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by Nick
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 31
Views: 838

Re: Site update is here

Thank you Henrik!! Now to spend a great deal of time looking it all over...
by Nick
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 404
Views: 19598

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

A casual glance at the lists suggests that we can probably expect a top 20, maybe even top 10, placement for "Wuthering Heights", which is a song that I've known for a while but I hadn't really fell in love with until recently (the song was totally absent from my top 500 in 2015 and now it...
by Nick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

This list is fun for estimating AM after the arrival of the end of decade lists. Will "Get Lucky" be able to maintain the top spot of the 2010s songs list? "Runaway", "Rolling in the Deep" and "Royals" look like the main challengers now. "Midnight City&q...
by Nick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Deafheaven- Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Deafheaven are the indie rock fan's favorite metal band of recent years, and I'm not much of an exception here. The band burst into prominence with their sophomore LP, 2013's Sunbather , an album that combined black metal, shoegaze, and post-rock to critical ...
by Nick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 21817

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Alice Coltrane song "Journey in Satchidananda" is from 1970, not 1971. I think it was recorded in 1970 and released in 1971, no? On the other hand, it features Pharoah Sanders. My mistake! The Wikipedia page for her lists the album as 1970, but both RYM and discogs say 1971. Looks lik...
by Nick
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Listening to the new Deafheaven album off of NPR. This thing is good. I mean real good. I mean about as good as Sunbather good.

This is beach bonfire metal. Wedding party metal. Rose garden metal. Pacific coast road trip metal. You know?
by Nick
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Loudwire - Trent Reznor's 50 Greatest Songs (2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Loudwire - Trent Reznor's 50 Greatest Songs (2018)

I interpreted this post's title as "The 50 songs that Trent Reznor considers to be the greatest" and thought to myself "damn, he's REALLY full of himself".

Clearly the other interpretation makes a little more sense.
by Nick
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2700

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Alphabetical, by artist... 1. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- I Never Dream 2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- Some Kind of Game 3. Arctic Monkeys- Four out of Five 4. Beach House- Dark Spring 5. Beach House- Dive 6. Beach House- Lemon Glow 7. Car Seat Headrest- Bodys 8. Car Seat Headrest- Nervous Young Inhum...
by Nick
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Halfway through the year and here we are... Great: 1. Kamasi Washington- Heaven and Earth 2. Car Seat Headrest- Twin Fantasy (Face to Face) 3. Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer 4. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- 2012 - 2017 5. Beach House- 7 6. Father John Misty- God's Favorite Customer Very Good: 7. Snail M...
by Nick
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Gorillaz- The Now Now In some ways I really feel for Damon Albarn. Sure, the guy is a critically acclaimed multi-millionaire rock star genius who has been an icon of the music world for about 25 years now. But last year he released Humanz , the first Gorillaz album in six years, and it was met with...
by Nick
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 404
Views: 19598

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Hey Sweepstakes Ron, just leaving this message to ensure that you saw my message about moving John Lennon's "Imagine" up to number 90 on my songs list and then moving everything else down accordingly. Thanks! Yep, it’s all good. One more week, everyone! Great, thanks a lot! And of course,...
by Nick
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 404
Views: 19598

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:


Hey Sweepstakes Ron, just leaving this message to ensure that you saw my message about moving John Lennon's "Imagine" up to number 90 on my songs list and then moving everything else down accordingly.

Thanks!
by Nick
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Nas- Nasir Last year Jay-Z, one-time archenemy to Nas, released 4:44 , his album as classic hiphophead thought experiment: what if this legendary rapper who has since fallen off released an album without a single thought of commercial viability or star-studded features and just got back to his root...
by Nick
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Very skewed towards the 00's, which I'm not sure that I agree with. I could go further, but critiquing these lists just isn't worth it. Rolling Stone has such a nostalgia-bias that even this list, which is supposed to highlight recently released music, is heavily biased towards the 00s. Consider th...
by Nick
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 21817

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Alice Coltrane song "Journey in Satchidananda" is from 1970, not 1971.
by Nick
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 404
Views: 19598

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Sweepstakes Ron, I've made a slight edit to my list. I've moved John Lennon's "Imagine" from its original position to #90 on my list. Can you move it up and bump everything else down accordingly? Thanks!
by Nick
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Death Grips- Year of the Snitch If you've heard one Death Grips album, or hell, even a song, you know what to expect here. Extremely loud, abrasive, rap music meets punk rock meets malfunctioning electronics that all end up sounding like a homeless man yelling at you in a subway station while a tru...
by Nick
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 201
Views: 30707

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm seeing Herbie Hancock tonight! As well as some jazz artists I'm not too familiar with. This will be my first jazz festival. Very excited to see Mr. Hancock perform.
by Nick
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Nine Inch Nails- Bad Witch Coming in at just a little over 30 minutes, Nine Inch Nails' new album, Bad Witch , is closer in spirit to their 1992 EP Broken than anything they've since that seminal release. But whereas Broken was an industrial blast of angry young man fury, Bad Witch revels more in t...
by Nick
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Kamasi Washington- Heaven and Earth "Fists of Fury", the main theme to the 1972 Bruce Lee movie of the same name, is not a good song. The song, as well as the rest of that movie's soundtrack, is sung by a man named Mike Remedios, and while he has a nice enough voice, he doesn't quite have...
by Nick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2700

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
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Beyoncé & Jay-Z- Everything Is Love First came the accusations of Lemonade . Next there was the apologies of 4:44 . And now we have the third and final chapter in this Beyoncé/Jay-Z album cycle, Everything Is Love , the reconciliation. So is this album a Return of the King , the culmination of ...
by Nick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Beyoncé & Jay-Z- Everything Is Love First came the accusations of Lemonade . Next there was the apologies of 4:44 . And now we have the third and final chapter in this Beyoncé/Jay-Z album cycle, Everything Is Love , the reconciliation. So is this album a Return of the King , the culmination of ...
by Nick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New update on the update
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: New update on the update

That's great news, Henrik! Once again, thank you for all of your hard work!
by Nick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

StevieFan13 wrote:So...Beyonce and Jay-Z just put out an album.


If there are any Tidal users reading this who have heard the album, I'm curious as to what your thoughts are (I am not a Tidal user).
by Nick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Sophie- Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides I won't pretend to entirely understand the appeal of PC Music. Songs like Sophie's "Lemonade" and QT's "Hey QT" are innovative takes on pop music, but there's always something there that makes it hard for me to totally connect with the mus...
by Nick
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kids See Ghosts (Kanye West & Kid Cudi)
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Kids See Ghosts (Kanye West & Kid Cudi)

Anthony Fantano (aka The Needle Drop) just gave this album his fourth 10/10, and his first since To Pimp a Butterfly.

I mean, it's good and all, but that's going a bit too far, imo.
by Nick
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Kanye West and Kid Cudi- Kids See Ghosts Maybe it's due to my lowered expectations, but I actually found Kids See Ghosts , the new collaborative effort from Kanye West and Kid Cudi, to actually be a slight improvement over West's week old album Ye . The operative word here being "slight"....
by Nick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Ye
Replies: 24
Views: 2209

Re: Kanye West - Ye

(it DESERVES acclaim, but not that much, because starting with this album Kanye's lyrics SUCK) Which lyrics on MBDTF do you think suck? I don't exactly think that the lyrics on that album are among the best in the genre or anything, but there are a number of great verses on the album, especially fr...
by Nick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Father John Misty- God's Favorite Customer The latest album from Mr. Josh Tillman, God's Favorite Customer , arrives just a year after his magnum opus, the sprawling social commentary-filled Pure Comedy . But if you're thinking that you're just going to get Pure Comedy Part 2 here, well then you ma...
by Nick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Kanye West- Ye Okay, so this whole thing feels like something I dreamed up one night and now I'm trying to explain to someone the next morning. It has that dream logic to it, where it makes sense when you think about it for half a second before it totally falls apart. Just imagine trying to describ...
by Nick
Sun May 27, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Chvrches- Love Is Dead A lesser version of Every Open Eye , which was a lesser version of The Bones of What You Believe . Still a perfectly decent album, but a little on the long side (49 minutes isn't all that long, but this thing could've culled a couple of songs and been all the better for it), ...
by Nick
Sun May 27, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Pusha T- Daytona Just when I was getting scared that Kanye had lost his edge, Pusha T releases Daytona , a seven song album where every single beat sets the standard for what a "dirty" or "nasty" or "sick" beat should be. Case in point, there's a moment about thirty se...
by Nick
Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 21817

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Beach Boys' song "'Til I Die" is listed on this site as "Till I Die".
by Nick
Sun May 20, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Sparkle Hard Stephen Malkmus, leader of Pavement, just released what's probably the third or fourth best Pavement LP yet (no faint praise, honest), and it's not even by Pavement. Sparkle Hard is the Jicks' seventh album, and it's an immensely satisfying release. Whi...
by Nick
Mon May 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Beach House- 7 Just when I think that the band's sound has run its course, Beach House find a way to subtly tweak it, and in the process, open up a whole new sonic dreamworld. On the band's appropriately named seventh album, Beach House take their signature dream pop and combine it with bits of psy...
by Nick
Mon May 14, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

DJ Koze- Knock Knock Lots of four on the floor beats, high bpms, and vocal and guitar loops. Yep. It's deep house. But it's fun damn it, even if the songs do tend to blend together after a while. There were times when I was listening to this album that I thought how this would make the perfect danc...
by Nick
Sat May 12, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Home & Casino

I'll write more about the album later, but I will say that its mere existence is absolutely hilarious. So the Arctic Monkeys are propelled into indie rock icon status with their album AM and as such instantly gain a legion of new fans who fall in love with the album's hard rocking, yet also very pop...
by Nick
Mon May 07, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Jirin wrote:If you like a jazz album but can’t explain why, just say ‘It soundy good’. :)


If my jazz vocabulary doesn't improve before the new Kamasi Washington in late June (one of my most anticipated albums of the year) I may just do this.
by Nick
Sun May 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Sons of Kemet- Your Queen Is a Reptile Listen, jazz is one of those genres that I like, but I have absolutely no idea how to talk about. It's always seemed to me that in order to be able to talk about jazz with some authority, you need to have mastered at least three instruments common to the genre...
by Nick
Sat May 05, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Iceage- Beyondless While I initially wrote off Iceage as just another band of post-punk revivalists with nothing new to say, it was on their 2014 album, Plowing Into the Field of Love , that I really began to appreciate their music. That album ditched the angry young man rock of their earlier work ...
by Nick
Sat May 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Jon Hopkins- Singularity English electronic music artist and Maryland university namesake (kidding) Jon Hopkins returns with his first album in five years, Singularity . While Singularity isn't all that big of a departure from his previous album,the critically acclaimed release Immunity , the music...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

A third of the way through the year and this is how I'd rank all the 2018 albums I've heard so far... Great: 1. Car Seat Headrest- Twin Fantasy (Face to Face) 2. Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer 3. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- 2012 - 2017 4. Mount Eerie- Now Only Good: 5. U.S. Girls- In a Poem Unlimited ...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2700

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

A third of the way through the year and this is my very tentative ordering of my favorite songs of the year, the creme de la creme... 1. Janelle Monáe- Make Me Feel 2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- I Never Dream 3. Kamasi Washington- Fists of Fury 4. Car Seat Headrest- Bodys 5. Mount Eerie- Distortion ...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer Pop-funk-R&B queen, possible android, and heiress to the genius of Prince, Janelle Monáe, is back with her third studio album, Dirty Computer . Right off the bat, there are two things that separate this album from her first two. Number one, the length. The ArchAndr...
by Nick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe- Dirty Computer Pop-funk-R&B queen, possible android, and heiress to the genius of Prince, Janelle Monáe, is back with her third studio album, Dirty Computer . Right off the bat, there are two things that separate this album from her first two. Number one, the length. The ArchAndr...
by Nick
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Maschine_Man wrote:edit: So this is what it's come down to, huh?


If this overly dramatic copypasta ends up being my online legacy, I would have no complaints.
by Nick
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 21817

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Len Barry song "1-2-3" is listed on this website as "2003-1-2".
by Nick
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Saba- Care for Me The story goes like this. In February of last year, Saba's cousin, Walter Long Jr., was stabbed to death in Chicago. To describe Saba and his cousin as "close" would be something of an understatement, not only did they grow up together, as young black men in Chicago, but...
by Nick
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 12852

Re: Albums of 2018

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy So this is what it's come down to, huh? Ten months after her chart topping single, "Bodak Yellow", Cardi B is here to put forth that time honored definitive artistic statement, the debut album. Invasion of Privacy was released last Friday and was immediately m...

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