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by Harold
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Uncut (UK)
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: EOY 2018 - Uncut (UK)

also top 50 currently being updated here https://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/1019-uncuts-50-best-albums-of-2018/ though appears to be 75 per the cover https://www.uncut.co.uk/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-new-uncut-review-year-108178 Yes, Uncut always does a top 75, which means 25 entries are sti...
by Harold
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 1
Views: 114

EOY Albums: Sources

Here are all the sources whose album lists were included on the EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet. Please let me know if any of these sources have become defunct over the last year. As the EOY season goes on I will periodically update this post to indicate those sources whose lists have not yet been publi...
by Harold
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet: Note to list posters
Replies: 0
Views: 66

EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet: Note to list posters

Copied from the main forum: I will be maintaining the EOY Albums spreadsheet again this year. A couple of comments and requests to members to help reduce my workload this time around: *When a new list appears, please transcribe the entire list if at all possible rather than just posting a link. I ha...
by Harold
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2018: Request for subforum creation/a few notes
Replies: 2
Views: 120

EOY 2018: Request for subforum creation/a few notes

Henrik, I suppose it's time to create the EOY 2018 subforum over on Critics' Lists. The lists are going to start appearing very soon. I will be maintaining the EOY Albums spreadsheet again this year. A couple of comments and requests to members to help reduce my workload this time around: *When a ne...
by Harold
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums & Songs
Replies: 23
Views: 7700

Re: Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums & Songs

sam.peeler wrote:Additions

Hookworms "Microshift" (2018)


Man, talk about bad timing... (Hookworms announced their breakup at the end of October following serious sexual-abuse allegations against frontman Matthew Johnson.)
by Harold
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Grammy Controversy
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Grammy Controversy

I don’t know the guy one way or another so I can’t tell how hideous a snub it is. Neither did I but I checked him out on youtube. If you've seen the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? you know King - he's the guy who played Tommy Johnson, the Robert Johnson-inspired bluesman who's sold his s...
by Harold
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 203
Views: 37705

Re: Albums of 2018

Also, I haven't heard it yet, but evidently the new Daughters album is supposed to be one of the best records of the year. Giving it a listen later tonight. Just a quick note, because I got somewhat confused when I first read about this album so I'm thinking others might be as well: this is the Ame...
by Harold
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 2454

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

Still irritates me that Yesterday And Today managed to get on Acclaimed Music given its essentially a compilation of songs from the UK albums. It has a very high ranking (in the 2000s) on Rate Your Music as well, somehow managing to slip through their rules about compilations. Obviously the materia...
by Harold
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 2454

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

I think these aren't used anymore, though. I think only the UK versions are still in release. But yeah, these are examples of uncontentious winners. Actually, Capitol has released all of the US Beatles albums on CD (as nostalgia for the benefit of all those who grew up knowing only those versions, ...
by Harold
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 2454

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

But I can't answer your question as to why which version is better than another. It is a point of contention for many purists, without clear winners in general. Some are clearer than others, though. The US version of Rubber Soul omits "Drive My Car," "Nowhere Man," "What Go...
by Harold
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Marty Balin
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

R.I.P. Marty Balin

Marty Balin, co-lead vocalist of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, has died at age 76 of undisclosed causes: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jefferson-airplane-guitarist-marty-balin-dead-76-730912/ Go and listen to "Today" from Surrealistic Pillow if you've never heard i...
by Harold
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15
Replies: 6
Views: 3473

Re: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

Hopefully as more reviews for it roll in that Low album will enter the top ten. My AOTY I'm sure it will go way up in the next update. Keep in mind that it was just released this past Friday, so the fact that it's actually made this chart already is impressive in and of itself. (The same thing occu...
by Harold
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 43
Views: 4225

Re: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Michael's sister at #8 alone invalidates this list. yikes So where should it be? It's a great album. Are you saying it shouldn't be on the list at all or further down? Based on his previous posts, he's not a fan of anyone in particular named Jackson (Samuel L., maybe). Given that and the "yike...
by Harold
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 167 Pink Floyd Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 167 Pink Floyd Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)

Well, it's different - substantially so - from our PF rankings. So, good on them, for a change.
by Harold
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Thanks, Otisredding! Wow, three new entries in the top 10. Glad to see IDLES debut so high - that album is a knockout. To go directly from the sarcastic humor of "Love Song" ("I fucking love you / I really love you/ Look at this card I bought! / It says 'I love you' ") to the alm...
by Harold
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega-Critic update?
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Mega-Critic update?

Otisredding, is there going to be a Mega-Critic update today?
by Harold
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Year Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: Year Needed

Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits ! Yes, there several different videos of it, plus there are site...
by Harold
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Year Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: Year Needed

Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits ! Infamously, there's a YouTube video attributing "Don't Wo...
by Harold
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 52
Views: 8001

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

This one is pretty significant: Steve Lacy, the jazz saxophonist whose 1959 album Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk is in the top 3000, is NOT the same person as Steve Lacy, the hip-hop producer and member of The Internet who appears on the Songs list as a featured artist on Tyler, The C...
by Harold
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 92 Led Zeppelin Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 92 Led Zeppelin Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)

One of our own called them out in the comments section - thanks, Nassim.
by Harold
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists

I don't have a list to post, but I just wanted to say that, my God, the idea that Madonna is 60 is making me feel very old, even though I'm younger than her...
by Harold
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I've mentioned this album before in this forum, but it's always mystified me that while Aimee Mann's first and third solo albums have always gotten the attention they deserve (including both being in the AM top 3000), her equally brilliant second album I'm With Stupid (1996) seems all but forgotten....
by Harold
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

We knew it was coming, but it doesn't make the news any less devastating. R.I.P. to a true legend.
by Harold
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Interesting that Brand New is No. 1 on this list. Did critics know about Jesse Lacey's transgressions back in 2006? I know that's what kept their last album off AM after great initial reviews. I've always liked their music, and Deja Entendu (127 on the list) is one of my favorite albums. What's int...
by Harold
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Could i ask for 101-200?I'm currently trying to discover good music that i haven't heard of.Either way thank you very much I'll do #101-185. Below that we start getting albums that only appear on either BEA's or RYM's top 5000. Note that the re-recording of Twin Fantasy , a 2018 release, is #115; p...
by Harold
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

When I expand that list to 200, The Power and the Glory and In a Glass House are included. Are UGK‘s Ridin' Dirty , Game Theory's two albums and Captain Beyond's debut in it too?Just Curious Ridin' Dirty is. The Captain Beyond album is in the top 5000 on both sites, but doesn't make this top 200.
by Harold
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Gentle Giant remain completely absent from AM. Their first seven albums are highly rated by non-critics. "Octopus" ranks at 54 on Harold's (very interesting) list, but the other six can't be far away from the top. When I expand that list to 200, The Power and the Glory and In a Glass Hous...
by Harold
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)

I realize this thread is about rockers of the 60s, but let's take a moment to marvel at the fact that three members of the inaugural class of the R&R Hall of Fame are still alive: Little Richard - 85 Jerry Lee Lewis - 82 Don Everly - 81 Lewis is actually performing at Riot Fest here in Chicago n...
by Harold
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Since this thread now exists as a repository for great albums not on AM, it seems like a good place for this exercise, which I've been doing for a while now. After the AM update was posted, I combined it with the then-current top 5000 albums lists from Best Ever Albums and Rate Your Music using a re...
by Harold
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

[*] Penguin Eggs by Nic Jones This one is bubbling under, and if you look at the AM "History" tab you'll see that it inched into the top 3000 on a couple of occasions, most recently in 2010. Very much in full agreement on the two Game Theory albums. (Both are in the top 10,000 on both Bes...
by Harold
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 5716

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

FrankLotion wrote:I know Run the Jewels 3 had a Christmas release date so it was doomed to be forgotten in lists but it definitely deserves a spot on AM!


RTJ3 certainly does deserve a spot on AM. In fact, it has one. It's #2510 on the all-time album list, listed as a 2016 release.
by Harold
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 52
Views: 8001

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Is it correct that Nina Simone's Pastel Blues doesn't have enough critic recommendations to be bubbling under? It placed high in the Pitchfork 60s albums list. Henrik had said numerous times that he wasn't going to be adding any pre-2017 albums to the lists in this update (with the single obvious e...
by Harold
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)

- Joni Mitchell's cover of "Both Sides Now" (Judy Collins) Shouldn't that be the other way around, since Joni wrote the song? I do think Collins' familiar hit version was released first; the version on Ladies of the Canyon , I think, was the first time Mitchell recorded it herself (same w...
by Harold
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 226 Beatles Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 226 Beatles Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)

The top 113 are in the exact order as the 113 Beatles songs in the top 10,000 from the November 2017 update. This is truly one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen, a brazen act of thievery that needs to be called out. I wonder how often other lists from AM have been "repurposed" like...
by Harold
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 52
Views: 8001

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

filmman wrote:Wait, I had no idea that this had already been updated. I didn't see any announcement
Since when?
Thank you very much.


Updated one week ago:
http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6834
by Harold
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 3921

Re: Site update is here

Thanks, Henrik! A perfect end to the weekend. Looking forward to exploring.
by Harold
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Or maybe it's a tip of the hat to "Gold Digger." 18 years, 18 years - do one of these lists 'bout every 18 years...
by Harold
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Very interesting list, but I have to wonder - why now? Why make this list at the 18-year mark, which seems really arbitrary? The only thing I can think of is that with the times being as perilous and crazy as they are, maybe RS is worried that we won't be around to do lists like this at the 20- or 2...
by Harold
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2017 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: 2017 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions

letmeintomyzone wrote:How far will Melodrama make on the updated in general?

Is the 251-260 range is likely?


Well, there's only one person who can answer that... ;)
by Harold
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2017 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

2017 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions

In the wake of Henrik's announcement that the (final?) site update will probably be coming in July, I was going to bump my predictions about the 2017 albums likely to make the AM top 3000 to the top of the forum - only to realize that I hadn't actually posted any predictions yet. So, here goes! Foru...
by Harold
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New update on the update
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: New update on the update

Great news!
by Harold
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15
Replies: 14
Views: 3811

Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!! You expected it to be? Well, I know that YE has been bashed by many critics, but I have mostly followed RYM recently, where it actually almost has the same rating as TLOP. And KSG might be in RYM’s top 5 of 2018 in ...
by Harold
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15
Replies: 14
Views: 3811

Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!! You expected it to be? I'm a little surprised at how low Kids See Ghosts is, too - I'm expecting it to climb higher next time (although I could be wrong). Not at all surprised that YE is nowhere to be found here, th...
by Harold
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15
Replies: 14
Views: 3811

Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

As of this writing, you seem to have moved Daytona to #3 but without changing its rank or rating (#10, 80.3) from its debut last time - please fix this.
by Harold
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)

- I need to know in what year Mr. Sheffield files "...Baby One More Time" under. It was released in 1998 as a single and the debut came in 1999, but that is still a 1998 track, no? That production is still stunning and modern until this day. From Sheffield's intro: "On the other hand...
by Harold
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)

No time to digest the list right now, but what an awesome choice for #1. Love, love, LOVE that song. "Hear the voices in my head/I swear to God it sounds like they're snoring/But if you're bored then you're boring/The agony and the irony, they're killing me/WHOAAA!!!" God bless you, Sheffi...
by Harold
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Ye
Replies: 24
Views: 4045

Re: Kanye West - Ye

Pitchfork's review is out. 7.1 (even though the review is pretty negative). After reading the review I had to do a double-take at the rating to make sure it wasn't actually 1.7. It sure as hell isn't a positive review. The 7.1 looks like a "no-lower-than-this-for-our-favorite" editorial e...
by Harold
Wed May 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM real life May meeting #2: Moonbeam, Petri & Henrik
Replies: 18
Views: 3168

Re: AM real life May meeting #2: Moonbeam, Petri & Henrik

That Spiderland re-creation is AMAZING! It looks and sounds like a fantastic time was had by all!
by Harold
Sat May 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 3552

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

panam wrote:Pazz & Jop didn't exist in 1971 hehehe.


Maybe not under that name, but there was a Village Voice poll in 1971, the very first one. It was revived in 1974 under the Pazz & Jop title.

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