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by phil
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Semifinals
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Semifinals

Albums
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days

Songs
PJ Harvey - Dress
R.E.M. - Nightswimming
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
House of Pain - Jump Around

Toughest choice was the first song matchup
by phil
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 1391

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

Eligibility question: Gary Jules cover of Tears for Fears' Mad World appeared in Donnie Darko released in 2001, but the soundtrack has been available on Cd only in 2002. So it should be considered 2002 I guess ? I think it counts as 2001 as I believe it was originally released on Gary Jules' 2001 a...
by phil
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Round 2, Week 6
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Round 2, Week 6

Albums Sonic Youth - Dirty Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days Nick Cave - Henry's Dream Cesaria Evora - Miss Perfumado Songs Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover The Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray PJ Har...
by phil
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 2931

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Elliott Smith dominates my songs list, nearly gets the whole album in my top 80. SONGS: 1 | Elliott Smith | Son Of Sam 2 | Bright Eyes | The Calendar Hung Itself 3 | Elliott Smith | Somebody That I Used To Know 4 | The Avalanches | Frontier Psychiatrist 5 | Outkast | B.O.B. 6 | The Avalanches | Sinc...
by phil
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 2931

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Albums: 1 | Elliott Smith | Figure 8 2 | Eels | Daisies Of The Galaxy 3 | Radiohead | Kid A 4 | Coldplay | Parachutes 5 | PJ Harvey | Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 6 | Ryan Adams | Heartbreaker 7 | The Avalanches | Since I Left You 8 | Bright Eyes | Fevers and Mirrors 9 | Goldfrapp | F...
by phil
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Music (AU)
Replies: 0
Views: 85

EOY 2016 - The Music (AU)

Top 10 Albums 1. david bowie — blackstar 2. beyonce — lemonade 3. radiohead — a moon shaped pool 4. nick cave & the bad seeds — skeleton tree 5. a tribe called quest — we got it from here … thank you 4 your service 6. camp cope — camp cope 7. violent soho — waco 8. kanye west — the life of pablo...
by phil
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 4993

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

Songs: 1 | Mitski | Your Best American Girl 2 | Leonard Cohen | You Want It Darker 3 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | I Need You 4 | Nicolas Jaar | The Governor 5 | Angel Olsen | Shut Up Kiss Me 6 | Matt Elliott | I Only Wanted to Give You Everything 7 | Radiohead | Daydreaming 8 | Nick Cave & ...
by phil
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.4
Replies: 42
Views: 1710

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.4

Match-ups:
1. Destroyer - Kaputt vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Haim - Days Are Gone vs. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
3. The Magnetic Fields - The Charm of the Highway Strip vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
4. Brand New - Daisy vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
by phil
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Future project ideas
Replies: 35
Views: 797

Re: Future project ideas

I've had an idea, that maybe I'd even run when I'm less busy than I have been lately. Called something like Champions vs. Challengers - focussed on a year pitting well-known classics against songs which nominators believe should be considered in the same league. How it could work: Firstly a year is ...
by phil
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 26
Views: 694

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

1. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....: "Mutual Slump" 2. Van Morrison - Moondance: "Glad Tidings" 3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV: "Misty Mountain Hop" 4. AC/DC - Back in Black: "Givin' the Dog a Bone" 1. Pixies - Doolittle: "No. 13 Baby" 2. The White S...
by phil
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 5
Replies: 37
Views: 1262

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

Hopefully I've made the deadline(?) 1. Love - Forever Changes: "A House is Not a Motel" 2. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush: "Birds" 3. Dr. Dre - The Chronic: "Stranded on Death Row" 4. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town: "Candy's Room" 1. Beck -...
by phil
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

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

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation: "Candle" Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde: "Absolutely Sweet Marie" Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II: "Thank You" Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica: "Veteran's Day Poppy" Michael Jackson - Thriller: "The La...
by phil
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2016 (02) February 15
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: MCCh 2016 (02) February 15

I really liked Strawberry Jam and Merriweather Post Pavillion and even Centipede Hz.

I've only heard FloriDaDa from Painting With, but it puts me off a bit. To me it sounds like Animal Collective doing a parody of themselves - all their standard elements, but done in an over the top way.
by phil
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: RESULTS
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: RESULTS

Really happy with this winner. An album that hasn't got its due credit. And Gospel Journey was among my top few discoveries. In fact, the whole top 6 I think were in my top 10 so looking good all around. Smash Bros was actually the only abut I didn't listen to and rate (sorry Rob). While the long li...
by phil
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 45
Views: 1262

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

Radiohead - Morning Bell Beastie Boys - Egg Man Pavement - In The Morning A Desert Pink Floyd - Lucifer Sam R.E.M. - Shaking Through Michael Jackson - I Can't Help It Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over Prince - Hot Thing Television - Venus The Who - Bargain Elvis Costello - I'm Not Angry ...
by phil
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations
Replies: 208
Views: 5277

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations

I'm Waiting For The Day - The Beach Boys
(From Pet Sounds)
by phil
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 2815

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

I agree. If you vote for something that isn't in the critics' list you know beforehand it won't get any support. It's just a popularity poll. I partly agree, but disagree more. The thing is, obviously nobody has heard all 790 songs that were voted for in the poll. Most of us also use the critics li...
by phil
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round
Replies: 30
Views: 1445

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round

One other thing - Matski says above that he has sent you a vote, but he is not in the list above.
by phil
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round
Replies: 30
Views: 1445

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round

I realised earlier this week that I forgot to rate Roots Manuva - Bleeds. I'm half way through listening to it for the second time. If you can wait half an hour I'll send an update with this included. OK if no - I know this was my bad.
by phil
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations
Replies: 208
Views: 5277

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations

Une Annee Sans Lumiere - Arcade Fire (from Funeral).
by phil
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 2815

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Tame Impala getting lots of tracks in, better than I expected. Looks like they are tied for the most entries so far with Kendrick Lamar (both at 4). I expected Sapokanikan to do a bit better, but I see scanning back through the votes that there was a bit of division on which of Joanna Newsom's songs...
by phil
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 2815

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Happy that these great songs that didn’t squeeze into my top 50 got some votes from others: 98. Matthew E. White | Rock and Roll Is Cold (My #107) 80. Destroyer | Dream Lover (#225) 73. Thundercat | Them Changes (feat. Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington) (#81) 62. Tame Impala | Eventually (#69) 56. ...
by phil
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 3001

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

I think it has been a great year - plenty of great music. 1 | Sufjan Stevens | Carrie and Lowell 2 | Julia Holter | Have You In My Wilderness 3 | Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld | Never Were The Way She Was 4 | Joanna Newsom | Divers 5 | Susanne Sundfør | Ten Love Songs 6 | Natalie Prass | Natalie...
by phil
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round
Replies: 30
Views: 1445

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round

I know it may not be everyone's streaming service of choice, but just FYI, I've found all of the albums (except SSB4 soundtrack) on Apple Music. I'll be sending in my list shortly. I can't say I enjoyed everything, but the strength of the many albums here that I did enjoy made it worth sitting throu...
by phil
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1960s Songs Poll: Guess the top 20 (Spoilers)
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Re: 1960s Songs Poll: Guess the top 20 (Spoilers)

It's been 'Sympathy for the Devil's' strong placement that has undone me. I put it in at 17! I mistakenly took the fall of 'Paint It Black' to be foreshadowing a wider decline of The Rolling Stones (and I guess my personal bias was that out of The Rolling Stones' songs in the 150, Paint It Black is ...
by phil
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Discussion] The Best Songs of the 1960s
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: [Discussion] The Best Songs of the 1960s

Here’s what as struck me in terms of changes vs. the previous list in 2011 Losers - Bob Dylan - Beatles (Especially Strawberry Fields Forever [falling from 8 to 18] and Tomorrow Never Knows [14 to 20] and also In My Life [33 to 58] - French songs mostly took a hit - Jimi Hendrix (Hey Joe [down from ...
by phil
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1960s Songs Poll: Guess the top 20 (Spoilers)
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Re: 1960s Songs Poll: Guess the top 20 (Spoilers)

I have no idea but may as well have a go... 1. The Beach Boys | Good Vibrations 2. The Beatles | A Day in the Life 3. Bob Dylan | Like a Rolling Stone 4. Otis Redding | (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay 5. The Rolling Stones | Gimme Shelter 6. The Beach Boys | God Only Knows 7. The Beatles | Strawber...
by phil
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Discussion] The Best Songs of the 1960s
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: [Discussion] The Best Songs of the 1960s

I would have liked to participate. For some reason I had the submission date 1 day off. So I was all ready to send the ballot back and saw the correct date for submissions. My mistake. I found a good number of new songs (for me) in the 150 so was not for nothing. Enjoying the rollout - Dave C, you a...
by phil
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 2 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: AMF Chart Week 2 2016

I'd like to nominate Daughters - Doing The Right Thing.

I realise this has been out a while (since September), but with their album just out I think it makes sense to nominate now.
by phil
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 3001

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

Here's my songs list: 1 | Tame Impala | Let It Happen | Psychedelic Pop 2 | Joanna Newsom | Sapokanikan | Chamber Folk 3 | Julia Holter | Feel You | Art Pop 4 | Sufjan Stevens | Should Have Known Better | Indie Folk 5 | Ben Folds | Capable of Anything | Chamber Pop 6 | Sufjan Stevens | Eugene | Indi...
by phil
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE
Replies: 33
Views: 1026

Re: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE

Congratulations to Shiina Ringo. And thanks to whuntva for hosting. Here are my guesses at who picked what: A Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song | whuntva + Barry | R32 Civil Twilight - Letters from the Sky | whuntva | Group Stage Half Man Half Biscuit - Dickie Davies Eyes | whuntva | R32 Local...
by phil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll?
Replies: 18
Views: 673

Re: Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll?

Great post. You can quibble about some of the categorising of the styles into the groups above. But even if you did change a few things here and there, the result would be the same. A couple of thoughts: - Critics' songs lists in recent years have shifted more and more towards higher tempo, more imm...
by phil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Music (Aus)
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: EOY 2015 - The Music (Aus)

Top 10 Songs of the Year, based on The Music Writer's Poll: 1. King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar 2. Hotline Bling - Drake 3. Let It Happen - Tame Impala 4. Can''t Feel My Face - The Weeknd 5. Pedestrian At Best - Courtney Barnett 6. Ship To Wreck - Florence + The Machine 7. The Less I Know The Better - Ta...
by phil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE
Replies: 33
Views: 1026

Re: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE

P.S. whuntva, will you post at the end the name of the nominators? My two nominations performed really badly, they ended last on their groups on Round 1… I'm sorry. I may disappoint a few people, but I didn't save the messages from the nominators, and this some of the names are lost in my memory. I...
by phil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE
Replies: 33
Views: 1026

Re: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE

Shiina Ringo - Sōretsu
by phil
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Final Four
Replies: 19
Views: 620

Re: Unacclaimed III Final Four

Natalia Lafourcade & Kevin Johansen - La Fugitiva
Seatbelts/Yoko Kanno-Tank!
by phil
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 25790

Re: Albums of 2015

Every time I see another list, I know that despite hearing 100+ 2015 albums there are always more to hear. Your list looks good Dan, and I'm going to have to try to hear Blick Bassy and Spiro. My preliminary top 15 are: 1. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell 2. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wildernes...
by phil
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate Your Music Site Upgrade / Crowdfunding
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Rate Your Music Site Upgrade / Crowdfunding

I thought that many on this forum may be interested in the crowdfunding initiative for Rate Your Music. I know that many on the forums already know about and use the site. For those that don't, it is a fantastic source of information about music releases, and also a great way to find out about new m...
by phil
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Music (Aus)
Replies: 1
Views: 295

EOY 2015 - The Music (Aus)

http://themusic.com.au/opinion/music/2015/12/23/the-music-writers-poll-2015-album-of-the-year/ 1. Currents - Tame Impala 2. Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett 3. To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar 4. Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens 5. Art Angels - Grimes 6....
by phil
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Pretty Much Amazing (USA)
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: EOY 2015 - Pretty Much Amazing (USA)

Songs http://prettymuchamazing.com/features/best-songs-2015 100 Jai Wolf, “Indian Summer” 99 Hot Chip, “Huarache Lights” 98 Drake, “Energy” 97 Susanne Sundfør, “Delirious” 96 Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique, “Love is Free” 95 Kurt Vile, “Pretty Pimpin” 94 Chromatics, “I Can Never Be Myself When You...
by phil
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 24
Views: 814

Re: Unacclaimed III QUARTERFINALS

6 great and 2 very good songs left... Sufjan Stevens-Djohariah vs. Shiina Ringo-Souretsu ("Funeral”) The songs on All Delighted People have never got the attention they deserve. As an album (or so called ‘EP’), the songs are not as cohesive as we’d expect from Sufjan Stevens. Which I su...
by phil
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2015 Predictions
Replies: 84
Views: 4059

Re: EOY 2015 Predictions

Bold prediction time: Pitchfork will give their AOTY 2015 to Black Messiah. Starting to think this is a possibility after seeing their songs list since: 1) D'Angelo had two songs from the album in the list 2) Kendrick Lamar was #1 on songs. It is pretty rare that they give both AoTY and SoTY to the...
by phil
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Round of 16
Replies: 28
Views: 871

Re: Unacclaimed III Round of 16

dEUS-Nothing Really Ends vs. Sufjan Stevens-Djohariah Joy Division-Dead Souls vs. Shiina Ringo-Souretsu ("Funeral") Thin Lizzy-Don't Believe a Word vs. Janelle Monae-Many Moons The Doors-Touch Me vs. Natalia Lafourcade & Kevin Johansen - La Fugitiva Morphine-Good vs. Nicholas Jaar...
by phil
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Round of 16
Replies: 28
Views: 871

Re: Unacclaimed III Round of 16

Thanks whuntva for running this. It is a great format. I do hope we will keep increasing participation as we head closer to the finals. Maybe some earlier voters can rejoin in too. It is certainly a great final 16 and all the tracks are worthy of your time even if there are a small few that don't pe...
by phil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update
Replies: 63
Views: 20459

Re: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update

I really wish there was a better correlation between the critics list and RYM's top singles . RYM's list is kinda biased towards established artists, while the critics tend to pick only one song from each artist. A hybrid of the two would have been nice. The problem with RYM on the singles side is ...
by phil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Tiny Mix Tapes (USA)
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: EOY 2015 - Tiny Mix Tapes (USA)

Can I just check on eligibility here? This looks like a very similar system to what Stereogum use (which has been deemed not eligible in the past). That is, each staff member gets to nominate a set number of songs, which are automatically then put into the list. There is no polling of votes internal...
by phil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Round of 32 Part 2
Replies: 26
Views: 746

Re: Unacclaimed III Round of 32 Part 2

I make it three match-ups within one point...
by phil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations
Replies: 82
Views: 2393

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations

Been having a tough time over my choice, particularly once what was going to be my choice swiftly got taken. I had a quite a few I was choosing between.

My nominee is:
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - Never Were The Way She Was
by phil
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 48 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: AMF Chart Week 48 2015

I second:
- AURORA - Half the World Away
- Beach House - All Your Yeahs
- Jamie xx - Obvs
by phil
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Round of 32 Part 2
Replies: 26
Views: 746

Re: Unacclaimed III Round of 32 Part 2

Morphine-Good vs. Cortijo and his Time Machine-Gumbo Nicholas Jaar-With Just One Glance You vs. George Winston-Night: Snow/Midnight/Minstrels Stromae-Alors on Danse vs. Prince-Moonbeam Levels Seatbelts-Tank! vs. Mutual Benefit-Strong Swimmer Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - The Rose with a Broken N...

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