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by Rob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Today I’m going abroad for a few days and won’t keep an eye on this game, so you get the complete line-up until Monday: Thursday, another bubbler: 114. Keane – This Is the Last Time Year: 2004 Album: Hopes and Fears Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#604) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or chan...
by Rob
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Red House Painters – Revelation Big Sur: 5
Maybe if I get myself to focus more on the words, which I'm sure are the main draw here, I would rate it higher, but somehow Kozelek - at least here - doesn't sing in a way that pulls me into the lyrics.
by Rob
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 11
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 11

A special mention should be made to the playlist above. The way the first three songs flow into one another is great, as if these songs belong on the same album. From that viewpoint it is a blessing Cup of Dreams isn't on Spotify. Nagasaki breaks the flow completely, which is a shame, as The Lost Sk...
by Rob
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

It’s been a while since we have a song that isn’t on Spotify, but sadly that’s the case today: 113. Red House Painters – Revelation Big Sur Year: 1996 Album: Songs for a Blue Guitar Biggest Fan: Damosuzuki (#166) The song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqNiTK5a-q8 Don’t forget you can a...
by Rob
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4
Replies: 42
Views: 994

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4

I'm somewhat bummed about the loss of Mount Eerie and Phoebe Bridgers (and it really messes up my predictions), but at least they put up a good fight. Outside of the fourth match-up they were all very close.
by Rob
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Human League - Sound Of The Crowd: 6

Human League know how to make some bouncy music, which is fine with me.
by Rob
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The next song is bubbling on AM: 112. The Human League – The Sound of the Crowds Year: 1981 Album: Dare! Biggest Fan: Damosuzuki (#472) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! On a side-note: Beyoncé's Lemonade is now on Spotify, so Pray That You Catch me has been add...
by Rob
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

So I haven't still shown the top 100. Time is not on my side, but most of the work is done. Yet, Thursday I'm travelling abroad for work until Monday, so that is not a timing for a roll-out. Here's what I do, Saturday May 4th I will start revealing the ranking of the top 100 and will probably do the...
by Rob
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

111. The Kinks – Lavender Hill
Year: 1973
Album: The Great Lost Kinks Album
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#635)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4
Replies: 42
Views: 994

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4

An amazing week, the likes of which we probably won’t see again. The top 4 are all huge masterpieces if you ask me and the number 5 is close enough. There are also no bad albums here. Too compare: the top 4 albums would be the top 4 in any week before. Sadly, this also means some of these will have ...
by Rob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The 5th Dimension – Wedding Bell Blues: 5 Good enough on it's own, but as someone who is very familiar with Laura Nyro's original I completely miss any point in this. This is as straightforward a cover as you can get, almost indistinguishable from the original. Marilyn McCoo has a good voice and can...
by Rob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The next song is the fourth in a row on AM, this time a bubbler again:

110. The 5th Dimension – Wedding Bell Blues
Year: 1969
Album: The Age of Aquarius
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#102)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers – Blues March for Europe No. 1: 8 None of the jazz tracks that have popped up here have gone wrong with me yet. This is another great one. Amazing drumming in particular. I believe it is somewhat unusual for a jazz group to be lead by the drummer, but here it is easy...
by Rob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The next song ranks at #6823 at Acclaimed Music. However that position is for Blues March/ Blues March for Europe No. 1. Since the nominator specifically went for the Europe one that is the one I post here: 109. Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers – Blues March for Europe No. 1 Year: 1959 Album: Au Clu...
by Rob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Bob Dylan – To Ramona: 10 Well, it is my #47, so this grade was to be expected. My first 10 in this game in fact. This is Dylan in a rare mode: earnest and comforting. Here he shows great sympathy for another person, something that for all Dylan's greatness, is usually lacking in his work. Sure, he ...
by Rob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4
Replies: 42
Views: 994

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4

I have a CD copy of Tokyo Jihen that I'd be happy to send out to anyone who needs to hear it, preferably to someone in the U.S.. I got my copy a couple of days ago and have downloaded it so would be fine passing it on. Unfortunately, I don't think I could get it to anyone in time for this round, bu...
by Rob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The next song ranks at #7074. It is also only the second time we come across a song nominated by this user, whose taste I generally like: 108. Bob Dylan – To Ramona Year: 1964 Album: Another Side of Bob Dylan Biggest Fan: Rob (#47) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vo...
by Rob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 49151

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Moonbeam, I noticed you skipped all songs not on Spotify, which might be intentional, but you also missed the Monks song. I'll get around to the non-Spotify ones eventually, but the ease of putting this playlist on when I'm in transit or cooking or something means that I'll probably rate all the on...
by Rob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Adele – Hometown Glory: 5

She can sing of course, but this is a rather dull start of her career.
by Rob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The next song is a bubbler on AM and also the debut single from one of the most successful acts of the last 15 years.

107. Adele – Hometown Glory
Year: 2007
Album: 19
Biggest Fan: JohnnyBGoode (#888)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

106. Garbage - Supervixen: 5 I like Garbage's debut album, but I don't feel that this opener quite reveals their strengths. It is a hard rocker, but somehow completely misses the hard punch mixed with melodic qualities that the best songs of the album have. Also, Shirley Manson's vocals aren't mixed...
by Rob
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Someone’s #1000 today; the bare minimum to make it here:

106. Garbage - Supervixen
Year: 1995
Album: Garbage
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#1000)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 92
Views: 38891

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify

lagire wrote:Wrong spotify version of Al Stewart Soho (Needless to Say) on Am, it's 2000 version instead of 1973 version which is on Spotify


And I think you are in the wrong topic ;)
by Rob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 49151

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I also changed a couple of my votes for February: Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8 Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 7 Labi Siffre - (Something Inside) So Strong: 9 Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream: 6 Girls in Hawaii - Catwalk: 7.5 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 5.5 Riot - You Burn in Me: 6 Fergie - Glamor...
by Rob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (06) April 15
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: MCCh 2019 (06) April 15

A lot's gonna change on the playlist today: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/1UQTJAlpjvtt29fSKz2XdG So, for the first time I didn't follow Otisredding 100%. It seems that he has chosen to only add one highlight by albums with only 2, 3 or 4 songs. An understandable decision, but I ha...
by Rob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Radiohead – The Numbers: 7

Radiohead rarely makes a bad song and this is a good melancholy ballad, with lots of detail.
by Rob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 10
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 10

GROUP TAU 1. Metric | Gold Guns Girls 4. Collectors | Lydia Purple 5. The Smiths | Oscillate Wildly 7. You Am I | Heavy Heart GROUP UPSILON 2. Lauren Hoffman | Broken 3. Delia Gartrell | See What You Done Done (Hymn No. 9) 6. The Commodores | Zoom 8. Kero Kero Bonito | Flamingo Flamingo was way too ...
by Rob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (06) April 15
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: MCCh 2019 (06) April 15

Otisredding, perhaps you know this already, but there are a couple of acts with highlight missing.
by Rob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

105. Radiohead – The Numbers
Year: 2016
Album: A Moon Shaped Pool
Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#237)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Golden Earring – In My House: 6 If like me you are from The Netherlands you'll find Golden Earring a huge force. Around the world they are known for Radar Love and maybe Twilight Zone, but around here they were a decades spanning hit machine. Despite hearing a lot of them over the years, I never hea...
by Rob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

104. Golden Earring – In My House
Year: 1967
Album: Winter-Harvest
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#486)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Going to try to get involved in this game - I really like the initiative! Going to start from January and work my way forward. Muddy Waters - Good News: 5 Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock and Roll): 6 J. J. Cale - Magnolia: 7 (Sandy) Alex G - Proud: 4 Sun City Girls - The Shin...
by Rob
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3
Replies: 35
Views: 1237

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3

8. Buckingham Nicks – Buckingham Nicks In a way, not being available can work in the advantage of an album, as it can take on mythic proportions that it probably could not attain based on the music itself. This certainly goes for Buckingham Nicks, even though the album is only semi-unavailable (you ...
by Rob
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

103. Katerine - Papa
Year: 2016
Album: Le Film
Biggest Fan: Nicolas (#934)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Yes, there is a famous band named after the next song:

102. Talking Heads – Radio Head
Year: 1986
Album: True Stories
Biggest Fan: Ordinaryperson (#762)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Chromeo – I’m Not Contagious: 4

Not bad so much as just not my thing. The auto-tune and the high-pitched electronics put me off.
by Rob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

101. Chromeo – I’m Not Contagious
Year: 2010
Album: Business Casual
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#928)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

The Deathray Davies – The Fall Fashions: 6'
Sounds more like a mid-90's song to me than one from the mid-00's, but there you go. I like the instrumental part quite a bit, especially the intro, but the vocals let it down somewhat for me.
by Rob
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 92
Views: 38891

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify



King Crimson! Very welcome!
by Rob
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

So, this is number 100! I would reveal the top 100 after this one, but it happens to fall in a week I don't have time for such a thing. I will roll-out the top 100 next week.
by Rob
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

It’s been a while since we last heard of Zombeels, but who else was going to take number 100?

100. The Deathray Davies – The Fall Fashions
Year: 2005
Album: The Kick and the Snare
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#681)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Raul Seixas – Tente Outra Vez: 6

Good guitar playing here, but although Seixas has a good voice he has too much the urge to go for all-out overwrought drama most of the time.
by Rob
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 2043

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

I knew people loved Grimes beyond the usual here, but this is still a pretty extreme result. I'm not sure if this is an indicator, but she might be a better candidate for winning this poll than I initially thought.
by Rob
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Since no proof of the existence of the song Konomi by Nujabes has been given, I will replace it with this one:

99. Raul Seixas – Tente Outra Vez
Year: 1975
Album: Novo Aeon
Biggest Fan: Elder (#566)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

John Mayer – Love On the Weekend: 2 When I was getting more into music some ten years ago I asked friends and family what they were listening to and especially among the music lovers John Mayer was a big hero back then. I never understood why, as I always found him boring. Listening to Love in the W...
by Rob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 9
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 9

GROUP RHO 3. Noisettes | Every Now and Then 4. Deftones | Diamond Eyes 5. Erasure | Drama! 7. The Brian Jonestown Massacre | Anemone GROUP SIGMA 1. Keziah Jones | Hello Heavenly 2. Foster the People | Houdini 6. Jeff Buckley | Forget Her 8. Slave | Just A Touch Of Love Hello Heavenly is one of the b...
by Rob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

98. John Mayer – Love On the Weekend
Year: 2016
Album: The Search for Everything
Biggest Fan: Neil (#261)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Branford Marsalis - Berta, Berta: 8

A very unusual type of song to appear here. From a jazz album no less, but not a jazz song itself. I like how the rhythm varies as the song progresses. It seems more repetitive at first than it is. A cool entry here!
by Rob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 43675

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

The top 100 is nearing and I have changed some of my votes for January:

Sun City - The Shining Path: 9
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 6
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love: 9
Architecture in Helsinki: 8
by Rob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 4908

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Also, a question. For Wednesday I have song named Konomi by Nujabes lined up. The thing is, I can not find any proof on the internet that this song actually exists. Search engines suggest Kumomi, an actual song by Nujabes, but I'm trying to confirm whether this is the song that is actually meant. Th...

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