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by Rob
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1

The first poll of each round remains the highlight. All 8 of these are worth my while. 7. Grimes - Art Angels vs. 6. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There 1. Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine vs. 3. The Velvet Underground - VU 5. Ravi Shankar - Shankar Family and Friends vs. 4. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My...
by Rob
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

High on Fire – Hung, Drawn & Quartered: 6 Like a lot of metal from the nineties onward it is both frustrating and rewarding. It starts great with the extensive drum intro giving us reason to suspect something big and bad is drawing near. When the guitars enter they are not the most powerful I have h...
by Rob
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

253. High on Fire – Hung, Drawn & Quartered
Year: 2002
Album: Surrounded by Thieves
Biggest Fan: Krurze (#273)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Ultramagnetic MC’s – Travelling at the Speed of Thought (Hip House Club Mix): 8
This is a very fun hip hop track. Pure joy in the mix. Very different than the original too, which is less than half the length and reminds me more of a restrained Run-DMC song.
by Rob
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Today a song with a cool title:

252. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Travelling at the Speed of Thought (Hip House Club Mix)
Year: 1989
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Sonofsamiam (#728)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

The Nits - Nescio: 6 Never been too sure about this one. It has a lot more atmosphere than a lot of similar 80's pop and the instrumentals are nice, but it also feels like The Nits are trying too hard to make their own Vienna (the Ultravox hit from just a few years before). The Nits have songs with ...
by Rob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 190
Views: 1636

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

mileswide wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:55 am
but I can see its appeal might have been selective for some...
I personally hope people nominate things regardless of its expected appeal. It makes the line-up more varied and who knows who will discover something great this way?
by Rob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 190
Views: 1636

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

Julia Holter - Marienbad (2012, Bubbling)
by Rob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Today already the third song from The Netherlands here. Are we that popular around the globe? The song is even bubbling:

251. The Nits - Nescio
Year: 1983
Album: Omsk
Biggest Fan: BobPatience (unranked)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1

Listyguy wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:15 pm

Apologies if this has been covered before, but where can I hear the Shankar and Tokyo Jihen albums?

Do these work for you?



https://mio.to/album/Pandit+Ravi+Shanka ... nd+Friends
by Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.8
Replies: 38
Views: 513

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.8

Kingoftonga wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:33 pm
I'll be the tiebreaker:

4. Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen vs. The Sound - Jeopardy
EVIL! You removed my last remaining nomination. I curse you to listening to Jeopardy without pause and on repeat for eternity.
by Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ric Ocasek Dead at 75
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Ric Ocasek Dead at 75

I used to listen to Just What I Needed over and over again in high school...And this was in the 2000s! It is kind of curious, as I only heard about The Cars when I came to this forum and guessed they were a bit like Pavement, Spoon or Gang of Four: acts with a following among music nerds, but with ...
by Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion): 8 Yes, this 8 is ridiculously high for a song like this, but this is something of a guilty pleasure of mine. There is a lot here to laugh at: the over-zealous singing, the lyrics and even the way the movie title St. Elmo's Fire seems to be randomly insert...
by Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 190
Views: 1636

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

The Black Keys - Gold on the Ceiling (#93 of 2011)
by Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

This song is bubbling under on AM:

250. John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)
Year: 1985
Album: St. Elmo’s Fire
Biggest Fan: ordinaryperson (#494)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters – Roast Fish & Corn Bread: 7

Man, this song sounds spaced-out. It's probably the most druggy reggae song I've yet heard and with that genre that is saying something. It grew on me after a couple of listens.
by Rob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 190
Views: 1636

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

2013 (5): David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) (Listyguy) Daft Punk - Giorgio by Moroder (Bang Jan) Holly Herndon - Chorus (Rob) Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow (StevieFan13) Waxahatchee - Swan Dive (acroamor) Chorus by Holly Herndon is from 2014, not 2013. And today I nominate: Parquet Co...
by Rob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

This is the second time Lee Perry and his Upsetters upset this game, this time with a song ranking at #6445 on Acclaimed Music: 249. Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters – Roast Fish & Corn Bread Year: 1978 Album: Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread Biggest Fan: Antonius (#309) Don’t forget you can a...
by Rob
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Emmy the Great - MIA: 7 Here is a line I don't use much to review a song, but it is inevitable here: "This song is damn cute." Cuteness tend to put me off more than not, but here it feels just right. Not an amazing song from an objective point of view, but this voice gives me butterflies in my stoma...
by Rob
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15

Otisredding wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:32 am
Hello, Rob

Changes in highlights: Marika Hackman, Slowthai and Little Simz
Thanks, but the highlights for Slowthai look the same to me.

The playlist:


A very, very high jump for Lana Del Rey. Deserved if you ask me!
by Rob
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 190
Views: 1636

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

Romain wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:53 am
Lana Del Rey - Ride (2012)
Was just about to post this one.

But now:

Holly Herndon - Chorus (2014, bubbling)
by Rob
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

248. Emmy the Great - MIA
Year: 2009
Album: First Love
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#615)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.8
Replies: 38
Views: 513

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.8

7. U2 - Boy vs. 4. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... 1. Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs For Drella vs. 2. Tom Waits - Closing Time 6. St. Vincent - Marry Me vs. 5. Rush - Permanent Waves 3. Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen vs. 8. The Sound - Jeopardy The best week since the first of round 2. All of these are wor...
by Rob
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 190
Views: 1636

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

Mount Eerie - Real Death (2017; #6882 All Time)
by Rob
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Cold Chisel – Forever Now: 7
Very eighties, but the schmaltz that is just waiting around the corner is held at bay by a tasteful restraint in the instrumentals and by a vocalist who equally knows how to keep things from going too far.
by Rob
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

The next song is bubbling on AM:

247. Cold Chisel – Forever Now
Year: 1982
Album: Circus Animals
Biggest Fan: SafetyCat (unranked)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Didn't mean to suggest SCICTT was his best song! Just the one where he most clearly seems to highlight his vocal influence on Elvis Costello. No one I've mentioned it to agrees they sound at all alike though. I have to disagree too, Springsteen and Costello don't sound alike to me at all. If for no...
by Rob
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daniel Johnston Dead at 58
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Daniel Johnston Dead at 58

Indeed unique. I have only heard a few of his songs and never know whether I like of dislike them, but they are really their own thing. I read a bit about his back story and would like to see the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston.
by Rob
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Bruce Springsteen – Where the Bands Are: 6 while it could've been a contender with some tweaking, the track in its completed guise justifies its outtake status unfortunately. I was going to say the same thing. The Boss is one of those artists that can pretty much do no wrong for me, but after indeed...
by Rob
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Today the second appearance of Bruce Springsteen. Like the last time it hails from archival album Tracks:

246. Bruce Springsteen – Where the Bands Are
Year: 1998
Album: Tracks
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#584)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

The Guess Who – No Time: 7

I only knew American Woman by them, but even then I probably wouldn't be able to name the band behind it. But this is a very solid classic rock song, with a great second half.
by Rob
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

The next song ranks on AM at #7687:

245. The Guess Who – No Time
Year: 1969
Album: American Woman
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#964)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart: 5 I'm probably somewhat milder than I normally would be for something like this, because I have the origin of the song vivid in mind. This song was written for the movie Tarzan and belongs to a song in which grieving mother dotes on her newfound song. It fits, b...
by Rob
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.7
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.7

I think this week confirms a feeling I have had for the whole of round 2: that usually when I vote for an album it is doomed. In the years of playing this game I never felt so frequently disconnected to the results. That's how it goes sometimes I guess.
by Rob
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31

All works fine here.
by Rob
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

244. Billie Holiday – Don’t Explain
Year: 1946
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: bonnielaurel (#461)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

I think it’s been a long time since we had a song with over 100.000.000 streams on Spotify, but here is one. The second Disney song in this poll: 243. Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart Year: 1999 Album: Tarzan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Biggest Fan: kaue (#263) Don’t forget you can alwa...
by Rob
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop: 7 Never listened to this one before, or anything so back in the career of these guys, but this is a very appealing song. I feel that the band is less wordy here than they were before, which is a shame as I think some poetry is lost. That along with the...
by Rob
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

The next song ranks at #6226 on AM. It is also the second entry by Belle and Sebastian in this poll: 242. Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop Year: 2010 Album: Belle and Sebastian Write About Love Biggest Fan: JohnnyBGoode (#189) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or chang...
by Rob
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Big Star - You Can't Have Me: 6 I never understood what makes this band so special to many people and this is no exception. Still, I like the drums on this one a lot, which helps. The Pretty Reckless – Take Me Down: 6 A bit like Garbage (the band, not the trash). It builds up to something great, but...
by Rob
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

241. The Pretty Reckless – Take Me Down
Year: 2016
Album: Who You Selling For
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#879)

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

by Rob
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.7
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.7

5. Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles vs. 3. Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners 6. Pink Floyd - Animals vs. 4. Super Furry Animals - Radiator 7. Boo Radleys - Everything's Alright Forever vs. 1. Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck 2. Alabama 3 - Exile On Coldharbour Lane vs. ...
by Rob
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 123562

Re: Albums of 2019

As much as I love IGOR, Bandana feels like the rap album that will get the most acclaim come year-end time. As things stand Bandana will likely place in the top 10, but I think Igor has the upper hand, for being more a product of the zeitgeist and having a higher profile. I also think Eilish will d...
by Rob
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

240. Big Star – You Can’t Have Me
Year: 1978
Album: Third/Sister Lovers
Biggest Fan: Brad (#978)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

King Tuff – Loser’s Wall: 6

It's a fine song. I like it, but I'm not sure if I will remember it in the long run.
by Rob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 123562

Re: Albums of 2019

The new Lana Del Rey album is... 1) really, really good 2) probably going to be the critics’ pick for AOTY As a longtime fan of LDR, I'm glad to see her finally getting her due. And it's a great album with a lot of standout songs, but I don't feel like she's the sure thing for AOTY yet. To me, it s...
by Rob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

239. King Tuff – Loser’s Wall
Year: 2012
Album: King Tuff
Biggest Fan: Romain (#213)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Wezzo wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:04 pm

As an aside, I think the numbering has gone a little wrong somewhere, Rob?
Indeed. Fixed.
Father2TheMan wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:38 pm
236. Chuck Person – A3

I seem to hate it for the reason the YouTubers like it. Repetition..repetition...repetition...repet
Did you forget the rating?
by Rob
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 3742

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Chuck Person – A3: 3

Somewhere underneath this barrage of sounds I vaguely hear a solid song, but this sounds too much like a mess to me.
by Rob
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31

Happily updated:



Otisredding, you know that the images of new albums are not visible?