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by spiritualized
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6363

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

Hymie wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Rob wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:17 am687. Compulsion - It’s Great
No, it's not. 3
As JosephMary said so thoughtfully in this song, Hymie, "Take Your Anger Somewhere Else" :D

Great punk-pop from this vastly underrated Irish band.

I'm grinning, I'm grinning
I'm ecstatic, I'm in fucking delight.

10/10
by spiritualized
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.47
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.47

Arab Strap - The Compersion Pt. 1
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6363

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

678. Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan : 6 (I prefer the R.E.M. cover to the original...) 679. Kendrick Lamar, featuring Ab-Soul – Ab-Soul’s Outro : 7 680. The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown : 8 681. Elvis Costello - Lip Service : 9 682. Bobby Bland - Don't Want No Woman : 6 683. Eurythmics – I Cou...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 102
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 102

Stereolab - Cybele's Reverie (#3693)
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP

Brad wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:09 pm figuring if we ever played in front of people they'd just assume we wrote them.
Ahahahah - I know exactly what you mean :)
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP

After Toy Love broke up, Bathgate and Knox remained together as the Tall Dwarfs. Kean was later a member of The Bats. That sentence sums it up to me, in all its glory. "Cuts" is #924 in my AT 1000 as I discovered it only recently, suggested by some kind of recommendation engine. I liked it immediat...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP

This time, we delve into the infamous 80s, with a short EP from Toy Love, brought to you by Brad //e.snmc.io/i/300/w/8f18537ce9fdb9e65f357e29eb2985de/3150187 4. Toy Love - Toy Love (EP) (1980) Nominated by Brad (#328) Genre : Punk Rock, Power Pop (unranked in the RYM Punk Rock chart) Length : 4 trac...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 102
Replies: 11
Views: 174

AMF WC Classics Edition 102

Hello everyone, It's time for instalment n°102 of the Classics Chart, where YOU get to nominate and vote for the best songs ever in a tournament to the death ! Only the cream of the crop will go through the grueling EIGHT weeks of charting. Nominations will follow the rules below - only the first to...
by spiritualized
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.46
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.46

Romain wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:35 am An extraordinary new La Femme song this week, I love these guys.

La Femme - Cool Colorado
https://youtu.be/LcB37w3Aou8
I was about to nominate this ! Good choice 👍

So let’s nominate - Shame - Alphabet
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 3 - KRS-One - KRS-One

2. James - Laid (7.5) Another very good album, but its length and lack of risk-taking take it down a notch from true excellence. The production is top notch, clean as a whistle and the songs are really quite good in their core. But it's not just exciting enough - it feels like the U2 version of Jame...
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6363

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

670. Giorgio Moroder – I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (6) 671. Sido – Endlich Wochenende (6) 672. Emilíana Torrini – Jungle Drum (8) 673. The Heartbeats – A Thousand Miles Away (6) 674. Fint Tillsammans - Staden (7) 675. LiLiPUT – Die Matrosen (7) 676. Billy Wallace - Burning the Wind (6) 677. T...
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!
Replies: 121
Views: 75623

Re: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!

Current Top 50: 1 | Fiona Apple | Fetch the Bolt Cutters 2 | Run the Jewels | RTJ4 3 | Dua Lipa | Future Nostalgia 4 | Tame Impala | The Slow Rush 5 | The Strokes | The New Abnormal 6 | Perfume Genius | Set My Heart on Fire Immediately 7 | Phoebe Bridgers | Punisher 8 | Makayla McCraven | We're New...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 3 - KRS-One - KRS-One

3. KRS-One - KRS-One (1995) I'm going to give this a 7.5 Not quite an 8, but almost there. If there is a clear winner in my hip hop tastes, it's East Coast vs West Coast, Boom Bap and all. Put this on my 90s preference, I don't know, but I really enjoy the beats on this album. I knew KRS-One only of...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

And we continue with a peek into the depths of the 90s, this time with Hip-Hop, brought to you by schaefer.tk //e.snmc.io/i/300/w/7e5e37ee7e9ecd81e997193ef1c7dcf5/1293525 3. KRS-One - KRS-One (1995) Nominated by schaefer.tk (#410) Genre : East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip...
by spiritualized
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 101
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 101

Bob Marley - Bad Card (which surprisingly is unranked) I initially wanted the “Songs of Freedom” box set version, but it’s not on Spotify, so the album version will do.)
by spiritualized
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 101
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 101

Guns N' Roses - November Rain (#837) Happy November! I'm nominating this song because it's November! If I'm nominating "November Rain" but nominating in December, I must been apologize. Sorry Wisnu According to the nomination rules, you cannot nominate another top 1000 song this week. Please select...
by spiritualized
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 101
Replies: 14
Views: 888

AMF WC Classics Edition 101

Hello everyone, It's time for instalment n°101 of the Classics Chart, where YOU get to nominate and vote for the best songs ever in a tournament to the death ! Only the cream of the crop will go through the grueling EIGHT weeks of charting. Nominations will follow the rules below - only the first to...
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11qdfZ1uGN75VQHVFxd3GwkcRCzVWFBmlpRRW1eEnnX0/edit?usp=sharing Here is a document showing how many albums each person has left, and the probability of your album being chosen next. I'll keep updating it as this goes on. Some fun facts from the starting stats: 8...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

//e.snmc.io/i/300/w/96f87def993362d2d9ab35f9a603704d/5070432 2. James - Laid (1993) Nominated by Zombeels (#31) Genre : Alternative Rock - Indie Pop Length : 13 tracks, 55:36 AM ranking : Unranked Artist Ranking : #1201 RYM ranking : #120 for 1993, #4,411 overall (1410 ratings @ 3.68 / 5.0) 256.9k ...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

Rehousing this part of the thread to keep the first post tidy //e.snmc.io/i/300/w/22f83917f90d91a5fed3d89e4140ca4b/3727645 1. Hood - Cold House (2001) Nominated by CupofDreams (#333) Genre : Post-Rock, Slowcore AM ranking : bubbling under RYM ranking : # 331 for 2001 (1528 ratings) A review from a f...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6363

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

663. Taylor Swift – All Too Well: 5
664. They Might Be Giants – Meet James Ensor: 7
665. Laura Marling – New Romantic: 6
666. Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners: 5
669. Common & John Legend - Glory - 3
668. The Magic Numbers – I See You, You See Me - 2
by spiritualized
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

Schuttelbirne,

You shouldn't feel like this - I really enjoyed your review, thoughtful, detailed, great stuff.
I hope you'll carry on sharing your views :)
by spiritualized
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6363

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

Jumping quickly to rate 667 - A stormer of a song. The end is simply amazing, one of the best tracks of the decade.
I discovered it only recently and yes it is heavily influenced by the White Stripes, but it has the edge on production.

So a big fat 10 for me.
by spiritualized
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition - The CENTURY !
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition - The CENTURY !

Big Star - Blue Moon
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition - The CENTURY !
Replies: 11
Views: 830

AMF WC Classics Edition - The CENTURY !

Hello everyone, It's time for instalment n°100 of the Classics Chart, where YOU get to nominate and vote for the best songs ever in a tournament to the death ! Only the cream of the crop will go through the grueling EIGHT weeks of charting. I will add this week how pleased I am with the longevity of...
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!
Replies: 41
Views: 2273

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!

Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion

Simply because I like the underdog
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

1. Hood - Cold House (2001) - 7/10 Great discovery and an album fit for the onset of this dreary 2020 winter. A full year after Kid A, the Leeds band (formed in 1990 by the two Adams brothers) returned for a third strike on Domino records in their bleak, electronica influenced post-rock. Whilst som...
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

I tend to rate from 4-10 since there's really not enough music that I dislike for a 1-10 scale to really work well. Oh, there's enough music that you dislike for it to work well. You just haven't heard much of it yet. Hymie, you always struck me as a singles/songs person, but maybe I'm wrong ? Will...
by spiritualized
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

Question for spiritualized-- I tend to rate from 4-10 since there's really not enough music that I dislike for a 1-10 scale to really work well. For example, the distinction between a 2/20 and a 3/10 would be basically arbitrary to me. However, I see that this game is on a 10 point scale. Should I ...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition

Holden wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:24 pm So, can we count on this every Monday consistently? No big deal if it's not consistent but I think that many people would prefer that. On that note, a reminder that you can make and save drafts to prepare them, then they are only a click away when you want to put them out!
Yes that’s the plan !
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP
Replies: 77
Views: 3993

Biggest Fan - The Album Edition 4 - Toy Love - Toy Love EP

Hello to all and welcome to this brand new game, heavily influenced by Rob's very popular Biggest Fan. The principles are roughly the same : on the back of the All Time Album List held by Holden in October 2020, the 71 participants voted for their favorite albums EVER. Some of these albums, when the...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 29964

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

Holden, you were a FANTASTIC Master of Ceremony.
Great rollout, great results.
An all time list which will shine its light for 3 long years.

Thank you again !

Oh and whilst you bow out after this sterling job, I will start with Biggest Fan - the Album Edition very soon !
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music
Replies: 41
Views: 6381

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music

No, you're right, with live and archival, I can't go further than 1500.
That's indeed a bummer.
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music
Replies: 41
Views: 6381

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music

Hi Rob, It looks like the charts have been restricted to 1500 for non-paying users. I happen to have financially contributed to RYM a while ago so I get a permanent premium subscription (goodie !) where I can go up to 7500 If you want to, I can post the 10 next albums on this thread, but you'll lose...
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 23483

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2020

656. Jamie T - Sheila - 5
657. Jacques Dutronc – Les Cactus - 8
658. The "5" Royales - Laundromat Blues - 6
659. The Go! Team – Bottle Rocket - 4 (far too messy for me)
660. Dungen - Fredag : 7.5
by spiritualized
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 6363

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2020

661. The Decemberists - We Both Go Down Together: 8
662. Tom Waits – Soldier’s Things : 6
by spiritualized
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 29964

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

Alright, so all of your issues except antonius's were merely mistakes on the Biggest Fans level, but I actually counted antonius's #19 vote under Fear of a Black Planet instead of Fear of Music. So you will see some moving around. So sorry about this!! Dont be sorry- it's a massive undertaking and ...
by spiritualized
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 99
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 99

The National - Brainy (unranked)
by spiritualized
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!
Replies: 26
Views: 2546

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!

1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
by spiritualized
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 99
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

AMF WC Classics Edition 99

Hello everyone, It's time for instalment n°99 of the Classics Chart, where YOU get to nominate and vote for the best songs ever in a tournament to the death ! Only the cream of the crop will go through the grueling EIGHT weeks of charting. Nominations will follow the rules below - only the first top...
by spiritualized
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 23483

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2020

649. The Meters – Fire on the Bayou: (6) 650. Yo La Tengo – I Heard You Looking: (8) 651. Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real): (8) - Guilty pleasure, right there !!! 652. The Nits – In the Dutch Mountains: (6) 653. The Orioles – Baby, Please Don’t Go: (5) 654. Haim – If I Could Change Your Mi...
by spiritualized
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Biggest Fan" for Albums?
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: "Biggest Fan" for Albums?

I’ve received Holden spreadsheet and let’s say I am shocked at the number of one vote albums. Just shy of 5000 ! Might as well say that it’ll take 100 years to go through the list... They will be whole discographies for certain artists and just like Biggest Fan, some forumers will be more represente...
by spiritualized
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Biggest Fan" for Albums?
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: "Biggest Fan" for Albums?

I'm all for it, but like others I think one rando =m album a week is the way to go, with a grade instead of pitting two albums against each other. It takes long to make a top 100, but perhaps you could instead do a top list after each year? Yes, totally in agreement. I think it will be far less pop...
by spiritualized
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Biggest Fan" for Albums?
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: "Biggest Fan" for Albums?

I actually wanted to run this but was waiting for the final results. I was thinking of a random album every week, in the same format as Rob is running Biggest Fan.
by spiritualized
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music
Replies: 41
Views: 6381

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music

Hi Rob,
Great review, thanks for this !
Don't forget to add the link to the Alan Moulder interview, quite interested to read it.
by spiritualized
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 5 (Semi-Finals)
Replies: 15
Views: 4073

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 5 (Semi-Finals)

1. The Beths | Jump Rope Gazers
2. Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
by spiritualized
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 29964

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

For me, the REALLY nice surprises are the huge jumps for some of my favourite albums of all time. Is this a 90s revival trend ? 801. Teenage Fanclub | Bandwagonesque (1991) +765 823. dEUS | In a Bar, Under the Sea (1996) +233 839. Stereolab | Mars Audiac Quintet (1994) +675 857. Stereolab | Transien...
by spiritualized
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Quarterfinals!
Replies: 39
Views: 4064

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Quarterfinals!

1. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape
by spiritualized
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 23483

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2020

643. Maya Jane Coles – Simple Things: 6
644. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash – Girl from the North Country: 3
645. The Gun Club - Hearts: TBA
646. Tindersticks – If You Are Looking for a Way Out: TBA
647. Kasabian – Days Are Forgotten: 7
648. James Brown and the Furious Flames – I Don’t Mind: 6
by spiritualized
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 29964

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

909. Sixteen Horsepower | Sackcloth 'n' Ashes (1996)

What a great surprise ! Very pleased with this, the album deserves a lot of accolades.