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by acroamor
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: KROQ question

I meant to add another point to that post, because while these terms have been historically used as signifiers of whiteness, they've recently enjoyed another expression in the form of artists such as Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, or Jay Som. The terminology still refers to the same aesthetics of music...
by acroamor
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: KROQ question

I don't think Hymie's statement is necessarily an accusation of racism rather than it is an acknowledgement of a strange bias that exists in music labeling as it refers to "indie" or "alternative" acts. In essence, those terms (which are the genres KROQ focuses on) essentially re...
by acroamor
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Albums of 2019

Figured I'd make this thread: Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow I went to a one-off Sharon Van Etten concert last spring in Los Angeles where she previewed the new album's songs, solo, while only playing a scant few older tracks. The majority of the songs were based on extended drum machine / sy...
by acroamor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lyrics Discussion Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Lyrics Discussion Thread

Listening to Adrianne Lenker's solo album as well as her releases in her band, Big Thief, and consistently in awe of her lyricism. I thought it might be good to start a thread for people to spotlight lyrics from songs that they particularly like and maybe explicate why. In one interview, she stated ...
by acroamor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 6134

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Fascinating statistics! I consider myself quite a big Modest Mouse fan, but I'm clearly outclassed by Styrofoam Boots - whose taken his username from one of their songs to top it off. Gotta wish him a hearty "WELL!" at that news.
by acroamor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Oasis I think could make it in, and maybe Biggie. I'd love to see Godspeed make it in but there's no shot there. Weezer I also could see making it - they've been a very popular rock band since 1994, even if some people might not enjoy their newer work as much.
by acroamor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 6134

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

hahahahahaha can't say I'm shocked by this reaction. This was a big high school song, so it's got a special nostalgia factor attached for me.
by acroamor
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.41
Replies: 13
Views: 1761

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.41

Sharon Van Etten - "Seventeen"
by acroamor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!
Replies: 183
Views: 10221

Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Is the entire Pet Sounds album going to show up here? I mean, if any album by any artist could, it’s definitely that one, but damn
by acroamor
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Record Collector (UK) - The 70 Landmark Albums of the Last 70 Years (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: Record Collector (UK) - The 70 Landmark Albums of the Last 70 Years (2018)

Ahh yes, 2010s releases by the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney - exactly what I think of when i hear "landmark".
by acroamor
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.41
Replies: 13
Views: 1761

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.41

Rdwdbob wrote:Deafheaven - 'Near'


Hard second! One of my favorite tracks of the year.
by acroamor
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 62
Views: 3664

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

And here are the songs: 1. Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes a Mom 2. Soccer Mommy - Scorpio Rising 3. Mitski - Two Slow Dancers 4. Lucy Dacus - Night Shift 5. Courtney Barnett - City Looks Pretty 6. Mitski - Nobody 7. Boygenius - Me and My Dog 8. FIDLAR - Are You High? 9. Dream Wife - Love Without Re...
by acroamor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 62
Views: 3664

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Songs list coming in probably shortly after. *Had to edit because I accidentally left out Adrianne Lenker's album. 1. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! 2. Caroline Rose - LONER 3. Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden 4. Mitski - Be the Cowboy 5. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love 6. Julia H...
by acroamor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Music Resolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: 2019 Music Resolutions

I'm going to prepare for the inevitable end of decade poll. I'm so excited for the end of decade lists. 2010 was the first year I really started paying attention to new releases (and I believe the year I first discovered this site?) so all nine of the years that have happened in this decade have be...
by acroamor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.41
Replies: 13
Views: 1761

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.41

Wanderer resonated with me less than I expected a Cat Power album to, but Woman was an easy standout track. Glad to see someone nominated it.
by acroamor
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: EOY TV Shows 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: EOY TV Shows 2018

Atlanta was the best show of 2018 and by such an incredible margin it's unreal.
by acroamor
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 19208

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

The 2018 releases I'd imagine will fare well in end of decade lists would probably be: Golden Hour, as Future Critic said Double Negative Wide Awake! In a Poem Unlimited Lush El Mal Querer A Brief Inquiry into Modern Relationships Hope Downs Kids See Ghosts Some Rap Songs Historian Ordinary Corrupt ...
by acroamor
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your top rotation songs this year
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: Your top rotation songs this year

Don't really use Spotify, I use iTunes. There's not really a convenient way to display top songs of the past year, but because I had a laptop flare out last October, I have a list of all my play counts since October 9th 2017, which is gonna primarily show results from the last year, with two months ...
by acroamor
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23
Replies: 28
Views: 3183

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23

1. Vince Guaraldi - Christmas Time Is Here 2. Ronettes - Sleigh Ride 3. Traditional - Silent Night 4. Joni Mitchell - River 5. LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 6. Tom Waits - Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis 7. Kanye West - Christmas in Harlem 8. Beach Boys - Little Saint...
by acroamor
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 19208

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I feel like Sweetener will fall drastically once end of decade rolls around and Ariana Grande is no longer in the news every five minutes. Also adore the fact that Mitski is at number two, but it feels bizarre to me that Be the Cowboy can do so well and Bury Me at Makeout Creek isn't even bubbling u...
by acroamor
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!
Replies: 183
Views: 10221

Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

1. Let's Go Away for A While
2. Forever
3. Wouldn't It Be Nice
4. God Only Knows
5. You Still Believe in Me
6. Heroes and Villains
7. Surf's Up
8. Summer's Gone
9. Help Me, Rhonda
10. Barbara Ann
by acroamor
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 4254

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

1. Weezer
2. Fiona Apple
3. Blink-182
4. Sharon Van Etten
5. Vampire Weekend
by acroamor
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 60
Views: 13151

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

I really do wish I could understand trap rap more, but even though there are some artists (such as Travis Scott) where I can clearly recognize the talent involved, the entire genre is filled with stuff – the grating synth hi-hats, the constant ad-libs, the drunken, auto-tuned lead vocals – that mak...
by acroamor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Slant (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: EOY 2018 - Slant (US)

Glad to see "City Looks Pretty" on the list - easily my favorite song off Tell Me How You Really Feel. Seems publications are latching onto "Nameless, Faceless" (which I totally understand) and "Need a Little Time" (which I understand less) instead.
by acroamor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 31
Views: 2906

Re: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)

Very stoked about Mitski's number one finish, as well as Earl Sweatshirt's. I was worried that album would get left off of a lot of EOY lists because of its late release, but it's looking as though that isn't really the case. Also very impressed by Snail Mail's consistent high placements - I imagine...
by acroamor
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 34
Replies: 12
Views: 1803

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 34

Weezer - Only in Dreams
by acroamor
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 60
Views: 13151

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Interesting to see which tracks are the ones that critics' lists latch onto from the "big albums" of the year. I often feel that a song's success on this list, if it's not a noted single like say, "This Is America", is too how much it stands out from the other tracks on an album....
by acroamor
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 608
Views: 101994

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

This poll made me realize that somehow I'd never actually listened to the song "How Soon Is Now?" before. Mid-listen right now. It's good! Didn't think I'd be making a new discovery from the top 50, but hey, here we are.
by acroamor
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

These lists really made me relisten to On Dark Horses by Emma Ruth Rundle and it really "hit" for the first time. I didn't love her last release, Marked for Death, too much, but her Some Heavy Ocean I enjoyed quite a bit - not sure who, but I know someone here nominated it for a forum game.
by acroamor
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Fiona Apple - Daredevil
Adele - Someone Like You

Also, the classic Weezer recipe of bridge into guitar solo into final chorus works amazingly in my book, particularly in stuff like Say It Ain't So or Buddy Holly or Endless Bummer.
by acroamor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 5939

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

This Is America is really gonna sweep the singles lists. Damn.
by acroamor
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 8352

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
by acroamor
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Paste (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

Re: EOY 2018 - Paste (US)

One of my favorite lists I've seen so far. I'm getting a feeling that there are a good number of albums that didn't make the top 100 of MCCH that will fare quite well for EOY, in particular the Soccer Mommy album. But I'll also throw in Camp Cope, Arctic Monkeys, Caroline Rose, Haley Heyndrickx, Sun...
by acroamor
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today
Replies: 17
Views: 5335

Re: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today

Well first off a smattering of my top songs from 2018, because I don't think I included any in my list. Micachu - Just in Case Van Morrison - Summertime in England The Books - Take Time Taylor Swift - All Too Well Taylor Swift - Mean Sum 41 - In Too Deep We the Kings - Check Yes Juliet Parquet Court...
by acroamor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #9: Daft Punk's Discovery
Replies: 6
Views: 3207

Re: Album Club Discussion #9: Daft Punk's Discovery

Definitely in agreement on the first four tracks being an absolutely stellar run. "High Life" is the only track that really grates on me with repetition - I can usually get down with overlong repetitive music that others might tire of. Also, for some reason, whenever I downloaded this albu...
by acroamor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do albums from new artists gain more acclaim over time?
Replies: 3
Views: 2874

Re: Do albums from new artists gain more acclaim over time?

When you say "good enough" to crack your list, do you mean in your personal reckoning? Or do you mean based on critical acclaim? If you're talking about critical acclaim, I think the sometimes lower placements for newer releases can at least somewhat be explained by recency bias. Also, the...
by acroamor
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 219
Views: 71927

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Just saw Mitski in Dallas and it was amazing, I feel like any reservations I had about her new album evaporated after hearing it live! Also her dance moves were hilarious and incredibly endearing, I highly recommend seeing her if you can Seeing her tomorrow night in Atlanta! I had the pleasure of s...
by acroamor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2018 - Rough Trade (US/UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

Re: EOY 2018 - Rough Trade (US/UK)

That Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever album won me over well more than I first anticipated it to. Good show. And hoping that Courtney Barnett does well in the coming weeks!

Unrelated, but their visual interface is very annoying. Why wouldn't they list the number adjacent to the album cover?
by acroamor
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.36
Replies: 15
Views: 4021

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.36

Boygenius - "Ketchum, ID"
by acroamor
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 23849

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

1. Caroline Rose - "Jeannie Becomes a Mom" 2. Soccer Mommy - "Scorpio Rising" 3. Mitski - "Two Slow Dancers" 4. Parquet Courts - "Violence" 5. Courtney Barnett - "City Looks Pretty" 6. Mitski - "Nobody" 7. Dream Wife - "Love Without Re...
by acroamor
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals
Replies: 34
Views: 6763

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

These are both great albums, but I'll cast my vote for Fordlandia.
by acroamor
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 226
Views: 70774

Re: Albums of 2018

Is it just me or is anyone else noticing there are a lot of indie rock albums this year that are great 45 minute albums that last 90 minutes? Which albums in particular do you mean? I can’t think of one off the top of my head, other than the new Sun Kil Moon that dropped recently. And of the very l...
by acroamor
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 226
Views: 70774

Re: Albums of 2018

Both Aviary by Julia Holter and the self-titled EP by Boygenius (a new supergroup composed of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) dropped on Friday and will both by claiming high spots in my list. Holter's work had been making a slight turn towards accessibility over her past few releases...
by acroamor
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 5116

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

One thing I've noticed about music criticism (and most journalism, really) since the Trump administration began is an increasing need to make politics much more front and center than in past years. I feel like if Kanye West continues to maintain his current course into 2019/2020, we might see MBDTF ...
by acroamor
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 226
Views: 70774

Re: Albums of 2018

The last list I'll make until the EOY, just a top 20 for now. 1. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! 2. Caroline Rose - LONER 3. Mitski - Be the Cowboy 4. Dream Wife - Dream Wife 5. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love 6. Soccer Mommy - Clean 7. Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts 8. Courtney Barnett - T...
by acroamor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34
Replies: 13
Views: 3365

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34

Julia Holter - "Words I Heard"
by acroamor
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 226
Views: 70774

Re: Albums of 2018

Mitski - Be The Cowboy (I expect this one to rise by EOY) If your experience with the album is anything like mine, it'll only seem inconsistent at first. I think with how short the majority of tracks on Be The Cowboy are, it takes more listens than usual for them to "click". And Jirin, I ...
by acroamor
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 608
Views: 101994

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Wow! I was way off on my guess for highest song with only three votes. And what a masterpiece for it to go to. For the uninitiated:

by acroamor
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

The two versions (US and UK) of Is This It by The Strokes have one track changed. The song "NYC Cops", present in the UK version, was replaced with "When It Started" for the US release because the band felt that a song with lyrics "New York City cops, they ain't too smart&qu...
by acroamor
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

Re: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?

The very tops of EOY lists seem to me to always center on albums released by familiar artists. If that holds out this year, I'd imagine that Janelle Monae claims the top spot for sure. After that, I'd expect to see Beach House, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett, and Pusha T. (I'll be blown away though...

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