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by Rob
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Today’s song ranks on AM at #9062:

167. Slick Rick – Hey Young World
Year: 1988
Album: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Biggest Fan: Bootsy (#410)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.12
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.12

8. The Olivia Tremor Control - Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle The band name and the title promise something special, but this did little for me. Something of an homage to the more experimental side of The Beatles (it’s been compared to The White Album; which so happens...
by Rob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

Henrik wrote:Should Kids See Ghosts’ AM entries show up on Kanye West’s and Kid Cudi’s pages? I thought KSG should be treated as a band duo, like Run the Jewels, with no entries on the separate members’ pages.


I think it is really presented as a group work, like indeed Run the Jewels, and should follow suit.
by Rob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

AC/DC – Who Made Who: 7
Typical AC/DC fare, but damn fun!
by Rob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

166. AC/DC – Who Made Who
Year: 1986
Album: Who Made Who
Biggest Fan: Andyramones1234 (#207)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

The Fall – Impression of J. Temperence: 8
I am liking this band more and more.
by Rob
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega Critic Chart 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 20596

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2019

Otisredding wrote:Sex new albums in top 55!


:o
A new trend?
by Rob
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

165. The Fall – Impression of J. Temperence
Year: 1980
Album: Grotesque (After the Gramme)
Biggest Fan: Damosuzuki (#33)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 8 I usually have a very heavy negative reaction to gangster rap, but somehow Biggie has a tendency to avoid this. There is a sense of tragedy and drama in his lyrics and the way he tells his stories that feel far more lived in than is usual for the genre. Th...
by Rob
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 56
Views: 15781

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

OK but that's not the short release, it's the first of the 5 CDs (see the link below). Anyway I suppose both options are enough to have an opinion to cast a vote... https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/%E8%BF%91%E8%97%A4%E5%B6%BA_%E4%B8%8A%E7%94%B0%E9%9B%85%E7%BE%8E_%E5%B1%B1%E5%8F%A3%E8%A3%95%E...
by Rob
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

A song that’s bubblin’ on AM today:

164. The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts
Year: 1994
Album: Ready to Die
Biggest Fan: Listyguy (#31)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Faith No More – Digging the Grave: 6
Fine, raging metal, but not a true standout.
by Rob
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 56
Views: 15781

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

When we get to the Round 1.14 we will find the "Okami Original Soundtrack" nominated. The original 2006 release includes 5 CDs, a total of 218 tracks and almost six hours of music. I was tempted of not participating on the match-up but I opted for creating a playlist with the 2018 Europea...
by Rob
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Today’s nomination is by Spiritualized and you’ll notice there is no ranking. I think I mentioned it before, but Spiritualized missed the initial poll on which this game is based and used the opportunity to send in a list of 210 songs for which he would be the only fan. He makes his first appearance...
by Rob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Hello, Rob Changes in Lizzo and The National highlights Thanks. I did notice a mistake, though: Cate Le Bon has one song named as a highlight twice. Also, someone asked last update if live albums are not included, as the Beyoncé album is not included, despite massive acclaim. I can't see European c...
by Rob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Prince – The Human Body: 3 The narrative of Prince since the middle of the nineties is that he has fallen a lot. Moonbeam's many Prince cuts that will appear in this game are set to prove this prejudice wrong, but with various degrees of success. I like Prince a lot, but not always, yet this is the ...
by Rob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.12
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.12

Need help with OTC and Soundtrack I can find them both on Spotify. The Olivia Tremor Control album is named simply Dusk at Cubist Castle there: http://open.spotify.com/album/45TJXx5bBZpLnffynCeNsf And here is Welcome to the Infant Freebase: http://open.spotify.com/album/7npU5LTKfPl4bRpNIuKzYa Both ...
by Rob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

It’s been a while since we got a Prince song, but today’s entry marks his fourth appearance, keeping ahead of the competition with ease:

162. Prince – The Human Body
Year: 1996
Album: Emancipation
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#905)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Is life grand with two Hymies? I think the results are mixed. Tampa Red – She’s Dynamite: 7 Close to an 8 actually. Soulful blues. Very well played. Jack Scott – Baby She’s Gone: 4 Damn, this man sounds a lot like Elvis Presley. Now I like Elvis in general, but not his more sappy ballads and it seem...
by Rob
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Another Hymie, for the hell of it:

161. Jack Scott – Baby She’s Gone
Year: 1957
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#745)

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by Rob
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Hymie Dynamite!:

160. Tampa Red – She’s Dynamite
Year: 1951*
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#968)

*Correct me if I’m wrong here. I’m not 100% on the year.

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.11
Replies: 33
Views: 679

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.11

Good week, I like everything here! 8. Charly Bliss – Guppy The nineties live on in this 2017 release, which sounds like a sunny summary of nineties alternative rock. That makes it sounds more varied than it is. If Guppy has one weakness it is that it’s songs sound a little too much the same. At a le...
by Rob
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Shudder to Think – Hot One: 7
A hot one indeed! Or, to be honest, the actual word for this is 'cool'.
by Rob
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1984 Poll
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1984 Poll

Here is a wacky song by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, named Tesla Girls: http://open.spotify.com/track/6Oe0GCzdHyH1DU3cazQ3eS Once they were among the most popular dance groups in Europe, but outside of Enola Gay and maybe Maid of Orleans they seem to be forgotten and are mostly overlooked by c...
by Rob
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify
Replies: 11
Views: 3720

Re: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

Like everyone else, I now hope Square Enix will imitate them. Yes please! But if Square Enix is as happy to share their soundtracks as the were when they brought Final Fantasy to Super Smash Bros I'm not getting my hopes up yet. Well, guess what just happened :music-listening: Square-Enix added mor...
by Rob
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Another one not on Spotify:

159. Shudder to Think – Hot One
Year: 1998
Album: Velvet Goldmine
Biggest Fan: Neil (#825)
The song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH3KILLaTkI&t=2s

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Zeus – The Sound of You: 6

Very much indebted to sixties pop, but with a bit of modern polish. Not bad at all.
by Rob
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

What happened to Zombeels? Oh, here he is:

158. Zeus – The Sound of You
Year: 2010
Album: Say Us
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#801)

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by Rob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 277
Views: 77422

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Apologies if this is annoying to update, but I wanted to make an overall ranking for this game and also scoop up whichever songs I missed in the first 100. No need to apologize; I only encourage people to get back on their rankings when they feel the need to. As long as it is clear what the changes...
by Rob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Justin Hayward - One Again: 4
The intro makes me expect a reggae song, but it all evolves into a very eighties and extremely corny and sappy ballad. Not my taste.
by Rob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Dr. John
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: R.I.P. Dr. John

Cool figure. I played his Gris-Gris album quite a few times. His voodoo blues remains something unique, but he is a good blues rocker in general. I noticed him first in the concert film The Last Waltz, were he waas one of many special guests of The Band. He was one of the guests I never heard of bef...
by Rob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Roky Erickson
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: R.I.P. Roky Erickson

Yes, I heard this at the beginning of the week and decided to check out some of his solo recordings. Very moving stuff. Would like to delve deeper and give some more recommendations by then, but I'm not sure I will have the time for it these days.
by Rob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

This one is not on Spotify:

157. Justin Hayward – One Again
Year: 1985
Album: Moving Mountains
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#350)
The song on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOuY0QN3zn0

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

David Axelrod – Holy Thursday: 9 Well, this one recently appeared in the Unacclaimed Song poll and as we know by now was actually a finalist. Deservedly so. A powerful, uplifting instrumental. It's very hard to classify: is this jazz? Psychedelic rock? Orchestral pseudo-classical? I don't know and t...
by Rob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

156. David Axelrod – Holy Thursday
Year: 1968
Album: Song of Innocence
Biggest Fan: Sonofsamiam (#813)

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by Rob
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Fleet Foxes – Kept Woman: 6
One of the least unusual songs from Crack-Up and closer to the sound of their debut. That's a sound (and album) I like a lot, but on there this wouldn't be one of the stand-outs.
by Rob
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 233
Views: 52442

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

I'm a little confused as to why you mention L'Argent as the film of the year, but later posit Sans Soleil as the best?
by Rob
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

155. Fleet Foxes – Kept Woman
Year: 2017
Album: Crack-Up
Biggest Fan: Nicolas (#918)

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by Rob
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Pata Negra – Camarón: 6
What can I say? It is warm outside and it is flamenco. It just fits.
by Rob
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

The next song is bubbling under on AM:

154. Pata Negra – Camarón
Year: 1987
Album: Blues de la frontera
Biggest Fan: Otisredding (#382)

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by Rob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

The Spaniels – Baby It’s You: 2 I know I'm not big on doo-wop, but this was insufferable for me. I dislike the lead-singers voice, which sounds weak and he seems to try to hard. The whole sound seems strangely empty at times. Also, I know this genre isn't about lyrics, but you'll be hard pressed to ...
by Rob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

I know you all can’t get enough of Hymie’s choice, so here the second one in a row:

153. The Spaniels – Baby It’s You
Year: 1952
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#243)

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by Rob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Big Maybelle – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show: 6
Well, Big Maybelle knows how to sound big. These are some powerhouse vocals. They are the main selling point here.
by Rob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.10
Replies: 26
Views: 1270

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.10

What kind of a line-up is this? Serge Gainsbourg, George Michael and Kid Cudi in one week? Are you trying to torture me to death? Oh wait. These albums turn out not to be bad. Never mind. 8. 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More! When an artist gets to be known as a one hit wonder I sometimes...
by Rob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

One Hymie starts a show:

152. Big Maybelle – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
Year: 1955
Released as a single (b-side to Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On)
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#881)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Pere Ubu – On the Surface: 8 Definitely on the higher end of my 8's. A strangely joyous song from a band not known for it and a weird mix between Pere Ubu's type of art punk and some sort of new wave like, catchy sound experiment. A combination that shouldn't work, but becomes a glorious oddity. The...
by Rob
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

151. Pere Ubu – On the Surface
Year: 1978
Album: Dub Housing
Biggest Fan: Jackson (#691)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 1837

Biggest Fan - June 2019

Welcome to the June 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 introduc...
by Rob
Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 12611

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

For some reason I like this year much more than the two before it. Some more variations to the pop standard I think. Which didn't keep me from voting for Irene Cara. The Flashdance song suddenly became a guilty pleasure. 1. Talking Heads – Girlfriend Is Better 2. David Bowie – Modern Love 3. U2 – Ne...
by Rob
Fri May 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 18039

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair: 6
Like a lot of reggea - bar some top cuts - I rate it rather average. Hard to dislike, but also hard to really love for me.

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