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by Nick
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

Amazing presentation, notbrianeno! Thank you and your helpers for all of the hard work!
The difference in points between Abbey Road and OK Computer is just nuts. 4660 to 4086.
by Nick
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

Well I don't think anyone saw the remaining Beatles album placing this high! (I'm not naming names because of spoilers, but come on, we all know what three albums are left, right??)
by Nick
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

Wow, I don't think anyone could have saw Pet Sounds landing outside the top 5!
by Nick
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread

It's...decent I suppose.

Overall these new songs of hers seem much less inspired than her stuff from 1989. I think all signs point towards Reputation ending up as a relative dud (commercially and critically) for Swift.
by Nick
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

Top ten prediction...

10. Nevermind
9. The Dark Side of the Moon
8. The White Album
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Abbey Road
5. The Velvet Underground & Nico
4. Revolver
3. Ziggy Stardust
2. Pet Sounds
1. OK Computer
by Nick
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

Wow Pitchfork only gave it a 76. I thought they’d licking the album cover and shoving their faces up it they were so enamored by her. They must have PURPOSELY waited to see how the others were gonna score it ala Rolling Stone cause they know she’s becoming a tad more in the limelight and getting ev...
by Nick
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

The top 20... 1960s: Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited (1965) The Beatles- Revolver (1966) The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds (1966) The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) The Beatles- The Beatles ("The White Album")...
by Nick
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

Guess narcissism is in this year, both in politics and our poll. Calling the album I'm sure you're referring to "narcissistic" is a huge stretch. Is the creator narcissistic? Sure. Is the album braggadocious? Certainly. But there's a big fat line separating everyday braggadocio from full ...
by Nick
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

Alright, we've hit the top 30, and this is what we've got left, folks... 1960s: Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited (1965) The Beatles- Rubber Soul (1965) The Beatles- Revolver (1966) Bob Dylan- Blonde on Blonde (1966) The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds (1966) The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ...
by Nick
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1115

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

nicolas wrote:Hey guys, are your girlfriends / wives / sisters / mothers fond of LISTS ?
My wife hates lists.


My girlfriend doesn't like lists. She claims that she can't place things in order like I can.
by Nick
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

Which of the following do we expect to drop in the next 5? David Bowie - Hunky Dory (813, 66, 60) - big improvement, expected to drop by 35 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (202, 55, 32) - could happen Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? (92, 14, 29) could happen Kanye West - MBDTF (NR, 73, 69) - big improv...
by Nick
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

Awesome rollout thus far, notbrianeno! Very happy to see MBDTF crack the top 45.
by Nick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is this the worst song of all time?
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Is this the worst song of all time?

Listyguy wrote:Of course, no discussion about the worst songs of all time is complete without bringing up "Friday" by ten Rebecca Black.


Friday is so bad that it's almost cheating to bring it up in these discussions. It's like The Room of music. It's so bad you're just amazed at its badness.
by Nick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

Which of the following do we expect to drop in the next 5? David Bowie - Hunky Dory (813, 66, 60) - tough call David Bowie - Low (513, 100, 61) - good possibility Jeff Buckley - Grace (290, 59, 75) - seems likely Kanye West - MBDTF (NR, 73, 69) - likely higher Pearl Jam - Ten (my all-time rating=57...
by Nick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

A little sad to see Sound of Silver slip but the 41 place jump for Morning Glory more than makes up for it.
by Nick
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Kanye West's The College Dropout (2004)
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Rank the Tracks: Kanye West's The College Dropout (2004)

The College Dropout and Late Registration are the only two rap albums I've heard where the skits actually add to the album rather than take away. That being said, I'm still going to rank them last. 1. Jesus Walks 2. Through the Wire 3. Slow Jamz 4. Family Business 5. All Falls Down 6. Spaceship 7. W...
by Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2454

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

A great rollout! Thanks Listyguy for putting this poll on!
by Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

Which do you think will be the highest album of the decade? This is my stab at where the remaining 6 will fall... 6. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs (#95) 5. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, MAAD City (#90) 4. Frank Ocean- Channel Orange (#85) 3. Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp a Butterfly (#75) 2. David Bowie- Blacksta...
by Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2454

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Predictions...

4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
3. Pride and Prejudice
2. Slaughterhouse-Five
1. 1984

I've read the entire top 4, and voted for them too, so I'm pretty content with this.
by Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 6385

Re: Songs of 2017

My top 50 favorite songs of the year thus far (tentative)... 1. The War on Drugs- Holding On 2. LCD Soundsystem- How Do You Sleep? 3. Mount Eerie- Ravens 4. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 5. Kamasi Washington- Truth 6. Kendrick Lamar- Humble 7. LCD Soundsystem- Call the Police 8. Mount Eerie- Real D...
by Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

This discussion reminds me of a great David Byrne quote... "The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying." Sometimes a voice can sound so labored over and immaculate that it feels like the artist took more time to care about how they were singing than what ...
by Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

I'm very interested in seeing how the 2010s albums rank this time around. For reference, here were the 10 highest ranking 2010s albums back in our 2014 poll... #69 Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy #118 Frank Ocean- Channel Orange #124 Arcade Fire- The Suburbs #133 Janelle Monae- The Ar...
by Nick
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2454

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Congratulations to the author of our #29 book, Kazuo Ishiguro! Just this morning Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
by Nick
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

That's a brutally low finish for Unknown Pleasures :/

Makes me pretty worried for some of the remaining punk albums (looking at you, Television!)
by Nick
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

That Pitchfork quote perfectly sums up why I love Paul's Boutique. Sad to see the album tumble!
by Nick
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2454

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Liking the rollout so far! Any chance we'll get another batch soon?
by Nick
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

Wow, am I completely wrong about Drake's dominance? I did not think "Nothing Was the Same" would be his top album, but "Take Care" does not seem likely at this point. I'm pretty surprised by this too. I would've thought for sure "Take Care" would make the top 1000, esp...
by Nick
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

While I really like Live at the Apollo 1963, I didn't put it at #34 on my list, I placed it at around #250 or so.
by Nick
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Charles Bradley
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: RIP Charles Bradley

I hadn't really heard too much about Bradley, and so I just assumed that he was an old R&B singer from the 60s or 70s that somehow flew under my radar. Reading up on him now I'm shocked that his first studio album wasn't released until 2011, when he was 62 years old. What an inspiring story, esp...
by Nick
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

So Skeleton Tree is probably going to be the forum's favorite Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album. Any thoughts? I thought it was worth discussion since the album is only a year old, yet Cave's discography spans nearly four decades. I'm only a casual Nick Cave fan, but of the 4 albums of his that I...
by Nick
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 519
Views: 30861

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Cecil Taylor's highest ranking album is "Conquistador!", but the site's banner shows it as "Unit Structures".
by Nick
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

2010s albums still left to appear? 2010: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy This Is Happening Halcyon Digest The Suburbs Teen Dream The ArchAndroid High Violet 2011: Let England Shake Bon Iver, Bon Iver 21 Take Care 2012: Channel Orange Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Lonerism 2013: Modern Vampires of the Cit...
by Nick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4614

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

I didn't include any plays in my list (because I've always viewed plays as form of art primarily meant to be seen or performed as opposed to read, and as such it appeared a case of "apples and oranges" to list them alongside novels, though certainly no disrespect to those who felt differen...
by Nick
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2668

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Quite possibly my favorite year for music since 1994... Albums: 1. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver 2. Radiohead- In Rainbows 3. Panda Bear- Person Pitch 4. M.I.A.- Kala 5. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible 6. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular 7. Justice- Cross 8. The National- Boxer 9. Kanye West- Graduation 10. Bu...
by Nick
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 7924

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

I'm very interested in seeing how the 2010s albums rank this time around. For reference, here were the 10 highest ranking 2010s albums back in our 2014 poll... #69 Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy #118 Frank Ocean- Channel Orange #124 Arcade Fire- The Suburbs #133 Janelle Monae- The Arc...
by Nick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 729
Views: 32704

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

Risqué is actually ranked at #488, not unranked. Nice results so far though!
by Nick
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 265
Views: 20531

Re: Albums of 2017

Trying a different tier system for ranking albums. Something like... Excellent Great Good Decent Poor Bad Let's see how much I like it. Anyway, the year is 2/3rds of the way over, so I figure an update is in order... Excellent: 1. The War on Drugs- A Deeper Understanding 2. Mount Eerie- A Crow Looke...
by Nick
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Walter Becker
Replies: 9
Views: 384

R.I.P. Walter Becker

Walter Becker, one half of the legendary jazz-rock group Steely Dan has died.

http://www.walterbecker.com/
by Nick
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 44
Views: 1443

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

Listyguy wrote:Wow, didn't realize how many of us were in the 90s. Of those of us born in that decade, I wonder how many were the first half vs the second half (I'm the second half).


For what it's worth, I'm in the first half!
by Nick
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 2045

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Though this may just be wishful thinking. Why would you be wishful that other's opinion lower over the idea that your opinion might raise? Good point right here. I'll admit I am s bit too focused on the negatives right now. If American Dream were by any other band my disposition would be much diffe...
by Nick
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 2045

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Premature first reaction: A very good/great album, but easily their weakest. There's some filler in the first half This opinion will not age well. On the contrary, once the "oh my god LCD" are back hype died down, I fully expect my opinion to become the general consensus. Though this may ...
by Nick
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 2045

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I listened to it yesterday, but only once. Premature first reaction: A very good/great album, but easily their weakest. There's some filler in the first half and nothing on this album as good as "All My Friends", "Losing My Edge", or "All I Want". Still an incredibly go...
by Nick
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Rank the Tracks: Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)

1. Wonderwall
2. Champagne Supernova
3. Some Might Say
4. Don't Look Back in Anger
5. Roll With It
6. Cast No Shadow
7. Morning Glory
8. She's Electric
9. Hello
10. Hey Now!
11. Untitled
12. Untitled 2
by Nick
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 6385

Re: Songs of 2017

New Taylor Swift song: Likes: It's an interesting change of pace for Swift, sonically very adventurous for her. I think she's legitimately gone a bit crazy with fame and feuds though. But it makes for something interesting. Bad: The chorus is a little underwhelming and out of place (though the "...
by Nick
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 265
Views: 20531

Re: Albums of 2017

Just finished my first listen through of the new War on Drugs album. A bit too soon to tell, but this could easily be my AOTY.
by Nick
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4614

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Listyguy, I voted for the short story collection Labyrinths by Borges. However, in the recommendations thread I saw several mentions of Ficciones, also by Borges. Both Labyrinths and Ficciones are short story collections, and there is an extreme amount of overlap between the two with regards to the ...
by Nick
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4614

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Tentative top 50... 1. David Foster Wallace- Infinite Jest 2. Joseph Heller- Catch-22 3. Miguel de Cervantes- Don Quixote 4. Kurt Vonnegut- Slaughterhouse-Five 5. Roberto Bolaño- 2666 6. Jorge Luis Borges- Labyrinths (Short Story Collection) 7. David Foster Wallace- The Pale King 8. Roberto Bolaño- ...
by Nick
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 2045

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Listyguy wrote:I could be wrong, but is this the first time we've heard autotune in an LCD Soundsystem song?


I'm actually pretty sure it's a vocoder, not auto tune.
by Nick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A update on progress about my list for the most acclaimed TV shows and comics of all time
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: A update on progress about my list for the most acclaimed TV shows and comics of all time

It's okay, letmeintomyzone. You focus on yourself first. The rest will come when you're ready for it.
by Nick
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 2045

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I've seen some people online claim it may be a reference to Infinite Jest as well. Which is funny because DFW notoriously hated the Infinite Jest cover. And even if they wanted to do a reference to Infinite Jest there's a million better ways they could've done it. The whole thing just looks so slopp...

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