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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: 16243

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: 129
Views: 7650

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: 862

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: 2695

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: 17
Views: 639

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: 17
Views: 639

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: 122
Views: 7445

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: 122
Views: 7445

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: 233
Views: 14696

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: 572

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: 3057

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: 277

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: 3575

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: 3057

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: 3057

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: 492

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: 492

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: 34
Views: 1230

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: 34
Views: 1230

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: 34
Views: 1230

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: 12724

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 12724

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: 1373

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: 1373

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: 1660

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...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 1660

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

This might be more principle than it's worth, but since I only had 1 song above within the AM top 3000, I might exclude "U Can’t Touch This" as if it's too good for this poll :lol:
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 1660

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

My father-in-law of course got pissed off that the Eagles were on there. OK, this would be my notion of a proper list, at least as a starting point. Unranked at the moment, except that I've included AM rankings in parenthesis. Only "U Can't Touch This" is within the top 3000. Barenaked Lad...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 1660

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

I remember this book at the library. (It's not necessarily our job, though, to stand up for the very worst.) The Worst Rock ’n’ Roll Records of All Time (1991) - Jimmy Guterman & Owen O’Donnell The Fifty Worst Rock-And-Roll Singles of All Time 1. Berry, Chuck – My Ding a Ling 2. Think – Once You...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 1660

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

Something I certainly don't want to happen is for a beloved act to sweep our list, just because some jerk article out there said they were terrible, and then we're trying to act like some very acclaimed musician is a guilty pleasure. Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time: The Complete List / L.A. Weekly ht...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning
Replies: 50
Views: 1660

Re: All-Time Guilty Pleasure Songs - Planning

Some websites are more than happy to let you know what is supposed to be the worst in music. We could post a few of these lists, and that could at least start a discussion. I remember the list below from the now-defunct Blender. Obviously, in lists like these, there are going to be outliers that mak...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 1373

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Sorry about that. As far as the all-time poll, I'm fine with either sooner or later. (Either way, I'd presumably have several months from the starting gun. God knows it's time-consuming, as no one is safe from revision, plus I'm trying to organize the songs by year.)
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 1373

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Milli Vanilli has a song on the main page, now. MC Hammer always had one. Vanilla Ice's #1 hit still unaccounted for. I'd presumably be voting for all of them.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 1373

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Can't wait for the all-time songs poll to start but I'm also interested in an all-time guilty pleasure songs. For me, it will be interesting to know what are the AMFers' guilty pleasure songs, sort of like a counter program to the main poll, and I will be willing to conduct it. Do you think it's a ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 11777

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Burning off a few Top 100 main page songs, now. Wouldn't have expected "Umbrella" to go already.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 11777

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

Can't say I regret not voting for "Go Your Own Way" for this type of poll. I do regret forgetting about "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 11777

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

I remembered Robert Christgau comparing Randy Newman's lyrics disfavorably to Threepenny Opera (and he's given Newman, not to mention Steely Dan, A grades and an A+). "Even in translation (the only way I know them) Brecht's fifty-year-old lyrics retain an ironic fervor that makes tough-minded m...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 3621

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

Sometimes I don't think of the '90s really starting until 1991 (for the EIGHTIES, 1981 or 82). I agree with spiritualized's assessment, but regardless, Violator came out all of 3 months into the '90s, so it's not like it ruined anyone's idea of the '90s at the time (or now, evidently).
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 3065

Re: Songs and Albums of 1991 Poll

Albums: 1 | Nirvana | Nevermind (#1 all-time) 2 | Sting | The Soul Cages 3 | Pearl Jam | Ten 4 | U2 | Achtung Baby 5 | Enya | Shepherd Moons 6 | R.E.M. | Out of Time 7 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless 8 | Guns N' Roses | Use Your Illusion II 9 | Crowded House | Woodface 10 | Soundgarden | Badmotorfi...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 11777

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

The lyrics for "Ivo" sure don't clear anything up :lol: (and I voted for it).
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 2000s
Replies: 78
Views: 4014

Re: [Results] Albums of the 2000s

Thanks DaveC for all your work on these decade polls. The results, and personal re-appraisals, discoveries, and submissions are all over... These are my top 15 albums & songs of the decade (regardless of making it to the final round). Albums: 1. Joanna Newsom - Ys 2. Arcade Fire - Funeral 3. The...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 11777

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

I think I know who's going to finish at #1, and another song that will be Top 10. Everything wide open otherwise.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 11777

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

So glad this has started. And it looks like my #1 got a second vote.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 12724

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Song Deadline February 15)

BleuPanda, if you don't mind, I'd like to play this game too and move Judee Sill | The Kiss from #80 to 17.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 1984: Song Finals
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Music of 1984: Song Finals

When Doves Cry
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 3621

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

[imgsize 200x176:10y5kpba]http://img.desmotivaciones.es/201406/rock-cine-desmotivaciones.jpg Albums: 1 | The Sundays | Reading, Writing and Arithmetic 2 | Sonic Youth | Goo 3 | Cocteau Twins | Heaven or Las Vegas 4 | The La’s | The La’s 5 | Angelo Badalamenti | Soundtrack from Twin Peaks Songs: 1 | ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 2000s
Replies: 167
Views: 7801

Re: [Results] Songs of the 2000s

Yeah, I agree with Rob and DaveC, for the most part. If you like Last Nite, then why aren't Hard to Explain and the others also in the same position? It's baffling that this one is so high compared to the others. I'm a huge fan of Is This It , and I can tell you why I prefer "Last Nite" t...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

01 | Dancing in the Dark 02 | Glory Days 03 | My Hometown 04 | I'm on Fire 05 | Born in the U.S.A 06 | Cover Me 07 | Darlington County 08 | Downbound Train 09 | Working on the Highway 10 | Bobby Jean 11 | No Surrender 12 | I'm Goin' Down My favorite Springsteen album, my favorite album of the '80s, ...

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