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by Rob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 33890

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2985 (Disco Inferno's D. I. Go Pop) to, you know, the last one, being #3000 and containing the album Experience by The Prodigy. DONE! ... Well, not quite. ... I really feel that the list needs a final check, especially after what happened when I hit 1.000 and some albums just ...
by Rob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Soundalike For....
Replies: 36
Views: 3244

Re: The Best Soundalike For....

I have confused the voices of Elton John and Father John Misty a couple of times too many already. It doesn't help that they both have the piano as their favorite instrument.
by Rob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 38
Views: 4535

Re: Unacclaimed V: Submissions Now Open!

So am I. Will do so during the weekend.
by Rob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

And now for something completely different: 30. Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz Year: 1982 Released as a single. Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#13) The song is not on Spotify (although live versions are), but here is a YouTube-link with helpful lyrics in case you speak Polish: https://www.youtub...
by Rob
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Prince - Love: 4 I wasn't familiar with Prince's output past his famous peak from late '70's to early 90's, so I didn't know this one. It seems that Prince's sound didn't evolve at all, but it did devolve. It still sounds 80's as hell, but what's missing is the spirit and the energy. This is low-key...
by Rob
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today a song with a wildly original title:

29. Prince - Love
Year: 2006
From the album: 3121
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#404)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 31
Views: 7172

Re: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s

I've send in my list just now. Sadly, this time I didn't have time for writing any comments to go along with it.
by Rob
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Medeski Martin & Wood – Anonymous Skulls: 6

Not much to say about it. It's a fine piece of music.
by Rob
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

28. Medeski Martin & Wood – Anonymous Skulls
Year: 2004
From the album: End of the World Party (Just In Case)
Biggest Fan: Fred (#853)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Beyoncé - Pray You Catch Me: 6 Beyoncé anno 2016 means very well produced music. Pray You Catch Me is the opening track of Lemonade and because it almost seems to stop a third on the way it feels almost like an intro track, more than a finished song. I can see why it isn't one of the many album trac...
by Rob
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

The YouTube-video for Pray You Catch Me above is a special version for the Lemonade movie and plays slightly different than the original recording. Due to copyright reasons the normal version is unavailable almost everywhere (except perhaps Tidal or iTunes), but here is a link: https://www.audioplug...
by Rob
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Michel Legrand
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: R.I.P. Michel Legrand

One of the greats. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is of course the most famous, but my heart is with what is usually seen as the second place Demy film: The Young Girls from Rochefort. Admittedly, I didn't know he was still alive. Rest in peace.
by Rob
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist poll this year?
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Artist poll this year?

I sure want one, but I won't be the poll runner.
I also think others than me are better with formulas and the like.
by Rob
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today’s song is from an album that has many entries on AM, but not this one: 27. Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me Year: 2016 From the album: Lemonade Biggest Fan: Prosecutorgodot (#461) It’s not on Spotify, but here it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI-JnZL7tNg Don’t forget you can always...
by Rob
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Catching up a little: Architecture in Helsinki – Heart It Races:7 The type of indie rock that what extremely hip back in the day, but is with the fall of indie rock might actually be one of the least cool things around. You can guess when it is released in 5 seconds, yet to me it still holds up. It'...
by Rob
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 33890

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2948 (Wayne Shorter's The All Seeing Eye) to #2984 (Elvis Presley's Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old). The update on itself was not noteworthy, but some of you might wonder why I stopped with only 16 albums left, while that is 20 minutes work or so. Simple: time issues. In ...
by Rob
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today’s song ranks on AM at #5366:

26. The Coral – In the Morning
Year: 2005
From the album: The Invisible Invasion
Biggest Fan: Romain (#362)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

25. Architecture in Helsinki – Heart It Races
Year: 2007
From the album: Places Like This
Biggest Fan: Nassim (#374)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4538

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

I'm doing a few more second listens on a couple of album, but will finish this before the planned deadline.
by Rob
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 33890

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2906 (Kings of Convenience's Quiet Is the New Loud) to #2947 (Neil Young's Le Noise). No news. So, today I listened to quiet is the new loud: https://space2livedotnet.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/place-in-the-woods.jpg This a very clichés, but effective depiction of a silent pl...
by Rob
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

I thought we were using the Hymie scale which had a zero. I didn't notice this, but my original post said the scale was 1 to 10, with 1 as lowest and 10 as highest. I've never said anything about Hymie's grading system and thought it only was about the descriptions behind each grade. Back when I po...
by Rob
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Organized Konfusion – Bring It On 0 The rating scale for this game runs from 1 to 10, so this would be a 1. I thought we were using the Hymie scale which had a zero. I didn't notice this, but my original post said the scale was 1 to 10, with 1 as lowest and 10 as highest. I've never said anything a...
by Rob
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

This one ranks on AM, at #7418: 24. Gnarls Barley – Run (I’m a Natural Disaster) Year: 2008 From the album: The Odd Couple Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#702) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote! New page, so here is the playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/theonerin...
by Rob
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Zombeels wrote:Organized Konfusion – Bring It On 0


The rating scale for this game runs from 1 to 10, so this would be a 1.
by Rob
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Albums of 2019

Within a span of about three days, Weezer dropped a surprise album of covers called The Teal Album , Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst dropped a surprise collab album under the title Better Oblivion Community Center , Vampire Weekend unveiled the first tracks from their first album in six years, and...
by Rob
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Derek and the Dominos - It's Too Late: 6 I remember buying the album based on my love for Layla alone and being hugely disappointed. I think I only listened to it one time since. Perhaps it deserves another chance, but this song (which I didn't recall) gives me mixed feelings. I notice this is prett...
by Rob
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

After three dives into some more obscure music, now we get a song from a classic album (albeit a deep cut): 23. Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late Year: 1970 From the album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Biggest Fan: BryanBehar (#937) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or ch...
by Rob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 33890

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2874 (Art Pepper's Smack-Up) to #2905 (Elvis Costello's Spike). Right, less than 100 to go! I'm nearing the end of this and if I'm lucky this will be done within a week or so (time is a bit tight at the moment, so I can't promise anything). While updating I listened to Smack-U...
by Rob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

21. C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 Hey, I like it ! If the last part had remained melodic and not this "organized mess", I would have put an even higher score.7/10 In that case I recommend Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 1. It's 9 minutes long of this stuff, before the messy part. I think it be...
by Rob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today a real underground psychedelic classic:

22. C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2
Year: 1969
From the album: Trip Thru Hell
Biggest Fan: Sofofsamiam (#502)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile: 7

Like Romain I admire this one's simplicity. It borders on being very corny, but it just hits the right spot.
by Rob
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

21. Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile
Year: 1978
From the album: Dynamite Daze
Biggest Fan: Antonius (#912)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 33890

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2835 (LL Cool J's BAD: Bigger and Deffer) to #2873 (Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley's Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderley). Nothing worth mentioning here. So, today I listened to BAD: Bigger and Deffer, by LL Cool J: https://em.wattpad.com/739c12ca29af9e99c390246bfbfedccd29...
by Rob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

OEminem name dropped Pharoahe on Rap God and you can definitely hear the influence of this song on that one. That's interesting, because Pharaohe's rhyming and flow reminded me of Eminem. It is really what makes this song. The way he keeps the rhymes on coming, with that insane tempo, while still m...
by Rob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Some underground hiphop for today: 20. Organized Konfusion – Bring It On Year: 1994 From the album: Stress: The Extinction Agenda Biggest Fan: Setherex (#877) The song is not on Spotify, though a newer remix is. Here is the original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGjy42gsiDo Don’t forget y...
by Rob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends: 4 I never really know what to do with things like this. It actually sounds very good, but then the lyrics hit and I just hear The Weeknd bragging about his sex life and, curiously, his drugs addiction ("Don't believe the rumors bitch, I'm still a user I'm still r...
by Rob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 33890

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2803 (Max Romeo & The Upsetters War Ina Babylon) to #2834 (Otis Redding & Carla Thomas' King & Queen). No news here. While updating I listened to Max Romeo & The Upsetters' War Ina Babylon: https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2011_09/25/15/154120508/e1fc441b-c5d...
by Rob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Today another song with a lot of streams on Spotify:

19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
Year: 2015
From the album: Beauty Behind the Madness
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#657)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting: 6

Not much to say about this one. Just a fine Diana Ross track.
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 34926

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

... I also underestimated how much Low changing their sound on Double Negative would captivate the list-makers. It's placement will far surpass that of the band's other albums at AM. I did wonder whether critics honestly thought it was better than the likes of I Could Live in Hope or Things We Lost...
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Albums of 2019

Prior to this I was only really stoked by her stripped down acoustic album Are We There , which apparently puts me in a minority (as usual). It is the critical favorite by quite some measure, based on it's AM rank. And I would agree with that, though I should give all her albums more of a spin. Thi...
by Rob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

18. Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting
Year: 1970
From the album: Everything Is Everything
Biggest Fan: BonnieLaurel (#49)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

The playlist:
by Rob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Klaatu – Long Live Politzania: 4 I always want to defend prog-rock, but some of these songs just make it hard to do so. Many tracks of the genre contain different parts or movements. The best acts among them, especially Pink Floyd and Camel, know how to meld these parts into a fluent whole, where ea...
by Rob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Breaking our streak of AM Inclusives with something more unexpected. Also, the first time we get a second song from someone who already had one appear in this poll. It is not Hymie, though, but: 17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania Year: 1977 From the album: Hope Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#839) Don’t for...
by Rob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Breaking our streak of AM Inclusives with something more unexpected. Also, the first time we get a second song from someone who already had one appear in this poll. It is not Hymie, though, but: 17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania Year: 1977 From the album: Hope Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#839) Don’t forg...
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Goldfrapp – Strict Machine: 7

Pretty good stuff, indeed. I wondered if I heard this before (I thought I never went beyond Felt Mountain for some reason) or that I just hear I Feel Love in this like fasbjd.
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (Complete!)
Replies: 114
Views: 33890

Re: Playlist: A Taste of Acclaimed Albums (work in progress)

Today I updated from #2746 (Squarepusher's Feed Me Weird Things) to #2802 (The Gun Club's The Las Vegas Story). I'm always ready to use this space too point out curiosities of Spotify that become very noticeable when you do this kind of project. Today something fell in line with the album I had to ...
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4538

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

I'll be late as usual. I've listened to most album and will finish them all by the end of the weekend I guess, but there are some I want to return to before making my final decision.
by Rob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 31218

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Continuing our streak of songs that are actually included on the AM top 10.000 Songs, this time the #3467:

16. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
Year: 2003
From the album: Black Cherry
Biggest Fan: BluePanda (#607)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Encore game
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: Encore game

I was thinking of it being for less well known artists, but then I thought it might be fun including the "big" artists too. From what I've seen of this forum, I can imagine a Peruvian 1950s Panpipe Band beating the Beatles, if the voting criteria is "I want to hear more of them"...

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