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by bonnielaurel
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2020 (begins now; deadline end of Feb. 12 UTC)
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2020 (begins now; deadline end of Feb. 12 UTC)

Cat. 1:
1. Whitney Houston
2. Bee Gees
3. Donna Summer
4. Dire Straits
5. Grimes
6. Muse
7. Mariah Carey
8. Tori Amos
9. Jackson 5
10. Gladys Knight and the Pips

Cat. 2:
1. Giorgio Moroder
2. Robert Moog
3. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
by bonnielaurel
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:37 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)

Tom Waits | Take It With Me
Joan Armatrading | Rosie
Tennis | Dreaming
The Jam | Man in the Corner Shop

ALBUM
Pink Floyd 8/10
by bonnielaurel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 3
Replies: 31
Views: 621

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

The Jam | Man in the Corner Shop
Tennis | Dreaming
Steely Dan | Josie
Sebadoh | Soul and Fire
Joan Armatrading | Rosie
Beach House | Take Care
Ooberman | Shorely Wall
Betty Evertt | You're No Good

Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science: 5/10
by bonnielaurel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1936-38 (2021 edition)
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1936-38 (2021 edition)

Modern Times A Day at the Races The Adventures of Robin Hood Swing Time The Lady Vanishes Our Relations Angels with Dirty Faces Shall We Dance Pépé le Moko Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs You Only Live Once La Grande Illusion Hôtel du Nord Black Legion You Can't Take It with You Intermezzo Mr. Deed...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 2
Replies: 36
Views: 1586

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

Group 1
Betty Everett | You're No Good
Tennis | Dreaming

Group 2
David Wise | Stickerbrush Symphony
Iqbaal Ramadhan | Hello You

Group 3
Modest Mouse | Heart Cooks Brain
Sugar | Hoover Dam

Group 4
The Jam | Man in the Corner Shop
Sebadoh | Soul and Fire

Album
Soul Asylum: 8/10
by bonnielaurel
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 2802

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 Muse | "Cave" Ooberman | "Shorely Wall" Group 4 Desire | "Don't Call" Tom Waits | "Take It With Me" Group 5 Jonathan Coulton | "When You Go" Fabrizio De André |...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1939-41 (2021 edition)
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1939-41 (2021 edition)

For these years it's hard to limit it to twenty, but here we go: Gone with the Wind The Great Dictator The Maltese Falcon Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Citizen Kane Sullivan's Travels His Girl Friday The Wizard of Oz Teresa Venerdì Rebecca Ninotchka The Little Foxes The Letter Suspicion They Died wit...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 103
Views: 11198

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD

Top 30 Albums: Ava Max - Heaven & Hell Grimes - Miss Anthropocene Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia Charli XCX - How I’m Feeling Now Gösta Berlings Saga - Konkret Musik Hoshi - Sommeil Levant Myrkur - Folkesange Nicolás Jaar - Cenizas Mandy Moore - Silver Landings Paul Weller - On Sunset Fiona Apple - Fe...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll -- (Redoing) Results
Replies: 279
Views: 12004

Re: Best Music Videos Poll -- (Redoing) Results

Thanks, LiPh. It's my impression that MTV was at its peak from 1983 to 1993. After that not many of my favorites have made it. At least Dua Lipa did well. Sledgehammer was my #88.
by bonnielaurel
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1942-43 (2020 edition)
Replies: 12
Views: 1748

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1942-43 (2020 edition)

Casablanca Shadow of a Doubt Meshes of the Afternoon [short] To Be or Not to Be Cabin in the Sky The Glass Key Day of Wrath [Vredens Dag] Mrs. Miniver Five Graves to Cairo Tortilla Flat Phantom of the Opera Lassie Come Home The Magnificent Ambersons This Gun for Hire Cat People Journey Into Fear St...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!
Replies: 22
Views: 2325

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!

Top 1000 sounds fine to me. Don't make the rules too complicated. I would prefer to stay with 128 albums.
by bonnielaurel
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 4387

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations

Gösta Berlings Saga - Konkret Musik

An impressive instrumental album by a Swedish band that deserves much more recognition.
by bonnielaurel
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round
Replies: 43
Views: 4995

Re: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round

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by bonnielaurel
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll -- Results (old version)
Replies: 35
Views: 5011

Re: Best Music Videos Poll -- Results

Great presentation. Grimes does well in our music polls, so I'm surprised her videos from ArtAngels didn't make it. They're never on TV, I know them purely from the Internet. I'm also surprised to see Buggles and Ultravox that low, two famous videos from the early MTV era.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1944-45 (2020 edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 3266

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1944-45 (2020 edition)

Double Indemnity Gaslight Spellbound Brief Encounter Arsenic and Old Lace The Body Snatcher And Then There Were None To Have and Have Not Hets [Torment] Lifeboat At Land [short] Scarlet Street Mildred Pierce Anchors Aweigh Meet Me in St. Louis Going My Way A Canterbury Tale Les Enfants du Paradis [...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - December '20 - Elvis Presley!
Replies: 33
Views: 5306

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - December '20 - Elvis Presley!

Elvis has the problem that many of his best songs didn't appear on an original studio album, so the album list won't be that strong. For the song list on the other hand there's an abundance of choice. ALBUMS 01 | Elvis Presley 02 | Elvis is Back! 03 | From Elvis in Memphis 04 | From Memphis to Vegas...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1946-47 (2020 edition)
Replies: 13
Views: 6204

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1946-47 (2020 edition)

The Postman Always Rings Twice Notorious Great Expectations Monsieur Verdoux Kvinna Utan Ansikte [Woman Without a Face] It's a Wonderful Life The Big Sleep The Spiral Staircase Duel in the Sun The Dark Mirror La Belle et la bête Dragonwyck Yi Jiang Chun Shui Xiang Dong Liu [The Spring River Flows E...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Rules Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 12038

Re: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions

My list is sent. Randomizer picked ten years between 1950 and 2020, and I always selected my favorite unnaclaimed song from that year. Sometimes it's flabbergasting how an indisputable classic in my mind is still unacclaimed. My album is also inexplicably unacclaimed.
by bonnielaurel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 7693

Re: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD

Five years ago my list would have been heavily dominated by classic series from the seventies and eighties, mostly because I watched a lot of reruns and DVD boxes. In the past five years however I've discovered several great recent series, so my list is pretty balanced now. Some of these titles are ...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top RYM albums, by age of voters
Replies: 19
Views: 2625

Re: Top RYM albums, by age of voters

Conclusions:
*Every generation has a worse taste than the previous one.
*One thing all generations have in common: they don't like women.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!
Replies: 41
Views: 7089

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!

Thanks, Brad, for organizing the tournament. The album was only No. 4 in my nomination list, I thought maybe someone else might have picked it too. I'm definitely glad with the winner. There were also a lot of interesting tips and comments from the forum.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1948-49 (2020 edition)
Replies: 17
Views: 8639

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1948-49 (2020 edition)

Thanks for starting this, Petri. The set-up looks good, although 39-41 is much stronger than 44-45, because of the weaker war years. If you need help with the quotes I can collect those again. Ladri di Biciclette [Bicycle Thieves] The Third Man The Red Shoes The Treasure of the Sierra Madre The Heir...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 69362

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

Thanks, Holden, for all the work and a very fluent presentation!
by bonnielaurel
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 16328

Re: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll

Top 30 Albums: Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Sister Sledge - We Are Family ABBA - Voulez-Vous Earth, Wind & Fire - I Am Donna Summer - Bad Girls Supertramp - Breakfast in America Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones Blondie - Eat to the Beat Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces Bee Gees ...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!
Replies: 26
Views: 4870

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
by bonnielaurel
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 6 (FINALE)
Replies: 21
Views: 4166

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 6 (FINALE)

Jessie Ware
by bonnielaurel
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs where the first recording is not the acclaimed version
Replies: 63
Views: 9547

Re: Songs where the first recording is not the acclaimed version

This is a nightmare topic for people who like to make lists of songs by year. Clear case: Nina Simone - Wild Is the Wind (At Town Hall, 1959) vs. Wild Is the Wind (Wild Is the Wind, 1966) In the case below the album version is listed on AM, but I would think the long live version is at least as famo...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2
Replies: 28
Views: 7232

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2
Replies: 28
Views: 7232

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 4 (Quarter-Finals)
Replies: 18
Views: 5211

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 4 (Quarter-Finals)

Grimes | Delete Forever
Dua Lipa | Levitating
Charli XCX | forever
Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 3
Replies: 18
Views: 4289

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 3

HAIM | I Know Alone
Grimes | Delete Forever
Dua Lipa | Levitating
The Strokes | Ode to the Mets
Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
Charli XCX | forever
Jessie Ware | Spotlight
Katie Gately | Waltz
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1950s: The Results (2020 edition)
Replies: 23
Views: 7692

Re: Films of the 1950s: The Results (2020 edition)

Thanks for the roll-out, Petri. Those screenshots are well chosen. There are no major surprises; I even had the same top 2.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1
Replies: 22
Views: 4892

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 15623

Re: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll

Top 30 Albums: Kate Bush - The Kick Inside Blondie - Parallel Lines The Police - Outlandos d’Amour Dire Straits - Dire Straits The Jacksons - Destiny Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band Chaka Khan - Chaka Blondie - Plastic Letters The Pointer Sisters - Energy Barbra Streisand - Songbird Gerry Raferty...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4
Replies: 21
Views: 6069

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by bonnielaurel
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 5159

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3

The National - Alligator
Laura Marling - Semper Femina
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2
Replies: 22
Views: 4923

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
by bonnielaurel
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21969

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

The golden age of music videos was the eighties until early noughties, when cable TV was hugely popular and people zapped to music channels during commercial breaks or boring moments. Everything had to be fast and glimming. A pop star had to be a good dancer and telegenic. This shallow but enticing ...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 20259

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

Album Top 30: ABBA - The Album Billy Joel - The Stranger Donna Summer - I Remember Yesterday Steely Dan - Aja Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever Fleetwood Mac - Rumours Eric Clapton - Slowhand Electric Light Orchestra - Out of th...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2
Replies: 21
Views: 6556

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2

1. Sufjan Stevens | My Rajneesh
2. Fiona Apple | Cosmonauts
3. Nicolas Jaar | Gocce
4. Dua Lipa | Levitating
5. Simmy ft. Sino Msolo | Ngihamba Nawe
6. Nadine Shah | Buckfast
7. Die Sterne | Hey Dealer
8. Mocca | Simple I Love You
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8
Replies: 25
Views: 5927

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Levellers - Levelling The Land
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.1
Replies: 35
Views: 7384

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.1

HAIM | The Steps
Basia Bulat | No Control
Waxahatchee | Fire
Charli XCX | detonate
Christine & The Queens ft. Caroline Polachek | La Vita Nuova
Grimes | Delete Forever
Arlo Parks | Eugene
Rustin Man | Kinky Living
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.7
Replies: 20
Views: 5399

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.7

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart
Lou Reed - Lou Reed
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6
Replies: 28
Views: 8092

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Fugazi - Repeater
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
by bonnielaurel
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - August '20 - The Who!
Replies: 28
Views: 11815

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - August '20 - The Who!

Album Top 10: 01 | Who's Next 02 | My Generation 03 | Tommy 04 | Quadrophenia 05 | A Quick One 06 | The Who Sell Out 07 | Face Dances 08 | Endless Wire 09 | The Who by Numbers 10 | Who Are You Song Top 25: Won’t Get Fooled Again Behind Blue Eyes La-La-Lies Quadrophenia Pinball Wizard Baba O'Riley M...
by bonnielaurel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Album Cover Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 23529

Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

My top 100 album covers on RYM: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/bonnielaurel/best-album-covers-1 Top 100 Album Covers Björk - Post Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon Elvis Costello - This Year's Model Björk - Homogenic Blondie - Parallel Lines The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Car...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 50165

Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Here's my top 100 of books. It's a mixture of highbrow and lowbrow, old and new, canonical titles and personal favorites. Twenty-seven books are by women. Detective fiction is also well represented. For Poe and Chekhov I treated all their short shories together as one book. Fyodor Dostoyevksy - The ...
by bonnielaurel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.4
Replies: 23
Views: 8380

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.4

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Greivances
Wayne Shorter - EMANON
by bonnielaurel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 77
Views: 25310

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Album Top 30: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life ABBA - Arrival Heart - Dreamboat Annie Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygène Eagles - Hotel California Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading Blondie - Blondie France Gall - France Gall Kansas - Leftoverture Bob Dylan - Desire Leo Sayer - Endless Flight The...