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by Nick
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

Shamir- Hope Shamir's last album, 2015's Rachet was a glossy pop record with loads of hooks and an energetic spirit. Sure, a couple of songs didn't work all too well, but it was still a great debut by a promising young artist. So when I heard about Hope , his followup album released just a couple o...
by Nick
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Songs of 2010s
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Best Songs of 2010s

Here's my current top 100 of the decade so far. I'm a bit slow to add 2017 songs, so that's why there's only 1 (Mount Eerie's "Ravens at #38) on the list as of now. 1. Runaway- Kanye West (featuring Pusha T) 2. Get Lucky- Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell) 3. Fuck You- Cee Lo Green 4. Midnight City...
by Nick
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

Kendrick Lamar- Damn Kendrick Lamar is a rapper who needs no introduction. Damn is his fourth (depending on how you're counting last years Untitled Unmastered ) album. Released in 2012, Good Kid, MAAD City was proclaimed as an instant classic by the critical community and the rap world, and Lamar h...
by Nick
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1058

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

I'm sorry about the spoiler, prosectorgodot. And I agree completely, notbrianeno. I can't shake the feeling that if this were an album released by a rapper with far less critical cachet that it would be getting 7s and 8s across the board. Instead the album is literally the highest ranking album on M...
by Nick
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1058

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Pitchfork gave the album a 9.2. Fantano gave it a 7/10. I really like Damn, but I'm glad that Fantano gave the score that he did. It's my belief that the album is mainly getting the overwhelming praise it has solely because it's a Kendrick album. Typically I hate it when people who don't love a crit...
by Nick
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Rank the Tracks: Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City (2013)

1. Diane Young
2. Unbelievers
3. Ya Hey
4. Step
5. Hannah Hunt
6. Don't Lie
7. Finger Back
8. Worship You
9. Hudson
10. Obvious Bicycle
11. Everlasting Arms
12. Young Lion
by Nick
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1058

Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

As per the request of prosecutorgodot, here is your semi-official discussion thread for the new Kendrick Lamar album, Damn.
by Nick
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

Stayed up late to hear the new Kendrick album. After one listen, here's my short hot take. The album's really good but it's NOT a GKMC or TPAB level masterpiece. Right now I'm feeling it's about as good as Section.80. I've heard a lot of people say that they wanted a Kendrick album full of "ban...
by Nick
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1522

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
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

Future Islands- The Far Field The Far Field is the fifth studio album by Baltimore based band Future Islands, but it's their first since their 2014 breakthrough, Singles , an album that yielded 2014's consensus song of the year, "Seasons (Waiting On You)". Naturally, the pressure couldn't...
by Nick
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

Father John Misty- Pure Comedy "Pure Comedy is a low point for Indie music, a piece of regurgitated rubbish that conservatives would use as valid evidence of liberal pretentiousness." - Dozens of Donuts "Certainly one of the worst albums I've heard all year. And only half of that is ...
by Nick
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

I'm really liking the new Father John Misty album. Currently it's my number 2 album of the year, behind Mount Eerie. I'll have to write a review when I have a little more time to digest it. The new Future Islands album is also good too.
by Nick
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Arcade Fire's Funeral
Replies: 27
Views: 2226

Re: Rank the Tracks: Arcade Fire's Funeral

Holy Shit This Is Amazing Tier: 1. Wake Up 2. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 3. Rebellion (Lies) Great Tier: 4. Crown of Love 5. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) 6. Haiti 7. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) 8. In the Backseat Good Tier: 9. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) 10. Une Anne Sans Lumiere Also, this is amazing ti...
by Nick
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)

StevieFan13 wrote:Listen, Get Lucky is probably going to stay neatly parked in the AM top 100 - though I haven't checked the list since I posted it, so refresh me: is One More Time #1?


Yupp, "One More Time" is number 1. Great song.
by Nick
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Persona 5
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Persona 5

After four installments in the series, I'm excited to finally learn the mysterious details of the relationship between Alma and Elisabet Vogler.
by Nick
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)

A decent list, though I really question the author's Daft Punk knowledge when they write something like this... ""Robot Rock," the first single from the group's 2005 album Human After All, sounded miles away from the 80s funk and house throwbacks that defined the duo's earlier release...
by Nick
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)
Replies: 39
Views: 832

Re: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)

1. Song 2 2. Girls & Boys 3. For Tomorrow 4. Out of Time 5. Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz) 6. Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz) 7. The Universal 8. Coffee and TV 9. Tender 10. Country House 11. This is a Low 12. Beetlebum 13. Parklife 14. DARE (Gorillaz) 15. Stylo (Gorillaz) 16. Under the Westway 17. She's S...
by Nick
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1522

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
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

Jens Lekman- Life Will See You Now After a 5 year hiatus Lekman returns with a new studio album, Life Will See You Now . Lekman's voice has this slight, otherworldly quality to it that really stands out to me (and is bolstered by his Swedish accent) and gives all of the songs here a nice touch. Lif...
by Nick
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1522

Re: Songs of 2017

Kendrick Lamar released a new song called "Humble" yesterday. I've seen some mixed reactions to it from fans, but the critics seem to be liking it. I like it a lot. I think the simple "banger"-like production really works. My only complaint is that the chorus is a bit too repetit...
by Nick
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 240
Views: 2653

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

Glad to see you're back to normal, PlasticRam. I was going to hold off posting here again until I was sure you were okay. That being said, I take exception to a lot of the things Scott Adams said in that video you posted. First off, Scott Adams is not a psychologist, nor is he any sort of "expe...
by Nick
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 447
Views: 15198

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

The Keith Jarrett song "The Koln Concert Part I" is missing the umlaut over the "o". The album that it's from has the umlaut however.
by Nick
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 3319

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

Actually Romain pointed out something quite relevant. Are compilations allowed ? Even artists career spanning ones ? My guess is that they are not, in which case i will need to amend my list... How has this been handled in the past? I know Hatful of Hollow has appeared in every forum poll The gener...
by Nick
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting over!)
Replies: 44
Views: 838

Re: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting starts today!)

1. Runaway 2. Gold Digger 3. Power 4. Black Skinhead 5. Ultralight Beam 6. Stronger 7. Flashing Lights 8. Gone 9. No More Parties in L.A. 10. Monster 11. Jesus Walks 12. Slow Jamz 13. Through the Wire 14. Otis 15. Niggas in Paris ***Bonus 15*** 16. New Slaves 17. Blood on the Leaves 18. Can't Tell M...
by Nick
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 3319

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

I too would love to see this program. I've never used it before and my albums list is due for an overhaul, so this program sounds just right for me.
by Nick
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me

Fantastic album, easily my AOTY thus far. I posted a glowing review of it back in the "albums of 2017" thread a week ago. The writing on this album is superb.
by Nick
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 151
Views: 6394

Re: Albums of 2017

The new Mount Eerie album, which is absolutely fantastic by the way, currently has a 96 on Metacritic from 15 critics.

Expect a new AOTY on the next MCCh.
by Nick
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 240
Views: 2653

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

This is a funny short video, which is a little old, but worth watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x1eqZNyJjM :mrgreen: Not sure if you're aware, but it's a parody of the opening credits to the popular US show "The Office". https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0GXjAMnv1zs Funny parody thoug...
by Nick
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 240
Views: 2653

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

They had 7 years to come up with a bill.

7 years.

And they failed.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
by Nick
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 240
Views: 2653

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: 240
Views: 2653

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: 240
Views: 2653

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: 240
Views: 2653

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: 240
Views: 2653

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: 240
Views: 2653

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: 14
Views: 645

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: 151
Views: 6394

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: 129
Views: 2445

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: 129
Views: 2445

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: 36
Views: 1522

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: 151
Views: 6394

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: 151
Views: 6394

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: 151
Views: 6394

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 most acclaimed songs (new and improved)
Replies: 47
Views: 1006

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 most acclaimed songs (new and improved)
Replies: 47
Views: 1006

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: 447
Views: 15198

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: 151
Views: 6394

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: 548

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: 689

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: 689

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.

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