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by DaveC
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.38
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.38

Nominations
Aldous Harding - Elation
Tusks - London Thunder
Ezra Furman - Driving Down to L.A.
by DaveC
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs

1. Do It Again
2. Reeling in the Years
3. My Old School
4. Dirty Work
5. Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
6. Haitian Divorce
7. Fire in the Hole
8. Pretzel Logic
9. Your Gold Teeth
10. Josie
11. Kid Charlemagne
12. Night by Night
13. Babylon Sisters
14. Show Biz Kids
15. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
by DaveC
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Finals

Gotta vote for

The Beatles - Help!

Although I'm kind of glad it is going the other way
by DaveC
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1516

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

1. Bessie Smith
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. Etta James
4. Fiona Apple
5. The Moody Blues
6. Morrissey
7. Lucinda Williams
8. Sade
9. Muse
10. Interpol
by DaveC
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

PlasticRam wrote:Albums:
2. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Songs:
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend


Both 2007 and both already qualified for our decade poll.

PlasticRam wrote:Songs:
9. MGMT - Electric Feel
14. MGMT - Kids


Again 2007, but not qualified for our decade poll, so you can vote for them if you like.
by DaveC
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Finals
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: Music of R&B: Finals

Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul

Stevie Wonder - Superstition
by DaveC
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 230
Views: 7418

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Next 5
Thriller
Hunky Dory
Let it Bleed
In Rainbows
Rumours
by DaveC
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.37
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.37

Nominations
The Breath - Child
Ezra Furman - Driving Down to L.A.
Tusks - London Thunder
by DaveC
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Glad to see Dear Science tearing up the albums poll so far but surprised to see only one vote for (in my opinion) the album's masterpiece, DLZ. It's always been a curiosity to me why this song didn't get more critical acclaim -- maybe it's the dull title? Certainly one of the stronger songs on the ...
by DaveC
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 26
Views: 488

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Semi-Finals!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | No More Shall We Part
Astor Piazzolla | Libertango
by DaveC
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.36
Replies: 30
Views: 539

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.36

I might just nominate Samia again next week when this track inevitably falls off the map. This is bullshit, but I understand y'all are busy. Finally got around to listening to the new songs this week and I voted for Samia, Stevie. ;) I liked her song a lot (as I did the last one you nominated) and ...
by DaveC
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 5, Week 10
Replies: 22
Views: 396

Re: Music of R&B: Round 5, Week 10

Albums
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul

Songs
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy
by DaveC
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Kanye West's The College Dropout (2004)
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Rank the Tracks: Kanye West's The College Dropout (2004)

07 | Jesus Walks 04 | All Falls Down 06 | Spaceship 18 | Two Words 12 | Slow Jamz 08 | Never Let Me Down 02 | We Don't Care 20 | Family Business 19 | Through the Wire 21 | Last Call 15 | School Spirit 09 | Get Em High 11 | The New Workout Plan 13 | Breathe In Breathe Out 05 | I'll Fly Away 17 | Lil ...
by DaveC
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 661
Views: 30321

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

One of my favorite bands the Cocteau Twins, make up their own language I believe so lyrically I have no idea what they’re singing about but boy can Liz sing. And their influence can be heard in literally millions of bands that have followed. Well 'millions' implies 2 or more million. So maybe hundr...
by DaveC
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Thanks Listguy for running this. Really good list too. Greatest books would be the better for including it. My only regrets are that George Elliot and Virginia Woolf didn't get much appreciation.
by DaveC
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Songs - I included all of the Vampire Weekend ones and I stretched it to 20, so if you want to not count any of them and bump others up, that's fine. I guess A-Punk shouldn't count since it's already advanced. I'm going to count them because there is some date confusion and even A-Punk hasn't autom...
by DaveC
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 88
Views: 1516

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

1. Roy Harper
2. Arctic Monkeys
3. Manic Street Preachers
4. Muse
5. Interpol
6. The Decemberists
7. The Moody Blues
8. Morrissey
9. Bessie Smith
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
by DaveC
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Well I'm expecting The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy The Catcher in the Rye (wish this had gone already) Pride & Prejudice 1984 (Most likely #1) Crime & Punishment The Brothers Karamazov To Kill a Mockingbird Slaughterhouse 5 Animal Farm Drawing a blank on the last one. I would have picked...
by DaveC
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 661
Views: 30321

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Pixies are so strange. At times they're amazing - Wave of Mutilation, Here Comes Your Man, and Hey, are no-doubters for my top 1,000, and Monkey Gone to Heaven is close. But some other songs on that album are just completely bizarre (and kind of scary), and I feel like, if I played them in the pres...
by DaveC
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Nick wrote:Congratulations to the author of our #29 book, Kazuo Ishiguro! Just this morning Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Very well deserved. Good article from The Guardian
by DaveC
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.36
Replies: 30
Views: 539

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.36

Loney Dear - Harbours / Harbors
by DaveC
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

panam wrote:SONGS:

1. MGMT | Time To Pretend
2. M.I.A | Paper Planes
14. Bon Iver | Skinny Love


All 2007 and all already through to the decade poll.
by DaveC
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1102

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

My picks

Nina Simone (gottabe surely...)
Zombies (possible)
Radiohead (probable)
Kate Bush (probable)
The Moody Blues (possible)
Dire Straits (probable)
by DaveC
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

whuntva wrote:6) The National-Boxer


2007 and already qualified for the decade poll.
by DaveC
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 2377

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

28. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (1996) [imgsize 230x360:340sd48q]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1415152661l/544063.jpg Full Title: Also Known As: Score: 231.13 Voters: Nick (#1) DocBrown (#5) whuntva (#16) Dexter (#61) At more than 1,000 pages – with copious footnotes – Infinite Jest i...
by DaveC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Quarter-Finals!
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Quarter-Finals!

1. The Jam - Sound Affects vs. The Beatles - Help! 2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part vs. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die 3. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal vs. Saint Etienne - So Tough So, the two albums I've been struggling to love face each other. I found that the (few) lyrics ...
by DaveC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 661
Views: 30321

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Well, firstly "London Calling" isn't a punk album (although I admit it is usually categorised as such). Just to add fuel to the fire. I voted for The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, The Gang of Four, Wire, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Jam (again not really Punk). But only one genuine U...
by DaveC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 529

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

Totally agree with BleuPanda. The way I rank albums on the overall experience, a couple of poor tracks can really hurt an album. "Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress" is a good example - imagine if tracks 2 & 3 were as good as tracks 1 & 4. I can't think of a better example than &quo...
by DaveC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

StevieFan13 wrote:An efficient system! Is it ok if I don't rank the albums if I don't have time to get to all of them?


Question About 2000s poll
by DaveC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Also, just wondering: what happens with the wild cards? After the 2009 poll we vote in the decade polls by ranking the 150 selected albums and songs. These being the 10 x 10 albums/songs that were selected in our year polls plus the 50 best placed wildcards. We used to just choose 15 albums/songs f...
by DaveC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Also, just wondering: what happens with the wild cards? After the 2009 poll we vote in the decade polls by ranking the 150 selected albums and songs. These being the 10 x 10 albums/songs that were selected in our year polls plus the 50 best placed wildcards. We used to just choose 15 albums/songs f...
by DaveC
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Henry wrote:Songs

196. Fleet Foxes White Winter Hymnal
276. Fleet Foxes Winter White Hymnal


Yep. Definitely good enough to be listed twice.
by DaveC
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9
Replies: 39
Views: 737

Re: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
Etta James - At Last!

Songs
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince - 1999
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Gil Scott-Heron - Home is Where the Hatred Is
by DaveC
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Listyguy wrote:Man, I know 2007 was a good year for music, but "Skinny Love" all the way down at 14? Dammmmmnn.


Well, last time this poll was run ( in 2011), "Skinny Love" only appeared on 2 lists and came nowhere!
by DaveC
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

ALBUMS results. 40 voters voted for 178 different albums. No surprises (well only one, but that is not really a surprise). Four albums looking good for wildcard slots. Rank | Artist | Album | Points | # Voters 1 | Radiohead | In Rainbows | 1163 | 32 2 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver | 750 | 29 3...
by DaveC
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:Songs:
[2] Janelle Monáe - Many Moons

This song is either 2008 or 2009, but not 2007, unless you can show me a link?


The EP "Metropolis, Suite I: The Chase" was released on 1st June 2007 on Purple Ribbon Records.
by DaveC
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Voting is still open BTW
by DaveC
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Jirin wrote:Albums
6. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago


You already voted for it in 2007, and it is currently running 7th and sure to make the cut.

Also very pleased to see you voted for "Laulu laakson kukista", that's the sort of left field choice that I would love to see in the decade poll.
by DaveC
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Albums 1 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes 2 | TV on the Radio | Dear Science 3 | Portishead | Third 4 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! 5 | Elbow | The Seldom Seen Kid 6 | Amadou & Miriam | Welcome to Mali 7 | Santigold | Santogold 8 | Anne Clark | The Smallest Acts of Kindness ...
by DaveC
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Songs 1. M.I.A. - Paper Planes 2. Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma 3. Arcade Fire - No Cars Go 4. White Stripes - Icky Thump 5. Bright Eyes - Four Winds 6. Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa 7. Vampire Weekend - A-Punk 8. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great 9. National - Mistaken for Strangers 10. ...
by DaveC
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 1305

Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

https://mrbarlow.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/new-years-eve-2008.jpg All the rules and explanations for voting are here: AMF 2000s Polls: Rules, Results & Links The deadline is midnight (UTC) on November 1st. Please format your list like this if possible: Rank | Artist | Album/Song If you have a...
by DaveC
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 230
Views: 7418

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Not a prediction, but my preference is for those first 3 Beatles albums to fall in reverse order from last time. A Hard Day's Night being easily the best of them.

At the top, I can foresee Abbey Road overtaking Sgt. Pepper's but not Revolver.
by DaveC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 4.2
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 4.2

1. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra vs. The Beatles - Help! 2. Angelo Badalamenti - Soundtrack from Twin Peaks vs. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die 3. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West 4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality vs. Astor Piazzolla - LIbertango
by DaveC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 661
Views: 30321

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Jackson wrote: I bet there's no overlap between the voters of Tago Mago at 324 and Black Holes and Revelations at 323.


I voted for both..... I bet nobody voted for Can & ATCQ & Billy Joel! That may be a safer bet.
by DaveC
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

The album was 2006 but the title song is 2007. (Can I add the album to my 2006 list or is it too late?) You did vote for the album in our 2006 poll. The title track (Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!) was issued as a single in 2007, but it was first released on the album in 2006. Our M.O. is to date songs from...
by DaveC
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Michel wrote:13 | Arcade Fire | Intervention


Hi Michel, "Intervention" was released in 2006 and received enough votes to qualify for our decade poll already.
by DaveC
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 3, Week 8
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: Music of R&B: Round 3, Week 8

Albums
Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
Etta James - At Last!
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis

Songs
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy
Gil Scott-Heron - Home is Where the Hatred Is
by DaveC
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 2590

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Albums: 5. The Mink Chicks - Dumb? No! Crazy? Yes! Songs: 7. The Mint Chicks - Dumb? No! Crazy? Yes! 10. The National - Mr September ???? NB 2006's "Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!" is well worth a nomination in Moderately Acclaimed next year as it is a fine album that I suspect hasn't been heard o...
by DaveC
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 4.1
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 4.1

1. The Jam - Sound Affects vs. The Kinks - Face To Face 2. Novos Baianos - Acabou chorare vs. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part 3. Nilsson - Aerial Ballet vs. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal 4. Fishmans - Long Season vs. Godspeed! You Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Di...

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