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by Maschine_Man
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 12333

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: 408

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: 155
Views: 12333

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: 6
Views: 217

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: 216
Views: 10849

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: 637

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: 52
Views: 2691

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: 490

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: 1466

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: 1466

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: 1437

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: 1498

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: 30
Views: 1052

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: 2805

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: 1498

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: 1498

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: 816

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: 216
Views: 10849

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: 6921

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: 6921

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: 780

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: 25367

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: 1134

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: 1262

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: 1134

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: 3513

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: 310

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: 3014

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: 3014

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: 1347

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: 1543

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: 612

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: 1187

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: 1223

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: 5479

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: 26
Views: 2039

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 ...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favourite remixes/re-edits?
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Favourite remixes/re-edits?



Probably my favorite remix ever.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 33 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3132

Re: AMF Chart Week 33 2016

I return to the AMF Chart after a small hiatus with a duo of nominations:

M.I.A. - Bird Song (Diplo Remix/Audio)

And a blast from the past, straight from 2001:

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Come With Us
by Maschine_Man
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you agree with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Do you agree with this?

Well yes, I agree that Ocarina of time is a videogame, the sopranos a TV show, Pet Sounds an album, Citizen Kane a movie, Watchmen a comic and Ulysses a book. No objection. I think the black lines painted with Paint are ugly and should at least be vertical or horizontal, but I'm not sure that's rea...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which one of these 3 mediums do you like to follow the most?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Which one of these 3 mediums do you like to follow the most?

I generally float between music, TV and film. Generally the start of the year I'll catch up on films (Oscar season) and around mid year I shift to TV. I try to fit music between the two at all times, but it can often take me a while to catch up on stuff if I'm too absorbed with one or the other. Vid...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Avalanches' "Wildflower"
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: The Avalanches' "Wildflower"

The album grew on me much faster than Since I Left You . I think there are a few questionable moments, but none of them last for that long or even bother me in the context of the rest of the album. I do think the album version of Frankie Sinatra is much better than the single. I find it interesting ...
by Maschine_Man
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Should/would AcclaimedMusic Forums do a Top 100 Extended Plays
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Should/would AcclaimedMusic Forums do a Top 100 Extended Plays

I wouldn't participate as I don't think I have listened to enough of them to really vote, but would love a guide to get me started!
by Maschine_Man
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles
Replies: 64
Views: 3400

Re: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles

First 4 in my Top 100 1. Revolver 2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 3. Magical Mystery Tour 4. Rubber Soul 5. Abbey Road 6. The Beatles 7. A Hard Day's Night 8. Yellow Submerine 9. Let It Be 10. Please Please Me First 16 in in my Top 500 1. Tomorrow Never Knows 2. Strawberry Fields Forever 3....
by Maschine_Man
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 5479

Re: Songs 2016

I think My Body's Made Of Crushed Little Stars by MItski might be the most exciting two minutes of music since Fell In Love With A Girl.
by Maschine_Man
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie
Replies: 65
Views: 2892

Re: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie

Songs 1. Life On Mars? 2. Space Oddity 3. Heroes' 4. Golden Years 5. Blackstar 6. Ashes to Ashes 7. Kooks 8. Ziggy Stardust 9. Cracked Actor 10. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 11. Moonage Daydream 12. Changes 13. Fame 14. Starman 15. Always Crashing In The Same Car 16. Sound And Vision 17. Station To S...
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Velvet Underground *BEST* ever song ?
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: The Velvet Underground *BEST* ever song ?

I remember the first time I listened to their debut. The song that hit me the hardest was Femme Fatal, I had to re-listen to it a couple of times until I moved onto Venus In Furs. The way she pronounces clown always gets me. All Tomorrow's Parties is a very close second. I would like to voice my str...
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Artist Poll 2016: Individual Ballots
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: AMF Artist Poll 2016: Individual Ballots

Maschine_Man wrote:20. Kills, The


Romain wrote:20. The Kills


:obscene-drinkingcheers:
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "So good it's bad"? "Perfect" albums and songs which don't connect with you
Replies: 28
Views: 1482

Re: "So good it's bad"? "Perfect" albums and songs which don't connect with you

I guess I can kinda see why people like Sister Ray (and really the rest of White Light/White Heat), but I can't deal with any of it. It sounds like a lot of mess to me. I think song for song, Exile On Main Street is the worst of The Rolling Stones 4 album hot streak. Don't get me started on Random A...

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