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by Pauler
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Redemption
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Redemption

Can't believe the nerve of some of y'all to let the Holy Words of "Dancing on My Own" off Top 8 the first time around. Robyn | Dancing On My Own Solange | Cranes in the Sky Frank Ocean | Thinkin Bout You Adele | Rolling in the Deep FKA twigs | Cellophane The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio Grimes | REALiT...
by Pauler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 27501

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

I want to drop in and say nothing else in 2020 has moved me as much as "anything" did. The mundane details of every day life is perfectly captured in this stunner and the melody. Sigh. I want to cry when the song reaches "I wanna sleep in your car when you're driving. Lay in your lap while I'm cryin...
by Pauler
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: AMF Book Club #1 - The Nominations

I'll nominate The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz as I'm working through all the Pulitzer Winners for Fiction :)
by Pauler
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 27501

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

In no particular order 01. Usher - Bad Habits - He's still the finest male vocalist in the game 02. Jazmine Sullivan - Lost One 03. Jessie Ware - Spotlight 04. JoJo - Lonely Hearts 05. Megan Thee Stallion - Girls in the Hood 06. SG Lewis - Impact (feat. Robyn & Channel Tres) 07. Cardi B - WAP (feat....
by Pauler
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.3
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.3

1. Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
2. Khruangbin | So We Won‘t Forget
3. Kaja Draksler Octet | Away!
4. Haru Nemuri | 愛よりたしかなものなんてない
5. Taylor Swift | cardigan
6. Pass
7. Poppy | Don‘t Go Outside
8. Pass
by Pauler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Nominations
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Music of 2002: Nominations

ordinaryperson wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Here are the brackets:
Albums
Need to fix song bracket.

The tournament should start this Saturday.
Seeing Let Go by Avril Lavigne cracks me up. It's an alright album and "I'm With You" is still a great pop song.
by Pauler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 3
Replies: 27
Views: 872

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 3

This list is so stacked it's ridiculous 17. David Bowie | Lazarus 18. Grimes | Oblivion 19. David Bowie | Blackstar 20. Solange | Cranes in the Sky 21. Lana Del Rey | Video Games 22. M83 | Midnight City 23. Arcade FIre | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 24. LCD Soundsystem | Dance Yrself Clean
by Pauler
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Modern Thriller-esque Albums
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Modern Thriller-esque Albums

4 by Beyoncé, which is the first of her terrific album run (followed up by the sensational self-titled and then Lemonade.

Sonic-wise, 4 is not very cohesive but every song is executed in a way that I can see them being promoted as a standalone single for sure.
by Pauler
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2
Replies: 21
Views: 1275

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2

Seeing "Ngihamba Nawe" dominate fills me with joy. Seeing "Savage (Remix) being dominated fills me with despair :(
by Pauler
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey AMF, Whatcha Reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 712

Re: Hey AMF, Whatcha Reading?

I have never read as much as I am in 2020. In the beginning of the year, I set a target of reading 20 books. As the year progresses, I've adjusted the number to 30 and I'm on tracks to completing this challenge. - Previous: "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer. Pulitzer Winner for Fiction in 2018. Readers us...
by Pauler
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Fictional Books 2020 Edition: The Results
Replies: 59
Views: 1865

Re: AMF Favorite Fictional Books 2020 Edition: The Results

#122. Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang (2002) Score: 156.85 Voters (2): Pauler (#2) styrofoamboots (#17) #121. Exhalation - Ted Chiang (2019) Score: 157.31 Voters (2): Pauler (#5) styrofoamboots (#11) Back to back! Nice votes Pauler. YES! Wasn't sure if anyone else was familiar with Ted...
by Pauler
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Nominations
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Music of 2002: Nominations

Just submitted mine :)
by Pauler
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2
Replies: 21
Views: 1275

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2

My submission 1. Sufjan Stevens | My Rajneesh 2. Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé | Savage (Remix) 3. Terrace Martin & Denzel Curry | Pig Feet 4. Dua Lipa | Levitating 5. Simmy ft. Sino Msolo | Ngihamba Nawe (This was my pick and I'm glad to see so many are voting for this gorgeous song) 6. Nadine Sh...
by Pauler
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 16509

Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

I read quite a few books during college (The Kite Runner, Me Talk Pretty One Day & Never Let Me Go were a few favorites) but then stopped from 2013-2018 when I moved back to Vietnam. Only in 2019 & 2020 have I started reading seriously again and based on the ones I come across - mostly books writte...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 10
Replies: 22
Views: 1738

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 10

Alright let's roll Heat 19 21 | Adele | Rolling in the Deep (2010) 63 | The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio (2010) 4 | Kendrick Lamar | Alright (2015) 84 | Car Seat Headrest | Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales (2016) 137 | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Jubilee Street (2013) Heat 20 3 | Lana Del Rey | Video Game...
by Pauler
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.1
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.1

1. HAIM | The Steps 2. The Beths | Jump Rope Gazers 3. Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion | WAP (I think I was the only one who nominated this filthy banger) 4. HAIM | I Know Alone 5.Christine & The Queens ft. Caroline Polachek | La vita nuova 6. The 1975 | Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America 7. Arlo P...
by Pauler
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 27501

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

I've been loving everything Megan Thee Stallion is involved in this year: the "Savage" remix with her fellow Houstonian Beyoncé, "Girls in the Hood" and recently that filthy single "WAP" with Cardi B. Her charisma is undeniable.
by Pauler
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Nominations

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:11 pm
About three days left to get your nominations in!
Submitted mine. A heavily Pop/R&B list :)
by Pauler
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 16509

Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

I read quite a few books during college (The Kite Runner, Me Talk Pretty One Day & Never Let Me Go were a few favorites) but then stopped from 2013-2018 when I moved back to Vietnam. Only in 2019 & 2020 have I started reading seriously again and based on the ones I come across - mostly books written...
by Pauler
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Q Magazine (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

Re: EOY 2019 - Q Magazine (UK)

^"Mariners Apartment Complex" was officially released in 2018, no?

"7 rings" sticks out like a sore thumb. That was among the worst songs in Grande's album. "imagine" is a much better cut.
by Pauler
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 134123

Re: Songs of 2019

I know i'm late to the party, but I just listened to "Bags" by Clairo multiple times, due to it's high position on the EOY songs spreadsheet so far. I had never listened to Clairo's music before (although I had heard of her), but now it seems like i'm going to have to dig deeper into her discograph...
by Pauler
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: The Diamondback (US) : The 50 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 8
Views: 5279

Re: The Diamondback (US) : The 50 Best Songs of the 2010s

Was hoping this list isn't eligible because that number one pick *eye roll*
by Pauler
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: A.V. Club (US) - The 50 best albums of the 2010s
Replies: 7
Views: 5601

Re: A.V. Club (US) - The 50 best albums of the 2010s

Also, yay for Four Tet's there is love in you. Great album.
by Pauler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: EOD Movie Lists
Replies: 23
Views: 22135

Re: EOD Movie Lists

I love the inclusions of Parasite, Burning and Shoplifters. Parasite should be much higher on every list to be honest. What a film.
by Pauler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: TIME Magazine (US) : The 10 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

Re: TIME Magazine (US) : The 10 Best Songs of the 2010s

LMAO @ this list. Half are excellent songs and the other half are just.....
by Pauler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 97
Views: 98515

Re: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates

"Dancing On My Own" is a well-deserved #1 for this decade.
by Pauler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time
Replies: 72
Views: 69217

Re: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time

I watched both seasons of Fleabag a month ago. It is absolutely perfect from start to finish.
by Pauler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Songs of the Decade
Replies: 4
Views: 4081

Re: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Songs of the Decade

"Bax" by Mosca is a surprising but worthy addition to this list. "Done Me Wrong" from the same single is just as amazing.

Hmm not sure how to feel about "Bipp" at #1. It's a great song, extremely catchy but "Immaterial" by SOPHIE is way superior.
by Pauler
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Albums of the Decade
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Re: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Albums of the Decade

I love this! It is surprising and features a ton of acts that other magazines have not mentioned so far: Jam City, Rustie (Glass Swords is the pioneer for the genre Future Bass that has taken over Soundcloud for the past 5-6 years), Actress and especially Andy Stott!
by Pauler
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Consequence of Sound (US) : Top 100 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 8
Views: 4501

Re: Consequence of Sound (US) : Top 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

BTS at #99 is such a pandering move that I can't help but roll my eyes. If they want to include K-Pop, "Fake Love" is not even among Top 500 Best of the Decade. Seeing "Terrible Love" by The National at #65 makes me happy, but it should have been the Alternate Version where the drums are more define...
by Pauler
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Noisey (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 6
Views: 4475

Re: Noisey (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Oh yay, happy to see Late Nights by Jeremih and Love King by The-Dream.
by Pauler
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 41
Views: 16951

Re: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

I'm deeply allergic to Carly Rae Jepsen slander, and this thread has made me break into hives. CONCUR. I will not stand for the slandering against Queen of the Gays. EMOTION is just a top-to-bottom excellent album: the iconic "Run Away With Me" with its saxophone intro spanning a thousand memes, th...
by Pauler
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Paste Magazine (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the Decade
Replies: 7
Views: 8260

Re: Paste Magazine (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the Decade

Ctrl by SZA is fine, but I fail to see why it is so highly regarded. Meanwhile, the absolutely brilliant Pull My Hair Back by Jessy Lanza should get all the accolade for being one of the most inventive and catchiest R&B albums of the decade. Same with ANTI by Rihanna. It is a very good album but bet...
by Pauler
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Paste Magazine (US) - The Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 3
Views: 3863

Re: Paste Magazine (US) - The Best Songs of the 2010s

I don't mind "I Blame Myself" but picking it over "Everything is Embarrassing" is a crime. The latter is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written. Same with picking "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift over her superior cut "All Too Well". Happy to see some old favorites such as "The Wilhelm Scream" ...
by Pauler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums & songs of the decade (2010-2019)
Replies: 27
Views: 23005

Re: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums & songs of the decade (2010-2019)

I completely forgot about Autre Ne Veut and the his very good album Anxiety! "Play By Play" is a top-notch R&B tune.
by Pauler
Fri May 10, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: General Movie Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 29231

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: 5651

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: 114
Views: 134123

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: 24
Views: 29231

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: 30384

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: 114
Views: 134123

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: 30384

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, America)...
by Pauler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 127313

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: 114
Views: 134123

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 "SAPPY" by ...
by Pauler
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 42821

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 have the ...
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: 3
Views: 9805

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: 7614

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: 50246

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: 114
Views: 134123

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: 271
Views: 283573

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&B is where her voice shines t...