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by Zorg
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music Forum Meet-Up - Henrik and Dan
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Acclaimed Music Forum Meet-Up - Henrik and Dan

Popping back into the forum to say how cool this is!
by Zorg
Sat May 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 4182

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

I love it. The songs are catchy, and fun, and sometimes have so very little to them. But that just lets Kendrick shine. "Humble" is a good example, that beat and piano in the background sounds like the sort of thing a child would come up, but the rapping is great. Every word fits its metre...
by Zorg
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What song do you have on repeat right now?
Replies: 82
Views: 8742

Re: What song do you have on repeat right now?

Hi everyone!

Been a while since I've posted here. I've been listening to a lot of Beyoncé's Lemonade recently. My favourite song is "All Night", which I can't can't stop listening to it!
by Zorg
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 240
Views: 9680

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

PlasticRam wrote:Theresa May hopefully is one of the good people.


good god...
by Zorg
Sun May 15, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Re: Rank the Tracks: Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)

Easily my most listened to album from this decade, and without a doubt my favourite. 1) Sing about me, I'm dying of thirst 2) Backseat Freestyle 3) Money Trees 4) m.a.a.d city 5) Bitch don't kill my vibe 6) swimming pools 7) The Art of Peer Pressure 8) Good kid 9) Real 10) Compton 11) Poetic Justice...
by Zorg
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 52
Views: 4119

Re: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

shocking news to wake up to in the morning!

RIP David Bowie, a true great.
by Zorg
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 179
Views: 17148

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I was invited last minute to see Billy Joel last night at Madison Square Garden by a friend who had an extra ticket. I know he's not particularly popular on this forum, but he was great. :music-rockon: Interesting fact about Billy Joel. He came to my university to do a talk. I was working on the ev...
by Zorg
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 34435

Re: Albums of 2015

Electronic music isn't much in vogue near here, but Floating Points is releasing an album called Elaenia which is shaping up to be fantastic. The first single (Silhouettes) is probably my track of the year.
by Zorg
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The update is here!
Replies: 93
Views: 5452

Re: The update is here!

thanks Henrik!

I'm most happy about Kendrick's rise. Hopefully he'll also rise every update until he's finally in the top 50 AT as he deserves.
by Zorg
Tue May 26, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums You've Listened to the Most Number of Times?
Replies: 18
Views: 1938

Re: Albums You've Listened to the Most Number of Times?

This is my album "cloud" thing from last.fm. 69 Love Songs really sticks out!

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by Zorg
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 15571

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Wow, thanks Jackson! With 7 #1 votes, Kanye blew the opposition away. Surprised to see the remaining top 3 include Arcade Fire and PJ Harvey. I didn't really think either of those would develop into stone cold classics of the decade (even though I quite like them both).
by Zorg
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 15571

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

I really dig the "Biggest Fans" being included with the list. There's a weird sense of pride about it, like of all of these people who voted in this poll, I liked Celebration Rock and w h o k i l l the most. I also find it interesting to see how people define "hipster-ness" in t...
by Zorg
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 15571

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

My Bloody Valentine this low was the shock of the poll for me. I would have guessed it would place around 30. Did people just forget about it? I don't care much for Kaputt, but thought that would be top 20. On the other hand, there is some awesome stuff in this section, like Deafheaven, Jon Hopkins...
by Zorg
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 15571

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

I've not really followed music from this decade very much (except of course 2010...), but I'm quite impressed/surprised with how strong that first set is. Actress/Darkside/RTJ/Drake etc I would have assumed would do better than they did!
by Zorg
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 15571

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Thanks for the results!

Really really happy that Good Intentions Paving Company did well. Joanna Newsom is terribly hard to introduce to people, but with Good Intentions Paving Company, she finally did it. It's a great Joanna-pop song.
by Zorg
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 15571

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Ha! My biggest moment of crowd communion was also at Arcade Fire, but with Rebellion (Lies) instead. They had just played it, and it was amazing, and then they went off to take a break before doing an encore. Meanwhile the entire crowd (and bear in mind, this is the O2 Arena in London) chanted that ...
by Zorg
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 15571

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

I'd written comments about most of my top 20, but I forgot to send them to you! [100] Beyoncé | XO 2013 | 241.3 points | 6 votes Beyonce for me is one of those artists whose singles are their best songs. And XO is the best of them all - she sounds so beautifully confident, and that emphatic drum bea...
by Zorg
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"
Replies: 50
Views: 6263

Re: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"

At the very least, it's exceeded whatever expectations I had with flying colors and did something that I would have thought impossible weeks ago: TPAB makes GKMC feel small. For something so brilliant to look so unambitious in the present day, only three years after already having been declared a s...
by Zorg
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"
Replies: 50
Views: 6263

Re: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"

And another thing I like about To Pimp A Butterfly is how "mature" it is. Listening to GKMC, Kendrick takes the place of a storyteller, going around Compton and observing other people, observing himself. He's relatively non-judgemental, non-opinionated. Not that he doesn't have them - he j...
by Zorg
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"
Replies: 50
Views: 6263

Re: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"

Also, linked to the funkiness is the way this album deals with sex! Thinking through GKMC, most of the sex references in GKMC just aren't sexy at all - Kendrick wanting to fuck on Sherane just before Money Trees, the teenage braggadocio of Backseat Freestyle ("pray my dick get big as the Eiffel...
by Zorg
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"
Replies: 50
Views: 6263

Re: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"

P.S. I love the lazy lazy lazy cameo of Snoop Dogg in Institutionalized, delivered like no one else could:

And once upon a time in a city so divine
Called West Side Compton, there stood a little nigga
He was 5 foot something, God bless the kid
Took his homie to the show and this is what they said
by Zorg
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 23358

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

1 | Kendrick Lamar | Good Kid, m.A.A.d City 2 | Robyn | Body Talk 3 | Vampire Weekend | Modern Vampires Of The City 4 | Todd Terje | It's Album Time 5 | Joanna Newsom | Have One On Me 6 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 7 | Chromatics | Kill For Love 8 | Swans | The Seer 9 | Girls | F...
by Zorg
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"
Replies: 50
Views: 6263

Re: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"

So much funk! But then alongside that you have the riproaring The Blacker The Berry...very intense. It seems a lot like Stevie Wonder/ P-Funk brought forward to 2015 with a rapper on top. Though at the same time, Kendrick raps a lot less than on GKMC, so who knows. I love the sound of his voice. The...
by Zorg
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 23358

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

A list of 100 songs from me. My methodology was completely ridiculous. Go through all the albums I have from the era, and pick at most 3 songs from any one album (with the exception of Kendrick and MBDTF). Eventually came up with a list of 134, which I then used Moonbeam's program for to get a ranke...
by Zorg
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 23358

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

(My top two songs of the half decade are “Pray For Newtown” by Sun Kil Moon and “Birds of Paradise” by Chromatics — Au contraire - listened to Kill For Love last night and it was hauntingly beautiful. Birds of Paradise was one that stuck out for me, and will definitely feature somewhere in my list.
by Zorg
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 23358

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

Curious to see how Treats, Sir Luscious Left Foot and The Archandroid hold up... I still like them but I don't feel like they aged that well. I've just listened to all three of these today. Sir Luscious Left Foot still sounds good to these ears, but Treats (which when it came out sat among my top 2...
by Zorg
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 23358

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

Songs: 1. Andres | New for U (2012) 2. Azealia Banks | 212 (2011) 3. Miley Cyrus | Wrecking Ball (2013) 4. Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014) 5. Usher | Climax (2012) 6. Janelle Monae | Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) (2010) 7. Solange | Losing You (2012) 8. Danny L Harle | Broken Flowers (2013) 9. Ariel ...
by Zorg
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 23358

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

Listening to this album has made me near unable to appreciate Kanye West anymore. Which is strange as hell. But Kendrick's lyrical mastery and amazing rapping skills make GKMC transcendent. I don't think anyone's ever claimed that Kanye is a master lyricist or an amazing rapper. For me it's just ab...
by Zorg
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 23358

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

Awesome. I'm so looking forward to going back and revisiting the last half decade. I thought I might pick out a couple of albums from the period that hopefully people won't forget to listen to and judge highly! Real growers for me. Didn't think much of them at the time, now they're firmly establishe...
by Zorg
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 34435

Re: Albums of 2015

So Drake just dropped an album I listened to the first half of the album and I thought it was pretty solid, though the beats sounded too similar to each other. I actually think Nothing Was the Same was a masterpiece so he had quite the act to follow for me. I don't think I'll ever feel about this a...
by Zorg
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 34435

Re: Albums of 2015

All this talk of Drake and Kanye and no one thought to mention Kendrick Lamar!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AhXSoKa8xw Amazing intense song. I'm really really interested to see what Kendrick can do. P.S. I do realise there's no actual album yet...but comparing Kanye's latest release (Yeezus) to...
by Zorg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 34435

Re: Albums of 2015

... and acknowledge how awesome Courtney Barnett's Pedestrian at Best is. Catchy, fun and insanely quotable ; "I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny" is a putdown for the ages. And also the video is quite awesome. The song is not only awesome, it has not left my head for a...
by Zorg
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Ok let's finish this off. Sorry for dragging this on for sooooo long, when I volunteered I had no idea how busy I would be at this time with university finals. But hopefully the wait was worth it! It was definitely worth it! You've done an amazing job, Zorg. I enjoyed it all the way through! I thou...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Thanks all. All worth it to be a "unquestionable presence". Polls do wonders for your post count. Here's the final spreadsheet with everyone's lists as a separate tab. If someone would like to do correlations, that would be greatly appreciated, I've stretched my computer literacy to its li...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1970s Albums Poll: Guess the top 20! (Spoilers)
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Re: 1970s Albums Poll: Guess the top 20! (Spoilers)

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HENRIK! On top of knowing most about what the critics think, it turns out he also knows most about what we think each other thinks. A cool calm and collected 212 points.
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1970s Albums Poll: Guess the top 20! (Spoilers)
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Re: 1970s Albums Poll: Guess the top 20! (Spoilers)

Romain is on 296, so surely out of the race now. NEVER ! You hear me... never ! I put the turbo right now. The car continued stalling sadly :( Results in reverse order: Rob amassed an average of 34 points per album, including a filthy 196 points for Sticky Fingers. 670!! Next was Sweepstakes Ron wi...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Ok let's finish this off. Sorry for dragging this on for sooooo long, when I volunteered I had no idea how busy I would be at this time with university finals. But hopefully the wait was worth it! [imgsize 343x343:3o7m77qe]http://www.computeraudiophile.com/attachments/f13-music-downloads-and-streami...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Also, note the huge 120 point jump from Born To Run and IV.
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Sticky Fingers beats Exile again. But just how far can Sticky go?! This might be the best development of the poll, unless Zeppelin IV gets top 5. I've always thought "Exile" was overrated, while "Sticky Fingers" is a top 5 all time for me. When I saw this I giggled hard. Both th...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

I just realised that the cover of LZIV has a guy in it. Amazing result for IV. [imgsize 343x343:2h9rmysu]http://superhypeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/led-zep-iv.jpg [3] Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV  | 1944.1 pts AM rank : 31 AM 1970s rank : 11 AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 7 Position in 1971 p...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Huge jumps from here on in. A solid 4th place for the Boss, over 50 points ahead of #5. [imgsize 343x343:2te0vcz8]http://cdn.riffraf.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/6a0120a7b5f86a970b016760d2e98e970b-800wi.jpg [4] Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run | 1812 pts AM rank : 17 AM 1970s rank : 6 AMF 2010 1970...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

The fairytale finally ends for the Stones. [imgsize 343x343:3r6r747v]http://wwwrollingstones.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2012/07/mzi.fqbpgwxa.600x600-75.jpg [5] The Rolling Stones | Sticky Fingers  | 1754 pts AM rank : 47 AM 1970s rank : 15 AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 9 Position in 1971 poll: 4 Pos...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1970s Albums Poll: Guess the top 20! (Spoilers)
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Re: 1970s Albums Poll: Guess the top 20! (Spoilers)

Rob picked up a hefty 100 points for Innervisions, and Sticky Fingers is yet to go...437 points at the moment. Sweepstakes Ron is on 248, but he too had Sticky Fingers at 17th Henrik is on a solid 162 Henry is on 195, but stand to lose a LOT with Sticky Fingers Romain is on 296, so surely out of the...
by Zorg
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

(unless Zeppelin IV come in 6th :( ) nope! [imgsize 343x343:3w4t3och]https://cbsradionews.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/steviewonder_innervisions.jpg [6] Stevie Wonder | Innervisions | 1748 pts AM rank : 46 AM 1970s rank : 14 AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 3 Position in 1973 poll: 2 Position in AMF 2014 ...
by Zorg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Three #1 votes and a whole host of top 10 positions hoist Who's Next up to 7th. It's the second album to receive more than one #1 vote, after Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom.
by Zorg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

[imgsize 343x343:33mk60lc]http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/fb7610d7ea2975eef93d03216a84736ad4c7da67.jpg [7] The Who | Who’s Next  | 1736.7 pts AM rank : 35 AM 1970s rank : 12 AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 8 Position in 1971 poll: 2 Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 21 ...
by Zorg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

from 25th 5 years ago, to 8th today. [imgsize 343x343:2djrjmrd]http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/aa3329a43c2bde0dea26fe22f22f78ac85f06e72.jpg [8] Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life | 1718.4 pts AM rank : 50 AM 1970s rank : 18 AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 25 Position in 19...
by Zorg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

A drop for AM's top ranked album from the 1970s. [imgsize 343x343:i7fr7gqb]http://www.backtoblackvinyl.com/images/album-artwork/download/marvin-gaye-whats-going-on.jpg [9] Marvin Gaye | What’s Going On  | 1658.7 pts AM rank : 6 AM 1970s rank : 1 AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 6 Position in 1971 poll: 3 ...
by Zorg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

As we enter the top 10, I'll try and go one by one until the final two, revealing one every half hour or so. Anyway, still no Stevie, as Pink Floyd begin our top 10. A fantastic poll for the band in general, capped off by a top 10 finish for their most iconic album. Sorry Henrik and Listyguy, Wish Y...
by Zorg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s
Replies: 121
Views: 14076

Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Would never have predicted that Stevie Wonder would be the only artist with two albums in the top ten! But well-deserved (even if they didn't make my personal top ten). Can't begrudge any of the top 20, but still shocked at the drop for Marquee Moon . That took me by surprise too, but then I rememb...

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