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by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Alexandra Savior's The Archer is pretty good. She sounds like a mix of a lot of current female artists. Imagine if Lana Del Rey had some variety in her songs and actually got out of second gear tempo-wise.
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 34
Views: 2905

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

Only including acts whose first album came out no later than 2009.

1. John Mellencamp
2. The Four Tops
3. Derek and the Dominos
4. Vampire Weekend
5. Buddy Guy
6. Soundgarden
7. St. Vincent
8. Living Colour
9. The Zombies
10. Bill Haley and His Comets
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 70's Poll Planning & Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: 70's Poll Planning & Discussion

How about this as a balance. In this instance, Ten 20 place votes = One 1st place vote. Two 7th place votes = One 1st place vote. Two 10th place votes = One 5th place vote, and so on throughout the list. Seems fair while still rewarding high-placing albums/songs. 1. 50 pts. 2. 45 3. 40 4. 36 5. 32 6...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 4
Replies: 29
Views: 321

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 4

I much prefer the Beatles, but this was a case where the matchups just weren't in their favor.

1. OK Computer by Radiohead (25th all time) vs. Abbey Road by The Beatles (38th all time)
2. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (27th all time) vs. Revolver by The Beatles (30th all time)
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 70
Views: 3295

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD

Songs 1. Big Thief – Not 2. Billie Eilish – Bad Guy 3. Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall 4. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You 5. Weyes Blood – Andromeda 6. Jenny Lewis – Heads Gonna Roll 7. Lizzo – Juice 8. Vampire Weekend – This Life 9. Brittany Howard – Stay High 10. Michael Kiwanuka – Hero 11. Little Simz – O...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 3
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 3

1. OK Computer
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. The Dark Side of the Moon
4. Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!
Replies: 19
Views: 1436

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!

1. Blonde on Blonde 2. Highway 61 Revisited 3. Bringing It All Back Home 4. Blood on the Tracks 5. Love and Theft 6. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 7. John Wesley Harding 8. The Basement Tapes 9. Nashville Skyline 10. Desire 11. Time Out of Mind 12. Oh Mercy 13. Tempest 14. Another Side of Bob Dylan 15....
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 70
Views: 3295

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD

Albums 1. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where do We Go? 2. Big Thief – Two Hands 3. Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising 4. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You 5. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains 6. Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride 7. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold 8. Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwan...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 2
Replies: 27
Views: 2828

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 2

1. Nevermind
2. Are You Experienced
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. London Calling
5. Electric Ladyland
6. Blonde on Blonde
7. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
8. Rubber Soul
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 49
Views: 12609

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

As of the last update, it's good to see women doing so well, nine of the top 11 spots. Has there ever been a year close to this?
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Chorus.fm's (AbsolutePunk) Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: Chorus.fm's (AbsolutePunk) Top 50 Albums of the 2010s

Henrik wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:39 am
Where’s the punk?
Paramour and Taylor Swift not punk enough for ya?
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 29
Views: 3098

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 1

1. Who’s Next
2. Born to Run
3. Exile on Main St.
4. OK Computer
5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
7. The Beatles [White Album]
8. The Velvet Underground & Nico
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Loud and Quiet (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: EOY 2019 - Loud and Quiet (UK)

I would say it's eligible now, but I don't think you can retroactively go back and include other lists from when the site wasn't eligible.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!
Replies: 37
Views: 6605

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!

Albums

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. The Beatles [White Album]
3. Rubber Soul
4. Revolver
5. Abbey Road
6. A Hard Day's Night
7. Magical Mystery Tour
8. Help!
9. Let It Be
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

Winners and losers (+/- profit or loss) 1. prosecutorgodot +80 2. Nick +50 3. DaveC +40 4. Listyguy +30 4. Nassim +30 6. PlasticRam +20 7. acroamor 0 7. Frank Lotion 0 9. mileswide -5 10. Rocky Raccoon -25 10. VanillaFire1000 -25 Single biggest winning bet was Nassim putting 10 chips on Light Up Gol...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

BET RESULTS 1) Number of Kanye West albums in the top 100* Over/under: 3 * This includes five solo releases, Watch the Throne and Kids See Ghosts RESULT: 3 (PUSH) 2) Artist with the top placing album* Adelle (3-1 odds), Taylor Swift (4-1), Lana Del Rey (4-1) * If none of them place, bet is a push R...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

Looks like the list has been published, so obviously this contest is closed. I'll calculate the winners asap, which might be a day or two.
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 36
Views: 7441

Re: Next decade poll

I voted for A, but I didn't see mention of when the 2000's would be done. My preference would be The 2000's were done only two years ago and I don't see the need to do it extra fast again. I guess I missed that one, back when I wasn't on this site very often for various reasons. Still, I hardly thi...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 36
Views: 7441

Re: Next decade poll

I voted for A, but I didn't see mention of when the 2000's would be done. My preference would be

- 2020 1970s
- 2021 1960s
- 2022 2010s
- 2023 2000s
- 2024 pre-1960s
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?
Replies: 30
Views: 8653

Re: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?

Blonde is a pretty good album that has been vastly overrated by fans and critics. It’s nowhere near as good as Channel Orange and doesn’t deserve to be in the decade’s top 100 albums, much less in the top 3. Agree with this, to an extent. Anti is a mediocre pop album. Don't agree with this, althoug...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Billboard (US) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: Billboard (US) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s

Seems like they tried to toe the line between good and popular, not always successfully.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Rockdelux 388 (SPA): Summary of the decade 2010-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 6408

Re: Rockdelux 388: Summary of the decade 2010-2019

Not sure how they define "pop" books, but I'm surprised not to see "Just Kids" by Patti Smith on the list.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

My bets 2) Artist with the top placing album* Adelle (3-1 odds) 10 chips 3) Placement of Car Seat Headrest’s Teens of Denial 51-100 (3-1) 5 chips 4) Placement of Radiohead’s Moon Shaped Pool (Under 22) 5 chips 6) Pair of artists with more albums in the top 100* (Drake and Kendrick Lamar) 10 chips 7)...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

acroamor wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:27 am
16) Number of solo female artist albums in the top 20
Over/under: 7.5
Is that an over or under for this one?
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll
Replies: 113
Views: 26088

Re: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll

Albums 1 | Neil Young | Freedom 2 | Pixies | Doolittle 3 | De La Soul | 3 Feet High and Rising 4 | Tom Petty | Full Moon Fever 5 | The Beastie Boys | Paul’s Boutique 6 | Lou Reed | New York 7 | New Order | Technique 8 | Faith No More | The Real Thing 9 | Fine Young Cannibals | The Raw and the Cooke...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Rolling Stone decade list game

Welcome the decadal Rolling Stone best of the decade wagering game. First, the rules. Listed below are 20 prop bets concerning the assumed upcoming end-of-decade list by Rolling Stone. Of course, if they don’t do one, this will be a colossal waste of time. But anyway, each player has 100 chips to st...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 17671

Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s

I personally don't care what did and didn't make this list, after all, opinions are like assholes, everyone's got one. What I object to is these lists coming out in October. How about we do the year-end lists first for 2019, and then worry about the decade? That being said, they did pick the worst, ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll
Replies: 107
Views: 31852

Re: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll

Albums 1 | Public Enemy | It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 2 | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation 3 | Tracy Chapman | Tracy Chapman 4 | Living Colour | Vivid 5 | Pere Ubu | The Tenement Year 6 | Michelle Shocked | Short Sharp Shocked 7 | The Traveling Wilburys | Volume I 8 | Lucinda William...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 228462

Re: Albums of 2019

Haven't been super impressed with music this year, but some albums that have earned repeat listens on my headphones include:

Billie Eilish
Sleater-Kinney
Deerhunter
Lizzo
Vampire Weekend
Jenny Lewis
Stella Donnelly
Julia Jacklin
Sharon Van Ettan
The Hold Steady
PUP
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 239
Views: 206521

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Went to a local festival where I got to see the likes of Snail Mail, Parquet Courts and De La Soul. Overall, it was a fun event. Lindsey Jordan's still got a ways to go to build up her stage presence, but she's young and I imagine it'll come with age. PC and DLS were incredible, I wish they could ha...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll
Replies: 102
Views: 35685

Re: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll

Albums 1 | U2 | The Joshua Tree 2 | Prince | Sign O’ the Times 3 | R.E.M. | Document 4 | Midnight Oil | Diesel and Dust 5 | Guns n’ Roses | Appetite for Destruction 6 | Bruce Springsteen | Tunnel of Love 7 | The Replacements | Pleased to Meet Me 8 | Sonic Youth | Sister 9 | Terence Trent D’Arby | T...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 91
Views: 34679

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Albums 1 | Paul Simon | Graceland 2 | Various artists | The Indestructible Beat of Soweto 3 | Run-D.M.C. | Raising Hell 4 | XTC | Skylarking 5 | Husker Du | Candy Apple Gray 6 | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead 7 | R.E.M. | Life’s Rich Pageant 8 | Prince | Parade 9 | Robert Cray Band | Strong Persuad...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 37894

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Songs 1. Prince – Rasberry Beret 2. The Replacements – Bastards of the Young 3. New Order – Love Vigilantes 4. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey 5. John Cougar Mellencamp – Small Town 6. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls 7. John Cougar Mellencamp – Lonely Old Night 8. LL Cool J – I Can’t Live ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 37894

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Albums 1 | John Cougar Mellencamp | Scarecrow 2 | The Jesus and Mary Chain | Psychocandy 3 | Tom Waits | Rain Dogs 4 | The Pogues | Rum, Sodomy and the Lash 5 | Husker Du | New Day Rising 6 | The Replacements | Tim 7 | Minutemen | 3-way Tie (For Last) 8 | LL Cool J | Radio 9 | Mekons | Fear and Whi...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 70857

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Songs 1 - Prince – Let’s Go Crazy 2 - Prince – When Doves Cry 3 - U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love) 4 - Husker Du – Turn on the News 5 - The Smiths – How Soon Is Now? 6 - The Replacements – I Will Dare 7 - Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. 8 - Prince – Purple Rain 9 - R.E.M. – (Don’t Go Back to...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 70857

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Albums 1 | Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain 2 | Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | Born in the U.S.A. 3 | Husker Du | Zen Arcade 4.| The Replacements | Let it Be 5 | R.E.M. | Reckoning 6 | Minutemen | Double Nickels on the Dime 7 | Tina Turner | Private Dancer 8 | Pretenders | Learnin...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu May 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 94135

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

Albums 1. The Police . Synchronicity 2. REM . Murmur 3. U2 . War 4. Talking Heads . Speaking in Tongues 5. Cyndi Lauper . She’s So Unusual 6. Aztec Camera . High Land, Hard Rain 7. Metallica . Kill ‘Em All 8. Tom Waits . Swordfishtrombones 9. John Cougar Mellencamp . Uh-Huh 10. Richard Thompson . H...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 66639

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Songs 1 | Prince | Little Red Corvette 2 | Prince | 1999 3 | The Clash | Should I Stay or Should I Go? 4 | Michael Jackson | Billie Jean 5 | Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five | The Message 6 | Richard and Linda Thompson | Wall of Death 7 | Marvin Gaye | Sexual Healing 8 | George Clinton | Ato...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 66639

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Albums 1 | Prince | 1999 2 | Linda and Richard Thompson | Shoot Out the Lights 3 | Michael Jackson | Thriller 4 | Lou Reed | The Blue Mask 5 | Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | Nebraska 6 | Flipper | Album – Generic Flipper 7 | Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Imperial Bedroom 8 | Georg...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 193952

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

It's too bad this great thread got hijacked by a jackass. I know it's possible to lock threads, but another great feature would be if an original poster can make a thread exclusive to them, i.e. lock out all other comments other than their own in the thread. If someone wanted to comment on such a th...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 31886

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

Since we're doing this ranking thing: 1. Frank Ocean | Channel Orange 2. Vampire Weekend | Modern Vampires of the City 3. Janelle Monáe | Dirty Computer 4. Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly 5. PJ Harvey | Let England Shake 6. Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 7. Sufjan Stevens | Illi...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 31886

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

Nice roll out as usual, it was fun to watch the results unfold. As Jackson said above, a worthy top 10, well, except for that Low album IMO. I guess my ears just can't enjoy that one, I had it ranked at 839 for the year, and I didn't even hear nearly that many albums in 2018. It just fell to 842 as ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: For native French speaking members
Replies: 7
Views: 4652

Re: For native French speaking members

Other than the Talking Heads, what are some of the other worst examples of French sung by English-speaking artists?
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: For native French speaking members
Replies: 7
Views: 4652

For native French speaking members

Just curious, on a scale of 0-10, how would you rate McCartney's French in "Michelle"? It's gotta be better than Strummer's Spanish in "Spanish Bombs."
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 35315

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

Flawless roll out, and an all-time classic top three, even if there were "no alarms and no surprises."
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 83608

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Albums 1 | Black Uhuru | Red 2 | X | Wild Gift 3 | Psychedelic Furs | Talk, Talk, Talk 4 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You 5 | The Squeeze | East Side Story 6 | The Go-Go’s | Beauty and the Beat 7 | Black Flag | Damaged 8 | Elvis Costello | Trust 9 | Prince | Controversy 10 | The Neville Brothers |...