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by Matski
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1358

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

I've always been curious about Debut 's high ranking, because at least in the United States, Post and Homogenic seem a lot more critically acclaimed. Maybe it's not that way in other parts of the world? Nothing I've heard from Everything Now has compelled me to listen to it right away, and this is ...
by Matski
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Treblezine (US) - Top 100 Indie Rock albums of the '00s (2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Treblezine (US) - Top 100 Indie Rock albums of the '00s (2017)

Treblezine (US) - Top 100 Indie Rock albums of the '00s (2017) 100. The Strokes – Room on Fire 99. Low – Drums and Guns 98. Bombay Bicycle Club – I Had the Blues, But I Shook Them Loose 97. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle 96. Phoenix – It’s Never Been Like That 95. LCD Soundsystem...
by Matski
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

The Sound of Music [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] not having a rating is more likely a mistake rather than intentional. This can be fixed. Both A$AP Rocky's Live.Love.A$AP and Bob Marley & the Wailers' Soul Revolution Part II were missing ratings until I recently contacted them about it. I...
by Matski
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Going Blank Again by Ride has been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Seems like AllMusic have changed their mind again..:

Guns 'n' Roses - Use Your Illusion II - This time it has been downgraded to 3 stars.
by Matski
Tue May 23, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14306

Re: Albums of 2017

Jlin- Black Origami ... Verdict: 8/10 (Great) So gutted that I waited all week to check this out on NPR. Dark Energy never quite clicked with me but on my second listen with, this was starting to. Then NPR took it down earlier than usual. The Nick Hakim record was also worth checking out. Will have...
by Matski
Tue May 23, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

Depression may be responsible for some of the most beautiful music there is but that all pales into insignificance when compared to the amount of lives it has ruined. Despite this, I'm grateful for the music Chris created. On the day I heard the news, I spent much of it listening to some of my favou...
by Matski
Fri May 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Allmusic finally got around to awarding 5 stars to some recent albums. Kendrick lamar's good kid Maad city (best album of past decade imho) and to pimp a butterfly both got the bump. Section.80 has also finally been reviewed by AllMusic. It has been given a 3.5 rating. Here are the links: Kendrick ...
by Matski
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

One More 'Round the Sun by Mastodon has been downgraded to 3.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks (1975)
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks (1975)

Except for the top three, the order has already changed from the poll we did a few months ago. Here's what I'm feeling currently: 02 | Simple Twist of Fate 01 | Tangled Up in Blue 04 | Idiot Wind 09 | Shelter from the Storm 05 | You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 03 | You're a Big Girl Now 08...
by Matski
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14306

Re: Albums of 2017

Possible new no. 1 for me from Mount Eerie streaming at http://www.npr.org/2017/03/16/520013269/first-listen-mount-eerie-a-crow-looked-at-me. Hopefully NPR won't take it down too quickly (like they did with Valarie June's new album) and that I'll find time to check it out. Happy that they are still...
by Matski
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Re: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time

In general I hate 'Overrated' discussions. You're not criticizing albums in those discussions, you're criticizing the fans of the albums. If you want to make a list of albums with a great reputation that you don't personally get the appeal of, great, call it that. This is why I love AM so much. I d...
by Matski
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 5277

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Isn't judging these albums by their covers what we were meant to be doing here anyway? :character-cookiemonster:

Also, cheers notbrianeno. Can't wait to see the rest of the list.
by Matski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 8288

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

http://is2.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music18/v4/34/03/34/34033451-12e2-2d0b-c100-11a390922a01/source/100x100bb.jpg http://is4.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music62/v4/3f/04/9a/3f049ab8-48e3-aa33-290f-b53b761ee99e/source/100x100bb.jpg http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music30/v4/45/49/c7/4549c76e-606d-b...
by Matski
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results
Replies: 14
Views: 877

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

The results aren't too surprising but in any case, thank you for all your effort Nassim.
by Matski
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Coexist by The xx has been downgraded to 3.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

The first album by Run the Jewels has finally been given a review on AllMusic, where they've rated it at 4 stars.
by Matski
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen

I don't mind if you want to extend it though I wouldn't bother if you don't receive a request to do so by anyone who hasn't submitted a list by the 31st.
by Matski
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)

Complete! One final... :text-bump:
by Matski
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 27996

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Happily surprised to hear Varmints may scrape through. It's a wonderful little album that continiually bounces between playful instrumentals and succinct vocal tracks. However it is disappointing to hear that Sturgill Simpson's newest album is losing ground. It's a bizzare reversal of two years ago ...
by Matski
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Resident Advisor (UK)
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: EOY 2016 - Resident Advisor (UK)

Don't know why I was in so much of a rush to post the list yesterday that I hadn't noticed. Thanks.
by Matski
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)

Now we have a #3, I guess that leaves Car Seat Headrest and Sturgill Simpson for #2 and #1, right?..

;)
by Matski
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

I Want You by Marvin Gaye has (finally) been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Resident Advisor (UK)
Replies: 3
Views: 544

EOY 2016 - Resident Advisor (UK)

Resident Advisor - Top 20 albums of 2016 https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2859 20. VC 118A - Shift Register 19. Steven Julien - Fallen 18. Yves Tumor - Serpent Music 17. Kyle Hall - From Joy 16. Skepta - Konnichiwa 15. Peder Mannerfelt - Controlling Body 14. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears 13. ...
by Matski
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen

It's been fun getting reacquanited with Leonard Cohen's oeuvre. It was surprising it only took a week to go back over them all. Despite being close from #6 onwards, the order of the albums is unlikely to change. On the other hand, the song list would likely change quite a bit if I were to listen to ...
by Matski
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: EOY 2016 - AllMusic (US)

48 albums? They couldn't find two more to make it an even 50? Well, well Harold. AllMusic have quietly updated their list to round it up to fifty entries. This is probably because both albums didn't have reviews before yesterday, though they've both been out for over six months. I've added them to ...
by Matski
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Both Hot Fuss and Sam's Town by The Killers have been upgraded to 4.0 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: EOY 2016 - AllMusic (US)

At least adding another album would fit within the newish, ad-riddled design of their website and help to ease those of us with obessive-compulsive tendencies. But nope, not even that! Wondering whether I have the desire/energy to post all of their individual genre lists this year as has happened th...
by Matski
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

EOY 2016 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic Best of 2016 http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2016/ A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass Alejandro Escovedo - Burn Something Beautiful Amos Lee - Spirit Anderson Paak - Malibu Andy Stott - Too Many Voices Angel Olsen - My...
by Matski
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Greg Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: R.I.P. Greg Lake

I remember buying 'In the Court of the Crimson King' during my first year at uni, after reading numerous articles mentioning it as a key inspiration for some of my favourite bands. Greg's distorted snarls on '21st Century Schizoid Man' were one several elements that made it an immediate hit with me....
by Matski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)

Not only are they creating a new page for each top ten entry but they also added each entry to the 40-11 page too. So the 40-11 page is now a the 40-10 page. Their intention is to probably add the rest of the top ten to it as they are revealed.

From what I remember, they haven't done that previously.
by Matski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen Results
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen Results

Happy to see 'Born in the U.S.A.' is well-loved here. Its reputation as Bruce's populist album means it has become somewhat lesser-rated compared to the rest of his classics in other music communities - see RYM for example . Once the votes started rolling in it was obvious that it would do well but ...
by Matski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: EOY 2016 - Treble (US)

Jazz albums : http://www.treblezine.com/32802-10-best-jazz-albums-of-2016/ 10. Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – We Be All Africans 09. Brain Tentacles – Brain Tentacles 08. Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison - In Movement 07. Fire! – She Sleeps, She Sleeps 06. Vijay Iyer/Wadada Leo Smit...
by Matski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)

Seems like the Guardian's editors can never stick to a particular format when presenting their lists. This year they're both updating the top 40 list and giving each top ten entry their own page when revealed.
by Matski
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 1846

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

People tend to hate Wrecking Ball? Can't claim to speak for everyone here who doesn't have it in their top ten but it's not that it's a bad album - it's actually pretty good. It's just that Springsteen made ten or so albums that are even better to my ears.
by Matski
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 1846

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

This last month has really had me delve and re-evaluate Springsteen's discography more than I originally planned to happen. Feeling satisfied with these results. Edit: I wasn't going to post the entirety of both lists as everyone above me had stuck strictly to ten albums and twenty-five songs or les...
by Matski
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)

The Guardian Top 40 Albums for 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/30/the-best-albums-of-2016 This list will be continually updated over the next two weeks as each top ten entry is released. 40. Shura – Nothing’s Real 39. Nao – For All We Know 38. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression 37. Case...
by Matski
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 1846

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

I plan to post mine tomorrow. It's almost done, there are just a few non-album tracks to be reoganised into final song list.
by Matski
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Sharon Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: R.I.P. Sharon Jones

The year that likes to take keeps on taking.

Thanks for all the music, Sharon. While neither 'I Learned the Hard Way' or 'Give the People What They Want' quite made it on to my EoY's, they were fine records to slip on when the opportunity arose.
by Matski
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 7450

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Both New Skin for the Old Ceremony and Popular Problems by Leonard Cohen have been downgraded to 4.0 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan Results
Replies: 22
Views: 1111

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan Results

Thanks for all the hard work BleuPanda. Not many surprises - maybe seeing the PG&BtK soundtrack and 'Slow Training Coming' beat 'Planet Waves' 'Street-Legal' and 'Infidels' into the top twenty or the notable gap between 'The Times They Are a-Changin' and 'Another Side...' but that's about it. Lo...
by Matski
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 1369

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Thank you for your gifts Leonard. Really can't wait for this year to be over. It's been a real nasty piece of work. Now I want to reexplore his work; would anyone else want to honor his legacy by featuring him as next month's artist poll? One of my first thoughts upon logging in today was wondering ...
by Matski
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 2790

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Alright, all finished! Both lists were completed quite awhile ago but I wanted one last check this weekend before posting them. After spending two months on this list I hope no one minds if I take a break from listening to Bob Dylan's music for a while..: 01| Highway 61 Revisited 02| Bringing It All...
by Matski
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 1982

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

Kinda feels weird when you've been listening to someone's music near-exclusively for the last month (for this site no less) when a related news item like this pops up. Top work Bob!
by Matski
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 2790

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Is there any way you'd consider extending the deadline? I would love to get a few more weeks to dig deeper into Dylan's back catalog, and judging from the relatively small number of lists delivered so far, I wonder if others are feeling the same way. Dylan's relevant discography is at least twice a...
by Matski
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' White Album (1968)
Replies: 29
Views: 2737

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' White Album (1968)

Yeah, it's the right time to rate this one as many of us have recently been going back through it for the individual artist poll. 07 | While My Guitar Gently Weeps 08 | Happiness Is a Warm Gun 01 | Back in the U.S.S.R. 02 | Dear Prudence 04 | Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 11 | Blackbird 23 | Helter Skelter 19 ...
by Matski
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles
Replies: 64
Views: 3897

Re: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles

Spent the entire bank holiday weekend going back through all the albums and singles. Expected the singles list to change but not the albums too. Shame because it looks more convential now with Sgt and the White Album above MMT and RS. Oh well. 01| Revolver 02| Abbey Road 03| Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hea...
by Matski
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Jeff Buckley's Grace (1994)
Replies: 15
Views: 1352

Re: Rank the Tracks: Jeff Buckley's Grace (1994)

06 | Hallelujah
05 | So Real
02 | Grace
03 | Last Goodbye
07 | Lover, You Should've Come Over
04 | Lilac Wine
01 | Mojo Pin
10 | Dream Brother
09 | Eternal Life
08 | Corpus Christi Carol
by Matski
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie
Replies: 65
Views: 3393

Re: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie

01 | Station to Station 02 | Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 03 | "Heroes" 04 | Low 05 | Hunky Dory 06 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 07 | Aladdin Sane 08 | Lodger 09 | The Man Who Sold the World 10 | ★ [Blackstar] 11 | Diamond Dogs 12 | Young Americans 1...
by Matski
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Blue Lines vs. Mezzanine: Why the Disparity in Acclaim?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Blue Lines vs. Mezzanine: Why the Disparity in Acclaim?

Lazy generalisation time: I get the impression that it is a generational thing. I feel that many older music fans who still make up the professional critic consusus honestly feel that Blue Lines is a better record: It's higher up in in Pitchfork's 90s list and out of Massive Attack's entire oeuvre i...

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