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by Araluenian
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 64338

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Thought it might be fun to do a bit of groundless speculation on where the albums might end up in the next update based on the spreadsheet. I’d guess that Dirty Computer will be around 260ish, then Low and the Idles record will duel it out in the 400ish mark. Daytona will be around 500ish, with Hone...
by Araluenian
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 9093

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

I tend to think:
1. TPAB
2. MBDTF
3. Channel Orange
4. GKMC
5. Blackstar

Of which I am least confident of Blackstar’s position. That fifth position could be a bit of a lottery.
by Araluenian
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Grand Finale
Replies: 40
Views: 10619

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Grand Finale

“Here Comes The Sun”

“Rebellion (Lies)”
by Araluenian
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Love's Forever Changes (1967)
Replies: 14
Views: 6265

Re: Rank the Tracks: Love's Forever Changes (1967)

One of my favourites 1. “Alone Again Or” 2. “You Set The Scene” 3. “Live And Let Live” 4. “The Red Telephone” 5. “A House Is Not A Motel” 6. “Andmoreagain” 7. “The Daily Planet” 8. “Old Man” 9. “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale” 10. “The Good Humor Man He Sees Everyt...
by Araluenian
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's The Bends (1995)
Replies: 24
Views: 9756

Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's The Bends (1995)

A great album to kick-start a great band.
1. Fake Plastic Trees
2. Planet Telex
3. My Iron Lung
4. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
5. Just
6. Bones
7. Sulk
8. Black Star
9. The Bends
10. High And Dry
11. (Nice Dream)
12. Bullet Proof... I Wish I Was (one of my least favourite Radiohead tracks)
by Araluenian
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 28072

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Thanks for all of your efforts in putting this together, Henrik! A lot of people really appreciate it!
by Araluenian
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 4605

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

A more recent example of this sort of thing that I could find was MGMT's Oracular Spectacular. It contains the third and fourth-most acclaimed songs of 2007, and "Electric Feel" also ranks highly. Yet the album itself is only ninth for 2007, and not in the top 500 of all time.
by Araluenian
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)
Replies: 25
Views: 9033

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)

01. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
02. "Baba O'Riley"
03. "Bargain"
04. "Behind Blue Eyes"
05. "Song Is Over"
06. "Getting In Tune"
07. "Love Ain't For Keeping"
08. "My Wife"
09. "Going Mobile"
by Araluenian
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 12741

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

It's okay. It's the first Arcade Fire album that, to me, doesn't sound like it was made by a world-class rock/pop band. The songwriting is often lazy, the production sometimes generic, and the lyrics skirt triteness and banality far too often for my liking. There's just way too much filler here to b...
by Araluenian
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classic albums with questionable lead singles
Replies: 10
Views: 3198

Re: Classic albums with questionable lead singles

Before Jefferson Airplane released the singles "Somebody To Love" (which peaked at #5) and "White Rabbit" (which peaked at #8), both of which are now classics, RCA Victor decided to lead off their sophomore 1967 album, Surrealistic Pillow, with the pleasant but cheesy folk rock cut "My Best Friend",...
by Araluenian
Wed May 10, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)
Replies: 25
Views: 8628

Re: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

One of my favourite ever albums.
1. Marquee Moon (my favourite ever guitar solo)
2. See No Evil
3. Venus
4. Torn Curtain
5. Guiding Light
6. Friction
7. Elevation
8. Prove It
by Araluenian
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Van Morrison's Astral Weeks (1968)
Replies: 19
Views: 8251

Re: Rank the Tracks: Van Morrison's Astral Weeks (1968)

One of my favourite albums of all time. Even the comparatively weaker tracks are excellent, and the order of my favourite tracks changes with each listening. Here's how it stands this morning: 1. Cyprus Avenue 2. Astral Weeks 3. Ballerina 4. Madame George 5. Sweet Thing 6. Slim Slow Slider 7. Beside...
by Araluenian
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time
Replies: 35
Views: 8741

Re: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time

For perspective, the Australian artists whose albums these guys attack (Cut Copy, The Vines, Nick Cave, AC/DC, Powderfinger, The Avalanches, and Silverchair) would all be considered as "sacred cows" within Australian music writing circles in the same way that the international artists are worldwide....
by Araluenian
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bands that are most famous in their native countries (and whether or not they deserve wider attention)
Replies: 19
Views: 4866

Re: Bands that are most famous in their native countries (and whether or not they deserve wider attention)

Australian here. Some of our most well-loved/iconic bands had some success overseas, like AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, and Crowded House. In terms of an iconic band that really only made it big in Australia (our version of The Tragically Hip, I guess), I'd probably say Cold Chisel. That band belted ou...
by Araluenian
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)
Replies: 38
Views: 13763

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)

1. Gouge Away
2. Debaser
3. Tame
4. Here Comes Your Man
5. Monkey Gone To Heaven
6. Hey
7. No. 13 Baby
8. Dead
9. Mr. Grieves
10. La La Love You
11. Crackity Jones
12. There Goes My Gun
13. Wave Of Mutilation
14. I Bleed
15. Silver