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by luvulongTIM
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Adam Schlesinger
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: RIP Adam Schlesinger

Yeah along with Henry “the Fonze” Winkler of all people, the FOY were of a very few amount of people to not look so highly on Tom Hanks who didn’t give them any real credit for being the band behind the band in his movie. Luckily that move didn’t “jump the shark” on their careers but it would have b...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Year For Music?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Best Year For Music?

I liked both 2003 and 2006 for pretty similar reasons. Very poppy, melodic, throwback albums and singles. Most catchy singalong, hooky,records came out these years as well. I remember not LOVING or even liking many of the critics pics for those years especially 03 so it was like you had to go out an...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Adam Schlesinger
Replies: 4
Views: 153

RIP Adam Schlesinger

COVID-19 related sadly. I always preferred them to the Shins, in fact Welcome Interstate Managers probably ranks in my top 5 for the entire decade of the 00s. They got heat for Stacy especially from classic rock aficionados but it was more than just that single which wasn’t even close to their best....
by luvulongTIM
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Kenny Rogers
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: RIP Kenny Rogers

It really is a shame. I love "The Gambler." Also, on an unrelated note: luvulongTIM, you might want to see what's happened to your little photo icon. Yeah photobuckets charging now so they’re restricting whatever I’d posted before. You should see my junk mail folder with all the photobucket notific...
by luvulongTIM
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Kenny Rogers
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: RIP Kenny Rogers

Sorry I couldn’t get into more detail but it was late over here and.....Corona Virus????? Yeah I’ll blame that on the slothful ways ;) But it is tragic that his passing is pushed so far back in the NEWS with all the goings on today. He deserves better but I guess it’s understandable
by luvulongTIM
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Kenny Rogers
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

RIP Kenny Rogers

The Gambler was 81 :(
by luvulongTIM
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 245
Views: 228372

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Not gonna say the word cause I’m sure people are coming on here to avoid anything to do with it but yeah, my condolences to anyone to had plans to go to a show cause it’s not looking good :( Saw some people saying they had tix for shows in July. I don’t think it’s gotten bad enough to where shows th...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bands that are most famous in their native countries (and whether or not they deserve wider attention)
Replies: 43
Views: 10509

Re: Bands that are most famous in their native countries (and whether or not they deserve wider attention)

Los Angeles had a punk band called Face to Face. In fact the lead singer recorded to most arrogant, self centered tag, I guess is what they call it, for KROQ about how important they are to the LA punk revival scene and how they started all and no one would be there without them. I’m like “ok, liter...
by luvulongTIM
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bands that are most famous in their native countries (and whether or not they deserve wider attention)
Replies: 43
Views: 10509

Re: Bands that are most famous in their native countries (and whether or not they deserve wider attention)

I know Ireland has the Frames who I thought would have gotten at least a cult following in the States following the success of Once and the soundtrack and all the great word of mouth about their concerts but than I saw their insanely low placement when they were being advertised to play Coachella, s...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Question about Favorite albums/songs
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: Question about Favorite albums/songs

Was listening to The First Taste by Fiona Apple. That song which I thought was a standout on the album at the time, but now omg that is a sensational song and one of her all time best. I had to put it on repeat it was so incredible and I was so glad I added to my playlist on Spotify. And she wasn’t ...
by luvulongTIM
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 350
Views: 44504

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Wow! You were even able to get the lyrics to a Cocteau Twins song? I always heard most of their 80s work was impossible to translate to any language let alone English. Good job.
by luvulongTIM
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)
Replies: 23
Views: 5647

Re: Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)

Manic Street Preachers

Gerry Goffin & Carol King
by luvulongTIM
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 46
Views: 15408

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

Tom Snyder for the backstage wing for giving the punk rock movement a platform to thrive by frequenting his show. 1. Lush 2. Shonen Knife 3. Teenage Fanclub 4. Guided by Voices 5. Manic Street Preachers 6. Supergrass 7. Sinead O’ Conner 8. Billy Bragg 9. Vampire Weekend And since pop stars are reall...
by luvulongTIM
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Roxette
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

Re: R.I.P. Roxette

Always wondered if there was a Roxette Box Set and if they’d name it cause Roxette box set pretty much sells itself.
by luvulongTIM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - KCRW (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: EOY 2019 - KCRW (US)

I gained a lot of respect for Nic Hartcourt for voting Tilly and the Wall’s o as his album of the year in 07 and this is coming from a Rodney guy here in LA. He was big into the Chameleons, Doves, Belle and Sebastian, Catherine Wheel and Cocteau Twins too so his tastes were at times quite Godhead. H...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll
Replies: 113
Views: 38578

Re: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll

Finally the one saving grace year of all the 80s I can actually get behind. Only took the entire decade 1. Stone Roses- The Stone Roses 2. Pixies- Doolittle 3. The Wonder Stuff- Hup 4. Madonna- Like a Prayer 5. The Blue Nile- Hats 6. The Beautiful South- Welcome to the Beautiful South 7. Nine Inch N...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: Greatest Punk Bands of All Time
Replies: 34
Views: 11578

Re: POLL: Greatest Punk Bands of All Time

Kind of too little too late with the deadline but the grey area about proto punk for me was Television. A band labeled proto punk who’s debut album was released a year after the first actual punk bands debut? Never understood that logic.
by luvulongTIM
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll
Replies: 107
Views: 41752

Re: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll

1. Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
2. The Primitives- Lovely
3. The Wonder Stuff- The Eight Legged Groove Machine
4. The House of Love- s/t (debut)
5. The Pixies- Surfer Rosa
by luvulongTIM
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll
Replies: 102
Views: 43501

Re: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll

1. Sinead O’Connor- The Lion & The Cobra
2. Michael Jackson- Bad
3. The Spacemen 3- Perfect Prescription
4. The Housemartins- The People that Grinned Themselves To Death
5.George Micheal- Faith
6. Sonic Youth- Sister
7. Prince- Sign ‘O’ The Times
by luvulongTIM
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 248800

Re: Albums of 2019

Well let’s not forget the 70s most acclaimed record came out in December of ‘79 so there’s still hope. Keep the faith all.
by luvulongTIM
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15
Replies: 14
Views: 12220

Re: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15

It’s very critic friendly just on a superficial basis alone. Artsy being that it’s on 4ad. They’re also an indie folk band from Brooklyn so that in itself you know was gonna put it in the top 10 alone. I think because of this is the same reason it won’t make number 1 this year. It’s too stereotypica...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 91
Views: 41354

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

1. The Chameleons- Strange Times
2. The Housemartins- London 0 Hull 4
3. Peter Gabriel- So
4. Billy Bragg- Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
5. The Smiths- The Queen is Dead
by luvulongTIM
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 248800

Re: Albums of 2019

Not even the fans so much as the critics cause I’m noticing it’s liked here but not universally adored like they way critics are praising it just by the fact i see it ranked here but not like top 3 or scoring in the high 80s and 90s. But in this day and age you form a indie folk band and move them o...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 248800

Re: Albums of 2019

No moving your band over to the hipster Mecca of the world and signing to 4ad which was a sensational label back in the 80s and 90s and still has a few highlights once in a blue moon. Just that alone makes me roll my eyes along with the hipster beards of the male members. Even Fleet Foxes are doing ...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 248800

Re: Albums of 2019

I know today’s only the first day it’s been posted on Metacritic but the new Slipknot scoring 100% (as of August 7th)? My God!!!!! Wouldn’t it be something if they beat out Big Thief in the polls this year? They are about as non pretentious and artsy fartsy as it get, as opposed to our current #1 an...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 44809

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Well I didn’t mean it to come across like I was calling any individual out, just felt like Kate was being slighted in a year so many here have called one of the weaker years in the 80s when there was so much worse especially before’ 85. Yeah 80s synth wave was still a thing and we were preparing to ...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 44809

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

A woman FINALLY tops the albums and (the same woman mind you) singles list and it gets called “the weakest year of the 80s?” As opposed to ‘81 and ‘83? Really? The Human League? And most Richard Blade influenced synth rock from that era for that matter. And the 80s had some terrible, dreadful moment...
by luvulongTIM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

Re: Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)

Kind of sounds like they’re paying homage to the classic Magnetic Fields album from that year yet.....where the heck are they?
by luvulongTIM
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 71364

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

No she’s always been our highest ranked female even in our all female artist poll a few months back.
by luvulongTIM
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 71364

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Wow! Beautiful South outranking the Housemartins? Weird I didn’t think there was anybody that preferred The Beautiful South over the Housemartins.
by luvulongTIM
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 44809

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

1. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love
2. The Replacements- Tim (MY NAME!!!!!!!!!!)
3. The Jesus & Mary Chain- Pyschocandy
4. Whitney Houston- s/t
5. Tears for Fears- Songs From the Big Chair
by luvulongTIM
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 78901

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

1. Cocteau Twins- Treasure
2. Tina Turner- Private Dancer
3. Bruce Springsteen- Born in the USA
4. This Mortal Coil- It’ll End in Tears
5. Sade- Diamond Life
by luvulongTIM
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 142
Views: 130265

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

I don’t get Allmusic. Veronica Falls 5 Stars yet ZERO 5 star review albums for a single Kate Bush album obviously with Hounds of Love at the forefront? I like Veronica Falls and all, in fact “Stephen” is one of my favorite songs but to have them achieve a their biggest feat over a masterpiece like H...
by luvulongTIM
Thu May 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 101405

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

1. Cocteau Twins- Head Over Heels
2. The Chameleons- Script of the Bridge
3. The Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams
4. David Bowie- Lets Dance
5. Cyndi Lauper- She’s So Unusual
by luvulongTIM
Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 248800

Re: Albums of 2019

Maybe not Pavement overrated but a tad I guess. Nothing really stands out for me but I’d still rather see them rank higher than some hipster snob Brooklyn indie act.
by luvulongTIM
Fri May 03, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30
Replies: 7
Views: 11747

Re: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30

Just from reading two words and the name of a record label alone in this bands description on Metacritic I already know who’s gonna do incredibly well next month: INDIE, BROOKLYN & 4AD. Than I saw the rating. It’s gonna break the 90s I’m sure. And I’m rooting for Sharkjump Brooklyn’s finest Vampire ...
by luvulongTIM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 72986

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Best year EVER.....TO BE BORN ;)....in music? Meh! Go class of 2000!!!

1. Kate Bush- The Dreaming
2. Michael Jackson- Thriller
3. Cocteau Twins- Garlands
4. Prince- 1999
5.The Clash- Combat Rock
by luvulongTIM
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 11932

Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

D’oh! !!!I meant OLDER :( How did I not see that. OMG I’m losing it.
by luvulongTIM
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 90749

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

The deadline is just over an hour away, but I won't be able to start finalising the tally until about 2 hours after that. Get those last-minute lists in! Good riddance. Most of the early 80s and much of the mid 80s was abysmal but this year takes the cake and may go down as the worst year ever in m...
by luvulongTIM
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 11932

Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Wow! Ain’t it strange how actual the 17 year old looks younger than the woman who ranks one notch above her?
by luvulongTIM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Dick Dale
Replies: 2
Views: 3361

Dick Dale

I’d have thought someone would have posted on the surf guitar legend’s passing by now. He deserves acknowledgement here even if he isn’t too highly regarded in the rankings.
by luvulongTIM
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 34757

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I’d rank the Life Pursuit as my number 1. Of ‘06 number 3 behind the Long Blondes and Camera Obscura. Probably my favorite year ever in music. The rest could fight amongst themselves. Maybe PJ at 2.
by luvulongTIM
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 34757

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Wow it’s like everyone went out of their wait to NOT put 7 at number 7 on their list. Two at number 6, one at number 8. I liked the album enough I would have purposely rearranged it to be my number 7 on the nose. Was also rooting for Pearl Jam’s 10 at number 10 for the 90s poll instead of Sigur Ros ...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 37872

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

Great observation on the Cocteaus LiveinPhoenix Great to see them doing so well. Honestly when in comes to instrumentation I think Liz’s voice should be mentioned in the same breath as Kevin Shields guitar work. To me vocals can totally make or break a great band. If you’re metal or punk inspired ob...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 44241

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

I feel almost guilty for having Pavement in my bottom 15 three times. I hoped this poll would finally get me to appreciate them, but really I bar a couple of songs (like Here, which I quite like) I have a big problem getting into it. In much of these songs the instrumental part and the singing seem...
by luvulongTIM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 118261

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

1. Lush 2. Belle & Sebastian 3. Cocteau Twins 4. Kate Bush 5. Camera Obscura 6. Sleater-Kinney 7. Ride 8. The Primitives 9. Trashcan Sinatras 10. The Housemartins 11. Super Furry Animals 12. The Boo Radleys 13. The Jesus & Mary Chain 14. Guided by Voices 15. The Divine Comedy 16. The Wonderstuff 17....
by luvulongTIM
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 113034

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

:o Ouch
by luvulongTIM
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23
Replies: 28
Views: 11687

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23

1. Frosty the Snowman- Cocteau Twins 2. Last Christmas- Wham 3. All I Want for Christmas- Shonen Knife 4. She Came Home For Christmas- Mew 5. Icicles- Lets Go Sailing 6. Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses 7. 2,000 Miles- The Pretenders 8. Little Drummer Boy- the Harry Simeone Chorale 9. Christmas Va...
by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 22093

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

Me
by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 22093

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

Killing