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by Nassim
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.4

1. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
2. The Velvet Underground - VU
by Nassim
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: BBC Culture: The 100 Greatest Foreign-Language Films
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: BBC Culture: The 100 Greatest Foreign-Language Films

Dexter wrote:"...six Japanese critics who voted didn’t go for a single Kurosawa film between them."

I know Kurosawa is not revered in his home country the way he is everywhere but c'mon!


To be fair, Kurosawa is not foreign language for them ;)
by Nassim
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3
Replies: 34
Views: 709

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.3

2. Oval - 94 Diskont
by Nassim
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 1380

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

I have an Animal Collective album in my top 30, another in my top 100 and a third in my top 200, but Sung Tongs is neither of those.
Art Angels is in my top 100 too, higher than Strawberry Jam, that was a tough match up.
by Nassim
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music Meetup – 11 to 13 October in Montpellier, France
Replies: 32
Views: 763

Re: Acclaimed Music Meetup – 11 to 13 October in Montpellier, France

Count me in guys !
Maybe not on Friday night because I live on the furthest side of the country and it's a bit early to confirm I can take the day off, but I'll for sure join for the rest of the weekend !
by Nassim
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2
Replies: 49
Views: 1380

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.2

Ok, I promised to vote in every bracket where I know at least one album (after listening to the other one obviously) and failed last month (I would have voted for Le Tigre and was still undecided about Fiona vs David). So, here goes a vote for Art Angels. I'm one of the biggest AC defenders in the f...
by Nassim
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1
Replies: 35
Views: 2606

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.1

Deep Listening !

Didn't expect my pick to do so well. My full list was made of ambient(ish) albums so I would not bet on any of them, glad to see some love here !
by Nassim
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7082

Re: Songs of 2019

My "best of 2019" playlist is only 3 songs long so far, but since it hasn't been shared yet : Four Tet did it again ! Favorite song to dance to since his own Planet 2 years ago.

by Nassim
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 16147

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

And we now have the first year of which I have heard every AM ranked albums ! (well the 2nd one, but there is only one 1940 album). It's kind of an oddity, as I usually get above 50% for the 90s to now years only. I am tracking the ranked albums I have heard from start to finish, and the graph throu...
by Nassim
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Great Rock Discography Survey
Replies: 23
Views: 3534

Re: Great Rock Discography Survey

My ballot for the artists poll is not ready yet but the top 30 artists should stay like that (though the #10 and #20 spots are quite contended… but it was more fun picking 10 Hot Chip songs than 10 Beatles or Radiohead ones anyway.) Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 Elliott Smith - Between the Bars Elliott S...
by Nassim
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 69
Views: 8112

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

https://media.giphy.com/media/5jWIZLPHUgssel0aLM/giphy.gif #50. Car Seat Headrest | "Beach Life-In-Death" [/url] I love the gifs, I especially remember the awesome Lana Del Rey winking one from last year ! But you won't fool me, that one is from a live performance of a different song (I a...
by Nassim
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 5959

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

Daft Punk got lazy on using this one, better stick with the original
by Nassim
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 28042

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Going on holidays tomorrow, so I'm going to vote earlier than usual. Albums 1) Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe 2) X - Los Angeles 3) The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms 4) Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth 5) The Cure - Seventeen Seconds 6) The Jam - Sound Affects 7) Motörhead - Ace of Spades 8) ...
by Nassim
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify
Replies: 8
Views: 2937

Re: Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

Jet Set Radio on Spotify ????!!!! Time To update my favorite songs of all time playlist then !
by Nassim
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 47320

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

42. Car Seat Headrest – Not What I Needed Year: 2016 Album: Teens of Denial Biggest Fan: Nassim (#545) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! Just want to point out I voted for the version ending with a cover of "Just what I needed" which was a way better ...
by Nassim
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 5959

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

@Romain : Banana Split is 79. But I'd still recommend Lio to Moonbeam, Amoureux Solitaires is pretty neat !
by Nassim
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 47320

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

42. Car Seat Headrest – Not What I Needed Year: 2016 Album: Teens of Denial Biggest Fan: Nassim (#545) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! Just want to point out I voted for the version ending with a cover of "Just what I needed" which was a way better ...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 5959

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

My recommandation is surprisingly already in relative good position to make it to the final round thanks to a couple high votes (before mine arrives). It's from the Laurie who loved science and experimented with computers ! No, not that one, the other one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD8hkveKmYQ...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 6984

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

Just so I have this straight... 30 people submitted album nominations, but only 13 actually voted? I had started listening to the albums for the poll but prioritized the 1990s poll... got to the 150th album on the last day of submission ! I feel we sometimes have too many games going on at the same...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 12267

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Listyguy wrote:I haven't been keeping track of every song that's left, but "Waltz #2" has to be one of the more surprising entries to our top 20, right?


It ended up 9th in 2012, a good result for that (best of all time) song is not unusual in AM!
by Nassim
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 12267

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

There are many non-American critics and fans and AM regulars with an excellent taste in music (e.g. Nassim) who love them and totally get them. Always nice to see my name appear after such compliments, thanks, but I should say I'm not that big a fan of Weezer. I think they have 3 truly terrific son...
by Nassim
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 38128

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Rob, this has been one of my favorite threads ever in an AM forum, maybe my favorite non all-time poll since the original Hall of Acclaim post ! Your sense of humor and wit is fantastic and reading all the descriptions of the albums have been a real pleasure !
by Nassim
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 12267

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

« Friday I’m In Love » is a fun example of cultural divide in my opinion. If Wikipedia is to be believe, 14 Cure songs charted in France, Friday I’m In Love didn’t (High, from the same album, did), and while Close to Me, Boys Don’t Cry, Just Like Heaven or In Between Days are staples of rock radios,...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 12267

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

133. Pavement - Fillmore Jive Fans: Brad(1) , Nassim(4) Not Fans: Akhenaten(149), BleuPanda(144), bonnielaurel(142), Bruno(141), Dan(144), Neil(137), phil(136), Rob(144), SafetyCat(143/149), spiritualized(134/148) It's us against the world Brad ! https://media.giphy.com/media/NfMExoWsRKpjy/200.gif ...
by Nassim
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 34123

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Most of my music listening time this month has been for the 90s poll, so unfortunately I couldn't catch up on the Moderately Acclaimed albums. I'm less worried of forgetting something in highest spheres of acclaim as I guess I have heard most of those. Albums : 1) Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy 2)...
by Nassim
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The New Led Zeppelin
Replies: 11
Views: 3435

Re: The New Led Zeppelin

I think they are meh. Not as bad as much of the press has tagged them, but still not very interesting. It's OK to cover other bands, or to do homages but in their case it borders on mimicking without getting much of what made the band they love great in the first place. The singer is the worst offen...
by Nassim
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 316
Views: 41795

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Catching up : Middle Kids - Edge of Town : 8 The Stooges - Fun House : 8 Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back : 7,5 Puddle of Mudd - Blurry : 7,5 (likely benefits from a nostaly factor) Goldfrapp - Strict Machine : 7 Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love : 7 J.J. Cale - Magnolia : 7 Elton John - Your Siste...
by Nassim
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 8435

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

1. Built to Spill
2. Modest Mouse
3. Fugazi
4. Hot Chip
5. Slint
6. Gorillaz
7. Four Tet
8. Run the Jewels
9. Burial
10. Spoon

Backstage wing.
El-P
by Nassim
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 14282

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Kinda want to nominate GAS, but let's be more realistic and nominate Gaz instead :
Gaz Coombes - World's Strongest Man
by Nassim
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your top rotation songs this year
Replies: 18
Views: 4567

Re: Your top rotation songs this year

http://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1Ejy6ZxKcvv695 Unsurprisingly, Bodys dominates easily. Songs mostly fit in 4 categories : - favorites 2018 songs (Bodys, Honey, Who Goes There, Immaterial, Falling Into Me...) - songs from the playlist I made called "2018 dancefloor", ...
by Nassim
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 14282

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer Technically eligible, but if it ends up doing well in the rankings next month you can scrap it. Would be my #1 if we voted for our poll today It’s a judgment call, as the EOY lists come out just let me know if you think it’s finishing too high to include ...
by Nassim
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 14865

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Am I wrong in thinking 1990 is one of the weakest years of the decade? And there's 20 albums from that year in the final poll? I'm still not convinced by that wild card system. It's supposed to be in the advantage of the stronger years, but how can we know what the strongest years are? In a weaker ...
by Nassim
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Gaffa (SE)
Replies: 1
Views: 1792

Re: EOY 2018 - Gaffa (SE)

First (low) mention of SOPHIE's album!
by Nassim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 134190

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Setherex wrote:I demand a recount.


I demand one between Rebellion (Lies), Funeral's weakest song, and Wake Up, Funeral's best (in my totally unbiased opinion) !
True fact : whenever Rebellions (Lies) beats Wake Up in a poll, a kitten gets cancer.
by Nassim
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 14865

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Songs : 1) Built to Spill - Broken Chairs 2) Muse - Sunburn 3) Built to Spill - Carry the Zero 4) Smog - Teenage Spaceship 5) Rage Against the Machine - Sleep Now in the Fire 6) Sleater-Kinney - Get Up 7) Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre 8) dEUS - Everybody's Weird (Soulwax Remix) 9) Ben Harper - Forgiven...
by Nassim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today
Replies: 17
Views: 7624

Re: Songs you would add to your top 1000 songs list if you made it today

There are only 2 songs that would have likely made my top 1000 that I didn't know or love back then : Let's Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me Car Seat Headrest - Beach-Life in Death A lot of songs however that I completely forgot ; I've been pretty thorough about the 1990s and 2000s, but missed some key...
by Nassim
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15
Replies: 12
Views: 7231

Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

It only has four reviews so far, but the 1975's new album currently has a 99 on a Metacritic - which includes a 100 from NME, DIY Magazine and Q Magazine. Is it possible that we finally have an album that will give Dirty Computer a run for album of the year?! I dont think so, it's released too late...
by Nassim
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 134190

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Live in Phoenix wrote:Ha, I guess I didn't know my "Surf's Up" lyrics that well.


This whole thread has been a reminder of how bad at guessing songs from lyrics I am !
by Nassim
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 14865

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

sonofsamiam wrote:15 | Gas | Pop


Is that 1999? AM and wikipedia have it as 2000.
I had Konigsfort as 1998 but I see wiki has it as 1999 !
by Nassim
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 15798

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

Happy to see that the song that has been my all time favorite for over 12 years is doing very well ! Albums : 1) Elliott Smith - XO 2) Pop - Königsfort 3) Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis 4) Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby 5) Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty 6) System of a Down - System of a Down 7) M...
by Nassim
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

Re: End of the decade is coming, predictions for top 5 EOD toppers?

Unfortunately, I think good kid, m.A.A.d. city will be hurt by the fact that critics will refuse to put two Kendrick Lamar albums in the top four. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and To Pimp a Butterfly will probably be the top two, and I could see either taking the top spot. Channel Orange shoul...
by Nassim
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play That Game
Replies: 32
Views: 13250

Re: Play That Game

Unsurprisingly the reviews for Red Dead Redemption 2 are laudatory, would be surprised if it didn't end up game of the year. Going to get it tomorrow, hopefully I can find some time to play it... I don't remember being as excited by a release calendar as I've been by this September to December stret...
by Nassim
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 31030

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Back when the first lists got posted I thought "well, I have no idea what to vote for, most of these songs I either don't like or don't feel guilty about", and I don't think there is much in our final list I would have voted for. That being said, if I think "what songs would I never l...
by Nassim
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 134190

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Am I the biggest non-Kanye rap fan on this forum? Surprised nobody else listed Don't Believe The Hype. I've never had a rap album in my top 10 but have them in my top 20... I have around 180 rap songs on my list (though about 15 are either by Kanye or Kanye produced) but I don't have any PE one. I ...
by Nassim
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 134190

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

acroamor wrote:Wow! I was way off on my guess for highest song with only three votes. And what a masterpiece for it to go to.


Group hug !
Obviously only us 3 know what good music is in this forum!!! :mrgreen:
by Nassim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 18323

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

My vote :

Kraftwerk
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
The Cure
The Zombies or Roxy Music

My bet :

Def Leppard
Devo
Janet Jackson or Stevie Nicks
LL Cool J
Rage Against the Machine
by Nassim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 4923

Re: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?

I think Idles will easily top the UK ranking and possibly the "rest of the world" one but not feature much in US list. From what I recall albums who do that usually end up around #3 overall, so I'd bet on Janelle Monae in the end. Low always had big support from European publications so I ...
by Nassim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 134190

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

21 for me, seems relatively evenly split between us so far.
I would assumed I was pretty close for Keep the Street Empty for Me, but Henrik beat me to it.
Funnily enough, the 2 songs outside my top 200 where I am still the highest voter are Step and 15 Step.
by Nassim
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 134190

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

D'ailleurs j'ai horreur de tous les flonflons, de la valse musette et de l’accordéon [1263] Jacques Brel | Vesoul [220.91 pts / 4 votes] AM rank: 8989 Fans: Dan (1) , nicolas (17) My number one song didn’t make the top 1000, but I’m glad to see it place much higher here than on AM. And before we he...
by Nassim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 38128

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Oddity: in this relatively short update I did all Built to Spill albums. The three ranked on AM are very, very close to each other. They are also part of the reason this update took so long, as two of these albums aren't on Spotify. I know this band is popular with Nassim and some other people here...

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