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by Rob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 49
Views: 1261

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Brad wrote:Geez - Sorry it's not filled with tracks from "Dookie"


It was meant as a light-hearted joke, not as criticism.
by Rob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 49
Views: 1261

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Albums later... Could you please stop keeping us in unbearable suspense and reveal whether Slanted and Enchanted is in it or not? I am quite confident that Brad won't include Slanted and Enchanted in his 1994 albums list! I was just thinking it should be Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Still want to kn...
by Rob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 49
Views: 1261

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Brad wrote:Albums later...


Could you please stop keeping us in unbearable suspense and reveal whether Slanted and Enchanted is in it or not?
by Rob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sufjan Stevens' last singles
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Sufjan Stevens' last singles

They are also from soundtracks...sometimes those kinds of singles get left out because they aren't from "real" albums. Tonya Harding is not from a soundtrack though. It doesn't appear on the recent film I, Tonya (though Sufjan Stevens offered it, but it was rejected - rightly so, cause th...
by Rob
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sufjan Stevens' last singles
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Sufjan Stevens' last singles

End of decade might be a good shot (Mystery of Love more than Tonya Harding, if only because of bigger exposure). End of year 2018, I'm not so sure. Too bad, these are indeed two of the best songs of recent years.
by Rob
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

The updated playlist:



So Neko Case enters very high. Hell-On is y favorite song of the year up til now, so I'm excited to give the album a spin.
by Rob
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7794

Re: Albums of 2018

PlasticRam wrote:I hope at some point it gets released on Spotify too.


Surprisingly, it is on Spotify in this region:

by Rob
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.13
Replies: 20
Views: 376

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.13

Can’t agree with the consensus that this is a particularly good week. It’s certainly not a bad one, but it mostly consists of solid, but to me inessential albums. My two highest rankers really stand out. 8. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber This is an album I should love more, because it...
by Rob
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New update on the update
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: New update on the update

Obviously, it will be on the day I leave on holiday ;)
by Rob
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!! You expected it to be? Well, I know that YE has been bashed by many critics, but I have mostly followed RYM recently, where it actually almost has the same rating as TLOP. And KSG might be in RYM’s top 5 of 2018 in ...
by Rob
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Henrik wrote:Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!


You expected it to be?
by Rob
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.12
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.12

We already did Captain Beefheart and The Residents, but with The Fall and Pere Ubu this week it seems we really have gotten around the great classic weirdos of rock this year. 8. Game Theory – The Big Shot Chronicles I guess I can give up on trying to get Game Theory. This band is basically the ulti...
by Rob
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 15
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 15

Damn, that Sheena Ringo track caught me off guard. Amazing song!
by Rob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.20
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.20

And another sure-to-be hated track from Oh-Sees - Overthrown A monster, overwhelming track. These guys never cease to amaze me : quality releases every time... Yes, I like them a lot too. Curious about this new song. I nominate: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - We Learn Yet to Speak Another L...
by Rob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.11
Replies: 24
Views: 590

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.11

Didn't have much time to listen this week. I heard every album at least ones, but only Total Life Forever and Depression Cherry twice, whereas I usually listen to each album two times. This is also a week were two listens frequently seemed essential, as there are some out there and weird albums here...
by Rob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (09) May 31
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

Here's the new list. With 50 albums and 150 songs we are halfway there!



Damien Jurado's album isn't actually on Spotify for some reason, except for three songs, which happen to be the three highlights. Lucky us.
by Rob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Ye
Replies: 24
Views: 929

Re: Kanye West - Ye

Make sense? Yes, but I think this kind of evaluating of an artists career is bringing it to the point of meaninglessness. Case in point would definitely be Bob Dylan and Bowie, who both had major late-career resurgences that are definitely part of their legacy. And compare such a thing with the err...
by Rob
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life May meeting #2: Moonbeam, Petri & Henrik
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: AM real life May meeting #2: Moonbeam, Petri & Henrik

Looks like you had a great time. Makes me sad that I could only meet up Henrik for only two hours recently ;)
by Rob
Thu May 31, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition- deadline June 30)
Replies: 42
Views: 2590

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition- deadline May 31)

I didn't have the time yet to update my list of last year that I shared in an earlier post here (the ICheckMovies link). I might get time for that in the weekend. If you can't wait for that - understandably - you can use the year-old list.
by Rob
Wed May 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 2755

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

A case where critics collectively got the number 1 song right, if you ask me. Songs: 1. Beck – Loser 2. John Williams – Theme from Schindler’s List 3. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You 4. Pet Shop Boys – Go West 5. Saint Etienne – Mario’s Café 6. Sting – Fields of Gold 7. James – Laid 8. Saint Etienne – Yo...
by Rob
Mon May 28, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10

I dedicate this week’s votes to Iceland. 8. The New Pornographers – Electric Version A bit of a let-down. I only knew Letters from an Occupant by this group, but at least that was a promise. Plus Neko Case is in there. Sadly, this album has nothing to match that song and hardly uses Case. In fact, t...
by Rob
Mon May 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 14
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 14

Because I don't want this game to die because of inactivity I break my own rule of having only one nominee in the list. Because I'll see Courtney Barnett this week I vote for one of her overlooked early tracks:

Courtney Barnett - Anonymous Club
by Rob
Mon May 28, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 196
Views: 27262

Re: Concerts you have coming up

prosecutorgodot wrote:Also, it was hinted during the concert that Miyazaki might come out of retirement one more time...


His new project has been announced some time ago already: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8055182/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1.
by Rob
Mon May 28, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 196
Views: 27262

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I thought I had already shared it, but apparently not: I'll be seeing Courtney Barnett in Utrecht coming Thursday.
Beach House at the same venue in October.
by Rob
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year

This was Henrik's response back in 2016, when we discussed Radiohead's "True Love Waits." The choice of year for AM is often based on versions mentioned in critics' list. "There She Goes" has been listed as both one of the best songs of the 80s and one of the best songs of the 9...
by Rob
Wed May 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

The best albums of 2018 (update May 15) Hate to ask, but any chance that we could get the song highlights soon? :text-imsorry: Rob. Sometimes I can not do this at the moment of publishing the MCCh update. Yes, I should be the one who is sorry. I totally get this and it is just my impatience getting...
by Rob
Wed May 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

It's similar to Sight & Sound's greatest movie list each decade. It was "Battleship Potemkin." then "Citizen Kane" for the longest time; but with the last update, "Vertigo" became #1. It just seems that older music/movies retain their acclaim by historians, but mod...
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10

StevieFan13 wrote:My nom had to go up against Sigur Ros on a music forum, didn't it?


Just have to ask, are you Joe on the prediction board? I noticed someone placing that album optimistically high. (I say this without having listened to the album yet.)
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year

It's always the year of first release. It counts for all versions of the song recorded by the artist.
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

It's similar to Sight & Sound's greatest movie list each decade. It was "Battleship Potemkin." then "Citizen Kane" for the longest time; but with the last update, "Vertigo" became #1. It just seems that older music/movies retain their acclaim by historians, but mod...
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Otisredding wrote:The best albums of 2018 (update May 15)

Hate to ask, but any chance that we could get the song highlights soon?
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Kanye I was wondering whether someone was going to mention Kanye West, as this happens inevitably. Kanye is already pretty much seen as the most influential artist from the current century. You can't go higher and mentioning him here is almost like someone mentioning The Beatles in the sixties. Per...
by Rob
Mon May 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9
Replies: 19
Views: 548

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9

8. That Petrol Emotion – Chemicrazy This album starts outstanding with Hey Venus and then it becomes just okay. At times it sounds like a glam version of Duran Duran in a good way, other times in a bad way. Above all it isn’t very inspired and doesn’t leave much of an impression on me. Also, Tingle ...
by Rob
Mon May 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 81
Views: 4843

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify

panam wrote:Bonnie Prince Billy and Peter Gabriel coming soon..


They are here already :happy-partydance:

Good to see more Drag City artists being added. Smog/ Bill Callahan is here too.
by Rob
Mon May 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Kanye I was wondering whether someone was going to mention Kanye West, as this happens inevitably. Kanye is already pretty much seen as the most influential artist from the current century. You can't go higher and mentioning him here is almost like someone mentioning The Beatles in the sixties. Per...
by Rob
Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Jirin wrote:I think Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae absolutely will grow in acclaim.


But is it possible for Kendrick to grow? He already seems to be the most acclaimed act at this point in time. I think the acclaim will remain high though.
by Rob
Sun May 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob

Yes, it was great meeting Henrik two days ago. Too bad I had little time (I wasn't there as a tourist, but because of work) and we could only have a short meeting, but I really enjoyed the walk through the old town together. By the way, Stockholm is a city I highly recommend to visit! It's an incred...
by Rob
Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Some big knock-outs this week. Not even it's nominator voted for Rodeo and Squeezing Out Sparks was at zero points until this very day!
by Rob
Tue May 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7794

Re: Albums of 2018

This seems as good a time as any to mention that Yo La Tengo have some pretty awful album titles. I disagree actually. They have some of the best album titles: May I Sing With Me I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat You...
by Rob
Tue May 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 137
Views: 8004

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

'Cuz I know you're dying it, here's my list on Spotify: [spotifyplaylist]http://open.spotify.com/user/12151698581/playlist/1dMt5IKicx9PT4RWsujkVu?si=o0bknl9rRihoz5hUTJqkw[/spotifyplaylist] (If someone can help me format it correctly that'd be just swell) http://open.spotify.com/user/12151698581/pla...
by Rob
Mon May 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Glenn Branca
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: R.I.P. Glenn Branca

Haven't heard much from him, but I really liked The Ascension. Was on my list for further listening. Rest in peace.
by Rob
Mon May 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

8. Graham Parker & The Rumour – Squeezing Out Sparks I wrote earlier about this album when I wrote about the song Local Girls for the 10.000 Songs project. I seem to have been more forgiving then than I am now. Spending more time with Mr. Parker and listening more closely to the lyrics doesn’t m...
by Rob
Sun May 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.17
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.17

Risking to be that guy, but I just feel that I should mention this: the track by Tinariwen, now in its second week, is already well over a year old: the album was released in February 2017! Great song, but perhaps not really eligible for this game. Sorry, didn't think of it sooner.
by Rob
Fri May 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time
Replies: 26
Views: 860

Re: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time

There's also Pokemon, a show that hits a personal nerve. As someone who grew up with that show, I can't tell you how much I hate seeing it on lists, especially on "Best Anime" lists. It's almost an perfect indicator of someone who really doesn't know what they are talking about and are go...
by Rob
Wed May 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Have you noticed the prevalence of winners who are in the first place on both? I looked the bracket, only 1 match on 28 was won by an album that was proposed in second place. I wonder if this guides the choice of people? I'm not quite sure what you mean by first and second place here. I believe he'...
by Rob
Wed May 09, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Romain wrote:Have you noticed the prevalence of winners who are in the first place on both?
I looked the bracket, only 1 match on 28 was won by an album that was proposed in second place. I wonder if this guides the choice of people?


I'm not quite sure what you mean by first and second place here.
by Rob
Wed May 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Z 95 - Squeezing Out Sparks 76 Speaking In Tongues 83 - Jesus Of Cool 73 Idjagiedas 73 - Rodeo 64 So happy the not-so-president lost in the first round. Melon is neither on Spotify nor easy to faithfully find on Youtube. New Magnetic Wonder is 65 for me so Melon is likely to have my vote, but I don...
by Rob
Mon May 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7

8. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak I really don’t get this type of music. It is been said that after the initial mixed reception the album has become recognized as perhaps the most influential release of the 2000’s. And you know what, I guess this is true. Autotuned soul that is also vaguely hip-...
by Rob
Mon May 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.16
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.16

Brian Eno - 77 Million Paintings

If this doesn't make the Hall of Fame, then I really don't know what you guys like anymore.
by Rob
Thu May 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 2755

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Just want to share that last year's Moderately Acclaimed Album winner, Saint Etienne's So Tough, is from this year. I'll take it personally if it doesn't make it; just so you know.

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