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by Live in Phoenix
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 134008

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

The main site lists the Bangles' "Manic Monday" as 1986. January 27, 1986, according to Wikipedia. A few sites contest this. Rate Your Music places it at 1985. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/the_bangles/manic_monday___if_she_knew_what_she_wants/ Discogs lists most of the issuings as 1985. ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Review a Music DVD or Special
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Review a Music DVD or Special

Graffiti Bridge (1990) "Music is the power. Love is the message. Truth is the answer." In the old pre-Internet days, as a youngster, I used to pore over the movie section of the newspaper; I seemed interested even in the movies that weren't reviewed well, and God knows Graffiti Bridge symbolized Pr...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Review a Music DVD or Special
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Review a Music DVD or Special

Most likely concerning concert films; musicals of the Broadway or Hard Day's Night variety; or TV specials, or even an old, semi-forgotten VHS release. (What about ____, can ____ be included? Yes, ____ can be included.) Reviews can be anything from interminable to a capsule review; ratings are optio...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 2608

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

3 | World Party | Ship Of Fools 11 | Tuxedomoon | Ship of Fools I'm so very disappointed that the Tuxedomoon album does not have a title track. I will have to content myself with 16 "Ship of Fools" songs (the best one I know at the moment being by World Party). https://www.litkicks.com/FoolSongs
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos

Might as well guess The Sopranos. For one thing, I feel like it kicked off our modern era of high-quality TV programming. I would have thought that The Simpsons had lost more of its luster. It's the ultimate example of the query, "Do we just love the good years of (musician, TV show, etc.)? Or shoul...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 11493

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

I first heard Hounds of Love around 2002 or so. At the time, it reinforced the idea that 1985 was an awesome year. Well, I'd call the albums like that in my top 5 awesome, and I didn't have any problem making a long song list, but it wasn't until 2013 that the "1985 is awesome" narrative was threate...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 5870

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Sarah McLachlan - Adia

7

I don't know if it's even fair, but I lump it in with the overabundance of depressing and sad sack songs of the '90s.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I would think perhaps that Radiohead has a better chance of dethroning the Beatles than Bowie (in that newer generation of voters, Rate Your Music sort of way ... They have a Beatles-like dominance of the top 10 albums on that site). But Radiohead's peak was arguably 1995 to 2007, ending 12 years ag...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I’m just wondering what the point is of lists that split up “Artists” and “Bands” when the distinction between the two is often arbitrary. Is Prince an artist when he’s Prince but a band when he’s Prince and the Revolution? Does Neil Young transform into a band when he adds “And Crazy Horse”? Sprin...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 11493

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Moving_Mountains.jpg "I feel a far too '80s song with very, very, very dated production coming on" Albums: 1 | Justin Hayward | Moving Mountains 2 | Suzanne Vega | Suzanne Vega 3 | Thompson Twins | Here's to Future Days 4 | Oingo Boingo | Dead Man's Pa...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum error messages
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Forum error messages

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by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Did my ballot stuffing for Twisted Sister ruin the site?
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Henrik wrote: Sorry to reveal the other remaining artist, but sometime in the future I think The Beatles will no longer be an obvious #1. They don’t have any albums in RYM’s alltime top 10 anymore.
They did hit #2, 5, 7, and 9 with us most recently
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Chris K. wrote:Murmur and Automatic for the People are two of the most haunting albums I’ve ever heard.
Incidentally, those are both in the 100 Greatest Rock Albums list at Digital Dream Door (where Hymie mostly hangs out).
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

In theory, though not musically, you could sort of compare R.E.M. to Talking Heads: they don’t sound straightforward, like, say, a Journey song; there’s something odd about them – for R.E.M., their lyrics and album artwork were typically very odd, and like Talking Heads they gave off a non-rock star...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Rob wrote: One funny mistake: TheLastEnemy apparently thought that the suggestiveness of the song title Let's Get It On was too safe and changed it in the more direct Let's Get It In.
Whoa, this is the first time a poll runner has improved one of the artists' songs!
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I thought the rollout always kinda slowed down to a tease.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Up for Debate
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Up for Debate

Just like every household has a toilet, perhaps our forum is overdue for a debate thread (so that, for instance, TheLastEnemy doesn't have to go "off-topic" by posting something on-topic). This would be for arguments that are reasonably civil but are maybe not going to be resolved shortly, or ever. ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I'm sure if we keep going on about this it will all get figured out... ========================================================= Should there just be a thread devoted solely to music debating -- what should music be or not be, can Lou Reed sing, did Lou Reed ruin music, did someone else ruin music, ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3596

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

I would argue that "Hey Jude" doesn't even have a chorus, that it has verses, bridges, and an outro (which is actually quite a feat, because a fair amount of songs meander around melodically until they reach the chorus).
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Is that not counting individual artists as bands? I think it’s a strange distinction to omit someone like Prince as a band, who always plays with a band, just not the same one. I have a feeling Eels and Mountain Goats would be included as bands despite having one constant member just because their ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

R.E.M. then is the top American band.

2008 poll -- R.E.M.
2010 poll -- The Velvet Underground
2013 poll -- The Beach Boys
2016 poll -- R.E.M.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Local music: Lists, local flavor, nuggets, maybe an unsung hero
Replies: 3
Views: 6838

Re: Local music: Lists, local flavor, nuggets, maybe an unsung hero

And then I have one major list, and two small lists. I decided to just sort of combine the smaller lists with the major lists (see the bottom of my first post again). The band Lycia (genres Ethereal Wave, Darkwave, Gothic Rock) is probably the best-reviewed act I came across here that I'd never hear...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 14242

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Incidentally, for anyone who follows critic Robert Christgau, in his '90s album guide he said his favorite album was Misterioso.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Thanks for everything you're doing, LastEnemy. Just wanted to mention that Creedence Clearwater Revival's AM rank is 60.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

This looks like the top 10 artists who have not been inducted yet into our forum's Hall of Acclaim.

#? Bee Gees
99. Billy Joel
102. Gorillaz
105. Swans
107. Muse
111. Mariah Carey
112. Whitney Houston
119. Paul McCartney (and Wings)
132. Stereolab
133. Lana Del Rey
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 154
Views: 7876

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

1. That's All Right (1954) 2. Can't Help Falling in Love (1961) 3. Suspicious Minds (1969) 4. Viva Las Vegas (1964) 5. Jailhouse Rock (1957) 6. Inherit the Wind (1969) 7. It's Now or Never (1960) 8. Santa Claus Is Back in Town (1957) 9. Blue Christmas (1957) 10. Always on My Mind (1972) 11. Are You ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19874

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Is this when some of the people who don't usually post come out of the woodwork?
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Local music: Lists, local flavor, nuggets, maybe an unsung hero
Replies: 3
Views: 6838

Re: Local music: Lists, local flavor, nuggets, maybe an unsung hero

Thanks, my local music game is not that strong, so this list is sort of for my benefit as much as anyone else's. ============================================================================================= Courtney Marie Andrews is the most recent name with an unavailable link, but she might be Ari...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Local music: Lists, local flavor, nuggets, maybe an unsung hero
Replies: 3
Views: 6838

Local music: Lists, local flavor, nuggets, maybe an unsung hero

This is primarily for posting about acts that non-locals have heard little or nothing about. Maybe we all have a zealous local paper or zine that has published a list on your local legends, or the local best of the year. Arizona is not especially one of the great musical states, but I've come across...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 48821

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Ha, ha - as a huge Siskel & Ebert fan, I remember that well (though I'm surprised anyone else does!). That was indeed a moment representative of what made the show so great. First American Top 40 and now this? I'm beginning to suspect we grew up in the same era, Live in Phoenix! :P Maybe, I was bor...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 48821

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

[imgsize 320x239]https://media.giphy.com/media/GaejMXOXiw3Sw/giphy.gif[/imgsize] Albums: 1 | Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A. 2 | Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain 3 | The Pretenders | Learning to Crawl 4 | David Bowie | Tonight 5 | Cocteau Twins | Treasure 6 | Hüsker Dü | Zen Arcade 7 |...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 89878

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Too late to change my user name to The Beatles 1. The Beatles 2. Nirvana 3. Bob Dylan 4. David Bowie 5. The Rolling Stones 6. Bruce Springsteen 7. Neil Young 8. Prince 9. R.E.M. 10. Oingo Boingo 11. Billy Idol 12. Sonic Youth 13. U2 14. The Moody Blues 15. Led Zeppelin 16. Black Sabbath 17. Elvis Pr...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

This is the first list that I ever saw TV Guide put together. Hopefully it can be of some use; or it can at least make for some interesting reading. Including ads, the original article was spread out over 92 pages. This wasn't even on the Internet, so I'm just going to post everything, though I'm go...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)
Replies: 23
Views: 13819

Re: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)

Dr. John and Roky Erickson
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

I was surprised that I was able to find this. Oh, the wonders of the Internet. This is a local newspaper list that I saw over 20 years ago, back when I used to visit Omaha, Nebraska in the summertime. This is what I would call the old-codger version of the Entertainment Weekly list that also came ou...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 72028

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

Since this is still going, I'd like to add as #84:
The Embarrassment | D-Rings
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

No matter how we slice it, an international TV poll covering different eras and countries would be a mess, but it would be an interesting mess. Perhaps a series of decade polls would be best. Then we take finalists from each decade, and some brave souls can try to vote on the best of all the differe...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 31, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

Well, what do you know... Thanks to the new world of streaming services, it looks like there *is* stuff on Hulu and Netflix, and a couple of services I've never previously heard of. New York Times TV Shows to Watch From Hong Kong, Brazil, Sweden and More CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK By Mike Hale March 15, 2018...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

Like, anyone who doesn't live in America or the U.K., name a native TV show that you can't imagine not watching, and I probably can't even watch it, not that it makes me happy. This includes Australia too. I can think of a handful of foreign TV items ever that became internationally famous (and thus...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

For some reason foreign TV never seems to be part of the mix of what U.S. audiences are devouring, in the way that foreign films can sometimes break out. I have no idea if there is a Fellini or Bergman or Kurosawa of television, and that's kind of distressing. I guess it's been out of sight, out of ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

This 2018 TV Guide list gets at the problem of compiling best-of TV lists. TV programming is in a hot phase, and any best-of list has to reckon with not just "Where does The Sopranos go?" but where does The Wire go, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Handmaid's Tale (and a lot of hot s...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time (2002) 1. Seinfeld (NBC) 2. I Love Lucy (CBS) 3. The Honeymooners (CBS) 4. All in the Family (CBS) 5. The Sopranos (HBO) 6. 60 Minutes (CBS) 7. Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) 8. The Simpsons (Fox) 9. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS) 10. Saturday Night Live (NBC...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 TV Shows (2013) #76-100 https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/gallery/tv-all-time-greatest-nos-100-76/amp/ #75-51 https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/gallery/tv-all-time-greatest-nos-75-51/amp/ #50-26 https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/gallery/tv-all-time-greatest-nos-5...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

Time Magazine - All-Time 100 TV Shows (published 2007?) / James Poniewozik

http://time.com/collection/all-time-100-tv-shows/
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 91
Views: 67977

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)

[imgsize 250x250]https://files.list.co.uk/images/2013/02/19/david-bowie-crystal-japan-L.jpg[/imgsize] 1 | The Chuck Mangione Quartet | Bellavia 2 | Angelo Badalamenti | Twin Peaks Theme 3 | Danny Elfman | The Batman Theme 4 | John Williams | Star Wars (Main Title) 5 | John Williams | The Raiders Mar...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 13680

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

TV Guide has done a "greatest" list once or twice, and Entertainment Weekly has done one at least three different times. Time Magazine has done an unranked one. =============================================================== Rolling Stone 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time / September 21, 2016 https:...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 91
Views: 67977

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)

For fans of Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Knights / Montagues and Capulets" (which did so well in the AMF 1900-1949 Song Poll Results), in 1938, Prokofiev himself conducted a recording. It began the ballet's second suite, which was all that he recorded.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 27, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 72028

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

[imgsize 215x387]https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c0/96/98/c09698d177b5f85654d47fc8ca8b78ea.jpg[/imgsize] What is probably an otherwise very forgettable 1983 movie features two hot '80s songs -- "Heaven," as well as "Obsession" (later by Animotion, here by the original performers). Geez Louise, BobPatience...