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by Jirin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 3532

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

very unoriginal I fail to see why this is seen as a bad thing. I have no problem with unoriginal. In fact, I prefer it in most cases. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS. A bold statement from the guy who attacks people who don’t include enough ‘black music’ on their lists, and cr...
by Jirin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

I'm not surprised my #1 did low because it's not one of the most accessible albums. But I'm surprised Ritual De Lo Habitual didn't do better. It's hard to put my finger on why I love Plants And Birds And Rocks And Other Things so much but it's in my top 20 all time. It's like slightly distorted pop ...
by Jirin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

I've been wondering if the 1-2 ordering here was going to be controversial. The full list of ratings for top two: Voter / Dead Magic rating / Childqueen rating spiritualized / 1 / 30 It certainly was controversial for at least one voter! This was a great poll with interesting results and a fun scor...
by Jirin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2085

Re: Albums of 2019

Listening to Ariana Grande now. Hoping I like it as it gives me more credibility in claims not to be biased for the obscure.
by Jirin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

I've been wondering if the 1-2 ordering here was going to be controversial. Dead Magic got nine top five ratings, but four of them rated Childqueen higher and two of them didn't rate Childqueen. The full list of ratings for top two: Voter / Dead Magic rating / Childqueen rating Jirin / 10 / 13 rumpd...
by Jirin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

And the grand finale... #3 Emilie Zoe - The Very Start http://emiliezoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/EMILIE_ZOE_The_Very_Start_cover_export180dpigrayscale-512x512.jpg Record: 25-3-1 Votes: 11 Biggest fans: rumpdoll (2), DaveC (4) Can not find any reviews in English. #2 Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead M...
by Jirin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

Well, my top six have all been placed now. What three are left? (To save me going back to work it all out) :D In random order, Emilie Zoe, Kadhja Bonet, and Anna von Hausswolff. Oh man, that means Anna is not top :( I however really coulnd't get into Kadhja. Emilie however is a fine, fine artist. I...
by Jirin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

madzong wrote:
DaveC wrote:Hurrah, This is the top 3 I was wishing for.

Well, my top six have all been placed now. What three are left? (To save me going back to work it all out) :D


In random order, Emilie Zoe, Kadhja Bonet, and Anna von Hausswolff.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

#8 Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5b2817d125d5df5ff053eaa7/1:1/w_320/babelsberg.jpg Record: 16-9-4 Votes: 12 Biggest fans: Miguel (1) , Jirin (3), Brad (3), Romain (4) AllMusic excerpt: Babelsberg may be a place that exists -- it's a small town in Germany, to the southwes...
by Jirin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

#13 Superorganism - Superorganism https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/Superorganism_2018.jpg Record: 13-8-8 Votes: 10 Biggest fans: Romain (1) AllMusic review excerpt: Coming off like the Go! Team's wacky kid siblings, a Shibuya-kei Ratatat, or the house band on a 2010s reboot of Pee-wee...
by Jirin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 3346

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

I like Pinkerton better than the debut. I think after that they kind of doubled down on their nerdy indiosyncracies but couldn't put together catchy melodies anymore.
by Jirin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

Do you have a point formula, Jirin? It’s not pure W/L based on the countdown so far. Is it something like ELO or RPI that you use? Whatever it is could be a game changer for future polls! I have though about adopting an SRS-like metric for games like this, but I never tested it out. Every round, th...
by Jirin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

#20: Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It Record: 9-16-4 Votes: 11 Biggest fans: spiritualized (2), Jackson (4), DaveC (5) #19: Ben Perani - How Do I Talk To My Brother? Record: 4-13-12 Votes: 10 Biggest fans: Miguel (4) #18: Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer Record: 7-12-10 ...
by Jirin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

It's just easier to ask people to write down the name of an album they love than it is to ask them to listen to 30 albums. :)
by Jirin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

Wins, losses, ties in the 29 head to head matches with the other albums.
by Jirin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 971

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

With 13 ballots counted, here are the results. Scoring for this game is a little different, slightly similar to Henrik's formula it's done with a win/loss formula based on each voter rating each album higher or lower than each other album. Wins against albums that did well count more than wins again...
by Jirin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Received Romain's ballot. Tabulating results now unless somebody tells me they just need a few more hours or something, but presentation definitely starts today. Maybe female singers are just more likely to be less acclaimed. :) I'm going to go exercise, when I get back in a few hours I'll finalize ...
by Jirin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Added yours. It's actually created a near-tie for the first and second place.

Only person who's indicated they plan to submit a ballot but hasn't is Toni. Are you still planning to?
by Jirin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 26
Views: 1150

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

1 - Fats Domino 2 - Beatles 3 - Elvis Presley 4 - Little Richard 5 - Hank Williams 6 - Joe Turner 7 - Drifters 8 - Muddy Waters 9 - Smiley Lewis 10 - Clovers 11 - Carl Perkins 12 - Buddy Holly & Crickets 13 - B.B. King 14 - Bo Diddley 15 - Hank Ballard & Midnighters / Royals 16 - Chuck Berr...
by Jirin
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Current votes:
Jirin
rumpdoll
bonnielaurel
DaveC
Rob
Moonbeam
acroamor
Brad
madzong
Jackson
Miguel

I have tabulated votes based on ballots and it's a very close top two with interesting results so far. Results will start on Saturday, ballots will be accepted up to then.
by Jirin
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Up to 10 ballots. Officially deadline is tonight but late entries will be accepted up to the point the presentation starts.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Currently there are 6 lists, from:
Myself
rumpdoll
bonnielaurel
DaveC
Rob
Moonbeam

Official deadline is the 7th but can still extend a day or two more if needed.

Based on just the first six lists, the leader is something very unexpected.
by Jirin
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 98
Views: 2487

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

It can be. Music is meant to evoke emotions, if it evokes them elegantly no particular emotion is inherently positive or negative. I don't agree with that. Every emotion comes with some degree of positivism or negativity. When something creeps me out it's a negative. Evoking negative emotions isn't...
by Jirin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 98
Views: 2487

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Looks like this will easily be number one for 1980. I don't like it much myself. The guy can't sing at all IMO. I’ve never been a huge Joy Division fan myself but I do see why this song has endured. It’s one of the creepiest things I’ve ever heard, especially knowing what happened to Ian Curtis in ...
by Jirin
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 130
Views: 11062

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo has risen to #2 on my list through my year end listening. I don't know what it is about it. It's a blend of so many different styles. The allmusic page mentions Thai Rock, Iranian pop, California psychadelia, 70s soul. Entrancing bass and guitar that sounds vaguely lat...
by Jirin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 98
Views: 2487

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Albums 1. The Sound - Jeopardy 2. The Pretenders - The Pretenders 3. Talking Heads - Remain In Light 4. X - Los Angeles 5. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth 6. Elvis Costello - Get Happy!! 7. Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs 8. The Jam - Sound Affects 9. David Bowie - Scary Monsters 10. Joy Division - Cl...
by Jirin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 31
Views: 5421

Re: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s

I'm probably not going to get a songs list in unless deadline is extended but working on albums now.

My highest ranked album to not be on the list is Time Out Of Mind at my #15. I was surprised my #1 was ON the list, but equally surprised Time Out Of Mind is not.
by Jirin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 31
Views: 5421

Re: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s

Forgot I hadn’t made a list yet, will do it this weekend.
by Jirin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 130
Views: 11062

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

I'm still in the quarterfinals of my year end listening tournament but getting to the point where it doesn't seem rankings will change much, so let's call this my 'official' list. Edit: Sorry, I forgot I already made a list, if it's not too late I'd like to replace that one with this one. 1. Janelle...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2085

Re: Albums of 2019

You Tell Me self titled is my fave so far.
by Jirin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Ok, let’s extend one week to February 7.
by Jirin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Currently have four ballots, one more week to get them in. If you need a little extra time you can ask and it will be available.
by Jirin
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2085

Re: Albums of 2019

I like the new Deerhunter and Twilight Sad.
by Jirin
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 2017

Re: KROQ question

I just checked out the lists. They're fucking awful, almost all white music. You could have said, "They ignored several genres", instead you went for the "White" angle. WTF does the skin color of the singer has to do with anything when rating music? If you make a list with "...
by Jirin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Currently there are two ballots, myself and rumpdoll. Bumping the thread. Jan 31 is not a hard deadline but if you need a few extra days please ask for them.
by Jirin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists
Replies: 14
Views: 6096

Re: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists

All the RPG fans love Octopath Traveler. It's a nostalgia game but I'd still expect higher placement for that and DQXI.
by Jirin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Turnover at the forums

If I ever have a job that does not allow me to listen to music all day every day I will probably drift away from the forums.
by Jirin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 2101

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

I agree if they ever get in it will take years and years, I just place them as much more likely than, say, Sleater-Kinney. Because I think their definition of rock stretches to include anything in the catchy pop umbrella for bands that are both well known and critically lauded. Especially when moder...
by Jirin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 118668

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

What about “Unheralded”? Says similar thing as Underappreciated but without implying being different from critical consensus is a negative.
by Jirin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 18
Views: 2146

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!

Can you post a list of all previous winners? I don’t remember all. I remember Aeroplane, I think Seventeen Seconds won the second, and Zombie, then some French albums and So Tough and the Woods but can remember all. I’m neutral in making the field smaller though it would give every person fewer nomi...
by Jirin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 118668

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

I like that idea. Not sure I like “Underappreciated” because of slight negative connotation that we didn’t include them but can’t think of anything better.
by Jirin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 118668

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

What about So Long, Marianne?
by Jirin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 130
Views: 11062

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Not my final list but final enough for voting purposes. 1. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer 2. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth 3. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar 4. Haley Heynderickx - I Need To Start A Garden 5. Preoccupations - New Material 6. Eels - The Deconstructions 7. Noname - Room 25 8. Gang ...
by Jirin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 130
Views: 11062

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Songs: For me Americans is by far the best song this year, I put it near my top 100 in my all time list. It's just the perfect song for this year, "Don't try to take my country, I will defend my land, I'm not crazy, I am American!" Trump and his white supremacist core can't take our countr...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 2101

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Beck didn’t have top 40 charting singles but won Grammys and was all over MTV. He still headlines festivals and plays in the same medium sized venues as 80’s pop rock bands. He’s a household name. Not in this household. I have no idea what he looks like and I've never heard anything by him. I assum...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 118668

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

What’s the criteria for being female? Given Gimme Shelter seems female backing vocals are included.
by Jirin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 2101

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Beck didn’t have top 40 charting singles but won Grammys and was all over MTV. He still headlines festivals and plays in the same medium sized venues as 80’s pop rock bands. He’s a household name. Which is why I give him much better odds than a band like Weezer. Daft Punk’s ability to get in the HoF...
by Jirin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 2101

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Notorious BIG is obviously going to get in. No question there. Oasis might. I don't think anyone else on the list is a first year inductee. Weezer and Daft Punk, outside chance. Bands like Portishead and S-K need to age some more and have a continued niche audience to have a chance to get in. If the...
by Jirin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 3603

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

I prefer the conventional point systems we’ve been using, just with points that are steep toward the very top. Simple top 15 per year.

I agree we shouldn’t vote on 2019 albums while it is still 2019, what if an amazing album comes out in December?
by Jirin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2757

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Added fixes. Sorry, I thought any mistakes would have been called out when I posted the list at the end of the nomination thread.

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