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by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 26337

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

And as a special bonus from the host, I will list any songs from the Top 100 songs where applicable. This was just a little gimmick I added last year. You don't have to sift back and do this again. However, if you do, remember "Blackstar" the song was #9 last year. So include that please.
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 6842

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

While the Big Game starts tonight, this tourney wraps up.

If you don't want to watch Lady Gaga at halftime, I'll call the game then.

We have tied last year's record turnout of 19. One more will surpass it!
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 8904

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

I saw them all for the third year in a row. I thought they'd be better than this, but most of the Oscars this year were the same-old, same-old. They do the bare minimum for a good film and only seek to win awards rather than be revered as classic movies. 1) Moonlight--Beautiful film. A bit Oscar Bai...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 19919

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Alright. No problem with "Lazarus" winning. After this year, it seems right. I also motion that we name the eligibility rule for EOY the "Lazarus" clause now. If a song came out the year prior as a single and was included on an album in the current year, but NOT on last year's EO...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 19919

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Alright! We have the ideal Top Two!

This could be the first time since "Get Lucky" where I actually agree with the consensus.

Though again, it will be odd to see "Lazarus" win one year late.
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 19919

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Off the top of my head, I can only think of four of the possible Top 5. EDIT: No wait. I remember the fifth. My only hope is "Ultralight Beam" doesn't win. It's an okay song but not worthy of the top spot. It's Radiohead, Kanye, Mitski, Solange, or Bowie. I'm thinking Radiohead with Bowie ...
by whuntva
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 19919

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

I'm going to sound a bit odd when I say this. But for me, Lemonade was a whole greater than the sum of its parts. I like the album as a whole. I listened to it all the way through twice and very much enjoyed it both times. But at the same time, all the songs seem to blend together in my brain. It ma...
by whuntva
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Replies: 24
Views: 7128

Re: Ranking Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

I just realized that Bjork will be eligible next year. God, she's gonna get nominated so many times without even getting into the Hall of Fame. Technically, she's been eligible since 2002. Remember, she made an album at age 11. I think that may be true. But if they ever change up the committee a li...
by whuntva
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 19919

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Never thought I'd see Thrice OR Volbeat on this list. Much less in the same year.

Great rollout so far and we're just getting started. I think this will be even more unpredictable than last year.
by whuntva
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 25886

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

I only participated about halfway through the last 2000s poll. I had to stop for personal reasons I forget now. But I'm glad I could finally get a do-over. Albums: 1) Outkast-Stankonia 2) Radiohead-Kid A 3) PJ Harvey-Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 4) Avalanches-Since I Left You 5) U2-Al...
by whuntva
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 8904

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

Letmeintomyzone you missed the frontrunner in the Best Picture category.

Where is La La Land?
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Triple J (Australia)
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

Re: EOY 2016 - Triple J (Australia)

Sadly TripleJ is ineligible. But as it gets about 2 million votes or so a year, you can call it the populist AM in a way.

Even as a bloody American, I vote religiously every year. Even with the dearth of material this year.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 6842

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

I don't know what you mean by "permanent". It would be hard to run a tournament structure indefinitely. There is actually a valid reason why I make it annual. When I first pitched the idea of an Unacclaimed revival in 2014, Sweepstakes Ron pointed out the possibility of missing new songs i...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 6842

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

My vote is for "Je Pense a Toi"
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 6842

Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

And so the longest, most contentious and deepest quality Unacclaimed finally draws to a close. For many of the early rounds, it was competitive. We had to resort to a tiebreaker in group stage. Twice! That is how crazy this was. But now at the advent of this tournament, 128 songs entered, but only t...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 5575

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

Amadou and Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 11 Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique 6 Mylene began to cut it close late, but Amadou and Mariam could not be caught. The lead they built during the week was too great. Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera 5 Laura Viers-July Flame 12 Laura was in the lead throughou...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 5575

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

And so it has been decided.
by whuntva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 5575

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

LAST CALL TO VOTE!!

I find it odd how the deeper we go, the more decisive the results become. I thought with such rich talent and what was top to bottom the best Unacclaimed pool ever IMO, we still had two routs this week.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 5575

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

Wow! Ten votes and its already Monday.

Like last round, there are clear frontrunners in all matches. But it's still early so a lot can happen.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 5575

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

These were hard.

I'll go with Amadou and Miriam and Laura Viers. Though both matches were highly contested.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 5575

Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

Here we go into what is being called the best Final Four in Unacclaimed history! All four of these songs won decisively last week, so it seems as though destiny sent them here. All four of them are worthy winners. And for the first time, there are TWO songs that lost their groups playing here. And t...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 5491

Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Poll is closed! Wow! This was the most underwhelming week in Unacclaimed history. Not in terms of song quality of course (they were all good), but in terms of how much the Top Four won by. Amadou and Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 11 Rotary Conenction-I am the Black Gold of the Sun 5 A clash of the titans. B...
by whuntva
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: PJ Harvey's Let England Shake (2011)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: Rank the Tracks: PJ Harvey's Let England Shake (2011)

The Words that Maketh Murder
The Glorious Land
The Colour of the Earth
Let England Shake
On Battleship Hill
In the Dark Places
Written on the Forehead
The Last Living Rose
England
All and Everyone
Hanging in the Wire
Bitter Branches
by whuntva
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Should we do a Greatest Directors of All Time poll?
Replies: 18
Views: 4838

Re: Should we do a Greatest Directors of All Time poll?

We had one recently. Talk to Jimmyjazz about it.

We could always do another as these lists could always use an update.
by whuntva
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 5491

Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

All I'll say headed into the weekend is this week feels very...anticlimactic. In what has up until now been a very contested tournament, all four songs in the lead have crossed double digits. It was still a pretty entertaining tournament, and if these four have the highest consensus, it will be inte...
by whuntva
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)
Replies: 24
Views: 9288

Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

I added the missing track to my list.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 5491

Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi (MLI)

Still backing this as the winner.

Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique (FRA)

This would be a fun one in the Final Four.

Deodato-Super Strut (BRA)

I'm Glad this advanced!

Laura Viers-July Flame (USA)

FINE! You convinced me.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 5491

Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Here we go again! We now have the Elite Eight. Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. We're all caught up now. Every round from here on out need only cross ONE week! Voting for this round ends 1/22 at 1...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 4861

Re: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

It took till the last ballot for this one. Glad we were not buried under the deluge of Rank the Tracks. Mari Boine - Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother 4 Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 11 Oh how the mighty have fallen! Two tournament favorites met and I expected a much closer match. Cymande-The Mess...
by whuntva
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 4861

Re: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

Romain wrote:
whuntva wrote:Last call!

No ties due to an uneven number of votes, but there are FIVE matches within one point. Please take this into account when voting.

In fact, let's have two votes today!


I check one match and I found a 7-7 (14 voters) !


Forgot Moonbeam. Thanks!

In which case, we only need one vote.
by whuntva
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)
Replies: 24
Views: 9288

Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Chicago John Wayne Gacy Jr. Man of Metropolis Steals our Hearts Jacksonville Casimir Pulaski Day The Seer's Tower The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave...
by whuntva
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 4861

Re: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

Last call!

No ties due to an uneven number of votes, but there are FIVE matches within one point. Please take this into account when voting.

In fact, let's have two votes today!
by whuntva
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does AcclaimedMusic read comics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: Does AcclaimedMusic read comics?

I read some. The Sandman series is perhaps one of my all time favorite stories told in any medium. And the graphic novel aspect was perfect for conveying and abstract but surreal concept just right. In my youth I read more things like BIONICLE, Endtown, W.I.T.C.H., and some others. But I always had ...
by whuntva
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Are their any iconic non-album singles you want to mention in this thread?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Are their any iconic non-album singles you want to mention in this thread?

The one that first came to my mind was "Join Together" by The Who
by whuntva
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 13316

Re: EOY predictions

On an unrelated note, I feel like all the lists so far have opened with a statement along the lines of "2016 sucked, except for the music." Nope. That sucked too. It all sounded more or less the same and even the stuff I liked won't finish high at the end of the decade. Even on the EOY, I...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 4861

Re: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

1. Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi (MLI) def. 3. Mari Boine - Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother (NWY) 2. The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun (USA) def. 6. Cymande-The Message (UK) 8. Jac Berrocal-Solaris (FRA) def. 11. Devo-Beautiful World (USA) 5. Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique (FRA) ...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 4861

Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

And now the top town. The best of the best! Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. We're all caught up now. Every round from here on out need only cross ONE week! Voting for this round ends 1/15 at 11:5...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.2
Replies: 24
Views: 4730

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.2

Poll is closed. This was a wacky week. Not one, but TWO songs I thought could win it all lost! Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho - Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada 5 Deodato-Super Strut 9 Deodato wins the all-Brazil match. It was a strong match and both songs fought hard, but Deodato pulled out a win. Char...
by whuntva
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.2
Replies: 24
Views: 4730

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.2

Two ties headed into the final day of voting!


Love the avatar by the way, Ron. Luna's totally appropriate for this site! :music-guitarred: :music-guitarred: :music-guitarred:
by whuntva
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 69
Views: 46553

Re: EOY 2016 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

I at least like the instrumentals of "Black Beatles". If nothing else, you can dance to it. I do think this list though is a reflection of how shitty a year this was for music. It was only in this year that "Work" and "One Dance" could have charted so high. I hear almos...
by whuntva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 35760

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Albums: 1) David Bowie-Blackstar 2) Avalanches-Colours 3) King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard-Nonagon Inifinity 4) Swans-The Glowing Man 5) ANOHNI-Hopelessness 6) Nick Cave-Skeleton Tree 7) Dream Theater-The Astonishing 8) Leonard Cohen-You Want it Darker 9) Beyonce-Lemonade 10) Sturgill Simpson-A Sailor...
by whuntva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 35760

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Nick wrote:How are we counting "True Love Waits"? Eligible?


Not hosting. But by the "Blackstar" clause of not making a previous EOY, I say it should be.
by whuntva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2016?
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: EOY 2016?

notbrianeno wrote:If someone gives me an example of the spreadsheet formula for EOY pills, I would be happy to host this year!


We used this one for both last year:

(50*(1+8))/(position+8)
by whuntva
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2016?
Replies: 3
Views: 892

EOY 2016?

Where is it this year? I'm not trying to be bothersome, I am legitimately curious as to why it took this long when the past two or three polls were done on New Year's DAY! I co-hosted last year, so I want to give someone else a chance. But I was looking forward to our time-honored tradition again. I...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.2
Replies: 24
Views: 4730

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.2

Deodato-Super Strut (BRA)
Ray Barreto-Cocinando (USA)
Ananda Shankar-Streets of Calcutta (IND)
Sienabo Sey-Hard Time (SWE)
Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo (BEN)
Amy MacDonald-Don't Tell Me That It's Over (UK)
Archie Shepp-Attica Blues (USA)
Journey-Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (USA)
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 5238

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

Polls are closed. Mari Boine - Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother 7 Cuts-Bunsen Burner 6 Mari Boine avoids a colossal upset by taking the last three ballots. Wax Taylor-Our Dance 3 Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 10 Just business as usual for the Malian duo. The winner of the next match may very well...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.2
Replies: 24
Views: 4730

Unacclaimed IV 32.2

We now begin the second and final week in the round of 32. For the last four rounds, they will all be across one week. Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. Due to the sheer volume of songs, only sixte...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 5238

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

Forgot DaveC. Thanks for calling this out!

But we still have time. So vote if you want!
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 5238

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

In the last hour of the poll, we have THREE TIES whuntva, are you sure? There were 13 voters (other than luney who voted for only 2, and neither looks like a tie). Give me a minute. I have... Me Bang Jan JamieW Emiliendelrey Romain Luney6 (only two matches) Sonofsamiam Prosecutorgodot Krurze Henrik...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 5238

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

In the last hour of the poll, we have THREE TIES!!

One more vote would be greatly appreciated. Please and thank you!

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