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by Moonbeam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1986 Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: 1986 Recommendations

Some other gems I can recommend are Valerie Dore's italo disco rave-up Bow and Arrow , her most driving song yet. Meanwhile, The Sweetest Chill may just be the most alluring song by Siouxsie and the Banshees, up there with "Melt!". 1986 also saw the release of Mylène Farmer's debut album. The whole ...
by Moonbeam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1986 Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: 1986 Recommendations

On the synthpop front, I really enjoy a-ha's I've Been Losing You and Manhattan Skyline . And while not obscure, I think A Question of Lust is by far the best song on Depeche Mode's Black Celebration . Another wonderful song overshadowed by others is New Order's dramatic 1963 . Kraftwerk's The Telep...
by Moonbeam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1986 Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: 1986 Recommendations

1986 was a golden year for Prince. In addition to Parade , he recorded a bunch of material for the aborted Dream Factory and Crystal Ball projects that got whittled down to Sign o' the Times . As such, it has an embarrassment of riches from an outtake perspective. The colossal Crystal Ball is my fav...
by Moonbeam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1986 Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: 1986 Recommendations

Thanks for starting this! I dropped the ball on a 1985 recommendation thread.
by Moonbeam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

OK, time for some dorky number crunching. :lol: One thing that I tend to find is that when I make a list, the rankings sort of crystallize into firm rules - an album can attain "top 10 status" and therefore I feel automatically compelled to think of it this way when making a new list. I really tried...
by Moonbeam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 136339

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Henrik wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Moonbeam wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:05 am
XTC's "Dear God" is a 1986 song, not a 1987 one.
It is listed as 1986 on AM!?
Ah, whoops! I use the spreadsheets you post for download as my source, and when I downloaded it (probably shortly after the update), it listed "Dear God" as a 1987 song.
by Moonbeam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 21
Views: 2152

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Just updated my all-time list recently, so I can partake. A few new albums to me might make the list now, but it's more or less set. I've added some albums at the end that were close to making my all-time list. [1] Jenny Wilson - EXORCISM (2018): All-time #10 [2] Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (201...
by Moonbeam
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 3056

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

andyd1010 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:14 pm
41 | Howard Tate | Ain't Nobody Home
57 | Stephen Cummings | She Set Fire to the House
I see "Ain't Nobody Home" as being released in 1966. Is there a 1986 version?

I also can only find a 1989 date for "She Set Fire to the House".
by Moonbeam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 3056

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

mileswide wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:26 pm


Songs:

22. Slayer- Unborn
Do you mean "Reborn"?
by Moonbeam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 3056

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Henry wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Songs

152. Rod Stewart - Sailing
This one is a reissue of the 1975 song as far as I can tell, so I'll remove it.
by Moonbeam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Well I didn’t mean it to come across like I was calling any individual out, just felt like Kate was being slighted in a year so many here have called one of the weaker years in the 80s when there was so much worse especially before’ 85. Yeah 80s synth wave was still a thing and we were preparing to...
by Moonbeam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Thanks for this, Moonbeam. It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you better through these posts. Looking forward to meeting you in person in a couple of months' time. Thanks for the kind words. It's wonderful how much of an impact music has had on us all. It makes us a sort of family here. I'm...
by Moonbeam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

A woman FINALLY tops the albums and (the same woman mind you) singles list and it gets called “the weakest year of the 80s?” As opposed to ‘81 and ‘83? Really? The Human League? And most Richard Blade influenced synth rock from that era for that matter. And the 80s had some terrible, dreadful momen...
by Moonbeam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 136339

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

XTC's "Dear God" is a 1986 song, not a 1987 one.

The 1986 Anita Baker song is titled "Caught Up in the Rapture", not "Caught Up in a Rapture".
by Moonbeam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 3056

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Yet another great year! My preliminary album list: 1. Prince - Parade 2. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration 3. Janet Jackson - Control 4. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 5. Pet Shop Boys - Please 6. Eurythmics - Revenge 7. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox 8. Madonna - True Blue 9. Mylène Farmer - ...
by Moonbeam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

It seems that 1985 may be indeed considered a bit of a "down year" in the 80s. We had the lowest participation by number of voters, though that may be due to me not having the chance to send out reminder PMs (annoying though they may be!). But it goes beyond that. We had 18.9 albums per ballot for 1...
by Moonbeam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of the 1980s Poll: Yearly Results and Links
Replies: 6
Views: 16661

Re: Albums and Songs of the 1980s Poll: Yearly Results and Links

1985 automatic qualifiers: Albums: [1] Kate Bush - Hounds of Love [2] Tom Waits - Rain Dogs [3] The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy [4] The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash [5] The Cure - The Head on the Door [6] The Replacements - Tim [7] The Smiths - Meat Is Murder [8] Tears for Fears - Songs fr...
by Moonbeam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

And here are the song results! [1] Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill": 33 votes, 1328.84 points [2] Tears for Fears - "Everybody Wants to Rule the World": 30 votes, 1160.9 points [3] The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Just Like Honey": 30 votes, 1009.76 points [4] Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me...
by Moonbeam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

The album results are ready! We got 42 votes, a high number though not as high as 1982 or 1983. [1] Kate Bush - Hounds of Love : 33 votes, 1860.74 points [2] Tom Waits - Rain Dogs : 23 votes, 1593.78 points [3] The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy : 21 votes, 1060.56 points [4] The Pogues - Rum, S...
by Moonbeam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Songs 46 | Valerie Dore | Bow and Arrow I thought this was a 1986 song! I'm certainly going to add it to my 1985 list having now discovered it had a 1985 single release. :o Are you sure that it's 1985? I know that RYM lists it as a 1985 single release. But Discogs does not list it at all, while lis...
by Moonbeam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

I haven't played this game ever...but with 1985, I think I should as the decade begins seriously. If it is too late, no worries, I'll start with 1986 Here are my albums (no songs), in order of preference Felt - Ignite the Seven Cannons (1985) Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) Dexys Midnight Runners...
by Moonbeam
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Greg wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:40 pm
Songs

46 | Valerie Dore | Bow and Arrow
I thought this was a 1986 song! I'm certainly going to add it to my 1985 list having now discovered it had a 1985 single release. :o
by Moonbeam
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:48 am
Can I last minute add True Love Will Find You in the End by Daniel Johnston as my #10 and bump everything else down a spot?
Done!
by Moonbeam
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Henrik wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:26 am
Songs
98 | Iron Maiden | Wasted Years
I can only see a release year of 1986 for this. Please consider it for the 1986 poll!
by Moonbeam
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Bruno wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:52 pm
35. Black - Wonderful Life
I can't find any source for 1985 for this - only 1986. Please keep it in mind for the 1986 poll!
by Moonbeam
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

antonius wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:48 pm

ALBUMS
1. Tom Waits- Rain Dogs
2. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen

Various artists - Go Go Crankin'
The minimum number of albums required for inclusion is 5. Want to add a few more?
by Moonbeam
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

What years do we do after 1980s? My vote is for the 2010s. I know it might seem a little early given the decade will have just ended, but that's only the case for 2019, which would be featured in November 2020, 10 months after all the albums were released. I think that's probably enough time for th...
by Moonbeam
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Henry wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Songs
92. Dokken / Prisoner
184. Dokken / Mr. Scary
I can't find a release date for these earlier than 1987. Save them for then!
by Moonbeam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Rotation Playlist
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: The Rotation Playlist

I really like this idea! I might adopt it for my own listening. Do you quantify your playlist at all, keeping track of how long a song has remained on it, and so forth?
by Moonbeam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 3056

Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Come one, come all to the poll that will celebrate the yellowest decade of them all, the 1980s! :happy-partydance: Next up will we kick it like it's 1986, now. https://66.media.tumblr.com/410a4aedcb10ee21e0183f72cb318553/tumblr_oerfpsSrIK1vhg5hko1_400.gif A few things remain the same with the decade...
by Moonbeam
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 12422

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Sorry that I have fallen a bit behind with checking and entering the lists. I got caught up with my albums project, but I'll tabulate them soon. With that said, I'm happy to keep accepting lists until the 1st or 2nd.
by Moonbeam
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rblt2EtFfC4 I wouldn't have met my wife Tracy without Prince. I wouldn't have moved to Australia and started my career as a university academic without Prince. I wouldn't have my son without Prince. Wahou... that escalated quickly :mrgreen: Another thanks for this in...
by Moonbeam
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Prince 1999 500.jpg #1: Prince - 1999 (1982) Ordering this top 25 has been very difficult. I've actually changed the order of the remaining albums a few times, making this exercise feel a bit like Album Survivor. That said, there was never any doubt that 1999 would be my #1. The way it has imprinte...
by Moonbeam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Eurythmics Sweet Dreams.jpg #2: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983) For as long as I can remember, analog synths have been what draws me to music the most. They are the perfect tool to paint the sort of bold musical worlds with colors set to maximum saturation into which I can most ...
by Moonbeam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

I saw one of your reviews on RYM and figured I should check if these forums were still alive and kicking, and of course they are. Nice to see you're still writing fantastic reviews; I've gotta give EXORCISM a listen for sure. Wow, it's great to see you here! Hope life and music are treating you well!
by Moonbeam
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814.jpg #3: Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) Flash back to 1989: I'm 9 years old and just starting to follow the current music scene, staying up late to catch MTV's top 20 countdown against my mom's wishes and discovering the joys of The Cure, Madonna, Richard ...
by Moonbeam
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

OK, I've had another Annie moment that I feel compelled to share. As it was Anniemal 's day a few days ago, I played the music video for "My Heartbeat" for the first time in a long time, and I was completely unprepared for how synchronous it felt with the story I described in the main post and also ...
by Moonbeam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Prince Lovesexy.jpg #4: Prince - Lovesexy (1988) After first hearing Prince in 1989 with the Batman soundtrack, it was a wonderful adventure going through his back catalogue and discovering the wonderful surprises that awaited me. Each album felt markedly different to the next, with different sound...
by Moonbeam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

The Cure Disintegration.jpg #5: The Cure - Disintegration (1989) While most of the music I encountered during my first year of mass consumption in 1989 was generally bright, colorful pop music that gave song to my youthful energy, Disintegration was an important exception. At the time I didn't real...
by Moonbeam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Jirin wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Maybe all the regulars should do a thread like this.
I'd love reading through threads like these from others!
by Moonbeam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 292
Views: 152312

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

That is a fantastic post, wonderful in its scope. I love the way you presented the results. This is one of the most well-researched and thought-provoking posts in AM history, and this thread is a wonderful resource that we are lucky to have. It is fascinating to see the demographic differences in th...
by Moonbeam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

^Well, I'm certainly peanut butter and jealous. She's awesome! And quite approachable. She'd probably add you on Facebook if you requested her. The most "human" musical artist I've ever met - she answered fan questions on her forum long before social media, and she invited me and that same big fan ...
by Moonbeam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Annie Anniemal.jpg #6: Annie - Anniemal (2004) Life hit hard in a big way in 2004. I was finishing my master's degree and had found the love of my life in Tracy. Everything seemed to be falling into place. Then my dad and both of my grandmothers died in the space of 11 months. To be blitzed by the ...
by Moonbeam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 20996

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

By the way, if anybody is interested, I've learned how to protect ranges in online spreadsheets, so I finally feel comfortable starting a Google Sheet to generate user-user correlations based on song ratings from AM. The idea would be to create a big Google sheet with the songs listed on AM, and al...
by Moonbeam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 20996

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Henrik wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:28 am
Moonbeam wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:29 am
I've learned how to protect ranges in online spreadsheets, so I finally feel comfortable starting a Google Sheet
This could be something for future AM site work as well, don't you think?
Yes! It would make it easier than having to collate multiple different spreadsheets.
by Moonbeam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 20996

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

By the way, if anybody is interested, I've learned how to protect ranges in online spreadsheets, so I finally feel comfortable starting a Google Sheet to generate user-user correlations based on song ratings from AM. The idea would be to create a big Google sheet with the songs listed on AM, and all...
by Moonbeam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 20996

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Henrik wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:55 am
Thanks for these stats, Moonbeam. As your highest correlated forumer, I couldn’t be happier.
Not surprising thanks to your recommendations!

I don't appear in anybody's top 10. :lol: But I'm in your top 20 (at number 20), second only to keater, on whose list I'm 19th. :mrgreen:
by Moonbeam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 20996

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I've used the spreadsheet to come up with correlations based on the points awarded. Here are the top 10 users based on correlation for all participants: Akhenaten : Arcadefire: 0.46 Nick: 0.397 Henrik: 0.38 Neil: 0.374 andy1010: 0.371 frezzie: 0.36 Chris K : 0.357 Bruno: 0.356 Live In Phoenix: 0.353...
by Moonbeam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 44
Views: 3108

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Madonna Like a Prayer.jpg #7: Madonna - Like a Prayer (1989) Madonna was everywhere in the 80s. As someone born in 1980, I don't remember her not being part of the public's consciousness. Songs like "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl" and "Lucky Star" have always felt like part of the permanent fab...
by Moonbeam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 20996

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

2019: #1: 52 votes - 4115.34 points - 10 #1 votes #2: 52 votes - 3359.44 points - 2 #1 votes 2016: #1: 58 votes - 4104.2 points #2: 57 votes - 2874 points ...at least the lead wasn't as overwhelming as last time? Great work on rollout/presentation, TLE. The point ratio of #1 to #2 was 1.43 in 2016 ...