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by Jirin
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.2

() 85 - One Step Beyond 64
Clube da Esquina (#60 AT) - When The Pawn (#140 AT)
Abstain cause I don't feel I can rate soundtracks against regular albums unless the album is either really good or really bad
Bulinamingvase 94 - There Is No Enemy 61
by Jirin
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 39
Views: 11482

Re: Coronavirus

People in my town frustrate me so much with this. I work at a restaurant, and the dining room is closed but we have drive thru, and despite MULTIPLE SIGNS AND A BARRIER, people still wander into the dining room (we have open bathrooms) . People just don’t seem to care about the pandemic, which is t...
by Jirin
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 39
Views: 11482

Re: Coronavirus

To be fair, the Asian country with the biggest population wouldn’t report the real numbers if they did have a major outbreak. I live in a Massachusetts where the curve looks like a lot of Asian countries. In businesses mask wearing is strictly enforced here. The anti science trend is only the 40% of...
by Jirin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 39
Views: 11482

Re: Coronavirus

I don't understand why my country is so dense about wearing masks. If you look at the state by state breakdown, the only states that are not spiking now are the northeastern ones that are strictly enforcing mask rules in businesses. Wearing a mask doesn't mean you lost your freedom, it means you giv...
by Jirin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread

Are we going to treat Homegrown as a 2020 album? Whenever albums were fully recorded years ago but not released until now I tend to think of them as being of their original year. Like I consider Hitchhiker a 1976 album. Especially when it's an artist whose unreleased stuff has been bootlegged as hea...
by Jirin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

Nice to see so many nichey JRPGs on the list, had a great time reading your reviews. I'm surprised to see Persona 4 as the highest of the trilogy. I think it was dragged down by a relatively flimsy excuse for the heroes not to get adults involved (Compared to the much better excuses in 3 and 5) and ...
by Jirin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's the best decade in music?
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: What's the best decade in music?

It's hard to compare because all of them have produced great music, just with differing levels of popularity for the great music. If I had to pick I'd say: 70s 60s 00s 10s 90s 80s 50s Even though Tom Waits best albums are in the 80s. 00s and 10s have people like The National, St Vincent, LCD Soundsy...
by Jirin
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.1
Replies: 22
Views: 343

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.1

The Koln Concert 86 - Marianne Faithful 79
The Age Of The Understatement 80 - Buddy Holly 76
Holiday Destintaion 84 - The Beauty and the Beat 83
Super Ape 87 - 666,667 Club 85
by Jirin
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

Super Metroid is one of the greatest platforms ever, one game I got obsessed with speedrunning once. (1:13, 100%, 0:49 with no percent target). My obstacle to getting into Metroid Prime was the reliance on auto targeting. If they made a game like Metroid Prime with manual motion based targeting I'd ...
by Jirin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kanye is running for president
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Kanye is running for president

If anything he'll split the narcissistic megalomaniac vote.
by Jirin
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

Have you played Royal yet? I am after the second dungeon. One thing I love about P5 is it taps into our desire to punish the kind of socially accepted evil the law can’t touch. Like, wouldn’t you love to go into Trump’s palace and change his heart? But it also doesn’t present it as morally straightf...
by Jirin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

I have played a lot of the Soulsbourne games, I love the design, I love the difficulty, but get frustrated with the lack of spawn points before bosses. That's a game breaking issue for me. Celeste is punishingly hard, but when you die you only lose a few seconds to a minute of progress. Having to re...
by Jirin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spotify Organize Your Music
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Spotify Organize Your Music

What is "Permanent Wave"? Anyone know?
by Jirin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Idea
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Game Idea

I'm in for this kind of thing if other people are. I'm bored.
by Jirin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 914

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

Albums: 1. Patti Smith - Horses 2. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night 3. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks 4. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns 5. Roxy Music - Siren 6. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 7. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti 8. Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela 9. Betty Davis - Nasty G...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spotify Organize Your Music
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Spotify Organize Your Music

I just because aware of an analytics tool offered by Spotify that gives you access to analytics data for your playlists and shared tracks. It rates them on several qualities detected, and you can also fetch the data set and plug it into other tools. Just for fun, here's a look at my data. Top 10 gen...
by Jirin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

I absolutely agree about how the choices you're given in most newer Western games undermine the narrative impact. Games like Mass Effect actively reject moral ambiguity. I want to go into the game being chaotic good, someone who isn't xenophobic and wants to help people, but has no reservations abou...
by Jirin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread

Holden wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:02 am
Jirin wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:59 pm

4. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
Do you mean Set My Heart on Fire Immediately?
Right, that one is the older one.
by Jirin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread

1. Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters 2. Sufjan Stevens - Aporia 3. Soccer Mommy - Color Theory 4. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It 5. Grimes - Miss Anthropocene 6. Caribou - Suddenly 7. Myrkur - Folkensange 8. HMTLD - West Of Eden 9. Moon Horch - Life On Other Planets 10. Laura Marling - Son...
by Jirin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

I don't know what you think of Odyssey, but I also think both Galaxies are much better than Odyssey just because in Galaxy every star feels unique, whereas in Odyssey there's 50 versions of the same moon all over the place and collecting turns into a repetitive chore. Like, 50 goomba stacking, 50 t...
by Jirin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

I prefer the first Galaxy over the second, for two main reasons. First, the levels are a lot more 3d whereas in 2 they lock you into flat horizontal perspectives a lot of the time. Second, the way it tells you to take a break after you play for 45 minutes, or tells you how great you're doing when yo...
by Jirin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jirin's favorite 50 video games
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Jirin's favorite 50 video games

BleuPanda's list inspired me, especially since he seems to have very similar taste to me. No slow rollout here, just one post with brief comments. 50. Braid This is a simple indie puzzle platformer with a mechanic where you can rewind time. But not everything rewinds, so rewinding is part of the puz...
by Jirin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

FFTactics and Xenogears would be in my top ten, and story wise in my top five, so if you get a chance I’d highly recommend them.

Also Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga since you like Nocturne and Persona.

And Celeste since you listed some indie platformers.
by Jirin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

I never got the appeal of Xenoblade Chronicles, compared to other RPGs. The combat just has none of the stuff that makes JRPGs fun for me. You can only control one character, and unlike ARPGs like Tales and Star Ocean you can't jump or dodge, you can't switch characters or give direct commands. It m...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16770

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Believe it or not, some people just like experimental or unconventional music and aren’t just doing it to be cool.

Suggesting egotistical motives for people who disagree with you is very rude.
by Jirin
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15
Replies: 34
Views: 2588

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15

Air Supply is the kind of band they play five times a day in grocery stores.
by Jirin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.16
Replies: 26
Views: 865

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.16

The Golden Hour 87 - Hatful of Hollow 84 A Sailor’s Guide To Earth 82 - Congotronics 73 Songs Of Faith And Devotion 92 - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie 67 Port Of Morrow 86 - Deep Space 78 I like Jagged Little Pill and I think Hands Clean from her third album is a great track. The one in between...
by Jirin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16770

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Or, there’s more that the establishment critics and cool critics both agree on than usual.

Or, less reviews = less regression to the mean. Bolt Cutters has 26 reviews, major indie releases used to get 35-40.
by Jirin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 47910

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I am listening to the new Dylan.

It’s good and all but a lot of tracks sound exactly like Love and Theft era songs with different lyrics.
by Jirin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread

Sure. I'm doing a midyear listening tournament, I'll have a solid midyear list when it's done. Though I guess it won't include the Dylan album that's getting great reviews.
by Jirin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15
Replies: 34
Views: 2588

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.15

The Archandroid 92 - Robyn 85
Bert Jansch 94 - Eat To The Beat 79
Within and Without 85 - The Earth Is... 66
Levelling The Land 74 - Any Day Now 56

Air Supply may take the new top prize for "Schamltziest band I've ever heard".
by Jirin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time
Replies: 64
Views: 53670

Re: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time

I think TV has recently been the best it has ever been because of the way the Internet allows catchup viewing. Before the 90s, you couldn't expect the audience to have seen every episode and know what's going on so you had to make every episode self contained. Now you can build your story as an 80 h...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

You obviously love Japanese RPGs. Play the Trails series, now. It's best to start at the start with Trails in the Sky. But starting with Cold Steel is fine too as an introduction. It's an amazing JRPG series. There are 9 games already, which take place in three different countries in the same world ...
by Jirin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 6308

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

I would have picked WBC but White Stripes are so divisive I’m surprised how close they got.
by Jirin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 6308

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

6 | The White Stripes | Elephant 77 | TV on the Radio | Dear Science 5 | Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 42 | Beach House | Teen Dream 10 | Amy Winehouse | Back to Black 26 | Sufjan Stevens | Carrie & Lowell 80 | Grizzly Bear | Veckatimest It's just after midnight where I am so I can vote again. Every...
by Jirin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 6308

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

67 | Disclosure | Settle 43 | The Knife | Silent Shout 61 | Tame Impala | Lonerism 40 | PJ Harvey | Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 4 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 82 | The Shins | Chutes Too Narrow 31 | Portishead | Third 73 | Panda Bear | Person Pitch 71 | LCD Sound...
by Jirin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 6308

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

67 | Disclosure | Settle 43 | The Knife | Silent Shout 61 | Tame Impala | Lonerism 40 | PJ Harvey | Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 4 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 82 | The Shins | Chutes Too Narrow 31 | Portishead | Third 73 | Panda Bear | Person Pitch 71 | LCD Sound...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 6308

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

22 | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP 92 | Green Day | American Idiot 18 | Burial | Untrue 33 | Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago 53 | Coldplay | A Rush of Blood to the Head 59 | Beck | Sea Change 8 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 74 | Madvillain | Madvillainy 55 | Dizzee Rascal | Boy in da Corner 27 | ...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 6308

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

Brad, I accidentally put Yeezus on the wrong end of the elimination list, it should go between Honeybear and Heartbreaker.
by Jirin
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 6308

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

22 | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP 92 | Green Day | American Idiot 18 | Burial | Untrue 33 | Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago 53 | Coldplay | A Rush of Blood to the Head 59 | Beck | Sea Change 8 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 74 | Madvillain | Madvillainy 55 | Dizzee Rascal | Boy in da Corner 27 | ...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.14
Replies: 30
Views: 2776

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.14

Faith 86 - Underwater Movement 66
Does It Look Like I'm Here 91 - Light Up Gold 86
Youth Novels 74 - Amplified Heart 55
Lou Reed 81 - Lisbon 62

You could make quite a good pop album if you narrowed the song contest down to the best ten or so songs, but listening to them all is a chore.
by Jirin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

Based on your love for JRPGs I'm *really* hoping you have the Trails series somewhere on this list.
by Jirin
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 22407

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

I'll probably give this overall somewhere in the 60 range. A handful of them are quite good, but most of them feel like imitations of other pop stars without their own personality, and a few are just bad. If you're going to write a song called "That's How You Write A Song", you should make sure you ...
by Jirin
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 22407

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Is there a shorter list of songs from this contest I should be listening to? Trying to listen to it now and the first couple are so overtuned they're difficult to listen to.

Edit: I few of these are pretty decent, it just happened Toy, which is unlistenable, came first.
by Jirin
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 130
Views: 9046

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

2000 cool points for you for including Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne.

I would have it in the top five.
by Jirin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 22407

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Rob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Jirin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
All I can find for Eurovision is the karaoke version.
Under albums, yes, but if you search for playlists it is easy to find several complete compilations. Like this one:

Thanks!
by Jirin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!
Replies: 52
Views: 22407

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

All I can find for Eurovision is the karaoke version.
by Jirin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1974 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 5012

Re: Albums and Songs of 1974 Poll

Albums: 1. Neil Young - On The Beach 2. Ravi Shankar - Shankar Family and Friends 3. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel 4. Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal 5. Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 6. Big Star - Radio City 7. Dolly Parton - Jolene 8. Bob Marley - Natty Dread 9. Roxy Music - Country...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.13
Replies: 22
Views: 2152

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.13

The Cold Vein 93 - Have You In My Wilderness 87
Seasons in the Abyss 78 - Horse Rotovator 68
A Short Album About Love 80 - Love This Giant 75
Cold Fact 86 - No Problem 86 (Tiebreaker to Cold Fact)
by Jirin
Wed May 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.12
Replies: 24
Views: 3548

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.12

Sir Luscious Left Foot 89 - Repeater 74
The Crane Wife 94 - Larks Tongues in Aspic 72
Bleed American 78 - Ben Folds Five 78 (Bleed American wins on strongest single)
Piano Concerto NO 2 86 - Ekseption 82