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by BleuPanda
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

I decided to go through and look due to this conversation. There are 18 bands in the top 100 on this site who have their first album as their highest ranked: Elvis Presley The Velvet Underground The Jimi Hendrix Experience Van Morrison Arcade Fire The Doors John Lennon Daft Punk Bjork Sex Pistols Le...
by BleuPanda
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Jesus, it's dropped to a 69. ...just saying, they've never put out anything better than Funeral... So? While Funeral is a 9.9/10 for me, the three that followed are all high 8s. Many bands start with their strongest work. Not necessarily. I wouldn't necessarily call the debuts of Billy Joel or Blur...
by BleuPanda
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Jesus, it's dropped to a 69.



StevieFan13 wrote:...just saying, they've never put out anything better than Funeral...



So? While Funeral is a 9.9/10 for me, the three that followed are all high 8s. Many bands start with their strongest work.
by BleuPanda
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Everything Now comes out tomorrow...and early reviews are kind of concerning. It currently has a 75 on metacritic with more mixed than positive reviews (and more mixed reviews than Reflektor had overall with less than a third of the reviews...). It looks like we might be getting our first Arcade Fir...
by BleuPanda
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2 planning
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Overlooked Songs 2 planning

So, I'm leaning toward the same as last time; 128 seeds, sorted by rank on acclaimed music, with the divisions adjusted for whatever size the site is after the next update. I also want to consider what to do about Best of the B-Sides, but that will probably warrant its own topic (which I'll mention ...
by BleuPanda
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Finals (Birdland vs. La femme d'argent)
Replies: 15
Views: 161

Best of the B-Sides 2: Finals (Birdland vs. La femme d'argent)

Deadline to vote is Tuesday, August 1st at 10 PM CST.

Bracket:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352

Patti Smith - Birdland
vs.
Air - La femme d'argent

by BleuPanda
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

Results:
Patti Smith - Birdland: 7
Animal Collective - In the Flowers: 5

Air - La femme d'argent: 8
T. Rex - Mambo Sun: 4


Surprisingly distant results after many weeks of super close matches.
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

7 and a half hours left to vote.
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 12499

Re: Albums of 2017

All 8s or highers so far: 1. The xx - I See You (9.6/10) 2. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory (9.1) 3. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me (9.1) 4. Arca - Arca (8.9) 5. Perfume Genius - No Shape (8.9) 6. Jlin - Black Origami (8.8) 7. Lorde - Melodrama (8.7) 8. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (8.6) 9. Fleet Foxes...
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.4
Replies: 17
Views: 255

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.4

The Antlers - Hospice
by BleuPanda
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2 planning
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Overlooked Songs 2 planning

Hope I don't accidentally submit a song that's already been featured. Don't worry: submissions are public, so if you make a mistake, someone will catch it. I already see Criminal and Shook Ones, so those two are already out for me (also, to qualify does a song need to be outside the Am top 1000 or ...
by BleuPanda
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

I'm bumping this up.
by BleuPanda
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2 planning
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Overlooked Songs 2 planning

While I wait for other's takes, I decided to share the songs from the last tourney that placed in my last all-time song ranking. I have put the songs that I either didn't know or view as highly before the tournament in bold, to highlight what the tournament introduced me to. 23. Foals - Spanish Saha...
by BleuPanda
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classic albums with questionable lead singles
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Classic albums with questionable lead singles

It still boggles my mind that LCD Soundsystem chose to kick off This is Happening by releasing "Pow Pow" as the lead single; one of only three songs off the album that isn't listed on acclaimed music. Their next release was "Drunk Girls," which seemed to be chosen simply due to a...
by BleuPanda
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2 planning
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Overlooked Songs 2 planning

So, I want to do Overlooked songs again; in the months since, many of the songs from the last tournament have grown on me, including ones I never voted for when it was going on (Marcia Baila, Needle in the Camel's Eye, etc.). I don't think anything else has helped me discover new favorites like this...
by BleuPanda
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

So, does anyone else reevaluate albums due to this? I decided to relisten to Horses over my lunch break due to Birdland's performance here, and I'm pretty sure it's going to enter my all-time top 5 albums (it's currently #20). I also want to revisit Electric Warrior. Unless it's an album I listen to...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rankings
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Rankings

The algorithm for top artists takes into account top 6 albums and top 6 singles and point scale is curved. This makes sense as otherwise would just favor career longevity. Also takes into account the distance between 1 and 100 is much bigger than distance between 1401 and 1500. I thought Henrik cha...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

For the prediction leaderboard, I believe it comes down to this match: if La femme d'argent wins, EmilienDelRey will take the top spot (and Bang Jan also takes second place). If Mambo Sun wins, the leaderboard remains the same and I win.
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

2. Patti Smith - Birdland vs. 1. Animal Collective - In the Flowers 3. Air - La femme d'argent vs. 4. T. Rex - Mambo Sun Not the final 4 I was expecting at all; but they all deserve their place! I'm especially happy to see In the Flowers here; I always see a lot of hate directed toward Animal Collec...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

Deadline to vote is Tuesday, July 25th at 10 PM CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Patti Smith - Birdland vs. Animal Collective - In the Flowers Air - La femme d'argent vs. T. Rex - Mambo Sun http://open.spotify.com/user/124386952/playlist/3hzPDaPGD2TFODaPaJb9iP
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8

Results



Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us: 6
Patti Smith - Birdland: 7

Lou Reed - The Bed: 4
Animal Collective - In the Flowers: 9

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99: 3
Air - La femme d'argent: 10

A Tribe Called Quest - Butter: 6
T. Rex - Mambo Sun: 7
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1988 (2017 edition)
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1988 (2017 edition)

1. Akira 2. My Neighbor Totoro 3. Grave of the Fireflies 4. Dekalog 5. Cinema Paradiso 6. Alice 7. The Thin Blue Line 8. Die Hard 9. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story 10. Distant Voices, Still Lives 11. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 12. Heathers 13. The Vanishing/Spoorloos 14. A Fish Called Wanda 15. ...
by BleuPanda
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.3
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.3

I'm not going to have time to hear the last four albums...going to Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend.


The Kinks - Face to Face
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Current leaderboard: BleuPanda: 125 EmilienDelRey: 102 Bang Jan: 98 andyd1010: 93 Nassim: 93 bartholomew: 93 Henrik: 92 Sweepstakes Ron: 70 spiritualized: 58 I have quite a lead right now, but I can't gain any more points; the two people behind me both have La femme d'argent winning, while Henrik ha...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8

Honestly, I love all 8 of the final songs. I'm ranking these based on my most recent; I'm not sure how much it matches up with my ranking last week, but whatever: 1. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us vs. 3. Patti Smith - Birdland 7. Lou Reed - The Bed vs. 2. Anima...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 8

Deadline to vote is Monday, July 17th at 11 PM CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us vs. Patti Smith - Birdland Lou Reed - The Bed vs. Animal Collective - In the Flowers Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 vs. A...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Results: Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us: 10 Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine: 8 Pixies - Gouge Away: 8 Patti Smith - Birdland: 9 Lou Reed - The Bed: 10 Bjork - Unravel: 8 Animal Collective - In the Flowers: 10 Prince - Lady Cab Driver: 8 Bruce Springsteen - John...
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16 tiebreaker
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16 tiebreaker

As usual, first vote from someone who didn't vote in the match decides the winner.

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
Air - La femme d'argent

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

About 4 hours left to vote.
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Young Artists
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Favorite Young Artists

1. Kendrick Lamar (#21 all-time) 2. Grimes (#42) 3. The xx (#44) 4. Frank Ocean (#53) 5. Vampire Weekend (#56) 6. James Blake (#63) 7. Courtney Barnett (#76) 8. Perfume Genius (#93) 9. Jamie xx (#124) 10. Fleet Foxes (#145) 11. Foals (#153) 12. Janelle Monae (#162) 13. Tame Impala (#185) 14. Vince S...
by BleuPanda
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite artists
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Favorite artists

I just recently changed my formula to only include songs and albums I've rated an 8 or higher (I used to include 7s or higher), so artists with a few really strong works boosted, while artists with a lot of minor works I appreciated but don't particularly find impressive collapsed. It feels a lot mo...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

John Zorn - Naked City (9.75/10) Prince & the Revolution - Parade (8.75/10) Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda (8.25/10) Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (8/10) John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's) (7.5/10) Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture (6.75/10) Various Artists ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Baby Driver
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Baby Driver

Has anyone else seen this yet? The movie overall was fantastic, but for this forum especially, I want to state that it has some of the best uses of music I've ever seen in a movie.
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

1. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us vs. 16. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine 8. Pixies - Gouge Away vs. 2. Patti Smith - Birdland 7. Lou Reed - The Bed vs. 15. Bjork - Unravel 3. Animal Collective - In the Flowers vs. 14. Prince - Lady Cab Driver 12. Bruce Springs...
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1987 (2017 edition)
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1987 (2017 edition)

1. Wings of Desire
2. Evil Dead II
3. The Princess Bride
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. RoboCop
6. A Short Film About Killing
7. Withnail & I
8. Where is the Friend's Home
9. The Dead
10. Raising Arizona
11. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 1355

Re: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll

Albums: 1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (#4 all-time) 2. My Morning Jacket - Z (#63) 3. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (#73) 4. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (#112) 5. Gorillaz - Demon Days (#181) 6. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now (#202) 7. M.I.A. - Arular (#216) 8. Kanye Wes...
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Deadline to vote is Monday, July 10th at 12 noon CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us vs. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine Pixies - Gouge Away vs. Patti Smith - Birdland Lou Reed - The Bed vs. Bjork - Unrav...
by BleuPanda
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 2 tiebreaker
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 2 tiebreaker

Same as usual, first vote by someone who didn't vote in the original match decides the winner. Note that I can't start the next topic until these ties are decided.

Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d. city
vs.
Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up

Eminem - Drug Ballad
vs.
Kate Bush - Jig of Life
by BleuPanda
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 2243

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

Included rankings from my new all-time list, which I expanded to include all songs and albums I rated an 8/10 (1564 songs and a bit over 1000 albums). Songs: 1. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (#29 all-time) 2. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) (#121) 3. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (#147) 4. Modest Mouse - Flo...
by BleuPanda
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.1
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.1

I'd have to guess it would be an album that people would have listened to without necessarily liking the genre; I doubt many people would listen to Chau on a whim. Babymetal was easy to guess since it got a lot of talk outside of its specific circle. I feel like metal would be a good area; how about...
by BleuPanda
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.1
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.1

But we had this year slightly more dispersion than the last two years, with a standard deviation of 0,237220024 and eight albums outside the limits (less than 3.00 and higher than 4.00) while in 2016 we had only two and in 2015 we had 5 albums. So this year we have two albums with a ranking lower t...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.1
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.1

Novos Baianos - Acabou chorare (8.75) The Jam - Sound Affects (8.5) Almendra - Almendra (7.75) Mitski - Retired from Sad, New Career in Business (7.75) Fishmans - Long Season (7.75) Garbage - Version 2.0 (7.5) Nilsson - Aerial Ballet (7.25) Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (7.25)
by BleuPanda
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you agree that these are the most acclaimed works of their respective mediums?
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Do you agree that these are the most acclaimed works of their respective mediums?

I'm just saying, if we're looking for the objective 'most acclaimed,' the best option is to add up all the mentions from various sources. In which case, I'd have to argue TSPDT would be a good source to prove Citizen Kane is the most acclaimed film by volume of mentions in other sources; that site h...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you agree that these are the most acclaimed works of their respective mediums?
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Do you agree that these are the most acclaimed works of their respective mediums?

If you can point out where those movies are the consensus top 5 or 10 movies then I stand corrected. I don't get why you guys are so hell bent on continuing to nitpick about this. I just picked those movies (The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca) because they are...
by BleuPanda
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 2
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 2

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
Bjork - Like Someone in Love
Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d. city
Air - La femme d'argent
Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
Jay-Z - Renegade
Kate Bush - Jig of Life
T. Rex - Mambo Sun
by BleuPanda
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 1
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 3 Week 1

Results: Prince - The Cross: 6 Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us: 7 Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine: 9 Talking Heads - Listening Wind: 4 Joy Division - Heart and Soul: 6 Pixies - Gouge Away: 7 Patti Smith - Birdland: 7 Stevie Wonder - Too High: 6 Joni Mitchell - Co...
by BleuPanda
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)
Replies: 21
Views: 538

Re: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)

(Back to the original purpose of this topic, can anyone put the new one up?)
by BleuPanda
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.16
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.16

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Tom Waits - Small Change
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West
Babymetal - BABYMETAL

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