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by Rob
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 1106

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

The Navigator and Kelly Lee Owens got much higher than expected. Deservedly if you ask me. On the other hand, I thought Perfume Genius was the kind of artist that would appeal greatly to this forum and would be a lock for the top 10. To see him lower than above two albums is a big surprise. Although...
by Rob
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 1106

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Didn't expect to see Luciferian Towers to show up anymore. Still need to listen to that one in full.
by Rob
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (02) February 15
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: MCCh 2018 (02) February 15

The second update: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE Albums not on Spotify: Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin Fanny Dog She My Lady's On Fire No Age - Snares Like a Haircut Cruise Control is not separately on YouTube, but the whole album is and it is the first track:...
by Rob
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Rob : If I have to explain the appeal of this song to you, you are probably on the wrong forum. I welcome Dan and slick to our team of those who are "probably on the wrong forum." :music-rockon: I think Rob was telling that such a rich "music about music" piece encapsulates many...
by Rob
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 1106

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Apparently Arcade Fire is such a force that they still can get to #70 here and #55 with critics, despite getting a mostly negative reception.

Good to see the respectable placement of Memories Are Now!
by Rob
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 1106

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

The top of the list will probably look a lot like the critic's, but a big difference already is The Ooz: #10 with critics, #75 with us. Coincidentally, it is the highest ranked album on the critics list I haven't heard. Meanwhile, we rank the Regrettes album just a little higher than the critics. It...
by Rob
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 2, Week 1
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: 9825/10000: Round 2, Week 1

Let me echo the sentiments that this an improvement over the first round. Without the novelties, forgotten hit songs and second-tier album tracks we get a very enjoyable playlist. 3 | Creedence Clearwater Revival | Ramble Tamble 4 | Gil Scott-Heron | "B" Movie 13 | Tracey Ullman | They Don...
by Rob
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 121
Views: 2889

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

(and related, most likely more women are being given a better position to express themselves). This is actually a very important point. Women by and large have long been instruments for male made music. Remember the revolutionary years in music in the sixties? Probably the worst decade for women (a...
by Rob
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 2 Week 3
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 2 Week 3

15. Underworld - Rez vs. 9. Rush - The Spirit of Radio 13. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Day vs. 4. John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads 5. Beach House - Zebra vs. 2. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight 10. Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia vs. 16. Bonnie Ra...
by Rob
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Genesis - Abacab
Replies: 1
Views: 51

10.000 Songs: Genesis - Abacab

This topic is part of the weekly 10.000 songs, 10.000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 10.000 is selected for discussion. The song is chosen completely at random, through random.org, making the selections hopefully very varied. The only other rule in this...
by Rob
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1836

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

I would have voted Green Light very high. I think it's one of the best songs of the year, but I don't place the full album as high as other people do. For me it is the other way around. Melodrama is one of those albums on which every track is pretty great and that makes the competition tougher. We ...
by Rob
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson
Replies: 6
Views: 194

R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Icelandic soundtrack composer and ambient musician Jóhann Jóhannsson died yesterday. The cause of death is undisclosed for now. He was only 48 years old. https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/promo_650/public/media/johann-johannson-650.jpg This name might not ring a bell immediately, but his movie ...
by Rob
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 121
Views: 2889

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

So if my calculations are correct, there is one artist (who I won't name but you can probably all guess who it is) that has four albums left to place. How high will they get? Will they all crack the top 15? I feel like that's a little excessive. I actually expect three of her albums in the top 10 a...
by Rob
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

I think Paper Planes is a great song but also think it’s overvalued relative to her other work because people fetishize the gunshot sound effect. What makes you say that? Paper Planes is a good example of a song in which every element helps create a total picture. Perhaps it is M.I.A. moving toward...
by Rob
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1836

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

And there's my #1 already. Way too low of course ;)
by Rob
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1836

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

That is a lot of #1 songs that didn't make it!
Of my own list, 4 have appeared. Of those, I never expected Lucid to make it, so that's nice. For some reason I thought Mystery of Love and Pa'lante were on a lot of lists, but apparently not.

How many people voted for this?
by Rob
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (01) January 31
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: MCCh 2018 (01) January 31

Highlights: These are the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, The Skinny, Beardfood, BostonGlobe, Nowtoronto, Entertainment Weekly, etc… I hardly dare to ask, but do you know when you'll complete the highlights? I want to get the pl...
by Rob
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 11
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 11

1 | Bloc Party | The Prayer 2 | Laura Nyro & Labelle | The Bells 12 | Alan Jackson | Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) 15 | Frankie Avalon | Venus 4 | Jim Croce | Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) 5 | Tom Robinson Band | Up Against The Wall 7 | U2 | In a Little While 10 | Band...
by Rob
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 2 Week 2
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 2 Week 2

13. Caribou - Melody Day vs. 8. Cocteau Twins - Lorelei 7. The Smiths - I Know It's Over vs. 4. Frida Hyvonen - Dirty Dancing 10. The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town vs. 16. Cerrone - Supernature 3. David Bowie - Wild is the Wind vs. 12. Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands 1. The Kinks - Shangri-...
by Rob
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2000s Songs Poll: Guess the top 20 (Spoilers)
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: 2000s Songs Poll: Guess the top 20 (Spoilers)

I don't have a clue, but here you go: 20. Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 19. Portishead | The Rip 18. Coldplay | Viva la Vida 17. Radiohead | Pyramid Song 16. MGMT | Time to Pretend 15. Amy Winehouse | Rehab 14. Eminem | Lose Yourself 13. Coldplay | Clocks 12. The White Stripes | Seven Nati...
by Rob
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017: Results
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017: Results

I can't argue with this winner, certainly not after last year when my #1 ended up last. I didn't expect it to have such broad appeal, but it is great that it does.

Thanks Jirin, for hosting!
by Rob
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 168
Views: 5986

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The song Our House is credited to Crosby, Stills & Nash on here, though it should be credited to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Young doesn't actually appear on the song, but neither does he on Teach Your Children or Carry On, both of which he is credited for on this site. The official credit...
by Rob
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 45
Views: 1369

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

Yes, this was bound to happen. I think it is good that you make this decision. I know all too well how you can put to much effort into something and that it can affect you mentally and physically. Sometimes it is important to step back. As for the site, at least this forum seems to have a tight enou...
by Rob
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House
Replies: 0
Views: 45

10.000 Songs: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House

This topic is part of the weekly 10.000 songs, 10.000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 10.000 is selected for discussion. The song is chosen completely at random, through random.org, making the selections hopefully very varied. The only other rule in this...
by Rob
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Listyguy : Would calling this song THE rock anthem of the 2000's be going too far? You'd be hard pressed to find a song more people can sing along to. [...] StevieFan13 : Every kid from the ages of 12 to 20 knows every single word of this song. Trust me, they do. It’s iconic, the crown jewel of the...
by Rob
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017: Results
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017: Results

Jirin wrote:9. The Regrettes - Feel Your Feelings Fool!
Record: 9-9-1
Votes: 11
Biggest fans: Jirin (2), bonnielaurel (4), Rob (4), JamieW (5)


There is a little mistake here. The info below the title is the same as with the Somi album.

Expected the Gang of Youths album higher as well.
by Rob
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (01) January 31
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: MCCh 2018 (01) January 31

Highlights: These are the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, The Skinny, Beardfood, BostonGlobe, Nowtoronto, Entertainment Weekly, etc… I hardly dare to ask, but do you know when you'll complete the highlights? I want to get the pl...
by Rob
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Der Bund (Switzerland)
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: EOY 2017 - Der Bund (Switzerland)

Should probably not be included until someone could confirm that there are at least 10 album reviews per month in the printed editions. Another website that won't let you easily filter on reviews, but it looks very much like they hardly have any reviews at all. The only review I could easily find i...
by Rob
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - De Morgen (Belgium)
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: EOY 2017 - De Morgen (Belgium)

Henrik wrote:Should probably not be included until someone could confirm that there are at least 10 album reviews per month in the printed editions.


That's damn hard to say, as you can't filter or search on reviews on the site. Perhaps someone from Belgium more familiar with the paper can chime in.
by Rob
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 121
Views: 2889

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

Didn't vote for this, for reasons stated during an earlier time, that I don't feel like repeating. A bit sad about it though, as there is a lot here I enjoy and I would like to have voted for (having said that, I don't think I would have managed to participate, as this is one of four big polls that ...
by Rob
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Edit: I've definitely also danced to Bad Romance and Single Ladies (again, smash hits), and maybe Digital Love and Wolf Like Me, but definitely not Archangel, The Past Is a Grotesque Animal, Jigsaw Falling into Place, or Silent Shout. I'd be curious to check out a place with a dancefloor that plays...
by Rob
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 10
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 10

Mostly a very bland week. 6 | The Soul Stirrers | By and By 7 | Aaron Neville | Hercules 11 | Holy Other | Held 12 | Zoot Woman | Grey Day 2 | Richard Thompson | I Feel So Good 4 | The Springfields | Island of Dreams 8 | Leon Russell | Tight Rope 14 | All Saints | Black Coffee 1 | Rodriguez | Crucif...
by Rob
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

When I was that age myself there was also The Road Ahead by Dutch band City to City. That song was ubiquitous in The Netherlands at the start of the new millennium and predates The Middle by one year. It has pretty much the same theme, message and sincerity, although it is a pop ballad instead of a...
by Rob
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 3348

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

So here we are, my first EOY list for music. This is the first time I put a specific focus on the year we're actually in, even if only in the last 2 - 3 months did I really start catching up. I might have forced it a bit, not giving some albums the attention or repeated listen they deserved (which i...
by Rob
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Is "The Middle" really that surprising? I've always been a fan of its frank sincerity, in addition to finding it to be really catchy (there might be hundreds of songs sonically like this, but it's always stood to me as near the top of that style). I think it fits perfectly within the late...
by Rob
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Is "The Middle" really that surprising? I've always been a fan of its frank sincerity, in addition to finding it to be really catchy (there might be hundreds of songs sonically like this, but it's always stood to me as near the top of that style). I think it fits perfectly within the late...
by Rob
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

And there is my "mystery" song, the one that got higher than expected: The Middle. I guess my review covers already why I'm baffled that it makes #90. I don't hate it or anything, but... I thought the mystery song was Beautiful Day. A lot of people still like U2, but lately they've been g...
by Rob
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

And there is my "mystery" song, the one that got higher than expected: The Middle. I guess my review covers already why I'm baffled that it makes #90. I don't hate it or anything, but...
by Rob
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: The Mystics - Hushabye
Replies: 0
Views: 60

10.000 Songs: The Mystics - Hushabye

This topic is part of the weekly 10.000 songs, 10.000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 10.000 is selected for discussion. The song is chosen completely at random, through random.org, making the selections hopefully very varied. The only other rule in this...
by Rob
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

For the record, the song I referred to earlier that I thought would have shown up by now is not We Belong Together. It could have been, but I had already forgotten that this was on the list. You can see how much Mariah Carey was on my mind. The mystery song I'm thinking about still hasn't shown up a...
by Rob
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

I think it's hard to say something did badly here; 121 of the 150 songs here are in my 8+ range. For example, Hope There's Someone is only my #49 among these 150...but it's also in my top 500 of all time. I think the formula we use for these polls can warp the results a bit; something must place in...
by Rob
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Well, I'm equally surprised that Hope There Is Someone did so badly. I always thought of that as a forum favorite. That it didn't make the year top 10 during this poll was already unexpected. The song is also making something of a nosedive in the AM All Time list. What is going on there? Hard to Exp...
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker

Other versions: ...The other covers are two A Capella choir takes (both by groups with variation on Deep Throat; no originality there) ... I think Deepthroat & Deep Throat Choir are the same thing. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJS3qdiIoJhQGa_mcQ7ZQYA I had come across it on the Said The Gra...
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 2 Week 1
Replies: 25
Views: 563

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 2 Week 1

Solid week. I don't think there is much point in once again writing comments for these songs. 3. Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand vs. 15. George Michael - Careless Whisper 4. NEU! - Hallogallo vs. 12. Brian Eno - Baby's On Fire 1. Pulp - This is Hardcore vs. 11. Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle ...
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

DaveC wrote:
Rob wrote:though I don't expect my #1 to make the top 100.


Ah yes, your #1 is the lowest positioned #1 by a good margin.


Oh dear. Thanks for the advance warning.
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 166
Views: 4736

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Already 5 songs from my bottom 15 have appeared; not bad :P Nothing from my top 15 has appeared yet, though I don't expect my #1 to make the top 100. I was also surprised with the low ranking of Work It and the incredibly high placement of Home. I also expected Fishscale and Single Ladies higher. Th...
by Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker

prosecutorgodot wrote:Nice piece Rob. I do like me some Bjork. Took a while for me as well.

Maybe it's the "?si=..." part?


Thanks. Turned out I had to remove everything from the '?' on out. Doesn't make sense to me, but it worked.
by Rob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker

Does the playlist open for anyone? For some reason I can't pinpoint it doesn't show up as a playlist here.
by Rob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker
Replies: 7
Views: 214

10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker

This topic is part of the weekly 10.000 songs, 10.000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 10.000 is selected for discussion. The song is chosen completely at random, through random.org, making the selections hopefully very varied. The only other rule in this...
by Rob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 9
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 9

10 | Neil Sedaka | Laughter in the Rain 11 | Carcass | Heartwork 12 | Pawlo Humeniuk | Tanec Pid Werbamy/Dance Under the Willows 13 | Beth Ditto | I Wrote the Book All these are okay, but nothing more. 2 | John Kongos | He's Gonna Step on You Again 6 | The Fall | Hip Priest 9 | Billy Murray | You're...

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