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by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: More Canadian song lists
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: More Canadian song lists

No Grimes on either list, but one of them manages to make room for "Baby"!? What is up with these Canooks?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 491
Views: 23588

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Metro Area "Miura" was on this EP in 2001.

https://www.discogs.com/Metro-Area-Metr ... ease/14911
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

Here is my revised list. Let me know if anyone notices repeats or mistakes 043 Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love 105 Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love Here's a repeat. What do you want to do about it? I think in that case you can make the decision, he got the opportuni...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

Zombeels wrote:Here is my revised list. Let me know if anyone notices repeats or mistakes
043 Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love
105 Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love


Here's a repeat. What do you want to do about it?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

babydoll wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
panam wrote:No problem, but i'm worried the date for the release of results won't be close.


I can promise nothing, but I can assure you that progress is being made.

Do you two need additional help?


I think we could use another hand. You should send notbrianeno a PM.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

panam wrote:No problem, but i'm worried the date for the release of results won't be close.


I can promise nothing, but I can assure you that progress is being made.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

andyd1010 wrote:
panam wrote:Mmmm no more addings...the results will be in december...

It wasn't an add! Just fixing a mistake. I'm all done adding, I promise.

Don't worry, I caught the mistake the first time around. Though I'm sure there is a band out there whose name really is just "k".
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 491
Views: 23588

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Pete Seeger "We Shall Overcome" is listed as being in the National Recording Registry, but the Registry website lists the album rather than the song.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums & Songs
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums & Songs

sam.peeler wrote:So there's a new, updated edition of the 1001 Songs book. Should I post the additions/removals here?


Absolutely. I don't know if Henrik will use it yet, but it's always good to have it.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 491
Views: 23588

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Radio 4 "Dance to the Underground" was released as a single in 2001.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... derground/
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 491
Views: 23588

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Why is Mistinguett "Mon Homme" listed as 1916? Everywhere seems to list it as having been first released in 1920.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2 planning
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Overlooked Songs 2 planning

StevieFan13 wrote:Hope I don't accidentally submit a song that's already been featured.


Don't worry: submissions are public, so if you make a mistake, someone will catch it.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Verlant and Caussé (France) - La discothèque parfaite (2009)
Replies: 6
Views: 3521

Re: Verlant and Caussé (France) - La discothèque parfaite (2009)

Again, I must point out that it credits "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" to Little Richard even though he never recorded that song. I'd assume they meant the Larry Williams recording and miscredited it, probably just because the title is similar to "Good Golly Miss Molly".
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2015 Update
Replies: 491
Views: 23588

Re: Errors in the 2015 Update

Florence + The Machine's "You've Got the Love" was first released in 2008 as the B-side to "Dog Days Are Over" (it was the A-side of its own single in 2009).
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 8118

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Some songs got on from the 2015 lists like "Blackstar" and "4 Degrees" and will benefit from more appearances in the 2016 lists. I imagine some songs like "Bad and Boujee" (ugh) and possibly "Redbone" will do the same when the 2017 EOY lists arrive.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 8118

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Henrik wrote:Here is another update of songs (maybe the last?) including a few Canadian and Metallica songs and all the songs chosen from the 2016 EOY spreadsheet.


Thanks, Henrik! But... did you mean to have "True Love Waits" in the spreadsheet twice?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Indie88 - Top 150 Canadian Songs of All Time (2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Indie88 - Top 150 Canadian Songs of All Time (2017)

Not a single Grimes song??? I am shocked an appalled.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

Moonbeam wrote:[350] Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
[415] Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 2


Now, that's unexpected. Was the full album not being considered? Or do you just like it better split up into EPs?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

So...today's the last day, right? How many hours until the deadline?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

I've always had the impression that albums, as a medium, come a lot easier to most of you than they do to me. Still, I needed to bring in SOMETHING this year, so I reached into my gut an pulled out some albums that I love. Here's to a better list in 3 years. 1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 169
Views: 13651

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Seeing Elvis Costello next month!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 19986

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

notbrianeno wrote:The formula used will be the same as last time: 100 - [square root(18.5*Placement-1)].


I'm pretty sure the formula is supposed to include an extra set of parentheses.

100 - [square root(18.5*(Placement-1))]

Oh yeah, and I've got a little list coming at the last minute.
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: 189

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: 22
Views: 847

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: 678

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: 491
Views: 23588

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 491
Views: 23588

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: 274

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: 50
Views: 1852

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: 491
Views: 23588

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: 208

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: 418

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: 17467

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: 2540

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 257

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: 1300

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...

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