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by Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #8: Charles Mingus' Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Album Club Discussion #8: Charles Mingus' Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

Fasbjd already touched on it, but I think it is worth mentioning this directly: Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus is an album wherein Mingus set out to re-record some of his old tunes. There are no new compositions on here. The only song Mingus never performed before was Mood Indigo , but that wasn...
by Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1618 (The Go-Betweens' Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express) to #1648 (Frank Sinatra's Come Fly With Me). Much better than the madness that was yesterday's update. One funny fact though: Spotify calls Terry Riley's album In C a single. Well, I guess it is only one song. ...
by Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.37
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.37

Beak> - The Brazilian
by Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 32
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 32

Slightly older than your average nominee:
Ada Jones & Billy Murray - Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine
by Rob
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #7: The Who's Quadrophenia
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Album Club Discussion #7: The Who's Quadrophenia

Didn't have time for this last week, so I've decided to catch up now. Glad I did! The thing with rock opera's is that sometimes the story hinders the album more than help it. Tommy, not the first in its genre but clearly a pioneer, has this problem thanks to some very short tracks that fill in the g...
by Rob
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1580 (Holly Herndon's Platform) to #1617 (Common's Like Water for Chocolate). Another one of those days I wish they would just give me the job of checking how albums appear on Spotify. Come on, how can you switch the order of the A side and the B side of Sun Ra's Jazz in Silho...
by Rob
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

- I think this is the first time I consciously noticed an EP here: Boygenius. Was there ever one before. Aphex Twin's Collapse is officially an EP. And, let's get real: there are a significant number of extraordinarily brief entries on the list that are only "albums" because the artists h...
by Rob
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Another new update. So why not an updated playlist? Here is one: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE There are quite a few things of note: - Last time I was surprised to see John Carpenter in a 2018 album list. He is already out again, but now we get Marianne Fait...
by Rob
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Less than 500 songs left in the top 10,000
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Less than 500 songs left in the top 10,000

BleuPanda wrote:And...finished!


*collapses forevermore, never to listen to music again*


You didn't do the bubblers, did you?
If not you will never find out why Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine by Ada Jones and Billy Murray is secretly the best thing to ever happen to music.
by Rob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1554 (Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue) to #1579 (Count Basie's April in Paris). Back on track! Which basically means something like: a slow update thanks to some annoying albums that refuse to be on Spotify in a normal way. It's only been a week and a half but I missed this...
by Rob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Grand Final
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: 6001/6096: Grand Final

1 | Peter Gabriel | Red Rain 2 | Chris Isaak | Blue Hotel 3 | LCD Soundsystem | American Dream 4 | Ofra Haza | Im nin'alu 5 | Bob Dylan | You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 6 | Simple Minds | Someone Somewhere In Summertime 80's production runs supreme here, even if Dylan and Haza try to give...
by Rob
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals
Replies: 34
Views: 2213

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

One of my favourite albums of all time and one of the best winners imaginable in a great finale! Thanks again for doing this, Brad! It remains a unique game. Let me share my top 10 discoveries through this poll. I exclude albums I had heard before, but include albums I knew existed yet hadn't yet he...
by Rob
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 31
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 31

spiritualized wrote:U2 - With or Without You

Overplayed yes, but overrated ?


Actually yes, one of my least favorite U2 songs, even including their recent output. The overwrought singing of Bono kills it for me.
by Rob
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 31
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 31

John Barry Orchestra - James Bond Theme

Because why not?
by Rob
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

By the way, because of work I have to take a little break here. I won't be updating until Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
by Rob
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #6: N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: Album Club Discussion #6: N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton

Late to the party, again. I wanted to finally watch the Straight Outta Compton movie from 2015, before commenting, but because of it's length it took until yesterday to get around it. It's interesting that a lot of the reviews here start with a comment about how the writer doesn't feel like he is th...
by Rob
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1528 (Mink DeVille's Cabretta) to #1553 (Ice Cube's Death Certificate). Painful milestone: Big Joe Turner's album The Boss of the Blues is easily the least listened to album on Spotify up to now. Not that I kept score or something, but this album has only one track with over a...
by Rob
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today, I updated from #1497 (Jackson Browne's Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using)) to #1527 (Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions). Milestone: HALFWAY POINT!!! :music-guitarred: :happy-partydance: :music-guitarred: It took me about 3 months to get here. I want to finish this before the year ends...
by Rob
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (19) October 31
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Re: MCCh 2018 (19) October 31

Here is the updated playlist, finally at the maximum of 300 songs! http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE Take some time to say goodbye to the final albums of this list. At the very least the bottom 10 will very likely not remain here come the last few updates. The e...
by Rob
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 3

I agree with DaveC, the quality difference between the two groups is absurd to me. The first batch is easily the weakest of this whole round. 4 | Spandau Ballet | Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) 7 | M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade | Body Language 8 | Simple Minds | Someone Somewhere In Summer...
by Rob
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 394
Views: 44472

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

Also means a few more Fleetwood Mac songs are due to appear in the top 500. I know Go Your Own Way hasn't shown up yet, but does this mean we'll be seeing Dreams and The Chain in the upper echelon as well? Pretty sure they will. It seems to fit a trend of upward motion for radio classics. And that ...
by Rob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals
Replies: 34
Views: 2213

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

What a finale! One of my top 10 albums, against one of my nominations. Last year an album that fit both these descriptors won (Saint Etienne's So Tough) and needless to say I'm happy to have one of these descriptors work again. I didn't think both of these would be here. The Woods lost in the first ...
by Rob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 6844

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

This is actually quite a good song year, something you wouldn't guess if you look at the top of the AM list and notice that the first song only shows up at #448 and is only one of two songs to barely get in the top 500. I think it actually gets more interesting further down the list, though. And I w...
by Rob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 39567

Re: Albums of 2018

I listened to Aviary today at work and to say it got to me is an understatement. That album is pure beauty! I feel that it is to early to say much about it after one listen (and it is 90 minutes long!), but I feel to ecstatic about it to not post my enthusiasm. Everybody who liked Holter in the past...
by Rob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1462 (Santogold's Santogold) to #1496 (Average White Band's AWB). Some bumps along the road, but not enough to come close to a big landmark: the halfway point! Next time we'll get there! And the journey is a pleasant one when you get to listen to Santogold's Santogold (due to l...
by Rob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding
Replies: 13
Views: 1557

Re: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding

Thank you. It seems I forgot to mention The Basement Tapes, although I am aware of the fact that it lead to John Wesley Harding in a way. Though at large the latter album is more influential, simply because it is the album people knew eight years longer and was immediately followed by some other art...
by Rob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1554

Re: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 2

2 | Killer Mike | Reagan 3 | Peter Gabriel | Red Rain 4 | The Chills | Heavenly Pop Hit 7 | The Rolling Stones | Torn and Frayed 8 | The Jarmels | A Little Bit of Soap 1 | Bob Dylan | Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts 5 | Steely Dan | Show Biz Kids 6 | Ofra Haza | Im nin'alu 9 | Tame Impala | So...
by Rob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 53
Views: 8524

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Reward by The Teardrop Explores already appeared on the original 1980 release of Kilimanjaro, but is on AM at 1981.
by Rob
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding
Replies: 13
Views: 1557

Re: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding

John Wesley Harding doesn’t get the most ecstatic reviews here I see, mostly mild praise. I myself, however, am quite a fan of this album. If I rank quite a few albums of Dylan higher, than that is mostly because he has several 10 out of 10’s, while John Wesley Harding is “only” a 9/10. Yes, this is...
by Rob
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 21
Views: 1738

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Semi-Finals!

Damn, these are some great write-ups, Honorio! The quote of Chris DeVille, who writes as a christian, is of interest to me as I have never believed in any kind of God or religion, but I can be moved by expressions of faith from time to time. I think DeVille puts his finger on the sore spot of much c...
by Rob
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 394
Views: 44472

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

Rob, I just noticed that you put Cake's version of "I Will Survive" in the playlist, in place of Gloria Gaynor. Rob, you troublemaker. Shit, I was found out! But I only did it go give the playlist at least a small measure of credibility and respectability. Then again, Cake's version will ...
by Rob
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updates from #1433 (Terence Trent d'Arby's Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby) to #1461 (Serge Gainsbourg's L'homme à tête de chou). Slow update. Lot of albums with some difficulties attached to it. Too stumped to talk about it. http://boomboomdown.com/wp-content/uplo...
by Rob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 30
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 30

Angel Olsen - Only With You
by Rob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1988

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

As for the one that I think will top the most lists, I think Kanye has it by a mile. Not with a mile; I think To Pimp a Butterfly is going to give it a run for it's money. It might even defeat it. To Pimp a Butterfly currently feels as the album that encapsulates the decade best and it is by the mo...
by Rob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 21
Views: 1738

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Semi-Finals!

So the semi-finals see two rocking albums and two quiet albums go against each other. One thing is for sure, the finale will be power versus peace, in terms of sound. 1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. 2. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Two huge personal favorites, so no wrong one c...
by Rob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1401 (Nick Cave & the Bad Seed's Your Funeral... My Trial) to #1432 (John Lee Hooker's The Healer). It's been a slow week for updating, thanks to work. It'll remain this way until mid-November, when I hope to pick up te pace again. Tomorrow there should be another update, ...
by Rob
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

There is actually a lot of great rock when you go looking for it and someone who does love to rock out myself I'm always on the lookout for it (it remains the greatest energizer genre in the world to me). If I have more time I will probably recommend some more, but for now I can't stress Ty Segall e...
by Rob
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1357 (Cesária Évora's Miss Perfumado) to #1400 (The Decemberist's The Crane Wife). So recently I noted that some songs had gone missing from the count. Now far more had vanished, it startled me a bit. I did a quick scroll through the list and noted that quite a few albums as we...
by Rob
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 1
Replies: 15
Views: 1715

Re: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 1

1 | Fuck Buttons | Olympians 2 | Sonic Youth | Silver Rocket 4 | Franz Ferdinand | Michael 7 | Bob Dylan | You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 8 | Metallica | Creeping Death Very good group, with a nice flow on the original playlist. 3 | Public Enemy | Can't Truss It 5| LCD Soundsystem | Ameri...
by Rob
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1335 (Mitski's puberty 2) to #1356 (Mary J. Blige's My Life). A short update yes, but Puberty 2 is a short album. The next one will be quite long though. Well, here it is Puberty 2 by Mitski: https://grcmc.org//images/uploads/img1500563240192-168-1-139.jpg Mitski's pink guitar ...
by Rob
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I went from #1299 (Devendra Banhart's Rejoicing in the Hands) to #1334 (Derrick May's Innovator). A simple update. No news (or irritations). Perhaps everything went so smooth because I had the calm Devendra Banhart's Rejoicing in the Hands on: https://nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/d...
by Rob
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!
Replies: 17
Views: 2343

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

6. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. 1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods 5. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. 2. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 8. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. 7. The Knife - Deep Cuts 3. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia vs. 4. Jóhann Jó...
by Rob
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

Today I updated from #1262 (EPMD's Strictly Business) to #1298 (Kate Bush' The Dreaming). Note: I rant a lot here about albums that appear in strange or bad ways on Spotify, but today I have the album that takes the cake. I'm talking, of course, about Escalator Over the Hill, by Carla Bley and Paul...
by Rob
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 87
Views: 40161

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

I always saw I See A Darkness about more male friendship than romance - to me thats why its such a great song because there arent many of a similar kind. Same goes for Bobby Jean and Backstreets. Agreed, that's part of the appeal of that song for me. I like Elder's list and comments in general, but...
by Rob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (18) October 15
Replies: 7
Views: 3939

Re: MCCh 2018 (18) October 15

The updated playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE Every year there is this one album that falls off the list, only to get back on again, to fall off again, etc. This year Camp Cope has this dubious honor. Well, we will reach 100 soon and that will be the e...
by Rob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 29
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 29

spiritualized wrote::text-bump: TWO Hoffers this week : Simon & Garfunkel + David Bowie


I think you mean Oasis and Manic Street Preachers ;)

Odd to see classics by Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon lose to Hips Don't Lie.

Anyway, I nominate:
Wild Beasts - All the King's Men
by Rob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34

It seems my nomination for Kadhja Bonet didn't make it, so I'll try with another one by her: Mother Maybe.
by Rob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 55
Views: 8721

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

There are a lot of songs there that are huge popular favorites, especially in the top half and I have a feeling they will only do better this year than in 2015.
by Rob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 64
Views: 8571

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

By the way, does anybody keep track of albums being removed from Spotify? My last update I noticed I was missing three songs all of a sudden, but the fault wasn't in that update (and I always check if the count is still correct after each update). I can't figure out a quick way to decide which albu...
by Rob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 217
Views: 53047

Re: Concerts you have coming up

My buddy Ron saw Beach House at The Fox Theater in Oakland recently and thought that the live show was rather tame in that the band members failed to interact with the audience and were not clearly visible during the performance. They perform with a lot of smoke and atmospheric lighting. The band m...

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