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by Pierre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Le Mot et le Reste
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Le Mot et le Reste

Pierre, here is the spreadsheet corrected for the indie pop entry. Henrik, there's a new book "Mixtapes", don't know if it's eligible https://lemotetlereste.com/musiques/mixtapes/ and this one which is coming soon "FRENCH TOUCH 100" https://lemotetlereste.com/musiques/frenchtouc...
by Pierre
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 103
Views: 8430

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

The only lists I have added since the unofficial update are the EOY 2016 lists and Pitchfork's '60s list. I was wondering whether you had time to add the Pitchfork list - thanks for confirming. Great news! Has that been added to the lists spreadsheet? No, Henrik took care of it on his end. He has h...
by Pierre
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Big list idea - Top 1,000 Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 31
Views: 886

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

Francis Cabrel – La Corrida ; La Cabane du Pêcheur ; Je t'aimais, je t'aime, je t'aimerai (pop, Cabrel is hostile to streaming, that's why finding his stuff is difficult, but he must be shared a lot as he's extremely commercially successful) This just changed out of the blue. I don't know about the...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Le Mot et le Reste
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Le Mot et le Reste

Before starting to add the lists from this publisher to the general spreadsheet from the Help Wanted! thread, here's the updated Le Mot et le Reste spreadsheet with the entries from the third Art Music book. This should be the last update to this one, unless someone finds the elusive post-rock book.
by Pierre
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)

If someone else was following this, know that it's complete! Now time for some thoughts: personally, I find the list too recent games-oriented, but that's probably my tastes as someone who grew up with games that were generally a visual pixel gruel and managed to still find enjoyment in them. I'm p...
by Pierre
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would the top spots in an "Acclaimed Television" site look like?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: What would the top spots in an "Acclaimed Television" site look like?

Feel free to yell at me because of no Neon Genesis Evangelion You're asking for it :mrgreen: No, but you seriously need to watch Future Boy Conan if you didn't already. Look at the name of the director, and you'll understand why instantly. And also, because that's an awesome show. Another anime tha...
by Pierre
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

bootsy wrote:U2


Uh? Didn't even know there was one in the pipes. I just listened to "You're the Best Thing About Me", and I'm not really hyped. Well, that won't stop them from getting their usual 5 stars from RS, I guess.
by Pierre
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Camion Blanc third batch (Jérôme Alberola books) (2010-2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Camion Blanc third batch (Jérôme Alberola books) (2010-2016)

Interesting lists for sure. My dad would love the first one - big Marillion fan. As much as I enjoy seeing women in music receive more of a focus, I'm always annoyed that it's about just "music," which is very broad. I'm more interested in specific genres and women's contributions to them...
by Pierre
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Camion Blanc third batch (Jérôme Alberola books) (2010-2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Camion Blanc third batch (Jérôme Alberola books) (2010-2016)

Well, I did it again... I have to stop roaming the websites for Camion Blanc Editions and Tsunami Edizioni as I always dig some new lists. Here are three from Jérôme Alberola in his "Anthology" series, after the hard rock anthology, here are three others he did for prog rock, girls music a...
by Pierre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10570

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

Seeing Linkin Park place two albums (is Hybrid Theory gonna land as well?) has reminded me, I'm curious if this band will ever achieve critical acclaim in some form. I feel like the band has been treated as a joke among circles like these since their debut, but I think part of it is this weird sens...
by Pierre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10570

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

If we're going to continue to merely pay lip service to appreciating the diversity of this list, question the credentials, knowledge and intentions of voters, and demean the taste of others, then my time in this forum may be reaching its end. I've become continually frustrated with this forum's inc...
by Pierre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

Oh good! I think it turned out quite nicely. Indeed. What's the next step? Reviewing all of them? :P Just kidding ;) I was actually thinking of a video of some sort, but I don't even know. That'd be cool. Never tried my hands at this, so I don't really know the amount of work that would imply.
by Pierre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

StevieFan13 wrote:
madzong wrote:Loving the list!

Oh good! I think it turned out quite nicely.


Indeed. What's the next step? Reviewing all of them? :P

Just kidding ;)
by Pierre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

StevieFan13 wrote:
Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Hope those are on Spotify...


They are, I've listened to this album a lot ;)

Neither of them show up on my American Spotify.


Oh :? It's weird that this one is regionally-locked in this sense since Branca is associated with New York. I'm extremely sorry then, and that's a real shame :(
by Pierre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

StevieFan13 wrote:
Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Glenn Branca | Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar [I put in Le Honneurs du Pied]


I'd recommend a track from the The Ascension album instead, like "Light Field" or "The Spectacular Commodity" ;)

Hope those are on Spotify...


They are, I've listened to this album a lot ;)
by Pierre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

StevieFan13 wrote:Glenn Branca | Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar [I put in Le Honneurs du Pied]


I'd recommend a track from the The Ascension album instead, like "Light Field" or "The Spectacular Commodity" ;)
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

I don't want to think too hard about dream rock and shoegaze, cuz now I just remembered Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb, and I already included plenty (and, in some cases, very high). You can relieve your mind, "Little Fluffy Clouds" is an electro-ambient track, not a dream rock one ;) Do...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

The Brigitte Fontaine song actually ends with "Carol", not "Caro" :) Whoops! Will fix that. This time you were too generous ;) Just a question I'm asking myself: is "Heaven or Las Vegas" the most influential Cocteau Twins song? I would've bet on "Pearly-Dewdrops' ...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

Just a question I'm asking myself: is "Heaven or Las Vegas" the most influential Cocteau Twins song? I would've bet on "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" or "Lorelei", but I'll admit I'm not as familiar with their discography as I should.
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

The Brigitte Fontaine song actually ends with "Carol", not "Caro" :) Otherwise, it's a seriously more than competent top 300 you have here. We can always argue over the rankings and the stuff that missed the cut (there will always be) but that's the same with all lists. Congrats ...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

Last-minute tweaking: in case the top 300 is already full, drop TC Matic's "Putain putain" (Kas Product's "So Young But So Cold" is enough to represent coldwave) and put Liquid Liquid's "Cavern" or "Optimo" in instead. These songs literally invented dance-punk...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

(And if I were counting favorites, I'd have put Screenwriters Blues by Soul Coughing, but it feels like nobody knows that song. I admit I didn't. It sounds interesting; the Wikipedia page for the album applies "beat poetry" as a genre to the album, and that's exactly what it made me think...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

Sorry :? If you expand, maybe you should also add a track by the Feelies, who were a major influence on R.E.M. (something from the first album. "Fa Cé-La" seems the easiest go). Well, OK, I'm done, or else I'll start to throw in the personal favourites. For instance, the Chameleons' "...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

In fact, if I'm getting started: - Tim Buckley "Song to the Siren": would the 4AD label even exist without it? - Pere Ubu "Final Solution" or "Non-Alignment Pact": invented post-punk before punk even existed. - Serge Gainsbourg "Ballade de Melody Nelson": just...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)

If someone else was following this, know that it's complete! Now time for some thoughts: personally, I find the list too recent games-oriented, but that's probably my tastes as someone who grew up with games that were generally a visual pixel gruel and managed to still find enjoyment in them. I'm pu...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1631

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

I'm not patriotic either way - patriotism is one of those things in life that baffles me. That's something I wholeheartedly agree with, and I feel we don't hear it enough these days. Thanks and sorry for the confusion :) I dunno. If my country does something really good, I feel patriotic. Unfortuna...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

If I may (not trying to be annoying, since you've rounded out your list): - Glenn Branca, "Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar" - the matrix (with The Ascension album) of the entire Sub Pop sound. - Replace My Bloody Valentine's "Only Shallow" by "You Made Me Realize" (it ...
by Pierre
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1631

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

Dan wrote:I'm not patriotic either way - patriotism is one of those things in life that baffles me.


That's something I wholeheartedly agree with, and I feel we don't hear it enough these days. Thanks and sorry for the confusion :)
by Pierre
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 1651

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Just my 2p. I just listened to change yr mind and still in shock. How Talking Heads is that song ???? I had to check if David Byrne hadn't done a cameo appearance on the album. Good song too ! Well, what about "Other Voices" then? It was actually the one that struck me most as Byrne-esque...
by Pierre
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)

Ocarina of time #55, that's a surprise ! I guess they didn't want to have too many Nintendo on top but still. Same for Super Mario 3 at #68. I find the rankings pretty oddball generally, although I guess nearly all the games mentioned would deserve to be in such a top. My own top 100 would probably...
by Pierre
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Holger Czukay (1938-2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 88

R.I.P. Holger Czukay (1938-2017)

One of the geniuses behind the greatest krautrock band ever (minus Kraftwerk, I guess), Holger Czukay, was discovered dead in his apartment on Tuesday September 5. Sad news. Since he's still considered obscure despite his influence, it hasn't been talked about much in the press. Czukay also attracte...
by Pierre
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

I'm not sure I can help, but if you really want to make the list of songs that shaped alternative rock, then Mission of Burma's "That's When I Reach for My Revolver" should actually be in the list, if not top 5, if not number 1. I can't think of an act which predicted more accurately the d...
by Pierre
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

Doing a bump already, as the forum is very active these days (which of course is a good thing)! Will the 80s and the 70s catch up with the 90s? Or will that decade stay ahead of the pack?

I was born in 1988, by the way.
by Pierre
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 265
Views: 11899

Re: Help wanted!

StevieFan13 wrote:- 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 ;)
by Pierre
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1631

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

I could actually do alot of that myself with my wife if we ever had some. Transcribing includes artists too, right? I know several artists here would go under different names completely depending on if you used their English or Mandarin name. Actually, I don't know how it works. I can read the most...
by Pierre
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 80
Views: 5189

Re: Songs of 2017

Well, it apparently dawned on the Queen of Pop that her lead single was getting an unusually tepid reaction by her standards, so she quickly threw at our face the opener for her album, "...Ready for It?" in an attempt to get her marketing campaign back on track. Taylor's new song is admitt...
by Pierre
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: LES INROCKS 100 Meilleurs Albums Anglais et U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: LES INROCKS 100 Meilleurs Albums Anglais et U.S.

Added to the "lists to be decided" thread. Thanks Nassim! Slightly annoying snubs in Téléphone and Indochine (I know you hate them but I disagree with you about this band). Bizarre choice for the Louise Attaque entry, in my opinion only their first album could deserve classic status. Same ...
by Pierre
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1631

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

Dan lives in the UK now and Harold is from the US as far as I'm aware... Then I was misinformed. Thanks for the clarification! I guess I should have checked the China/Korea/Japan one? I've been living in Taiwan for 6 years now... I'm not strict, you can check wherever you feel your heart is ;) Thou...
by Pierre
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

My my, are we a kids' forum. Didn't see that one coming ;)
by Pierre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Top 100 greatest video games of all time (Jeuxvideo.com, France, 2017)

One of the two main French websites about videogaming, Jeuxvideo.com, just decided out of the blue to make their top 100 of the greatest video games of all time. It will unravel over the course of the next ten days. It is specified that sales were not a criterion used for the evaluation. Here's the ...
by Pierre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 35
Views: 925

AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

Second phase, as requested by Dexter. So, we'll go by decades, is that fine? Just comment if you have a different suggestion.

If you happen to be immortal or a time-traveller, please feel free to indicate it below.
by Pierre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1631

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

Time to close this one. AM remains even more so than before a Western world thing, with 34 members from America, including 31 from North America and 29 from the States alone, and 30 from Europe, plus, surprisingly enough, seven members from Australia and NZ. Only 2 members are from elsewhere, namely...
by Pierre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 1651

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I've listened to it twice (and I love it). Here's the stuff I have to say about it: First off, the album is, as promised, quite dark. Not goth-level dark, but the underlying melancholy of James Murphy's work is even more apparent this time. Secondly, it's somewhat striking how LCD Soundsystem wear t...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 1651

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

They've also released a new, 14 minutes electronic and percussions instrumental during the night titled "pulse (v.1)" which apparently won't be on the album. It's downloadable for free on their website without further explanation (or streamable everywhere else). I don't have a particular o...
by Pierre
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1631

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

One day left. Tomorrow starts the second phase of the demographics poll, as requested by Dexter :)
by Pierre
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 265
Views: 11899

Re: Help wanted!

StevieFan13 wrote:Sorry I couldn't get to more!


Just what exactly do you mean? That's amazing! Great job! :o

I'm taking over from here.
by Pierre
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted - new critics' lists info
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Help wanted - new critics' lists info

Mindflooring performance, good work Stevie! Especially knowing you're working on the albums spreadsheet at the same time ;) Thanks Pierre! Learned from the best. And I'll try to have the spreadsheet done soon-ish. College is about to start and I've been crazy busy. I recommend that whenever college...
by Pierre
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted - new critics' lists info
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Help wanted - new critics' lists info

Mindflooring performance, good work Stevie!

Especially knowing you're working on the albums spreadsheet at the same time ;)
by Pierre
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: LES INROCKS 100 Meilleurs Albums Anglais et U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: LES INROCKS 100 Meilleurs Albums Anglais et U.S.

1. Serge Gainsbourg - Melody Nelson 2. Daft Punk - Homework 3. Alain Bashung - Fantaisir Militaire 4. Air - Moon Safari 5. Taxi Girl - Seppuku 6. Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo 7. Etienne Daho - Pop Satori 8. Noir Désir - Tostaky 9. (Suprême) NTM - Paris sous les bombes 10. Katerine - Robots Aprè...

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