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by Matski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 5119

Re: EOY 2016 - Treble (US)

Jazz albums : http://www.treblezine.com/32802-10-best-jazz-albums-of-2016/ 10. Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – We Be All Africans 09. Brain Tentacles – Brain Tentacles 08. Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison - In Movement 07. Fire! – She Sleeps, She Sleeps 06. Vijay Iyer/Wadada Leo Smit...
by Matski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 6798

Re: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)

Seems like the Guardian's editors can never stick to a particular format when presenting their lists. This year they're both updating the top 40 list and giving each top ten entry their own page when revealed.
by Matski
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 7520

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

People tend to hate Wrecking Ball? Can't claim to speak for everyone here who doesn't have it in their top ten but it's not that it's a bad album - it's actually pretty good. It's just that Springsteen made ten or so albums that are even better to my ears.
by Matski
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 7520

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

This last month has really had me delve and re-evaluate Springsteen's discography more than I originally planned to happen. Feeling satisfied with these results. Edit: I wasn't going to post the entirety of both lists as everyone above me had stuck strictly to ten albums and twenty-five songs or les...
by Matski
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 6798

EOY 2016 - The Guardian (UK)

The Guardian Top 40 Albums for 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/30/the-best-albums-of-2016 This list will be continually updated over the next two weeks as each top ten entry is released. 40. Shura – Nothing’s Real 39. Nao – For All We Know 38. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression 37. Case...
by Matski
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 7520

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

I plan to post mine tomorrow. It's almost done, there are just a few non-album tracks to be reoganised into final song list.
by Matski
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Sharon Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: R.I.P. Sharon Jones

The year that likes to take keeps on taking.

Thanks for all the music, Sharon. While neither 'I Learned the Hard Way' or 'Give the People What They Want' quite made it on to my EoY's, they were fine records to slip on when the opportunity arose.
by Matski
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 31393

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Both New Skin for the Old Ceremony and Popular Problems by Leonard Cohen have been downgraded to 4.0 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan Results
Replies: 22
Views: 4069

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan Results

Thanks for all the hard work BleuPanda. Not many surprises - maybe seeing the PG&BtK soundtrack and 'Slow Training Coming' beat 'Planet Waves' 'Street-Legal' and 'Infidels' into the top twenty or the notable gap between 'The Times They Are a-Changin' and 'Another Side...' but that's about it. Lo...
by Matski
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 4535

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Thank you for your gifts Leonard. Really can't wait for this year to be over. It's been a real nasty piece of work. Now I want to reexplore his work; would anyone else want to honor his legacy by featuring him as next month's artist poll? One of my first thoughts upon logging in today was wondering ...
by Matski
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 9328

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Alright, all finished! Both lists were completed quite awhile ago but I wanted one last check this weekend before posting them. After spending two months on this list I hope no one minds if I take a break from listening to Bob Dylan's music for a while..: 01| Highway 61 Revisited 02| Bringing It All...
by Matski
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 8188

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

Kinda feels weird when you've been listening to someone's music near-exclusively for the last month (for this site no less) when a related news item like this pops up. Top work Bob!
by Matski
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 9328

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Is there any way you'd consider extending the deadline? I would love to get a few more weeks to dig deeper into Dylan's back catalog, and judging from the relatively small number of lists delivered so far, I wonder if others are feeling the same way. Dylan's relevant discography is at least twice a...
by Matski
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' White Album (1968)
Replies: 39
Views: 14959

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' White Album (1968)

Yeah, it's the right time to rate this one as many of us have recently been going back through it for the individual artist poll. 07 | While My Guitar Gently Weeps 08 | Happiness Is a Warm Gun 01 | Back in the U.S.S.R. 02 | Dear Prudence 04 | Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 11 | Blackbird 23 | Helter Skelter 19 ...
by Matski
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles
Replies: 64
Views: 11907

Re: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles

Spent the entire bank holiday weekend going back through all the albums and singles. Expected the singles list to change but not the albums too. Shame because it looks more convential now with Sgt and the White Album above MMT and RS. Oh well. 01| Revolver 02| Abbey Road 03| Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hea...
by Matski
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Jeff Buckley's Grace (1994)
Replies: 22
Views: 8296

Re: Rank the Tracks: Jeff Buckley's Grace (1994)

06 | Hallelujah
05 | So Real
02 | Grace
03 | Last Goodbye
07 | Lover, You Should've Come Over
04 | Lilac Wine
01 | Mojo Pin
10 | Dream Brother
09 | Eternal Life
08 | Corpus Christi Carol
by Matski
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie
Replies: 65
Views: 12576

Re: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie

01 | Station to Station 02 | Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 03 | "Heroes" 04 | Low 05 | Hunky Dory 06 | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 07 | Aladdin Sane 08 | Lodger 09 | The Man Who Sold the World 10 | ★ [Blackstar] 11 | Diamond Dogs 12 | Young Americans 1...
by Matski
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Blue Lines vs. Mezzanine: Why the Disparity in Acclaim?
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: Blue Lines vs. Mezzanine: Why the Disparity in Acclaim?

Lazy generalisation time: I get the impression that it is a generational thing. I feel that many older music fans who still make up the professional critic consusus honestly feel that Blue Lines is a better record: It's higher up in in Pitchfork's 90s list and out of Massive Attack's entire oeuvre i...
by Matski
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's In Rainbows (2007)
Replies: 34
Views: 14804

Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's In Rainbows (2007)

05 | All I Need
09 | Jigsaw Falling Into Place
02 | Bodysnatchers
07 | Reckoner
03 | Nude
04 | Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
01 | 15 Step
06 | Faust Arp
10 | Videotape
08 | House of Cards
by Matski
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's In Rainbows (2007)
Replies: 34
Views: 14804

Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's In Rainbows (2007)

Sorry Johnny but I can guarantee 'Reckoner' being outside another top three at least once more. I agree that range of opinions is a testament to the quality of a record. The outcome of the Loveless thread both surprised and disappointed me, so it's good to see this one make up for it somewhat. Oh, w...
by Matski
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie
Replies: 65
Views: 12576

Re: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie

I'm voting! I swear! The songs list is just a bit difficult, but I promise to vote! Plus you should always expect a list from me towards the end. No worries, babydoll. I'm having the same problem - while the top ten albums are set, going back through Bowie's discography to make sure there isn't a s...
by Matski
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)
Replies: 17
Views: 5895

Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine 08 | Ball and Biscuit 01 | Seven Nation Army 07 | You Got Her in Your Pocket 09 | The Hardest Button to Button 02 | Black Math 10 | Little Acorns 04 | I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself 03 | There’s No Home For You Here 11 | Hypnotize 12 | The Air Near ...
by Matski
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
Replies: 37
Views: 11808

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)

10 | Suffragette City
03 | Moonage Daydream
04 | Starman
09 | Ziggy Stardust
01 | Five Years
11 | Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
05 | It Ain't Easy
07 | Star
06 | Lady Stardust
02 | Soul Love
08 | Hang On to Yourself
by Matski
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Talking Heads' Remain in Light (1980)
Replies: 27
Views: 8064

Re: Rank the Tracks: Talking Heads' Remain in Light (1980)

04 | Once in a Lifetime
03 | The Great Curve
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
05 | Houses in Motion
07 | Listening Wind
08 | The Overload
06 | Seen and Not Seen
by Matski
Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
Replies: 23
Views: 8202

Re: Rank the Tracks: Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
06 | Ashes of American Flags
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
09 | Pot Kettle Black
05 | Jesus, Etc.
10 | Poor Places
02 | Kamera
04 | War on War
03 | Radio Cure
11 | Reservations
by Matski
Sat May 28, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Radiohead
Replies: 67
Views: 12798

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Radiohead

In Rainbows, Kid A and The Bends each with one vote too. While I also thought OKC would have a more slender lead, I'm kinda digging the equal spread in opinions here. Edit: I know my love for Electioneering isn't really shared (though I see prosecutorgodot had it on his list), but they never rocked ...
by Matski
Fri May 27, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Radiohead
Replies: 67
Views: 12798

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Radiohead

01 | OK Computer 02 | In Rainbows 03 | Kid A 04 | The Bends 05 | A Moon Shaped Pool 06 | Amnesiac 07 | Hail to the Thief 09 | The King of Limbs 10 | Pablo Honey ---------- 01 | Lucky 02 | Street Spirit 03 | Paranoid Android 04 | Pyramid Song 05 | All I Need 06 | Exit Music 07 | Just 08 | Idiotique 0...
by Matski
Thu May 26, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Beck's Odelay (1996)
Replies: 19
Views: 6220

Re: Rank the Tracks: Beck's Odelay (1996)

04 |The New Pollution
08 |Where It's At
01 | Devil's Haircut
03 |Lord Only Knows
13 |Ramshackle
06 |Novacane
10 |Sissyneck
09 |Minus
07 |Jack-Ass
02 | Hotwax
05 |Derelict
12 |High 5 (Rock the Catskills)
11 |Readymade
14 |Computer Rock
by Matski
Thu May 26, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 31393

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 201

Marissa Nadler - July downgraded from 4.0 stars to 3.5 stars on Allmusic.
by Matski
Wed May 18, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated Artist: Kaki King
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: Underrated Artist: Kaki King

Never listened to any of Kaki King's albums all the way through, despite going through a period a few years back of listening to 'Playing with Pink Noise' frequently. Really need to correct that at some point. Is it best to start with her debut and work forward chronologically with her discography?
by Matski
Wed May 18, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Guy Clark (1941-2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: R.I.P. Guy Clark (1941-2016)

Thanks for all the wonderful music Guy. I've been feeling the need to give 'My Favorite Picture of You' another spin lately...
by Matski
Tue May 10, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?
Replies: 25
Views: 4672

Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

1. OK Computer 2. In Rainbows 3. Kid A 4. The Bends 5. Hail to the Thief 6. Amnesiac 7. The King of Limbs 8. Pablo Honey Ok Computer and In Rainbows often switch places depending on my mood. Kid A and The Bends are barely much further behind them. All four deserve their highly acclaimed reputation a...
by Matski
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 52616

Re: Albums of 2016

And the other album that I've gotten obsessed with (easily my album of the year) hasn't actually been released yet: Will by Julianna Barwick. I freelance for Popmatters, and I was lucky enough to get a phone interview with Julianna. Dead Oceans sent me a pre-release copy of the album, and I listene...
by Matski
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 52616

Re: Albums of 2016

In the spirit of recommending albums that are available to stream, I've spent plenty of time this last week listening to the Drones' new album, 'Feelin Kinda Free' via Tiny Mix Tapes.
by Matski
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums
Replies: 32
Views: 8399

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Thanks for all the hard work whuntva. Sure the end results were predictable for most (not complaining about it) but the detailed effort put into the entries always makes it a joy to read through. Just fyi, Julia Holter actually had a lead on Sufjan up until the very last day of voting. I think that ...
by Matski
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 14034

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

http://a2.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Music5/v4/58/66/b7/5866b7b7-b567-d3e7-8d77-410a3a648411/cover100x100.jpeg http://a1.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music5/v4/ef/fa/88/effa8845-544d-1770-4962-cf6ce4bb5da5/cover100x100.jpeg http://a3.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music3/v4/0e/3c/f8/0e3cf81d-3366-499b-6b6e-db2db07e15df/cover...
by Matski
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round
Replies: 30
Views: 5892

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round

PM sent Jirin. Hope it wasn't too late to be added to the count. :)
by Matski
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 31393

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 201

Phil Collins - Face Value upgraded from 4.5 stars to 5 stars on Allmusic.
by Matski
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Resident Advisor (UK)
Replies: 4
Views: 4310

Re: EOY 2015 - Resident Advisor (UK)

Any in particular you'd recommend? I've heard Floating Points (which was a great pick for their #1), Jlin, Bjork, Julia Holter, and Oneohtrix. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner on this Jackson. I have been busy compiling my 2015 EoY for tomorrow and left relistening to most of these until this ...
by Matski
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Needle Drop/ Anthony Fantano
Replies: 31
Views: 7164

Re: The Needle Drop/ Anthony Fantano

No Poll, OP? As stated in the previous thread, I'm all for all other solo reviewers like Fantano or Prindle while others like Christgau and Scaruffi remain too, as long as they meet the rest of the criteria. ... - consistent standard of professionalism, writing quality, and editorial integrity acros...
by Matski
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Re: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?

Oh well, my mistake. Seems like I've been assuming that since solo reviewers were excluded from the count altogether, not just EoYs. Seems a kinda odd way of doing things. As a precedent has already been set I'm gonna change my vote though I'd probably prefer Christgau and Scaruffi to be excluded in...
by Matski
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Re: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?

Perhaps I'm mistaken. Are either of Christgau or Scaruffi included in AM's ranking count, or are they just amongst the album-song entries?
by Matski
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Re: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?

Well, this took an unexpected turn. I was just using Anthony Fantano as an example of other solo reviewers. Instead of just polling for each reviewer individually - results that could be unfairly based on the popularity on the individual in question, a more logical approach to polling could be to as...
by Matski
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 52
Views: 9434

Re: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

After dinner yesterday, just spent the entire evening going through his discography. Drifted off somewhere towards the end of Let's Dance. Thanks for all the wonderful music David. The stars for rating albums on RYM have gone from yellow to black. I'm assuming it's a tribute to Bowie. Noticed this t...
by Matski
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Re: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?

Never agreed with Mark's views that much and I can't understand the following he has. Nevertheless, if he does get voted in doesn't it set a precedent for other lone reviewers to be let in? It would be jarring to see Mark Prindle listed but not others like the divisive Anthony Fantano.
by Matski
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem reuniting, new album in works
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: LCD Soundsystem reuniting, new album in works

Most reactions to this news seem optimistic but I can't shake the feeling that we're about to get another 'Indie Cindy' or 'The Weirdness'. Hope I'm wrong because I'd love to see LCD Soundsystem continue their winning streak into four studio albums.
by Matski
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 7750

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Rock Albums (Ineligible) Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color Best Coast - California Nights Blackberry Smoke - Holding All the Roses Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land Blur - The Magic Whip Chris Stamey - Euphoria Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands Dilly Dally - Sore Fall Out Bo...
by Matski
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 7750

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Pop Albums (Ineligible) A Great Big World - When the Morning Comes Adam Lambert - The Original High Avicii - Stories Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect BØRNS - Dopamine Carly Rae Jepsen - E-MO-TION Chvrches - Every Open Eye Demi Lovato - Confident Ellie Goulding - Delirium Fif...
by Matski
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 7750

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Americana Albums (Ineligible) Andrew Combs - All These Dreams Daniel Romano - If I've Only One Time Askin' Dave Alvin / Phil Alvin - Lost Time Dave Rawlings Machine / David Rawlings - Nashville Obsolete Gretchen Peters - Blackbirds Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free Joe Ely...
by Matski
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 7750

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Reggae Albums (Ineligible) Beam Up - Innerstand Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78 Cymande - A Simple Act of Faith Farruko - Visionary Gov't Mule - Dub Side of the Mule Iration - Hotting Up Jah Cure - The Cure Ky-Mani Marley - Maestro Major L...

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