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by Jackson
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 5031

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Kelly Lee Owens would've been even higher if I weren't late to the party. For some odd reason, I was under the impression this was a traditional folk album; and, since I've been up to my ears in "folk" albums the past few years, I wasn't in any hurry to hear it. I definitely hadn't antici...
by Jackson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll
Replies: 94
Views: 5653

Re: Songs and Albums of 1990 Poll

I truly love everything on Loveless up to Soon, which always bores me, but is a favorite for some reasons here, I don't get it. I think Soon is one of the greatest songs of all time. I'm surprised you say it's boring because the drum beat conveys a sense of excitement and forward movement that isn'...
by Jackson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 5031

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

The placements for Kelly Lee Owens and Wolf Alice are great. Visions of a Life has grown on me since voting; I'd have had it in my top 5 if I voted today.
by Jackson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 5031

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Jane Weaver and Susanne Sundfor this high (and right next to each other) is awesome.
by Jackson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Albums of 1998 (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Albums of 1998 (2018)

P4K really has gone all-in on R&B and hip-hop in recent years. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea once ranked #4 for the entire decade!
by Jackson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 2000s
Replies: 78
Views: 5602

Re: [Results] Albums of the 2000s

Deltron 3030 and The Sophtware Slump ahead of Vespertine is genuinely stunning.
by Jackson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 5031

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

I thought the King Krule album was borderline unlistenable and had no business being in near the critics' top ten, so count me among those who are happy to see it so low in this poll.
by Jackson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 16945

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Song Deadline February 15)

Updating my list slightly to add some songs from 2017, which I thought was a historically great year for this category. If you've already counted my list and it's too much of a hassle to update, no worries. Thanks! 1 | The Ronettes | Be My Baby | 1963 2 | Massive Attack | Unfinished Sympathy | 1991 ...
by Jackson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 8453

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

I didn't expect Kate Bush to win at all. That was great.
by Jackson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5365

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

I'm stunned that "Swimming Pools" is on 1300 on AM. Especially given the placements of his more recent songs. Some lists of Kendrick’s best songs place it surprisingly low. It still blows my mind that The Blacker the Berry didn't place more highly with critics in 2015. It just seems to be...
by Jackson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5365

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

I would have voted Green Light very high. I think it's one of the best songs of the year, but I don't place the full album as high as other people do. For me it is the other way around. Melodrama is one of those albums on which every track is pretty great and that makes the competition tougher. We ...
by Jackson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 8453

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

Interesting to see Rumours only place at 15. I assume some people didn't consider it a female album.

I wish To Bring You My Love had made a better run at the top ten. I enjoy Bjork but I think PJ Harvey has had an even better run among 1990-2010s female artists.
by Jackson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson

So sad, he soundtracked some of the best films in recent years and I was looking forward to seeing what he'd do in the years ahead. His work on Sicario and Arrival is remarkable.
by Jackson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5365

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Truth at number 6 is the best! I had no idea it was going to be that high.
by Jackson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5365

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Alvvays, Slowdive, and CRJ making the top 20 is great. I love our lack of correlation with the critics this year (though I'm not sure that will be the case on the albums side).
by Jackson
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women
Replies: 126
Views: 8453

Re: AMF's Top 250 Albums by Women

The top 100 so far is great. Looking forward to seeing where Loud City Song places.
by Jackson
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5365

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

#70. Men I Trust | "Tailwhip" (85.909 Points | 2 Votes) Critics' List: #293 Biggest Fans: Jackson (#2), JohnnyBGoode (#3) #66. Jane Weaver | "Slow Motion" (92.881 Points | 4 Votes) Critics' List: #1906 Biggest Fans: Smithers-Jones (#8), DaveC (#10), Jackson (#11) #61. Algiers | ...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5365

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

#80. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever | "French Press" (71.702 Points | 4 Votes) Critics' List: #454 Biggest Fans: JohnnyBGoode (#4) This was my favorite discovery from other people's lists. Wish it had gotten more attention, but hard to do so in a year where rock is out of favor with crit...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 6648

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Throughout much of the year I thought 2017 would turn out to be one of the weaker years of the decade. For top-end albums and songs, maybe that's true, but this is one of the deeper years in recent history. Also, it is (for me) the best year ever for women in music. Significant female contribution t...
by Jackson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 16945

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)

My universe for this list was pretty broad, so let me know if any of the below aren't eligible and I'll find replacements. Thanks! 1 | The Ronettes | Be My Baby | 1963 2 | Massive Attack | Unfinished Sympathy | 1991 3 | Stereolab | Ping Pong | 1994 4 | The Knife | Heartbeats | 2002 5 | Len | Steal M...
by Jackson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Artist Deadline March 18)
Replies: 219
Views: 16945

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)

Albums 1 | Julia Holter | Loud City Song | 2013 2 | PJ Harvey | To Bring You My Love | 1995 3 | Sleater-Kinney | One Beat | 2002 4 | Portishead | Dummy | 1994 5 | The Fiery Furnaces | Blueberry Boat | 2004 6 | Stereolab | Mars Audiac Quintet | 1994 7 | Alice Coltrane | Journey in Satchidananda | 197...
by Jackson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: 10.000 Songs: Eno - St. Elmo's Fire

Nice write-up and choice of song. I've liked this song for years, but recently my appreciation has grown even higher. There is simply nothing else that sounds like it, from the much-discussed solo to the bizarre rhythm.
by Jackson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"

Hmm...I wonder if people are actually reading what critics are saying about the song to justify its placement. As much as we simplify all these lists down to their rank and nothing more, pretty much all of these lists have at least a paragraph explaining each song; Pitchfork wrote 450 on Bodak Yell...
by Jackson
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 11342

Re: It has happened! Really!!

That list of albums entering the top 3000 is awesome. Ennio Morricone, modern classical, jazz, and foreign albums did really well.
by Jackson
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 11342

Re: It has happened! Really!!

A belated thanks to Henrik for this awesome update. I love the expansion to 10,000 songs. Even though the order of songs 5,000-10,000 doesn't seem very meaningful given the small sample size of lists, this will be a great resource when getting into new artists. I look forward to pouring over this li...
by Jackson
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Two more: Fans of Music for 18 Musicians (15 voters) 1 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) 2 | Radiohead | OK Computer (1) 3 | The Beach Boys | Pet Sounds (6) 4 | Arcade Fire | Funeral (15) 5 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless (52) 6 | Bob Dylan | Highway 61 Revisited (12)...
by Jackson
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I'm a few days late on this but here are a few fun alternate lists I came up with: Brazilian Music Fans : Defined as everyone who voted for at least one of Clube de Esquina, Os Mutantes, and A Tabua de Esmeralda (24 total voters) 1 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) 2 |...
by Jackson
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 6851

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)

BleuPanda wrote:My Bloody Valentine (excluded entirely)


5. Portishead


Both of these artists are in somewhat of a gray area for this poll, but why would Portishead (1 of 3 female members) be eligible if My Bloody Valentine (2 of 4 female members) is not?
by Jackson
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

So apparently Bjork is the opposite artist in appeal to Green Day. Her albums dominate the non-Green Day list but are totally out of the top 150 in the Green Day list.
by Jackson
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

It looks like support for Thriller is a huge breakpoint so I'd be interested in seeing the lists for those who did and didn't vote for Thriller.
by Jackson
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I wish Sgt. Pepper's had been the album to take a surprising drop instead of Blonde on Blonde and Exile on Main Street...I think the Beatles are in for redemption after Arcade Fire beat all of their albums last time around.
by Jackson
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

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

Beatles albums from 1965-1969 in the top 30: 5 Any album made from 1990-2017 in the top 30: 6 I wonder if/when newer music will begin to have more proportional placement on the top of the list. In particular I find the 1990s placing only two albums in the top 30 to be way too low given all of the gr...
by Jackson
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Dummy at number 31 is an awesome placement. I had forgotten that one hadn't dropped yet.
by Jackson
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Really thought Love - Forever Changes would be in the top 15. Must be all the youngins' Well, it's a great album with a great sound and excellent songs, but IMO I don't think it's an all time top 15 album (79 for me). And I'm not a youngin' :D It's a little overestimated by critics and hipsters jus...
by Jackson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is this the worst song of all time?
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Is this the worst song of all time?

Of course, no discussion about the worst songs of all time is complete without bringing up "Friday" by ten Rebecca Black. Friday is so bad that it's almost cheating to bring it up in these discussions. It's like The Room of music. It's so bad you're just amazed at its badness. Friday is h...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

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

There will be nine albums in the top 50 that were in the #55-75 range in 2014: Songs in the Key of Life (#55) Wish You Were Here (#59) Hunky Dory (#60) Low (#61) Bridge Over Troubled Water (#63) Odessey & Oracle (#68) My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (#69) In Rainbows (#73) Grace (#75) In the ...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I guess Dylan taking a hit is a bigger surprise but I thought Loveless was a lock for top 20, based on RYM and another forum I used to vote on. It's funny, I thought the same thing the first album poll after I joined the forum. I think it's a combination of (1) the album doesn't have a lot of huge ...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I love or at least appreciate most of the albums at this point, but Morning Glory and Ten stick out to me as albums that belong at least 100 places back. Nice placement for Loveless (I remembered it being lower last time, but maybe I'm thinking about the 2012 poll), and fun seeing Bob back to back. ...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 9745

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Glad to see Dear Science tearing up the albums poll so far but surprised to see only one vote for (in my opinion) the album's masterpiece, DLZ. It's always been a curiosity to me why this song didn't get more critical acclaim -- maybe it's the dull title?
by Jackson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Wow, the top three rap albums in the poll will be from the 2010s!
by Jackson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

That last five was a strong group. Awesome placement for In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. I had expected a higher finish from the individual lists, but not as high as 75. Btw, I should be on the biggest fans list.
by Jackson
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Nice jumps for A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, and Nas. I did not expect that but just shows how many different constituencies are voting in this poll. I also like the drop for Murmur, I've never understood what makes that such a hugely regarded album. Interesting the In the Court of the Crimson King...
by Jackson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Well, firstly "London Calling" isn't a punk album (although I admit it is usually categorised as such). Just to add fuel to the fire. I voted for The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, The Gang of Four, Wire, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Jam (again not really Punk). But only one genuine ...
by Jackson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

The terrible performance of punk in this poll continues with the Ramones falling 30 spots (and I'm surprised again to see myself as the biggest fan--none of the 70 voters had this in their top 25?). Back to back Flaming Lips is fun, but I'm really surprised to see The Soft Bulletin out of the top 100.
by Jackson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Happy to see there's still some classic rock masterpieces in a forum that has always been a bit indie-oriented. (Cosmo's Factory, Nebraska, Talking Book). Those albums lost some ground compared to 2014, but maybe it"s because the voters are younger (and that there are albums from the last 3 ye...
by Jackson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 9772

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Albums 1 | Burial | Untrue 2 | Radiohead | In Rainbows 3 | LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 4 | Deerhunter | Cryptograms 5 | Panda Bear | Person Pitch 6 | Blonde Redhead | 23 7 | Grinderman | Grinderman 8 | Robert Wyatt | Comicopera 9 | Caribou | Andorra 10 | Jens Lekman | Night Falls Over Korteda...
by Jackson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

why do males prefer albums by males and/or females prefer albums by females? Good question. I'm not necessarily sure this is true. I said this recently on another thread, but if a list is well-rounded in terms of genres, it will naturally skew male. If you're voting for a lot of rap, electronic, ja...
by Jackson
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Can you post a recap of 1000-201 before moving on to the top 200? Loving the pace of the rollout. On the placements side, I loved the 240-300 section, which had a ton of interesting albums and personal favorites (Spiritualized, King Crimson, Madvillaon, D'Angelo, TV on the Radio, Steve Reich, etc.)....
by Jackson
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 100987

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

That was a great section, but it also means my favorites took an absolute beating, likely in favor of a bunch of stuff I didn't vote for. Disappointing showing for Spiderland, Untrue (which I should have been on the top voter list for), Here Come the Warm Jets, and Rock Bottom, though there were a l...
by Jackson
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 23142

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

Just wait until you see how badly Untrue, one of the greatest and most famous electronic albums this century, does in the all time and 2007 polls...I'm hoping that's not the case, but it's never done well in forum polls before. You mean like how it finished all the way down at #217 on the 2014 poll...

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