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by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Complex - The 33 Best Kendrick Lamar Songs (2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Complex - The 33 Best Kendrick Lamar Songs (2017)

#21 is the original live version of "untitled 03".
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spectrum Culture - 100 Best Songs of the '90s (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Spectrum Culture - 100 Best Songs of the '90s (2017)

Jesus, THIS again? It's like there's some sort of conspiracy to get Henrik to delay the update even further.

Great list so far.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking albums is tough
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Ranking albums is tough

Dan wrote:All of this might make more sense if you look at my spreadsheet-in-progress:


Dan, do you use any formulas to make the spreadsheet work, with the colors and such? If so, I'd greatly appreciate a blank version of the spreadsheet for personal use (not for this year's poll, sadly).
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue May 30, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 469
Views: 19395

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Henrik wrote:Neither will Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings", unless someone can identify a "milestone recording".


The National Recording Registry includes the 1938 NBC Symphony performance led by Arturo Toscanini. Does that count?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 28, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

StevieFan13 wrote:Ron, do you want to do the Radiohead list or should I?


If you've got the time, go ahead.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 28, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

Here's the rest of the Boss: 101. New York City Serenade 102. Hearts of Stone 103. Devil's Arcade 104. Mary Lou 105. Into the Fire 106. Wages of Sin 107. Reason to Believe 108. My Hometown 109. Johnny Bye Bye 110. Candy's Room 111. Rendezvous 112. The Fever 113. Walk Like a Man 114. I'm a Rocker 115...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

I was shocked and appalled at the lack of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", until I remembered that it's a Nick Lowe cover.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 28, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

StevieFan13 wrote:Are we ever going to get back to these? I'll do the Bob Dylan one next.


Sorry. I've been busy with high school almost at a close. While you do that, I'll do Springsteen 101-200.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri May 26, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 469
Views: 19395

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Costello/Bacharach "God Give Me Strength" was on the Grace of My Heart soundtrack in 1996.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album ... _my_heart/
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu May 25, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

It's great to have you back, Steve! Can't wait to see the rest of the list! The Entertainer (1916 piano roll) - Scott Joplin So, uh, funny story about this one. For many years, this song was listed on AM, simply credited to Scott Joplin for the year 1902 (when it was published). After a while, it wa...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu May 25, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Steve Sullivan - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (Volumes 3 and 4)
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Steve Sullivan - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (Volumes 3 and 4)

https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Gre ... 1442254483

The book is now out on Kindle. I emailed Steve recently, and he said he would be happy to come to the forums and share the list!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue May 23, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 469
Views: 19395

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Dr. Hook's "Sylvia's Mother" was on his self-titled album in 1971.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon May 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2012)
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs by The Cure (2012)

No "Lovesong" either? This list is utterly bizarre.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon May 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

How is it that "Disturbia" isn't even in the top half!?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri May 19, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings
Replies: 88
Views: 16118

Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442254497/E ... es-3-and-4

So it looks like it's out. Amazon still lists it as unreleased, so I'm hoping they'll give us a "Look Inside" soon.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon May 15, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Least-favorite songs
Replies: 96
Views: 1610

Re: Least-favorite songs

Oh, another thing, there really needs to be a shrug emoji. It'd be perfect for right now. There's always ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ These days, I can't really feel passionate dislike for any songs. "Hey Soul Sister" by Train is the only one that comes up often enough that I really think is terrible. There...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

Now, here's the Boss: 100. The E Street Shuffle 99. Easy Money 98. Lucky Town 97. Two Hearts 96. Livin' in the Future 95. Mansion on the Hill 94. Valentine's Day 93. Jackson Cage 92. A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Pittsburgh) 91. Working on the Highway 90. The Ties That Bind 89. This Life 88. We Take C...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon May 08, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

Here's the extended Stone's list: 101. Love Is Strong 102. We Love You 103. Dancing in the Light 104. Sway 105. Hot Stuff 106. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 107. Connection 108. Let Me Go 109. Child of the Moon 110. Neighbours 111. It Must Be Hell 112. Streets of Love 113. I'm Free 114. Till th...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon May 08, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

One important detail I noticed: these lists exclude cover songs (so "Twist and Shout" was not considered for the Beatles list).
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 07, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

Now the Stones. 100. One Hit (to the Body) 99. Torn and Frayed 98. Time Waits for No One 97. Anybody Seen My Baby? 96. Respectable 95. Out of Time 94. Sister Morphine 93. Star Star 92. Flip the Switch 91. Who's Been Sleeping Here? 90. Hand of Fate 89. Rip This Joint 88. Sad Sad Sad 87. Tops 86. Midn...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

Okay, I'll start by transcribing the Beatles list! 100. Your Mother Should Know 99. She Said She Said 98. Baby's in Black 97. Day Tripper 96. What You're Doing 95. All My Loving 94. I'll Follow the Sun 93. You Can't Do That 92. I'm a Loser 91. I'm Only Sleeping 90. When I'm Sixty-Four 89. I Should H...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Jim Beviglia's "Counting Down" Series

So I was looking at the website for Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, waiting for the release of Steve Sullivan's next Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, when I happened to notice that this guy had recently written a book listing the top 100 Beatles songs, with write-ups. Normally, be...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri May 05, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel) - The 500 Great Songs of Israeli Music (2009)
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Yedioth Aronoth (Israel) - The 500 Great Songs of Israeli Music (2009)

StevieFan13 wrote:If locked - Ofra Haza;


That's "Im nin'alu".
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri May 05, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spectrum Culture - 100 Best Songs of the ’80s
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: Spectrum Culture - 100 Best Songs of the ’80s

There's only one Prince song so far? There has to be at least one in the top 20. But it still feels like there should be more...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu May 04, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 469
Views: 19395

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Stefano Zenni (ITA) - I Segreti del Jazz - KEY TRACKS 1900-1956 (2008)
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Stefano Zenni (ITA) - I Segreti del Jazz - KEY TRACKS 1900-1956 (2008)

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN - TOPSY (CHARLIE'S CHOICE) - 1941

This is the same as "Swing to Bop" which is already on AM.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Songs of 2010s
Replies: 22
Views: 1027

Re: Best Songs of 2010s

PlasticRam wrote:
Bruno wrote:We really need a poll :mrgreen:

I was thinking that for sure we're gonna have a big poll three years from now, but I wouldn't be opposed to a poll right now either.

Personally, this is just making me more impatient for the all-time songs poll.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings
Replies: 88
Views: 16118

Re: Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Looks like it's been delayed until next month...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2000 Albums
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: 2000 Albums

On RYM, I currently have 10 albums rated 5/5. But if you took BleuPanda's 1-10 scale with quarter increments, I don't think any album would be a perfect 10/10 for me right now. Maybe MBDTF.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting over!)
Replies: 44
Views: 1373

Re: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting starts today!)

1. Power
2. Black Skinhead
3. Only One
4. Monster
5. All of the Lights
6. Stronger
7. Say You Will
8. Heartless
9. Jesus Walks
10. American Boy
11. Can't Tell Me Nothing
12. Dark Fantasy
13. Gold Digger
14. Flashing Lights
15. Famous
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spectrum Culture lists
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Henrik wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:6. Kanye West
Yeezus
5. Savages
Silence Yourself
4. Phosphorescent
Muchacho
3. The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Thanks! Although I meant all the other EOY lists as well.


I know, all I have time for right now is just filling out the rest of 2013.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spectrum Culture lists
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Spectrum Culture lists

6. Kanye West
Yeezus
5. Savages
Silence Yourself
4. Phosphorescent
Muchacho
3. The National
Trouble Will Find Me
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4871

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Because both On the Corner and New York Girl, which are part of the same melody, aren't available as separate tracks on Spotify. That's weird. I wonder if they should maybe be combined into one entry on AM. Henrik, can you find which lists these songs appeared on? In Time Out's "1000 Songs to ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting over!)
Replies: 44
Views: 1373

Re: Top 30 Kanye West Songs (voting starts today!)

"Gone" is in the top post twice.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 9804

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

What's the minimum amount for a list? I think I could scrape together something, but getting to 100 may be too difficult.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 30
Views: 946

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

1970
The Cross
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
Alone, Together
Baby Be Mine
'Cross the Breeze
Hateful
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4871

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Bang Jan, I noticed that there's one Miles Davis track that shows up twice in the playlist. Because both On the Corner and New York Girl, which are part of the same melody, aren't available as separate tracks on Spotify. That's weird. I wonder if they should maybe be combined into one entry on AM. ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4871

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Bang Jan, I noticed that there's one Miles Davis track that shows up twice in the playlist.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4871

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Henrik, do you have the list of 2016 songs being added to AM?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4871

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Thank you so much Henrik! I deeply appreciate everything you do for us music fans. Justice Vs. Simian | Never be alone By the way, is this supposed to be Simian's original "Never Be Alone" or is it a duplicate of "We Are Your Friends"? Or is it something else I don't know about?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 4871

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Henrik wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Any more to show?

Hundreds! But I need a couple of weeks before I can post another batch.

How's it going? Need any help from us?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 5216

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

One I'm surprised hasn't been nominated yet, since it made the last all-time song poll:

Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister: "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying"
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 469
Views: 19395

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Naughty by Nature "Hip Hop Hooray" is 1992, not 1993.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... op-hooray/
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 5216

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Kanye West - The College Dropout - "Never Let Me Down"
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 84
Views: 5646

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

Is Questlove's song list going to be included? I don't think either of them are - Henrik's rule is that a best-of list by a single artist can't feature the artist's own work. I don't remember if there are any Roots songs on his song list, but the album list is disqualified because pretty much all o...

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