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by mileswide
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Also, did I include Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies on my list? You didn't but it is a certified choon with a definite chorus, so here's your chance to bung it in while I'm verifying Jackson's ballot! Here are a few extras in case any of these don't pass the "real chorus" test (though I re...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

The music released in his name in the 2010s was some of.my favourites of the decade. And if archival material is not eligible in its year of release, how would we determine what year it WOULD be eligible? Personally, I see this as a decision that should lie with the voter themselves. To take anothe...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Made my way through the submissions of acroamor, Emerald and Wezzo, all stellar lists and all inclusions have choruses by my reckoning! Raring for Jackson's ballot, then that'll most likely be the last entry
by mileswide
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Sorry, Wezzo, do you mean "4 Non-Blondes | What's Up?" or "Marvin Gaye | What's Goin' On"? In Stevie's corner with this one- if we don't hear from Wezzo before the poll's closed, I'd say to count it as What's Up by 4 Non Blondes regardless. Also Honorio, I'm trying to PM you and the messages won't ...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Jackson wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Does 24 hours from now or so work?
You've got the go ahead, 24 hours from now, just let us know if you need more :mrgreen:
by mileswide
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5
Replies: 21
Views: 229

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5

Court & Spark is Mitchell's most pop album. The jazz fase began with Hissing. Hissing and Hejira are my two favorite Mitchell recordings. If you like them you could certainly give Don Juan's Reckless Daughter and Mingus a try, although I seem to be the only person alive who liked the latter. Hissin...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Decided to join in this poll after all with a top 80. Genuinely didn't see your list til now, sorry acroamor- I'll start chorus-checking your choices before Emerald and Wezzo but I don't think they'll be any issues (especially as I think Honorio's already counted your picks as part of his calculati...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5
Replies: 21
Views: 229

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5

If you're looking for another Joni album with a similar style to Hejira, I'd highly recommend listening to The Hissing of Summer Lawns. Thanks Acroamor! Having done some research after your comment (translation: looking on Wikipedia), I agree Hissing, Court & Spark and possibly Don Juan's Reckless ...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

I didn't expect anyone else to vote but I'm glad you did, Emerald! I'm just on my way to work and when I've clocked off, I'll listen to the songs in Emerald's ballot that I'm not familiar with to check the validity of their choruses. I can't say how long that'll take me but any lists or edits submit...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5
Replies: 21
Views: 229

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5

Desire's always felt slight to me after Blood on the Tracks. Still, Emmylou Harris' typically complementary backing vocals on Mozambique and One More Cup of Coffee seem to push Dylan into producing some of his finest ever singing. And what album could top one that starts with Hurricane? Hejira can. ...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 7454

Re: Rank the Tracks: Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City (2013)

Sorry Honorio, I know I said I'd start again on this after the choruses poll but I've been listening through the 2017 all-time album list and I forgot that Modern Vampires was part of Rank the Tracks, ended up listening to it and now I'm here! My ranking while it's still fresh in my memory: 09| Wors...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.26
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.26

Relatively old track (3 months) but Sampa the Great- Final Form if it hasn't already been nominated?
by mileswide
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Less than 10 hours to go! Get any last-minute edits in!
by mileswide
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 5723

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Matchbox Twenty- Hand Me Down 3 I didn't like it on its own merits while listening. That was before it dawned on me how desperate it seems for some crossover country coin at the same time as it follows the angsty top-40 rock ballad mould of the era set by Lifehouse and The Calling. While I like a ge...
by mileswide
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

Ooh that means a Blur vs. Mogwai grudge match in the next round!
by mileswide
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 56
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 56

StevieFan13 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:17 pm
I’ll join you and second that
Always knew you had fine taste, Stevie! Bring the sassafras and moonshine, would you?
by mileswide
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 5723

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Got some catching up to do: Orelsan- Suicide Social 7 Not the most imaginative comparison to make in the world but he sounds like a French Eminem, taking the cartoonish provocation of his Slim Shady stuff to direct it at society like with Mosh. It's scattershot and relies on stereotypes familiar bey...
by mileswide
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 56
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 56

Can we surry down to a Stoned Soul Picnic hosted by Laura Nyro?
by mileswide
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

FrankLotion wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:45 pm
I can’t believe I forgot Get Low! :(
How could you? What would Vampire Weekend say?
by mileswide
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

The Great Brain Robbery teems with volatility, just as prone to veer off into pretty psychedelia as post-hardcore screaming without warning. A lack of lyrical interest aside, this is an album that cult followings are made of. However much of an uncultured pleb this might make me sound, much of class...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Sweet list, FrankLotion! I'm pleased there was some deviation from your all-time list, not because of the extra work it entailed of course, but as I was worried there may be some replication of the big poll last year in people's lists, particularly the more I increased the maximum songs allowed. Tha...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 2544

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Finally some more love for Atomizer, in back-to-back lists at that!
by mileswide
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

Philly soul should be right up my alley as the missing link between Motown and disco, two of my most listened genres. For the main, Spinners (Detroit in origin, Philadelphia in sound) sums up why it's not- too much polish, not enough energy. You could picture Willie Mitchell producing I'll Be Round ...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

I don't necessarily agree with this. In 'Hurricane' there's hardly any lyrical repetition in the 'counter-verses', but in 'My Back Pages' the "But I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" repeats after every verse, and even after the instrumental. That's true, I meant that it could be a...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

7 days left, people! One last question about eligibility: is everyone alright with the concept of including wordless choruses? Honorio made the point that they could arguably be contentious, especially in light of my (possibly unjustified) hardline against including instrumental sections where the ...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Great selections, Honorio- love the illustrations too, especially the one for Psycho Killer :) Note: in some cases (numbers 10, 37, 58, 73, 75, 76) the choices are not exactly chorus but refrains (according to Mirriam-Webster a recurring phrase or verse at the end of each stanza of a poem or song). ...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

The Colour and the Shape minted the Foo formula: alt-rock riffs, hardcore screaming, classic rock harmonics and, most noticeably, grunge quiet-loud dynamics. While it is to the credit of Grohl and the rest of the band that these disparate elements make such a cohesive sound on their first full album...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

7 days left, people! One last question about eligibility: is everyone alright with the concept of including wordless choruses? Honorio made the point that they could arguably be contentious, especially in light of my (possibly unjustified) hardline against including instrumental sections where the c...
by mileswide
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

13 sees blur trying to ward off the casual Britpop fans, partly by trying any guitar-based style going, partly by invoking the effects of heroin and heartbreak whether in the dejected lyrics or in the strung-out atmosphere of some of the tracks. Their mission is thwarted by the chirpy misanthropy of...
by mileswide
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3

Us sounds like it's making a statement about relationships that feels too grandiose at times to fully resonate. Still, there's an playfulness in Gabriel's use of exotic instrumentation within Western song structure that is to be admired. Wommat sounds like a further compromised take on 'world music'...
by mileswide
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Favorite Artists of the 2010s

I wouldn't say it was criticism, I know some people were ready to submit their albums of the 2010s. I just felt daunted by thinking of a definitive decade list when I'm still in the mode of compiling my albums and songs choices for this year alone! You're right though, it's unlikely that many artist...
by mileswide
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.25
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.25

Mattiel- Food for Thought
by mileswide
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 5723

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Phaeleh- Mantra 8 I totally see where Edre is coming from with the Aphex Twin comparisons- the tribal percussion and atmospherics mean it wouldn't be out of place on Selected Ambient Works. I like that it was trying to incorporate less intense sounds into dubstep, much like Comedown by Clubroot the ...
by mileswide
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3

Judges is the third album this week after Young Team and Finally We Are No One that works better when the vocals disappear (apart from on the devastating Lord I Just Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes). It doesn't need words for the main, producing evocative scenes of war and strong, varied tunes alle...
by mileswide
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (August 2019 Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (August 2019 Edition)

I'm made up that Goldfrapp, Human League and Lightnin' Hopkins made the top 10 (surprising myself that I liked Mojo Hand). The bulk of the new discoveries for me, though, were in the bottom half of the top 20 with four of my favourites there (Holy Thursday being the only 1 of the 4 I forgot to rate)...
by mileswide
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Lol no worries at all, honestly about five seconds into starting my list I quickly realized mine was going to be about 200 so I’m not sure why I thought 50 would’ve been enough! Happy days, I wasn't sure if I'd get to a list of 50 that I was pleased with but next thing I knew, I had a draft of 150,...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Honestly I’ve just been spending a while trying to make mine so sorry for the wait! I can assure you that you probably didn’t alienate anyone here but I completely understand if you don’t want continue with the poll. I think at the very least people can just share lists if they want and it doesn’t ...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Cool list andyd, I've gone through all your songs I didn't know plus some that I couldn't remember all too well and these all have choruses, no controversy in my book! Dissenting opinions also welcome 8-) I’ve also thought a lot about the best bridges/middle eights as I’ve gone through my choices, s...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

I'm beginning with the Excels. Two observations: - StevieFan13, you have Lorde's "Green Light" twice on your list, at #61 and #71. Maybe you could replace one of them with another option. - mileswide, you have two numbers 21, Blur and Aztec Camera. Is it OK to have 151 songs instead 150 or do you p...
by mileswide
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Alright, let's give this a shot. A somewhat provisional list. Thanks for some song inspiration, Steviefan! My (Preliminary) list. I might change it, I might not. 1. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence Damn, I was just finalizing my list after hours and hours going through it. Honestly I’ve just been s...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Damn, I was just finalizing my list after hours and hours going through it. I feel worse now, I didn't know anyone else was going to enter, sorry andyd. It would be a shame for everyone's hard work to go to waste. I know this indecision from me is equally bad as anything I mentioned in the last pos...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 5723

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Neil Young- Don't Cry No Tears 6 It doesn't depress me enough to be classic Neil! Don't blame him for making more measured songs like this after the solar plexus attacks of the On the Beach and Tonight's the Night albums but it doesn't progress from being pleasant. Frédéric Chopin- Minute Waltz 4 Im...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

It is with frustration with myself, sadness but also some relief that I've decided to abandon this Choruses Poll. It was a nice idea poorly executed by myself that lacked from the outset clear definitions or an agreed formula. I'm sorry for the way I've conducted many of the discussions above- I pro...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3

Two chill albums with Felt Mountain vs. Finally We Are No One. Everyone could spot the influences in Felt Mountain but I still think it's not fully like anything else, certainly not in Goldfrapp's catalogue as much as I like the fact they change style every album. It's epic yet subtle, languorous ye...
by mileswide
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3

Re: Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) vs. 1. Youssou N'Dour - The Guide (Wommat) (1994) Perhaps this has been noted elsewhere, but (aside from the "In Your Eyes" collaboration between these two) has anyone noticed the similarity in album covers? Interesting match-up. Oh yeah, you're right! Both albums also...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3

Flat production hinders my appreciation of Woodface, despite the presence of the likes of Fall at Your Feet where Crowded House sound at their most yearning. Will need to commit myself to more listens but Young Team already seems to have just the right balance between noise and ambience with equal p...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 11391

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

I can't see any gender-related agenda (if you will) for this. I already know that Like a Prayer will top my and many others' song list for 1989; it would be a number 1 song in most years. Cherish, Buffalo Stance as well as the female-led Love Shack and Back to Life will also be high up there in '89,...
by mileswide
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 2544

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Moonbeam wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:41 am
Do you mean "Reborn"?
2 mistakes in 3 EOY polls and I pride myself on being pedantic! You're of course right Moonbeam, I have corrected accordingly, thank you :-D
by mileswide
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (August 2019 Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (August 2019 Edition)

Fab rollout so far, Rob- not that I expect standards to dip or anything! Only if it's not too much extra work, would it be possible to have a list of the highest scorer for each song in the Biggest Fan top 100? Would be amazing if so but not a problem if not.
by mileswide
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.2
Replies: 36
Views: 2544

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.2

Wow, Sheena Ringo's voice is exactly what sold me immediately to her work (and this album). Unusual for Japanese music I've heard she seems to be influenced by rock girl from particularly America, at least on the vocal front. I wasn't throwing shade, honestly! Ringo's voice did start to grow on me ...