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by Gillingham
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All Time Artists Poll: Any Takers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3118

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: 45592

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: 3916

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: 4124

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: 5931

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: 5931

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: 22019

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: 22019

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: 1313

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: 1281

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: 22019

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: 22019

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: 4301

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: 1933

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: 3118

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: 5361

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: 2635

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: 5361

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: 1740

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: 2687

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: 5361

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: 6075

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: 6147

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: 5173

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: 4418

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: 2292

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: 3169

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: 3660

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...
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2003 (2016 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 4500

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2003 (2016 edition)

1. 21 Grams (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) 2. Les Invasions Barbares (Denys Arcand) 3. Jeux d'Enfants (Yann Samuell) 4. Dogville (Lars von Trier) 5. La Meglio Gioventú (Marco Tullio Giordana) 6. Zatôichi (Takeshi Kitano) 7. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Errol Mor...
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: 2016 Academy Awards
Replies: 17
Views: 3169

Re: 2016 Academy Awards

Haven't seen a lot of the nominated films, but will see some more of them in the next weeks.
Still, I really liked the Revenant and in my opinion it's better than all the winning movies since No Country for Old Men.

Oh well... it's just the Oscars...
by Gillingham
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 13514

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Thanks a lot whuntva and sonofsamiam, that was great! I do definitely like our list better than the critics list as well, partly for the reasons stated by Nassim. As for Lazarus, it come out after christmas, the video was released in 2016 and the album it is on as well. So, I do kind of consider it ...
by Gillingham
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 4418

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

1. Ying Xiong/Hero (Yimou Zhang) 2. Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass) 3. Cidade de Deus (Fernando Meirelles) 4. In This World (Michael Winterbottom) 5. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze) 6. Mou Gaan Dou/Infernal Affairs (Wai-Keung Lau & Alan Mak) 7. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes) 8. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul T...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 4 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: AMF Chart Week 4 2016

I support "Eefje Visser - Scheef" and I nominate "Four Tet/Champion - Disparate"
by Gillingham
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will finish?
Replies: 13
Views: 2716

Re: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will fin

I'd say higher than Young Americans and lower than Station to Station.
Guessing around #400.
by Gillingham
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: List Submissions
Replies: 28
Views: 4688

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: List Submissions

Also, would anyone mind a rule where a movie needs at least a single vote to be counted? Just in case there's some obscure piece that got in through people who aren't here anymore? Hopefully everything here has at least one fan, but you never know. It would be sort of ridiculous if a film ranks hig...
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 Romantic Albums
Replies: 16
Views: 3127

Re: TOP 10 Romantic Albums

Very difficult, I gererally don't think of albums as 'romantic' or 'not romantic', as practically all albums have some romantic aspects in them and none are only romantic. Some of these ten that I selected won't be considered very romantic, I guess, but in a way they are, to me. A mixed bag of roman...
by Gillingham
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album From Each Generation
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: Favorite Album From Each Generation

Baby Boomers (1956-1975)
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (#3 all-time)

Generation X (1976-1995)
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones (#8 all-time)

Millineals (1996-2015)
Radiohead - In Rainbows (#1 all-time)
by Gillingham
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2001 (2016 edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 4887

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2001 (2016 edition)

1. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch) 2. Lucia y el Sexo (Julio Medem) 3. Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulan (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) 4. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly) 5. Waking Life (Richard Linklater) 6. Das Experiment (Oliver Hirschbiegel) 7. No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic) 8. In the Bedroom (Todd Field) 9. Y ...
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 2 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3346

Re: AMF Chart Week 2 2016

acroamor wrote:I'd like to nominate "Disintegration Anxiety" by Explosions in the Sky

I support this one.

And I add: Anderson .Paak - Come Down
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 bands
Replies: 41
Views: 5165

Re: TOP 10 bands

1. Boards of Canada
2. Radiohead
3. Low
4. Autechre
5. Creedence Clearwater Revival
6. The Rolling Stones
7. The National
8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
9. Portishead
10. Beach House
by Gillingham
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Any interest in a bimonthly individual artist poll?
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Any interest in a bimonthly individual artist poll?

Definitely interested, especially in the albums part.
by Gillingham
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 52
Views: 8050

Re: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

Shocking. Been listening and appreciating his new songs the last couple of days. What I've heard of it, Blackstar is ambitious and satisfying, a great swansong.

What a talent, he's left a great legacy.
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 1 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3560

Re: AMF Chart Week 1 2016

I nominate David Bowie - Lazarus Also a nomination of Charts past! One of mine, I believe, like the other two suggested repeat noms this week. I wish all of you supported my nominations when they were still on the charts, they would have all performed much better :D Ah, that's a pity! I tend to be ...
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 1 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3560

Re: AMF Chart Week 1 2016

I support Savages - Adore and Radiohead - Spectre.
I nominate David Bowie - Lazarus
by Gillingham
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 12376

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

Songs: 1. Grimes - REALiTi 2. Low - Landslide 3. Nao - Apple Cherry 4. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry 5. Beach House - PPP 6. Joanna Newsom - Sapokanikan 7. Mbongwana Star - Nganshe 8. Lana del Rey - Music to Watch Boys to 9. Sufjan Stevens - No Shade on the Shadow of the Cross 10. Father Jo...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 12376

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

Albums: 1. Joanna Newsom - Divers 2. Beach House - Depression Cherry 3. Low - Ones and Sixes 4. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell 5. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear 6. Viet Cong - Viet Cong 7. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2000 (2016 edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 3216

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

1. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu) 2. Snatch. (Guy Ritchie) 3. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky) 4. Tillsammans (Lukas Moodysson) 5. Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (Agnès Varda) 6. Werckmeister Harmóniák (Béla Tarr) 7. Memento (Christopher Nolan) 8. Italiensk for Begyndere (Lone Scherf...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF's All-Time Film List 2016 edition: Added Entrants
Replies: 27
Views: 4133

Re: AMF's All-Time Film List 2016 edition: Added Entrants

Bleu, mine are missing from the list above.
by Gillingham
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results
Replies: 49
Views: 4776

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results

I haven't voted for City Lights? My mistake. Would probably have placed 30th to 40th.

Indeed nice to see Les Enfants du Paradis in the top five.
by Gillingham
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 84
Views: 14662

Re: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS

I would say I even appreciate the lack of a big story arc, which would possibly have made the film and story (feel) very fabricated. A lot of obstacles aren't really resolved in life, they just make up your life. Yes, he is kind of passive in some situations, but for me that's a nice, contrasting al...

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