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by Jirin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 23354

Re: Albums of 2018

Anyone else enjoying St Vincent - Masseducation?

It’s stripped down versions of songs from Masseduction. Just piano and singing.

Her songs sound beautiful and personal this way.
by Jirin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

My problem with All Star has been it’s in the category of I Believe I Can Fly, a kids self confidence song that got misplaced on mainstream radio. Like, it takes the tone of a 60 year old school counselor trying to make an unpopular kid feel better but not having the faintest understanding of teenag...
by Jirin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 73
Views: 32467

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

69 Love Songs has a few songs on it that are ostensibly LGBT. Some only because the singer of the gender is the same as the gender specified as the love interest. Acoustic Guitar, When My Boy Walks Down The Street. Although nothing in Acoustic Guitar lyrics explicitly identifies the gender of the si...
by Jirin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 56
Views: 7239

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

If there's some sort of way I can use AI to help process updates. I don't have the time to offer a lot of manual labor processing lists, but I might be able to come up with some NLP solution to determine different references to the same song.
by Jirin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I'm surprised nobody considered Don't Stop Believing a guilty pleasure.

Not surprised about Wannabe, I genuinely enjoy that song. All Star I'm surprised to see at #1, I see that as too schmaltzy to even really be a pleasure.
by Jirin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

My 'fan' mentions from the second thousand: [1940] Bob Seger - Turn The Page (59) [1806] The Magnetic Fields - The Book Of Love (76) [1769] The Knife - We Share Our Mother’s Health (66) [1716] Janelle Monae - Dance Apocalyptic (91) [1685] George Michael - Faith (98) [1604] Exuma - Exuma, The Obeah M...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 23354

Re: Albums of 2018

Anyone else think there’s a new post punk revival in full swing this year?

Iceage, Parquet Courts, Idles, Slaves

And some of these are most acclaimed albums of the year.
by Jirin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I don't think people in the US have heard any other Chumbawumba song, I had no idea they were a political group. It's just a fun, catchy song. A few of the clear candidates in the top ten, a few of the big 'Schlock epics'. I'm a little surprised to see Kryptonite. I see that as just your standard no...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I've seen definitions of 'Millennial' that end anywhere from 1996 to 2004. Most agree they start in 1982 or so. I was born in 1983 so I'm on the old side of millennials.
by Jirin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.2
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.2

The Woods (#24 AT) - Trompe Le Monde 75
Ekstasis (#301 AT) - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 75
Deep Cuts (#595 AT) - Mirage 75
Jolene 87 - Fordlandia 86
by Jirin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I’m Yours might be one of the catchiest songs ever, but also one where the lyrics are the sneaky kind of obnoxious. That verse about checking his tongue in the mirror took me a bit to decode, but it seems like he’s talking about being self aware of his obsessive vanity and finding some kind of trans...
by Jirin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Know all the words to Flagpole Sitta and still sing it on impulse. Hardcore guilty pleasure there.

Let me ask you though, why would anyone get their legs amputated for being schizophrenic?

Kiss me is just a normal pop song though.
by Jirin
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I remember that period of Will Smith where all his songs were just saying the name of the movie he was just in over and over.
by Jirin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

FWIW I have both the Band's big albums in my top 200. (#132 and #192). Something that keeps me from rating their singles too high is that half their good songs I would place the Dylan version from Basement Tapes higher. And their highest critically rated songs otherwise are far from my favorite of t...
by Jirin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Thanks, that is a very useful feature that is not intuitive. :)
by Jirin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Threads like this are why this forum could really use a ‘jump to first unread’ feature. :)

Why We Build The Wall charts well but a little lower than last time when it ironically landed right at 666 (Before a fix to a mistake moved it a few spots).
by Jirin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Trend yourself
Replies: 18
Views: 3628

Re: Trend yourself

It's been a while since I added another snapshot. Also coinciding with the end of a listening tournament. These rankings are from: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 Current top 20: The Beatles - Revolver - 40, 12, 14, 46, 98, 7, 1 Patti Smith - Horses - 5, 17, 12, 17, 65, 27, 2 Tom Waits - Ra...
by Jirin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

My Favorite Things 87 - She's So Unusual 84
One Beat (#61 AT) - Speaking In Tongues 83
Seven Swans 84 - Washing Machine 74
Magnolia 78 - Hold Time 72
by Jirin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 700

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea 2. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs 3. Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge 4. Massive Attack - Mezzanine 5. Boredoms - Super AE 6. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road 7. Beck - Mutations 8. Air - Moon Safari 9. Elliot Smith - XO 10. Be...
by Jirin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Isn’t We Are The World the exact opposite of a guilty pleasure? Something we feel guilty about saying we don’t like. ;)
by Jirin
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

The Distance was a single, it was all over MTV.

Now every time I hear Rollin, thanks to Mad TV, in my head I hear "Posin Posin Posin Posin!"
by Jirin
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 23354

Re: Albums of 2018

Janelle Monae also has the inner track in that among the artists with acclaimed albums this year, she's the one the most people have heard of.
by Jirin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official thread about all non-english language music
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Official thread about all non-english language music

A lot of the non-English speaking music I end up getting into is from African French artists. This year, Fatoumata Diawara.
by Jirin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #3: Perfume Genius' No Shape
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Album Club Discussion #3: Perfume Genius' No Shape

This one currently sits at #555 on my AT list and easily made my year end top ten. Wreath is one of those songs where I hit back the first time I get to the end of it on any listen. Perfume Genius is one of the bands right now I have highest expectations from. Great pop melodies with the rare combin...
by Jirin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.4
Replies: 25
Views: 778

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.4

I'm surprised The Woods is so much lower than the other big indie names. I would have expected Sleater-Kinney to be on the same level as names like Belle & Sebastian or My Morning Jacket for overall popularity.
by Jirin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.4
Replies: 25
Views: 778

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.4

Actually 82 - Trompe le Monde 75
As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt 2 84 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 75
Laulu Laakson Kukista (#184 AT) - Deep Cuts (#611 AT)
Jolene 87 - Didn't It Rain 83
by Jirin
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I'll be happy if Why We Build The Wall lands exactly at 666 again.
by Jirin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official thread about all non-english language music
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Official thread about all non-english language music

I wish we had better ways to learn about non-English music in the US, but if it's not distributed in the US it's probably not on Spotify and the only place I can reasonably be recommended them is here.
by Jirin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I’m surprised I was the highest vote for Faith.
by Jirin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I wonder if it weren't for Jeff Buckley, would Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah have finished higher, or lower? Did Buckley split the Hallelujah vote, or attract attention to the original?
by Jirin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 848

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.3

The Woods #26 AT - Trouble Will Find Me #40 AT

How are both of these only moderately acclaimed?!

Ekstasis 95 - Depression Cherry 72
Mirage 75 - Deltron 3030 63
Fordlandia 86 - Velocity: Design: Comfort 84
by Jirin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Also ‘She’s Got Issues’ by The Offspring sounds like Mysterious Ways,
by Jirin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #1: Yeasayer's Odd Blood
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Album Club Discussion #1: Yeasayer's Odd Blood

I like this album. Previously the only Yeasayer I heard was Amen & Goodbye which I believe I ranked in the 30s range on my 2016 EOY list. And I Am Chemistry was one my my songs of the year. I like the bouncy flourishy indie sound of Yeasayer. At times sounding like if Vampire Weekend or Wolf Par...
by Jirin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 301
Views: 12733

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Lots of songs in first bunch I love but didn’t vote for. Frozen might be most underrated Madonna song.
by Jirin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I put Centerfold on my all time ballot. Interesting how one person's guilty pleasure is another one's 'Just a good song' when it comes to certain eras of pop. Although for me, for several years when I was first discovering music all those 80s synth-pop songs were "Those songs you only hear when...
by Jirin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 4233

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Who here has had the I Want You lyrics burned into their brain since 1997?
by Jirin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 215
Views: 41404

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I wish venues would make it easier to find the stage schedules. I think they intentionally make it hard because the earlier you arrive relative to the performance, the more they expect you to spend and I bet they have exact statistics for that. But it's obnoxious if it's a standing room event and st...
by Jirin
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.2
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.2

Z 95 - She's So Unusual 84
Michigan 83 - Speaking in Tongues 83 (Michigan is the vote)
Washing Machine 74 - New Magnetic Wonder 65
Magnolia 78 - In The Heat Of The Night 73
by Jirin
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 6375

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2008) Submissions Thread

Father2TheMan wrote:
Jirin wrote:13. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell


I must be the only person still loving Swing Revival music with no guilt.


It’s not guilty because it’s swing, it’s guilty because of campy lyrics.
by Jirin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

My Favorite Things 87 - Made In Japan 73
One Beat 97 - The Life Pursuit 94
Seven Swans 84 - In Concert 1964 83
SEXWITCH 75 - Hold Time 72
by Jirin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.8
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.8

Baduizm 87 - Actually 82
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 75 - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 74
Laulu Laakson Kukista 88 - Cat House Piano 79
Jolene 87 - Akhnaten 84
by Jirin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 2955

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Albums: 1. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out 2. Future Bible Heroes - Memories Of Love 3. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind 4. Radiohead - OK Computer 5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A# Infinity 6. Bjork - Homogenic 7. The Verve - Urban Hymns 8. Erykah Badu - Baduizm 9. Roni Size - New Forms 10. Steve Earle...
by Jirin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life August meeting: Jirin & Henrik
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: AM real life August meeting: Jirin & Henrik

One more small anecdote about my Sweden experience. I travel from Boston, arrive in Sweden, and a block away from the hotel there is a bar called O’Leary’s, which has Boston sports memorabilia all over the walls. I had to go there once just for the irony and the “Dinner for four at Americatown” joke...
by Jirin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life August meeting: Jirin & Henrik
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: AM real life August meeting: Jirin & Henrik

Let me give some background, my great grandmother and great grandfather emigrated from Sweden around the turn of the 20th century. My mother and I came to Sweden to vacation and try to find places they used to live. We had a great time exploring Sweden but both agreed the amount of driving the trip ...
by Jirin
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 2976

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Interesting you use 808s as your defense and not MBDTF. By the time 808s came out everyone was already doing that, mostly better. At least MBDTF legitimately used a kind of production perfectionism nobody else did. And paved the way for the whole vaginal reupholstery industry.
by Jirin
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 23354

Re: Albums of 2018

To me Tangerine Reef is like the Medulla of Animal Collective.
by Jirin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 215
Views: 41404

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Seeing Saint Etienne, winner of last year’s BMAA.
by Jirin
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 23354

Re: Albums of 2018

I actually like Tangerine Dream more than any AC album since MPP. I think it’s the first new thing they’ve done since then that worked.
by Jirin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.7
Replies: 24
Views: 1092

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.7

Eye Contact 96 - As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt 2 84

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