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by Nick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

I just want to make a prediction right now. Childish Gambino's "This is America" ends up in the top 3 songs of the year on the critics' list. It even stands a great chance at being #1. Think about it... 1. The song is incredibly commercially successful, hitting #1 on the charts in the US, ...
by Nick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Beyoncé & Jay-Z- Everything Is Love First came the accusations of Lemonade . Next there was the apologies of 4:44 . And now we have the third and final chapter in this Beyoncé/Jay-Z album cycle, Everything Is Love , the reconciliation. So is this album a Return of the King , the culmination of ...
by Nick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Beyoncé & Jay-Z- Everything Is Love First came the accusations of Lemonade . Next there was the apologies of 4:44 . And now we have the third and final chapter in this Beyoncé/Jay-Z album cycle, Everything Is Love , the reconciliation. So is this album a Return of the King , the culmination of ...
by Nick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New update on the update
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: New update on the update

That's great news, Henrik! Once again, thank you for all of your hard work!
by Nick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

StevieFan13 wrote:So...Beyonce and Jay-Z just put out an album.


If there are any Tidal users reading this who have heard the album, I'm curious as to what your thoughts are (I am not a Tidal user).
by Nick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Sophie- Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides I won't pretend to entirely understand the appeal of PC Music. Songs like Sophie's "Lemonade" and QT's "Hey QT" are innovative takes on pop music, but there's always something there that makes it hard for me to totally connect with the mus...
by Nick
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kids See Ghosts (Kanye West & Kid Cudi)
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Kids See Ghosts (Kanye West & Kid Cudi)

Anthony Fantano (aka The Needle Drop) just gave this album his fourth 10/10, and his first since To Pimp a Butterfly.

I mean, it's good and all, but that's going a bit too far, imo.
by Nick
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Kanye West and Kid Cudi- Kids See Ghosts Maybe it's due to my lowered expectations, but I actually found Kids See Ghosts , the new collaborative effort from Kanye West and Kid Cudi, to actually be a slight improvement over West's week old album Ye . The operative word here being "slight"....
by Nick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Ye
Replies: 24
Views: 910

Re: Kanye West - Ye

(it DESERVES acclaim, but not that much, because starting with this album Kanye's lyrics SUCK) Which lyrics on MBDTF do you think suck? I don't exactly think that the lyrics on that album are among the best in the genre or anything, but there are a number of great verses on the album, especially fr...
by Nick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Father John Misty- God's Favorite Customer The latest album from Mr. Josh Tillman, God's Favorite Customer , arrives just a year after his magnum opus, the sprawling social commentary-filled Pure Comedy . But if you're thinking that you're just going to get Pure Comedy Part 2 here, well then you ma...
by Nick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Kanye West- Ye Okay, so this whole thing feels like something I dreamed up one night and now I'm trying to explain to someone the next morning. It has that dream logic to it, where it makes sense when you think about it for half a second before it totally falls apart. Just imagine trying to describ...
by Nick
Sun May 27, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Chvrches- Love Is Dead A lesser version of Every Open Eye , which was a lesser version of The Bones of What You Believe . Still a perfectly decent album, but a little on the long side (49 minutes isn't all that long, but this thing could've culled a couple of songs and been all the better for it), ...
by Nick
Sun May 27, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Pusha T- Daytona Just when I was getting scared that Kanye had lost his edge, Pusha T releases Daytona , a seven song album where every single beat sets the standard for what a "dirty" or "nasty" or "sick" beat should be. Case in point, there's a moment about thirty se...
by Nick
Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 234
Views: 14851

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Beach Boys' song "'Til I Die" is listed on this site as "Till I Die".
by Nick
Sun May 20, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Sparkle Hard Stephen Malkmus, leader of Pavement, just released what's probably the third or fourth best Pavement LP yet (no faint praise, honest), and it's not even by Pavement. Sparkle Hard is the Jicks' seventh album, and it's an immensely satisfying release. Whi...
by Nick
Mon May 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Beach House- 7 Just when I think that the band's sound has run its course, Beach House find a way to subtly tweak it, and in the process, open up a whole new sonic dreamworld. On the band's appropriately named seventh album, Beach House take their signature dream pop and combine it with bits of psy...
by Nick
Mon May 14, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

DJ Koze- Knock Knock Lots of four on the floor beats, high bpms, and vocal and guitar loops. Yep. It's deep house. But it's fun damn it, even if the songs do tend to blend together after a while. There were times when I was listening to this album that I thought how this would make the perfect danc...
by Nick
Sat May 12, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Home & Casino

I'll write more about the album later, but I will say that its mere existence is absolutely hilarious. So the Arctic Monkeys are propelled into indie rock icon status with their album AM and as such instantly gain a legion of new fans who fall in love with the album's hard rocking, yet also very pop...
by Nick
Mon May 07, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Jirin wrote:If you like a jazz album but can’t explain why, just say ‘It soundy good’. :)


If my jazz vocabulary doesn't improve before the new Kamasi Washington in late June (one of my most anticipated albums of the year) I may just do this.
by Nick
Sun May 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Sons of Kemet- Your Queen Is a Reptile Listen, jazz is one of those genres that I like, but I have absolutely no idea how to talk about. It's always seemed to me that in order to be able to talk about jazz with some authority, you need to have mastered at least three instruments common to the genre...
by Nick
Sat May 05, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Iceage- Beyondless While I initially wrote off Iceage as just another band of post-punk revivalists with nothing new to say, it was on their 2014 album, Plowing Into the Field of Love , that I really began to appreciate their music. That album ditched the angry young man rock of their earlier work ...
by Nick
Sat May 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Jon Hopkins- Singularity English electronic music artist and Maryland university namesake (kidding) Jon Hopkins returns with his first album in five years, Singularity . While Singularity isn't all that big of a departure from his previous album,the critically acclaimed release Immunity , the music...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

A third of the way through the year and this is how I'd rank all the 2018 albums I've heard so far... Great: 1. Car Seat Headrest- Twin Fantasy (Face to Face) 2. Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer 3. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- 2012 - 2017 4. Mount Eerie- Now Only Good: 5. U.S. Girls- In a Poem Unlimited ...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

A third of the way through the year and this is my very tentative ordering of my favorite songs of the year, the creme de la creme... 1. Janelle Monáe- Make Me Feel 2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- I Never Dream 3. Kamasi Washington- Fists of Fury 4. Car Seat Headrest- Bodys 5. Mount Eerie- Distortion ...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer Pop-funk-R&B queen, possible android, and heiress to the genius of Prince, Janelle Monáe, is back with her third studio album, Dirty Computer . Right off the bat, there are two things that separate this album from her first two. Number one, the length. The ArchAndr...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer Pop-funk-R&B queen, possible android, and heiress to the genius of Prince, Janelle Monáe, is back with her third studio album, Dirty Computer . Right off the bat, there are two things that separate this album from her first two. Number one, the length. The ArchAndr...
by Nick
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Maschine_Man wrote:edit: So this is what it's come down to, huh?


If this overly dramatic copypasta ends up being my online legacy, I would have no complaints.
by Nick
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 234
Views: 14851

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Len Barry song "1-2-3" is listed on this website as "2003-1-2".
by Nick
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Saba- Care for Me The story goes like this. In February of last year, Saba's cousin, Walter Long Jr., was stabbed to death in Chicago. To describe Saba and his cousin as "close" would be something of an understatement, not only did they grow up together, as young black men in Chicago, but...
by Nick
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy So this is what it's come down to, huh? Ten months after her chart topping single, "Bodak Yellow", Cardi B is here to put forth that time honored definitive artistic statement, the debut album. Invasion of Privacy was released last Friday and was immediately m...
by Nick
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 129
Views: 7786

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

... Good list, Nick, as usual. But I confess I expected a top 1000. I'm glad you like the list! A top 1,000 is something I've wanted to do for some time, but I think it's a little beyond me currently. But hey, I should probably start gathering a list of 501 - 1,000 contenders and have something to ...
by Nick
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 129
Views: 7786

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Nick wrote:298| James Brown- Fire and Rain


That's an understandable, but still hilarious, confusion to make. :D


What? Are you saying that you HAVEN'T heard the Godfather of Soul's stirring cover of this folk-pop classic??? :P

Good catch though! I've edited my post to reflect the proper James.
by Nick
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 129
Views: 7786

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

1| LCD Soundsystem- All My Friends 2| The Beatles- A Day in the Life 3| Pulp- Common People 4| The Beach Boys- Good Vibrations 5| The Smiths- There Is a Light That Never Goes Out 6| The Verve- Bittersweet Symphony 7| R.E.M.- Losing My Religion 8| Joy Division- Love Will Tear Us Apart 9| Bob Dylan- L...
by Nick
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 234
Views: 14851

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Jimi Hendrix song "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" is listed on AM as "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)".
by Nick
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Sex & Food New Zealand based psychedelic-funk rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra return with their fourth studio album, Sex & Food . And while the "food" part of the title may be something of a misnomer, the "sex" part is certainly here, courtesy ...
by Nick
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Kacey Musgraves- Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves, along with Sturgill Simpson, is one of a small handful of modern day country artists respected by people who typically revile the genre. Myself included. I was first introduced to Musgraves through her 2013 hit "Follow Your Arrow", a truly fan...
by Nick
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Various Artists- Black Panther: The Album - Music from and Inspired By Black Panther , the movie, is a solid superhero movie with great afro-futurist visuals and potent political themes concerning the role a nation has within the international community. Black Panther , the album, is a solid rap al...
by Nick
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Amen Dunes- Freedom Amen Dunes, real name Damon McMahon, makes music that just feels inherently spiritual. What do I mean by "inherently spiritual"? Well for starters, the whole album is awash in fuzzy, psych-folk synths, that suggest a certain tenderness typically found in only the most ...
by Nick
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Alphabetical order by artist... 1. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- I Never Dream 2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- Some Kind of Game 3. Car Seat Headrest- Bodys 4. Car Seat Headrest- Nervous Young Inhumans 5. Cupcakke- Crayons 6. Cupcakke- Fullest 7. Janelle Monáe- Make Me Feel 8. MGMT- She Works Out Too Muc...
by Nick
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Yo La Tengo- There's a Riot Going On Yo La Tengo are back with their first proper studio album since 2013, There's a Riot Going On . Named after the classic Sly and the Family Stone release, which was a powerful meditation on capital-B Big issues like race and violence and familial strife, one woul...
by Nick
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (04) March 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: MCCh 2018 (04) March 15

Wow, I'm really shocked that the A.A.L album is nowhere to be found!
by Nick
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Grand Final
Replies: 26
Views: 1080

Re: 9825/10000: Grand Final

Massive Attack- Angel
Bob Dylan- Queen Jane Approximately
Bernard Herrmann- Vertigo Prelude and Rooftop
Elton John- Levon
by Nick
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Mount Eerie- Now Only So here's the story if you don't know it already. Phil Elverum, singer and songwriter behind The Microphones and Mount Eerie marries musician and illustrator Geneviève Castrée. Their life is one of happy domesticity, they have a daughter and a house and their own artistic ende...
by Nick
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Songs of 2018

JohnnyBGoode wrote:For completeness there was this, though happy to carry on here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6527


Sorry JohnnyBGoode! I did a cursory search to see if a thread like this had been posted, but I must have missed your thread. My mistake!
by Nick
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Songs of 2018

Use this as a place to dump your thoughts on the songs of 2018/post song lists/etc. Here's what I've got so far. Not too much, but I never really get to sorting out my favorite songs until the year progresses anyway. My favorite songs of the year thus far, alphabetical by artist... 1. A.A.L (Against...
by Nick
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Andrew W.K.- You're Not Alone You're Not Alone is party god Andrew W.K.'s first album since his 2009 collection of covers from the Gundam anime franchise, Gundam Rock . In the time since then W.K. has hosted a television show (Destroy Build Destroy), became a motivational speaker, and has turned in...
by Nick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Titus Andronicus- A Productive Cough On their latest album, A Productive Cough , Patrick Stickles and co. finally consummate their decade long love affair with New Jersey demigod Bruce Springsteen. Opening song "Number One (In New York)" begins with twinkling pianos and ends with a mournf...
by Nick
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

Superorganism- Superorganism If you put an album of pretty standard, albeit enjoyable indie pop, through a futuristic machine that twisted it and pulled it apart and broke it down and reassembled it so that it was 95% the same as the original, it may sound something like the self-titled release by ...
by Nick
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 7639

Re: Albums of 2018

David Byrne- American Utopia David Byrne, famed singer of the Talking Heads, is back with his first non-collaborative studio album in 14 years, American Utopia . The music here is trademark Byrne, with the slick, jangly rock that he perfected on those first couple of Talking Heads albums. But the l...

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