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by Jackson
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.1
Replies: 24
Views: 4371

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.1

Godspeed You Black Emperor wins the first matchup. Though "Over the Hills and Far Away" is one of Led Zeppelin's best songs, I've never particularly enjoyed their albums as a complete experience. For those who like Lift Yr Skinny Fists, try out the album that inspired it, Sountracks for th...
by Jackson
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #21 - Jazz
Replies: 25
Views: 5040

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #21 - Jazz

1. John Coltrane
2. Miles Davis
3. Charles Mingus
4. Nina Simone
5. Ornette Coleman

This category is too stacked and should have been split up. Also, no Pharoah Sanders?
by Jackson
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Unacclaimed Songs Game?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: New Unacclaimed Songs Game?

I like the quick voting idea for every round after the first. People don't need 7 days to think about which songs they like more than others after they've already heard the songs before. I'm still in favor of a 128-song field for this.
by Jackson
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Week 33: Semifinal #2
Replies: 9
Views: 2087

Re: Unacclaimed Week 33: Semifinal #2

Definitely Sinner Man.
by Jackson
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1990
Replies: 84
Views: 21884

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1990

Very please with the results except for Fugazi missing the albums list. If I had known Welcome to the Terrordome would have just missed like that, I would have voted for it to give PE some representation.
by Jackson
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1991
Replies: 75
Views: 20049

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1991

Romain wrote:First, the albums :

6. Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
9. Slint - Spiderland


I hope these amazing albums get more votes. 1991 is probably my favorite year for 90s music, with only 1997 giving it serious competition.
by Jackson
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 52247

Re: Albums of 2012

Thanks Matski. I'll definitely try out their albums as we go through the 90s poll this year. Niun Niggung especially interests me because it won Wire's album of the year for `99. Nothing really caught on with the new album, I guess I like things to be a little more minimal generally with electronic ...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 52247

Re: Albums of 2012

Just heard Burial's new Kindred EP for the first time and I was quite impressed. Looking forward to more listens. Kindred has been perhaps my favourite release of the year so far. Though Parastrophics by Mouse on Mars hit the shelves today and I could see that leapfrogging it after another listen o...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Unacclaimed Songs Game?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

New Unacclaimed Songs Game?

Would anyone want to participate in a new unacclaimed songs game? I think a tournament similar to the one Moonbeam has run would be fun (even though his technically isn't finished yet). I have a few suggestions for improving the game too: 1. Expand the field to 128 2. Eliminate the loser's bracket (...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #3: Pregame
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #3: Pregame

Somehow I completely missed the boat on the nominations, but there are a lot of great albums in the field and many that I've wanted to hear but haven't had the chance to. To me this is even harder to predict than the last moderate albums game. I could easily see even some of the albums I picked for ...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1990
Replies: 84
Views: 21884

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1990

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9b/Nowhereridecover.jpg Albums: 01 | Public Enemy | Fear of a Black Planet 02 | Ride | Nowhere 03 | Megadeth | Rust in Peace 04 | Fugazi | Repeater 05 | Swell | Swell 06 | John Zorn | Naked City 07 | Pixies | Bossanova 08 | Sun City Girls | Torch of the My...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #18 - R&B/Soul
Replies: 26
Views: 5875

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #18 - R&B/Soul

1. Al Green
2. Marvin Gaye
3. Sam Cooke
4. Stevie Wonder
5. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
by Jackson
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Albums Poll [2011]
Replies: 19
Views: 7625

Re: All-Time Albums Poll [2011]

Let's see if this works:

2011 Albums Poll Spreadsheet
by Jackson
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All-Time Albums Poll [2011]
Replies: 19
Views: 7625

Re: All-Time Albums Poll [2011]

How do I post an Excel doc to the forum? Or should I upload it to a file sharing website?
by Jackson
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #15 - Blues Rock
Replies: 26
Views: 4999

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #15 - Blues Rock

1. Captain Beefheart
2. The Rolling Stones
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. The Doors
5. The White Stripes

This category is loaded compared to the last few days. Captain Beefheart's inclusion is strange. Safe As Milk aside, he should be in an Experimental category.
by Jackson
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #14 - 00's Pop
Replies: 32
Views: 6563

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #14 - 00's Pop

It's just as fun to list to 5 worst in this category. Here's mine: 1. Bruno Mars 2. The Fray 3. Ke$ha 4. Train 5. Fall Out Boy Train is the creator of the worst mainstream hit of the last five years, "Hey Soul Sister." But Bruno Mars is the worst in the business right now--I cannot stand h...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #14 - 00's Pop
Replies: 32
Views: 6563

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #14 - 00's Pop

1. Jimmy Eat World
2. Justin Timberlake
3. Coldplay
4. Kelly Clarkson
5. Lady Gaga
by Jackson
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 52247

Re: Albums of 2012

I can't stop listening to Kindred. This has the potential to be my favorite electronic release ever. The last song, Ashtray Wasp, is Burial's best aside from Archangel. Its structure and sound kind of reminds me of Tortoise's "Djed," one of my favorite songs ever.
by Jackson
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM's Top 200 Albums of 2010-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Re: AM's Top 200 Albums of 2010-2011

It looks weird to see four releases above Kanye, given how that album seemed to absolutely dominate its year. I was pleasantly surprised to see Swim and Cosmogramma, two of the best electronic releases this decade, up so high. Actually electronic and experimental music is much better represented in ...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: The Best Albums and Songs of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 18387

Re: Recommendation Thread: The Best Albums and Songs of the

This was a really good year for metal; listening to some of these albums brought me back to when I was 15 and first getting into music. Megadeth - Holy Wars Megadeth's Rust in Peace my favorite metal album not made by Black Sabbath. For one, the production sounds crystal clear--while a lot of albums...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #10 - AOR
Replies: 25
Views: 6354

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #10 - AOR

1. Yes 2. The Who 3. Bruce Springsteen 4. Boston 5. Rush Blue Oyster Cult would be next up. Huge variations in quality in this category. I would have put the Who under 60s pop, but I guess it depends on what period you prefer from them. Seriously though, Yes' run on The Yes Album/Fragile/Close to th...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1990
Replies: 84
Views: 21884

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1990

From my initial listening I'm finding 1990 to be much more of a songs year than an albums year. My favorite release is an EP (MBV's Glider), and no albums are in my top 100, but there are some great singles. This year is definitely the calm before the storm hit in 1991.
by Jackson
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #9 - New Country
Replies: 19
Views: 4265

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #9 - New Country

There are a lot of genres of music out there, but this might just be my least favorite. Living in Georgia and having friends that listen exclusively to country does not help.
by Jackson
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #8 - 60's Pop
Replies: 23
Views: 5361

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #8 - 60's Pop

1. The Kinks
2. The Beach Boys
3. The Beatles
4. The Zombies
5. The Ronettes
by Jackson
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #6 - Indie
Replies: 36
Views: 7332

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #6 - Indie

Vampire Weekend, OK Go, and the Hives are all better than Built to Spill?
by Jackson
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Week 32
Replies: 16
Views: 3649

Re: Unacclaimed Week 32

Definitely Sinnerman.
by Jackson
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 52247

Re: Albums of 2012

Just heard Burial's new Kindred EP for the first time and I was quite impressed. Looking forward to more listens. I don't want to overreact after one listen, but Kindred might be the best Burial release. While last year's Street Halo was very good but almost a carbon copy of the style on Untrue, Ki...
by Jackson
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #6 - Indie
Replies: 36
Views: 7332

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #6 - Indie

1. PJ Harvey
2. Elliott Smith
3. Built to Spill
4. The Strokes
5. Arcade Fire
by Jackson
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #5 - Metal
Replies: 22
Views: 5127

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #5 - Metal

1. Black Sabbath
2. Deep Purple
3. Iron Maiden
4. Judas Priest
5. Megadeth

First post on the new forums! Black Sabbath is a mile ahead of these bands. No one will ever do heavy metal better.

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