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by FrankLotion
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4
Replies: 42
Views: 1004

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4

1. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
2. Crowded House - Crowded House
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku
by FrankLotion
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3
Replies: 35
Views: 1265

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3

1. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
2. Oval - 94 Diskont
3. Buckingham Nicks - Buckingham Nicks
4. Gavin Bryars - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
by FrankLotion
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 2110

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

Wow, I was expecting a sure win for Grimes, but not a complete shutout! Where were all the AnCo fans this week? Personally I’ve always loved Sung Tongs, I think it’s their best from their kooky early albums! For me I think it was just an unfortunate matchup, I think Art Angels’ acclaim is more or l...
by FrankLotion
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

Sometimes I think that my relative dislike of certain music years coincides with my lamer years of high school/college, like 1995 (when I turned 17, incidentally). The problem is, music years are not identical (grunge and alternative guitar rock were still at its peak in '94, then even a year later...
by FrankLotion
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 2110

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. Janet Jackson - janet
3. Ravi Shankar - Shankar Family and Friends
4. Section 25 - From the Hip
by FrankLotion
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 3309

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Moonbeam wrote:
DaveC wrote:
FrankLotion wrote:16. Orchestra Baobab - Pirates Choice



OR
Vol. 1: Senegambie and
Vol. 2: Ngalam

:?:


They are all listed together on AM. Frank, do you mind if I lump it together with those ones?


No problem at all! I only knew about Pirates Choice growing up, I’ll have to look up those other volumes!
by FrankLotion
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 3309

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

1982: Albums: 1. Michael Jackson - Thriller 2. Prince - 1999 3. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom 4. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska 5. Roxy Music - Avalon 6. Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights 7. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast 8. Grandmaster Flash and the Furi...
by FrankLotion
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1
Replies: 35
Views: 3023

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1

1. David Bowie - Young Americans
2. Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
3. Paul Oakenfold - Goa Mix
4. Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster & Panaiotis - Deep Listening

These were all surprisingly close for me, great start to the tournament!
by FrankLotion
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 199
Views: 21280

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

Hymie wrote:
There's something phony to me about people from a later time deciding things about an era that they did not even live through.


Are you 90 years old? What are your favorite memories of 1939? You must know so much!
by FrankLotion
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6122

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Jackson wrote:Wow, I thought Chris would have been an automatic top 20!


Same! Glad to see there were quite a few people who loved it though!
by FrankLotion
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Great Rock Discography Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Re: Great Rock Discography Survey

1. The Beatles You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away A Day in the Life In My Life Oh! Darling Ticket to Ride I’m Only Sleeping Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band I Saw Her Standing There Help! Happiness is a Warm Gun 2. Radiohead Paranoid Android Nude Creep No Surprises Daydreaming Everything in Its...
by FrankLotion
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Great Rock Discography Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Re: Great Rock Discography Survey

Question: is there any particular criteria for picking the songs per artist (i.e. our all-time favorite songs or just basic recommendations for people to listen to)? I mostly see people who complete this list their favorites. I did a bit of digging for context, and found this here : Background: On ...
by FrankLotion
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Great Rock Discography Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Re: Great Rock Discography Survey

Question: is there any particular criteria for picking the songs per artist (i.e. our all-time favorite songs or just basic recommendations for people to listen to)?
by FrankLotion
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 17809

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

So I guess my exposure to this year is embarrassingly limited, maybe I’ll update my list later if I get around to discovering a bit more :? Albums: 1. The Police - Ghost in the Machine 2. Rush - Moving Pictures 3. The Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat 4. Black Flag - Damaged 5. Brian Eno & David Byr...
by FrankLotion
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 62
Views: 13922

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

StevieFan13 wrote:I'll give it a try.
1. The Smiths
2. Stevie Wonder


Gotta change your name to SmithsFan13 now :mrgreen:
by FrankLotion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 23
Views: 6485

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

No contest. https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1752648874_10.jpg This was going to be my next one!!! I have the vinyl at home and when it’s literally bathed in sunlight it gives the room this warm pink glow, also whoever picked that typeface deserves an award Also Moonbeam I don’t think I actually looked a...
by FrankLotion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 23
Views: 6485

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

Swans - The Seer. Meanwhile, I am dragging my feet on listening to their followup because the cover art is goofy. This one’s great! I actually kind of find most of Swans’ album artwork to be a little goofy (in a good way). I would definitely listen to To Be Kind if you’re a fan of the Seer, as long...
by FrankLotion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 23
Views: 6485

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

I’ll start with Kendrick Lamar: B783C232-561F-4A3C-8C1C-2870D7E42F90.jpeg While this somehow ended up being only my third favorite album of his this decade, this artwork stands out the most for me. This cover really says so much about Kendrick and his intention to show his unique perspective by just...
by FrankLotion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 23
Views: 6485

Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

I know it’s early in the year but I wanted to open a space where people can show appreciation for some album artwork that may have resonated with them over the last decade! Even as streaming has dominated the way most people consume music, the cover of an album (or single) remains an inseparable par...
by FrankLotion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9514

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

Well I can’t remember which albums I nominated but there’s some great ones here! Though like last year I’m more excited to discover a lot of these that I’ve never heard before
by FrankLotion
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 28897

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Moonbeam wrote:
FrankLotion wrote:12. Pretenders - Brass in Pocket


This one's from 1979.


Oh sorry I guess I figured since it was on their debut in 1980 it would count, I’ll edit the list!
by FrankLotion
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 28897

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Albums: 1. Talking Heads - Remain in Light 2. AC/DC - Back in Black 3. Prince - Dirty Mind 4. Joy Division - Closer 5. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms 6. Pretenders - Pretenders 7. Bruce Springsteen - The River 8. Motörhead - Ace of Spades 9. The Clash - Sandinista! 10. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz 11...
by FrankLotion
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 12812

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Just want to go on record saying I love a lot of the songs I’m listed as not a fan, I just love other ones more!
by FrankLotion
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 62
Views: 13922

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

All great advice, thank you!!
by FrankLotion
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 199
Views: 21280

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

Heart of Darkness is incredible, I actually didn’t realize it was written so long ago
by FrankLotion
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 62
Views: 13922

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Question for anyone participating: It’s fairly easy for me to compare my favorite songs/albums, is there a metric any of you like use for ranking your favorite artists? I don’t even know where to start here! :|
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 5230

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Is this happening? I sure hope so! Is there nobody who has agreed to run this poll? If so, I could step up, being an 80s fiend and all. I'll definitely participate if this is happening! I can maybe help out occasionally if needed be with running as well. I’ll second that, I would love to participat...
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Kevin Coyne - I Only Want to See You Smile - 6
C.A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 - 5
Derek & the Dominos - It’s Too Late - 5
Gnarls Barley - Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) - 5
Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races - 5
The Coral - In the Morning - 7
Beyoncé - Pray You Catch Me - 9
by FrankLotion
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 35055

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Albums: 1. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour 2. Noname - Room 25 3. Kali Uchis - Isolation 4. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer 5. Mitski - Be the Cowboy 6. Christine and the Queens - Chris 7. Idles - Joy as an Act Of Rebellion 8. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy 9. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love 10...
by FrankLotion
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Ricky Lee Jones - Chuck E’s in Love - 7
Dusty Springfield - Goin’ Back - 6
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine - 8
Klaatu - Long Live Politzania - 5
Diana Ross - I’m Still Waiting - 6
The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends - 4
Organized Konfusion - Bring it On - 7

Pretty good week, I liked some of these quite a lot!
by FrankLotion
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Encore game
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Encore game

So this does sound like it could be pretty fun, I’m wondering if I could do Wu-Tang Clan but include their solo efforts since that’s where the discography becomes less well known (plus so many of the solo albums were basically group efforts anyway). If that’s too complicated I could settle with mayb...
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Hot Tuna - 7
LMFAO - 2
The Chainsmokers - 4
Puddle of Mudd - 4
The Stooges - Fun House - 8
Queen - Good Company - 6
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

J.J. Cale - Magnolia: 8
(Sandy) Alex G. - Proud: 7
Sun City Girls - The Shining Path: 5
Middle Kids - Edge Of Town: 7
by FrankLotion
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Elton John – Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock ‘N Roll): 6. Definitely not my favorite from the album but it does work better in context with the other songs I think.
by FrankLotion
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 44066

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Oooh that was some nice sax, I’d give that a solid 8.
by FrankLotion
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 35055

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

So for clarification, are EP’s fair game for album rankings or is that just for certain EP’s like Burial’s?
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Music Resolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

2019 Music Resolutions

Anyone have any music-related resolutions for 2019? I’m going to try to fix my record player and to finally listen to King Crimson :music-listening:
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 18
Views: 3927

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Discovering AM was the best thing that happened to me this year!
by FrankLotion
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #12: Orbital ["The Brown Album"]
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Album Club Discussion #12: Orbital ["The Brown Album"]

Another great surprise! This sounds like a much dancier and eclectic version of the trancy techno The Field would be doing later on his albums. As mentioned above, Halcyon and On and On is a standout, also the way the tracks are spaced apart on the album art make me wonder if the album is supposed t...
by FrankLotion
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #11: The Soundtrack to West Side Story
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

Re: Album Club Discussion #11: The Soundtrack to West Side Story

I don’t really need to relisten to this since I’ve watched this movie countless times, I think for me this is the all-time best soundtrack. Despite the film’s problematic casting of the Puerto Rican characters, the songs themselves are still incredibly resonant with iconic performances and meticulou...
by FrankLotion
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 8552

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

1. Frank Ocean 2. The Ronettes 3. Missy Elliott 4. Spoon 5. Slayer Backstage: 1. Rodney Bingenheimer; glad you all mentioned this guy, he has a pretty impressive resume! 2. Kurt Ballou; probably the greatest producer of heavy rock and metal albums in the last 20 years, responsible for dozens of mode...
by FrankLotion
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 135045

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

There’s only one song from 2016 - 2018 in our top 40 songs of the 2010s (“Ultralight Beam” at number 26). I get that newer songs have always had some trouble competing against old favorites, but the sheer amount of 2015 songs in the top 40 (there’s 8 of them) leads me to believe we’ve all collectiv...
by FrankLotion
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 135045

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

People should really stop thinking about music in meaningless terms like "mainstream" and "alternative". Those labels say nothing about the quality of the music. Couldn’t agree more, even the snobbiest music critics still highly value some of the most popular bands/artists, they...
by FrankLotion
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?
Replies: 14
Views: 4573

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Bridge Burning by Foo Fighters rather appropriately has a pretty weak bridge so that might be one of the best!


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by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 27221

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Well I guess I was wrong about All My Friends being our top song of the new millennium, very close though!
by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 135045

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Great list! I know some voiced their complaints but I think these are still some incredible songs, thanks for slaving away at this for so long Ron! :romance-kisscheek:
by FrankLotion
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #10: John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 3469

Re: Album Club Discussion #10: John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Time has been a little kinder to this album since the first time I heard it. I never disliked it, and I still think it’s John Grant’s best so far, but some of his work can be a little tiresome when he gets literally monotonous with his voice. I also feel like he might be trying a little too hard to ...
by FrankLotion
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 135045

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Nice! My top 2 both showed up on the same day! :mrgreen:
by FrankLotion
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 27221

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

So looking at the individual lists it looks like All My Friends is maybe going to be the top song of the 21st Century on our poll, but I could have added that up wrong

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