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by Nick
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 122
Views: 767

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

I mean, I get that the US is the most powerful and influential country in the world, but I always think it's somewhat fascinating that people from different countries can take such a strong interest in our politics. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about current events but I could tell you not...
by Nick
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 122
Views: 767

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

PlasticRam, I think it might be time for you to get some sleep. If you're in Finland now then, going by the timestamps of your posts, you've been up all night posting here. I think it would be best for your well-being if you took some time away from the internet, from the constant new cycle, closed ...
by Nick
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 122
Views: 767

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

Why do 4chan/8chan and "dank meme culture" love Trump so much? Also, please calm down, PlasticRam Simply put, because 4chan and 8chan are full of trolls, and Donald Trump is the most successful troll in the world. The man literally shitposted his way into the white house. Also because 4ch...
by Nick
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 122
Views: 767

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

If anything, Trump is like Mussolini. Flamboyant, but totally empty. The rally was completely devoid of substance beyond "build the wall" and "lock her up". It was actually fairly disturbing to see the propaganda, manipulation, and groupthink that up close. Yes, within the past ...
by Nick
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 122
Views: 767

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

You're right, PlasticRam, Trump supporters aren't all bad people, not even close. It's like as you said, they're misguided. Trump and his team know their propaganda. I'm personally not really sold on Trump himself being intelligent, but I know that if there's one thing he's good at it's advertising....
by Nick
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 122
Views: 767

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

Glad you're "seeing the light" (so to speak) about Trump. I was worried that many of his supporters would just shrug off his behavior, but I've been seeing a lot of his former fans turn against him. Trump is, in my opinion, a true trainwreck of a candidate and a true trainwreck of a presid...
by Nick
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

I've spent the past couple of months mostly reading non-fiction, and while many of those books were awesome, it has set me back a little when it comes to preparing for this poll. I still did find time to read 2 fiction books, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman (a good book a...
by Nick
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Real Estate- In Mind Real Estate have, over the course of several albums, continued to make the aural equivalent of a lazy river ride, that is to say, languid summery enjoyment. I hesitate to use the word "fun" here because there isn't all too much fun about the music of Real Estate, like...
by Nick
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

On one hand I can kind of understand RockyRacoon's point, but at the same time I think he's missing something important here. It's pretty easy for someone like me, a straight white man, to look at our media and say "eh, so what? Can't transgendered people just accept that Buffalo Bill isn't sup...
by Nick
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

It's been a while since I've seen "The Silence of the Lambs", but I think the movie does a decent job of reminding the viewer that Buffalo Bill is not a real transgendered individual, nor is he meant to be representative of transgendered individuals. Some choice quotes form the movie... &q...
by Nick
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 936

Re: Songs of 2017

Some songs I've heard this year that I really like. No order. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy Lorde- Green Light Mount Eerie- Real Death Mount Eerie- Ravens Sampha- (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano Thundercat (featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins)- Show You the Way Quoting myself here, addin...
by Nick
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Spoon- Hot Thoughts Spoon have been described by many as one of the most consistent bands out there, an apt title for the industrious Texas band. I can't profess to have heard all of their discography, but of the 5 studio albums of their I've heard, I can't say they've made a bad one. Of the ones I...
by Nick
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Anohni- Paradise (EP) Your enjoyment of Anohni's latest release, an EP called Paradise , will be directly correlated to your enjoyment of her previous album Hopelessness . To me, Hopelessness was a great album, so it's only natural that I view this EP in a positive light. Anohni has always had one ...
by Nick
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Mount Eerie- A Crow Looked at Me "Death is real, someone's there and then they're not." This a sentiment that we all know is true. It's also the opening lines to A Crow Looked at Me , the latest album from Phil Elverum. But the way Elverum (recording here under the moniker of "Mount ...
by Nick
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: andyd1010: The 500 greatest songs of all time (full list out)
Replies: 40
Views: 611

Re: andyd1010: The 500 greatest songs of all time

This is a really fun rollout, andyd1010! Thanks for doing this! However, I do have to make note of this one issue. One point of data you're cataloguing is the difference between the rankings on your list and the AM ranking for all the songs. But none of these differences match up with reality. I'm ...
by Nick
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: andyd1010: The 500 greatest songs of all time (full list out)
Replies: 40
Views: 611

Re: andyd1010: The 500 greatest songs of all time

This is a really fun rollout, andyd1010! Thanks for doing this! However, I do have to make note of this one issue. One point of data you're cataloguing is the difference between the rankings on your list and the AM ranking for all the songs. But none of these differences match up with reality. I'm c...
by Nick
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 433
Views: 13306

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

The Shins' song "Phantom Limb" was actually released in late 2006, not 2007.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/96922-The-Shins
by Nick
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

The Shins- Heartworms Heartworms is the fifth album by the James Mercer lead band, The Shins. Mercer made his name with the band, but as of late (and late being the last ten years or so), it seems as if he's been trying to detach himself from the label of "that guy from The Shins". After ...
by Nick
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does it ever get better?
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Does it ever get better?

1. Does it get better? I won't tell you that it does for everyone, but in my experience, yeah, it generally does. Not that I'm that old myself. No clue how old you are, but from your post I'd guess late teens through mid-20s or so. I'm 25, which is pretty young, but is still old enough to have seen ...
by Nick
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time
Replies: 35
Views: 523

Re: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time

I've always seen "millennial" as defined by being born between 1980 and 1999. Baby Boomer: 1945 - 1964 Gen X: 1965 - 1979 Millennial: 1980 - 1999 Generation Z/whatever we're gonna call this generation: 2000 - present day That being said, I don't think there are any hard lines. Someone born...
by Nick
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time
Replies: 35
Views: 523

Re: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time

A bad, clickbaity article with no substance. Stuff like this only exists to rile people up so they leave angry comments, give the website clicks/attention, and satisfy their advertisers. It's best not to take blatantly contrarian stuff like this seriously.
by Nick
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (2017)

Amazing cover art and I'm REALLY liking that new single.
by Nick
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 30 Smiths Songs (results up)
Replies: 27
Views: 332

Re: Top 30 Smiths Songs (voting starts now!)

I only have a top 500 songs of all time made up. If I managed to make a top 100, a good chunk of these would make the 501-1000 cut. 1. There is a Light That Never Goes Out (my #5 song of all time) 2. This Charming Man (my #38 song of all time) 3. How Soon Is Now? (my #148 song of all time) 4. Heaven...
by Nick
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)
Replies: 19
Views: 324

Re: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)

My #7 album of all time... 1. All My Friends (my #1 song of all time) 2. Someone Great (my #231 song of all time) 3. New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down (my #20 song of 2007, and one of the best songs ever that's not included on AM) 4. North American Scum (my #39 song of 2007, and a gre...
by Nick
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 936

Re: Songs of 2017

Some songs I've heard this year that I really like. No order.

Father John Misty- Pure Comedy
Lorde- Green Light
Mount Eerie- Real Death
Mount Eerie- Ravens
Sampha- (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
Thundercat (featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins)- Show You the Way
by Nick
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

I agree there hasn't been a 'great' album yet this year. I think that's normal though, we often get the first wave of big albums in late spring and recent years there's just been one or two big drops in early January too. I wonder if some indie acts have learned enough critic psychology to know Jan...
by Nick
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

The year is 1/6th of the way over. Here's how the album's I've heard stack up... Great tier (8/10) 1. Thundercat- Drunk 2. Sampha- Process 3. The XX- I See You 4. David Bowie- No Plan (EP) Good tier (7/10) 5. Sun Kil Moon- Common as Light and Love are Red Valleys of Blood 6. Priests- Nothing Feels N...
by Nick
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Thundercat- Drunk For the bulk of his career thus far, Thundercat has mainly stuck to the sidelines, but by doing so has contributed to some of the most acclaimed albums of the past couple of years. Flying Lotus' You're Dead! , Kamasi Washington's The Epic , and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly...
by Nick
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Thundercat- Drunk For the bulk of his career thus far, Thundercat has mainly stuck to the sidelines, but by doing so has contributed to some of the most acclaimed albums of the past couple of years. Flying Lotus' You're Dead! , Kamasi Washington's The Epic , and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly...
by Nick
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 1520

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

A couple of days ago some friends and I decided to just hang out and throw on a bunch of terrible music that we all hated because this is what constitutes my idea of fun. Anyway, the topic of conversation moved to Avril Lavigne, who I generally dislike, and after a couple pretty bad Avril Lavigne s...
by Nick
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 1520

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

A couple of days ago some friends and I decided to just hang out and throw on a bunch of terrible music that we all hated because this is what constitutes my idea of fun. Anyway, the topic of conversation moved to Avril Lavigne, who I generally dislike, and after a couple pretty bad Avril Lavigne so...
by Nick
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Dirty Projectors- Dirty Projectors There's an expectation that comes with self-titled albums. An expectation that the album is so representative of the artist who made it that it's worthy of bearing their name. If that's true for the Dirty Projectors, then their self-titled album has mainly focused...
by Nick
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Visible Cloaks- Reassemblage Visible Cloaks are an ambient duo whose latest album, Reassemblage , has been getting some pretty solid reviews, so I decided I'd go check it out. I'm not the world's biggest fan of ambient music, but the band brings something unique to this album. If anything, listenin...
by Nick
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Consequence of Sound - Top 50 Songs of 2007 (2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Consequence of Sound - Top 50 Songs of 2007 (2017)

My favorite year in music since 1994. This list captures a lot of what makes that year so special to me and many others.
by Nick
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Anime films I have seen
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Anime films I have seen

Anime movies I've seen (off the top of my head)... Everything Miyazaki's directed... The Castle of Cagliostro Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Castle in the Sky My Neighbor Totoro Kiki's Delivery Service Porco Rosso Princess Mononoke Spirited Away Howl's Moving Castle Ponyo The Wind Rises A bunch ...
by Nick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 1520

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

Moonbeam wrote:Do people hate "Sunglasses at Night"? I love that song.


It's not bad, but it's a total ripoff of "Sweet Dreams". That's what seriously hurts it in my mind.
by Nick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 1520

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

I generally like Macklemore. My roommate in college would always put on "The Heist" so I've probably heard the album through dozens of times. It's a fun, solid, catchy rap album, and songs like "Can't Hold Us" are legitimately great songs. I absolutely understand the criticisms a...
by Nick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 578

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Another thing that struck me looking at this list is how low 12 Angry Men is. I was expecting it to be in the top 100, really surprised by that. I think 12 Angry Men is just a highly accessible film; many people approach movies the same way they approach literature, and 12 Angry Men hits a lot of h...
by Nick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Jirin wrote:I never liked Sun Kil Moon until Benji, a phenomenon he made fun of on his album with Jesu. Is his previous stuff worth going back to for somebody who adores Benji?


I'm actually not as familiar with his earlier stuff as I should be. I ought to fix that.
by Nick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Sun Kil Moon- Common as Light and Love are Red Valleys of Blood Sun Kil Moon and I have something of a contentious relationship. No, not in the way that Mark Kozelek and say, The War on Drugs or certain Pitchfork writers or just about anyone else who interacts with him have a contentious relationsh...
by Nick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 924

Re: Another AMF meeting !

There's a town in upstate NY called "Coxsackie" (pronounced "cock-sacky"). The inner-5th grader in me smiles whenever I hear its name.
by Nick
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 578

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Interestingly, that's how I feel about Pulp Fiction . I mean, it's beautifully shot, but the story line is severally lacking. It doesn't even touch on the humanist themes of The Rules of the Game and L'Atalante . Nick, you felt nothing about the extraordinary beauty of Dita Parlo in the water? I th...
by Nick
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: I'm trying to listen Albums with High AM Ranks.
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: I'm trying to listen Albums with High AM Ranks.

I decided to join in and post my top 100...

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by Nick
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 578

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Just Recently watched "Blowup" to complete the Top 100 (again). It was pretty good. 9/10. Here's my ranking of all of the Top 100: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls037531394/ Okay, buddy, I think we may need to talk about how The Rules of the Game and L'Atalante is infinitely better than Jaws a...
by Nick
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?
Replies: 19
Views: 406

Re: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?

Realistically the album will place around the 130 mark or so. I dunno. Maybe a little higher than that? If To Pimp a Butterfly (now our classic example of an album propelled into the top 100 almost entirely through year-end lists) could break through the way it did, I'd give Blackstar a little more...
by Nick
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?
Replies: 19
Views: 406

Re: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?

I guarantee that nobody seriously thinks Blackstar will make top ten all time in its debut on AM.

Realistically the album will place around the 130 mark or so.
by Nick
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking the Top 100 Albums
Replies: 41
Views: 626

Re: Ranking the Top 100 Albums

1. The Beatles- Revolver 2. Radiohead- OK Computer 3. The Clash- London Calling 4. The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds 5. The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 6. The Beatles- The Beatles ("The White Album") 7. The Strokes- Is This Is 8. David Bowie- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
by Nick
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 578

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

I'm awaiting the update too. I've been trying to increase my film knowledge by seeing the highest ranked movies on the site that I haven't seen yet. So far the next one up is #24, "The 400 Blows".
by Nick
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4013

Re: Albums of 2017

Priests- Nothing Feels Natural "Nothing Feels Natural" is the first album from Washington, DC based punk band Priests. The fact that they make an aggressive form of punk/post-punk might draw them comparisons with another female-lead punk group, Savages. But theses comparisons, while not e...
by Nick
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 2381

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Apparently some artist with a 'Z' in his name did something similar. Warren Zevon? As for "great albums made by people who knew they were going to die really soon", I'd like to submit... Joy Division- Closer Nirvana- In Utero and MTV Unplugged in New York and our latest addition to this s...

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