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by Dan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)
Replies: 21
Views: 375

Re: Help with next week's B-Sides topic (I'm getting married next week)

Wishing you a wonderful day full of joy and full of owning the dancefloor, BluePanda!
by Dan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Album Semifinals
Replies: 28
Views: 413

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Album Semifinals

Albums 2. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back vs. 1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3. Kanye West - Late Registration vs. 4. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City Songs 2. M.I.A. - Paper Planes vs. 5. Kanye West - Runaway 1. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compto...
by Dan
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking albums is tough
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Ranking albums is tough

Dan, do you use any formulas to make the spreadsheet work, with the colors and such? If so, I'd greatly appreciate a blank version of the spreadsheet for personal use (not for this year's poll, sadly). :greetings-waveyellow: Here's a blank, formatted spreadsheet. A cell will turn a specific colour ...
by Dan
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking albums is tough
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Ranking albums is tough

I'm wondering people's thoughts on a couple of things... How to rank albums has been a bit of a wrestling match for me too. At first I just ranked albums by going with my gut feeling. Later, I went completely the opposite way and gave every song on an album a ranking out of 100 and calculated the a...
by Dan
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 1192

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

Albums: 1 (1) | Arcade Fire | Funeral 2 (4) | Franz Ferdinand | Franz Ferdinand 3 (2) | Kanye West | The College Dropout 4 (5) | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus 5 (6) | Loretta Lynn | Van Lear Rose 6 (10) | The Streets | A Grand Don't Come for Free 7 (8) | Iron ...
by Dan
Tue May 16, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1614

Re: Least-favorite songs

“Same Love”. Yes, it’s too sentimental and too focused on Macklemore being straight, despite the good intentions. This somehow got me thinking about a song I’ve been listening to on repeat: “Slip Away” by Perfume Genius. To briefly relate this back to my personal life: Occasionally, people comment t...
by Dan
Sun May 07, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Non-English language/rap 2010s music
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Non-English language/rap 2010s music

Plenty of recommendations here that I need to listen to. Another song that has a little bit of a hip hop feel to it (although it’s perhaps more “new chanson” than hip hop) is Belgian artist Stromae’s “Formidable” from 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_xH7noaqTA In 2012 the Colombian group Onda...
by Dan
Sun May 07, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Abbey Road (1969)
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Abbey Road (1969)

08 | Because 07 | Here Comes the Sun 04 | Oh! Darling 01 | Come Together 02 | Something 05 | Octopus's Garden 15 | Carry That Weight 13 | She Came in Through the Bathroom Window 03 | Maxwell's Silver Hammer 11 | Mean Mr. Mustard 14 | Golden Slumbers 10 | Sun King 09 | You Never Give Me Your Money 16...
by Dan
Sat May 06, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 2
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 2

Albums: 3. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory vs. 1. Nas - Illmatic 8. Prefuse 73 - Vocal Studies and Uprock Narratives vs. 5. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 4. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City vs. 7. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris 6. Pete Rock & InI - Center of Attention vs. 2. Jay Z - Th...
by Dan
Thu May 04, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 2467

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

Albums: 1 (1) | The White Stripes | Elephant 2 (4) | OutKast | Speakerboxxx / The Love Below 3 (2) | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Fever to Tell 4 (7) | Jay-Z | The Black Album 5 (6) | The Shins | Chutes Too Narrow 6 (5) | Calexico | Feast of Wire 7 (-) | Sufjan Stevens | Michigan 8 (15) | Benjamin Biolay | Né...
by Dan
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 42
Views: 994

Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 1

I don't have nearly enough listening time at the moment to participate in all the games I would like to participate in. :? But hey, life happens. I'm choosing this game this week. Albums 2. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back vs. 4. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 1. Ou...
by Dan
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Portishead's Dummy (1994)
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Rank the Tracks: Portishead's Dummy (1994)

02 | Sour Times
08 | Roads
11 | Glory Box
07 | Numb
05 | Wandering Star
04 | It Could Be Sweet
01 | Mysterons
03 | Strangers
09 | Pedestal
06 | It's a Fire
10 | Biscuit
by Dan
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's OK Computer
Replies: 35
Views: 3781

Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's OK Computer

5. Let Down
6. Karma Police
2. Paranoid Android
10. No Surprises
4. Exit Music (For a Film)
9. Climbing Up the Walls
11. Lucky
1. Airbag
3. Subterranean Homesick Alien
8. Electioneering
12. The Tourist
7. Fitter Happier
by Dan
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Replies: 31
Views: 3397

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

4. Venus in Furs
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
8. There She Goes Again
7. Heroin
3. Femme Fatale
5. Run Run Run
11. European Son
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
by Dan
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Rank the Tracks: Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City (2013)

04 | Diane Young
10 | Ya Hey
08 | Finger Back
02 | Unbelievers
09 | Worship You
03 | Step
05 | Don't Lie
06 | Hannah Hunt
01 | Obvious Bicycle
07 | Everlasting Arms
11 | Hudson
12 | Young Lion
by Dan
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)

04 | Starman
03 | Moonage Daydream
02 | Soul Love
01 | Five Years
06 | Lady Stardust
09 | Ziggy Stardust
10 | Suffragette City
08 | Hang On to Yourself
05 | It Ain't Easy
07 | Star
11 | Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
by Dan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Revolver
Replies: 66
Views: 7197

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Revolver

9. And Your Bird Can Sing
14. Tomorrow Never Knows
2. Eleanor Rigby
3. I'm Only Sleeping
10. For No One
7. She Said She Said
13. Got to Get You Into My Life
11. Doctor Robert
5. Here, There, and Everywhere
6. Yellow Submarine
4. Love You To
8. Good Day Sunshine
12. I Want to Tell You
1. Taxman
by Dan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 19
Views: 595

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 4

Neil Young - Thrasher vs. Animal Collective - In the Flowers The Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free vs. Bob Dylan - Oxford Town Frank Ocean - Crack Rock vs. Nas - Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park) Bruce Springsteen - Working on the Highway vs. The Modern Lovers - Hospital Daft Punk - Voyager vs. Neil ...
by Dan
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 3

The Stooges - Real Cool Time vs. Aretha Franklin - Money Won't Change You MC5 - Ramblin' Rose vs. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark Johnny Cash - Greystone Chapel vs. Lou Reed - The Bed The Allman Brothers Band - Hot 'Lanta vs. Gang of Four - Ether Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied vs. The Whi...
by Dan
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3245

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

Albums 1 (1) | The Streets | Original Pirate Material 2 (2) | Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 3 (4) | Coldplay | A Rush of Blood to the Head 4 (-) | Orchestra Baobab | Specialist in All Styles 5 (10) | Norah Jones | Come Away with Me 6 (3) | The Flaming Lips | Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 7 (6) | B...
by Dan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2

Prince - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker vs Pink Floyd - Eclipse Joy Division - Heart and Soul vs Lou Reed - I'm So Free Pixies - Gouge Away vs Kanye West - Dark Fantasy Arcade Fire - In the Backseat vs Paul Simon - I Know What I Know Now Joy Division - Atrocity Exhibition vs Primal Scream - Higher Tha...
by Dan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 31
Views: 1064

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. The Undertones - The Undertones John Zorn - Naked City vs. Kylie Minogue - Fever Queen - The Game vs. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil Favourite songs: 1. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2. Kyli...
by Dan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4880

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Nassim wrote:Songs I'm happy to see but didn't expect :
Jacques Brel - Jacky (and I'm sure Dan will agree on that one)


Yes, I feel a shoulder dance coming on!

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by Dan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 30
Views: 949

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

Radiohead - The Tourist vs. The Stooges - 1970 Prince - The Cross vs. Dr. Dre - Lyrical Gangbang The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly vs. Michael Jackson - Burn This Disco Out De La Soul - Change in Speak vs. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us Tom Waits - Rain Dogs v...
by Dan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 66
Views: 16726

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

Thanks everyone for mentioning more songs and for the comments about them. When I have more time I will create an appendix containing all the songs not mentioned in the opening post of this thread and link it to that post. And thanks for mentioning Skam , Henrik. I binge-watched translated episodes ...
by Dan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 5224

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Talking Heads - Remain in Light: 'Listening Wind'
by Dan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 5224

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

The Kinks - 'Village Green'
by Dan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 5224

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Arcade Fire - Funeral: "Crown of Love"
by Dan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 5224

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois: 'The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us'
by Dan
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 5224

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Paul Simon - Graceland: 'I Know What I Know"
by Dan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1
Replies: 32
Views: 1158

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1

I nominated albums this year, so I thought I might as well participate properly this time round. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go vs. The Jam - Sound Affects Garbage - Version 2.0 vs. Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages The Fall - Bend Sinister vs. Nilsson - Aerial Ballet Mitski - Retired from ...
by Dan
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Musicthatmakesyoudumb
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Musicthatmakesyoudumb

:mrgreen: Lil' Wayne on the one end and classical music on the other end. Supposedly dumb music vs. supposedly intelligent music. Fortunately someone has already made a short video to challenge this notion...

by Dan
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 4172

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

DaveC, I will let you know if there are any changes as the month goes on (that said, I feel more confident about my 2001 lists than my 2000 lists). Positions from when I participated in this poll 6 years ago in brackets... Albums: 1 (3) | Daft Punk | Discovery 2 (4) | The Strokes | Is This It 3 (2) ...
by Dan
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1441

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

What drama with that Best Picture announcement. Reading the winner from the wrong envelope, on the biggest night of the entertainment calendar. (I think it's safe to assume that whoever was responsible for handling the envelopes will... er... not be responsible for that again next year.) But what I ...
by Dan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 2758

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

For reasons unbeknown to me and beyond my control, from time to time I find myself searching for Chris de Burgh’s “Lady in Red” on YouTube or Spotify. I’ve not had an experience with a woman dressed in red to get nostalgic about, I usually dislike light, mid-tempo ballads, and it’s certainly not the...
by Dan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 1749

Re: Another AMF meeting !

There is a conference in Barcelona from July 2-7 that I want to attend... it might not be out of the question for me to visit Stockholm first if my abstract is accepted. :whistle: Well, I'll try not to allow myself to get excited about this as it may not happen, but that would be all kinds of wonde...
by Dan
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 1749

Re: Another AMF meeting !

Henrik wrote:Dan is coming to see me in Stockholm between Friday 30 June and Monday 3 July. Anyone who would like to join us is warmly welcome!


Booked that flight with a big smile on my face. And yes, the more the merrier!
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Hans Rosling
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: R.I.P. Hans Rosling

Thank you for sharing, Henrik. I have to admit that I'd never heard of Hans Rosling before, but now that I've watched the presentation you posted, I'm keen to learn more about him and his work. Sorry to hear that he has passed away, but I hope the positivity he exuded about social development and he...
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 1749

Re: Another AMF meeting !

This made me happy too. (And I'm even happier now that I'm listening to "Julia" while typing this.) Fun album cover! I'm glad to hear you guys enjoyed meeting up. You've both had a big influence on me (not only musically) and I hope to meet both of you in person too, sooner rather than lat...
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 3963

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Thank you for your entertaining presentations of these albums and songs polls, notboring notbrianeno. Bowie at #1 in both polls feels right to me. And although I sometimes struggle a little bit to get into it, I'm pleased that R&B is getting a turn at being perceived as the most creative and inn...
by Dan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 4902

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Thanks DaveC. This is the first time I'm doing a decade poll for the second time. Positions of albums/songs from when I participated in the poll 6 years ago are in brackets below... Albums 1 (1) | OutKast | Stankonia 2 (2) | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP 3 (3) | Radiohead | Kid A 4 (4) | PJ Harve...
by Dan
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 6866

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Pierre, the fatigue you express at creating and fine-tuning your list is something I can relate to (and I'm sure many others here can too). I've grappled with many an end-of-year list before, to the point of wondering what the point of it all is. Fortunately, I've learned by now to allow myself some...
by Dan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 66
Views: 16726

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

2016 songs added. Please let me know if you think I've missed a song that really needed to be added. ;)
by Dan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 6866

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Albums 1 | David Bowie | ★ 2 | Beyoncé | Lemonade 3 | M.A.K.U. SoundSystem | Mezcla 4 | Run the Jewels | Run the Jewels 3 5 | Leyla McCalla | A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey 6 | A Tribe Called Quest | We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 7 | Skepta | Konnichiwa 8 | Calypso Rose ...
by Dan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Merry Christmas!

To 2016: fuck you and goodbye! I'm usually an optimistic person who looks for the good in people, but I'm not very hopeful that 2017 will be much better than 2016. Deaths of beloved musicians will continue to happen, and on an international political level it will likely take another couple of years...
by Dan
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 1370

Re: R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)

Oh no. He was an iconic performer from the 80s and beyond, and probably the first famous person I had a crush on as a boy in the late 80s / early 90s. :cry: 5 classic George Michael songs that will stay with me for the rest of my life: 1. Kissing a Fool These lyrics helped me tremendously as a teena...
by Dan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1900-1949 Song Poll Results
Replies: 36
Views: 2304

Re: AMF 1900-1949 Song Poll Results

Thanks once again, DaveC, for the wonderful presentation and quote selection. And jeez, jamieW, congratulations on keeping track of who performed what which is actually the same song as what performed by another who. What? Who sang what too? Job well done. We ended up with an amazing selection of so...
by Dan
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 16577

Re: Albums of 2016

Recommending a few albums that are not mentioned here and that have been mostly absent from critics’ lists so far: M.A.K.U. SoundSystem – Mezcla They’re an eight-member group who are based in New York but whose music is anchored in Colombia. Mixed with the Colombian rhythms are touches of Afrobeat, ...
by Dan
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1950s Song Poll Results
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: AMF 1950s Song Poll Results

Splendid work. I'm pleased to see "Johnny B. Goode" retain its title as our #1 song of the 1950s. Go, Johnny, go!

And thanks, DaveC, for saving the best for last. I'm sure the 1900-1949 songs results will be fab.
by Dan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" finally gets a release
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" finally gets a release

Thanks for sharing, Moonbeam. After reading what you wrote, a new dimension was added to my appreciation of the song, and I will never listen to it the same way again.

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