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by Harold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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: 326

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 209
Views: 6276

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: 123
Views: 10841

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 209
Views: 6276

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 482

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: 482

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: 317

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: 209
Views: 6276

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: 329

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 209
Views: 6276

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: 86

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: 209
Views: 6276

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: 623
Views: 26990

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: 623
Views: 26990

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...
by Harold
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

panam wrote:Jorge Ben and Novos Baianos, good!

Milton Nascimento could appear later, I hope! :)


It seems certain. Looks like Clube made a lot of lists, if the forum search box results are any indication.
by Harold
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

I can't imagine Art Angels missing the top 1000, unless I missed it already placing. It was a big deal in 2015, and is the perfect mix of electronic and pop that this forum actually appreciates consistently; probably the best successor to Discovery we have in that regard. Sorry - I thought it had a...
by Harold
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

And here are the 2014-2016 albums that will most likely be in the top 300, amended from the list I previously posted (minus what's appeared already and what apparently now has no shot): 2014: D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream 2015: Kendrick Lamar - To Pim...
by Harold
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

So, it's now down to the top 300 ... and there are 291 albums from the 2014 poll top 500 that have yet to appear in the new top 1000. There are only three albums from that list that I can think of that might have dropped all the way off the top 1000: Bob Marley's Live! (#494 in 2014), Santana's Abra...
by Harold
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

I'm assuming that Real Life Reasons have kept notbrianeno from posting any further results this entire weekend, but at the risk of being That Guy, I had kind of been hoping that the rollout would be just a little faster...
by Harold
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

I wouldn't be surprised if Skeleton Tree ranks highest, but I suspect Tender Prey is still to come and it could top it. Tender Prey didn't make the top 1000 in 2014, and it's highly unlikely that it will be in the top 350 this time. Has The Boatman's Call already shown up? Yes, at the you-can't-mak...
by Harold
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

Rob wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if Skeleton Tree ranks highest, but I suspect Tender Prey is still to come and it could top it.


Tender Prey didn't make the top 1000 in 2014, and it's highly unlikely that it will be in the top 350 this time.
by Harold
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

DaveC wrote:I would add Ultraviolence to your list Nick.


Great call, DaveC!
by Harold
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

Nassim wrote:Well, between I'm Your Man and Berlin, it would seem that dying is not a good strategy if you want to climb in our polls (just saying, in case someone planned to try).


Well, Lou shuffled off in 2013 - looks like dying helped him in the previous poll.
by Harold
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 123
Views: 10841

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Henrik wrote:The only lists I have added since the unofficial update are the EOY 2016 lists and Pitchfork's '60s list.


I was wondering whether you had time to add the Pitchfork list - thanks for confirming. Great news!
by Harold
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

Jirin wrote:Hmm, if Baduizm is that high, is it worth hoping the New Amerykah albums (Which I consider superior) are higher? Or have they already showed up and I missed it?


Highly doubtful. If you do a forum search for "Amerykah" it looks like Part One only showed up on a couple of lists.
by Harold
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

Will Atrocity Exhibition make it? I'm thinking there's a 50/50 chance right now. No way José ! Probably didn't miss the top 1000 by much though. The reason I included it in my predictions is because it's startlingly high on the 2016 lists at both RYM (currently #3, right beyond Bowie and Radiohead)...
by Harold
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 123
Views: 10841

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

habsfan3329 wrote:is there a list that has Beethoven and classical music with all other genres ranked?


RateYourMusic includes classical albums on its overall list (of course, users on the site are rating the recordings, not the specific compositions themselves).
by Harold
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

Aarrgghh!! I knew I'd forget one. Benji 's appearance in the top 500 reminded me that the album had already been released when the 2014 poll was compiled and had actually made the top 500 then. My prediction numbers for "new" 2014 albums remain the same, however, because I realized I'd com...
by Harold
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

Just wait until you see how badly Untrue, one of the greatest and most famous electronic albums this century, does in the all time and 2007 polls...I'm hoping that's not the case, but it's never done well in forum polls before. You mean like how it finished all the way down at #217 on the 2014 poll?
by Harold
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

I'll make predictions from my own list. These are the albums that will have missed the top 1000 entirely: Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun I'd been assuming that was still to come. But it does seem increasingly unlikely. Disappointing omission. Actually, VCN was #512 in 2014. It's quite likely tha...
by Harold
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

78 albums from the 2014 poll top 500 have already appeared in the top 1000. Hard for me to imagine any of the remaining 422 not repeating in the new top 500, but you never know with these polls. It will be interesting to see how many albums released since 2014 make the top 500. We've seen a lot alre...
by Harold
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Grant Hart
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: RIP Grant Hart

Very sad news. Husker Du was one of my favorite bands as a teenager, and Mould and Hart were kind of like the punk Lennon and McCartney (both in terms of talent and the way their creative tension drove the band). That five-album run from Zen Arcade to Warehouse: Songs and Stories can stand up to any...
by Harold
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 6276

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

prosecutorgodot wrote:Also, going off of Jackson I'm hoping ITAOTS reaches the top 100, though there is only a miniscule chance.


Why would you say that? It was #113 in 2014. Doesn't seem like much of a stretch to think it might climb into the top 100.
by Harold
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

When I was a teenager I loved Linkin Park but hated Limp Bizkit. I like neither now but there is a HUGE difference between the two. Linkin Park taps into the disillusionment and disenfranchisement of a teenager who feels completely alienated from their manipulative, consumeristic culture. Limp Bizk...
by Harold
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

Now Pastel Blues is an album that I would've expected to place a lot higher. It seems like Nina Simone is frequently discussed and heralded as an underrated artist around here and generally performs well in our tournament style games. What gives? (For the record, I placed the album around 150 on my...
by Harold
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

There really haven't been that many albums dropping out of the top 500 (I can only think of " I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" and "Original Pirate Material" although I'm sure there's more). Counted 46 so far, though I guess a couple might have left the top 1000 too. The...
by Harold
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

Seeing Linkin Park place two albums (is Hybrid Theory gonna land as well?) It was #752. I think that's what surprised me more than anything about Meteora 's rank - the fact that it was even higher than its predecessor, which is acclaimed enough to be an AM bubbler. I'm sorry for the tone of my last...
by Harold
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

StevieFan13 wrote:Ok, even as a JT fan, that's a surprisingly high finish for The 20/20 Experience. Beat out a LOT of really good albums.


At the risk of prolonging the discussion (not to mention coming off as a snob), it's irrefutable that certain polls are seriously skewing these results. Also, Meteora at #604?
by Harold
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

Henry wrote:Great to see that Georgie and Slucs also appreciate Todd's "A Wizard, A True Star." I am interested in finding out which other two poll participants included this wonderful album in their lists.


I have both A Wizard and Something/Anything? on my list.
by Harold
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 623
Views: 26990

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

Pauler wrote:Woohoo for my girl Robyn making it. I do hope the self-titled will make an appearance though (either that or Annie)


Robyn has already appeared, at #985.

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