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by DocBrown
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 15869

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: 224
Views: 54519

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 (work in progress)
Replies: 78
Views: 14771

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: 509
Views: 59672

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: 2487

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: 509
Views: 59672

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: 224
Views: 54519

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: 224
Views: 54519

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: 848

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: 1361

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: 16789

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: 16789

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: 16789

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: 3693

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: 22541

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: 2265

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: 2184

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: 50526

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: 12438

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: 1062

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: 12771

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: 9722

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: 1832

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: 22541

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: 50526

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: 1698

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: 915

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: 22541

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: 936

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: 685

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...
by DocBrown
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: December 4, 2017 - Album of the Week- Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Replies: 5
Views: 757

December 4, 2017 - Album of the Week- Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band

In 1975, legendary manager Tommy Mottola was fresh off signing Hall and Oates to RCA. His next big thing was supposed to be fellow Bronx brothers Stony Browder and August Darnell who, along with Browder's girlfriend, Cory Daye, were the core of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Mottola, who is n...
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 27, 2017 - Album of the Week - Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: November 27, 2017 - Album of the Week - Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots

Here on the forum I am often the leading fan of female vocalists; usually the biggest fan of country artists and always the biggest booster of Canadian artists. So why am I not a huge afficiando of Lindi Ortega, who has certainly been on my radar for a half decade or more? She has a delicious voice,...
by DocBrown
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 52479

Re: Albums of 2017

luvulongTIM wrote:My favorite album doesn’t seem popular at all in this forum but as far as the British critics go its kicking butt, in fact I think it’s number 1 with them.....SO FAR. Go Wolf Alice!!!!!


Haven't posted a list this year, but...
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/docbrown ... s-of-2017/
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 20, 2017 - Album of the Week - Javiera Mena - Mena
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: November 20, 2017 - Album of the Week - Javiera Mena - Mena

As was the case last week, Moonbeam has (quite predictably) given us a dance album to share. Unlike last week, "Mena" is a brisk and quite easily listenable 35 minutes and might even seem low key on the dance floor. Unlike Moonbeam, it's neither the beats or the synths that I find compelli...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 12, 2017-Album of the Week- Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With a Blown Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: November 12, 2017-Album of the Week- Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With a Blown Mind

The only song I knew from this album was "Battle Flag", so this was new territory for me. Like most dance music, Big Beat is really not album oriented and I am not, to say the least, a dancefloor kind of guy. And at 69 minutes there is one hell of a lot to process here. Fortunately for me ...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 14680

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Mevansuto wrote:It looks the same to me.


Try clearing your browser cache.
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 5, 2017-Album of the Week- Tilly & the Wall•o
Replies: 15
Views: 1952

Re: November 5, 2017-Album of the Week- Tilly & the Wall•o

Thank you, luvulongTIM, for reintroducing me to Tilly and the Wall. I first discovered this album through the inclusion of "Pot Kettle Black" on the soundtrack of "Whip It", the 2009 film starring Ellen Page. Yes, I have a fixation with Ellen Page. TatW had three things going for...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4320

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

I’m gonna nominate Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material. I’m not a huge country fan, but she’s a gifted singer and lyricist, and the songs are really smart. She really is. I love all of her albums. And I'm not a country fan either. Although I'm starting to like some of it a bit more lately. I like Stu...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4320

Re: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

I'll play. "Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band" self-titled debut (1976).
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 13424

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Hey, LiveinPhoenix, thanks for pulling this together. I am the first to admit that I'm not really a pop culture person, but is it weird that for 24 minutes I had no idea who the nominees were? Like really, I couldn't identify one of those four photos? So, uh, like if Beyonce and Janet Jackson were ...
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 13424

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Hey, LiveinPhoenix, thanks for pulling this together.

I am the first to admit that I'm not really a pop culture person, but is it weird that for 24 minutes I had no idea who the nominees were? Like really, I couldn't identify one of those four photos?
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 8841

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

I looked up Sarah Neufeld, and she was only considered a core member of Arcade Fire on Neon Bible and The Suburbs, so it's probably a stretch to consider her the leader of the band. Sorry, I thought the sarcasm was implied. Sarah Neufeld has huge upper body strength; she can tell me whatever she wa...
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 8841

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

My Bloody Valentine (excluded entirely) 5. Portishead Both of these artists are in somewhat of a gray area for this poll, but why would Portishead (1 of 3 female members) be eligible if My Bloody Valentine (2 of 4 female members) is not? I guess for me, I see Beth Gibbons as the face of Portishead,...
by DocBrown
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 13424

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Let my list stand, LiveinPhoenix. Perhaps one of Emmylou, Tori or Lucinda may advance with the female-friendly movement.
by DocBrown
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 119981

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

Outstanding performance, NotBrianEno! Finest looking rollout ever.

Henry must be ecstatic.
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.

Goddamn autocorrect. How do you correct a thread title?

Edit: Thanks, Rob!
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18972/tragically-hip-gord-downie-dies-53 When his illness was announced last year, the national broadcaster, CBC, named Downie its newsmaker of the year. This in the year Leonard Cohen died remember. Outside of Canada his musical legacy is largely unremarked and unacclai...
by DocBrown
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2017 Polaris Prize (Canada)
Replies: 1
Views: 519

2017 Polaris Prize (Canada)

Winner -- Lido Pimienta — La Papessa Long List -- (*) Short List (*) A Tribe Called Red — We Are The Halluci Nation Lydia Ainsworth — Darling Of The Afterglow Alaclair Ensemble — Les Frères Cueilleurs Anciients — Voice of the Void Arkells — Morning Report Jay Arner — II Auroch — Mute Books Austra — ...

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