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by Henrik
Thu May 25, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016
Replies: 104
Views: 12153

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: 104
Views: 12153

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: 103

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: 52

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: 52

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: 52

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: 250
Views: 6119

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: 34

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: 11
Views: 107

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: 30

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: 37

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: 37

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: 70

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: 70

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,...
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)
Replies: 16
Views: 70

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

If you can find any of those you will get another happy shout from me. :happy-partydance:
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)
Replies: 16
Views: 70

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

StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:Many R&B and hip-hop artist lists lately.

Here's some artists/bands I would like the critics to cover:

The Cure
Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Depeche Mode

YES. Especially these ones.

I thought you didn't like Depeche Mode.

Edit: I added a couple of artists above.
by Henrik
Mon May 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)
Replies: 16
Views: 70

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

Many R&B and hip-hop artist lists lately.

Here's some artists/bands I would like the critics to cover:

The Cure
Tom Waits
Steely Dan
Stevie Wonder
Björk
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Depeche Mode
Talking Heads
Pet Shop Boys
Jacques Brel
by Henrik
Sun May 21, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.19
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.19

Blanche - City Lights
by Henrik
Sun May 21, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 250
Views: 6119

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

Apra Silver Scrolls Probably not eligible http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5296&p=73335#p73335 Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa (New Zealand) - 185 Vinyl Albums Eligible http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5303 Volume: Making Music In Aotearo...
by Henrik
Sun May 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: APRA New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: APRA New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards

I think I won't include this if it doesn't merit artist performance, only songwriting. Also, are basically all NZ artists members of APRA?
by Henrik
Sun May 21, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 250
Views: 6119

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

Wales Online - The 50 Greatest Welsh Songs of All Time (2014) http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5289 Mako (Israel) - 1001 Favorite Israeli Songs: The Artists' Picks (2015) http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5291 Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Roc...
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1001

Re: Least-favorite songs

I think "Same Love" is a decent song. As a big supporter of LGBT rights, I definitely think that the song has a great message. But it's a bit too sentimental for me to really love. Someone once described the piano as something you'd hear in the background of a life insurance commercial an...
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1001

Re: Least-favorite songs

I don't know "Same Love" well, I've actually only heard it once or twice. (I hardly ever listen to radio.) So I'm curious why it is getting so much hate. Jeff, you wrote: "a pro-gay rights song in a genre not especially known for progressive attitudes on gender and sexuality" As ...
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Boombox - 25 Best '80s Songs
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: The Boombox - 25 Best '80s Songs

StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:Single writer?

But credited to the whole site (which is why I included that quote).

I'm not 100% convinced, but ok.
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 18
Views: 259

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

Go "Mambo Sun"! Five people have said in one way or another that it is one of the 3 best songs of the week.
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

I should probably have a special weight deduction though for undefined lists (no "top", "best", "greatest", "favorite" or whatever in the title). If someone could help me identify all such lists from the All critics' lists page and JR's Summary of All-Time Li...
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 18
Views: 259

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

15. Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks vs. 9. Sly and the Family Stone - Sex Machine 6. Belle and Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying vs. 13. Eminem - Drug Ballad 2. Kate Bush - Jig of Life vs. 14. The Rolling Stones - I Am Waiting 16. Public Image Ltd. - Albatross vs. 8. Stevie Wonder - You've Got...
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

I think this could be added, as you're right that a few similar books have been included already. I should probably have a special weight deduction though for undefined lists (no "top", "best", "greatest", "favorite" or whatever in the title). Link: https://ww...
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (USA) - 20 Songs That Defined the Early Seventies (2016)
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Rolling Stone (USA) - 20 Songs That Defined the Early Seventies (2016)

I think this should not be included. It's about what was popular at the time (albeit with a focus on great songs).
by Henrik
Tue May 16, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Boombox - 25 Best '80s Songs
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: The Boombox - 25 Best '80s Songs

Single writer?
by Henrik
Sun May 14, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.17
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.17

Salvador Sobral - Amar pelos dios
by Henrik
Sat May 13, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 19
Views: 296

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

I hate to say this, with Jim himself participating in this thread and all, but the books about Radiohead, Elvis Costello and Tom Petty are only released as e-books as far as I can tell. As such they are not eligible, at least not per the rules that have been used up to this day.
by Henrik
Tue May 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What do you prefer out of the top lists?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: What do you prefer out of the top lists?

letmeintomyzone, I'd like to understand what you're after. I hope no one wants me to decrease the all-time list from 3000 to 250 or 300. On the other hand, I think that in most peoples' subjective opinion they find a higher percentage of great albums in the top 250 than in the 251-300 region. So wha...
by Henrik
Tue May 09, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7

10. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle vs. 2. Pearl Jam - Why Go 1. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja vu vs. 13. M.I.A. - World Town 12. Pavement - Fillmore Jive vs. 5. Blur - Bank Holiday 9. Elton John - Harmony vs. 3. Can - Mushroom 6. Metallica - Holier Than Thou vs. 16. The Replacements - F...
by Henrik
Mon May 08, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 19
Views: 296

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

Hi Jim!

I second what StevieFan said. Keep up the great work and welcome to the forum!

Perhaps this forum is full of lurking critics?? Your quick response got me wondering, ha ha.
by Henrik
Mon May 08, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jason Paul Preston - 111 Best Music Lists of the 2000s - eligible lists
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Jason Paul Preston - 111 Best Music Lists of the 2000s - eligible lists

Thanks!

On the front cover:
Lists of the best bands, albums and songs of the first decade of the 2000s
by Henrik
Sun May 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 19
Views: 296

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

Yes, these lists are eligible, as they are published in books!
by Henrik
Sun May 07, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Fluxblog - The Survey Mix (2002-)
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Fluxblog - The Survey Mix (2002-)

I think they just tell the story of music over the years, with no particular focus on good songs, so I think this should not be added to AM.
by Henrik
Sat May 06, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TimeOut: Best Songs of the 1980s and 1990s
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

Re: TimeOut: Best Songs of the 1980s and 1990s

From New York, London and Chicago altogether, there are only 65 songs unique songs in total. Hence, I am definitely not gonna count these 80s lists as they are from separate sources. Only 6 songs appear in just one list: Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock (Chicago) Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Hav...
by Henrik
Sat May 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TimeOut: Best Songs of the 1980s and 1990s
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

Re: TimeOut: Best Songs of the 1980s and 1990s

From New York, London and Chicago altogether, there are only 65 songs unique songs in total. Hence, I am definitely not gonna count these 80s lists as they are from separate sources. Only 6 songs appear in just one list: Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock (Chicago) Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have...
by Henrik
Sat May 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 81
Views: 4971

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

Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1314#p63712
by Henrik
Thu May 04, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6

7. Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her vs. 2. King Crimson – Moonchild 8. Janis Joplin - My Baby vs. 9. Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d. city 16. Black Sabbath - Rat Salad vs. 13. Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 12. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up vs. 15. Cream - World of Pain 10. Rod Stewart - ...
by Henrik
Thu May 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6

12. Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her vs. 7. King Crimson - Moonchild 10. Janis Joplin - My Baby vs. 16. Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d. city 11. Black Sabbath - Rat Salad vs. 2. Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 1. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up vs. 8. Cream - World of Pain 15. Rod Stewart - T...
by Henrik
Wed May 03, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: BET - Mary J. Blige's 50 Best Songs (2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: BET - Mary J. Blige's 50 Best Songs (2014)

StevieFan13 wrote:Only big shocker is the lack of I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By (though I guess that's more of a feature on a Method Man song).

So, do you guys think it was considered in or out of scope for the list.
by Henrik
Mon May 01, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 50
Views: 2330

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

I don't have much to add I'm afraid. I said before that the best case scenario is the update will happen during summer. If so, it will be during August at the earliest. For the last couple of months I have just added more songs lists to my spreadsheets. There are several other bigger tasks that requ...
by Henrik
Mon May 01, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)

If it got published by an actual company, it's more legit than just some random schmo's list. But it's not an actual company! I'm pretty sure Southwood IS the company - I'm 99.9999% sure that this is a self-published book. Which makes him exactly the "random schmo" you mention above. Agai...

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