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by acroamor
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 217
Views: 52196

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: 133

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: 1152

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: 50
Views: 10135

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: 32
Views: 1669

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: 203
Views: 37551

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: 203
Views: 37551

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: 1661

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: 203
Views: 37551

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: 1864

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: 203
Views: 37551

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: 385
Views: 40750

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: 2452

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: 2663

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...
by acroamor
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 385
Views: 40750

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

This seems like a fun game. I was the biggest fan of: [1956] Elliott Smith | Say Yes (a little surprised by this one) [1938] The Band | I Shall Be Released [1900] Alabama Shakes | Hold On (tied with andyd1010 on that one) [1886] The Strokes | Is This It (I was very surprised by this one. I like the ...
by acroamor
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 385
Views: 40750

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

I know that the Pazz and Job polls used to keep track of an Enthusiasm metric, which was the total points of a song divided by the number of voters. Could be a fun metric to check out once the rollout is complete, if Sweepstakes Ron releases the full spreadsheet.
by acroamor
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 385
Views: 40750

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

So how about I play the harp and you play that piano, pull the curtains shut and nest like little sparrows [1272] Lady Lamb | Bird Balloons [219.52 pts / 3 votes] AM rank: unranked Fans: acroamor (4), Rob (6) Gonna guess this will be the highest ranked song with only three voters, and a big thank y...
by acroamor
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Timbre
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Timbre

Julia Holter loves reverb, Daft Punk loves compression and high pass filters, and most of My Bloody Valentine's work is subtle variation of timbre over relatively static harmonic progressions.
by acroamor
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.4
Replies: 25
Views: 2700

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.4

I keep popping into this tournament to break ties. Julia Holter over Beach House
by acroamor
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #1: Yeasayer's Odd Blood
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: Album Club Discussion #1: Yeasayer's Odd Blood

Really dug this record. I downloaded it a few years back because a co-worker was the sister of one of the members, but never got around listening to more than a song or two. I'm in agreement about the pop sensibilities underneath an experimental sheen. Love Me Girl is probably my favorite of the bun...
by acroamor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 385
Views: 40750

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

The low placement of New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down is the first thing I've seen that's really shocked me.

Great rollout and presentation! Your hard work shows, thank you so much for it.
by acroamor
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 1510

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3

I got sniped last week I know on the tiebreaker, but hopefully not this time: Cyndi Lauper over My Morning Jacket.
by acroamor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
by acroamor
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 43
Views: 4205

Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-an ... the-1980s/

Interesting list, a big change from their old top 100.
by acroamor
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.30
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.30

I'd like to nominate "I Shall Love 2" by Julia Holter from her newly-announced(!) album Aviary.
by acroamor
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8172

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

I struggled a little on how to write this, in that I refuse vehemently to feel guilty for liking any sort of music based on the music itself. I vaguely went with songs that some people might give me strange looks for liking? But it's hard to distinguish, because there are some people who'd give me s...
by acroamor
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Quietus: "I Prefer Their Later Work": 40 Brilliant Albums At The End Of Artists' Careers (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: The Quietus: "I Prefer Their Later Work": 40 Brilliant Albums At The End Of Artists' Careers (2017)

Very funny to see Mogwai in with the rest of these since it's ten years since the listed album and they haven't slowed their roll at all.
by acroamor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.28
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.28

FIDLAR - Are You High?
by acroamor
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5707

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Re: that big list, I've been on a huge ska kick lately and I'm glad to see that Energy by Operation Ivy is included there. Great album.
by acroamor
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5707

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I'd pick: Fearless, Taylor Swift Speak Now, Taylor Swift Red, Taylor Swift Fly, Dixie Chicks Also, Taking the Long Way Home by the Dixie Chicks deserves to be much higher. As someone who recently got very into Taylor Swift, I gotta say I agree. If the all-time songs poll had happened just a little ...
by acroamor
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.27
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.27

Mitski - "Two Slow Dancers"

My hype for Be The Cowboy's incoming release has reached a fever pitch with this track.
by acroamor
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (13) July 31
Replies: 7
Views: 2368

Re: MCCh 2018 (13) July 31

Last year, we had 8 albums with an 84 or higher. This year, we currently have one. I could be wrong, but it seems like it might be the worst year for music in a very, very long time. Excuse? I consider this year to be an absolutely phenomenal year for music, but then, I seem to be out of sync with ...
by acroamor
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50039

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

"Moon River" has received several votes credited to Henry Mancini, Audrey Hepburn, or Henry Mancini feat. Audrey Hepburn. I am aware that there are different versions of the song in the original movie, but I decided to combine all these votes in order to avoid confusion over which version...
by acroamor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 2039

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

Quality list. The one real sticking point I had with it is a lack of Julia Holter, who I consider one of the most exciting artists working in the modern day, male or female.
by acroamor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 55
Views: 7932

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Looking at that initial list, I just now noticed how much The House That Heaven Built has fallen. This song started off above Oblivion somehow!!! As (I believe) the only top 10 voter for that song, I'm hoping it makes a much better showing in our poll! Cursory looking at the thread leads me to beli...
by acroamor
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Song Poll Deep Cuts
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: AM Song Poll Deep Cuts

Not really consistent with how deep these cuts were but: 2. Sharon Van Etten - “Tarifa” 13. Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley - “Pure Imagination” 15. Mitski - “Last Words of a Shooting Star” 20. Sharon Van Etten - “One Day” 22. Angel Olsen - “If It’s Alive, It Will” 25. Glenn Miller - “Moonlight S...
by acroamor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50039

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

If you need a way to kill time before the rollout begins, I'd suggest checking out the individual lists. There's a lot to discover in them... believe me, there is a lot . At some point I plan on doing this. Or better yet it would be really extra nice to turn all our lists into Spotify or ITunes pla...
by acroamor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.25
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.25

Waxahatchee - Chapel of Pines
by acroamor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 10135

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes a Mom Soccer Mommy - Cool Shame - One Rizla Willie Nelson - She Made My Day Ashley Monroe - Hard On a Heart The Orielles - Sunflower Seeds Eels - The Deconstruction Vundabar - Diver Jack White - Over and Over and Over Snail Mail - Pristine Sleep - Giza Butler Judas P...
by acroamor
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Quarter-finals
Replies: 23
Views: 1429

Re: Quarter-finals

I haven't been playing in this game but I just gotta say "Daredevil" has quite possibly my favorite bridge in any song.
by acroamor
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Erotic genre of music, music for making love
Replies: 29
Views: 1858

Re: Erotic genre of music, music for making love

I've edited my posts to include positions on the AM list, if that helps! I'm not quite sure I understand your post - do you want a list in descending order of the AM top 10,000 including only sexual/sexy songs? If so, that would have to be a collaborative effort as I don't know many of the songs in...
by acroamor
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16
Replies: 25
Views: 1401

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16

1. Lady Lamb – After My own nomination, as stated before. Yes, there are three tracks here that are just kind of there: Sunday Shoes, Milk Dude and Ten, but that doesn’t make it a good example of an uneven album, because 1. I love everything else too much – really every other song is a favourite; a...
by acroamor
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 203
Views: 37551

Re: Albums of 2018

I really like Kamasi Washington’s new album, but also I cannot think of a mood where I would want to listen to it for two and a half hours. I feel the same way, also with Kamasi's last full-length, The Epic. That's why last year's Harmony of Difference EP was such a nice listen. Also there's someth...
by acroamor
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Erotic genre of music, music for making love
Replies: 29
Views: 1858

Re: Erotic genre of music, music for making love

Co-sign to the Portishead comment - "Glory Box" in particular. In personal experience, all of My Woman by Angel Olsen has worked well. And of course, I'd be remiss to not link this absolute classic piece on Frank Ocean's Channel Orange. Definitely NSFW in terms of verbiage, but hysterical....
by acroamor
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16
Replies: 25
Views: 1401

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16

I haven’t been voting in this game this time around but I just want to chime in to say a big thank you to whoever nominated After. One of my favorite albums of the past few years.
by acroamor
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 2026

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

The most boring list of this period that I can imagine.
by acroamor
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50039

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
acroamor wrote:63. “I Shall Be Released”

Er, looks like you forgot a little something here. Though, based on your list from 2015, I assume it's The Band's version?


Yikes! You are correct, I’ll edit the post. Thank you!
by acroamor
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50039

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

So excited I managed to get a list ready for this, and my longest list (of any sort) to boot. I'd never used something like it before, but that github link really helped, even though it did leave some songs in positions I don't think they'd have reached otherwise. Fun bugs in the machine, I suppose,...
by acroamor
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.22
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.22

"Nobody" - Mitski

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