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by Future Critic
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is there a site counting down the most acclaimed albums of every year?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Is there a site counting down the most acclaimed albums of every year?

Pazz and Jop sorta does this too, but its lists tend to be more aimed at mainstream music: http://furia.com/pjs/
by Future Critic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Pretty Much Amazing (US)
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: EOY 2017 - Pretty Much Amazing (US)

It's too bad PMA only found twenty songs worth selecting this year, especially since this is the best song long we've seen so far! Last year they selected the top 100!
by Future Critic
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - The Cornell Daily Sun (USA)
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: EOY 2017 - The Cornell Daily Sun (USA)

Future Critic puttin' Stevie on the witness stand. Stevie needs an objection for badgering the witness. https://media.giphy.com/media/1o1CmQb6H0G2I/giphy.gif I need Flavor Flav to vouch for me. I'm fairly certain that the username Col. Nathan R. Jeppsen is still available, if you'd like to change y...
by Future Critic
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - The Cornell Daily Sun (USA)
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: EOY 2017 - The Cornell Daily Sun (USA)

It's also a college newspaper, staffed almost entirely by students. I'm not sure that automatically eliminates it, but it does seem to have a lot going against including it.
by Future Critic
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 29
Views: 2712

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Thanks, Harold! I always love seeing these, and I'd be shocked if any of the current top 7 fall out of the top 10. The remaining three spots seem up for grabs though, although I still think "I See You" will find its way into the top 10.
by Future Critic
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 8815

Re: Songs of 2017

I feel like this has either been a very poor year for individual songs, or I've been more out of touch with music than I have been in the past. Probably the later. Anyways, I wanted to get a list out before the official lists start rolling out. Here's hoping they'll help me discover a lot of great s...
by Future Critic
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 298
Views: 27603

Re: Albums of 2017

I expect lists to start coming from publications within a couple weeks, so I better get my top 10 together. A lot of regulars on my list: 10. A Crow Looked at Me, Mount Eerie 09. American Dream, LCD Soundsystem 08. Sleep Well Beast, The National 07. Rainbow, Kesha 06. I See You,, The xx 05. Damn., K...
by Future Critic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

I completely agree that the top 11 are all great and will likely place high on the year-end lists. And the one album that I think will surely finish in the top 10 that currently isn't will be The xx's I See You. My current predictions for the top 10 on AM's charts at year end are as follows: 01. Dam...
by Future Critic
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 8815

Re: Songs of 2017

I trawled through 84 music and entertainment sites and blogs who posted 'Best of 2017 (So Far) articles and pooled them together. I'm sure someone could show me how that can be done in a fraction of the time, but for now here are the top 50 with the number of appearances in brackets. Kendrick Lamar...
by Future Critic
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 8815

Re: Songs of 2017

Since we've hit the halfway mark, I thought I'd post my current top 25. Number 1 changes based on my mood, since there's no clear number one yet: 1. Green Room, Lorde 2. Slide, Calvin Harris 3. Thinking of a Place, The War on Drugs 4. Love, Lana Del Rey 5. Holding On, The War on Drugs 6. Cut To The ...
by Future Critic
Wed May 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time

VanillaFire1000 wrote:Did they say how long they accumulated poll results?


I believe they gave listeners two weeks. Unfortunately, I didn't hear about it until after that, so I didn't get to vote. Their list could definitely use some additional votes AM'ers.
by Future Critic
Tue May 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time

This year, the local radio station here in Minnesota is counting down the top 893 essential artists, voted by listeners. Although the list is a bit hit or miss, it has been pretty decent for a user poll. Just thought I'd share it in case anyone is looking for something to listen to this week. It's a...
by Future Critic
Wed May 03, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 8815

Re: Songs of 2017

Here's my first attempt to put together some sort of order on the songs I've heard this year: 01. Slide, Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean 02. Love, Lana Del Rey 03. Ballad of the Dying Man, Father John Misty 04. Thinking of a Place, The War On Drugs 05. Green Light, Lorde 06. Pure Comedy, Father John Misty...
by Future Critic
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (07) April 30
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: MCCh 2017 (07) April 30

There has to be an error in your calculation for Run The Jewels 3. Based on the reviews that it has gotten, I wouldn't expect it to be even close to Damn, and shouldn't be ahead of A Crow Looked at Me, either. Here's a look at the average scores for the top 5 albums: Damn: Metacritic: 95 Any Decent ...
by Future Critic
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Songs of 2010s
Replies: 22
Views: 2564

Best Songs of 2010s

I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks are the best songs of the 2010s so far. My current top 50 (in alphabetical order by artist) are as follows: Rolling In the Deep, Adele Someone Like You, Adele When We Were Young, Adele Breezeblocks, Alt-J We Used To Wait, Arcade Fire Do I Wanna Know?, Arctic ...
by Future Critic
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 8815

Re: Songs of 2017

I feel like I'm way behind on my 2017 listening, but my current top 10 are as follows: 01. Slide, Calvin Harris (but mostly Frank Ocean) 02. Love, Lana Del Rey 03. Real Death, Mount Eerie 04. Say Something Loving, The xx 05. (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano, Sampha 06. Ballad of the Dying Man, Fathe...
by Future Critic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 6627

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

Call Me Maybe topped the 2012 Pazz & Jop poll and nearly doubled the votes of the runner up; there's no way it belongs in this topic. In fact, probably half the songs that have been mentioned would probably fall somewhere on AM's top 10,000 songs, proving that our taste is simply too good to lik...
by Future Critic
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 6627

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

Time Magazine called Justin Timberlake's CAN'T STOP THE FEELING the worst song of the year, but I had it in my top 50. And I'm fairly certain that I'm the only music snob in the world who put The Fray's How to Save a Life on a top 50 of the year list.
by Future Critic
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 9458

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

It's official: I'm the only person in the entire world that doesn't adore "Blackstar". I love Bowie (and consider Ziggy Stardust a top 10 album of all time) and I admire the album, but it's not one that I can listen to on repeat like many of the others in the top 10. To me, it's better tha...
by Future Critic
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 69
Views: 25407

Re: EOY 2016 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Yes, thank you Sweepstakes Ron! This is my main source for finding new music through December and January and I appreciate all of the work you put into this!

And that goes for you too, Setherex. Your playlists make it easy to listen to a lot of great music.
by Future Critic
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 13583

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Updated my list above to include songs and made some slight revisions to the album list (sorry!). This will be my final update, notbrianeno!
by Future Critic
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 13583

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Albums: 01. Lemonade, Beyoncé 02. Teens of Denial, Car Seat Headrest 03. Blonde, Frank Ocean 04. American Band, Drive By Truckers 05. 22, A Million, Bon Iver 06. A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson 07. My Woman, Angel Olsen 08. A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead 09. A Seat at the Table, Solange ...
by Future Critic
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who Will Win the Village Voice Music Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Who Will Win the Village Voice Music Poll

FutureCritic, you don't think Skeleton Tree will make the VV top ten? I think Cave displaces Car Seat Headrest. Skeleton Tree hasn't done too well from the American critics, so I feel like it might miss the top 10. I almost feel like Rihanna could crack the top 10. If not her, possibly a Tribe Call...
by Future Critic
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who Will Win the Village Voice Music Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Who Will Win the Village Voice Music Poll

Within the next day or two, the 2016 Village Voice Music Poll (formerly known as Pazz & Jop) results should be released. Any guesses on what the top albums and songs will be? Here are my guesses: Albums: 01. Lemonade, Beyoncé 02. Blackstar, David Bowie 03. Blonde, Frank Ocean 04. Coloring Book, ...
by Future Critic
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 8815

Re: Songs of 2017

My favorite song of 2017 so far is "Say Something Loving" by The xx. Along with "On Hold", it's a standout on the first great album of the year, in my opinion.
by Future Critic
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 6098

Re: EOY predictions

Does anyone have an idea of when the Pazz & Jop poll results will be released? Last year, they were released on the second Tuesday of January, so my guess is any day. It should be interested to see who wins - I think Blackstar has the advantage, but Blonde and Lemonade are definitely in the runn...
by Future Critic
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 69
Views: 25407

Re: EOY 2016 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

For my money, only truly elite level songs I heard all year were Jesus Alone , I Need You and Distant Sky off Skeleton Tree , Four of the opening six tracks from Car Seat Headrest's Teens Of Denial , Lazarus , Cold Little Heart and Love and Hate from Michael Kiwanuka, Cranes In The Sky , Lucinda Wi...
by Future Critic
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 8849

Re: Songs 2016

Nick wrote:
Interested to see how my list affects this!


I included your list from October in the original poll's results.
by Future Critic
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 8849

Re: Songs 2016

I put the lists that were created in November and December into a spreadsheet because I was curious on what the consensus is. Overall, I think the results are pretty great - arguably better than the song lists that have been released by major publications so far. 1. Burn the Witch, Radiohead 2. Ultr...
by Future Critic
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 34589

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Yes!! Thank you!

I can't argue with the top 20 at all - they are all worthy picks.
by Future Critic
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Paste (USA)
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: EOY 2016 - Paste (USA)

Paste just released the top 50 songs. The list is here: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... -2016.html

I'll transcribe it this weekend, if someone doesn't beat me to it! :)
by Future Critic
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 8849

Re: Songs 2016

Just wanted to post one last top 50 before the critics' lists start rolling out. I'll be the first to admit that I'm influenced by the AM list (and it typically includes several songs I didn't previously know), but last year the final top 50 list that I posted in October did have 24 songs in common ...
by Future Critic
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (US)
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Re: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (US)

It actually appears that the song list from Rolling Stone this year might be from an individual. The album list mentions several contributors, but the song list just mentions one.
by Future Critic
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (US)
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Re: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (US)

The song list is pretty disappointing, even by Rolling Stone's standards. They actually don't think any songs by Radiohead, Bon Iver, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Michael Kiwanuka, ANOHNI or James Blake are in the top 50? And I don't think anyone considers the ones they picked for Frank Ocean, Dav...
by Future Critic
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 6098

Re: EOY predictions

I'll add my predictions to the mix: Albums: 01. Lemonade, Beyoncé 02. Blond, Frank Ocean 03. 22, A Million, Bon Iver 04. A Seat at the Table, Solange 05. You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen 06. A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead 07. Blackstar, David Bowie 08. My Woman, Angel Olsen 09. Skeleton Tree, Nick C...
by Future Critic
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 8849

Re: Songs 2016

I know I'm missing a ton of songs, and I expect this to change a bunch between now and January, but here is my current attempt at a top 50 list for the year: 1. Ultralight Beam, Kanye West 2. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales, Car Seat Headrest 3. Formation, Beyonce 4. 22 (OVER SOON), Bon Iver 5. Burn the...
by Future Critic
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2016 (17) September 30
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Re: MCCh 2016 (17) September 30

I was expecting a strong showing by the new Drive-By Truckers' album. Did they not receive the minimum number of votes required? Or is the album not as acclaimed as I thought it was?

Thanks again for all your work on this! I always look forward to it!
by Future Critic
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 8849

Re: Songs 2016

Perhaps it's just me, but I don't feel like it has been a very good year for songs. This is a bit surprising, since I feel like it has been a pretty decent year for albums. In fact, most of the top songs seem to be from a handful of albums. I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks will place high on...
by Future Critic
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 8849

Re: Songs 2016

The first half hasn't had a lot of standout songs, in my opinion. But since we're at the halfway mark, I think it's time to attempt to put together a song list: Here are my current top 25: 01. Ultralight Beam, Kanye West 02. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales, Car Seat Headrest 03. Freedom, Beyonce 04. Bur...
by Future Critic
Sat May 07, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time
Replies: 4
Views: 959

The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time

I'm not trying to advertise for the local public radio station in Minnesota, but I thought AMers might find it interesting that they are counting down the top 893 albums of all time, as voted by listeners. They have been playing one song from each album. The list is pretty hit or miss, but I'm hopef...
by Future Critic
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 6182

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

Before I forget and miss out, here are my picks: Best Songs of 2015: 1 Run Away with Me by Carly Rae Jepsen 2 Loud Places by Jamie xx Feat. Romy 3 I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) by Jamie xx (Featuring Young Thug & Popcaan) 4 Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd 5 King Kunta by Kendrick Lamar 6...
by Future Critic
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: Poll: Should playlists be eligible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Poll: Should playlists be eligible?

I disagree with this and of course you had to point the HipHop list. I somehow think if it wasn't a hip hop list you would be ok with it? Please don't take my comment out of context. I was simply using HipHopDX as an example because it is one of the few publications included that obviously focuses ...
by Future Critic
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: Poll: Should playlists be eligible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Poll: Should playlists be eligible?

I'm not sure how I feel about including them, so I'll withhold my vote. But I've always wondered why we include publications that are limited to certain genres. Does anyone really think that Sufjan Stevens has a chance of making the HipHopDX list? These genre lists seem like they should be excluded ...
by Future Critic
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update
Replies: 63
Views: 26749

Re: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update

Thank you so much Henrik for updating the song list. I can't imagine how much work it is, but it is very much appreciated. Same to Harold for the albums updates! You guys are great. With that said, here are my opinions on the current song rankings: Songs That Are Ranked Too High: 8. Alright, Kendric...
by Future Critic
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Rolling Stone (USA)
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: EOY 2015 - Rolling Stone (USA)

Rolling Stone's Top 50 songs were released today: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists ... 5-20151203

Sorry - I can post the list now, but will do so tonight if someone doesn't beat me to it.
by Future Critic
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2015 Predictions
Replies: 84
Views: 6985

Re: EOY 2015 Predictions

So far, there aren't many surprises with the album rankings. Although I am a bit surprised about the following: * Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell is currently ranked 12th. I still sort of expect to see this finish around 30th, but I think it's very deserving of a top 20 spot. * Natalie Pras...
by Future Critic
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2015 Predictions
Replies: 84
Views: 6985

Re: EOY 2015 Predictions

I know it's way too early to over-analyze this, but the following songs have appeared on all four of the major lists so far: Hotline Bling, Drake (12|6|4|1) Let It Happen, Tame Impala (7|2|34|2) I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times), Jamie xx (4|3|9|32) King Kunta, Kendrick Lamar (33|11|6|15) And the...
by Future Critic
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2015 Predictions
Replies: 84
Views: 6985

Re: EOY 2015 Predicitions

My Predictions are: Best Album: 01. To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar 02. Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens 03. Currents, Tame Impala 04. In Colour, Jamie xx 05. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit, Courtney Barnett 06. I Love You, Honeybear, Father John Misty 07. Art Angels, Gri...

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