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by Pauler
Fri May 10, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: General Movie Discussions
Replies: 23
Views: 7475

Re: General Movie Discussions

I prefer the fight scenes in Infinity War. Those fight sequences with the Black Order are fantastic and Ebony Maw, for once, seems like a formidable opponent for the Avengers.

Best MCU movie: Winter Soldier
by Pauler
Fri May 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Soundsblog (IT) - Best love songs of the 90s
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

Re: Soundsblog (IT) - Best love songs of the 90s

This list reads like the karaoke songbook at my local karaoke parlor.
by Pauler
Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 20395

Re: Songs of 2019

^Oh yes to "Julien" by Carly! However, based on the 4 tracks released so far, including the disappointing "Party For One", I have a feeling she will not be able to top EMOTION :(
by Pauler
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: General Movie Discussions
Replies: 23
Views: 7475

Re: General Movie Discussions

Just saw Avengers: Endgame with some friends and i'm telling you man, it's one of the best superhero films i've seen and one of the year's best films so far. I would go deeper but I don't wanna be that guy to spoil it for people who haven't seen it yet :whistle: Some plot holes aside, I find Endgam...
by Pauler
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 27
Views: 7142

Re: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD

will likely update before deadline, but here's the current list 1 | 地球最后的夜晚 (Long Day's Journey Into Night) | 毕赣 (Bi Gan) | China 2 | Zimna wojna (Cold War) | Paweł Pawlikowski | Poland 3 | Roma | Alfonso Cuarón | Mexico 4 | Ahlat ağacı (The Wild Pear Tree) | Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Turkey 5 | 万引き家族 (S...
by Pauler
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 20395

Re: Songs of 2019

FKA twigs' comeback single "Cellophane" is absolutely stunning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjqFpBh84
by Pauler
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 27
Views: 7142

Re: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD

Hope I'm not too late on this :) "Burning" left the biggest impression on me so it was an easy #1 pick. 01. Burning (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea) 02. Game Night (John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, America) 03. Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan) 04. A Quiet Place (John Krasinski...
by Pauler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 51964

Re: Favorite Books

I'm never a big reader so 2019 is the year I am trying to change that. Joining a book club and having a deadline actually motivate my lazy butt to commit wholeheartedly too: 2019 Reading Tally: 1. Eddie Huang - Fresh Off The Boat 2. Eddie Huang - Double Cup Love 3. Thi Bui - The Best We Could Do 4. ...
by Pauler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 20395

Re: Songs of 2019

I'll throw in a plug for my personal "Music of Today" playlist - I regularly update a few times a week with new 2019 music, for anyone who might be interested. Optimal for shuffling and discovering :music-listening: http://open.spotify.com/user/1260457516/playlist/3WnDelb5IK4XTMQHdmpoIR &...
by Pauler
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 20803

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

I'm also in the minority who prefers the self-titled of Portishead to their landmark debut :) The menacing atmosphere is alluring as ever and Beth Gibbons sounds even more tortured. The closer "Western Eyes" is just sensational. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is flat-out brilliant. We now...
by Pauler
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 3086

Re: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

So the only K-Pop idols that made the cut is f(x) with Pink Tape. Well-deserved, I'd say because that is indeed the benchmark for album for an industry fixated on singles
by Pauler
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Book: The 200 best Taiwanese albums (2009)
Replies: 2
Views: 3054

Re: Book: The 200 best Taiwanese albums (2009)

Thank you for the insane dedication, Pierre!

The only artists I'm familiar with is Faye Wong (Chungking Express, anyone?) and of course Wang Leehom. Even then, I have never heard of Leehom's 1998 album so I'll probably try my hands on that.
by Pauler
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 19751

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Has "Hyperballad" made an appearance yet? If not, hopefully it is in Top 5. "Bachelorette" is indisputable of course.
by Pauler
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 20395

Re: Songs of 2019

A few favorites of mine so far

1. Maxo Kream - Meet Again
2. Perfume Genius - When I'm with Him (Empress Of Cover)
3. Rico Nasty - Roof
4. Anthony Naples - El Portal Pt. II (this would make a fantastic R&B production)
5. Toro Y Moi - Freelance
by Pauler
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 35572

Re: Albums of 2019

I know i'm gonna get a lot of eye-rolls for this comment, but Ariana Grande's latest album is better than anything i've heard this year so far. "imagine", "thank u, next" and "NASA" are all pretty great. Once she embraces the fact that she is a young Mariah Carey and R...
by Pauler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 20395

Songs of 2019

Since I have not seen any thread for this : )

The ever-brilliant Perfume Genius just covered one of my favorite songs from last year "When I'm With Him" by Empress Of. It is predictably both devastating and beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ6MWPX8Kdc
by Pauler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out 50 Best 90s Songs
Replies: 1
Views: 2520

Re: Time Out 50 Best 90s Songs

"Waterfalls" by TLC at #2 was surprising although "Creep" has always been the superior song to me. One change I would like to see is the remix version of "Fantasy" rather than the original. ODB added a lot of charisma to the song and the remix has the better chorus easi...
by Pauler
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 35572

Re: Albums of 2019

Should we make a thread for Songs of 2019 as well? :) The new Mountain Goats song "Younger" is so good.

I am on the fence regarding the new James Blake. There are some outstanding production for sure but I always find Blake a terribly mediocre vocalist.
by Pauler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Consequence of Sound (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: EOY 2018 - Consequence of Sound (US)

It is a list with diversity which is great and they remember the existence of SABA! But that #1 is eye-rolling.
by Pauler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Slant (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: EOY 2018 - Slant (US)

"The Light Is Coming" is a train-wreck of a song. There are several better songs by Ariana Grande this year. I can even tolerate "No Tears Left To Cry" and "breathing". Happy to see Mariah Carey getting mentioned though as Caution is her best and most focused album sinc...
by Pauler
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 31
Views: 7601

Re: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)

It is a very nice surprise to see Mitski get the #1 spot.

I am baffled and devastated by the lack of votes for SABA though :| Sweetener by Ariana Grande is an alright album. There are some great production choices but it's not consistent from top to bottom.
by Pauler
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 112342

Re: Albums of 2018

“Caution” by Mariah Carey. Really nice album. I concur. Despite the inevitable vocal decline, Mariah still has one of the most mystifying and gorgeous-sounding timbres ever. Each register is a different color and she is a fantastic vocal musician. "8th Grade" is the most interesting thing...
by Pauler
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 112342

Re: Albums of 2018

I spent today listening to two of the most acclaimed Electronic albums of the year: Knock Knock by DJ Koze and 2002-2007 by A.A.L. The former is a gorgeous affair; it is soulful and welcoming in its approach, full of warm tones and overall very atmospheric due to the amount of different synth timbre...
by Pauler
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 18256

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

As always, I'm going to give props to Miss Mariah Carey and to her second-best album every year. ALBUMS 01 | Björk - Homogenic 02 | Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One 03 | Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly 04 | Radiohead - OK Computer 05 | Portishead - Portishead 06 | Erykah Badu - Baduiz...
by Pauler
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 13623

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Hadestown by Anais Mitchell. I thought the inclusion of Justin Vernon as a guest vocalist would have made this masterpiece more well-known :(
by Pauler
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 2505

Re: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)

Great list for sure! I am surprised that the choice for The Postal Service is "Against All Odds" and not "Such Great Heights" I would add: - D'Angelo's cover of "Feels Like Makin' Love" (Roberta Flack) - Anthony & the Johnsons' cover of "Crazy in Love" (Be...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 4922

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

This list is just fantastic and unbelievably surprising in all the right ways. Notable inclusions: - DJ Sprinkles (a transgender artist) who released the Deep House album of the century - Cooly G (feat. Aaron Carr) & "He Said I Said": incredible choice, considering only Resident Adviso...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 36357

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

- New Robyn's single "Missing U" is excellent, of course. The fact that it holds the pace and never gives in to a blooming chorus helps too. - New Troye Sivan duet with Ariana Grande is what I imagine The xx would sound like on Billboard Hot 100 - RICO NASTY! Good Lord she is LETHAL - SOPH...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 112342

Re: Albums of 2018

The SOPHIE album is absolutely bonkers. "Immaterial" is like K-Pop maximalism fused with Rustie's Glass Swords with steroids. My song of the year!
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 13800

Re: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll

ALBUMS 01. Maxwell | Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 02. Spice Girls | Spice 03. Aaliyah | One in a Million 04. OutKast | ATLiens Songs 01. Keith Sweat | Twisted 02. Spice Girls | 2 Become 1 03. Ghost Town DJ's | My Boo 04. Maxwell | Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) 05. Spice Girls | Say You'll Be There - 0...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 13003

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

Albums: 01. Bjork | Post 02. Slowdive | Pygmalion 03. D'Angelo | Brown Sugar 04. Radiohead | The Bends 05. Mariah Carey | Daydream Songs 01. Bjork | Hyper-Ballad 02. Pulp | Common People 03. Mariah Carey | Fantasy (Remix) (feat. Old Dirty Bastard) 04. Slowdive | Blue Skied An' Clear 05. Radiohead | ...
by Pauler
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

After mentioning "Forget Me Nots" by Patice Rushen, I remember a couple more classic with amazing bass-lines & stunning vocal performances: - The S.O.S Band - "Just Be Good To Me" (a.k.a the ultimate Side Chick anthem): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCcg7ctrC4w --> Terry Le...
by Pauler
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 2992

Re: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)

I only know a couple of these songs, and a few things stood out: - What an awesome choice for #2! "Make It Hot" is among the best Timbaland / Missy Elliott collaboration and it is a nice surprise to see Rob Sheffield rank it over the sublime "Are You That Somebody?" - Great repre...
by Pauler
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 14607

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Thank you everyone for reminding me that the greatest modern Christmas song was released in 1994! Mariah is forever underrated as top-line writer. I think if she had never made it as a singer, she would still have been a massive hit-maker. Songs 01 | Mariah Carey | All I Want for Christmas is You 02...
by Pauler
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ROLLING STONE - 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time
Replies: 6
Views: 2671

Re: ROLLING STONE - 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time

^Amen to this. While Amy sometimes handles well with the delivery and timing, she recycles too much, steals often and hasn't done anything which would distinguish her from others like Sarah Silverman and Ali Wong.
by Pauler
Wed May 16, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

When I think of bass-driven songs, this is off the top of my head: "Forget Me Nots" by the incredibly talented Patrice Rushen. The bass in this song is too good: groovy, seductive, it is technical but sounds so effortless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA
by Pauler
Tue May 15, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 112342

Re: Albums of 2018

Beach House's seventh album "7" is hands down my favorite of theirs since Teen Dream. You have classic Beach House, shoe-gaze Beach House ("Drunk in LA"), some indie-rock realness Beach House, Twink Peaks Beach House! ("Black Car" is dark, mystifying and awesome) and Fr...
by Pauler
Fri May 04, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 17474

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

rumpdoll wrote:No mentions yet of Yo la Tengos Painful and Stereolabs Transient Random Noise bursts?
*Trump Voice on* Sad *Trump Voice off*


One of my absolute favorites in 1993! And of course I have put this masterpiece in my Top 5 for the thread.
by Pauler
Fri May 04, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 17474

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Lots of great R&B/Soul songs released in 1993, especially from Jodeci. I like "Bump n Grind" by R. Kelly too but now it just left a bad taste in my mouth. So nope! And also nope to his remix of "Any Time, Any Place" which is nevertheless excellent. Albums: 01. Bjork | Debut 0...
by Pauler
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 3145

Re: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

Agree this is a very good album, maybe best of year so far. I agree a lot of the hip hop is unnecessary. I have no idea who decided in 1998 or so that every R&B song needed a rap verse, but it’s apparently somebody with lots of authority. I would argue it's started when Mariah Carey insisted on...
by Pauler
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 112342

Re: Albums of 2018

Yeah the Cardi B album cover looks like a demented Gwen Stefani in her L.A.M.B era and that ain't a good look. Invasion of Privacy is pretty alright. I absolutely love "Bickenhead" - great banger that is just ridiculously fun to sing along to, and the girl is technically decent for sure.
by Pauler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 14708

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

Songs 01 | Positive K | I Got a Man 02 | Mary J. Blige | Real Love 03 | Boyz II Men | End of the Road 04 | Sir Mix-A-Lot | Baby Got Back 05 | SWV | Right Here (Original Mix) 06 | Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg | Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang 07 | En Vogue | My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) 08 | Robin...
by Pauler
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Max TV (Australia) - 1000 Greatest Songs of the '90s (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2819

Re: Max TV (Australia) - 1000 Greatest Songs of the '90s (2017)

"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" is ranked much higher than "I Want It That Way"? NO.
by Pauler
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: Songs of 2018

Yay. I was wondering the other day if we have something like this. In no particular order 1. Troye Sivan - My My My! 2. Troye Sivan - The Good Side 3. cupcakKe - Duck Duck Goose 4. cupcakKe - Crayons 5. Jhené Aiko - Sativa (feat. Rae Sremmurd) 6. JPEGMAFIA - Baby I'm Bleeding 7. Rhye - Waste 8. Jane...
by Pauler
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 13574

Re: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll

Albums: 01 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless (my favorite album of all-time - extra special because 1991 is the year I was born) 02 | A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory 03 | Mariah Carey | Emotions 04 | Michael Jackson | Dangerous 05 | Massive Attack | Unfinished Sympathy Songs: 01 | My Bloody...
by Pauler
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 112342

Re: Albums of 2018

!! https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/02/16/586014275/janelle-mon-e-teases-dystopic-afro-futurist-emotion-picture-dirty-computer The first two singles released yesterday have knocked me the fuck off my feet. One is funky Prince and one is Ms. Janelle spitting BARS. She certainly does not co...
by Pauler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone: Rihanna's 30 Greatest Songs, Ranked
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: Rolling Stone: Rihanna's 30 Greatest Songs, Ranked

I have never been a fan of "Love The Way You Lie" and besides, it's mostly an Eminem track, no? Biggest oversight is "Higher" which is a fantastic torch pop song from ANTI. Rihanna probably gave her best vocal performance to date. I also have a soft spot for "We Ride" w...
by Pauler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 13445

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

Most of what I'm familiar with in this year are your standard pop hits, and though I consider myself a devoted R&B fan, My Bloody Valentine and their dreamiest "pop" moments just do things to my soul. "Soon" is a prime example of that. What a stunner. Songs 01 | Sinead O'Conn...
by Pauler
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 11792

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

I just wanna say that the gif. addition to the posts is absolutely awesome!
by Pauler
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 19312

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

I love the inclusion of two Whitney Houston albums so far. I wonder if any album by Mariah Carey will show up eventually because she's by far the Pop Diva with the best discography.

Amazing job, BleuPanda!

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