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by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Update on the update
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Update on the update

Geez, I hope I don't seem like an asshole for not having posted anything nice in the last thread... and I hope I don't seem like one now, because I do have plenty of nice things to say – this website has enriched my life so much and I can't imagine how hard Henrik has worked to bring it to the music...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Bob Dorough
Replies: 1
Views: 60

R.I.P. Bob Dorough

Okay, this is really crazy... Schoolhouse Rock! is really something from my parents' time, but I owned the DVD when I was little and used to watch it all the time. Tonight, I decided to take a nostalgia trip and marathon all the shorts, and when I finished, I found this news... Bob Dorough composed ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.5
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.5

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son vs. Portishead - Portishead 2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. The Darkness - Permission to Land 3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. Snog - Beyond the Valley of the Proles 4. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philh...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.4
Replies: 19
Views: 391

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.4

1. Deep Purple - Made In Japan vs. Lily Allen - Alright Still 2. Tubeway Army - Replicas vs. John Talabot - Fin 3. Blanck Mass - World Eater vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans 4. Space - Spiders vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH Again, I really feel like I could go either way with #3... Voting for either of the...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I hope there aren't duplicates or other kinds of mistakes... Well, I suppose we should get this out of the way sooner than later: 147. The Beach Boys - You Still Believe in Me 364. The Beach Boys - You Still Believe in Me 515. The Lion King - Hakuna Matata 687. The Lion King - Hakuna Matata 392. We...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I just started making my list, and the first combination case that came up for me is Brain Damage / Eclipse. I see that Brain Damage is listed separately on AM while Eclipse is nowhere to be seen. I would much rather rank them together, since I think the whole is much better than the sum of its par...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.3
Replies: 24
Views: 531

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.3

1. The Police - Zenyatta Mondata vs. Perfume Genius - Too Bright 2. Carly Rae Jepsen - E*MO*TION vs. Sleater Kinney - One Beat 3. Weekend - La Varieté vs. Djeli Moussa Diawara - Yasimika 4. Dr. Dog - We All Belong vs. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome I almost feel like I could go either way w...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Nick wrote:298| James Brown- Fire and Rain


That's an understandable, but still hilarious, confusion to make. :D
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Finals (Neighborhood #1 vs. Sinnerman)
Replies: 27
Views: 465

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Finals (Neighborhood #1 vs. Sinnerman)

No! How did I break my perfect attendance on the final, of all rounds? How am I such a lazy asshole?

I was going to vote Arcade Fire, I don’t think it makes a difference...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Zombeels wrote:I left off Brain Damage /Eclipse because I only like them together. I will be adding it to my list.


Thanks for letting me know. If I may ask, what song did you remove for it?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I just started making my list, and the first combination case that came up for me is Brain Damage / Eclipse. I see that Brain Damage is listed separately on AM while Eclipse is nowhere to be seen. I would much rather rank them together, since I think the whole is much better than the sum of its par...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 07
Replies: 19
Views: 374

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 07

Rdwdbob wrote:Vampire Weekend - 'Hey Ya'


I take it you mean "Ya Hey". :D

I will nominate "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.2
Replies: 25
Views: 520

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.2

1. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man vs. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman 2. Tindersticks - Tindersticks (II) vs. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit 3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper 4. Pescado Rabioso - Artaud vs. The Blue Aeroplanes - ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 214
Views: 9676

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Clean song "Tally Ho" Appears on the clash page! As a consequence, there's no entry for this group This is not an AM error. The Clean was actually The Clash under a different name, a response to the early Clash fans who thought London Calling’s sound was too clean. It doesn’t stop the...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 06
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 06

Has anyone suggested the possibility of songs higher on the AM list taking less time to enter the hall of fame? I don't know how much that would effect, but I think it's something to consider.

My nomination: Madonna - Cherish
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Also of note, the Easybeats have a song that has been titled both Gonna Have A Good Time and Good Times . It's the same song. Thanks for letting me know. As for the songs above, I think they can all be counted together, though if anyone has a second opinion, they should speak up (I'm not particular...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

I'd have to go with a list of songs that don't seem to have been "acclaimed" by the music industry, and thus don't seem to appear in the 10000 song list on this website (or indeed even the longer list including those primed for future inclusion). 37 ¦ Edgar Winter ¦ Frankenstein You may w...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Semifinals
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Semifinals

Life in a Northern Town
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

Look's like Neil and I are the only ones going full underdog. I've been backing these two pretty strong the whole game, so the choice was easy.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4488

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

I suppose my comment may have come off as slightly too derisive: I do enjoy Britney Spears songs (mostly the same two that everyone does, but there's room in my heart for numerous others), although I figure Britney herself can't really take credit for how great most of them are. It's no secret that ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4488

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

137. Britney Spears Score: 225.68 (Votes: 4) Ranked Albums: none Ranked Songs: Toxic (#40), Baby One More Time (#233) Biggest Fan(s): Neil (#7), Bruno (#22) I'm sorry, but I find it beyond offensive that this hack is ranked higher than an all time great like Dinah Washington! What's wrong with you ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.1
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 1.1

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake 2. Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt vs. CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye 3. Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth vs. The Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages of... 4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. Yehuda Poliker ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2008) Submissions Thread

What the hell am I supposed to include on this? I think that, among most of the people I know, Kate Bush could be considered a guilty pleasure...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8
Replies: 22
Views: 542

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (could probably go either way tbh)
Life in a Northern Town
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Driver's Seat
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 05
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

I will nominate "The Bottle" by Gil Scott-Heron. Bizarrely, although it appears that only live versions are on Spotify (at least in the US), the original studio version actually is there – under the name "Gill Scott".

by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Grand Final
Replies: 26
Views: 573

Re: 9825/10000: Grand Final

1. Levon
2. Queen Jane Approximately
3. Angel
4. Vertigo Prelude and Rooftop

Thanks for hosting this, Bang Jan!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 162
Views: 4488

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

Tracey Thorn should also have "Protection" in her ranked songs.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AM Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Also need a verdict on "Eruption/You Really Got Me"- Van Halen...1 track or two? They're listed separately on AM, so I'd probably list them as two tracks here. Though, I do find it interesting how "Eruption" is played as the instrumental intro to "You Really Got Me", b...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BleuPanda's 2018 Music List Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: BleuPanda's 2018 Music List Updates

Bleu, should the song list in this thread be considered as your entry for the all-time poll? Or do you plan on changing it before the poll closes?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 16/Division Finals
Replies: 23
Views: 564

Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 16/Division Finals

Cowgirl in the Sand
California
Life in a Northern Town
Bad Reputation (pretty weak matchup tbh)
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Cold Little Heart
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Driver's Seat
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AM Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

My thoughts: Maybe I can make a top 1000, although it would be a lot of work. What format would be best? Would a Google sheet be good? Last time I didn't include classical music, because it's too different to compare. Maybe now I would include one track of my ten favorite composers or so. A Google ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: REMINDER : Missing Votes !! AMF WC Classics Edition 04
Replies: 49
Views: 914

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 04

Um... The Jam song isn't in the poll... :?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: REMINDER : Missing Votes !! AMF WC Classics Edition 04
Replies: 49
Views: 914

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 04

What’s the purpose of these obvious nominations? I never vote for them. I was hoping there'd be, like, one top 100 (or even 500) song at a time. I think setting specific limits on the higher tier of the acclaimed music list would help this out. Having songs like God Only Knows and How Soon is Now a...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AM Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and their ilk are eligible? and you can vote by movement? This will radically change my list :o ; probably more than half of my top 100 will be classical pieces. Coming up with one will definitely take me longer than I planned. Ah, I should have mentioned this in the plannin...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

rumpdoll wrote:One question regarding classical music, is it ok to post one movement of a symphony or only the complete one?

Symphonies can and should be voted for by movement.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AM Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Unlike AM, however, this poll allows for sections of classical pieces as well; for those, you can simply list the composer rather than a recording artist. Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and their ilk are eligible? and you can vote by movement? This will radically change my list :o ; probably more than hal...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

Re: The AM Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Also, in exception to the "single track" rule, "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" will be counted as a singular track, as is the case on AM, though this will not apply to any other tracks on Abbey Road . If you can think of any other "medley" tracks that could...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 9825/10000: Semi-finals
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: 9825/10000: Semi-finals

1. Levon 2. The House that Jack Built 3. Crucify Your Mind 4. The Bells 1. Untitled / Untitled 03 | 05.28.2013 2. Hercules 3. Angel 4. Violently Happy 1. Ramble Tamble 2. Female Vampire 3. Bird of Paradise 4. Vertigo Prelude and Rooftop 1. The Facts of Life 2. Queen Jane Approximately 3. (The Lament...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 2654

The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

It's been three years, and it's once again time for our forum's very own all-time songs poll! In 2015, "A Day in the Life" by the Beatles took the #1 spot. Since then, we've had many new users join, and made many new discoveries as a forum. So let's all pitch in to create an amazing select...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Well, looks like it's about time to start... thanks for the support and suggestions, everyone!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

TheLastEnemy wrote:I would be very happy to help out with the poll - I don't mind missing the suspense, as for me, watching the results take place would be just as much fun!


Thank you so much! Once everything is set up, I'll PM you a link to the Google Sheet.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women
Replies: 282
Views: 8480

Re: AMF's Top 1000 Songs by Women

That is a crazy high placement for Rolling in the Deep. I like the song well enough but is it really the #1 song on the list from the 2010s? And above Unfinished Sympathy, Heartbeats, and Glory Box? One of the stories of this poll is the Adele and Amy Winehouse re-appreciation movement. That defini...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Of course, the 1000 maximum is not an obligation, or even a recommendation. You only need to put in as many songs as you think is feasible or necessary. For me, 500 is the perfect number right now, but I hope that will increase as the years go on. If you can only come up with 250 songs that you cons...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Thanks for giving a detailed explanation, BleuPanda. I definitely agree with you that the formula ought to be less steep, for pretty much the same reasons. However, I had noticed that many forumers seemed to prefer the steeper curves, probably because the results are more "interesting" tha...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

This is the formula I plan to use if we do lists of 1000. I think this would be enough to get 2000+ songs with enough points. It's using the 500-point scale so it can be compared to previous formulas used. 500*(1+75)/([placement]+75) 1: 500.0 2: 493.5 3: 487.2 4: 481.0 5: 475.0 10: 447.1 50: 304.0 1...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

So, question for all of you: how long do you plan on making your individual lists? I myself don't plan on going farther than 500, but that would still be the most I've ever done.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Well, I'm certainly faced with a tough decision here. I'll admit, I've sort of cheated by starting to add BleuPanda's list to the spreadsheet (I assume it's not going to change this year). That way, I can get a head start in knowing what's ahead. I could start out by entering top 1000s, then if it p...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

And just for the record, for the formula I planned to use for the max 1000 version of the poll (the same as the one actually used in the 2012 poll), a #1000 song would receive more points than a #500 album did in last year's poll.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

Well, Bleu, now that you mention it... For quite a while, I had been focusing on this messy looking formula proposed by Sonofsamiam back in 2012, before he abandoned it two weeks later. ((500*(1+100)/([placement]+100))+(501-[placement]))/2 The point spread would be: 1: 500.0 2: 497.0 3: 494.1 4: 491...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

No worries about the off-topicness. Anything that sprouts new ideas is fine by me! So, since there seems to be plenty of support for the starting date, I think it's time to move on to the bigger topic at hand. I think we're plenty capable of producing a top 2000 results, and we can do this by expand...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning for the all-time songs poll!
Replies: 42
Views: 973

Re: Planning for the all-time songs poll!

I'd be on board with the guilty pleasure poll, however difficult it may be to define. If you're going to continue with it, I'd suggest moving it into another thread so we can keep this about the all-time poll.

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