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by Jirin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

Updated list: 1. The National - I Am Easy To Find 2. Nick Cave - Ghosteen 3. KARYYN - The Quanta Series 4. Little Simz - GREY Area 5. Holly Herndon - PROTO 6. Big Thief - U.F.O.F. 7. Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken 8. Elena Setien - Another Kind of Revolution 9. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 10. Sleater-Kinn...
by Jirin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 53
Views: 783

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

Looks like Hymie still likes to proudly attack anyone whose preferences don’t include as many black artists as him even though his lists never include female artists. Because of course, anyone who likes one fewer black act than him is racist, but women can’t rock like men can, right? @Cold Butterfly...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 53
Views: 783

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

DMB is a bizarre choice when so many great alternative bands get passed over. He has a handful of good singles. But basically he’s the poster boy for 90s vanilla rock. I’m surprised OutKast isn’t a first balloter too considering Hey Ya, Ms Jackson, etc. I guess rap acts need to sing about either vio...
by Jirin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights is the most the Pornos have sounded like 2000-2005 since Twin Cinema.
by Jirin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1

Art Angels 87 - 13 82
VU 85 - The Colour and the Shape 84
New History Warfare 98 - It’s My Way 89

I should probably try to actually hear Tokyo Jihen.
by Jirin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 239
Views: 171420

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Seeing S-K in a few weeks. Since I’ve had a mortgage this year I decided concerts were one of the expensive hobbies I was willing to sacrifice more than the others. So I decided the only concerts I would try to see are the absolute top tier ones. S-K, Flaming Lips, St Vincent. Also I would add Tom W...
by Jirin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4
Replies: 23
Views: 1776

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4

Crocodiles 87 - Idler Wheel 84
Songs For Drella 94 - Animals 90
Everything’s Alright Forever 85 - Marry Me 75
Jeopardy 96 - Mic City Sons 73
by Jirin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll
Replies: 49
Views: 2992

Re: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll

1. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back 2. Pixies - Surfer Rosa 3. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation 4. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton 5. Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session 6. Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden 7. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams 8. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anyt...
by Jirin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco
Replies: 14
Views: 1664

Re: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco

I’m really enjoying especially the Nick Cave and Wilco albums. There’s also a New Pornographers album I haven’t heard yet but they are considered past their prime. It still befuddles me how LDR can sound like every guy she’s ever dated is a male character from a network sitcom in the first half of t...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

So, if Jesus is King, and Kanye is 50% more influential than Jesus, Kanye must equal 3/2 of a King.

Which means Kings must throw 2/3 of an SNL tantrum.

New Wilco getting good reviews.
by Jirin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 6051

Re: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas

I don’t like the idea of making it so not having heard an album is the same as not liking it. That’s drastically expanding the advantage of having more exposure.

We should at least have a way to keep it so any album you did not listen to gets your median score.
by Jirin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3

Puta’s Fever 88 - Desire 84
Initials BB 83 - Soul Mining 79
From The Lion’s Mouth 90 - Script Of The Bridge 87
Bury Me At Makeout Creek 78 - Bee Gees 1st 75
by Jirin
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15
Replies: 14
Views: 4704

Re: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15

I think part of it is that, other than marquee hip hop acts, there isn’t a genre now that enough critics agree on to build a real consensus. The wave of catchy indie from the 00s like The National and LCD Soundsystem are still producing good albums but we aren’t getting many new bands in that area. ...
by Jirin
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2
Replies: 32
Views: 1969

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2

Cool to see two of my own picks against each other in the third round. I think they are my only two picks left.

Unless Jeopardy is also my nomination which is possible. I don’t remember.
by Jirin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2
Replies: 32
Views: 1969

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2

13 82 - Young Team 67
The Colour and the Shape 84 - Felt Mountain 71
New History Warfare Vol 2 98 - Ere Mela Mela 95
Us 78 - The Great Brain Robbery 74
by Jirin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

NFR seems like the big divisive album this year. To me it’s as lyrically vapid as dance pop but without the balancing benefit of being able to dance. Like she’s trying super hard to make these deep statements about male/female relationships and it’s only highlighting the cliche shallowness. And she ...
by Jirin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1
Replies: 28
Views: 3939

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1

Art Angels 87 - Are We There 85
VU 85 - Heartattack and Vine 84
Shankar Family and Friends 94 - It’s My Way 89
by Jirin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

Another LDR album I guess I don’t get. It’s totally lacking in energy, the beats are lifeless and simplistic and the vocal performance never emotionally connects with the sometimes cringe inducingly cliched lyrics. Like all the downside of mainstream pop without the fun singability.
by Jirin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS
Replies: 110
Views: 13434

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS

The Saturday Night I was thinking of is Elton John. Maybe I have the title wrong.”I don’t want to deal with no aggravation...”

More I just thought of: Take Your Mama, Furr.
by Jirin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS
Replies: 110
Views: 13434

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS

I keep thinking of more songs I forgot on my late ballot. Saturday Night, Black Hole Sun, Gloria (Both), Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Blue Moon, Unsatisfied, Stay Gold, that St Vincent song “If I ever meet that dirty policeman...”, 911 Is A Joke. I was surprised when I thought about Beatles songs, most ...
by Jirin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll
Replies: 102
Views: 12311

Re: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll

1. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
2. Prince - Sign O The Times
3. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
4. Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
5. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Fully
6. REM - Document
7. Sonic Youth - Sister
8. The Verlaines - Bird Dog
9. U2 - Joshua Tree
10. Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
by Jirin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

My updated list: 1. KARYYN - The Quanta Series 2. Elena Setien - Another Kind Of Revolution 3. The National - I Am Easy To Find 4. Big Thief - U.F.O.F. 5. Little Simz - GRAY Area 6. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow 7. Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken 8. Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Rev...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

This is my first time hearing a new Blanck Mass album exists. My other sources are clearly failing me. :)
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The OK Reviewer Project: Best Albums Of 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4318

Re: The OK Reviewer Project: Best Albums Of 2010

I will fill in the descriptions for the rest of the top 10 later. These are the ones I have stronger memories for. 1. The National - High Violet Almost every National album I've heard, I ended up not quite getting it on the first listen and then putting it at or near the top of my list. Their hypnot...
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6
Replies: 28
Views: 5622

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6

Chairs Missing 93 - Puta’s Fever 88
Street Hassle 82 - Soul Mining 78
From The Lion’s Mouth 90 - Abyss 75
Hunting My Dress 79 - Bee Gees 1st 75
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6
Replies: 28
Views: 5622

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6

If nobody else has voted yet I will vote for Initials B.B. Very close, 83-80.
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 8039

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

It’s not a restriction of the person’s taste, any more than it is to stop them from putting Kendrick Lamar on a “Best 70s artists” list.

Poll eligibility questions are unrelated to validity of a person’s taste.
by Jirin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 21388

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Decided to edit myself to 50, after that I'd probably be including ones that should be lower than ones I didn't remember. 1. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone 2. Pulp - Common People 3. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 4. Prince - When Doves Cry 5. The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again 6. The Rolling Stone...
by Jirin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 21388

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

I know my #1 is Like A Rolling Stone but beyond that, no idea. The next 100 might be extremely hard to order. I'll probably end up just throwing everything that strikes me as a top tier chorus on the list and taking a minute or so to drag them around.
by Jirin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 8039

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

I think of King of the Delta Blues as a 30s album even though it was released in the 60s and Smile as a 60s album even though it was released in the 00s. And Hitchhiker as a 70s album, etc. To me it’s about the intent of the recording, not about the date that some label decided they could profit fro...
by Jirin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 8039

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Unordered top ten:

The National
St. Vincent
Kendrick Lamar
Janelle Monáe
PJ Harvey
LCD Soundsystem
Julia Holter
Gang Gang Dance
Laura Marling
Colin Stetson

Unordered next ten:

David Bowie
Frank Ocean
Radiohead
Nick Cave
Deer hunter
Grimes
Sun Kil Moon
Sleater Kinney
Flying Lotus
Joanna Newsom
by Jirin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

I see the less explosiveness as a natural evolution in style rather than something necessarily missing.

It’s not a top tier work but it’s not nearly as big a drop off as, say, Wilco’s last few.
by Jirin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

The new S-K will probably be in my year end top ten just by being a solid S-K album. But it’s not a first tier album for them.

Ty Segall - First Taste and Josephine Wiggs - We Fall are rocketing up my list.
by Jirin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5
Replies: 36
Views: 5349

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5

Hejira 93 - Desire 84

All others I couldn’t find one of the two. Maybe will try again on YouTube.
by Jirin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 8039

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Am I the only one who didn’t see these lists as a poll?

It’s too early for a poll but it’s never too early to just ask for people’s favorites so far. Not every topic has to be part of some official forum poll.
by Jirin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 34
Views: 5237

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

Meat Is Murder 83 - Blur 82
Begin 87 - The Colour and the Shape 84
Ere Mela Mela 95 - Spinners 67
War Requiem 82 - The Great Brain Robbery 74
by Jirin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos
Replies: 18
Views: 7970

Re: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos

Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones both deserve top ten. I don't get people who say a weaker last season retroactively ruins the whole series. First, the actual ending of the arcs were great, the problem was the rushed execution. Second, if the ending were terrible would it really retroactively un-enj...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 31
Views: 13442

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Next year I'm going to do a listening tournament with 20 albums from each year. These are the 180 albums already in, the other 20 will be the result of my 2019 year end list: 2010: The National - High Violet Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest Anais Mitchell - Hadestown The White Stripes - Under The Great N...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

It’s fine if you don’t like them, but when you call something pretentious you’re basically implying anyone who likes them is lying to come off as smart.
by Jirin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

I know today’s only the first day it’s been posted on Metacritic but the new Slipknot scoring 100% (as of August 7th)? My God!!!!! Wouldn’t it be something if they beat out Big Thief in the polls this year? They are about as non pretentious and artsy fartsy as it get, as opposed to our current #1 a...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

Only six reviews so far so there will be regression toward the mean. Still, has me curious to check it out.

If a Slipknot album does please critics that much I’m wondering what makes it different from their previous generic screaming songs.
by Jirin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 6584

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3

Woodface 71 - Young Team 67
Finally We Are No One 84 - Felt Mountain 71
New History Warfare 98 - Jewelery 76
Us 78 - The Guide 74
by Jirin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 91
Views: 20795

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Albums: 1. Arthur Russell - World of Echo 2. The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4 3. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 4. Soda Stereo - Signos 5. Game Theory - Big Shot Chronicles 6. Slayer - Reign In Blood 7. XTC - Skylarking 8. REM - Life's Rich Pageant 9. Elvis Costello - Blood and Chocolate 10. Metal...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 31
Views: 13442

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

In 2020 I'm planning on doing a big decade listening tournament with my top 20 from each year. Here's my current top 20: 1. David Bowie - Blackstar 2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly 3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol 2 4. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact 5. Sun Kil Moon - Benji 6. Stone J...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lollapalooza recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3811

Re: Lollapalooza recommendations

I would check out Sharon Van Etten.
by Jirin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.2
Replies: 36
Views: 7569

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.2

Are We There 86 - I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning 75
VU 85 - Enema Of The State 55
It’s My Way 89 - Buckingham Nicks 87
by Jirin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 144812

Re: Albums of 2019

I think I found my BMAA2019 nomination.

Saint Abdullah - Mechanical Flirtations

Experimental electronic album by a duo of brothers who live in NYC and grew up in Iran.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 46
Views: 11450

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Maybe all the regulars should do a thread like this.
by Jirin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.1
Replies: 36
Views: 5367

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.1

I don’t even remember which ones I nominated. There’s at least 2 alive that nobody else but me would have nominated. Not sure if any more.