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by Live in Phoenix
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 5
Views: 157

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: 13
Views: 342

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: 9214

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: 51
Views: 1027

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: 476
Views: 26690

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: 476
Views: 26690

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: 37
Views: 665

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: 37
Views: 861

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: 37
Views: 861

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: 476
Views: 26690

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: 1466

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: 1714

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: 317

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: 476
Views: 26690

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: 476
Views: 26690

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: 476
Views: 26690

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: 25175

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...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26690

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

StevieFan13 wrote:And as for what you said before...seriously debating adding Goodnight Saigon, a favorite Billy Joel song I somehow left off.

Ok, but after that, you might want to knock yourself out, hypnotize yourself, maybe have the police detain you for a few hours (whichever you prefer aesthetically).
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26690

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

AAAAHHH! OK, this is it! Last addition! For sure this time! You say this with conviction, but once I post my list later today you will certainly feel a burning need to add at least 500 songs of my list to yours. I think everyone will be okay with this, as it is only reasonable. Keep your eyes shut,...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26690

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

One more week, everyone! I will make it, but damn this is a slow process. How long did everybody else take to finish their lists. I more or less started from the announcement of the poll. I'm not sure it actually took longer than my early recordings of legendary musicians posts -- but it felt longe...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 4803

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Albums: 1 | Neil Young | Sleeps with Angels 2 | Soundgarden | Superunknown 3 | Hole | Live Through This 4 | Nirvana | MTV Unplugged in New York 5 | Pulp | His 'n' Hers 6 | Portishead | Dummy 7 | Jeff Buckley | Grace 8 | Live | Throwing Copper 9 | Nine Inch Nails | The Downward Spiral 10 | R.E.M. | M...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 4803

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Could you please stop keeping us in unbearable suspense and reveal whether Slanted and Enchanted is in it or not? I am quite confident that Brad won't include Slanted and Enchanted in his 1994 albums list! I was just thinking it should be Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Still want to know. The suspense...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 18948

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

In the wake of my top 1000 songs list, here is an updated (sometimes to my surprise) song of the year list. Song of the decade in bold. Songs: 1954: Elvis Presley – That’s All Right 1955: Little Richard - Tutti Frutti Chuck Berry – Maybellene 1956: My Fair Lady – I Could Have Danced All Night Elvis ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 26690

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

1 | Nirvana | Smells Like Teen Spirit | 1991 2 | Prince and the Revolution | When Doves Cry | 1984 [imgsize 487x275:2mgn0i4g]https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/770x0/709c168a9d304e7cb834b99b4308825f.jpg#709c168a9d304e7cb834b99b4308825f 3 | Bruce Springsteen | Tunnel of Love | 1987 4 | Nirvana | C...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Ye
Replies: 24
Views: 2904

Re: Kanye West - Ye

2 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone, not even the generic 3. It's been 20+ years since the last example I can recall of them slamming a well-established artist (Public Enemy and Tori Amos).
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 5827

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Albums: 1 | Smashing Pumpkins | Siamese Dream 2 | Bjork | Debut 3 | Sarah McLachlan | Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 4 | U2 | Zooropa 5 | Nirvana | In Utero Songs: 1 | Mazzy Star | Fade Into You 2 | 2pac | Keep Ya Head Up 3 | Nirvana | All Apologies 4 | Ming Flute Ensemble | The Song of the Four Seasons (...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

That's true, the Beatles have enjoyed a consensus that most acts don't know anything about. A lot of acts would fall under, "Well, if you're a fan of _____ music." They've sold over twice as much in the U.S. as Michael Jackson; and the #2 selling act, Garth Brooks :-|, I think would still ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

I’d say that ‘60s acclaim in general has passed its absolute peak, and that it peaked sometime before 2003 (when Rolling Stone listed its top 500 albums, and was criticized for being centered around classic rock). Hell, I remember Spin's 1995 album guide being pretty hostile to classic rock; in a wa...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 16084

Re: Albums of 2018

Yo La Tengo Studio albums 1986 Ride the Tiger 1987 New Wave Hot Dogs 1989 President Yo La Tengo 1990 Fakebook 1992 May I Sing with Me 1993 Painful 1995 Electr-O-Pura 1997 I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One 2000 And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out 2003 Summer Sun 2006 I Am Not Afraid of You an...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 16084

Re: Albums of 2018

This seems as good a time as any to mention that Yo La Tengo have some pretty awful album titles.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 25175

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again This site places it at 1987, as most people probably would. It originally popped up on a 1982 LP, Saints & Sinners . Wikipedia lists all the recording personnel between the 1982 version, and the 1987 version (and a different 1987 version) https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Noel Gallagher quote on lyrics
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: Noel Gallagher quote on lyrics

I agree melody is overall more important, but you can’t tell me if you took The Boxer and replaced the lyrics with love song lyrics, you would hear the melody the same way. Usually my point of comparison is when, say, the drummer or the bassist in a band gets a song on the album, and the lyrics and...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3994

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

[imgsize 250x250:la53cloj]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Jesuslizardliar.jpg Albums: 1 | Alice in Chains | Dirt 2 | R.E.M. | Automatic for the People 3 | Lou Reed | Magic and Loss 4 | Sonic Youth | Dirty 5 | The Jesus Lizard | Liar 6 | Neil Young | Harvest Moon 7 | Pavement | Slanted...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm mentally insane
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: I'm mentally insane

Make a top 1,000 song list and stop going to 4chan. There are trashy people in the world (including whatever Death Grips is) that are not worth your valuable time.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 3960

Re: 10.000 Songs, 10.000 Opinions: The Collection

Thanks for this series, Rob. Always a pleasure to read it when I did, and it certainly never looked easy. Enjoy your day off!
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3994

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

L to the O to the L
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3994

Re: Songs and Albums of 1992 Poll

Man, Amy Grant wasn't messing around that year.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What All Time polls would you like to see AcclaimedMusic do in the future?
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: What All Time polls would you like to see AcclaimedMusic do in the future?

I forgot about The Wire. (Not that it's a final word, definitive list anyway.) I actually don't watch Game of Thrones**, and was tempted to mix in a list of Greatest Shows Ever to cover personal blind spots. One of the problems with that (besides 60 Minutes) is that theme songs have typically been d...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What All Time polls would you like to see AcclaimedMusic do in the future?
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: What All Time polls would you like to see AcclaimedMusic do in the future?

If someone does TV theme songs, here are 200ish to comb through. (Source: CBS News, Complex, Digital Dream Door, Me, MSN, Observer, Paste Magazine, Uproxx) The immediate list below is mostly from top 50 lists or shorter (or cut off at 50). Overlap between website lists is in bold. There is not very ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2008) Submissions Thread

The lists in the companion thread are a guide. I don't know. A lot of them contain established classics that the compiler just doesn't seem to like and there is also a lot of "To hell with classic rock" attitude going on. Many of these songs are well-made, well-played and seem to be what ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

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

This poll goes well beyond stuff like, My younger brother can’t get past Dylan’s voice and made me feel “guilty” about worshiping him; or my mom hates Astral Weeks ; or I couldn’t get my buddies to like Sonic Youth (or Who’s Next !); or Michael Stipe in an interview made me feel bad at a young age a...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2008) Submissions Thread

The song should be embarrassing amidst its other musical contemporaries or with music critics. The lists in the companion thread are a guide. Otherwise we'll have Nirvana or the Beach Boys or Kate Bush winning this because they're embarrassing to play around Grandma, or your gang of friends are too ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 14627

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 15)

Damn, your lists are so fancy, I thought those were the results :mrgreen:
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 4152

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

Since I've been listing "guilty pleasures" since first arriving on the forum, I'll undoubtedly participate in this. A question about the ranking, though: Does #1 represent our favorite guilty pleasure, or the overall song we feel guiltiest about? (For example, by far the song I feel the g...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 4152

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

I have a hard time believing that Ace of Base songs are about anything. Also, I mean, a neighbor once told me that Marilyn Manson had 2 ribs removed to orally pleasure himself. And I heard that Rod Stewart had to have his stomach pumped of horse spunk, and that Marianne Faithfull incorrectly applied...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 14627

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 15)

1. Kate Bush 2. Joanna Newsom 3. Suzanne Vega 4. Chrissie Hynde 5. Joni Mitchell 6. Tori Amos 7. Madonna 8. Enya 9. Stevie Nicks 10. Patsy Cline 11. Elizabeth Fraser 12. Bjork 13. Annie Lennox 14. Patti Smith 15. Cyndi Lauper 16. Kim Gordon 17. Harriet Wheeler 18. Courtney Love 19. Gwen Stefani 20. ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 1812

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

If you guys offer to take 1,000 submissions, I'll probably attempt to submit that many.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 1812

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

At times I have actively worked on a top 1000 list. More recently, I've felt like I would be happy just assembling a top 500 list again.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 4152

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

Maybe we should have a rule for this poll, disqualifying any songs in AM top 500 and artists in AM top 200. This might solve the popular artist sweeping problem. Stevie Wonder's I Just Called to Say I Love You and Ebony and Ivory are often in lists of worst songs, so I think artists with high accla...

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