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by BleuPanda
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 35
Views: 1425

Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

2005 A few albums I really wish critics would dive deeper into here; Illinois and Z are highly acclaimed as albums, but a lot of their tracks are magnificent on their own as well. Demon Days also has a lot of underdiscussed tracks (there are two more unacclaimed songs from there in my top 100 for t...
by BleuPanda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: The "De-boomerfication" of acclaimedmusic.

I think it's as simple as new work keeps being created; of course Arcade Fire is going to end up steadily climbing the ranking as they continue to produce top-acclaimed albums. All those other artists you're discussing also probably started with crowds of 500 people before blowing up with a sustaine...
by BleuPanda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 975

Re: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)

Good to see their opinion on MASSEDUCTION appears to have jumped since the review; a 7.6 seemed really off for them.
by BleuPanda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 16
Views: 199

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Henrik wrote:
BleuPanda, may I ask you to include Spotify songs from AM even if they are not playable in the US?



I have added it, I think? I didn't realize that was an option.
by BleuPanda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2017) - Ballots due Dec. 20
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2017) - Ballots due Dec. 20

Since I couldn't find one in the previous topic, I decided to make a spotify playlist from last year's results. Just in case anyone else wants to go through, I'll share it; hopefully I didn't get the wrong version for anything, and a few songs are missing. I know most of these, but I'd like a refres...
by BleuPanda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 35
Views: 1425

Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

With the way the EOY 2017 song list is going so far, it looks like I'm about ready to have a whole lot of bolds...
by BleuPanda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 35
Views: 1425

Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

I took a break from this to tackle the acclaimed music top 10000 songs; I always feel like my knowledge of songs lags behind albums. I've been going backward by year, as I find it easier to take everything in when I consider it from the point of reference as being from the same era, and I want to ex...
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - A.V. Club (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: EOY 2017 - A.V. Club (US)

They released an honorable mention list today:
https://www.avclub.com/the-best-albums- ... lMarketing
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 16
Views: 199

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Unfortunately, I think we're approaching the time of year where I won't really have time to type up my thoughts on each song. This is one of the divisions I had no nomination in; "Reverend Black Grape" would have been my choice. My top song of the week is "Waters of Nazareth," wh...
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 616

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3

24 voters this week; spiritualized voted after the deadline but he didn't cause any ties (and broke one of them), so I went ahead and included his votes. Results: Mick Jagger - Memo from Turner: 8 Caribou - Melody Day: 14 Cocteau Twins - Lorelei: 15 Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything: 8 dEUS - S...
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)

I have added both El Topo (a new #1!) and Gimme Shelter.
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

I only have 25 films directed by women in my 8/10+ range...I really need to see more. If any of these are determined to be ineligible, just move everything else up. 1. The Piano 2. Meshes of the Afternoon 3. Daisies 4. Faces Places 5. Orlando 6. The Gleaners and I 7. Beau Travail 8. Cleo from 5 to 7...
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 11
Views: 1303

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

I'm going to be so confused if LCD Soundsystem ends up with an album in the top 5 and nothing in the top 10 songs...where is the love for How Do You Sleep and Tonite? It's definitely odd for an artist who's song ranking is 50 spots higher than their album ranking. I never really felt a monster sing...
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 16
Views: 199

Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Note: the previous round has a couple hours left. The rules are simple. After listening to each song, vote for your favorite in each match. The deadline to vote is Monday, December 18 at 10 am CST . Here is the bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=468522 Matches: The Kinks - Shangri-La...
by BleuPanda
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 616

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3

Looks like I'm just not finding the time this week...

Matches:
Caribou - Melody Day
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything
dEUS - Suds & Soda
Frida Hyvonen - Dirty Dancing
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
Tortoise - Djed
Janelle Monae - Dance Apocalyptic
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
by BleuPanda
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygon top 500 games of all time
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Polygon top 500 games of all time

Like, I don't want to come off as classic-bashing; just, there are some games that clearly benefit. And note that this is coming from someone who was born in 1992, so a lot of these classics I have approached from the perspective of having to go back; some of these games really do hold up, but some ...
by BleuPanda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygon top 500 games of all time
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Polygon top 500 games of all time

One game from the last ten years in the top 20 and it's Minecraft... Why even bother making games any more if we apparently can't top the original freaking Zelda? I'm tired of these lists that favor 'innovation' over quality; it's like reading a list of the best films and 90% are from the silent er...
by BleuPanda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When did rock die?
Replies: 31
Views: 600

Re: When did rock die?

Once again, I don't think we can consider a genre 'dead' or 'stagnated' because it only makes up 1 out of every 3 acclaimed albums. That is a lot. You know what else could have caused this shift? There's simply more critically-evaluated genres now. Back in the 70s, electronic and hip hop were only b...
by BleuPanda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM songs with more than one popular/acclaimed version
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: AM songs with more than one popular/acclaimed version

Related to this subject, I have a question: Has "Never Be Alone" actually received acclaim outside of the "We Are Your Friends" version? It seems weird to have We Are Your Friends marked as 2004, and having just listened to the 'original,' it feels more like "We Are Your Fr...
by BleuPanda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When did rock die?
Replies: 31
Views: 600

Re: When did rock die?

I don't think a genre can be considered 'dead' if it's still averaging over 1/5 of acclaimed music each year. Now, when did it stop being an all-consuming force that overshadowed everything else? In a cultural sense, I think there's a fair reason to go with 1995 being the last year rock truly held p...
by BleuPanda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My Top 50 Songs from each of the past 50 Years
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: My Top 50 Songs from each of the past 50 Years

I'm doing something similar right now but in reverse; I've been going through the acclaimed music list for every year starting with 2016 and then making a top 100 afterward.
by BleuPanda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM songs with more than one popular/acclaimed version
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: AM songs with more than one popular/acclaimed version

Related to this subject, I have a question: Has "Never Be Alone" actually received acclaim outside of the "We Are Your Friends" version? It seems weird to have We Are Your Friends marked as 2004, and having just listened to the 'original,' it feels more like "We Are Your Fri...
by BleuPanda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 11
Views: 1303

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

I'm going to be so confused if LCD Soundsystem ends up with an album in the top 5 and nothing in the top 10 songs...where is the love for How Do You Sleep and Tonite?
by BleuPanda
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 29
Views: 2713

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

(Also, when can we expect the next update?)
by BleuPanda
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 616

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3

I already know who I'm voting for in every match, but I need to find time to give my thoughts. This is a very strong week for me, though, including my second favorite song of the tournament (and the only one of my remaining nominations that I expect to have even a chance of winning its first match),...
by BleuPanda
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

I got curious today and decided to see where all the Oscar winning songs are on the acclaimed music list...I was actually surprised to see about half of them featured. The 80s were especially well-represented; every song but "Under the Sea" is ranked in the top 10000. It's notable that son...
by BleuPanda
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)

Let's go with 1971 for The Go-Betweens.

I have updated my list with Five Easy Pieces at #2.
by BleuPanda
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygon top 500 games of all time
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Polygon top 500 games of all time

One game from the last ten years in the top 20 and it's Minecraft... Why even bother making games any more if we apparently can't top the original freaking Zelda? I'm tired of these lists that favor 'innovation' over quality; it's like reading a list of the best films and 90% are from the silent era...
by BleuPanda
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 29
Views: 2713

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I don't think an album needs to be an artist's best to be the album of the year. American Dream is only my third favorite LCD Soundsystem album, but it's still rivaling MASSEDUCTION as my favorite album of this year. Both Kendrick and LCD have two albums in my top 30 already...but plenty of years ha...
by BleuPanda
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your 2017 Wrapped
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Your 2017 Wrapped

I apparently spent a solid two months of my year listening to music - makes sense considering I essentially listen to music throughout the day at work. Bob Dylan takes the top spot thanks to me exploring every single one of his studio albums (and a few extras) that one time. I don't get their top so...
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 939

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2

28 voters this week! We only had 20 voters in the bubbler section last time! Results Jimi Hendrix - Stone Free: 16 Monty Python - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: 11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good at Being in Trouble: 17 The Books - Take Time: 8 Arctic Monkeys - 505: 17 16 Horsepower - Ha...
by BleuPanda
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 616

Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 3

Note: the previous round has a couple hours left. The rules are simple. After listening to each song, vote for your favorite in each match. The deadline to vote is Monday, December 11 at 10 am CST . Here is the bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=468522 Matches: Mick Jagger - Memo fro...
by BleuPanda
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: U2 - Songs of Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: U2 - Songs of Experience

Setherex wrote:I don't understand how you're not seeing the vast consensus as being determinably mediocre.


The last time I saw the metacritic score (which I think was around the time Stevie posted that), it was sitting at the mid-70s. Now, however...yikes.
by BleuPanda
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: One Year Later: Your New Favorites from 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: One Year Later: Your New Favorites from 2016

Bruno wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:11. Sampha - Blood on Me (previously unranked)

Nice!
One of my favorites too.



It's so good! It's the only bolded song I wouldn't have even encountered last year; I first heard it with Process, but even then, it wasn't until this past month where it really blew my mind. Such a haunting work.
by BleuPanda
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: One Year Later: Your New Favorites from 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 206

One Year Later: Your New Favorites from 2016

I can't be the only one to have a few new songs really click from the previous year; ones I regret not singing the praise of back when they were being discussed. Figured I would make a topic to bring them up while we're getting ready for our EOY 2017 discussions. Here's my song list from our survey ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)

1970 continues to be one of my least explored years ever...even the big movies from this year, I never hear about outside of They Shoot Pictures. 1. El Topo (9.0) 2. The Conformist (8.9) 3. Five Easy Pieces (8.6) 4. Performance (8.5) 5. Gimme Shelter (8.5) 6. Husbands (8.2) 7. Tristana (8.2) 8. MASH...
by BleuPanda
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Films of the 1970s: 1970 (2018 edition)

I have a big weekend coming up so I'm opening this a few days early before I forget. Hope that isn't a problem. The rules: You can post a list of anywhere between 1 and 20 films (or more, but only 20 will be counted) from the period we're covering. The deciding factor in terms of release dates is th...
by BleuPanda
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 131
Views: 4371

Re: It has happened! Really!!

I've been slowly making my way through the songs one year at a time, starting with 2016. I'm now back to 2009. So many songs, but I'm finding so many new favorites, so it's worth it. I just reached U2's Moment of Surrender, and I'm kind of curious, does the acclaimed music formula take into account ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 939

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2

Now, to watch all three of my favorite tracks perish in the first round ;_;
by BleuPanda
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 21
Views: 578

Re: 9825/1000: Round 1, Week 1

9918 | Young Jeezy | Go Crazy 9830 | Death | The Philosopher 9995 | Gene | For the Dead 9907 | Blumfeld | Verstärker 9868 | The White Stripes | I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself 9957 | Eric Bogle | And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda 9956 | The Hollies | Look Through Any Window 9869 | Bruce ...
by BleuPanda
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Suggest genre changes here
Replies: 26
Views: 2352

Re: Suggest genre changes here

I’d say an easy way to assign genres to songs is to use the same one as their parent album or the rest of their albums (ex: Nevermind is categorized as grunge, so songs like “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Polly,” “Lithium,” etc are grunge songs). To expand on this, I think this is the easiest first st...
by BleuPanda
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: U2 - Songs of Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: U2 - Songs of Experience

Setherex wrote:What's the opposite of hype?


Dread? Maybe that's a bit strong, but U2 might one-up themselves and not just force their new album onto our phones, but upload it directly into our brainwaves.
by BleuPanda
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 939

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2

Jimi Hendrix – Stone Free I’m generally not the biggest fan of Jimi Hendrix; guitar-led classic rock tends to fall out of my zone. The good thing here is that “Stone Free” is a Hendrix track led more by percussion and a propulsive rhythm. It expertly shifts gears between sections, ending with a clim...
by BleuPanda
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 57
Views: 1343

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1

With acroamor's vote right before the deadline, we reached 30 total voters this week! Cowgirl in the Sand: 17 Barracuda: 10 Careless Whisper: 17 Nuages: 12 Hallogallo: 15 Birdhouse in Your Soul: 14 Remember (Walkin' in the Sand): 11 Baby's On Fire: 18 This is Hardcore: 18 Ring the Alarm: 9 The Wire:...
by BleuPanda
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 939

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2

Of course I forgot to doublecheck whether these all were eligible and at least Memory Lane wasn't...but since it'd be disqualified due to falling into a lower position of acclaim than its competition, I'll just let it be.
by BleuPanda
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 939

Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 2

Two notes: the previous round has a couple hours left, and I'd once again like people to confirm whether these songs are the right versions; specifically Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, C is the Heavenly Option, and Stand on the Word. The rules are simple. After listening to each song, vote ...
by BleuPanda
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 57
Views: 1343

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1

Also, I wanted to add my own two cents on the inclusion of Neighborhood #1. I do agree that it feels odd seeing it here; while I'm sure Haim might not have much strength here (maybe the band will click with more of us eventually), I never expected to see a song so thoroughly dominate any opponent in...
by BleuPanda
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 57
Views: 1343

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1

We're at 29 votes this week! Good to see this has maintained the same level of interest from last year.
by BleuPanda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Accessing AM Data
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Accessing AM Data

I'd love to have a "pretend NME doesn't exist" feature!
by BleuPanda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: The Future of Am Film Polls
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: The Future of Am Film Polls

I could do the 70s poll if no one else can. I tried to pull back on my participation on the forum about a year ago to focus more on writing, but I find I've balanced my time well enough I can handle more (it helps having a job with lots and lots of down time with nothing to do but browse the interne...

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