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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: 180

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: 180

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: 6
Views: 178

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: 13
Views: 1153

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: 13
Views: 1153

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: 13
Views: 1153

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: 258

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: 258

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: 936

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: 617

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: 23
Views: 956

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.
by Harold
Sat May 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Home & Casino

https://www.stereogum.com/1995502/premature-evaluation-arctic-monkeys-tranquility-base-hotel-casino/franchises/premature-evaluation/ They don't seem to like it, but I'm interested in hearing it: the new album by recent Acclaimed Music Hall of Famers Arctic Monkeys is out! StevieFan, can you please ...
by Harold
Fri May 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

R.I.P. Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)

Scott Hutchison, the lead singer and songwriter of the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit, has been found dead after being reported missing earlier this week. He disappeared after posting a couple of disturbing tweets that read like farewell messages; Hutchison had battled depression his entire life an...
by Harold
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

Jirin wrote:I wonder how many days until someone makes a mashup of Pynk with Aerosmith’s Pink.


Or Boris's.
by Harold
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A tribute to Lana Del Rey
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: A tribute to Lana Del Rey

I haven't had time yet to read this essay with the in-depth focus it deserves, but thanks for posting it. Del Rey is a fascinating artist, one whose music takes a while to unpack - the reason, maybe, why there's usually been such a disconnect between the tepid initial reviews of her albums and their...
by Harold
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: DAMN. wins the Pulitzer Prize
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: DAMN. wins the Pulitzer Prize

Yes, this is a huge deal - not quite as earth-shattering as Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature a couple of years ago, but considering that nothing even remotely approaching pop music has ever won in this category it's highly significant. (And it's not even for Lamar's best album.)
by Harold
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham

In the past they've always used their hate for each other to make great art, what has changed lately? Right. We're talking about a band that followed up its biggest album ever - one of THE biggest albums ever - with an album that was allegedly titled by one member after another member's pet name fo...
by Harold
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 7247

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Also, you're aware that Cardi B's album is actually turning out to be one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2018 so far, right? (84 on Metacritic with 21 reviews, top 10 of current albums on Any Decent Music, top 30 on AOTY.)
by Harold
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham

Holy crap. News broke this afternoon that Lindsey Buckingham has been fired from Fleetwood Mac, ostensibly over "a disagreement over the band's upcoming tour," according to Rolling Stone's confirmation of the firing: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/fleetwood-mac-fires-lindsey-bucki...
by Harold
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31

I'm shocked Kacey Musgraves didn't crack the top 53. It has a 90 on metacritic and is ranked fifth for the year on Any Decent Music - even above the number two album here. I'm assuming its reviews came out a little bit late for this update. I'd certainly expect it to debut pretty high in the next u...
by Harold
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: MCCh 2018 (05) March 31

Now Only is illustrated with the cover of the Camp Cope album. Also, shouldn't the Black Panther album technically be credited to Various Artists, not to Kendrick Lamar? Very interesting changes this time around. I knew Hot Snakes would debut high but wasn't expecting #1. Did Jeff Rosenstock's rank...
by Harold
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Dorian Lynskey - 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day (2011)
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Dorian Lynskey - 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day (2011)

DaveC wrote:No Phil Ochs


I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody outside of a small circle of friends.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Harold
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 3340

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

I thought the King Krule album was borderline unlistenable and had no business being in near the critics' top ten, so count me among those who are happy to see it so low in this poll. Completely agree. He can't sing for his life and the music is at best atonal, at worst off key. Horrible album. The...
by Harold
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 7826

Re: Albums of 2018

Don't think I had ever listened to as many albums on their release dates, but Car Seat Headrest, Ought, US Girls and Superchunk albums are all well worth the spin ! Car Seat Headrest's Twin Fantasy is a fascinating case - it's a complete re-recording of the 2011 CSH album of the same name, which wa...
by Harold
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

For me the biggest surprise is the #55 finish for Everything Now . Granted, #55 is a mighty steep drop for Arcade Fire, but considering how badly received the album was upon its release it's remarkable that it's ended up as high as it is on the spreadsheet. It's like everyone compiling their EOY lis...
by Harold
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Jirin wrote:I'm a little surprised about Fever Ray's lack of critical recognition since The Knife and her s/t did so well with critics.


Not quite sure how a #16 spot on the EOY spreadsheet qualifies as a "lack of critical recognition"...
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Henrik wrote:Harold my hero! Thank you so much for another fantastic eoy job! :happy-partydance:


You're welcome, and thanks!
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

The Top 200 Albums of 2017: 1 | Kendrick Lamar | DAMN. 2 | LCD Soundsystem | American Dream 3 | Lorde | Melodrama 4 | The War on Drugs | A Deeper Understanding 5 | St. Vincent | MASSEDUCTION 6 | The National | Sleep Well Beast 7 | Vince Staples | Big Fish Theory 8 | SZA | Ctrl 9 | Slowdive | Slowdiv...
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated one last, final time (I mean it now!):

Rest of the World: Zona de Obras-REDPEM [Latin America/Spain]; La Dosis (Intl & Natl) [Venezuela]
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: EOY 2017 - Revista La Dosis (Venezuela)

NOTE: The international albums list has 148 entries, not 150. I checked the site and Panam did not miss any in the transcription - that's an oversight on the site's part.
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I can add the entries but I don't know how the formula works. Anyways, i can make a try and somebody else just adjust the numbers. Panam, if you haven't gotten very far yet I'll bite the bullet and add the lists. I know how to add the formula and I'd just as soon do it myself. But that will be it!!...
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

panam, do you think you can add them yourself, to the spreadsheet that Harold posted? I can add the entries but I don't know how the formula works. Anyways, i can make a try and somebody else just adjust the numbers. Panam, if you haven't gotten very far yet I'll bite the bullet and add the lists. ...
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Sad that La Dosis and Zona de Obras hasn't been considered. I hope Henrik could check this on the review. Thanks for your work Harold, i know it's really hard to make this kind of stuff, but you made it good. I just don't have the energy at this point to add an unranked 150-album list (La Dosis). I...
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

The top 100 albums of 2017: 1 | Kendrick Lamar | DAMN. 2 | LCD Soundsystem | American Dream 3 | Lorde | Melodrama 4 | The War on Drugs | A Deeper Understanding 5 | St. Vincent | MASSEDUCTION 6 | The National | Sleep Well Beast 7 | Vince Staples | Big Fish Theory 8 | SZA | Ctrl 9 | Slowdive | Slowdiv...
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Final update: USA/Canada: Grammy Awards [winner]; Nashville Scene; Flood Rest of the World: Monkeybuzz [Brazil]; CrazyMinds (Intl & Natl) [Spain]; Rolling Stone-Brazil (Intl & Natl) [Brazil] I will not be adding any more data to this spreadsheet. As always, I have greatly enjoyed doing this,...
by Harold
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

Truthfully, I have been anticipating an announcement like this for quite some time now - I'm amazed that you've kept the updates going as long as this. Henrik, you have given so much to so many for so long. I know my life - not to mention my music library! - has been immeasurably enriched by this si...
by Harold
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 86
Views: 25005

Re: EOY 2017 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

My last seven posts within source threads are requests for transcriptions of album lists (if they exist). I would appreciate any help with these - thanks in advance! Once these lists are added, the spreadsheet will be final for the year.
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Mondosonoro (Spain)
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: EOY 2017 - Mondosonoro (Spain)

Any national albums list?
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2007 - INDRKS [Indie Rocks] (Mexico)
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: EOY 2007 - INDRKS [Indie Rocks] (Mexico)

Any album lists?
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - CrazyMinds (Spain)
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: EOY 2017 - CrazyMinds (Spain)



Can someone please transcribe these? Thanks!
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Rolling Stone Brazil
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: EOY 2017 - Rolling Stone Brazil

Albums (National) : http://rollingstone.uol.com.br/galeria/melhores-discos-nacionais-de-2017/#imagem0 Albums (International) : http://rollingstone.uol.com.br/galeria/melhores-discos-internacionais-de-2017/#imagem0 Can someone transcribe and post these album lists? Unlike some of the other RS editio...
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Monkeybuzz (Brazil)
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: EOY 2017 - Monkeybuzz (Brazil)



Can someone please transcribe? Thanks!
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Los Inrocks (Argentina)
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: EOY 2017 - Los Inrocks (Argentina)

Any album list(s)?
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Flood Magazine (USA)
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: EOY 2017 - Flood Magazine (USA)

Can someone please post the album list? Thanks!
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 19419

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

New sources: USA: Flood Magazine, Nashville Scene Poll, Village Voice, XLR8R UK: Dazed, DJ Mag, Songwriting, TeamRock Ireland: Irish Times Argentina: Los Inrocks (Natl + Intl), Rolling Stones Belgium: Focus Vif Brazil: Monkeybuzz, Rolling Stone (Natl + Intl) Colombia: Revista Shock (Natl + Intl) Fr...
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hookworms - Microshift
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Hookworms - Microshift

They're a British psychedelic rock band. Their previous albums - 2013's Pearl Mystic and 2014's The Hum - are both Bubbling Under here, but they've certainly never received this level of acclaim or attention before.
by Harold
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

This may not be the right place to post this, but I figure it's worth it - AllMusic has become very dicey to visit lately. In the past few weeks I've gotten serious virus warnings on both my home and workplace computers after visiting the site (I thought my home computer was going to be damaged, unt...
by Harold
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Hipersónica (Spain)
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: EOY 2017 - Hipersónica (Spain)

Both album lists have already been posted (and added to the spreadsheet) in another thread. Songs list looks new, though. Thanks!
by Harold
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Rock It (Italy)
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: EOY 2017 - Rock It (Italy)

Arnaud, how many more of these sources are you planning on posting? Transcriptions are greatly appreciated, whether by you or by someone else. I no longer have the patience to compile lists by hand as well as adding them to the spreadsheet. If they're not posted in full to the forum, they're not goi...
by Harold
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Flood Magazine (USA)
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: EOY 2017 - Flood Magazine (USA)

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Looks to be eligible by all accounts. It's published quarterly and has plenty of reviews.

Songs: http://floodmagazine.com/47711/the-best-songs-of-2017/

Albums: http://floodmagazine.com/47724/the-best-albums-of-2017/


Can someone transcribe and post these lists?

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