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by Live in Phoenix
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 385
Views: 41761

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Ha, I guess I didn't know my "Surf's Up" lyrics that well.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding

This album has a good mood. I originally only wanted to listen to it on a rainy day. (In Phoenix? Good freakin' luck.) Oddly enough, "Dear Landlord" and "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" were featured in a 1970 play called Story Theatre, and I got to sing those songs when our community...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

My favorites of the decades that would fall reasonably in the 'Rock' genre without bordering on folk or electronic. Don't know whether you're looking for the indie/alt side of rock or the more hard rocking side of rock. I usually think of "rocking out" (and doesn't rock love to be defined...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Thank you all very much (and anyone else in advance). I'll be looking into these.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

As I near my reading glasses age, I have been paying less attention to the current music scene, but it surprised me that when starting up a tentative best-of-2010s song list, I had almost no rock music, like it's sort of a genre of days past. If I turn on my alternative rock radio station (I guess I...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 14171

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

It seems appropriate that several of us hate some of the top results :lol:
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 43
Views: 4870

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Anyway maybe Dave Bry from The Guardian is right: " the best way we could honor rock’n’roll is to destroy the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ." I visited the museum this year. (I thought that was the harmless part of it, but the Guardian writer is bothered by the museum as much as anything....
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 14171

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Anyway I don't have a clue about how to make a more varied list integrating our (sometimes) divergent concepts of guilty pleasures. It seems like the majority of voters reached a consensus on the aesthetic of a guilty pleasure list. Certainly it fitted the mold of other guilty pleasure lists out th...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 14171

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I like how the GIFs reinforce the sort of mindless bopping that accompanies so many of these songs. I remember thinking what a low point the music world had hit when a certain '90s tune was doing well even amongst critics. (Not the stuff of greatness like a white-boy rap song I helped lodge in the t...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 7055

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Well, now I feel like a heel for not scraping together a top 5 albums list, the last year of the '90s that I could have conceivably done so (although I never know if I'm going to bolster something that's already popular, like "Between the Bars," or help make the save, like with "Hypno...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 6301

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

Songs: 1 | Elliott Smith | Waltz #2 (XO) 2 | Elliott Smith | Tomorrow Tomorrow 3 | DMX | Ruff Ryders Anthem 4 | K-Ci & JoJo | All My Life 5 | Everlast | What It’s Like 6 | Beastie Boys | Intergalactic 7 | Outkast | Rosa Parks 8 | Royal Trux | I'm Ready 9 | Massive Attack | Teardrop 10 | Neutral ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Singers with the most beautiful falsettos that you know
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Singers with the most beautiful falsettos that you know

StevieFan, you can't just bring something like that up and then not follow through. :wink:

by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5729

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I'd also add Watertown by Frank Sinatra, possibly his masterpiece, but released in 1970 after most people stopped paying attention to his new releases. Yeah, I've heard quite a bit of Sinatra, tried to cover all my bases, but I don't think I've heard anything from this album. "I Would Be in Lo...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #2: John Cougar Mellencamp's Scarecrow
Replies: 8
Views: 2294

Re: Album Club Discussion #2: John Cougar Mellencamp's Scarecrow

This one pales next to its predecessor Uh-Huh (even though only side 1 is good), and especially compared to what is probably the high point of his career, The Lonesome Jubilee. "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." is lame and did not deserve to be a heartbeat away from being a #1. I would recommend &q...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 385
Views: 41761

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Well, if you feel like best-of lists are just a shuffling around of the usual suspects, then refer to what I might call the "Ex Lion Tamer" post above.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 14171

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Do what you need to do, Dexter. Besides, I need a week to process that "U Can’t Touch This" couldn't even clear the top 100.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 14171

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

And Willie Nelson's really done it all, hasn't he? My favorite factoid about Animotion's "Obsession" is that it was the theme song to the WWF's hit 1980s wrestling show on NBC, Saturday Night's Main Event. The chorus, "Who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?", was not...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 14171

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

With some songs -- and I'm sure this will come up again later -- I just see a pop song, and not something infamous. Granted, I have built up a high tolerance of '80s/early '90s songs...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 14171

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Listyguy wrote:Nice presentation so far!

Where's number 181 though?


The number itself isn't there, but it's Snap!, "Rhythm Is a Dancer"

Everything looks great, Dexter!
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

Sorry, I'd like to do that thing where I put in an extra song, and drop everything down. I guess I didn't plan on including "Livin’ on a Prayer" because of its high AM rank, or because it's the crown jewel of Bon Jovi's ongoing success, or because it is transcendent and goofy at the same t...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

159 | Neil Young with Barbra Streisand | You Don't Bring Me Flowers 

Although I'd prefer to be wrong in this case, I think it's Neil Diamond.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

15. ART GARFUNKEL "99 Miles from L.A." (1975). Some years ago I was listening to the song while I was on the computer and my wife and I began to argue (I don't remember why exactly but probably it was the same as always: too much time on the computer). Suddenly my daughter began to weep s...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

The movie is okay, but I remember when seeing the trailer beforehand and being confused about this vision of the future. In a few decades teenagers will be obsessed with 80's hits, movies and games? Why? The actual film gives this some context that sort of works, but a future in which previous slic...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

72. Duran Duran - The Reflex Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- wh...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 7055

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Songs 1.The Notorious B.I.G. | Life After Death 2. Missy Elliott | Supa Dupa Fly 3. Monaco | What Do You Want From Me? 4. Bob Dylan | Cold Irons Bound 5. Autechre - Chiastic Slide 6. Portishead - Portishead 7.Buena Vista Social Club 8.The Divine Comedy 9.Gustavo Santaolalla Get more latest tracks a...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

This is an updated version of the entire list, in the wake of my top 1,000 songs submission. 1. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (#36 all-time) 2. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You (#283) Stevie Wonder gets sappy? Damn, what are they going to think of next? 3. Bette Midler...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 7055

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Songs: 1 | Elliott Smith | Between the Bars 2 | The Notorious B.I.G. | Hypnotize 3 | The Notorious B.I.G. | Mo Money Mo Problems 4 | Loreena McKennitt | The Mummers' Dance 5 | David Bowie | Dead Man Walking 6 | Radiohead | Karma Police 7 | The Verve | Bitter Sweet Symphony 8 | Sarah McLachlan | Buil...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

I don't think there will ever be a perfect definition. Is it good that "Total Eclipse of the Heart" will place highly? I doubt it sounded corny the year it came out, or a few years later (by which time the guiltier pleasures are usually classified). But some '80s music can sound kind of co...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Pazz & Jop didn't exist in 1971 hehehe. Maybe not under that name, but there was a Village Voice poll in 1971, the very first one. It was revived in 1974 under the Pazz & Jop title. There might not be a Pazz & Jop by any name now, at least if it requires going through the Village Voice:...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8256

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

Regardless of the final results (which will probably be all over the place), I'm enjoying the comments
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Asian music recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1278

Re: Asian music recommendations

Maybe not that valuable if you already know your way around Japanese pop music -- except I don't think we really do, so... Prepare to be outraged: Japan votes for its “100 Best World Class Songs” [2015] The long-running Japanese music program Music Station recently held a nation-wide survey polling ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

Anyone wanna run a song poll?
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

Another great one gone. Same day as Elvis.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

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

Neil Young is 72 (in a few months, 73). Stevie Winwood, that young teenager from the Spencer Davis Group, is 70. The Moody Blues lost 1 guy this year, and the remaining Hall of Fame members are aged 71-77. Peter Gabriel, who started with Genesis in the late '60s, is practically a juvenile delinquent...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 167
Views: 14726

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

The next 10 years are going to be really brutal for '60s musicians. A lot of them are in their mid or late '70s. It's more than I really want to think about. Some '50s rockers have had exceptionally long lives, though.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5729

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I'd also add Watertown by Frank Sinatra, possibly his masterpiece, but released in 1970 after most people stopped paying attention to his new releases. Yeah, I've heard quite a bit of Sinatra, tried to cover all my bases, but I don't think I've heard anything from this album. "I Would Be in Lo...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50336

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

If these are combined then I think by the same logic Julee Cruise's Falling would be combined with the Twin Peaks theme song (which I voted for separately). You're right. I don't mind that too (Angelo Badalamenti/Julee Cruise, "Theme from Twin Peaks/Falling") but then I didn't vote for ei...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50336

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

How's it going, Sweepstakes Ron?
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 5216

Re: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll

[imgsize 367x206:2rtvc9av]http://jarviscity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Nothing-but-Trouble-Tupac.png [imgsize 300x207:2rtvc9av]http://data1.ibtimes.co.in/en/full/534375/tupac-shakur.jpg Following debut solo single "Trapped": Hundreds of released tracks, 6 movies (plus 1991's Nothing bu...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 55
Views: 8209

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

I'd watch it! Or maybe I wouldn't. Do you think it would get any followers? :D One phenomenon is the trouble when you have to throw out one more song, e.g. you have 101 songs you want to put into a top 100. I pick a victim, but then suffer from the earworm syndrome: the song I threw out gets stuck ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 55
Views: 8209

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

I just got an idea for a tv-series, where everyone of us go to a therapist, talking about our frustration in creating our music lists. On next week's episode, I worry about properly isolating all my deep cut recommendations when the spreadsheet is published... Plus a wacky visit from someone asking...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50336

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

3 weeks (longer, if needed) sounds good.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 3927

Re: Site update is here

Holy crap, if we ever have another "Favorite songs by AM top 100 artists" poll, I'm going to have to find a song I like by the National.

Anyway, thanks Henrik for one last update; I don't think I'd be useful on this front but I hope there's a way for the main page to keep going.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 4931

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

Albums: 1 | Joan Osborne | Relish 2 | Bjork | Post 3 | No Doubt | Tragic Kingdom 4 | Radiohead | The Bends 5 | Pulp | Different Class [imgsize 307x204:eapju4j9]http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1718330.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Jarvis%20Cocker.jpg From the unwillful Michael Jackson/Pulp collaboration...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Song Poll Deep Cuts
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: AM Song Poll Deep Cuts

When the big spreadsheet comes out, I'll post my "Nobody's Blues But My Own" songs (to reference an old They Shoot Pictures feature).
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50336

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I sort of liken this period to sitting in a stadium before the rock concert has started -- the quiet anticipation before the lights go out and the excitement begins...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50336

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I don’t know how many lists and how high on each one a song has to be to make the cut, but I feel like some favorites of mine that I wouldn’t have otherwise expected to make it will be there. I'm not sure how many songs will be listed in the rollout, but I'd personally like to see every song that g...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 50336

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I don’t know how many lists and how high on each one a song has to be to make the cut, but I feel like some favorites of mine that I wouldn’t have otherwise expected to make it will be there. I'm not sure how many songs will be listed in the rollout, but I'd personally like to see every song that g...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 33544

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" is placed here at 1977. But that's the live version. (And that album, 'Live' Bullet , was released in 1976. The song was pulled as a single in 1977.) The song's first release dates back to 1973, on the Back in '72 album. Track "A5" on Back in '72 , Jan...

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