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by Gillingham
Wed May 11, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 21967

Re: Albums of 2016

A bit too much like the good ole days before the internet?
by Gillingham
Wed May 11, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 7532

Re: Songs 2016

Rough top 25 for now: 1. Minor Victories - A Hundred Ropes 2. Savages - Adore 3. Anderson. Paak - Come Down 4. Radiohead - Burn the Witch 5. PJ Harvey - The Wheel 6. David Bowie - Lazarus 7. Anohni - Drone Bomb Me 8. Radiohead - Ful Stop 9. Massive Attack & Young Fathers - Voodoo in My Blood 10....
by Gillingham
Tue May 10, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 21967

Re: Albums of 2016

Time for an updated list, with some comments now. 1. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool Radiohead are still one of my favourite bands, but in 2016 I didn't see the sheer quality of this album coming. The two singles they released right before the album are great and did get my hopes up, although I wasn'...
by Gillingham
Tue May 10, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated band: Slowdive
Replies: 26
Views: 1502

Re: Underrated band: Slowdive

Great choice Henrik. Until you posted this I wasn't even aware they were so meagerly acclaimed by critics! I'd choose Slowdive over MBV any day and I love slowcore as well, but that's not what this topic is about. I do see particularly Souvlaki feature frequently in personal lists on music websites/...
by Gillingham
Tue May 10, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?
Replies: 25
Views: 1854

Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

1. In Rainbows 2. OK Computer 3. Kid A 4. Amnesiac 5. A Moon shaped Pool 6. Hail to the thief 7. The King of Limbs 8. The Bends 9. Pablo Honey A Moon Shaped Pool could still climb of course. I didn't expect they would ever again make an album coming close to Amnesiac, but AMSP definitely does. Don't...
by Gillingham
Wed May 04, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Should AcclaimedMusic give some more detail on albums, like a review quote and history.
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Should AcclaimedMusic give some more detail on albums, like a review quote and history.

A bit more information is always welcome, although it does take some time.
Actually, I personally might be more interested in 'objective' information like a tracklist, album length and maybe credits/recording information.

But some quotes and qualitative information is a good addition as well.
by Gillingham
Tue May 03, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 18 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1644

Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2016

Setherex wrote:Can we skip the formalities and just nominate "Burn the Witch" to the Hall of Fame, please?

How many 'seconds' do we need to accomplish this

Not sure if this is a nomination, but I'll second it anyway.
by Gillingham
Tue May 03, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Radiohead's LP9
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: Radiohead's LP9

Good stuff and nice video too. Different direction. Really looking forward to the rest of the album.
by Gillingham
Tue May 03, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2008 (2016 edition)
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2008 (2016 edition)

1. Hunger (Steve McQueen) 2. Gomorra (Matteo Garrone) 3. Vals im Bashir (Ari Folman) 4. Doubt (John Patrick Shanley) 5. Entre les Murs (Laurent Cantet) 6. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh) 7. L'Heure d'été (Olivier Assayas) 8. Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes) 9. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky) 10. Låt den ...
by Gillingham
Tue May 03, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Recently watched Magnolia and Freaks for the first time. Magnolia was flat out amazing. A little melodramatic at times, but the sheer power of the movie made the melodrama easy to ignore. The plot is so intricate and dense and the tangled web of connections between the parallel storylines blew my m...
by Gillingham
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How often does your Song of the Year come from your Album of the Year
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: How often does your Song of the Year come from your Album of the Year

Since '56: 1968: The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet | The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil 1980: Talking Heads - Remain in Light | Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime 1983: Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones | Tom Waits - In the Neighborhood 1986: Paul Simon - Graceland | Paul Simon - Homeless 1...
by Gillingham
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2007 (2016 edition)
Replies: 21
Views: 1790

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2007 (2016 edition)

1. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen) 2. Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (Julian Schnabel) 3. I'm Not There (Todd Haynes) 4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik) 5. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson) 6. Into the Wild (Sean Penn) 7. Atonement (J...
by Gillingham
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2006 (2016 edition)
Replies: 19
Views: 1582

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2006 (2016 edition)

That last list should be in the 2007 topic Michel.
by Gillingham
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde (1966)
Replies: 23
Views: 2048

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde (1966)

01 | Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat 02 | Visions of Johanna 03 | Obviously 5 Believers 04 | I Want You 05 | Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands 06 | 4th Time Around 07 | Just Like a Woman 08 | One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) 09 | Absolutely Sweet Marie 10 | Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues A...
by Gillingham
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 21967

Re: Albums of 2016

Haven't really caught up yet, so I'll throw in a top five for now:

1. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
2. Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness
3. David Bowie - Blackstar
4. Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
5. Baaba Maal - The Traveler
by Gillingham
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Top 10 that didn't make it: (All top 40 and more than 40 in my top 100 that didn't get in) 1. 21 Grams (Inarritu, 2003) 2. Solyaris (Tarkovsky, 1972) 3. Amores Perros (Inarritu, 2000) 4. Kárhozat [Damnation] (Tarr, 1988) 5. Badlands (Malick, 1973) 6. Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa, 1975) 7. Pi (Aronofsky, 19...
by Gillingham
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Great work BleuPanda! Really nice roll-out and I can easily see all the work you put in it.
I'm also very happy with the top three, great taste AMF!
by Gillingham
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 14 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

Re: AMF Chart Week 14 2016

spiritualized wrote:First nomination :
Minor Victories - A Hundred Ropes. Wait : Editors + Slowdive + Mogwai. This CANNOT go wrong, can it ?

Obvious support, great song.
by Gillingham
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 16147

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

The big question as usual: classical composer and Film Music composer are OK or not? I would prefer if these were not included. I don't want to compare Beethoven to Bryan Adams. I see it as a poll for performing artists. It's always difficult to draw a clear line though, since I will include electr...
by Gillingham
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Specific "acclaim" sites for the main 6 mediums
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Specific "acclaim" sites for the main 6 mediums

TSPDT and AM are both great. TGB is not as good unfortunately. Haven't visited PTG.
by Gillingham
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Dexter wrote:Really not a single vote for 'The Red Shoes' in 2012?!

Yes, that's rather surprising indeed, even a bit unnerving. I wonder why I didn't vote for it? Or did I only submit a top 100? Because that about the position it would rank now, and probably back then as well.
by Gillingham
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 21967

Re: Albums of 2016

Really liking the new Explosions in the Sky 'The Wilderness' so far.
by Gillingham
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All Time Artists Poll: Any Takers?
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: All Time Artists Poll: Any Takers?

For me, I only ever pay attention to the good an artist puts out. Otherwise Nirvana and Joy Division get an advantage due to untimely deaths, and The Rolling Stones are hurt simply due to surviving. That would not be a problem for me, since Nirvana and Joy Division don't have a high amount of (good...
by Gillingham
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 16147

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

So, regardless of the above lists, remember to vote for your favorite artists, not for the “greatest” or “most influential”. Pick the artists whose music really means the most to you! Can I vote for artists not known to produce works in the English language? say Edith Piaf, Celia Cruz, Amalia Rodri...
by Gillingham
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2006 (2016 edition)
Replies: 19
Views: 1582

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2006 (2016 edition)

1. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky) 2. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón) 3. Babel (Alejandro González Iñárritu) 4. Inland Empire (David Lynch) 5. Das Leben der Anderen (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) 6. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach) 7. The Queen (Stephen Frears) 8. The Departed (Marti...
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: FINALS!
Replies: 35
Views: 1603

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: FINALS!

10 | Radiohead | OK Computer (15)
4 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico (100-150)
6 | The Clash | London Calling (200-250)
19 | The Beatles | Abbey Road (unranked)
by Gillingham
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?
Replies: 38
Views: 1958

Re: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?

dumbangel wrote:1. Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck (2004)

I've been wanting to check that one out for a while now. Guess I just should...
by Gillingham
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?
Replies: 38
Views: 1958

Re: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
3. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
4. Autechre - Confield
5. Bola - Fyuti
by Gillingham
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

How? They are too entirely different movies in too entirely different eras. They are, but it gets me riled that Django Unchained is somehow acceptable when it shows slaves bashing each other's head with hammers yet Gone with the Wind is to be scorned for life because of "I don't know nothin' '...
by Gillingham
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

I'd think The Wizard of Oz is simply too old and therefore less popular and less available. Even Gone with the Wind didn't get more than 13 votes. Back to the Future on the other hand...
by Gillingham
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Query.
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Query.

I love books, films and albums. I used to be into videogames too when I was younger, but haven't really played any for years now.
by Gillingham
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should / does AcclaimedMusic have a poll for best books of all time or best videogames of all time?
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Should / does AcclaimedMusic have a poll for best books of all time or best videogames of all time?

There is an old thread somewhere about favorite books, but we never came around to doing a proper poll about books.
I love literature just as much as music and film.
by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Really nice that Naked ended up in the top 100, even if it had only 7 votes. Outstaning character acting and an interesting peek at the darker side of life in London.
by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 10315

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Spirited Away? Is that film so popular and well known? Doesn't come close to the other films mentioned, I would guess...

Pulp Fiction is a good guess. What about The Godfather? Goodfellas? Saving Private Ryan or another Spielberg film?
Not even sure if the last one is competing...
by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Semifinals
Replies: 32
Views: 1505

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Semifinals

17 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run 6 | The Clash | London Calling 28 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV 47 | Stevie Wonder | Innervisions 16 | David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 4 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico 25 | Michael Jacks...
by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Should AcclaimedMusic have a poll for the best TV shows of all time?
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Should AcclaimedMusic have a poll for the best TV shows of all time?

Same question I had, Petri.
I agree that mini-series should be allowed to join in, since they generally aren't eligible for film polls.
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All Time Artists Poll: Any Takers?
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: All Time Artists Poll: Any Takers?

I prefer not to use any statistics of albums and/or songs or anything, because for me it's more than just that. It's also their live performances, collaborations, other projects, personal attachment, ratio of good and bad songs/albums vs amount of good songs/albums, video clips, originality, and how...
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance
Replies: 39
Views: 1740

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance

I could do Naked, but not before the weekend I'm afraid.
by Gillingham
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which do you prefer? Illinois vs Carrie & Lowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: Which do you prefer? Illinois vs Carrie & Lowell

Illinois if my favorite of those two and my favorite Sufjan album in general. In second place though comes The Age of Adz, just edging out Carrie & Lowell at the moment. Favorite songs of those three albums: Illinois: John Wayne Gacy, Jr. The Age of Adz: I Want to Be Well Carrie & Lowell: No...
by Gillingham
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance
Replies: 39
Views: 1740

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance

I don't see why not Jimmy? The more write-ups, the better anyway. And you're a regular, too.
by Gillingham
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Polls
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Upcoming Polls

whuntva wrote:Artist Poll might be cool. but I don't know how we'd address the format. Seemingly everything else has been tried before with UMT and whatnot.

The regular lists-poll is due this year I think.
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2005 (2016 edition)
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2005 (2016 edition)

1. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee) 2. Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney) 3. Manderlay (Lars von Trier) 4. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog) 5. Sophie Scholl - Die Letzten Tage (Marc Rothemund) 6. The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles) 7. The New World (Terrence Malick) 8. Pride & Prejudice (...
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance
Replies: 39
Views: 1740

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance

I would be willing to write some lines about 10 or so films (although I already did in the comments section), but I do think 150-200 words is a bit too much timewise to be honest. Nassim's idea sounds pretty clever and a bit easier by the way. Anyway, looking forward to the results and whatever comm...
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll (Submissions closed)
Replies: 40
Views: 2239

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll (Submissions due March 15)

Personally, I appreciate negative comments about as much as positive comments. I think it's interesting to see a negative opinion of a film I love. Could be the start of a great discussion. As long as some effort and/or explanation is put in the comments, and not just 'yawn', 'boooooring', or 'THIS ...
by Gillingham
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 10 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2419

Re: AMF Chart Week 10 2016

I support "Lana del Rey - Music to Watch Boys to"
I nominate "Minor Victories - A Hundred Ropes". Phenomenal song, really looking forward to their debut due early June

Lots of nominations for next week.
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2004 (2016 edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2004 (2016 edition)

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry) 2. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater) 3. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh) 4. Gegen die Wand (Fatih Akin) 5. Bin-Jip/3-Iron (Ki-duk Kim) 6. Sideways (Alexander Payne) 7. Der Untergang (Oliver Hirschbiegel) 8. The Notebook (Nick Cassavetes) 9. Un Long Dim...
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 2097

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)

A lot of people make that mistake, understandably.
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: What does this site think of CriticsTop10?
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: What does this site think of CriticsTop10?

Not really, mostly for the reason Jirin stated (and not just at the top) and general lack of variation.

It could go back about a hundred years.
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: 2016 Academy Awards
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: 2016 Academy Awards

luney6 wrote:The Oscars are to movies what the Grammys are to music.

Comparable and in the same league, definitely.

Still, if I had to choose, I'd go for the Oscars. But both very disappointing, almost every year.
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 Rock Albums
Replies: 21
Views: 1429

Re: TOP 10 Rock Albums

What's rock and what's not, well, I'll just use my own vague definition. Mostly, no jazz, electronic, hip-hop, etc. And at least a couple of guitars. 1. Radiohead - In Rainbows 2. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. 3. Low - The Curtain Hits the Cast 4. Beach House - Teen Dream 5. Tom Waits Sword...

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