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by Harold
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

Still irritates me that Yesterday And Today managed to get on Acclaimed Music given its essentially a compilation of songs from the UK albums. It has a very high ranking (in the 2000s) on Rate Your Music as well, somehow managing to slip through their rules about compilations. Obviously the materia...
by Harold
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

I think these aren't used anymore, though. I think only the UK versions are still in release. But yeah, these are examples of uncontentious winners. Actually, Capitol has released all of the US Beatles albums on CD (as nostalgia for the benefit of all those who grew up knowing only those versions, ...
by Harold
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

But I can't answer your question as to why which version is better than another. It is a point of contention for many purists, without clear winners in general. Some are clearer than others, though. The US version of Rubber Soul omits "Drive My Car," "Nowhere Man," "What Go...
by Harold
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Marty Balin
Replies: 3
Views: 246

R.I.P. Marty Balin

Marty Balin, co-lead vocalist of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, has died at age 76 of undisclosed causes: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jefferson-airplane-guitarist-marty-balin-dead-76-730912/ Go and listen to "Today" from Surrealistic Pillow if you've never heard i...
by Harold
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Re: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

Hopefully as more reviews for it roll in that Low album will enter the top ten. My AOTY I'm sure it will go way up in the next update. Keep in mind that it was just released this past Friday, so the fact that it's actually made this chart already is impressive in and of itself. (The same thing occu...
by Harold
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 43
Views: 2090

Re: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Michael's sister at #8 alone invalidates this list. yikes So where should it be? It's a great album. Are you saying it shouldn't be on the list at all or further down? Based on his previous posts, he's not a fan of anyone in particular named Jackson (Samuel L., maybe). Given that and the "yike...
by Harold
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 167 Pink Floyd Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 167 Pink Floyd Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)

Well, it's different - substantially so - from our PF rankings. So, good on them, for a change.
by Harold
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Thanks, Otisredding! Wow, three new entries in the top 10. Glad to see IDLES debut so high - that album is a knockout. To go directly from the sarcastic humor of "Love Song" ("I fucking love you / I really love you/ Look at this card I bought! / It says 'I love you' ") to the alm...
by Harold
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega-Critic update?
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Mega-Critic update?

Otisredding, is there going to be a Mega-Critic update today?
by Harold
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Year Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Year Needed

Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits ! Yes, there several different videos of it, plus there are site...
by Harold
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Year Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Year Needed

Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits ! Infamously, there's a YouTube video attributing "Don't Wo...
by Harold
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 45
Views: 3018

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

This one is pretty significant: Steve Lacy, the jazz saxophonist whose 1959 album Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk is in the top 3000, is NOT the same person as Steve Lacy, the hip-hop producer and member of The Internet who appears on the Songs list as a featured artist on Tyler, The C...
by Harold
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 92 Led Zeppelin Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 92 Led Zeppelin Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)

One of our own called them out in the comments section - thanks, Nassim.
by Harold
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Madonna at 60: Greatest Songs Lists

I don't have a list to post, but I just wanted to say that, my God, the idea that Madonna is 60 is making me feel very old, even though I'm younger than her...
by Harold
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I've mentioned this album before in this forum, but it's always mystified me that while Aimee Mann's first and third solo albums have always gotten the attention they deserve (including both being in the AM top 3000), her equally brilliant second album I'm With Stupid (1996) seems all but forgotten....
by Harold
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

We knew it was coming, but it doesn't make the news any less devastating. R.I.P. to a true legend.
by Harold
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Interesting that Brand New is No. 1 on this list. Did critics know about Jesse Lacey's transgressions back in 2006? I know that's what kept their last album off AM after great initial reviews. I've always liked their music, and Deja Entendu (127 on the list) is one of my favorite albums. What's int...
by Harold
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Could i ask for 101-200?I'm currently trying to discover good music that i haven't heard of.Either way thank you very much I'll do #101-185. Below that we start getting albums that only appear on either BEA's or RYM's top 5000. Note that the re-recording of Twin Fantasy , a 2018 release, is #115; p...
by Harold
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

When I expand that list to 200, The Power and the Glory and In a Glass House are included. Are UGK‘s Ridin' Dirty , Game Theory's two albums and Captain Beyond's debut in it too?Just Curious Ridin' Dirty is. The Captain Beyond album is in the top 5000 on both sites, but doesn't make this top 200.
by Harold
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Gentle Giant remain completely absent from AM. Their first seven albums are highly rated by non-critics. "Octopus" ranks at 54 on Harold's (very interesting) list, but the other six can't be far away from the top. When I expand that list to 200, The Power and the Glory and In a Glass Hous...
by Harold
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)

I realize this thread is about rockers of the 60s, but let's take a moment to marvel at the fact that three members of the inaugural class of the R&R Hall of Fame are still alive: Little Richard - 85 Jerry Lee Lewis - 82 Don Everly - 81 Lewis is actually performing at Riot Fest here in Chicago n...
by Harold
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Since this thread now exists as a repository for great albums not on AM, it seems like a good place for this exercise, which I've been doing for a while now. After the AM update was posted, I combined it with the then-current top 5000 albums lists from Best Ever Albums and Rate Your Music using a re...
by Harold
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

[*] Penguin Eggs by Nic Jones This one is bubbling under, and if you look at the AM "History" tab you'll see that it inched into the top 3000 on a couple of occasions, most recently in 2010. Very much in full agreement on the two Game Theory albums. (Both are in the top 10,000 on both Bes...
by Harold
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 3178

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

FrankLotion wrote:I know Run the Jewels 3 had a Christmas release date so it was doomed to be forgotten in lists but it definitely deserves a spot on AM!


RTJ3 certainly does deserve a spot on AM. In fact, it has one. It's #2510 on the all-time album list, listed as a 2016 release.
by Harold
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 45
Views: 3018

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Is it correct that Nina Simone's Pastel Blues doesn't have enough critic recommendations to be bubbling under? It placed high in the Pitchfork 60s albums list. Henrik had said numerous times that he wasn't going to be adding any pre-2017 albums to the lists in this update (with the single obvious e...
by Harold
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)

- Joni Mitchell's cover of "Both Sides Now" (Judy Collins) Shouldn't that be the other way around, since Joni wrote the song? I do think Collins' familiar hit version was released first; the version on Ladies of the Canyon , I think, was the first time Mitchell recorded it herself (same w...
by Harold
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 226 Beatles Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Ultimate Classic Rock - All 226 Beatles Songs Ranked Worst to Best (2018)

The top 113 are in the exact order as the 113 Beatles songs in the top 10,000 from the November 2017 update. This is truly one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen, a brazen act of thievery that needs to be called out. I wonder how often other lists from AM have been "repurposed" like...
by Harold
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 45
Views: 3018

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

filmman wrote:Wait, I had no idea that this had already been updated. I didn't see any announcement
Since when?
Thank you very much.


Updated one week ago:
http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6834
by Harold
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 2656

Re: Site update is here

Thanks, Henrik! A perfect end to the weekend. Looking forward to exploring.
by Harold
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Or maybe it's a tip of the hat to "Gold Digger." 18 years, 18 years - do one of these lists 'bout every 18 years...
by Harold
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Very interesting list, but I have to wonder - why now? Why make this list at the 18-year mark, which seems really arbitrary? The only thing I can think of is that with the times being as perilous and crazy as they are, maybe RS is worried that we won't be around to do lists like this at the 20- or 2...
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: 971

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: 971

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: 7
Views: 1678

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: 14
Views: 3221

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: 14
Views: 3221

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: 14
Views: 3221

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: 1457

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: 1457

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: 3552

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: 2678

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: 27
Views: 3054

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: 454

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: 564

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: 1483

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: 919

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: 676

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: 830

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: 167
Views: 12584

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: 830

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...

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