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by Nick
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

The music released in his name in the 2010s was some of.my favourites of the decade. And if archival material is not eligible in its year of release, how would we determine what year it WOULD be eligible? I may be the only Forumer listing Cash thus decade but I feel fairly certain others will name ...
by Nick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

98. Johnny Cash He hasn't been particularly alive this decade. Do you really count someone whose output is completely archival for this type of list? Artists not even alive in the decade should not count I dunno, even if he’s dead he still put out albums this decade. If Bowie died two days before B...
by Nick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Am I the only one who didn’t see these lists as a poll? It’s too early for a poll but it’s never too early to just ask for people’s favorites so far. Not every topic has to be part of some official forum poll. That’s certainly how I interpreted this thread and the other thread too. Just as a place ...
by Nick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 100187

Re: Albums of 2019

I enjoy the new Sleater-Kinney album, but it kind of sounds like St. Vincent minus the guitar theatrics and killer hooks.

I think I’d give it a 7/10 or so.
by Nick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 134003

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Nico should have “I’ll Be Your Mirror” added to her artist page, as she has every other VU song where she sings lead listed there already.
by Nick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 134003

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones (Part II)" is labeled on this site as "Shook Ones, Pt. 2". This is probably really pedantic, but I figured I'd mention it in the spirit of accuracy.
by Nick
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3594

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

7 days left, people! One last question about eligibility: is everyone alright with the concept of including wordless choruses? Honorio made the point that they could arguably be contentious, especially in light of my (possibly unjustified) hardline against including instrumental sections where the ...
by Nick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 21
Views: 1892

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

I already did my top 100s, but here are my albums and songs of the year... Albums: 2010: Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2011: PJ Harvey- Let England Shake 2012: Frank Ocean- Channel Orange 2013: Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City 2014: Todd Terje- It’s Album Time 2015: Kendr...
by Nick
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos

The Simpsons vs The Sopranos: It's like the Beatles and the Stones, right? The condensed, quick, never waste a minute artistic experience that lasted for a few years before finishing with a bow versus the sprawling, never ending, franchise that keeps chugging along decade after decade, warts and all...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3594

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

It is with frustration with myself, sadness but also some relief that I've decided to abandon this Choruses Poll. It was a nice idea poorly executed by myself that lacked from the outset clear definitions or an agreed formula. I'm sorry for the way I've conducted many of the discussions above- I pr...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

I think its a fairly safe bet that it was suicide given his history of depression / wife leaving him last year / some of his lyrics. American Water is one of the best indie albums of the 90s and everyone should give it a try, especially if they like Pavement. Joe Pernice (of Pernice Brothers) poste...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 52798

Re: Songs of 2019

That new Haim song "Summer Girl" is really good, but it's infuriatingly similar to "Walk on the Wild Side". I get having a sax like the song, and having a similar instrumentation, subdued vocals, and general "mood", but did they really have to do the "doo doo doo"s like the song too? Can't decide i...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

Holy shit that’s terrible. His newest album, Purple Mountains, was just released a few weeks ago and is great. Seemed like he was making a strong comeback. How awful.
by Nick
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 52798

Re: Songs of 2019

That new Haim song "Summer Girl" is really good, but it's infuriatingly similar to "Walk on the Wild Side". I get having a sax like the song, and having a similar instrumentation, subdued vocals, and general "mood", but did they really have to do the "doo doo doo"s like the song too? Can't decide if...
by Nick
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 225
Views: 138373

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm seeing Beach House tonight with a couple of friends in Massachusetts. Should be awesome! :D
by Nick
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 52798

Re: Songs of 2019

Top 40 songs of the year (so far)... 1. Weyes Blood- Andromeda 2. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen 3. Four Tet- Only Human 4. Weyes Blood- Movies 5. Tame Impala- Patience 6. Lizzo- Juice 7. Charly Bliss- Capacity 8. Mark Ronson (featuring Angel Olsen)- True Blue 9. Carly Rae Jepsen- Julien 10. Freddie Gi...
by Nick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 21
Views: 1892

Re: Best/Favorite Album Lists of the 2010s

This is very provisional, but I've been working on these lists a lot in light of the coming end of the decade... Top 100 Songs: 1. Inspector Norse- Todd Terje 2. Seasons (Waiting On You)- Future Islands 3. Runaway- Kanye West (featuring Pusha T) 4. Oblivion- Grimes 5. Let It Happen- Tame Impala 6. G...
by Nick
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3594

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

Good spot Andy, probably should have made it clearer that choruses with only vocal sounds, rather than words, are valid but not instrumental sections where the chorus would logically go. I'll reflect this in the initial post. Might this be a chance to slot Flagpole Sitta in its place, Stevie? Is it...
by Nick
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3594

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

All These Things That I've Done is another one. Nick, are you taking it as an average of the normal choruses plus the 'I've Got Soul But I'm Not a Soldier' part? Fluorescent Adolescent is another similar example (like Don't Stop Believing also) with a chorus and then a big refrain at the end, so I'...
by Nick
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Great to see Radiohead in the top 3 again, and a premature congratulations to Bowie for hitting number 2 twice in a row!
by Nick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3594

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

A somewhat provisional list. Thanks for some song inspiration, Steviefan! 50. AC/DC- You Shook Me All Night Long 49. Backstreet Boys- I Want It That Way 48. Jimmy Eat World- The Middle 47. Elton John- Rocket Man 46. Sufjan Stevens- Chicago 45. David Bowie- Starman 44. Earth, Wind & Fire- September 4...
by Nick
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Like I said before, music is an art form. No it's not. That's a myth put forth (I'm sorry to say) by the critics that this site is based upon. Music is a craft. Music has been considered a form of art for hundreds of years. Are you're going to seriously suggest that nobody ever considered the works...
by Nick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3594

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

So are the ending refrains to "Don't Stop Believing" and "Hey Jude" going to count as a chorus? Or is a chorus something that repeats throughout the song and is broken up by verses/a bridge?
by Nick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3594

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

acroamor wrote:I was wondering what artist would overperform the most in this department compared to their overall ranking and I think the answer is Oasis.
I can think of at least 2 Oasis songs that have all but guaranteed a spot in my top 10, one of which will probably be my number 1.
by Nick
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread

Limiting myself to albums that aren't in the top 30 of their respective year on AM... The Beach Boys- The SMiLE Sessions: Okay, we all know this one. But it's a fantastic album and it definitely deserves a re-listen if you've only heard it once or twice. Will it even count for our EOD poll? Well, wh...
by Nick
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

mileswide wrote: Would anyone be amenable to either a choruses poll or a verses poll? I for one would be on safer ground if no one else as much as I love (what I think are) middle-8s!
I'm absolutely on board with a choruses poll!
by Nick
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 154
Views: 7873

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Hymie wrote:
Honorio wrote:I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll.
I commend you. I could not sit through all those wacky movie songs from the 60s.
“He’s Your Uncle, Not Your Dad” is one of the most hilariously bad songs I’ve ever heard.
by Nick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

It seems like you’ve missed In a Silent Way on the list of Miles Davis’s most acclaimed albums.

Loving the rollout so far though!
by Nick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

1. Pulp- Common People ("Rent a flat above a shop..") I'm not a musician, nor am I versed in music theory, but I always thought this section was part of the chorus, not the middle eight (which is synonymous with the bridge, right?). Wouldn't the middle eight of "Common People" be the part that begi...
by Nick
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Great rollout so far, TheLastEnemy. I'm really liking your use of the images to convey the artist information.
by Nick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 154
Views: 7873

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

1. Suspicious Minds 2. Heartbreak Hotel 3. Hound Dog 4. Don't Be Cruel 5. That's All Right (Mama) 6. Jailhouse Rock 7. Mystery Train 8. Can't Help Falling in Love 9. All Shook Up 10. Burning Love 11. In the Ghetto 12. Blue Moon of Kentucky 13. Kentucky Rain 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 15. Blue C...
by Nick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 162
Views: 62872

Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Hymie wrote:
Nick wrote:Thanks for the rollout, Hymie! What's up next? The Beatles??? (please??)
I did the Beatles already. Here are the results:
Wow, I have no idea how I missed that. Great list!
by Nick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 162
Views: 62872

Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Henrik wrote:
Nick wrote:Thanks for the rollout, Hymie! What's up next? The Beatles??? (please??)
Tom Waits!?
Swans??

Death Grips???

Merzbow????
by Nick
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 162
Views: 62872

Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Thanks for the rollout, Hymie! What's up next? The Beatles??? (please??)
by Nick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 100187

Re: Albums of 2019

Halfway through the year update: Great: 1. Weyes Blood- Titanic Rising 3. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Bandana 3. Jai Paul- Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) Very Good: 4. The National- I Am Easy to Find 5. Vampire Weekend- Father of the Bride 6. Sharon Van Etten- Remind Me Tomorrow 7. Solange- When I Get Home 8....
by Nick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 52798

Re: Songs of 2019

Rough list, top 35 songs of the year: 1. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen 2. Weyes Blood- Andromeda 3. Four Tet- Only Human 4. Weyes Blood- Movies 5. Tame Impala- Patience 6. Lizzo- Juice 7. Charly Bliss- Capacity 8. Lower Dens- Young Republicans 9. Carly Rae Jepsen- Julien 10. Hatchie- Stay With Me 11. ...
by Nick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 52798

Re: Songs of 2019

Like a few others on here, "Movies" is my SOTY so far, and I'd be shocked if anything beats it the rest of the year. The more I listen to it, the more I think it might be the best song in several years. The last two minutes are utterly breathtaking - it's like a "God Only Knows" level outro. Glad t...
by Nick
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 89878

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Jirin wrote:That has me hoping there's a band somewhere with a blank space as a name. :)
If you thought search engine optimization couldn't get any worse than "The The", here comes... " "!
by Nick
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 89878

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

whuntva wrote:Sorry I've been so busy with my job. Better late than never, right?
31)
Looks like you're missing #31, whuntva.
by Nick
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 12795

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread

Thanks for hosting the poll schaefer.tk! It’s been great following along. All your hard work really gave us a great rollout. Anyway, here are my top 10 movies that I haven’t seen: 58. Amadeus 62. Lost in Translation 71. City of God 73. Unforgiven 75. Wings of Desire 76. La Dolce Vita 86. Paris, Texa...
by Nick
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 12795

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread

Looking great so far, schaefer! It's awesome following along. One thing though: The last couple of posts have the "biggest fan" sections blank.
by Nick
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 100187

Re: Albums of 2019

Jai Paul's 2013 leaked album has been officially released.

It's...really good.
by Nick
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 100187

Re: Albums of 2019

Great: 1. Weyes Blood- Titanic Rising 2. Jai Paul- Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) Very Good: 3. The National- I Am Easy to Find 4. Vampire Weekend- Father of the Bride 5. Sharon Van Etten- Remind Me Tomorrow 6. Solange- When I Get Home 7. Flying Lotus- Flamagra 8. The Comet Is Coming- Trust in the Lifeforc...
by Nick
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 52798

Re: Songs of 2019

5 months in, here we go: Rough top ten list: 1. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen 2. Four Tet- Only Human 3. Weyes Blood- Movies 4. Lower Dens- Young Republicans 5. Tame Impala- Patience 6. Carly Rae Jepsen- Julien 7. Mannequin Pussy- Drunk II 8. Hatchie- Stay With Me 9. Georgia- About Work the Dancefloor...
by Nick
Thu May 23, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 100187

Re: Albums of 2019

I was pretty uncertain about the new National album going into it, but I ended up liking it a lot. I think the woman vocalists really help the songs out and prevent them from falling into the same old formula that the band dips into, sometimes to their detriment. I haven’t had a lot of time to diges...
by Nick
Sun May 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium
Replies: 6
Views: 4081

Re: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy vs To Pimp A Butterfly will be interesting for this decade. Blueprint is a classic Sadly I think Kanye's general stupidity over the past few years will slightly hurt MBDTF come EOD time. In a perfect world the moronic things Kanye says and does would have zero effe...
by Nick
Sun May 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 100187

Re: Albums of 2019

The year is (roughly) 1/3rd of the way over. Here's where we stand... Great: 1. Weyes Blood- Titanic Rising Very Good: 2. Vampire Weekend- Father of the Bride 3. Solange- When I Get Home 4. Sharon Van Etten- Remind Me Tomorrow 5. The Comet Is Coming- Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery 6. Big...
by Nick
Sat May 04, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 100187

Re: Albums of 2019

I am not liking the new Vampire Weekend LP at all...It just feels overblown and all over the place, compared to their past releases. I can't find any consistency in Father Of The Bride whatsoever, and their sound have become dumbed down and flawed on this album. The intellect that made Vampire Week...
by Nick
Fri May 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30
Replies: 7
Views: 9275

Re: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30

Just from reading two words and the name of a record label alone in this bands description on Metacritic I already know who’s gonna do incredibly well next month: INDIE, BROOKLYN & 4AD. Than I saw the rating. It’s gonna break the 90s I’m sure. And I’m rooting for Sharkjump Brooklyn’s finest Vampire...
by Nick
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 75520

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

112. Human League - Sound Of The Crowd This is a favorite of mine - 9 Definitely not the sort of song I’d have expected you to like! I’d give it a 7. It’s a solid song, but I always felt like Dare! was a really back-loaded album (“Seconds” and “Love Action” are an 8 and 8.5 respectively, and “Don’t...