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by Listyguy
Sun May 19, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.8

1. Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club, Hamburg vs. The Smiths - Meat is Murder I had forgotten that I'd heard the Lewis album before, which is never a good sign. Of the four non-Hatful Smiths albums (because is that really an album?), Meat is Murder is my least favorite, but it's still pretty g...
by Listyguy
Sat May 18, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 23145

Re: Albums of 2019

The amount of time spent listening to The National skyrocketed after I graduated from college (do with that information what you will). I do really enjoy their lyrics, but they obviously have a great band dynamic as well. I also really like Matt Bernihger's vocals.
by Listyguy
Fri May 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 23145

Re: Albums of 2019

Listened to I Am Easy to Find twice this morning. Initial reaction: It's not one of the band's best album, but it's solid. There's utterly no reason for it to be over an hour long though. I like that the band is taking chances, such as the heavy incorporation of female vocalists and electronic influ...
by Listyguy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: King Crimson is (finally) coming to streaming services!
Replies: 2
Views: 349

King Crimson is (finally) coming to streaming services!

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2019/0 ... c-catalog/

They're going to Apple Music first, but will be on Spotify in a month
by Listyguy
Tue May 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.7
Replies: 30
Views: 905

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.7

Does Gemini Eye have an entry on RYM? I can't seem to find it.

Edit: I made them one, assumed the answer was "no"
by Listyguy
Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.7
Replies: 30
Views: 905

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.7

Can hopefully listen to the other albums later in the week, but here's my vote for the stuff I've heard:

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly vs. Blur - 13
David Bowie - Lodger vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
by Listyguy
Sat May 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 120
Views: 53545

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Djam Leeli seems to be from 1989, is currently listed as 1983
by Listyguy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 13801

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Song: 1. Michael Jackson - Beat It 2. Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City 3. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message 4. Tears For Fears - Mad World 5. Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf 6. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 7. Prince - Let's Pretend We're Married 8. Richard and Linda Thompson ...
by Listyguy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 13801

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Album: 1. Prince - 1999 2. Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights 3. Michael Jackson - Thriller 4. Kate Bush - The Dreaming 5. The Cure - Pornography 6. XTC - English Settlement 7. Liliput - Liliput 8. Duran Duran - Rio 9. R.E.M. - Chronic Town 10. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska 11. The Fal...
by Listyguy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.5
Replies: 27
Views: 2289

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.5

1. Elliott Smith - From a Basement on a Hill vs. Crowded House - Woodface Elliott Smith is a favorite of mine, and while this isn't his best album, it's still great. 2. Etta James - At Last! vs. Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain Goldfrapp is less consistent, and didn't have a song as great as "At Lelst...
by Listyguy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4
Replies: 42
Views: 6225

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4

Might submit a vote for match #2 if time permits. 1. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Mornin g vs. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me Both of these albums belong to a pretty similar genre, but the lyrical content of the two is vastly different. I didn't like either much more than the other, but I t...
by Listyguy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1982 Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 4462

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1982 Poll

Liliput's (aka Kleenex) self-titled is also worth a listen
by Listyguy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3
Replies: 35
Views: 6273

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3

It’s like Scott Miller meets garage rock. I can't wait to hear this album now! Anyway, here are my votes for the week: 1. Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking vs. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There Both these albums are pretty good, but Van Etten's album is certainly in a league above Fairport Convent...
by Listyguy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 6755

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

Wow, I was expecting a sure win for Grimes, but not a complete shutout! Where were all the AnCo fans this week? I might've been one cos Sung Tongs is now on my all-time list, but I'm still not listening to Art Angels cos of the cover. Maybe if it does really well in the tournament, I will. I guess ...
by Listyguy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1982 Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 4462

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1982 Poll

Not exactly a deep cut or anything, but Kate Bush's The Dreaming is great and hasn't made the cut in either of the first two editions of this poll. I've seen in on a couple of lists already, so hopefully we can change that!
by Listyguy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 4801

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Is anyone actually surprised by the Jackson allegations? I was under the impression they were public knowledge (MJ was a punchline because of them, among other things, before he died). With that said, I agree with what some others have said in that I don't evaluate the music I listen to based on the...
by Listyguy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 6755

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs vs. Grimes - Art Angels

Sung Tongs is the best Animal Collective album thatI've heard... though that isn't a bigger compliment.
by Listyguy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 29614

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Last time around, a few songs got in because of two votes, with each of those votes at #1. [12] Au Pairs - Headache for Michelle: (100) [12] Ramones - The KKK Took My Baby Away: (100) [12] The Gun Club - She's Like Heroin to Me: (100) This time these songs placed at #49, #308, and #43; and a song w...
by Listyguy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1
Replies: 35
Views: 6358

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1

1. Fiona Apple - Tidal vs. David Bowie - Young Americans
2. Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine vs. Le Tigre - Le Tigre
by Listyguy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 29614

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: 179
Views: 29614

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: 179
Views: 29614

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: 207
Views: 37032

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: 207
Views: 37032

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: 9308

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: 27
Views: 6060

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: 27
Views: 6060

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: 9308

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: 1384

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: 11852

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: 89
Views: 23145

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: 17737

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: 233
Views: 37637

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: 17737

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: 179
Views: 29614

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: 27
Views: 6060

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: 3705

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: 33132

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: 275
Views: 66743

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: 15715

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: 15715

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: 15715

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: 15715

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: 15715

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: 6701

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: 15715

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: 275
Views: 66743

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: 33132

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: 6701

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: 5598

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...

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