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by Harold
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie shreds Trump campaign for playing 'High Hopes'
Replies: 18
Views: 477

Re: Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie shreds Trump campaign for playing 'High Hopes'

OK, we've moved beyond music in this Music forum thread to politics, links to propaganda videos, etc. Let's end this thread gracefully and re-establish it, perhaps, in a more appropriate area of the forum.
by Harold
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie shreds Trump campaign for playing 'High Hopes'
Replies: 18
Views: 477

Re: Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie shreds Trump campaign for playing 'High Hopes'

Question is, what if Pence runs? Then we'd have a problem. As awful as Pence is, I would much rather have him as president than face the prospect of an even-more-unhinged Trump in a second term with nothing to lose because he won't need to face voters again. If the very unlikely scenario comes to p...
by Harold
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 200 Films of the 2010s, Results Thread!
Replies: 56
Views: 4494

Re: AMF Top 200 Films of the 2010s, Results Thread!

Great rollout of a fascinating list. I'm sorry I didn't participate. I was also initially surprised to see Whiplash so high; I love the film, but wasn't expecting it to be the 4th highest ranked for the entire decade. The more I think about it, though, the more I realize how hard it is to shake the ...
by Harold
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16304

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Matski wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:10 am
Only half way through 2020 and there's already half-a-dozen 90+ rated albums on there. I wonder if critics have been easing up on their usual standards this year?
Or, maybe there are just more really good albums?
by Harold
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Parasite (Spoilers)
Replies: 22
Views: 2540

Re: Parasite (Spoilers)

Agreed with Henrik, nicely written! I do disagree with one point though. I don’t think it was a conservative message at the end - I think Bong was showing that it was unrealistic for him to achieve that degree of wealth simply through hard work. The film made it appear like everything was coming to...
by Harold
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16304

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Bumping this thread to note that the perfect 100 is no more - the Metacritic score is now "down" to a mere 98, apparently because of the 80 assigned to Mojo's review in late May. Or maybe they simply decided, "You know what, no album is worthy of a perfect 100," and tweaked the algorithm accordingly...
by Harold
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 128
Views: 76831

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

panam wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:09 pm
Anybody commenting the final list or just we talk about politics and Harry Potter?
I agree, let's not let this thread get derailed, please. These are great discussions but should be in their own thread.

Anyway - great job, Kingoftonga, and thanks for being willing to take this over!
by Harold
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Henrik wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Thanks and sorry Harold for this awfully late response!!!
No worries - I assumed you were busy. You're welcome!
by Harold
Fri May 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Parasite (Spoilers)
Replies: 22
Views: 2540

Re: Parasite (Spoilers)

But social status was not an adequate explanation or justification for the increasingly horrific actions later on, in my opinion. Many of them could and should have been avoided by any reasonable person, regardless of circumstances. What's easy to miss on a first viewing, I think, is that Mr. Kim (...
by Harold
Thu May 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help Wanted for AMF Best Albums of All-Time Poll 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 2929

Re: Help Wanted for AMF Best Albums of All-Time Poll 2020

I've added some as well but I have a question: For purposes of the all-time list, if an album is composed of archival material, is the year considered to be when the recordings it contains were actually RECORDED or when the work was made AVAILABLE to consumers? Case in point: https://rateyourmusic....
by Harold
Tue May 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 7642

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

but..."Old town road".. Well, when your debut single breaks the all-time record for longest run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, I guess that's a pretty strong argument for inclusion. (Not saying it necessarily deserves to be there from an artistic standpoint, just assuming that's why they included ...
by Harold
Tue May 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Phi Phenomenon Movie site
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

Re: Phi Phenomenon Movie site

As I have noted several times in this forum, I've always had a fondness for Phi-Phenomenon, even though by any objective standard it's an almost-comically out-of-date website (even the creator acknowledges this in the latest update) and has some questionable-at-best methodology. But at the time I di...
by Harold
Tue May 26, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 7642

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

I want to say "Rapper's Delight" was excluded because The Sugarhill Gang's discography does not have a lot of long-lasting impact beyond that, but that reasoning obviously doesn't work because I've literally never heard anyone mention a second song by The Weather Girls. but..."Old town road".. Well...
by Harold
Fri May 22, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music's Best Debut Albums of All-Time
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: Acclaimed Music's Best Debut Albums of All-Time

Should Hopelessness be considered a debut album? It's obviously ANOHNI's first release under that name, but she has a whole prior history.
by Harold
Thu May 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 7642

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

And britney is a dumb untalented bimbo who doesn't sing on her own albums, never sing live, not to mention her lip syncing to other people vocals in "live" shows, she looks like a zombie in a stage and can't even make a mediocre performance. Don't let me talk about her disastrous discography. The p...
by Harold
Thu May 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 7642

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

The bookends are kinda crap, at least in regards to that high of a placement, but a lot of good songs in between. Rob's mostly right about Britney Spears, she was basically like Debbie Gibson and Tiffany before her, just with better writing, production and marketing. You know that Debbie Gibson wro...
by Harold
Wed May 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 7642

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

This is a fascinating list - it's like a perfect snapshot of how the music-critic canon has been changing over time, and even more specifically of how Rolling Stone has been trying to reposition itself as a curator of that canon. Before seeing this, could anyone have envisioned a greatest-debut-sing...
by Harold
Tue May 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Could I ask someone to fill in metacritic links and scores in column S and T for the first 200 albums? Done! A couple of notes: *Highest-ranked album on spreadsheet without a Metascore: 100 gecs, 1000 gecs *Highest Metascore: Beyonce, Homecoming: The Live Album , 98 (but only 5 reviews) *Highest Me...
by Harold
Tue May 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Henrik wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:03 am
Could I ask someone to fill in metacritic links and scores in column S and T for the first 200 albums?
I should be able to do this today (unless someone's already started).
by Harold
Tue May 19, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 346
Views: 347160

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

what about this site? This site has a lot of lists in chronological order, they should definitely take a look and use these ballots. http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/1980sndx.htm Just about every eligible list on that site is already included in the Acclaimed Music database. As Steviefan noted in his...
by Harold
Mon May 11, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Little Richard Dead at 87
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

Re: Little Richard Dead at 87

It seems that some people feel that Little Richard's self-titled 1958 album is even better than Here's Little Richard, but it isn't on Spotify. However, spread out over several compilations I was able to find all the songs and recreated the album as a playlist. For those who like me really want to ...
by Harold
Sat May 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Little Richard Dead at 87
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

Re: Little Richard Dead at 87

Wow, how awful! Rest in peace, Little Richard. Sadly the old rock guard is dying. How many rock legends from the 50s are even alive? There are now two surviving members of the initial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee class: Jerry Lee Lewis (84) and Don Everly (82). I'll have to search YouTube fo...
by Harold
Wed May 06, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

My only objection would be the Pazz & Jop Rip-Off Poll inclusion. I have not found any info about Glenn Boothe & Keith Artin being critics or journalists, etc. and it seems that the poll was done for anyone on facebook: I'd like to know @Henrik thoughts on this source. For what it's worth, I found ...
by Harold
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 128
Views: 76831

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Kingoftonga wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:43 pm
I wonder if there's some sort of problem using Google Sheets? I'll try uploading the next update directly to Google Sheets and see if that can work. If not, Henrik might need to take a look.
It's been happening when I try to save the spreadsheet in Excel, too.
by Harold
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: MOJO (UK): 50 Greatest Pink Floyd Songs
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: MOJO (UK): 50 Greatest Pink Floyd Songs

So, two of the top five are their first two big U.K. hit singles, there are two more Barrett songs in the top 10, and #1 is explicitly a tribute to Barrett. I'm sensing a bias here... (Although I have to say that, if pressed, I would probably consider Piper my favorite Floyd album, so this doesn't s...
by Harold
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16304

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Fiona Apple is a weirder example, and part of that might be because her initial success blinded a lot of critics to her actual artistic ability. My memory is that, in the 90s, she was lumped into the Lilith Fair female singer-songwriter group, and looked upon as somebody similar to Jewel, a flash-i...
by Harold
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16304

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

I came across video of Fiona and Elvis Costello performing "I Want You" last year that really impressed me, and also scared me a bit because of how devastating her vocal performance was (certainly a theme through all of her music, but a bit more pronounced in a live setting). That's one thing that ...
by Harold
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 16304

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

So in about a year time, she will have 5 albums out of 5 in the AM top 2000 which is quite a feat, especially for someone whose name doesn't seem to appear much in discussion about major artists. That will certainly change given the off-the-charts (and much-deserved, in my opinion) reception for FT...
by Harold
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?
Replies: 38
Views: 5782

Re: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Wish I could make a more idiosyncratic pick, but I have to go with Abbey Road. With Let It Bleed a very close second. #3 would probably be Trout Mask Replica, but even that doesn't really qualify as a left-field choice by now.
by Harold
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Holden wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:51 pm
The file claims it is too big and that 5 MB is the limit?
After you save the file and close it, reopen it and then save and close again. That should reduce the file size.
by Harold
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Ill take those three sources! Henrik and Holden: Thank you! As you can see from my initial reply to Henrik, I was completely not expecting others to take up this spreadsheet as well as the 2010's, but I confess that I am more than happy to "pass the baton." Kind of nice to be a spectator for a chan...
by Harold
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Henrik wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:06 am
I am going through these today.
Thanks, Henrik. I was planning to follow up on this soon. I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to actually work from home while this is ongoing, but I have plenty of time to get back to updating the spreadsheet as well.
by Harold
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Great Albums Since The Last AMF All-Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Great Albums Since The Last AMF All-Time Poll?

2017:
DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama - Lorde
MASSEDUCTION - St. Vincent
A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie

2018:
Joy as an Act of Resistance. - IDLES
Wide Awake - Parquet Courts
Dirty Computer - Janelle Monae

2019:
Norman Fucking Rockwell! - Lana Del Rey
by Harold
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 128
Views: 76831

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Jimoincolor wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:17 pm
I guess you could ask Henrik for the links/excel table and update the list based on that.
Per the "Request to take over..." thread, Kingoftonga has offered to take up the work on the albums spreadsheet.
by Harold
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 128
Views: 76831

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Looking at your list of risers, Lana Del Rey really stands out as someone who is both beloved by the music community and with mainstream relevance, though it feels as though her music community love is a result of re-evaluations of her past music following NFR! Del Rey's pre-NFR! albums always had ...
by Harold
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 128
Views: 76831

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I volunteered, but haven't heard anything. Let me send a PM to Harold to see if I can get in touch with him. Sorry - I didn't think about the need to forward anything. When I have a chance, I'll reply to your message and send you Henrik's master spreadsheet; I'll copy Henrik as well. Thanks for off...
by Harold
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Thank you so much for the hard work, Harold! Truly invaluable to me!!! Have you seen this list of potential additions to this spreadsheet? http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7844&p=117237#p116865 I can go through and check if any of these lists are eligible, but wanted to che...
by Harold
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Grammy Awards [updated with Album of the Year winner]; Nashville Scene Rest of the World: Dagsavisen (Norway) Have any of other existing Norwegian sources posted lists? Current top 100: 1 / Lana Del Rey / Norman Fucking Rockwell! 2 / Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds / Ghosteen 3...
by Harold
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Request: Takeover of EOD Albums Spreadsheet
Replies: 5
Views: 6640

Request: Takeover of EOD Albums Spreadsheet

I'd like to request that someone (and it should be a single individual, to avoid any confusion or duplication of work) take over the responsibility for updating the 2010s EOD Albums spreadsheet. I will not have a great deal of time going forward to continue to work on this, and if I'm being honest I...
by Harold
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 128
Views: 76831

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA: Treble Rest of the World: Gaffa (Denmark); Les Inrockuptibles (France); Dansande Beren [Intl] (Belgium) Current top 150: 1 / Kendrick Lamar / To Pimp a Butterfly 2 / Kanye West / My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3 / Frank Ocean / Blonde 4 / David Bowie / Blackstar 5 / Frank Ocean...
by Harold
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 6345

Re: EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)

Apologies Harold, it seems that they've published two different lists. The one above is a 'local album picks' while the following list covers country albums. With all the work it would take to change it I take it you'll stick with the first one? In any case, they published a songs list on the same ...
by Harold
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: XXL; USA Today Music Poll; "Pazz & Jop Rip-off Poll" Rest of the World: Magic RPM (France); Goute mes disques (Belgium); Revista la Dosis (Venezuela); Mondosonoro [Natl] (Spain); Hipersonica [Natl] (Spain) Current top 100: 1 / Lana Del Rey / Norman Fucking Rockwell! 2 / Nic...
by Harold
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Magic RPM (FR)
Replies: 6
Views: 7802

Re: EOY 2019 - Magic RPM (FR)

Yes, I'll do that.
by Harold
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)
Replies: 8
Views: 6947

Re: EOY 2019 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)

Albums as well when someone gets a chance, please. Thanks!
by Harold
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 128
Views: 76831

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I'll try to get back to this over the next few days; I was focusing on some other projects at the beginning of the year. Sorry for the delay!
by Harold
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)
Replies: 8
Views: 6947

Re: EOY 2019 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)

Can someone please transcribe this? Thanks!
by Harold
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Magic RPM (FR)
Replies: 6
Views: 7802

Re: EOY 2019 - Magic RPM (FR)

Harold wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Harold wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:42 am
There is no #44 (that's the website's fault, not Romain's).
Bumping to ask whether anyone has any idea about the missing album.
...and bumping again. Anybody?
by Harold
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Pazz & Jop Rip-Off
Replies: 5
Views: 6317

Re: EOY 2019 - Pazz & Jop Rip-Off

I'll include the top 100 (101).
by Harold
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Neil Peart
Replies: 6
Views: 3464

R.I.P. Neil Peart

Neil Peart, the legendary drummer and lyricist of Rush, has died at 67 following a long battle with brain cancer:

https://pitchfork.com/news/neil-peart-d ... ead-at-67/
by Harold
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 48690

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: American Songwriter; Passion of the Weiss; XXL Rest of the World: Warp (Mexico); CrazyMinds [Intl & Natl] (Spain); Plattentests (Germany); Rockdelux [Intl & Natl] (Spain); Efe Eme [Natl] (Spain) Current top 100: 1 / Lana Del Rey / Norman Fucking Rockwell! 2 / Nick Cave and ...