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by Nick
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 497
Views: 26615

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Cecil Taylor's highest ranking album is "Conquistador!", but the site's banner shows it as "Unit Structures".
by Nick
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 2456

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

2010s albums still left to appear? 2010: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy This Is Happening Halcyon Digest The Suburbs Teen Dream The ArchAndroid High Violet 2011: Let England Shake Bon Iver, Bon Iver 21 Take Care 2012: Channel Orange Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Lonerism 2013: Modern Vampires of the Cit...
by Nick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 3490

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

I didn't include any plays in my list (because I've always viewed plays as form of art primarily meant to be seen or performed as opposed to read, and as such it appeared a case of "apples and oranges" to list them alongside novels, though certainly no disrespect to those who felt differen...
by Nick
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 843

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Quite possibly my favorite year for music since 1994... Albums: 1. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver 2. Radiohead- In Rainbows 3. Panda Bear- Person Pitch 4. M.I.A.- Kala 5. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible 6. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular 7. Justice- Cross 8. The National- Boxer 9. Kanye West- Graduation 10. Bu...
by Nick
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 2456

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

I'm very interested in seeing how the 2010s albums rank this time around. For reference, here were the 10 highest ranking 2010s albums back in our 2014 poll... #69 Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy #118 Frank Ocean- Channel Orange #124 Arcade Fire- The Suburbs #133 Janelle Monae- The Arc...
by Nick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 337
Views: 10694

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Risqué is actually ranked at #488, not unranked. Nice results so far though!
by Nick
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 245
Views: 17199

Re: Albums of 2017

Trying a different tier system for ranking albums. Something like... Excellent Great Good Decent Poor Bad Let's see how much I like it. Anyway, the year is 2/3rds of the way over, so I figure an update is in order... Excellent: 1. The War on Drugs- A Deeper Understanding 2. Mount Eerie- A Crow Looke...
by Nick
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Walter Becker
Replies: 9
Views: 315

R.I.P. Walter Becker

Walter Becker, one half of the legendary jazz-rock group Steely Dan has died.

http://www.walterbecker.com/
by Nick
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 39
Views: 956

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

Listyguy wrote:Wow, didn't realize how many of us were in the 90s. Of those of us born in that decade, I wonder how many were the first half vs the second half (I'm the second half).


For what it's worth, I'm in the first half!
by Nick
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Though this may just be wishful thinking. Why would you be wishful that other's opinion lower over the idea that your opinion might raise? Good point right here. I'll admit I am s bit too focused on the negatives right now. If American Dream were by any other band my disposition would be much diffe...
by Nick
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Premature first reaction: A very good/great album, but easily their weakest. There's some filler in the first half This opinion will not age well. On the contrary, once the "oh my god LCD" are back hype died down, I fully expect my opinion to become the general consensus. Though this may ...
by Nick
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

I listened to it yesterday, but only once. Premature first reaction: A very good/great album, but easily their weakest. There's some filler in the first half and nothing on this album as good as "All My Friends", "Losing My Edge", or "All I Want". Still an incredibly go...
by Nick
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Rank the Tracks: Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)

1. Wonderwall
2. Champagne Supernova
3. Some Might Say
4. Don't Look Back in Anger
5. Roll With It
6. Cast No Shadow
7. Morning Glory
8. She's Electric
9. Hello
10. Hey Now!
11. Untitled
12. Untitled 2
by Nick
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 80
Views: 5198

Re: Songs of 2017

New Taylor Swift song: Likes: It's an interesting change of pace for Swift, sonically very adventurous for her. I think she's legitimately gone a bit crazy with fame and feuds though. But it makes for something interesting. Bad: The chorus is a little underwhelming and out of place (though the "...
by Nick
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 245
Views: 17199

Re: Albums of 2017

Just finished my first listen through of the new War on Drugs album. A bit too soon to tell, but this could easily be my AOTY.
by Nick
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 3490

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Listyguy, I voted for the short story collection Labyrinths by Borges. However, in the recommendations thread I saw several mentions of Ficciones, also by Borges. Both Labyrinths and Ficciones are short story collections, and there is an extreme amount of overlap between the two with regards to the ...
by Nick
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 3490

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Tentative top 50... 1. David Foster Wallace- Infinite Jest 2. Joseph Heller- Catch-22 3. Miguel de Cervantes- Don Quixote 4. Kurt Vonnegut- Slaughterhouse-Five 5. Roberto Bolaño- 2666 6. Jorge Luis Borges- Labyrinths (Short Story Collection) 7. David Foster Wallace- The Pale King 8. Roberto Bolaño- ...
by Nick
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

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: 103

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: 49
Views: 1654

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: 49
Views: 1654

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: 360
Views: 24902

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: 360
Views: 24902

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: 1575

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: 5
Views: 562

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: 1575

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: 1575

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: 843

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: 80
Views: 5198

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: 466

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: 476

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: 360
Views: 24902

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: 253

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: 238

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: 159

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: 1048

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: 245
Views: 17199

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: 80
Views: 5198

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: 4587

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: 174
Views: 14695

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: 245
Views: 17199

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: 277

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: 4587

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: 4587

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: 830

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: 360
Views: 24902

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: 245
Views: 17199

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...

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