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by Honorio
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.2
Replies: 23
Views: 5888

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.2

1. Manu Chao - Clandestino vs. Weezer - Pinkerton 2. The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk vs. The Monks - Black Monk Time 3. The Sound - Jeopardy vs. Blink 182 - Enema of the State 4. Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings vs. Silversun Pickups - Swoon I don't understand the backlash about "Clandestin...
by Honorio
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 26405

Re: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll

Last month I haven't found the time to edit my 1980 lis and I was planning to edit my 1981 list but I finally decided to keep it like it was (including the comment I did about my #1 song). ALBUMS: 1. JAPAN “Tin Drum” (#36 in my all-time list) 2. THE CURE “Faith” 3. BRIAN ENO - DAVID BYRNE “My Life i...
by Honorio
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Europe

Bracket 4.4.1 Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel (Estonia, 1978) Atalyja - Gervelė (Lithuania, 2004) Finally the Northern Europe final did not included any Scandinavian artist, the two final contenders came from the Baltic States. The folk sounds of Atalyja are highly remarkable (especially the vocal ha...
by Honorio
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Asia
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Asia

None of my "candidates" for winning every part of Asia finally won. Ryuichi Sakamoto and his "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" was eliminated on Round 2, Ravi Shankar and his "Rāga Simhendra-Madhyamam" on Round 3, Dengue Fever and their "Genjer Genjer" on Round 2 and finally Alfred Apaka and his "Nā M...
by Honorio
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.1
Replies: 18
Views: 5018

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.1

No comments on first round (sorry). Well, only one: listening to "Ondatrópica" after soooo many extra-slow and gloomy albums was one of the most refreshing music experiences of my whole life. 1. The Cure - The Head on the Door vs. Sigur Rós - ( ) 2. Low - Things We Lost in the Fire vs. Mogwai - Youn...
by Honorio
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Asia
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Asia

Yes! May the best team win. Only joking, may Valencia CF win!!!
by Honorio
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Asia
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Asia

Bracket 4.3.1 Tokyo Jihen - Kurumaya-san (Japan, 2004) Shigeru Umebayashi - Yumeji's Theme (Japan, 2000) I admit that "Kurumaya-san" didn't impress me too much on a first listen but every time I listen to it I like it more, especially the chord sequence and more especially this third chord (a B flat...
by Honorio
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas
Replies: 13
Views: 3808

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas

Just like the week before only one of my "candidates" for winning every part of America finally won, "Pedro Navaja" (nominated by me). Mercedes Sosa's "Alfonsina y el mar" (also nominated by me) was eliminated on this last round by Ástor Piazzolla. The other two candidates didn't have any chance bec...
by Honorio
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 6375

Re: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition

Many thanks, JamieW, I'm glad you like the thread. If you like Ofra Haza you must listen the wonderful Elo Hi (Canto Nero) composed and produced by Goran Bregović. https://images2.imgbox.com/50/92/QH3ucsaf_o.jpg 04. Johnny Pacheco Country: Dominican Republic Style: Salsa Salsa. Qué rica salsa. The s...
by Honorio
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas
Replies: 13
Views: 3808

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas

Tough competition this week. We have so far a triple tie on the first three brackets and a slight advantage of Piazzolla on the last one.
by Honorio
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas
Replies: 13
Views: 3808

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas

Honorio, "Taj Mahal" was originally released in 1972, on Ben . You're right, Henrik, I just listened to it and there is a previous version that I never heard before (here it is a link for the 1972 original version ). I edited the year of release but not the comment because the 1976 version is the o...
by Honorio
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Africa
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Africa

Well, only one of my "candidates" for winning every African part finally won, "Yèkèrmo Sèw" (nominated by Henrik). Rachid Taha's "Ya Rayah" (nominated by me) was eliminated on this last round by Anouar Brahem. The other two candidates didn't have any chance because they were eliminated on Round 3 an...
by Honorio
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas
Replies: 13
Views: 3808

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Americas

Bracket 4.2.1 Jorge Ben - Zumbi (1974) Jorge Ben - Taj Mahal (1972) Every continent has an artist facing himself in our poll, Africa had Astatke, America Ben, Asia (Ananda) Shankar and Europe Brel. Despite the career of Ben during the 60s being highly remarkable with peaks like "Samba esquema novo" ...
by Honorio
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 6375

Re: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition

https://images2.imgbox.com/d3/01/UYsbruCd_o.jpg 03. Fela Kuti Country: Nigeria Style: Afrobeat Fight music. The music of Fela Kuti cannot be separated from his political activism, one thing is intrinsically tied to the other. He politically supported pan-Africanism (he chose to sing in Pidgin Engli...
by Honorio
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 6375

Re: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition

I'm keen to hear the Elis & Tom album considering how much I liked the chemistry between them in the song nominated for the Foreign World Cup. Many thanks, Dan. I'm sure you will like "Elis & Tom" but sadly the vocal contributions of Tom Jobim are too few (only "Águas de Março" and "Soneto de separ...
by Honorio
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Africa
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round of 32 - Africa

Before beginning with Round of 32 I analyzed the performance of my nominations on Round 3. 61% (19/31) of my nominations passed to Round 2 and 42% (8/19) to Round 3. Round 3 has been really favorable for me, with 62,5% (5/8) going further. Henrik and nicolas are now tied on top. Henrik had an impres...
by Honorio
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 6375

Re: AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition

AM Foreign World Cup Poll special edition Part 2: Pivotal names Only a Top 5 this time, 5 artists that defined a whole music scene. Musicians that created a sound, that served as catalysts of a scene, as a substrate for others musicians to grow or as example for other musicians to follow. https://i...
by Honorio
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #5: Honorio
Replies: 25
Views: 7840

Re: Song List Special #5: Honorio

Well, it’s Saturday so finally I found some time to look for some links. I’ve edited the list and I’ve included You Tube links (and my comments for the Spanish songs) for every song except: - The songs included on Acclaimed Music Top 3000 Songs. - Songs not in Top 3000 songs but part of an album inc...
by Honorio
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #5: Honorio
Replies: 25
Views: 7840

Re: Song List Special #5: Honorio

Why not? I'll try to include it on Saturday...
by Honorio
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Europe (Part 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 4384

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Europe (Part 2)

Ouch, nicolas, this hurts... But there are still 90 minutes left. We will see who laughs last (probably you again, :D). On a side note, here they are three other impressive samples of the expressiveness of Brel performing live: Amsterdam , Ne me quitte pas and specially his amazing performance of Ce...
by Honorio
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Europe (Part 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 4384

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Europe (Part 2)

Four Frenchies and four Spaniards (yes, I know Brel was from Belgium but he developed most of his career in France). Chanson, cançó and flamenco. It seems that the nationality of some voters got some influence here, lol. And we will have on Round 5 a great final with France against Spain. Es-pa-ña, ...
by Honorio
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2012 AMF EOY Song Poll - Results
Replies: 37
Views: 21193

Re: 2012 AMF EOY Song Poll - Results

I love "Pyramids" but my favourite songs from "Channel Orange" are "Sierra Leone"/"Sweet Life" that I tend to listen on repeat as an only song (and were not on our Top 100). Conveniently placed on the first half of the album (tracks #4 and #5) I see them as Ocean's hommage to some of his music heroe...
by Honorio
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #5: Honorio
Replies: 25
Views: 7840

Song List Special #5: Honorio

So this is my list (many thanks JamieW for allowing me to post my list instead of yours). I wrote an initial all-time list for the first Songs Poll on AM Forum (hosted by sonofsamiam) in 2005 and I did a minor update for the next poll in 2007. It remains unedited since then (despite having three mor...
by Honorio
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #4: Listyguy
Replies: 10
Views: 3544

Re: Song List Special #4: Listyguy

OK then, many thanks JamieW (and Moonbeam). I'll post my list in an hour or so...
by Honorio
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2012 AMF EOY Song Poll - Results
Replies: 37
Views: 21193

Re: 2012 AMF EOY Song Poll - Results

Sorry for not voting, no time during 2012 for 2012 (if this makes sense). But I'm happy to see the song by Bill Fay on the Top 50 (if I have voted it could have been even higher).
by Honorio
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #4: Listyguy
Replies: 10
Views: 3544

Re: Song List Special #4: Listyguy

Oops, so sorry, I missed almost completely the thread about this game, I didn't know that it includes an schedule. I'm looking forward to the other lists remaining, I will try to listen to it just like I did for the first four. I wouldn't mind to participate also but probably at the end.
by Honorio
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Europe (Part 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 5616

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Europe (Part 1)

Bracket 3.4.1 Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel (Estonia, 1978) Maria Kalaniemi & Aldargaz - Sofias Flykt (Finland, 1995) I included Maria Kalaniemi in my Top 10 of impressive musicians and I like a lot her song but my vote goes to "Spiegel im Spiegel" because of Arvo Pärt's ability to create so much b...
by Honorio
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #4: Listyguy
Replies: 10
Views: 3544

Re: Song List Special #4: Listyguy

Fourth list. And last so far, no other volunteers? sonofsamiam? nicolas? Any other? Maybe I could post mine but it remains unedited from 2007 and I don't have time rigth now to think about an in-depth update. Moreover probably most of you know every song on it (except the Spanish ones). Great list, ...
by Honorio
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What was #1 on the day you were born?
Replies: 33
Views: 10387

Re: What was #1 on the day you were born?

April 27th 1965 UK: The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" US, AUS & CAN: Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" GER: Petula Clark's "Downtown" Never heard before that tune by Herman's Hermits , on a first listen I found it insufferably bland. And, as everyone in that Youtube link mentio...
by Honorio
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #3: Zorg
Replies: 22
Views: 6723

Re: Song List Special #3: Zorg

Many thanks Zorg (and many many thanks JamieW for your kind words about my comments on World Cup Poll, especially because these comments on Round 2 and 3 pretended to be brief and minimalistic while I worked much more on the comments on Round 1 when you were not still around). Zorg, by no means I'm ...
by Honorio
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #3: Zorg
Replies: 22
Views: 6723

Re: Song List Special #3: Zorg

Third list. Althought I usually dedicate Sundays to the Song List Special Game this time I began to listen to it on Friday when I saw so many long songs. No less than "Marquee Moon", "The Creator Has a Masterplan", "Good Morning Captain", "Desolation Row" or "Zombie" and only on the Top 10! Fantasti...
by Honorio
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 2)
Replies: 17
Views: 4498

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 2)

I'm bumping this only to remind Stephan and posible voters that "Genjer Genjer" is not eligible on bracket 2, the correct song is "Mou Pei Na". I'll erase this post when Stephan edit the first one. Sorry.
by Honorio
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #2: Henry
Replies: 23
Views: 27461

Re: Song List Special #2: Henry

Great recommendation, Henry, many thanks. So I should manage to convince my boss that my idea in fact was his? That's brilliant! But I'm afraid that his excuse about the money is basically true, we're living a terrible moment right now in Spain. And the only song in common of your list with Moonbeam...
by Honorio
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #2: Henry
Replies: 23
Views: 27461

Re: Song List Special #2: Henry

Even when you disagree or provide a critique, your eloquence sweetens the sting. Many thanks, Henry, go and tell it to my boss, the director of muy hospital, lol. Everytime I try to use my eloquence for one of my projects he ends with the same argument: I don't have money for that. :( it's in fact ...
by Honorio
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 2)
Replies: 17
Views: 4498

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 2)

Bracket 3.3.5 Gamelan Gong Kebjar Unknown Ensemble - Hudjan Mas (Golden Rain) (Indonesia, 1969) Ros Sereysothea - Superstar (Cambodia, 1970s) The mesmerizing and intrincate sounds of Gamelan music are more demanding than the Khmer soft-pop of Ros Sereysothea, but my vote goes to them. It goes to sho...
by Honorio
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 1)
Replies: 14
Views: 5140

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 1)

By the way, Honorio, how did you find that song? It didn't show up when I searched YouTube for "Kurumaya San" and I can't think of any other way to find a video called 東京事変「車屋さん」コピー/カバー (maybe you are just Japanese expert?). Anyway, thank you very much for that! Lol! No, I'm not a Japanese expert, ...
by Honorio
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #2: Henry
Replies: 23
Views: 27461

Re: Song List Special #2: Henry

Time for the second list. On a first glance it's in fact quite similar to Moonbeam's (despite only having a song in common!!) in the nj's "vertical vs. horizontal" sense (see this already mythical thread ). Not as "vertical" as Moonbeam's but your list relies mainly on a style (classic rock) and a t...
by Honorio
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 1)
Replies: 14
Views: 5140

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Asia (Part 1)

Bracket 3.3.1 Hanggai - My Banjo and I (China, 2008) Tokyo Jihen - Kurumaya-san (Japan, 2004) I wanted to vote for the more traditional sound of Hanggai (and I won't mind if it wins) but listening this live version of "Kurumaya-san" (you need to go to minute 32'15") and seeing Ringo Sheena playing t...
by Honorio
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Special #1: Moonbeam
Replies: 39
Views: 14279

Re: Song List Special #1: Moonbeam

So given the fact that the 90s poll is over it's time to play the "Song List Special" game. I got plans about listen to the complete Top 100 of all the people bold enough to post their lists, identify the first 25 previoulsy not known songs and (try to) comment on the first 10. Let's begin with Moon...
by Honorio
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #4 - The Draw
Replies: 23
Views: 6537

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #4 - The Draw

Wow, this is going to be great!! A lot of non-anglophone albums, a lot of unknown albums (to me) and on the first round I already can see difficult pairings...
by Honorio
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results
Replies: 94
Views: 28766

Re: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results

I said it before but let me say it again: many thanks Dan (and nicolas of course) for this 90s songs poll. The presentation was superb. Now it's time to replace the old CD-mp3 for the new one with the 150 songs. I liked a lot the old list but the new one is better!
by Honorio
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Americas (Part 2)
Replies: 17
Views: 5047

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 3 - Americas (Part 2)

Hi, Dan, I'm glad to know that you get better. And that those wonderful songs helped!
by Honorio
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results
Replies: 94
Views: 28766

Re: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results

Dan wrote:Bonnie Raitt | I Can't Make You Love Me | 1991
Not a Fan: Olivier #150 , Romain #150 , Chris K #149 , Brad #146, Dan #145 , Michel #145 , Nassim #144 , nicolas #144
Wow, France against Bonnie !!
by Honorio
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results
Replies: 94
Views: 28766

Re: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results

Dan wrote:Pavement | Fillmore Jive | 1994
Not a Fan: Henrik #149 , Honorio #149 , Dan #148
Hahaha, not only we agree on the things we like but even on the things we don't like.
Only one exception: Henrik and me are almost antagonistic about... Wilco ("Via Chicago" was my #23 and Henrik's #147!!!)
by Honorio
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results
Replies: 94
Views: 28766

Re: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results

4 songs on my Top 25 did not get to the overall Top 100: "Beautiful Ones", "Groove Is in the Heart" (Otisredding, I missed you here), "Via Chicago" (Jonathon, I missed you here) and "Red Alert"
by Honorio
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results
Replies: 94
Views: 28766

Re: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results

Aaah, "All Apologies" at #7 was the suprise! Didn't see it coming...
by Honorio
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results
Replies: 94
Views: 28766

Re: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results

Mmm, 2 of the Top 10 of last poll are already out (the #10 "Live Forever" and #9 "Let Down") and one was not elegible ("There She Goes", #7 last time). Which will be the three new songs? I can't think about two (and I'm not going to reveal it) but I'm not sure about the third... Surprise, surprise...
by Honorio
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results
Replies: 94
Views: 28766

Re: 90s SONGS Poll: The Results

It's surprising to see Oasis falling down so much from the last poll. Well, "Wonderwall" even raised its position (from #21 to #19) but "Don't Look Back in Anger" fell from #36 to #97 and specially "Live Forever" that was on our Top 10 last time (#10) and now is... #64!! And obviously I don't expect...