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by Pauler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Consequence of Sound (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 625

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: 363

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: 1115

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: 224
Views: 53812

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: 224
Views: 53812

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: 9437

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: 7325

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: 1635

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: 2458

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: 63
Views: 16420

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: 224
Views: 53812

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: 6496

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: 6267

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: 2601

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: 1959

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: 8193

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: 1697

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: 2601

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: 224
Views: 53812

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: 10304

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: 10304

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: 2138

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: 224
Views: 53812

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: 7754

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: 1938

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: 1774

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: 7203

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: 224
Views: 53812

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: 1195

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: 7795

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: 7465

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: 12383

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!
by Pauler
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscar Nominations (and Winners) 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: Oscar Nominations 2018

I saw 4 films out of the 9 nominees for Best Picture. I have to give it to Lady Bird in this case. Either that or Get Out.

Timothée in Call Me By Your Name delivered an incredible performance, especially the last scene. However, his co-star Armie Hammer was just okay.
by Pauler
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 167
Views: 13933

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Yeah I have to agree with Rob about Jay Z in "Crazy in Love". From "Crazy in Love", "Deja Vu" to "Drunk in Love", once Jay Z opened his mouth, he ruined the song's flow. But then Bee constantly SINGS IT like her landlord is bombing her phone for rent money so ...
by Pauler
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53812

Re: Albums of 2018

Oh Lord. The new Justin Timberlake album is so horrible that I am flabbergasted by the mere existence of it. 3 of my favorite producers Danja, The Neptunes and Timbaland are involved in this train-wreck....How the mighty have fallen. The new Rhye is lovely. It's not ground-breaking and it probably w...
by Pauler
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Washington Post - repicking the last 38 years of the grammys
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Washington Post - repicking the last 38 years of the grammys

That was indeed a great and entertaining read. I like the fact that the "Should Have Been Nominated" album options proposed by the author actually make sense because they are choices that can satisfy (to some extent) the mainstream audience and critics alike.
by Pauler
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 167
Views: 13933

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

I just can't say enough praise about Missy's talent. She always manages to make a track sound incredibly catchy with her rhythm play and she never makes it sound too technical. Many of her best are immensely enjoyable but at the same time "easy" enough so you can sing/rap along. Also, she'...
by Pauler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Grammy Awards (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: EOY 2017 - Grammy Awards (US)

I'm very happy for The War on Drugs, The National and LCD Soundsystem. If I'm not mistaken, they are all first-time winners. :happy-partydance: The results for the Big 4 are quite disappointing. The Album group is particularly strong and the votes went to the most derivative and least original album.
by Pauler
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 16420

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

I was really impressed by both of these songs as well! I was under the impression he was just a typical tumblr-lite-pop artist, but i'll definitely be giving Blue Neighborhood another listen after these tracks. Blue Neighborhood is definitely the definition of Tumblr-lite pop artist: it sounds vey ...
by Pauler
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 16420

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

The one who has surprised me the most so far in 2018 is Troye Sivan. He puts out "My My My" which was quite decent. Then the "The Good Side", involving Ariel Rechtshaid, Jam City and Allie X, sounds like a indie-folk-Sufjan-Stevens-style mixed with subtle electronic effects. The ...
by Pauler
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53812

Re: Albums of 2018

I am having a blast with the Cupcakke album. She is such a character and her one-liners are hysterical.
by Pauler
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - The Music (Australia)
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: EOY 2017 - The Music (Australia)

Nice to see Gang of Youths getting some acclaim here and there. Go Farther in Lightness is such a fantastic album that I feel like it is being overlooked the same way that Hadestown was back in 2010 :(
by Pauler
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Mixmag (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: EOY 2017 - Mixmag (UK)

I'm a bit disappointed because Resident Advisor no longer does Year-End lists (Songs/Tracks and Albums) so I highly appreciate this.
by Pauler
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 25
Views: 5194

Re: EOY 2017 - The Guardian (UK)

That's a great Top 10. I cannot say enough nice things about "Something To Remember By" by The Horrors. Such a fantastic song all around.
by Pauler
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Slant (US)
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: EOY 2017 - Slant (US)

Strange because "Redbone" was released in November 2016. I am under the impression that they picked "Redbone" (which is a fantastic and unfortunately overlooked song) because the song has recently received a notable Grammy nomination
by Pauler
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 60th Grammy Nominations
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: 60th Grammy Nominations

That's actually a decent group of albums for Album of the Year. I'm hoping Kendrick will get it after being snubbed two times in a row now.
by Pauler
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - NME (UK)
Replies: 24
Views: 5821

Re: EOY 2017 - NME (UK)

I prefer "Supercut" to "Greenlight" but I am ecstatic that Lorde is having such a major year. She's a fantastic young talent. Also, yay for "Cut To The Feeling"
by Pauler
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pigeons and Planes - The Album That Changed My Life (2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Pigeons and Planes - The Album That Changed My Life (2017)

I love that King Krule picked Chet Baker. Chet has such a subdued but mesmerizing way of doing vocal jazz standards. I cannot stress how amazing his cover of "My Funny Valentine" is.
by Pauler
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 30 Best Radiohead Songs (2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 30 Best Radiohead Songs (2016)

^ I love "House of Cards" too! It's the first song from In Rainbows that clicked with me, and I personally find it a treasure as Radiohead doesn't often do this sort of romantic-sounding song.
by Pauler
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Highsnobiety - The Top 25 Beyonce Songs of All Time (2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Highsnobiety - The Top 25 Beyonce Songs of All Time (2015)

"Drunk in Love" is a good tune but I never really think it's THAT good. The verse of Jay Z is the definition of "lazy". A lot of her worst tracks are here. "Diva"? Really? Amen! Where is the sexy "Naughty Girl"? Or "Blow" / "No Angel" from...

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