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by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 25
Views: 293

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

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back vs. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton vs. 2pac - Dear Mama Beastie Boys - Sabotage vs. Public Enemy - Bring the Noise For me I like 'It Takes a Nation of Millions' precisely cos it does some weird shit w...
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 3668

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

I believe the deadline is June 1st.

It might be clearer to have the deadline like May 31st though, and then still be flexible about the lists that are slightly late. I know this is nitpicking, but since this caused confusion, it's maybe something to consider.
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 5
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 5

Pink Floyd - Goodbye Blue Sky
vs.
Bob Marley - Stop That Train

Franz Ferdinand - Jacqueline
vs.
The Beatles - Any Time At All

Goodbye Blue Sky sounds a bit like Ruby Tuesday IMO.
by PlasticRam
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.7
Replies: 19
Views: 298

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.7

1. Mano Negra - Puta's Fever vs. David Bowie - The Next Day

Mano Negra is a good discovery.
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 95
Views: 3402

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Harold wrote:
Jap123 wrote:I hope that last batch was a joke.


Did you notice the date that Henrik posted it?

I always fall for these Image
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 23505

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

genius.com is a really good site to find out song meanings. Perhaps it covers rap better than rock at this point, but it's getting better all the time. It used to be Rap Genius, but it got merged with some rock site.
by PlasticRam
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

May 25th is my new prediction. That's when Jesus rose to heaven (Ascension).

I feel like the leader of a world end cult :mrgreen:
by PlasticRam
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Songs of 2010s
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Best Songs of 2010s

Bruno wrote:We really need a poll :mrgreen:

I was thinking that for sure we're gonna have a big poll three years from now, but I wouldn't be opposed to a poll right now either.
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

I wouldn't say Yeezus is undercooked, but I would say it's raw, and I like that. Anything that is extreme I generally appreciate in music, and whenever and it's also a sound that I like, those could be the kind of albums that are all-time favs of mine. But I mean I wouldn't say Damn does anything th...
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Personally I think Yeezus is currently sligtly underrated by the critics and Damn is a decent amount overrated.
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Well, Kanye was kind of in a situation that seemed like that and then he dropped TLOP and it got 75 Metacritic. I know you sit on the other side of the fence, but a lot of people say Yeezus is a pretty undercooked album, so that album would be the equivalent of DAMN. in this situation. The acclaim ...
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

^^ Fair point. I still think that if Kendrick ever decides to drop an album that's kind of a worse version of something he's dropped before, critical reception won't be great. IMO he has been mixing it up every album he's made so far. Then of course you could argue that not every new sound is a grea...
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Kendrick Lamar is such an incredible talent and he already has two albums that will rightfully be seen as classics in years to come. But I fear he's reached a point where he can really "do no wrong" in the eyes of the critical community. Well, Kanye was kind of in a situation that seemed ...
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Nick wrote:but no way in hell does this deserve a 99 on Metacritic

WTF :o :o :? :?

I mean personally I'd understand if it was 90 to 95 range, but I can't understand how it can be that high, especially when like half the reviews are around 90/100.
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Second opinions to AM?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Second opinions to AM?

At the end of the day you decide yourself what is the band's best album and what is not. These sites that rank things are only recommendations.
by PlasticRam
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Kendrick didn't drop anything on the 16th. Theory just sounded very convincing. I take my L.
by PlasticRam
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6595

Re: Albums of 2017

New ratings in bold. Kendrick Lamar - Damn 9.4 Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog 8.8 Future - HNDRXX 8.7 Ryan Adams - Prisoner 8.6 Bob Dylan - Triplicate 8.5 Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody 8.3 The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir 8.1 Louis C.K. - 2017 8.0 Drake - More Life 7.9 Foxygen - Hang 7.7 Mount Eerie - A...
by PlasticRam
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

I'm not sure about the theory that Kendrick is gonna drop today cos it could've happened already. But I think he has a live performance at Coachella today so maybe he's gonna debut something there.
by PlasticRam
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Also I've heard that this album made some Eminem fans realise how much Em has fallen off.
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Blood has a sample of Eric Bolling and Kimberly Guilfoyle talking I think.

Edit: Yup.

http://www.whosampled.com/sample/493740 ... Award-Set/
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

bootsy wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:Isn't it dope that there's like four tracks with reversed beats in them?

Which songs were those. I only recognized one (Duckworth)

Yah, Loyalty, Lust.
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

98/100 Metacritic at the moment Image
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

When you take each of the songs' last letter, it makes either EarthLed2Death or Death2theLeader Edit: Except maybe it doesn't quite https://i.imgur.com/heXuCiY.png One of those is right. EarthLed2Death is I think correct. Death2theLeader has one extra E. And even then you have to exclude Zacari's fe...
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Isn't it dope that there's like four tracks with reversed beats in them?
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

I like the production but I wish the Kid Capri stuff wasn't on here. I know it's small and nitpicky but Kendrick doesn't need that on his album. Who's Kid Capri? What did he do on this album? Rapper who provided some additional vocals to ("Element", "Love", "XXX", &quo...
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2000 Albums
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 2000 Albums

I've rated maybe about 50 albums 5/5 stars.

Maybe I have listened to about 2000 albums, although I haven't rated all of them and some of the worse albums I haven't listened to in full.
by PlasticRam
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1330

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Apparently people believe we might be getting another album on Sunday!?!?!? http://www.avclub.com/article/wonderful-insane-theory-claims-kendrick-lamar-drop-253725?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing That would be interesting...not going to ge...
by PlasticRam
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6595

Re: Albums of 2017

I'm predicting Kendrick will release another album titled NATION on April 16th. It's some Christian stuff.

Might be a completely wrong prediction though.
by PlasticRam
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6595

Re: Albums of 2017

There are I think at least two reversed beats (like the Beatles) on the new Kendrick album. This sounds like another classic, instantly. And this is coming from someone who thought TPAB was good, but not great.
by PlasticRam
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

I'm not gonna be submitting cos I've read relatively few books, but I do recommend:

1984 - George Orwell
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
The Overcoat - Nikolai Gogol
The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling (Part 1 or 2 my fav)
by PlasticRam
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.6
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.6

1. Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi vs. The Kinks - Face To Face

Raw Like Sushi is a discovery that's now on my all-time list. I liked Face to Face too.
by PlasticRam
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 3668

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

1. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak 2. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle 3. The Beatles - Abbey Road 4. The Beatles - Revolver 5. Kanye West - Yeezus 6. Paul Simon - Graceland 7. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 8. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 9. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark ...
by PlasticRam
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6595

Re: Albums of 2017

^^ yeah I kinda agree, but hipster also has a relatively positive/neutral meaning which is that they are into something before the mainstream. But maybe it's not relevant in this context cos the word was possibly used in a negative way.
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.5
Replies: 31
Views: 654

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.5

I vote Gal Costa.
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.6
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.6

I vote Gal Costa!
by PlasticRam
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6595

Re: Albums of 2017

^^ agree on the album cover. That's the reason I haven't listened to that album or the Grimes album a couple of years ago.
by PlasticRam
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)
Replies: 39
Views: 886

Re: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)

1. Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish 2. Africa Express - In C Mali 3. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood  4. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.  5. Gorillaz - Some Kind of Nature 6. Gorillaz - Slow Country 7. Blur - Song 2  8. Gorillaz - Every Planet We Reach Is Dead 9. Gorillaz - Don't Get Lost in Heaven 10. Gorillaz -...
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 3668

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

I have a few albums that are in a grey area kind of, like The Harder They Come and Space Jam soundtrack, but I think if King of Delta is fine, I think they're fine too. Of course it's case-to-case basis. But it's not like I'm including a greatest hits compilation.
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Thump - Every Daft Punk Song Ranked - Yeah, All of Them (2016)

I Feel It Coming isn't included but Starboy is?
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.5
Replies: 31
Views: 654

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.5

1. Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill vs. Ride - Nowhere
4. White Noise - An Electric Storm vs. J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Ride is a discovery that's now on my all-time list. Also J. Cole and Steely Dan are on the list. I liked White Noise as well.
by PlasticRam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)
Replies: 39
Views: 886

Re: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)

I'm afraid I'm not gonna make a list, but I do recommend "Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley's In C Mali", which is just one 40-minute song though. But a very nice piece of music. Africa Express is a project by Damon Albarn, so surely is eligible. Here's the Pitchfork review: http://pit...
by PlasticRam
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.4
Replies: 26
Views: 564

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.4

To defend The Dollar Album, I would argue that when it was released, synthpop was still relatively new in the mainstream. Only in retrospect it might sound clichéd. Kind of like how early Enya might sound clichéd, but she was still a pioneer of sorts and was followed by thousands of impersonators. J...
by PlasticRam
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)
Replies: 39
Views: 886

Re: Top 50 Damon Albarn Songs (Voting starts today!)

I'm afraid I'm not gonna make a list, but I do recommend "Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley's In C Mali", which is just one 40-minute song though. But a very nice piece of music. Africa Express is a project by Damon Albarn, so surely is eligible. Here's the Pitchfork review: http://pitc...
by PlasticRam
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 6595

Re: Albums of 2017

I did end up rating Triplicate by Bob Dylan 4 stars. Strangely pleasant album. Nothing new if you've listened to Shadows in the Night and/or Fallen Angels. 'Braggin' is my fav song cos it's such an upbeat song that it stands out from the rest.
by PlasticRam
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting over!)
Replies: 44
Views: 903

Re: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting over!)

prosecutorgodot wrote:Further breaking down the top 50 Kanye West songs, ranking within albums. Whether you like it or not, it is very apparent that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy completely restarted Kanye career.

I see 808s too as kind of a restart, as it's completely different than his previous albums.
by PlasticRam
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 1371

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

I think people do realise it's from 2002 cos it says so on the AM rankings.
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many comics have you read?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: How many comics have you read?

I have read every Tintin. Also a lot of Asterix. Donald Duck. Some Lucky Luke.
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 23
Views: 613

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

Pixies - Gouge Away
vs
Kanye West - Dark Fantasy

Arcade Fire - In the Backseat
vs
Paul Simon - I Know What I Know
by PlasticRam
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 23
Views: 613

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

isn't the Paul Simon song "I Know What I Know"? No "Now" in the end.

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