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by veganvalentine
Tue May 08, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 23460

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Roger Waters' Is This the Life We Really Want? sitting at #169 on the albums list seems fair since it's uneven, but I'm surprised Deja Vu only made it to #1518 on the songs list, as it's one of my favorite songs of the decade. I've never really understood why latter day Dylan and Cohen get so much m...
by veganvalentine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Guitar World: 25 off-the-beaten-path albums every guitarist needs to hear (2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Guitar World: 25 off-the-beaten-path albums every guitarist needs to hear (2016)

I'm pleasantly surprised to see Pink Floyd's The Division Bell on this list. It seems like its reputation has slowly improved since the initial middling reviews in the 90s. David Gilmour's solos are extraordinarily melodic, even by his standards, and his subtle use of the EBow adds an ethereal textu...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 6854

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

I looked up Sarah Neufeld, and she was only considered a core member of Arcade Fire on Neon Bible and The Suburbs, so it's probably a stretch to consider her the leader of the band. Sorry, I thought the sarcasm was implied. Sarah Neufeld has huge upper body strength; she can tell me whatever she wa...
by veganvalentine
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 3382

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

Great idea, Moonbeam! It could be like our book of the month club.
by veganvalentine
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 6854

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

With all this talk of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, let's not forget Christine McVie. Surely the fact that two of the three singer/songwriters in the band during their glory years were women makes them eligible. Also, I looked up Sarah Neufeld, and she was only considered a core member of Arcade F...
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1672

Re: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread

I agree that the melody is surprisingly weak for her. I'm not of fan of such sparse, boring instrumentation either, but I realize that's popular in pop right now.
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

BangJan, thanks for all of the interesting alternative lists. I didn't vote for Thriller, but only because my list was on the small side (200). Still, you fellow non-Thriller people are my kind of people! Not surprisingly, the beats slow down and the smiles turn to frowns on that list, but what a li...
by veganvalentine
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 31609

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

I made a lot of progress again this weekend and for a while there seemed to be a slim chance to make the update before I go on a weeklong holiday to Turkey on Sunday. But then I saw that there are a couple of pages in the report errors topic that I have missed to handle :-| which definitely makes a...
by veganvalentine
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I still think this forum is a predominantly white male club. On the plus side, I very much welcome the appearance of several World Music (for lack of a better term) albums and the healthy representation of indie acts in the list. I will definitely use this as reference for future sonic exploration....
by veganvalentine
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I'm surprised you haven't heard one of the albums in the top 10. Which one? :o I was wondering the same thing...I figure it's one of the four Beatles albums. I'd guess the White Album, because of its length + Moonbeam's disdain for the Beatles. Your prediction is correct! ;) I don't think I've ever...
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Moonbeam wrote:I dislike 4 of the top 10 (and probably would dislike the album I haven't heard), but I've got 2 albums I love left in the top 5.


I'm surprised you haven't heard one of the albums in the top 10. Which one? :o
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Thanks for all the hard work notbrianeno! It's fascinating that there are only nine albums that 50 out of 73 of us can agree are among the greatest few hundred albums of all time. If a lot of people submitted top 500s, this is especially surprising. As I visited this site over the years (before I jo...
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

"David Gilmour's vocals are sometimes weak and lackluster." Blasphemy! Cool to see Dark Side become the second album to receive 50 votes though. What an outstanding top 10 this is!
by veganvalentine
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

andyd1010 wrote:Wow, I am shocked. Funeral gains 2 No. 1 votes and still drops from 6th to 15th!

I have failed you. :?

Cool to see Dark Side and Abbey Road in the top 10, just like my list. I’m a little surprised The White Album made it this far though.
by veganvalentine
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

The 2000s are great, though they're no match for the 1980s for me. I had the following decade breakdown in my list (top 50/top 100/top 500): 1960s: 1 / 2 / 18 1970s: 7 / 21 / 101 1980s: 20 / 41 / 207 1990s: 9 / 12 / 43 2000s: 10 / 20 / 95 2010s: 3 / 4 / 36 Only 18 60s albums in your top 500! :o I o...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Wow, I didn't even think of that before this post, but I voted for every single one of the top 50! That's really surprising, because I didn't vote for 8 of the AM top 50 (including 3 of the top 20). I guess it does make sense though, because a lot of the trends you guys have noticed have been in li...
by veganvalentine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I just noticed that I had every album in the top 30 on my list. In fact, only four of the top 50 didn't make my list: Odyssey and Oracle , Remain in Light , In Rainbows and Dummy . Wow, I didn't even think of that before this post, but I voted for every single one of the top 50! That's really surpr...
by veganvalentine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

StevieFan letting me down by not voting for Songs in the Key of Life. What is the world coming to?
by veganvalentine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

prosecutorgodot wrote:Next five:
Innervisions
Rubber Soul
Kid A
Doolittle
Born to Run

Three albums I wish I had placed lower on my ballot: Is This It, Kid A, Rubber Soul


But shouldn't our ballots just be our honest opinions rather than an attempt to influence the results?
by veganvalentine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 21
Views: 2895

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

prosecutorgodot wrote:The title is amazing. I can say that much for now.


I originally read it as "mass education." :whistle:
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Considering that catchy 70s softish rock (like Hotel California and Breakfast in America) doesn't do very well on these lists, it's always interesting to see how well Rumours does. Go Your Own Way is of course one of the most acclaimed songs of all time, but I could just as easily see it being anoth...
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I love classic rock and a lot of Stones songs, but like Hymie I hear some filler in their acclaimed albums (at least upon on one or two listens). I did vote for Sticky Fingers, but Exile in particular I've had trouble appreciating. Even Mick Jagger was somewhat surprised by Exile's acclaim because o...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

And now we enter the hallowed, sparsely populated halls of the albums most of us love. The first three to crack 38 votes are Wish You Were Here , Low and Bridge Over Troubled Water . I am surprised that Hunky Dory is beating Low , and that Forever Changes is doing so well, even given its previous p...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

Not necessarily, though I do have Isolation in my top 2000 songs. Closer is a top 50 album for me, and though I hold few of its songs up as among the greatest of all time, I can't imagine rating any of them lower than a 7.5/10 (it takes an 8 for me to rank it in my top 2000ish area). Meanwhile, eve...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Awesome to see Wish You Were Here crack the top 50! I'm consistently surprised how popular it is with music fans of all stripes, but I'll take it. I could have sworn I voted for Odessey & Oracle in my top 100, but somehow I accidentally left if off my list.
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Listyguy wrote:That really is a depressing finish for Rain Dogs. It killed basically all off the excitement I had about In Utero and Good Kid Maad City.


It only placed 15 spots lower than you had it in your list, so that doesn’t seem too bad.
by veganvalentine
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Impressive showing for Blackstar. It missed becoming the first album to appear on a majority of lists by one vote! It will be interesting to see if it fairs this well in three years.
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

For me the lyrics only matter in a strict phonetic away. I have no interest whatsoever in what the lyrics mean. The only time that I even pay attention to what lyrics mean are in the case of song parodies by people like Weird Al or Allan Sherman. - That's reminds me of Jon Anderson of Yes saying th...
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I know our poll is a small sample size, but given the relatively young age of our voters, I wonder if the poor showing for Never Mind the Bollocks portends a drop for that album and other punk albums in the critics' eyes in decades to come. I know it didn't appear on the Entertainment Weekly list a ...
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Top Songs Playlists By Year on Apple Music: 1944-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: AM Top Songs Playlists By Year on Apple Music: 1944-2016

Awesome! I use Apple Music instead of Spotify so it would be great to have Apple Music playlists.
by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Regarding Red and In the Court of the Crimson King (my #19), I listened to part or all of Red a decade ago and wasn't that it into it, but I'm almost certain I would like it now. It isn't available for streaming, so I'll probably just buy it. As for Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I'm shocked so many peo...
by veganvalentine
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I loved Funeral when it first came out and own the album, but its abiding moroseness has lost its appeal to me over the years, and I didn't include it in my list. ... I generally agree with andyd1010 regarding punk (and he and I seem to have similar taste in music) We do seem to have similar tastes...
by veganvalentine
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6269

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

I'm pleasantly surprised to see some other Moody Blues fans on here. I kinda figured I was the only in the AT thread to vote for On the Threshold of a Dream and Seventh Sojourn.
by veganvalentine
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 10843

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

It's great to see Brave New World do so well. It has some narrative shortcomings, but it's prescience cannot be overstated. I'm a little surprised Harry Potter ranked so highly, but they are good books.
by veganvalentine
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BleuPanda's current listening topic
Replies: 38
Views: 3269

Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

It's interesting BleuPanda that your favorite artists are all extraordinarily acclaimed. Have you increasingly appreciated acclaimed music over time as you've listened to so many AM albums, or as your taste always been this similar to that of the critics? I actually only got into music around 2008 ...
by veganvalentine
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I generally agree with andyd1010 regarding punk (and he and I seem to have similar taste in music), but I think a lot of it depends on what you want out of music. Especially as I get older, the music that moves me the most is often music I would describe as beautiful, complex, and bittersweet (e.g.,...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6269

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

I am shocked there is even a discussion of Radiohead getting in. As the most acclaimed artist and one of the most popular "serious" bands of the past 25 years, they are an absolute lock. Plus they don't have the "uncool" "pretentious" factor that delayed the entrance of...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Jirin wrote:Clearly, there has been a shift in voting population to value good pitch more and to value mood and raw energy less.


I tend to agree with you, but do you care to elaborate on your definition of "good pitch" more?
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BleuPanda's current listening topic
Replies: 38
Views: 3269

Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

It's interesting BleuPanda that your favorite artists are all extraordinarily acclaimed. Have you increasingly appreciated acclaimed music over time as you've listened to so many AM albums, or as your taste always been this similar to that of the critics?
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 10843

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Interesting little quickie review of The Great Gatsby right there. Never understood the acclaim of the book, but that review helps me see that side a bit more clearly. I didn't understand the acclaim when I read it in high school, but when I re-read it ten years later it struck me as a great work. ...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6269

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

Radiohead is a lock, but I'd love to see Dire Straits, The Cars, and The Moody Blues make it, although the Moodies sadly have no shot. Kate Bush should make it in just on the strength of Wuthering Heights alone.
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

StevieFan13 wrote:In a way, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Aside from Layla itself, I don't believe Derek and the Dominos have any other tracks on AM.


I'm surprised Bell Bottom Blues didn't make the top 6000.
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

Not necessarily, though I do have Isolation in my top 2000 songs. Closer is a top 50 album for me, and though I hold few of its songs up as among the greatest of all time, I can't imagine rating any of them lower than a 7.5/10 (it takes an 8 for me to rank it in my top 2000ish area). Meanwhile, eve...
by veganvalentine
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I understand why many of you bemoan the low showing for punk and post-punk, but for me nearly all of the AM Top 100 albums that have dropped out so far are the ones that I don't enjoy very much. Also, if I'm not mistaken, Andyramone1234 was the person who voted exclusively for metal, punk, and hard ...
by veganvalentine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

TMR is one of the only AM Top 100 albums I've never heard. Like 3 Feet High and Rising, it's not on Apple Music, but maybe it's on Spotify. As for MMT, I think it flows pretty well because most of the songs have a psychedelic feel. (I actually find The White Album much more inconsistent.) I wouldn't...
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

AM Album/Song Discrepancies

Henry's comment about Magical Mystery Tour's unusually high showing in the AMF polls got me thinking about surprising discrepancies between the AM albums and song lists. I theorize since The Beatles only made the US LP (as opposed to the UK EP, which omitted the 1967 singles that are widely regarded...
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Henry wrote:The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (210, 1080, 95) - Why does this album outperform in the AM polls? Is it because of Strawberry Fields Forever?


I've been meaning to write a post about this, so you've inspired me to start a thread about it. :P
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Just a question, but do many people do that? No matter the roll-out speed, I always go through the list slowly and try to give every entry at least some attention. That's part of the fun. I like to check out surprises that I haven't considered before. But, some of the AM favorites that I've listene...
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 35
Views: 3835

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

I wonder why there are no women; it really is striking.
by veganvalentine
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100992

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I never got into the album myself, but I'm surprised to see Blue Lines fall so low. I wonder how many AM Top 100 albums actually appeared on a majority of lists.

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