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by Matski
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums (Ineligible) Ben Folds - So There Bill Fay - Who Is the Sender? Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter Craig Finn - Faith in the Future Jacqueline Abbott / Paul Heaton - Wisdom, Laughter and Lines James M...
by Matski
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Metal Albums (Ineligible) Abigail Williams - The Accuser August Burns Red - Found in Far Away Places Battlecross - Rise to Power Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit Children of Bodom - I Worshi...
by Matski
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite R&B Albums (Ineligible) Alessia Cara - Know-It-All Andra Day - Cheers to the Fall Angie Stone - Dream Babyface - Return of the Tender Lover Bettye LaVette - Worthy Bilal - In Another Life Carmen Rodgers - Stargazer Charlie Wilson - Forever Charlie Columbia Nights - In All Th...
by Matski
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 4507

Re: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)

Well, there it is. List completed and as predicted by mowino's amazingly prescient powers, Kendrick wins! :P
by Matski
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Under the Radar (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Re: EOY 2015 - Under the Radar (US)

1. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear 2. Tame Impala - Currents 3. Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool 4. Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness 5. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell 6. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit 7. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier 8. Beac...
by Matski
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 4507

Re: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)

It's a mystery no one could possibly deduce. So be here tomorrow morning for the thrilling conclusion to our finale!..
by Matski
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Box Sets (Ineligible) Billy Cobham - The Atlantic Years, 1973-1978 Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: [Deluxe Edition] Bridget St. John - Dandelion Albums & BBC Recordings Collection Bruce Springsteen - The Ties That Bind: The River Collecti...
by Matski
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 Albums Spreadsheet Update
Replies: 71
Views: 49236

Re: EOY 2015 Albums Spreadsheet Update

Loving the new Algiers album too. It's comfortably snug in on my top ten for the year. Here's hoping that they'll improve on that with a top five with their next album.
by Matski
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 Albums Spreadsheet Update
Replies: 71
Views: 49236

Re: EOY 2015 Albums Spreadsheet Update

Nassim wrote:Utterly baffled that Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress only has one mention in the spreadsheet so far, thought it would be top 20 or 30 of the year...

I'm not. The impression I get from many fans is that while it's by no means a bad record, it's their least liked record from GY!BE yet.
by Matski
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Indie Pop and Indie Rock Albums (Ineligible) Algiers - Algiers Battles - La Di Da Di Beach House - Depression Cherry Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars Blank Realm - Illegals in Heaven Cairo Gang - Goes Missing Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Style Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home...
by Matski
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Jazz Albums (Ineligible) Aaron Diehl - Space Time Continuum Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra / Arturo O'Farrill - Cuba: The Conversation Continues Andrew Bishop / Bishop/Cleaver/Flood - De Profundis Ben Goldberg - Orphic Machine Ben Williams - Coming of Age Charles Lloyd - Wild Man Dan...
by Matski
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Resident Advisor (UK)
Replies: 4
Views: 3313

Re: EOY 2015 - Resident Advisor (UK)

Sweet list. Have enjoyed listening to many of those but there are still a few to hear before posting our own EoY lists.

:music-listening:
by Matski
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 4507

Re: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)

Well now we know, if one of those five is gonna miss out it ain't gonna be Björk. ;)
by Matski
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favorite Latin and World Albums (Ineligible) Alejandro Sanz - Sirope Ben Goldberg - Orphic Machine Benjamin Biolay / Nicolas Fiszman - Trenet Carla Morrison - Amor Supremo Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake Dexter Story - Wondem Don Omar - The Last Don, Vol. 2 Fabrizio Cassol / Serge Kakudj...
by Matski
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Treble (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: EOY 2015 - Treble (US)

Treble's Top 50 Albums of 2015 50. Four Tet – Morning/Evening 49. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside 48. Holly Herndon – Platform 47. Kelela – Hallucinogen EP 46. KEN Mode – Success 45. Beach Slang – The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us 44. Future – Dirty Sprite 43....
by Matski
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favoutite Folk Albums (Ineligible) Alasdair Roberts - Alasdair Roberts Black Twig Pickers / Steve Gunn - Seasonal Hire Darrell Scott - Ten: Songs of Ben Bullington Darren Hayman - Chants for Socialists Edie Brickell / Steve Martin - So Familiar Glen Hansard - Didn't He Ramble Jake Xerxes...
by Matski
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favoutite Electronic Albums (Ineligible) AFX / Aphex Twin - Orphaned Deejay Selek: 2006-2008 André Bratten - Gode Arca - Mutant Benoît Pioulard - Sonnet Björk - Vulnicura Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh Bob Moses - Days Gone By Carter Tutti Void - f(x) CFCF - The Colours of Life Coil - Backward...
by Matski
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 4507

Re: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)

Well as a British outlet I wouldn't be surprised if someone like Blur or Gwenno was in the running, to upset the order of things. But yeah, those five are most likely of candidates. Wanna take bets as to which order they'll be in instead?..
by Matski
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

Re: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic's Favoutite Rap and Hip-Hop Albums (Ineligible) A$AP Rocky - At. Long. Last. A$AP Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful Apollo Brown - Grandeur Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise Blu / Madlib / MED - Bad Neighbor Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process Earl Sweatshirt...
by Matski
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 22
Views: 6004

EOY 2015 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic 2015 Year In Review AllMusic Best of 2015 Alejandro Sanz - Sirope Ashley Monroe - The Blade Bilal - In Another Life Björk - Vulnicura Carly Rae Jepsen - E-MO-TION Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home Colleen - Captain of None Container - LP [2015] Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, A...
by Matski
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Line of Best Fit (UK)
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: EOY 2015 - The Line of Best Fit (UK)

As with the songs, it seems their writers have specified an album of the year: Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness One album stood our beyond all others though. Julia Holter made 2015's most unexpectedly perfect record. It's a record that - more than any other this year - demonstrates the unsha...
by Matski
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Treble (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: EOY 2015 - Treble (US)

Treble's Top 50 Songs of 2015 50. Holly Herndon – “Interference” 49. Kurt Vile - “Pretty Pimpin” 48. Father John Misty – “The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment” 47. The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – “January 10th, 2014” 46. Kamasi Washington - “Re Run Home” ...
by Matski
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations
Replies: 82
Views: 13021

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations

I got completely the opposite impression antonius. Seems like Jirin is saying that he believes it would be in the top 50 (because of it's great qualities) if it had been elligible for the charts but it isn't because of its format. I think it's a great EP too but to fall back on semantics here, this ...
by Matski
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Treble (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: EOY 2015 - Treble (US)

As with the two lists above, the list below is ineligible as Treble always posts a complete list non-genre list at the end of the month. It's good to get it on record. This list has also been ranked by a single writer. So I'm not sure if this is meant to represent Treble's hip-hop list for the year,...
by Matski
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations
Replies: 82
Views: 13021

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations

Hey Jirin, could you put a quick link to the latest mega-critic albums of 2015 thread in the OP for convienience? ...If not I nominate Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show Great to see members here appreciating R&B/soul releases, outside of the usual big names. 'Reality Show' in particular really lef...
by Matski
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2015 Predictions
Replies: 84
Views: 12974

Re: EOY 2015 Predictions

This is interesting since Julia Holter is an American artist, but sort of makes sense in that UK outlets typically like more experimental stuff like Holter. I wonder if she can get some more #1 rankings from some of the left field publications like The Wire, which she won in 2013. Perhaps that will...
by Matski
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Musikexpress (Germany): The Best Albums 2000-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Re: Musikexpress (Germany): The Best Albums 2000-2015

And they chose 'Smother' over 'Two Dancers'! An unusual choice I can stand by.
by Matski
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 4507

EOY 2015 - The Guardian (UK)

The Guardian - The best albums of 2015 40. Benjamin Clementine - At Least for Now 39. Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls 38. John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure 37. Janet Jackson - Unbreakable 36. Vince Staples - Summertime '06 35. Dr. Dre - Compton 34. FFS - FFS 33. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own ...
by Matski
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2015 Predictions
Replies: 84
Views: 12974

Re: EOY 2015 Predictions

Anyone noticing any patterns or disparities amongst the list? As one on my favourite albums of the year, I'm ecstatic that ' Have you in My Wilderness ' is doing so well with UK critics but unfortunatley it is close to nowhere-to-be-seen with many US outlets so far. I'm also (happily) surprised to s...
by Matski
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 64282

Re: Albums of 2015

While it's been an enjoyable time on other fronts, 2015 hasn't exactly set my musical world alight when it has come to electronic albums. So happy that 'Elaenia' and 'Garden of Delete' were released recently.

:music-listening:
by Matski
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spin's 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now -- Thoughts?
Replies: 17
Views: 2908

Re: Spin's 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now -- Thoughts?

Honorio wrote:Again the AM lists are much better than any other list. These are the Top 25 best Rock bands right now according to AM:
...

Have to agree with you Honorio. Nice work.
by Matski
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 26902

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

AMG making a minor adjustment to Janet Jackson's discography due to her new release:

Janet Jackson | janet. upgraded from 3 stars to 4 stars on Allmusic.
by Matski
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 26902

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

More WTF re-ratings from Allmusic:

Richard Hawley | Coles Corner downgraded from 4.5 stars to 4 stars
Richard Hawley | Lady's Bridge downgraded from 4.5 stars to 4 stars
by Matski
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM.net has a Wikipedia page
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: AM.net has a Wikipedia page

Nice, little setup so far. Will keep checking up on its progress. AM is becoming quite a well-known site. I see its name pop-up on various music forums every so often.
by Matski
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 28235

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.)

Ugh, what the heck AllMusic!?!...: Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love = Downgraded from 4.5 stars to 4.0 stars on AllMusic Built to Spill - Keep It Like a Secret = Downgraded from 4.5 stars to 4.0 stars on AllMusic Built to Spill - You in Reverse = Downgraded from 4.5 stars to 4.0 star...
by Matski
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 28235

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.)

Jan's right - though I thought it had been reported a while ago I can't find any previous post. Here's the link:

Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the Night
by Matski
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 28235

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.)

Wolfmother - Wolfmother = Upgraded from 3.0 stars to 3.5 stars on AllMusic
by Matski
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 28235

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.)

Madonna - Ray of Light = Upgraded from 4.0 stars to 4.5 stars on AllMusic
by Matski
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2015 (02) February 15
Replies: 22
Views: 6367

Re: MCCh 2015 (02) February 15

If you're a fan of Björk's work, regardless whether that's only her pre-Medúlla output or everything since Debut, I'd say it's easily worth picking up. If you're not already a fan, you can check out her other releases online for free first.
by Matski
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Grammys 2015
Replies: 44
Views: 9936

Re: Grammys 2015

To me everything else Beck has done since Sea Change has felt like Odelay-lite. I suppose you could say Morning Phase is Sea Change-lite, but I like Sea Change better than Odelay. It's funny that since Sea Change many of Beck's listeners seems to have divided into two camps - his poppy eccentric hi...
by Matski
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Father John Misty's "I Love You, Honeybear"
Replies: 14
Views: 3267

Re: Father John Misty's "I Love You, Honeybear"

Setherex wrote:
Matski wrote:Really want to hear this but I'm having problems accessing Spotify at the moment. Is there any other place I can still stream it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57yHnFN ... Ag3KKEGADS


Cheers Setherex. Will listen to it throughout the week. :music-listening:
by Matski
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Albums Poll - RESULTS
Replies: 74
Views: 22575

Re: 2014 Albums Poll - RESULTS

The War on Drugs joins these other artists in "Winners of the AM EOY Poll"... Hmm, if I was going to rank them... LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (Love all three of the LCD albums but this pinches 1st place) Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion Sufjan Stevens - Illinois PJ Har...
by Matski
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Father John Misty's "I Love You, Honeybear"
Replies: 14
Views: 3267

Re: Father John Misty's "I Love You, Honeybear"

Really want to hear this but I'm having problems accessing Spotify at the moment. Is there any other place I can still stream it?
by Matski
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Albums Poll - RESULTS
Replies: 74
Views: 22575

Re: 2014 Albums Poll - RESULTS

01 The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream Thanks for all the amazing work you've put into this Dan. It was a very unusual way of rolling the list out in parts; one that gave us all a chance to discuss the lower-placed less-renowned choices, while also building up tension going into the top five. As f...
by Matski
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Grammys 2015
Replies: 44
Views: 9936

Re: Grammys 2015

Kanye also said afterwards that "Beck needs to respect artistry and give his award to Beyonce". He was right that maybe Beyonce would have deserved the award this year, but it came off like as if Beck wasn't a real artist. It's a shame if Kanye did say that afterwards. Seeing the best alb...
by Matski
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sleater-Kinney's "No Cities to Love"
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Re: Sleater-Kinney's "No Cities to Love"

Not a bad introduction to Sleater-Kinney. If you're curious to listen to them some more you should defintely check out ' Dig Me Out ', which was my fantastic introduction to the band. A lot of people may understandably tell you to check out ' The Woods ' too. After that, it's up to you as they're qu...
by Matski
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Albums and Songs Poll - Post Lists Here
Replies: 82
Views: 25482

Re: 2014 Albums and Songs Poll - Post Lists Here

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by Matski
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014 Albums - Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 105
Views: 58331

Re: EOY 2014 Albums - Spreadsheet Updates

Top work Harold. Really looking forward to spending today pouring over this spreadsheet.

And Romain - completely agree with your sentiments on Black Messiah. Hopefully this is just the start and that there will be many half-decade lists published this year that will help propel it further upwards.
by Matski
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 64282

Re: Albums of 2015

Looking forward to listening to 'Tetsuo & Youth' , as well as 'B4.DA.$$' . Exciting start to the year for hip hop. I think Belle & Sebastian's is on the same level as Life Pursuit. I haven't heard negative consensus about it though, last I checked it had an 82 on MC. ... Edit: B&S is dow...

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