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by Pierre
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

A bump, for the heck of it. We've finally reached the same number of votes as last year, but the results are a bit different.

And Henrik is right, where are you, our Norsemen friends? :P
by Pierre
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Prog Sphere lists
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Prog Sphere lists

Only one that might be a harder sell is the prog metal one, since that's a subgenre. Otherwise, great sleuthing, Pierre! Most of this data, I somewhat ran into by accident yesterday ;) But I'm always interested in finding resources for post-1975 prog rock, as data is extremely scarce for this altho...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Prog Sphere lists
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Prog Sphere lists

Another collateral damage of looking for the Classic Rock concept albums list. Apparently a somewhat major profile Serbian-based (but written in English) website in prog rock, it's been very active since 2010, but has been awfully quiet since late June of this year. So either the website is dying pe...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock: 30 greatest concept albums (2003)
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Classic Rock: 30 greatest concept albums (2003)

StevieFan13, I wouldn't have checked the Wikipedia page for Misplaced Childhood and run into this list if it wasn't for you. Thanks man :D :P http://rateyourmusic.com/list/yellowbrick/rocks_30_greatest_concept_albums__according_to_classic_rock_magazine_/3/ Anyway, I'm not really sure it's eligible. ...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Prog: The History of prog in 50 albums (2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Prog: The History of prog in 50 albums (2016)

Misplaced Childhood is actually my dad's favorite album. I'm not really inclined to agree, but I've heard worse. I don't have much opinion about 80's prog. I've listened very little of it (and most sounded like fantasy-themed synthpop/synthrock/AOR), including this album once, but I have no recolle...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Metal Hammer (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Metal Hammer (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2017)

Thanks for this too! I suppose punk was simply excluded. It's a bit too nu metal oriented for my tastes, as you noticed, and there are some odd choices for the priorities in 1991 and 1993, and also elsewhere: this must be the first list that has this Metallica albums galore for the 1990s (I'm surpr...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Metal Hammer (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Metal Hammer (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2017)

Thanks for this too! I suppose punk was simply excluded. It's a bit too nu metal oriented for my tastes, as you noticed, and there are some odd choices for the priorities in 1991 and 1993, and also elsewhere: this must be the first list that has this Metallica albums galore for the 1990s (I'm surpri...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock (UK) - Queen: Their 50 Greatest Songs (2006)
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Classic Rock (UK) - Queen: Their 50 Greatest Songs (2006)

Thanks for this! Well, talking about classics, I think for instance "The Show Must Go On" should be in instead of "These Are the Days of Our Lives" (although it's a nice little ballad). Also, I think "Princes of the Universe" is on par with, or even superior to some of ...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Metal Hammer: The 100 best metal songs of the 90's (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: Metal Hammer: The 100 best metal songs of the 90's (2017)

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" being here doesn't surprise me all that much; you already said Nevermind is a pretty frequent presence on metal album lists, so it makes sense that they'd single out its most famous song. Plus, they throw in all the other famous grunge acts as well. I was sort of...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Metal Hammer: The 100 best metal songs of the 90's (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: Metal Hammer: The 100 best metal songs of the 90's (2017)

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" being here doesn't surprise me all that much; you already said Nevermind is a pretty frequent presence on metal album lists, so it makes sense that they'd single out its most famous song. Plus, they throw in all the other famous grunge acts as well. I was sort of...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock: The 40 greatest power ballads playlist (2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Classic Rock: The 40 greatest power ballads playlist (2015)

StevieFan13 wrote:Ooh, nasty. Some of these are really bad (Peter Cetera? Eric Carmen? Really?)


Cher? Yeah, this one's itchy.
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock: The 40 greatest power ballads playlist (2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Classic Rock: The 40 greatest power ballads playlist (2015)

Still digging in the TeamRock website archives. http://teamrock.com/feature/2015-02-14/the-40-greatest-power-ballads-playlist 1 | Aerosmith | I Don't Want to Miss a Thing | 1998 2 | Poison | Every Rose Has Its Thorn | 1989 3 | Journey | Open Arms | 1982 4 | Guns N' Roses | November Rain | 1991 5 | M...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock: Top 30 AC/DC songs (2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Classic Rock: Top 30 AC/DC songs (2016)

Done around the time Axl Rose took vocal duties for the band last year... http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-05-04/acdc-top-30 http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-05-05/acdc-top-30-2 http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-05-06/top-acdc-songs 1 | Back in Black | 1980 2 | Highway to Hell | 1979 3 | You Shook Me...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock: The live albums that changed history 1968-1985 (2016)
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Classic Rock: The live albums that changed history 1968-1985 (2016)

Beyond the pretentious title, it's not a very interesting feature, with mostly usual suspects. http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-06-29/the-live-albums-that-changed-history-1968-1972 http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-06-30/live-albums-that-changed-history-1973-1977 http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-07-0...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock: The 20 most underrated classic rock albums ever (2016)
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Classic Rock: The 20 most underrated classic rock albums ever (2016)

I almost refrained from posting this one because of the KISS entry (seriously, Classic Rock, you were drunk, weren't you?), but there's some actually legit good stuff in there. http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-11/20-most-underrated-classic-rock-albums-ever Pink Floyd | Soundtrack to More | 1969 J...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Prog: The History of prog in 50 albums (2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Prog: The History of prog in 50 albums (2016)

Prog is a lesser known mag in the Team Rock stable. Here's the declaration of intention: "[...]We look at the key albums that have shaped it from the 60s to today. These aren’t necessarily the biggest or most famous albums – they’re the ones without which prog would sound very different.[...]&q...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Metal Hammer: The 100 best metal songs of the 90's (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Metal Hammer: The 100 best metal songs of the 90's (2017)

Here's one for StevieFan13 project of the top 1990s songs: Metal Hammer just dropped a timely list of the top 100 metal songs of the decade. Happy? :mrgreen: Anyway, there's a 1-song-per-album rule. Here's the link and further down the list, as usual: http://teamrock.com/feature/2017-08-10/the-100-b...
by Pierre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

Mid-August bump. Currently, there's ten less votes than last time, if my maths didn't betray me.
by Pierre
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Big list idea - Top 1,000 Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Big list idea - Top 1,000 Songs of the 1990s

I bet you're not asking us foreigners to give you a list of what we consider the best 1990s songs from all over the non-English speaking world? Because I warn you I could get to it for days... :D For France specifically, though, you can already just take a look at the France music topic from Romain...
by Pierre
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Big list idea - Top 1,000 Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Big list idea - Top 1,000 Songs of the 1990s

I bet you're not asking us foreigners to give you a list of what we consider the best 1990s songs from all over the non-English speaking world? Because I warn you I could get to it for days... :D For France specifically, though, you can already just take a look at the France music topic from Romain....
by Pierre
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Lyric advice? (somewhat urgent)

It depends on how you personally feel about it. The first person point of view makes it feel like a straightforward love letter, while the third person point of view creates a distance that translates in my opinion in some bittersweet irony, when the last line kicks in and reveals you're talking abo...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold War II
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Cold War II

Kim Jong Un has been all talk at this point. But only if the US attacks first would North Korea (in the unlikely case they have the means to react) strike back. I may be seriously wrong, but I believe North Korean missiles can't actually reach the American continent yet. They wouldn't be threatenin...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 73
Views: 5308

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

In my opinion, there are way too many albums and songs in the rankings, making the update much more difficult than it needs to be. Being the #2865 most acclaimed album doesn't really matter much when it's based on two random list mentions. Same thing with the songs. A lot of songs literally have 1 ...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold War II
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Cold War II

I'll admit that over here in Europe, after the WWs, the Cold War, the American and Isreali paranoia over Iran, the terrorism and today the ever-present threat of Putin's Russia and the increasingly worrying situation in Turkey, we've grown sort of blasé, even sarcastic, about all this. North Korea t...
by Pierre
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Tsunami Edizioni songs list: 100 great rock ballads - A selection by Marco Garavelli (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Tsunami Edizioni songs list: 100 great rock ballads - A selection by Marco Garavelli (2017)

andyd1010 may or may not be happy at the Avenged Sevenfold selection included (although it doesn't come from City of Evil :P ) Avenged Sevenfold | So Far Away | 2010 Just noticed this...Haha, well that song does come from my 2nd-favorite album of theirs (I just ranked Nightmare 65th in the all-time...
by Pierre
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

Boomp! On a somewhat related note, does anybody know the male to female ratio in AMF? how about the average age of the members? I get a feeling that in forum is male dominated born between the 70s-90s. If you're really interested, we can make that a three-phase poll ;) I usually have this one last f...
by Pierre
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in film music composition: recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Women in film music composition: recommendations?

Well... It looks like I've found a topic on which the whole AM community is clueless :D Time to go digging the old way, I guess.
by Pierre
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in film music composition: recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Women in film music composition: recommendations?

Rachel Portman scored both The Cider House Rules and Chocolat , both of which she received a lot of praise for. She indeed seems to be the name that comes out first and the most when you're searching a bit for female film music composers. I guess she's the "biggest" name for the scene, an...
by Pierre
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in film music composition: recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Women in film music composition: recommendations?

Ever since the list of 150 greatest albums by women posted the other day, I've been thinking how I have no idea who are the greatest female music composers in film (and TV shows) music right now, or at any time for that matter. In fact, I know more female composers in video game music than I do in f...
by Pierre
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Circus: The Top 100 Hard Rock Albums of All Time (1988)
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Circus: The Top 100 Hard Rock Albums of All Time (1988)

I'm more fascinated that Foreigner is hard rock. I have no idea when AOR was associated with heavy metal culture. It's been that way ever since the 80's apparently and it's still that way today as the AOR list I posted was published by a predominantly metal editor. That's something I've been wonder...
by Pierre
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Circus: The Top 100 Hard Rock Albums of All Time (1988)
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Circus: The Top 100 Hard Rock Albums of All Time (1988)

I'm having too much fun looking for those vintage lists, I have to stop. Hopefully the last one, from Circus, a music magazine which ceased publication in 2006, and which like Hit Parader started as a pop music outlet before switching to heavy metal & hard rock exclusively in the mid-80s. This l...
by Pierre
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poeira Zine: 30 great live albums (2008)
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Poeira Zine: 30 great live albums (2008)

Poeira Zine is a Brazilian magazine dedicated to 60s and 70s music. In 2008, they released a special issue to celebrate their fifth anniversary, and joined a list of 30 great live albums. Not much surprise in the selection, especially an hyperclassic top 5. Found it here: http://www.collectorsroom.c...
by Pierre
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Hit Parader - Top 100 metal albums of all time (1989 & 2005)
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Hit Parader - Top 100 metal albums of all time (1989 & 2005)

Hit Parader was (closed in 2008) a popular music magazine which, according to Wikipedia, switched to being a heavy metal exclusive mag in the 1980s. In 1989 they published a list of the top 100 metal albums of all time, which I managed to find on an Ebay page which features samples from inside the m...
by Pierre
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

BleuPanda wrote:
Pierre wrote:When I saw the thread appearing, I hoped for a second that the album was already released for some reason :D Back to waiting then.



Sorry! I'm just so hyped; these 4 weeks are going to take forever.


No sweat, I'm probably as hyped as you are ;)
by Pierre
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I like the two tracks already released. Catchy post-punk for one, moody new wave for the other, which is a bit funny, as you usually swap those qualifiers. Definitely looking forward to it. When I saw the thread appearing, I hoped for a second that the album was already released for some reason :D B...
by Pierre
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pokemon Sun and Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and moon are amazing game along with other games of Pokemon. I am also planning to buy the game soon as it has very good reviews for playing Pokemon battleship game. While searching online for the game I got to know about this site which is having very good information about the game. R...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

I wouldn't count it out for making it to AM though, especially once the album list is extended : NME gave 5 stars, les Inrocks gave it a stellar review (as they just did for HAIM, and a pretty good review for Valerian, at least you can't say they follow the trend), Paste, the Independent and EW are...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

OK, time to start the bumpfest. So far, America and Rest of the world are being shy. C'mon guys :P
by Pierre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Dancedelux: 50 best electronic music albums 1985-2005 (2005)
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Dancedelux: 50 best electronic music albums 1985-2005 (2005)

lagire wrote:Euh, yet in AM


I lost the habit of checking directly on the website as I always believe Henrik reposted the old lists on this forum for some reason. Well, one less list to take care of then. Thanks lagire!
by Pierre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Dancedelux: 50 best electronic music albums 1985-2005 (2005)
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Dancedelux: 50 best electronic music albums 1985-2005 (2005)

Dancedelux was an offshoot of Rockdelux dedicated, guess what, to dance and electronic music in general. They released ten issues in total (all here if you're curious: https://www.rockdelux.com/shop/index.php?Cat=15) and pumped out several tops during their existence. I found the last and probably m...
by Pierre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Yes and no. It's true that women are still ignored too much on many lists (although their albums are getting more acclaim nowadays; part of the problem was that they didn't get much attention during the so-called golden days of the sixties). The problem of such a list is that it posits women as a s...
by Pierre
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

Great Pierre! I hope a lot of people participate to make a really good overview of us forumers. I noted that people from the Caribbean might not have a suitable option available. Since there are already 20 alternatives, which is the maximum for forum polls, maybe it can be claified that the Caribbe...
by Pierre
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 27
Views: 803

AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

I can't believe it's been a year already. What a year though. Not a very good one. The world isn't in a very good state right now, although here in France the population is in higher spirits than usual. Anyway. Time to run the third demographics poll to see where we're standing. Here are the results...
by Pierre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

OK, I finally gave it a shot. Well, it sounds to me like they've been listening to a lot of ABBA, new wave and punk rock before doing this one, so they made an album influenced by these sounds, including occasional protest stuff and social commentary (you gotta read that fast); music-wise, it also h...
by Pierre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Boombox - The 50 Greatest Songs by Female Rappers (2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: The Boombox - The 50 Greatest Songs by Female Rappers (2017)

I'm missing La Mala Rodríguez, but that's not like I should be surprised. Still had a little hope, with Obama givng her some publicity. Oh well, next time, perhaps.
by Pierre
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Never be a hipster.
Replies: 64
Views: 713

Re: Never be a hipster.

PlasticRam wrote:I'm creating world peace by posting this publicly?


No.

PlasticRam wrote:I CAN CONTINUE POSTING TO THIS THREAD.


We sort of figured that out already.
by Pierre
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Never be a hipster.
Replies: 64
Views: 713

Re: Never be a hipster.

I have no idea what you're talking about, but if you're suffering from something requiring emergency surgery, then you should consider it. That's my opinion.

For the rest, I maintain my advice that you should seek counseling.
by Pierre
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Never be a hipster.
Replies: 64
Views: 713

Re: Never be a hipster.

I recommend you drop drugs altogether and seek counseling. Might be a good start.
by Pierre
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Tsugi - 100 essential musical compilations (July 2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Tsugi - 100 essential musical compilations (July 2017)

French magazine Tsugi blessed us this month with apparently the most AM-ineligible list imaginable (in actuality, it's more complicated). Tsugi is a mag dedicated to "new musical tendencies", but in the facts, even though there are occasional forays into rock and hip-hop, they lean extreme...
by Pierre
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

BleuPanda wrote:I decided to go through and look due to this conversation. There are 18 bands in the top 100 on this site who have their first album as their highest ranked:

Bjork


It just struck me today, completely out of the blue. Debut isn't Björk's first solo album.

But yeah, I know.

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