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by Rob
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 45
Views: 637

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1

Usually the interest in these games is in discovery for me. Not yet this week though, as there were only two songs I didn't know yet, but they are good ones (Ring the Alarm and Birdhouse in Your Soul). 2. Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand vs. 12. Heart - Barracuda I have a soft spot for Heart and alt...
by Rob
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 1876

Re: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection

StevieFan13 wrote:There's no link for the C.R.E.A.M. review.


Fixed it. Thanks for notifying me.
by Rob
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 109
Views: 1854

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Help I'm Alive by Metric is from 2008. Although released in the US and Europe in January 2009, it was already released on 23 December in Canada.
by Rob
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 1876

Re: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection

This topic title has been changed, as well as the rankings in the list above. I did not change any of the information regarding rankings in the topics themselves. A few of them make a lot of those rankings and I would have to change the original text too much. I think I will keep it as it is. I migh...
by Rob
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Bon Iver - Perth
Replies: 1
Views: 53

10.000 Songs: Bon Iver - Perth

This topic is part of the weekly 6000 songs, 6000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 6000 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 is th...
by Rob
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations
Replies: 179
Views: 2514

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations

The Kinks - Shangri-La (#5022)

My favorite song by them. Happy to see it finally getting ranked, after having been a bubbler since forever (and it would have made the list even if it would have remained 6000 songs!).
by Rob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations
Replies: 179
Views: 2514

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations

Ah, the rules changed there. Then I go for: Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (Bubblin') That was in the last tournament, songs from there are also ineligible. It seems I was having an off day yesterday. Since the bubbling place is still free as far as I can tell I go with something else entirely: Monty Py...
by Rob
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations
Replies: 179
Views: 2514

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations

Ah, the rules changed there.

Then I go for:

Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (Bubblin')
by Rob
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations
Replies: 179
Views: 2514

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations

And I'm going to take that spot:

Laura Marling - Goodbye England (Covered in Snow) (Unranked, from the bubbling album I Speak Because I Can)
by Rob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your daily mix: What does Spotify think of you?
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Your daily mix: What does Spotify think of you?

My lists today make a lot of sense, but also prove one thing: Acclaimed Music might have too much influence on my listening behavior! Daily mix #1: The Animals, David Bowie, Buffalo Springfield, The Kinks Very classic rock. Even the Bowie listed is an early effort (The Man Who Sold the World). Daily...
by Rob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (20) November 15
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: MCCh 2017 (20) November 15

Only two new albums, so not many changes, but there you go: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3fk2F3lDQj7OhtqB9miyO9 The Circuit des Yeux tracks: Paper Bag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E7WzKZrnUM Black Fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOSkOvcvhms There is no Spotify, Youtube ...
by Rob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations
Replies: 179
Views: 2514

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations

Aimee Man - Deathly (#7018)

Definitely.
by Rob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 109
Views: 1854

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Also, not really a mistake of Henrik, but for some reason Prince's album Lovesexy is available as one 48 minute track, so you can't access the songs. On the Spotify list now we don't find I Wish U Heaven, but the whole album. This is no problem for Alphabet Street from the same album as that one is...
by Rob
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations
Replies: 179
Views: 2514

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Nominations

I have hardly have the time to catch even a glimpse of the update (my slow way of going through things have allowed me to only see #7000 to 10.000 as of yet). But from that group I'll nominate one I thought ended surprisingly low:

Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart (#9799)
by Rob
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 109
Views: 1854

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Aimee Mann's song Deathly is from 1999, not 2000. It appeared on the soundtrack for Magnolia. Also, not really a mistake of Henrik, but for some reason Prince's album Lovesexy is available as one 48 minute track, so you can't access the songs. On the Spotify list now we don't find I Wish U Heaven, b...
by Rob
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 117
Views: 2980

Re: It has happened! Really!!

So it has happened. Really. And that is very welcome. I just came home from work late today, after two of the heaviest and restless weeks I have ever had and this update almost feels like a reward. I like to go through everything from bottom to top in slow fashion, taking in as much as possible. I'm...
by Rob
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 905

Re: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

Moonbeam wrote:
spiritualized wrote:I'd be happy to swap... Xmas week is kinda busy for me :)


Rob, does this work for you? If so, I'll swap.


Yeah, that would work.
by Rob
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 905

Re: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

When it is your album's turn, please start a thread on the first day of your week, with a description of why you nominated the album and perhaps a link to where the album can be heard (YouTube, Spotify, etc.). I'm sorry Moonbeam, but you literally couldn't have picked a worse Monday for me to write...
by Rob
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 1876

Re: 6000 Songs, 6000 Opinions: The Collection

Because of work-related reasons I won't be able to write a new entry this week or the next. This series will resume in two weeks.
by Rob
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (19) October 31
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: MCCh 2017 (19) October 31

The new update: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3fk2F3lDQj7OhtqB9miyO9 The Circuit des Yeux tracks: Paper Bag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E7WzKZrnUM Black Fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOSkOvcvhms There is no Spotify, Youtube or Vimeo link to Falling Blonde :( The Jay-Z...
by Rob
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock Magazine (Holland) - various lists
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Classic Rock Magazine (Holland) - various lists

If you look at who posted the list it sometimes says Dominique (one person obvious) or "Redactie Classic Rock Mag", which would mean the whole team. That doesn't quite say who wrote it though and reading through some entries doesn't make it clear. I'd wager the top 100 list is collaborati...
by Rob
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (19) October 31
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: MCCh 2017 (19) October 31

Otisredding wrote:Hello, Rob

Changes in Mogwai, Kelela and LCD Soundsystem highlights


All right. Do you know when we get the new highlights?
by Rob
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Classic Rock Magazine (Holland) - various lists
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Classic Rock Magazine (Holland) - various lists

There may be more, but for my sake and Henrik's, I'll stop here. All albums lists here are eligible, Stevie? And are they all here, or are there any you didn't re-post on the forum? If you look at who posted the list it sometimes says Dominique (one person obvious) or "Redactie Classic Rock Ma...
by Rob
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)
Replies: 31
Views: 976

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)

I think the main thing to watch out for is people like Carrie Brownstein, who has both Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag; would people have a problem with listing Sleater-Kinney collectively and making a slight note towards the individual member's other acts? I don't really have an answer to that questi...
by Rob
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 3006

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

So, uh, like if Beyonce and Janet Jackson were hypothetically sitting to the left and right of you, they wouldn't ring any bells? The only one I didn't recognize was Janet Jackson. I've said this before I'm sure, but I really feel that Janet Jackson is someone whose star faded enormously since the ...
by Rob
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 179
Views: 17429

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I do have to recommend everyone who has a chance to see Hurray for the Riff Raff live. The concert I attended last Friday definitely belonged to the best I attended. The sound mix was off, which made the sound of the lead guitar drown most else at times. This is a sorry case in the best of times, bu...
by Rob
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 288
Views: 24602

Re: Albums of 2017

Seeing as there are only two albums left to be released this year that I have any real interest in (the new Bjork and the new Eminem), this list is pretty much what my list is going to look like at the end of the year. You quit writing about all the albums you listen to? Too bad, as I enjoyed your ...
by Rob
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 2218

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

Are you opposed to celebrating our favorite artists from Japan, or actively seeking out the voices of genderqueer people? Well, first off I only seek out music based in genre and time periods, not really based on the personal backgrounds of the artists. I do think there is a big difference between ...
by Rob
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 3006

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I already wanted to post this the first round, but I sat rather long it, thinking perhaps a bit too much about were I wanted to go with it, but there you go. Interesting discussions and arguments here, but personally I have a hard time with all these extremely new artists being lauded as should-be-l...
by Rob
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 2218

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

I'm pretty sure I said something like this before when a list of women-only music was posted in the Critic's List part of the forum, but I do find it somewhat weird to treat women in this way. It is meant positively of course, but it has the unfortunate side effect of turning women once again into s...
by Rob
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 905

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

Well, I really like this idea, but colour me skeptical about the success. I mean, this exact same thing was tried two years ago: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2904&p=43103&hilit=album+of+the+week#p43103 That died after seven weeks. And that is rather symptomati...
by Rob
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll: Favourite Live Albums - Planning/Toughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Poll: Favourite Live Albums - Planning/Toughts?

I agree with Pierre. Too much going on here for this now. I really like to do this, but perhaps it takes a bit more work. I think going for a top 10 maximum per person will make it too flimsy. Especially since I suspect that only the usual suspects (Live at the Appollo, At Filmore East, Live at Leed...
by Rob
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Yves Montand - Les feuilles mortes
Replies: 0
Views: 77

6000 Songs: Yves Montand - Les feuilles mortes

This topic is part of the weekly 6000 songs, 6000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 6000 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 is th...
by Rob
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 2779

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

This may not be known as the best year in music, but perhaps that's more the fault of the albums. For songs it was very strong, even if far from every one of them comes from a good album. 1. Fleet Foxes – Mykonos 2. Laura Marling – Night Terror 3. Santigold – L.E.S. Artistes 4. Coldplay – Viva la Vi...
by Rob
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: 6000 Songs: Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul

Honorio wrote:Excellent review again, Rob, but the Spotify playlist is not correct, by accident you included the link for the Spotify playlist of our all-time albums poll.


Whoops. Fixed it. Thanks!
by Rob
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino

Yesterday I wanted to listen to some Fats Domino in commemoration and I decided to try out one of his live albums. I ended up with this one: http://open.spotify.com/album/68fL6u9pxkuKcjP0TtYjzE Live At Montreux Turns out it is one hell of a live album that really shows a side of Mr. Domino I hadn't ...
by Rob
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 45512

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

How did 2017 do? The top 1000 only had Kendrick Lamarr's DAMN. Yes, the third Run the Jewels album is there too, near the bottom, but I count that as a 2016. Just for fun I looked up the 2017 albums from MegaCritic that were released on time for this poll. The results: 524. Kendrick Lamarr – DAMN. (...
by Rob
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino

Great artist, indeed. Rest in peace.
by Rob
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals
Replies: 31
Views: 781

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals

Well, not only did my nomination win, it was also the favourite of my own nominations and a personal top 10 album of all time for me. So I'm very, very pleased as you can imagine. It is threatening to fall off the top 3000 albums next update so it is nice to bring it to people's attention once more....
by Rob
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 45512

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

First off, thanks notbrianeno for all this work. Though I'm one of the people who thought it proceeded a little to slowly, the fact that you did a more full presentation of the whole top 1000, instead of just the top 500 makes up for that. Second off, for people who missed it the first time around o...
by Rob
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
Replies: 2
Views: 150

6000 Songs: Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul

This topic is part of the weekly 6000 songs, 6000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 6000 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 is th...
by Rob
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1673

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

I'm not surprised about Bon Jovi, but I am about The Cars. I never even heard of them before I came to this forum and up till now thought they were a cult band at best. Apparently, they have a lot of mainstream cred too. And the only time in a year I hear mention of the existence of J Geils Band is ...
by Rob
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals
Replies: 31
Views: 781

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals

An interesting match-up for me, as I didn't vote for Help! a single time in previous rounds, while I voted for So Tough every round. I was perhaps the most vocal detractor of Help! here (even if I didn't hate the album), while So Tough is my own nomination. So what will I vote? Can't you guess? 2. T...
by Rob
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Good Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.

DocBrown wrote:Goddamn autocorrect. How do you correct a thread title?


Just edit the first post.
by Rob
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (18) October 15
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: MCCh 2017 (18) October 30

Otisredding wrote:149 - Torrres: Three Fuures - 72,7 (75,1 / 14)


That would be Torres with one "r" and "Futures".
by Rob
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (18) October 15
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: MCCh 2017 (18) October 15

There you go: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3fk2F3lDQj7OhtqB9miyO9 The Jay-Z tracks: Kill Jay-Z: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Tq6_fPBfo Smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQfAZjw3kdY 4:44: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUaGgwgA7Xs The Ty Segall tracks: Warm Hands (Freed...
by Rob
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (18) October 15
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: MCCh 2017 (18) October 15

Since the highlights aren't yet up today it might take me some days to update the playlist as I certainly won't be able to tomorrow. Hopefully by Tuesday evening I will post the new Spotify list.
by Rob
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 45512

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Harold wrote:Most albums in the top 30: Take a wild freakin' guess.


Megadeth? I mean, no album of theirs has yet shown up, which means that they must have done really, really well this time around.
by Rob
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love
Replies: 5
Views: 218

6000 Songs: Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love

This topic is part of the weekly 6000 songs, 6000 opinions. In this, every week another song from the Acclaimed Music song top 6000 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 is th...
by Rob
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 26
Views: 706

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Semi-Finals!

4. The Beatles - Help! vs. 2. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part 1. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. 3. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango An honest question: can somebody explain the brilliance of Help for me? I shouldn't be confused by The Beatles doing well, but I actually am now. I mean...

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