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by Nick
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Songs list rankings:

1. Runaway
2. Get Lucky
3. Seasons (Waiting On You)
4. Let It Happen
5. Pyramids
6. Lazarus
7. Two Weeks
8. Make Me Feel
9. Lonely Boy
10. White Winter Hymnal
11. HUMBLE.

I like all these songs. The top 4 songs are also my SOTYs for those respective years.
by Nick
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

Re: Songs of 2019

Really enjoying “101 FM” off of that Little Simz album. Great rapping, and a vaguely... traditional Japanese (?) sounding instrumental.
by Nick
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Dick Dale
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Dick Dale

I only know a few songs by him, but he's certainly a legend of surf rock and deserves to be honored here. "Misirlou" is one of the most badass songs ever recorded. R.I.P.
by Nick
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Here are our prior EOY albums winners... 2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 2006 | Belle & Sebastian | The Life Pursuit 2007 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 2008 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes 2009 | Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion 2010 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fan...
by Nick
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 98
Views: 32485

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

The Green Day song "Brain Stew" is listed on AM as a 1996 song, when it was released a year earlier, in 1995.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insomniac ... _Day_album)
by Nick
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Here are our prior EOY albums winners... 2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 2006 | Belle & Sebastian | The Life Pursuit 2007 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 2008 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes 2009 | Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion 2010 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fan...
by Nick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Here are our prior EOY albums winners... 2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 2006 | Belle & Sebastian | The Life Pursuit 2007 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 2008 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes 2009 | Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion 2010 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fant...
by Nick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Congratulations Janelle, and thank you notbrianeno for running this poll!

Just a quick note though, you have the Kamasi Washington album listed with less points than the Low and Idles albums. Should the Washington album be moved back to #7?
by Nick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Prediction: USG, KM, M, KC, JM
by Nick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Four of our top five are albums by women. Whoa. And just a few days after International Women's Day! Fitting!
by Nick
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

notbrianeno wrote:
Nick wrote:While I was hoping for a top 20 placement for AAL, I’ll definitely take #27!


Apparently I forgot to add one of Phil's list updates to the final calculations...some minor swaps have occurred and have been corrected above


Well if I’ll take #27 then I’ll definitely take #23! Woo-hoo!
by Nick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

While I was hoping for a top 20 placement for AAL, I’ll definitely take #27!
by Nick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Anyone else think the, uh, creature from the Yves Tumor cover is a spitting image of Old Gregg from The Mighty Boosh? Pretty good album too!
by Nick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 2159

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Seeing Kero Kero Bonito as totally unranked on the critics’ list is a stark reminder of the differences between the realm of the critics and the realm of the insular internet communities that I’m a part of.
by Nick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

2011) The Black Keys- Runaway Think you meant Lonely Boy there. I’m shocked Fireworks made the top 10. That’s the best surprise for me. I was about equally shocked that the critics snubbed it completely. Are you telling me that you’ve never heard The Black Keys mashup of the Del Shannon and Kanye W...
by Nick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

And here are the SOTYs as chosen by the AMF! 2008) Fleet Foxes- White Winter Hymnal 2009) Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks 2010) Kanye West (featuring Pusha T)- Runaway 2011) The Black Keys- Lonely Boy 2012) Frank Ocean- Pyramids 2013) Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell)- Get Lucky 2014) Future Islands- Seasons (...
by Nick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

The artists of the decade (in songs): There is 1 artist with 5 songs in AMF EOY Top 10s this decade: Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me [with Flying Lotus] (2014); The Blacker the Berry (2015); King Kunta (2015); DNA. (2017); HUMBLE. (2017) There is 1 artist with 4 songs in AMF EOY Top 10s this decade:...
by Nick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

That 149 point jump from “This is America” to “Make Me Feel” is just nuts. A very well deserved win from Janelle Monae! Thanks for your work notbrianeno, and I look forward to the albums rollout!
by Nick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

There are a couple of songs in the top 5 that I’m surprised are ranked that high, but I’m totally fine with them there. I like all the songs left!
by Nick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

"No Tears Left to Cry" over "Thank U, Next" is a bit of a shock, as is "Immaterial" missing the top 10. Oh well! At least my number 1 is in the top 10!
by Nick
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 5140

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

acroamor wrote:It seems as though everyone is represented, but people will be represented accordingly to how many unique song choices they had on their respective lists.


My one song (“She’s a Jar” by Wilco) hasn’t shown up yet, and with 13,000 (ish) songs to go, it probably never will :/
by Nick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 3557

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I’m pretty surprised that “Americans” is totally unranked on the critics’ list. It’s the final track on the critics’ number 1 album of the year, and as Jirin said, a great summation of the state of affairs in contemporary America. To me, it’s the second best song off of Dirty Computer, only behind t...
by Nick
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 20 SpongeBob Episodes Results
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Top 20 SpongeBob Episodes Results

Thanks for running the poll, whuntva! Now I think I should go back and rewatch some of those old Spongebob episodes...
by Nick
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 20 SpongeBob Episodes Results
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Top 20 SpongeBob Episodes Results

whuntva wrote:Quite the reference for a kids' show!


My favorite obscure reference in the show is the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec shout out in the episode where Squidward pretends to be a ghost.
by Nick
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Keith Flint
Replies: 3
Views: 891

R.I.P. Keith Flint

It appears that the frontman of British electronic group The Prodigy has died. He was only 49.

https://pitchfork.com/news/the-prodigys ... ead-at-49/
by Nick
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

Re: Songs of 2019

Totally random, no real order, songs I've liked this year... Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen Deafheaven- Black Brick James Blake (featuring Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)- Mile High Solange (featuring Playboi Carti)- Almeda Carly Rae Jepsen- Now That I Found You Carly Rae Jepsen- No Drug Like Me Better ...
by Nick
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 6859

Re: Albums of 2019

If I were to explain my love for this album best, I'd refer to the Franz Kafka quote I used as my review on RYM: I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? So that it will ...
by Nick
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 6859

Re: Albums of 2019

The new Solange album is, by far, the best album I've heard from this year. It's so damn silky smooth. Like hot butter. The Xiu Xiu album, on the other hand, is one of the worst releases I've heard from this decade. The "singing" (if you can even call it that) is just straight up atrocious...
by Nick
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 5140

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

Is Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” a nuclear holocaust new wave song? Because if so that’s be my favorite. Prince’s “1999” would be a close second, but that’s not new wave. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring up this great article... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.stereogum.c...
by Nick
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 5140

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

fasbjd wrote:This is my selection so clearly I'm a fan. The best new wave song about a nuclear holocaust that I know! 9


A big claim considering the existence of “I Melt with You”, “99 Luftballons”, and “Two Tribes”!
by Nick
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 118
Views: 4960

Re: Best Rolling Stones Songs

Hymie, can you add these 5 songs to the end of my top 30?

31. Let It Bleed
32. Shattered
33. Doom and Gloom
34. Sweet Virginia
35. Sister Morphine

Thanks
by Nick
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 118
Views: 4960

Re: Best Rolling Stones Songs

1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 2. Sympathy for the Devil 3. Gimme Shelter 4. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 5. Paint It, Black 6. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 7. Tumbling Dice 8. Honkey Tonk Women 9. Miss You 10. Brown Sugar 11. Wild Horses 12. Street Fighting Man 13. Start Me Up 14. Happy 15. Rocks Off...
by Nick
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Mark Hollis
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

R.I.P. Mark Hollis

The Talk Talk singer has reportedly died. He was 64.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nme.co ... 453863/amp
by Nick
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

Here are some other favorites of mine, that haven't been already listed in this thread... https://img.discogs.com/qri0Z0eIkNLny08PFaTqC64_ueE=/fit-in/600x607/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-5513520-1395323202-6521.jpeg.jpg https://consequenceofsound.files.wor...
by Nick
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

No contest.

Image
by Nick
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 25237

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Empire of the Sun- Walking on a Dream: 8

A prime example of the indietronic pop that was all that rage during the late 2000s (see also: LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, Hot Chip, Phoenix, etc.). The chorus is very catchy and the melody is bittersweet, like 80% blissed out contentment, 20% pain.
by Nick
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 25237

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I wonder how much of this is a self fulfilling prophecy, meaning people who want to appear or feel hip convince themselves that the acclaimed things are the best things. In other words, do people come to this forum because they already like what is acclaimed, or do they come here because they want ...
by Nick
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 25237

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I wonder how much of this is a self fulfilling prophecy, meaning people who want to appear or feel hip convince themselves that the acclaimed things are the best things. In other words, do people come to this forum because they already like what is acclaimed, or do they come here because they want ...
by Nick
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite SpongeBob Episodes Voting Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: Favorite SpongeBob Episodes Voting Thread



Also, I've gotta give a shout-out to the single best joke in SpongeBob, unless you count the last 2 minutes of "Band Geeks" as one long joke, but for the sake of this discussion I'm not.
by Nick
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite SpongeBob Episodes Voting Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: Favorite SpongeBob Episodes Voting Thread

This list is extremely provisional. All 20 episodes listed are great, the top 7 in particular are among the best television I've seen in my life (seriously). 1. Band Geeks 2. Krusty Krab Training Video 3. Shanghaied 4. Chocolate with Nuts 5. Dying for Pie 6. Doing Time 7. The Algae's Always Greener ...
by Nick
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: RIP Bruno Ganz
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: RIP Bruno Ganz

I'm only really familiar with his performance in Downfall, which is incredible, and really should be remembered more for its ability to portray one of the most heinous men in history in a multi-faceted light and less for giving birth to an (admittedly funny) internet meme.
by Nick
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SpongeBob Poll?
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: SpongeBob Poll?

I’m only really familiar with seasons 1-4, but the first 3 seasons basically defined my childhood and are generally considered the best of the show (by a long shot), so I feel as if I have enough knowledge to join in. I can probably make a top 20 episodes.
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 25237

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

But to answer your question, OF COURSE I DO although I have never heard an instance where both versions sound exactly the same. Then originality has some kind of importance for you as well. It just means more to most people here. Where do you get that from? Which version is the original has NO BEAR...
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post 5,000!
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

Re: Post 5,000!

Whoa! You all have a nice day, too!
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 25237

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I fail to see why this is seen as a bad thing. I have no problem with unoriginal. In fact, I prefer it in most cases. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS. Many of my favorite records of the 70s and later are exceedingly unoriginal. My favorite record of 1972 is "Jambalaya&quo...
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 25237

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

very unoriginal I fail to see why this is seen as a bad thing. I have no problem with unoriginal. In fact, I prefer it in most cases. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS. Many of my favorite records of the 70s and later are exceedingly unoriginal. My favorite record of 1972 is &qu...
by Nick
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 6859

Re: Albums of 2019

I've heard four albums so far. Here's how I'd rank them... Good: 1. Sharon Van Etten- Remind Me Tomorrow 2. James Blake- Assume Form 3. Deerhunter- Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? Decent: 4. Toro y Moi- Outer Peace My tiers go something like... Excellent Great Very Good Good Decent Poor ...
by Nick
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 55
Views: 6676

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

1. The Beatles 2. Radiohead 3. The Rolling Stones 4. David Bowie 5. Bob Dylan 6. The Clash 7. Led Zeppelin 8. Kanye West 9. Blur 10. The Smiths 11. Wilco 12. The Beach Boys 13. Bruce Springsteen 14. Prince 15. LCD Soundsystem 16. Talking Heads 17. Jimi Hendrix 18. Pink Floyd 19. Arcade Fire 20. R.E....
by Nick
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRIK FRANZON IS MY GURU
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: HENRIK FRANZON IS MY GURU

I can't exactly say that I understand the Dutch language, the Dutch culture, or really what the author is getting at, but it's always good to see Henrik get some much deserved recognition. ... but you did understand the intentions of my post ... Apart from reading a - in my eyes - commical article ...
by Nick
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRIK FRANZON IS MY GURU
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: HENRIK FRANZON IS MY GURU

I can't exactly say that I understand the Dutch language, the Dutch culture, or really what the author is getting at, but it's always good to see Henrik get some much deserved recognition.

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