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by spiritualized
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 10
Views: 86

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

Noms from LZ
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by spiritualized
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.7
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.7

Hi LZ I'll add your nominations onto the latest Chart, 17.11
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 476

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

How do you make a list like that? After working hard on my year lists during the past three years I'm looking forward to compiling a top 500. I'm working on it on Google Sheets. First I pick an average of nine albums a year, give them a score from 10 to 99 indicating how high I want it approximatel...
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 10
Views: 86

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

Circa Waves - Wake Up
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2

Err.. i just did it coz Bleu asked :)
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 10
Views: 86

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

That's allright :) I like the enthusiastic mood - and the tracks at the moment deserve a bit of enthusiasm !!!!
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 10
Views: 86

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

Jeez Steviefan, wait a minute :)
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 10
Views: 86

AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

Welcome to instalment n° 11 of the Acclaimed Music Forum Chart ! A great show of votes last week, the most this new chart has ever had (126), thank you so much for your interest in this chart ! Great movement again this week, with loads of new entries Noteworthy : :scared-shocked: Sampha's Blood on ...
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2

Deadline to vote is Sunday, April 2nd at noon CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Prince - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker vs Pink Floyd - Eclipse Joy Division - Heart and Soul vs Lou Reed - I'm So Free Pixies - Gouge Away vs Kanye West - Dark Fantasy Arcade Fire - In the Bac...
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 2017 All-Time Album Poll Preparation
Replies: 21
Views: 371

Re: AMF Poll 2017?

The thing is : what is the AMF Poll ?
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

Hey, could someone put up the next topic around noon on Sunday? I'm going to be away from my computer this weekend due to the death of my grandfather; I can count up the results once I'm back, I just need the topic posted. Just copy the first post and switch the relevant information. I have made th...
by spiritualized
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.10
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.10

Mid-week reminder !
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 29
Views: 463

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

Thanks to Honorio for finding these, I encoded them whilst you were creating your post

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... vI1j0eALof

Please let me know if it doesn't work
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 29
Views: 463

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

Still need to listen to: Various Artists - I'm Your Fan I feel there's a high chance I'm Your Fan will beat out City of Evil for me...I just need to find time to listen and make sure I'm not missing tracks from it. I ought to give you guys an opportunity to listen to it... I have the full album, I ...
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 29
Views: 463

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (4.0) vs. The Undertones - The Undertones (4.0) Two very strong contenders. Fishscale is a return to form from my favorite Wu, although I thought that Ironman was, thus far, unmatched. Excellent beats and delivery, shame about the R&B songs...They cost Fis...
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament

I think Nassim's list is far more interesting... I wouldn't know where to start with rock alone... far too many sub-genres and voting in the same game Low (slowcore) vs Megadeth (Thrash Metal) would render the idea of "genre voting" useless me thinks. On that subject, here are the sub sub ...
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament

I don't mind which we go for, the aim being discovery. Definitely should go for sub genres, the scope within a genre is far too wide to get a meaningful result.
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 112
Views: 4373

Re: Albums of 2017

The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir (8.0) - Another mammoth undertaking from Stephen Merritt. I lost touch with the Magnetic Fields after the appalling "Distortion" although I view Get Lost and "i" as excellent albums. This time, Merritt's hits the jackpot with a sprawling 50 s...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

Radiohead - The Tourist (3.5) vs. The Stooges - 1970 (4.5) Prince - The Cross (4.0) (yes ! a Prince song I actually positively enjoyed) vs. Dr. Dre - Lyrical Gangbang (3.0) The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly (3.5) vs. Michael Jackson - Burn This Disco Out (2.5) De La Soul - C...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.10
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.10

The Mysterons - Turkish Delight
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Album Semifinals
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Semifinals

It's been an excellent game, ordinaryperson (a bit early, but I thought I'd start with the congratulations :) Really enjoyed going back to 1992. For the next game, I voted genre.... selected on a random basis, perhaps ? And cycling through year-genre-country will keep the interest going, I think. Al...
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.10
Replies: 12
Views: 188

AMF Weekly Chart 17.10

Welcome to a instalment n° 10 of the Acclaimed Music Forum Chart ! Thank you again for a high number of votes (108) - Great movement in the chart this week ! Noteworthy : :scared-shocked: Fleet Foxes takes the new top spot, straight from the nominations :scared-shocked: The chart also sees three oth...
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 759

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

If I had figured out a better representative album,I would've brought it up. I mostly know LFC for their songs, and I'm pretty sure a best-of would've been ineligible. In hindsight, I should've switched it with my #6 (Gogol Bordello's Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike), which is another underrated...
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 759

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

For me, nominating in these games will mean that you are ready to accept some flak. Not everyone will like your favorite album. I tried to do this with wife and kids, and boy did I get some backlash :) Wait, did you enroll your wife and kids in an online poll to see if people like them?!!! ;) Hahah...
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 759

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

Sometimes criticism almost paradoxically opens your eyes to new depths of music. Spot on Rob. This is exactly what happened with Velvet Rope and me... I started with a huge pre-judgment on Janet Jackson, but reading Babydoll's opinion on the album made me listen to it from a different angle and enj...
by spiritualized
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 759

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

Polarized contests this week, but overall weaker than the first instalment, and I think that the Argentines are over-represented in this quadrant ! 1. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (4.0) vs. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I (3.5) I have been a big fan of Smog an...
by spiritualized
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Tricky - Maxinquaye: 'Abbaon Fat Tracks
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 759

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

StevieFan13 wrote:The Dismemberment Plan won that vote for me by virtue of actually being on Spotify. Maybe Bill Callahan is better than the Beatles, I have no idea and I don't want to spend the money on iTunes.


It's on YT ?

by spiritualized
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

I will suggest the following tracks from my favorite albums

Abbaon Fat Tracks from Maxinquaye
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Natty Dread: 'Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)'
New York Dolls - Private World
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied.

Really tough choice, but I went for the mellow one in the lot. Loads of good "B-sides" on Blood Sugar Sex Magik...
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

I like your pick better, but bonnielaurel already nominated Take the Power Back ! First come first serve It's okay for me to take "Wake Up" instead. I also thought about nominating "Wake Up". One of my favorite intros. Ha ! agree with you on that, perhaps the best hommage a band...
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

aaargh I forgot and mixed up between group A et Group B

Let's go for Metallica - Holier than Thou then :) As angry ?
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Rage Against The Machine - Wake Up
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

I feel like whatever song I choose off Homework won't do well (we still don't have many electronic fans on the forum), so I might as well go with a personal favorite; the problem is choosing which song I truly prefer off a rather consistently strong album. Both my Daft Punk choices are also instrum...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 112
Views: 4373

Re: Albums of 2017

Thinking Plague - Hoping against Hope (2.5) - 7th album in 35 years for the avant-prog rock outfit. It is slightly better than their 2003 effort, but it remains squarely stuck in this fusion of jazz and rock which I don't really get. Tift Merrit - Stitch of the World (7.0) Lively Americana folk-roc...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.9
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.9

FEWS - LaGuardia
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Round 3, Week 8
Replies: 20
Views: 202

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Round 3, Week 8

Albums Sonic Youth - Dirty (5.0) vs. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days (3.5) The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (5.0) vs. Cesaria Evora - Miss Perfumado (3.0) Songs Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (3.5) vs. Kri...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1
Replies: 32
Views: 665

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1

Woohoo indeed, always looking forward to listening to some great albums... 1. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go (4.0) vs. The Jam - Sound Affects (4.5) Upon listening to Everything Must Go again (a firm favourite at the time), I find it weaker than I originally felt. Great songs th...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Thanks Henrik - happy with that, bloody good song. As a matter of fact, I am listening to the Orb right now, who had a great influence on Screamadelica, I believe. Good times :)
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Primal Scream - Higher than the Sun In retrospect, I find it strange that this is eligible ? The album version is quite different from the single version, but I am pretty sure there was a single (I played the album version bassline to death on my bass guitar, courtesy of Jah Wobble, I believe). If ...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Primal Scream - Higher than the Sun
by spiritualized
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Sonic Youth - 'Cross the Breeze
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.9
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.9

babydoll wrote:
spiritualized wrote:Yes you can - but there won't be more than two songs per artist at any given time in the chart.
So, you're allright !

Is this a new rule? I remember when Grimes had three songs at one point in the charts.


Yes, instigated when I took over. Had a vote on it, most forumers felt that 2 was about right
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.9
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.9

Yes you can - but there won't be more than two songs per artist at any given time in the chart.
So, you're allright !
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.9
Replies: 18
Views: 264

AMF Weekly Chart 17.9

Welcome to a instalment n° 9 of the Acclaimed Music Forum Chart ! Brilliant exchanges on last week's thread and huge support for some of the nominees. Thank you also for a record number of votes (116 !) - this makes it all the more interesting Noteworthy : :scared-shocked: Sampha returns to the top ...
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Nine inch nails - the becoming
by spiritualized
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2145

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Pixies : Doolittle - Gouge Away
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.8
Replies: 30
Views: 320

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.8

25h to vote ! It looks like we have a 4-way tie at the bottom of the chart. Please vote to decide between those !!!
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1
Replies: 32
Views: 665

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1

Sad Bubblegum. :) Tried listening to 2.0 again. Still sounds to me just like all the other vestigial post-grunge MTV was playing in 1998-1999. Well considering it was released in 1998, one can say they were in line with their era ! I think 2.0 is exactly what it says on the tin. It's an extension o...
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1
Replies: 32
Views: 665

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1

I'm a little surprised how well Garbage 2.0 is doing, I see them as one of the last late 90s post-grunge hangers on. I don't know... - upon a relisten (Garbage 2.0 is a keeper for me, as their first, excellent album), I find the production top notch (no wonder with Butch Vig at the helm), the songw...

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