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by Pierre
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Nye Takter - Top 30 Norwegian albums of all time (2007)
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Nye Takter - Top 30 Norwegian albums of all time (2007)

Found here: https://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=59555 1 | DeLillos | Suser Avgårde | 1986 2 | The Aller Værste | Materialtretthet | 1980 3 | Radka Toneff | Fairytales | 1982 4 | Jokke & Valentinerne | Frelst! | 1991 5 | DumDum Boys | Splitter Pine | ...
by Pierre
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

Fans of Swans might be interested in trying out a little EP called Circus Mort, which is Michael Gira's first release ever. It's your average post-punk thing, but the work on synths and tribal rhythms reveals that he already had that interest for atmospheres which would come in full bloom with Swans...
by Pierre
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 5751

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

14 | Annette Peacock | Sky-Skating 27 | Flipper | Album - Generic Flipper Hmm, got those two in 1982 in my "database"? :| And I have 15 | Univers zéro | Ceux du Dehors as 1982 also. I have that one as 1981. When I look at the back cover on the CD reissues on Discogs, it mentions 1981.
by Pierre
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 5751

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

sonofsamiam wrote:14 | Annette Peacock | Sky-Skating
27 | Flipper | Album - Generic Flipper



Hmm, got those two in 1982 in my "database"? :|
by Pierre
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

Listyguy wrote:King Crimson's Discipline


Non-streamability is probably the main issue for anything Robert Fripp. Personally, non-streamable albums on Spotify or Youtube will not be in my list whatsoever.
by Pierre
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: For native French speaking members
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: For native French speaking members

Not sure it's worth rating, it's only one sentence. The grammar is perfect and his accent here is good. That said, the vocabulary is basic (in like 5 year old basic), and saying "Michelle, ma belle" is the equivalent of telling Betty she's pretty.
by Pierre
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

I've just discovered a band called the Comsat Angels through Allmusic's review for the Sound, and I believe that fans of this band, Echo and the Bunnymen or the Chameleons should give it a shot, it's really great post-punk in my opinion. Their 1981 album, Sleep No More , is featured on Youtube, but ...
by Pierre
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

I'm doing re-listenings for this poll and I knew that Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates would place very high on my list, but man I had forgotten how beautiful this album was. Delicate female singer-songwriter stuff with the music caught between film soundtracks and the E-Street Band (with, apparently, Dona...
by Pierre
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 5751

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Claude Barzotti's discography is a real mess. E.g. Discogs wants us to believe his breakthrough single was Le Rital in 1981, while it seems to be an 1983 work. On the topic of madame. It seems to be a 1975 song, re-released on a 1981 album (According to The Internet). But the closest versions I cou...
by Pierre
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

I'm not sure I'll be joining these polls yet (I totally missed 1980 already as I keep myself busy), but I'd still like to recommend the Neville Brothers' Fiyo on the Bayou for this year, which IMO is a really charming New Orleans funk album.

by Pierre
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28
Replies: 9
Views: 2251

Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

So, that's confirmed, exit Taylor Swift, we've entered the era of Ariana Grande being the new pop critical darling. Do we have to expect reappraisal for her first three albums in the years to come?
by Pierre
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?

Substance (Joy Division) tracklist 6 | She's Lost Control - from Unknown Pleasures Hi Pierre, I'm pretty sure the version on Substance is not the same as the 'album' version. In my opinion the Substance version is better and more robotic sounding. Substance is a great album btw :) Yes, it appears y...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?

Jap123 wrote:if we're counting different mixes as making the songs different then a case could be made for something like the Immaculate Collection by Madonna being an album, as that is a similar case if i remember correctly.


I actually believe it precisely makes it open for debate too, yeah.
by Pierre
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Should Joy Division and New Order's "Substance" albums really be considered compilations?

I just had the curiosity of checking today if these albums should really be considered comps, and to that end I tried to track down the first non-single releases for all the tracks on these (I was well helped by Discogs functionalities). That's the result I found: Substance (Joy Division) tracklist ...
by Pierre
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)

Listened to the Blade Runner soundtrack after seeing it on this list, and I get how one could rank it at number one. Vangelis's music is like a part of the movie itself, inseparable; one can't imagine the visuals without the accompanying score. If one uses that as the main criteria, then it easily ...
by Pierre
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Radiónica 2: eleven Colombian rock albums to never forget (2016)
Replies: 0
Views: 1166

Radiónica 2: eleven Colombian rock albums to never forget (2016)

Radiónica 2 is a radio station "specialized in Colombian rock". They made this top 11 in 2016. Here you go. https://www.radionica.rocks/noticias/para-no-olvidar-once-albumes-de-rock-colombiano 1 | Aterciopelados | El Dorado | 1995 2 | Banda Nueva | La Gran feria | 1973 3 | Bajo Tierra | La...
by Pierre
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: metal Hammer 50 years
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: metal Hammer 50 years

Please can someone buy this issue and transcribe. .. :music-rockon: You will have to do it yourself. From experience, I know that AMers are not into heavy metal. I apologize :( Led Zeppelin - Presence (1975) It's astounding how much acclaim this one is getting from classic rock & heavy metal cr...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Book: The 200 best Taiwanese albums (2009)
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Book: The 200 best Taiwanese albums (2009)

Disclaimer: I've been having these lists of Korean and Taiwanese albums sitting in my comp for years now, and the increasing frustration of not being able to do anything with them overcame me recently, so I decided to transliterate the lists so they could be shared here. However, I can hold my own a...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

Disclaimer: I've been having these lists of Korean and Taiwanese albums sitting in my comp for years now, and the increasing frustration of not being able to do anything with them overcame me recently, so I decided to transliterate the lists so they could be shared here. However, I can hold my own a...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Book: The Golden Age of South Korean popular music: 1990s (before 2015)
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

Book: The Golden Age of South Korean popular music: 1990s (before 2015)

Disclaimer: I've been having these lists of Korean and Taiwanese albums sitting in my comp for years now, and the increasing frustration of not being able to do anything with them overcame me recently, so I decided to transliterate the lists so they could be shared here. However, I can hold my own a...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Soribada & 100Beat [The Hankyoreh] - Best South Korean & international albums of the 1990s & 2000s (2011)
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

Soribada & 100Beat [The Hankyoreh] - Best South Korean & international albums of the 1990s & 2000s (2011)

Disclaimer: I've been having these lists of Korean and Taiwanese albums sitting in my comp for years now, and the increasing frustration of not being able to do anything with them overcame me recently, so I decided to transliterate the lists so they could be shared here. However, I can hold my own a...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Kyunghang Shinmun & Gaseum webzine - The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2007)
Replies: 0
Views: 1053

Kyunghang Shinmun & Gaseum webzine - The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2007)

Disclaimer: I've been having these lists of Korean and Taiwanese albums sitting in my comp for years now, and the increasing frustration of not being able to do anything with them overcame me recently, so I decided to transliterate the lists so they could be shared here. However, I can hold my own a...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: metal Hammer 50 years
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: metal Hammer 50 years

o.m. wrote:Please can someone buy this issue and transcribe. .. :music-rockon:


You will have to do it yourself. From experience, I know that AMers are not into heavy metal.
by Pierre
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Louder Sound - The 30 best British Blues Rock albums ever (2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Louder Sound - The 30 best British Blues Rock albums ever (2019)

Published earlier today. And now you have the answer to the question you never asked yourselves: "Is Jimi Hendrix British Blues Rock"? I mean, I understand where it's coming from, but it's still kinda off. An unanswered question, however: what the heck is Fleetwood Mac's Mr. Wonderful doin...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Re: Q magazine - 156 most influential records of all time

What an absolute joke. There's not even anything by Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday, or any jazz. I hope this shit list does not get counted towards any rankings on this site. Q sucks, that's no news. Still, they are an important music publication, ...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

Re: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

Of note: further research revealed that SNK and Sony have added soundtracks too. Here's the link for SNK: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Nfla92h8UCAmYp2av1xkO Although I did play some Neo Geo games, I'll confess I don't remember the soundtracks much. And here's the link to Sony soundtracks: https:...
by Pierre
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

To all geeks around here: in a highly unusual move from Japanese artists and companies, Capcom have made available a healthy amount of soundtracks from their video game series on Spotify, including Mega Man , Resident Evil , Street Fighter or Monster Hunter . The music is available under the account...
by Pierre
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Loudwire - Top 50 Nu Metal Albums of All Time (2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Loudwire - Top 50 Nu Metal Albums of All Time (2019)

http://loudwire.com/top-50-nu-metal-albums-of-all-time/ Yeah, we need more of these, right? 1 | Korn | Korn | 1994 2 | System of a Down | Toxicity | 2001 3 | Linkin Park | Hybrid Theory | 2000 4 | Slipknot | Iowa | 2001 5 | Deftones | White Pony | 2000 6 | Linkin Park | Meteora | 2003 7 | Slipknot |...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists
Replies: 26
Views: 14309

Re: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists

Kerrang: Smashing Pumpkins: https://www.kerrang.com/features/smashing-pumpkins-albums-ranked-from-best-to-worst/ Deftones: https://www.kerrang.com/features/deftones-albums-ranked-worst-to-best-around-the-fur/ Mastodon: https://www.kerrang.com/features/every-mastodon-album-ranked-from-worst-to-best/ ...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists
Replies: 26
Views: 14309

Re: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists

Loudwire: Def Leppard: http://loudwire.com/def-leppard-albums-ranked/ Skillet: http://loudwire.com/skillet-albums-ranked/ Nickelback: http://loudwire.com/nickelback-albums-ranked/ Pantera: http://loudwire.com/pantera-albums-ranked/ Municipal Waste: http://loudwire.com/municipal-waste-albums-ranked/ ...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists
Replies: 26
Views: 14309

Re: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists

Louder Sound (Classic Rock + Metal Hammer + Prog): Cannibal Corpse: https://www.loudersound.com/features/every-cannibal-corpse-album-ranked-from-worst-to-best Bring Me the Horizon: https://www.loudersound.com/features/every-bring-me-the-horizon-album-ranked-worst-to-best Def Leppard: https://www.lou...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists
Replies: 26
Views: 14309

Re: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists

All remaining Consequence of Sound lists I found: Kanye West (albums) :https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/06/ranking-every-kanye-west-album-from-worst-to-best/ Radiohead (albums): https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/06/ranking-every-radiohead-album-from-worst-to-best/ Radiohead (songs): https://con...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists
Replies: 26
Views: 14309

Re: Summary of "albums ranked from best to worst" lists

All remaining Stereogum lists: Metric: https://www.stereogum.com/2013564/metric-albums-ranked/franchises/counting-down/ Weezer: https://www.stereogum.com/1967270/weezer-albums-from-worst-to-best/franchises/counting-down/ The New Pornographers: https://www.stereogum.com/1959728/the-new-pornographers-...
by Pierre
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)

Jap123 wrote:Only one Eno album?


Technically three. Doesn't seem like many artists have more than one entry anyway.
by Pierre
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)

A 2000 book by an author named Mark Prendergast. The least I can say is that he has a very strange definition of "ambient music"! The book features a list in appendix called "20th Century Ambience: The 100 Essential Recordings". https://rateyourmusic.com/list/groonrikk/ambient-10...
by Pierre
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Friends, how about this...? Not always, but for most of these live recordings you are debating, I suppose the song was also recorded by the same artist without vocal interactions in the studio. That would make the ”song” eligible, wouldn’t it? Pierre, would it be necessary for you to specify the li...
by Pierre
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

from the listener experience listening instrumental recording music and live music bring different feelings. I disagree with that notion, and I find it dubious. If you won't change your mind, then I'm backing out from this poll. To be more precise, I don't understand why you absolutely want to make...
by Pierre
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Soundalike For....
Replies: 36
Views: 4121

Re: The Best Soundalike For....

StevieFan13 wrote:The best soundalike of Radiohead:


Taking it one step beyond:



StevieFan13 wrote:And, while we're at it, the best soundalike of Aphex Twin:


And to close the loop:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_A


Funny game.
by Pierre
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

from the listener experience listening instrumental recording music and live music bring different feelings. I disagree with that notion, and I find it dubious. If you won't change your mind, then I'm backing out from this poll. To be more precise, I don't understand why you absolutely want to make...
by Pierre
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

No problem with noisey audiences during the song at all but if the introduction speech lasts more than 10% of all the recording I think it couldn't be eligible. Sorry but I disagree with that. These dialogs in those cases are not part of the song, they're just interactions between the artists and t...
by Pierre
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Nice song but more than 15%. Not eligible. Can't be helped I guess. OK, I hope that's one last question: what about all the chatting on live recordings (introductory stuff or noisy audiences)? Interesting question, are you thinking in a song in particular? What for, do you plan to decide on a case-...
by Pierre
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Is Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" (1928) eligible? It features Armstrong's scatting a bit, but very little. Nice song but more than 15%. Not eligible. For Louis Armstrong I would suggest Muskrat Ramble , completely instrumental. I'm currently working on a big chronological list. This ...
by Pierre
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Is Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" (1928) eligible? It features Armstrong's scatting a bit, but very little. Nice song but more than 15%. Not eligible. Can't be helped I guess. OK, I hope that's one last question: what about all the chatting on live recordings (introductory stuff or no...
by Pierre
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Is Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" (1928) eligible? It features Armstrong's scatting a bit, but very little.
by Pierre
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Metal Hammer (UK)
Replies: 0
Views: 841

EOY 2018 - Metal Hammer (UK)

I knew y'all missed it (hint: irony) so here you got it. Found here: https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechart.php?c=49911 1 | Ghost | Prequelle 2 | Behemoth | I Loved You at Your Darkest 3 | Judas Priest | Firepower 4 | Zeal and Ardor | Stranger Fruit 5 | Clutch | Book of Bad Decisions 6 | A Perfect ...
by Pierre
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

I've already noticed that most major rock artists have maybe 1 instrumental to their name, and the tune is totally unremarkable. Hmm, this depends. The Beach Boys have several instrumentals, and there are a couple which are really gorgeous. I like all four main instrumental tracks from the Who (tho...
by Pierre
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Oh, and what about instrumental hip-hop featuring vocal samples? Like Grandmaster Flash's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" or Run-D.M.C.'s "Jay's Game"? Maximum 10% of song could be with sung or spoken vocals. Wow, you're applying that criterion a bit...
by Pierre
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Oh, and what about instrumental hip-hop featuring vocal samples? Like Grandmaster Flash's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" or Run-D.M.C.'s "Jay's Game"?
by Pierre
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

StevieFan13 wrote:


Video game music? OK :music-rockon:

by Pierre
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

You forgot to mention a deadline, and whether soundtrack composers were considered classical music composers or not ;)

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