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by Moonbeam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!

Yes, the more nominations, the better! My favorite thing about this game is getting a wide smorgasbord of styles from our own unique perspectives. This game has introduced me to more favorites than any other on our forum, and it's because we each come to the forum with our own deep interests in genr...
by Moonbeam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

I'm listening to as many as I can before I submit my list. It's been fun digging in!
by Moonbeam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Turnover at the forums

Interesting topic! The various responses have touched on several reasons. I think on the whole this is one of the friendliest places on the internet, so I can't see that there is a clear problem the forum has that would scare users away (though some of the remarks about the newer/quieter voters in o...
by Moonbeam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!

One possible suggestion: some people in the other thread said they hoped that 128 songs could be nominated. I think it a fairly easy near-fix would be to allow for 120 songs in total, grouped into 24 groups of 5 songs for the heats instead of 24 groups of 4 songs. That way, the winning 24 songs can...
by Moonbeam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!

And just to be clear, you say the deadline for voting will be the 4th of February. I'm guessing this is the deadline for submitting nominations, right?
by Moonbeam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!

Woo hoo! Very happy this is underway. One possible suggestion: some people in the other thread said they hoped that 128 songs could be nominated. I think it a fairly easy near-fix would be to allow for 120 songs in total, grouped into 24 groups of 5 songs for the heats instead of 24 groups of 4 song...
by Moonbeam
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Anyone want to see Unacclaimed V soon?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Anyone want to see Unacclaimed V soon?

Definitely interested! As far as 96 vs 128, I'd say go with what is easier to manage.
by Moonbeam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 59
Views: 3144

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

sonofsamiam wrote:24 | Jenny Wilson | FOREVER IS A LONG TIME


:happy-partydance:

My SOTY right there!
by Moonbeam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3761

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Going to add some support for artists that aren't quite among my top 10 that have yet to be inducted but I nonetheless love. 1. Kylie Minogue: maybe the best pop star of the past 25 years. A huge string of great albums and singles. 2. Annie: Probably my favorite artist ever if judging solely by the ...
by Moonbeam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

I don't think we would need extra time to compare years. If there is a worry about varying levels of participation in different years, how about points per total lists, rather than points per vote? As far as the point allocation goes, I wouldn't be opposed to a Pazz & Jop style poll in which use...
by Moonbeam
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #1 Here Comes the Rain Again

And here it is! A 227-page deep dive from our poll I put together. It ended up being bigger than my PhD thesis! :o I did the stats, collected the comments, and formatted the document, Steve Gayler and Mark Stevens made all of the amazing images, and they and Daniel Mueller proofread it. It's been a ...
by Moonbeam
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain

Thanks to all who participated! The combined list across all 3 types, along with more detailed stats, is here.
by Moonbeam
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful 2019.
by Moonbeam
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #3 1999

Was hoping for a little shake up or surprise but it's what I predicted as usual. I will be mildly surprised if SOTT beats PR. Just revealed that SOTT finished in second place. This actually IS a surprise to me. In previous polls, Sign o' the Times almost always wins. I remember a poll back in the e...
by Moonbeam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #3 1999

The Alpha and the Omega for me. It was on 1999 that the peak of his hunger met the peak of his vision and the peak of his ambition, creating the most vibrant soundscape of any album ever made. 70 minutes and 36 seconds of wonder filled with synths that glow, sizzle, seduce, alarm, soar, ignite, and ...
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #6 Dirty Mind

[5] Lovesexy (1988)
[4] Parade (1986)
[3] 1999 (1982)
[2] Sign o' the Times (1987)
[1] Purple Rain (1984)
by Moonbeam
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 23148

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Awesome, awesome year! [1] Jenny Wilson - ''FOREVER IS A LONG TIME'' [2] Janelle Monáe - ''Make Me Feel'' [3] Janelle Monáe - ''So Afraid'' [4] U.S. Girls - ''Time'' [5] Kylie Minogue - ''Raining Glitter'' [6] Jenny Wilson - ''LO' HI''' [7] Janelle Monáe - ''Take a Byte'' [8] Janelle Monáe - ''Dirty...
by Moonbeam
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #1 Here Comes the Rain Again

Yohoo! Congratulations Moonbeam to a great poll and Dave Stewart's greetings! Fantastic write-ups! For what it's worth, I made a top 40 list myself today. 1. Take Me to Your Heart 2. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 3. Here Comes the Rain Again 4. Love Is a Stranger 5. Paint a Rumour 6. Who's That G...
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #1 Here Comes the Rain Again

Here was my list. I went to 120. [1] Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) [2] Julia [3] Paint a Rumour [4] I Could Give You (A Mirror) [5] Step on the Beast [6] Adrian [7] This City Never Sleeps [8] Jennifer [9] I Did It Just the Same [10] Take Me to Your Heart [11] Don't Ask Me Why [12] Peace Is Just a ...
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #1 Here Comes the Rain Again

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I am preparing a HUGE document that I will share when it is ready. This deep dive is going to go even deeper!
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!
Replies: 183
Views: 9240

Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

I love this poll! These sorts of “deep dives” are awesome. I don’t know The Beach Boys well enough to participate, but I’ll be interested to follow the result all the same. Thanks for running it, Hymie!
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #7 Around the World in a Day

Romain wrote:Controversy after Te GoldExperience.... nonsense :-)


I think they both should be top 4!
by Moonbeam
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #11 Crystal Ball

Into the top 10 we go!

[10] Symbol (1992)
[9] Controversy (1981)
[8] The Gold Experience (1995)
[7] Around the World in a Day (1985)
[6] Dirty Mind (1980)
by Moonbeam
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #1 Here Comes the Rain Again

I have edited a Spotify playlist into the main post as well. Some songs are unavailable, but the YouTube links should work for that!
by Moonbeam
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #1 Here Comes the Rain Again

And so this wonderful project comes to an end. I feel a bit emotional about it ending, actually, and felt quite emotional writing about "Sweet Dreams" in particular. Music has such power. Also, DAVE FREAKING STEWART EDITED A THANK YOU VIDEO ESPECIALLY FOR US IN WHICH HE COUNTS DOWN OUR TOP...
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #11 Crystal Ball

Live in Phoenix wrote:I win if I'm the only one guessing!

10. Love Symbol Album - 1992
9. The Gold Experience - 1995
8. Controversy - 1981
7. Around the World in a Day - 1985
6. Dirty Mind - 1980
5. Lovesexy - 1988
4. Parade - 1986
3. 1999 - 1982
2. Purple Rain - 1984
1. Sign o' the Times - 1987


That's the spirit!
by Moonbeam
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #11 Crystal Ball

Down to the top 10 now! Any guesses?
by Moonbeam
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 100
Views: 18104

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Glad Dirty Computer is maintaining its lead. It’s her best album!
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #5 Who's That Girl?

#5 "Who's That Girl?" Oooooh. Eurythmics have plenty of icy songs, but this one is positively GLACIAL. Those opening high-pitched, textured synths shiver as if played by icicles falling in time from a cave ceiling. I love the way the main synth line relentlessly pulses as if to punctuate A...
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #6 Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)

Great topic and choices, Moonbeam. Thanks! I think the overall list is pretty good, although my alignment with it is not as high as most of the other voters (15th lowest correlation among the 45 voters). I might do some writeups for the 16 songs I put in my own top 101 that didn't make the final 101.
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your top rotation songs this year
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

Re: Your top rotation songs this year

My top 100 (well 104 due to ties) most played songs of the year: [1] Janelle Monáe - ''Make Me Feel'': 81 plays [2] Eurythmics - ''The First Cut'': 76 plays [3] Jenny Wilson - ''FOREVER IS A LONG TIME'': 55 plays [4] Eurythmics - ''Step on the Beast'': 54 plays [5] Eurythmics - ''Sweet Dreams (Are M...
by Moonbeam
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #7 The Walk

Down to the top 5! Any guesses?
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.39

Prince - "Why the Butterflies"

From Piano & a Microphone 1983, released September 21st.
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #10 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)

#10 "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" Ooh, the soulful glow of this one makes it my favorite single from Be Yourself Tonight . The synths of yore that had illuminated such sorrow, torment, or breathtaking menace (at times in the same song!) suddenly became encased in a warm embrace suita...
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101

Down to the top 10! Any guesses as to how it will play out? Interesting to note that the #3 Eurythmics song in the AMF song poll, "There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)" only managed #15 here.
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 11850

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Hymie wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:Best induction class ever. I only wish Kraftwerk crashed the party, too!


Are you serious?

This is better than the first class?


By far. 2 of my top 5 artists ever and another in my top 15.
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 11850

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bruno wrote:Janet, finally!


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
by Moonbeam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 11850

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Best induction class ever. I only wish Kraftwerk crashed the party, too!
by Moonbeam
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 60
Views: 12695

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Can't believe that "5 Dollars" is getting any acclaim at all - it's one of the least good songs on Chris. How on Earth is "Doesn't Matter" not lapping the field from that album?!
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018

The 39 Prince studio albums (so far): [39] Xpectation (2003) [38] N.E.W.S. (2003) [37] Planet Earth (2007) [36] PlectrumElectrum (2014) [35] 20Ten (2010) [34] HitnRun: Phase One (2015) [33] MPLSound (2009) [32] The Slaughterhouse (2004) [31] The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale (1999) [30] Rave Un2 the Joy...
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018

The 15 Prince non-studio album results: [1] The Hits/The B-Sides (1993) [2] Purple Rain Deluxe (2017) [3] The Hits 2 (1993) [4] The Hits 1 (1993) [5] Ultimate Prince (2006) [6] The Undertaker (1995) [7] Anthology: 1995-2010 (2018) [8] 4Ever (2016) [9] One Nite Alone Live (2002) [10] The Very Best of...
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018

The 35 associated artist album results: [1] The Time - What Time Is It? (1982) [2] The Time - The Time (1981) [3] Jill Jones - Jill Jones (1987) [4] The Family - The Family (1985) [5] Madhouse - 8 (1987) [6] Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life (1984) [7] New Power Generation - Exodus (1995) [8] The Time ...
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6476

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018

Live in Phoenix wrote:(This is being rolled out at Prince.org, sticky post at the Music and More forum. The #1 album by an associated act, and the #1 non-studio album [like compilations] have been revealed.)


Thank you! Was going to start the countdown here as well. The thread at prince.org is here.
by Moonbeam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

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: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

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: 608
Views: 100090

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: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

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: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

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: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

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: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

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...

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