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by Nick
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 37
Views: 1817

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

“I Like It” only has 58% of the acclaim that “This Is America” does, meaning Gambino’s song might just be one of the most dominant SOTYs in recent memory. A top 200 placement looks inevitable, and even as someone who really likes the song, that frankly seems ridiculous.
by Nick
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 37
Views: 1817

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

In a way, trap reminds me of crunk, a style of rap that was extremely popular in the mid 2000s (say, 2003 to 2007). Both are genres of rap that reached extreme levels of popularity in the US, both feature “aggressive” instrumentals and vocals, both place very little emphasis on lyrics or technical ...
by Nick
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 37
Views: 1847

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Against All Logic- 2012-2017 I'm surprised this one isn't getting more heat in end of year lists. I thought it'd serve as the "token electronic album" for a lot of indie publications but it looks like DJ Koze and Jon Hopkins are taking those spots. Yeah, I’m pretty surprised too. It’s my ...
by Nick
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 37
Views: 1847

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Against All Logic- 2012-2017
by Nick
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 37
Views: 1817

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

In a way, trap reminds me of crunk, a style of rap that was extremely popular in the mid 2000s (say, 2003 to 2007). Both are genres of rap that reached extreme levels of popularity in the US, both feature “aggressive” instrumentals and vocals, both place very little emphasis on lyrics or technical r...
by Nick
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Re: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today

I didn’t make a top 1,000, but these songs would all stand a good shot of making my top 500 today... Leonard Cohen- Suzanne The Velvet Underground- Venus In Furs Elton John- Rocket Man Elton John- Tiny Dancer Britney Spears- Toxic Patti Smith- Piss Factory Sun Ra- Nuclear War Kamasi Washington- Fis...
by Nick
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 37
Views: 1817

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Henrik wrote:New statement:
If ”Mo Bamba” is still the highest 2017 song (that includes beating ”Mystery of Love”!) on this list when it’s complete, then I will shut down AM.


On behalf of America, I sincerely apologize for trap rap.
by Nick
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 31
Views: 1268

Re: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)

charliepanayi wrote:I told you so re: Cardi B


And let us rejoice in the fact that you were right. We can sleep well tonight knowing Cardi B failed to make the top 10.
by Nick
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 31
Views: 1268

Re: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)

cheekyjh2 wrote:I can see Rosalia snatching №1 spot on the albums list. It's her, The 1975, Kacey or Mitski in my opinion.


Sadly I think Cardi B will claim their AOTY.

Anyway, “Love It If We Made It” is infinitely better than “Bodak Yellow”, so at least their songs list is decent this year.
by Nick
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 16969

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

I just want to make a prediction right now. Childish Gambino's "This is America" ends up in the top 3 songs of the year on the critics' list. It even stands a great chance at being #1. Think about it... 1. The song is incredibly commercially successful, hitting #1 on the charts in the US,...
by Nick
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 37
Views: 1817

Re: EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

I knew that “This Is America” would be an easy number 1 (I actually called it in our 2018 songs thread a couple months ago), but I didn’t think it would be THIS dominate. In other news, I really, really, really don’t like Cardi B, but even I’ll admit that “I Like It” is pretty good. Not “number 2 so...
by Nick
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Nick wrote:In no particular order...

Brooklyn Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
London Bridge


London Bridge is so overrated that it's in Arizona now. :mrgreen:


This is the first I’m reading about this and it’s all pretty incredible.
by Nick
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 75818

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

There’s only one song from 2016 - 2018 in our top 40 songs of the 2010s (“Ultralight Beam” at number 26). I get that newer songs have always had some trouble competing against old favorites, but the sheer amount of 2015 songs in the top 40 (there’s 8 of them) leads me to believe we’ve all collective...
by Nick
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

In no particular order...

Brooklyn Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
London Bridge
by Nick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

1. Mitski - Be the Cowboy 2. Pusha T - DAYTONA 3. Beach House - 7 4. Noname - Room 25 5. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love 6. Low - Double Negative 7. Emma Ruth Rundle - On Dark Hours 8. Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch 9. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile 10. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and ...
by Nick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 75818

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Thanks so much for running this, Sweepstakes Ron. It’s been a wild and crazy ride and it’s hard to believe it’s all over. LARS is fantastic and I’m happy seeing it at number 1. Interesting note: neither our number 1 nor number 2 song got a single first place vote!
by Nick
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 16019

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

And here’s the top 20... 1 The Beatles - A Day in the Life 2 Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone 4 Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run 5 Otis Redding - (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay 6 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven 7 The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter 8 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 9 The Rolling...
by Nick
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 51
Views: 3425

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

The appeal of that Low album is more or less lost on me. If you enjoy it, all the more power to you, but to me it just sounded decent, it felt overly long and all that distortion made the songs sound overly samey.
by Nick
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: Notes on EOY spreadsheets
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: Notes on EOY spreadsheets

Henrik, are genre-specific lists from non-genre specific sources eligible? I think they used to be considered ineligible, but your post doesn’t mention them.
by Nick
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 16019

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

1 The Beatles - A Day in the Life 2 Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone 3 The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 4 Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run 5 Otis Redding - (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay 6 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven 7 The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter 8 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 9 ...
by Nick
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 75818

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

The definitive, indisputable ranking of the songs from Funeral: Incredible tier: 1. Wake Up 2. Neighborhood #1 3. Rebellion (Lies) Great tier: 4. Neighborhood #3 5. Crown of Love 6. In the Backseat 7. Neighborhood #2 8. Haiti Good tier: 9. Une année sans lumière 10. Neighborhood #4 This man has a f...
by Nick
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 75818

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

The definitive, indisputable ranking of the songs from Funeral:

Incredible tier:

1. Wake Up
2. Neighborhood #1
3. Rebellion (Lies)

Great tier:

4. Neighborhood #3
5. Crown of Love
6. In the Backseat
7. Neighborhood #2
8. Haiti

Good tier:

9. Une année sans lumière
10. Neighborhood #4
by Nick
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Re: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today

I didn’t make a top 1,000, but these songs would all stand a good shot of making my top 500 today... Leonard Cohen- Suzanne The Velvet Underground- Venus In Furs Elton John- Rocket Man Elton John- Tiny Dancer Britney Spears- Toxic Patti Smith- Piss Factory Sun Ra- Nuclear War Kamasi Washington- Fist...
by Nick
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 16019

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

“Running Up That Hill”’s huge jump probably means a huge jump for “Wuthering Heights”. A top 20 placement looks extremely likely now. Maybe even top 10?
by Nick
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Time (US)
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Re: EOY 2018 - Time (US)

I am so thankful that this dreadful list isn't eligible.
by Nick
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 54881

Re: Albums of 2018

Probably my last update before the EOY lists really start rolling in... Great: 1. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- 2012 - 2017 2. Kamasi Washington- Heaven and Earth 3. Beach House- 7 4. Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer 5. Car Seat Headrest- Twin Fantasy (Face to Face) 6. Arctic Monkeys- Tranquility Base Hot...
by Nick
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Mojo (UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: EOY 2018 - Mojo (UK)

discord wrote:Anyone putting the Arctic Monkeys anywhere near the top 10 needs their head examined.


Respectfully disagree! I love me some lounge-pop Bowie-esque concept album about a lunar hotel/casino. But I get that it's a super hard sell.
by Nick
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 16969

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

My last update before the EOY lists really start rolling in. I'm hoping to discover a lot of great songs on those lists, but in the meantime, here's my provisional top 50... 1. Kamasi Washington- Fists of Fury 2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- I Never Dream 3. Janelle Monáe- Make Me Feel 4. Arctic Monke...
by Nick
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #9: Daft Punk's Discovery
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Album Club Discussion #9: Daft Punk's Discovery

It's pretty hard to overstate the importance of this album on both myself, my cohort of friends, and a large amount of people who came of age in the 2000s. I was born in 1991, and so while I wasn't ready for Daft Punk when Discovery was released, I WAS ready for the band when their career had a bit ...
by Nick
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 75818

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Amazing showing for “Mr. Blue Sky”. A truly great song (even if it didn’t make my top 500).
by Nick
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3982

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

Unfortunately, I think good kid, m.A.A.d. city will be hurt by the fact that critics will refuse to put two Kendrick Lamar albums in the top four. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and To Pimp a Butterfly will probably be the top two, and I could see either taking the top spot. Channel Orange shoul...
by Nick
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3982

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

As for top songs, I think these songs stand the best shot of making the top ten...

Runaway
Rolling in the Deep
Midnight City
Pyramids
Oblivion
Get Lucky
Royals
Let It Happen
Lazarus
Humble
by Nick
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3982

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

Unfortunately, I think good kid, m.A.A.d. city will be hurt by the fact that critics will refuse to put two Kendrick Lamar albums in the top four. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and To Pimp a Butterfly will probably be the top two, and I could see either taking the top spot. Channel Orange shoul...
by Nick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3982

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

Vote splitting might mean Kendrick fails to get 2 albums in the top 5, but if he does I feel confident that it’ll be for TPAB and GKMC and not DAMN. Anyway... My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Channel Orange To Pimp a Butterfly Good Kid MAAD City Blackstar Modern Vampires of the City ...seem like th...
by Nick
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 60
Views: 14091

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Henrik wrote:
Nick wrote:The Bruce Springsteen song “Wrecking Ball” should be a 2012 song, not a 2010 song.

A live recording was released as a single in 2010.


RYM says you’re right. I guess I should’ve checked there before posting!
by Nick
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 60
Views: 14091

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

The Bruce Springsteen song “Wrecking Ball” should be a 2012 song, not a 2010 song.
by Nick
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 75818

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Good rollout so far! But “Jealous Guy” is actually ranked at 681 on AM.
by Nick
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 19706

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Great presentation, Dexter! Although I didn’t vote I sure had fun following along. As for our number 1, I somewhat like “All Star”. It’s probably a solid 6/10 song to me. For what it’s worth though, this is my favorite version of the song (and one I’ve done at karaoke a couple times)... https://m.yo...
by Nick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 60
Views: 14091

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

The Velvet Underground album White Light/White Heat was released in 1968, not in 1967.
by Nick
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 585
Views: 75818

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Hymie wrote:
woodymac wrote:[1547] Swans | Screen Shot (86) *FrankLotion is #1
[1239] Swans | A Little God in My Hands (44) *Tied with damosuzuki


My favorite by the Swans:




The Swans they’re talking about are a little different from this band. Nice song though.
by Nick
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

Re: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?

My bet for top 10 albums (based on what's come out so far, of course, because I think that new Robyn album has some serious potential)... 1. Janelle Monáe 2. Beach House 3. Idles 4. Mitski 5. Kanye West/Kid Cudi 6. Sophie 7. Pusha T 8. Blood Orange 9. Kamasi Washington 10. Car Seat Headrest As for s...
by Nick
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 56
Views: 6890

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

My votes:

Kraftwerk
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
The Cure
Todd Rundgren

...with The Zombies and Roxy Music as very honorable mentions.
by Nick
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 60
Views: 14091

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

The Nine Inch Nails song “Came Back Haunted” is listed on AM as “Come Back Haunted”.
by Nick
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 54881

Re: Albums of 2018

letmeintomyzone wrote:What is the frontrunner for EOYs?


This is the first year in a while (probably since 2014) where I have no clue what the critics’ pick for AOTY will be.
by Nick
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 54881

Re: Albums of 2018

Two thirds of the way through the year... Great: 1. Kamasi Washington- Heaven and Earth 2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- 2012 - 2017 3. Car Seat Headrest- Twin Fantasy (Face to Face) 4. Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer 5. Beach House- 7 6. Deafheaven- Ordinary Corrupt Human Love 7. Father John Misty- God'...
by Nick
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Asian music recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: Asian music recommendations

Most Asian music I know is from anime or YouTube recommendations. But here's what I've got... Yellow Magic Orchestra- Firecracker Ryo Fukui- Early Summer Shonen Knife- When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine cover) Tomoyasu Hotei- Battle Without Honor or Humanity Mariya Takeuchi- Plastic Love Mitski- No...
by Nick
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 54881

Re: Albums of 2018

Mitski- Be the Cowboy Mitski's newest album, Be the Cowboy , is 14 tracks over 32 minutes. Only three of those 14 songs make it past the two and a half minute mark. And that's where the brilliance of the album lies. On her latest release Mitski crafts her songs with all superfluous details removed,...
by Nick
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 54881

Re: Albums of 2018

Animal Collective- Tangerine Reef So what to make of Tangerine Reef , the latest "audiovisual" album from everyone's favorite 2000s era psychedelic pop outfit Animal Collective? Well for one, and I really can't stress this enough, this album is meant to be watched, much more so than stric...
by Nick
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 54881

Re: Albums of 2018

Is it just more, or has it been really, really, really slow for new albums lately? Since July 1st I've only heard three new albums, the fantastic new Deafheaven album, the Kamasi Washington EP, and now this offering from Moses Sumney. Anyway... Moses Sumney- Black In Deep Red, 2014 (EP) There's some...
by Nick
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 7414

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

The fact that Tom Tom Club's debut album isn't anywhere on AM is extremely surprising, especially when you consider the enormous critical success of Talking Heads and their albums, as well as the fact that "Genius of Love" is in the top 1,000 songs.

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