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by Jirin
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 132
Views: 7930

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I'm running out of time on this aren't I? Want to participate but so much work...I'll try to at least get to 200.
by Jirin
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 195
Views: 27242

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Janelle Monae and Smashing Pumpkins in July, Saint Etienne in September.

A bit pissed I didn't hear about the Neil Young solo tour and Van Morrison until reasonably priced tickets were already gone. Obviously, Ticketmaster algorithm fail.
by Jirin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Tabletop RPGs

Modern and future settings are awesome too, they're just harder to A) Find well vetted systems and B) Get interest. I'd love to host a scifi styled game, especially if it's ships and aliens style scifi. Just I don't want to make up my own system from scratch for it, so I'd need to hunt down a good w...
by Jirin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Age and creativity - Film and music case study
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Age and creativity - Film and music case study

We could discuss for weeks all the different factors that may be in play here. I agree that the 'sweet spot factor' is part of it, but I don't think it's the entire story. Here's a list of other things I think are factors, some related to skill, some related to psychology of hype. A few factors I pr...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

I don't know who to root for. I guess I'm on the side of countries that aren't doing well, but they aren't really threats to win it. And I'm against countries with major human rights violations, but again they aren't really threats to win it. The countries that can win tend to be neither dislikable ...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.14
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.14

Song Cycle 88 - Brothers 80 Eye Contact 96 = Wowee Zowee 79 The Charm of the Highway Strip 89 - Le sacre du tympan 74 Ballbreaker 77 - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too 72 Small note about New Radicals. Last time they came up I made a comment about how I found the celebrity bashing lyrics at the end...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Albums World Cup - Round 1
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: AM Albums World Cup - Round 1

The Queen is Dead (Frankly, Mr Shankly) Elephant (There's No Home For You Here) Funeral (Crown of Love) Dookie (In the End) Illinois (They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!) Sound of Silver (Sound of Silver) Dig Me Out (Not What You Want) Yoshimi Bat...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool Vagabon - Infinite Worlds David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars Arzachel - Arzachel Floating Points - Eleania Soul II Souls - Club Callsics Vol. One / Keep On Movin Good collection of old school dance pop. It probably would not ha...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7776

Re: Albums of 2018

Eels - The Deconstruction has been climbing my list. It reminds me of Blinking Lights And Other Revelations only a more tight single album.
by Jirin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys Iggy Pop - The Idiot Listening to post-Stooges Iggy Pop has always been strange to me. Less noisy, less hard rock but still with noisy hard rock style sludgy vocals. Something about it comes together and sounds awesome. The National - Slee...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

The Sound - Jeopardy Jay Z - The Black Album Jay Z is someone I didn’t like at first but gradually warmed up to, to the point that Blueprint is close to entering my top 100 AT. I think 4:44 was underrated by critics, I love that it’s basically 50 minutes of good life advice. Maybe a message of “Inve...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.13
Replies: 20
Views: 373

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.13

Trompe Le Monde 75 - Days of Future Passed 74
Melody's Echo Chamber 85 - Deep Cuts 84
Didn't It Rain 83 - Lavender Country 82

All very close for me this week. Didn't vote in the other matchup because I couldn't find it on either Spotify or a good Youtube version for Soulwax.
by Jirin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Tabletop RPGs

Out of curiosity, does anyone here play tabletop games such as D&D or gurps? I played a lot of D&D and ran a campaign back in high school and college. Recently I've met more friends who played it and got drawn back in. I forgot how fun it was to be part of a good RPG group, not to mention to...
by Jirin
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Idea for game: Albums World Cup
Replies: 35
Views: 754

Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

3 for group, 4 for knockout?
by Jirin
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Idea for game: Albums World Cup
Replies: 35
Views: 754

Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Too late to join? I would like Elephant and Yoshime Battles The Pink Robots
by Jirin
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

Radiohead - Amnesiac Bobby Bland - Two Steps From The Blues It’s a bold move for a performer to put Bland in their title. Like naming your act Derivative Dave or Unlistenable Al. I like this, a nice pleasant listen with some great soulful vocals. But like jazz I think blues loses something when you ...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.12
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.12

Trouble Will Find Me 94 - The Nation's Saving Grace 83
O Brother, Where Art Thou 72 - Casanova 62
New Picnic Time 86 - Deltron 3030 63

Have not had a chance to listen to enough of 77 Boadrum to be able to vote, it's very long and only on Youtube, not Spotify.
by Jirin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way Multiple musical conversations in harmony. It soundy good. Steve Earle - El Corazon Steve Earle is exactly what I’d hope to hear if I walked into a music bar in Nashville. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity Again, I love the kind of free...
by Jirin
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ROLLING STONE - 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: ROLLING STONE - 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time

Not a bad list, only major gripe is that Rodney Dangerfield is at #26 and he should be a shoo-in for any top ten.
by Jirin
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 1247

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

1. Jeff Buckley - Grace 2. Soundgarden - Superunknown 3. Richard Buckner - Bloomed 4. Live - Throwing Copper 5. The Magnetic Fields - The Charm of The Highway Strip 6. Green Day - Dookie 7. Portishead - Dummy 8. Stina Nordenstam - And She Closed Her Eyes 9. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral 10. ...
by Jirin
Wed May 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

Black Sabbath - Paranoid Pure guitar and charisma driven hard rock. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers Lucinda Williams - Ghosts Of Highway 20 Preoccupations - Preoccupations American Football - American Football Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete Kronos Quartet - Salome Dances For...
by Jirin
Wed May 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.11
Replies: 24
Views: 590

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.11

The Seldom Seen Kid 84 - The Seer 75
Depression Cherry 72 - Total Life Forever 70
Free The Bees 82 - Not Available 78
Velocity: Design: Comfort 84 - Sing Sing Death House 81
by Jirin
Sun May 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 195
Views: 27242

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Smashing Pumpkins and Janelle Monae.
by Jirin
Thu May 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

Suicide - Alan Vega/Martin Rev It’s hard to describe what appeals to me about this album. It’s got the dark, mysterious energy of the more famous Suicide album but a totally different approach to songwriting. Something about Suicide makes you feel like you’re involved in a criminal exchange in a hid...
by Jirin
Thu May 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

With Kanye I think that some of the current backlash from his general awfulness as a human being will fade, and he's certainly acclaimed, but also very divisive and is he really that influential? It's not his model that newer rappers are really following much. His influence seems to be more in the c...
by Jirin
Thu May 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

Here's the thing about The Beatles though. There will probably be fewer and fewer people who rank them as their absolute #1. But, I've met people who mostly listen to classical and jazz who also love The Beatles. I've met people who mostly listen to hip hop who love the Beatles. When parents expose ...
by Jirin
Wed May 23, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

The acts that get really really critically acclaimed are the ones that are both critically successful and popularly successful. That's why I think it will be impossible to dethrone the Beatles. Not unless a few companies somehow get control of every music outlet again AND effectively stop piracy whi...
by Jirin
Tue May 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7776

Re: Albums of 2018

Sorry if I came off like a jerk in that post. A better way to phrase it is: I've had much better success finding new music asking people what they like than asking people what they think I would like. For just the reason that you have much more expertise in making judgments within music you love you...
by Jirin
Tue May 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

It's more difficult to have a single act become as big as the Beatles now because everybody has more options.
by Jirin
Tue May 22, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.10

Figure 8 83 - An Awesome Wave 75
Electric Version 96 - Tomorrow The Green Grass 76
Hamilton 91 - Kveikur 86
Fordlandia 86 - Vheissu 58
by Jirin
Mon May 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

St Vincent - Masseduction Roy Harper - HQ New Order - Low Life This is a good consistent album that sinks into a nice groove and stays there. It does unfortunately suffer from a lack of variety. Every track evokes the same feelings. Viet Cong - Viet Cong Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal I love live alb...
by Jirin
Mon May 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7776

Re: Albums of 2018

Listening to Hop Along. I totally get why you would think ‘us types’ ;) would like this as it sounds a lot like Waxahatchee and Vagabon. But this is also why ‘I think you would like this’ type of recommendations don’t tend to work. Because if it’s not in a style that appeals to you, you probably won...
by Jirin
Sun May 20, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

I think Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae absolutely will grow in acclaim. But is it possible for Kendrick to grow? He already seems to be the most acclaimed act at this point in time. I think the acclaim will remain high though. Kendrick has both popular and critical acclaim, how common is that, an...
by Jirin
Sun May 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob

I want to focus on around Stockholm and she is researching whether we have distant relatives over there, will know the itinerary based on her findings.
by Jirin
Sun May 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

I think Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae absolutely will grow in acclaim.

I disagree that all the mentioned indie rock acts that didn’t have crossover hits will. I think their acclaim will either stay level or decline, because their audience is insular.
by Jirin
Sun May 20, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: AM real life May meeting #1: Henrik & Rob

I'm probably going to be in Sweden this August with my mother. We go on a trip in August every year, so far we've gone to places around North America. She suggested Iceland, I said good idea, and listen a couple more places in Europe I wanted to go to, and she latched onto the Sweden idea because my...
by Jirin
Fri May 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

I'll tell you in 20 years. I think the critical culture is less rigid now than it was in the 60s and 70s. The critical criteria is way less prescriptive than it was back then, especially since most of it now is Internet publications rather than magazines like Rolling Stone. If there's one area I thi...
by Jirin
Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

John Coltrane - Giant Steps I love this kind of jazz that doesn’t conform to any structure and never quite lets you get your brain set to fully anticipate the next measure. Wishbone Ash - Argus LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun Noone has that smooth spiritual groove quite lik...
by Jirin
Thu May 17, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9
Replies: 19
Views: 548

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.9

The Woods 99 - Neon Golden 63
Ekstasis 92 - Drums Of Passion 78
Mirage 75 - Friends 73
Rimmel 88 - Chemicrazy 83
by Jirin
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7776

Re: Albums of 2018

Did I just get ‘You peopled’? ;)

Will add it to my list.
by Jirin
Tue May 15, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7776

Re: Albums of 2018

My current top 10: 1. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar 2. George FitzGerald - All That Must Be 3. Preoccupations - New Material 4. Jack White - Boarding House Reach 5. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer 6. Mary Gauthier - Rifles and Rosary Beads 7. Iceage - Beyondless 8. Kali Uchis - Isolation 9. Nils Frahm ...
by Jirin
Tue May 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages Perfume Genius - No Shape The Doors - Strange Days A good Doors album, filled with the kind of playful takes on alienation you now see from The National. A little more catchy and less hard rocking than the...
by Jirin
Sun May 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time
Replies: 26
Views: 857

Re: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time

Mostly, all the shows that I think are great and are more than a few years old end up on top 100 lists, with the exception of DS9. No idea how that show became so underrated.

Also, which Office is 23 and which is 28? Usually UK is slightly ahead, but I'd love to see the other way around.
by Jirin
Sun May 13, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time
Replies: 26
Views: 857

Re: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time

Any way to view the list without watching a video?

Also, a top 100 of all time list with no Star Trek? There should be at least 3. Most lists have 2. :)
by Jirin
Wed May 09, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8
Replies: 29
Views: 669

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.8

Z 95 - Squeezing Out Sparks 76 Speaking In Tongues 83 - Jesus Of Cool 73 Idjagiedas 73 - Rodeo 64 So happy the not-so-president lost in the first round. Melon is neither on Spotify nor easy to faithfully find on Youtube. New Magnetic Wonder is 65 for me so Melon is likely to have my vote, but I don'...
by Jirin
Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

I think American is by far the best song of the year so far.

Whenever I listen to it I get emotional then proceed to sing the chorus to myself uncontrollably for the next two hours.
by Jirin
Sun May 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7776

Re: Albums of 2018

If you like a jazz album but can’t explain why, just say ‘It soundy good’. :)
by Jirin
Fri May 04, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Jirin's Music Listening Discovery Game - Round 2

Neil Young - Hitchhiker Frank Ocean - Blonde The Jam - In The City Can’t get enough of the energy and rawness of the post punk movement. Blanck Mass - World Eater Viet Cong - Viet Cong The 2 Bears - The Night Is Young The 2 Bears have a cheeky kind of electropop, but somehow it works really well. Le...
by Jirin
Thu May 03, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.7

Diesel & Dust 84 - 808s and Heartbreak 30
Oxygene 75 - Mediterraneo 75
Fourth World, Vol 1 85 - Rossz csillag alatt szuletett 84
Volumne 2: Death Chants, Military Waltzes 76 - Gypsy Punks 57

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