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by Harold
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2018 Albums: AM Top 3000 Predictions
Replies: 0
Views: 411

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 eac...
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: 1206

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 Recr...
by Harold
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35730

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: 1444

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: 1866

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: 35730

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: 946

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...
by Harold
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35730

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: 35730

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: 609

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: 1508

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: 98
Views: 32734

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 spell...
by Harold
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Muzikalia (Spain)
Replies: 2
Views: 727

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: 604

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: 35730

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: 857

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. M...
by Harold
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

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, sur...
by Harold
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35730

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: 2985

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: 35730

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: 2985

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: 2985

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: 35730

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: 35730

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: 8428

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: 8428

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: 35730

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: 1244

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: 1244

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)....
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EoY 2018 - Digital Fix (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 885

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: 8428

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 ap...
by Harold
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 8428

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: 1134

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: 1244

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 ...
by Harold
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35730

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

StevieFan13 wrote:Is RTE going to be added?


Hadn't been planning on it. As has been noted several times, I'm not adding any new lists (except for the ones Henrik adds to the Songs spreadsheet). This is enough work as it is.
by Harold
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 8428

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Not yet posted: USA/Canada : Austin Town Hall Magnet Nashville Scene The Owl Time Out-New York Village Voice Pazz and Jop UK/Ireland : Digital Fix Irish Times [Ireland] Songwriting State [Ireland] Rest of the World : Belgium : Goutemesdisques Brazil : Monkeybuzz France : A Voir A Lire Germany : Plat...
by Harold
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35730

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: HipHopDX; XXL Rest of the World: Juice (Intl & Natl) [Germany]; Ondarock [Italy]; Hipersonica (Intl) [Spain]; Rockdelux (Intl & Natl) [Spain]; Ruta 66 (Intl & Natl) [Spain] Current top 150: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistan...
by Harold
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: XXL
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: EOY 2018: XXL

Oops - turns out the link doesn't work as I copied and pasted it. Here it is for real this time:

http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2018/12/best-hip-hop-projects-2018/
by Harold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: XXL
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

EOY 2018: XXL

Giving this its own thread:

XXl has already published its list as well. I can transcribe it later, but if someone could do this courtesy, it would be nice: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2018/12/best%20...%20ects-2018/
by Harold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Efe Eme (Spain)
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: EOY 2018 - Efe Eme (Spain)

https://www.efeeme.com/lo-mejor-de-2018-discos-internacionales/

International top 20. Already added to the spreadsheet - can someone please transcribe it here? Thanks!

Note the hilarious misspelling in the title of #1...
by Harold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 8428

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Album lists not yet posted for the following: USA/Canada : Austin Town Hall HipHopDX Magnet Nashville Scene The Owl Time Out-New York Village Voice Pazz and Jop XXL UK/Ireland : Digital Fix Irish Times [Ireland] Songwriting State [Ireland] Rest of the World : Belgium : Goutemesdisques Brazil : Monke...
by Harold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35730

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Under the Radar UK: fRoots; Kerrang! Rest of the World: Efe Eme (Intl & Natl) [Spain]; Mondosonoro (Natl) [Spain]; Zona de Obras-REDPEM [Latin America/Spain]; Revista Shock (Intl) [Colombia]; Revista La Dosis (Intl) [Venezuela] Current top 100: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty...
by Harold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: EOY 2018 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)

discord wrote:Perhaps they lost count.


Not really a valid excuse for a website ostensibly run by professionals. I'm adding it to the spreadsheet, but I'm sorry, I get a little pissed when I see things like this. Maybe my standards are too high...
by Harold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: EOY 2018 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)

A "top 100" list with 94 albums on it. Why do they even bother if they're not going to make the effort?
by Harold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 18
Views: 3298

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
by Harold
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35730

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Passion of the Weiss Rest of the World: Antena 3 (Natl) [Portugal]; Tonspion [Germany]; Visions [Germany]; Rolling Stone Brazil (Natl) [Brazil]; 1LIVE Plan B-WDR [Germany]; Super 45 (Intl) [Chile]; Indie Rocks [Mexico]; Gaffa [Norway]; NRK P3 [Norway] Current top 100: 1 / J...
by Harold
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Rolling Stone Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: EOY 2018: Rolling Stone Brazil

Thanks!
by Harold
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 8428

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Still waiting on these: USA/Canada : Austin Town Hall HipHopDX Magnet Nashville Scene The Owl Time Out-New York Under the Radar Village Voice Pazz and Jop XXL UK/Ireland : Digital Fix fRoots Irish Times [Ireland] Kerrang! Songwriting State [Ireland] Rest of the World : Belgium: Goutemesdisques Brazi...
by Harold
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Rolling Stone Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: EOY 2018: Rolling Stone Brazil

Best Brazilian Albums https://rollingstone.uol.com.br/noticia/rolling-stone-brasil-os-50-melhores-discos-nacionais-de-2018/ Still willing to add this to the spreadsheet, if someone transcribes it. Please do so in a way that will make it easy to format and paste the entries, like: 1. Artist - Title ...
by Harold
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Early Led Zeppelin
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Early Led Zeppelin

At least it isn't "Puppet Show and Len Zefflin."

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