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by Nick
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory Vince Staples broke through in 2015 with the critically acclaimed album Summertime '06 , an album that I appreciated more than I actually enjoyed. To me, the main problems at the heart of that album were its length (20 songs over 59 minutes) and sparseness. So it was ...
by Nick
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spin - The 40 Best Nu-Metal Covers of Pop Songs (2016) - CURRENTLY INELIGIBLE
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Spin - The 40 Best Nu-Metal Covers of Pop Songs (2016) - CURRENTLY INELIGIBLE

As awful as nu metal is, the Alien Ant Farm cover of "Smooth Criminal" is actually pretty enjoyable. It shouldn't work but it just...does.
by Nick
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results
Replies: 57
Views: 1313

Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

babydoll wrote:
Nick wrote:Oh yeah, and Laurence Olivier. Excited to see where he places.

There's a good chance he actually might not place.


That'd certainly be regrettable...

But hey, this is what I get for not voting.
by Nick
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results
Replies: 57
Views: 1313

Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

I didn't vote, but if I did, James Stewart would've been my #1. Excited to see where he places.
by Nick
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)
Replies: 21
Views: 385

Re: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)

Congrats, BleuPanda!! That's easily the best wedding playlist I've ever seen.
by Nick
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 10210

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

I neglected to include a favorite statistic in my list. The albums that were on my 2014 entry for the top 500 that are NOT on my 2017 entry, and the albums that replaced them. All together, 32 albums left my top 500, to be replaced by 32 newcomers. Here they are... The ones that fell off (with their...
by Nick
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Fleet Foxes- Crack-Up The cover of the new Fleet Foxes album features an image from the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Hamaya, and is in a way, a perfect encapsulation of the album's sound. Much like the dark, forlorn cliffs of Hamaya's photo, Crack-Up feels like the most ominous album in the band's...
by Nick
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Phoenix- Ti Amo After four years since their last album, Bankrupt , Phoenix return with Ti Amo , another short and sweet slice of French indie rock. This time though, the band has brought on a little Italo disco to the album, albeit in light flourishes rather than in anything that fully embraces th...
by Nick
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 10210

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

Bruno wrote:Great list, Nick!


Thanks, Bruno!
by Nick
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 10210

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

Rob wrote:
Nick wrote:471. Fleet Foxes- Crack-Up


Woah, the release date for this album is tomorrow. Is this the first appearance of an album in an all-time list before it officially exists? ;)


It might be! I've been able to listen to the album for the past week thanks to NPR's first listen.
by Nick
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 10210

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

My list: 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. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver 8. The Strokes- Is This It 9. David Bowie-...
by Nick
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

1. Stairway to Heaven 2. Rock and Roll 3. When the Levee Breaks 4. Black Dog 5. Going to California 6. The Battle of Evermore 7. Misty Mountain Hop 8. Four Sticks "Four Sticks" is the only song here that is merely "good". Everything else ranges from "very good" to "...
by Nick
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2672

Re: Songs of 2017

My favorite songs of the year thus far, the creme de la creme... 1. Mount Eerie- Ravens 2. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 3. Kendrick Lamar- Humble 4. LCD Soundsystem- Call the Police 5. Mount Eerie- Real Death 6. The War on Drugs- Holding On 7. Arcade Fire- Everything Now 8. Lorde- Green Light 9. F...
by Nick
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: That feeling of discovering a new favorite artist...
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: That feeling of discovering a new favorite artist...

Oh man, do I envy you. The Beatles, while I love them to death, have been my favorite band for the past ten years. There was a point though, around summer 2008 or so, when Radiohead skyrocketed from my number 5 band to my number 2, where they remain to this day. Yeah, my favorites don't change all t...
by Nick
Fri May 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017

Jlin's new album Black Origami is great, out today, and should definitely be here as well!
by Nick
Thu May 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

His death is now being reported as a suicide by hanging.

Very, very sad day for music. Chris Cornell had a great voice, and Superunknown is one hell of an album.
by Nick
Wed May 17, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1629

Re: Least-favorite songs

"Hung Up" is my favorite Madonna song! How can anyone not like it?
by Nick
Tue May 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1629

Re: Least-favorite songs

I think "Same Love" is a decent song. As a big supporter of LGBT rights, I definitely think that the song has a great message. But it's a bit too sentimental for me to really love. Someone once described the piano as something you'd hear in the background of a life insurance commercial and...
by Nick
Tue May 16, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Jlin- Black Origami Jlin is a footwork producer from scenic Gary, Indiana, and her second album, Black Origami , is an exercise in the power of drumming. Footwork as a genre takes its name from the intricate moves made by dancers on the streets of Chicago. The style of music that evolved to accompa...
by Nick
Mon May 15, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1629

Re: Least-favorite songs

I love "Careless Whisper". That sax solo is pure cheesy fun.

When it comes to songs I hate I don't have a definite list or anything, but every song I've heard by Brokencyde would certainly find its way on there.
by Nick
Sun May 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: R.E.M. - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: 6000 Songs: R.E.M. - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

I echo Steviefan's sentiments. The guitar riff on this song is so stellar. Actually, the entire guitar work on this song is. Consider the wah wah wah wah wah wah wah part during the chorus. Yes, I do lack the vocabulary to describe it better. Why do you ask? Also, here's an interesting factoid about...
by Nick
Sun May 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

I'm for separating art from artists, though I guess I wouldn't want to give money to the artist now. I still want to hear it. Like, if I heard tomorrow that Paul McCartney was a murderer it wouldn't make me stop listening to the Beatles any more than the allegations against Roman Polanski make me w...
by Nick
Sat May 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

StevieFan13 wrote:This has nothing to do with PWR BTTM, but I might as well mention it somewhere: today's my birthday!


Happy birthday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inS9gAgSENE
by Nick
Fri May 12, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #95
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: TSPDT Series, #95

That dolly zoom gif is hypnotic.

If anyone is wondering how it's done, it's when you take the camera and zoom in while moving the camera back, or by zooming out while moving the camera forward.

Great movie. I rated it an 8/10.
by Nick
Fri May 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Arca- Arca Arca is a Venezuelan producer who I've mainly had experience with courtesy of his work on Björk's excellent latest album, Vulnicura . On his third album, a self-titled LP, Arca crafts a sound unlike any other I've heard this year, for better and for worse. The sound of Arca is that of da...
by Nick
Fri May 12, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

Why the relative lack of love for "Guiding Light"? Andyd1010 and myself are the only users to put that song in the top half of our rankings. I think it's such a beautiful track.
by Nick
Fri May 12, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

I gave the PWR BTTM a very positive review. It's a solid album. But there are some serious allegations against the band now, allegations that a member of the band is a "sexual predator". There's no hard proof either way, and with the false accusations against people like Freddie Gibbs and ...
by Nick
Wed May 10, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Two great new albums I heard this week... Slowdive- Slowdive Slowdive, the influential shoegaze band, return with their first album in 22 years. Seeing as this one had some decent cover art and an alright name (you can rarely go wrong with the old "self-titled" standby) I was a little more...
by Nick
Wed May 10, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/5/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: New Releases Week of 5/5/2017

I also like this feature, Bluepanda. I try and keep track of upcoming albums I'm interested in, but I inevitably miss some. A thread like this would be a great reminder.
by Nick
Tue May 09, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 10210

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

I will definitely be submitting a list, but I can't submit a list until I've taken a crack at Moonbeam's program and I can't take a crack at Moonbeam's program until I have the time to do so and I won't have the time to do so until this semester is over. Which is Wednesday. So expect a list within a...
by Nick
Mon May 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

1. Marquee Moon
2. Guiding Light
3. Venus
4. Elevation
5. See No Evil
6. Torn Curtain
7. Prove It
8. Friction

They're all pretty great though. My #19 album of all time.
by Nick
Sun May 07, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Perfume Genius- No Shape Perfume Genius (real name Mike Hadreas) returns with a new release three years after his last, 2014's Too Bright . While there's nothing on No Shape that has the bite of that album's highlight "Queen", don't let that trick you into believing that No Shape is someh...
by Nick
Sun May 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

At the Drive-In- in•ter a•li•a There are a lot of signs that an album is going to be bad, some of which have nothing to do with the actual music itself. Does the new At the Drive-In album hit any of them? 1. Was the album released after a long period of inactivity? Check. 2. Is the album art lacklu...
by Nick
Thu May 04, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs

I've listened to the songs a good amount of times thus far and I'm loving them both. "Call the Police" is like if "All I Want" had a happier, more upbeat twin. The guitar work is very much like Robert Fripp, sounds a lot like the guitar on Bowie's "Heroes" as well. I'm ...
by Nick
Thu May 04, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs

I've never wanted to live in New Zealand any more than I do right at this very moment.
by Nick
Mon May 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

The year is a third of the way over and done with! A third of the way round up... Excellent (9/10): 1. Mount Eerie- A Crow Looked at Me 2. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy Great (8/10): 3. Kendrick Lamar- Damn 4. Sampha- Process 5. Thundercat- Drunk 6. Spoon- Hot Thoughts 7. The xx- I See You 8. David...
by Nick
Mon May 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2672

Re: Songs of 2017

My favorite songs of the year so far, order very tentative... 1. Mount Eerie- Ravens 2. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 3. Kendrick Lamar- Humble 4. Mount Eerie- Real Death 5. Lorde- Green Light 6. Fleet Foxes- Third of May / Ōdaigahara 7. Sampha- (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano 8. The xx- Say Somet...
by Nick
Mon May 01, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Coldplay - Clocks
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: 6000 Songs: Coldplay - Clocks

I can get not liking Coldplay. I can even get not liking "Clocks". But that piano riff? C'mon now. How can any sane human dislike that? For the record I really do like Coldplay a lot. After "Viva La Vida or Death..." they got pretty hit or miss, but you could make a pretty solid ...
by Nick
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Gorillaz- Humanz Considering the sheer amount of talent that Damon Albarn possesses, it will probably be impossible for there to ever be a truly bad Gorillaz album. That being said, when viewed in the context of the rest of the virtual band's achievements, Humanz is still a comparatively weak album...
by Nick
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Dave Grohl Songs (voting starts now!)
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: Top 50 Dave Grohl Songs (voting starts now!)

In light of "Go With the Flow" not being eligible, I've replaced that song with Foo Fighter's "Big Me".
by Nick
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2672

Re: Songs of 2017

The new Paramore song is very enjoyable. Music video is cute too. Makes me wonder, with all this 80s revivalism that has partially defined the decade thus far, what the inevitable 2010s revivalism that we can expect come 2040 or so is going to look like. Are we just going to have an 80s revivalism r...
by Nick
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

Re: Albums of 2017

Gas- Narkopop Narkopop is the first studio album in 17 years by German electronic/ambient composer Wolfgang Voigt under his "Gas" moniker. I found out about this album due to all the positive reviews it had been getting, and figured I'd give it a shot. What is immediately evident to me is...
by Nick
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Dave Grohl Songs (voting starts now!)
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: Top 50 Dave Grohl Songs (voting starts now!)

Foo Fighters may not have a whole lot of songs that can go toe to toe with the best of Nirvana, but they do have a surprisingly solid discography. 1. Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit 2. Nirvana- Heart-Shaped Box 3. Nirvana- All Apologies 4. Nirvana- Come As You Are 5. Foo Fighters- Everlong 6. Queen...
by Nick
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10769

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: 22
Views: 1035

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: 216
Views: 10769

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: 57
Views: 2375

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: 57
Views: 2375

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: 11
Views: 442

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

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