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by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Here another attempt to let no album go without a vote. We actually covered some ground this week, although mostly due to people playing catch-up. Usually I add 100 a week, but since we are getting nearer the end and people don't seem to get back further than 400, we'll do the bottom 600 this time a...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2020 update
Replies: 41
Views: 505

Re: Errors in the 2020 update

If you click on a year before 1920 to see the song list, you get a 404 File Not Found error. I guess these pages don't exist anymore?
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music
Replies: 43
Views: 7001

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music

This does not change the bigger problem, however. The site now only allows me to view the list up to #1500. Suddenly I have to make do with 6000 albums less! I have found no way around this yet. Maybe it's an oversight of the new update that will be fixed soon, but for this project it isn't great. ...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

223. Nick Drake – Bryter Layter Northern Sky Fly Nick Drake albums are not so much song-based, but more based on sinking in a feeling for the duration of the album. Still, if I had to pick two I guess I would pick these two. Northern Sky works the most as a stand-alone song and Fly gets me the most....
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

We go on where we left off yesterday, with Sly & the Family Stone. 225. Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On Family Affair (O) (You Caught Me) Smilin’ (O) 224. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (O) Bitches Brew (O) 223. Nick Drake – Bryter Layter Northern Sky (1) Fly ...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Today's updates have been done. 283. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love All Along The Watchtower and Castle Made of Sand All Along the Watchtower belongs to Electric Ladyland. Castle Made of Sand is right, though. (Note: A Piece of the Sky and The Apostate are my favorite two tracks he...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

I also noticed the combi of two female names, but the women deserved better if you ask me. Both songs have something else in common: poor singing. Barenaked Ladies - Jane: 5 It would be an okay indie singer/songwriter thing, but the voice is very whiny. From First to Last - Emily: 3 I tend to like s...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (21) November 30
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: MCCh 2020 (21) November 30

Updates playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/2heOC2qwXKnafN08khHx6J The Microphones in 2020 is still not on Spotify. Here it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BkabF31ak Yeah, these last updates have been poor (unless you are shocked by losing The Chats, again). I...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - June 2020
Replies: 233
Views: 62775

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. I have to upgrade this to 8, definitely thanks to the EP appearing in Biggest Fan Albums. It is not unique perhaps, but the I hav...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 5. Cybotron - Enter
Replies: 81
Views: 5084

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP

Toy Love - Toy Love EP: 7 Because of both the length of the songs and the EP itself it is easy to put this on repeat and repeat and repeat. I recognizes Don't Ask Me, as it appeared in Biggest Fan Songs, where at the time I rated it as average, but it has grown on me and has become the standout. The...
by Rob
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

690. From First to Last - Emily
Year: 2004
Albums: Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
Biggest Fan: Listyguy (#911)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

243. The xx – xx Intro Islands The 2000's poll made pay attention to Intro for the first time and it has grown out to be a favorite. Islands is the best song in the album's more general style. 239. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters Relay Under the Table These are probably not the two songs that w...
by Rob
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Top quarter of the list, baby! Here are 25 new titles to mull over: 250. Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70 – Zombie Zombie (3) Mr. Follow Follow (2) Note: One of those albums with only two songs. 249. David Bowie - “Heroes” Heroes (2) Beauty and the Beast (1) Sons of the Silent Age (1) 248. Steely D...
by Rob
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

There has been an update to all scores and to the playlist. I try to vote for every album on my list, that list just happened to be pretty short :( Time for you to develop a more conventional taste! ;) If participation is usually lower on the weekends, then I'm guessing Thanksgiving might have affec...
by Rob
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update!
Replies: 55
Views: 979

Re: New site update!

Damn, I had a bit of an off-line day today, so I missed the chance to make this Sunday all about this update. The again, I just returned from seeing the beautiful Nick Cave concert film Idiot Prayer in my local cinema, so that was a good musical afternoon. Luckily my holiday begins Tuesday, so I wil...
by Rob
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

689. Barenaked Ladies - Jane
Year: 1994
Albums: Maybe You Should Drive
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#152)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

My votes for today: 269. Sigur Rós - ( ) Untitled #3 Untitled #8 I don't use the like function on Spotify anymore, but I am glad I had the foresight to use them here, because otherwise I would not have known which to pick on base of the title. It's hard to know without listening which these are, but...
by Rob
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Anyway, here are today's 25 selections. 275. Michael Jackson – Bad Bad (1) Dirty Diana (1) 274. Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill Fight for Your Right (1) No Sleep Till Brooklyn (1) Hold It Now, Hit It (1) Rhymin’ & Stealin’ (1) 273. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu Helpless (2) Woodstock (1) Our...
by Rob
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

The updates have been done. I have to say that following on me noting yesterday that participation seemed low, it seems it only got worse. I know there are always less votes in the weekend, but the sheer drop today just kind of scares me. Is it a coincidence or a people dropping this project? It can...
by Rob
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

Compulsion - It's Great: 7 Not great perhaps, but it has an appealing rough sound and the ending section is a great change. Freedy Johnston – Bad Reputation: 7 His name sounds like an old blues man, but this is not that. It also has no resemblance to Joan Jett. It's just a calm singer/songwriter tra...
by Rob
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

This one ranks on AM at #9796:

688. Freedy Johnston – Bad Reputation
Year: 1994
Albums: This Perfect World
Biggest Fan: Neil (#442)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

284. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel… Hot Knife Every Single Night The two obvious ones, or at least for this forum, where Hot Knife is rightly rated. I discovered that other forums or outlets frequently hate that song, but to me it is a career highlight. It also perhaps a precursor to Fetch the Bolt ...
by Rob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

So, there are these 25 albums where you can vote for your tracks and you will find these albums below. Two of them are by R.E.M. and one is by the esteemed Various Artists. 300. Swans – The Seer Lunacy (1) The Seer Returns (1) 299. Outkast – Aquemini Rosa Parks (1) Liberation (1) 298. Beck – Sea Cha...
by Rob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Today's updates have been done! There was a low participation today, though. We can't do this without your help! I can't speak for the rest of the world but Perfect from Now on isn't Spotifyable on British shores and will thus see its highlights make their way onto my YT playlist in the next couple ...
by Rob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Revolver Magazine (US)
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: EOY 2020 - Revolver Magazine (US)

Vacantjoy wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:44 pm this is not a genre specific list actually,e.g.
The magazine itself is genre specific though, focusing on hard and in particular metal. Just read their intro to this list. That's what makes it so strange that an almost genre specific metal list has a couple non-metal albums sprinkled in.
by Rob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

687. Compulsion - It’s Great
Year: 1996
Albums: The Future Is Medium
Biggest Fan: Spiritualized (#unranked)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

I almost thought I voted for none of todays albums, but last minute one showed up: 301. Lorde – Melodrama The Louvre Homemade Dynamite Green Light is expected to make the playlist of course, but I would put that on the bottom 3 of this album. I like it, but don't love it like most. I'd rather have t...
by Rob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

I guess yesterday has ended 45 minutes ago, but just imagine I posted these 25 then. 325. XTC – Skylarking Ballet for a Rainy Day (3) Dear God (1) 1000 Umbrellas (1) The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul (1) 324. Swans – To Be Kind A Little God in My Hands (O) Oxygen (O) 323. The Cure – Pornography One...
by Rob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Midnight updating is done. but I feel there's no better pick than I Would Hurt a Fly to drag the listener in. Look, I begrudgingly gave FrankLotion Smack My Bitch Up, but here I draw a moral line. This excessive aggression against insects will not stand! http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playl...
by Rob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music
Replies: 43
Views: 7001

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy (2018) - RYM #7471 https://a10.gaanacdn.com/images/albums/93/2190393/crop_480x480_2190393.jpg These were the albums I could choose from: 7471. Jóhann Jóhannson – Mandy 7472. Painkiller – Execution Ground 7473. Thou – Tyrant 7474. Out of Focus – Wake Up! 7475. Pixies – Trom...
by Rob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

Tina Charles - I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) 8
One of those songs I thought I didn't know, because title and artist didn't ring a bell, but it turns out I know this vaguely from radio play. Actually quite a lot of fun, simply because of the wonderful vocals of Tina Charles.
by Rob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Revolver Magazine (US)
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: EOY 2020 - Revolver Magazine (US)

Uhhh, the weirdest list so far For most part it makes sense since it is a heavy metal magazine and most of these albums clearly belong to that group. What makes it look weird is that somehow a handful of electronic and hiphop albums sneaked in. Not sure if that is what their readers are in for, but...
by Rob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

686. Tina Charles – I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)
Year: 1976
Albums: I Love to Love
Biggest Fan: bonnielaurel (#434)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

350. Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out Words and Guitar Dance Song ’97 The title track is the classic, but is actually not among my favorites. Give me this tribute to rock music on Words and Guitar and ehm, what was not particularly dance music in 1997 (but should have been). 341. Pink Floyd – Meddle One ...
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Today we have been doing this for a month! To celebrate I present you with 25 albums. The same as usual, but what do you expect of me? What is special though is that not one, not two, but three artists appear two times in this group, a new record. Let's here it for Brian Eno, Sleater-Kinney and Pink...
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

There were updates to the playlist and scores. Maybe you have noticed?
Schüttelbirne wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:44 pm 359. Steve Reich | Music for 18 Musicians: guess what?
Just because you are being difficult I have made decision were your vote goes to. I marked it for Music for 18 Musicians and will not change it on any request of yours.
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Grammy Nominations
Replies: 26
Views: 516

Re: 2021 Grammy Nominations

I have to take back a little what I wrote about the Grammies being a reflection of the very mainstream. There were 3 albums here that I didn't recognize, but I took that as a sign that I'm far out of the mainstream, as usual. This time however I find that Black Pumas, Chilombo and even especially Dj...
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Grammy Nominations
Replies: 26
Views: 516

Re: 2021 Grammy Nominations

Thanks for the explanation Schüttelbirne. I really wonder why the Grammies don't go for a more straightforward nomination process.
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

Kirsty MacColl - Days: 9 I always liked the original by The Kinks a lot. Such a simple song, but very effective because of it. Kirsty MacColl's take turns out to be just as great. It misses the more jubilant nature of the original, but her quiet take gives it more of a wistfulness. If only I could s...
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Grammy Nominations
Replies: 26
Views: 516

Re: 2021 Grammy Nominations

I can't believe neither The Weeknd nor Brittany Howard, who would have actually been in the running to win Why do you think Brittany Howard had a shot at winning? It seems unlikely to me. If she was nominated it would be more the weird-one out, like Sturgill Simpson a few years ago. Or perhaps I'm ...
by Rob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

Second Red And in a row.

685. Kirsty MacColl - Days
Year: 1989
Albums: Kite
Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#303)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Grammy Nominations
Replies: 26
Views: 516

Re: 2021 Grammy Nominations

I'm actually more surprised people expected Fetch the Bolt Cutters. The album is a critical and music nerd darling, but has no mainstream presence at all and "Album of the Year" with the Grammies is basically another spelling of "Most Mainstream Presence (in the USA) of the Year". The presence of Po...
by Rob
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

375. Novos Baianos - Acabou chorare Preta Pretinha Tinino Trincando Latin music rarely knows to grab me for some reason, but somehow this one did, a lot. I listened to it again today and there is so much to chose from. The vocals from Moreas Moreiro and the rhythm on Preta Pretinha are just gorgeous...
by Rob
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

You ordered 25 great albums and I am happy to deliver. There are two servings of Nick Cave today, but savor them, as there will be no more of him or his bad seeds served again. We also add the longest song to the playlist today and there is nobody who can do a dang thing about it. 375. Novos Baianos...
by Rob
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Yes, the scores have been updated again! I fell off in posting for this thread, but I might as well throw my hat in for this one: Feel free to throw in more of your hats! 382. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On Mercy Mercy Me Inner City Blues I think you have the wrong Marvin Gaye album with 'On' in the ...
by Rob
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

Latin Quarter – Radio Africa: 6
A serious topic, but a pleasing sound. Not the best mixture, but at least I don't mind hearing it.
by Rob
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 8181

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

684. Latin Quarter – Radio Africa
Year: 1985
Albums: Modern Times
Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#781)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

I forgot this yesterday, but here is my weekly call for votes for albums that haven't got any yet. We go for the first 400 now. If you happen to talk to people who have chosen these albums, please direct them here. 999. Phil Collins – No Jacket Required 992. Daryl Hall & Johnny Oats – Private Eyes 9...
by Rob
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

387. Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow White Rabbit Somebody to Love There are a lot of great songs here, but when I heard this for the first time I was deeply disappointed that there were only two tracks with Grace Slick as lead vocalist as I bought the album on the strength of these two voc...
by Rob
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 517
Views: 21511

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Anyway, back to business. Here are today's twenty-five. After two today of only single entries, we again have one artist with two albums, although under two different names: Parliament and Funkadelic. 400. Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove One Nation Under a Groove (3) Who Says a Funk Band Can’...