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by DocBrown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 23
Views: 6485

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

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Hurray for the Riff Raff. The Navigator
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 4010

Re: KROQ question

Isn't Duritz descended from Sephardic jews? According to Wikipedia, he's descended from Russian jews. My mistake. I did assume he was bi-racial, but no it has nothing to do with dreads. I should not have referred to him in my last post as black at any rate. As Honorio points out, Bruce always trigge...
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 4010

Re: KROQ question

Alright you got me. David Sancious left the band in 1974, replaced by Roy Bittan. For some reason I thought he was with them longer than that. I'm currently reading Bruce's autobiography, he actually bemoans the necessary band changes in the early years, and talks about the racial tensions in clubs ...
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 4010

Re: KROQ question

It's fairly rare for a band to be of mixed race the way that Booker T and the MG's were, 2 black members and 2 white members. The E Street Band? They had one black member, right? I specifically mentioned an act (MG's) that had more than one white member and more than one black member. Yes, there ar...
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 4010

Re: KROQ question

It's fairly rare for a band to be of mixed race the way that Booker T and the MG's were, 2 black members and 2 white members. The E Street Band? Chicago? Dave Matthews Band? Lighthouse? Arcade Fire? Bruce Hornsby and the Range? Counting Crows? Hootie and the Blowfish? Every jazz act post 60s? There...
by DocBrown
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 13692

Re: Albums of 2019

I'll second acroamar's endorsement of the new Sharon Van Etten release. Prior to this I was only really stoked by her stripped down acoustic album Are We There , which apparently puts me in a minority (as usual). This album is very different but I've given it three listens today, and it's a great ki...
by DocBrown
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 12
Views: 2343

Re: Turnover at the forums

I really wish this forum could be a place where people with all kinds of tastes feel equally welcome. That is extremely hard to establish or maintain, I reckon, but I also think AMF has done quite well in that regard over the years. Just want to add that I don't think it's my duty as the administra...
by DocBrown
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 12
Views: 2343

Re: Turnover at the forums

I'm sure a certain amount of turnover is inevitable at any forum, but I truly miss some of the voices at AMF; HRS, jamieW, Stephan spring to mind. As for me, I've cut way back on my participation and I can identify three factors; Far more emphasis on songs (discussion, games, listening) rather than ...
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 35055

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

notbrianeno, (hmm, a strangely specific denial) ordinarily I wouldn't ask you to change my vote, but I really loved the new Cowboy Junkies album, which spectacularly failed to get any traction this year. sonofsamiam, did you hear the Alison Cotton album All Is Quiet At the Ancient Theater ? Original...
by DocBrown
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 35055

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

1. Haley Heynderickx, I Need To Start a Garden 2. Cowboy Junkies, All That Reckoning 3. Lala Lala, The Lamb 4. The Decemberists, I'll Be Your Girl 5. Rosalía, El Mal Querer 6. Boygenius, Boygenius 7. Jeff Tweedy, Warm 8. Mitski, Be the Cowboy 9. Jason Isbell and the 500 Unit, Live From the Ryman 10....
by DocBrown
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - B-Sides and Badlands (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Re: EOY 2018 - B-Sides and Badlands (US)

Unranked top 60 songs The Deep Hollow, "Anna's Gone" Serpentwithfeet, "Bless Ur Heart" Avril Lavigne, "Head Above Water" Troye Sivan, "The Good Side" SG Lewis (feat. Aluna George), "The Hurting" Lori McKenna, "People Get Old" How to Dress W...
by DocBrown
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - B-Sides and Badlands (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

EOY 2018 - B-Sides and Badlands (US)

Unranked top 30 albums. Mariah Carey, Caution Lori McKenna, The Tree Emily Warren, Quiet Your Mind Lucy Silvas, E.G.O. Jonathan Something, Outlandish Poetica Pistol Annies, Interstate Gospel Lily Allen, No Shame Rue Snider, City Living Jamie Lin Wilson, Jumping Over Rocks Sister Sparrow, Gold Brandi...
by DocBrown
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2018 (22) December 31
Replies: 5
Views: 4959

Re: MCCh 2018 (22) December 31

Thank you, gracias, Otisredding, for another year of tracking the reviews, so that I don't have to. Happy New Year.
by DocBrown
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your top rotation songs this year
Replies: 18
Views: 4662

Re: Your top rotation songs this year

The Phoebe Bridgers one I do think I just actually listened to that much, not counting its spot on the sleep playlist... Also, can you imagine my thrill when the boygenius collaboration was announced? I adore the EP and my one complaint is that there isn't more of it. Given that I discovered Strang...
by DocBrown
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 222
Views: 80824

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Just bought tickets to Ariana Grande in October. It will be the first concert with my then 12-year old daughter. :happy-partydance: You're embarking (I hope) on a path of lifetime bonding. I took my two girls to their first concert; Our Lady Peace , for my sins, at about that age. Since then we hav...
by DocBrown
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your top rotation songs this year
Replies: 18
Views: 4662

Re: Your top rotation songs this year

1. De Plata - Rosalía 2. Cigarettes and Truckstops - Lindi Ortega 3. Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning - The Cowboy Junkies 4. Defiant - Charles Lloyd and the Marvels 5. Hell-On - Neko Case 6. Hidden Lands - Thin White Rope 7. I Dance Like This - David Byrne 8. Intro - Snail Mail 9. Man on the Moon...
by DocBrown
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 14542

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Toni wrote:
acroamor wrote:Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden


Beautiful album! It's currently high on my EOY list.


Agreed. Glad I saw this overlooked gem on a few year end lists.
by DocBrown
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 516
Views: 91817

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Steviefan: The Muppets - Rainbow Connection (Hope people didn't think I was making fun of Stevie for this choice in my previous post, I was trying to have fun with what I thought was a truly inspired choice) And just to be abundantly clear, Waldorf and Stadtler were not scoring your excellent parod...
by DocBrown
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 516
Views: 91817

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Steviefan, hope you don't mind me asking, but do you really prefer the 1979 original version to the 2011 re-recording? Because, perhaps controversially, I far prefer the re-make. Ok, the 1979 version has a nice simplicity to it, with, other than the lead singer, barely another member of the band fe...
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 27221

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

I'm going to raise this point here to avoid cluttering up the rollout thread. This may be a very unpopular opinion, but I think our major polls are becoming too long. A rollout of 2000 songs, besides being a major undertaking for the host (and no offense, SweepstakesRon, you're doing a wonderful job...
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 101802

Re: Albums of 2018

The second criticism is even more absurd and probably difficult to understand for the non-Spanish people. It's related with success itself. Many Spanish people despise the artists when they gain huge popularity, especially if they achieve international recognition. This a country where actors like ...
by DocBrown
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 38304

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Rob wrote:Music for 18 Musicians is the first album without songs on Acclaimed Music even with a loophole. I guess it didn't deliver any hit singles.


:laughing-rollingyellow:

I am really enjoying your humour in this series, Rob. Funniest man on AMF!
by DocBrown
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 516
Views: 91817

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
On an unrelated note, I still need Setherex to respond to my PM, but he hasn't been on here in weeks. Does anyone here have another way of contacting him?


He usually visits the forums at RYM every week or so. Last there on August 5. Same username.
by DocBrown
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Erotic genre of music, music for making love
Replies: 29
Views: 3708

Re: Erotic genre of music, music for making love

Some vintage choices:

Rough Trade's "Avoid Freud", particularly "High School Confidential

Ellen Foley's "Night Out"

All of Roxy Music's "Avalon" (or most anything by Bryan Ferry)

Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". Baseball as metaphor.
by DocBrown
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 516
Views: 91817

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Also, I know I've been rather anal regarding certain aspects of the poll, but I think I'd be will to reduce the 250-song-per-list minimum down to 100 again. Any objections?


I'd hate to see Gillingham's excellent list rejected for brevity :o
by DocBrown
Tue May 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 101802

Re: Albums of 2018

prosecutorgodot wrote: It's a mid-rocking rock album, female lead vocals. I liked it, but I think some of you might like it more, like the DocBrown-Jirin-type crowd.


Hey, we need one more! Three's a crowd :D

But I did enjoy "Painted Shut", so I'll be sure to give it a listen. Thanks, prosecutorgodot!
by DocBrown
Mon May 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 101802

Re: Albums of 2018

New Mitski album "Be the Cowboy", out August 17.
by DocBrown
Fri May 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: R.I.P. Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)

Since reading his final tweets on Wednesday, I've been anticipating this horrid news. Scott has always given a voice to the torn and tortured. As someone who.has battled depression most of my life, his words have given me great comfort. R.I.P.
by DocBrown
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A tribute to Lana Del Rey
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: A tribute to Lana Del Rey

I was afraid that this Sunday would pass without a lengthy, well-developed and thoughtful thread from Rob. Thank you for not making me go cold turkey. You are an AMF legend right up there with Honorio.

And quite by coincidence, I had already listened to a Lana Del Rey playlist this morning.
by DocBrown
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 167
Views: 23939

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Thanks BleuPanda for the final countdown of the female polls. Fantastic! Now take a well deserved break! The top 7 were all in my personal top 9. I am absolutely sure this has never happened before. It’s time to get a bit more obscure again, I guess. I feel your pain... the top three were my top th...
by DocBrown
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 167
Views: 23939

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

luvulongTIM wrote:I pretty sure what number 1 is but as far as #2 is concerned, if I only could make a deal with God and I’d get him to swap their places ;)


But just saying it could even make it happen!
by DocBrown
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 167
Views: 23939

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

BleuPanda, I don't think anyone has ever taken on a bigger project at AMF than three major polls back-to-back-to-back and they all look amazing. Keep your head up, you're in the home stretch now!
by DocBrown
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: REMINDER : Missing Votes !! AMF WC Classics Edition 04
Replies: 49
Views: 4949

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 04

Mulholland wrote:I'd like to nominate Stolen Car by Beth Orton :)


Seconded
by DocBrown
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 29463

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 15)

1 | Joni Mitchell 2 | Björk 3 | Kate Bush 4 | Joan Armatrading 5 | Emmylou Harris 6 | Linda Ronstadt 7 | Tori Amos 8 | Laura Marling 9 | Annie Clark (St. Vincent) 10 | Rickie Lee Jones 11 | Regina Spektor 12 | Neko Case (The New Pornographers) 13 | k.d. lang 14 | Lucinda Williams 15 | Holly Cole 16 ...
by DocBrown
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spotify Smirnoff Equalizer - % of Women Artists You Listen to - International Women's Day
Replies: 23
Views: 3105

Re: Spotify Smirnoff Equalizer - % of Women Artists You Listen to - International Women's Day

There is certainly a flaw in their methodology. I got 5% and that is just... no. Even counting the limited number of AMF threads I still participate in, my preferred listening is female artists. Looking at my search history, looking at my saved library... just no. So I would certainly take your resu...
by DocBrown
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Paul Simon's Graceland (1986)
Replies: 15
Views: 3643

Re: Rank the Tracks: Paul Simon's Graceland (1986)

1. Graceland
2. Boy in the Bubble
3. Homeless
4. All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints
5. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
6. You Can Call Me Al
7. Under African Skies
8. I Know What I Know
9. Crazy Love, Vol. II
10. Gumboots
11. That Was Your Mother
by DocBrown
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega Critic Chart 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 54030

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Reported this week: -Everything Is Recorded/Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell; -Black Panther-Kendrick Lamar JFC, the best place to discuss new releases is Albums of 2018, here: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6522 And Songs of 2018 here: http://www.acclaimedmus...
by DocBrown
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 16904

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

Jirin wrote:I have three of the probable final four figured out, two by the forementioned person and one very colorful album. Must be a fourth obvious oneI'm just not thinking of.


It's an album I have a dogged affection for? Me, I'm trying to remember the colorful one. Oh, got it. Doh!
by DocBrown
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Olympic Poll Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: Olympic Poll Idea

Here's an alternate world music suggestion: every time a country wins a gold medal, throw the next song from that country's list into a hat. At the end of the games, have a run-off between all the medallists. We'll get lots of Americans, as always, going up against Scandinavians (cross-country), the...
by DocBrown
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 56
Views: 16836

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

My friend Henrik, I came to this site from a reference on RYM that implied AM might be more in tune with the musical discoveries I wished to make; more indie pop, less doom metal. And I looked at the critics lists perhaps three times in the intervening years. Yet I made an infinite number of discove...
by DocBrown
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 14832

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

I listened to far less new music in 2017 than the prior five years (perhaps 100 albums) but for my musical preferences it was an outstanding year. 1 | Rosalía | Los Ángeles 2 | Wolf Alice | Visions of a Life 3 | Julien Baker | Turn Out the Lights 4 | Jade Jackson | Gilded 5 | Phoebe Bridgers | Stran...
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

Re: Rank the Tracks: Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)

There are always too few participants for jazz albums, so I'll make my rare appearance here, Honorio.

Congeniality
Peace
Chronology
Lonely Woman
Focus on Sanity
Eventually
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 29463

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Album Deadline January 31)

BleuPanda, I made a minor revision to my albums list.
by DocBrown
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega Critic Chart 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 54030

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Gracias, Otisredding, for your work each year on this chart. It is my favourite part of AM.
by DocBrown
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you hope to do in 2018?
Replies: 4
Views: 3036

Re: What do you hope to do in 2018?

- Finish a list of the most acclaimed comics and TV shows - Experience more media - Learn how to read better - Have a better online diet Great goals, esp. #4. Keep us posted. I'm committed to deciding whether or not 2018 will be my retirement year. I love my job, but 2017 was marked by setbacks and...
by DocBrown
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: December 25, 2017 - Album of the Week - Fats Domino Live at Montreux
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: December 25, 2017 - Album of the Week - Fats Domino Live at Montreux

Rob, thank you for trying to keep this series alive. Given the lack of response (holidays be damned) I suspect it is a lost cause. I did listen to your selection, although I've never liked early rock and roll, and the Fats Domino hits I did know never appealed to me, as compared to his contemporarie...
by DocBrown
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 29463

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (First Deadline December 31)

Albums 1. Kate Bush / Hounds of Love (1985) 2. Tori Amos / Little Earthquakes (1992) 3. Rickie Lee Jones / Pirates (1981) 4. Joni Mitchell / Court and Spark (1974) 5. Joan Armatrading / Joan Armatrading (1976) 6. Rosalía / Los Ángeles (2017) 7. Tracy Chapman / Tracy Chapman (1988) 8. Emmylou Harris ...
by DocBrown
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT TOP Albums Songs Artists
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: LGBT TOP Albums Songs Artists

We would be remiss, Nikitiyk, if we did not point out an excellent thread from Dan http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2059&hilit=Lgbt Also, I recently saw this title at my local bookstore, although i haven't yet purchased it: "David Bowie Made Me Gay" by Darry...
by DocBrown
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Al.com - The ultimate ranking of Jason Isbell songs
Replies: 0
Views: 1060

Al.com - The ultimate ranking of Jason Isbell songs

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/01/jason_isbell_song_rankings.html This list predates the release of "The Nashville Sound". Drive-By Truckers tracks identified with (DBT). 65. Heart on a String 64. Never Could Believe 63. Shotgun Wedding 62. Cigarettes and Wine 61. Traveling...

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