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by Rob
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Let’s have another round of Hymie:

283. The Flares – Food Stompin’
Year: 1961
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#146)

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by Rob
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Henrik wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Rob wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:16 pm
this is on my surprisingly short lists of songs that should be removed from the planet.
The others being...?
I do not have a literal one ;)
But it certainly would contain the complete "works" of Dutch "singer" Jan smit.
by Rob
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?: 1 I guess it had to happen one time, but I finally arrived at my first 1 here. Ironically it comes from BonnieLaurel, who is also responsible for my only 10 (not counting my own nomination, To Ramona). Look, this song was made for charity so that's something ...
by Rob
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 146424

Re: Albums of 2019

Jirin wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
29. Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen
Great album, but I'm sure it was released in June 2018.
by Rob
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Christmas comes early this year, with a song that ranks on AM at #2881:

282. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Year: 1984
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: BonnieLaurel (#912)

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by Rob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Leon Else – What I Won’t Do: 5

It's highly unlikely I heard this before, but it sounds very familiar. It feels like a lot of pop from the beginning of this decade. It's not bad really, but it doesn't stick out in any way for me.
by Rob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 25
Views: 498

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 4

13. Paramore - Still Into You vs. 5. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow Still Into You is in a pop mode I'm not that fond of, but this one has a real push in the chorus that makes me get along with it anyway. Nice vocals by Hayley Williams too. But Follow Your Arrow still wins easily. Although for ...
by Rob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (18) October 15
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: MCCh 2019 (18) October 15

No problem, Otisredding!

Here is the updated playlist:



We're nearing the 100, so coming next week there will be an actual cut-off point. Who will survive? At least Big Thief with two entries in the top 10 looks safe.
by Rob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 239
Views: 172363

Re: Concerts you have coming up

This year has been slow for concerts for me, to say the least, without there being an obvious reason for it. But in recent weeks I have bought four tickets, even if most of them seem to be in February. November 27 - Aldous Harding - Paradiso Amsterdam February 6 - Angel Olsen - Paradiso Amsterdam Fe...
by Rob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1

1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13 2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape 3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges 4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku vs. Peter Gabriel - Us I'll do a ranking of the complete group of sixteen...
by Rob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

A very obscure choice today. This guy barely released anything outside of a small handful of singles:

281. Leon Else – What I Won’t Do
Year: 2017
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Dan (#606)

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by Rob
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Selenas – Fotos y Recuerdos: 8

Back on the Chain Gang was in my Rotation not too long ago. Love that song. This Latin version (with unrelated lyrics) is also very lovely and the Spanish language rolls along in a very appealing way. I really like it.
by Rob
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

280. Selenas – Fotos y Recuerdos
Year: 1994
Album: Amor Prohibido
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#848)

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by Rob
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

You Can Get It If You Really Want: 6 The intro immediately gave me a warm feeling. This is a feelgood song through and through and I guess it works, but after that strong start I also feel that things get a little too cozy for my own tastes. There are songs that are too depressing to play much and o...
by Rob
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Thrillist - The 1000 Best Songs on Spotify
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Thrillist - The 1000 Best Songs on Spotify

The list, as text, starts of shaky with a section focused on 'Legends', a small group of people who get the honor of getting ten songs in, whereas other artists got 10. With the exception of David Bowie these are all R&B/ Pop musicians and like that Donna Summer, Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Whitney Ho...
by Rob
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The next song is bubbling on AM:

279. Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want
Year: 1970
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#491)

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by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (18) October 15
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: MCCh 2019 (18) October 15

OtisRedding, a small but perhaps unnecessary reminder that last update's highlights are also still missing!
by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 56
Views: 963

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

Since commercial success tends to help to get in the HOF more than critical cred, I call Whitney and the Dave Matthews Band (and probably Thin Lizzy) safe bets. Sometimes I just seem to miss something. I thought the Dave Matthews Band were the most unknown band here, but now I learn they were very ...
by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil: 5

I have liked most jazz that appeared here, but this one, while not bad, just kind of floated past me without making an impression.
by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The second fasbjd cut in a row:

278. Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil
Year: 1966
Album: Speak No Evil
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#977)

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by Rob
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One: 7
Yes, this more than pleasant. Could see this grow for me as well.
by Rob
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

spiritualized wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:37 am
Rob wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 am
277. Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One
Year: 1993
Album: Maxinquaye
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#640)

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Good song, but not from Maxinquaye :)
Woops. Oh well, no use crying over spilt milk.
by Rob
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

277. Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One
Year: 1993
Album: Spilt Milk
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#640)

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by Rob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Fucked Up – Running On Nothing: 8 There were some very good tracks lately, but this is my favorite in some weeks, close to a 9. Extremely propulsive rock music, both raw and melodious. Even the grunty vocals, usually a turn-off, can't spoil the fun here, perhaps because they are not too growly. Tric...
by Rob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Hymie wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:04 pm
mistake
?


276. Tricky – Pumpkin
Year: 1995
Album: Maxinquaye
Biggest Fan: damosuzuki (#134)

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by Rob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2528

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3

What album of Del Rey's would you recommend to a Lana-sceptic like me? Hard to say. They all have their differences, but are also of one piece. Norman Fucking Rockwell is the consensus choice, a sort of complete realization of everything that came before. Born to Die stands out, because it is the m...
by Rob
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2528

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3

2. Julia Holter - Marienbad vs. 10. Hot Chip - Flutes Well, Mariendbad is my nomination. What I love about Julia Holter is the way she experiments with vocals as both layers and counterpoint, therefor continuing an experiment started by Brian Wilson in the 1960's, but as far as I know picked up by a...
by Rob
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

275. Fucked Up – Running On Nothing
Year: 2011
Album: David Comes to Life
Biggest Fan: Jackson (#730)

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by Rob
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Hymie wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Rob wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:29 pm
The almost deadpan disaffection in the singer also gives it it's own character.
I thought the idea of singing was to convey emotion.
Disaffection is an emotion or at least a state of mind.
by Rob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The Gun Club – Fire Spirit: 8
This is great punk. It sounds both lose and tight, catchy and off-kilter. The almost deadpan disaffection in the singer also gives it it's own character. The Gun Club now belongs to the long list of "Acts that need more listening".
by Rob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

274. The Gun Club – Fire Spirit
Year: 1981
Album: Fire of Love
Biggest Fan: Brad (#457)

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by Rob
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4
Replies: 23
Views: 2006

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4

7. Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles vs. 2. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... 6. Pink Floyd - Animals vs. 1. Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs For Drella 5. Boo Radleys - Everything's Alright Forever vs. 3. St. Vincent - Marry Me 8. Heatmiser - Mic City Sons vs. 4.The Sound - Jeopardy I remember that in ro...
by Rob
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The Association – Along Comes Mary: 6
A fine song in the lines of The Beatles, but without that quartet's amazing production. Still, a memorable melody.

by Rob
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

And then… along comes Hymie, after a devastatingly long absence (but what happened to Zombeels?). This song ranks on AM at #6998: 273. The Association – Along Comes Mary Year: 1966 Album: And then… Along Comes the Association Biggest Fan: Hymie (#727) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier son...
by Rob
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing: 7
A very propulsive rap song.
by Rob
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The next song ranks on AM at #9696

272. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
Year: 1999
Album: Amplified
Biggest Fan: Slick (#812)

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by Rob
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Opeth – Epilogue: 7 Opeth is an albums band and they are not known for stand-alone songs. The title of this one already hints that this is going to be the case here. That's why I listened to it both on it's own and in context of the album. It works better, the latter way, as a somewhat tranquil coda...
by Rob
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Fun fact: I was listening to Opeth’s new album when Random.org drew this song for us:

271. Opeth – Epilogue
Year: 1998
Album: My Arms, Your Hearse
Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#191)

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by Rob
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Strangelove – The Sea of Black: 7
A good track with good replay value, although with a bit more feel for atmosphere it might have been a masterpiece, but atmosphere is not really a key element of most brit-pop.
by Rob
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

270. Strangelove – The Sea of Black
Year: 1996
Album: Love and Other Demons
Biggest Fan: Spiritualized (#Unranked)

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by Rob
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me: 7

That typical White Stripes sound I have come to expect and love. That there are even better songs in their backlog is something I barely hold against this one.
by Rob
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

269. The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me
Year: 2000
Album: De Stijl
Biggest Fan: Ordinaryperson (#705)

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by Rob
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Vonda Shepard – Rainy Days: 3

I understand and accept that not all songs here can be memorable and there have been a few that haven't stuck in the mind. Still, even with that in mind this one is bland. It feels like a million other songs, none of which has likely made an impact.
by Rob
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

268. Vonda Shepard – Rainy Days
Year: 2002
Album: Chinatown
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#851)

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by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco

Does anyone else feel particularly blessed by the album releases this week? I haven't been paying attention to upcoming releases much but I can't remember the last time a week felt this loaded. Didn't even know about Nick Cave. I've been feeling like this for months now and are far, far, far behind...
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Derek & The Dominos - Anyday: 6

Like most Derek & the Dominos tracks I think something is missing to make it really special, but on the whole this is a fine song.
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3
Replies: 22
Views: 2202

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3

5. Bob Dylan - Desire vs. 3. Mano Negra - Puta's Fever 8. Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B. vs. 1. The The - Soul Mining 4. The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge vs. 7. The Sound - From the Lions Mouth 2. Mitski - Bury Me at Makeout Creek vs. 6. Bee Gees - Bee Gees' 1st This week is a lot better than...
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco

Does anyone else feel particularly blessed by the album releases this week? I haven't been paying attention to upcoming releases much but I can't remember the last time a week felt this loaded. Didn't even know about Nick Cave. I've been feeling like this for months now and are far, far, far behind...
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

With only one album, Derek & The Dominos have a small music output, but they already appear for the second time here: 267. Derek & The Dominos - Anyday Year: 1970 Album: Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#789) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vo...
by Rob
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 5210

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Ben Folds Five - Underground: 7

No time for any thoughts, but 'fun'.