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by Harold
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

I think its a fairly safe bet that it was suicide given his history of depression / wife leaving him last year / some of his lyrics. American Water is one of the best indie albums of the 90s and everyone should give it a try, especially if they like Pavement. Joe Pernice (of Pernice Brothers) poste...
by Harold
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 134013

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

The version of "All the Young Dudes" that appears on NME (UK) - Bowie: His Real Greatest Hits (2014) may actually be Mott the Hoople's version, or possibly both versions at once. From the page you posted, it looks like NME intended this as a list of Bowie's best songs (as songwriter), regardless of...
by Harold
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19887

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Honorio wrote: 13. She's My Best Friend (1985), Doug Yule (or so it says in the Internet, not sure about this one).
Yes, that's definitely Yule singing lead on the VU version of this song (revived by Reed, in a drastically different version, on Coney Island Baby).
by Harold
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 19887

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I can understand your views on song lyrics, because that’s just personal taste. But dude, have you heard “Candy Says”, “Who Loves The Sun”, or “Oh Sweet Nuthin!”. You can’t tell me that Reed isn’t in the same class as vocalists as Berry or Diddley, if not better. Sorry to jump in here like this, bu...
by Harold
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

1. Pulp- Common People ("Rent a flat above a shop..") I'm not a musician, nor am I versed in music theory, but I always thought this section was part of the chorus, not the middle eight (which is synonymous with the bridge, right?). Wouldn't the middle eight of "Common People" be the part that begi...
by Harold
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (11) June 30
Replies: 13
Views: 5881

Re: MCCh 2019 (11) June 30

Is Originals not considered eligible for MC? Or has it not been reviewed by enough MC sources?
by Harold
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 134013

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Henrik, there's an album which, in my opinion, shoud be included on AM. it's Gerry Mulligan "Gerry Mulligan Quartet/The Original Quartet with Chet Baker" 1953. I believe this (or, a version of this) was included on AM at one time, when Henrik was first adding jazz albums to the database (2005); alo...
by Harold
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Dr. John
Replies: 2
Views: 4785

R.I.P. Dr. John

And news has broken of the death, at 77, of another great figure: New Orleans legend Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, "The Night Tripper." The good doctor's extraordinary 1968 album Gris-Gris belongs in everyone's collection, but everything he ever recorded or played on is worth hearing and imbued wi...
by Harold
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Roky Erickson
Replies: 2
Views: 4744

R.I.P. Roky Erickson

A post in the "Survivors of the 60s" thread prodded me to note the passing of two more legends. This thread is to honor the legendary Texas psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson (lead singer of The 13th Floor Elevators), who died over the weekend at 71. Much like Brian Wilson, Erickson made a remarkable ...
by Harold
Sat May 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hadestown July 5
Replies: 7
Views: 13211

Re: Hadestown July 5

I have tickets to the show for July 5. I look forward to seeing it and I will tell you my thoughts once I see it. I love the album and would love to see it performed. For those who would like to see it, or maybe you already HAVE seen it, I am sure it will be a good time. I didn't know it was still ...
by Harold
Wed May 15, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Billboard's all-time top digital blues songs
Replies: 3
Views: 6352

Re: Billboard's all-time top digital blues songs

If you like authentic blues, you really gotta check out Blueshammer.
by Harold
Thu May 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium
Replies: 6
Views: 4081

Re: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium

50 De La Soul - The Grind Date (2004) 49 Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken (2019) 48 Curren$y - Pilot Talk (2010) 47 Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (2011) 46 YG - Still Brazy (2016) 45 El-P - Fantastic Damage (2002) 44 Missy Elliott - Miss E…So Addictive (2001) 43 Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II (2009) 4...
by Harold
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 22
Views: 9356

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

It also reminds me of an anecdote from Neil Young. A live show in the mid 70s. Somebody was loudly requesting Southern Man and he basically said “If you can go back to where you were two years ago, I’ll go back to where I was two years ago.” Not to mention what happened to Dylan after his accident....
by Harold
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 22
Views: 9356

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

I actually first thought about this dynamic thanks to Ringo Starr -- I believe in the Anthology coffee table book, he says Sgt. Pepper's was his least favorite record, because of where his head was at, at the time. I thought that was so odd, the first time I read that. Then Billy Idol sort of trash...
by Harold
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 12485

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

I'm pretty sure the Michael Gira allegations were proven false, but may be wrong on that one. And i think everyone knew or suspected the Jackson stuff way before this documentary (even way before he died) because of the general creepy nature of how many kids he kept around him all the time and the ...
by Harold
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Scott Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 3046

R.I.P. Scott Walker

Scott Walker, the American-born singer who became a British teen idol in the Sixties with the group The Walker Brothers and then took a sharp left turn into decades of acclaimed, wildly experimental and avant-garde music, has died at 76:

https://pitchfork.com/news/scott-walker-dead-at-76/
by Harold
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2018 Albums: AM Top 3000 Predictions
Replies: 0
Views: 3376

2018 Albums: AM Top 3000 Predictions

Forum veterans probably know that, once the EOY albums spreadsheet is complete, I usually post a completely unscientific set of predictions as to which of the year's albums will end up on the AM all-time top 3000 when the site is updated, and in what order. My "method" is simply to add each album's ...
by Harold
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: I'll bet you guys did not know....
Replies: 10
Views: 5074

Re: I'll bet you guys did not know....

People always ask me which famous Rob I am. I am Rob Thomas, the one from Smooth with Santana. "There are two things I know about white people. They love Matchbox 20, and they are terrified of curses." -- Wamapoke Native American tribal elder and casino owner Ken Hotate, on Parks and Recreation
by Harold
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Final update (most likely), following Kacey Musgraves winning Album of the Year at the Grammys. The top 200 list directly above remains the same.
by Harold
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: Grammy Award Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 3339

Re: Grammy Award Nominations

Album of the Year: Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
Record of the Year and Song of the Year: "This is America" - Childish Gambino
by Harold
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Question About Discrepancies between Spreadsheet and Site List
Replies: 3
Views: 3613

Re: Question About Discrepancies between Spreadsheet and Site List

I was looking through the final spreadsheet posted in the EOY 2014 thread for best songs. I noticed that the rankings in the spreadsheet don't match up with the list posted on the following page: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/year/2014s.htm. Which version of the list is more up to date? The second ...
by Harold
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Village Voice Pazz and Jop Poll Top 200 Albums: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / Low / Double Negative 3 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistance 4 / Pusha T / Daytona 5 / Mitski / Be the Cowboy 6 / Robyn / Honey 7 / Kacey Musgraves / Golden Hour 8 / SOPHIE / Oil of Ever...
by Harold
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Village Voice Pazz and Jop Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 2313

EOY 2018: Village Voice Pazz and Jop Poll

These links have been posted in the 2018 Songs spreadsheet forum, so I'm giving them their own thread. The Voice apparently decided not to wait until the rollout of all the previous P&J lists was complete before posting this year's results: Top 100 Albums: https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/02/06/paz...
by Harold
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I am surprised no one has commented on my post regarding Village Voice in EOY Albums: Sources. Attached are scans of the entire list of 101 albums that was briefly posted on January 24. Thanks for the screenshots. Since the list clearly was posted accidentally, far in advance of when they're planni...
by Harold
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: Rest of the World: Rockerilla [Italy]; Porcys [Poland] Plus a number of adjustments and corrections made by Henrik (particularly with regard to national-only columns). It's getting very near the end (we'd like to thank you once again...), I think. I'll edit the Grammy column after Albu...
by Harold
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Porcys (Poland)
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Re: EOY 2018 - Porcys (Poland)

Albums: http://www.porcys.com/ranking/10-najlepszych-plyt-2018/ 10. DJ Koze - Knock Knock 9. The Internet - Hive Mind 8. Vinyl Williams - Opal 7. Kali Uchis - Isolation 6. Playboi Carti - Die Lit 5. Kanye West - Ye 4. Low - Double Negative 3. Leon Vynehall - Nothing is Still 2. Earl Sweatshirt - Som...
by Harold
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Michel Legrand
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: R.I.P. Michel Legrand

Legrand lived long enough to compose a brand-new score for Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind , the great director's unfinished final film, shot in the 1970s but finally completed (as close to Welles' original vision as could be reconstructed) and released by Netflix in late 2018. The film is ...
by Harold
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 189
Views: 134013

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

'Shakespeare's Sister' by The Smiths is incorrectly listed as 'Shakespear's Sister.' I think they misspell it on purpose. No, it was the 1980s duo featuring Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama that deliberately misspelled their name as "Shakespear's Sister." The Smiths song uses the correct spelling (unlik...
by Harold
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Muzikalia (Spain)
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

Re: EOY 2018 - Muzikalia (Spain)

This list was posted here quite a while ago.
by Harold
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Rockerilla (Italy)
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

Re: EOY 2018 - Rockerilla (UK)

Rockerilla is an Italian magazine. This one will be added, as it's an existing spreadsheet source. Thanks!
by Harold
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Nashville Scene Rest of the World: Screenagers [Poland] Current top 200 albums: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / Low / Double Negative 3 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistance 4 / Pusha T / Daytona 5 / Mitski / Be the Cowboy 6 / Robyn / Honey 7 / Kacey Musgraves / Gold...
by Harold
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Screenagers (Poland)
Replies: 1
Views: 1974

Re: EOY 2018 - Screenagers (Poland)

Albums: http://screenagers.pl/index.php?service=xtras&action=show&id=517 http://screenagers.pl/index.php?service=xtras&action=show&id=516 1. Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love 2. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want 3. Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita 4. Low - Double Negative 5. MGMT - Little Dar...
by Harold
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 8979

Re: KROQ question

As for the examples I listed (off the top of my head), only two have a single black member, Hootie and the Counting Crows. In both cases it is the bandleader. Doc, where did you get the idea that Adam Duritz is black (or biracial)? Please don't say "because he has dreadlocks"... Also, surprised tha...
by Harold
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I’m having a guess that Dirty Computer is gonna struggle to hit the Top 500 and obviously the others will be below that as well. Could it be the first time that a year isn’t represented in the top 500 since the 1950’s? Well, it certainly looks like DC will have the lowest spreadsheet point total of...
by Harold
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)
Replies: 11
Views: 5767

Re: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)

That could be an expiation if it is not credited, but it is to Kendrick Lamar. Lamar curated the album (and appears on every track) but it is not officially, explicitly credited to him as an artist. It's definitely a Various Artists release. If Revista Shock had wanted to name it Album of the Year ...
by Harold
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: Rest of the World: Revista Shock (Intl) [Colombia] - re-entered as unranked list Revised top 200: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / Low / Double Negative 3 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistance 4 / Pusha T / Daytona 5 / Mitski / Be the Cowboy 6 / Robyn / Honey 7 / Kacey Musgraves ...
by Harold
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)
Replies: 11
Views: 5767

Re: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)

Actually, there is only one album ranked 50th, which escapes this rule and that is Black Panther Soundtrack. It is not explained, but it can mean either that it is the Album of the year, or that it is above any categorization. I think it's simply because it's a Various Artists/soundtrack album, not...
by Harold
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)
Replies: 11
Views: 5767

Re: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)

Son of a bitch - I have the international albums entered on the spreadsheet as a ranked list. It didn't even register with me that the entries are alphabetical by artist (sort of), because THE LIST IS NUMBERED, FOR GOD'S SAKE!!! Sigh. If you can confirm that this is indeed an unranked list, I will c...
by Harold
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

It says something about the diversity of opinion about this year's albums that, for the first time since I've been maintaining the EOY spreadsheet (and I've been doing it since 2010), the overall #1 album will not be #1 for any of the three subcategories (USA/Canada, UK/Ireland, Rest of the World). ...
by Harold
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Austin Town Hall; Magnet; Time Out-New York; The Owl Rest of the World: Blow Up [Italy]; Dagsavisen [Norway]; Rumore [Italy]; Sentire Ascoltare [Italy] Current top 200 albums: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / Low / Double Negative 3 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistan...
by Harold
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 14379

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Matski wrote:EDIT - Did a search on some of the US outlets too. Have posted the lists from Austin Town Hall, Magnet and The Owl.
These three lists were already posted by FutureCritic several days ago. The others you posted are new, though - thanks! I really appreciate this!
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 14379

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Anything on any of these? USA/Canada : Austin Town Hall Magnet Nashville Scene The Owl Time Out-New York UK/Ireland : Songwriting Rest of the World : Brazil : Monkeybuzz France : A Voir A Lire Italy : Blow Up Rockerilla Rumore Sentire Ascoltare Norway : Dagsavisen Poland : Porcys Screenagers
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 63961

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Pretty Much Amazing; Uproxx Music Critics Poll (top 100) UK/Ireland: Irish Times [Ireland] Rest of the World: Plattentests [Germany]; Goute mes disques [Belgium]; Hipersonica (Natl) [Spain] Current top 150 albums: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / IDLES / Joy as an Act...
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Uproxx Music Critics Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 3021

Re: EOY 2018: Uproxx Music Critics Poll

Eh, may as well make it the top 100. Thanks again!
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Uproxx Music Critics Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 3021

EOY 2018: Uproxx Music Critics Poll

Creating a thread for this poll of almost 200 critics, an obvious attempt to create a successor the now-defunct Village Voice's iconic Pazz and Jop poll (although, as I posted on the sources thread, whatever's left of the Voice is trying to keep P&J going somehow - we'll see how that turns out). Can...
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EoY 2018 - Digital Fix (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

Re: EoY 2018 - Digital Fix (UK)

These are three individual "lists," so not eligible.
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 14379

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

This was released today with 100+ critics, eligible or not? I don't know yet. Uproxx posted its own staff top 50 before the end of the year, which is already included; this poll was clearly conceived as some kind of successor to Pazz & Jop, except that whatever's left of the Village Voice is appare...
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 14379

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

This might've been addressed somewhere else in this forum, but Uproxx is trying to fill the void left by Village Voice's critics poll. Will that be eligible? This was released today with 100+ critics, eligible or not? I don't know yet. Uproxx posted its own staff top 50 before the end of the year, ...
by Harold
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Visions (Germany)
Replies: 2
Views: 2418

Re: EOY 2018 - Visions (Germany)

Already posted toward the end of December.
by Harold
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pretty Much Amazing (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 2524

Re: EOY 2018 - Pretty Much Amazing (US)

This is a tough call - as has been noted in this forum (and as the writers themselves note in their intro), the site has been pretty much dead (no pun intended) these last few months. However, it looks like they're making the effort to try to get back on track, publishing four belated album reviews ...