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by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1082

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

This is slightly before my time, but the Cars had numerous albums and singles in the top 10, and the J. Geils Band were a Number One across-the-board hit for a moment there (and then broke up). Someone here could probably give a nice defense of them.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Frankly, I don't see any great crisis. (Even the Cocteau Twins have been inducted!) Or, if there is a grievance, there's more than one. Anyway, I already threw a bunch of names against the wall that didn't stick in Round 1, so I am doing a mishmash of Dexter's approach plus almost all of the non-ind...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

As far as only voting for similar acts, I just thinks this works better when there's some unifying theme between us (if I didn't go with women, I probably would have thrown my top vote toward Todd Rundgren or other acts I respect that I know would make specific people very happy - see you next year...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Oh my, what on earth happened to Dylan. I thought for a moment that we had suddenly reached the top 10 countdown...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

For the backstage wing, I think I'll go with these? 1. Pharrell Williams 2. Nile Rodgers 3. Nigel Godrich I think those fit the idea? Producers all fit. It's a broad category that covers practically anyone not on stage who helps you appreciate the world of music. I'm planning to nominate the author...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Holding out hope that Rebel Yell knocked one of the usual suspects 970 spots down the list...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Some people's ballots are potentially not affected at all. Does anyone want to just type "same ballot" if they're not changing anything?
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Top Ten point total: Green Day -- 34 Arctic Monkeys -- 27 Foo Fighters -- 26 Kendrick Lamar -- 25 The Moody Blues -- 22 Soundgarden -- 21 Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- 21 Todd Rundgren -- 20 Van Halen -- 20 Grimes -- 18 Tom Petty was tied at #12. George Michael and Wham! each only got 1 point. The runner-ups ...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

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by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Hall of Acclaim 2016 is closed. We have 4 music inductees (displayed in alphabetical order), and 1 backstage wing individual. A few statistics and notes to follow.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

I'll cut it off 24 hours from now (which is my morning), and then results will either be at lunchtime or in the evening.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: 6000 Songs: Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love

This has been my #1 or #2 song of 1989. I like songs full of a ton of crap and somehow it all sticks together. "Good Vibrations" comes to mind as well. I never knew anyone else's opinion of it in person, but I did have a double-take on that one lyric -- wouldn't it be funny if it that misu...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders
Replies: 33
Views: 1078

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - genders

I have felt like music list-making is a male thing by and large (not a good thing, or a bad thing, just a thing). Regardless, the RYM post above suggests that rock criticism is dominated by male games, so to speak. I had the notion that the AMF Top 100 Artists poll last year featured a submission en...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Really, just anytime now, In Rainbows... :angry-tappingfoot:
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Finals
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Music of R&B: Finals

Purple Rain
Let's Go Crazy
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Sticky Fingers wouldn't be a bad substitute at all for best album, and maybe even quintessential album (although it's gloomier than usual). Beggars Banquet, meanwhile, is a little more acoustic than I would like from them, I suppose... not a horrible flaw, but I've always had it #4 out of 4.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Let It Bleed has typically been my favorite Stones album, for the last 20 years. The extra rise in prominence of "Gimme Shelter" could be helping it out. It might be the closest of "the big four" to being quintessential Rolling Stones. Exile is kind of an odd album in comparison....
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs

I have not yet included songs from "The Nightfly" album but could do so if that is expected. Well, the idea came up for including solo songs, and by now I think the ship has sailed, so go ahead and include Nightfly songs. If anyone includes solo songs in their top 25, please note them as ...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs

Yes, and thank you greatly for doing that.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs

As an odd exercise, here is an attempt at listing when I would have ran a poll on every demised band or solo act (ignoring the anachronism of the exercise, as well as songs sometimes still being released after the "demise" point, concerts still being played, Doug Yule still being alive, et...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs

I am hardly a hardcore Dan fan, but I feel obligated to run at least a song poll for any act in the main page Top 100 Artists list who dies or suffers an irreplaceable loss in their lineup. This would use BleuPanda's point system for individual artist polls. Please submit a list of 10 songs, up to 2...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

This is sort of a pat answer, but to an extent I just expect lyrics to be good (or not distractingly bad). Like I expect the drummer, the bassist, and so on, to be reasonably proficient. There are quality lyricists out there besides Dylan/Cohen/Morrissey, and a good lyric can be a good hook like a g...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Oh my God. R.E.M....
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

1. Oingo Boingo
2. Billy Idol
3. The Moody Blues
4. Justin Hayward
5. Sting
6. Suzanne Vega
7. Tori Amos (also recommend her '05, '07 albums)
8. John Williams
9. Alice in Chains
10. Soundgarden

Backstage:
1. Bob Geldof
2. Casey Kasem
3. Hype Williams
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Casey Kasem might make it in with my help. I work a Saturday 6am shift, and I am propped up with coffee and vintage Casey Kasem on the local ‘80s oldies station. So by my count, there are 224 current inductees, and when you look at that long-ass list at the beginning of the thread, you maybe think j...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

StevieFan13 wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:Main nominees:

1. Thrice
2. Muse
3. Weezer
4. Green Day
5. Foo Fighters
6. Avenged Sevenfold
7. Vampire Weekend
8. Blink-182
9. Florence and the Machine
10. The Black Keys

No Green Day, StevieFan?

AAAAAAUUUUGGGHHH REDO REDO


Don't worry, I'm not tabulating today. That's what work is for :mrgreen:
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

Do my original nominations still count? And man, a lot of BleuPanda's choices are favorites of mine too (especially Beyonce). The 1 rule, and it may not apply to you, is that Lamar and Barnett's 2017 studio albums don't "count" yet. And it looks like "Untitled Unmastered" wouldn...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

There should be a 2016 round, taking into account only albums released up to 2015, and a 2017 round, only taking into account albums released up to 2016. That wouldn't make a huge difference for most artists for sure, as To Pimp a Butterfly is 2015 and most major albums from 2016 and 2017 are eithe...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

And here's where I bring up the Moody Blues again, who kind of inspired the resurrection of the AM HOF thread. They were a good example of falling for a band/musician because it was in my parents' music collection. Lots of quality pop-rock over the years. Heyday was in the '60s to '80s. Top track fr...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

Beat me to it :lol: When this was last done, Deep Purple, Low, Ennio Morricone, Yes, and backstage winger Greil Marcus were inducted. The top two acts that almost got into the Hall last time were Gorillaz, and the Grateful Dead; in addition, off the top of my head, Grimes, Julia Holter, Kendrick La...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

Ok, so as I understand it for two rounds, everyone votes and 4 musicians/1 backstage get inducted; then we just vote again from scratch for another round of 4 musicians/1 backstage. We are a little bit into October now, but I could make the 16th the last day of round #1, and the 31st the last day of...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2017!!

Beat me to it :lol: When this was last done, Deep Purple, Low, Ennio Morricone, Yes, and backstage winger Greil Marcus were inducted. The top two acts that almost got into the Hall last time were Gorillaz, and the Grateful Dead; in addition, off the top of my head, Grimes, Julia Holter, Kendrick Lam...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1485

Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Essentially copy & pasted from JimmyJazz. Let me know soon if you want any changes to the system. So how this game works: nominate at least five and no more than ten acts that you feel are deserving of being in the AMF Hall. Additionally, you can nominate up to three “backstage wing” individuals...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1082

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

God, it'd be so embarrassing for the Hall if Radiohead didn't get in. Years and years of strong sales, and strong music press along the lines of "There's Radiohead, then there's everyone else."
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2015!
Replies: 39
Views: 3507

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2015!

It looks like we skipped last year, and are in danger of skipping this year as well. And the last post was about hoping that Tom Petty would make it in.

This looks (I think) simple enough that even I can handle the proceedings, unless someone else wants to step up...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1082

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

I like this quote out of context
The Moody Blues - same as the MC5.


Has there not been an AM Hall of Fame round for a while?
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1082

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

Decisions, decisions...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 7298

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

Moonbeam wrote:Had a dream last night that both Thriller and Purple Rain made the top 10. :lol:

That was a good dream (though probably inaccurate).
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone: Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Rolling Stone: Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs

My favorite way of processing these – the top song from each album. BREAKDOWN Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) – American Girl You’re Gonna Get It! (1978) – Listen to Her Heart Damn the Torpedoes (1979) – Refugee Hard Promises (1981) – The Waiting Long After Dark (1982) – Change of Heart South...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 50 Best Tom Petty Songs
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: The 50 Best Tom Petty Songs

How long do we have? By the way, if anyone (like me) is stumped past 10 songs, Rolling Stone has a list of songs.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: RIP Tom Petty

Now dead.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 657
Views: 29945

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

To pick on an old Harry Connick Jr. quote for a moment (cue "Blame It on My Youth"), he said, "If I played rock & roll, I’d be revered as the greatest rock & roll musician in the world." ”It’s music that requires very little knowledge and not much talent.” And then my sna...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Murmur (1983)
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Murmur (1983)

01 | Radio Free Europe
02 | Talk About the Passion
03 | Pilgrimage
04 | Sitting Still
05 | West of the Fields
06 | Shaking Through
07 | Perfect Circle
08 | Moral Kiosk
09 | Catapult
10 | 9–9
11 | Laughing
12 | We Walk

Just missed the top 10 on my album list.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 7298

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

Unpopular enough to be 7th-worst last time, but some others quietly beat Layla . 91. John Lennon - Imagine (#205) 92. Carole King - Tapestry (#209) 93. Primal Scream - Screamadelica (#232) 94. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (#233) 95. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power (#...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 7298

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

Unpopular enough to be 7th-worst last time, but some others quietly beat Layla . 91. John Lennon - Imagine (#205) 92. Carole King - Tapestry (#209) 93. Primal Scream - Screamadelica (#232) 94. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (#233) 95. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power (#2...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 7298

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

Expecting the first AM top 100 album, i.e. Back in Black, pretty much any moment.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)

01 | Baba O'Riley (favorite Who song)
02 | Won't Get Fooled Again
03 | Behind Blue Eyes
04 | The Song Is Over
05 | Bargain
06 | Love Ain’t for Keeping
07 | My Wife
08 | Going Mobile
09 | Getting in Tune

Favorite Who album by a wide margin.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2556

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

I myself am not that good at Portal, but fortunately I got to hear the song anyway. If I was part of the forum back in '07, I probably would have voted it song of the year!
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 7298

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

No one's mentioned this, but doesn't Nevermind have a chance of taking #1? I haven't eyeballed the submissions, but we have new voters and anything's possible... but you could also say that about several other albums that could surge to #1. It's my #1, but I've never sensed OK Computer levels of lo...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2556

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

https://lacavernedelanfeust.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/cadeaux-d-anniversaire.jpg Songs: 1 | M.I.A. | Paper Planes 2 | Rihanna feat. Jay-Z | Umbrella 3 | GLaDOS/Ellen McLain | Still Alive 4 | Elliott Smith | Angel in the Snow 5 | Tori Amos | Bouncing Off Clouds 6 | Radiohead | Reckoner 7 | MGMT | ...

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