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by Moonbeam
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Was hoping to nominate the album version of "Julia":



Lots of great albums and songs in the tournament!
by Moonbeam
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 57
Views: 1306

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1

Hair metal rules. Give me hair metal over grunge any day.
by Moonbeam
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 57
Views: 1306

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 1

Great: Wham! - Careless Whisper : 10 Brian Eno - Baby's On Fire : 9.5 Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) : 9.5 Good: NEU! - Hallogallo : 8 HAIM - Falling: 8 The Slits - Typical Girls : 7 Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand : 7 Meh/Mixed: Pulp - This is Hardcore : 6.5 Heart - Barracuda: 6 HAIM - Th...
by Moonbeam
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 20, 2017 - Album of the Week - Javiera Mena - Mena
Replies: 7
Views: 304

November 20, 2017 - Album of the Week - Javiera Mena - Mena

http://www.dromnyc.com/member_files/files/javiera.png In 5th grade, my teacher put a few Spanish words on the blackbord for us to learn, and I immediately became obsessed with the idea of learning another language, diving headfirst into a Spanish-English dictionary we had at home and coming to clas...
by Moonbeam
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 131
Views: 4282

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Thank you so much for all of your hard work, Henrik! I haven't had much time to go through the update, but I can imagine it must be a huge relief to have it done.
by Moonbeam
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 12, 2017-Album of the Week- Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With a Blown Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: November 12, 2017-Album of the Week- Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With a Blown Mind

I quite liked this. Having not listened to any full length albums by The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, and Moby, this is probably my first big beat album. The whole affair is a bit unsettling, like the inner thoughts of a man on edge riding a public bus on a hot summer day - there's a gritty tension that en...
by Moonbeam
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Stevie Wonder's Innervisions (1973)
Replies: 21
Views: 603

Re: Rank the Tracks: Stevie Wonder's Innervisions (1973)

1. "Living for the City": 10 2. "Higher Ground": 10 3. "Visions": 9 4. "Golden Lady": 9 5. "All in Love Is Fair": 8.5 6. "He's Misstra Know-It-All": 8.5 7. "Jesus Children of America": 8 8. "Too High": 7.5 9. "Don't...
by Moonbeam
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 5, 2017-Album of the Week- Tilly & the Wall•o
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: November 5, 2017-Album of the Week- Tilly & the Wall•o

Another week featuring another artist I had never heard of before this game. Nice! This album has a lot of hallmarks of the 00s indie scene that I like and a few I don't like as much, but overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit. The bratty "Pot Kettle Back" is raucous fun and a real earworm, and...
by Moonbeam
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

spiritualized wrote:I'd be happy to swap... Xmas week is kinda busy for me :)


Rob, does this work for you? If so, I'll swap.
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'

Gave this another spin. I had "A Girl Like You" in my head afterward, which is a good sign of the song's catchiness, so I'll add it to to my list of favorites. The harmonies from "I Don't Love You Anymore" reminded me a bit of those in "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear. Overa...
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

Round 1 nominations have closed. There were 8 nominations after Hymie's nomination led us off: 1. Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material (nominated by StevieFan13) 2. Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots (nominated by BonnieLaurel) 3. Lo Fidelity All-Stars - How to Operate with a Blown Mind (nominated by spi...
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

May I nominate a second album? I'd love to get some perspectives on another pretty recent album, Sleater-Kinney's The Woods (and since it finished pretty well in the all-time albums poll, I imagine we'll have some neat perspectives on it). Once the first nomination round closes, feel free to nomina...
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

Last day for nominations for this first round!
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

I'll nominate Javiera Mena's 2010 electropop smash Mena.
by Moonbeam
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'

I'm not at all opposed to nominations of compilations, retrospectives, etc. I've thought about nominating a compilation this round. Okay, here's a favorite compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRREWbRhTpM Once nominations for this round close (November 5th), you can nominate again for the n...
by Moonbeam
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'

The other problem for me in terms of what I "love," is that very little of what I love was even released on an album. Either the act never had an album, or, they only had albums that were collections, like greatest hits, or box sets, or retrospectives from decades later. Albums just were ...
by Moonbeam
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Oct 30, 2017 - Album of the Week - Young Rascals - Groovin'

Gave this a spin last night as someone completely unfamiliar that there was even a group called The Young Rascals. 60s pop/rock isn't usually my bag, but there were some quite nice surprises in this. I can hear why it made it onto the RnB charts, though I wouldn't call this an RnB album. My favorite...
by Moonbeam
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

We'll have to see how this goes. Hoping to get a decent response.
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 2579

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

Rob raises some good points about this exercise serving as an "othering" of sorts, but I think the benefits are worth it. Aside from being a fun set of polls that we have never done, these lists offer a great way to give these artists greater exposure: we've seen that community games of le...
by Moonbeam
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

That's awesome, Hymie! This is exactly what I was hoping to see out of this. Given that there seems to be decent interest, how about we use this post as a nomination thread. Let's say we nominate albums until next Sunday, November 5th, to start the project from Monday, November 6th. Hymie, since you...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

I would love this idea to hear other's lesser-known favorites, but I don't know that I'd submit any of my own albums. (As I've said before, I protect my personal favorites like my babies - because, in a way, they are.) My way of looking at it has always been that I submit lists for the polls, so th...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 51779

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

8) Prince : 9088 pts / 28 albums (only 27 of which Moonbeam voted for !) 97) Todd Rundgren : 2075 pts / 18 albums (14 of which having received a single vote, beating Prince by 1) By the way Moonbeam narrowingly beat Henry for most points given to a single artist (1353 for Prince vs 1329 for Todd Ru...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 51779

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I remember looking at an old poll and seeing some interesting correlations Moonbeam did between voters. Would anyone be interested in doing that this time? I'm curious if my list was the most similar to anyone else's, and which lists were the most similar. I'd be happy to start another Google Sheet...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 51779

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

You guys had some great statistics. Jackson already said this, and I also noticed it right away: the divide between Green Day and Bjork. My number one album was Dookie; I am no stranger to this phenomenon. One of my friends really liked Bjork, and that was the main reason I really tried getting int...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 51779

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Love the alternernative lists and comparative stats, bangjan and Nassim! One that would be interesting is a list of those who have at least X albums performed in a language other than English. Maybe I'll try it, though I'm one who probably wouldn't meet a reasonable threshold there and am unsure of ...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

I think it would be very fruitful to this forum to have a recurring project like this, one that is less of a poll or competition and more of a discussion. One of my favorite aspects of the all-time project that just concluded was seeing people's thoughts on different albums ranging from the ones th...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 2579

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

Can I suggest a Solomonic compromise? Let's be inclusive rather than exclusionary. If you feel that Arcade Fire is greater for the presence of Regine Chassagne and Sarah Neufeld (and having seen them just two weeks ago, I'm not gonna argue if Sarah Neufeld says it's her band) then vote for them. If...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

Hi, folks! Given the diversity we have on the forum, as evident in our all-time albums list, I was thinking it might be a fun idea to have a group listening project in which we take turns nominating an album for everyone to listen to and comment over the period of a week. This could be a way to both...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 2579

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

Very excited for this! One suggestion might be to lower the minimum thresholds for participation. I know we want to have large lists, but I wouldn't want anyone failing to participate because they don't want to list 50 albums or whatever. Maybe I'm being too paranoid.
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

After 3 listens, I'm liking it quite a lot so far! Thanks for the rec, notbrianeno! Not sure it can top Strange Mercy for me, but it's consistently very good. Standout track for me so far is "Sugarboy". Yum!
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 51779

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Incredible job, notbrianeno! Just incredible. The anticipation was exciting and the level of detail amazing! Lots of shifts this time, and a fascinating list. The diversity of the list (especially from 1000-200) was incredible. Well done to everyone who participated, and a hearty welcome to our newc...
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I dislike 4 of the top 10 (and probably would dislike the album I haven't heard), but I've got 2 albums I love left in the top 5. I'm surprised you haven't heard one of the albums in the top 10. Which one? :o I was wondering the same thing...I figure it's one of the four Beatles albums. I'd guess t...
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I dislike 4 of the top 10 (and probably would dislike the album I haven't heard), but I've got 2 albums I love left in the top 5.
by Moonbeam
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

It's really overrated in my opinion. I've never warmed up to it. "Jimmy Jimmy" and "Love Makes the World Go Round" are duds, so the album ends with a big thud, IMO. I'm not big on "True Blue", either. I would have far preferred those songs to be replaced by "Causi...
by Moonbeam
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Madonna - True Blue (189, 1398, 722) This is a great pop album. Better than Like a Virgin and Like a Prayer in my opinion. It's really overrated in my opinion. I've never warmed up to it. "Jimmy Jimmy" and "Love Makes the World Go Round" are duds, so the album ends with a big th...
by Moonbeam
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 51779

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

The 2000s are great, though they're no match for the 1980s for me.

I had the following decade breakdown in my list (top 50/top 100/top 500):

1960s: 1 / 2 / 18
1970s: 7 / 21 / 101
1980s: 20 / 41 / 207
1990s: 9 / 12 / 43
2000s: 10 / 20 / 95
2010s: 3 / 4 / 36
by Moonbeam
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Purple Rain takes the 80s crown! Wish the decade was beloved enough to place an album in the top 10. The 60s continue to have a stranglehold which I just don't understand.
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I've heard 17 of the top 20. It seems more favorable to me than usual:

5 stars: 3
4.5 stars: 2
4 stars: 3
3.5 stars: 3
3 stars: 0
2.5 stars: 1
2 stars: 3
1.5 stars: 1
1 stars: 1
0.5 stars: 0

Holding out hopes for a top 10 finish for Purple Rain, but I'm guessing it's in the next batch of 5.
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 3975

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Same ballot. 1. Janet Jackson : one of the most preeminent pop artists of all time with several mega smashes. Rhythm Nation 1814 is my 3rd favorite album of all time and inspired so many young people, particularly black people struggling in the dire economics of the late 80s. 2. Kylie Minogue : Nobo...
by Moonbeam
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 3975

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

1. Janet Jackson
2. Kylie Minogue
3. Annie
4. Annie Lennox
5. Grace Jones
6. Janelle Monae
7. Bat for Lashes
8. Bootsy's Rubber Band
9. The Human League
10. Mylene Farmer
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Finals
Replies: 30
Views: 871

Re: Music of R&B: Finals

Outstanding finalists, all four!

Prince x2 for me.
by Moonbeam
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 5, Week 10
Replies: 22
Views: 765

Re: Music of R&B: Round 5, Week 10

Purple Rain

"1999"
"Let's Go Crazy"
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9
Replies: 39
Views: 1368

Re: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9

Listyguy wrote:Ok, I like Prince as much as the next guy, but this is getting kind of ridiculous...


Yeah, Prince is great and all, but I don't think he deserves all 4 spots.

Actually, yes I do. :lol:
by Moonbeam
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2276

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

My preference:

Dexter wrote:Eurythmics
Depeche Mode
Kate Bush
Nina Simone
The Cars
LL Cool J


My guess:

Dexter wrote:Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Dire Straits
J. Geils Band
MC5
The Moody Blues
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 35
Views: 1673

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

Sigh. It seems that music forums in general are very male-dominated, and we certainly do suffer for it. I don't know what could be done to try to get more participation from women, but I'd be willing to help out if we came up with some ideas. One (probably stupid) idea is to have a poll where we ran...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 51779

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Placement for 1999 over the years: 2005: 193 2008: 118 2009: 143 2011: 200 2014: 143 2017: 136 It's held up pretty well over the years despite so many new albums competing for top spots and an increase in participation. One day, one day , may it crack the hallowed top 100. :happy-partydance: I can r...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:Had a dream last night that both Thriller and Purple Rain made the top 10. :lol:

That was a good dream (though probably inaccurate).


Purple Rain I'd be happy with. Thriller not so much - I like it (I ranked it 343 in my list), but I don't think it deserves top 10 status.
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 11628

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Had a dream last night that both Thriller and Purple Rain made the top 10. :lol:
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9
Replies: 39
Views: 1368

Re: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9

Albums Prince - Purple Rain vs. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul vs. Prince - 1999 Songs Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. Prince - When Doves Cry Prince - 1999 vs. Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror Ben E. King - Stand By Me vs. Prince - Little Red Cor...
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 4224

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Albums: [1] LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver [2] Chromeo - Fancy Footwork [3] !!! - Myth Takes [4] Chromatics - Night Drive [5] Girls Aloud - Tangled Up [6] Annie Lennox - Songs of Mass Destruction [7] Kylie Minogue - X [8] Arcade Fire - Neon Bible [9] PJ Harvey - White Chalk [10] Prince - Planet E...

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