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by Henrik
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Question about the next update
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Question about the next update

No, I won't.
by Henrik
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 1
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 1

3. Prince - The Cross vs. 9. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us Voting against my winner guess. I thought of "They Are Night Zombies" which I like even more (but "The Cross" would still have won I think). 8. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine vs. 2...
by Henrik
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site design (beta)
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: New site design (beta)

Looks great, Henrik! I especially like the added attention it brings to the Spotify playlists, since these are an awesome benefit for music fans who'd like to easily explore the lists. (I don't know of any other site that offers anything remotely close.) :music-listening: I like this feature too. :...
by Henrik
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site design (beta)
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: New site design (beta)

Excellent new design, Henrik! Only a minor question, from now on the list by years will show in inverse chronological order (from 2015 to 1920) or is it only for the test? Probably it's better like that (I mean like in the test) since most people visit the site looking for the acclaimed works of th...
by Henrik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: Help with next week's B-Sides topic

Congratulations, BleuPanda!!!
by Henrik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site design (beta)
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: New site design (beta)

bootsy wrote:I think it looks good. It looks much richer and bolder.

Thanks! It's perhaps too bold to some...? I've chosen regular links on the mobile version, but I thought that looked thin on large screens. At least my tired eyes need the bold blue. Maybe I will look into semi-bold alternatives.
by Henrik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site design (beta)
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: New site design (beta)

I've done some more work on the design this weekend. http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/beta_design/index.html These are the pages (both desktop and mobile versions) I have created. The lists on these pages are not complete. They are very short, just to show examples of the design. It should be mentioned...
by Henrik
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4786

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

I will post an update when Steve Sullivan's book is completely added.
by Henrik
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Vulture - Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs (2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Vulture - Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs (2017)

A single critic, so not eligible.
by Henrik
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Predictions for EOY 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Predictions for EOY 2017

I think Otisredding's formula is fine as it is. :obscene-drinkingcheers:

But if the purpose would be to predict the EOY lists, then the number of reviews should be weighted higher (and the average rating weighted lower).
by Henrik
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Elspeth Beidas - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists (Album and Song Lists) (2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: Elspeth Beidas - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists (Album and Song Lists) (2016)

StevieFan13 wrote:For now, I'll add the rock and pop albums list to the spreadsheet and I'll add the other two in once they're posted.

The genre lists are not eligible at this moment.
by Henrik
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Elspeth Beidas - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists (Album and Song Lists) (2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: Elspeth Beidas - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists (Album and Song Lists) (2016)

StevieFan13 wrote:It's by the same people who made the 1,001 Songs and 1,001 Albums books

Where did you get this information?
by Henrik
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Elspeth Beidas - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists (Album and Song Lists) (2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: Elspeth Beidas - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists (Album and Song Lists) (2016)

Thanks sam.peeler!

I suppose the "You've lost that lovin' feelin'" entry should be The Righteous Brothers.
by Henrik
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 4
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 4

10. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle vs. 3. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja vu 13. Pavement - Fillmore Jive vs. 12. Elton John - Harmony 11. Metallica - Holier Than Thou vs. 16. Jay-Z - Renegade 14. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter vs. 6. The Velvet Underground - The Gift 8. Sly and the Family...
by Henrik
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Vulture - All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Vulture - All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked

Single critic's list, so not eligible.
by Henrik
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 3

12. Lauryn Hill feat. Mary J. Blige - I Used to Love Him vs. 10. Curtis Mayfield - No Thing on Me (Cocaine Song) 8. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 vs. 9. Pretenders - Mystery Achievement 4. Gram Parsons - In My Hour of Darkness vs. 5. The Wailers - Stop That Train 13. The Beatles - Any Time At All vs...
by Henrik
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking albums is tough
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Ranking albums is tough

I'm a bit surprised that I'm the first to mention flow as an important factor, as I don't listen very often to albums nowadays. I mostly jump a lot between genres and artists in Spotify, or I listen to selfmade playlists of my favorite songs by artists. There's no point in listening to original albu...
by Henrik
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking albums is tough
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Ranking albums is tough

The other question is how you handle albums that have some awful tracks that make the whole thing unlistenable. An obvious example is the Double Fantasy by Lennon / Ono, where some decent Lennon tracks are interspersed with some "input" from Yoko Oko. In the analogue days we couldn't easi...
by Henrik
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 244
Views: 7985

Re: Help wanted!

Many thanks in advance, Stevie!
by Henrik
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 244
Views: 7985

Re: Help wanted!

I already have these. I'm so sorry you had to do so much work for nothing!!! Charlotte Blum : Le Métal en 100 CD (2002) Drowned in Sound - In Depth: Lost Albums 2000-2015 (2015) Engaged Media - The 100 Greatest Vinyl Records of All Time [best records before 1991] (2015) Entertainment Weekly: The Mu...
by Henrik
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Uncut (UK) - Feed Your Head: 50 Essential Songs from the Summer of Love (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Uncut (UK) - Feed Your Head: 50 Essential Songs from the Summer of Love (2017)

Alright. There's hardly any R&B, but that might be their taste.
by Henrik
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Uncut (UK) - Feed Your Head: 50 Essential Songs from the Summer of Love (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Uncut (UK) - Feed Your Head: 50 Essential Songs from the Summer of Love (2017)

Is this list limited to genres that are related to the summer of love movement?
by Henrik
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 84
Views: 5585

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

Fact: Radiohead's 30 Best Songs Before "Burn the Witch" (2016)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5083
by Henrik
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.20
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.20

"The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Open Minds Now Closed"

My feelings exactly. Is it even a song? Fortunately, there's always "Anemone" to go back to.
by Henrik
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Paste Magazine - Best TV Themes
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Paste Magazine - Best TV Themes

I don't think this list can be included, as I don't have information about which songs on AM that have been used as TV themes. Also, I went straight to number one for "Twin Peaks" and was disappointed when it wasn't there. Then slowly scrolled the list and was totally annoyed in the end th...
by Henrik
Wed May 31, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Steve Sullivan - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (Volumes 3 and 4)
Replies: 33
Views: 905

Re: Steve Sullivan - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (Volumes 3 and 4)

Steve, I will also buy your books one day. I'm just afraid that if i start reading the next update will be even more delayed... :whistle: Anyway, I noticed that you posted 1890-1919 in a different thread. If it's ok I will try to merge the threads. I hope you have these lists readily available, so y...
by Henrik
Wed May 31, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless

Sorry mat.bez.lima if it seems like I'm making fun of your topic, but I can't resist posting this: Q: How could people survive during the stone age, when they were not able to listen to The Beatles? A: They didn't. None of them are still alive.
by Henrik
Wed May 31, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Any list of “albums you must hear before you die” is pointless

It's just a popular expression, that tend to engage people into discussion. It should not be taken too seriously.
by Henrik
Tue May 30, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommend people a film, TV show, book, videogame, based on their favorite album
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Recommend people a film, TV show, book, videogame, based on their favorite album

I thought this would be a fun thread. Posting my favorite album https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Gt6iaBkWL.jpg Great album! I recommend The Chameleons' "Script of the Bridge". No post-punk album from the early '80s sounds more Interpol than that IMO. A criminally underra...
by Henrik
Mon May 29, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 2
Replies: 16
Views: 390

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 2

10. Aretha Franklin - Money Won't Change You vs. 9. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark 4. Lou Reed - The Bed vs. 7. Gang of Four - Ether 6. The White Stripes - I Think I Smell a Rat vs. 5. Bjork - Unravel 1. Sigur Ros - Flugufrelsarinn vs. 11. The Kinks - Village Green 16. Animal Collective - In the Fl...
by Henrik
Fri May 26, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 22
Views: 508

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8

Honorio wrote:Sadly it seems that only DaveC, you and me (well, and Seamus Murphy) like the song.

Huh? It was my #4 of the week. And more importantly, it won over "Soma", which I think many agree was a strong opponent.
by Henrik
Thu May 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Steve Sullivan - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (Volumes 3 and 4)
Replies: 33
Views: 905

Re: Steve Sullivan - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (Volumes 3 and 4)

That's extremely generous (again!) of you Steve. Thank you in advance!
by Henrik
Thu May 25, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016
Replies: 106
Views: 13828

Re: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016

I think you're right in most cases, but not about "Take Me Out" and "Hey Ya!", which will likely drop a few places. That's odd - could've sworn I saw them showing up more (or at least "Take Me Out"). That's a shame. Speaking of the Cure, I'd also imagine "A Forest...
by Henrik
Thu May 25, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016
Replies: 106
Views: 13828

Re: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016

Feel like this is the right thread to post this in. I've been thinking, given the recent spate of lists, about songs that stand a good chance of moving higher on the chart when the next update comes - maybe not by much, but I'd be shocked if they didn't move at all. I'm sure a lot of the establishe...
by Henrik
Wed May 24, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Radio Veronica (The Netherlands) - Top 750 Songs of the '90s (2015)
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Radio Veronica (The Netherlands) - Top 750 Songs of the '90s (2015)

I'm highly sceptical about this one. It would be good if a Dutch person could confirm if the list is a staff list (or musician/dj) or a listeners' list.
by Henrik
Wed May 24, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Focus (Germany) - Culture: The 75 Best Albums (2003)
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Focus (Germany) - Culture: The 75 Best Albums (2003)

StevieFan13 wrote:Well, there you go. Saves you a headache! But I'm interested in seeing the songs list anyway.

The link is above.
by Henrik
Wed May 24, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Focus (Germany) - Culture: The 75 Best Albums (2003)
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Focus (Germany) - Culture: The 75 Best Albums (2003)

I knew it! I found a list of the 100 best songs from the same magazine issue that is based on lists from Rolling Stone, Mojo, Spex, etc., so I think we should definitely assume that the albums list was made the same way. This means that the lists are not eligible. http://p5.focus.de/img/fotos/origs5...
by Henrik
Wed May 24, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Focus (Germany) - Culture: The 75 Best Albums (2003)
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Focus (Germany) - Culture: The 75 Best Albums (2003)

I wonder if this really was their own opinion, or if it's a "meta list" , a summary of other lists, like AM. It is SO similar...!
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 258
Views: 8049

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017) http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5386 In the Mix (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Australian Dance Tracks of All Time (2015) http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5388 Musikexpre...
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2015)

It's only one of the writers that's the same. That makes three writers... I'll include the lists as being from the same source.
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 1
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 1

11. The Stooges - 1970 vs 4. Prince - The Cross 9. The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly vs 7. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us 14. The Strokes - Alone, Together vs 5. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine 15. Arcade Fire - Haiti vs 3. Talking Heads - Listening Wind 10. Prince - The Ballad ...
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (Germany): The 40 Best Songs of Depeche Mode (2013)
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Rolling Stone (Germany): The 40 Best Songs of Depeche Mode (2013)

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again, my personal ranking in brackets: 40 (14). Leave In Silence 39 (20). Shake The Disease 38 (18). Black Celebration 37 (92). Sacred 36 (Not ranked). When The Body Speaks 35 (Not ranked...
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2012)
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2012)

My personal ranking in brackets: 50 (Not ranked). The Big Hand (B-Seite, "A Letter To Elise", 1992) 49 (Not ranked). Out Of This World (aus "Bloodflowers", 2000) 48 (94). High (aus "Wish", 1992) 47 (61). Want (aus "Wild Mood Swings", 1996) 46 (Not ranked). Tre...
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2012)
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2012)

Also, my personal favorite, "Lullaby", which isn't that personal, is not included on any of the lists. I am not as happy as I hoped to be. And I need to think about the eligibility. So far, I have the artists lists by two writers on hold (maybe the only similar case is a Van Morrison list)...
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

You kidding me? I love Depeche Mode! I just think "Enjoy the Silence" isn't their best song (I'd still probably say "Just Can't Get Enough"). I also remember you saying to someone that they are hard to get into, but ok. It's all good then! Huh. Maybe I said that. If I did, I tak...
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

YES. Especially these ones. I thought you didn't like Depeche Mode. You kidding me? I love Depeche Mode! I just think "Enjoy the Silence" isn't their best song (I'd still probably say "Just Can't Get Enough"). I also remember you saying to someone that they are hard to get into,...

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