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by John
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Doors' The Doors (1967)
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Doors' The Doors (1967)

03 | The Crystal Ship
11 | The End
02 | Soul Kitchen
05 | Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
01 | Break On Through (To the Other Side)
06 | Light My Fire
07 | Back Door Man
04 | Twentieth Century Fox
10 | Take It as It Comes
08 | I Looked at You
09 | End of the Night
by John
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: The Current Top 893 Albums of All Time

The full list was pretty good, of course Minnesota-centric in many cases. For those of you who haven't heard of The Current, think of it like a tightly formatted college radio station. You get a lot of the new critically acclaimed stuff you'd never hear on any major radio station, but at the same ti...
by John
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: Rodney Bingenheimer Leaving KROQ

If anybody wants more information on Rodney watch The Mayor of Sunset Strip.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_the_Sunset_Strip
by John
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How a year on this forum has affected my tastes
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: How a year on this forum has affected my tastes

Stay Gold is a fantastic album! Really looking forward to their new one.

Andy, I think you need some Gram Parsons in your life!
by John
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.15
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.15

1. The Beatles - Help! vs. Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx… Pt II Very underrated Beatles album, at least 10 great songs here. 2. Wishbone Ash - Argus vs. The Red Crayola - The Parable of Arable Land Very accessible prog, very similar to some of King Crimson's best and even calls up Pink Floyd a...
by John
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mastering
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Mastering

Mine too! I rarely listen to music without doing something else. It's not just nuances, in some case songs are completely different using different takes. This is especially prevalent on mono albums. It's fun to listen to the differences and see what you enjoy more.
by John
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mastering
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Mastering

Does anybody here get into the technical side of music and seek out different masters of classic albums? It's a really interesting rabbit hole to go down, especially if you get the point where you've heard most everything that's deemed acclaimed. There's a lot of different ways you can go down the p...
by John
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Film Music/Scores?
Replies: 19
Views: 1281

Re: Favorite Film Music/Scores?



From the film The Great Beauty. Just an amazing song.
by John
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Jamiroquai's Toby Smith
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: R.I.P. Jamiroquai's Toby Smith

Seriously? Didn't even hear about it. I always liked that song and it's definitely one of the greatest videos of all-time. I saw the new record was getting some decent reviews as well. Too bad.
by John
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 7588

Re: Songs of 2017

I finally have some time to listen to new music! Having children will do that to you... Good to see some familiar names still posting on one of my favorite forums of all-time! I have to say, I'm not quite at the point where I was where listening to multiple albums a day was norm, but I have a lot of...
by John
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is there any Recommended Velvet Underground Live Album?
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Is there any Recommended Velvet Underground Live Album?

The Quine Tapes, I think. It's pretty complete and has a killer version of New Age.
by John
Fri May 06, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Prince (1958-2016)
Replies: 95
Views: 6217

Re: R.I.P. Prince (1958-2016)

I haven't posted in a long time, but I saw a post about somebody in France selling his 2000+ Prince 45 collection and immediately thought of Moonbeam and even though I knew he doesn't live in France I still thought it had to be his collection. Glad to see everyone else thought about him too, this co...
by John
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trip down the Acclaimed Music memory lane...
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Trip down the Acclaimed Music memory lane...

I think when one or two people leave others end up leaving too just because on this kind of forum it really is about the impersonal relationships rather than just debating music.I always loved this forum and still lurk once in awhile, but after awhile the people you always knew disappear. It's just ...
by John
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My First Vinyl Album
Replies: 14
Views: 1943

Re: My First Vinyl Album

I had my dad's record collection before I bought one but the first one I actually bought was Sex Pistols-Nevermind the Bullocks.
by John
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 14341

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced

Nirvana joins the ranks of first-year-eligible inductees. A history: 2014 Nirvana 2013 Public Enemy 2012 Guns N' Roses 2009 Run DMC 2008 Madonna 2007 R.E.M. 2005 The Pretenders U2 2004 Prince 2003 The Clash Elvis Costello & the Attractions The Police 2002 Ramones Talking Heads Tom Petty & t...
by John
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6701

Re: Songs of 2013

Since I didn't listen to a lot of albums in 2013 I thought I'd least chime in with my favorite 30 songs of 2013... 1. San Francisco- Foxygen 2. Team- Lorde 3. We Can't Stop- Miley Cyrus 4. The Wire- Haim 5. You're Not the One- Sky Ferreira 6. Mirrors- Justin Timberlake 7. Needle- Born Ruffians 8. Th...
by John
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 50792

Re: Albums of 2013

I feel like this is definitely a singles year. I've loved a ton of tracks but there are only a couple albums I really like. Foxygen is still the best I've heard this year and I really like the new Sky Ferreira album as well. One album I haven't heard yet is the Chvrches album but I've really liked t...
by John
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 14341

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

This is the first nominee list in years that's solid. Nirvana, The Replacements, The Zombies, NWA, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates and Peter Gabriel are all on a short list of bands who are no longer playing that should be in. There's still some obvious exclusions but this list is an improvement on year...
by John
Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What song do you have on repeat right now?
Replies: 82
Views: 8812

Re: Which song do you have on repeat right now?

I don't really either Gillingham. Sometimes I listen to a song a lot within a week period but never over and over again. I didn't realize this was a thing until a work friend had the volume low on her computer and I slowly realized she had been playing Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" for the las...
by John
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spring Breakers scene/Music in Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Spring Breakers scene/Music in Movies

Has anybody seen this yet? Crazy movie, directed and written by the guy who wrote Kids. It's basically a movie about what kids would be like if they actually lived out the message of today's pop culture...... anyway, the reason I bring it up on a music forum is because it has one of the best classic...
by John
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Pandora and the music genome project
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Pandora and the music genome project

I think it's possible for a computer to be able to identify the mood of the song. But they sure can't do it yet. You know what? Challenge accepted. :D I hope so, because there's no way that a company is going to tackle mood quite the way that Pandora has. It's so cool when I can play a station and ...
by John
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Pandora and the music genome project
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Pandora and the music genome project

They do have a history of innovation or at the very least perfecting something that already exists. Apple doesn't let people down all that often so they've gained a loyalty that not many other companies can rival. I'm not against Apple at all, companies like that should be applauded. I don't even ha...
by John
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Pandora and the music genome project
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Pandora and the music genome project

It's different when Apple gets involved though. People are tied into that ecosystem and will drop Pandora to have iRadio tied into all the other Apple products they use. I get it, I'm a big fan of the Apple ecosystem, how everything works together. I really wish that Apple was going with an on deman...
by John
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Pandora and the music genome project
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Pandora and the music genome project

I didn't realize that Pandora wasn't global. That's too bad. It's not hugely popular in the US either, at least not on the level that Spotify's at. Which is understandable since it's not on demand music. But, what will be sad is when Apple rolls out iRadio and that becomes popular for doing the same...
by John
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Pandora and the music genome project
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Pandora and the music genome project

With the upcoming iradio from Apple I'm kind of afraid we're going to lose something very special in the world of music...Pandora and more importantly the Music Genome Project. It's an amazing thing that has been copied but never replicated. Every other Internet radio service that I've used that cla...
by John
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Pink Floyd on SPOTIFY
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Pink Floyd on SPOTIFY

Did they get 1 million streams of Wish You Were Here? They said that was the only way that the catalog would go live. Anyway, I know it's profitable to get the big hitter catalogs up, but this stuff is easy to get a hold of. The thing that keeps Spotify or any other streaming service from being my o...
by John
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Equivalent site for books or video games?
Replies: 6
Views: 4741

Re: Equivalent site for books or video games?

There's less separation between the popular video games and critically praised video games than there are for music and film. That's very true. Even the games that are considered critical darlings are kind of popular. Even indie games are somewhat popular. If a game is good, most people who play ga...
by John
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists
Replies: 220
Views: 28532

Re: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists

Beatles win. You usually don't see that in these elimination games.

10. Otis Redding
9. Temptations
8. Ray Charles
7. Van Morrison
6. The Clash
5. The Who
4. The Rolling Stones
3. Jimi Hendrix
2. Neil Young
1. The Beatles
by John
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists
Replies: 220
Views: 28532

Re: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists

James Brown 4. The Rolling Stones 10. Ray Charles 14. Led Zeppelin 15. Stevie Wonder 16. Sam Cooke 18. Marvin Gaye 21. Otis Redding 23. Bruce Springsteen 28. The Clash 29. The Who 35. Michael Jackson 39. David Bowie 68. The Temptations 97. R.E.M. ADDED ARTISTS The Beatles Radiohead Neil Young Van M...
by John
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists
Replies: 220
Views: 28532

Re: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists

Dang it, I didn't get here in time to add the Mills Brothers. :mrgreen: Removing The National. 4. The Rolling Stones 5. Chuck Berry 9. Aretha Franklin 10. Ray Charles 12. The Beach Boys 14. Led Zeppelin 15. Stevie Wonder 16. Sam Cooke 18. Marvin Gaye 21. Otis Redding 23. Bruce Springsteen 28. The Cl...
by John
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs / Albums out of AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4597

Re: Songs / Albums out of AM

I'm surprised "When the Levee Breaks" is only bubbling. I'm also shocked that "Dumb" by Nirvana is nowhere on AM. I'm sure there are others I'm missing, but those two have always surprised me a lot. When the Levee Breaks is surprising. I think it's at the very least top 5 Led Ze...
by John
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists
Replies: 220
Views: 28532

Re: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists

Adding Frank Sinatra 4. The Rolling Stones 5. Chuck Berry 9. Aretha Franklin 10. Ray Charles 12. The Beach Boys 14. Led Zeppelin 15. Stevie Wonder 16. Sam Cooke 18. Marvin Gaye 21. Otis Redding 23. Bruce Springsteen 28. The Clash 29. The Who 32. Smokey Robinson 35. Michael Jackson 39. David Bowie 43...
by John
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What song do you have on repeat right now?
Replies: 82
Views: 8812

Re: Which song do you have on repeat right now?

10cc- Dreadlock Holiday
Icona Pop- We've Got the World
Passion Pit- Hideaway
by John
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists
Replies: 220
Views: 28532

Re: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists

Easiest choice I've ever had to make. 75. Eagles 1. The Beatles 3. Elvis Presley 4. The Rolling Stones 5. Chuck Berry 7. James Brown 8. Little Richard 9. Aretha Franklin 10. Ray Charles 11. Bob Marley 12. The Beach Boys 13. Buddy Holly 14. Led Zeppelin 15. Stevie Wonder 16. Sam Cooke 17. Muddy Water...
by John
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Okay
Replies: 82
Views: 10942

Re: Okay

BTW I just saw the big argument on the other thread. I didn't read everyhting (too long) but you were right guys. To add a more positive note, this week has been a happy one for Moonbeam (who's a father now) and me (I'm an official teacher now : I have passed my exams with a good ranking (#21 out o...
by John
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 Greatest Artists
Replies: 84
Views: 11247

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 Greatest Artists

Overall though, minus a few quibbles with the top 100, I think this is a solid list. It's not often that you see a list tackle the popular artists of four generations in one list and I think you did a decent job.
by John
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 Greatest Artists
Replies: 84
Views: 11247

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 Greatest Artists

I kind of agree with Savoy here although I think you're doing a bad job of defending your list. :D While I think Nirvana is crazy low, I think his list is a top 200 of artists who have stood the test of time. It's not claiming to be a rock list, it's claiming to be a list of influential artists of t...
by John
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS
Replies: 348
Views: 49363

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS

5. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 9. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson 10. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan 19. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 22. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen 24. Superstition - Stevie Wonder 33. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience 60. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The B...
by John
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Initial vs. lasting love for music
Replies: 15
Views: 2344

Re: Initial vs. lasting love for music

I think a person who tends to stick with a certain genre would have a much easier time knowing if the song will always remain a classic to them. Personally, I am very quick to love an album and gush about it, but more often than not I'm not listening to anything on it a year from now. I love familia...
by John
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS
Replies: 348
Views: 49363

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS

167. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin There are about 15 songs left that I'm not a big fan of but I do get the appeal of all of them. Kashmir is all about the riff for me. It's a good riff, an iconic one, but that's all that the song really has going for it. To me, the song almost seems out of place with the...
by John
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Most Overated Albums of All Time
Replies: 30
Views: 5477

Re: Most Overated Albums of All Time

One album that intrigues me in a discussion like this is Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. At an initial listen it kinda sounds like utter crap. However I feel as you begin to listen to it more it makes sense and presents itself as masterpiece. Now this is what the profess...
by John
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS
Replies: 348
Views: 49363

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS

The Velvet Underground were a lot more popular than people like to believe. VU + Nico came out in 1967 and sold 250,000 copies by the end of the decade. They've been glamorized as a band that didn't sell well but influenced hundreds of bands. The influence is true, but they didn't have problems reac...
by John
Fri May 31, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS
Replies: 348
Views: 49363

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS

183. Lose Yourself - Eminem I like some Eminem songs, but this is pretty bad. The lyrics are straight out of a high school poetry class and the message is awful- It's either food stamps which according to him is being a bad father, or becoming a superstar. I guess he hasn't heard of the middle clas...
by John
Fri May 31, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 49860

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

I love these types of games, it provokes interesting discussion since it's not a big reveal at one time. I like those kind of polls too, but these games are really fun to participate in, especially with albums and songs that everybody knows.
by John
Thu May 30, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS
Replies: 348
Views: 49363

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS

37. Every Breath You Take - Police 1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry 3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin 5. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 6. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones 7. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley 8. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets 9. Bi...
by John
Sat May 25, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS
Replies: 348
Views: 49363

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS

It's not about mainstream, my tastes are somewhat mainstream. Sabotage makes way more sense as the Beastie's finest. Fight For Your Right put the Beastie Boys on the map, but it doesn't even come close to other songs that keep the Beastie Boys relevant today. Like I said, I think critics put way too...
by John
Sat May 25, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS
Replies: 348
Views: 49363

Re: EXTINCTION - 200 GREATEST ROCK SONGS

157. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys- I can't believe that this is still considered the Beastie Boys best song. That's what you get when people factor pop culture relevance into their lists, because there aren't many people, especially fans of the group, and I bet even the...
by John
Sat May 25, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 49860

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Yeah, it was nice to see Rubber Soul beat out all the other Beatles albums. Beatles '65-'66 is the peak of pop music.
by John
Sat May 25, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 49860

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Two of my top 10 albums made the top 10 (Rubber Soul, Bridge Over Troubled Water) and Sticky Fingers probably makes my top 50. Of the three that are left? A Love Supreme might crack my top 500. The other two wouldn't even be close. I like Songs in the Key of Life, but Talking Book is Stevie's master...
by John
Fri May 24, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

I don't know if I can think of anyone other than Slash that reached their level of fame solely from playing an instrument in a rock band. The Doors to me were all about Manzarek, and Morrison got in the way most of the time. True, without Morrison, The Doors would have never reached the heights they...

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