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by Nick
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

I am kicking myself over and over for not having heard "In Undertow" before this poll. I discovered it when it placed so high here. Had I heard it before I submitted my list it would've made my top 5 songs of the year for sure.
by Nick
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1645

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Thanks for putting this on, notbrianeno! And a big congratulations to LCD Soundsystem!
by Nick
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Albums of 2018

Don't think I had ever listened to as many albums on their release dates, but Car Seat Headrest, Ought, US Girls and Superchunk albums are all well worth the spin ! Car Seat Headrest's Twin Fantasy is a fascinating case - it's a complete re-recording of the 2011 CSH album of the same name, which wa...
by Nick
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Save My LCD Soundsystem Tracks
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Save My LCD Soundsystem Tracks

Freak Out/Starry Eyes Give It Up Movement Other Voices Yr City's a Sucker 45:33 (part 1) 45:33 (part 2) 45:33 (part 3) 45:33 (part 4) 45:33 (part 5) 45:33 (part 6) Black Screen Bye Bye Bayou Change Yr Mind Hippe Priest Bum-Out Oh You (Christmas Blues) Pow Pow Pulse (v. 1) Somebody's Calling Me Thril...
by Nick
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1645

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Wow. Even after all that, Brand New make it in the top 25. I can't speak for anyone else, but to me, Jesse Lacey's (admittedly horrible) actions have zero effect on how I judge his music. When it comes to evaluating his art, Lacey's moral character is as relevant to me as what his favorite breakfas...
by Nick
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition)
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll List Submissions (2018 Edition)

A very, very tentative list... 1| Pulp Fiction ...... (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) 2| Vertigo ...... (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) 3| Spirited Away ...... (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) 4| Koyaanisqatsi ...... (Godfrey Reggio, 1982) 5| Rear Window ...... (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) 6| Boogie Nights ...... (Paul Thomas...
by Nick
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 2000s
Replies: 57
Views: 1890

Re: [Results] Albums of the 2000s

There's one album I expected to end up pretty low and that still haven't showed up. As strange as it might seem, I will be both a hater and happy it does quite well : while some albums on the bottom of my list I find pretty bad or just boring/self indulgent, this one I just can't connect with but s...
by Nick
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1645

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

The top of the list will probably look a lot like the critic's, but a big difference already is The Ooz: #10 with critics, #75 with us. Coincidentally, it is the highest ranked album on the critics list I haven't heard. Meanwhile, we rank the Regrettes album just a little higher than the critics. I...
by Nick
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Listyguy wrote:I'm stunned that "Swimming Pools" is on 1300 on AM. Especially given the placements of his more recent songs.


My favorite Kendrick song, "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" isn't even in the top 3,000!
by Nick
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

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) Wait...nothing from Good Kid Maad City made the top 10 back in 2012? That's almost unfathomable to ...
by Nick
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Thanks, notbrianeno! And congratulations "Humble"! Also for a couple of years now Chambord's been posting how artists have been faring this decade with respect to the number of songs/albums that have made our EOY top ten. I haven't seen any post from him here, so I figure I'll do the honor...
by Nick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Albums of 2018

MGMT- Little Dark Age Speaking of diminishing returns, MGMT put out an album on Friday too. But in spite of the fact that each of their three previous studio albums have been markedly worse than the last, Little Dark Age is actually quite good. So good that it actually manages to break this trend, ...
by Nick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Pretty cool how a 13 minute long spiritual jazz song like "Truth" was popular enough to make our top ten. Just goes to show how awesome this community is.
by Nick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Albums of 2018

Franz Ferdinand- Always Ascending Franz Ferdinand, famed Scottish indie rockers, are great and all, but they are probably the living, breathing definition of diminishing returns. Their first album is a classic, and rightfully so. Their second album is great. Their third is very good (actually quite...
by Nick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

So, so happy with a top 20 placement for "Holding On". And the 2 songs I couldn't figure out ("In Undertow" and "Star Roving") have both appeared, so I've got this top 10 figured out. Well, except for the whole placement thing...
by Nick
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Whenever we get towards the end of a forum poll unveiling, I try and list out all the remaining songs/albums/artists. I've got 18 of the top 20 figured out, but those last 2 are giving me a bit of trouble. Excited to see what they are! Also, I hope I'm not spoiling too much by saying that there appe...
by Nick
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Without making any snarky value judgements about certain songs, which I'm tempted to do, I do find the discrepancy between our list and the critics' list to be very interesting this year. With several of the critics' top ten song already gone, could this be the year that the AMF list bears the least...
by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

notbrianeno wrote:
#69. Cardi B | "Bodak Yellow"
(86.014 Points | 4 Votes)
Critics' List: #4
Biggest Fans: OrdinaryPerson (#10)



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by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 2051

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Awesome! It's starting! Thanks, one who is not Brian Eno! Just a question though, how is "biggest fan" determined? It appears to be based on whoever put the song in their top 20, but I put "Want You Back" in my top 20 and I'm not listed among the fans. EDIT: actually it looks lik...
by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 46
Views: 1469

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

Henrik, I think that everyone else in this thread has already said everything I could have wanted to say, but let me say this much- Thank you for everything you've done with AM! Thanks to acclaimedmusic, I've discovered a wealth of music that I probably never ever would have otherwise, including a l...
by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Albums of 2018

Justin Timberlake- Man of the Woods After releasing the brilliant 20/20 Experience (and its significantly less brilliant, but occasionally fun, companion album) back in 2013, Timberlake has remained conspicuously absent from the music world, his lone contribution in the past five years being the bu...
by Nick
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Albums of 2018

Cupcakke- Euphorize I've seen people describe this album as trap. Which is ridiculous. This album is much too interesting to be considered a genre as bereft of ideas as trap. But I can't entirely blame these commentators. The snapping percussion and muted horns found on numerous tracks throughout E...
by Nick
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Albums of 2018

Panda Bear- A Day with the Homies (EP) Panda Bear's first release since his pretty darn good 2015 LP Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper , his vinyl only EP A Day with the Homies feels like a dumping ground for material, a clearing of house to make way for a new album. The signature psychedelic good v...
by Nick
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Albums of 2018

Shame- Songs of Praise This whole post-punk revivalism trend is nice and all, but I can't help but feel like that's all it is to me. Nice. Ever since Interpol perfected said revivalism on their excellent 2002 LP Turn on the Bright Lights , I can't help but feel as if the bulk of the revivalists tha...
by Nick
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Albums of 2018

Use this thread to post your thoughts on the albums coming out this year.
by Nick
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 11754

Re: Songs of 2017

5. The War on Drugs - Holding On 2 | The War on Drugs | Holding On You guys both put this song at a super high spot on your lists in this thread, so consider this a friendly request to please vote in the now open 2017 AM EOY poll so that we may rocket this song to the list's upper echelon. I'm afra...
by Nick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)

bootsy wrote:I've kind of warmed up to Fantano. I've listened to some of those classic album reviews and they're pretty good.


He's a surprisingly divisive guy, but I've always been a fan of him. The worst thing about his videos are the generic, unfunny comments his fans leave on them.
by Nick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)

Fantano's classic album lists are deemed AM valid, so I'll be posting his latest additions to the list here.

So far this year we have...

Daft Punk- Discovery
Michael Jackson- Thriller
Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Ween- Chocolate and Cheese
Aphex Twin- Selected Ambient Works 85-92
by Nick
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 11754

Re: Songs of 2017

Melomaniac wrote:5. The War on Drugs - Holding On


Dan wrote:2 | The War on Drugs | Holding On


You guys both put this song at a super high spot on your lists in this thread, so consider this a friendly request to please vote in the now open 2017 AM EOY poll so that we may rocket this song to the list's upper echelon.
by Nick
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 3394

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Apologies, notbrianeno, but I've decided to make some slight edits to my songs list. I assure you that this will be my only change. Here is my updated list... Songs: 1. The War on Drugs- Holding On 2. Kamasi Washington- Truth 3. Mount Eerie- Ravens 4. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 5. Kendrick Lamar...
by Nick
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 11754

Re: Songs of 2017

Future Critic wrote:
notbrianeno wrote:
Future Critic wrote:Here's my final Top 50 Songs list of 2017:

Post this in the list thread if you want to vote in the EOY contest


Do you have a link? For some reason, I can't find the thread.

Thank you!


I've got your back

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6459
by Nick
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)
Replies: 20
Views: 601

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)

03 | Lazarus 01 | ★ 07 | I Can't Give Everything Away 05 | Girl Loves Me 04 | Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) 02 | 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore 06 | Dollar Days Outside of "Dollar Days" every track is great, in my opinion. I'd say outside of "Girl Loves Me" every track is great. An...
by Nick
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)
Replies: 20
Views: 601

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)

1. Lazarus
2. Blackstar
3. I Can't Give Everything Away
4. 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
5. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)
6. Dollar Days
7. Girl Loves Me
by Nick
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 3394

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Albums: 1. Mount Eerie- A Crow Looked at Me 2. The War on Drugs- A Deeper Understanding 3. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 4. Lorde- Melodrama 5. Kendrick Lamar- DAMN 6. Fleet Foxes- Crack-Up 7. LCD Soundsystem- American Dream 8. Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory 9. Brand New- Science Fiction 10. Kamas...
by Nick
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12040

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Setherex wrote:
Nick wrote:Okay tier:

Chanel, Slide

You have greatly offended me and my people.


While I absolutely adore Channel Orange, nothing Frank has put out since then has wowed me. Blonde included.
by Nick
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12040

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Am I the only one who thinks this is probably the worst top 10 we've ever had? Bodak Yellow is the second best song of the year? Sorry, but I just don't see it. And I don't understand all the love for XO TOUR Llif3 and Mask Off either. They're alright, but to me they're maybe top 50 songs of the ye...
by Nick
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 170
Views: 6079

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The genre link to "turntable music" actually leads to the page for "power electronics".
by Nick
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"

Cardi B is the first female rapper to rule without any other billed acts since Lauryn Hill in 1998. After Hill, Lil' Kim ruled for five weeks in 2001 with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk on "Lady Marmalade"; Shawnna reigned as featured on Ludacris' "Stand Up," which topped the ...
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 183
Views: 21978

Re: Concerts you have coming up

StevieFan13 wrote:
Nick wrote:I'm seeing LCD Soundsystem live in Brooklyn on Friday. Needless to say, I'm pretty pumped.

Are they playing at your house?


I'll show you the ropes, kid, show you thhhheeeee ropes.
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12040

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Thanks for the update!
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 183
Views: 21978

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm seeing LCD Soundsystem live in Brooklyn on Friday. Needless to say, I'm pretty pumped.
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12040

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Any chance of an update soon, Sweepstakes Ron?
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"

Hmm...I wonder if people are actually reading what critics are saying about the song to justify its placement. As much as we simplify all these lists down to their rank and nothing more, pretty much all of these lists have at least a paragraph explaining each song; Pitchfork wrote 450 on Bodak Yell...
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"

Hmm...I wonder if people are actually reading what critics are saying about the song to justify its placement. As much as we simplify all these lists down to their rank and nothing more, pretty much all of these lists have at least a paragraph explaining each song; Pitchfork wrote 450 on Bodak Yell...
by Nick
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?
Replies: 42
Views: 1887

Re: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?

This very salty post that I may or may not have written and posted on reddit at 1 in the morning on a work night gets the idea across... Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Hold the phone... That was YOU? Aw geez, the internet really is a small world... I've read your reviews, but I certainly didn't think that you'd...
by Nick
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?
Replies: 42
Views: 1887

Re: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?

I love Kendrick and DAMN, but I had to go with option 3. It seems like in the past couple of years the standards for critics have dropped precipitously. I blame much of this on the recent trend of rewarding songs and albums for their cultural relevance at the expense of all other factors. It seems t...
by Nick
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 1669

Re: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)

I will never, ever, ever understand the appeal of "Bodak Yellow". Ever. Hey, now you know how I felt a year ago when "Formation" was on all the EOY lists (although I will say that song's grown on me a little). I wasn't actually too big on "Formation" either. Looking ba...
by Nick
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 1669

Re: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)

I will never, ever, ever understand the appeal of "Bodak Yellow". Ever.
by Nick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 66
Views: 12040

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

It's pretty awesome how "Truth", a 13 minute long spiritual jazz instrumental, is in the top 20 songs of the year. It's easily one of my favorite pieces of music from this decade.
by Nick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Stereogum (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: EOY 2017 - Stereogum (US)

charliepanayi wrote:Jesus, that opening paragraph reminds me how much Stereogum annoys me.


Stereogum as some of the worst writing in all of music criticism. As much as people rag on Pitchfork's writing, Pitchfork on a bad day is on the same level as Stereogum on an average day.

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