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by Pierre
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: IGN: 10 Great Videogame Albums (2008)
Replies: 0
Views: 11

IGN: 10 Great Videogame Albums (2008)

The issue with lists of greatest video game soundtracks is that most lists are of games with great music, not actual albums. This one is very short, but with the bigger book of video game soundtracks I posted a few years ago and the "underrated" factor, it could be enough for a couple albu...
by Pierre
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Boombox - 50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: The Boombox - 50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s (2017)

Over here, while it’s well-loved, it isn’t nearly as beloved as Nation of Millions. The top 5 are pretty much obligatory on any rap list, especially pertaining to the ‘90s. I see. Yeah, here in France, the 1990s rap album featured ahead would probably be Fear of a Black Planet (in trad rock outlets...
by Pierre
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Boombox - 50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: The Boombox - 50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s (2017)

Pretty predictable top 5. They also have standout tracks for each album that I'll transcribe later. Is it? I would have thought Public Enemy would dominate it hands down. I'm not from the East Coast or even America of course, so maybe it's just a foreigner's view. Over here, while it’s well-loved, ...
by Pierre
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 716
Views: 32131

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Listyguy wrote:This validates how completely insane its second place finish was three years ago.


Hey... It pleased me back then :P

I didn't vote this time but thanks a lot notbrianeno, I still followed the rollout and the presentation was fantastic.
by Pierre
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Boombox - 50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: The Boombox - 50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s (2017)

StevieFan13 wrote:Pretty predictable top 5. They also have standout tracks for each album that I'll transcribe later.


Is it? I would have thought Public Enemy would dominate it hands down. I'm not from the East Coast or even America of course, so maybe it's just a foreigner's view.
by Pierre
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread

acroamor wrote:Image


Yeah, 100% agreed. The last catchy Taylor Swift song I heard, "New Romantics", I really enjoyed. What's your point?
by Pierre
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Trax: 20 years, the 100 lost albums list (+300 classic albums) (2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Trax: 20 years, the 100 lost albums list (+300 classic albums) (2017)

Thanks a lot lagire, fantastic work! In case someone's wondering, the list is for the 20 years of Trax as stated in the title, so it covers only the 1997-2017 period. Which doesn't excuse the absence of Daft Punk's Homework and Massive Attack's Mezzanine , of course. Now, only the Christian Eudeline...
by Pierre
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread

bootsy wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:...you can keep it.


Thirded.
by Pierre
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Trax: 20 years, the 100 lost albums list (+300 classic albums) (2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Trax: 20 years, the 100 lost albums list (+300 classic albums) (2017)

lagire wrote:Found it on my public library, gonna transcribe it


Fantastic man, I was looking forward to this one :) You rule!
by Pierre
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1154

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

Apparently you're right. It's just that I never hear Bon Jovi. They are almost never discussed in this forum. It probably also has to do with that they are basically the only band I don't enjoy from this group. This is how I would probably have guessed the Spotify order: Radiohead Depeche Mode Dire...
by Pierre
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1154

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

Am I the only one who isn't surprised at all by Bon Jovi's popularity? They're still a staple of classic rock publications, TV channels and radio stations, they have a crossover audience with metal despite a very commercial sound, Slippery When Wet appears in a lot of greatest albums lists (their ot...
by Pierre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I'm all for equal opportunity regardless of gender but this is not Women in Music Hall of Acclaim (is this trying to make up for the lack of women members in the forum?). No. It's trying to make up for the overwhelming presence of male acts in the hall right now, compared to the female presence. I ...
by Pierre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Dexter wrote:I'm all for equal opportunity regardless of gender but this is not Women in Music Hall of Acclaim (is this trying to make up for the lack of women members in the forum?).


No. It's trying to make up for the overwhelming presence of male acts in the hall right now, compared to the female presence.
by Pierre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Eligible Albums
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Eligible Albums

They are excluded from AM? Because they are in Henrik's spreadsheet. There's in theory no reason for them to be excluded, unless Henrik starts considering electronic 12" releases as albums. That wouldn't be totally absurd, as they're often as long as, say, a 60s album, but they're generally no...
by Pierre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

OK, I drop Tina Turner as well, that'll be... 1. Grimes 2. Bessie Smith 3. Missy Elliott 4. Beyoncé 5. Emmylou Harris 6. Janet Jackson 7. Sade 8. Dolly Parton 9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 10. Tori Amos Same backstage as last time: 1. Ann Powers 2. The Raelettes 3. Lori Petty Well, all girls except Tom Petty a...
by Pierre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I'll join in the women-only ballot this time (getting my top two votes in this time helps...). I think we just need to be more strategic with something like this, especially with how points are totaled. It doesn't help if we're all voting for entirely different women. I checked the point totals as ...
by Pierre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I'll join in the women-only ballot this time (getting my top two votes in this time helps...). I think we just need to be more strategic with something like this, especially with how points are totaled. It doesn't help if we're all voting for entirely different women. I checked the point totals as ...
by Pierre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

StevieFan13 wrote:And, despite our best efforts, they're all dudes. My next ballot will be all women to balance it out, but at least they're a strong five!


That's what I was going to say. Therefore, contrary to what I initially planned, I'll stick to my all-girls ballot for the second round :?
by Pierre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Eligible Albums
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Eligible Albums

They are excluded from AM? Because they are in Henrik's spreadsheet. There's in theory no reason for them to be excluded, unless Henrik starts considering electronic 12" releases as albums. That wouldn't be totally absurd, as they're often as long as, say, a 60s album, but they're generally not...
by Pierre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

In fact, it was before my time, but wasn't one of the most legendary AM members - NJ - believed to be female for quite a while? Ha ha, I remember that :D I joined AM in the very last moments of netjade's contributions here, but that was still pretty funny. I think it had to do with his Facebook pro...
by Pierre
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

But hey; we have two members who identify outside the gender binary and feel comfortable enough to share (though I don't believe we know who the other one is), which I don't think is something you would see in most internet forums. Indeed. When I added that third choice, I didn't think it would act...
by Pierre
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

It looks like a barrier broke yesterday, as the female members are finally voting. Still, Dexter's prediction remains an optimistic one. What a gap!
by Pierre
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Le Mot et le Reste
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Le Mot et le Reste

I just discovered something weird. Le Mot et le Reste released a new 100 jazz albums book on the 5th (not available on Google Books yet) by Franck Médioni. Meanwhile, the Guillaume Belhomme book included in the spreadsheet (which definitely exists) isn't listed anymore on the Le Mot et le Reste webs...
by Pierre
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Telegraph (UK) - 50 amazing albums you've probably never heard (2017)
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: The Telegraph (UK) - 50 amazing albums you've probably never heard (2017)

I've like heard of a lot of these albums. Same here. That's 50 amazing albums you've never heard if you're only listening to the music on mainstream radio, I guess. Oh well, that'll be more votes for Serge Gainsbourg, Laura Nyro, Mobb Deep and A Tribe Called Quest (among others), which I'm totally ...
by Pierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

FINALLY.
by Pierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Philippe Manœuvre - Philippe Manœuvre's secret discotheque: 111 hidden treasures of rock (2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Philippe Manœuvre - Philippe Manœuvre's secret discotheque: 111 hidden treasures of rock (2017)

Thank you agent 00000007 ! Your job, and the list, is not bad :-) Thank you! The list is interesting, although a bit light in terms of French obscurities, isn't it? Since Manœuvre is apparently now issuing a list book per year for the end of year holidays, I guess, we can deduce that a Rock françai...
by Pierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

That's what I remember, as well! He had an enigmatic, poetic way of writing (with a good sense of humor, too) that I enjoyed reading. Since I began tuning in during the later days (and caught up in the old forum), I remember him being a little frustrated that the forum was becoming more mainstream ...
by Pierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

In fact, it was before my time, but wasn't one of the most legendary AM members - NJ - believed to be female for quite a while? Ha ha, I remember that :D I joined AM in the very last moments of netjade's contributions here, but that was still pretty funny. I think it had to do with his Facebook pro...
by Pierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1109

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

Bumping this. The result is just as depressing as the last time we checked it...
by Pierre
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 282
Views: 14171

Re: Help wanted!

madzong wrote:
Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:There you go! Thanks for the clarification, Henrik.


Indeed! :greetings-waveyellow:


Thanks for clearing that up everyone - I guess my next question is how can I get it added?

Cheers once again.


I'll probably add it to the spreadsheet.
by Pierre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll: Your 10 Favorite Non Acclaimed Albums of 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Poll: Your 10 Favorite Non Acclaimed Albums of 1968

Hymie wrote:Come on guys, I need a lot more ballots on this to make the results legit.


I plan on voting later; I have to do some relistening before that. You should set a deadline.
by Pierre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Philippe Manœuvre - Philippe Manœuvre's secret discotheque: 111 hidden treasures of rock (2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Philippe Manœuvre - Philippe Manœuvre's secret discotheque: 111 hidden treasures of rock (2017)

In today's episode, Pierre managed to sneak the list out of the book from his local supermarket by recording himself turning the pages of the book without getting caught - because Manœuvre's the smart kind and didn't include an index in his book :D However, this setback didn't stop our hero and than...
by Pierre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 282
Views: 14171

Re: Help wanted!

StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:I think I didn't add it for the same reason Pierre didn't, so I think Henrik's your best bet for a definitive answer on whether or not it should be included.

I have not included the list either.

There you go! Thanks for the clarification, Henrik.


Indeed! :greetings-waveyellow:
by Pierre
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll: Your 10 Favorite Non Acclaimed Albums of 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Poll: Your 10 Favorite Non Acclaimed Albums of 1968

1. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need 2. Bee Gees - Horizontal 3. Melanie - Born to Be 4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival 5. Marvin Gaye - In the Groove 6. Dionne Warwick - Valley of the Dolls 7. Townes Van Zandt - For the Sake of the Song 8. Stevie Wond...
by Pierre
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll: Your 10 Favorite Non Acclaimed Albums of 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Poll: Your 10 Favorite Non Acclaimed Albums of 1968

Françoise Hardy's "Comment te dire adieu ?" is actually bubbling under.
by Pierre
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Non acclaimed albums from 1968
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Non acclaimed albums from 1968

So, let's see. Here's the summary of albums featured in Henrik's larger spreadsheet, and my prediction of their progression in the next albums update: - Arthur Brown: featured in the spreadsheet, no chance of making it on AM. - Canned Heat: same. - Wilson Pickett: featured in the spreadsheet, will i...
by Pierre
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Non acclaimed albums from 1968
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Non acclaimed albums from 1968

In this new batch, all the albums except for the Jethro Tull one are in Henrik's larger spreadsheet. I don't think any of them stands a chance of making it on AM in the next albums update, except perhaps the Ten Years After one, but odds are low.
by Pierre
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 128
Views: 11653

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

jbirt92 wrote:Sorry if I upset everyone I'm just new here and wasn't sure how it all worked.


Actually, Henrik's health isn't optimal and the update involves a huge amount of work. Therefore, patience is the wisest course of action :)
by Pierre
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Non acclaimed albums from 1968
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Non acclaimed albums from 1968

For Bruce's information, all the albums he mentioned here are featured in Henrik's larger spreadsheet that I'm working on, except for the Johnny Rivers one, which means that all these albums except for Johnny Rivers' have appeared in at least one list from the critics. But among these, only Creedenc...
by Pierre
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Alternative Polka archives
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: The Alternative Polka archives

Hey, neat stuff, there's a lot of acts that I don't actually know. I'm listening to the first playlist for a start (although the Cowboy Mouth and Sky Ferreira songs are not available on my end), but are you OK with your real identity being on display? The playlist features the name of its author......
by Pierre
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Alternative Polka archives
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: The Alternative Polka archives

Hey, neat stuff, there's a lot of acts that I don't actually know. I'm listening to the first playlist for a start (although the Cowboy Mouth and Sky Ferreira songs are not available on my end), but are you OK with your real identity being on display? The playlist features the name of its author...
by Pierre
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1154

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

StevieFan13 wrote:Radiohead are in the top 10, but aren't close to taking the fan vote.


That at least confirms one of my assumptions: the readerships of Classic Rock and Pitchfork don't cross over much :P Now, we'll see what the opinion of the jury will be.
by Pierre
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 282
Views: 14171

Re: Help wanted!

I'm making progress :) I have specifically added the following lists: - John M. Borack - Shake Some Action: 200 Greatest Power-Pop Albums (2007) - Charles Gavin, Tarik de Souza, Carlos Calado and Arthur Dapieve: 300 important albums of Brazilian music (2008) - Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa (New ...
by Pierre
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 282
Views: 14171

Re: Help wanted!

- Soundtrack - 118 Great New Zealand Albums (2007) Note for the future: Stevie, if you go back to this, forget about this one, it's already been added in the "first spreadsheet" of this thread ;) Hi, Pierre! Just checking in to see how you're doing. I'm making progress :) I have specifica...
by Pierre
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Guitar World's Top 50 Guitar Albums of the Eighties (1990)
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Guitar World's Top 50 Guitar Albums of the Eighties (1990)

A vintage list the Guitar World staff unearthed and which I ran across. I'm posting it because I'm always entertained by vintage lists. There are actually 51 albums because of a tie for #50. http://www.guitarworld.com/artists-artist-lists/guitar-worlds-top-50-guitar-albums-eighties/13083#article-gal...
by Pierre
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Guitar World greatest albums - decade anniversaries lists (2011-2015)
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Guitar World greatest albums - decade anniversaries lists (2011-2015)

Apparently that was a thing a few years ago at Guitar World - celebrating the tenth, twentieth, thirtieth or fourtieth anniversary of a year with a top of "essential albums of", "albums that defined" "great albums celebrating their #0th anniversary" and other random qua...
by Pierre
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

DocBrown wrote:Like Pierre, my list will be short of Y chromosomes, since most of my favourite male artists are already in. But far too few women.


Pretty cool, although aside from Emmylou, we definitely don't have the same priorities :P I did hesitate about Rickie Lee Jones, though.
by Pierre
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help Finding Song: A woman singing about going to the moon/space
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Help Finding Song: A woman singing about going to the moon/space

The closest I have in store is the Juan MacLean's "Happy House", but it's probably not that.
by Pierre
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

A bit for fun (and because it wouldn't hurt), and also because I'm still dismayed by the current result in the gender poll, I decided to use the first round to vote for women only. Let's pretend I didn't take Lemonade into account voting for Beyoncé - she already had her great self-titled album and ...
by Pierre
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1616

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

We are a little bit into October now, but I could make the 16th the last day of round #1, and the 31st the last day of round #2? Sounds fine by me. No matter what, my lists are basically ready. I had kind of been hoping to do just 1 round, but it looks like I cannot weasel out of 2. Sorry about tha...

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