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by Rob
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10565

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

I didn't vote, but if I had Berlin would certainly have been in my top 10. Sad to see it fall so much.
Also interesting to see some older albums can still make such a big leap into the top 1000 as Ray Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music did.
by Rob
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 2374

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Live in Phoenix wrote:Expecting the first AM top 100 album, i.e. Back in Black, pretty much any moment.


Or perhaps Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs? I don't think that one is particularly popular over here either.
by Rob
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: 6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On

I endorse a link with song (I insist, nothing to be proud of) and a picture of my band then (I'm the first on the left). http://open.spotify.com/track/145vwbYT0oGfMPX8pRlpCg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ewrMYPRRqog/UPKDFWAF7CI/AAAAAAAAE5I/9_kcs6y2L8A/s1600/002_-Sade+BM.jpg Thanks for your comment and ...
by Rob
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10565

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

It's fun watching albums far surpass their AM ranks. Look at ABBA proudly seated in the top 500! Boo-yah! I tend to shy away from Pitchfork's pretentiousness, but this time I think the pretentiousness is warranted. You liked that quote? Don't get me wrong, the quote picks here a generally great to ...
by Rob
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Replies: 0
Views: 36

6000 Songs: Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

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
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.4
Replies: 22
Views: 354

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.4

The first six here are some of the most consistently solid albums of the whole game. The other two are more uneven, but still have great moments. 2. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me vs. 8. The Beatles - Help! See above. David vs. Goliath, though in my world Newsom is the real Goliath. 4. Lana Del Rey ...
by Rob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

BleuPanda wrote:Well, my personal second favorite of the year is down at #21. It just feels like the average score among the top has made a massive leap with the last few major releases.


That's true, there have been quite a few additions to the top in the last few updates.
by Rob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

It took a while, but 2017 now has a really solid top 10... And here am I thinking that Father John Misty would be a surefire top 10 contender here until the end of the year, but he is already down to #11. And even Sampha, who had quite a bit the hype at the start of the year after all, is on the bu...
by Rob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

Believe it or not, but I have updated the Spotify playlist! 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=rUaGg...
by Rob
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10565

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

Halfway down! I have to say that I really like that this time around the bottom half also gets a lot of attention in the presentation. I know it is a lot of work, but I also think that this is the way it should be done. I missed that in the past. I wonder, if the whole thing is finished, will we get...
by Rob
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 834

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

3 | GLaDOS/Ellen McLain | Still Alive Cool addition! It will make my list too. I think it will forever fly under the radar of people because it's a game song, but as someone who has never played Portal I can attest it can stand on its own as an electronic pop record with delightfully, cheeky, dark ...
by Rob
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3

Jirin wrote:Love how well my noms are doing. At least 3 already in 4th round, up to 2 more.


I had three in this round to. Now I have only 1 left. Courtesy of Brad of course ;)
by Rob
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.4
Replies: 22
Views: 354

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.4

Hoo boy. Was feeling pretty good about the Beatles' chances until now. When you posted this there was only a one point difference :? But really, I might jinx the whole thing just by posting this, but at this time I'm starting to wonder why Help is doing so incredibly well. I can somewhat see why Ha...
by Rob
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Consequence of Sound - The Top 100 South Park Songs (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Consequence of Sound - The Top 100 South Park Songs (2017)

This should obviously get a heavy weighting on the official list so that it has deep influence on it.
by Rob
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3

Brad wrote:2. Santigold - Santogold vs. Angelo Badalamenti - Soundtrack from Twin Peaks
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. Game Theory - Lolita Nation
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality vs. Carl Perkins - The Dance Album of Carl Perkins


Are you consciously declaring war on me? ;)
by Rob
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10565

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

This list needs to be an Spotify playlist ;) Way ahead of you: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/19Pv25QdB7Ibjju6TrWIXT What's this? No, it isn't really a list of the top 1000 albums, which would be to silly. It is one track of each album, though. Mostly it is the highest ranked song...
by Rob
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3

Besides my three nominations there are two albums here I didn't like all that much before, but at least became to appreciate a bit more. 4. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra vs. 7. The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds More close listening to The Psycedelic Sounds revealed more mu...
by Rob
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Der Mussolini
Replies: 0
Views: 52

6000 Songs: Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Der Mussolini

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
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock
Replies: 84
Views: 1068

Re: 100 Songs That Shaped Alternative Rock

About songs to boot, there are a couple I wouldn't call rock, alternative or otherwise, so I wouldn't include them: Somebody That I Used to Know, Royals and Fade Into You. But I guess opinions can vary on that.
by Rob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10565

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

prosecutorgodot wrote:So our top 1000 is going to be Drake-free?


What makes you think so? The rise of mainstream popular albums makes me fear the opposite.
by Rob
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 335
Views: 10565

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

A very eclectic list, probably more so than the official AM list or earlier efforts. Very interesting too. I like that it contains some really odd takes, like whatever Sobrivivendo no Inferno is.
Keep it up!
by Rob
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: 6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On

Thanks for the compliments guys! I was actually afraid this would all be a little too jokey, but it's nice to see it works.
by Rob
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.3

I'll vote by the end of the week, as per usual, but I just have to note that all my three remaining albums are up for voting this week: Santigold, Sain Etienne & Carl Perkins. I trust you all vote with conscious and taste this week ;)
by Rob
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.2
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.2

Another amazing week. I mean, Favourite Worst Nightmare is a top-of-the-level rock record and still doesn't compare to its adversary. Only the two middle songs on Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress are weak. Everything else is great here. 7. The Kinks - Face To Face vs. 5. David Bowie - The Next Day ...
by Rob
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14681

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I also really liked Foxygen's latest album, which seems to divide opinions in an extreme way. I'm wondering how it will hold up live. I saw them on the debut performance of this tour and then again in a bigger venue a few months later. I forgave them some of the pitfalls of the first concert as it ...
by Rob
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On
Replies: 9
Views: 255

6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On

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 Sep 01, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

Updated the playlist once again: 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...
by Rob
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Graham Parker & the Rumours - Local Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: 6000 Songs: Graham Parker & the Rumours - Local Girls

I think the difference between You Can't Be Too Strong and the other songs is that it feels like he doesn't know what he sings about. The mindset of a woman who turns to abortion seems foreign to him. The song assumes that it is a completely unemotional experience for her. It doesn't help that there...
by Rob
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll
Replies: 95
Views: 2618

Re: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll

A very solid year. Especially noticeable because here one of my favorite current artists, Joanna Newsom, hit greatness for the first time. 1. Joanna Newsom - Emily 2. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy 3. Joanna Newsom - Sawdust & Diamonds 4. Bob Dylan - Ain't Talkin' 5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh...
by Rob
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Graham Parker & the Rumours - Local Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: 6000 Songs: Graham Parker & the Rumours - Local Girls

It's a good song, but I would not rank it in the top 3 of that album, which is a very strong effort. I prefer "Don't Get Excited," "You Can't Be Too Strong," and "Discovering Japan." Weirdly, Sparks is one of my all-time favorite albums, but I have not never listened t...
by Rob
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.1
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 3.1

Round 3 and the quality shows it. Only one weak competitor here, though I'm to blame for that one too. 2. The Jam - Sound Affects 6. vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade Sorry Prince, but this greatest hits album masquerading as a proper album wins out with some ease. 1. Novos Baianos - Acabou c...
by Rob
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Graham Parker & the Rumours - Local Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 173

6000 Songs: Graham Parker & the Rumours - Local Girls

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
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 24863

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Rollout coming this sunday hopefully! Whoopee! So I'll start crossing my fingers that AM is not blocked in China... Having to wait a week before seeing the last Game of Thrones episode will be hard enough, missing a poll result would be even worse ! I was in China two weeks ago and can confirm AM i...
by Rob
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14681

Re: Concerts you have coming up

The first of the concerts I mentioned above has passed: Parquet Courts. And they were great! I don't know if anyone here has seen them live before, but I recommended them to anyone who really like to rock out sometime. Even the banter in which they slyly poked fun at The Netherlands was inspired.
by Rob
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (14) August 15
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: MCCh 2017 (14) August 15

And here's the updated playlist: 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...
by Rob
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Complex: The 50 Best Future Songs (2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Complex: The 50 Best Future Songs (2017)

I'm disappointed in this list, not because of the order, but because I thought the subject was something else. I read the title as something like "The 50 best songs that come out in the future". Sadly Complex isn't much into sightseeing.
by Rob
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.8
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.8

Very good week. When The Beatles rank 7th of the week you know the company is good. I really like everything here, even an album I didn't in the first round. 7. The Beatles - Help! vs. 6. Julia Holter - Loud City Song Help! still has quite a lot of highlights, but I still feel that it is rather run-...
by Rob
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 3FM: 3 voor 12 312 Essentials (The Netherlands)
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Re: 3FM: 3 voor 12 312 Essentials (The Netherlands)

I opened the playlist just now and it says there are actually 314 songs in it, though none of them are by Rammstein (who are, for the record, on Spotify US). Should we do anything more with this list? That's odd, because when I open the list it now has only 302 songs! No Rammstein, although in the ...
by Rob
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Mike Jones - Still Tippin'
Replies: 0
Views: 81

6000 Songs: Mike Jones - Still Tippin'

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
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1631

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

I still live in The Netherlands I think.
by Rob
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.7
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.7

Not many votes yet this week. 8. The Postal Service - Give Up vs. 2. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me As easy as they get. Apart from Such Great Heights I still don't get Give Up. There's also more variety in every one minute of Have One On Me than on it's opponent's whole length. 5. Grinderman - Grin...
by Rob
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14681

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I also really liked Foxygen's latest album, which seems to divide opinions in an extreme way. I'm wondering how it will hold up live. I saw them on the debut performance of this tour and then again in a bigger venue a few months later. I forgave them some of the pitfalls of the first concert as it ...
by Rob
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14681

Re: Concerts you have coming up

My hometown has suddenly got hold to a couple of interesting indie artists and I will attend. These are the performers and the dates: August 24: Parquet Courts August 31: Foxygen September 6: Colin Stetson October 27: Hurray for the Riff Raff Hurray for the Riff Raff's The Navigator has been one of ...
by Rob
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (13) July 31
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: MCCh 2017 (13) July 31

Sorry for the delay. I was on vacation. I wanted to wait till the next update, but I saw that Otisredding isn't sure yet when the next update will be, so I changed my mind. Here it is: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering/playlist/3fk2F3lDQj7OhtqB9miyO9 The Jay-Z tracks: Kill Jay-Z: https://www.y...
by Rob
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2 planning
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Overlooked Songs 2 planning

Neil wrote:How about songs that are not even featured in the top 6000?


You mean unacclaimed songs? They have a separate poll. Or do you mean bubblers? They are included here. As are unacclaimed songs from acclaimed albums.
by Rob
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Glen Campbell (1936-2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: R.I.P. Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

My father only recently got into Glen Campbell's music and has shared some with me. I still only know the famous songs, but Wichita Lineman and Gentle on My Mind have become personal favorites.

I knew he wasn't well, so this doesn't really come as a surprise. Rest in peace.
by Rob
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Re: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Whatever, it's already cool that such a list exists in the first place. Yes and no. It's true that women are still ignored too much on many lists (although their albums are getting more acclaim nowadays; part of the problem was that they didn't get much attention during the so-called golden days of...
by Rob
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Buddy Knox - Party Doll
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: 6000 Songs: Buddy Knox - Party Doll

--Knox was the first artist of the rock era to write his own number one song. I was aware of this and perhaps should have mentioned it (I read all those other facts to, but they didn't strike me as important enough to include), but really "writing" is almost a generous word for this, in l...
by Rob
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 2918

Re: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll

Not exactly my favorite year in music history, but somehow it still delivered what is a candidate for the title "Personal Favorite Album of All Time" in The Woods. Sadly, I don't vote for albums here. But I do songs, and unsurprisingly it reflects in my list below. I keep being surprised t...
by Rob
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs, 6000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 15
Views: 1497

Re: 6000 Songs, 6000 Opinions: The Collection

Another vacation coming up, so this series will take a break. The next entry will appear on the 20th of August.

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