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by Harold
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 95
Views: 3370

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Jap123 wrote:I hope that last batch was a joke.


Did you notice the date that Henrik posted it?
by Harold
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kung Fu Kenny?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Kung Fu Kenny?

I would strongly advise that you avoid the Wu-Tang Clan.
by Harold
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

...I'm going to ask again about the absence of Valerie June's The Order of Time , which has an 89 on Metacritic. I realize it has only 10 reviews, but I've seen albums make Mega-Critic with fewer. 81 - Valerie June: The Order Of Time - 68,3 (72,3 / 9) MCCh is not Metacritic MCCh takes into account ...
by Harold
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1004

Re: Kendrick Lamar- Damn: Discussion Thread

Metacritic score is at 97 now with 16 reviews. Figured it couldn't stay at 99 forever. By the end of the week we should have a better idea of where it'll top out on MC (probably still too high - like many of you, I think it's a brilliant album but in no way the equal of GKMC or TPaB).
by Harold
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Second opinions to AM?
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: Second opinions to AM?

AM is pure critical consensus while BEA is sort of a mixture between critics and fans. So my question is: do you guys know of any other website that can provide a worthy "foil" to AcclaimedMusic, in terms of best album opinions? BEA has been doing the job for me so far, but sometimes I'm ...
by Harold
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Thanks, that's quite a discrepancy with the MetaCritic score. Speaking of which... I hate to be a broken record, Otisredding, but I'm going to ask again about the absence of Valerie June's The Order of Time , which has an 89 on Metacritic. I realize it has only 10 reviews, but I've seen albums make...
by Harold
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: 501 Movie Stars (2007) [as ref. for the new poll]
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: 501 Movie Stars (2007) [as ref. for the new poll]

StevieFan13 wrote:Also: correct my ignorance, but isn't Toto a dog?


Pretty sure the "Toto" in question here is a legendary Italian comedic actor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tot%C3%B2
by Harold
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 40
Views: 1517

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

I guess this is a appropriate thread to ask, but is Lemonade the only other 2016 album ( Blackstar being a lock to hit the top 200), to have a high spot on the AM 250 next year? Lemonade will almost certainly make the top 500, but top 250 would be a stretch, I think. It's on track to be one of the ...
by Harold
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 40
Views: 1517

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Summer..coming soon :) It's been our experience, panam, that when Henrik says an update is coming in "summer" it usually ends up being closer to the end of summer than the beginning. And summer isn't coming that soon. Given the enormous volume of lists being posted, along with everything ...
by Harold
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Chris Rock - Top 25 Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: Chris Rock - Top 25 Albums

StevieFan13 wrote:(I'm just gonna say it: while Nas had some killer songs after Illmatic, album-wise, he never topped it and probably never will).


Like the man said: "That's a one-hot-album-every-ten-year average."
by Harold
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Chris Rock - Top 25 Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: Chris Rock - Top 25 Albums

http://www.chrisrock.com/category/top-25-albums Yeah, this is a list by comedian Chris Rock. I guess you could call him a musician for "No Sex in the Champagne Room," and he's shown rap expertise a lot over the course of his career... And let's not forget his invaluable contribution to Ka...
by Harold
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

But, as Rob said, I don't agree with RTJ's inclusion in this list either anyway ;) Allow me to be a different kind of "that guy." Yes, technically RTJ3 is a 2016 release, since it dropped digitally on Christmas Day. But it didn't appear on a single 2016 EOY list that's included on the spr...
by Harold
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 240
Views: 2643

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

But to be even a little more edgy and conspiratorial, there's a theory out there that Trump is uncovering a huge pedophilia ring in Washington D.C. According to this theory pedophilia is rampant among politicians and even some police officers. What is a worrying thing is that Mike Pence might be in...
by Harold
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me

Been curious about this album and have seen the MC score. What makes this album really good? Writing solely or more than that? It's truly unlike any album I can think of. It's a song cycle written and recorded in the weeks immediately following the death last August (from pancreatic cancer) of Phil...
by Harold
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me

Phil Elverum, who essentially is Mount Eerie, was also the auteur behind an indie group called The Microphones; 2001's The Glow, Pt. 2 is in the Acclaimed Music top 1000, and the Microphones' 2003 follow-up - also in the top 3000 - gave Elverum's current project its name. His music is ethereal, high...
by Harold
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 66
Views: 14362

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

... listen to Papa was a Rodeo by the Magnetic Fields Dan, who started this thread, wrote in that first catalog post that he was limiting the list (at least initially) to one song per artist; obviously there are many, many Magnetic Fields songs that would qualify (heck, a whole bunch of new ones - ...
by Harold
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 95
Views: 3370

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

The Muppets | Mahna Mahna And then there is: Starship | We Built This City Was this inevitable? It's mostly a favorite among all-time-worst lists, but that kind of status might have lead to some contrary placements. Well, the last batch had The Rainbow Commection. Maybe music critics are all secret...
by Harold
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 240
Views: 2643

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

I'm very curious to know what specifically prompted this. Not that Trump and his minions don't do and say things every day that make it look like our wildest nightmares are coming true, but PlasticRam's post seems to be a direct reaction to something specific and alarming that, so far, hasn't been r...
by Harold
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Hal Leonard Publishing: 4 book about best songs of jazz
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Hal Leonard Publishing: 4 book about best songs of jazz

These are music notation books. They don't even remotely qualify as books of "critics' lists".
by Harold
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Did Valerie June's The Order of Time not have enough eligible sources to make the list? It's certainly been well-reviewed.
by Harold
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - De Volkskrant (The Netherlands)
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: EOY 2016 - De Volkskrant (The Netherlands)

Um, this is a setlist from a concert by The Weeknd. What in the name of holy living fuck is it doing here? I presume this is spam. Doesn't look like it - the links for an actual list. My post was in reply to a post that has since been deleted - a completely random-ass post that did in fact contain ...
by Harold
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Musicthatmakesyoudumb
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Musicthatmakesyoudumb

This doesn't correlate music taste with intelligence. It correlates music taste with college which it then correlates with SAT scores. This says a lot more about culture of selective private colleges versus public colleges than it does about musical taste and intelligence. True. But smart people do...
by Harold
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Can there ever be a Best USA Songs/Albums list?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: Can there ever be a Best USA Songs/Albums list?

I keep thinking about Greil Marcus' entry on Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica in the personal-history-of-rock-and-roll "Treasure Island" appendix in the book Stranded : "As unique and true a vision of America as rock and roll has produced, but I know one person who blames a kidn...
by Harold
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Huffington Post: The 12 Best Songs by Women 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: The Huffington Post: The 12 Best Songs by Women 2012

Wouldn't every 2012 song in the database by a woman that isn't on this list need to be X'd out?
by Harold
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Greil Marcus - The History of Rock 'N Roll in Ten Songs (2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Greil Marcus - The History of Rock 'N Roll in Ten Songs (2014)

It's a great book, possibly one of Marcus' considerable best, but it in no way should be eligible for Acclaimed Music. It's certainly not a list of "the ten greatest songs" - it's no more and no less than what the title implies, a collection of highly personal, idiosyncratic essays spinnin...
by Harold
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)

Already deemed ineligible a long time ago (on the old forum) - album sales were part of the criteria.

For completeness' sake, #100 was Home (2002) by the Dixie Chicks.
by Harold
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?

Harold wrote:Wait, does someone actually think Blackstar will be in the all-time top 10 in the next update?!?!?!? :o :o :o


And now there are two top ten votes. Seriously, who are you and what could possibly be your rationale for this?
by Harold
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 93
Views: 22322

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Interesting Adele sweeps the Grammys but not does appear on the list of top 100 albums of the year. "25" is from 2015. And Taylor Swift's 1989 , which won Album of the Year for 2015, was released in 2014. You can thank the Grammys' peculiar definition of "the year" for all this....
by Harold
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 40
Views: 1517

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Glad to hear you're doing better; very sorry to hear about your family situation but good to know you seem to be dealing with it with a positive attitude. As the kids say (are they saying it?), you do you, Henrik. Take care of yourself and take as much time as you need with the update. That said, yo...
by Harold
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Where will Blackstar rank in the 2017 update?

Wait, does someone actually think Blackstar will be in the all-time top 10 in the next update?!?!?!? :o :o :o
by Harold
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Somebody explain Kid A to me.
Replies: 36
Views: 559

Re: Somebody explain Kid A to me.

StevieFan13 wrote:Hey, I don't like Coldplay, and they're basically the poor man's Radiohead.


No, no, no. Muse is the poor man's Radiohead. More precisely, Muse is what Radiohead might have become if they'd simply kept making The Bends over and over again.
by Harold
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 695

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

The update is up! A couple of methodological changes (notably, a softening of the "test-of-time" weighting) have resulted in 54 new entries in the top 1000 (although the vast majority of these are re-entries) and some significant movement within of more recent films. The 1001-2000 list is ...
by Harold
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 93
Views: 22322

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated - for the last time - with: USA/Canada: Grammy Awards [updated with Album of the Year winner] UK/Ireland: Kerrang! Rest of the World: The Music [Australia]; Il Mucchio Selvaggio [Italy] Final top 100: 1 David Bowie / Blackstar 2 Radiohead / A Moon Shaped Pool 3 Frank Ocean / Blonde 4 Nick Ca...
by Harold
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Kerrang! (UK/Ireland)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: EOY 2016 - Kerrang! (UK/Ireland)

Thanks! This was apparently in their end-of-year print edition - I have no idea why they never bothered to post it on their website.

I've added a couple of other lists to the spreadsheet since the last posted update. I'll post a final update after the Grammys on Sunday.
by Harold
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. John Wetton
Replies: 0
Views: 72

R.I.P. John Wetton

John Wetton, the great British progressive-rock bassist and vocalist best known for his mid-1970s work with King Crimson (on the albums Larks' Tongues in Aspic , Starless and Bible Black , and 1974's brilliant Red ) and as the frontman for the short-lived but wildly successful '80s supergroup Asia, ...
by Harold
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2016 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: 2016 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions

I have no idea exactly where Blackstar or any other album will end up ranking in the next official update. I'll say this, though: based on its total "points" above and the fact that it's included in the latest 1001 Albums... book, I expect Blackstar to be the highest-ranking new entry, edg...
by Harold
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2016 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 405

2016 Albums: AM All-Time Top 3000 Predictions

Now that the 2016 EOY albums spreadsheet is complete, it's time for one of my favorite annual exercises: trying to predict which albums will make it to the AM All-Time Top 3000, and (more or less) in what order. Forum veterans are probably familiar by now with my remarkably unscientific system, pret...
by Harold
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (01) January 31
Replies: 16
Views: 1830

Re: MCCh 2017 (01) January 31

So RTJ 3 is 2017 ? Doesn't it appear on 2016 lists ? Maybe a moot point, but... Technically RTJ3 is a 2016 release, since it was released digitally at the end of December. But it didn't end up appearing on any EOY 2016 lists. In any case it's obviously going to be a major player on this year's EOY ...
by Harold
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Triple J (Australia)
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: EOY 2016 - Triple J (Australia)

kufala wrote:so maybe this one is eligible:
http://doublej.net.au/news/features/the ... ms-of-2016


It is. It's already on the spreadsheet.
by Harold
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 93
Views: 22322

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Fader Rest of the World: Screenagers [Poland] And that's pretty much a wrap for the EOY Albums Spreadsheet. I'm now officially done obsessively checking websites for lists. If a couple of stragglers from the previously-eligible-sources list finally get around to compiling t...
by Harold
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Screenagers (Poland)
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: EOY 2016 - Screenagers (Poland)

10. David Bowie - Blackstar 9. Waclaw Zimpel - Lines 8. Frank Ocean - Blonde 7. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens 6. Jessy Lanza - Oh No 5. Junior Boys - Big Black Coat 4. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo 3. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree 2. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition 1. Radiohead - A Moon Sha...
by Harold
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Screenagers (Poland)
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: EOY 2016 - Screenagers (Poland)

This is getting ridiculous ...
by Harold
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 11018

Re: ACCLAIMED MUSIC'S UNOFFICIAL UPDATE 2016

Hey I was just wondering. Is the next update going to feature albums and songs from 2015 and 2016 or will it just be 2015? I believe the new update will be complete through 2016 (the EOY album and song spreadsheets are all but done now), and I think Henrik's goal was to try to finish it before the ...
by Harold
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Screenagers (Poland)
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: EOY 2016 - Screenagers (Poland)

Albums: http://www.screenagers.pl/index.php?service=xtras&action=show&id=491 20. Huerco S. - For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) 19. Babyfather - BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow 18. Rihanna - Anti 17. Average Rap Band - El Sol 16. Anohni - Hopelessness 15. Young Thug - JEFFERY ...
by Harold
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Fader (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: EOY 2016 - Fader (US)

It's not explicitly framed as a "best-of" list, but Fader posted a list of "24 Albums That Made Albums Matter Again in 2016," and since Ron added the magazine's songs list I'll add this to the EOY Albums spreadsheet as well: http://www.thefader.com/2016/12/06/albums-that-mattered...
by Harold
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 93
Views: 22322

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I was checking the XLS file and I want to know why from Spanish media as MundoSonoro or Hipersonica are considered both the International and National Lists but from magazines a Rolling Stone Brazil or Revista Shock were considered only the International List (RS Brazil published a National list an...
by Harold
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 93
Views: 22322

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Time Out New York; Pazz & Jop-Village Voice Music Critics Poll Rest of the World: Rolling Stone-Brazil; Rolling Stone-Argentina Screenagers [Poland] will have its list up before the end of the week, but I wanted to post ASAP after the Village Voice poll came out. Curren...
by Harold
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Village Voice Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: EOY 2016 - Village Voice Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll

And the Top 100 (119, actually, thanks to ties) Singles ( http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/singles/2016 ): 1 Beyoncé, Formation Columbia 2 Kanye West, Ultralight Beam Def Jam 3 Solange, Cranes in the Sky ** Columbia 4 Rae Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane), Black Beatles Interscope 5 A Tribe Called Quest...
by Harold
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Village Voice Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 236

EOY 2016 - Village Voice Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll

About damn time. And, they've decided not to fully retire Pazz & Jop as part of the title just yet. Top 100 Albums ( http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/albums/2016 ): 1 David Bowie, Blackstar Columbia 2 Beyoncé, Lemonade Columbia 3 A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ...

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