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by spiritualized
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 35
Views: 412

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 1

Mmmm on another note, I urge the voters for the Jay z-MC Solaar matchup who based their vote on the Spotify version to reconsider and re-listen to the YT link. The studio version is miles ahead of the live version.
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 35
Views: 412

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 1

Albums Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (4.0) vs. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (4.0) REALLY enjoyed listening to TPaB for the first time. It takes the biscuit over an album which is showing its age. Besides, I am getting slightly annoyed by the seemingly c...
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Ranker 3.0
Replies: 32
Views: 2753

Re: Album Ranker 3.0

prosecutorgodot wrote:I'm still looking out for an Album Ranking Program! I don't really know things about uploading programs to the Internet, (I guess you could use Dropbox?) but it would be ultra appreciated if someone could upload it!



I second that !
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.7
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.7

1. Mano Negra - Puta's Fever (4.5) vs. David Bowie - The Next Day (4.0) Puta's Fever eclectic mix of Latin and French rock and Punk works. Top 275 album of AT for me. I am very pleasantly surprised by The Next Day , consistent quality and less gloomy than its successor. 2. Peter Gabriel - Pa...
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Supergrass - Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: 6000 Songs: Supergrass - Moving

A quick word to you, Rob, Don't be disheartened by the lack of reaction on your reviews. They are brilliant, a true feature of the forums. They just heighten the "lurker" sentiment in all of us, because they are so eloquent :) I have listened to Moving many times. Good song, but really not...
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.15
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.15

StevieFan13 wrote:

Thanks but not available in Europe :(
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.7
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.7

yes, not have had time to listen... but have started now :)
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.15
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.15

FYI, Next week, I am going to slightly change the rule about the allocation of the MccH new entries. They used to be allocated on the first week of the chart publishing, leaving very few spots for nominations. On the weeks inbetween, we often have too many spots available. So, as of next week, the M...
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.15
Replies: 7
Views: 87

AMF Weekly Chart 17.15

Here it is at last, instalment n° 15 of the Acclaimed Music Forum Chart ! Thank you, again, for your votes. Almost a record this week with 110 votes. Noteworthy : :scared-shocked: Fleet Foxes back at the top ! :scared-shocked: The chart sees only one new entry, the New Pornographers 'Play Money' in ...
by spiritualized
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 4

I feel that Neil Young's tracks this week are pretty weak. That may be the reason why...
by spiritualized
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Hi Otis, tried to send you a PM, but the message seems to be stuck in the Outbox....

Thought about a few more sources for your Mcch :

1- clashmusic.com
2- loudandquiet.com
3- http://www.residentadvisor.net (a bit more electronica in the chart won't hurt :))

Thanks for looking them up !
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6702

Re: Albums of 2017

I like depressing music every bit as much as uplifting music. If music can emotionally move me in any direction, it's done its job. I agree, Jirin and I have really depressing music in my top 500 ('Closer', anything by Low, Cure's Pornography or Faith) and the lyrics to 'A Crow Looked at Me" a...
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6702

Re: Albums of 2017

I think our lists are literally the inverse of each other, (with a few exceptions of course) ;) That's what fantastic about these discussions. Respect of each other tastes. I may be harsh with some of my reviews, I don't tend to mince my words. But I will always appreciate that we all come from all...
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.14
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.14

Nominating

Martha Wrainwright - Take the Reins (released 21.10.2016, just in time :))
And adding The Bats - Antlers to make up the new nominees
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.14
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.14

StevieFan13 wrote:I'm nominating the song on its own merits, of course.


Actually, good song !
Reminds me of Regina Spektor in a way...good reference :)
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6702

Re: Albums of 2017

Time for an update...with all this MAA listening, hardly had any time to listen to new stuff... Laura Marling - Semper Femina (8.0) I have mixed feelings about Laura Marling. At times very good ( I Speak Because I Can / Once I was an Eagle , she failed by pushing the "cute folkly" female e...
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Candidates for "Joe's Never Heard"
Replies: 18
Views: 270

Re: Candidates for "Joe's Never Heard"

Actually you shouldn't be ashamed. You're on a path to wonderful discoveries which i seem to want to recreate forever by digging deeper in the multitude of records available. What interests me is your feedback when listening to the acclaimed masterpieces. So share away ! Ps : you could always start ...
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Second opinions to AM?
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Second opinions to AM?

Actually for more recent stuff, i also use AOTY.org but i hardly see any mention around here. It seems to have a fair spread of sources, including electronically which is mainly ignored in these forums...
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Second opinions to AM?
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Second opinions to AM?

I am a big RYM user. I concur with Harold and Bleu !
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 4

Neil Young - Thrasher (2.5) vs. Animal Collective - In the Flowers (2.5) The Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free (3.5) vs. Bob Dylan - Oxford Town (3.0) Frank Ocean - Crack Rock (3.0) vs. Nas - Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park) (3.5) Bruce Springsteen - Working on the Highway &...
by spiritualized
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.14
Replies: 12
Views: 231

AMF Weekly Chart 17.14

Here it is at last, instalment n° 14 of the Acclaimed Music Forum Chart ! Thank you, again, like every week, for your votes. Much better week on the vote front, just reaching 100. Noteworthy : :scared-shocked: Spoon take the top spot from Fleet Foxes with their new song from their just-released albu...
by spiritualized
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.13
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.13

Very little chance this will make it to the chart, but what the heck,

Fionn Regan - Cormorant Bird
by spiritualized
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite songs update
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: Favorite songs update

StevieFan13 wrote:- I have recently realized that Just Like Heaven is one of the best songs in the history of the world, and I have no idea why I put it so low every time.


Give a shot to Dinosaur Jr's cover of that song...it's mind blowing :)
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.6
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.6

Excellent tunes this week, looking forward to listen or mostly re-listen. 1. Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi (2.5) vs. The Kinks - Face To Face (4.5) Aside from the two rather good singles which start Neneh's debut, this sound very much like a late 80s Salt'n'Pepa, with a slight soul R&B t...
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music Forum Chart
Replies: 164
Views: 28238

Re: Acclaimed Music Forum Chart

OH DEAR ! I keep forgetting that.
Thank you very much Johnny B..
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.13
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.13

StevieFan13 wrote:Also, Andromeda and Star Roving are still in the playlist.


Sorry ! I left the 17.12 in the link. Fixed
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.13
Replies: 11
Views: 239

AMF Weekly Chart 17.13

Here it is at last, instalment n° 13 of the Acclaimed Music Forum Chart ! Thank you, again, like every week, for your votes. Nonetheless, a paltry 89 votes last week = not good. :angry-nono: Noteworthy : :scared-shocked: Fleet Foxes still hold the top of the chart for the third week. Laura and Samph...
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.5
Replies: 31
Views: 685

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.5

1. Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill (3.5) vs. Ride - Nowhere (5.0) Really glad that someone nominated Nowhere. This album is a cornerstone of the alternative / indie rock music of the 90s. Ride came out of nowhere (!) to deliver a pure diamond of a record. They know how to rock (in a shoe...
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 67
Views: 1528

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

Albums for now, not sure I'll be doing songs 1...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes 2. Sigur Ros () 3. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf 4. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight 5. Low - Trust 6. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head 7. Johnny Cash - American IV - T...
by spiritualized
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 3831

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

Blimey. Maybe I went a bit too fast in there - I'll get onto it !

Edit : done now, sorry for the trouble !
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 17
Views: 469

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 3

The Stooges - Real Cool Time (3.5) vs. Aretha Franklin - Money Won't Change You (4.0) MC5 - Ramblin' Rose (3.0) vs. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (2.5) Johnny Cash - Greystone Chapel (2.5) vs. Lou Reed - The Bed (3.5) The Allman Brothers Band - Hot 'Lanta (3.5) vs. Gang of...
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.12
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.12

The Afghan Whigs - Demon in Profile
by spiritualized
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.4
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.4

Very very polarised choices this week (out of 5) 1. Prince & the Revolution - Parade (2.5) vs. The Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us (3.5) Never been a fan of Prince and this album is not going to change it. Girls & Boys is a brilliant track though. The sheer fun of the Cramps psycho...
by spiritualized
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.12
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.12

I still remain unconvinced by Fleet Foxes track. It's not bad, but not worthy in my eyes, of a top spot. I warmed up to Sampha's Blood on Me throughout the weeks, the rhythm of this track is brilliant. Same about Future Islands and Laura Marling is getting my vote this week for the first time.
by spiritualized
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.12
Replies: 13
Views: 281

AMF Weekly Chart 17.12

Here it is at last, instalment n° 12 of the Acclaimed Music Forum Chart ! Thank you, again, like every week, for your votes. A number of nominations could not make it this week due to the 6 new entries from Megacritic Chart Noteworthy : :scared-shocked: Fleet Foxes are back on track with the most nu...
by spiritualized
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

Re nominations are fine in my book. I can't remember but i may have nominated it...So consider this a thirded !
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Nominations
Replies: 35
Views: 909

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Nominations

babydoll wrote:
spiritualized wrote:Funny thing is I listened to Hey Ya yesterday and thought how can anyone call this hip hop ? He SINGS on most of the song !

Andre 3000 rapped more on "Hey Ya!" than Drake has his entire career.

:text-goodpost: :-D :-? :-D
by spiritualized
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Nominations
Replies: 35
Views: 909

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Nominations

Funny thing is I listened to Hey Ya yesterday and thought how can anyone call this hip hop ? He SINGS on most of the song !
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 2911

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

AM 3000 albums I have listened to : 42 out of 59 (though I have heard enough of 9 others to know I wouldn’t have ranked them in my top 15) [/quote] Great idea ! I did the same analysis. I have listened to 49 out of 59, the most obvious failings being System of a Down "Toxicity", Cannibal ...
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil

Thank you indeed - it was a tall order against a Cohen tribute. I'm not into the vocals from A7X at all, but the music stands the test. Difficult to see people whom you value the opinion of not enjoying a favourite of yours. I've made my bed with this when I saw several tracks/albums which got slaug...
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 23
Views: 650

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

Prince - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker (1.5) vs Pink Floyd - Eclipse (4.0) Joy Division - Heart and Soul (4.5) vs Lou Reed - I'm So Free (3.0) Pixies - Gouge Away (5.0) vs Kanye West - Dark Fantasy (2.0) Arcade Fire - In the Backseat (3.0) vs Paul Simon - I Know W...
by spiritualized
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 3831

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

OK, that's good for me, but it raises a few other questions :

What about "thematic" compilations or tributes (like I'm Your Fan, or Macro Dub Infection) ?
And Live recordings (thinking about Neil Young's Weld)
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 3831

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

Actually Romain pointed out something quite relevant. Are compilations allowed ? Even artists career spanning ones ?

My guess is that they are not, in which case i will need to amend my list...
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 3831

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

Gillingham wrote:
spiritualized wrote:232--Radiohead - Amnesiac
477--Radiohead - Amnesiac

Jeez ! Well spotted ! I'll amend:)
by spiritualized
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 3831

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

Here is mine and a bit of a challenge for Nassim, as I am curious if he has listened to my top 10 (I would expect he has). Number 14 is probably unknown to anyone but me. Extremely difficult to rank these. The top 150 are absolute classics, the ones I would definitely take with me on a desert island...
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

Noms from LZ
the new pornographers Whiteout Conditions
The Gorillaz saturn Barz
by spiritualized
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.7
Replies: 16
Views: 551

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: 104
Views: 3831

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...

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