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by Harold
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 66
Views: 13303

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: 83
Views: 2552

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: 124
Views: 807

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: 41

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: 6
Views: 930

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: 1066

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: 348

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: 275

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: 48

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: 44

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: 88

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: 406

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: 20724

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: 33
Views: 1025

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: 406

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: 432

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: 578

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: 20724

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: 145

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: 58

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: 331

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: 331

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: 1630

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: 232

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: 20724

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: 219

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: 219

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: 9727

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: 219

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: 415

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: 20724

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: 20724

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: 208

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: 208

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 ...
by Harold
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who Will Win the Village Voice Music Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Who Will Win the Village Voice Music Poll

FutureCritic, you don't think Skeleton Tree will make the VV top ten? I think Cave displaces Car Seat Headrest; otherwise the rest of your top ten looks pretty accurate (except for the artist typo in #9, unless Angel Olsen recorded a cover album of 22, A Million that we don't know about - maybe the ...
by Harold
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY Albums - Source Checklist
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: EOY Albums - Source Checklist

Remaining sources:

USA:
Antiquiet
Village Voice Music Critics Poll (formerly Pazz & Jop)

Canada:
La Presse

UK/Ireland:
Kerrang!
The Sun

Australia:
The Age
The Music

France:
Chronicart
WATM

Italy:
Storia della Musica

Netherlands:
De Volkskrant

Poland:
Screenagers
by Harold
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Time Out (UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: EOY 2016 - Time Out (UK)

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/best-albums-of-2016 1 Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book 2 Solange - A Seat at the Table 3 Kanye West - The Life of Pablo 4 David Bowie - Blackstar 5 Mitski - Puberty 2 6 Rihanna - Anti 7 Blood Orange - Freetown Sound 8 Beyonce - Lemonade 9 Noname - Telefone 10 ...
by Harold
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (Brazil)
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (Brazil)

EmilienDelRey wrote:
panam wrote:Best Albums - International
http://rollingstone.uol.com.br/galeria/ ... 6/#imagem0


I'll add this, since Ron is adding the songs.
by Harold
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (Argentina)
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: EOY 2016 - Rolling Stone (Argentina)

I'll add the albums list, since Ron is adding the songs.
by Harold
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - De Volkskrant (The Netherlands)
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

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.
by Harold
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Fader (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: EOY 2016 - Fader (US)

If there's an album list as well, can someone post it here? Thanks!
by Harold
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 93
Views: 20724

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: XXL Rest of the World: Porcys [Poland]; Rockerilla [Italy] Current top 100: 1 David Bowie / Blackstar 2 Radiohead / A Moon Shaped Pool 3 Frank Ocean / Blonde 4 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds / Skeleton Tree 5 Beyonce / Lemonade 6 Solange / A Seat at the Table 7 Bon Iver / 22, ...
by Harold
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY Albums - Source Checklist
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: EOY Albums - Source Checklist

*Absolute Punk is dead but has been reborn as something called chorus.fm. Hi Chorus.fm top 30 was published online recently, should I transcribe it? And pending question about eligibility of music-news.com, that site seems huge in terms of album reviews and writers, but I come accross them for the ...
by Harold
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016: Página 12 (Argentina)
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: EOY 2016: Página 12 (Argentina)

If we can count the results of songs and albums, it would be eligible? Aren't these all individual top 5 lists? In any case, I'm making an executive decision to only add to the spreadsheet whatever lists are posted from the few existing sources from which we haven't heard yet. As much as I love com...
by Harold
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016: Página 12 (Argentina)
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: EOY 2016: Página 12 (Argentina)

If we can count the results of songs and albums, it would be eligible? Aren't these all individual top 5 lists? In any case, I'm making an executive decision to only add to the spreadsheet whatever lists are posted from the few existing sources from which we haven't heard yet. As much as I love com...
by Harold
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Porcys (Poland)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: EOY 2016 - Porcys (Poland)

Top 10 Albums: http://www.porcys.com/ranking/10-najlepszych-plyt-2016/ 10. Malgola, No - A/B 9. Motion Graphics - Motion Graphics 8. Steven Julien - Fallen 7. Oval - Popp 6. Huerco S. - For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) 5. Young Thug - JEFFERY 4. Lorenzo Senni - Persona EP 3....
by Harold
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 2646

Re: EOY predictions

I just posted this to the EOY forum itself:

Village Voice update: according to a post on the ILXOR boards by the P&J stats guy, Glenn MacDonald, the Music Critics Poll isn't going to be published for another two weeks (the January 25th issue). Well, that's two days wasted for me!
by Harold
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 93
Views: 20724

Re: EOY 2016 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Village Voice update: according to a post on the ILXOR boards by the P&J stats guy, Glenn MacDonald, the Music Critics Poll isn't going to be published for another two weeks (the January 25th issue). Well, that's two days wasted for me!

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