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by Harold
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 2499

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 103
Views: 8473

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 101
Views: 2499

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: 103
Views: 8473

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: 101
Views: 2499

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: 101
Views: 2499

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: 101
Views: 2499

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: 101
Views: 2499

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: 121

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: 101
Views: 2499

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 337
Views: 10747

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: 337
Views: 10747

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.
by Harold
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 337
Views: 10747

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

prosecutorgodot wrote:So our top 1000 is going to be Drake-free?


Actually, I expect to see three Drake albums in the top 200. Oh, wait... sorry, different Drake. :mrgreen:

As far as Mr. Graham is concerned, wouldn't Take Care be the most likely album to place?
by Harold
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Walter Becker
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker

Just listened to Pretzel Logic for the umpteenth time (it's in my top 20 for the all-time albums poll) - a perfect album, not much more to say. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is one of the all-time greatest openers, "Barrytown" is as relevant as ever in this Trumpian era, "C...
by Harold
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Consequence of Sound - Top 25 Songs of 1987 (2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Consequence of Sound - Top 25 Songs of 1987 (2017)

no surprises Really? That Starship song - the apotheosis of their we-built-this-shitty era - being named one of the 25 best of anything isn't a surprise? Twenty years prior, the band that devolved into this recorded "Somebody to Love," "White Rabbit," and "Today." In 1...
by Harold
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 497
Views: 26633

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Danny Wilson is listed in artist menu as Wilson, Danny. It's a group which name is Danny Wilson In Henrik's defense, there would be almost no way to know this unless you a) were around and in one of the countries where "Mary's Prayer" was the band's one hit or b) were familiar with the Fr...
by Harold
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (2017)

Too bad they didn't put this out a little earlier, to allow it to be incorporated into the forthcoming AM update. Fascinating list, as usual. Does this mean they're going to revisit their previous decade lists to expand those to 200 as well? I agree with Stevie - a Pitchfork all-time list seems inev...
by Harold
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 497
Views: 26633

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: 8
Views: 2024

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: 141

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: 1152

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: 203

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: 424

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: 476

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: 404

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: 360
Views: 24934

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: 309

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: 103
Views: 8473

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: 109
Views: 8618

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: 109
Views: 8618

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: 664

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: 360
Views: 24934

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: 230

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: 516

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: 880

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: 262

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: 880

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: 1824

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: 245
Views: 17212

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: 389

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: 2222

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: 1136

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: 1136

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...

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