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by Maschine_Man
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14624

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm glad you had fun! I'm happy I was wrong in this case :happy-partydance:

I got last minute twitter-found tickets to The Killers in a smaller venue (o2 Brixton Academy) and I have to say it was quite the show, Brandon knows how to work the room.
by Maschine_Man
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14624

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I also really liked Foxygen's latest album, which seems to divide opinions in an extreme way. I'm wondering how it will hold up live. I saw them on the debut performance of this tour and then again in a bigger venue a few months later. I forgave them some of the pitfalls of the first concert as it ...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 80
Views: 5171

Re: Songs of 2017

Song of the year contender for me:

by Maschine_Man
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 1616

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

There are 5 of us now! At least!

(Aussie in London)
by Maschine_Man
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14624

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I saw Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds last night. I'm not sure how I felt about it all to be honest, but this review seems to get close.
by Maschine_Man
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1561

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

I feel like the band should have pulled a Station To Station this album cycle, especially considering their last record featured Bowie. Combine all the Everything Now parts into single track that builds to the main song and sell the single as a radio edit. Cut Creature Comfort to the end of the Infi...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Upcoming Albums: August 2017

I had a look on the wiki page, and it really does seem like an empty month. I guess all the musicians are on summer break? It's almost as dead as January at the moment for gigs. That would be interesting to know, when the most popular times of the year to release music are. Guessing December might h...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 585

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.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1561

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Cut out the middle third of this album and we can start to discuss how it could be saved.

This is a sad development.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist

I'm gunning for Kate Tempest, but my hopes aren't high.
by Maschine_Man
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 24728

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

I'm going to edit this post in a few minutes with my list! Edt: Thank you, I'm very sorry for being late! 1. Björk - Homogenic 2. White Stripes, The - Elephant 3. White Stripes, The - Get Behind Me Satan 4. Pixies - Doolittle 5. B52s, The - The B-52's 6. Smiths, The - The Queen Is Dead 7. Goldfrapp ...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St Vincent 'Enhanced experience'?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: St Vincent 'Enhanced experience'?

I'm a little annoyed you can't buy tickets for the GA area without paying for this whole package. What show is this? This seems particularly odd. Maybe the GA was sold out by the time you checked? The whole thing seems silly to me and I couldn't imagine the awkwardness of knowing that you paid to t...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14624

Re: Concerts you have coming up

^ I didn't tickets, the site couldn't deal with the load of requests and I missed out. It's a shame as the last time I saw them (2008) I wasn't a big fan. I'm thinking about going to the venue on the night and seeing if someone has a spare (not from a tout tho). Managed to snag tickets on Friday to ...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lorde's Melodrama: Discussion Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Lorde's Melodrama: Discussion Thread

What a B A N G E R right to the top of my favorite albums of the year. Green Light, Sober and Homemade Dynamite could all have been lead singles and start the album off with a bang. I remember thinking that the chorus to Green Light was something Kate Bush would dream up, or at least be proud of. So...
by Maschine_Man
Tue May 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 174
Views: 14624

Re: Concerts you have coming up

London continues to be fruitful in the concert arena this year. Among the recent ticket purchases; Grizzly Bear, Interpol, The National, Spoon, Perfume Genius and The War on Drugs. Arcade Fire just announced and I'll claw my way to a ticket, I hope. In what was one of the most intense concerts of my...
by Maschine_Man
Tue May 30, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommend people a film, TV show, book, videogame, based on their favorite album
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Recommend people a film, TV show, book, videogame, based on their favorite album

I can't speak for other mediums, but a film that immediately popped into my head was 25th Hour. As cultural documents detailing NYC in the aftermath of 9/11, I don't think you could find better.
by Maschine_Man
Mon May 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 245
Views: 17056

Re: Albums of 2017

I'd like to give a quick shout out to Juana Molina and her intriguing new LP, as I'm pretty sure I discovered via this forum.
by Maschine_Man
Tue May 02, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ___ I dislike that everyone else likes.
Replies: 30
Views: 1199

Re: ___ I dislike that everyone else likes.

Bob Dylan

There, I said it. Can't really get into it, don't particularly care.
by Maschine_Man
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 80
Views: 5171

Re: Songs of 2017



:o

certified banger in my opinion
by Maschine_Man
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Film Music/Scores?
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: Favorite Film Music/Scores?

I'm pretty sure there is already enough Rota in this thread, but one of his lesser known work for Fellini is my favorite: http://open.spotify.com/album/4y8b4i2tZQ1H9OE1yDvcyF Another interesting listen is La Planète Sauvage: http://open.spotify.com/album/0hyEAwTWIDaseZAAi5t36x If we include musicals...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)
Replies: 39
Views: 2218

Re: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)

I'm a big Albarn fan. The first 16 are all in my Top 1000: 1. Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill 2. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. 3. Gorillaz - 19-2000 4. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood 5. Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish 6. Blur - Song 2 7. Gorillaz - Dare 8. Gorillaz - O Green World 9. Blur - Beetlebum 10. Blur -...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)
Replies: 39
Views: 2218

Re: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)

I'll put a list together soon!
by Maschine_Man
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Final Top 150 Overall List Submissions
Replies: 34
Views: 2156

Re: Films of the 1990s: Final Top 150 Overall List Submissions

:happy-partydance:

I'm off to Scotland until the 13th, so I don't think I'll be able to change much to my list, but thank you so much for the extension!
by Maschine_Man
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 2344

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

I saw Hidden Figures and Moonlight the other day and loved them both. While neither really breaks ground in terms of genre (especially the former) they are very well executed films in seemingly every aspect. My rankings of the main awards (strikes for films I haven't seen): Best Picture Moonlight 'M...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)
Replies: 32
Views: 1737

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)

Not a single wasted second on the album, as fitting my #4 album of all time. I would consider all the songs to be great, the Top 5 being phenomenal: 05 | Here Comes Your Man 08 | Mr. Grieves (This song is particularly high because my last name is Grieves ;) ) 01 | Debaser 07 | Monkey Gone to Heaven ...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 4168

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

"Shiny Happy People." (The music video, though, is irredeemable.) What you talkin' bout? If the video could be criticized for being 'cheesy', an equal case could be made for Losing My Religion and it's pretentiousness. Which isn't what I would say, because I love them both. To me SHP, and...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 2344

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

I quite like Stone and I didn't dislike her performance, having an unknown actress get her big break on the film would have added something truly magical to the film. I think Chazelle should have put his money where his mouth was, basically. Instead we get one of the most bankable actresses around t...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 2344

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

Blah Blah Land. I can see why people like it, but I found it too sweet and confectionery. No one should be surprised that it has so many nominations - Hollywood loves it when someone sucks up to them. My biggest annoyance with the film was the dreadful casting. How many movies about white jazz music...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Should we do a Greatest Directors of All Time poll?
Replies: 18
Views: 1332

Re: Should we do a Greatest Directors of All Time poll?

I would love to have a directors poll, but it's going to take me a long time to attach the films to directors in my spreadsheet I'm working on. Actors might be more fun in the mean time. It has me thinking, maybe we could do a AM Oscars with cinematographers, costume design etc. It could be interest...
by Maschine_Man
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 245
Views: 17056

Re: Albums of 2017

I desperately want to start writing more lengthy reviews of albums, as I have enjoy reading Nicks posts recently. I haven't started quite yet, so I'll just post a summery of the year so far: I absolutely adore the new Foxygen album, which is little surprise. The xx and Flo Morrissey/Matthew E. White...
by Maschine_Man
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 9310

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

I'm sad that I haven't really had the chance to listen to RTJ3, but I expect it to still hit high. 1 | Anohni | Hopelessness 2 | David Bowie | Blackstar 3 | Mitski | Puberty 2 4 | Avalanches, The | Wildflower 5 | case/lang/veirs | case/lang/veirs 6 | Tacocat | Lost Time 7 | PJ Harvey | The Hope Six ...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 9310

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

I'll probably be submitting my list at the very last minute, I'm afraid. Still have 6 or 7 releases to catch up on!
by Maschine_Man
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas AMF! Thank you for all the great discoveries this year, and here is to 2017!
by Maschine_Man
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 94
Views: 29733

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I guess it really just shows how ambivalent I was towards 2016, but I'm really not feeling this list atm.
by Maschine_Man
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1997 (2016 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1997 (2016 edition)

fredp wrote:
Maschine_Man wrote:I can't believe I'm the first to vote for 'Guffman, it was so funny I had to watch it again soon after to get all the jokes.


No! It's me the first :D - I've given 3 points to this but it is a 1996 movie

Oh no! What a disaster! It doesn't look like it would have made it in, still.
by Maschine_Man
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1998 (2016 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 1777

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1998 (2016 edition)

1. A Bug's Life
2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
3. Big Lebowski, The
4. Mulan
5. Run Lola Run
6. Thin Red Line, The
7. American History X
8. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
9. Rushmore
10. Elizabeth
11. Pi
12. Velvet Goldmine
13. Patch Adams
14. Truman Show, The
by Maschine_Man
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1997 (2016 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1997 (2016 edition)

Waiting For Guffman
Fifth Element, The
Gummo
Princess Mononoke
Boogie Nights
Jackie Brown
L.A. Confidential
Chasing Amy
Titanic
Hercules

I can't believe I'm the first to vote for 'Guffman, it was so funny I had to watch it again soon after to get all the jokes.
by Maschine_Man
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 4382

Re: EOY predictions

My EOY predictions are:

I'm going to be whelmed by the choices by critics. There was a lot of average music released this year by big names who are at the peaks of their career and that's what we will see a lot of in the top 10.

We won't see a Top 10 with at least 5 albums made/lead by women.
by Maschine_Man
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What albums will end up on the AM Update for 2018 in the top 250?
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: What albums will end up on the AM Update for 2018 in the top 250?

After inspiration from the Poptimist movement and artists like Swift and Beyonce, Britney Spears will nearly bankrupt herself to release her masterpiece in late 2017. It will have mass appeal and push her sound further than she has ever dared before. The lyrics will detail her rise in the late 90's ...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 3824

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

DocBrown wrote:talk to Bill about maybe wintering in Monte Carlo this year.

More like serve him divorce papers :whistle:


What a surreal day.
by Maschine_Man
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 3824

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

I personally find it a depressing idea that the first woman elected as President is the wife of a former President. I don't find that aspect very progressive at all, and in fact is yet another blow for "Democratic" America. (I'm the one who voted other, btw, as I didn't want to skew the re...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1996 (2016 edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1939

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1996 (2016 edition)

I can't say I'm a huge fan of any of these, to be honest.

1. Trainspotting
2. Fargo
3. James and the Giant Peach
4. Craft, The
5. Lost Highway
6. Mars Attacks!
7. Happy Gilmore
8. 101 Dalmatians
9. Jerry Maguire
by Maschine_Man
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1995 (2016 edition)
Replies: 33
Views: 2119

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1995 (2016 edition)

1. Toy Story
2. Clueless
3. Before Sunrise
4. Twelve Monkeys
5. Seven
6. Dead Man
7. Casino
8. Four Rooms
9. Babe
10. Jumanji
by Maschine_Man
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 43
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: AMF Chart Week 43

I haven't checked this out since it started up again, but if it hasn't been nominated, I would like to put forth "Make Hay" by Joanna Newsom.
by Maschine_Man
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1992 (2016 edition)
Replies: 19
Views: 1569

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1992 (2016 edition)

Orlando is fantastic! My pre-2000's viewings are far slimmer than post. These are the four films I really enjoyed:

1. Orlando
2. Romper Stomper
3. Reservoir Dogs
4. Porco Rosso
by Maschine_Man
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs

I have always joked that my partner and I would 'dance' to Work It by Missy Elliot. It was the first song that I convinced him to enjoy as much as I do.

I think we could make it work.
by Maschine_Man
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 6777

Re: Songs 2016

1. 4 Degrees - ANOHNI 2. Can't Get Enough of Myself - Santigold 3. My Body's Made of Crushed Little Stars - Mitski 4. The Wheel - PJ Harvey 5. Three Packs a Day - Courtney Barnett 6. Formation - Beyoncé 7. Atomic Number - Case/Lang/Veirs 8. Rendezvous Girl - Santigold 9. Skwod - Nadia Rose 10. Drone...
by Maschine_Man
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' White Album (1968)
Replies: 29
Views: 3063

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' White Album (1968)

08 | Happiness Is a Warm Gun 27 | Savoy Truffle 04 | Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 02 | Dear Prudence 07 | While My Guitar Gently Weeps 03 | Glass Onion 26 | Honey Pie 10 | I'm So Tired 11 | Blackbird 06 | The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill 23 | Helter Skelter 29 | Revolution 9 13 | Rocky Raccoon 05 | Wild ...

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