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by Rob
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

We celebrate the 50th song in this poll with a song that was actually a #1 hit in several countries, has over 50 million streams on Spotify and is a bubbler in AM: 50. Britney Spears - Everytime Year: 2003 Album: In the Zone Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#453) Don’t forget you can always vote for earli...
by Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I haven't tallied it up but it seems like Suddenly I See has gotten the best reception so far, which is pretty cool - surprising for a popular song with a fair amount of radio play and no acclaim to be secretly beloved. I came very close to voting for it and disqualifying it from this game. Another...
by Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 2
Replies: 34
Views: 849

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 2

GROUP GAMMA 2. The Heavy | Short Change Hero 3. Stevie Wonder | Do I Do 5. LaVern Baker | Saved 6. Iggy Pop | Little Know It All Very solid, without ever reaching true greatness for me. GROUP DELTA 1. Ennio Morricone | Chi Mai 4. Mitski | Texas Reznikoff 7. Gilberto Gil | Quilombo, o el Dorado Negro...
by Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Today another song that ranks on AM, at #2289. It also has over 228.000.000 plays on Spotify at the time of writing!

49. Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
Year: 2009
Album: Walking on a Dream
Biggest Fan: Slick (#59)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Nick Drake - Saturday Sun: 7 I've said it before, but Nick Drake to me is one of the great album artists, someone who really works best when his songs are contained in a the larger format of the album. Taken on their own his songs can fade away a little. Still, Saturday Sun works reasonably well on ...
by Rob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

The following song ranks on AM, at #7930:

48. Nick Drake – Saturday Sun
Year: 1969
Album: Five Leaves Left
Biggest Fan: Andyd1010 (#640)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

If I'd have voted my #1 would have been So Tough (note though that the reason that I didn't vote is that I haven't heard a lot of this yet). This is a good placement for an often overlooked album, I guess, but I can't help myself by wanting more.
by Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Cocteau Twins – Frou-frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires: 8 Not many votes for this yet, but I'm surprised how low they are as Cocteau Twins basically laid some of the groundwork for a specific type of soft female vocal-led dream pop that does well on this forum. And this is a good one, although the vocal...
by Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Today the second Live in Phoenix pick in a row.

47. Cocteau Twins – Frou-frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires
Year: 1990
Album: Heaven or Las Vegas
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#147)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (02) February 15
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: MCCh 2019 (02) February 15

09 - Steve Mason: About The Light - 74,5 (77,8 / 11) Highlights: America is Your Boyfriend - Stars Around My Heart - Waking Away from Love Singer-Songwriter This is a cool title actually, but the real song title is the more standard "Walking Away from Love" ;) Walking Away from Love and o...
by Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Tyler, The Creator, featuring Frank Ocean & Steve Lacy – 911/Mr. Lonely: 5 Varied, but none of the different parts really connect with me. I guess this isn't my thing, although I appreciate the attempt. Guns 'N Roses - Prostitute: 5 I used to really be into Guns 'N Roses, but I never ended up li...
by Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 130
Views: 11726

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

34. Father John Misty – Please Don’t Die It took until the last day, but I'm glad my #1 vote won't be the only show of support for this one! Indeed. This to me was the obvious standout track of God's Favorite Customer from the first listen, but it seems it hasn't caught on as widely as I would have...
by Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

46. Guns ‘N Roses - Prostitute
Year: 2008
Album: Chinese Democracy
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#727)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 130
Views: 11726

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

So I was thinking that the deadline for this was Sunday and only found out yesterday evening that it was today. I don't want to extend the deadline, because almost everyone seems to have posted their lists already. So here is follow my two lists. I was planning to post a comment for the picks of bot...
by Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 3714

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Thanks for the presentation DaveC! The top positions didn't hold any surprises (though I guess I didn't see Common People at #2 coming), but that's the way it goes.
by Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post 5,000!
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Post 5,000!

Gefeliciteerd met deze enorme mijlpaal! Moge nog vele berichten volgen!
by Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

very unoriginal I fail to see why this is seen as a bad thing. I have no problem with unoriginal. In fact, I prefer it in most cases. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS. I'm going to make a difference here between a familiar sound and an unoriginal one. Songs that work in a famil...
by Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I'll react to the above later today. For now: The next song ranks at #4093 at Acclaimed Music. It also has a lot of streams on Spotify. 45. Tyler, The Creator, featuring Frank Ocean & Steve Lacy – 911/Mr. Lonely Year: 2017 Album: Flower Boy Biggest Fan: Setherex (#204) Don’t forget you can alway...
by Rob
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

John Mellencamp - What If I Came Knocking: 5 Mellencamp has always seemed like something of a missing link between Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, but perhaps because Bon Jovi was the more popular act at the time of this song's release this skewers far more to Bon Jovi (though it could have been Bry...
by Rob
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

44. John Mellencamp - What If I Came Knocking
Year: 1993
Album: Human Wheels
Biggest Fan: Neil (#664)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing?: 4

I had forgotten this song existed, despite receiving enough radio airplay back in the day I still listened to the radio. There is reason for that, because although it has it's catchy elements in place it still sounds bland and formulaic.
by Rob
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 3714

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Curious how much better Bachelorette placed than other Björk songs.
by Rob
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

Pierre wrote:Like everyone else, I now hope Nintendo and Square Enix will imitate them.


Yes please! But if Square Enix is as happy to share their soundtracks as the were when they brought Final Fantasy to Super Smash Bros I'm not getting my hopes up yet.
by Rob
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

Yay, respect for the Childqueen! I felt a little guilty for taking an album that sounds a bit as a shoe-in for AM, but it was the one that fit the nomination criteria and my tastes the best. Not the most surprising winner, but there you go. It was actually the first time here that I voted my own nom...
by Rob
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

43. Rooney – When Did Your Heart Go Missing?
Year: 2007
Album: Calling the World
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#524)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Sorry, but I'll have to make do with what I got for voting.

Car Seat Headrest - Not What I Needed: 6
I like Car Seat Headrest a lot and this is a solid song, but hardly a standout (in this form).
by Rob
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

This is good news! Especially MegaMan has some of the best 8 bit tunes out there.

Edit: Hopefully they change the titles to English and perhaps start using original composer names. Now it a very long scroll downwards on the artist page to get to the early MegaMans.
by Rob
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

42. Car Seat Headrest – Not What I Needed Year: 2016 Album: Teens of Denial Biggest Fan: Nassim (#545) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! Just want to point out I voted for the version ending with a cover of "Just what I needed" which was a way better ...
by Rob
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 1
Replies: 37
Views: 1294

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 1

GROUP ALPHA 3. David Axelrod | Holy Thursday 4. Woods | The Other Side 7. Rita Lee | Ovalha Negra 8. Max Coveri | Running in the 90s Very solid, mostly. In contrast to Henrik I liked Running in the 90s most in it's first minute, when it reminded me of some old video game track played in overdrive. T...
by Rob
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

42. Car Seat Headrest – Not What I Needed
Year: 2016
Album: Teens of Denial
Biggest Fan: Nassim (#545)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Monks - I Hate You: 8
Great discovery. I knew about Monks, but never listened to them before. Have now listened to Black Monk Time too and I loved it. The dark atmosphere, the savagery of the drums and the raging vocals: wonderful stuff.
by Rob
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

A happy message to start the week with:

41. Monks – I Hate You
Year: 1966
Album: Black Monk Time
Biggest Fan: Woodymac (#430)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rush - Yyz: 7

Aw, Rush. As mocked as beloved. As dated, as totally unique. I find you hard to dislike, you old weirdo. Yyz is another one of your very silly songs, but I can't help being a bit impressed yet again.
by Rob
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 29434

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)

Thanks all for the kind comments. I don't do this for applause, but it sure is welcome ;)
by Rob
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 29434

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)

PROJECT COMPLETE! For real! The double check was rather interesting. Apparently I didn't make a single mistake, except on December 13th, when I made three mistakes... This sounds better than it is as I already did a small check every update of what I did that day and already fixed a lot of fault tha...
by Rob
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

The next song is on the AM, albeit as a bubbler:

40. Rush - Yyz
Year: 1981
Album: Moving Pictures
Biggest Fan: FrankLotion (#188)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 7 KT Tunstall, it's been too long! I remember very well when this song was frequently on the radio and it was always nice if it was on. I even turned it on myself for a short time, despite not being a typical song I would go for. KT Tunstall hasn't remained in the spotl...
by Rob
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

39. KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See
Year: 2005
Album: Eye to the Telescope
Biggest Fan: Kaue (#323)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 3714

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

My brain has a hard time comprehending the notion that people exist who do not like Say It Ain't So. Surprised it has 4 "Not Fans." Yes, I would like to hear from the people who don't like "Buddy Holly," and thoughts on Weezer in general. I'm also going to reply. I hardly listen...
by Rob
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Los Saicos - Demolición: 8 A very good discovery! It seems like the Peruvian answer to Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen, what with these wacky vocals and the surf guitar. Like Surfin' Bird it sounds much wilder than anything else around. Hack, the wild energy could pass for garage rock and maybe even - ...
by Rob
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

We already had a cover of a Peruvian song through The Shining Path, but I think it is time for a recording directly from Peru. It is actually on AM, at #9539: 38. Los Saicos - Demolición Year: 1965 Released as a single Biggest Fan: Panam (#42) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or ch...
by Rob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 3714

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Nirvana and Radiohead have 25% of the top 50 this leaves a tedious list. Yes, I was just thinking how striking it is that all of their songs made the top 50. It is a bit much, although I ranked the Radiohead's rather favorably myself, so I'm part of the problem. With Nirvana, not so much, they are ...
by Rob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Labi Siffre - (Something Inside) So Strong: 8 A case were I'm somewhat surprised at the low ratings it get here. I have a more strong reaction to this. Let me elaborate. A couple of months ago I heard this song played through the speakers of public area I pass through mostly daily on my way to work....
by Rob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 29434

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

Rob, this has been one of my favorite threads ever in an AM forum, maybe my favorite non all-time poll since the original Hall of Acclaim post ! Your sense of humor and wit is fantastic and reading all the descriptions of the albums have been a real pleasure ! Thanks Nassim, I appreciate it. This w...
by Rob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Another week, another Zombeels pick. Also the first artist who appears for the second time in this series:

37. Queen – All Dead, All Dead
Year: 1977
From the album: News of the World
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#105)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 3714

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

And so Björk refuses to appear and so she has three entries in one update. I wonder if everything by her will show up soon. I always have a feeling that she is a very love it or hate it artist, meaning that people who like her have everything by her ranked high and people who don't have everything ...
by Rob
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 34
Views: 1530

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Why not do it in accordance with how they are sorted on the main site (eg Neil Young as the same as Neil Young and Crazy Horse but Diana Ross and Diana Ross And The Supremes as seperate)? I'll do it this way, but sometimes it remains anti-intuitive. For example I have always felt that the solo care...
by Rob
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 3714

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

And so Björk refuses to appear and so she has three entries in one update. I wonder if everything by her will show up soon. I always have a feeling that she is a very love it or hate it artist, meaning that people who like her have everything by her ranked high and people who don't have everything l...
by Rob
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Please keep things civil.

36. Labi Siffre – (Something Inside) So Strong
Year: 1987
From the album: So Strong
Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#37)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 4492

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 6 Knowing some Avenged Sevenfold, I was expecting a straight-up metal song, but for a long time I got just some gentle piano playing. From there on out it develops into a kind of heave metal ballad in the mold of Queensrÿche's Silent Lucidity. I didn't think they made th...

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