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by DocBrown
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 1858

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: 7
Views: 186

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 (Album Deadline January 31)
Replies: 88
Views: 4047

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: 49
Views: 40216

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: 153

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: 180

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 (Album Deadline January 31)
Replies: 88
Views: 4047

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: 263

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: 81

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: 180

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: 231

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: 32442

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: 388

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: 326

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: 5669

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: 646

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: 1539

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: 1539

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: 5513

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: 5513

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: 3349

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: 3349

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: 5513

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: 758
Views: 63654

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: 306

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: 306

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: 175

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 — ...
by DocBrown
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Complex - The 30 Best Justin Bieber Songs (2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Complex - The 30 Best Justin Bieber Songs (2017)

May I suggest "Justin Bieber performs John Cage' s 4'33"
by DocBrown
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 183
Views: 21090

Re: Concerts you have coming up

luvulongTIM wrote:Might see a mini performance by Wolf Alice at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Hearing great things about the new album.


Listened to it ("Visions of a Life") twice yesterday, phenomenal. Certainly top three AOTY for me. Very '90s.
by DocBrown
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 4948

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Thanks, ListyGuy, for pulling together this great poll.

A lot of dystopian worlds in the top 50. Is that a product of our times, or of the relative youth of our members?
by DocBrown
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 106
Views: 5513

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Like Pierre, my list will be short of Y chromosomes, since most of my favourite male artists are already in. But far too few women. 1. Joan Armatrading Reggae infused folk from St. Kitt's via East London. Her output from 1975 through the early '80s is criminally ignored. I know my love for Joan is s...
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Upcoming Albums: October 2017

Jirin wrote:Is that a rerelease or another album called Sweet Old World?

Edit: Interesting, complete re-recording of Sweet Old World. That's a strange choice.


Yes, it's actually titled "This Sweet Old World" to differentiate from the 1992 release. I'll correct my earlier post.
by DocBrown
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Upcoming Albums: October 2017

A huge month again: back in the day of physical releases, September/October were always the biggest months, looking forward to Christmas shopping. This year seems to be reverting to form although it's probably entirely coincidental. Lucinda Williams releases "This Sweet Old World" on Octob...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would the top spots in an "Acclaimed Television" site look like?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: What would the top spots in an "Acclaimed Television" site look like?

While I'm no expert (I haven't owned a TV in twenty years) I always thought documentary was the format best suited to the small screen. Sixty Minutes, its Canadian cousin W5, Frontline, Wild Kingdom.
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 4948

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Great start, ListyGuy. I'm afraid this list might be overshadowed by some other rollout going on, though...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)

Also, Honorio, track 7 is "Song is Over", not "The Song is Over". I could argue that it is a very subtle distinction, but Daltrey clearly says "The song is over" in the first verse and "this song is over" in the last. I think Townshend meant to omit "The&...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)

Won't Get Fooled Again Baba O'Riley (the best bookends in music history) Bargain My Wife Love Ain't For Keeping Behind Blue Eyes Going Mobile Song is Over Getting in Tune Over fifty years of listening to music, Who's Next is probably the album I would have called my number one most often, although a...
by DocBrown
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 63654

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

Oh, that's a rush to see Lucinda Williams jump from just outside the top 1000 to no. 500. Might bode well for women and alt-country (two of my favourite things) on the top half of the list?
by DocBrown
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 32442

Re: Albums of 2017

The album i can't stop playing lately is Jade Jackson's "Gilded". Think of a young Lucinda Williams with a whole lot less whiskey and cigarettes. Still some whiskey and cigarettes, just a whole lot less.
by DocBrown
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 63654

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). With only 48 voters last time around, the results below 500 weren't particularly ...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 63654

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

I'm so happy Hadestown made the cut. If only it had fallen at 666 just like Why We Build The Wall. :) Speaking of which, serious 'Life imitates art' going on with that song. You sold me on it last time around. You can hear part of the original cast recording from the off-Broadway production last ye...
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines

Safe From Harm
Daydreaming
Be Thankful for What You've Got
Unfinished Sympathy
Hymn of the Big Wheel
Blue Lines
Five Man Army
Lately
One Love

Haven't listened to this for a long time resulting in a big re-evaluation. Unfinished Sympathy falls from first to fourth.
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 44
Views: 2798

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

Actually now that I think about it there is at least one more member of our club. Rdwdbob, who generally is only seen in the weekly chart thread, shares my birthday but is one year older than me; just an interesting coincidence I noted a couple of years ago.
by DocBrown
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 758
Views: 63654

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

StevieFan13 wrote:Quite a tumble I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight took, though.


It also fell 200 spots from 2011 to 2014. I guess the forum is less friendly to British folk than in the past.
by DocBrown
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 14218

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

The last time we did this poll, I was very happy to see OK Computer finish 2nd. I think we needed confirmation that it could be beaten. I like VU & Nico and Ok Computer about equally though, so either one winning is fine by me. Last time, I REALLY enjoyed confirming that VU&N did beat OkC (...
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 44
Views: 2798

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

I feel like an imposter; I was born in the 1950's by just three weeks. But someone has to keep Henry company.
by DocBrown
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: September 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: Upcoming Albums: September 2017

Torres' "Three Futures" due September 29.
by DocBrown
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run (1975)
Replies: 21
Views: 2912

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run (1975)

Thunder Road
Jungleland
Born to Run
Backstreets
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
She's the One
Night
Meeting Across the River

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