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by Harold
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 108
Views: 2300

Re: It has happened! Really!!

I think many if not most of the members here know this already, but my top 3000 listening gap is zero. So is my owning gap. Henrik's amazing lists have been my record guide since the very first "20th Century's 500 Most Acclaimed Albums" list he posted to a European music forum back in 2000...
by Harold
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: Notes on EOY spreadsheets
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Notes on EOY spreadsheets

Confirming here that I am taking responsibility again this year for the EOY Albums spreadsheet. I've already blanked out last year's spreadsheet and created rows for the current Mega-Critic top 100, so I'm good to go. Don't expect a spreadsheet post for quite a while, though - I'd like to wait at le...
by Harold
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2017

Way too early for this to be starting, but I guess I say that every year. If there was any doubt, clues on Uncut's blog page (e.g., a reference to half of the top 30 being created at least in part by female artists) prove that this is indeed the legitimate list. Thanks for posting it so quickly, Mit...
by Harold
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 96
Views: 1308

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Quick note - you may want to change the logo on the homepage, which still says "3000 Albums and 6000 Songs!"
by Harold
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 108
Views: 2300

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Fantastic - thank you, Henrik! It will be worth the wait!
by Harold
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened!
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: It has happened!

And the award for "Most Gratuitously Evil Thread Title Ever" goes to... :x :mrgreen:
by Harold
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 180
Views: 17019

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

It is upon us. No, it isn't!!! Please, people - stop posting things like this. Jonathon, presumably you simply meant the DATE is upon us. But I - and probably most of the people who saw this message - immediately thought that it meant that the UPDATE was upon us. Which it isn't. It will be when it ...
by Harold
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 180
Views: 17019

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

StevieFan13 wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:I think they're just hyped. Is it even the 12th yet for Henrik?

3+6=12, so yes


Um, the last time I checked, 3 + 6 equaled 9 ... Has that changed? Are we in the post-math era at last?

I think we all need to just seriously ... chill. Believe me, we'll know when the update has happened.
by Harold
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Audiences Everywhere - Watsky at 30: His 30 Best Songs (2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Audiences Everywhere - Watsky at 30: His 30 Best Songs (2016)

Stevie, I'm pretty sure that most people opening this thread will immediately have two questions:

1. What the heck is Audiences Everywhere?
2. Who the heck is Watsky?

Elaboration for both, please. This is the first time either source or artist have ever been mentioned here.
by Harold
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 538
Views: 34648

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

panam wrote:Errors never end


Human being is human.
by Harold
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Billboard - The 50 Best Pink Floyd Songs (2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Billboard - The 50 Best Pink Floyd Songs (2017)

The omission of "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" is an outrage bordering on sacrilege!
by Harold
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate Your Music & Best Ever Albums: Top 1500 Albums (October 2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Rate Your Music & Best Ever Albums: Top 1500 Albums (October 2017)

In this brief interim between the unveiling of our own all-time albums poll and the long-awaited Acclaimed Music site update, I thought I'd post an update, for comparison's sake, of another list I posted two years ago - an all-time albums list combining the rankings from Rate Your Music ( http://rat...
by Harold
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 180
Views: 17019

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

filmman wrote:I prefer the update in december, better timing.


Considering that it's been over two years since the last full update, I think most of us would prefer the update as soon as Henrik thinks it's ready. Also, I hope you realize that this update will not include anything from 2017.
by Harold
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Singles
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: Ranking Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Singles

I like "Blurred Lines" and "Kiss Me" for what it's worth (I see a lot of hate directed towards the former on these lists). The hate for "Blurred Lines" isn't for its music (which is quite good, even if that's because it's basically a ripoff of Marvin Gaye's "Got t...
by Harold
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Singles
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: Ranking Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Singles

66. Tommy Edwards – It’s All in the Game * (I think you mean the Tommy Edwards version from 1958; the Four Tops version wasn’t nearly as big a hit on the American Billboard chart.) The version they list on the Billboard site is the Four Tops version. They can be inconsistent like that though - I re...
by Harold
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk vs Gorillaz
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Daft Punk vs Gorillaz

Next poll: John Cage vs. Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine!
by Harold
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino

Pierre wrote:The end of an era for sure. Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard must be starting to feel really alone.


Not as alone as Don Everly, I'm guessing. (Jerry Lee, Richard, and Don are now the only surviving members of that first 1986 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.)

R.I.P., Mr. Domino.
by Harold
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Great work, notbrianeno! And an amazing poll. I have to say, everything was more than worth the wait.
by Harold
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Top 33 White Stripes/Jack White Songs - Uncut Magazine (2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Top 33 White Stripes/Jack White Songs - Uncut Magazine (2017)

StevieFan13 wrote:I'm guessing this is in chronological order?


Yes, it's chronological (I saw this last week).
by Harold
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Rocky Raccoon wrote:I guess Beatlemania is alive and well in the forum.


Given your username, I'm assuming that isn't a complaint... :mrgreen:
by Harold
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Official Taylor Swift Hype Thread

Does anyone else think it's just the tiniest bit bizarre that Swift has released a song that has the same title as a song by You Know Who? (Track 2 on MBDTF, in case you've forgotten.)
by Harold
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (18) October 15
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: MCCh 2017 (18) October 15

The list has almost reached its limit of 100. Who will survive? To show how serious things are getting here the wolves have been send out, so this one update sees the addition of a Wolf Parade (that's basically a large pack of them) and Wolves in the Throne Room (seems not even monarchs are safe th...
by Harold
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Poll (through 11/30) for top Steely Dan songs

1 Reeling in the Years 2 Rikki Don't Lose That Number 3 Any Major Dude Will Tell You 4 Doctor Wu 5 King of the World 6 Charlie Freak 7 Dirty Work 8 Midnite Cruiser 9 Any World (That I'm Welcome To) 10 Deacon Blues 11 Bodhissatva 12 My Old School 13 Do It Again 14 Fire in the Hole 15 Turn That Heartb...
by Harold
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

Sounds God so far Well, I wouldn't necessarily go that far, but she is extraordinarily gifted... :mrgreen: All joking aside, after two listens this is sounding like the album of the year. Annie Clark really is an artist who's gotten better and better with each successive album, and MASSEDUCTION is ...
by Harold
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

letmeintomyzone wrote:So, MDBTF, out?

Or Top 25 mention?


Prediction thread! Prediction thread!
by Harold
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I totally agree with Gillingham. NO SPOILERS please, if you want to drop names of albums which haven"t showed up please go to the prediction thread ! :angry-nono: Apologies. All due respect, though - I don't think any of the albums that are left are going to be a surprise. It's not like after ...
by Harold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Biggest surprise here might be that, after not placing any album higher than #41 in 2014, Stevie Wonder will place two in the top 30 this time.

Largest leap into the top 30: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, #69 in 2014.

Most albums in the top 30: Take a wild freakin' guess.
by Harold
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Non acclaimed albums from 1968
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Non acclaimed albums from 1968

Invoking an album's RYM numbers while wondering why it doesn't appear on Acclaimed Music implies that there should be some correlation between the two, which is not the case. RYM's ratings are 100% user-generated, while Acclaimed Music is 100% based on critics' lists. True, most albums on AM also ra...
by Harold
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Hymie wrote:What was highest ranking album in this that was eligible for AM but was not listed on the site?


I think it was Jacques Brel's Olympia '64, back at #539. Rodriguez's Cold Fact was #549, and the 2014 poll's highest-finishing unlisted-at-AM album, Exuma, came in at #552 this time around.
by Harold
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 9651

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

There will be nine albums in the top 50 that were in the #55-75 range in 2014:

Songs in the Key of Life (#55)
Wish You Were Here (#59)
Hunky Dory (#60)
Low (#61)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (#63)
Odessey & Oracle (#68)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (#69)
In Rainbows (#73)
Grace (#75)
by Harold
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 180
Views: 17019

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Any idea if it is still possible the update will happen before the end of October? Can we PLEASE have a moratorium on these inquiries? Henrik's last post on the matter seemed clear enough, and it is only October 10 , people. I realize that - as a very wise and recently departed artist once said - t...
by Harold
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

That really is a depressing finish for Rain Dogs. It killed basically all off the excitement I had about In Utero and Good Kid Maad City. It only placed 15 spots lower than you had it in your list, so that doesn’t seem too bad. Also, in a poll for which respondents could have literally voted for an...
by Harold
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Harold wrote:I had Marquee Moon at #9 on my list but I'm missing from the top fans list.


Fixed - thanks!
by Harold
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I had Marquee Moon at #9 on my list but I'm missing from the top fans list.
by Harold
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Jirin wrote:Love the high finish for Blackstar.

Rain Dogs keeps sliding higher.


Well, it was #39 in 2014. It's no surprise at all that it hasn't shown up yet.
by Harold
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 9651

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

And so we're down to the top 100. Looks like 87 of the top 100 from 2014 will still be there this time around. Highest-ranking 2014 album to drop out of the top 100: Murmur , from 46 to 103; next-highest: Daydream Nation , 72 to 106. Album that looks to make the biggest jump into this year's top 100...
by Harold
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

veganvalentine wrote:
Jirin wrote:Clearly, there has been a shift in voting population to value good pitch more and to value mood and raw energy less.


I tend to agree with you, but do you care to elaborate on your definition of "good pitch" more?


I'm partial to the split-fingered fastball, myself.
by Harold
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Wait... Help! outranked A Hard Day's Night (unless I completely missed the former go by)? That's...interesting... It outranked its predecessor on the 2014 poll, too, so it's not that surprising. I completely agree with the usual consensus that A Hard Day's Night is by far the better album, but they...
by Harold
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 652

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

Captain Beefheart. No one can think of any notable tracks from Trout Mask Replica. As Langdon Winner points out in his essay on the album in Stranded , the only TMR track that ever got any real notice beyond the Beefheart cult was "The Blimp," mostly for its juvenile humor - far closer to...
by Harold
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 652

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

If one accepts the LP as canon, then the placing of MMT may be the most bizarre of any on the AM Top 3000. In the last official update, it ranked 1029 (It jumped to 907 in the unofficial update, but I mostly referred to the official update to expedite my research.), lower than even the relatively m...
by Harold
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 50 Best Tom Petty Songs
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: The 50 Best Tom Petty Songs

1. American Girl 2. Refugee 3. Even the Losers 4. Don't Come Around Here No More 5. Mary Jane's Last Dance 6. I Need to Know 7. Here Comes My Girl 8. Runnin' Down a Dream 9. Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid) 10. Love is a Long Road 11. Don't Do Me Like That 12. Free Fallin' 13. You Don't Know How It...
by Harold
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 9651

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Henry wrote:Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story (188, 169, 296) - expected to drop before 120, could this have missed the top 1000?


This is at #360.
by Harold
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: RIP Tom Petty

Confirmed within the last few minutes (it's 11:30 pm Chicago time as I write this) - Tom Petty has passed away. It would have been better if some media outlets hadn't prematurely put him in the ground hours ago. Everyone has to have THE SCOOP!!!, I guess. It was apparently obvious from the moment Pe...
by Harold
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Chris K. wrote:Wow! Am I wrong or are there 7 Radiohead albums in the top 200?


Unless A Moon Shaped Pool missed the top 1000 (highly doubtful), that certainly appears to be the case.
by Harold
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Listyguy wrote:I didn't have the Beatles Let It Be at #83, I had the Replacements Let It Be in that spot.


Hope that doesn't turn into a problem...
by Harold
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 9651

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Now it gets really interesting. With the top 200 albums left to be unveiled, there are 199 albums from 2014's top 500 that have not appeared yet in the top 1000. And we're still waiting for To Pimp a Butterfly, Carrie & Lowell, Blackstar, and A Moon Shaped Pool as well. I'm not expecting any mor...
by Harold
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jen Cloher, Double J (Australia) - 100 Songs by Australian Women You Need to Hear (2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Jen Cloher, Double J (Australia) - 100 Songs by Australian Women You Need to Hear (2017)

Fun fact, for those who don't know - singer-songwriter Cloher is the longtime girlfriend of Courtney Barnett.
by Harold
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 9651

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I guess I want to know in case I host another poll, what's the ideal rate to reveal the list? Faster than this one. Again, sorry - I don't mean to be snarky, and like everyone else I am certain that notbrianeno has been busy with, you know, actual life (plus, anyone who commits to doing one of thes...
by Harold
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Damn, looks like we're in line for nearly all of REM's catalog. Had 3 R.E.M. albums so far. How much more are you expecting? Looks like there are three more to go. I don't really understand vv's comment, unless it's meant as a complaint that R.E.M. are going to wind up with a fairly large number of...
by Harold
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 44178

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Interesting that hip hop that isn't about gangsters is taking a huge beating in the poll but hip hop that is about gangsters is rising. Casual murder really that big a selling point? I posted a too-glib response, thought better, deleted it. I'll just stay an observer of the inevitable extended conv...

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