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by Rob
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year

This was Henrik's response back in 2016, when we discussed Radiohead's "True Love Waits." The choice of year for AM is often based on versions mentioned in critics' list. "There She Goes" has been listed as both one of the best songs of the 80s and one of the best songs of the 9...
by Rob
Wed May 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

The best albums of 2018 (update May 15) Hate to ask, but any chance that we could get the song highlights soon? :text-imsorry: Rob. Sometimes I can not do this at the moment of publishing the MCCh update. Yes, I should be the one who is sorry. I totally get this and it is just my impatience getting...
by Rob
Wed May 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

It's similar to Sight & Sound's greatest movie list each decade. It was "Battleship Potemkin." then "Citizen Kane" for the longest time; but with the last update, "Vertigo" became #1. It just seems that older music/movies retain their acclaim by historians, but mod...
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10
Replies: 19
Views: 265

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10

StevieFan13 wrote:My nom had to go up against Sigur Ros on a music forum, didn't it?


Just have to ask, are you Joe on the prediction board? I noticed someone placing that album optimistically high. (I say this without having listened to the album yet.)
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Top Songs Lists - Understanding the Year

It's always the year of first release. It counts for all versions of the song recorded by the artist.
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

It's similar to Sight & Sound's greatest movie list each decade. It was "Battleship Potemkin." then "Citizen Kane" for the longest time; but with the last update, "Vertigo" became #1. It just seems that older music/movies retain their acclaim by historians, but mod...
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Otisredding wrote:The best albums of 2018 (update May 15)

Hate to ask, but any chance that we could get the song highlights soon?
by Rob
Tue May 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 705

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Kanye I was wondering whether someone was going to mention Kanye West, as this happens inevitably. Kanye is already pretty much seen as the most influential artist from the current century. You can't go higher and mentioning him here is almost like someone mentioning The Beatles in the sixties. Per...
by Rob
Mon May 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9
Replies: 19
Views: 348

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9

8. That Petrol Emotion – Chemicrazy This album starts outstanding with Hey Venus and then it becomes just okay. At times it sounds like a glam version of Duran Duran in a good way, other times in a bad way. Above all it isn’t very inspired and doesn’t leave much of an impression on me. Also, Tingle ...
by Rob
Mon May 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 79
Views: 4310

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify

panam wrote:Bonnie Prince Billy and Peter Gabriel coming soon..


They are here already :happy-partydance:

Good to see more Drag City artists being added. Smog/ Bill Callahan is here too.
by Rob
Mon May 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 705

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Kanye I was wondering whether someone was going to mention Kanye West, as this happens inevitably. Kanye is already pretty much seen as the most influential artist from the current century. You can't go higher and mentioning him here is almost like someone mentioning The Beatles in the sixties. Per...
by Rob
Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 705

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Jirin wrote:I think Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae absolutely will grow in acclaim.


But is it possible for Kendrick to grow? He already seems to be the most acclaimed act at this point in time. I think the acclaim will remain high though.
by Rob
Sun May 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob

Yes, it was great meeting Henrik two days ago. Too bad I had little time (I wasn't there as a tourist, but because of work) and we could only have a short meeting, but I really enjoyed the walk through the old town together. By the way, Stockholm is a city I highly recommend to visit! It's an incred...
by Rob
Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 492

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Some big knock-outs this week. Not even it's nominator voted for Rodeo and Squeezing Out Sparks was at zero points until this very day!
by Rob
Tue May 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6016

Re: Albums of 2018

This seems as good a time as any to mention that Yo La Tengo have some pretty awful album titles. I disagree actually. They have some of the best album titles: May I Sing With Me I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat You...
by Rob
Tue May 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 92
Views: 5537

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

'Cuz I know you're dying it, here's my list on Spotify: [spotifyplaylist]http://open.spotify.com/user/12151698581/playlist/1dMt5IKicx9PT4RWsujkVu?si=o0bknl9rRihoz5hUTJqkw[/spotifyplaylist] (If someone can help me format it correctly that'd be just swell) http://open.spotify.com/user/12151698581/pla...
by Rob
Mon May 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Glenn Branca
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: R.I.P. Glenn Branca

Haven't heard much from him, but I really liked The Ascension. Was on my list for further listening. Rest in peace.
by Rob
Mon May 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 492

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

8. Graham Parker & The Rumour – Squeezing Out Sparks I wrote earlier about this album when I wrote about the song Local Girls for the 10.000 Songs project. I seem to have been more forgiving then than I am now. Spending more time with Mr. Parker and listening more closely to the lyrics doesn’t m...
by Rob
Sun May 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.17
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.17

Risking to be that guy, but I just feel that I should mention this: the track by Tinariwen, now in its second week, is already well over a year old: the album was released in February 2017! Great song, but perhaps not really eligible for this game. Sorry, didn't think of it sooner.
by Rob
Fri May 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time
Replies: 24
Views: 453

Re: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time

There's also Pokemon, a show that hits a personal nerve. As someone who grew up with that show, I can't tell you how much I hate seeing it on lists, especially on "Best Anime" lists. It's almost an perfect indicator of someone who really doesn't know what they are talking about and are go...
by Rob
Wed May 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 492

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Have you noticed the prevalence of winners who are in the first place on both? I looked the bracket, only 1 match on 28 was won by an album that was proposed in second place. I wonder if this guides the choice of people? I'm not quite sure what you mean by first and second place here. I believe he'...
by Rob
Wed May 09, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 492

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Romain wrote:Have you noticed the prevalence of winners who are in the first place on both?
I looked the bracket, only 1 match on 28 was won by an album that was proposed in second place. I wonder if this guides the choice of people?


I'm not quite sure what you mean by first and second place here.
by Rob
Wed May 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 492

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Z 95 - Squeezing Out Sparks 76 Speaking In Tongues 83 - Jesus Of Cool 73 Idjagiedas 73 - Rodeo 64 So happy the not-so-president lost in the first round. Melon is neither on Spotify nor easy to faithfully find on Youtube. New Magnetic Wonder is 65 for me so Melon is likely to have my vote, but I don...
by Rob
Mon May 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7

8. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak I really don’t get this type of music. It is been said that after the initial mixed reception the album has become recognized as perhaps the most influential release of the 2000’s. And you know what, I guess this is true. Autotuned soul that is also vaguely hip-...
by Rob
Mon May 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.16
Replies: 19
Views: 454

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.16

Brian Eno - 77 Million Paintings

If this doesn't make the Hall of Fame, then I really don't know what you guys like anymore.
by Rob
Thu May 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 50
Views: 1672

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Just want to share that last year's Moderately Acclaimed Album winner, Saint Etienne's So Tough, is from this year. I'll take it personally if it doesn't make it; just so you know.
by Rob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 2670

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

A very good year. I needed to make some tough cuts at the end. Still, I don't expect much here to make it and I berate myself for not adding some recommendations at the beginning of the month to this topic (not that such a thing would help). 1. Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness 2. PJ Har...
by Rob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.6
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.6

This week I could have gone either way in all matchups besides the last. My final choices were based on hardly anything. 8. Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe Last year we also saw a Santigold album appear in this game, her debut. That was my nomination and it really is a huge personal favourite....
by Rob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Three albums return and three are new. This playlist, though, remains the same yet keeps changing: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE Surprise of the update is that Laura Veirs didn't place. I expected her to. Also, I keep reading the band name Hop Along as part ...
by Rob
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6016

Re: Albums of 2018

I love the Cardi B album cover! Sure it's over the top, but the small details make it: - The subtly distorted cathode rays - The REC in the corner give an air of interrogation - 'invasion of' cuts though 'privacy' - The outfit could read as a chess board or a resolution target - The Marlene Dietric...
by Rob
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Update on the update
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Update on the update

Don't worry, Henrik, I understand if you don't finish the update this weekend, as long as it arrives next weekend ;) Seriously and obviously: take your time. Just a question about something I was unsure about, the last update didn't include any album lists outside of the EOY albums of 2015 and 2016 ...
by Rob
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Shame - Songs of Praise
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Shame - Songs of Praise

Yesterday I saw Shame live in my hometown, in a sold-out venue. In preparation I listened to Songs of Praise a few more times. Here are some thoughts. This is the type of album that the people over at Rate Your Music generally try to denounce with an enormous passion. The reason is that this is an a...
by Rob
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6016

Re: Albums of 2018

Anyone else think there are a lot of good albums this year with covers that are really unpleasant to look at? Cocoa Sugar...ick. Yes, yes, YES! I have a soft spot for good cover art and last years a topic like MegaCritic would already be fun because you got a lot of great covers on a row. This year...
by Rob
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC The Classics Edition 10
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: AMF WC The Classics Edition 10

:scared-shocked: Big fall of interest with 109 votes This was the first time I didn't vote, but not out of a lack of interest. I did have less time, but wanted to listen to everything on Monday evening, but the poll was already closed. By the way, Touch of Grey is on Spotify. And breaking my own ru...
by Rob
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 92
Views: 5537

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Awesome Fred, I love the list as always. Only problem is this gives me even more songs I need to listen to for my own list! Here's a nice task to give to yourself if you ever get bored: listen to every single song submitted here and rank them. If this goes by to fast, do the same for the album subm...
by Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.5
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.5

8. Snog – Beyond the Valley of the Proles A very outspoken political album. Too outspoken for my tastes. The lyrics here find a good point to make, but then drive right past it and turn it into a grotesque commentary that is so far removed from reality that it serves no further purpose anymore. Stuf...
by Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A tribute to Lana Del Rey
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: A tribute to Lana Del Rey

One critic who shares your opinion, as you might be aware, is Greil Marcus, the legendary author of Mystery Train , Lipstick Traces , and 30-plus years of the brilliantly eccentric "Real Life Rock" column (currently in the Village Voice). Marcus has written at length about Del Rey, who he...
by Rob
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A tribute to Lana Del Rey
Replies: 7
Views: 456

A tribute to Lana Del Rey

A tribute to Lana Del Rey https://massappeal.com/wp-content/uploads/Lana-Dey-Rey-Honeymoon.jpg “We both know that it is not fashionable to love me” Last Tuesday I went to a concert of Lana Del Rey in Antwerp, Belgium. More out of my way than usual for me for a concert, but Lana Del Rey hardly ever ...
by Rob
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Avicii
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: RIP Avicii

This is sad indeed. He worked in a genre I don't generally pay attention to and that frequently left me cold, but somehow some of his songs worked for me. In fact, I was surprised that Addicted to You, with the superb Adele-like vocals Audra Mae wasn't a hit with critics, as it captures perfectly th...
by Rob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 09
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 09

Because of the end of my 10.000 Songs series I want to nominate my favorite discovery that I got through the game: Grateful Dead - A Touch of Grey Darn, Are you stopping the 10000 ? shame, I was hoping to use your latest review in case there were a lack of nominations. Yes, I wrote about it here . ...
by Rob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (06) April 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: MCCh 2018 (06) April 15

New update, we finally get over 100 songs! Only 195 to go!

by Rob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.4
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.4

I'm sad about the loss of Blanck Mass so soon, but Sufjan Stevens is one of those names who will always be hard to beat here.
by Rob
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 09
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 09

Because of the end of my 10.000 Songs series I want to nominate my favorite discovery that I got through the game:

Grateful Dead - A Touch of Grey
by Rob
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 6753

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

I'm curious what some of your thoughts are on Kate Bush. I don't know much about her. Outside of this website, I've barely ever heard her mentioned. I like Wuthering Heights, Running Up That Hill, and Hounds of Love, but you guys and the critics love them more. I couldn't get into the other 20 or s...
by Rob
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 6753

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

I refuse to rate an artist highly simply based on creativity if I don't enjoy the music. Obviously I don't do that either. I already mentioned Madonna, who is very influential and did her own thing, but I don't personally care about her music and didn't vote for her. Originality is also not just ab...
by Rob
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.4
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.4

Only good albums this week. Also, the contrast in sounds between the albums in match-up three is rather funny. 8. Space – Spiders One of these albums I didn’t know what to expect of beforehand. Apparently at least Female of the Species is quite famous. It didn’t ring a bell with me though. Spiders i...
by Rob
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 6753

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

I want to chime in to thank BluePanda for all the work on this poll trilogy! It was a massive undertaking, but very worthwhile. And yes, I know I'm saying this after being skeptical beforehand. I was also thinking about my own response to this last poll about the artists. As my reaction on the place...
by Rob
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 2670

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

DaveC wrote:
Chris K. wrote:Albums:
6. Alice In Chains - Dirt
8. Morrissey - Your Arsenal


Maybe a missing 7.


He told me that his #7 is Michael Bolton - Timeless: The Classics.
by Rob
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MY MUSIC PROJECT: 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: MY MUSIC PROJECT: 2008

Interesting that the AM #1 is only at #71 here. This one seems extremely influenced by sales if you just look at the top 20.
by Rob
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 3471

Re: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection

Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone! I really appreciate it. And don't think I didn't enjoy doing this series. I really did. I think it was around #70 I that I first started to think that perhaps it was time to quit, but I kept putting that moment off for over 40 entries. I wouldn't do it if ...

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