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by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue May 23, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 456
Views: 16697

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: 37

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: 70

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: 15422

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: 1001

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: 19
Views: 296

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: 19
Views: 296

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: 19
Views: 296

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: 19
Views: 296

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: 19
Views: 296

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: 19
Views: 296

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 Aronoth (Israel) - The 500 Great Songs of Israeli Music (2009)
Replies: 4
Views: 70

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: 713

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: 456
Views: 16697

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: 333

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: 816

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: 15422

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: 251

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: 1066

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: 365

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: 365

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: 97
Views: 3973

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: 1066

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: 131
Views: 5555

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: 795

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: 97
Views: 3973

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: 97
Views: 3973

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: 97
Views: 3973

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: 97
Views: 3973

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: 97
Views: 3973

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: 4159

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: 456
Views: 16697

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: 4159

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: 81
Views: 4971

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...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 81
Views: 4971

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

Is Questlove's song list going to be included?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 456
Views: 16697

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Public Image Ltd's "This Is Not a Love Song" is said to be #41 on Sounds' 100 singles of all time, but doesn't actually seem to be anywhere on the list. (The actual #41 is Bowie's "Space Oddity", which is properly credited on AM.)
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Anyone Want to Post/Send an Updated Top-100 Songs List?
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Anyone Want to Post/Send an Updated Top-100 Songs List?

andyd1010 wrote:Thanks! Let It Be continues to overwhelmingly outperform its AM rank.


It is my #1 all-time favorite. :)
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 456
Views: 16697

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Temptations "I Wish It Would Rain" is 1967, not 1968. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... y-believe/
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TimeOut (NY): The Best Songs Ever (2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: TimeOut (NY): The Best Songs Ever (2016)

This is... interesting, certainly. Personally, any complaints I may have are nullified by the inclusion of "All of the Lights" all the way up at #13.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Consequence of Sound - Every Disney Song From Worst to Best (2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Consequence of Sound - Every Disney Song From Worst to Best (2016)

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/11/ranking-every-disney-song-from-worst-to-best/ It's probably not worth including on AM, since the only Disney song on AM (and no others probably even come close) is #1 here anyway, but it's still a fun list for the Disney fans here. As usual, there's a lot to get...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2007)
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: Mark Ellingham - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists - 5000 Songs You Must Download (2007)

Thanks for the responses! Here's another one: LTJ BUKEM - MUSIC (I NEED YOU) There's no such song, but there's "Music" and "Atlantis (I Need You)"... :text-bump: I'm bumping this again now. I won't have time to comment on any more lists for some time, so hopefully this topic wil...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 456
Views: 16697

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Dave Marsh put Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" in his 1001 singles, but it's supposed to be "Hot Stuff". https://rateyourmusic.com/list/goldwax3 ... _and_soul/
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?

I'm not sure which version is better known, but the xx's version of Florence and the Machine's "You've Got the Love" seems to have racked up at least as much acclaim as the original. In fact, I'm not even sure they should be counted as the same song on AM, since the xx version is less of a...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/Albums that you did not like before, but now you like it!
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Songs/Albums that you did not like before, but now you like it!

I particularly like the feeling of being able to enjoy a song or album that I did not like or cared about before. I can definitely think of a bunch of examples that work the other way around, but I will say that the first example that comes to mind is "New Slang" by the Shins. Same for me!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 1387

Re: Another AMF meeting !

Here's something you all may enjoy...

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by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Greatest Hits Poll
Replies: 46
Views: 1206

Re: Unacclaimed Greatest Hits Poll

spiritualized wrote:And Bjork's Verandi - which has a very bizarre classical opera version on Spotify. Better stick with the YT version.


When the hell is Björk going to release a damn B-sides compilation!?

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