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by BleuPanda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spotify Rant - reactions encouraged
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Spotify Rant - reactions encouraged

I'm in the same boat as Jirin. The few songs I regularly listen to that aren't on spotify I usually download and connect through my computer, which solves any problem I personally have.
by BleuPanda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

Painted Ruins is at an 87 with 11 reviews.
by BleuPanda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I'm thinking Call the Police over Tonite over American Dream so far, but I'm liking all three. The best track of their last two albums were quite a bit more melancholy than what we've seen so far, so I'm hoping a truly classic track is still hiding somewhere among the other seven. Either way, I thin...
by BleuPanda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

The third track is out...and I can't listen yet...

http://pitchfork.com/news/listen-to-lcd ... l_facebook
by BleuPanda
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.7
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.7

I feel like I'm going to forget, so here's my vote without scores:
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Grinderman - Grinderman
Leonard Cohen - Live Songs
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

Here are the metacritic scores for this week:
Kesha - Rainbow - 82
Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time - 79
David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack - 80
Downtown Boys - Cost of Living - 79
Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical - 79
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

http://pitchfork.com/news/lcd-soundsystems-james-murphy-talks-darker-new-album-explains-artwork-listen/ In the interview, he claims the album is darker than the first two singles suggest (which seems to be a usual process for a band that previously led with North American Scum and Drunk Girls). The...
by BleuPanda
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19854

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

If you send a private message, he might notice the email.
by BleuPanda
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Albums Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder - Innervisions Michael Jackson - Thriller D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah Michael Jackson - Off the Wall FKA Twigs - LP1 Frank Ocean - Blond Songs Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine Stev...
by BleuPanda
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

I featured Kesha's Rainbow largely due to the cultural importance of the record being released, but the early reviews are actually really positive.
by BleuPanda
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Advertising in the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Advertising in the forum

Spammers aren't going to contain themselves to a specific forum; don't encourage it. If one of us wants to bring attention to our musical endeavors or whatever, I think that's fair; but if it's from a regular user, I likely wouldn't even view it as 'advertising' (I'd likely actually have interest in...
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

Randy Newman's Dark Matter is currently at an 84.
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

LCD must stand for Lazy Cover Design.
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Like, is it an Infinite Jest reference? But then why use that font?
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

A new supergroup named Dead Cross have released their first album today; it has an 89 on Metacritic with 7 reviews.
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Pierre wrote:When I saw the thread appearing, I hoped for a second that the album was already released for some reason :D Back to waiting then.



Sorry! I'm just so hyped; these 4 weeks are going to take forever.
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 482

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

6 years later, I still can't believe this is happening. Due out September 1st, two of the ten tracks have been released, and the album art was just released. http://media.pitchfork.com/photos/59847d916a26be4c3cca0f81/master/pass/lcd_s.jpg ...that's certainly an album cover. http://open.spotify.com/a...
by BleuPanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll
Replies: 60
Views: 1137

Re: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll

As Pierre pointed out in the other forum, RoyCombs appears to be a spam account and just copied Bang Jan's first four songs.
by BleuPanda
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

I wouldn't count it out for making it to AM though, especially once the album list is extended : NME gave 5 stars, les Inrocks gave it a stellar review (as they just did for HAIM, and a pretty good review for Valerian, at least you can't say they follow the trend), Paste, the Independent and EW are...
by BleuPanda
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

I happen to be relistening to Reflektor for I think the first time since its release (I've been relistening to all the albums from the 2010s in the top 1000 on the AM list). The album didn't leave much of an impact on me, but I remembered it still being strong. As I listen through, it still holds up...
by BleuPanda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results

Also, the prediction leaderboard...getting the actual final match right is worth a lot of points...
1. Emilien - 214
2. Bang Jan - 210
3. BleuPanda - 125
4 (tie). andyd1010, Nassim, bartholomew - 93
7. Henrik - 92
8. Sweepstakes Ron - 70
9. spiritualized - 58
by BleuPanda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results

Now, future planning: do we want this series to continue? We were only getting around 12 or 13 votes during the middle section. A few people turned out for the final match, but weren't present for a lot of the tournament. I think it would be fun to see what the next section of albums has to offer, b...
by BleuPanda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Best of the B-Sides 2 Final Results

After a few months and 128 songs, Best of the B-Sides 2 ended with a close match between Patti Smith's Birdland, which appeared in the section dedicated to albums that had already been covered, and Air's La femme d'argent. "Kimberly," Patti Smith's previous representation, lost in the firs...
by BleuPanda
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll
Replies: 60
Views: 1137

Re: Songs and Albums of 2006 Poll

Albums: 1. The Knife - Silent Shout 2. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 3. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain 4. Hot Chip - The Warning 5. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar 6. Joanna Newsom - Ys 7. J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Donuts 8. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 9. Junior B...
by BleuPanda
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.6
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.6

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual (9.8) Angelo Badalamenti - Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (9.4) Ween - God Ween Satan: The Oneness (8.4) The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators (8.2) Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On (7.75) Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (7.5)...
by BleuPanda
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1989 (2017 edition)
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1989 (2017 edition)

1. Do the Right Thing 2. Dekalog 3. Crimes and Misdemeanors 4. The Killer 5. Tetsuo: The Iron Man 6. Time of the Gypsies 7. Darkness Light Darkness (short) 8. A City of Sadness 9. Balance (short) 10. The Little Mermaid 11. Elephant (short) 12. Kiki's Delivery Service 13. When Harry Met Sally... 14. ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1988 (2017 edition)
Replies: 21
Views: 403

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

I edited my list to correct A Short Film About Killing/Dekalog.
by BleuPanda
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Finals (Birdland vs. La femme d'argent)
Replies: 22
Views: 453

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

Last day to vote in this fine tournament! A little over 13 hours remain.
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

I was considering starting up the weekly topics if I had time, Bleu. I assume you wouldn't mind. I remain too focused on the weekly releases to not want to spur on more discussion on the side :P Also - I hadn't seen that Kesha cover yet. Quite something. If you want to sometime, go ahead; I'm not p...
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

Slim picking in the next month, and a rough collection of album art too. I'm excited for the new Susanne Sundfør album! It's also on the 25th too. Of course I could be missing the biggest albums of the month; I don't really keep up with singles, so I have no idea which new bands have any hype. I've...
by BleuPanda
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Upcoming Albums: August 2017

The weekly topics were too much for me, but I figured this should work. I'm only hitting the ones I think could be notable, and I'll likely add posts as other notable works come out (usually bands I'm not familiar with getting acclaim). If there's someone you think I'm missing, let me know. August 4...
by BleuPanda
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Big Black - Atomizer (9.1)
Santigold - Santogold (8.6)
Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle (8.6)
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee (8.0)
Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra (7.75)
Scott Walker - Scott 3 (7.75)
Saint Etienne - So Tough (7.5)
Rodriguez - Coming from Reality (6.25)
by BleuPanda
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Listening to it now; "Creature Comfort" sounds like what a Fox News host thinks a millennial thinks like. They really need to get off this whole 'social media is evil' thing. Win Butler sounds like a grumpy old man who can't accept that things change.
by BleuPanda
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

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: 41
Views: 1342

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: 41
Views: 1342

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: 41
Views: 1342

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: 14
Views: 378

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: 22
Views: 453

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: 342

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: 342

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: 228
Views: 14167

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: 348

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: 14
Views: 378

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: 342

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: 14
Views: 378

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: 384

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...

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