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by Rob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 98
Views: 23591

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2803 (Max Romeo & The Upsetters War Ina Babylon) to #2834 (Otis Redding & Carla Thomas' King & Queen). No news here. While updating I listened to Max Romeo & The Upsetters' War Ina Babylon: https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2011_09/25/15/154120508/e1fc441b-c5d...
by Rob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today another song with a lot of streams on Spotify:

19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
Year: 2015
From the album: Beauty Behind the Madness
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#657)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting: 6

Not much to say about this one. Just a fine Diana Ross track.
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 19471

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

... I also underestimated how much Low changing their sound on Double Negative would captivate the list-makers. It's placement will far surpass that of the band's other albums at AM. I did wonder whether critics honestly thought it was better than the likes of I Could Live in Hope or Things We Lost...
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Albums of 2019

Prior to this I was only really stoked by her stripped down acoustic album Are We There , which apparently puts me in a minority (as usual). It is the critical favorite by quite some measure, based on it's AM rank. And I would agree with that, though I should give all her albums more of a spin. Thi...
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

18. Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting
Year: 1970
From the album: Everything Is Everything
Biggest Fan: BonnieLaurel (#49)

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

The playlist:
by Rob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Klaatu – Long Live Politzania: 4 I always want to defend prog-rock, but some of these songs just make it hard to do so. Many tracks of the genre contain different parts or movements. The best acts among them, especially Pink Floyd and Camel, know how to meld these parts into a fluent whole, where ea...
by Rob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Breaking our streak of AM Inclusives with something more unexpected. Also, the first time we get a second song from someone who already had one appear in this poll. It is not Hymie, though, but: 17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania Year: 1977 From the album: Hope Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#839) Don’t for...
by Rob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Breaking our streak of AM Inclusives with something more unexpected. Also, the first time we get a second song from someone who already had one appear in this poll. It is not Hymie, though, but: 17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania Year: 1977 From the album: Hope Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#839) Don’t forg...
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Goldfrapp – Strict Machine: 7

Pretty good stuff, indeed. I wondered if I heard this before (I thought I never went beyond Felt Mountain for some reason) or that I just hear I Feel Love in this like fasbjd.
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 98
Views: 23591

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2746 (Squarepusher's Feed Me Weird Things) to #2802 (The Gun Club's The Las Vegas Story). I'm always ready to use this space too point out curiosities of Spotify that become very noticeable when you do this kind of project. Today something fell in line with the album I had to ...
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

I'll be late as usual. I've listened to most album and will finish them all by the end of the weekend I guess, but there are some I want to return to before making my final decision.
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Continuing our streak of songs that are actually included on the AM top 10.000 Songs, this time the #3467:

16. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
Year: 2003
From the album: Black Cherry
Biggest Fan: BluePanda (#607)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Encore game
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Encore game

I was thinking of it being for less well known artists, but then I thought it might be fun including the "big" artists too. From what I've seen of this forum, I can imagine a Peruvian 1950s Panpipe Band beating the Beatles, if the voting criteria is "I want to hear more of them"...
by Rob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Listyguy | 141 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience (9) Looking at the list of artists with 10+ unique songs voted, Hendrix doesn't appear on there. So I'm alone if Hendrix Island? Really? Maybe Hendrix simply scored a lot of two or three votes for a lot of his songs. His output isn't that huge (though pe...
by Rob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Turnover at the forums

I've once left a forum for movies where I was active for 10 years, because of several reasons. An important one was time (a new, more demanding job), but even before that I could feel I was getting less close to the forum, actually because the atmosphere of the board had changed. There had been a sl...
by Rob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Another song actually ranked on AM, this time at #8059:

15. Dusty Springfield – Goin’ Back
Year: 1966
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Sonofsamiam (#359)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!
Replies: 184
Views: 10430

Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Since it hasn't shown up yet, the number one is obviously Summer of Love:
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 8 The title and artist didn't really ring a bell. In fact, up until I started compiling that Acclaimed Album playlist and came upon two Rickie Lee Jones records I thought Rickie was the name of a male performer. Still, Chuck E.'s in Love turned out to sound fam...
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 38
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 38

Mekons - Club Mekon
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today the first song actually ranked on Acclaimed Music and not even that low, at #1988: 14. Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.’s in Love Year: 1979 From the album: Rickie Lee Jones Biggest Fan: BonnieLaurel (#373) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! The playlist: http:/...
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

No, no, no, no, no, ..., no, no. I've not liked a huge amount of songs on the first listen that have gone on to be huge favourites of mine after further listens. Yes, that happens to me sometimes too, but I think for this project the first impression should rule. No, there is no such rule. If that ...
by Rob
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Queen - Good Company: 5 Unidentifiable as a Queen song. It sounds very much like something from the mid-sixties. The Beatles indeed, but perhaps even more so The Kinks or even Small Faces. It a perfect copy of that sound, but I don't know to what end. It's been ages since I last heard A Night at the...
by Rob
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Safetycat wrote:Also I changed some of my previous ratings after a second listen


Could you in the future name those? It would save me quite a bit of time.
by Rob
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Now a song from an album that all of you might have heard:

13. Queen – Good Company
Year: 1975
From the album: A Night at the Opera
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#936)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Disorganized? Yes. Iggy is rambling? Yes. No structure? Indeed.
All ingredients for a great song. Like fasbjd I love, love, love this album and I also agree with him that this is not even the best track of Fun House, but damn if I can resist it.
The Stooges - Fun House: 8
by Rob
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 70
Views: 20736

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but this is an 'error' of another kind. Whether it is an actual error is even up for debate, but I thought it was worth bringing up. Walter Carlos changed her name to Wendy Carlos after sex reassignment surgery, already in the seventies. She is names W...
by Rob
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 608
Views: 102245

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Yes, I like that too.
by Rob
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 98
Views: 23591

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2701 (The Divine Comedy's Liberation) to #2745 (Swans' My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky). No news. Today I listened to Liberation from The Divine Comedy: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/dante/d19pa/plates/31-1.jpg This liberation according to The Divine Comedy. I ...
by Rob
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!

not sure if it would be popular, but don't you think that once round 1 has passed, the time given to vote should be shortened as most of the albums will have been listened to ? It wouldn't do for me, as I tend to listen to every album each round. So a week is needed. I have another suggestion that ...
by Rob
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today the first song that is actually on AM, albeit as a bubbler:

12. The Stooges – Fun House
Year: 1970
From the album: Fun House
Biggest Fan: Damosuzuki (#400)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 5 This one has around 73.000.000 stream of Spotify, which is a lot. It is the type of song a lot of my friends listened to back around the time this came out, but I don't actually remember ever hearing this one. Or the name Puddle of Mudd for that matter. It's a rather basic...
by Rob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 608
Views: 102245

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I don't suppose it would be possible to categorise the results based on the age groups of those voting. Clearly the younger forum members haven't had the benefit of growing up when the artists of days gone by were being played all the time - whereas they get much more exposure to more recent artist...
by Rob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 4334

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Yes, a good selection. I also got two in. Nice!
by Rob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

11. Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
Year: 2001
From the album: Come Clean
Biggest Fan: Whuntva (#174)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Exuma - Love Is Strange: 6 I had to look up the older versions before deciding on this one. Exuma made a very different song out of it. It is comparable to what Isaac Hayes did with the likes of By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Walk On By on Hot Buttered Soul: making a rambling spoken word song out ...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 4334

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

I was going to write a lot again for my choices, but never got around it. So only a list: 1. Dolly Parton 2. Koji Kondo 3. Jimmie Rodgers 4. Bernard Herrmann 5. Jimmy Cliff 6. Sister Rosetta Tharpe 7. Carl Perkins 8. The Grateful Dead 9. 2Pac 10. Missy Elliot Like last year and also like DaveC I giv...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

My point about Daft Punk is that having loved mainstream hits is a way better indicator of HoF inclusion than genre distinctions. I think anyone who has both popular hits and critical respect is very likely to get in, whether or not they are technically rock. It helps, but it's not enough. If you a...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 98
Views: 23591

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2662 (The Rolling Stones' Goats Head Soup) to #2700 (Emerals' Does It Look Like I'm Here). Milestone: I reached exactly #2700 today! That doesn't look like a noteworthy number on it's own, but look at it another way and you might notice that there are only 300 album left. That'...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

I added biggest fan info to my post above. Not sure if you saw that or if you did your own digging. I did it myself. The info wasn't up immediately, was it? Or did I look over it? Anyway, thanks for this. I really wanted this information, but never took the time to seek it out myself. I'm the bigge...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.01
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.01

Since Venice Bitch is on it's last week here, Lana Del Rey decided to release another song, which I'll nominate here:

Lana Del Rey - hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it

The lack of capital letters is all hers.
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Thanks for these Henrik. Some of these artists are odd. Todd Rundgren obviously Henry's doing; his love for that artist is well known. But I wondered if some of the more out there names near the top of the list were also due to one person. The answer is "yes, of course". They Might Be Gian...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists
Replies: 11
Views: 4085

Re: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists

Mulholland wrote:
What do you guys think of the rankings thus far?


Haven't played much of them, so don't have too strong an opinion about it, but Smash Ultimate seems very low, but that is obviously because it came out rather late.
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Record Collector (UK) - The 70 Landmark Albums of the Last 70 Years (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: Record Collector (UK) - The 70 Landmark Albums of the Last 70 Years (2018)

Ahh yes, 2010s releases by the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney - exactly what I think of when i hear "landmark". I may seem strange, but on the other hand outside of High Hopes by Bruce Springsteen these are all quite acclaimed. It's just too bad the ye...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 66
Views: 3819

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

whuntva wrote:2) Shame-Dust on Trial

I suspect you mean Songs of Praise, of which Dust on Trial is the opening track ;)
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Daft Punk’s ability to get in the HoF, I think, significantly improved with Get Lucky. Based on their older less catchy tunes, it would have been harder. Though Get Lucky certainly helps, don't forget that it is also modeled on the music from Chic (with Nile Rodgers even present on the song) and Ch...
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

And now, the first song not on Spotify. Luckily it is on YouTube: 10. Exuma – Love Is Strange Year: 1973 From the album: Life Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#380) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbtOFEdJLB8 Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! The playlist: http://open.s...
by Rob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This: 4 The frustrating thing about this song (besides it's further confirmation of Coldplay's artistic decline) is that at least the start seems promising. It seems during the first verse that it is building up to something. And than that beat h...
by Rob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 98
Views: 23591

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2609 (Amon Tobin's Supermodified) to #2661 (The Everly Brothers' It's Everly Time). I noticed quite a few jazz albums again today. They sometimes seem to come in bundles. Is it that they all appear on similar lists that they tend to be so close together most of the time? Anyway...
by Rob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 4334

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

DaveC wrote:8. Bessie Smith

She was inducted last year.

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