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by Harold
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: The Genius Community, Staff (US) - 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: The Genius Community, Staff (US) - 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Genius is not in any way, shape, or form a critics' site. It's best known as a repository (an amazing one) for lyric transcription and interpretations. It does not run album reviews at all, let alone the 10 a month that Henrik deemed the minimum (among other criteria) for eligibility. This is an int...
by Harold
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 41
Views: 993

Re: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

which albums realesead this decade had the bigger impact in culture and molded the progression of music as the years went by So by this logic the best films of the decade should just be all the MCU films? Please tell me you're not implying that Blonde and Ctrl are the musical equivalents of MCU fil...
by Harold
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 18
Views: 2144

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Third time's the charm! Spreadsheet update uploaded.
by Harold
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 18
Views: 2144

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Still not uploading for me, sorry. Thanks in advance to Henrik.
by Harold
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 18
Views: 2144

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA: Stereogum; Consequence of Sound Rest of the World: Rockdelux (Intl) [Spain] I'll start entering the unranked lists at a later time (have I ever mentioned that I hate entering unranked lists?). Current top 60: 1 / Kendrick Lamar / To Pimp a Butterfly 2 / Kanye West / My Beautiful D...
by Harold
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 41
Views: 993

Re: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Despite personal dramas and her annoying fan base, Taylor Swift is an amazing songwriter and has given us some pretty solid albums. Im glad she is finally getting the recognition she deserves by music critics. On the other hand, Adele being shutted out of many of these lists is such a win for music...
by Harold
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 0
Views: 126

EOY Albums: Sources

Here's a list of sources used for the 2018 albums spreadsheet. A few potential new ones have been noted in the EOD forum, and I'll keep my eyes out for those as well. USA/Canada : A.V. Club AllMusic American Songwriter Austin Town Hall Billboard A Closer Listen Complex Consequence of Sound Decibel E...
by Harold
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: A request: Please transcribe album and song lists
Replies: 1
Views: 171

A request: Please transcribe album and song lists

A request regarding EOD album and song lists (and this applies to those who will be posting EOY lists as well): Please transcribe all lists within the thread for each source, and please do so in a way that clearly demarcates artist and title (for the less-well-known entries). The transcriptions don'...
by Harold
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: DISCOGS & VNYL Top 200 Best Albums Of The 2010's
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: DISCOGS & VNYL Top 200 Best Albums Of The 2010's

Not a critics' list, so not eligible. But thanks for posting anyway!
by Harold
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 18
Views: 2144

EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

The top 40 albums so far, from four U.S. lists (Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, Uproxx, Paste): 1 | Frank Ocean | Blonde 2 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3 | Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly 4 | Beach House | Teen Dream 5 | Beyonce | Lemonade 6 | Kendrick Lamar | good kid, m.A.A.d....
by Harold
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Magic (France) - 150 Records that Made the Years 2010 (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 5493

Re: Magic (France) - 150 Records that Made the Years 2010 (2019)

Hi Harold, yes I think so to answer your question. I translated their presentation of this particular best of and it goes like this: "A few months from the end of the decade 2010, we have designated the 150 most important records of the past ten years and, through this large file, makes an inventor...
by Harold
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Magic (France) - 150 Records that Made the Years 2010 (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 5493

Re: Magic (France) - 150 Records that Made the Years 2010 (2019)

Is this framed as their official, unranked best-of-the-decade list? Just trying to make sure before taking the time to add it to the spreadsheet.
by Harold
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 62
Views: 36606

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

Henrik wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Here are the EOD and EOY templates for albums. National lists should be entered in columns GA-HA.
Thanks, Henrik!
by Harold
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 62
Views: 36606

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

Generally I would say that scores from different eoy sheets should be summed up. However, I think that in some songs spreadsheets placements from a previous year are included again in a new spreadsheet. Then the sum of scores would be too high. Is this ever the case for the albums spreadsheets? In ...
by Harold
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 7968

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

I think [DMB's] only success in France was "The Space Between", they are one of those bands that were huge in the US but pretty small abroad (and they don't have the excuse of playing country adjacent music). I guess that would make them the modern Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ! That noise we al...
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 62
Views: 36606

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

I'm planning to include all albums from the EOY sheets in a massive template for the EOD lists, with a EOY score column that is not used for the EOD sheet ranking, but will be useful for me when deciding what albums that will be added to the site next year. For example an album that is included in ...
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 62
Views: 36606

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

I can take on the end-of-year spreadsheet again, although this will probably be the last year I do it and I may not be able to post updates as frequently as I have in the past. I can also get the ball rolling, at least, on the EOD spreadsheet too. Please feel free to send me both spreadsheet templa...
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 62
Views: 36606

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

Henrik wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:55 pm
I had a look at the EOY sheets and saw that artists in the 2011-2013 albums lists ... are listed as "Surname, Firstname" and "Band, The". In all other sheets artists are listed as "Firstname Surname" and "The Band".
That was my fault - sorry for the extra work!
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 62
Views: 36606

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

Apologies to everyone who have been waiting for an update in 2019. I came fairly close, but during the last couple of months I haven’t had any time at all to complete the work. Now, when the decade lists are coming in, I feel it’s better to wait and do a big update next year. I will need help with ...
by Harold
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 35
Views: 9682

Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s

I think we know why Swans aren't in it... Can you tell me why? Not trying to offend you.. I'm just really curious Presumably this is referring to the rape allegation made against Michael Gira a few years ago by another artist. I didn't think the story was given enough credence at the time to impact...
by Harold
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 25
Views: 5611

Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

"Runaway" was #3 in their half-decade 2010-2014 list, so I guess this represents them dumping Kanye for Kendrick, and foreshadows 2015's P.I.M.P. overtaking MBDTF, wherever that ends up now in the full-decade album list. Not that I feel terribly sorry for Kanye, and P.I.M.P. would be a good choice,...
by Harold
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums & songs of the decade (2010-2019)
Replies: 27
Views: 11314

Re: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums of the decade (2010-2019)

Gonna have to echo what I said about this list on RYM: This list is awful. No TPAB? MBDTF? Channel Orange? You have to be kidding me. But Charli XCX and Young Thug's mixtapes get included. Like bruh. TPAB and Channel Orange are missing because - as it states clearly at the top of the article - they...
by Harold
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Guardian 100 best albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 15
Views: 6266

Re: The Guardian 100 best albums of the 21st Century

I find myself wondering if there are other publications that will do a "Best of the First 20 Years of the Century" list instead of an end-of-decade. In terms of their overall level of acclaim, the two most glaring omissions, by far, are Illinois and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. A little surprised to see on...
by Harold
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 7371

Re: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31

Does the new King Gizzard actually have less than 70? :( Which one? :mrgreen: They've already released two albums this year. KGATLW is one of those bands that have a fervent cult following that doesn't often correlate with critical acclaim. Nonagon Infinity was more or less an exception. Part of th...
by Harold
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 62
Views: 36606

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

When’s the update happening? If only there was, speaking purely hypothetically, a post from Henrik just a few posts above this one where he explicitly says that because of all his real-life responsibilities he simply cannot say with any certainty when the next site update is going to be. If such a ...
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: 5847

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: 222
Views: 202233

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: 50059

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: 50059

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: 2452

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: 8385

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: 222
Views: 202233

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: 5644

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: 5591

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: 14912

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: 7192

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: 6041

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: 11430

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: 11430

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: 16171

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: 3871

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: 5136

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: 6345

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: 80334

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: 4541

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: 4388

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: 80334

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: 3244

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: 80334

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: 80334

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...