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by Future Critic
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - PopMatters (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: EOY 2018 - PopMatters (US)

Oops. I guess the albums list was already posted in a separate post.
by Future Critic
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - PopMatters (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: EOY 2018 - PopMatters (US)

Best Albums: https://www.popmatters.com/best-albums-of-2018-2622492661.html 1 Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune) 2 Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (MCA Nashville) 3 Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan) 4 Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer (Bad Boy) 5 serpentwithfeet – soil (Secretly Canadi...
by Future Critic
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Flood Magazine (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: EOY 2018 - Flood Magazine (US)

Songs: http://floodmagazine.com/55712/the-best-songs-of-2018/ 10. Damien Jurado — “Percy Faith” 9. Jonny Greenwood — “House of Woodcock” 8. Robyn — “Missing U” 7. Jeff Tweedy — “Some Birds” 6. Drake — “Nice for What” 5. Ariana Grande — “thank u, next” 4. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — “Talking St...
by Future Critic
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - American Songwriter (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: EOY 2018 - American Songwriter (US)

Top 25 Songs: https://americansongwriter.com/2018/12/american-songwriters-top-songs-of-2018/ 25. Brian Fallon, “If Your Prayers Don’t Get To Heaven” 24. Jim James, “Over And Over” 23. Rayland Baxter, “79 Shiny Revolvers” 22. Phosphorescent, “New Birth In New England” 21. Natalie Prass, “Oh My” 20. A...
by Future Critic
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Rolling Stone (US)
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: EOY 2018 - Rolling Stone (US)

50 Best Songs: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/50-best-songs-of-2018-764204/weezer-africa-weird-al-yankovic-764318/ 50 Weezer, “Africa” 49 Arctic Monkeys, “Four Out of Five” 48 Teyana Taylor, “Gonna Love Me” 47 The Beths, “Happy Unhappy” 46 Playboi Carti feat. Nicki Minaj, “Poke It Ou...
by Future Critic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 42
Views: 2377

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

The biggest surprise for me so far is how poorly Maggie Rogers is fairing. I thought "Light On" would be top 50 for sure.
by Future Critic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - NME (UK)
Replies: 3
Views: 322

EOY 2018 - NME (UK)

https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/best-greatest-albums-of-the-year-2018-2419656 1. The 1975 – ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ 2. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ 3. IDLES – ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ 4. Sunflower Bean – ‘Twentytwo In Blue’ 5. Pusha T – ‘Daytona...
by Future Critic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Fader (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 102

EOY 2018 - Fader (US)

Not sure it's eligible, but it seems like it might be: https://www.thefader.com/2018/12/12/best-songs-2018-apple-music-spotify-playlist The FADER’s Top 100 Songs of 2018 1. Ariana Grande, “thank u, next” 2. Rico Nasty, “Smack A Bitch” 3. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow” 4. Tirzah, “Holding ...
by Future Critic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Entertainment Weekly (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 313

EOY 2018 - Entertainment Weekly (US)

https://ew.com/music/2018/12/05/the-10-best-songs-of-2018/ 10. “Space Cowboy” – Kacey Musgraves 9. “Say Something” – Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton 8. “God is a Woman” – Ariana Grande 7. “King’s Dead” – Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, SZA 6. “Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai 5. “I Like It” – Cardi B ...
by Future Critic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Ringer (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: EOY 2018 - The Ringer (US)

https://www.theringer.com/music/2018/12/5/18126370/best-songs-2018-ariana-grande-lady-gaga-bradley-cooper-ella-mai-the-1975-travis-scott-drake Top 10 Songs: 10. Camp Cope, “The Opener” 9. J Hus, “Scene” 8. Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up” 7. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “American Guilt” 6. Teyana Taylor, “Rose in ...
by Future Critic
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Stereogum (US)
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: EOY 2018 - Stereogum (USA)

I am thrilled with how well Kacey Musgraves is doing on these lists. Very well deserved, in my opinion!
by Future Critic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Vulture (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: EOY 2018 - Vulture (US)

I believe it's just one author.
by Future Critic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 54
Views: 4284

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

This is like an early Christmas present to me. Thanks for all the work on it, Harold!
by Future Critic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Line of Best Fit (UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: EOY 2018 - The Line of Best Fit (UK)

These lists have kind of been all over the place, probably partially because there is no obvious choice for number 1 this year. Even if it wasn't the best year, it should make for a pretty interesting race for the top spots. I could be wrong, but I believe the only albums to top more than one eligib...
by Future Critic
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (21) November 30
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: MCCh 2018 (21) November 30

I am shocked at how low the 1975's "A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships" is debuting at (#61). It just doesn't seem like it's score... I have reviewed everything. I do not have mistakes but European critics do not appreciate this album Gaffa dk: 33 Humo: 60 Laut: 100 Musikexpress: 5...
by Future Critic
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (21) November 30
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: MCCh 2018 (21) November 30

I am shocked at how low the 1975's "A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships" is debuting at (#61). Even before the adjustment, it has a score 79.9 with 14 reviews here. However, it has 14 metacritic reviews and 14 anydecentmusic reviews, and only a single publication has given it a score...
by Future Critic
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Time (US)
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: EOY 2018 - Time (US)

Not a pleasant list. This list has some real duds, but I actually think it includes a lot of great albums that other lists haven't: Golden Hour should be a top 10 album of the year, but other lists aren't including it in the top 10 because it's country; Bloom is probably the best pop album I've hea...
by Future Critic
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15
Replies: 12
Views: 4313

Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

It only has four reviews so far, but the 1975's new album currently has a 99 on a Metacritic - which includes a 100 from NME, DIY Magazine and Q Magazine. Is it possible that we finally have an album that will give Dirty Computer a run for album of the year?!
by Future Critic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Mojo (UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 2673

Re: EOY 2018 - Mojo (UK)

Anyone else surprised that Robyn missed the cut for both Mojo and Uncut?
by Future Critic
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 17625

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Year-end lists should start rolling out within a few weeks now, so I figured I'd make one last attempt at my top 50 prior to being heavily influenced by the wonderful AM compilation. There's always somewhere around 10-15 songs that I don't know at this point that end up making my list after year-end...
by Future Critic
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 4196

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

Unfortunately, I think good kid, m.A.A.d. city will be hurt by the fact that critics will refuse to put two Kendrick Lamar albums in the top four. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and To Pimp a Butterfly will probably be the top two, and I could see either taking the top spot. Channel Orange should...
by Future Critic
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?

Songs are always incredibly tough to predict, but here are my current predictions: 01 This Is America, Childish Gambino 02 Make Me Feel, Janelle Monae 03 I Like It, Cardi B 04 God's Plan, Drake 05 no tears left to cry, Ariana Grande 06 Danny Nedelko, IDLES 07 Nice For What, Drake 08 All The Stars, K...
by Future Critic
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?

Last year, top 5 all placed in the top 7 in Otisredding's MegaChart. The top 5 also all had 28 reviews or more: 1. DAMN. (1st on MCCh, 89.3, 28 reviews) 2. American Dream (4th, 88.0, 29 reviews) 3. Melodrama (5th, 87.9, 30 reviews) 4. A Deeper Understanding (7th, 84.7, 31 reviews) 5. MASSEDUCTION (3...
by Future Critic
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?

It seems like 2018 has been a little less predictable than recent years on what will be the most acclaimed album and song of the year, with few frontrunners. Any guesses on what will top each list? As of right now, I feel like the song race is between "Make Me Feel" by Janelle Monae and &q...
by Future Critic
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 17625

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Roughly in order, my current top 30 songs for 2018: 01. Make Me Feel, Janelle Monae 02. This Is America, Childish Gambino 03. My My My!, Troye Sivan 04. Four Out Of Five, Arctic Monkeys 05. Missing U, Robyn 06. no tears left to cry, Ariana Grande 07. Pynk, Janelle Monae 08. Slow Burn, Kacey Musgrave...
by Future Critic
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 7524

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I'd pick:
Fearless, Taylor Swift
Speak Now, Taylor Swift
Red, Taylor Swift
Fly, Dixie Chicks

Also, Taking the Long Way Home by the Dixie Chicks deserves to be much higher.
by Future Critic
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (13) July 31
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Re: MCCh 2018 (13) July 31

Last year, we had 8 albums with an 84 or higher. This year, we currently have one. I could be wrong, but it seems like it might be the worst year for music in a very, very long time.
by Future Critic
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 5370

Re: Site update is here

Thanks, Henrik! I can only imagine how much work this is, but I just wanted you to know that I owe 99% of what I know about music to you!
by Future Critic
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 17625

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Similar to last year, and against better judgement (!) I have been looking at online lists for best songs of 2018 (so far). I started from the last week in May up to end of June for the purposes of this list. I will be updating throughout July and providing the final version at the beginning of Aug...
by Future Critic
Thu May 24, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 4250

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

This might be a stretch, but I think Ed Sheeran might receive some acclaim over time, mostly because he makes songs that will likely be played at weddings for years to come.
by Future Critic
Mon May 21, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 4250

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

T-Swift is the person that comes to mind for me. But maybe that's just because I think she's already great.
by Future Critic
Fri May 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 4250

Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

I recently heard that Led Zeppelin was panned by critics back in the 70s. Although it's hard for me to believe, Led Zeppelin IV did not place in the top 20 amongst critics in the 1971 Pazz and Jop poll, so it seems possible. Are there any artists right now that receive subpar reviews from critics th...
by Future Critic
Fri May 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time
Replies: 5
Views: 2070

Re: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time

They're at it again - counting down the listener's top 893 songs of all time. https://www.thecurrent.org/list/893-essential-songs/ I don't listen to the station enough, so I missed the deadline for submitting a list, but so far there are a lot of good songs being played. If anyone is looking for som...
by Future Critic
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 3091

Re: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31

I'm shocked Kacey Musgraves didn't crack the top 53. It has a 90 on metacritic and is ranked fifth for the year on Any Decent Music - even above the number two album here.
by Future Critic
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 56
Views: 12949

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

I just want to add my thanks for all of your wonderful work, Henrik! Your contributions to the music world extend much further than anyone probably realizes. Not only has AM been one of the few websites that I visit on a daily basis, but it really has impacted my life in a way that few websites of a...
by Future Critic
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Nashville Scene Poll (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 1201

EOY 2017 - Nashville Scene Poll (US)

Since we include a lot of other lists that are specific to a certain genre, I think we need to consider including the Nashville Scene poll, which includes votes from 94 critics. It's not my genre either, but I feel like a lot of lists completely ignore country music all together, which I can't say f...
by Future Critic
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 9926

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Albums: 01 | Melodrama | Lorde 02 | MASSEDUCTION | St. Vincent 03 | A Deeper Understanding | The War on Drugs 04| DAMN. | Kendrick Lamar 05| Pure Comedy | Father John Misty 06| American Dream | LCD Soundsystem 07 | Rainbow | Kesha 08| Sleep Well Beast | The National 09 | I See You | The xx 10| A Cro...
by Future Critic
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 20986

Re: Songs of 2017

notbrianeno wrote:
Future Critic wrote:Here's my final Top 50 Songs list of 2017:

Post this in the list thread if you want to vote in the EOY contest


Do you have a link? For some reason, I can't find the thread.

Thank you!
by Future Critic
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 20986

Re: Songs of 2017

Here's my final Top 50 Songs list of 2017: Rank | Song | Artist 01 | Green Light | Lorde 02 | Slide | Calvin Harris 03 | Los Ageless | St. Vincent 04 | Holding On | The War on Drugs 05 | Perfect Places | Lorde 06 | Love | Lana Del Rey 07 | HUMBLE. | Kendrick Lamar 08 | DNA. | Kendrick Lamar 09 | Thi...
by Future Critic
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 27654

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Am I the only one who thinks this is probably the worst top 10 we've ever had? Bodak Yellow is the second best song of the year? Sorry, but I just don't see it. And I don't understand all the love for XO TOUR Llif3 and Mask Off either. They're alright, but to me they're maybe top 50 songs of the yea...
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: 949

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: 1819

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 87
Views: 34349

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: 102
Views: 20986

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: 302
Views: 52753

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: 3484

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: 102
Views: 20986

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: 102
Views: 20986

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 ...

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