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by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Replies: 20
Views: 336

Re: Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Without commenting directly on the album, I have my informal theory that even great artists might have 10 legendary years, give or take, then something takes a bad turn (weaker albums, if not break up or death). Funeral is from 2004...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Buddy Knox - Party Doll
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: 6000 Songs: Buddy Knox - Party Doll

One of my favorite books around the house is Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number One Hits , which comes in at "Rock Around the Clock," called the beginning of the rock era, and ends with 'the present day' in that edition. Even if a certain hit is lame, every #1 song has a peculiar succ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Doors' The Doors (1967)
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Doors' The Doors (1967)

01 | The Crystal Ship 02 | Break On Through (To the Other Side) 03 | Light My Fire 04 | The End 05 | Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) 06 | End of the Night 07 | Soul Kitchen 08 | I Looked at You 09 | Twentieth Century Fox 10 | Back Door Man 11 | Take It as It Comes This, and Appetite for Destruction (and M...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)

I didn't like the band except for "In the End," but still that's quite sad, for those left behind and for the individual him or herself in these cases, whom I assume suffered an overpowering level of depression either that day or constantly.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classic albums with questionable lead singles
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Classic albums with questionable lead singles

Henrik wins. Well, starting at AM album #1: "Sloop John B," while a nice song, doesn't even belong on Pet Sounds. This will take a little investigation, b/c we probably think that a famous album led off with its signature song. "It's So Easy" was the first single from Appetite fo...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rankings
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Rankings

Honestly, folks, I'm feeling a huge sense of déjà vu. I've been on the forum quite a while now, and this exact argument seems to spring up every once in a while - and it seems like it's always about Steely Dan! (I would need to search for the threads, but I know they go back to the old forum, which...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

panam wrote:No news yet?

All I know is, I see Notbrianeno logged in daily, on the Board Index. I can't imagine this stuff is easy, especially with a record number of voters; plus there's usually an error, which he's maybe headed off.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

Some day in the future, not as a joke or anything, we should do an AC/DC song poll. They're the #81 artist on the main page. Should be interesting.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rankings
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Rankings

Also, Henrik, can you stop screwing around and make "Hocus Pocus" by Focus the new number one song?
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

Lol

Also, predicting that OK Computer gets its spot back.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

Here's something I'll be keeing an eye on... Here is, from the previous poll, the bottom ten of the AM Top 100 albums. Even counting the 2016 unofficial update, we may get close to a repeat, since only Kendrick Lamar was new, and he's probably beating these guys. Trout Mask Replica (which I'm fine w...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Song Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Song Finals

Paper Planes
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 6000 Songs: The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

This has always been one of my favorites. Eric Burdon sings like his soul is being melted down.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Canadian songs
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Favorite Canadian songs

Neil Young has my #1 and #2 spot and so on, so instead of making it a Neil Young list, I'll make it more of a "everybody's a winner" list. Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69 (2nd: Heaven) Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) (2nd: Wake Up) The Band – The Weight (2nd: The Night They Drove Old...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Replies: 21
Views: 528

Re: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

And "Led Zeppelin IV" is a famous, short and varied album Yeah, if there was such a thing as "America's record collection," Led Zeppelin IV would be in it (and I assume the same applies to numerous other countries). I think Electric Ladyland has always had the AM lead on Led Zep...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Replies: 21
Views: 528

Re: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

Well, we've already surpassed Electric Ladyland. I think fewer songs makes this easier to rank, for one thing.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Replies: 21
Views: 528

Re: Rank the Tracks: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

01 | When the Levee Breaks
02 | Stairway to Heaven
03 | Rock and Roll
04 | The Battle of Evermore
05 | Black Dog
06 | Misty Mountain Hop
07 | Going to California
08 | Four Sticks
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ

Gregg Allman and Cher strikes me as odd, too. (Plus, without the rocker qualification, Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts.)
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

First major list or poll that I've done a second time here. Below are more or less my five star and four star albums. 1 | Nirvana | Nevermind 2 | Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A. 3 | Joy Division | Closer 4 | Suzanne Vega | Solitude Standing [imgsize 250x250:2gy85atd]http://i1172.photobucket.c...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 2243

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

It could be... That's why I qualify a lot of my statements :D
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 2243

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

It just missed my top 15, but I thought I'd mention this is the year of what could be listed as "Prince and company | While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Maybe his most famous musical moment since his pre-symbol days.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking albums is tough
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Ranking albums is tough

I’ve hardly ever ranked songs. But I rank albums on a 5-point scale out of 5. So then, just out of my 5 star albums, what clump of albums belongs at the very top, and what clump belongs at the bottom. I do a lot of “what goes at the top / what goes at the bottom” for either individual albums or clum...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 2243

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

Albums: 1 | Arcade Fire | Funeral 2 | The Streets | A Grand Don't Come for Free 3 | Kanye West | The College Dropout 4 | Sonic Youth | Sonic Nurse 5 | Danger Mouse | The Grey Album [imgsize 225x241:z6dohv1o]http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r574/loganblackwell1/George-Michael-Amazing_zpsbfqof2s5.j...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 3071

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

Songs: 1 | Dido | White Flag 2 | Radiohead | There There 3 | Jay-Z | Dirt Off Your Shoulder 4 | Jay-Z | Encore 5 | The White Stripes | Seven Nation Army 6 | Radiohead | Myxomatosis 7 | The Moody Blues | December Snow 8 | R. Kelly | Ignition (Remix) 9 | 50 Cent | In Da Club 10 | Britney Spears | Toxi...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 30 Chris Cornell Songs (voting starts now)
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Top 30 Chris Cornell Songs (voting starts now)

1. Outshined 2. Hunger Strike 3. Rusty Cage 4. 4th of July 5. Fell on Black Days 6. Jesus Christ Pose 7. Spoonman 8. Head Down 9. The Day I Tried to Live 10. My Wave 11. Reach Down 12. Burden in My Hand 13. Black Hole Sun 14. Seasons 15. Mailman Essentially just a fan of 1991-1994, but those are som...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 2241

Re: Least-favorite songs

Jirin wrote:Also that Kanye song where he enlists Chris Rock to brag about his vaginal reupholstery skills.


I'm a fan too :lol:
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 16, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 2241

Re: Least-favorite songs

People don't say what they really think is worst, just the one they hate the most relative to its reputation. To me a big component of song badness is how often you're forced to listen to it. There are teenage garage bands out there playing way worse music than this. But I never have to listen to i...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 2241

Re: Least-favorite songs

Is this 'Worst' list or 'Most overrated list'? The former has a way of transforming into the latter on web forums no matter what the topic. People don't say what they really think is worst, just the one they hate the most relative to its reputation. To me a big component of song badness is how ofte...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 15, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 2241

Re: Least-favorite songs

I was once trying to come up with a worst song of the year for every year I was listening to music. Crimes against music include, in no particular order: being trite, sappy, viciously generic, emo, lowering my IQ 100 points for a few minutes, naming your song "I'll Be There for You," makin...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 09, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

One of the better guitar albums out there. Though I find Tom Verlaine lower on personality than other singers from the class of '77.

01 | Elevation
02 | Venus
03 | Torn Curtain
04 | Marquee Moon
05 | Friction
06 | Guiding Light
07 | See No Evil
08 | Prove It
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 09, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite songs by AM top 100 artists
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Favorite songs by AM top 100 artists

1) The Beatles - In My Life 2) Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind 3) The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter 4) David Bowie - Loving the Alien 5) Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love 6) Radiohead - Creep 7) Neil Young - Like a Hurricane 8) Elvis Presley - That's All Right 9) The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice 10) Pr...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ___ I dislike that everyone else likes.
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Re: ___ I dislike that everyone else likes.

Musicians whom I wouldn't mind being switched out of the AM top 100 artists list. (Opinion usually based on one or two albums, plus maybe a single. I need to explore Daft Punk further, and I guess Massive Attack, Arctic Monkeys, and Pulp.) 35. Tom Waits (obviously won't happen) Nick Cave & the B...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 01, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Abbey Road (1969)
Replies: 18
Views: 680

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Abbey Road (1969)

01 | Something 02 | Here Comes the Sun 03 | Come Together 04 | Because 05 | Octopus's Garden 06 | I Want You (She's So Heavy) 07 | Golden Slumbers 08 | Mean Mr. Mustard 09 | Polythene Pam 10 | She Came in Through the Bathroom Window 11 | You Never Give Me Your Money 12 | The End 13 | Sun King 14 | C...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 01, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Coldplay - Clocks
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: 6000 Songs: Coldplay - Clocks

Coldplay puts me to sleep. But "Clocks" receives that sort of reluctant compliment, "hard to shake."
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which is Bob Dylan's Essential Live Performance?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Which is Bob Dylan's Essential Live Performance?

Here, try this on. I found some site (circa 2007) that attempted a top 75 of his concerts, but also whittled it down to 10 that were not officially released. October, 1962 – Gaslight Café, New York, NY May 16, 1976 – Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, TX November 16, 1979 – Fox Warf...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

Oh :oops: , I saw June 1st in the first post, I guess that's changed.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince song poll 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 2604

Re: Prince song poll 2016

Of course, this doesn't explain how I've had such a hard time finding Prince song lists with over 30 songs when the guy has hundreds of songs to choose from. It's kind of surprising, because I've seen rather exhaustive song lists by publications on other musicians. I could assume that they're intim...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

About 5 weeks to get your list together :scared-eek:
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince song poll 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 2604

Re: Prince song poll 2016

My Facebook share got some likes and hearts, and of course would it really be complete without some saucy comments: "Bambi at 108?!!!!" "Show me another artist whose 49th best song and 1st best song could , arguably, switch positions and be no more or less controversial. Having said t...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince song poll 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 2604

Re: Prince song poll 2016

Assuming I've gotten this correctly: Top song from each album (song of the decade in bold , unrepresented album in red ) 127. Soft and Wet *top song from For You* (1978) 19. I Wanna Be Your Lover *top song from self-titled album* (1979) 29. Dirty Mind *top song from Dirty Mind* (1980) 18. Controvers...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince song poll 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 2604

Re: Prince song poll 2016

Cream is ok but it's like my 4th-favorite single from the album. Thanks for running this, Moonbeam. I'll probably post the whole list later on my Facebook, for people's education or bewilderment. It looks like even a lot of the obscurities are available in some form on YouTube.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP J. Geils
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: RIP J. Geils

Yeah, it was the same deal with Randy Savage and the WWE Hall of Fame (I don't even follow wrestling and that bummed me out). The short version: Randy and Vince McMahon, the owner, didn't get along. It's a more legit hall of fame than it used to be years ago, but it (and the company) is still built...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince song poll 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 2604

Re: Prince song poll 2016

R.I.P. Charlie Murphy, this April. (I usually think of him in relation to his story, on Chappelle's Show, of Prince beating him at basketball, which the Breakfast Can Wait cover artwork draws from.)
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

I typically rate albums, on the bottom end, like Rolling Stone (the magazine, not the album guide). Hardly anything gets 1 star. I start coming up with excuses for a 2-star rating for forgettable albums. But with Relationship of Command, I just didn't enjoy listening to any of it in particular, plus...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 15991

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

I've somewhat misrepresented the Robert Johnson issue. The non-album Elvis Sun Sessions CD still made it through. I actually submitted my 2014 list again over the issue of Robert Johnson, though I'd call it an issue of practicality at the time -- votes had gone toward the component volumes of the co...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince song poll 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 2604

Re: Prince song poll 2016

Please note the distinctly different year (than 1991), and the different spelling. I assume this princevault.com entry is on the money: Get Off is the fourth track on the maxi-single of New Power Generation, the second Prince single (and fourth single overall) from Prince's twelfth album Graffiti Br...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3835

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

Songs: 1 | David Bowie | Slow Burn 2 | Queens of the Stone Age | Go with the Flow 3 | Queens of the Stone Age | The Sky Is Fallin' 4 | Eminem | Without Me 5 | Iron and Wine | Southern Anthem 6 | Bruce Springsteen | Waitin' on a Sunny Day 7 | Coldplay | Clocks 8 | Wilco | Jesus, etc. 9 | Iron and Win...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince song poll 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 2604

Re: Prince song poll 2016

Wow, this is already amazing 8-)

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