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by Maschine_Man
Wed May 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 5811

Re: Albums of 2018

edit: So this is what it's come down to, huh? ? I really enjoyed Nick's review of the album (I enjoy them all actually!). I felt the line embodied my state of mine by the end of writing the post. A mini existential crisis. I'm not listening as intently as previous years, but two albums have broken ...
by Maschine_Man
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 5811

Re: Albums of 2018

I love the Cardi B album cover! Sure it's over the top, but the small details make it: - The subtly distorted cathode rays - The REC in the corner give an air of interrogation - 'invasion of' cuts though 'privacy' - The outfit could read as a chess board or a resolution target - The Marlene Dietrich...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 5811

Re: Albums of 2018

No overture??? Has she dropped the Archandroid story line, or is this some sort of meta album within the whole concept? I have been waiting for this album since I finished The Electric Lady.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 5811

Re: Albums of 2018

I haven't heard too much that has really excited me but one that has stood out is U.S. Girls - A Poem Unlimited. A fantastic set of songs, politically charged and razor sharp. I hope it isn't forgotten by critics at the end of the year.
by Maschine_Man
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition- deadline May 31)
Replies: 32
Views: 1746

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition)

I have a question: Shorts? Can we count A Trip To The Moon or La Jetée? I don't expect even if we include them, that enough people will vote for them to make much damage. My film spreadsheet has "The" all shifted to the end of the film title. I'll work on fixing this for the final ballot, ...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 5068

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

What a fantastic collection of albums! (and so much Bjork <3) A very big thank you BP for the roll-out!
by Maschine_Man
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 167
Views: 7135

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

> Work It / Missy Elliot > Not Fans: Brad(145), DaveC(148), DepecheMode(143/143), JamieW(150), Listyguy(140), phil(146), StevieFan13(141), whuntva(144) This does not work for me at all guys / had I voted, it would have been my #1 :angry-banghead: I'm enjoying reading the roll-out, looking forward to...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 5068

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

I'm also very glad Case/Lang/Veirs made the cut. Surprised that LP1 is this low, even though I'm not a fan.

I just noticed that Anohni didn't make the cut :(
by Maschine_Man
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 12093

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Album Deadline January 31)

Surprise Last Minute Album Ballot (if it's allowed)! With only 12 of these being before 2000, I expect a few of the more recent acts will get a bit of a bump from me. 1 | Björk | Homogenic 2 | B52s, The | The B-52's 3 | Goldfrapp | Supernature 4 | Björk | Post 5 | Kills, The | Midnight Boom 6 | Joan...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscar Nominations (and Winners) 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Oscar Nominations 2018

Hot Take: They should give Daniel Day-Lewis the win, but on the condition that he stays retired.
by Maschine_Man
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: They Shoot Pictures 2018 Update Released
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: They Shoot Pictures 2018 Update Released

I haven't had a good look through, but I was very excited by Children of Men being the highest newly ranked film at #627. Really need to watch that again.

Edit: wait, is 2011 the latest release on the list? is that right? I see one 2013 film at #1440
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Musical hopes for 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Musical hopes for 2018

prosecutorgodot wrote:Janelle Monae and Kate Bush comebacks.

Please.

I hope the SOPHIE/Jack White albums don't suck.
New releases by Robyn/Anohni/Florence wouldn't go astray.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 4729

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

My Favorite time of the year! I might do a bit off commentary on the albums, as I haven't been very vocal this year. ALBUMS 1 - Lorde - Melodrama 2 - Amine - Good For You 3 - St. Vincent - MASSEDUCATION 4 - Foxygen - Hang 5 - EMA - The Outer Ring 6 - Björk - Utopia 7 - LCD Soundsystem - American Dre...
by Maschine_Man
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' White Blood Cells (2001)
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' White Blood Cells (2001)

What an album! 04 | Fell in Love with a Girl 01 | Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground 09 | We're Going to Be Friends 02 | Hotel Yorba 11 | I Think I Smell a Rat 07 | The Union Forever 06 | Little Room 08 | The Same Boy You've Always Known 03 | I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman 16 | This Protector...
by Maschine_Man
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1970s: 1972 (2018 edition)
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: Films of the 1970s: 1972 (2018 edition)

Here to represent the filth:

1. Pink Flamingos
2. Cabaret
3. Godfather, The
4. Frenzy
by Maschine_Man
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 21
Views: 2185

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

I'd be interested to hear what others think of the live show, I hope you have a good time Jirin.
by Maschine_Man
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 21
Views: 2185

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

As with almost all her albums I find the flow a bit distracting (and I'll say it again make a couple of these track B-Sides). Move 'Johnny and New York off the record (even though I enjoy them) and you take out the speed-bumps that slow down the middle section of the album. Despite my pedantic thoug...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 760
Views: 85248

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I'm not unhappy with that placement :happy-partydance:

I'm a grateful grapefruit for all the work that has gone into the roll-out so far! Looking forward to the Top 70!
by Maschine_Man
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 40109

Re: Albums of 2017

I don't even know what's going on with this list, but it's my current "great albums" of 2017. It will change before the end of year when I re-listen to them all. Lorde - Melodrama Foxygen - Hang EMA - The Outer Ring LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Kesha - Rainbow Sylvan Esso - What Now Ju...
by Maschine_Man
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 185
Views: 25739

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: 185
Views: 25739

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: 102
Views: 14675

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: 4320

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: 185
Views: 25739

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: 4740

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: 1782

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: 1782

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: 4740

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: 728

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: 361
Views: 53882

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: 607

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: 185
Views: 25739

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: 1757

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: 185
Views: 25739

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: 1030

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: 302
Views: 40109

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: 3301

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: 102
Views: 14675

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: 2354

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: 5143

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: 5143

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: 4467

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: 5261

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: 33
Views: 3793

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: 10708

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: 5261

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: 5261

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: 2745

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...

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