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by Jirin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.5
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.5

From A Basement On A Hill 82 - Woodface 71 Felt Mountain 71 - At Last 64 New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges 98 - Paris Texas 75 Us 78 - III 65 The first time I heard Colin Stetson he was opening for an indie rock band at the venue then called Avalon now House of Blues Boston. I forget who, may have ...
by Jirin
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4
Replies: 41
Views: 886

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4

A Crow Looked At Me 92 - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning 75
VU 85 - Crowded House 73
It's My Way 89 - Stranger In The Alps 86

Need help finding Tokyo Jihen.
by Jirin
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3
Replies: 35
Views: 1095

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3

Anyone know where I can find biographical info for Gemini Eye (Week 7)? Album is awesome but they are not on all music. Wondering if they have any other albums.

It’s like Scott Miller meets garage rock.
by Jirin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 13467

Re: Albums of 2019

Mercury Rev’s album keeps climbing higher on my list.

It’s a covers album that marries the southern blues with dream pop and creates deeply emotional performances.
by Jirin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3
Replies: 35
Views: 1095

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3

Unhalfbricking 91 - Are We There 86 I'm happy to report Sharon Van Etten finally clicked with me. After I didn't get into this album at all in 2014, I'm adding it to the qualification list for my 2010s tournament scheduled for 2020. Abstaining here as I dislike both. Buckingham Nicks 87 - Shepherd M...
by Jirin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

Come to think of it, the styles that dominate the top of my list are styles I discovered around the late college years. That is, classic rock from late 60s/early 70s and 00s indie rock.
by Jirin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

"Men are aged 14 when their favorite song is released, for women, it's age 13. My favorite song was released 3 years before I was born. My girlfriend's favorite song was released when she was 3 years old. Of course we are far from typical listeners, which is who that rule is based upon. I was ...
by Jirin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

It’s certainly immoral but it’s a very different category of immoral.
by Jirin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

A lot of my favorite songs from when I was around 16 are so miserable in retrospect. A bunch of people singing about how much they messed up their lives and want to blow everything up. I think my taste was set by what I listened to in those years for a while but I think my recent explorations die to...
by Jirin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

Some conversations in other threads got me thinking about the way I react to certain kinds of songs. In this case, I Believe I Can Fly and All Star. I’m not a fan of pop music in general but my gut reaction to these songs is disproportionately negative compared to similar songs and it got me thinkin...
by Jirin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Aren’t the accusations against the other artists you mentioned more along the line of consensual sex with teenage fans?

It’s legally statutory rape depending on country and not morally acceptable but I would never place them in the same category as the allegations against MJ.
by Jirin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 1894

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

Art Angels 87 - Sung Tongs 83
Captain Fantastic 84 - janet 78
Shankar Family and Friends 94 - Evil Urges 70

Still need to hear Salty. From the Hip gets a 73.
by Jirin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 2952

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Jirin wrote: 3. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

This came out in 1983.


For some reason I had it in my notes as 1982. Just remove that then and slide everything up.
by Jirin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

The alleged victims seem very convincing. I am of the opinion that I separate the art from the artist. Like I Believe I Can Fly is a great, empowering song and nothing's gonna change that. Same with MJ's songs. To me that song is a pandering schmaltz bomb, but that opinion was not changed by the al...
by Jirin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

I think since Michael Jackson is dead and can no longer profit from his music, it’s cut and dry to separate the art from the artist. It’s not the music’s fault. On a side note, I think there is a huge difference between molesting a 12 year old and having consensual sex with a 17 year old. This discu...
by Jirin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 2952

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller 2. Lou Reed - The Blue Mask 3. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes 4. Philip Glass - Glassworks 5. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska 6. Flipper - Album (Generic Flipper) 7. Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out 8. Zero Boys - Vicious Circle 9. The Cure - Pornography 10. Elvis Costello - ...
by Jirin
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 2777

Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Female artists are killing it this year so far.
by Jirin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meme Criticism?
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

Re: Meme Criticism?

What's great about memes is they provide shared joke templates which make them inherently social and let people who aren't creative play too.

I'm not sure memes are complex enough to warrant criticism, their appeal is that they're simple. I suppose you could call them pop art.
by Jirin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 13467

Re: Albums of 2019

1. Little Simz - GREY Area 2. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - De Facto 3. Elena Setien - Another Kind Of Revolution 4. You Tell Me - You Tell Me 5. Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited 6. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow 7. Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken 8. Ariana Grande - thank u, ne...
by Jirin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meme Criticism?
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

Re: Meme Criticism?

Memes can be funny when used correctly. But to me there's nothing more obnoxious than people using memes either as reviews or as responses to people's posts on message boards. I lost all respect for pitchfork when they did that meme review of the Black Kids album several years ago. And if arguing so...
by Jirin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 7611

Re: Songs of 2019

Mercury Rev’s cover of Ode To Billy Joe featuring Lucinda Williams is amazing.
by Jirin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1
Replies: 35
Views: 2899

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1

Tidal 85 - Young Americans 83
Le Tigre 87 - Heartattack and Vine 84
Emotions and Math 85 - Goa Mix 82
Deep Listening 76 - Concrete 65
by Jirin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9352

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

I get "This track is not available in your country".
by Jirin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Game Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4184

Re: Video Game Discussion

Since I reached the peak of my abilities in Celeste I haven't gotten super drawn into anything. I decided to start a Dragon Quest IV game because the old DQ games are historically important games I never played. And I started Ys VIII: Tales of Dana, I mean Lacrimossa of Dana. Plus I've been trying t...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 8751

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

If we did the vote over now I’d put Neko Case - Sleep All Summer in my top 3.
by Jirin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6032

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

On my AT list: #38 Sufjan Stevens - Ilinois #50 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly #84 Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer #88 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver #90 David Bowie - Blackstar #105 PJ Harvey - Let England Shake #110 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion #237 Belle and Sebastian - ...
by Jirin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6032

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

It'd be interesting to delve into the statistical reasons we keep coming up with the same choice as the critics. Is it because people whose taste is similar to critics are generally the most drawn to this site? Is it because critic ratings affect our exposure to music? Could our reaction to music be...
by Jirin
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6032

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

The last few years I’ve agreed with the #1. In 2016 and 2018 I agreed, in 2017 I had same 1 and 2 but reversed, and in 2015 I didn’t agree at the time but do now.
by Jirin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9352

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

Surprised any band now wouldn’t take advantage of any easy cash grab that takes the effort of a phone call no matter how bad terms they are on.

I’ll take any permanent copy now, with intent to legally purchase as soon as they let me.
by Jirin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9352

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

Fits that that two best discoveries for me so far are the two least available ones. :)

Anywhere know where I can get either a physical or permanent digital copy of Shankar or Buckingham Nicks?

And not a hundred dollar vinyl copy?
by Jirin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6032

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Boarding House Reach is like if you throw all Jack White’s personal eccentricities in a pot and boil off all the rest.
by Jirin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6032

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I'm surprised Kadhja Bonet didn't do better here after she won the Moderately Acclaimed Albums of 2018. No songs in the top 100, either! Interesting to see other albums from the Moderately Acclaimed game placing here. It's the difference in voting system. In this game, an album places based on love...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9352

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

There’s a few versions of Jesus Blood on Spotify, one with several tracks two of which feature Waits. Is that incorrect?

In Spotify all the Kino album titles are in Cyrillic letters. Is the one we want the one from 1990?
by Jirin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 8751

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Make Me Feel makes me feel Prince.
by Jirin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6032

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Shouldn't I have appeared as biggest fans for Kazuashita, or did I not end up putting it top ten?
by Jirin
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 13467

Re: Albums of 2019

Right now my top 4 and 5 of my top 6 of the year have female vocalists.

1. You Tell Me - You Tell Me
2. Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis
3. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - De Facto
4. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
6. Ariana Grande - thank u, next
by Jirin
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9352

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

Interesting, Goa Mix is a radio show?

I like the amount of obscure hard to find stuff in this draw, but the downside is, no US CD release = Not on Spotify and difficult to find elsewhere. I wonder if the nominators can help out with their source?
by Jirin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 8751

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I can’t help but be emotionally moved every time I hear “Don’t try to take my country! I will defend my land!” With constant attempts to consolidate executive power and undermine checks and balances our system is being challenged by a straight up authoritarian coup, and if we don’t defend it our cou...
by Jirin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 13467

Re: Albums of 2019

I’m liking Ariana Grande’s album more and more. But, I find I have to zone out the lyrics to enjoy it so I can pretend she’s not just singing about being a spoiled hedonistic materialistic brat.
by Jirin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9352

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

Can anyone confirm that albums like Goa Mix, Shankar Family and Friends, Salty and Buckingham Nicks can be found with some YouTube digging?
by Jirin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 8751

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I miss music videos. In the 90s I got a lot of my music from MTV. But I do 75% of my listening at work, and most of the rest in the car or while playing video games so videos are out of the question. Maybe should take some time toward the end of each year to see some of them.
by Jirin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 8751

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I’m glad my #1 is still in, I thought it wasn’t as popular as other songs on the album.

But I feel it’s the anthem of the Trump years.
by Jirin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: I'll bet you guys did not know....
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: I'll bet you guys did not know....

Rob wrote:People always ask me which famous Rob I am. I am Rob Thomas, the one from Smooth with Santana.


So every time you don’t post for a while, should we assume you’re having emotional issues as fallout from a failed relationship?
by Jirin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 9352

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - The Draw!

Already three non Spotify albums in first 2 weeks. Hopefully Spotify pans out. :)
by Jirin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 17272

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Moonbeam wrote:
Jirin wrote:8. U2 - Boy


This one is from 1980. Do you mean October?


No, I just have it as 1981 in my records. US release was in 1981, didn’t realize AM had it by an earlier UK release. You can just remove it. Hope it wouldn’t have affected 1980 results.
by Jirin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 15112

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

OK Computer has been in my all time top 5 but lately fallen a bit. Not sure what it is, maybe some of its eccentrities are starting to feel gaudy or “Weird for weird’s sake”. Still a great album though and worthy #1.
by Jirin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 15112

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

PlasticRam wrote:Slightly edgy opinion: MBV is like a cheap copy of Loveless.


More edgy opinion: MBV is better than Loveless. :)

Right now I've got m b v as my #64 of all time and Loveless as only #370.

Is that more or less heretical than placing Third (#193) higher than Dummy (#304)?
by Jirin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 17272

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

1. This Heat - Deceit 2. Marquis de Sade - Rue De Siam 3. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 4. Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead 5. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing 6. The Cure - Faith 7. The Psychadelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk 8. U2 - Boy 9. Elvis Costello - Trust 10. The Human Lea...
by Jirin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 13467

Re: Albums of 2019

I’m loving Elena Setein - Another Kind Of Revolution.

It’s got folky harmonies reminiscent of First Aid Kit with beautiful atmospheric piano.
by Jirin
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 13467

Re: Albums of 2019

I decided Malibu Ken is a good album. So now need to see if Spotify lets you block album cover display for just one specific album. :)

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