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by Listyguy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 117
Views: 5014

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

I think the forum policy on live versions (as well as remixes and other new versions of old songs) is to vote for them in the year the song was originally released. This is how it's done on the songs list for AcclaimedMusic as well.
by Listyguy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 117
Views: 5014

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

And here's my songs list: 1. Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight 2. Soft Cell - Tainted Love 3. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe 4. Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure 5. Prince - Controversy 6. Squeeze - Tempted 7. Bob Dylan - The Groom's Still Waiting At the Altar 8. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbo...
by Listyguy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 117
Views: 5014

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Here's my album list, songs to come later today (probably): 1. This Heat - Deceit 2. Penguin Café Orchestra - Penguin Café Orchestra 3. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju 4. Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat 5. King Crimson - Discipline 6. Marquis de Sade - Rue de Siam 7. Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up...
by Listyguy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 131
Views: 7994

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

I have to take issue with the term ""most acclaimed song of 1939." It is the most acclaimed song NOW that was originally released in 1939, but that's something entirely different. Not only are there no critics lists included here that were done in 1939, I doubt that there are even an...
by Listyguy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 131
Views: 7994

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

Great thread, as always, Honorio. It's a shame to see it grey rundown with an inane argument that really doesn't relate to the original point of the thread....
by Listyguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2188

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

This is fun! I haven't heard a few of these in a while though. 2010 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2007 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 2016 | David Bowie | ★ 2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 2018 | Janelle Monáe | Dirty Computer 2014 | The War on Drugs | Lost in the Dream 2015...
by Listyguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1519

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

King Crimson's Discipline Non-streamability is probably the main issue for anything Robert Fripp. Personally, non-streamable albums on Spotify or Youtube will not be in my list whatsoever. This is fair, it was rather difficult for me to track down as well. My local library had a copy, which is how ...
by Listyguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1519

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

A few more albums that haven't appeared on many lists so far: Penguin Cafe Orchestra (self-titled album) and King Crimson's Discipline. Both are definitely worth a listen!
by Listyguy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2188

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Here are our prior EOY albums winners... 2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 2006 | Belle & Sebastian | The Life Pursuit 2007 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 2008 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes 2009 | Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion 2010 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fan...
by Listyguy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Hal Blaine
Replies: 0
Views: 86

R.I.P. Hal Blaine

Hal Blaine, who is perhaps the greatest studio musician we've ever had, has passed away at the age of 90. Recordings that he played on are all over the AM list (it's estimated that he played on as many as 6,000 songs). To name just a few: "Good Vibrations," "Be My Baby," "Br...
by Listyguy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3766

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Nick wrote:I’m pretty surprised that “Americans” is totally unranked on the critics’ list. It’s the final track on the critics’ number 1 album of the year, and as Jirin said, a great summation of the state of affairs in contemporary America.

Agreed. It would have been my #1 song, had I voted.
by Listyguy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 7199

Re: Albums of 2019

The National announced a new album, being released in May, and released the first single from it. The song is much more of an electronic track than the tinges they've had on their previous albums. I'm not sure how much I'd like the whole album if it's that heavy on the electronic, though. The album ...
by Listyguy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 8622

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

Great poll Dave, thanks for running it!
by Listyguy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 125
Views: 5430

Re: Best Rolling Stones Songs

1. Happy 2. Can't You Hear Me Knocking 3. Midnight Rambler 4. Tumbling Dice 5. Sister Morphine 6. Gimme Shelter 7. Jigsaw Puzzle 8. Moonlight Mile 9. Sympathy For the Devil 10. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 11. Parachute Woman 12. Sway 13. She's a Rainbow 14. The Last Time 15. Rocks Off 16. Monkey M...
by Listyguy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 8622

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

I'm also a bigger fan of Third than Dummy
by Listyguy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 117
Views: 5014

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

One of the benefits of the wild card is that points for songs with ambiguous years can be added together (this worked well in the 90s poll last year).
by Listyguy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 1519

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1981 Poll

There's some pretty good albums outside of the top of the AM list; Deceit, Rue de Siam, and Beauty and the Beat are a few of my favorites from that category.
by Listyguy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Mark Hollis
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: R.I.P. Mark Hollis

Man, this sucks. He was a truly unique and visionary artist, with a distinctive (and excellent) voice to boot.
by Listyguy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 17558

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

The decade got off to a great start, that's for sure. Albums 1. Joy Division - Closer 2. Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs 3. U2 - Boy 4. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight 5. The Sound - Jeopardy 6. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III 7. Queen - The Game 8. The Jam - Sound Affects 9. Prince - Dirty Mind 10....
by Listyguy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 27580

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Game Theory - Like a Girl Jesus: 6 This band has appeared in several games here before and never made much of an impression on me. I wouldn't say I'm impressed with this song, but it is rather welcome. I nominated this very song for the unacclaimed game, so you'll be hearing from it again in the co...
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 9437

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Great rollout, Dave! It's pretty impressive that "Paranoid Android" didn't have a vote before 68 on a single list.
by Listyguy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 9437

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

I haven't been keeping track of every song that's left, but "Waltz #2" has to be one of the more surprising entries to our top 20, right? It ended up 9th in 2012, a good result for that (best of all time) song is not unusual in AM! Didn't realize it was that high last time, I've always as...
by Listyguy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 9437

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

I haven't been keeping track of every song that's left, but "Waltz #2" has to be one of the more surprising entries to our top 20, right?
by Listyguy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 9437

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

So "Waltz #2 (XO)" made our top 30? Didn't see that coming! My brain has a hard time comprehending the notion that people exist who do not like Say It Ain't So. Surprised it has 4 "Not Fans." Yes, I would like to hear from the people who don't like "Buddy Holly," and th...
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 9437

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Surprised to see the two R.E.M. songs fall outside of the top 50, and so close together.
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 4300

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

I know its appeared on a few lists and places on the AM main site but i would really recommend that everyone who doesn't know it gives Underwater Moonlight by the Soft Boys a listen. It's pretty underrated given how much it did to shape the sound of alternative/college music in the rest of the 80s/...
by Listyguy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 9437

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Rocky Raccoon wrote:CupOfDreams: If I were to rank every Cure song, it would be bottom 3. A Cure song for people who don't really like the Cure.

This quote accurately describes me.


I wouldn't go that far personally, but I definitely wouldn't rank it among my favorites.
by Listyguy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 27580

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Yeah, I think Hymie and I were just having a little debate. No malice from either of us. Please keep things civil. Nothing was uncivil. It's Henrik' site, but IMO there was nothing wrong with what we were discussing. 36. Labi Siffre – (Something Inside) So Strong Good singer, nice song, would be mu...
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 17558

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

For anyone interested, the lists and results from last 1980 poll: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=949
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 4300

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

I've spent the last six years campaigning for Nic Jones' album Penguin Eggs, and I don't intend to stop now!
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

For each year, albums and songs that place between 11 and 20 are eligible to qualify as wildcards. After voting for all 10 years has been completed, the 100 albums and songs that placed between 11 and 20 in their respective years will be ranked based on this point system: This would also include so...
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Moonbeam wrote:
Brad wrote:Is this happening?


I sure hope so! Is there nobody who has agreed to run this poll? If so, I could step up, being an 80s fiend and all.


I'll definitely participate if this is happening! I can maybe help out occasionally if needed be with running as well.
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 7917

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Pierre wrote:Oh, and what about instrumental hip-hop featuring vocal samples? Like Grandmaster Flash's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" or Run-D.M.C.'s "Jay's Game"?

Ditto for most of DJ Shadow's music
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Another option that I don't think was actually stated: normalizing the votes each month (for the wild cards). This would help to make the years more even, because years where more people vote wouldn't get an edge just for being well-timed. Of course, you could argue that the years getting more votes...
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 3081

Re: KROQ question

I haven't seen the terms "black music" or "white music" used on the forum since the Bruce days. For those who weren't on this forum in 2014, see this thread and you'll understand what I mean: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1847&start=50#p27643
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 3081

Re: KROQ question

I just checked out the lists. They're fucking awful, almost all white music. You could have said, "They ignored several genres", instead you went for the "White" angle. WTF does the skin color of the singer has to do with anything when rating music? If you make a list with "...
by Listyguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Encore game
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Encore game

Henrik wrote:I suggested a while ago a similar idea (a cup with artist ”teams”) where only songs not on AM could be chosen. I don’t think The Beatles would win such a game. Well, certainly not if it was up to me.

They haven't won either AM World Cup either, in which all songs were allowed.
by Listyguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 34665

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Henrik wrote:Listyguy | 141 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience (9)

Looking at the list of artists with 10+ unique songs voted, Hendrix doesn't appear on there. So I'm alone if Hendrix Island? Really?
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 22
Views: 5181

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!

Also, if anyone nominates Lift Yr Skinny Fists (which fell out of the top 500 in the last update), its going to demolish the competition.
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 22
Views: 5181

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!

not sure if it would be popular, but don't you think that once round 1 has passed, the time given to vote should be shortened as most of the albums will have been listened to ? I don't know if this is common, but I'm rather erratic with when I do and don't participate in this game, so I definitely ...
by Listyguy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Isn't this year too early for a 2015-2019 poll? Even in November/December, the year won't be over.
by Listyguy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Music Resolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: 2019 Music Resolutions

I have one main playlist on Spotify which is reserved for my favorite songs that I don't own. However, there are a lot of songs that I'd like to hear occasionally from albums I've listenes to in the past, but that aren't quite good enough for that playlist. So my resolution is to create a playlist o...
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

So now that it's January, if we keep up with tradition, the 80s decade poll would be set to start in February. One of the main topics that has been discussed about future polls is the wildcard system. The current system, where the top 50 point getters that didn't qualify in the yearly polls are the ...
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 18
Views: 3347

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
by Listyguy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23
Replies: 28
Views: 4630

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23

This is a favorite AM tradition of mine! My list is relatively unchanged year-to-year, but I love reworking it each year anyway. Though one thing I always find funny is how little of what we consider Christmas music is actually related to Christmas. We throw in any song that's vaguely about winter f...
by Listyguy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 127496

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I've always been a fan of the "alternative" lists. One of my favorites was from last year's albums poll. The list by people who didn't vote for Sgt. Pepper still had Abbey Road in their to 10!
by Listyguy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 127496

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Sweepstakes Ron, thanks for running this poll. It was quite the undertaking!
by Listyguy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 127496

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
I hear the sound of a gentle word on the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

[21] The Beach Boys | Good Vibrations
[1833.72 pts / 37 votes]
AM rank: 4
2015 AMF Rank: 3
Fans: Nick (4), Bruno (4), Setherex (6), fasbjd (10), Henry (10)


:o :o :o :o
by Listyguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 13587

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

The wild cards benefit the years when more people vote, and those tend to be the earlier years of the polls. I do think we should try to come up with an alternative wild card system for next year's poll (I have some, which I'll suggest in another thread when the time comes).

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