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by BleuPanda
Wed May 24, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8

Prediction Leaderboard:
BleuPanda: 45
andyd1010: 43
Nassim: 43
Bang Jan: 42
Emilien: 42
Henrik: 42
Sweepstakes Ron: 38
bartholomew: 37
spiritualized: 34

andyd1010 (In the Backseat) and Sweepstakes Ron (Thrasher) lost their predicted final winner in round 1.
by BleuPanda
Wed May 24, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8

Results: Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks: 7 Sly and the Family Stone - Sex Machine: 8 Belle and Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying: 6 Eminem - Drug Ballad: 8 Kate Bush - Jig of Life: 8 The Rolling Stones - I Am Waiting: 6 Public Image Ltd. - Albatross: 4 Stevie Wonder - You've Got It Bad Girl: ...
by BleuPanda
Mon May 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 1
Replies: 11
Views: 107

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

The Stooges - 1970 Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us The Strokes - Alone, Together Talking Heads - Listening Wind Joy Division - Heart and Soul Pixies - Gouge Away Joy Division - Atrocity Exhibition Stevie Wonder - Too High Some really tough matches. Birdland and ...
by BleuPanda
Mon May 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8 tiebreaker
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8 tiebreaker

As usual, first vote by someone who didn't vote in the match decides:

Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks
vs.
Sly and the Family Stone - Sex Machine

PJ Harvey - All and Everyone
vs.
Smashing Pumpkins - Soma
by BleuPanda
Mon May 22, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 2 Week 1
Replies: 11
Views: 107

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

Sorry for the late topic, I ended up being away from my computer all day yesterday. Deadline to vote is Monday, May 29th at noon CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 The Stooges - 1970 vs Prince - The Cross The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly vs Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory...
by BleuPanda
Sat May 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.11
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.11

3. Game Theory - Lolita Nation (7.25) vs. Tim Hecker - Radio Amor (7.75)
4. Carl Perkins - The Dance Album of Carl Perkins (7.5) vs. Ulver - Perdition City (7.25)
by BleuPanda
Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017

I have also added (Sandy) Alex G's Rocket.
by BleuPanda
Fri May 19, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017

Jlin's new album Black Origami is great, out today, and should definitely be here as well! Added as the top spot; unfortunately, I'm never up on newer artists, and Metacritic didn't draw attention to this on their upcoming album page even though it's looking like a major release (and also wrongly c...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 101

New Releases Week of 5/19/2017

New Releases: 5/19/2017 http://i.imgur.com/5LgzbUK.jpg?1 Jlin - Black Origami Current Metacritic: 92 Jlin's 2nd studio album http://open.spotify.com/album/7526bnJCkFFnAMSQ9fsva9 http://i.imgur.com/sNjkEEa.jpg?1 The Mountain Goats - Goths Current Metacritic: 81 The Mountain Goats' 16th studio album ...
by BleuPanda
Wed May 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Never would have guessed my headline album for a week would cease to exist by the end of it...
by BleuPanda
Wed May 17, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 8577

Re: Albums of 2017

Why seek out PWR BTTM records when there are so many better power bottoms to waste your time with?
by BleuPanda
Wed May 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1984 (2017 edition)
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1984 (2017 edition)

1. Stop Making Sense
2. Once Upon a Time in America
3. The Terminator
4. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
5. Paris, Texas
6. This Is Spinal Tap
7. Blood Simple
8. Amadeus
9. Heimat
10. Stranger Than Paradise
11. Repo Man
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street
13. Ghostbusters
by BleuPanda
Tue May 16, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1001

Re: Least-favorite songs

I know my big issue with 'Same Love' (and a lot of my other queer-identifying friends) is how the first verse seems to go through a lot of trouble to remind us that Macklemore isn't gay. Otherwise, I think it's an alright song; I just don't get why Macklemore feels the need to talk about himself in ...
by BleuPanda
Tue May 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.11
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.11

First voting for the ones I'm already familiar with; I'll try to get to the others. 1. Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley (8/10) vs. The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (7.75/10) 2. Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On (7.75/10) vs. Robert Wyatt - Comicopera (7.5...
by BleuPanda
Tue May 16, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7

I think I had a dream I did this yesterday night...whoops. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle: 9 Pearl Jam - Why Go: 6 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja vu: 11 M.I.A. - World Town: 4 Pavement - Fillmore Jive: 9 Blur - Bank Holiday: 6 Elton John - Harmony: 8 Can - Mushroom: 7 Metallica - Holier ...
by BleuPanda
Mon May 15, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #94
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: TSPDT Series, #94

I should write about this one. It was an instant favorite for me. I thought the original plan was to do these weekly. This is the third since last Tuesday. I think it would be nice to have a slower pace to have time for everyone to actually discuss the work rather than just give a score. I wonder ho...
by BleuPanda
Mon May 15, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1001

Re: Least-favorite songs

>_>

<_<

I'm just going to leave this here...don't think too much about why I am aware this exists (but I've been waiting for a chance to share this monstrosity).

by BleuPanda
Sun May 14, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8

Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks
Belle and Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
Kate Bush - Jig of Life
Stevie Wonder - You've Got It Bad Girl
Nine Inch Nails - The Becoming
Smashing Pumpkins - Soma
Kanye West - Never Let Me Down
The Doors - Car Hiss By My Window
by BleuPanda
Sun May 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7

3 and a half hours remain to vote.
by BleuPanda
Sun May 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 8

Deadline to vote is Sunday, May 21st at noon CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks vs. Sly and the Family Stone - Sex Machine Belle and Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying vs. Eminem - Drug Ballad Kate Bush - Jig of Life vs. The Rolling St...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

It's disappointing to hear about everything with that band, but I guess it's an important reminder that even the most seemingly vulnerable people can be abusive. Oh well; I'm sure some other explicitly genderqueer artist will pop up soon.

It's a shame they had to take a really awesome band name...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #95
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: TSPDT Series, #95

Part of Jaws is just the historical significance; it codified the blockbuster structure that still carries the Hollywood film industry to this day...whether or not that's a good thing is up to the individual. It's to the mainstream cinema of 1975 onward what Pulp Fiction was to 1994 through I'd say ...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Early reviews for Paramore have now been added to Metacritic, and I've updated everything else.
by BleuPanda
Fri May 12, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

I don't like the juxtaposition of a band named PWR BTTM and a picture of pinecones...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 255

New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

A lower profile week than last time, but I'm sure there are a few gems. As always, if I missed something you'd like to see mentioned, just let me know; I'm simply adding the albums that seem most relevant (which usually means albums that already have reviews on Metacritic or by bands that I find to ...
by BleuPanda
Thu May 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New favorite songs
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: New favorite songs

I've been going through the top 50 songs for each year on acclaimed music (I've always felt behind on songs compared to albums), in reverse starting with the 2010s. So, I'm finding a lot of cool songs I haven't heard before, or at least never listened to separated from their album. Unfortunately, a ...
by BleuPanda
Wed May 10, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.10
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.10

Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five (7.5) vs. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee (8.0) Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle (8.75) vs. Weird Al Yankovic - Dare to Be Stupid (6.5) As I said during the video game music tournament, The Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle soundtracks should be considered e...
by BleuPanda
Wed May 10, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/5/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: New Releases Week of 5/5/2017

Does anyone else find this useful? I know no one's commented, but I figure everyone will do the actual discussing in the Albums of 2017 thread. I just figure a topic like this would be a nice reminder each week, but I'd like to get other's thoughts.
by BleuPanda
Tue May 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.10
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.10

Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra (7.75/10) vs. Joan Baez - Joan Baez (7.25/10) Scott Walker - Scott 3 (7.75/10) vs. Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy (EP) (7.5/10) I hope to get to the others, especially match 4 (I love the second Streets of Rage soundtrack, and Weird Al is alway...
by BleuPanda
Tue May 09, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.10
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.10

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?t ... Albums%208 I just wanted to point this out; if you don't use the HTML url feature, the message board will shorten the link. This works the first week, but if you simply copy it from the previous week...
by BleuPanda
Tue May 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6

Results: Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her: 8 King Crimson - Moonchild: 7 Janis Joplin - My Baby: 4 Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d. city: 10 Black Sabbath - Rat Salad: 3 Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium): 11 Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up: 10 Cream - World of Pain: 4 Rod Stewart - Tomorrow is a...
by BleuPanda
Mon May 08, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6 tiebreaker
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6 tiebreaker

First vote from someone who didn't already vote in the match breaks the tie:

Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her
vs.
King Crimson - Moonchild
by BleuPanda
Mon May 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where would you rank music behind the following mediums?
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Where would you rank music behind the following mediums?

I feel like I spend about an equal amount of time on films, music, and video games...they're pretty much my main three hobbies, though I naturally give an edge toward films as someone who aspires to work with them (not that I'd pass up the opportunity to work on a video game).
by BleuPanda
Sun May 07, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
M.I.A. - World Town
Pavement - Fillmore Jive
Can - Mushroom
Metallica - Holier Than Thou
Husker Du - Never Talking to You Again
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter
The Velvet Underground - The Gift
by BleuPanda
Sun May 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6

Still 2 more hours to vote.
by BleuPanda
Sun May 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 7

Deadline to vote is Sunday, May 14th at noon CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle vs. Pearl Jam - Why Go Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja vu vs. M.I.A. - World Town Pavement - Fillmore Jive vs. Blur - Bank Holiday Elton John - Harmon...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 05, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.9
Replies: 36
Views: 690

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.9

Sorry, I always reach a point of fatigue during the first round. I always want to commit and then I'll go a week where I don't have the time to actually listen, and if I miss one week, it starts to become a trend...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 05, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/5/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 200

New Releases Week of 5/5/2017

There's a lot of music I think worth talking about coming out today, and instead of making individual topics for each, I figured I'd make one for the week itself; maybe this could be a recurring thing to keep us discussing new stuff as it comes out? The album I'm most hyped for doesn't even get a sp...
by BleuPanda
Fri May 05, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs

Listened to them on the way to work this morning. I do really like both of them, though I need to relisten before giving my full thoughts. This new album is definitely promising.
by BleuPanda
Thu May 04, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs

This is happening!
by BleuPanda
Tue May 02, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 50
Views: 1205

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

All-time ranks from my March 2017 edition (which explains Darts of Pleasure) Songs: 1. OutKast - Hey Ya (#18 all-time) 2. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (#40) 3. Jay-Z - 99 Problems (#109) 4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps (#116) 5. Beyonce ft. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love (#403) 6. The Postal Service - Suc...
by BleuPanda
Tue May 02, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.9
Replies: 36
Views: 690

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.9

Big Black - Atomizer
Morrissey - You Are the Quarry
by BleuPanda
Tue May 02, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1983 (2017 edition)
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1983 (2017 edition)

Edited my list to move Koyaanisqatsi to 1982.
by BleuPanda
Tue May 02, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1982 (2017 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1982 (2017 edition)

Editing my list to move Koyaanisqatsi to the proper year.
by BleuPanda
Mon May 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1983 (2017 edition)
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1983 (2017 edition)

1. Videodrome
2. Sans soleil
3. L'argent
4. Dimensions of Dialogue
5. Scarface
6. A nos amours
7. Zelig
8. Prenom Carmen
9. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
10. Local Hero
by BleuPanda
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6

Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her
Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d. city
Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
Jimi Hendrix - Bold as Love
Roxy Music - Ladytron
Leonard Cohen - One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Air - La femme d'argent
by BleuPanda
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 5
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 5

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Before You Accuse Me: 4 Lauryn Hill - I Used to Love Him: 8 Curtis Mayfield - No Thing on Me (Cocaine Song): 7 Beastie Boys - Rhymin' and Stealin': 5 Nick Drake - Man in a Shed: 3 Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99: 9 Pretenders - Mystery Achievement: 7 Arctic Monkeys - Per...
by BleuPanda
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 5 tiebreaker
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 5 tiebreaker

First vote by someone who didn't vote in the match wins:

Pretenders - Mystery Achievement
vs.
Arctic Monkeys - Perhaps Vampire is a Bit Strong But...
by BleuPanda
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 6

Deadline to vote is Sunday, May 7th at noon CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her vs. King Crimson - Moonchild Janis Joplin - My Baby vs. Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d. city Black Sabbath - Rat Salad vs. Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) R...
by BleuPanda
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #99
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: TSPDT Series, #99

The average after the first 8 votes is a 7.25/10. Lower than I would expect, but it's definitely one of the less accessible of the top 100.

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