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by Rob
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

Today I updated from #240 (Roxy Music by... Roxy Music) up to #285 (George Harrison's All Things Must Pass). I was very annoyed about how Live at Leeds by The Who appears on Spotify. There are two special editions there, both with no regard of the original order of the songs. That doesn't matter muc...
by Rob
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.6
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.6

3. Swans - The Seer vs. 2. The National - Trouble Will Find Me I thought I was going to vote for The Seer beforehand, but songs by The National have a way of sneaking up on you. Both are great, dark albums though. Tough choice. 5. Beach House - Depression Cherry vs. 1. The Original Soundtrack - O Br...
by Rob
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

Subscribed to your list. Great list to listen to when I don’t feel like listening to a particular artist or my faves... whilst keeping a smidgeon of discovery. Does Spotify still have a max number of songs in their playlists ? I don't know, but since the maximum used to be 10.000 (it still is?) thi...
by Rob
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

Today I updated the list from #198 (Neil Young's Tonight's the Night) until #239 (The Who's My Generation). And I listened to Neil Young's Tonight's the Night: http://alchetron.com/cdn/bruce-berry-f7005616-398a-473c-86a8-7ed433a0bf1-resize-750.jpeg Bruce Berry, the subject of the song Tonight's the ...
by Rob
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

Workdays make this progress go slower, but today I updated from #162 (Bob Marley & The Wailer's Natty Dread) to #197 (The Modern Lovers' self-titled album). I hoped to get further, but there were some complicated ones among this group (here's looking at you Saturday Night Fever). Anyway, while c...
by Rob
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is one of those artists who really deserves the too easily applied term "legendary". Her influences on soul as well as on female singers is enormous. And Respect is still arguably the ultimate feminist anthem. She doesn't perform in a style that really connects that much wi...
by Rob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (14) August 15
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: MCCh 2018 (14) August 15

http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE The Mitski songs were all released as singles and are present as such here. I will add the album versions once that one hits Spotify, probably. Still feels like a slow period, but Travis Scott and Mitski have enough appeal to m...
by Rob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 4
Replies: 18
Views: 237

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 4

1 | LCD Soundsystem | American Dream 2 | Nine Inch Nails | Survivalism 4 | Betty Hutton | It Had to Be You 6 | The War on Drugs | Pain 3 | David Bowie | All the Young Dudes 5 | Pet Shop Boys | Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) 7 | Natalia Lafourcade | Azul 8 | Bob Marley and The Wailers | Dup...
by Rob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.28
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.28

Rdwdbob wrote:
Mulholland wrote:Tomorrow by Kali Uchis

I had nominated that way back on April 10 and it made it through a few weeks. If the ruling committee still allows three votes for a renomination I’m in for a second! Let’s get one more and see if this great track can run longer!


I third it, if need be.
by Rob
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)

Interesting list, Honorio, but you have Jerry Garcia as both in the survivor in the dead list. Grateful Dead indeed.
by Rob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 22
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 22

I just noticed a non-Dutch speaking person added a Dutch language song!
Jammer dan wel dat het zo'n verschrikkelijk nummer is.
by Rob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5
Replies: 20
Views: 350

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. 6. Elliott Smith - Figure 8 4. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. 8. The New Pornographers - Electric Version 2. Camel - Mirage vs. 5. Sigur Rós - Kveikur 7. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel vs. 3. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia What a week. Two of nominations (Mirage and Fôr...
by Rob
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

Today I updated from #128 (Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True) to #161 (T.Rex' Electric Warrior). While updating I listened to My Aim Is True: https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/article_main_image/public/media/elvis-costello-portrait-1977-a-billboard-1548.jpg Did you know there are people who when...
by Rob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 3
Replies: 16
Views: 277

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 3

Indeed not a very special week. The first group isn't too bad though. 1 | Steely Dan | Show Biz Kids 2 | The White Stripes | You're Pretty Good Lookin' (For a Girl) 5 | Little Anthony and The Imperials | Hurt So Bad 6 | Magnetic Man | I Need Air 3 | Sonic Youth | Silver Rocket 4 | Spandau Ballet | C...
by Rob
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

Today I Updated from #75 (Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot) to #127 (Dr. Dre's The Chronic). I had to use the Spotify method for the first time, on Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. It's still a rare occurrence though. Yes! This is awesome, Rob!!! :D Finally, a question . If a new update ever comes ...
by Rob
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 22
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 22

Great tune, Rob (Taraf de Haidouks)... I look forward to hearing more music from your trip. Must have been amazing! Thanks, it was a great trip. Next, a folk tune from Bulgaria: Yanka Rupkina & Bulgarian State Television Female Choir - Kalimanku Denku World music fans might now Bulgarian State ...
by Rob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

Updated from #37 (Massive Attack's Blue Lines) to #74 (De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising). Good luck with the Joy Division albums - last I checked, they only had a couple of acclaimed songs, and most of them were non-album singles! No problem at all actually, as both albums have three tracks rank...
by Rob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 343

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

As I said before when the last update hit, I'm going to make a playlist of the top three songs of the top 3000 albums on Acclaimed Music. Today I started! Here it is; work in progress: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/6sOrr6uN21OqjJBtF3ymzd How do I pick the three songs? Similarly to...
by Rob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.27
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.27

It seems my nomination of Lump's Late for the Flight is missing. I'll nominate it again, then, for next week.
by Rob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)

Pauler wrote:Great list for sure! I am surprised that the choice for The Postal Service is "Against All Odds" and not "Such Great Heights"


Such Great Heights is not a cover, unless you refer to the Iron & Wine version, who released it as a cover on the Postal Service single.
by Rob
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 22
Views: 397

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

7. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust vs. 3. My Morning Jacket - Z 2. Jean-Michel jarre - Oxygène vs. 5. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues 8. Jon Hassell and Brian Eno - Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics vs. 6. Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder 4. John Fahey - Volume II: Death Chants, Breakdo...
by Rob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 2
Replies: 25
Views: 410

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 2

1 | Eddie Vedder | Hard Sun 3 | Killer Mike | Reagan 5 | Pulp | My Legendary Girlfriend 8 | Clipse | Wamp Wamp (What It Do) 2 | Hank Williams | Ramblin' Man 4 | The Time | Jungle Love 6 | Jeff Buckley | Mojo Pin 7 | Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule | Blue Train Lines Very strong selection. Most I could...
by Rob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 27097

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

If these are combined then I think by the same logic Julee Cruise's Falling would be combined with the Twin Peaks theme song (which I voted for separately). You're right. I don't mind that too (Angelo Badalamenti/Julee Cruise, "Theme from Twin Peaks/Falling") but then I didn't vote for ei...
by Rob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 27097

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Regarding Moon River, I specifically did not vote for the Audrey Hepburn version, as I don't like her singing, but I'm fine if people prefer to combine them as they are variations of a song that originally all appeared in the same movie.
by Rob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.26
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.26

Lump - Late to the Flight
by Rob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

I don't want to be difficult, Brad, but I asked if you could place my votes for this week and it seems you have forgotten about it. I wouldn't mind, but it seems it would change te results, as it would turn round 3 into a tie. These were my votes: 8. Portishead - Portishead vs. 7. Cyndi Lauper - She...
by Rob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 21
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 21

I'm just back from a trip through Bulgaria and Romania. I listened to and fell in love with some of their music on the way and will probably add some to this game in the coming weeks. Let's start with:

Taraf de Haidouks - Turcoaica Angali (A La Turk)
by Rob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (13) July 31
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: MCCh 2018 (13) July 31

I missed the July 15 update, but here is the playlist for the current list: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE 6 albums entered, but 4 of them have already appeared before. Not much to say about the new update, it seems to have been a slow period for top releases.
by Rob
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 1767

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

My top 15 songs for 1995: 1. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees 2. Oasis - Wonderwall 3. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know 4. Adiemus - Adiemus 5. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger 6. The Verve - History 7. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, featuring Kylie Minogue - Where the Wild Roses Grow 8. Tina Turne...
by Rob
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.2
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.2

Very good week again, but all choices expect match-up 3 are still easy for me. 8. Perfume Genius - Too Bright vs. 2. Deep Purple - Made In Japan 1. Sleater Kinney - One Beat vs. 6. Tubeway Army - Replicas 4. Weekend - La Variet é vs. 5. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans 7. Danger Mouse & Daniele Lupp...
by Rob
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 27097

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Just want to drop my Spotify list for my top 1000 here:


That was a slightly painful process as it made me notice I had forgotten about 5 songs that should be there. But that's how it goes.
by Rob
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 1503

Re: Site update is here

Now, another thing. For MegaCritic I always post the A Taste of MegaCritic Spotify playlist with every update. I have been toying with making a list like that for the top 3000 albums on AM. Originally, I wanted to do it after the last update, but Henrik quickly announced an update with only 2017 en...
by Rob
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 1503

Re: Site update is here

Thanks again for the update Henrik! Hope you can take a good rest now. Still surprised that Lana Del Rey and Wolf Alice didn't make it. Thought they would have enough points. And yes, I agree about Magnetic Fields being deserving, although I didn't expect them to make it. The same goes for Phoebe Br...
by Rob
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1

Second week an immediately a quality jump. I wouldn't agree that all albums here are masterpieces, but the first three match-ups are as good as they get, and the fourth one is still okay. 3. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. 5. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man 6. Townes Van Zandt - The ...
by Rob
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Quietus: "I Prefer Their Later Work": 40 Brilliant Albums At The End Of Artists' Careers (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: The Quietus: "I Prefer Their Later Work": 40 Brilliant Albums At The End Of Artists' Careers (2017)

I once played with the idea of setting up some sort of poll for albums made by artists past a certain age, to look at latter-day works that are sometimes ignored. This idea is similar, although it takes the term "past-their-prime" in a different way. In that sense Era Vulgaris is an intere...
by Rob
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 27097

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

One song that's probably going to do better than people expect is Kiss from a Rose. Every single list here has it in the top 500, two put it in the top 100, and one voter had it at #10! In fact, I'm embarrassed to say that at #417, my list has it the lowest. What makes you say this? There are a lot...
by Rob
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 19
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 19

I guess I update my only one nomination in the game at a time rule to two nominations at a time. Since Lana Del Rey has made the Hall of Fame (hurray!) I will add another song from my top 1.000 that is overlooked at this forum. But this time probably because it is in Dutch. I just want to see how it...
by Rob
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1

- This year we had 4 albums outside the limits (less than 3.00 and higher than 4.00) while last year we had 8. 3 albums have a ranking higher than 4 and 1 album lower than 3. Anyone want to have a guess? Some clues: a) Two albums with high ratings are not filed under Rock style. b) Last year we had...
by Rob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16

Aw, just at the finish line one of my albums doesn't make it to the next round. Oh well, my other six are still in.
by Rob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16

Also, I realize now - were you the one who nominated "Bird Balloons" for a forum game a few years ago? If so, I have you to thank for introducing me to her. Perfect song, and also a personal top 10. Yes, that was me. My #6 of all time! I think that song didn't even win the first round, so...
by Rob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16

The last week of round 1, and sadly one of the weaker line-ups in my opinion. But it comes with a personal favorite! 8. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful In a previous game I already expressed my dislike of this album’s single Ship to Wreck and that opinion stands. Turns out ...
by Rob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 18
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

So, I finally voted again. After some period where I only particapated every now and then, I think I can keep up again for hopefully a long time (well, I actually go on holiday in two weeks, so I won't vote then, but I hope you get what I mean). But I want to give some feedback on this game. Last we...
by Rob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Erotic genre of music, music for making love
Replies: 29
Views: 895

Re: Erotic genre of music, music for making love

thanks for your messages - but maybe all the same it is worth to go in descending order on the rating of singles of all time, albums of all time? In any case, thanks - in extreme cases I will do it myself - on subjective perception). I've edited my posts to include positions on the AM list, if that...
by Rob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Erotic genre of music, music for making love
Replies: 29
Views: 895

Re: Erotic genre of music, music for making love

Regardless of rank, songs that come to mind: - Much of Lana Del Rey, with Video Games and West Coast as the best in this regard. Or Fucked My Way to the Top if that is your thing. - Some type of rock sounds very sexy to me, a certain heavy but slick guitar sound. Best examples are Do I Wanna Know or...
by Rob
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 27097

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

StevieFan13 wrote:Rob I am so fucking delighted with your list words fail me. And someone else put The Boxer in the top 10!


I am happy you say that, as I thought it might have too few Eurovision songs on there for you. I don't think there is a single one, actually.
by Rob
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 27097

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

In the clearing stands a boxer And a fighter by his trade And he carries the reminders Of every glove that laid him down And cut him till he cried out In his anger and his shame: "I am leaving, I am leaving" But the fighter still remains Yes, it is my top 1000: 1. Simon & Garfunkel | ...
by Rob
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 27097

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

StevieFan13 wrote:AAAAHHH! OK, this is it! Last addition! For sure this time!


You say this with conviction, but once I post my list later today you will certainly feel a burning need to add at least 500 songs of my list to yours. I think everyone will be okay with this, as it is only reasonable.
by Rob
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 18
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Secondly, a huge drop of interest (-20 votes in a week) --> talk about this chart to your mates, girlfriends, partners in crime, whatever. It is more interesting if more people take part ! The top 1000 song list plus the AM Moderately Acclaimed Albums game take up pretty all my listening time at th...
by Rob
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.16

I haven’t been voting in this game this time around but I just want to chime in to say a big thank you to whoever nominated After. One of my favorite albums of the past few years. You're welcome. I really love Lady Lamb, one of the most unique artists of the current time. But it might likely end up...
by Rob
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.15
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.15

8. Jeff Buckley – Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Hard to rate as 1, this a long album and 2, it is obvious that Jeff Buckley never wanted to release it this way. I mean, some songs appear twice. Buckley himself wasn’t satisfied with the initial results, which make up the first half of the albu...

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