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by Jirin
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting

The lists I have received so far are from
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by Jirin
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting

Reminder, one more week to vote. If you need extensions you can ask. Ete Large is really interesting. Almost seems like X Ray Spex meets This Heat but with a brass section. How many submissions have you gotten so far? Five, not including mine which is almost finished. I’ll post a list later tonight...
by Jirin
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting

Reminder, one more week to vote. If you need extensions you can ask.

Ete Large is really interesting. Almost seems like X Ray Spex meets This Heat but with a brass section.
by Jirin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 49
Views: 1881

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

15 hours and 22 minutes. I think right after John Roberts pronounces Biden president, I'm going to queue up Americans by Janelle Monae to play.

Don't try to take my country! I will defend my land!
by Jirin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 49
Views: 1881

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

22 hours and 29 minutes!
by Jirin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 49
Views: 1881

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

In three more days we'll either have an acceptable president, or a military dictatorship with Emperor Trump I.
by Jirin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting

I’m having trouble finding Live At The Windmill on Spotify, any other keywords I can search?
by Jirin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 49
Views: 1881

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

I’m imagining what a Trump resignation speech would look like. “I wanted to make America great again, I accomplished more than any other President on history, but then America showed it has no interest in greatness. So I have resigned the Presidency as America is no longer up to my high standards. A...
by Jirin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 49
Views: 1881

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

I would be totally fine with a six day Pence presidency. He’s a horrible person but can at least he trusted not to burn down the country. Only six more days until I can finally breathe the air of a country with a satisfactory President again. I am doubtful McConnell will vote to convict when fully h...
by Jirin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting

Moor Mother is another excellent discovery.

About halfway through and I haven’t heard a single one I don’t at least like. My last place album so far is one I’d rate about 77.
by Jirin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 AM Country Rankings
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: 2020 AM Country Rankings

The Anglophone bias is clear, the critics are predominantly people who need to be much more impressed to push a non English song on their English speaking audience. There’s also clear genre preference toward pop and pop-adjacent. A list that included scholars of classical music would be biased much ...
by Jirin
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 14
Views: 11023

Re: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

The Decemberists - The King Is Dead The King Is Dead came after a run of high concept story-driven albums and their most high concept The Hazards Of Love and has the Decemberists going in the opposite direction. Simple songs with simple vocabulary. They do a good job but don't have the distinctivene...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 49
Views: 1881

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

Just out here being even more embarrassed for my country. Wondering how the hell after five years of half the country saying correctly that Trump is a bigoted, narcissistic fascist and Trump proving it true at every opportunity, the other half still doesn't believe it. He ran an ad saying we should ...
by Jirin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 14
Views: 11023

Re: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

The Isley Brothers - 3+3 50s style R&B has beautiful emotional elements missing from modern pop music. It was actually recorded in the 70s at the same time as Innervisions and there's some clear influence from the proximity. A good collection of catchy pop songs. Sepultura - Roots For me to like the...
by Jirin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting

Jackson wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:35 am I expect The Beths, Dogleg, and Ichiko Aoba to be the top contenders here.

Not that this matters but I'm not credited above for nominating the Actress album.
Fixed the two missing names.

So far, Nadin Amizah and Slift are great discoveries.
by Jirin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How much do you listen to your favorite albums?
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: How much do you listen to your favorite albums?

My reason for mostly listening to albums and not songs is it would take so much more work to pick a new song every few minutes.
by Jirin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Voting

Here's the list of nominations for Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020. You'll have until the end of January to listen to as many albums as possible and rank the ones you managed to listen to from best to worst: Jirin: Georgia Anne Muldrow - Mana You Can Bet! Bang Jan: Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic ...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My top 50 of the 10's
Replies: 0
Views: 477

My top 50 of the 10's

I have all but finished my 10's tournament, so I have a real top 50 to give now. 50. Quilt - Held in Splendor 49. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar 48. Gogo Penguin - Man Made Object 47. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel 46. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold 45. Kendrick Lamar - Damn 44. Swans - The Seer 43. The Nati...
by Jirin
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How much do you listen to your favorite albums?
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: How much do you listen to your favorite albums?

I've got a program that randomizes what albums to listen to and the higher on the list they are the more often they come up. But unless I'm doing a tournament or something my favorites might come up 3 or so times a year.
by Jirin
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 14
Views: 11023

Re: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

Big Black - Atomizer I like this one a little better than Songs About Fucking. There's more mood and atmosphere as opposed to depthless chaos. But the vocals are still just a bunch of yelling. It might work in a more post punk context where the song has energy and charisma. It doesn't work here beca...
by Jirin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What classic albums did you dive deep into during 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: What classic albums did you dive deep into during 2020?

Over 2020 I've been doing a 2010s 'Tournament'. I started with 20 albums from every year from 2010-2019. They all started with six points, were randomly matched up into groups of four, I listened to the albums, and based on how much I enjoyed them on that listen, first place got 0, second place got ...
by Jirin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 4384

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations

RYM success does not disqualify an album, as it tends to have very nichey trends anyway.

You can change your pick up to the end of 2020, EST (GMT -5).
by Jirin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play That Game
Replies: 66
Views: 69586

Re: Play That Game

Is Among Us on the list yet?
by Jirin
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 4384

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations

Here's the list of nominees so far, please correct any mistakes: Jirin: Georgia Anne Muldrow - Mana You Can Bet! Bang Jan: Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra - If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours Brad: Arboretum - Let It All In acroamor - Dogleg - Melee Holden - Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar ...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

Honestly there’s so much precedent for good ARPG combat they could have easily made it much more fun. I would have preferred turn based but I accept that’s only popular in a small niche now. If they had made it more like Tales, Ys, Last Story, etc it would have been perfectly fine. Instead, they mad...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

I wish people weren’t using FFVII Remake as their only JRPG nod. Yeah, they brought back the nostalgic characters and city with beautiful graphics and more detail. They also shamelessly padded five hours into over 30 by having needlessly long walks from one place to another in which every five minut...
by Jirin
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!
Replies: 22
Views: 2323

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!

I wouldn’t want to use forum polls as a barometer because part of the fun is letting the local favorites shine. I wouldn’t mind lowering the bar to 1000.

Unless we set the bar really high, like only top 200 on forum poll are excluded.
by Jirin
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent didn’t fare too well in this update. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: St. Vincent didn’t fare too well in this update. Why?

Soft Bulletin and Yoshime block all later Flaming Lips albums, etc. Which post-Yoshimi Flaming Lips albums do you rate with those two? Embryonic is the #11 album for 2009, so they weren't totally forgotten about. If anything it's their earlier albums that get boxed out, as Transmissions from the Sa...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent didn’t fare too well in this update. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: St. Vincent didn’t fare too well in this update. Why?

To me Masseduction is far and away her best album, but I think when artists have a lot of good albums they start to exclude their own less iconic albums out of lists. I think there's a lot of Neil Young and Bob Dylan albums that would be higher if they didn't have more famous albums. For LCD Soundsy...
by Jirin
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: 10 Album Gaps

Just realized your list completely contains mine, only I heard Bakesale and ATLiens. And mine should have extended two more albums out, except I stopped at 10. I think MAA has closed many of our gaps, but none of these has been nominated (or else I just forgot hearing them). That's a big factor, bu...
by Jirin
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: 10 Album Gaps

Turns out to be 15. I've heard tracks from 1831 & 1832 & 1834 & 1836. I too should listen to Mark Hollis s/t. 1828 Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life 1829 Sebadoh - Bakesale 1830 Family - Music in a Doll's House 1831 OutKast - ATLiens 1832 The Temptations - All Directions 1833 Kruder & Dorfmeiste...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 14
Views: 11023

Re: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

Big Black - Songs About Fucking (1987) The album is instantly a noise bomb when it starts with all the expected standard teenage anticonsumerism. It kinda works okay but it's hard not to compare it to all the bands that pull off noisiness with more variety and depth to the chaos. In this case it usu...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

I was thinking as a bored thought experiment how you would go about organizing an Among Us tournament. It made me think about what’s probably the game’s biggest flaw. If everyone was playing optimally the crewmates would never split up enough for anyone to die and they’d slowly win on task completio...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do Grammys = Acclaim?
Replies: 36
Views: 2849

Re: Do Grammys = Acclaim?

And well...it is alot easier to influence other artists than a critic. No it's not. They are all people. Critics don't have any special integrity above artists. They tend to have broader, less prescriptive tastes, unless it’s an artist who academically studied music as opposed to either just formin...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do Grammys = Acclaim?
Replies: 36
Views: 2849

Re: Do Grammys = Acclaim?

The Grammies are a form of industry acclaim. Industry acclaim differs from critical acclaim in that critics acclaim the art and the industry acclaims the product.
by Jirin
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do Grammys = Acclaim?
Replies: 36
Views: 2849

Re: Do Grammys = Acclaim?

I think you're just being contrarian for the sake of being contrarian. Yeah, not every critic is 100% pure of influence, but who cares? You find a critic you agree with and follow that critic, damned if you find the next 100 critics totally appalling. Critics listen to everything, and just because t...
by Jirin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do Grammys = Acclaim?
Replies: 36
Views: 2849

Re: Do Grammys = Acclaim?

As are lists from critics and magazines too sometimes. Especially when a record label advertises in a magazine they will usually get better listings and reviews. Not to the same extent. A magazine might inflate a popular album for political reasons, but that won't come at the expense of more obscur...
by Jirin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

Looks like we don't have enough people, but just for sake of checking, how many people would play now?
by Jirin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do Grammys = Acclaim?
Replies: 36
Views: 2849

Re: Do Grammys = Acclaim?

Sometimes. Grammies are very political, As are lists from critics and magazines too sometimes. Especially when a record label advertises in a magazine they will usually get better listings and reviews. Not to the same extent. A magazine might inflate a popular album for political reasons, but that ...
by Jirin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Do Grammys = Acclaim?
Replies: 36
Views: 2849

Re: Do Grammys = Acclaim?

Sometimes. Grammies are very political, and they'll never pick something most people haven't heard of.
by Jirin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

The room code is generated when I create the room. Is 11AM US Eastern time too early for you?
by Jirin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 7687

Re: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD

I totally forgot Babylon 5.
by Jirin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

I’ll do that when I get home, do you see this being done on a Discord voice channel or on the game’s chat? I’m not sure about people’s different level of comfort about chat with strangers.
by Jirin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

Hypothetically. If this Saturday morning EST I created an Among Us room and posted the room code here and two of the other message boards I go to, would anyone come?
by Jirin
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

If we can't get over 6 just with us I might be able to recruit from some other boards if that's okay with you guys.
by Jirin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project
Replies: 138
Views: 96461

Re: My Personal Top 100 Video Game Project

Those are all improvements between P4 and P5 but for me the defining improvement was the theme. Persona 4 it felt like the characters were only involved because they wanted to play detectives and it didn't make sense they never got any adults involved, and then the mystery had a really weak payoff. ...
by Jirin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

What kind of game is Hades?

I think if you're only free Wednesdays and Thursdays it's going to be a problem that we're eight time zones apart, unless you stay up really late. I could easily play Saturday morning and that'd be afternoon or evening for Europeans.
by Jirin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

American Eastern Time (GMT -500), I'm generally free on evenings and weekends except Wednesdays, Tuesdays after 9, and some Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings.
by Jirin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 7687

Re: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD

1. Breaking Bad 2. Parks & Recreation 3. The Twilight Zone 4. Twin Peaks 5. Star Trek: The Next Generation 6. The Sopranos 7. The Office (US) 8. Community 9. The Good Place 10. The Colbert Report 11. Star Trek: DS9 12. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 13. Game of Thrones 14. Buffy, The Vampire Slayer...
by Jirin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 5578

Re: EOY Video Game Lists - 2020

Are there enough players on this forum to get a game together?

It's so much fun when you have a good group but you can't find a good group on the public servers.