Search found 1493 matches

by Harold
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 489
Views: 23352

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

I can't believe I've never caught this before - somehow, an extra word has been added to the title of Karen Dalton's album. The correct title is It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (not "It's So Hard to Tell You Who's...").
by Harold
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (13) July 31
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: MCCh 2017 (13) July 31

Good job, mate !!! Keep up the good work ! But 1 album you probably missed: Valerie June's - The Order of Time Metacritic's #7 Best Album of 2017 with a score of 89/100 I asked about this omission when the album first came out months ago - it apparently hadn't been reviewed by enough of Otisredding...
by Harold
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in film music composition: recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Women in film music composition: recommendations?

I know you specified composers who are not part of the pop music scene, but Mica Levi (aka Micachu) deserves to be mentioned here because she's certainly making a strong impression with her strikingly experimental film work. Levi followed up her acclaimed score for Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin w...
by Harold
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Never be a hipster.
Replies: 64
Views: 709

Re: Never be a hipster.

Henrik, this is painful. He clearly needs an outlet, but I'm afraid this shouldn't be it anymore.
by Harold
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Consequence of Sound - Ranking: Every Arcade Fire Song from Worst to Best (2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Consequence of Sound - Ranking: Every Arcade Fire Song from Worst to Best (2017)

So far, Everything Now is getting by far the most mixed reviews of all their albums. Very interesting.

"Joan of Arc" is way too low, in my opinion. It's one of my favorite tracks on Reflektor.
by Harold
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017)

I'm kind of reaching, but I heard today is actually Chris Cornell's birthday, and since Chester was a big fan of his, I'm thinking that this can't be a coincidence. You're not the only one thinking that - it's being discussed online, a lot. Bennington wasn't just a fan - they were close. He sang &q...
by Harold
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classic albums with questionable lead singles
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: Classic albums with questionable lead singles

This is slightly off topic, but I have always deeply admired the fact that Fleetwood Mac had so much clout following Rumours , and Lindsey Buckingham had so much clout as a band member and producer, that they/he were able to convince Warner Bros. to release something as spectacularly weird as "...
by Harold
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Stuff that confuses me about Eurovision
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Stuff that confuses me about Eurovision

Also, big question: the UK never asked the Beatles? Nothing lost, potentially something to be gained. They'd blow the competition out of the water no matter what they did. I'd imagine if the Beatles ever had been asked to compete in Eurovision they would have reacted the way George does when he's a...
by Harold
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19655

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

Tiny Tears (1rst) Can't let a Tindersticks discussion go by without noting that "Tiny Tears" was used brilliantly in "Isabella," the next-to-last episode of Season 1 of The Sopranos (the episode where Tony's anxiety medication starts fucking with his mind at the worst possible t...
by Harold
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Baby Driver
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Baby Driver

Has anyone else seen this yet? The movie overall was fantastic, but for this forum especially, I want to state that it has some of the best uses of music I've ever seen in a movie. The way Edgar Wright uses the music in the film - essentially, the entire movie is actually shot, edited, and choreogr...
by Harold
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 73
Views: 5224

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

I'm in the toilet and trying to take a shit. This is how I feel about the update coming (or should I say dropping lol) To paraphrase a scene from Barton Fink : You know, mowino, ordinarily we say anything you post in this forum could be helpful. But I'll be frank with you, mowino - that was not hel...
by Harold
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7291

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Rob wrote:Of course I'm joking about the AllMusic rating of The Sound of Music.
Although I would support a downgrading to 0 stars.


Me: [blows whistle, repeatedly]
by Harold
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7291

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

The sound of music (1965) don't seems to have any rating from Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-sound-of-music-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-mw0001386419 It does. The music there is so incredibly horrific that it gets the minimum of 0 stars, the only album to do so. This should indeed...
by Harold
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lorde's Melodrama: Discussion Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Lorde's Melodrama: Discussion Thread

The greatest moment of Kate Bush drag with the chorus of Writer In The Dark (which is the single best part of the album for me). Yes! Thank you! My first thought when I heard her slipping into a higher register on that chorus was "God, I wonder if anyone else thinks she sounds exactly like Kat...
by Harold
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19655

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

Here's my list, complete and final: 1 | Radiohead | OK Computer 2 | The Beatles | Revolver 3 | Neutral Milk Hotel | In The Aeroplane Over The Sea 4 | The Who | Who's Next 5 | New York Dolls | New York Dolls 6 | Love | Forever Changes 7 | The Beatles | The Beatles (The White Album) 8 | Big Star | Rad...
by Harold
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Vulture - Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs (2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Vulture - Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs (2017)

I assumed the Beatles list was a Pepper-inspired one-off. This is a little nuts. Are they going to do one of these for Bob Dylan next? How many songs would that be?
by Harold
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Predictions for EOY 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Predictions for EOY 2017

The mid-year lists are starting to roll out, so I'm beginning to speculate on which albums and songs are going to do well come the end of the year. I can already see DAMN. reigning victorious at the end of the year, and "HUMBLE." also stands a good chance of making the top five, if not sn...
by Harold
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ

I left out one major band that was practically a landmark in the LA punk scene but to call them pure punk is kind of a crime cause they were beyond eclectic. In fact the lead singer is such a quintessential goddess of live shows she caught the attention of a leading hunk from Lord of the Rings. And...
by Harold
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Vulture - All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Vulture - All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked

Single critic's list, so not eligible. And even if it was eligible, placing "Good Day Sunshine" in last place automatically renders it hopelessly flawed. It's hard to believe Bill Wyman (the veteran rock critic, not the Rolling Stone) hates the song so much that he makes a point of rankin...
by Harold
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ

Romain wrote:Can you at least explain what is KROQ?! :-)
Thanks.


It's a Los Angeles radio station.
by Harold
Wed May 31, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (09) May 31
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: MCCh 2017 (09) May 31

Otisredding, the name of the artist at #31 should be spelled Blanck Mass, not Blank.
by Harold
Tue May 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14071

Re: Albums of 2017

It probably isn't the same situation as I don't know the full details of the PWR BTTM story and I hope I haven't offended anyone by saying all of this. If I have, I apologise to you, but I felt I needed to share my views ! The bare bones of "the PWR BTTM story," as I understand it, is tha...
by Harold
Tue May 23, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ariana Grande Concert Tragedy
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Ariana Grande Concert Tragedy

An awful event. All thoughts go out to Manchester tonight. Here in the U.S., we've been very lucky, I think, not to have had a similar kind of terrorist attack at a rock or pop concert or other pop-culture event (the Pulse nightclub shooting isn't quite the same thing). We'll probably never know if ...
by Harold
Fri May 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (08) May 15
Replies: 15
Views: 2007

Re: MCCh 2017 (08) May 15

wondering if PWR BTTM's album will be able to keep its spot in the chart or if it will be appearing in any EOTY lists, sounds like just about everyone is cutting off any ties they have with them, including reviewers who once had high regard for the album retracting what they had said It should keep...
by Harold
Fri May 19, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

I don't mean to derail this thread... Then don't. No disrespect to John Wetton, who played and sang on some of the greatest albums ever, or any other recently deceased artist not quite on the same level of fame or accomplishment as Berry or Cornell, but this is a thread specifically about Cornell. ...
by Harold
Thu May 18, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

What a shock! I think this is the first death of a major music artist in 2017 [cough]Chuck Berry[cough]... Extremely sad news. Even sadder is that they're starting to report his death as a possible suicide, which is hard to believe - by all accounts he'd been in a great place lately, and Soundgarde...
by Harold
Tue May 16, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14071

Re: Albums of 2017

I'd like to take a moment to note my top contender for MVP of 2017 so far - Blake Mills, who produced (and plays on) three of the year's most acclaimed albums: Jesca Hoop's Memories Are Now , Laura Marling's Semper Femina , and Perfume Genius's No Shape . Three albums that are very different, but wh...
by Harold
Tue May 16, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (08) May 15
Replies: 15
Views: 2007

Re: MCCh 2017 (08) May 15

Last night, I listened to PWR BTTM's album and I totally thought "Answer My Text" was one of the silliest things I've ever heard. I'm a bit perplexed as to how it is a highlight. I'll bet it stuck in your head, though. It's very reminiscent of Weezer in their big-hooky-and-stoopid mode. I...
by Harold
Mon May 15, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (08) May 15
Replies: 15
Views: 2007

Re: MCCh 2017 (08) May 15

Otisredding, the entry for Colin Stetson has the album art for Vagabon.
by Harold
Sat May 13, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14071

Re: Albums of 2017

Art is not made in a vacuum, and as such it would be disingenuous to analyze it in a vacuum. So how do you all feel about this? If these allegations are true, would that impact your view of the quality of the music? Polyvinyl has officially dropped the band, and is actually pulling the album from d...
by Harold
Wed May 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What do you prefer out of the top lists?
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: What do you prefer out of the top lists?

Frankly, at this point in time, any greatest-albums list - especially an aggregate like this one - with fewer than 500 entries is close to worthless. I might even go as far as 1000. I'm not exaggerating. 250 or 300 might as well be 20.
by Harold
Mon May 01, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)

That 100 songs book (Eric Mack, right?) was an e-book only, while this is also a printed book. If I would exclude this list from AM, that would really be an exception from all other books that have ever been suggested to me. It is however kind of refreshing that the eligibilty is questioned by some...
by Harold
Mon May 01, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)

If it got published by an actual company, it's more legit than just some random schmo's list. But it's not an actual company! I'm pretty sure Southwood IS the company - I'm 99.9999% sure that this is a self-published book. Which makes him exactly the "random schmo" you mention above. Agai...
by Harold
Mon May 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)

Who is this guy, though? This looks like a self-published book. Are we just going to start declaring eligible every list ever made by anybody? Why not? Seriously? So, any time any self-styled music writer decides to self-publish, or post online, a list of his or her 100 or 500 favorite songs or alb...
by Harold
Mon May 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)

lagire wrote:Seems to be an author in AHS Publications in London, but don't know more about relation with music.
https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Andrew/Southwood


Hmm, I wonder what the A and S in AHS stand for...
by Harold
Mon May 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Andrew Southwood - 500 Great Albums (2015)

Who is this guy, though? This looks like a self-published book. Are we just going to start declaring eligible every list ever made by anybody?
by Harold
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: R.I.P. Jonathan Demme
Replies: 0
Views: 156

R.I.P. Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs and directed a wide variety of other films, has passed away from esophageal cancer at 73: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525714291/jonathan-demme-director-of-silence-of-the-lambs-dies-at-73 Very sad news. Demme's other ...
by Harold
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 73
Views: 5224

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

mowino wrote:Dying of thirst about this update....


I confess, I'm hoping we have some news soon as well, however minimal it might be. What I'm really hoping for is a list of albums (2016 and otherwise) that will be added in the next update.
by Harold
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Billboard - The 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Billboard - The 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century (2017)

Not eligible. That was quick! Well, there need to be standards - otherwise we'd have to start accepting lists of the 100 greatest anything: *The 100 Greatest Songs by Artists You Always Thought Were Jewish But Aren't *The 100 Greatest Songs Where Everything Was Done by One Person But Really Shouldn...
by Harold
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 8010

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: 492

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: 16
Views: 2079

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: 57
Views: 2925

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: 677

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: 16
Views: 2079

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: 15
Views: 744

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: 73
Views: 5224

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: 73
Views: 5224

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: 608

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: 608

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...

Go to advanced search