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by Amoux
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 22385

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I've always been surprised that Raphael Saadiq's "The Way I See It" didn't make the top 3000.
by Amoux
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 56
Views: 29991

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

This is of course really sad news which we knew would happen one day. The amount of work that is required to maintain and update the site is simply staggering and I can't thank you enough for keeping it going for as long as you have! :D I want you to know that Acclaimedmusic has been such an invalua...
by Amoux
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 215082

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

I'm really pleased to see Exile in Guyville on the list. A top 10 album for me and a fairly misunderstood album as far as critically acclaimed albums go. RYM don't even place it in their top 3000 which is insane... :)
by Amoux
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 24161

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Kala is probably my favourite album of this century! :D It's still mindblowingly ahead of its time 10 years after its release.

Albums:
1 | M.I.A. | Kala
2 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver
3 | Burial | Untrue
4 | Arcade Fire | Neon Bible
5 | Panda Bear | Person Pitch
by Amoux
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll
Replies: 95
Views: 24207

Re: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll

My 5 favourite albums of 2006 - although I personally felt that it was a particularly poor year with no real standouts. Bob Dylan takes the top spot, although I preferred "Love and Theft (2001)" considerably more than "Modern Times (2006)". Ys was added simply because it was an album I return to oft...
by Amoux
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 20394

Re: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll

ALBUMS

1 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois (8.2/10.0)
2 | Kate Bush | Aerial (8.0/10.0)
3 | Richard Hawley | Coles Corner (8.0/10.0)
4 | Kanye West | Late Registration (8.0/10.0)
5 | M.I.A. | Arular (7.9/10.0)
by Amoux
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's your favo(u)rite music genre?
Replies: 14
Views: 3352

Re: What's your favo(u)rite music genre?

This is an exceptionally difficult question as I tend to dabble in all types of music. I tend to be mostly drawn to music with strong catchy melodies so things with a pop undercurrent to it - lyrics and atmosphere are second to me. I'm rather adverse to heavy rock or experimental music, and hip-hop/...
by Amoux
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll planner 2015
Replies: 66
Views: 16022

Re: Poll planner 2015

I voted for four.

I would definitely be up for the 1960's poll, and Half-Decade Poll (2010-2014). The compilation poll might be a great chance to discover new music, particularly that its not represented much here. The last vote goes to the top albums and songs by artist.
by Amoux
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines
Replies: 23
Views: 10046

Re: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines

Just re-listened to "Be Thankful for What You've Got", it's definitely groovy and soulful and probably the catchiest song on this whole album. I'm tempted to place it higher on my list. Also as an added bonus, I went through some more Massive Attack albums, the biggest surprise for me was Mezzanine ...
by Amoux
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines
Replies: 23
Views: 10046

Re: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines

I see Blue Lines in very much the same way as I see most of the so-called classics of 1991 - overrated. As said previously, Blue Lines sounds like a product of it's time, so to these ears it hasn't aged as well as Mezzanine or even Protection . I don't agree with Unfinished Sympathy 's masterpiece s...
by Amoux
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!
Replies: 173
Views: 48049

Re: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!

I know that this poll has long been and gone, but If I may bring your attention to a best of 1970 list that I'm still in the process of creating. It's taken me quite a while - I started in 2nd February! The plan is to go through all the acclaimedmusic top albums and then add in some notable compilat...
by Amoux
Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 108161

Re: Albums of 2013

It's been a very long wait, but M.I.A.'s 'Mantangi' shows that she is still a very exciting and pioneering artist. Not a flawless album mind, but an ambitious and spitual mesh between all her previous albums. Check it out. :)
by Amoux
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2013?
Replies: 21
Views: 6229

Re: Songs of 2013?

I've not enjoyed much music from 2013. It's been disappointment after disappointment. Arcade Fire's new song 'Reflector' makes everything better. :D
by Amoux
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 108161

Re: Albums of 2013

Just finished listening to the new Janelle Monae album. It's really, really good (no surprise there). I'm listening to it right now! It's been such a long wait - I'm so excited! :D Will post my initial thoughts later. EDIT: Verdict. I'm really disappointed. Devastated. I was getting a bad feeling a...
by Amoux
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Game Theory's "Lolita Nation"
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

Re: Game Theory's "Lolita Nation"

:D I listened to the second-half which was slightly disappointing in comparison to the first half but I love the closing track "Like A Girl Jesus". "Erica's Word" is apparently the closest the band ever got to a "hit". "Regenisraen" just like "Where You Going Northern" are just beautifully dreamy. P...
by Amoux
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Game Theory's "Lolita Nation"
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

Re: Game Theory's "Lolita Nation"

I've listened to some of the 'Lolita Nation' tracks and I can't say I share the same enthusiasm. There is something I find energy-sapping about the whole production. Donnette Thayer's vocals are a bit on the thin side, Scott Miller's vocals are not technically great but do a lot more to reach me. Al...
by Amoux
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Re: DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories

Just listened through it once and I love it. Probably the only album this year that I've thoroughly enjoyed, although I can agree with the opinion that it's a little too long. Favourite tracks for me would be "Get Lucky" and "The Game of Love".
by Amoux
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Okay
Replies: 82
Views: 24377

Re: Okay

It's a real shame that you are leaving SavoyBG. I've discovered many gems from your lists. I even agree with some of your opinions: I think there is actually quite a lot of truth with your post. It's just unfortunate that you act like such a jerk. =(
by Amoux
Sat May 18, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 92678

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Don't understand or completely appreciate the genre. I've heard better Hip Hop albums, can never understand what makes it a top 20 album. 2. The Beatles - Revolver 6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 8. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St....
by Amoux
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 108161

Re: Albums of 2013

HRS, I agree with everything you said and I am happy that there is someone here with as much appreciation for Joni Mitchell as myself. ;) So I gave the new James Blake album a complete runthrough - I think it deserves that much. Allmusic calls it an understated album which is a good description of i...
by Amoux
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 108161

Re: Albums of 2013

Haven't listened to James Blake's new album, although I too noticed the positive reviews, I know it might seem petty, but I've never been able to forgive James Blake for slaughtering Joni Mitchells' "A Case of You". I don't generally like his vocals - I think his voice would appeal more if he utilis...
by Amoux
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time
Replies: 56
Views: 17501

Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Thanks for posting your list, I can't say that I'm that knowledgeable with 50's music so this should be really helpful for me. I really love that song you posted as well: Little Esther - Aged and Mellow.
by Amoux
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The New My Bloody Valentine Album
Replies: 34
Views: 9458

Re: The New My Bloody Valentine Album

So I've only listened to it once but I'm afraid to say that I found it overall to be rather dull myself. The most immediate track comes in during "New You". It certainly takes a while for it to warm up when you consider that particular track is already more than half-way through the album. It just s...
by Amoux
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 123
Views: 39038

Re: Recent Purchases

I'm in the process of getting a small vinyl collection together. My most recent purchase was a 1st press Joni Mitchell "Blue" - my favourite record! Got some other Joni albums as well - the heavily underrated "For the Roses", "Court and Spark", "Hissings of Summer Lawns". Going to get "Hejira" when ...
by Amoux
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Albums Are You Looking Forward to in 2013?
Replies: 19
Views: 6420

Re: What Albums Are You Looking Forward to in 2013?

I had thought/hoped Janelle Monae would release "Electric Lady" this year. She did state at the end of 2011 that she would release not one but two albums in 2012 (optimistic and ambitious, I know). So yeah, Electric Lady will probably be released in 2013 and I couldn't be more excited - the two trac...
by Amoux
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rank the Songs: Radiohead's OK Computer
Replies: 26
Views: 9471

Re: Rank the Songs: Radiohead's OK Computer

1. Paranoid Android
2. Karma Police
3. Exit Film (For a Film)
4. Lucky
5. Let Down
6. No Surprises
7. Airbag
8. The Tourist
9. Climbing Up the Walls
10. Subterranean Homesick Alien
11. Electioneering
12. Fitter Happier