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by Rob
Fri May 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix]: 6
A title like this makes you think of lounge jazz and that is what we get here. Jazz for coffee shops. Pretty good.
by Rob
Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Today the first video game track, although it is a remix that is not from the actual game (which would be Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trial and Tribulations). It might also reveal something about the user name of it’s nominator. 143. Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz r...
by Rob
Thu May 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending: 5
Fine, but ultimately a bit forgettable indie track.
by Rob
Thu May 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 95
Views: 46358

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify

Rodriguez had vanished for some time on Spotify, but he's back!
by Rob
Thu May 23, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

142. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending
Year: 2010
Album: The Runaway
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#787)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed May 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire: 7
A classic and a very pleasant song with a lot of warmth. I grew up with a Dutch translation of it by Paul de Leeuw and G.J. Alderliefste that tried to oversell the pleasantness and which I hated, but the original by Fugain can't be blamed for it.
by Rob
Wed May 22, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

The next song ranks at #5888 on AM: 141. Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire Year: 1972 Album: Fugain et le Big Bazar Biggest Fan: Antonius (#141) To be clear, this is indeed the song by Michel Fugain. Nowadays it is usually simply credited to him alone, but originally it was released under ...
by Rob
Tue May 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8

It's Eurovision week :) You should know, being Dutch, shouldn't you ? 8-) Ah, I have only watched it once, probably some 15 years ago. Too much kitsch for my taste. Can't remember a thing about the point system. I didn't even know what song was running for The Netherlands until after it won. It's a...
by Rob
Tue May 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Liza Minnelli - The Travelin' Life: 6
Kind of fun showtune of the kind that her mother specialized in too. Not a stand-out of it's kind, but good.

Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra: 5
Not bad, but feels a bit hollow out of context, as if something is missing.
by Rob
Tue May 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8

spiritualized wrote:Hi, just in passing, as no time to vote for much this week :

The Smiths : 12 pts - Jerry Lee Lewis : nul point (this is just to make a point, JLL is not that bad :))


I don't get it. What is the point you're making and what does 12 pts stand for?
by Rob
Tue May 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Semi-finals, Week 3
Replies: 26
Views: 741

Re: Unacclaimed V: Semi-finals, Week 3

2. Metric | Gold Guns Girls 5. Jaga Jazzist | Tocatta 8. The Field Mice | Emma's House 9. Billy Nicholls | Girl from New York 10. Chris Bell | You and Your Sister 1. Ennio Morricone | Chi Mai 3. David Axelrod | Holy Thursday 4. Nadine Shah | Fool 6. Rodriguez | Hate Street Dialogue 7. Stevie Wonder ...
by Rob
Tue May 21, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

140. Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra
Year: 2010
Album: Contra
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#376)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon May 20, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

139. Liza Minnelli – The Travelin’ Life
Year: 1964
Album: Liza! Liza!
Biggest Fan: BonnieLaurel (#627)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun May 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Two long songs in two days. Héctor Lavoe – El Cantante: 7 A sort of ambitious, sweeping epic that at the same time doubles as a sort of half African, half Spanish celebration rhythm track. Quite appealing actually. Laurent Garnier - The Man With the Red Face: 6 Also ambitious, but more clear on what...
by Rob
Sun May 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8

8. Popcaan – Where We Come From Look, I can talk long about why I don’t like this album, but in reality it is simply a case of this being completely not my taste. I find autotune in general unpleasant and Popcaan pretty much uses it for every second of vocals, so this never had a chance to work for ...
by Rob
Sun May 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

The next song ranks at #6901 on Acclaimed Music:

138. Laurent Garnier – The Man With the Red Face
Year: 2000
Album: Unreasonable Behaviour
Biggest Fan: Krurze (#413)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat May 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 23145

Re: Albums of 2019

Cold Butterfly wrote:Please tell me i’m not the only one who thinks The National are one of this generation’s most overrated bands :?



Alas, you are the only one. This is the only band every person in the world agrees with that is amazing. You are probably still in denial.
by Rob
Sat May 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

The next song is bubbling on AM:

137. Héctor Lavoe – El Cantante
Year: 1978
Album: Comedia
Biggest Fan: Panam (#47)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Stone Sour – Say You’ll Haunt Me: 6 This one is from 2010, but if it was released in 2000 it might have been a huge hit. It sounds rather typical of the hard rock that was big with boys in my class at the time. It has over 24 million streams on Spotify, so it seems to have found it's audience. It's ...
by Rob
Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

136. Stone Sour – Say You’ll Haunt Me
Year: 2010
Album: Audio Secrecy
Biggest Fan: Slick (#731)

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

by Rob
Thu May 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

135. Childbirth – Siri, Open Tinder - 2 This song doesn't excite me at all; it all just seems very bland. I also don't generally care for lyrics, but why make a song about Tinder if you're 'swiping left' on everyone (except the 'married couple') anyway? I especially have no idea what (swiping left ...
by Rob
Thu May 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (08) May 15
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

Go go, super playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/1UQTJAlpjvtt29fSKz2XdG So, there is only one National song there, as their album officially releases tomorrow. I will update it then. Craig Finn took a sharp drop off the list. So after Chai this really is a thing now. Also want...
by Rob
Thu May 16, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Another good title:

135. Childbirth – Siri, Open Tinder
Year: 2015
Album: Women’s Rights
Biggest Fan: Nassim (#877)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed May 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Annette Peacock – Love’s Out to Lunch: 4 I don't want to be the one who once again describes a female artist as inspired by Joni Mitchell, but here we are. This is one of the most Joni Mitchell songs I ever heard, with Peacock copying those specific vocal inflections Mitchell pioneered in the second...
by Rob
Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

I like the title of the next song:

134. Annette Peacock – Love’s Out to Lunch
Year: 1979
Album: The Perfect Release
Biggest Fan: Fred (#643)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed May 15, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

"You need good songs and The Clovers clearly didn't have any." The Clovers were the most popular R&B vocal group for the first half of the 1950s. "Fool, Fool, Fool" was number one for 6 weeks and was in the top 15 for 22 weeks. They had FIFTEEN top 10 R&B chart hits in t...
by Rob
Tue May 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

If you have a few minutes, you can watch Morrissey, George Michael, and DJ Tony Blackburn review a Clovers album (accompanied by a clip of today's Biggest Fan selection), amongst other reissues. 21:27 mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L6wHvnoPtE&t=1322s "You need good songs and The Clo...
by Rob
Tue May 14, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8

I noticed that Erè mèla mèla was only available on Spotify in a special edition of the Ethiopiques series. Although this contains all the songs of the original recording, they are reshuffled and four other songs are added to mix. Since this version more widely available it might be what the original...
by Rob
Tue May 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Semi-finals, Week 2
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: Unacclaimed V: Semi-finals, Week 2

1. Fishmans | Walking in the Rhythm 2. Kimio Eto | Midare 3. Agalloch | In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion 6. Emily King | Distance 7. Collectors | Lydia Purple 4. Noisettes | Every Now and Then 5. Jenny Wilson | Pyramids (Rose Out of Our Pain) 8. The J.B.'s | The Grunt 9. Les Rita Mitsouko & T...
by Rob
Tue May 14, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

We haven’t had a Hymie in while, have we?

133. The Clovers – Fool, Fool, Fool
Year: 1951
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#462)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Rob, of course it's up to you but maybe you could replace the song on the Spotify playlist by the Bill Murray one, it's the one with better sound quality among the early recordings. I have, but I'm not sure if it makes a difference. All this info only proves that Yankee Doodle has been used and per...
by Rob
Mon May 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Kebnekajse - Förberedelser till fest: 7

Reminds me of those surf instrumentals from the early sixties, but this one is much more expansive in composition. It's rare that I don't like things like this and it might grow on me even more once I get the hang of the composition.
by Rob
Mon May 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

132. Kebnekajse - Förberedelser till fest
Year: 1971
Album: Resa mot okänt mål
Biggest Fan: Fred (#793)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun May 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Allie Wrebel & Ray Gilbert (writers), performed by James Baskett – Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah: 5

I do like Disney songs, but this one a little less. It's a little too childish and chipper for my taste.
by Rob
Sun May 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.7
Replies: 30
Views: 907

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.7

Sadly, for me this is really one of the lesser weeks. My top 2 are really great, but I had a hard time with my bottom 3. The 3 remaining in the middle are fine, without me feeling the need to spend more time with them. 8. Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape It’s probably not fair and people prob...
by Rob
Sun May 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

BobPatience wrote:Is there a concise list of all voted songs?


Here is a link to the post with the link to the full list:
http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=97025#p97025
by Rob
Sun May 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

Option 1 wins. We go on as things went. I'm actually happy with that.

Also, Spiritualized handed in his list of 121 songs that will be included in the list. So we might see some of his picks show up.
by Rob
Sun May 12, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Like yesterday, there is something odd with today’s nomination. The song on my worksheet is credited to Allie Wrebel and Ray Gilbert, the composer and lyricist respectively, but not the original performer, James Baskett. This is however how the song was originally released and credited, for reasons ...
by Rob
Sat May 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

All right, tomorrow in the afternoon I will prepare the songs for the upcoming week, so you have a chance to vote for options 1 to 3 until then.
by Rob
Sat May 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Traffic - The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys: 8 I'm with Bob Patience here: I need to hear some more Traffic. This is such a compelling composition, that doesn't bore a minute. Music like this has become unfashionable and I think because of this Steve Winwood is becoming somewhat a forgotten figure, ...
by Rob
Sat May 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

So uh, this one needs a bit of explanation. There are 12 songs in my list credited as “Traditional”, all chosen by Prosecutorgodot. So, basically he took a very old song, or traditional, for his list without citing a specific recording of it. To be clear: these are songs older than recording techniq...
by Rob
Fri May 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

Zombeels wrote:Option 4: Only songs by Zombeels


:D


Well, that option solves everything. Let's do it!

No, let's not.
by Rob
Fri May 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

For the second day in a row we get a song I would have thought had more than one vote and is also on AM, at #2761. It also has in common with Up the Bracket that the song has the same title as the album. 129. Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Year: 1971 Album: The Low Spark of High Heeled ...
by Rob
Thu May 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

The Libertines - Up The Bracket: 8

I echo the positive comments about this song here. Very energetic. If I knew it any better by the time of compiling the top 1000 it might have made my own list.

by Rob
Thu May 09, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Today’s song ranks at #3840 on AM and I am actually surprised it got only one vote.

128. The Libertines – Up the Bracket
Year: 2002
Album: Up the Bracket
Biggest Fan: Krurze (#705)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed May 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 224
Views: 93886

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Yesterday I saw Better Oblivion Community Center at the great Paradiso in Amsterdam. That was one hell of a concert. The big difference between the jittery Conor Oberst and the serene Phoebe Bridgers works very well. I quite love their album, but it was also nice to see them giving more of a rough e...
by Rob
Wed May 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

Rob, I think this is a smashing idea :) Joke aside, I am pretty sure that most forumers did submit a list on the original poll, so I don't think you'll get many requests. I was an exception. I didn't join the forum until after the top 1000 songs poll, and would love to submit a list of unvoted song...
by Rob
Wed May 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

I would also be curious to see how established classics would fare on a 1-10 scale here for comparison’s sake. Better, I'm sure. I think that songs that are more ingrained in our systems will allow for more powerful responses. You see it very well in those weekly classics games on this forum, where...
by Rob
Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Biggest Fan - The First Top 100

Brad wrote:Wow - thought I caught them all... any idea which ones I missed?


Yes, the following:

Water Song by Hot Tuna, Free by Prince and Stay Together for the Kids by Blink 182. These last two came right after each other.
by Rob
Wed May 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 3306

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

The Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon: 7 Yes, there are more essential songs by The Stones, but this is still really sweet. Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois: 6 It works better in context than out of it. On it's own it's just good. Also, the Hey Hey Hey Hey version of Kansas City by Little Richard is...

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