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by Nick
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Listyguy wrote:I could be wrong, but is this the first time we've heard autotune in an LCD Soundsystem song?


I'm actually pretty sure it's a vocoder, not auto tune.
by Nick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A update on progress about my list for the most acclaimed TV shows and comics of all time
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: A update on progress about my list for the most acclaimed TV shows and comics of all time

It's okay, letmeintomyzone. You focus on yourself first. The rest will come when you're ready for it.
by Nick
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I've seen some people online claim it may be a reference to Infinite Jest as well. Which is funny because DFW notoriously hated the Infinite Jest cover. And even if they wanted to do a reference to Infinite Jest there's a million better ways they could've done it. The whole thing just looks so slopp...
by Nick
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I am legitimately annoyed at how bad this album art is.
by Nick
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19726

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

Still working, I apologize for the delay. I wasn't expecting as much of a turnout as we had, as many revisions as we had, and the limits of my own schedule with a new job. Like i said before, I'll update this when i've completed tabulating as a 24-hour advance warning for any last minute updates, a...
by Nick
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19726

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

Notbrianeno, any news? Still working, I apologize for the delay. I wasn't expecting as much of a turnout as we had, as many revisions as we had, and the limits of my own schedule with a new job. Like i said before, I'll update this when i've completed tabulating as a 24-hour advance warning for any...
by Nick
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1338

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

This is the main thing that really bogs down the album. Everything Now is 13 songs. 4 of them are interlude type tracks. And of the remaining 9, 3 are decent to bad (from most tolerable to least, Good God Damn, Peter Pan, and Chemistry). That leaves 6 of the original 13 that are worth your time. And...
by Nick
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: AMF Favorite Books Poll?
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: POLL: AMF Favorite Books Poll?

I will absolutely be voting, but want to take this last month to read some more before finalizing the list.
by Nick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1338

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Also, just saw that Pitchfork gave the album a 5.6. Yeah. Ouch.
by Nick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 41
Views: 1338

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

After listening to the pre-release singles a good amount, and having now heard the album in full once, I have to say that I mostly agree with the critics here. Everything Now is a good album, but easily the worst Arcade Fire album to date. All four of their previous albums are in my top 200 albums o...
by Nick
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: NPR: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Not a single album by St. Vincent? Ouch...
by Nick
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3924

Re: Songs of 2017

I'm absurdly excited for the new War on Drugs album, especially after hearing their great new single "Strangest Thing". And "Holding On" is my favorite song to be released since 2015.
by Nick
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 4

All great songs.

In the Flowers
La Femme D'Argent
by Nick
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classic albums with questionable lead singles
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Classic albums with questionable lead singles

Neon Bible's lead single was "Black Mirror". Which is a fine song and all, but probably in the bottom half of the tracks in terms of quality.
by Nick
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19726

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

List Hi Moonbeam, have you ever listened to Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz? It should probably be in my top 10, I can't ever get tired of it, I'm wondering if you'd like it. Seriously doubt Moonbeam would like it. After listening to a little of the album, I'm shocked that anyone with functioning e...
by Nick
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties

Shocked that Forrest Gump is absent. It's critically acclaimed, but not too arthouse or highbrow, it was massively successful commercially, and the soundtrack is loaded with classic rock. It seems tailor made for Rolling Stone's critics.
by Nick
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of albums to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: List of albums to be added to AM 2017

Very happy to see two of my favorite albums of last year, Bottomless Pit and blackSUMMERS'night make the cut! I was afraid they wouldn't.
by Nick
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16 tiebreaker
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16 tiebreaker

I choose Air - La femme d'argent.

Someone else can chose the other song.
by Nick
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Song Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Song Finals

Bootsy, you're getting upset over a meaningless forum poll conducted solely for fun. Not only that, but you're needlessly insulting Henrik, a man who has worked very, very hard to bring us the AM lists and this forum. I think you need to take a break from the computer and come back when you're a bit...
by Nick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14102

Re: Albums of 2017

The year is half way over! Time for an update... Excellent (9/10): 1. Mount Eerie- A Crow Looked at Me 2. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 3. Fleet Foxes- Crack-Up Great (8/10): 4. Kendrick Lamar- Damn 5. Lorde- Melodrama 6. Sampha- Process 7. Jlin- Black Origami 8. Thundercat- Drunk 9. Spoon- Hot Tho...
by Nick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3924

Re: Songs of 2017

The year is just about halfway over, which means it's a good time for an update... 1. The War on Drugs- Holding On 2. Mount Eerie- Ravens 3. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 4. Kendrick Lamar- Humble 5. LCD Soundsystem- Call the Police 6. Mount Eerie- Real Death 7. Lorde- Green Light 8. Fleet Foxes- T...
by Nick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results
Replies: 108
Views: 3542

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

Very surprised and happy to see Bryan Cranston ranking so high. His performance in Breaking Bad elevated that show from "great" to "superb".
by Nick
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 169
Views: 13607

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Managed to snag tickets on Friday to see LCD Soundsystem at Brooklyn Steel in December.

This will be the second time I've seen them (first was all the way back in 2010).
by Nick
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14102

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: 5
Views: 209

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: 108
Views: 3542

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: 108
Views: 3542

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: 622

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: 349
Views: 19726

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: 228
Views: 14102

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: 228
Views: 14102

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: 349
Views: 19726

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: 349
Views: 19726

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: 349
Views: 19726

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: 668

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: 66
Views: 3924

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: 473

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: 358

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: 917

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: 2525

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: 2525

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: 228
Views: 14102

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: 2525

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: 210

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: 228
Views: 14102

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: 505

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: 388

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.

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