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by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals

Ending with two albums I rate a 7.5/10; I'll go with the one that isn't by the biggest band in the world.

Saint Etienne - So Tough
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

For the backstage wing, I think I'll go with these?
1. Pharrell Williams
2. Nile Rodgers
3. Nigel Godrich


I think those fit the idea?
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I've added Erykah Badu to complete my ten.


1. Grimes
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. Beyonce
4. Missy Elliot
5. Erykah Badu
6. Janet Jackson
7. Bessie Smith
8. Tori Amos
9. Emmylou Harris
10. Lucinda Williams
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

It's a bit of a whim (yeah, more probably like a BIG whim) but I'll keep Grimes at #1 no matter what. Although like you I'm hostile toward strategic voting, I'm open to it this time around for the rest of my list. Regarding older artists who are missing, I think Bessie Smith's a pretty demonstrativ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I'll join in the women-only ballot this time (getting my top two votes in this time helps...). I think we just need to be more strategic with something like this, especially with how points are totaled. It doesn't help if we're all voting for entirely different women. I checked the point totals as ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I'll join in the women-only ballot this time (getting my top two votes in this time helps...). I think we just need to be more strategic with something like this, especially with how points are totaled. It doesn't help if we're all voting for entirely different women. I checked the point totals as t...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

Just listened to Nick Cave's songs featured on AM and Nocturama. Nocturama is pretty much the most cookie cutter Nick Cave album that could be produced. Nothing here is bad, but nothing particularly stands out either. Nick Cave Albums: 1. Skeleton Tree (9.7) 2. Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus (9.2) 3...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

Finished with Bruce Springsteen. I actually added five of his albums to my 8/10+ zone, which is a lot. He's pretty much halfway between The Beatles and The Velvet Underground now. I'm not sure if I noted this before, but an 8/10 for albums is right around my 1000th album, while an 8/10 for a song is...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I believe there's, what, 11 hours left to vote in round one?
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 950

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

But hey; we have two members who identify outside the gender binary and feel comfortable enough to share (though I don't believe we know who the other one is), which I don't think is something you would see in most internet forums.
by BleuPanda
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

Bruce Springsteen has taken a massive leap pointwise, overtaking The Velvet Underground (but still far short of The Beatles). Three albums have been pushed into my 8+ range so far; his debut, The Ghost of Tom Joad, and The Rising. I'm just finishing up The Rising now, so I have seven albums left. I'...
by BleuPanda
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 3
Views: 224

St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

I wanted to give this its own topic, because damn. This just might be my album of the year, and this is a year where my favorite band released their first album in seven years and actually managed to match my expectations. I'm not sure what the standout tracks are yet, but the way everything flows t...
by BleuPanda
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Upcoming Albums: October 2017

MASSEDUCTION is immediately rivaling American Dream for my album of the year. St. Vincent's best yet (each of her albums is better than the one before).
by BleuPanda
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Upcoming Albums: October 2017

Big day of releases tomorrow.
by BleuPanda
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 626
Views: 27249

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

For me, both GKMC and TPaB made my top 25, but TPaB stands as my favorite largely due to the production. It made me realized I really love hip hop with a jazz influence (which is also why I've rediscovered A Tribe Called Quest since its release). It's such an inventive album through every track. The...
by BleuPanda
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 25
Views: 366

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Semi-Finals!

No More Shall We Part
Libertango
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

The Velvet Underground Albums: 1. The Velvet Underground and Nico (10) 2. The Velvet Underground (9.6) 3. White Light/White Heat (9.5) 4. Loaded (8.8) 5. V.U. (8.6) 6. 1969: Velvet Underground Live with Lou Reed (8.2) 7. Squeeze (5.5) Top 25 songs: 1. Heroin 2. Sweet Jane 3. Venus in Furs 4. Pale B...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

Just got through listening to Squeeze, the only new album for me in my trek through The Velvet Underground. As an infamous album, Squeeze...really isn't that bad? Like, it's nowhere near their actual albums, but there's nothing here that makes me feel its reputation is justified besides its status o...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

Now my final rankings: Bob Dylan reached 14 albums in my 8+ range, making him now the artist with the most 'great' albums on my list (David Bowie and Nick Cave both have 13). Bob Dylan albums: 1. Highway 61 Revisited (9.5) 2. Bringing It All Back Home (9.4) 3. Blood on the Tracks (9.2) 4. Blonde on ...
by BleuPanda
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

Down to the three most recent albums...not exactly excited for modern Bob Dylan doing covers.

With a few changes, Bob Dylan has officially overtaken The Beatles in my artist file; I could see them being eternally back and forth with each other.
by BleuPanda
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 626
Views: 27249

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

Horses has since become my #3 album after a few re-listens due to Best of the B-Sides 2. I wonder how much that 17 position increase would have affected things if I bothered to update my list another time before the submissions actually closed.
by BleuPanda
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 626
Views: 27249

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

I sense a theme. Rap isn't really supposed to be melodic, in the same way that poetry isn't supposed to be melodic. That isn't the point...For two of the rap groups you name, Public Enemy were very much against melody, because that wasn't the Police by. What are you trying to say in that last sente...
by BleuPanda
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

The 80s were not a good era for Bob Dylan, though it ended on a definite high note with Oh Mercy, which went from being a low 7/10 to an 8.2. Bob Dylan is inching ever closer to overtaking The Beatles. ...and then I get to Under the Red Sky, which starts with one of the worst songs I've ever heard. ...
by BleuPanda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 950

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

So we might really have more genderqueer people than women? Huh...
by BleuPanda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

If I exclude stuff from 2016, here is my top 10 for the first round: 1. Kendrick Lamar 2. Arctic Monkeys 3. Grimes 4. Vampire Weekend 5. Bon Iver 6. James Blake 7. St. Vincent 8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 9. The Streets 10. Swans Beyonce and Frank Ocean fell out without the presence of Lemonade and Blonde. Bo...
by BleuPanda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 63
Views: 988

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

Almost had The xx at number 2 but remembered they are only that high on my artist list due to I See You pushing them up. I'll wait for next year when they'll like be my number one choice (after Kendrick hopefully gets in). Most of my choices are similar, musicians who broke through this current deca...
by BleuPanda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

It's interesting BleuPanda that your favorite artists are all extraordinarily acclaimed. Have you increasingly appreciated acclaimed music over time as you've listened to so many AM albums, or as your taste always been this similar to that of the critics? I actually only got into music around 2008 ...
by BleuPanda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

"Nude" was in the 41-50 range, but I decided to cut it to 40 since I was starting to fall into my sub-7 range with the last few (I'm sure there are more songs I'd rank above a 7 by Radiohead, but I simply haven't considered all their songs on their own. A song generally needs to either be ...
by BleuPanda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

I had started making a "rank all the LCD soundsystem tracks" list but I still have to listen to some b-sides. By the way, do you know Big Ideas, from the "21" original soundtrack ? I think it could contend for LCD Soundsystem top 10 (even if it has more than a passing ressemblan...
by BleuPanda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Currently relistening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

Thoughts on my re-exploration of Bob Dylan so far: His debut album is surprisingly good. For an artist who is sometimes derided for his vocals and acclaimed for his lyrical genius, this is a perfect example of his skills as a performer. Bringing It All Back Home was much better than I remembered; it...
by BleuPanda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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

I feel like I haven't explored the secondary works of many of my favorite artists enough. Too much time spent focusing on listening to works that are new to me, but I've been shifting focus to revisit works I've only listened to once. It's also been interesting in exploring the less discussed works ...
by BleuPanda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

Regarding the Closer defense, I don't really buy the "great album but no great songs" argument. I get what you're saying about an album being more than the sum of its parts, but albums are collections of songs, and a top 50 album by nature must have at least a few great songs. Not necessa...
by BleuPanda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 626
Views: 27249

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

Yoshimi over Soft Bulletin? That's a big surprise.
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

On Magical Mystery Tour, I just relistened to the entire Beatles canon this weekend and still don't get it. It doesn't 'feel' like an album to me like their other works do. Sure, the songs are great, but it doesn't flow as well as their other classics. Where Abbey Road has the medleys, The White Alb...
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

High-ranking albums without songs such as Joy Division's Closer are easier to explain; there's something about the overall atmosphere and style of the album that makes an excellent extended statement, even if the individual parts don't necessarily stand on their own. Trout Mask Replica made this cle...
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6319

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

Henry wrote:Let's see how many of these notable efforts drop before we get to 100:

Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes (134, 638, 670) - likely missed the top 1000.




This one landed at 389.
by BleuPanda
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Quarter-Finals!
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Quarter-Finals!

The Jam - Sound Affects
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 1110

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

I actually have to go outside my 8+ range to get a fifteenth album. Not a strong year... I'd also like to suggest everyone check out Frida Hyvonen's Dirty Dancing. Such a beautiful song, but has remained unfortunately obscure. Albums: 1. Portishead - Third 2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes 3. Vampire We...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 950

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

BleuPanda, as someone who has also done a bit of thinking of who I am (although not regarding my gender) the last couple of years, I hope you're pleased with what you have figured out about yourself. I don't know if your signature is new. At least I haven't paid attention to it before. But as much ...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 1110

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

I actually have to go outside my 8+ range to get a fifteenth album. Not a strong year... I'd also like to suggest everyone check out Frida Hyvonen's Dirty Dancing. Such a beautiful song, but has remained unfortunately obscure. Albums: 1. Portishead - Third 2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes 3. Vampire Wee...
by BleuPanda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 950

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

Well, I think I have it figured out; it's just hard to meaningfully convey to other people.
by BleuPanda
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 950

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

Pierre wrote:Well, someone actually immediately used the "Other" option. I'd be interested to know if it's just a joke vote or a real statement.

Otherwise, the result so far is as expected.


I voted for other. My whole identity thing lately has been kind of confusing.
by BleuPanda
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Upcoming Albums: October 2017

If I'm missing an album worth mentioning, please let me know. I'll add it to the list. (I'm basically just grabbing the artists who I know are big or whose recent releases have all had high metacritic scores, so I'm especially weak in the area of new artists) October 6 Cults - Offering https://i.img...
by BleuPanda
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 626
Views: 27249

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

I wish more people would treat art as a method of learning about other cultures and identities, but a lot of people would rather sit in a comfort zone and go unchallenged. I think this also goes well with why metal or even prog is so popular on a male-dominated site; many of the people who ignore t...
by BleuPanda
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 626
Views: 27249

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

why do males prefer albums by males and/or females prefer albums by females? Good question. I believe there are a few reasons for this. First, we have to establish why, even with these preferences, men tend to dominate either gender's list; male artists are given more positive press and advertising...
by BleuPanda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6319

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

I was never expecting to catch up on listening to everything before the results were fully released. I had concerns about going too fast back when I did the song poll. How do other people feel about the issue? A slow reveal allows us to discuss where we think things will land, so I guess it depends ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 4.2
Replies: 22
Views: 419

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 4.2

Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
Angelo Badalamenti - Soundtrack from Twin Peaks
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West
Astor Piazzolla - LIbertango
by BleuPanda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6319

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

I can't imagine Art Angels missing the top 1000, unless I missed it already placing. It was a big deal in 2015, and is the perfect mix of electronic and pop that this forum actually appreciates consistently; probably the best successor to Discovery we have in that regard.
by BleuPanda
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 19667

Re: Albums of 2017

The Horror's V is a brilliant album. I hope people check it out.

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