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by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 220
Views: 3871

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS

Thanks Schüttelbirne.
I guess I was expecting Runaway to win, so that was a pleasant surprise.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 2010s Songs + Albums Predictions
Replies: 100
Views: 1268

Re: AMF 2010s Songs + Albums Predictions

Oblivion - 10
Pyramids - 10
Rolling in the Deep - 10
Video Games - 10

Get Lucky -- 8

Runaway -- 7
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) -- 7

Lazarus -- 6

Bloodbuzz Ohio -- 5
Midnight City -- 5

Dancing On My Own -- 4
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!
Replies: 32
Views: 504

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!

Re-posting with numbers for Rust Never Sleeps and Time Fades Away (also, I somehow forgot about Life). Kinda funny that Honorio and I both had the same worst album pick, out of so many albums. But Fork in the Road typified the sort of album that a legend makes when there is so little left to prove t...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Album Cover Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 3863

Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Now on to the next fire... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i1oh2dpoqoc/TjTDeVwchaI/AAAAAAAACcs/2UOyPZu9eRs/s1600/this+years+model+usa.jpg 1. The Stooges – Fun House 2. The Ohio Players - Honey 3. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 4. Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (U.S. vinyl cover) 5...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!
Replies: 32
Views: 504

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!

Holden wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:04 pm
I’ll accept those two albums
Good call. I mean, hell, a good chunk of the Purple Rain album was live, but all of the songs were new.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!
Replies: 32
Views: 504

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!

Oh dear, Time Fades Away and Rust Never Sleeps should be here. They were new albums as much as any studio album (moreso than Hitchhiker being released in 2017, which by then came off as a retread). Rust Never Sleeps won the 1979 album of the year award from Rolling Stone, which has spent little if a...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 1400

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

The Beatles – I Need You

7
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's the best decade in music?
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: What's the best decade in music?

The '80s (subjective af).
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 914

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

Albums: 3. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music Songs: 8. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music, Part 1 9. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music, Part 4 12. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music, Part 2 16. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music, Part 3 If you don't greatly mind, I'm interested in hearing your take on this album, Pl...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 914

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

Albums: 1 | Bob Dylan | Blood on the Tracks 2 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run 3 | Patti Smith | Horses 4 | Bob Dylan and the Band | The Basement Tapes 5 | Neil Young | Zuma 6 | Led Zeppelin | Physical Graffiti 7 | Neil Young | Tonight's the Night 8 | Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares | Le Mystère des V...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 43522

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2020

Peter Brötzmann – Machine Gun 7 I actually used to own this album. I knew what I was basically in for, and listened to it probably a couple times, wasn't turned off by it, but felt like I got the point. This was back when I'd make a beeline toward whatever was supposed to be the most extreme music a...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie shreds Trump campaign for playing 'High Hopes'
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie shreds Trump campaign for playing 'High Hopes'

It's kind of funny, because I think of that song as artistically worthless -- it sounds like it was written as part of a soundtrack for Gatorade commercials, by a musical mercenary. But I guess everyone has their limits. During the '80s polls, I had pondered changing my monthly avatar to the Art of ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Let's Talk: Depeche Mode
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Let's Talk: Depeche Mode

There is a spot or two in my top 100 artists' list that is up for grabs. Depeche Mode would fill that spot as well as anybody; this is primarily due to the albums from their '86-'90 era. The singles from their earlier years were typically unimpressive to me, but everything changed when they moved to...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 97
Views: 16600

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

I have sent Moonbeam a pm on RYM. Hi everyone, Sorry that I haven't been around! I have been completely blitzed by work due to COVID-19 and haven't had any chance to do anything related to the poll (or much else fun, for that matter!). Restructuring a course with 500+ students for online delivery h...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16778

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

I've listened four times and it seems like a 6 or so, well away from a 10. The first thing I heard in a car afterwards was an old Pretenders song, not even one of their best, but it (along with Tidal, as I remember it) had a pop appeal that this album doesn't really have. I don't expect Apple to rew...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 12313

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

R.E.M. - Belong: 6/10
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2531

Re: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread

Rob wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:01 pm

I only got around to two of them (Fiona Apple and Laura Marling) and just once.
I have an identical number of listens (in my case, Fiona Apple twice).
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 12313

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Nickelback - Someday 2 A co-worker at an old job used to play Nickelback, a lot. I know from experience that involuntarily giving them a chance doesn't improve matters. They symbolized when "biggest rock band" somehow came to mean the lowest common denominator. I'm starting to feel confident that my...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 12313

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Limp Bizkit – My Generation

5 (not especially good or bad)

This sounds like the music for every WWF pay-per-view commercial in the late '90s. If anything, I wanted this to be worse (Limp Bizkit is not exactly in fashion anymore), but alas.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1974 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 5013

Re: Albums and Songs of 1974 Poll

Albums: 1 | Genesis | The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2 | Tangerine Dream | Phaedra 3 | Linda Ronstadt | Heart Like a Wheel 4 | Jackson Browne | Late for the Sky 5 | The Rolling Stones | It's Only Rock n' Roll 6 | Grateful Dead | From the Mars Hotel 7 | Stevie Wonder | Fulfillingness' First Finale 8 ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 12313

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2020

Prince – U Got the Look: 8

I worry about whatever's going on with Moonbeam...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Album Cover Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 3863

Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

:text-bump:
I did 100 last time, so I mostly just have to plug in the old list...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - June '20 - Led Zeppelin!
Replies: 22
Views: 2960

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - June '20 - Led Zeppelin!

Albums: 1. Led Zeppelin IV/Untitled 2. Physical Graffiti 3. Led Zeppelin II 4. Led Zeppelin 5. Houses of the Holy 6. Led Zeppelin III 7. In Through the Out Door 8. Presence IV/Untitled is the classic. The rest are typically very good (and difficult to rank against each other). Only Presence seemed a...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 276
Views: 73700

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

Songs: 1 | Lana Del Rey | Video Games | 2011 2 | Grimes | REALiTI | 2015 3 | Adele | Set Fire to the Rain | 2011 4 | Tove Lo | Habits (Stay High) | 2013 5 | Grimes | Oblivion | 2012 6 | Julia Holter | Feel You | 2015 7 | Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko | Stay | 2012 8 | Frank Ocean | Pyramids | 2012 9 | Ra...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 241
Views: 32674

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend

7

One of their more accessible, harmless songs.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll
Replies: 89
Views: 12547

Re: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll

Hymie wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:59 pm
For those who don't know my number 2 song:
Hard to believe those are the same Clovers who did the "Fool, Fool, Fool" song we reviewed for Biggest Fan. (Slightly less hard to believe that Frank Zappa would cover it for his live album Does Humor Belong In Music?)
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Re: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

Early Influences, for those who wanna work on it: 1986 Jimmie Rodgers Jimmy Yancey Robert Johnson 1987 Louis Jordan T-Bone Walker Hank Williams 1988 Woody Guthrie Lead Belly Les Paul 1989 The Ink Spots Bessie Smith The Soul Stirrers 1990 Charlie Christian Louis Armstrong Ma Rainey 1991 Howlin' Wolf ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Re: Favorite song by every Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

By and large, I'll select a song for whoever I've heard a disc by. 1986 Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode James Brown | Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag Ray Charles | Hit the Road Jack Sam Cooke | A Change is Gonna Come Fats Domino | Blueberry Hill The Everly Brothers | All I Have to Do is Dream Buddy Holly |...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat May 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 8308

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

Oh dear, Rolling Stone. Britney Spears shouldn't be a million light years near #1. I might as well link my old 2014 post (with photos in disrepair) showcasing the then-top 100 Acclaimed Music artists' debut singles, as a point of comparison. Of those songs, I also made a personal top 15 (shortened v...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat May 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What is the most influential music publication?
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: What is the most influential music publication?

What caused Rolling Stone downfall? When Rolling Stone released their list of the 100 Best Albums of the Last 20 Years, back in 1987, it was great. When they released their top 500 list a couple decades later, and the top 100 was practically the same albums, it just seemed sad and that they were st...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun May 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

Re: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

These are more or less the Beatles songs in my overall top 1,000. I'm strongly pro-Lennon throughout my top 10 Beatles songs, and then it evens out a little bit (although I'm not sure of the authorship of some songs). As far as the first few years, it's been a while since I've seen the Imagine docum...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat May 16, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll
Replies: 89
Views: 12547

Re: Albums and Songs of 1973 Poll

Albums: 1 | Bruce Springsteen | The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 2 | Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon 3 | Steely Dan | Countdown to Ecstasy 4 | Stevie Wonder | Innervisions 5 | Genesis | Selling England by the Pound 6 | Iggy and the Stooges | Raw Power 7 | Led Zeppelin | Houses of...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

Re: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

alexjohnson10 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Hello, I would like to add my point of view to this topic. As for me, It's quite a personal preference. I like all the kind of music. When I want to relax I simply listen to jass or The Beatles. I think so.
Holy crap, I thought no one had listened to jass since 1917.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 13, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 241
Views: 32674

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

Kool & the Gang - Joanna

6

This is like narcotized department store music, but I suppose this is an above-average example of this sound. "Cherish" a year later, with a soft radio sound, is a 10.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun May 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Little Richard Dead at 87
Replies: 23
Views: 3761

Re: Little Richard Dead at 87

Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard (or "That's All Right," "Maybellene," and "Tutti Frutti," their first major songs) are the Holy Trinity of '50s rock to me. Little Richard's music was like going up in a rocketship. Of all the big names then, he was a wild man amongst wild men.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 08, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 97
Views: 16600

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

It's still showing up on my list. There's no use in me omitting anything that I thought was worthy of inclusion, let alone something that showed up all of #128 on my list last time. If anything, if people are sick of seeing it top the poll, I actually wonder if we should hold the poll less frequentl...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 97
Views: 16600

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

OK Computer won't be very high on my list. Back on 2017 I had it at 419. I doubt that it gets much higher this time :greetings-waveyellow: I wonder if it will make Hymie's list. I doubt it :happy-partydance: Has Hymie ever made an all-time list? One time I got curious and tried to find his but coul...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 241
Views: 32674

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

7

This whole album (in its original form without "How Soon Is Now?") is like a bunch of decent album cuts while you keep waiting for a killer song to show up.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 97
Views: 16600

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm
I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
We can have a special rollout that only goes up to #2. (As the years go on and we get more and more tired of our taste, we can just roll out #901-1000 and call it a day.)
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 97
Views: 16600

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

Holden wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Only took two lists for OK Computer to hit the top spot (so far)... for variety's sake let's hope the trend doesn't continue...
Looks like it's already been decided. See you next time, everyone!

It's like #100-something on my list, but then it's been like that the last couple times I've voted.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2020
Replies: 241
Views: 32674

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2020

Randy Newman – It’s a Jungle Out There 5 In other words, I wouldn't outright say I like it, but it's not a bother to listen to. Monk itself is a very good light crime show. It's the kind of show where you feel like you're watching the same general episode over and over, which is OK as long as you li...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll Ideas (because we don’t have enough polls)
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Poll Ideas (because we don’t have enough polls)

Put your ideas here -- maybe someone will happen by and run a poll on it someday. For some of these, I’m not so much advocating for them as I am a little surprised that they haven’t been done yet. ---Best music videos / “promo films” (We’ve never done this?) ---Best TV theme songs ---Genre lists (ra...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - May '20 - Radiohead!
Replies: 37
Views: 8350

Re: Album of the Month Song/Album Polls - May '20 - Radiohead!

Albums: 1. Kid A 2. OK Computer 3. The King of Limbs 4. The Bends 5. Hail to the Thief 6. In Rainbows 7. Amnesiac 8. Pablo Honey 9. A Moon Shaped Pool Songs: 1. Creep 2. Lotus Flower 3. Morning Bell 4. Optimistic 5. Codex 6. Karma Police 7. Reckoner 8. Daydreaming 9. Paranoid Android 10. High and Dr...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 43522

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2020

Bryan Adams - Straight from the Heart 3 I like three Bryan Adams songs, but this isn't one of them. Two albums preceded this, released during his lean years -- of those, Allmusic recommends Bryan Adams Hasn't Heard Of You Either (re-titled You Want It, You Got It by the time of its release). Oddly, ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16778

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

I thought this had to be the latest that a notable artist hit their peak in terms of albums (10+ years from their debut is fairly uncommon, unless you maybe include the artist's previous groups, if they recorded). But that might be Nick Cave with Skeleton Tree, 32 years from From Her to Eternity, ne...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 43522

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2020

Yes - White Car

4

Just not much of anything here. I much prefer "Into the Lens" from the same album.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?
Replies: 38
Views: 5890

Re: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-April '20-Bruce Springsteen!
Replies: 18
Views: 5250

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-April '20-Bruce Springsteen!

Albums: 1. Born in the U.S.A. 2. Tunnel of Love 3. Born to Run 4. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 5. Darkness on the Edge of Town 6. High Hopes 7. Nebraska 8. The River 9. The Rising 10. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. 11. The Ghost of Tom Joad (the difference between these last six a...