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by Rob
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 61
Views: 998

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS

Sapokanikan was one of my top 10 songs I found hard to predict whether it would appear at all, so I'm happy to see it here. Real Death, though, is making me want to say stupid things like: "Only #308? This is very obviously a masterpiece and not voting for it shouldn't even be an option." Or somethi...
by Rob
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You: 8

I didn't like Miss Minugue's previous entries to this game at all, but this is an epic! Reminds me a lot of Pet Shop Boys and that is a plus in my book.
by Rob
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone

I'm more shaken by this news than is usual. Last year when we did our all-time artist poll I named Ennio Morricone as my #2 artist, only behind Bob Dylan. While preparing my All-Time album list this very weekend (early version, I still want to listen to as many once again before finalizing the list)...
by Rob
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Moonbeam has been responsible for many Prince tracks here, but his side project of dropping as many Kylie Minogue songs on our lap as possible is also beginning to bear fruit, as this is the fourth song by her to appear here: 543. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You Year: 2000 Album: Light Years Bi...
by Rob
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Fatal Flowers – Younger Days: 5
So these are Dutch, but I never heard of them before. This sounds about twenty years older than it is. The melody is fine, but the fake-Southern accent grates a bit.
by Rob
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 61
Views: 998

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS

Can't wait to see the full result."Paradise" is kinda low,I didn't expect that. I didn't expect it to rank at all ! "Paradise" is definitely one of the best Coldplay songs,So There was a high chance for this song to rank. This forum has never shown any love for anything Coldplay did after Viva la V...
by Rob
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Today a song by a band from my home country:

542. Fatal Flowers – Younger Days
Year: 1986
Album: Younger Days
Biggest Fan: BobPatience (#Unranked)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Art Tatum – Tea for Two: 5
I liked most jazz that appeared here, but this one didn't capture my interest all that much.
by Rob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 61
Views: 998

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS

Great roll-out so far!

I thought Pearly Gates was something of a forum favorite, but apparently not.

By the way, the picture for Reagan isn't working.
by Rob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's the best decade in music?
Replies: 28
Views: 622

Re: What's the best decade in music?

Apparently I find myself unable to vote. I know my answer is "absolutely, most definitely not the eighties" and I guess also not the nineties, but otherwise I don't care and seem to get enough out of every other decade. As to the question of rock, there was a lot, and I mean a lot, of great stuff in...
by Rob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Today’s old-timer ranks on AM at #5802! It’s even older than AM suggests, because although it became a hit in 1939, it apparently was already released six years earlier. I hope I have the right version, as Tatum made multiple recordings of the song. 541. Art Tatum – Tea for Two Year: 1933 Released a...
by Rob
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

The Beatles - I Need You: 6
I'm not surprised that StevieFan13 wouldn't remember this one from Help! as this isn't one of it's more memorable tracks. It is still very solid, but this band has a much higher standard than this.
by Rob
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (11) June 30
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: MCCh 2020 (11) June 30

So, as many of you probably noticed there hadn't been an updated playlist since the half of April, because highlights kept missing in the overview above. It turned out that OtisRedding didn't have time to find all the highlights anymore, so I have offered to take over this part. So it went and altho...
by Rob
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Who are going to perform at my birthday? No less than the Beatles! It’s their second appearance here. The song bubbles under on AM:

540. The Beatles – I Need You
Year: 1965
Album: Help!
Biggest Fan: Listyguy (#123)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Neneh Cherry – Move With Me: 7
A little dated in production, but Neneh Cherry has a lot of character and her mix between a smooth pop sound and her more spontaneous rap-like vocals are still a joy.
by Rob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

539. Neneh Cherry – Move With Me
Year: 1992
Album: Homebrew
Biggest Fan: Fred (#697)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You: 7 I have a lot of Dylan songs on my list, but this one I never seriously considered. Like most of Nashville Skyline it is very likable. Perhaps it is one of his most warm songs (but let's face it, Dylan isn't known for his warmth). Not amazing, but ...
by Rob
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Today the second appearance by Bob Dylan. This one ranks on AM at #7842:

538. Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
Year: 1969
Album: Nashville Skyline
Biggest Fan: 9 (#510)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 627

Biggest Fan - July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 edition of Biggest Fan. Let me explain for those who only join now. It's about those songs that only got one vote in our recent All-Time Best Song Poll. There were over 13.000 of them! That's too much to get collectively into, but through this series we are going to introduc...
by Rob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me: 6
It's good, but after 537 I sometimes feel that it becomes harder and harder to write something about songs that don't stand out all that much.
by Rob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.16
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.16

8. Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion So, the second appearance by Depeche Mode this year and by now we have established that I don’t like this band. This album already appeared in this very game a couple of years ago and although I don’t recall if I already wrote something about it back th...
by Rob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me
Year: 1980
EP: Toy Love
Biggest Fan: Brad (#572)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 268
Views: 66482

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

On the song front I was able to keep up a little better. I am familiar with most of the songs in at least the AM top 2000. Still, my list is still very idiosyncratic, with a top 2 that is not included on AM. I'm dead certain that no matter how weird things get in the future, my #2 and #5 will never ...
by Rob
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 268
Views: 66482

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

Well, here we finally are. The 2010's were a strange for me when it comes to albums. I started actively listening to albums as my preferred format around the turn of the decade, but for the first half I barely listened to anything from the 2010's. This explains why I still haven't heard quite a bit ...
by Rob
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes: 7
Feels a bit different than the stuff Lady Gaga was putting out at the time. Half-way burlesque, half-way Gwen Stefani, if that makes sense.
by Rob
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

536. Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes
Year: 2008
Album: The Fame
Biggest Fan: Elder (#954)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

533. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie: 6/10 533. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie: 6 Could you two vote for the right version of the song (in case you didn't already vote for the YouTube-link provided by Hymie)? Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack: 7 I preferred the "Boogie". This remake is slicker,...
by Rob
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

I think the one I added to my playlist now is the right one. Could you check? Nope. The right one is called "Chicken Shack," not "Chicken Shack Boogie." It has a WAY faster tempo than the 1948 hit. I think I got it now. I was confused because I read your earlier post as if you wanted the older song...
by Rob
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

And yet another song from our AM master list. This one ranks at #7167:

535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World
Year: 2001
Album: Rings Around the World
Biggest Fan: JohnnyBGoode (#597)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

A Zombeels song followed by a Hymie, just like in the old days! What is new is that this is a Hymie actually ranking on AM, at #3675! 533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack Boogie Year: 1948 Released as a single Biggest Fan: Hymie (#802) The 1948 record is not the correct version that is on my list. It'...
by Rob
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Another song that ranks on AM, this time at #5477:

534. Icehouse – Great Southern Land
Year: 1982
Album: Primitive Man
Biggest Fan: Safetycat (#unranked)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack Boogie: 8

One of these best Hymie's yet. A loose rhytm and blues song that clearly paved the way for rock. A lot of fun, not in the least thanks to Milburn's delivery.
by Rob
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

A Zombeels song followed by a Hymie, just like in the old days!

533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack
Year: 1956
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#802)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 95
Views: 14592

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

I'm curious if someone will run a "Biggest Fan - the album version" after this...if not, I may actually fancy doing this...it will be a lot slower, but I like the idea. I'm not going to run it, but if it is one album a week I'll certainly participate. I think if it would be more than that it would ...
by Rob
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love: 5
With The Who Roger Daltrey has sung some powerful ballads but in his solo work he has a tendency to become mawkish, like he does here. Not really awful, but it definitely doesn't move me, either.
by Rob
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Today’s song is not on Spotify around here, but you can find it on YouTube. 532. Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love Year: 1980 Album: McVicar Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#893) The song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z76dglPucRM Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your...
by Rob
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums: 8
Psychedelic rock, but made in India. This song just plain rocks and has a burning groove. Close to a 9. Great stuff!
by Rob
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15
Replies: 34
Views: 1821

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15

There was an Animal Collective album last year that also got 0 votes in the first round. I can't remember it's opponent. It was Art Angels, the eventual winner. Can't see the same future for Washed Out but you never know... Oh, me neither. I actually expect that whoever wins this week in the third ...
by Rob
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15
Replies: 34
Views: 1821

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15

Brad wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Listyguy wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Was the Air Supply album the first to get no votes this year?
Yes. Probably the worst skunking ever.
There was an Animal Collective album last year that also got 0 votes in the first round. I can't remember it's opponent.
by Rob
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

531. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums
Year: 1975
Album: Ananda Shankar and His Music
Biggest Fan: Henrik (#962)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Edgar Winter Group - Free Ride: 7 One of those songs that I'm sure I've always known, but never even once paid consciously attention to. I couldn't have told you the name of the song or the band. In fact, I couldn't even tell you a band named Edgar Winter Group existed. But now, being forced by this...
by Rob
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

This song ranks at #3079 on AM:

530. Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride
Year: 1972
Album: They Only Come Out at Night
Biggest Fan: Henry (#538)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rock On Neon - Top 1000 Songs of All Time
Replies: 26
Views: 1810

Re: Rock On Neon - Top 1000 Songs of All Time

I agree that it shouldn't be eligible, but I am still happy it was posted as this guy and me seem to have quite a bit in common taste-wise, so I'm curious about the songs I don't know yet. Many of the more left-field choices I do know are great.
by Rob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Ministry - Thieves: 7
Heavy shizzle. Also very good shizzle. A good example of how you can use a thundering, nasty sound for pure emotion.
by Rob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

I don’t know how he does it, but somehow Ordinaryperson manages to get three songs in a row:

529. Ministry - Thieves
Year: 1989
Album: The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Biggest Fan: Ordinaryperson (#871)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15
Replies: 34
Views: 1821

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15

8. Air Supply – The Earth Is… Like Jirin already said, it is hard to imagine any band being more schmaltzy than Air Supply. If only it was as a bit like Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!, a movie that stacks kitsch upon kitsch and becomes transcendent and amazing as a result. Alas, The Earth Is… just fe...
by Rob
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

R.E.M. - Belong: 5
R.E.M. rarely if ever make a bad song, but this one doesn't have too much purpose.
by Rob
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Back to back nominations by Ordinaryperson this weekend. It also marks the third appearance by R.E.M.: 528. R.E.M. - Belong Year: 1991 Album: Out of Time Biggest Fan: Ordinaryperson (#553) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering...
by Rob
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Radiohead - Kid A: 5 It's tough to give something from Kid A only a 5, as I adore the album. In context I would perhaps give this a 6, as it works well as a segue between Everything In It's Right place and the National Anthem, but taken on it's own it barely makes an impact at all. Now, this song is...
by Rob
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 9316

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

The second appearance by Radiohead, with the title track of one of their most renowned works. The song bubbles under on AM:

527. Radiohead – Kid A
Year: 2000
Album: Kid A
Biggest Fan: Ordinaryperson (#191)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!