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by DaveC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 109
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 109

Édith Piaf - Hymne à l'amour (#4000)
Blind Gary Davis - Death Don't Have No Mercy (Unranked)
by DaveC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 4 (Current)
Replies: 24
Views: 323

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 4 (Current)

Pink Floyd | Pulse (1995): 7.5/10

Very tricky as I'm not a fan of post-The Wall Pink Floyd, and the performances of earlier material here are a bit mixed. I guess I'm a Roger Waters fanboy. Live at Pompeii is still the best PF live general release.
by DaveC
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 13. Four Tet - FabricLive.59
Replies: 189
Views: 29040

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 12. Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black

11. Schoolhouse Rock! - Science Rock(1978-79): 3/10

Favourite track: None
Least favourite track: Telegraph Line


12. Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black (2017): 7/10

Favourite track: No Time For Crying
Least favourite track: Ain't No Doubt About It
by DaveC
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 5067

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

740. Bola de Nieve – Vete de mí: 3
741. Skunk Anansie – Secretly: 7
742. The Swallows – It Ain’t the Meat (It’s the Motion): 5
743. Orelsan – Soireé Ratée: 7
744. The Rolling Stones – Hang Fire: 6.5
745. Rascal Flatts – Winner at a Losing Game: 2
by DaveC
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 4 (Current)
Replies: 24
Views: 323

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 4 (Current)

Group 1
Death | Politicians In My Eyes

Group 2
Beach House | Take Care

Group 3
Death Cab for Cutie | The Ghosts of Beverly Drive

Group 4
The Jam | Man in the Corner Shop
by DaveC
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 21.03
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 21.03

acroamor wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:58 pm Kashiwa Daisuke - "sons"
Seconded. Surely the longest song ever nominated for the Weekly Chart.
by DaveC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 3
Replies: 31
Views: 622

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 3 (Current)

Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science | Waiting Game (2019): 7
by DaveC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates
Replies: 81
Views: 12771

Re: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates

I decided that this year (2021) I won't try to listen to most of the popular stuff just to keep up with it, because so much of it is just very uninteresting. Instead I'll try to find more of the stuff that interests me, which sadly doesn't align with many critics' views. I pretty much agree, it's h...
by DaveC
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 5067

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

Lots of good tracks lately

735. Brainbox - Summertime: 7.5
736. Taj Mahal – Leaving Trunk: 8
737. The Dandy Warhols - Godless: 7.5
738. Madvillain, featuring Quasimoto – America’s Most Blunted: 4
739. Galaxy 500 – Decomposing Trees: 8.5
by DaveC
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Book Club #2 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Replies: 10
Views: 5599

Re: AMF Book Club #2 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

I did not enjoy The Sun Also Rises . Hemingway has taken 'show don't tell' to the extreme. The back stories and inner lives of the protagonists are left very nearly entirely to the imagination of the reader. To make matters worse, these characters are aliens to me: I steer well clear of anyone remot...
by DaveC
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 3
Replies: 31
Views: 622

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 3 (Current)

Group 1
The Jam | Man in the Corner Shop

Group 2
Tennis | Dreaming

Group 3
Steely Dan | Josie

Group 4
Death | Politicians In My Eyes

Group 5
Joan Armatrading | Rosie

Group 6
Beach House | Take Care

Group 7
Ooberman | Shorely Wall

Group 8
Betty Evertt | You're No Good
by DaveC
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 13. Four Tet - FabricLive.59
Replies: 189
Views: 29040

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 11. Schoolhouse Rocks! - Science Rock

9. Rush - Fly By Night (1975): 5.5/10 Favourite track: By-Tor and the Snow Dog Least favourite track: Rivendell Where they learned that they were better suited to prog rock than blues rock. 10. Pretty Things - Parachute (1970): 6.5/10 Favourite track: Grass Least favourite track: Cries from the Midn...
by DaveC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 107
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 107

Bonga - Venda Poro (UR)
by DaveC
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 5067

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

728. XTC – Earn Enough for Us: 6 729. Black Sabbath – Under the Sun/ Every Day Comes and Goes: 7.5 730. Orbital - Belfast: 6.5 731. Michael Bublé - Lost: 5 - I've never heard this before: Formulaic but not that bad. 732. Prince – 3 Chains o’ Gold: 7 733. Hubert-Félix Thiéfane - Quand la banlieue des...
by DaveC
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 21.02
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 21.02

London Grammar - Lose Your Head
by DaveC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 2
Replies: 36
Views: 1618

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 2 (Current)

Group 1 Betty Evertt | You're No Good Tennis | Dreaming Group 2 David Wise | Stickerbrush Symphony Ramones | Somebody Put Something In My Drink Group 3 Modest Mouse | Heart Cooks Brain Sugar | Hoover Dam Group 4 The Jam | Man in the Corner Shop Sebadoh | Soul and Fire _______________________________...
by DaveC
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 5067

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

722. Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You: 3
723. Oingo Boingo – Home Again: 7.5
724. Raul Seixas – Cowboy fora da Lei: 6
725. Bruce Springsteen – Two Faces: 6.5
726. The Moonglows – See Saw: 4
727. The Libertines – Gunga Din: 8
by DaveC
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 106
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 106

Beach House - Wishes (UR)
by DaveC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 2850

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1 (Current)

Jesca Hoop | Memories Are Now (2017): 7/10. Highlight "The Lost Sky"
by DaveC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 13. Four Tet - FabricLive.59
Replies: 189
Views: 29040

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 9. Rush - Fly By Night

8. Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds (2006): 6/10

Favourite track: Standing on My Own Again
Least favourite track: What's He Got?

The first half of the album is really enjoyable, but the second half brings it down.
by DaveC
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 16129

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

719. Bagarre - Dirty Love: 4
720. Collective Soul - Shine: 4
721. Carla Bley & Paul Haines - Why: 4
by DaveC
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 2850

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1 (Current)

Group 1 Steely Dan | "Josie" Joan Armatrading | "Rosie" Group 2 Madonna | "Till Death Do Us Part" Death | "Politicians In My Eyes" Group 3 Death Cab for Cutie | "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" Muse | "Cave" Group 4 Shiro Sigasu, featuring Arianne Schreiber | "Komm, süsser Tod" Tom Waits | "Take It Wit...
by DaveC
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 13. Four Tet - FabricLive.59
Replies: 189
Views: 29040

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 9. Rush - Fly By Night

6. MUNA - About U (2017): 4/10 Favourite track: End of Desire Least favourite track: If U Love Me Now Again not my genre and I also find the singer's vocal inflections off-putting. 7. Soul Asylum - Made To Be Broken (1986): 5/10 Favourite track: Can't Go Back Least favourite track: Ain't That Tough ...
by DaveC
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How much do you listen to your favorite albums?
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

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

For me, 3 is the magic number. Forming an opinion after 1 listen is a mistake: If I like the album a lot, the chances are that it will get boring quickly*, on the other hand a good album rarely reveals itself on first listen. After 3 listens, I can form an opinion that probably won't change radicall...
by DaveC
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.51
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.51

Nilüfer Yanya - Same Damn Luck
by DaveC
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 16129

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

711. Spectral Display – It Takes a Muscle (to Fall in Love): 4 712. fun. – At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used to Be): 5.5 713. The Mutton Birds – Come Around: 6.5 714. Atheist – Mother Man: 7 715. Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace: 8.5 716. The Sabres o...
by DaveC
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 4388

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations

Not sure if this is properly 'Moderately Acclaimed' (lack of reviews and December release...) - if anyone objects, I do have a reserve choice ready to go:

Ichiko Aoba - アダンの風 (Adan no kaze)
by DaveC
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart HoF Best Songs of 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3062

Re: AMF Weekly Chart HoF Best Songs of 2020

1 | Agnes Obel | Broken Sleep 2 | The Strokes | Ode To The Mets 3 | The Flaming Lips | Flowers On Neptune 6 4 | Kurt Vile | Speed At The Sound Of Loneliness 5 | Temples | Paraphernalia 6 | U.S. Girls | And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve 7 | Billie Eilish | everything i need 8 | Sufjan Stevens | My Rajnee...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 105
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 105

Lykke Li - Sadness Is A Blessing (BU)
by DaveC
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 16129

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

705. Kanye West, featuring Adam Levine – Heard ‘Em Say: 4
706. 杉森雅和 [Masakazu Sugimori] - 追求 ~追いつめられて (A.K.A. Pursuit ~ Cornered): 4
707. The Rolling Stones - Family: 5
708. Bedrich Smetana - Dance: Skocná [A.K.A. Dance of the Comedians]: 5
709. At the Drive-In – Arcarsenal: 3
710. Prince – Papa: 6
by DaveC
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 104
Replies: 19
Views: 1910

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 104

Brad wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:08 pm
DaveC wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:38 am The National - Sorrow (unranked)
Dave C - Love the Candy Claws song you nominated... my favorite discovery in this game this year!
Thanks Brad. Really pleased to hear that.
by DaveC
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.50
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.50

The Avalanches, MGMT, Johnny Marr - The Divine Chord
by DaveC
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

Re: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)

This is great Harold. Quite a few favourites and lots of albums I don't know that are probably well worth a listen.
by DaveC
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!
Replies: 22
Views: 2331

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!

I agree with this. This isn't a forum of critics, so I don't think our tastes should define what makes something "moderately acclaimed." In terms of changing what makes an album moderately acclaimed, I made this point before but the top 500 on AM have added about 50 new albums since this game start...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 104
Replies: 19
Views: 1910

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 104

The National - Sorrow (unranked)
by DaveC
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49

Emma Ruth Rundle, Thou - Hollywood
Nilüfer Yanya - Same Damn Luck
The Avalanches, MGMT, Johnny Marr - The Divine Chord
by DaveC
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 16129

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

698. Billy Joel – The River of Dreams: 7.5 699. Cheap Trick – On Top of the World: 7 700. The Sultans - Try to Forget You: 8 701. Toots and the Maytals – Love’s Gonna Walk Out on Me: 5 702. Mariah Carey, featuring Jay-Z - Heartbreaker: 3 703. Kool & the Gang – Ladies’ Night: 5 704. The Notwist – Ano...
by DaveC
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 13. Four Tet - FabricLive.59
Replies: 189
Views: 29040

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 6. MUNA - About U

Slipping behind a bit:

5. Cybotron - Enter (1983): 5/10

Favourite track: Enter
Least favourite track: Alleys of Your Mind

I am not a fan of Kraftwerk or 80s synth-pop, but - relegated to the background somewhat - this is pleasant enough not to attract a low score.
by DaveC
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49

Gillingham wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:57 am Good call on nominating Ichiko Aboa DaveC!
Thanks. I'm considering nominating the album for BMAA2020 - I guess it qualifies as it has only appeared on one EOY list that I have seen to date.
by DaveC
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 84485

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

The Beatles – Rubber Soul: In My Life ; Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) . Talking Heads – Remain in Light: Once in a Lifetime ; Listening Wind . The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers: Brown Sugar ; Sister Morphine . Stevie Wonder – Innervisions: Visions ; Living for the City . Bob Dylan – Blood o...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 5013

Re: 10 Album Gaps

The first 10 album gap immediately turned into a 15 gap: 799. Michael Jackson - Bad 800. X - Wild Gift 801. MC5 - Back in the USA 802. Van Morrison - Too Late to Stop Now 803. Les Rita Misouko - The No Comprendo 804. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign 805. Anderson .Paak - Malibu 806. Them - The A...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 5013

Re: 10 Album Gaps

Jirin wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:51 pm
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).
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.48
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.48

Ichiko Aoba - Dawn in the Adan
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 84485

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless: Sometimes ; When You Sleep . Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Boxer ; Bridge Over Troubled Water . Love – Forever Changes: Alone Again Or ; Andmoreagain . Television – Marquee Moon: Marquee Moon ; Torn Curtain . Portishead – Dummy: Sour Times ; Road...
by DaveC
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 16129

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

691. Warsaw Village Band – The Owl: 7
692. Ramones – Poison Heart: 6
693. The Beach Boys – Diamond Head: 4
694. The Verlaines – Makes No Difference: 7.5
695. Information Society – Ozar Midrashim: 7
696. Rose Elinor Dougall – Colour of Water: 8.5
697. Madonna – Bedtime Story: 4
by DaveC
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 84485

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Pearl Jam – Ten: Jeremy ; Even Flow . Tom Waits – Rain Dogs: Jockey Full of Bourbon ; Downtown Train . Björk – Homogenic: Jóga ; Bachelorette . Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen: Suzanne ; So Long Marianne . The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground: Pale Blue Eyes ; Candy Says . Patti Sm...
by DaveC
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 84485

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) . Pixies – Surfer Rosa: Where Is My Mind? ; Gigantic . King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King: The Court of the Crimson King ; Epitaph . Lou Reed – Transformer: Walk on the Wild Side ; Perfect Day . Joy Division – Unknown Ple...
by DaveC
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 84485

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Pulp – Different Class: Common People ; Disco 2000 . Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady: Track C – Group Dancers ; Track A – Solo Dancers . Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus: Three Little Birds ; One Love/ People Get Ready . Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Cowgi...
by DaveC
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 84485

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal ; Tiger Mountain Peasant Song . Björk – Debut: Venus as a Boy ; Human Behaviour . The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night: A Hard Day’s Night ; Can’t Buy Me Love . PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love: Down By The Water ; C’mon Billy . The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi B...
by DaveC
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 84485

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not: I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor ; Mardy Bum . Beach House – Teen Dream: 10 Mile Sterio ; Used to Be . Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York: Where Did You Sleep Last Night? ; The Man Who Sold the World . The National – Boxer: Mistak...