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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: 2549

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: 22040

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: 22040

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: 1034

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: 25429

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: 25429

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: 25429

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: 25429

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: 5817

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: 8583

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: 2839

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: 18220

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: 2839

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: 18220

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: 8583

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: 2968

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: 20843

Re: 2014 Albums and Songs Poll - Post Lists Here

http://a1.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music3/v4/70/88/ef/7088ef93-3a84-47ae-7437-dc0dd3bede5a/cover100x100.jpeg http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music4/v4/8f/65/72/8f6572a0-26b7-278b-5d2a-793ef6a154f4/cover100x100.jpeg http://a3.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music/v4/d8/4c/94/d84c9481-9f5c-80b9-4f1d-74d1451751c1/cover1...
by Matski
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014 Albums - Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 105
Views: 47036

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: 56688

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...
by Matski
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 56688

Re: Albums of 2015

Sleater-Kinney's had stronger individual songs, but Pratt's is the one I've been returning often; hypnotic folk that improves her charming, wintery debut on nearly every level. Taking my time to nurture the new works by Björk and Roberts. 1. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again 2. Sleater-Kinney ...
by Matski
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 25429

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

Dan Deacon - America = Downgraded from 4.5 stars to 4.0 stars on AllMusic
by Matski
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 56688

Re: Albums of 2015

Arca and The Haxan Clock producing makes me very excited to hear this. Loved the latter's last record, 'Excavation' and it will be fascinating to hear what those twisted and sombre soundscapes sound like clashing against Björk's vocals... Don't forget Belle & Sebastian's "Girls in Peacetime...
by Matski
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 56688

Re: Albums of 2015

NPR are also hosting the self-titled Viet Cong album that Nick mentioned above. It really surprised me as I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, based on some of the previous songs they had released. Here's the link:
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/11/375894264 ... -viet-cong
by Matski
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - CLOSED!
Replies: 93
Views: 25429

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

Seems like AMG's Fred Thomas has a penchant for not just reviewing an act's latest release but also going that extra mile by updating/rewriting the ratings of other albums in their oeuvre that were previously underrated. This week: Panda Bear!
Panda Bear - Person Pitch = upgraded to 4.5 stars
by Matski
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Journalists Doing EoY Analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Journalists Doing EoY Analysis

Stumbled onto this article about EoY 'data-mining' a few days ago. It's an article written by Rob Mitchum (Pitchfork) regarding his own research into EoY analysis. Wondered if anyone else had seen it and what they thought about it.
by Matski
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 108
Views: 25590

Re: Now Playing

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by Matski
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY poll ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: EOY poll ?

Anywhere from the 31st of January onwards. Despite any attempts to keep on top of the releases last year, there are still around a dozen to two-dozen albums I'd like to catch-up with!
by Matski
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Rock Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-rock-albums Aaron Freeman - Freeman Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues Benmont Tench - You Should Be So Lucky Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin Bryan Ferry - Avonmore Coldplay - Ghost Stories Damon Albarn - E...
by Matski
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Pop Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-pop-albums Betty Who - Slow Dancing Bleachers - Strange Desire Charli XCX - Sucker Cher Lloyd - Sorry I'm Late Colbie Caillat - Gypsy Heart Dirty Loops - Loopified Ed Sheeran - X Erasure - The Violet Flame Imoge...
by Matski
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Americana Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-americana-albums Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - South Bobby Bare, Jr. / Bobby Bare, Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League - Undefeated Chatham County Line - Tightrope Corb Lund - Counterfeit Blues D. C...
by Matski
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines
Replies: 21
Views: 4564

Re: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines

'Collected' is a competent compilation of singles from the first four albums but if you weren't with enamored with any of those albums then I doubt it will convince you either. While I didn't mind either '100th Window' or 'Heligoland' , other opinions on them tend to be more divisive. The former fo...
by Matski
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Reggae Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-reggae-albums Ali Campbell - Silhouette: The Legendary Voice of UB40 Bunji Garlin - Differentology Dirty Heads - Sound of Change DJ Vadim - Dubcatcher Dub Club / The Lions - This Generation in Dub Hollie Cook...
by Matski
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014 Albums - Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 105
Views: 47036

Re: EOY 2014 Albums - Spreadsheet Updates

At least 'To Be Kind' is closing down on the top five. Keeping my fingers crossed that it pushes aside 'Our Love' in a last minute snatch-and-grab.
by Matski
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014 Complex's 50 Best Albums of 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: EOY 2014 Complex's 50 Best Albums of 2014

AllMusic is very much eligible. We discussed this in previous years and it's only the overall 'Best Albums' list that counts towards to the final tally. I post the genre lists (with a clear illegibility notification besides them) out of interest... ...Or is it out of boredom/to feed an obsessive com...
by Matski
Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Blues Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-blues-albums Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues - Blues Shock Damon Fowler - Sounds of Home Dave Alvin / Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the ...
by Matski
Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines
Replies: 21
Views: 4564

Re: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines

This album is a quite the divider of generations. I've met a lot of older 'Gen X' who swear by this record while most of my friends considered to be 'Gen Y' don't feel it is anywhere near as good as 'Mezzanine' , or that it's even a classic. Caught in the middle - I do consider it a classic, though ...
by Matski
Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Reissues (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-reissues American Football - American Football Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain Big Star - Radio City Bob Mould - Workbook Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball Game Theory - Dea...
by Matski
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Classical Vocal Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-classical-vocal-albums Accentus / Laurence Equilbey / Insula Orchestra - Mozart: Requiem Andrew Nethsingha / St. John's College Choir, Cambridge - When David Heard: Sacred Choral Works by Thomas Tomk...
by Matski
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Compilations (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-compilations Alexis Zoumbas - A Lament for Epirus, 1926-1928 Ariel Kalma - An Evolutionary Music: Original Recordings 1972-1979 Barbara Lynn - The Complete Atlantic Recordings Bessie Jones - Get in Union: Reco...
by Matski
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"
Replies: 23
Views: 5644

Re: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"

True - if music enthusiasts are still talking about the album in five/ten/twenty years time with great reverence then that's all that really matters. Saying that, there are a few specific songs that seem to be highly popular; '1000 Deaths', 'The Charade' and 'Sugah Daddy' are all top calls.
by Matski
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Country Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-country-albums Amy Ray - Goodnight Tender Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - South Blue Highway - The Game Bobby Bare, Jr. / Bobby Bare, Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvati...
by Matski
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Classical Instrmental Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-classical-instrumental-albums Alexandre Tharaud - Moderne Alison Balsom - Paris Andreas Staier - Schumann: Variationen & Fantasiestücke Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue Anima Eterna O...
by Matski
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"
Replies: 23
Views: 5644

Re: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"

Third listen right now - like many of you I'm really enjoying what there is to be heard. Hard to say for sure but I can see myself possibly liking it as much as 'Brown Sugar' and even more than 'Voodoo' , which always felt long-winded to me. Definitely not going to go around saying it's 'the best al...
by Matski
Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-singer-songwriter-albums Adrian Crowley - Some Blue Morning Ages and Ages - Divisionary Amy LaVere - Runaway's Diary Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness Arc Iris - Arc Iris Ben Vaughn - Tex...
by Matski
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music Madness: Championship
Replies: 28
Views: 4834

Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Championship

Everybody probably guessed this would be the finale from the start but at least we can keep the tie itself exciting. Just for that alone I'm gonna have to pick Bob.

:P
by Matski
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Metal Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-metal-albums AC/DC - Rock or Bust Allegaeon - Elements of the Infinite Behemoth - The Satanist Blue Snaggletooth - Beyond Thule Blut aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. - Triunity Blut aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III: Satu...
by Matski
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite R&B (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-r-b-albums Algebra Blessett - Recovery August Alsina - Testimony Curtis Harding - Soul Power Daley - Days & Nights Dave Hollister - Chicago Winds...The Saga Continues Dionne Farris / Charlie Hunter - Dionne Dio...
by Matski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Box Sets (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-box-sets Ahmad Jamal - Complete Collection Part One: 1951-1959 Bedhead - 1992-1998 Bruce Springsteen - The Album Collection, Vol. 1: 1973-1984 Captain Beefheart - Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 Cleaners from Venus -...
by Matski
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Indie Pop and Indie Rock Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-indie-pop-and-indie-rock-albums Adult Jazz - Gist Is Alvvays - Alvvays Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow Carla Bozulich - Boy Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else EMA - The F...
by Matski
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)
Replies: 20
Views: 5759

Re: EOY 2014: AllMusic Guide (US)

Favorite Jazz Albums (Not Eligible) http://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2014/favorite-jazz-albums Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra / Arturo O'Farrill - The Offense of the Drum Alfredo Rodriguez - The Invasion Parade Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint Anthony Pirog - Palo Co...

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