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by Rob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Björk - Stonemilker
Replies: 2
Views: 26

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: 2
Views: 26

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: 8
Views: 134

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...
by Rob
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 2303

Re: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection

Because life intervened I will postpone the next entry in this series to tomorrow.
by Rob
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums & Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 29
Views: 1035

Re: The Best Albums & Songs of the 2000s

Handed in my song list just now. I wrote comments for all entries, but due to little time I had to write most of them this very day. I didn't have time to proofread so apologize in advance for any mistakes (and the odd uninspired entry).
by Rob
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

10. Soulwax - NY Excuse vs. 11. Arno - Les yeux de ma mere Difficult matchup, but although Arno's singing is great, NY Excuse stays with me more. 9. Prefab Sprout - Faron Young vs. 1. Aimee Mann - Deathly Never listened to Prefab Sprout before, but Faron Young is good fun. Deathy, though, is my own...
by Rob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 8
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 8

No time for comments this week. 1 | Bob Dylan | Queen Jane Approximately 5 | Darlene Love | A Fine Fine Boy 8 | Mos Def | Body Rock 15 | Ray Stevens | The Streak 4 | Snowy White | Bird of Paradise 7 | Alternative TV | Love Lies Limp 10 | Ja Rule | Holla, Holla 11 | The Chemical Brothers | Loops of F...
by Rob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Dolores O'Riordan (1971-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: R.I.P. Dolores O'Riordan (1971-2018)

This news also struck more of a chord than I expected. It's been ages since I last listened to The Cranberries, but like apparently many here they were a factor in my younger years, especially thanks to Zombie, which is a song with unique vocals by O'Riordan.
by Rob
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 8
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 8

Very little activity here this week, perhaps because there is no playlist. I made one:



I will vote later today.
by Rob
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000: T. Rex - Metal Guru
Replies: 0
Views: 57

10.000: T. Rex - Metal Guru

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
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 27
Views: 620

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 7

There is a huge gap between my #10 and #11 in the week. More than usual the songs are a mix between the great and the mediocre/ bad. 7. Barrington Levy - Here I Come vs. 8. The Vaccines - Post Break-Up Sex Post Break-Up Sex is great, but I prefer the bigger pleasures of Here I Come (was this match-u...
by Rob
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (22) December 31
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: MCCh 2017 (22) December 31

Thanks people!

Otisredding wrote:Are we going ahead in 2018?


Yes, as I said in my last post I want to continue this in 2018!
by Rob
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (22) December 31
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: MCCh 2017 (22) December 31

The last update for 2017, folks. A bit later than expected, but here it is at last. Perhaps it might inspire your end-of-year lists? http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3fk2F3lDQj7OhtqB9miyO9 The Circuit des Yeux tracks: Paper Bag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E7WzKZrnUM Black Fly: ...
by Rob
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 7
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 7

8 | Waxahatchee | Air 10 | John Legend | Ordinary People 12 | Tracey Ullman | They Don't Know 16 | Bobby Vinton | Roses Are Red (My Love) Decent group, but it contains no real standout for me. It does have a very weak entry though, courtesy of Bobby Vinton. 4 | Massive Attack | Angel 5 | The Highway...
by Rob
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
Replies: 1
Views: 65

10.000 Songs: Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant

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
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 - Voting
Replies: 14
Views: 495

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 - Voting

You could also save your writings for the results. That's what I do.
by Rob
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 6

15. Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces vs. 10. Sagittarius - My World Fell Down In the listen of semi-forgotten songs of the sixties My World Fell Down is certainly a good one. 7. Ten Years After - I'd Love to Change the World vs. 12. Mint Royale - Don't Falter Another semi-forgotten song from a much ...
by Rob
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 6
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 6

1 | Linda Ronstadt | When Will I Be Loved 10 | Broder Daniel | Shoreline 11 | Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods | Billy Don't Be a Hero 12 | Donovan | There Is a Mountain Very solid group. I don't have to change the order. Although When I Will I Be Loved strikes me as truly great, all the others are mem...
by Rob
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1781

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

What about Run the Jewels 3? I know it tends to be counted as a special case, because it came out in 2016 after many critic lists, but since it already appeared in last years poll, at no less than #20 I'm not convinced it should be counted here again.
by Rob
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega Critic Chart 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 40181

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Otisredding wrote:Next: December 31, 2017


Is this still happening, Otisredding?
by Rob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 - Nominations
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 - Nominations

Difficult choice, but I go with:

Kevin Morby - City Music
by Rob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Falco - Der Kommissar
Replies: 1
Views: 89

10.000 Songs: Falco - Der Kommissar

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
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 5 (open until 1/1)
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 5 (open until 1/1)

3. Patti Smith - Piss Factory vs. 9. Underworld - Rez Rez is a good dance track, but the poetry delivery of Patti Smith is really unique, even over forty years later. 6. Rush - The Spirit of Radio vs. 7. The Pipettes - Pull Shapes Two good choices, but the rock fan in me wins out. 14. Frankie Knuck...
by Rob
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 5
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 5

Only one song I truly love this week, although most things are okay. 2 | A$AP Rocky feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson | Everyday 3 | Prince | I Wish U Heaven 5 | SebastiAn | Ross Ross Ross 15 | Jeremih | 773 Love 773 Love is completely unremarkable. The rest is pretty good. 1 | The Slits |...
by Rob
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs: 2017 Edition ❄ THE RESULTS!
Replies: 32
Views: 704

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs: 2017 Edition ❄ THE RESULTS!

StevieFan13 wrote:Snow (Hey Oh) counted as a Christmas song).


I'm pretty sure I once heard that the Snow in the title referred to cocaine.
by Rob
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: December 25, 2017 - Album of the Week - Fats Domino Live at Montreux
Replies: 7
Views: 180

December 25, 2017 - Album of the Week - Fats Domino Live at Montreux

https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music/y2005/m08/d18/h18/mzi.hrqmxtkf.jpg/600x600bf.jpg Fats Domino – Live at Montreux Merry Christmas everyone! To celebrate I give you a happy album that might not be Christmas themed, but at least it gives you a good mood guaranteed. Most people who did th...
by Rob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Replies: 6
Views: 257

10.000 Songs: Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

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
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of earlier EOY lists to be added
Replies: 44
Views: 7517

Re: Summary of earlier EOY lists to be added

This 2016 list from Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant should still be added: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4598
by Rob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12856

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I am perplexed as to how 50 Song Memoir is only at #81. It got such great reviews and no one seems to remember it :| There are a couple albums that seemed to get phenomenal reviews yet are being forgotten. V is by far the highest Horrors album on Metacritic and it's only in the 70s on the spreadshe...
by Rob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - De Volkskrant (NL)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

EOY 2017 - De Volkskrant (NL)

The yearly album list from Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant is here. As per usual it also includes classical music (and for the second year in a row, one such album tops the list), which aren't eligible on AM, so I have marked them with a *. 1. Maria Milstein & Nathalia Milstein – La Sonata de Vint...
by Rob
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Paul Simon's Graceland (1986)
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Rank the Tracks: Paul Simon's Graceland (1986)

This might be the album I have heard the most in my life. Big fan, obviously. I like every track here. 02 | Graceland 07 | Under African Skies 05 | Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes 01 | The Boy in the Bubble 03 | I Know What I Know 11 | All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints 10 | That Wa...
by Rob
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

Thanks for all the thoughtful reactions on my comment above. I do want to clear up something though: my problem with The Beatles is not so much that they are the number one or that I have a better candidate. My problem is more that the status of The Beatles is a bit bigger than they, or anyone for t...
by Rob
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: 10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire

Thanks, that is indeed another original take on the Eno song. I'm not sure if I would go as far as to say it is better than the original, at least not after one listen, but it is worthy version.
by Rob
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 4

This week contains once again the usual mix between the good, the bad and the baffling. 2 | O.C. Smith | Little Green Apples 4 | Jenny Hval | Female Vampire 7 | Chris Montez | Let's Dance 13 | Stevie Wonder | Overjoyed Easily the best group, even if Overjoyed is a bit overcooked. 1 | Creedence Clear...
by Rob
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 198

10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire

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
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

Then again, I'm quite surprised that The Beatles have always so easily reigned the pantheon of pop music and still do, with so little competition, it seems. I could be biased but I think the margin between The Beatles and the rest is a bit confounding, to me at least. Why hasn't that ever changed r...
by Rob
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 3283

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

Regardless of the Radiohead snub, I'm very happy for the inclusion of Nina Simone (albeit much too late) and Dire Straits. I don't begrudge The Moody Blues either and as for Bon Jovi, at least I liked them as a teenager. From The Cars I only know Just What I Needed, so I have nothing to say about th...
by Rob
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 28
Views: 751

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

There are a lot of close calls this weeks. Just look at the ranking order; it's ridiculous. 2. The Kinks - Shangri-La vs. 3. Edith Piaf - Milord Shangri-La is my nomination and my favorite Kinks song. Great melody development and wonderfully executed, scathing lyrics. The carnivalesque Milord is irr...
by Rob
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)

I will never, ever, ever understand the appeal of "Bodak Yellow". Ever. That’s refreshing to hear. I thought I was just getting old. I don't know the age factor, but I feel that critics have embraced poptimism in songs to the point of being uncritical. It seems like the thing now is find ...
by Rob
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 156
Views: 4768

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

2. Shouldn’t “Stan” by Eminem Feat. Dido show on Dido’s page in the same way that “Crazy in Love” shows on Jay-Z’s page and “Happy” on Pharrell Williams’ Yes, but Pharrell is the main artist on Happy. The spelling of Mory Kanté's Yé Ké Yé Ké veries from place to place, but the original single named...
by Rob
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 3

This week seems a lot stronger than the previous two. 2 | Alphaville | Forever Young 3 | Suuns | 2020 6 | Nick Drake | Time of No Reply 11 | Stevie Wonder | Heaven Help Us All Great group that alone outclasses the last two weeks in total. Forever Young is a longtime favorite of mine. Also very famou...
by Rob
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Mory Kanté - Yé Ké Yé Ké
Replies: 0
Views: 76

10.000 Songs: Mory Kanté - Yé Ké Yé Ké

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
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

and I'm surprised "Let It Go" had no EOY presence in 2013. The movie came out late November and as we know critics have started making lists by then. Also, if I remember it correctly, the song didn't become an instant hype. It took a couple of weeks, so perhaps until late December. Couple...
by Rob
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12856

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Re: Jesca Hoop - there were a ton of awesome, intimate, female-oriented singer/songwriter - folkish works this year that garnered a ton of positive press - but for whatever reason, the more Americana flavored works in this pool Jesca Hoop, Valerie June, Rhianna Giddens etc, seem to be the ones that...
by Rob
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - OOR (NL)
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: EOY 2017 - OOR (NL)

Indeed, it is a top 20. Here we go: 11. Lorde - Melodrama 12. Queens of the Stone Age - Villains 13. Luwten - Luwten 14. Sampha - Process 15. Moss - Strike 16. St. Vincent - Masseduction 17. Spoon - Hot Thoughts 18. Emptiness - Not for Music 19. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog 20. Cigarettes After Sex - ...
by Rob
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12856

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Not a single mention of Jesca Hoop's Memories Are Now anywhere. That one would easily rank top 10 for me. It got very good reviews, but I never expected it to be the type of album that would do well on End of Year lists. Still, not a single placement yet? Also interesting to see how the early good r...
by Rob
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 920

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3

8. Mick Jagger - Memo from Turner vs. 12. Caribou - Melody Day Never listened to Mick Jagger's solo stuff before, but it is interesting that even without Richards he gets a song with a good rock riff. I've never got into Caribou, but this song at least gives me the feeling I should try them again. ...
by Rob
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Noisey (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: EOY 2017 - Noisey (US)

Don't have time to transcribe it now, but I see the names of the albums very big next to the pictures.
by Rob
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your 2017 Wrapped
Replies: 22
Views: 730

Re: Your 2017 Wrapped

Thanks, Nassim. Never noticed the attachment function before. spotify-2017-wrapped.png So, the artist list makes sense for me. There wasn't the one artist I really obsessively dove into this year, but I did listen to The Navigator by Hurray for the Riff Raff more than any other album and I also went...
by Rob
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your 2017 Wrapped
Replies: 22
Views: 730

Re: Your 2017 Wrapped

How do you post these images? I can't seem to share just them as such, only as webpages.

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