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by Rob
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39

About that Grimes song, that could almost be the biggest musical disappointment of the year to me. All original qualities of Grimes previous efforts seem to be removed to come to more standard modern sound. Even the fascist robot theme feels extremely stale and cliched. It does reasonable well here,...
by Rob
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #2086 (Madonna's Music) to #2115 (The Original Soundtrack of West Side Story). Spotify complaint: The German group Trio are lumped together as one artist with several other, unrelated acts also called Trio, including some who aren't actually called Trio, but are a jazz trio. Get...
by Rob
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 66
Views: 7230

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I'm not too enthusiastic actually. It's a very mixed bag. I mean, Radiohead, The Cure and Roxy Music earned their spot. These three have a good body of work full classic songs and albums, had an influence on later musicians and hold up today. I really don't know much about Def Leppard. A very popula...
by Rob
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #2053 (Miguel's Wildheart) to #2085 (Meat Puppet's Up on the Sun). Time to complain: I came across The Original London Concept Recording of Jesus Christ Superstar today. Of course, that has no business on this list, but that is not my complaint. No, the problem is that this alb...
by Rob
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #2019 (Joe Satriani's Surfing With the Alien) to #2052 (Michael Kiwanuka's Love & Hate). Not much news on this front. So, while updating I listened to Surfing With the Alien by Joe Satriani: https://www.comicbookherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/silver-surfer-vs-thanos-4...
by Rob
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Sorry for the second delay in a short time, but to continue: Today I updated from #1992 (Megadeth's Peace Sells... But Who 's Buying?) to #2018 (Dr. Feelgood's Stupidity). Milestone: Yes, that's right, I passed the #2000 today! Two thirds on the way, baby! I might finish this before the next update!...
by Rob
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39

It seems strange to me that Low has made on of the most acclaimed albums of the year, but it hardly has made an appearance here. I think only once, unsuccessfully? Granted, they work best in context of the album than as standalone songs, but I would still like to give them a try. So I nominate: Low ...
by Rob
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 41
Views: 2349

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

OMG, just listened to ”Mo Bamba”. If that track is still in the top 100 when I’m done with this spreadsheet, then I’ll shut down AM. I had not yet heard of this song. You made me listen to it with your comment. If you ever put me onto something like this again I'll make sure AM gets shut down someh...
by Rob
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 53
Views: 4191

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Well with Mitski you know EVERY YEAR the critics end up picking the Björkist or Kate Bushiest female they can find to rank insanely high. It’s the Bjush effect. I already saw it coming so no surprise here. But Mitski is nothing like Bjork or Kate Bush, either as a person or in her music. Indeed, I ...
by Rob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 34
Replies: 12
Views: 190

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 34

Mitski - Townie
by Rob
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 53
Views: 4191

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Hope Downs luck has also come to an end it seems.
by Rob
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 17587

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

panam wrote:No poll this year? :)


Of course there will be a poll, but in contrast to critics we tend to wait until 2018 is actually over ;)
by Rob
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 587
Views: 77877

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

My 10 highest ranked songs that didn't get ranked: 3. Mark Knopfler - Restless Farewell 36. Orchestra Nova San Diego - Gerudo Valley 47. Bob Dylan - To Ramona 50. Björk, featuring Tom Yorke - I've Seen It All 51. Ennio Morricone - The Man With the Harmonica 52. Laura Marling - Hope in the Air 58. Cl...
by Rob
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 587
Views: 77877

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

Thanks Ron! Great work on a difficult task! I updated the playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/74LeBC4K8bt789HBT0dsoj I will do a double-check on this list at a later date and will fill in the few gaps with placeholders of songs that aren't on Spotify, but at least you can star...
by Rob
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #10: John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: Album Club Discussion #10: John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

My first time listening to John Grant. I always figured this would be some warm, traditional singer/songwriter or folk album. I think I based that entirely on his beard. This is something else, though. There is a strong singer/songwriter element to it sure, but it is mixed with... Whatever strikes h...
by Rob
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - OOR (NL)
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: EOY 2018 - OOR (NL)

The remaining entries, from the printed magazine: 11. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now 12. Blood Orange - Negro Swan 13. Amen Dunes - Freedom 14. Damien Jurado - The Horizon Just Laughed 15. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! 16. Johan - Pull Up 17. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy 18. Jonath...
by Rob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 53
Views: 4191

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I put off listening to Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino until this week and was actually surprised how good it was. I understand its re-evaluation here. Then again, I think this was a better year than it gets credited for. It's doesn't have the scope of last year (which actually received a lot of the...
by Rob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1960 (Okkervil River's The Stage Names) to #1991 (Little Feat's Feat Don't Fail Me Now). Not much to say, update-wise. So, I listened to The Stage Names by Okkervil River while updating: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Okkervil.jpg/1200px-Okkervil.jpg...
by Rob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - OOR (NL)
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: EOY 2018 - OOR (NL)

It's probably a top 20 in the printed edition, like last years. I'll check it out tomorrow, when the new magazine is released.
by Rob
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)

Strange how they added Be the Cowboy to their list of The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence only very recently, but that album is nowhere to be seen here.
by Rob
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 53
Views: 4191

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Devotion in the top 20 is a pleasant surprise. Maybe it's because it came out in the summer and I didn't pay too much attention then but I didn't feel it received the same kind of attention than, say, Beach House or Father John Misty. I'm also a bit surprised by Courtney Barnett: I was a bit disapp...
by Rob
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Line of Best Fit (UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: EOY 2018 - The Line of Best Fit (UK)

Well, that this is a year with less long albums of course doesn't mean that there won't be long albums anymore. I myself was surprised how many mayor released stayed close to 30 minutes, or even went below. Especially hiphop, which in the 90's and 00's surprised if they didn't go over 60 minutes. Se...
by Rob
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1927 (Ornette Coleman's This Is Our Music) to #1959 (The Saints' Eternally Yours). An uneventful update, so I might use this space for some other ramblings. Some of you might notice that the amount of albums done in one update is getting slightly lesser. This has to do with th...
by Rob
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1883 (UB40's Signing Off) to #1926 (The Impressions' People Get Ready). A remarkably simple update, although I was surprised to find a full-fledged compilation album here: A Date With Elvis. Also, a lot of the albums I came across today were really, really long. Also long is t...
by Rob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1847 (Dr. John's Dr. John's Gumbo) to #1882 (Ty Segall's Manipulator). Does anybody get what's up with the Orchestra Baobab album that is on AM as Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice? Likely this one has been discussed once, but this confused me no...
by Rob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 7145

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Pretty good year. A song list: 1. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – I See a Darkness 2. Aimee Mann – Save Me 3. Aimee Mann – Deathly 4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication 5. Le Tigre – Deceptacon 6. Fiona Apple – A Mistake 7. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Death to Everyone 8. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler 9. Liqui...
by Rob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 30
Views: 3578

Re: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)

It sucks that The Skinny gave Fucked Up's Dose Your Dreams five stars but it didn't show up here. I haven't seen it any YE lists so far, sadly. They gave out (at least) 38 top marks according to AOTY, but even if they hadn't, reviews are only 1 person, eligible lists need to be at least 3 different...
by Rob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (21) November 30
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: MCCh 2018 (21) November 30

Only a small update, with indeed only the "low" placement of The 1975 as a surprise (although I think something similar happened to them the last time as well). Anyway here is the playlist:

by Rob
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1813 (Donny Hathaway's Extension of a Man) to #1846 (Miles Davis' Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet). Is there a way to notify Spotify about mixed artists? Today I came across The Tony Williams Lifetime, whose album Emergency! is on AM, but not on Spotify. The weird thing ...
by Rob
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

A rotavator is "a machine with rotating blades for breaking up or tilling the soil." If you had asked me to spell it, I would probably have gone with Coil's spelling. I found one picture of a horse drawn rotavator online, but it looks to be copyright protected. There are tractor drawn ver...
by Rob
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 587
Views: 77877

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

By the way, can all these predictions and other mentions of what is still to come go to the prediction topic? I don't like to think to much of what is ahead and still have some surprises.
by Rob
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 16753

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Most disappointing faders could include: 326/764. Beatles - Across the Universe* 434/2641. Pixies - Hey (seems to have over-performed in the 2015 poll)* 442/915. Talking Heads - Burning Down the House* 444/354. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle 463/1880. Arcade Fire - Afterlife (seems to have over-...
by Rob
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 587
Views: 77877

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

Jirin wrote:Sinnerman is the obvious one, any other obvious forum faves? Is Cash’s Hurt in the top 1000?


It's at #189, so very much yes.
by Rob
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1778 (Coil's Horse Rotorvator) to #1812 (Miranda Lambert's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). Faust has become part of my list of enemies. The messy way they are on Spotify is a nightmare and slows this progress to a halt. And I had to deal with TWO albums of them today. To make things wor...
by Rob
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.38
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.38

I remember that a song by Thee Oh Sees from Smote Reverser was nominated in the past, but was it Sentient Oona? If not, I want to nominate that one.
by Rob
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 33
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 33

Joni Mitchell - Song for Sharon

One of her best if you ask me, but rather overlooked.
by Rob
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1751 (Kings of Leon's Aha Shake Heartbreak) to #1777 (The Corals' The Coral). It seems every Van Morrison album is now on Spotify except Tupelo Honey. Apparently is one Van himself doesn't like, but whether that is the reason isn't there I don't know. Odd anyway. Luckily, I di...
by Rob
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #9: Daft Punk's Discovery
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: Album Club Discussion #9: Daft Punk's Discovery

Again late; but a new one isn't up yet. One post above this one Acroamor claims he has a higher tolerance for repetition in music than most. Sadly, I am the exact opposite. So as you might guess from that, Discovery was a challenge. This is one of those classic albums I'd never listened to before, b...
by Rob
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1717 (Magic Sam's West Side Soul) to #1750 (Destoyer's Poison Season). Not much to say, expect that Phallus Dei by Amon Düül II is another case were on Spotify the A- and B-side are switched :angry-nono: So today I listened to West Side Soul by Magic Sam: https://img.discogs.c...
by Rob
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1684 (The Birthday Party's Junkyard) to #1716 (Morphine's Cure for Pain). Not much to say about this update so let's go to yet the third Nick Cave album I listened to through this project, although this time not a solo album. Yes, I am speaking of Junkyard by The Birthday Part...
by Rob
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Mojo (UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: EOY 2018 - Mojo (UK)

I think it'll be interesting to see where TBH&C ends up. It seemed to have quite polarizing reviews which I feel can help. If half of the publications think it was really great and half hated it, it still means it'll find its way on a lot of lists unlike, say, another album that everyone agreed...
by Rob
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)
Replies: 80
Views: 15767

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

Today I updated from #1649 (Jawbox' For Your Own Special Sweetheart) to #1683 (Donny Hathaway's Live). Two particularly difficult albums to add today. First Anthony Braxton's For Alto, which I think is trying to convince the world it never existed (but I found proof it did anyway). Second is Tropic...
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: 1911

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: 80
Views: 15767

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: 12
Views: 2109

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: 10
Views: 1906

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: 3093

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: 80
Views: 15767

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: 12
Views: 4298

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: 12
Views: 4298

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...

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