Search found 5162 matches

by Henrik
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 64 #3
Replies: 25
Views: 7390

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 64 #3

David Bowie #7 vs. OutKast #92 Queen vs. Guns ‘N Roses Arcade Fire vs. Lou Reed #53 Elvis Presley #98 vs. Ray Charles The Rolling Stones #27 vs. Aerosmith Creedence Clearwater Revival #70 vs. Beck #65 - a singles vs. albums vote The Doors #28 vs. The White Stripes #68 Jimi Hendrix #45 vs. Wilco
by Henrik
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 64 #2
Replies: 44
Views: 12163

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 64 #2

R.E.M. #81 vs. Oasis The Smiths #23 vs. Beastie Boys #40 Nirvana #64 vs. Pixies #55 - really close but it feels correct Johnny Cash #60 vs. Public Enemy #96 Prince #6 vs. Duran Duran Michael Jackson #72 vs. Elvis Costello #73 Before looking at my top 100 artists list I thought that EC was in the se...
by Henrik
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Summary of EOY sources and eligibility statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Summary of EOY sources and eligibility statistics

Since the number of critics' lists seem to increase every year, it has become necessary to define stricter criteria for inclusion at AM. But before making up new rules, we need to know what kind of sources we are using today. I have prepared a spreadsheet to collect information about all the EOY sou...
by Henrik
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 64 #1
Replies: 34
Views: 9463

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 64 #1

Bob Dylan #35 vs. Van Morrison
Neil Young #30 vs. Pink Floyd #12
U2 #20 vs. The Velvet Underground #42
Radiohead #9 vs. Talking Heads #63
The Who vs. Otis Redding
Marvin Gaye #18 vs. Pearl Jam
Stevie Wonder #14 vs. Nine Inch Nails
Bruce Springsteen #17 vs. The Smashing Pumpkins #59
by Henrik
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the '70s: 1974
Replies: 23
Views: 8443

Re: Films of the '70s: 1974

1. The Conversation
2. Chinatown
3. The Godfather: Part II
4. Young Frankenstein
5. A Woman Under the Influence
6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
7. Angst essen Seele auf [Fear Eats the Soul]
(8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1p)
by Henrik
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The 100 Best Albums of the Complex Era
Replies: 3
Views: 4550

The 100 Best Albums of the Complex Era

http://www.complex.com/music/2012/04/the-100-best-albums-of-the-complex-era/ Thanks to Jason who wrote it down for me. 100. Kendrick Lamar - Section 80 99. The Kills - Midnight Boom 98. Eminem - Recovery 97. Miike Snow - Miike Snow 96. Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 2 95. Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamroc...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #8
Replies: 29
Views: 7407

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #8

The Beatles #4 vs. Neil Diamond Sly & The Family Stone #19 vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers The Beach Boys #43 vs. Curtis Mayfield #16 - tough draw for Curtis Simon & Garfunkel #13 vs. The Killers The Kinks vs. Sigur Ros - I don't know...it was funnier to vote this way Depeche Mode #2 vs. Parliament/Funka...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

Re: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

That's a lot of work, but if someone else makes the update that would be fine of course. Do you have the book?
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

Re: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

It is included, listed as "Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002)". It is one of the books in the beginning of the critics lists page.
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Are there EOY lists (songs) from 2009 from these sources?
Replies: 7
Views: 5046

Re: Are there EOY lists (songs) from 2009 from these sources

Well, it makes sense to check out these 2011-spreadsheet only sources for older lists too... Chart Attack Textura American Songwriter NPR Dummy Guardian Q The [AU] Review Powno Technikart Tentaciones 78s http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/download/file.php?id=1 And these ones that haven't been added y...
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Are there EOY lists (songs) from 2009 from these sources?
Replies: 7
Views: 5046

Are there EOY lists (songs) from 2009 from these sources?

I noticed that there's a large number of critics' lists in the 2010 spreadsheet compared to 2009. Some of the 2010 sources might have older lists too, and if so it would be great to include them. Would anyone be interested in checking if there are 2009 lists or older for the following sources (at th...
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eligible sources...
Replies: 14
Views: 5439

Re: Eligible sources...

Otis, could you please point me to an album review on the Scanner FM website. Thanks! This is the link to the reviews. The truth is that it is not easy to find. http://www.scannerfm.com/category/top/ Thanks for the quick response. Weird that they don't have a link to their reviews in the top row.
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eligible sources...
Replies: 14
Views: 5439

Re: Eligible sources...

the source should have provided music reviews or ratings through the past year. Jenasaispop: Yes, in web Playground: Yes, in web Muzikalia: Yes, in web Scanner FM: Yes, in web MondoSonoro: Yes, in web and paper Rock De Lux: Yes, in paper Tentaciones: Yes, in web Go Mag: Yes, in web and paper Otis, ...
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6
Replies: 40
Views: 11243

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6

I feel as if I'm totally out of sync with "the others" but this twisty game comes very handy when I need to ventilate frustration.
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the '70s: 1974
Replies: 23
Views: 8443

Re: Films of the '70s: 1974

I looked around the web, and it seems like Monty Python and the Holy Grail had its premiere on either April 03, 1974 or March 14, 1975, but I couldn't find any kind of comments that justify any of these dates. So different information for such a wellknown movie is really weird... How hard can it be,...
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6
Replies: 40
Views: 11243

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6

This should be a friendly forum, so I'll keep my mouth shut. Lots of folks, including myself, just don't groove with Bjork's songs yet. Perhaps you can help some of us understand how her music won you over. Perhaps it was rather quickly after a single listening or two. On the other hand, perhaps af...
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #7
Replies: 28
Views: 10023

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #7

Led Zeppelin #67 vs. Louis Armstrong - that one hurt John Coltrane vs. Black Sabbath #66 Metallica #44 vs. AC/DC #86 Miles Davis #99 vs. Rage Against The Machine - not that obvious to me Bob Marley #5 vs. Green Day Frank Sinatra #36 vs. Steely Dan #11 - I'm actually glad these two are meeting each ...
by Henrik
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6
Replies: 40
Views: 11243

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6

This should be a friendly forum, so I'll keep my mouth shut.
by Henrik
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #5
Replies: 55
Views: 15167

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #5

Ha ha, I thought that smiley would be useful.
by Henrik
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6
Replies: 40
Views: 11243

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #6

The Rolling Stones #27 vs. Gorillaz Wilco vs. Portishead #25 Beck #65 vs. Massive Attack #10 Creedence Clearwater Revival #70 vs. LCD Soundsystem The Doors #28 vs. A Tribe Called Quest The White Stripes #68 vs. Eagles Björk #8 vs. Aerosmith - I fear that the result of this matchup will make me VERY...
by Henrik
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Central/East Africa (Part 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 5230

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Central/East Africa (Par

Bracket 1.3.1 Richard Bona - Ekwa Mwato Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela What a phenomenal bracket. I believe I nominated Ahmed, but Bona is fantastic! Gotta check out more by him. Bracket 1.3.2 Master Musicians of Tanzania - Nhongolo Papa Wemba & Nathalie Makoma - 6 Millions Ya Ba Soucis This week is...
by Henrik
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Central/East Africa (Part 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 5230

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Central/East Africa (Par

Bracket 1.3.1 Richard Bona - Ekwa Mwato Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela I listened to Ekwa Mwato and thought "Wow, this is really really nice music. I need to listen to more recommendations from whoever nominated this song." Then I read in Honorio's post that Pepe had recommended the song and everythi...
by Henrik
Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.5
Replies: 23
Views: 6273

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.5

And if the music of "Jackson C. Frank" isn't sad enough, check out his unfortunate history at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank . When Jackson Frank was 11, a furnace exploded at his school, sending a ball of flames down corridors until it ended up in Frank's music classroom in the Cleve...
by Henrik
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.5
Replies: 23
Views: 6273

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.5

1. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours vs. Count Basie - Basie In Ghost Colours is one of my favourite albums of the '00s, but it still has no chance against Basie , which is well within my all-time top 100 and is my second favourite jazz album (behind you know which). 2. Muddy Waters - Folk Singer vs. Neu!...
by Henrik
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What music review sites do you actually read?
Replies: 10
Views: 3954

Re: What music review sites do you actually read?

I don't have time to follow new music very much, but my favorite critics lists are perhaps the ones from Treble webzine.
by Henrik
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #5
Replies: 55
Views: 15167

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #5

David Bowie #7 vs. Motley Crue - This should be a shutout Kanye West vs. Ray Charles - Very close. I might have just as many Kanye songs I like, but Gold Digger used to be ahead of I've Got a Woman and that still bothers me. Queen vs. Def Leppard PJ Harvey #21 vs. OutKast #92 Arcade Fire vs. Elliot...
by Henrik
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #5
Replies: 55
Views: 15167

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #5

John wrote:Sufjan Stevens- He's one of the biggest snobs ever
?
by Henrik
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

Yes Gillingham, I read your post again, and realised, relieved, that I was wrong in my interpretation. In my opinion, it's the dominance of Anglosaxon culture in general. This is apparent from the comparable dominance in film. One could argue that language is more important for film that for music, ...
by Henrik
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

Gillngham, I'm not sure if I understood your post. Jazz, is certainly an interesting field in this discussion, but while I think that there are many great non-US musicians who would have been major artists if they just had been born in the US, I got the impression that you're were saying the opposit...
by Henrik
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #4
Replies: 33
Views: 8723

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #4

Prince #6 vs. Tears For Fears
Madonna #46 vs. Coldplay
Elvis Costello #73 vs. Justin Timberlake
Michael Jackson #72 vs. INXS
The Police vs. Hall & Oates
Joy Division #89 vs. Duran Duran
Peter Gabriel vs. Blondie - the only difficult choice today
The Cure #1 vs. Janet Jackson
by Henrik
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #3
Replies: 28
Views: 9426

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #3

Closer match between Pixies and Willie than between PE and SY!?
by Henrik
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.5
Replies: 23
Views: 6273

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.5

What Count Basie album are we supposed to be listening to? I'm going through his discography and there is an absurd number of different albums he has released. Based on the matchup, I'm assuming it's one of the more acclaimed albums in the tournament, so is it the one listed as Basie/The Atomic Mr....
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

Following your post Jirin, I think it boils down to this: Everyone all over the world with a big music interest who doesn't have English as the first language listen to English-sung music, he/she would simply be missing out on too much otherwise. It takes an extra effort to understand the lyrics but...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

Even the artists from non-anglophone countries we hold in high esteem speak English in their music. Daft Punk, Justice, Phoenix, M83, Bjork, The Knife, and Robyn all sing in English. Perhaps they know there's a larger market for English worldwide than their native languages? Oh, yes. But as I said ...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

Well, according to Wikipedia "Arguably, English in countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands can be considered a second language for many of its speakers, because they learn it young, speak it fluently, and use it regularly" I thought English was c...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

nicolas wrote:
Henrik wrote:Brits and Americans don't have a second language like we do
Henrik I don't understand this sentence. Do we have a second language ? I don't think so.
I forgot you are French! :lol:
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

A common view is probably that songs sung in a foreign language have a countryspecific appeal, so why bother? And well, to some extent this probably makes sense, as the possibility for the type of music to reach an audience outside its country is something that many artists think about when they dec...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

Nicolas, did you exaggerate to really get the discussion going? Because I think your argument doesn't hold very well. Brits and Americans don't have a second language like we do, something you confirmed when you said that US/UK rock is what we have in common. However, I don't understand why language...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Conversation
Replies: 29
Views: 7201

Re: Conversation

Here's a discussion for you... Anyone else who find it strange that we use so many superlatives for artists in the MA and World Cup games and yet Frank, Brel, Brahem, Piazzolla, Pärt, Shankar, Kuti, Bregovic, Nordenstam, Evora and others rarely stand a chance against the "canon" in our all-time or d...
by Henrik
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #3
Replies: 28
Views: 9426

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #3

R.E.M. #81 vs. The Stone Roses Oasis vs. Blur #85 - the more we can put this debate into perspective the more obvious is the conclusion Beastie Boys #40 vs. The Replacements - remove the "The" for BB The Smiths #23 vs. Jane’s Addiction Nirvana #64 vs. Violent Femmes Pixies #55 vs. Willie Nelson Pub...
by Henrik
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the '70s: 1973
Replies: 23
Views: 11107

Re: Films of the '70s: 1973

1. The Sting
2. Scener ur ett äktenskap [Scenes From a Marriage]
3. Paper Moon
4. Badlands
5. The Exorcist
6. Live and Let Die
7. Sleeper
8. The Last Detail
9. 修羅雪姫 [Lady Snowblood]
10. Robin Hood
by Henrik
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: The Best Albums and Songs of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 25751

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

Great recommendations, everyone!


Congratulations to Cocteau Twins fans who haven't heard Bel Canto yet.
by Henrik
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #2
Replies: 30
Views: 9032

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #2

Weaker round today... The Who vs. Billy Joel Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers vs. The Smashing Pumpkins #59 Pearl Jam vs. Rush Marvin Gaye #18 vs. Pavement Stevie Wonder #14 vs. Foo Fighters Paul Simon vs. Otis Redding (close!) Nine Inch Nails vs. John Lennon #51 Bruce Springsteen #17 vs. Aretha Frankl...
by Henrik
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1991
Replies: 75
Views: 29256

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

Thanks for fast results, nicolas! Some surprises (Laughing Stock, Enter Sandman and Jeremy not making the T15). The love for Stina Nordenstam looked promising in the recommendation thread, but apparently wasn't enough. I hope people saved their votes for her even better album "And She Closed Her Eye...
by Henrik
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #1
Replies: 25
Views: 7002

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #1

Bob Dylan: #34 vs. Roxy Music: #33 Van Morrison vs. Tom Waits: #41 Pink Floyd: #12 vs. Dave Matthews Band Neil Young: #30 vs. Genesis: #52 U2: #20 vs. Leonard Cohen: #32 The Velvet Underground: #42 vs. TV on the Radio Talking Heads: #63 vs. Crosby, Stills & Nash Radiohead: #9 vs. Nick Drake: #22 I f...
by Henrik
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: The Best Albums and Songs of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 25751

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

There was a great show about jazz on Swedish radio, called "Smoke Rings", by Leif Andersson. He hosted the show 1,786 times(!), from 1960 until his death in 1999 (the last show was only three days before he died). Because of an illness in his younger days, Leif Andersson had a very dark and characte...
by Henrik
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1991
Replies: 75
Views: 29256

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

nicolas wrote:ok Henrik !! But you don't need to post yr list again if it's not updated. And thanks for the Anouar Brahem recommendation !!
Here's the reminder to include my list that was posted the 9th. No changes.
by Henrik
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #8
Replies: 28
Views: 7989

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #8

Strategic voting for the first time today.

1. Depeche Mode
2. Sly & The Family Stone
3. Curtis Mayfield
4. Simon & Garfunkel
5. Pet Shop Boys
6. James Brown
7. Eurythmics
8. The Beach Boys
9. The Beatles
10. Talk Talk
by Henrik
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Eastern Europe (Part 2)
Replies: 19
Views: 8202

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Eastern Europe (Part 2)

Stephan wrote: Orient cocek, for some reason, got a little on my nerves, which is never a good thing.

I understand this feeling too though. I think it could get on my nerves too if it wasn't for the groove.