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by luney6
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: Top 150 movies of 2000s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 66
Views: 16856

Re: Films of the 2000s: Top 150 movies of 2000s FINAL RESULTS

59. The New World Highly recommended! That last category is the most important, but it also relies on the strength of the other 3. What I think the typical 'Oscar Bait' films do is put their emphasis almost entirely on the narrative. The problem is, there are so many films that put a lot of emphasi...
by luney6
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 247273

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Of the jazz artists that have been mentioned on this thread, Charles Mingus would probably have made the top 10 of my list, and Miles Davis too might have been mentioned somewhere. The Modern jazz quartet would definitely have made it as well, and others like Edward L. WIlkerson Jr. and the Mahavish...
by luney6
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 40
Views: 11876

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6

Ironic over 3rd planet
by luney6
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 40
Views: 11876

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6

To be fair, many of the scenarios could be considered ironic. "happening in a way contrary to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this" is what google says. And regardless of whether they are so, it's easy to see that the events described in the song would seem normal t...
by luney6
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2
Replies: 41
Views: 12262

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

King Crimson

Muse

Jim O Rourke

Duke Ellington
by luney6
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 40
Views: 11876

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6

I've never sided with the people who criticize Alanis' song for not being "technically ironic" - this is pop music, not semantics, and an amazing pop song shouldn't be beholden to such a minor distinction. However, no matter how good a song it is, the universe-encompassing "3rd Planet" is one of th...
by luney6
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Criticize a music calling it "boring" is not a good argument.
Replies: 25
Views: 6085

Re: Criticize a music calling it "boring" is not a good argument.

I think when someone says that Adele is more boring than Frank Sinatra, they mean that Adele's music is relatively lacking in the subtleties of Frank Sinatra's music, or lacking in the complexity of music.
by luney6
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1
Replies: 28
Views: 9529

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

The Feelies

The Cure

Kashiwa Daisuke

The Little Rabbits
by luney6
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 79302

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

I do hope everyone will chill out about the results one way or the other. During the rollout, I will make one thing clear: NO CONTROVERSIES. This. While I of course want to encourage comments on the results, I really hope everyone will stay calm. I'm sure we're all thrilled by the new voting record...
by luney6
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 35
Views: 11228

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

By far the weakest week so far. Of the 16 songs, I'd only care to listen to the top 2 ever again, all songs after the top 7-8, I'd probably give below a 5. If only the rap and the indie rock songs weren't so repetitive. After listening to Super Furry Animals, and Father John Misty, and The Roots, Bo...
by luney6
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: RIP Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 2553

Re: RIP Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

A eulogy should generally be from someone who intimately knew the deceased, but I will say, from what I know of him, that Taste of Cherry and Close up were fantastic films, although they both had some unfortunate flaws. But still, for anyone who hasn't yet seen the films, this would be a great excus...
by luney6
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.15
Replies: 22
Views: 7407

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.15

1. Pawn Heart 2. Third 3. Atlantis 4. Love, Tara 5. Madonna 6. Innerspeaker Pawn Hearts is the objectively probably the best album here, structure and complexity wise. Third and Atlantis I like a lot, but the premier is a little too repetitive (except for maybe Moon in June), while the latter suffe...
by luney6
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 43
Views: 14419

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 3

16. Blur - Coffee & TV vs. 9. Erykah Badu - Windowseat Meh to both. But Coffee and TV is generic as hell. 15. Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices vs. 3. Japan - Nightporter I haven't heard much by Japan before, but this is pretty good, if a little too repetitively drawn out. Oh well. At least tha...
by luney6
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 2016 Demographics Topic
Replies: 18
Views: 6613

Re: AMF 2016 Demographics Topic

I'm not much of a gamer, but my favorite video games are Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, the Pokemon series, Minecraft, Age of Empires 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. I've been playing board games more over the past year. I'm a decent chess player and I've been going to gam...
by luney6
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 2016 Demographics Topic
Replies: 18
Views: 6613

Re: AMF 2016 Demographics Topic

I'm not much of a gamer, but my favorite video games are Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, the Pokemon series, Minecraft, Age of Empires 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. I've been playing board games more over the past year. I'm a decent chess player and I've been going to gam...
by luney6
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14
Replies: 22
Views: 5077

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14

Fragile - Not much of a contest.

This Heat - Deceit
by luney6
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 46
Views: 13213

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 2

Bat for Lashes - Laura vs. Pixies - Velouria Foals - Spanish Sahara vs. Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne Suicide - Ghost Rider vs. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl vs. Oasis - Champagne Supernova Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole vs....
by luney6
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2009 (2016 edition)
Replies: 19
Views: 6124

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2009 (2016 edition)

1. My Son, My Son, What have ye Done?
2. The most dangerous man in America
3. The White Ribbon
by luney6
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.13
Replies: 30
Views: 9781

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.13

21

Frank's Wild Years

Troupeau Bleu
by luney6
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase

My predictions are more of what I want to win, than what probably will; hence, saying this already, I'm probably gonna come last. After all, I made the Radiohead song lose in th first round.
by luney6
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 51
Views: 16049

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1

One for my baby is a really bland song. I'm sorry that you and Spiritualized think that. I feel "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" features plenty of layers of depths. The way he sings, "So set them up, Joe", it's sung with weak confidence, accepting the fact that he's alone and his only...
by luney6
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 51
Views: 16049

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1

That's a comment I didn't expect (at least not the plural) from you. Do you prefer the black album? Also, "Master of Puppets" was my nomination, but as metal isn't very popular around here I predicted that Joni would win this match-up. Stupid, it seems. The Black album is also good, but all there p...
by luney6
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 51
Views: 16049

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1

But Metallica, on their way to the greatness they would go on to achieve with later albums wings it. That's a comment I didn't expect (at least not the plural) from you. Do you prefer the black album? Also, "Master of Puppets" was my nomination, but as metal isn't very popular around here I predict...
by luney6
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 51
Views: 16049

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 1

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt vs. Les Rita Mitsouko - Marcia Baila The Nine Inch Nails version of Hurt is better for me, although as a standalone song out of The Downward Spiral's sequence, it sounds a lot weaker. Marcia Baila starts well, but then goes back into the generic repetitive territory. Foreigner...
by luney6
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase

I'm sorry! *runs away crying, never to return* I hope you're only joking BleuPanda. :( Otherwise I'm going to have to chase you down. Honestly, I'm really pleased with the match-ups for my nominations (and other songs I want for to win), although a couple of them are in situations that they're very...
by luney6
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase

Alanis Morissette - Ironic (5115)

I too would prefer if we were to start tomorrow. This game feels like it's going to be very exciting.
by luney6
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

Tindersticks - City Sickness (2528)
by luney6
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.12
Replies: 26
Views: 7748

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.12

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!

Both are fairly week albums.
by luney6
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

The Zombies - A Rose for Emily (4007)
by luney6
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

I wanna nominate Halleluwah (4122) by Can, off Tago Mago (224). A shorter version of it was released as a single, so can I still nominate the full version? And a huge thank you to DaveC for nominating Pink Floyd at their finest. That's one less song I have to personally nominate. :romance-kisscheek...
by luney6
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

I wanna nominate Halleluwah (4122) by Can, off Tago Mago (224). A shorter version of it was released as a single, so can I still nominate the full version?

And a huge thank you to DaveC for nominating Pink Floyd at their finest. That's one less song I have to personally nominate. :romance-kisscheek:
by luney6
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

Babes in Toyland - Bluebell (unranked, off Fontanelle, bubbling)
by luney6
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight (unranked)

I won't be free in the morning tomorrow, hence this one's a few hours early.
by luney6
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tom Waits' all time top 20 albums
Replies: 17
Views: 4432

Re: To Waits' all time top 20 albums

It would be nice if these lists were eligible. Crotics are often (but not always) wannabe musicians after all. :mrgreen: Costello's list was deemed eligible a while ago and is included on the site. I don't remember Henrik's reasoning exactly but I think it had something to do with Costello's expert...
by luney6
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

Phish - Guelah Papyrus (unranked) Mazzy Star - Look on Down from the Bridge (unranked) I believe the albums these are on are not on AM, so they are ineligible for this game (but you should totally nominate them for the next Unacclaimed!) Oh, sorry. I didn't read the rules carefully enough. Thanks S...
by luney6
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs (It's Personal): Nomination phase
Replies: 221
Views: 51092

Re: It's Personal: Nomination phase

Phish - Guelah Papyrus (unranked)
by luney6
Tue May 31, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Let Love In vs. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

Both these artists have accomplished much more.

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk vs. Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers

Absolutely no contest, even though Tusk is no classic.
by luney6
Tue May 31, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2008 (2016 edition)
Replies: 17
Views: 6751

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2008 (2016 edition)

What a fantastic year for cinema. The first (edit:) 5 films are all GREAT, and the last two are heavyweights as well.

1. Hunger
2. Man On Wire
3. Still Walking
4. The Wrestler
5. Ribbon of Sand
6. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
7. Three Monkeys
by luney6
Sun May 29, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.10
Replies: 26
Views: 5487

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.10

LFO - Frequencies vs. Van Halen - 1984

Might as well be a tie, really.
by luney6
Sat May 21, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.9
Replies: 39
Views: 10517

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.9

Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World vs. Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years Both are fairly ambitious, and get some things right, but neither manage to bring themselves out to the next level of expression. Mostly because they suffer from a fair number of cliches. And neither alb...
by luney6
Tue May 17, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8
Replies: 49
Views: 14047

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8

Yes, congratulations Brad!
by luney6
Fri May 13, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated band: Slowdive
Replies: 26
Views: 6346

Re: Underrated band: Slowdive

I agree with Spiritualized in that their debut is probably their best work. It has a very majestic feel.

Also a good shoegaze/ slowcore-ish band - Galaxie 500.
by luney6
Thu May 12, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Game Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 23139

Re: Video Game Discussion

Pokemon Sun and Moon's starters and legendaries were revealed today, along with a November 18th US release date (and 23rd in the UK). I'm 90% sure I'll take the grass starter, though evolutions might change my opinion. Anyone else here play the series? I've always been a fan of ranking Pokemon from...
by luney6
Tue May 10, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8
Replies: 49
Views: 14047

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8

Beach House - Bloom vs. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (III) Beach House has an interesting album, but lacking in direction, and memorability. The other album is also intersting, but lacking in both style and execution. Still wins, though. Tim Buckley - Lorca vs. Jimmy Cliff - Jimmy Cliff Easy choice.
by luney6
Mon May 09, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool"
Replies: 40
Views: 11247

Re: Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool"

My production teacher told me that the mix on this album is drawn such that it sounds good mostly only when heard on large speakers, and apparently it was controversial for that reason.
by luney6
Sun May 08, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: No Taylor Swift?
Replies: 46
Views: 7591

Re: No Taylor Swift?

When someone posts like this, might as well have a bit of fun with it.... :mrgreen:
by luney6
Sat May 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: No Taylor Swift?
Replies: 46
Views: 7591

Re: No Taylor Swift?

I was avoiding this thread for a while because it seemed like a Bruce type thread...But I see the troll has left a comment and not returned since. Interesting. So it's probably not Bruce. Ugh, don't you remember? Bruce does not like anything that wasn't made by an artist who was making music pre-19...
by luney6
Sat May 07, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: No Taylor Swift?
Replies: 46
Views: 7591

Re: No Taylor Swift?

I stop to read here : " pass yourselves off as the musical experts that you claim to be.." and I laught! Where did Bruce conspiracykiller have found this idear? For a good laugh, let me direct you to Bruce's European commies post. http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1105&p=1254...