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by Rob
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Mathématiques Modernes - Disco Rough: 6
The title is apt: it indeed seems like someone gave a real disco track a rough production. That does make it stand out a bit.
by Rob
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

333. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough
Year: 1980
Album: Les visiteurs du soir
Biggest Fan: Romain (#527)

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

by Rob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most: 5
This has the classic Steely Dan sound: classy, tasteful and also a little dull for my personal taste.

Beth Orton - Best Bit: 8
Love the way she sings. It's very singular and gives the song almost it's own rhythm.
by Rob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

332. Beth Orton – Best Bit
Year: 1997
EP: Best Bit
Biggest Fan: Akhenaten (unranked)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

This late addition to the Steely Dan discography is bubbling on AM:

331. Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most
Year: 2003
Album: Everything Must Go
Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#452)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: RollingStone (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: RollingStone (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Tempest is very good, regardless of the place it should be. There is this weird tendency in music criticism (completely absent in pretty much any other art form) to focus extremely on the young and even somewhat ridiculing the old (rock and roll is actually to blame for this development, now almost ...
by Rob
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Four Tet – Smile around the face: 8
Far from torture for me. It is a vital, playful, almost funny piece. Belongs to the more unique tracks that have appeared here and certainly in a good way.
by Rob
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

330. Four Tet – Smile around the face
Year: 2005
Album: Everything Ecstatic
Biggest Fan: Nassim (#763)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Thought I'd voted yesterday, but apparently not: The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane: 6 This the Stones trying an acoustic folk ballad. Although the sparse arrangements create an atmosphere and Mick Jagger has a surprisingly good voice for this there is something about this song that fails to truly grab ...
by Rob
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Only last week we had The Rolling Stones appear and here they are again. Trying to catch up to Prince? In this case I thought the song would be famous enough to get more votes in the poll, but apparently not. It ranks at #2985 on AM: 329. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane Year: 1966 Album: Aftermath Bi...
by Rob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo: 6 Hmm, maybe that popular Hitman's Club Mix is a little better, but the original fares quite well. For what is essentially a dance track it is surprisingly bare. That turns out to be a double-edged sword: it doesn't feel quite as catchy as it should be, but makes the declar...
by Rob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 2 Week 3
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 2 Week 3

4. Royksopp & Robyn - Monument vs. 5. Sharon Van Etten - Every Time the Sun Comes Up Very close. 12. SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig - NEW DORP. NEW YORK vs. 16. Preoccupations - Continental Shelf 15. blur - Ong Ong vs. 6. Ezra Furman - Restless Year 10. Destroyer - Times Square vs. 13. FKA twigs - In Time 3...
by Rob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Little note about this one. All the versions are called (re)mixes, but not one in particular is stated by Setherex. I added the radio mix to the Spotify list, as that description makes it sound like the most standard version, but I feel the need to say that the Hitman’s Club Mix is far more popular....
by Rob
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines: 8 I hadn't heard A Sailor's Guide to Earth since 2016, but after hearing this song I immediately went back to it. That is a great album, isn't it? Keep It Between the Lines is also a stand-out track. My favorite moment is when a guitar solo threatens to ...
by Rob
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

327. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines
Year: 2016
Album: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Biggest Fan: Acroamor (#486)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (21) November 30
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: MCCh 2019 (21) November 30

So here is the second to last update of this playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/1UQTJAlpjvtt29fSKz2XdG Only two new albums and so also only six new songs. Make no mistake though, if you plan to listen to all albums in this top 100 this update is huge, as the Underworld album ...
by Rob
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

The Kidds – Down In Mexico: 7

Whatever it's release date and method, it is still an overlooked track, but undeserved, as this is quite good. Really good use of backing vocals.
by Rob
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 1361

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I suspect this first update is also the last in which we see Bruce Springsteen in the top 10. Always fun, these oddities that pop up when using only a few lists.
by Rob
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: In praise of Aldous Harding
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: In praise of Aldous Harding

Eloquent post Rob. I'm with you all the way in choosing Lana Del Rey and Aldous Harding as being deserving of this kind of praise. Next year Richard Dawson? ;) Could be, but I first have to start listening to Richard Dawson! I'd love to do this kind of thing more, but I suspect it will always be a ...
by Rob
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Warning: extremely obscure pick ahead! According to Discogs this group only released three singles. It is not of Spotify: 326. The Kidds – Down In Mexico Year: 1956 Released as a single (B-side to Miss Lucy) Biggest Fan: Hymie (#209) The song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n4F80P17RI D...
by Rob
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

John Lennon – Nobody Told Me: 7

May not go in history as one of his more innovative tunes, but there is energy here and the lyrics are very good.
by Rob
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

I'll say this: It's unmistakably an NME list! I never put a reaction to the Pitchfork list, but I detested its pretentiousness, hypocrisy and the way the site went from an indie-celebrating outlet to an indie-hating outfit. Can you actually name which 'indie' acts have been so terribly hard done by...
by Rob
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: In praise of Aldous Harding
Replies: 3
Views: 169

In praise of Aldous Harding

Note: last year I wrote a similarly long piece about Lana Del Rey, called A tribute to Lana Del Rey. For some reason I don't quite get people immediately interpreted as an In memoriam, as if Del Rey had just died. I used another wording in the title (one I like less), to be sure. If you are still c...
by Rob
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 25
Views: 864

Re: Next decade poll

Rocky Raccoon wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:42 am
I voted for A, but I didn't see mention of when the 2000's would be done. My preference would be
The 2000's were done only two years ago and I don't see the need to do it extra fast again.
by Rob
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Fun fact: today’s artist was in the band from yesterday. Don’t thank me, I like to share such obscure facts. It ranks on AM at #6769: 326. John Lennon – Nobody Told Me Year: 1984 Album: Milk and Honey Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#264) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change yo...
by Rob
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

I'll say this: It's unmistakably an NME list! To be honest, that's why I think it is one of the better lists coming from one of the more famous magazines/ websites. It's not that this list reflects mine or I think that it captures the 2010 in all its glory, but there is something to be said for a m...
by Rob
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 246
Views: 153116

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

Just so you know, Myself, you votes for January til March have been added to my results list.
by Rob
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Thanks to Zombeels for turning us on to another obscure artist :mrgreen: Yes, it borders on the pretentious, but I am glad I discovered this band through him. Seems that The Beatles are a good electric blues band, a bit like The Rolling Stones yesterday. I give this song a 7. Perhaps I'll check out...
by Rob
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

When The Rolling Stones arrive, The Beatles can’t be too far away… Well, they can as this is their first appearance here. It ranks at AM on #7666 (for those of you keeping score, that’s much lower than yesterday’s Rolling Stones’ song!): 325. The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling Year: 1970 Album: Let It...
by Rob
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Biggest Fan - December 2019

Welcome to the December 2019 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 intr...
by Rob
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Jimmy Eat World - You with Me: 4 I never was much impressed with this band, but at least they were catchy. On this instantly forgettable song they aren't even that. The Rolling Stones – Love in Vain: 7 Say about them what you will, but few of the sixties British rockers could pull of traditional blu...
by Rob
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll
Replies: 113
Views: 10089

Re: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll

This year is noticeably weaker than the two years preceding it. Also had less time for a deep dive, so it is travelling across the surface for this song list: 1. Bob Dylan – The Man In the Long Black Coat 2. The Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold 3. Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World 4. Public Enemy – Fi...
by Rob
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Punk Bands - RESULTS
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Greatest Punk Bands - RESULTS

I can't blame you for not getting it done, because posting a Spotify playlist on this forum has become extremely convoluted and user-unfriendly. I was waiting in hope for someone else to think for me, thank you very much Rob for being that person! How did you do it? I tried it by 'quoting' one of y...
by Rob
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

The third entry of The Rolling Stones already. This one is less of a deep cut than the previous two and it ranks on AM at #3299: 324. The Rolling Stones – Love in Vain Year: 1969 Album: Let It Bleed Biggest Fan: antonius (#257) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

323. Jimmy Eat World – You with Me
Year: 2016
Album: Integrity Blues
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#135)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 2 Week 2
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 2 Week 2

13. Hot Chip - Flutes vs. 12. Death Grips - Hacker 14. Charli XCX - You're the One vs. 9. Melody's Echo Chamber - I Follow You 2. Adele - Skyfall vs. 15. My Bloody Valentine - Only Tomorrow 3. Nick Cave - Higgs Boson Blues vs. 7. David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 4. Kacey Musgraves - Follow ...
by Rob
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Punk Bands - RESULTS
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Greatest Punk Bands - RESULTS

Here you go, Mileswide:


I can't blame you for not getting it done, because posting a Spotify playlist on this forum has become extremely convoluted and user-unfriendly.
by Rob
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Prince - U Know: 5 For the most part all these Prince songs appearing here have given me the idea that both critics, consumers and us AM forummers have actually managed to pinpoint the truly great Prince songs and that most that didn't get more than one vote really doesn't stand out. U Know is a goo...
by Rob
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

This song ranks at #5070 on AM. It is probably one of the more well-known songs to appear here:

322. Eagles – Best of My Love
Year: 1974
Album: On the Border
Biggest Fan: Henry (#53)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Today Prince continues his streak of being the most represented artist in this game, but this time Moonbeam has nothing to do with it. 321. Prince – U Know Year: 2014 Album: Art Official Age Biggest Fan: Live In Phoenix (#931) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

The Crickets – You’ve Got Love: 5
In general I like these guys and this album, but on this particular song they get a bit too schmaltzy and sweet for me to really be great.
by Rob
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 30
Views: 10731

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I just wish 2019 was not ignored so much. I see that some of these albums still have to find a place on our collective mind, but a decade list that largely ignores one whole year just feels off. Another reason why these lists tend to come in way too soon.
by Rob
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

The next comes to you courtesy of the chirping Hymie:

320. The Crickets – You’ve Got Love
Year: 1957
Album: The “Chirping” Crickets
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#186)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 307
Views: 181061

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

My apologies for doing all of these at once, but I've been procrastinating. Also, not really had a chance to listen to everything, but rating what I know... No problem. Hope you'll listen to the missing ones in the future (if you do, please make new posts for the new votes, so I don't overlook them).
by Rob
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (November 2019 Edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 1784

Re: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (November 2019 Edition)

Some extra info: - The average rating of all the songs is 5,755144. Last time around it was 5,667904048, so we went slightly up. - That brings me to the relative positivity towards new entry. Last time around I already noted that the songs from 101 to 200 were better rated than the ones from 1 tot 1...
by Rob
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (November 2019 Edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 1784

Re: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (November 2019 Edition)

This game certainly generates unpredictable results. Yes, with the small number of voters that will happen. Yes, but since by and large this game focuses on relatively obscure and unloved songs it is always going to lead to more unpredictable voting behavior. Give a thousand people free reign to vo...
by Rob
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Tove Styrke - Ego: 4

Modern pop of a kind I don't particularly like. Sounds too plastic for my tastes.
by Rob
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

The next song is bubbling under on AM. Also, perhaps the first song to appear here from a participant of Swedish Idol:

319. Tove Styrke - Ego
Year: 2015
Album: Kiddo
Biggest Fan: Jackson (#997)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 12326

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Marky Ramone and the Intruders – Telephone Love: 6
A Ramone punking it up as if the seventies never ended. Fun and I guess it is too much to ask a Ramone to develop over time.

by Rob
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (November 2019 Edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 1784

Re: Biggest Fan: The Top 100 (November 2019 Edition)

The remains: 101. The Mellows - Lovable Lily: 6,229166667 102. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius: 6,208333333 103. Tom Waits - Jesus Gonna Be Here: 6,196428571 104. Tricky – Pumpkin: 6,192307692 105. Lucinda Williams - Metal Firecracker: 6,1875 106. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 6,181818182 107. Vampir...