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by Nick
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 10808

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: 130

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: 130

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: 10808

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: 45
Views: 1364

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: 10808

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

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by Nick
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 375

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: 18
Views: 375

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: 45
Views: 1364

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: 47
Views: 7783

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: 47
Views: 7783

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: 154
Views: 4576

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: 565

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: 20982

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: 47
Views: 7783

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: 20982

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: 47
Views: 7783

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: 565

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: 565

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: 41
Views: 1428

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: 41
Views: 1428

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: 1511

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: 1511

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: 47
Views: 7783

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: 606

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.
by Nick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 20
Views: 1496

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

So I think that you actually could buy GA tickets without the enhanced experience, just I think they sold out before I got to them and the website didn't mention they existed. Anyway big highlight of 'enhanced experience' was a two song acoustic sound check then 30 minute Q&A with St Vincent be...
by Nick
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Kerrang! (UK) - The 51 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums of All Time (2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Kerrang! (UK) - The 51 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums of All Time (2017)

I went to a small, semi-rural high school with literally no claim to fame other than the fact that the members of State Champs went there (they were actually a couple years behind me). So I always think it's pretty cool whenever I see them mentioned on these random lists. That being said, I have lit...
by Nick
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Mojo Magazine (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: EOY 2017 - Mojo Magazine (UK)

:? (I am expecting Run the Jewels 3 to be a major presence - I hope I'm not wrong.) Was expecting for it to turn up as well, slightly surprised and disappointed it hasn't so far. So far we've only seen lists from the UK (well, and a prog only US list), where rap just isn't all that popular compared...
by Nick
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's The Bends (1995)
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's The Bends (1995)

No bad songs here, only good songs and great ones.

1. Fake Plastic Trees
2. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
3. High and Dry
4. Just
5. Planet Telex
6. My Iron Lung
7. Bones
8. The Bends
9. Black Star
10. (Nice Dream)
11. Sulk
12. Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was
by Nick
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 5536

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Henry wrote:I am having some difficulty finding "The Harder They Come" on the album spreadsheet or elsewhere on the website. Please let me know where this album placed in the new rankings.


I'm pretty sure it was removed the update before this as it was deemed a compilation.
by Nick
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 154
Views: 4576

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Nick wrote:Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is from 2014, not 2015.


The version with Kendrick is from 2015, though.


True, however I was under the impression that Henrik always combined all multiple versions of a song into one and went with the earliest release date of a song.
by Nick
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 154
Views: 4576

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is from 2014, not 2015.
by Nick
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 154
Views: 4576

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Tame Impala song 'Cause I'm a Man is displayed on this website as Cause I'm a Man. The correct spelling of the song contains an apostrophe before the word "Cause".
by Nick
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 5536

Re: It has happened! Really!!

My first ten album gap... 922 Roxy Music - Siren 923 Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room 924 Tindersticks - Tindersticks 925 Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell 926 Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 927 Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary 928 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasur...
by Nick
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 5536

Re: It has happened! Really!!

My first ten album gap... 922 Roxy Music - Siren 923 Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room 924 Tindersticks - Tindersticks 925 Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell 926 Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 927 Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary 928 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasure...
by Nick
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 154
Views: 4576

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Springsteen's song "Wrecking Ball" is from 2012, not 2010.
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 154
Views: 4576

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Anohni's "Returnal" is listed twice in the artist page.
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 5536

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Fantastic work as always, Henrik! I've already spent over half an hour pouring through the update and I plan on doing a lot more tonight.
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 20974

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Henrik wrote:
Nick wrote:Image

Do it. :D


Thank you so much, Henrik! It looks fantastic! :D
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened!
Replies: 22
Views: 972

Re: It has happened!

The posts in the "When will the 2017 update come?" topic have been both encouraging and stressful. I wanted to give you something similar. :whistle: :D But I wouldn't have started this topic if I hadn't been quite sure that what you are waiting for is coming soon. http://open.spotify.com/...
by Nick
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 20974

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I'm having no trouble conserving my hype for this, because there's plenty of other stuff coming soon, with a definite time and date, that I can expend my hype on.

So... anyone else getting the new Pokémon games?


I really liked Sun and Moon so I'll probably pick it up.
by Nick
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 20974

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

I think they're just hyped. Is it even the 12th yet for Henrik? 3+6=12, so yes Um, the last time I checked, 3 + 6 equaled 9 ... Has that changed? Are we in the post-math era at last? I think we all need to just seriously ... chill. Believe me, we'll know when the update has happened. When you're th...
by Nick
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 20974

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Image
by Nick
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 20974

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Bruno wrote:Sunday? :o :music-guitarred:


I'm hoping for Saturday, but yeah, it very well could be Sunday.

The perks of being 6 hours behind Henrik mean that I could conceivably wake up at an AM update.
by Nick
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 20974

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

My palms are sweaty Knees weak Laptop's heavy Henrik's gonna update AM already Mom's spaghetti How can we move a post to some kind of Hall of Fame or Best Of thread ? Another forum I go to has a yearbook for the funniest or smartest comments every year. I wish we had one of those. I figure it's nev...
by Nick
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 20974

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

My palms are sweaty
Knees weak
Laptop's heavy
Henrik's gonna update AM already
Mom's spaghetti
by Nick
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 10808

Re: Songs of 2017

An increasingly refined look at my top 50 songs of the year... 1. The War on Drugs- Holding On 2. Mount Eerie- Ravens 3. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 4. Kamasi Washington- Truth 5. Kendrick Lamar- Humble 6. Fleet Foxes- Third of May / Ōdaigahara 7. LCD Soundsystem- How Do You Sleep? 8. Mount Eerie...
by Nick
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fever Ray - Plunge
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Fever Ray - Plunge

Just got done listening to the album for the first time. Plunge is a sonic assault, but in the best way possible. It's been a long time since I listened to her self-titled but from what I remember about it I feel like I like this one more.

Favorite songs: IDK About You, To the Moon and Back
by Nick
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 32020

Re: Albums of 2017

Interesting, you only listen to albums by artists you already know? How do you know some random unknown won't release the greatest album ever? Half my favorite albums in the average year are usually from people I had no knowledge or expectations for, so I could never say nothing else will be on my ...
by Nick
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 32020

Re: Albums of 2017

Seeing as there are only two albums left to be released this year that I have any real interest in (the new Bjork and the new Eminem), this list is pretty much what my list is going to look like at the end of the year. You quit writing about all the albums you listen to? Too bad, as I enjoyed your ...

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