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by Rob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 27
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 27

Let's find out how well the #2000 of our All Time Song List will do:

Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand

Just missed my own top 1000, but should be good for a vote from me here.
by Rob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Thanks Henrik :)

Though mostly now I'm ashamed that I didn't know who Gene Clark was. A founding member of The Byrds I read today...
by Rob
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

Most importantly, it's great to see the wide variety of genres in the list, though I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more metal thrown in ! Couldn’t agree more, I’m still surprised iconic songs like Raining Blood have been appearing so low too! It's more a surprise that it's here actually. Metal and cou...
by Rob
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3

Weeks don't get as good as this. All are great, even the #8. There are two of my nominations here and they are "only" #2 and #3! And #4 almost beats them too. 1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. 5. The National - Trouble Will Find Me 4. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. 7. Beach House - Depression...
by Rob
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Today I updated from #854 (Gene Clark's No Other) to #884 (Flamin' Groovies' Teenage Head)! So, this band The Gun Club released an album called Fire of Love in 1981. In the same year they released a song named Fire of Love. This song is not on the album of the same name of the same year! Instead it...
by Rob
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.32
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.32

Time for something else entirely:
Yuka & Chronoship | Argo - The Ship Argos
by Rob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #1: Yeasayer's Odd Blood
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Album Club Discussion #1: Yeasayer's Odd Blood

A little late to the party, but here I go. Yeasayer is one of those bands I only know by name, not by music. But the band's name is great, so that should be enough to check them out. The band name is also misleading, as it reminds me of grumpy old, sea shanty singers, but that isn't what we get here...
by Rob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Today I updated from #821 (R.E.M.'s Green) up and until #853 (Deerhunter's dual release Microcastle & Weird Era, Cont.). No songs of the latter are included however. A bit of odd one that. Weird Era, Cont. was basically a bonus disc for the fans, but it is the only bonus disc ever mentioned spe...
by Rob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 9
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 9

2 | Bright Eyes | We Are Nowhere and It's Now 5 | Green Day | Minority 6 | The Saints | Know Your Product 8 | Mary J. Blige | My Life 1 | Bob Dylan | Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts 3 | Public Enemy | Can't Truss It 4 | Supergrass | Going Out 7 | Ashford and Simpson | Solid I don't like the la...
by Rob
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

Two of my top 10 choices close to each other. Once Upon a Time in the West failed last time if I remember correctly, so I'm glad to see it. Old and Wise was in the top 1000 for sure last time, though. It now has only 2 votes, though both very high. Also happily surprised I'm not even the highest vot...
by Rob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

The version of "The Hills of Katmandu" that is revered is this one: https://open.spotify.com/track/4oY5nwHPmq5NMt5iYtDzYq?si=tBIzkdTfSpCYmdwux3lNgg Thanks, I replaced it with this one. I'm a bit behind on updating this, up to #1741. I'll get back on track tomorrow. Meanwhile Tank! is sadl...
by Rob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

All right, since nobody picked this up, but I wanted to listen to this list while going through it I made a playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/74LeBC4K8bt789HBT0dsoj I worked a bit quickly on it so if someone noticed a mistake or prefers another version of a song please tell ...
by Rob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

Roxette!!!!! And may God bless the two others who put the best disco song of all time, "The Hills of Katmandu", on their ballot. :happy-partydance: Forgot about it, would have voted for it otherwise :( I was specifically happy about One Beat by Sleater-Kinney. Not an obvious pick, but dam...
by Rob
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

You want a big update? You get a big update! A record 63 albums were added to the playlist today as I went from #758 (Nick Cave's Abattoir Blues/ The Lyre of Orpheus) to #820 (The Kink's Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)). Odd fact: the numbers 798 and 799 are both live albums:...
by Rob
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

Ding dang a dong bong bing bong ticky ticky thought of a gun, every time I try to do it all now baby am I on the run [1948] Ministry | Jesus Built My Hotrod Wait, this thing has words with actual meaning outside of the spoken word intro and outro? I've listened to this song many times and have vote...
by Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

Looking great already. Many bubblers or unranked songs made it, which is fascinating as the AM list is 5 times as long as this one. And it is strange to see something like L.A. Woman show up already. Is anybody making a playlist? I usually would do it, but I'm already busy on the other one based on ...
by Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

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

So many songs I voted for, that were also voted for by somebody else, that still didn’t make the top 2000!! :cry: Indeed, but it is bittersweet: there are some songs I'm very happy to already see appear as I thought no one else would have voted for them, yet here they are. Other times there are son...
by Rob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.31
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.31

Lana Del Rey - Mariners Apartment Complex
by Rob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.2
Replies: 21
Views: 354

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.2

Another very good week, although Cyndi Lauper and Apples in Stereo, while perfectly fine, are not on the same level as the others. 7. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual vs. 3. My Morning Jacket - Z 5. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan vs. 4. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues Very difficult. 6. Sonic Youth - ...
by Rob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Updated from #731 (Buzzcock's Another Music in a Different Kitchen) up and until #757 (John Hiatt's Bring the Family). Milestone: We passed album no. 750 today, which means I'm a quarter done! Otherwise a small update, thanks to a rather short album. But hold on, the next one is going to be a lot b...
by Rob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Updated from #691 (Public Enemy's Yo! Bum Rush the Show) to #730 (Jeff Beck's Truth). That's quite a big update considering the length of the album I listened to, but sometimes things just go smoothly. Today I listened to Public Enemy's Yo! Bum Rush the Show: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...
by Rob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 26
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 26

Jerry Reed - Amos Moses

For some reason I feel like including it here.
by Rob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 43
Views: 1142

Re: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Pitchfork rose at a time when the hipster subculture was in its infancy as an alternative-indie rock amateur publication, and catering to the predominantly mid-to-up class American white men, who grown listening to student radios, they were. Twenty years in, the hipster subculture has faded and a n...
by Rob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 8
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 8

3 | Panic! At the Disco | I Write Sins Not Tragedies 5 | Aqualung | Strange and Beautiful 7 | Laurent Garnier | Crispy Bacon 8 | M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade | Body Language I admit that I wasn't in the mood for electronic dance tracks today. 1 | Big Brother and The Holding Company | Down on Me 2 | Bo...
by Rob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 988

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Nice presentation, Dexter! The songfacts are a great addition.
by Rob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Haha, it seems that every time you (have to) write about George Michael, he is becoming less and less likable to you. You weren’t that negative about him when we met. I suppose you didn’t want to ruin our evening. ;) Haha, maybe. Or I just hadn't listened to him recently. He strikes me as a likeabl...
by Rob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Today I went from #654 (George Michael's Faith) to #690 (Garbage's Garbage). Milestone: we passed 2.000 songs! Only about 7000 to go! Rarely an update had gone by without some madness and today is no different. Roni Size/ Reprazent's album New Forms is on Spotify. That is a rather long album, runni...
by Rob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Brad wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:
acroamor wrote:3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans


Brad wrote:Thanks acroamor!

But hey, I voted before acroamor in the other thread :?

you got it... Sufjan wins!


And so my predicted winner loses. Never bet against Sufjan Stevens...
by Rob
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 25
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 25

I have to say this week was particularly strong. I had difficulty voting, because many more than 10 were deserving. It is also a varied list in genre and style. If you want to get into this game, this is the moment! Especially as quite a lot of songs are vying for 10th place still.
by Rob
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5297

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

At last I made a list. I never knew if I would make it. I kept putting it off because 1. I didn’t have any list resembling this ready, nor an overview of songs I consider guilty pleasure; and 2. I wanted to write something for each entry and never found the time. I pulled through today though, even ...
by Rob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

The third round and thing are getting painful. I truly like all of these. That my own nomination end up at place 6 says something about my appreciation of the one above it and the two below it are very worth my wile too. 5. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. 3. Deep Purple - Made In Japan 4. Bel...
by Rob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.30
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.30

I can't keep track of it, but I don't think Janelle Monea's most shameless song Screwed, featuring Zoë Kravits, has been nominated before or has it? If not, I want to nominate it here.
by Rob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 25
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 25

I forced a long song on you, so let me make some amends by nominating a great short song:

Napalm Death - You Suffer
by Rob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 45
Views: 1454

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

I notice Dig Me Out on a lot of album lists, which is great, but I'm surprised hardly any its songs make an appearance, as that is specifically a great song album to me. Words and Guitar is a hidden gem and there are the title track, One More Hour, Little Babies and Dance Song 97, among others. Of c...
by Rob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Today I updated from #621 (Wire's Chairs Missing) to #653 (Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Lynx...) I have to admit that I took an easy way out with the Woodstock soundtrack album. It isn't on Spotify and outside of Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix (which I included here) no songs of it are specif...
by Rob
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Today I updated from #593 (Roxy Music's Avalon) to #620 (Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians). Now Music for 18 Musicians is interesting here, not just because it is very different musically to what we usually find here, but also because it is the first album I add to this playlist that consists o...
by Rob
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Otisredding wrote:Hello, Rob

Changes in Serpentwithfeet highlights


Thanks, I changed them.

Here is the playlist:


Is Kill the Lights by Tony Molina the shortest MegaCritic addition ever? It's an album of only 14 minutes.
by Rob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5297

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

72. Duran Duran - The Reflex Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- wh...
by Rob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Today I went from #560 (Fiona Apple's The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do) until #592 (The Beatles' Help!). And if you, like me, would like to have seen a larger update, blame Phil Spector for getting a Various Artist ...
by Rob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 7
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 7

1 | Bob Dylan | Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? 2 | Denise LaSalle | Trapped By a Thing Called Love 3 | The Rolling Stones | Torn and Frayed 5 | Jam & Spoon | Stella Not bad, not great. 4 | The Jarmels | A Little Bit of Soap 6 | Papa Roach | Last Resort 7 | Ash | Burn Baby Burn 8 | Queen |...
by Rob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5297

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

72. Duran Duran - The Reflex Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- wh...
by Rob
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega-Critic update?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Mega-Critic update?

He said that it could be delayed. Perhaps he is on vacation or something.
by Rob
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Today I updated from #535 (The Undertones' self-titled album) to #559 (Bee Thousand by Guided by Voices). Yes, after the big one of yesterday this was only a small update, but The Undertones' debut lasts less than half an hour, so there you go. Plus I had great difficulty with Thelonius Monk's Geni...
by Rob
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 6
Replies: 17
Views: 596

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 6

1 | Franz Ferdinand | Michael 2 | The Fall | The Classical 5 | The Shins | So Says I 6 | UFO | Doctor Doctor I keep them in the order they came in. A fine group. 3 | Chris Isaak | Blue Hotel 4 | Foo Fighters | Walk 7 | Death Cab for Cutie | Transatlanticism 8 | George Michael | Fastlove Not as great...
by Rob
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 3081

Re: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll

With Firestarter missing the cut, is this the first time an AM #1 of a year has missed making the poll?
by Rob
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

A big update today, easily the biggest yet! I went from #469 (Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous) to #534 (Moby Grape's self-titled album). That Thin Lizzy live album is long so that made it possible to get a lot done. We also hit another milestone, as we passed the 500 albums border. One sixth done! A...
by Rob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

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

Just wanted to go out on a limb and say this is my favorite thread on this forum right now, thanks for the insightful (and funny) journaling you’ve been doing along with the playlist! Thanks, FrankLotion! I also write this stuff to keep myself entertained through this big task, but I'm glad others ...
by Rob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 3081

Re: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll

Solid year, but lacking a bit in truly amazing songs. But here you go: 1. 16 Horsepower | Black Soul Choir (the only one here I consider a real masterpiece) 2. Cake | I Will Survive 3. Fiona Apple | Sleep to Dream 4. Sleater-Kinney | I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone 5. Fiona Apple | Criminal 6. The Cardi...
by Rob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.8
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.8

Had a lot of music time this week, so I can vote early this time: 3. Erykah Badu - Baduizm vs. 4. Pet Shop Boys - Actually 1. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly vs. 8. Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 5. Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista vs. 6. Meade ‘Lux’ Le...
by Rob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36887

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Actually, I've just realized of a much more efficient way to do the double-checking, so the results may be ready sooner than you think!


Today! :music-rockon:



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