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by Listyguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 10821

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

I know its appeared on a few lists and places on the AM main site but i would really recommend that everyone who doesn't know it gives Underwater Moonlight by the Soft Boys a listen. It's pretty underrated given how much it did to shape the sound of alternative/college music in the rest of the 80s/...
by Listyguy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 34115

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Rocky Raccoon wrote:CupOfDreams: If I were to rank every Cure song, it would be bottom 3. A Cure song for people who don't really like the Cure.

This quote accurately describes me.
I wouldn't go that far personally, but I definitely wouldn't rank it among my favorites.
by Listyguy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 159568

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Yeah, I think Hymie and I were just having a little debate. No malice from either of us. Please keep things civil. Nothing was uncivil. It's Henrik' site, but IMO there was nothing wrong with what we were discussing. 36. Labi Siffre – (Something Inside) So Strong Good singer, nice song, would be mu...
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 187
Views: 63940

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

For anyone interested, the lists and results from last 1980 poll: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/vi ... ?f=2&t=949
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 10821

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

I've spent the last six years campaigning for Nic Jones' album Penguin Eggs, and I don't intend to stop now!
by Listyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

For each year, albums and songs that place between 11 and 20 are eligible to qualify as wildcards. After voting for all 10 years has been completed, the 100 albums and songs that placed between 11 and 20 in their respective years will be ranked based on this point system: This would also include so...
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Moonbeam wrote:
Brad wrote:Is this happening?
I sure hope so! Is there nobody who has agreed to run this poll? If so, I could step up, being an 80s fiend and all.
I'll definitely participate if this is happening! I can maybe help out occasionally if needed be with running as well.
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 80165

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Pierre wrote:Oh, and what about instrumental hip-hop featuring vocal samples? Like Grandmaster Flash's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" or Run-D.M.C.'s "Jay's Game"?
Ditto for most of DJ Shadow's music
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Another option that I don't think was actually stated: normalizing the votes each month (for the wild cards). This would help to make the years more even, because years where more people vote wouldn't get an edge just for being well-timed. Of course, you could argue that the years getting more votes...
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 10767

Re: KROQ question

Listyguy wrote: I haven't seen the terms "black music" or "white music" used on the forum since the Bruce days.
For those who weren't on this forum in 2014, see this thread and you'll understand what I mean: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/vi ... =50#p27643
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 10767

Re: KROQ question

I just checked out the lists. They're fucking awful, almost all white music. You could have said, "They ignored several genres", instead you went for the "White" angle. WTF does the skin color of the singer has to do with anything when rating music? If you make a list with "Black music" it should b...
by Listyguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Encore game
Replies: 9
Views: 3156

Re: Encore game

Henrik wrote:I suggested a while ago a similar idea (a cup with artist ”teams”) where only songs not on AM could be chosen. I don’t think The Beatles would win such a game. Well, certainly not if it was up to me.
They haven't won either AM World Cup either, in which all songs were allowed.
by Listyguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 326
Views: 156556

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Henrik wrote: Listyguy | 141 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience (9)
Looking at the list of artists with 10+ unique songs voted, Hendrix doesn't appear on there. So I'm alone if Hendrix Island? Really?
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 22
Views: 8535

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!

Also, if anyone nominates Lift Yr Skinny Fists (which fell out of the top 500 in the last update), its going to demolish the competition.
by Listyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 22
Views: 8535

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!

not sure if it would be popular, but don't you think that once round 1 has passed, the time given to vote should be shortened as most of the albums will have been listened to ? I don't know if this is common, but I'm rather erratic with when I do and don't participate in this game, so I definitely ...
by Listyguy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Isn't this year too early for a 2015-2019 poll? Even in November/December, the year won't be over.
by Listyguy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Music Resolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 5043

Re: 2019 Music Resolutions

I have one main playlist on Spotify which is reserved for my favorite songs that I don't own. However, there are a lot of songs that I'd like to hear occasionally from albums I've listenes to in the past, but that aren't quite good enough for that playlist. So my resolution is to create a playlist o...
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

So now that it's January, if we keep up with tradition, the 80s decade poll would be set to start in February. One of the main topics that has been discussed about future polls is the wildcard system. The current system, where the top 50 point getters that didn't qualify in the yearly polls are the ...
by Listyguy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 18
Views: 7957

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
by Listyguy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23
Replies: 28
Views: 9443

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23

This is a favorite AM tradition of mine! My list is relatively unchanged year-to-year, but I love reworking it each year anyway. Though one thing I always find funny is how little of what we consider Christmas music is actually related to Christmas. We throw in any song that's vaguely about winter f...
by Listyguy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I've always been a fan of the "alternative" lists. One of my favorites was from last year's albums poll. The list by people who didn't vote for Sgt. Pepper still had Abbey Road in their to 10!
by Listyguy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Sweepstakes Ron, thanks for running this poll. It was quite the undertaking!
by Listyguy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
I hear the sound of a gentle word on the wind that lifts her perfume through the air
[21] The Beach Boys | Good Vibrations
[1833.72 pts / 37 votes]
AM rank: 4
2015 AMF Rank: 3
Fans: Nick (4), Bruno (4), Setherex (6), fasbjd (10), Henry (10)
:o :o :o :o
by Listyguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 26579

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

The wild cards benefit the years when more people vote, and those tend to be the earlier years of the polls. I do think we should try to come up with an alternative wild card system for next year's poll (I have some, which I'll suggest in another thread when the time comes).
by Listyguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 26579

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Am I wrong in thinking 1990 is one of the weakest years of the decade? And there's 20 albums from that year in the final poll?
by Listyguy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

andyd1010 wrote:
Listyguy wrote:
Romain wrote: Let me guess : some Queen and Jackson songs.
I'm going to guess some of the songs from the 50s. They always underperform their AM ranks in these polls.
Pretty sure that's the opposite of what he's asking... but that is true.
Yeah I probably should have read that again...
by Listyguy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Romain wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Hymie wrote:Will there be anything in the top 200 that's not in the AM Top 1000?
Yes, a few!
Let me guess : some Queen and Jackson songs.
I'm going to guess some of the songs from the 50s. They always underperform their AM ranks in these polls.
by Listyguy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 26579

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Albums 1. Sigur Ros - Agætis byrjun 2. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs 3. Tom Waits - Mule Variations 4. Blur - 13 5. Wilco - Summerteeth 6. Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock 7. American Football - American Football 8. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness 9. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… 10. Aime...
by Listyguy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
When I'm sad, she comes to me, with a thousand smiles she gives to me free
[387] The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Little Wing
[573.81 pts / 14 votes]
AM rank: 473
2015 AMF Rank: 603
Fans: Listyguy (6), Neil (56), Red Ant (67)
:music-rockon:
by Listyguy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

By the way, I had "America" at 97 and "Building Steam With a Grain of Salt" at 99 on my list. Just wanted to double check my votes for those are being counted.
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
The photograph reflects, every streetlight a reminder
[520] R.E.M. | Nightswimming
[477.58 pts / 12 votes]
AM rank: 1806
Fans: Listyguy (20), Nick (57), BryanBehar (63)
This is quite the fall from 2015, when it finished at 264.
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals
Replies: 34
Views: 10542

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

I vote The Woods.

Not my favorite album by Sleater-Kinney that was in this tournament, but still great.
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 25576

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

I heard my #1 and #2 albums of this year for the first time last November, so a year ago this list would have looked a lot different... Songs 1. Madonna - Ray Of Light 2. Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO) 3. Neutral Milk Hotel - Oh Comely 4. Jeff Buckley - New Year's Prayer 5. Massive Attack - Inertia C...
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 21
Views: 6408

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Semi-Finals!

Here's my vote: 1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Not my favorite S-K album, but still pretty great. Morricone's soundtrack has some great moments (such as The Ecstasy of Gold, which is without question the best track on any of the four remaining alb...
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!
Replies: 17
Views: 6413

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
by Listyguy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I think we've exhausted 2017 now that "How Do You Sleep" has shown up. So the question of what the top new song for this poll is either from 2016 or late 2015. I imagine the song will be by David Bowie or Beyonce, unless I'm forgetting something obvious.
by Listyguy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 65013

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I despise Smash Mouth with every fiber of my soul. I'm convinced "All Star" only finished where it did because it was a meme for so long. And I won't lie, there were some gems from that period. This was probably my favorite: https://youtu.be/tEC6W8ujSlE
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 25576

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

Sad to see so little support for Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk so far! Hopefully that will pick up as the month progresses (it'll be my #1 this month)
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 5026

Re: Uncertain Track Listings on Albums

I love the full 17-track version of Are You Experienced. The more music the better. Plus you get "Stone Free" and those great singles.
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 65013

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Fun fact: Livin’ la Vida Loca was the #1 song in the US the year I was born! You barely count as a millennial :o ... and yet here you are (probably the youngest or one of the youngest AMFer). Pretty sure I am! I wouldn't be surprised if we had a forumer 18 or younger. I started here when I was 14 (...
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 28844

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Are the votes for Stevie Nicks not based a little too much on Fleetwood Mac? I mean, she had solo success sure, but I doubt that was enough to even be considered if Fleetwood Mac never existed. And she is already in for that act. I was thinking the same thing. I feel like her solo career is mostly ...
by Listyguy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 28844

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I'm fully prepared to be disappointed when The Cure and Radiohead miss the cut.

Also, Def Leppard will almost certainly win the fan vote. Which reminds me, not that I think the old voting system was great, I feel like online fan votes never end well.
by Listyguy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I'll hop on board with this trend: [1809] Bob Dylan | Love Minus Zero/No Limit [1798] Sigur Rós | Starálfur [1794] Rodriguez | Crucify Your Mind [1723] Stevie Wonder | Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing [1670] The Rolling Stones | Happy [1598] David Bowie | Wild Is the Wind [1572] Elvis Costello | (I Don...
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 7216

Re: What Will Top AM's Albums and Songs lists for 2018?

I'm hoping for a Janelle Monae sweep at this point (though my favorite song from her album is "Americans," I feel like "Pynk" has more acclaim potential.

Also, can someone explain the appeal of the song "This is America"? The popularity of it's music video doesn't make it a better song.
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 65013

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Neil wrote:
Jackson wrote:How is Take on Me a guilty pleasure?? I've never heard of any backlash to the song and it's at 562 all-time on AM.
Nothing to be feel guilty about here. Love this song. Sing it from the rooftops!
I'm thirding this. Not *all* 80s synthpop is guilty pleasures!
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1
Replies: 17
Views: 5674

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 201969

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

You have the AM rank for the Elvis version of "Hound Dog" listed. Thornton's version is ranked at 616.
by Listyguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 25560

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Albums 1. Elliott Smith - Either/Or 2. Radiohead - OK Computer 3. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out 4. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind 5. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape 6. Blur - Blur 7. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One 8. Bjork - Homogenic 9. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F#A#∞ 10....
by Listyguy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 239
Views: 172258

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm going to Paul Simon's final concert in Queens in September. Who knows if it will actually be his last show (he's currently on a "farewell tour"), but I'm excited to see him regardless. This was last night. Great show from Mr. Simon. He only played five Simon and Garfunkel tunes, which is my onl...