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by Moonbeam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#16 "Shame" Love this shimmering slice of gorgeous dance pop. I love how it starts like a children's carousel, as if to highlight the childlike hero worship in modern society. Somehow, they manage this critique with utmost sophistication and grace: it's hard to title a song "Shame&quo...
by Moonbeam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

Glad to hear some of you will enjoy this! Maybe we can get a prediction game going for the top 10?
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

There’s only one song from 2016 - 2018 in our top 40 songs of the 2010s (“Ultralight Beam” at number 26). I get that newer songs have always had some trouble competing against old favorites, but the sheer amount of 2015 songs in the top 40 (there’s 8 of them) leads me to believe we’ve all collectiv...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#20 “Julia” Wintry, resigned and haunting, "Julia" is the both the standout of 1984: For the Love of Big Brother and the best representation of its narrative world, in which humankind’s descent into anonymous oppressive machinery is so brutally chronicled, which is likely why it was so hea...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#30 “Conditioned Soul” Simply put, this song is pop perfection. They incorporate so many disparate influences here and adorn it with trademark Eurythmic style. One of the highlights of Be Yourself Tonight , for sure. I like it more than all of the singles, except maybe "It's Alright (Baby's Com...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#40 “The First Cut” The most energetic dance song Eurythmics ever did, “The First Cut” is all fangs set to a thrilling kaleidoscope of frantic synths, guitars, drum machines and quirky effects. Masterful, everfresh fun that bursts through the speakers, I can’t help myself from moving when it’s on, w...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#50 “Belinda” One of their greatest songs, IMO. I find it unfathomably awesome how dexterously it weaves together spiky power pop punch and dreamy, tender, starry-eyed wonder into a cohesive package, making “Belinda” feel like one of those songs that was simply born into existence rather than painst...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#60 “I’ve Tried Everything” Yet another great song from Peace ! She conveys the dejected hopelessness of the song with so much SOUL. It flips the perspective of "When the Day Goes Down", as Annie finds herself as one of the "helpless losers" she encouraged so warmly in that song....
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#70 “Peace Is Just a Word” An absolutely stunning song, "Peace Is Just a Word" never fails to make my stop in my tracks as soon as it opens. "Stop the world" indeed! Then the song swells and soars into such a hallowed and theatrical display of utter dejection at the state of the ...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#80 “Caveman Head” One of the most decadent and suggestive songs of their career. The soft vocal delivery set against the dominant, razor-sharp instrumentation enhances the sexual power play dynamics presented in the lyrics. The off kilter backing vocals add a delirium to the mix. One of the many au...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#90 “Why (live)” A truly lovely performance. Annie's voice is wonderful, and the sparse arrangement is really suitable. I can see why those who ranked it ranked it so highly because, well, the song is pretty perfect! [unranked] #89 “The Walk Pt. 2” I love the atmosphere of this - a different flavor ...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

#101 “Winter Wonderland”: I really like “Winter Wonderland”. The keyboards glow with holiday coziness, and Annie’s delivery is tender and warm. [#92] #100 “Baby’s Gone Blue”: So happy this made the top 101! The ominous piano chords, Dave’s cold narration, Annie’s “ha ha ha ha ha sweetHEART”s, and th...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Eurythmics: Poll101

I know there aren't many big Eurythmics fans on the forum, but I thought I'd share anyway what has been an exciting music poll I have participated in for the past several months. Conducted via Facebook, Poll101 saw hardcore Eurythmics fans rank their favorite 101 Eurythmics songs in order (in homage...
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

3. Variety in tastes is often a good thing. As a matter of purely personal taste, I tend to dislike the rising "mainstream pop" tastes in recent polls. Just look at how Michael Jackson's songs have risen! Or Queen's (with the exception of "Radio Ga Ga"). And there are now four W...
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

Amazing work, Sweepstakes Ron! Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for hosting this, what I consider the best poll on AM, and you did it with such thorough dedication! We owe you big time. :happy-partydance:
by Moonbeam
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 40
Views: 2139

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Also, once the spreadsheet comes in, I can try to do some recommendation stats based on rank-based correlations. Something like, if you like Album A, you might also like Albums B, C, D, E, and F.
by Moonbeam
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 40
Views: 2139

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Go, Dirty Computer ! Totally worthy of the #1 spot and her best album, IMO. I also quite like the Mitski and Christine and the Queens albums. I'm a little surprised Kali Uchis isn't among the top 20 so far, but we'll see. I actually think 2018 has been a great year for music so far. Of course, I was...
by Moonbeam
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

Chuffed for the big gains for "Blue Monday" and "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out". Happy to see Prince get love for "Purple Rain", too, although I wish it was for "1999" instead!
by Moonbeam
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 15106

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

It's crazy that the Beatles only have one song left, but Bowie and the Stones still have 3 each. Great observation! The reduced ranks of many Beatles songs seem to be an indicia of a resistance against popular Beatles singles among AM poll participants. There are a few extreme cases, e.g., Moonbeam...
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 32
Views: 1439

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Jirin wrote:What do other people think? First release as an album, but not first release of the recordings.


I’d say eligible. I doubt anyone would have considered it for any games or EOY in 2016 as a movie only.
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.38
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.38

Chromeo - "Right Back Home to You - Interlude", released June 15, 2018.
by Moonbeam
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today
Replies: 14
Views: 1773

Re: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today

Tantra - Hills of Katmandu Matia Bazar - Ti sento :happy-partydance: For me, I would likely add: Jenny Wilson - "Forever Is a Long Time" Jenny Wilson - "Lo' Hi'" Jenny Wilson - "Pyramids (Rose Out of Our Pain)" Röyksopp ft Susanne Sundfør - "Running to the Sea&quo...
by Moonbeam
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

I think I'm down to 1 of my top 100 songs with a chance to make the top 100. Hoping it makes the top 10!
by Moonbeam
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

I demand a recount. I demand one between Rebellion (Lies), Funeral's weakest song, and Wake Up, Funeral's best (in my totally unbiased opinion) ! True fact : whenever Rebellions (Lies) beats Wake Up in a poll, a kitten gets cancer. I used to think Rebellion (Lies) was the best, but now I totally ag...
by Moonbeam
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

113 for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” is wonderful! May it have another 83-Point rise in 2021 and end up at #30.
by Moonbeam
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

I demand a recount. I demand one between Rebellion (Lies), Funeral's weakest song, and Wake Up, Funeral's best (in my totally unbiased opinion) ! True fact : whenever Rebellions (Lies) beats Wake Up in a poll, a kitten gets cancer. I feel exactly the opposite! “Wake Up” might be my least favorite o...
by Moonbeam
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.37
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.37

Mylène Farmer - “Sentimentale”

Released this September.
by Moonbeam
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

Hooray for "Heartbeat" in the top 500! And thank you, Sweepstakes Ron, for putting it even higher on your list than I did on mine!
by Moonbeam
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.36
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.36

Chromeo - "Slumming It", from the Head Over Heels album released June 15th, 2018.
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.35
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.35

Jenny Wilson - "It Hurts" (released as a single May 4th)
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3731

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018

Thanks, bootsy, for your list! For anyone else interested in participating, if it's easier, you can simply copy this into a PM to me (or post here) with ratings for however many ratings you wish to include. I've gotten 30 lists so far - I'd love to get well over 50! Prince - For You: Prince - Prince...
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

601-700 was very satisfying! Great to see love for "Atomic", "Isobel", and "Flash Light"!
by Moonbeam
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3731

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018

Deadline is coming up soon! Get your lists in by November 1st.
by Moonbeam
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

Hoping for a push for Janelle Monáe (either The ArchAndroid or Dirty Computer).
by Moonbeam
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53345

Re: Albums of 2018

Not that thrilled with the new Robyn on first listen. Hopefully it will grow on me, but I don't think any of the songs would make my top 10 by her. It's cool that she's doing something different, though. "Missing U" is a bit of a misleading lead single as the album is more subdued as a who...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53345

Re: Albums of 2018

Romain wrote:L'impératrice - Matahari 7 A fun Retro disco-pop album. Dancing is the point. A disc for Moonbeam ?


It's not available in Australia on Spotify. :( I'll check out some songs on YouTube!
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53345

Re: Albums of 2018

Updated with scores from a formula. It more or less matches my feelings, though Mitski, Kali Uchis, and Christine and the Queens are still pretty new to me so they could grow. Jenny Wilson - EXORCISM : 9.7 Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer : 9.5 U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited : 8.0 Prince - Piano &am...
by Moonbeam
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34

Hello Moonbeam, glad you can join us in the chart ;) Voting rules : 10 votes max Voting lasts a week I generally suggest that one votes for 5 of their preferred newcomers to keep the momentum of the novelty going, and 5 for the established songs but it's up to you. The top 10 go to the next week. I...
by Moonbeam
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34

Hooray for a better data plan! Now I can listen to this each week without worrying about data. What are the rules of the game?

My favorites this week are Mitski (wow!) and Kali Uchis.
by Moonbeam
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 19439

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I've gone through the top 200, and as expected, my reactions are wildly varying. There are some of my all time favorite songs included, and some of my all time least favorites included (including several in my bottom 10). Based on a 0-10 scale, here are the counts: 0-0.5: 15 songs 1-1.5: 18 songs 2-...
by Moonbeam
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 19439

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

A very minor quibble: "Things That Make You Go Hmmm" actually only has one vote according to the spreadsheet. That would make "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood jump into the top 200.
by Moonbeam
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 43
Views: 6473

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I can't fault anyone for despising one of my favorites when I have posted such open disdain for certain forum favorites. :lol: What I will say is that since Control , Janet has been very involved in the creative process behind her albums. Interviews with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (as well as Janet),...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

So, I'm late to the party listing out where we are a fan, but...better late than never? Looks like I had 33 total, that's a lot -- I think a lot of these made Top 1000s in the past, where a few strong votes for more esoteric, less-heard songs could make a difference. I guess I should be happy they ...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 19439

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

As expected, the variance of my feelings toward these songs is quite high. There are some I love, and others that make it in my all time top 10 most hated songs list. Fascinating results!
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 43
Views: 6473

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Lots of excellent choices here! Sad Eurythmics didn’t get another nomination, though. I will be voting for:

Devo
Janet Jackson
Kraftwerk
Roxy Music
The Cure
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

I like the fan game! I am listed 16 times: [1012] Björk - Pagan Poetry: #39 [1025] Blondie - Rapture: #40 [1071] T. Rex - Cosmic Dancer: #71 [1129] Björk - Hunter: #28 [1147] Prince - Controversy: #17 [1175] The Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me: #7 [1216] The Cure - Fascination Street: #34 [1276]...
by Moonbeam
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life Stockholm Meeting: Henrik and Moonbeam
Replies: 17
Views: 3224

Re: AM real life Stockholm Meeting: Henrik and Moonbeam

You guys are too kind! The flying shoe was meant to go with the lyric "act your age, not your shoe size", haha. I didn't hit anyone, thankfully! I guess for me, music like this commands MOTION - I can't stay still while listening to it, whether in my car, on public transport, or at karaoke...
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 53345

Re: Albums of 2018

by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 73096

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

You were the first explosion, turned out to be corrosion [1175] The Gap Band | You Dropped a Bomb on Me [234.07 pts / 5 votes] AM rank: 7896 Fans: Moonbeam (7) C'mon, shine your heavenly body tonight [1167] Madonna | Lucky Star [235.71 pts / 6 votes] AM rank: 2645 Fans: Sweepstakes Ron (36) YESSSSS...

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