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by Jirin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Coronavirus

These measures are absolutely necessary and probably for at least a period of 2-3 months (Followed by a period of gradual loosening to build herd immunity while keeping hospitals from being overwhelmed). I'm just getting sick of the sanctimonious tone of some people who would have never lifted a fin...
by Jirin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Coronavirus

It hasn't affected my job except in terms of it's less convenient to work from home. But I live alone and having zero human contact is really a struggle. On top of that, I think there's a lot of hypocrisy and moral Johnny Come Latelies that make it even more stressful. The people who will accuse you...
by Jirin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.3
Replies: 24
Views: 344

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.3

Bullnamingverse 94 - Adaptionen 88

I wish these two weren't against each other.
by Jirin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.3
Replies: 24
Views: 344

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.3

() 85 - Good Old Boys 45 Cluba Da Esquina (#54 AT) - Talk Talk Talk (#660 AT) Where are people listening to Adaptionen? Bullnamingverse gets 94 from me. Abstaining from the other one because I don't think I can fairly rate a soundtrack against other kinds of albums unless it's one I either really lo...
by Jirin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.3
Replies: 24
Views: 344

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.3

Is there a thread we can find results of past iterations of this game? http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=381742 http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=417952&tclass=Best%20Moderately%20Acclaimed%20Album%20%233 http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=439202 http://www.bracketmaker.com/t...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 16409

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

New Myrkur album Folkesange is good. Though looks like she’s gotten a lot farther from metal and closer to folk.
by Jirin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survivor, Season 1, Best Albums of the 2010s, Episode 13!
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: AMF Survivor, Season 1, Best Albums of the 2010s, Episode 13!

I love Kendrick Lamar and hate Kanye West. Hip hop has a lot of fans here, it’s just more divisive.
by Jirin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.2
Replies: 33
Views: 993

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.2

Broken English 79 - 21 77
Buddy Holly 76 - Dr Octagonecologyst 55
Holiday Destination 84 - Submarine Bells 78
Broke With Expensive Taste 88 - Super Ape 87
by Jirin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 245
Views: 226309

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Currently only shows I have scheduled are Wilco/Sleater-Kinney and Nick Cave.

First time I ever bought the insurance.
by Jirin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survivor, Season 1, Best Albums of the 2010s, Episode 12!
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: AMF Survivor, Season 1, Best Albums of the 2010s, Episode 12!

Suburbs is the only one left that’s not top 5.
by Jirin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round1.1
Replies: 33
Views: 3168

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round1.1

Only doing half for now: Match-ups: 1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) 4. Lucy Dacus - Historian The Koln Concert 86 - Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd 73 Coming Up 82 - The Age Of The Understatement 80 Black Sea 91 - Beauty And The Beat 83 Historian 87 - 666667 Club 85 When I started...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round1.1
Replies: 33
Views: 3168

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round1.1

The Koln Concert 86 - Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd 73 Coming Up 82 - The Age Of The Understatement 80 Black Sea 91 - Beauty And The Beat 83 Historian 87 - 666667 Club 85 When I started listening to Drive By Truckers it gave me a greater appreciation of Skynyrd. But for every Sweet Home Alabama ther...
by Jirin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 6020

Re: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll

1. Led Zeppelin - IV 2. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers 3. Janis Joplin - Pearl 4. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate 5. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain 6. Serge Gainsbourg - Historie de Melody Nelson 7. The Doors - L.A. Woman 8. John Lennon - Imagine 9. Roy Harper - Stormcock 10. Jethro Tull - Aq...
by Jirin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 16409

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

There’s a new Magnetic Fields album coming out called Quickies. 28 short songs. The song I heard off it has a female singer which is a good sign the album brings back the vocal variety of 69LS.
by Jirin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Does That Make Me Crazy?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: Am I Crazy

Can you rephrase the question into a parody of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley?
by Jirin
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 8203

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Great rollout, Holden! I am happy that Weyes Blood won, though I still find the singing mediocre at best. Also glad that NFR did not win, as Lana's vocals are incredibly lethargic and remains the main reason I can't quite be an LDR fan. I feel the same way, she has no energy and her lyrics are like...
by Jirin
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

BTS in top ten, that’s unusual.
by Jirin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 8203

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

I’m glad NPR got beat. What’s enthusiasm, like a polarization score?
by Jirin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 16409

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

The new Gemini Eye album is fantastic.
by Jirin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 8203

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Lizzo is another artist I have trouble seeing the appeal of. Is it a body positivity thing? She strikes me as just standard pop.
by Jirin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 8203

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Yikes, wish there was a warning before Malibu Ken image came in screen. It’s the only album in my top ten I did not buy physically because I refuse to have that image in my house.
by Jirin
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

My biggest discoveries of this game were Fanm d’Ayati and VWETO II.
by Jirin
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

2. Craig Finn - I Need A New War https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0199651684_16.jpg Record: 20-2-0 Ballots: 14 Fans: Brad (1) , Rdwdbob (2), DaveC (3), nicolas (3), Nassim (5) Not fans: None Rob's comments: The man behind The Hold Steady – a band I have only a passing familiarity with – has proven once a...
by Jirin
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 16409

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Miss Anthropocene is the first instant top five contender of the year so far. Possibly Visions level.

Is she really dating Elon Musk? The Onion did a joke about her discovering blueprints for a robot upgrade of herself.
by Jirin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 2: Top 64 Songs of the Century, Nomination Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2160

Re: Tournament 2: Top 64 Songs of the Century, Nomination Thread

Janelle Monáe -Americans (2018) Gang Gang Dance - Mindkilla (2011) OutKast - Hey Ya (2003) The Knife - We Share Our Mother’s Health (2005) Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta (2015) Flaming Lips - Fight Test (2001) LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (2007) The National - Fake Empire (2007) White Stripes - Fel...
by Jirin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019 Failed Results Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 3365

Re: Albums of 2019 Failed Results Thread

I thought I had Mercury Rev in my top ten, did I put it lower?

You listed me for Malibu Ken so must have been counted, I would just expect to also be biggest fans for Mercury Rev.
by Jirin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

7. The HU - The Gereg Record: 15-5-2 Ballots: 12 Fans: spiritualized (1) , nicolas (4), bonnielaurel (4), mileswide (5) Not fans: None Rob's comments: Heavy metal mixed with Mongolian throat singing… It’s amazing of course! It doesn’t take itself too seriously, so instead of being just a novelty ac...
by Jirin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

10. Cochemea - All My Relations Record: 10-9-3 Ballots: 11 Fans: nicolas (2), Shuttelbirne (5), rumpdoll (5) Not fans: Brad (21) Rob's comments: This is a jazz album by one of the founders of Daptone Records and the saxophone player for Sharon Jones’ group The Dap-Kings. As such you might expect th...
by Jirin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

mileswide wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Jirin wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:41 am
Not fans: rumpdull (21)
There's no need to throw insults just because you don't agree with rumpdoll's opinion of Western Stars!
Fixed, sorry about that. ;)
by Jirin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

I was thinking of doing 10-6, 5-3, 2-1, but looking at the scores, 15-8 are really close together, and 7-3 are really close together, so I'll do 10-8 tomorrow then 7-3 the next day.
by Jirin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

15. Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars Record: 6-11-5 Ballots: 12 Fans: acroamor (4) Not fans: rumpdoll (21), mileswide (22), DaveC (21) Rob's comments: This is Bruce Springsteen as you know him, but not quite. It contains his usual themes and brand of Americana that we have come to expect from the ...
by Jirin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 16409

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

My discoveries so far:
1. Moon Horch - Life On Other Planets
2. Algiers - There Is No Year
3. Bill Fay - Countless Branches
4. Ailen Nosejob - Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud
5. Jeff Parker - Suite For Max Brown
6. A Girl Called Eddy - Been Around
by Jirin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

Here's the results for this year's Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of the Year poll. Just as a refresher, everybody gets to nominate one album released in 2019, then everybody ranks all the ones they have heard from best to worst. Results are based on a win-loss formula, where if an album is ranked ...
by Jirin
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 147
Views: 22059

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Interesting, shame rock music doesn’t live up to the high moral standards of the mafia. :)
by Jirin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 147
Views: 22059

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Albums 5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid 9. Velvet Underground - Loaded 10. Jimi Hendrix - Bank of Gypsys 14. Led Zeppelin - III 17. Frank Sinatra - Watertown 20. The Stooges - Fun House Frank is rolling over in his grave from being on the same list with all of these acts, :mrgreen: His loss. :) Although...
by Jirin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links
Replies: 62
Views: 17475

Re: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links

Sent my album list right under deadline, won't be doing a song list.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 147
Views: 22059

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Albums 1. Tim Buckley - Starsailor 2. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush 3. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter 4. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid 6. Derek and the Dominos - Layla 7. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band 8. Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt 9. Velvet Und...
by Jirin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting

Current lists:
Schuttelbirne
rumpdoll
mileswide
bonnielaurel
DaveC
nicolas (Yes, received your update)
bootsy
Rob
Rdwdbob
Jirin
acroamor
Brad
spiritualized
Nassim
Kingoftonga

Will tabulate soon.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best of the Office (U.S.)
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Best of the Office (U.S.)

I agree with many of those. I don't get Dinner Party as #1 though. The episodes that are just over the top Michael trainwrecks are uncomfortable to me. Like, I can't even watch Scott's Tots.
by Jirin
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting

I have received ballots from acroamor, Brad, spiritualized, nicolas and Nassim.

More ballots can be added until I have a chance to tabulate them, should be some time this week.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting

I have the following ballots:

Schuttelbirne
rumpdoll
mileswide
bonnielaurel
DaveC
nicolas
bootsy
Rob
Rdwdbob

I thought I finished my listening but looks like I'm missing two of them, will finish that up tomorrow.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting

I’ll post a list of received lists later this evening. Sorry I’ve been lazy about updates, I’ve been distracted lately.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion Regarding When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Replies: 16
Views: 3221

Re: Discussion Regarding When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Just listened again. Yeah, it’s fine, it has some good singles. But can’t see much setting it apart from contemporary pop besides the whispery singing. Subjective quality judgments aside part of what made Nirvana iconic was their music represented a rebellion against the overly glossy rock of the ti...
by Jirin
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate the Album Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 2998

Re: Rate the Album Updates

I wouldn’t be against some kind of pyramid weighting. But I don’t think you can really eliminate skew if you’re using rating averages as opposed to some win loss system. Everyone anchors their ratings differently. And you always get compensation voters who exaggerate their low rating to increase the...
by Jirin
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion Regarding When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Replies: 16
Views: 3221

Re: Discussion Regarding When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

I’ll have to listen to it again, I found it middling the first time. I’m not sure it’s possible for there to be a Nirvana in the age where everybody is listening to their own niche and it isn’t hugely expensive to experiment with a ton of different music. In the 90s buying music was so cost prohibit...
by Jirin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - Voting

Currently only five ballots have been submitted and I’ve been behind in counting them, I’m happy to give extra time.

If you haven’t had a chance to hear them all, remember it’s a win/loss formula and you aren’t hurting albums you didn’t hear.
by Jirin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 114
Views: 21693

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

Here's a novel idea: 200 - rank + 1 To me there should be a bigger drop off toward the top. At least for me, the the difference between 1 and 10 is usually bigger than the difference between 20 and 100. I’d prefer a system that puts a premium on the very top spots, otherwise it starts to turn into ...
by Jirin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 114
Views: 21693

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

14. Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough This is the only Titus album I've yet to check out but this high ranking has intrigued me. Very curious to see their style stripped down for a ballads album. Thanks for the rec! It’s an all around fun album, to me the highlight is a Like A Rolling Stone cov...