: 209210

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

And this one?

Critics' Choices; Albums as Mileposts In a Musical Century

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2000/01/03/a ... ntury.html
A new critic list to be added in the next update.c
by mat.bez.lima
Wed May 31, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless
Replies: 16
Views: 3863

Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless

Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless I’ve come to this conclusion because of the reasons below: 1-I have seen many people in web trying to review all albums in one of these lists and saying what albums of the list are truly “must hear before you die” or not. The answer? The...
by mat.bez.lima
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What is the best Beatles album? And the worst? (not counting Yellow Submarine)
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Re: What is the best Beatles album? And the worst? (not counting Yellow Submarine)

For best it's a difficult choice between Revolver (a great and varied collection of songs) and Abbey Road (with a greater flow and therefore more of an album feel), but I went with Revolver. Worst is easier, I really don't like The White Album. It's all the more frustrating because there are severa...
by mat.bez.lima
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do you agree that comparing Penny Lane with Strawberry Fields is a good way to know if you are a McCartney fan or a Lenn
Replies: 12
Views: 3315

Re: Do you agree that comparing Penny Lane with Strawberry Fields is a good way to know if you are a McCartney fan or a

While I do prefer Strawberry Fields Forever to Penny Lane and Lennon to McCartney, the distance between the two songs is far greater for me; Penny Lane is only a minor blip among their songs that resonate with me. I decided to actually look into the songs that register on my artist file to compare....
by mat.bez.lima
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do you agree that comparing Penny Lane with Strawberry Fields is a good way to know if you are a McCartney fan or a Lenn
Replies: 12
Views: 3315

Do you agree that comparing Penny Lane with Strawberry Fields is a good way to know if you are a McCartney fan or a Lenn

Many say that a way to know if you like
more McCartney or Lennon is listening
to Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields
Forever. If you like more Penny Lane,
you are a McCartney fan, if you like
more Strawberry Fields, you are a
Lennon's fan. Do you agree with this?
by mat.bez.lima
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is having a really impressive vocal range of more than 3-octave a overrated quality?
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: Is having a really impressive vocal range of more than 3-octave a overrated quality?

I know that technique is very important and goes far more than vocal range, tough there are and were many great singers that don't have beautiful voices or even good technique, but there is still something very unique and full of personality in their singing's styles and voices that makes them great...
by mat.bez.lima
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is having a really impressive vocal range of more than 3-octave a overrated quality?
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Is having a really impressive vocal range of more than 3-octave a overrated quality?

Don't understand me wrong: I marvel with singers that have big vocal ranges. What I want to say is that people frequently use vocal range as a crucial aspect in put some singers above others and undeservedly end criticizing some singers just because don't have more than 2 octaves of vocal range. It ...
by mat.bez.lima
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

Really sad news and this year was crazy!
by mat.bez.lima
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When your favorite singer surprises and amazes you!
Replies: 1
Views: 782

When your favorite singer surprises and amazes you!

Imagine this situation: you are fan of a singer so much that you consider him or her to be the greatest singer of all time! You own all the most important albums and hits of that singer. But someday you find in web a rare and very little known record of that artists that absolutely amazes you becaus...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do you agree that geniuses (may be in music, other arts or science) are almost always arrogant and, in less quantity, ba
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Do you agree that geniuses (may be in music, other arts or science) are almost always arrogant and, in less quantity

I am focusing in arrogance here. I have nothing against many that just had syndromes and mental problems (I myself have Asperger Syndrome).
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do you agree that geniuses (may be in music, other arts or science) are almost always arrogant and, in less quantity, ba
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Do you agree that geniuses (may be in music, other arts or science) are almost always arrogant and, in less quantity, ba

I made this question while searching the personal lifes of MANY of the greatest and most famous geniuses in humanity history. If aren't ethic problems, are mental problems (I have no problem against the last problem, in fact I have Asperger Syndrome).
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: An analysis about why the GREAT rock music received and still receive so much prejudice.
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

An analysis about why the GREAT rock music received and still receive so much prejudice.

Rock is really GREAT music. I believe that the reasons of why rock was received so badly by adults, songwriters and music stars in the 50s and 60s were not just the natural repulse that people have of new things (the fact that the rock bands wrote the own songs put big fear in the songwriters), but ...
by mat.bez.lima
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time

The commentaries here are being great! Thank all you!
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time

I will say one thing that will amaze you that know I am a Sinatra fan: I HATE the live album Sinatra At The Sands. Sinatra's voice here is bad (his voice is better even in some shows in the 80s decade), very gruffy in a bad way and passed his peak period, his performances of almost all songs in the ...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time

Would you like to organize a formal poll, Mat? Dunno if that's something you'd be interested in. Didn't really read your whole post. A lot of the time, I'm stumped as to an actual rubric of what constitutes a "great" live album. If it's good music, that's pretty much all I need. I guess "greatness"...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

The Best And Greatest Live Albums Of All Time

This thread is about live albums in general, but especially suggestions of great live albums and opinions about them. To begin the subject, I ask: is it really worthy buy a live album? Shows, including that in live albums, are generally nothing more than the artist singing greatest hits that you alr...
by mat.bez.lima
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Overrated" is an overused term
Replies: 1
Views: 806

"Overrated" is an overused term

I always am amazed in how easily people call an album that they don't love or like much "overrated". Please, NOBODY's taste must be used as a standard to rate all music in the world. We all are different human beings and are sensibilized very different things, this is because there are so much music...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

Sorry for my long absence here. I will talk here about many interesting subjects that I discussed in many threads that I created in RYM this time. I want much to see also your opinions about these subjects. In my opinion, Paul McCartney. It is true that he many times wasted his talent with banal son...
by mat.bez.lima
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Critics' Choices; Albums as Mileposts In a Musical Century
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Critics' Choices; Albums as Mileposts In a Musical Century

Did you decid if this list is eligible, Henrik?
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When an album's importance is better than the album's music, even tough the album's music still being at least very good
Replies: 1
Views: 926

When an album's importance is better than the album's music, even tough the album's music still being at least very good

Some albums are really important, I like them and they deserve respect and acclaim, but listening to them, I can't help that feeling that the same artist have better albums not so acclaimed just because aren't so important, but are better if you take away context and historical importance. Or In oth...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do you think that it's wrong compare female singers with male singers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Do you think that it's wrong compare female singers with male singers?

Men and women have completely different voices. In my opinion, it is impossible objectively make a comparison between a male singer with a female singer. I saw people in internet making comparisons like Freddie Mercury vs. Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald vs. Frank Sinatra, Janis Joplin vs. Elvis Pr...
by mat.bez.lima
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sinatra wasn't The Voice, he was The Voices
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Sinatra wasn't The Voice, he was The Voices

I listened to all his albums from 1954 to 1960 (from Songs For Young Lovers to Nice 'N' Easy) and, listening with attention, Sinatra's timber voice changed much in all tu period and I always think what, of all these voices, what was The Voice, the albums when Sinatra's voice really reached the perfe...
by mat.bez.lima
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lack of Rihanna albums on AM.net
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Re: Lack of Rihanna albums on AM.net

I would like much more Adele here.
by mat.bez.lima
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 3 Male and Female singers of all time
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Re: Top 3 Male and Female singers of all time

I'd say, without saying much, that women's voices are more beautiful. Who sings "better" -- they're essentially tied and I see no need to un-tie it. With sample great album performance in parenthesis. I used no technical criteria. 1. Frank Sinatra (Where Are You?) 2. Jim Morrison (debut Doors album...
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 3 Male and Female singers of all time
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Re: Top 3 Male and Female singers of all time

If possible, post what was, in
your opinions, the years and
period of absolute vocal peak
and perfection of your favorite
singers.
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 3 Male and Female singers of all time
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Top 3 Male and Female singers of all time

Post your lists of 3 best female singers of all time and also of the 3 best male singers of all time. Female: Aretha Franklin. (the 60s, principally 67 and 68) Sarah Vaughan. (50s, principally, but her voice was incredible in all her life) Barbra Streisand. (the 60s, principally) Male: Freddie Mercu...
by mat.bez.lima
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What album is better: In The Wee Small Hours or Only The Lonely?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: What album is better: In The Wee Small Hours or Only The Lonely?

And just one more question, this question is to Henrik: what is the rating that MusicHound give to In The Wee Small Hours? Believe it or not, but this album is not included in the MusicHound guide. I believe, but it doesn't make sense. They rated almost all Sinatra albums and didn't rate the most f...
by mat.bez.lima
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How much can be wrong define a golden age of an artist?
Replies: 0
Views: 774

How much can be wrong define a golden age of an artist?

Frequently the singers or bands have a so-called golden period when at least almost all albums released in that time are considered at least excellent, if not masterpiece. But how much define a golden period for an artist can be valid? Did you have sometimes considered this a little simplist and sup...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened to Music Story?
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Re: What happened to Music Story?

This site is with problem since more than a year, that was when I visited it for the first time. Always shows that is in maintenance and even the links that some give to me here don't show any information, only a script in the browser. Hum, do you need to sign up to see the "maintenance" message? B...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What album is better: In The Wee Small Hours or Only The Lonely?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

What album is better: In The Wee Small Hours or Only The Lonely?

Please, explain your choice and consider also the aspects in your justifications: 1-What album have the better tracklist? 2-What album have the better arrangements? 3-And the last aspects, but at least so important like the first two aspects, what album have the better Sinatra's performances (consid...
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 35459

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Best album of the first half of the century is Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely in my opinion.
by mat.bez.lima
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened to Music Story?
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

What happened to Music Story?

This site is with problem since more than a year, that was when I visited it for the first time. Always shows that is in maintenance and even the links that some give to me here don't show any information, only a script in the browser.
by mat.bez.lima
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 8784

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/opinion/why-bob-dylan-shouldnt-have-gotten-a-nobel.html?smid=fb-share&referer «Yes, Mr. Dylan is a brilliant lyricist. Yes, he has written a book of prose poetry and an autobiography. Yes, it is possible to analyze his lyrics as poetry. But Mr. Dylan’s writing is...
by mat.bez.lima
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Baritone vs. Tenor
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Baritone vs. Tenor

I would like much that everybody that votes in the poll explain the vote in this topic.
by mat.bez.lima
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Baritone vs. Tenor
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Baritone vs. Tenor

Pop male singers since of 1960 are almost always tenors. Frankly, I feel a lack of the unique and beautiful barítono voices and songs that are suited for him. Today, the music seems made many times just to show the high notes of a singer. This underrate the low notes and overrates the vocal range im...
by mat.bez.lima
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Album of (Year) Tournaments: How to Decide the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: Best Album of (Year) Tournaments: How to Decide the Year

If we make like the a similar topic that I created before and nobody replied? Grammy Awards Album Of The Year - Official Topic Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:36 pm The purposes of this thread are two: 1-Comment what albums do you consider the best or favorite to win the Album Of The Year. We all would like muc...
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 8784

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

The literature is still much conservatory. Fictional stories, without at least a good amount of clearly real place, social critics and time, as are fantasy and science fiction, are still oficially classified as sub-literature and aren't aborded in schools. Now, do you think we are being much Black o...
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 8784

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

KingQueenKnave made a great commentarie in Rate Your Music that I will post below: What is the big deal about this? I can't profess to being a massive fan of Bob Dylan, but his lyrics are incredible, and have had undeniable influence on others. You can read his lyrics on their own and they'd still h...
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 8784

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

I believe also that one of the main motives of so much criticism about Bob Dylan is that old criticism and prejudices with the popular and mass culture, because the Nobel prize of literature is considered as a prize for the "high", "cult" and "elite art". The Nobel prize was really vanguardist in th...
by mat.bez.lima
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 8784

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

Without doubt, this was the most corageous Nobel prize in the last years. Many writers are feeling outraged saying that composers can't be considered writers like the book writers. Many are feeling so outraged and offended that are even trying to desqualify Bob Dylan even as artist and songwriters o...