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by Nassim
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Deciding the Hip Hop tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Deciding the Hip Hop tournament

My only issue with going with the whole hip-hop genre is that the 16 albums that get in automatically are all known by pretty much everyone and might steamroll the competition.
I guess either going with no automatic entries or more entries could help solved that partially.
by Nassim
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 112
Views: 4298

Re: Albums of 2017

I have only heard 3 albums that made a lasting impression so far (considering RTJ3 is 2016 obviously) : Sampha - Process Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me Vagabon - Infinite Worlds I'm surprised nobody mentioned Vagabon so far, despite good reviews from AVclub, Pitchfork and others. Reminds me a bit...
by Nassim
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament

I agree... Rock is way to vague and would need a secondary vote. But so many great categories. In a way I am hoping that r&b wins, could be a fun tourney (though I voted for industrial rock). I do think we could have a secondary vote to really narrow things down. Something like this. Yes, ordin...
by Nassim
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: POLL: Deciding the genre tournament

I made a shortlist a while ago of sub genres with at least 16 albums in AM I think. I vote rock because I want to tackle post rock, post punk or post hardcore Edit: here it was Genres with between 8 and 32 albums ranked (not counting bubbling albums): Ambient Electric Blues (subgenre : British blues...
by Nassim
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 2572

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Some songs that I can't believe are still not on AM: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube Well that's two less to be surprised about ! I agree that Simple Man would have been on top of the list of surprising omissions. From the new list, I'm surprised to see What Became of the Likely...
by Nassim
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 25
Views: 294

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

The Stooges - 1970 Prince - The Cross (funny that we got 2 songs sampling When the Levee Breaks in the poll ) Michael Jackson - Burn This Disco Out Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us (favorite song of the tournament) The Strokes - Alone, Together Michael Jackson - ...
by Nassim
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Round 3, Week 8
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Round 3, Week 8

Albums
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days
The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

Songs
Kriss Kross - Jump
The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
House of Pain - Jump Around
by Nassim
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 754

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

spiritualized wrote:For me, nominating in these games will mean that you are ready to accept some flak. Not everyone will like your favorite album. I tried to do this with wife and kids, and boy did I get some backlash :)


Wait, did you enroll your wife and kids in an online poll to see if people like them?!!!
;)
by Nassim
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Some AM questions for a newbie...
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Some AM questions for a newbie...

1. By downloading the album list on excel you can easily do that. Simplest way is to copy the artists of the top 3000 album and paste them using the option that removes double entries (I use excel in French so I'm not completely sure how it is called in English, but a quick Google search would answe...
by Nassim
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

The Stooges : Real Cool Time
by Nassim
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

spiritualized wrote:Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied.


That was 16 year old me favorite song!
by Nassim
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

spiritualized wrote:Rage Against The Machine - Wake Up


I like your pick better, but bonnielaurel already nominated Take the Power Back !
First come first serve
by Nassim
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Franz Ferdinand - Jacqueline
by Nassim
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Pushing a song for the 2002 poll : The Streets - Original Pirate Material: 'Turn the Page' (for what it's worth, the Irony of It All shouldn't have been eligible)

Surprised Tattooed Love Boy by the Pretenders was a B-side and not a single, the song even has a video available.
by Nassim
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Today, I shall nominate Smashing Pumpkins - Soma. If someone wants to talk me into Geek USA, go ahead - I'm pretty evenly split between the two. I really wish 'Mayonaise' was eligible; it's one of the greatest songs no one really talks about, but it's apparently sneaking its way on the acclaimed mu...
by Nassim
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

I have my eyes on 4 or 5 of the "new" albums, but since everyone wants his piece of Funeral, I'll nominate "In the Backseat"
by Nassim
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Dan wrote:Sufjan Stevens - Illinois: 'The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us'


Thanks, that gives me a freebie to pick something else instead ;)
Thanks Brad for picking Fillmore Jive too.
That's 2 of my all time top 50 songs I don't have to vote for myself !
by Nassim
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Surprised Time to Get Ill was never a single, but my pick is :
Licensed to Ill : Rhymin and Stealin
by Nassim
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Drum Magazine - Top 20 Drum Albums of the Last 20 Years (2012)
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Drum Magazine - Top 20 Drum Albums of the Last 20 Years (2012)

I won't judge the albums I don't know, but the ones I know are mostly odd. Helmet's drummer is brilliant, his Helmet or Battles albums easily showcases that and I guess Blood Sugar Sex Magik is an interesting example of the style of its drummer (I wouldn't say he is the best, but he is his signature...
by Nassim
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)

I'm surprised by the lack of love for Us v Them. Never expected it to beat the top 3 but assumed it'd stay in the middle of most lists. The songs has been the opener of their comeback concerts so I assumed it was a fairly beloved one, and the "clouds black out the sun" break had a huge pop...
by Nassim
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2120

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

I'd be interested to see what people would pick for Siamese Dream, I have a big favorite in there but I see 3 worthwhile picks that might stand more chance. As much as I'd like to nominate it, Arctic Monkeys' The View From the Afternoon was a single in Europe, so unless we're going US singles only i...
by Nassim
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Vote for the next list!
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: Vote for the next list!

I think you should leave the option to vote for 3 or 5 lists in the poll if you want to get a consensus.
by Nassim
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Albums you want to see done in Rate The Tracks
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Albums you want to see done in Rate The Tracks

I'll second or third Dig Me Out, The College Dropout, Demon Days, the Low End Theory and Paul's Boutique.
And I will add :
Either/Or
Songs for the Deaf
Silent Shout
by Nassim
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)

Top 10 album of all time with a top 10 song of all time. Tracklisting: 05 | All My Friends 06 | Us v Them 01 | Get Innocuous! 04 | Someone Great 09 | New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down 03 | North American Scum 07 | Watch the Tapes 02 | Time to Get Away 08 | Sound of Silver I think Soun...
by Nassim
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mini-Poll: Top 50 Disney Songs
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Mini-Poll: Top 50 Disney Songs

Haven't seen enough Disney movies to vote, my list would be all Aladdin, Jungle Book and Lion King (and if eligible, The Nightmare Before Christmas and A Goofy Movie). That being said, we agreed with my girlfriend that if and when we get married, the waltz opening the dance would be that : https://w...
by Nassim
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Round 2, Week 6
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Round 2, Week 6

I forgot to vote, but I would have voted for Arrested Development and Passing Me By (and would have put Protect Ya Neck in a tie, dammit...)
by Nassim
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How was "An Awesome Wave"'s reception at initial release?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: How was "An Awesome Wave"'s reception at initial release?

I think a lot to it has to do with the fact it was initially panned by US critics but very acclaimed (and popular among hip crowds) in Europe. Metacritic has no (or at least very few) reviews in non English speaking language, but you can see the album got #1 spot on French, German, Dutch, Belgian an...
by Nassim
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 1499

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

Albums 4 | N.E.R.D. | In Search of ... For those who haven't heard this album yet, I highly recommend listening to the original version (also called electronic version), instead of the 2002 re-release, also known as the "rock version", with live drums and guitars. Half the songs are about...
by Nassim
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 2956

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

StevieFan13 wrote:Kate Nash's Foundations for 2006


That's 2007 ! Haven't made my preliminary list for that year yet, but it will very likely make my top 15.

In the same vein, and for 2006, Regina Spektor's Us is a lovely song.
by Nassim
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 2956

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Well Nassim, in the old system, 'Relationship of Command' would have been eliminated. With the wildcard system, it has a chance. I think a decent chance but only time will tell. I for one will not be voting for 'Viva La Vida'. Maybe we should start a not-recommended thread. :music-rockon: I'll star...
by Nassim
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Anyone Want to Post/Send an Updated Top-100 Songs List?
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Anyone Want to Post/Send an Updated Top-100 Songs List?

Looking at mine from the 2015 poll, I don't think I'd make much changes. There'd be a lot of new entries in my top 500 but I'd get only one different song in the top 100 I think : I'm surprised I put Black Sabbath - Snowblind in my top 100 (though it definitely belongs in the top 200) so that one wo...
by Nassim
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 2956

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

There was a close contest for the 10 automatic qualifying spots. Rank | Artist | Album | Points | # Voters 8 | U2 | All That You Can't Leave Behind | 212 | 12 These are the current leaders in the race for wild card positions in our decade poll:- Rank | Artist | Album | Year | Points 1 | Deltron 303...
by Nassim
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 1499

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

Eligibility question: Gary Jules cover of Tears for Fears' Mad World appeared in Donnie Darko released in 2001, but the soundtrack has been available on Cd only in 2002. So it should be considered 2002 I guess ?
by Nassim
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Can there ever be a Best USA Songs/Albums list?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Can there ever be a Best USA Songs/Albums list?

If you can make a best songs/albums from the whole world list, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to narrow it to the USA.
by Nassim
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Preliminary Issues and Assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Preliminary Issues and Assistance

I am willing to help on listing the eligible choices !
I guess waiting for the update would make more sense (especially to know which songs from the newer albums are eligible) though it's been one of my favorite game so I don't really want to wait...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Portishead's Dummy (1994)
Replies: 12
Views: 213

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

Lots of my favorite albums in a row :music-rockon: And that's continue next week (how I will pick who gets the 2ND place, I have no idea) 08 | Roads 06 | It's a Fire 05 | Wandering Star 07 | Numb 11 | Glory Box 01 | Mysterons 10 | Biscuit 03 | Strangers 02 | Sour Times 09 | Pedestal 04 | It Could Be...
by Nassim
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Round 2, Week 5
Replies: 15
Views: 235

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Round 2, Week 5

Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine Beastie Boys - Check Your Head Songs: Stone Temple Pilots - Plush Ride - Leave Them All Behind PJ Harvey - Dress Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head SWV - Right Here (Human Nature Remix) R.E.M. - Nightswimming Pavement - Here Aphex Twin ...
by Nassim
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)
Replies: 30
Views: 580

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)

Hey Here Comes your Man Debaser Monkey Gone to Heaven La La Love You Mr. Grieves Wave of Mutilation Crackity Jones Gouge Away There Goes my Gun I Bleed No. 13 Baby Tame Dead Silver Love the album, but Hey still wins in a landslide. Hardest part is to make a choice between the 2 odds on favorite, Mon...
by Nassim
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!
Replies: 62
Views: 1215

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!

Looking at the brackets, I'd be surprised if the Beatles passed round 2 (I have bet on Loud City Song to win the competition so...), even more round 3 (facing either Dig Me Out or Have On Me).

I'm more worried about Ennio Morricone and Lana del Rey running over the early competition to be honest.
by Nassim
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Round 1, Week 4 *REVISED*
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Round 1, Week 4 *REVISED*

Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs vs. Nick Cave - Henry's Dream Nick Cave's albums are hit and miss, that one is on the good half and I really enjoyed it. Tough call, but I'd rather listen to Ministry given the choice. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde vs....
by Nassim
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/Albums that you did not like before, but now you like it!
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Songs/Albums that you did not like before, but now you like it!

Animal Collective's Feels is now my 20th favorite album of all time or so, but I hated it the first time I heard it. Somehow, somewhen later (probably with the benefit of enjoying Strawberry Jam and MPP), I listened to "The Purple Bottle" separately and really fell in love with it so I gav...
by Nassim
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Death of the protest rock song ?
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Re: Death of the protest rock song ?

I guess it kinda moved to hip-hop, Killer Mike has always been in that vein but there are many others, a pack lead by M.I.A, if you consider her hip hop. It also moved to metal, thought they are angry whatever the topic at hand. Rock protest isn't dead though, it isn't necessarily as angry, musicall...
by Nassim
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!
Replies: 62
Views: 1215

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!

Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley Always nice to see a bunch of personal favorite I didn't nominate. Surprised to see The Game too, I feel Queen's albums are a bit overlooked on AM ; I'm more of a Jazz person myself (that's the only occasion I would utter that sentence) or an Innuendo person (yeah... t...
by Nassim
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!
Replies: 62
Views: 1215

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!

Less nice to see what I thought was one of my few 0 star albums, but no, it's their other one and I gave it the way better grade of 1 star ! What album is that? Lolita Nation. Not as tedious and dull as The Big Shot Chronicles but close enough. It's really rare I don't find any redeeming quality fo...
by Nassim
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!
Replies: 62
Views: 1215

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Draw!

Big Black - Atomizer Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun Ghostface Killah - Fishscale Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley Always nice to see a bunch of personal favorite I didn't nominate. Surprised to see The Game too, I feel Queen's albums are a bit overlooked on AM ; I'm more of a Jazz person myself (th...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 831

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

I only have seen 5 of the movies nominated for best movie, but the 5 of them are very good and I honestly wouldn't complain if any won. My ranking : 1) Arrival 2) Manchester by the Sea 3) La La Land 4) Hell or High Water 5) Moonlight I didn't have any interest in Hacksaw Ridge and the other 3 are no...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 2956

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Speaking of Johnny Cash..surprised he isn't getting more love. I personally think Solitary Man is the best album in his American series, and "I See a Darkness" is a very powerful song. Both will be prominently placed in my eventual lists. Don't think it adds much to the original, though t...
by Nassim
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 (2017) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 76
Views: 1357

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 (2017) - Submissions Now Open!

Hahaha, yes. Unfortunately not everyone shares my deep deep love for Enema of the State. I share it! I used my 10th nomination on a Blink-182 album, so it looks like it won't make it. My strong dislike for this album is heightened by the fact I think Dude Ranch is one of the best pop punk albums ev...
by Nassim
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking the Top 100 Albums
Replies: 41
Views: 627

Re: Ranking the Top 100 Albums

I could not rank all of them as between 40 or 50 would be pretty much tied as "great but doesn't touch any of my heart strings". Still, what I can do is rank my very favorite and the not so much ones : top 10 : 1. Arcade Fire - Funeral 2. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois 3. Beastie Boys - Paul's ...
by Nassim
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 1992: Round 1, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Music of the Year 1992: Round 1, Week 3

US 3 - Cantaloup one of 3 tough choices Robin S. - Show Me Love (StoneBridge Mix) Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover Kriss Kross - Jump 2nd tough pick The Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray The Pharcyde - Passin' Me Be PJ Harvey - Sheela Na Gig Sonic Youth - 100% last tough choice, b...

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