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by Rob
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC The Classics Edition 10
Replies: 6
Views: 74

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: 57
Views: 2626

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: 411

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: 215

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: 215

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: 116

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: 315

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: 4
Views: 1033

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: 388

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: 315

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: 4479

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: 4479

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: 388

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: 4479

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: 49
Views: 890

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: 75

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: 3058

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 ...
by Rob
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.3
Replies: 24
Views: 517

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.3

Not as great a week as the two preceding it, but there is still some good stuff. 8. The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta The Police have always been just a band for me, one whose stature seemed a bit grotesque in comparison to their actual creativity. As such I never felt the need to go beyond the hit sin...
by Rob
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Ella Fitzgerald - How High the Moon
Replies: 0
Views: 58

10.000 Songs: Ella Fitzgerald - How High the Moon

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 Apr 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)

You wouldn't be interested in making a Spotify playlist of it, would you Sonofsamiam (yes I know it is madness)?
by Rob
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 3058

Re: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection

Some news about this project. I've decided that tomorrow's entry will be the last one I do. This could have gone on seemingly forever and I enjoyed doing it, but I also feel that I want to spend the time it costs me on something else. I usually spend the larger part of my Sundays on it and the time ...
by Rob
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.12
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.12

I don't know if this has already been in, but if not I nominate:

Anna von Hausswolff - The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra
by Rob
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31

BleuPanda wrote:
Future Critic wrote:I'm shocked Kacey Musgraves didn't crack the top 53. It has a 90 on metacritic and is ranked fifth for the year on Any Decent Music - even above the number two album here.




I'm assuming its reviews came out a little bit late for this update.


Indeed, this is quite common for MegaCritic.
by Rob
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31

Yes people, the moment has finally come: Drag City has allowed some albums on Spotify. This includes the two albums ranked here. This means that we finally have a complete Spotify playlist! You see, sometimes dream do come true. http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3oaqaqHyTKihAuAVGjUmRE
by Rob
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4479

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Somehow I thought Sleater-Kinney would be top 10. Me and my optimism.
by Rob
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.3
Replies: 24
Views: 517

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.3

Spotify's Tindersticks cover art mix-up of last week is nothing compared to what they did to Weekend. There are more acts with that name and Spotify just decided to lump them together as one. So the British band we're listening to today seems to be combined with a Spanish techno group and what looks...
by Rob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 07
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 07

I nominate:

Funkadelic - Hit It and Quit It
by Rob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2220

Re: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll

Surprised to see that Nevermind made it.
by Rob
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.2
Replies: 25
Views: 518

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.2

I’m not sure if this week is better than the last (both are great), but the highs are higher. 8. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper Ah, Panda Bear, my old nemesis. We meet again! And this time you brought no less than the Grim Reaper to finish the job. Will it finally be a Animal Collecti...
by Rob
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify
Replies: 77
Views: 3184

Re: Albums and Songs Recently Added to Spotify

Apparently Drag City have relaxed their "No Spotify Policy"! Meaning the following are now available (italics mark songs): Smog | Julius Caesar Smog | Knock Knock Smog | I Break Horses Smog | Rock Bottom Riser Silver Jews | American Water Silver Jews | Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea Silver...
by Rob
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 3058

Re: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection

I don't feel well, so the next one will be postponed to next week.
by Rob
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2220

Re: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll

Hope I'm still on time. Planned to do this yesterday, but got felled by a sudden, heavy sickness. 1. U2 – One 2. R.E.M. – Losing my Religion 3. Guns ‘N Roses – November Rain 4. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit 5. Pearl Jam – Black 6. Bob Dylan – Blind Willie McTell 7. Guns ‘N Roses – Coma 8. Pearl ...
by Rob
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4479

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Jirin wrote:In the albums poll Cher only has to compete for list real estate with ten Bjork albums, in the artist poll she only has to compete with one Bjork.


There is only one Björk? This is news to me.
by Rob
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4479

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Natasha Kahn is also part of the group Sexwitch, whose debut album is an overlooked gem.

Cher and Barbra Streisand are both artists who are generally no-shows in AM polls, so it is a surprise to see them rank above quite a few forum favorites.
by Rob
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4479

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Secondly, Mary J. Blige is one of those artists I'm a little confused about. I've definitely liked what I heard from her, but she's never struck me as an artist with enough fans here to almost crack our top 100. I guess Katy Perry is in the same boat, but the latter also has the whole superstar thi...
by Rob
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 804

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

I don't think AM inclusion is a disqualification from guilty-pleasureness. A lot of really good songs are really stupid. The same goes otherwise. Acclaim has very little to do with wether something is a guilty pleasure or not. Sometimes a song is just unknown or overlooked and therefore not acclaim...
by Rob
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Finals (Neighborhood #1 vs. Sinnerman)
Replies: 27
Views: 461

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Finals (Neighborhood #1 vs. Sinnerman)

Jirin wrote:Didn't Sinnerman win unacclaimed once?


Yes. It did well in other polls too.

So, this is not a surprising finale, but they are both good songs. Still, only one is in my top 100 and that is:

Sinnerman by Nina Simone!
by Rob
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 06
Replies: 20
Views: 382

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 06

I don't hope this discussion will start every week, but as I have noted before I do feel some of the frustration of BluePanda (and clearly others as well). I just think this poll has more potential than we get out of it at the moment. So I do want to honestly ask the question to those who regularly ...
by Rob
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 06
Replies: 20
Views: 382

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 06

I'll go with: Bjork - Stonemilker I'm curious about this song. Expected it to land at a better place than #1000 in our songs by women poll considering the love for Bjork on this forum; but it seems like Bjork fans don't really care about her recent albums? I also simply wanted to go with the lowest...
by Rob
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.11
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.11

That Kacey Musgraves song kind of hurts me. I'm not deeply familiar with anything she has put out, but the songs from Same Trailer Different Park seemed to posit her as a country singer with personality. Maybe it already happened on Pagaent Material (which I haven't heard), but High Horse sounds lik...
by Rob
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.2
Replies: 25
Views: 518

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.2

Does Spotify use the cover of Tindersticks (I) for Tindersticks (II) in every region (the first isn't available here)? Confusing stuff.
by Rob
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Semifinals
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Semifinals

3. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) vs. 4. The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town 2. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight vs. 1. Nina Simone - Sinnerman Cool that I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight came this far. It isn't really the type of song that...
by Rob
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.1
Replies: 20
Views: 529

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.1

This year, during the first round and if time allows, I hope to write a mini-review about every album. This is based on two listens (if I’m lucky), so it might be that I haven’t grasped every element of an album, so it shouldn’t be taken as more than a quick, personal reaction on what I heard. A ver...
by Rob
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2018 National Recording Registry
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: 2018 National Recording Registry

Footloose is surprising but well-deserved. It's kind of odd that it took them until this year to include Rock Around the Clock, in the same year they already add Footloose. But I guess that's the nature an charm of the Registry: just trying to add something from every part of recording history. If ...
by Rob
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 804

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2008) Submissions Thread

The lists in the companion thread are a guide. I don't know. A lot of them contain established classics that the compiler just doesn't seem to like and there is also a lot of "To hell with classic rock" attitude going on. Many of these songs are well-made, well-played and seem to be what ...
by Rob
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Pere Ubu - Final Solution
Replies: 0
Views: 83

10.000 Songs: Pere Ubu - Final Solution

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 Mar 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4479

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

I messaged Nassim about it, he said: "Carol Kaye, she played bass in God Only Know, Good Vibrations, River Deep Mountain High and quite a few other songs ranked fairly high in AM (I'm a Believer, Wichita Lineman, These Boots are Made for Walking...) and also played guitar in at least one (Then...
by Rob
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4479

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Zzz ... :| I think it's time we respected each other's personal taste. To be honest, I have gone back and forth between posting a reaction on Céline Dion's placement or not. Mostly because I know skittish this forum can be at times about negative commentary on artists or their works. I hoped that t...
by Rob
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4479

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

*Céline Dion. Keep calm. Don't let other people know how terrible you really think she is. Yes, it's hard. Yes, she is the worst. Yes, she is one place above the woman who might be called one of the inventors of rock & roll. No, she has no talent outside of belting. But this is neither ...
by Rob
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 05
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

BleuPanda wrote:I love how The Most Unwanted Song is actually much better than The Most Wanted Song from the same project.


The biggest irony is that The Most Unwanted Song fails in what it tries to be. It's way to well thought-out to become the most unwanted song.

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