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by Nick
Fri May 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Releases Week of 5/19/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 120

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: 461

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: 1089

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: 1089

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 1089

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: 107

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 263

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: 165

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 324

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 215

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: 136
Views: 5884

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: 324

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 230

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: 230

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 48
Views: 2115

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: 221

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 429

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: 48
Views: 2115

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 429

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 833

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 2029

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: 2029

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: 348

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: 57
Views: 2029

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 48
Views: 2115

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 29
Views: 2433

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: 444

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: 173

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: 444

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: 1114

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: 48
Views: 2115

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: 196
Views: 8745

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: 48
Views: 2115

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: 3193

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...

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