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by Listyguy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

Much like Tom Petty, it is unfortunate that this story developed before she died. It makes David Bowie's death being kept a secret all the more impressive.
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 51
Views: 1049

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

[*] Penguin Eggs by Nic Jones This one is bubbling under, and if you look at the AM "History" tab you'll see that it inched into the top 3000 on a couple of occasions, most recently in 2010. Very much in full agreement on the two Game Theory albums. (Both are in the top 10,000 on both Bes...
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 51
Views: 1049

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Nothing I say below will surprise anyone who's been around this forum, but here's a few personal favorites:

  • Lolita Nation by Game Theory
  • The Big Shot Chronicles by Game Theory
  • Penguin Eggs by Nic Jones
  • Cold Fact by Rodriguez
by Listyguy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5
Replies: 20
Views: 334

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

Both albums are great, sadly I almost certainly won't have time to listen to the others that I haven't.
by Listyguy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 22
Views: 390

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

1. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust vs. My Morning Jacket - Z
2. Jean-Michel jarre - Oxygène vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
by Listyguy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

I didn't realize they were strictly listing artists who debuted in the 00s.

Although as Henrik said, that makes it harder to sift through the list.
by Listyguy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 674

Re: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll

I didn't notice a recommendation thread, so I'll say it here instead: if you're an Elliott Smith fan, check out Heatmiser. Their 96 album Mic City Sons is awesome!
by Listyguy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

acroamor wrote:Quality list. The one real sticking point I had with it is a lack of Julia Holter, who I consider one of the most exciting artists working in the modern day, male or female.


For me it's the lack of Sleater-Kinney. Inexplicable.
by Listyguy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Grand Finale
Replies: 40
Views: 679

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Grand Finale

Dummy (Sour Times) vs. Abbey Road (Here Comes the Sun)

Funeral (Rebellion (Lies)) vs. Illinois (Chicago
by Listyguy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3
Replies: 22
Views: 453

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
by Listyguy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 37
Views: 872

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

woodymac wrote:Any bold predictions for the top 100?


"Strange Fruit" in 2012: 22
in 2015: 41

I predict it cracks the top 20 this time around.
by Listyguy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Semi-finals
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Semi-finals

Dummy (Glory Box) vs. Funeral (Wake Up)
Illinois (John Wayne Gacy, Jr.)
vs. Abbey Road (Something)
by Listyguy
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 1725

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

Albums 1. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? 2. Radiohead - The Bends 3. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love 4. Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith 5. Bjork - Post 6. Garbage - Garbage 7. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 8. 2Pac - Me Against the World 9. Sleater-Kinney - ...
by Listyguy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.2
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.2

1. Perfume Genius - Too Bright vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Sleater Kinney - One Beat vs. Tubeway Army - Replicas
3. Weekend - La Varieté vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans

#3 was a toughie
by Listyguy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Quarter-finals
Replies: 23
Views: 490

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Quarter-finals

Portishead (Roads) vs. Bridge Over Troubled Water (The Only Living Boy in New York)
The Idler Wheel... (Daredevil) vs. Funeral (Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels))
Ok Computer (Let Down) vs. Illinois (Casimir Pulaski Day)
Abbey Road (Come Together) vs. Parallel Lines (One Way or Another)
by Listyguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 1472

Re: Site update is here

A pair of albums fell out of the top 500 that would be very strong ModAcc contenders if somebody nominated them: "Lift Yr Skinny Fists" and "The ArchAndroid." The former has been outside of the top 500 before, but I can't personally recall it ever being nominated (but someone ple...
by Listyguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 1472

Re: Site update is here

Amazing as always, Henrik! Can't wait to look through the new update!
by Listyguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26771

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Yeah that's definitely a typo.
by Listyguy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26771

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

The plan is for the rollout to show the top 2000. After the rollout ends, I will share the complete spreadsheet, so you can view all the data and manipulate it however you please. Then I’m DEFINITELY feeling good. I knew that I would now! (Also, it’s so funny looking at the old AM rankings on the o...
by Listyguy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1

If I get time I may vote in the other matches, but for now:

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
2. Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt vs. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit

All four are great albums!
by Listyguy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Round of 16
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: AM World Cup - Round of 16

Automatic for the People (Nightswimming) vs. Funeral (Neighboorhood #3 (Power Out)) Parallel Lines (Hanging on the Telephone) vs. Another Green World (Everything Merges With the Night) The Idler Wheel... (Anything We Want) vs. Stankonia (Xplosion) Purple Rain (I Would Die 4 U) vs. Abbey Road (Golde...
by Listyguy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.1

This year we had a significantly "newer" selection of albums, with a mean value of 1995 (the last three editions were 1991, 1992 and 1992), with the 2000s as the decade most represented. Lots of great info, Honorio! This piece particularly intrigued me; I imagine that the 00's poll booste...
by Listyguy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 203
Views: 33964

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm going to Paul Simon's final concert in Queens in September. Who knows if it will actually be his last show (he's currently on a "farewell tour"), but I'm excited to see him regardless.
by Listyguy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1770

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

To all American AMers : what sort of media exposure does the World Cup have in the US given that the national team is not part of it ? Is it easy to watch games ? I'm wondering Honestly I haven't noticed much of a coverage difference from this World Cup to the World Cups that the US team was actual...
by Listyguy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Round 3
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Round 3

The Queen is Dead (Cemetry Gates) vs. Automatic for the People (Drive) Elephant (I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart) vs. Parallel Lines (Pretty Baby) Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Da Mystery of Chessboxin') vs. The Idler Wheel... (Werewolf) Body Talk (Time Machine) vs. Another Green...
by Listyguy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.15
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.15

1. Erykah Badu - Baduizm vs. Billy Joel - The Stranger
2. Bright Eyes - Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Jeff Buckley - Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk vs. Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
by Listyguy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Very skewed towards the 00's, which I'm not sure that I agree with. I could go further, but critiquing these lists just isn't worth it.
by Listyguy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Round 2
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Round 2

The Queen is Dead (The Boy With the Thorn in His Side) vs. Elephant (Black Math) Parallel Lines (Fade Away and Radiate) vs. Automatic for the People (The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite) Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit) vs. Another Green World (Sky Saw) Body Talk (Lo...
by Listyguy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)
Replies: 40
Views: 4690

Re: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)

To keep the other thread cleaner, I'm posting some stats about my list here instead. My actual list can be found here . I also do a decent amount of comparisons to my 2015 list, which can be found here . The 2015 list was 800 songs, this year's is an even 1000. Number of unique artists included: 305...
by Listyguy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26771

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Here's my list. Ron, if you want the spreadsheet version I can send that to you as well. I won't clutter this thread with additional information about my list (I'll do that here ). 1 | Guns N' Roses | Sweet Child O' Mine 2 | The Beatles | Strawberry Fields Forever 3 | Otis Redding | (Sittin' On) The...
by Listyguy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26771

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I would agree that 100 seems like a fair minimum.

I'll probably post my top 1000 list tomorrow or the next day. I'm not as satisfied with the placement of each song as I'd like to be, but they're all in the general vicinity of where I'd place them.
by Listyguy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Round 1
Replies: 26
Views: 1587

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Round 1

The Queen is Dead (Frankly, Mr Shankly) vs. Parallel Lines (Picture This) Elephant (There's No Home For You Here) vs. Automatic for the People (FInd the River) Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Can It All Be So Simple) vs. Body Talk (Fembot) Another Green World (Becalmed) vs. The Idler Wheel... (Val...
by Listyguy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sufjan Stevens' last singles
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Sufjan Stevens' last singles

Music released in December always seems to get shorted on EOY lists. I can't imagine "Mystery of Love" not finding its way onto AM though, it's spectacular.
by Listyguy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 4817

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

1994, what a year for music! Had a tough time choosing between my top two songs for the year, and both albums and songs were loaded (only being able to give Kyuss 10 points was painful!) Albums 1. Jeff Buckley - Grace 2. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die 3. Soundgarden - Superunknown 4. Blur - Par...
by Listyguy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Ye
Replies: 24
Views: 2908

Re: Kanye West - Ye

Not great, but certainly better than The Life of Pablo. "Yikes" is my favorite track. As always, there are some truly God-awful lyrics, but that's to be expected unfortunately.

Also, the cover art is horrendous.
by Listyguy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26771

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I thought I'd seen it all...until I saw JohnnyBGoode not have 'Johnny B. Goode" in his top 1000. :D
by Listyguy
Sun May 27, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition- deadline June 30)
Replies: 59
Views: 6751

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition- deadline May 31)

I was originally going to have a list of 75 movies, but I ended up cutting the last ten. 1 | Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994) 2 | Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976) 3 | Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960) 4 | Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992) 5 | Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942) 6 | Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001) 7 | The Godf...
by Listyguy
Wed May 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 25213

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

I didn't look into this extensively, but both RYM and Wikipedia have "Dubnobasswithmyheadman" listed as a 1994 release, whereas here it's 1993.
by Listyguy
Tue May 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 5838

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Didn't get as much listening in as I would have liked (typical), but here are my lists: Albums 1. Nirvana - In Utero 2. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream 3. The Loud Family - Plants and Birds and Rocks and Thigngs 4. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me 5. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville 6. Suede - Suede 7. Jeff...
by Listyguy
Tue May 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10
Replies: 25
Views: 2020

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10

Probably won't get around to voting in the rest this week, sadly.

Elliott Smith - Figure 8 vs. alt-J - An Awesome Wave
by Listyguy
Tue May 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 23
Views: 2191

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

If somebody were to dethrone the Beatles, who would it be? Radiohead? David Bowie? Nirvana? There aren't a lot of artists that are considerably younger than the Beatles that could theoretically take their place.
by Listyguy
Fri May 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. The Notwist - Neon Golden
I thoroughly enjoy both of these albums. Not a hard choice though.

The Beach Boys - Friends vs. Camel - Mirage
I didn't like the Camel album as much as I was expecting to, but it's still better than the Beach Boys offering
by Listyguy
Wed May 09, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 1656

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Have you noticed the prevalence of winners who are in the first place on both? I looked the bracket, only 1 match on 28 was won by an album that was proposed in second place. I wonder if this guides the choice of people? I'm not quite sure what you mean by first and second place here. I believe he'...
by Listyguy
Thu May 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7
Replies: 21
Views: 1163

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7

Hopefully I'll find time to listen to the last two albums, but for now here's my other three votes: Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust vs. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks I know a lot of people hate 808s, but I've always found it to be one of Kanye's best. Jean-Michel jarre - Oxygène vs. Joan Manuel S...
by Listyguy
Wed May 02, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3995

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

"Find the River" getting more points than "Drive" and "Man on the Moon" is surprising.
by Listyguy
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Lift Yourself, new single
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Kanye West - Lift Yourself, new single

I know Kanye's lyrics aren't the selling point, but "woop ditty poop da scoop" or whatever garbage that he's rapping here is pretty bad even by his standards. Weird song, not a fan. Also, on the topic of his new album being only seven songs: why believe anything that Kanye says? Especially...
by Listyguy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

I put my initial reaction to the album in the 2018 albums thread, which I'll copy over to here: First impressions of Dirty Computer : Not as good as The ArchAndroid , but pretty good. It goes in more of a smooth R&B direction than I would have preferred, but there is are some higher energy track...
by Listyguy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 16126

Re: Albums of 2018

First impressions of Dirty Computer : Not as good as The ArchAndroid , but pretty good. It goes in more of a smooth R&B direction than I would have preferred, but there is are some higher energy tracks that give it balance (such as "Americans," one of the two clearest influences Prince...
by Listyguy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.6
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.6

Motorhead - Ace of Spades vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
Grant Green - Idle Moments vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
Tom Petty - Wildflowers vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
by Listyguy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 16126

Re: Albums of 2018

Janelle Monae's new album is dropping on Friday, and it has songs that feature Grimes and Brian Wilson (and others). That news definitely got me excited for this album. I guess I should listen to The Electric Lady before Friday. :whistle: And I'll probably listen to The Archandroid for the 1000th ti...

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