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by Nick
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5313

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Without making any snarky value judgements about certain songs, which I'm tempted to do, I do find the discrepancy between our list and the critics' list to be very interesting this year. With several of the critics' top ten song already gone, could this be the year that the AMF list bears the least...
by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5313

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

notbrianeno wrote:
#69. Cardi B | "Bodak Yellow"
(86.014 Points | 4 Votes)
Critics' List: #4
Biggest Fans: OrdinaryPerson (#10)



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by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS
Replies: 65
Views: 5313

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Awesome! It's starting! Thanks, one who is not Brian Eno! Just a question though, how is "biggest fan" determined? It appears to be based on whoever put the song in their top 20, but I put "Want You Back" in my top 20 and I'm not listed among the fans. EDIT: actually it looks lik...
by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 54
Views: 6199

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

Henrik, I think that everyone else in this thread has already said everything I could have wanted to say, but let me say this much- Thank you for everything you've done with AM! Thanks to acclaimedmusic, I've discovered a wealth of music that I probably never ever would have otherwise, including a l...
by Nick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 20160

Re: Albums of 2018

Justin Timberlake- Man of the Woods After releasing the brilliant 20/20 Experience (and its significantly less brilliant, but occasionally fun, companion album) back in 2013, Timberlake has remained conspicuously absent from the music world, his lone contribution in the past five years being the bu...
by Nick
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 20160

Re: Albums of 2018

Cupcakke- Euphorize I've seen people describe this album as trap. Which is ridiculous. This album is much too interesting to be considered a genre as bereft of ideas as trap. But I can't entirely blame these commentators. The snapping percussion and muted horns found on numerous tracks throughout E...
by Nick
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 20160

Re: Albums of 2018

Panda Bear- A Day with the Homies (EP) Panda Bear's first release since his pretty darn good 2015 LP Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper , his vinyl only EP A Day with the Homies feels like a dumping ground for material, a clearing of house to make way for a new album. The signature psychedelic good v...
by Nick
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 20160

Re: Albums of 2018

Shame- Songs of Praise This whole post-punk revivalism trend is nice and all, but I can't help but feel like that's all it is to me. Nice. Ever since Interpol perfected said revivalism on their excellent 2002 LP Turn on the Bright Lights , I can't help but feel as if the bulk of the revivalists tha...
by Nick
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 20160

Albums of 2018

Use this thread to post your thoughts on the albums coming out this year.
by Nick
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 17641

Re: Songs of 2017

5. The War on Drugs - Holding On 2 | The War on Drugs | Holding On You guys both put this song at a super high spot on your lists in this thread, so consider this a friendly request to please vote in the now open 2017 AM EOY poll so that we may rocket this song to the list's upper echelon. I'm afra...
by Nick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)

bootsy wrote:I've kind of warmed up to Fantano. I've listened to some of those classic album reviews and they're pretty good.


He's a surprisingly divisive guy, but I've always been a fan of him. The worst thing about his videos are the generic, unfunny comments his fans leave on them.
by Nick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Anthony Fantano (USA) The Needle Drop: Classic Albums (2018)

Fantano's classic album lists are deemed AM valid, so I'll be posting his latest additions to the list here.

So far this year we have...

Daft Punk- Discovery
Michael Jackson- Thriller
Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Ween- Chocolate and Cheese
Aphex Twin- Selected Ambient Works 85-92
by Nick
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 17641

Re: Songs of 2017

Melomaniac wrote:5. The War on Drugs - Holding On


Dan wrote:2 | The War on Drugs | Holding On


You guys both put this song at a super high spot on your lists in this thread, so consider this a friendly request to please vote in the now open 2017 AM EOY poll so that we may rocket this song to the list's upper echelon.
by Nick
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 6594

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Apologies, notbrianeno, but I've decided to make some slight edits to my songs list. I assure you that this will be my only change. Here is my updated list... Songs: 1. The War on Drugs- Holding On 2. Kamasi Washington- Truth 3. Mount Eerie- Ravens 4. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 5. Kendrick Lamar...
by Nick
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 17641

Re: Songs of 2017

Future Critic wrote:
notbrianeno wrote:
Future Critic wrote:Here's my final Top 50 Songs list of 2017:

Post this in the list thread if you want to vote in the EOY contest


Do you have a link? For some reason, I can't find the thread.

Thank you!


I've got your back

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by Nick
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 2216

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)

03 | Lazarus 01 | ★ 07 | I Can't Give Everything Away 05 | Girl Loves Me 04 | Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) 02 | 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore 06 | Dollar Days Outside of "Dollar Days" every track is great, in my opinion. I'd say outside of "Girl Loves Me" every track is great. An...
by Nick
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 2216

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's ★ [Blackstar] (2016)

1. Lazarus
2. Blackstar
3. I Can't Give Everything Away
4. 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
5. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)
6. Dollar Days
7. Girl Loves Me
by Nick
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 6594

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

Albums: 1. Mount Eerie- A Crow Looked at Me 2. The War on Drugs- A Deeper Understanding 3. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy 4. Lorde- Melodrama 5. Kendrick Lamar- DAMN 6. Fleet Foxes- Crack-Up 7. LCD Soundsystem- American Dream 8. Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory 9. Brand New- Science Fiction 10. Kamas...
by Nick
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 23312

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Setherex wrote:
Nick wrote:Okay tier:

Chanel, Slide

You have greatly offended me and my people.


While I absolutely adore Channel Orange, nothing Frank has put out since then has wowed me. Blonde included.
by Nick
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 23312

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Am I the only one who thinks this is probably the worst top 10 we've ever had? Bodak Yellow is the second best song of the year? Sorry, but I just don't see it. And I don't understand all the love for XO TOUR Llif3 and Mask Off either. They're alright, but to me they're maybe top 50 songs of the ye...
by Nick
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28016

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The genre link to "turntable music" actually leads to the page for "power electronics".
by Nick
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"

Cardi B is the first female rapper to rule without any other billed acts since Lauryn Hill in 1998. After Hill, Lil' Kim ruled for five weeks in 2001 with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk on "Lady Marmalade"; Shawnna reigned as featured on Ludacris' "Stand Up," which topped the ...
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 209
Views: 37903

Re: Concerts you have coming up

StevieFan13 wrote:
Nick wrote:I'm seeing LCD Soundsystem live in Brooklyn on Friday. Needless to say, I'm pretty pumped.

Are they playing at your house?


I'll show you the ropes, kid, show you thhhheeeee ropes.
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 23312

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Thanks for the update!
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 209
Views: 37903

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm seeing LCD Soundsystem live in Brooklyn on Friday. Needless to say, I'm pretty pumped.
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 23312

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Any chance of an update soon, Sweepstakes Ron?
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"

Hmm...I wonder if people are actually reading what critics are saying about the song to justify its placement. As much as we simplify all these lists down to their rank and nothing more, pretty much all of these lists have at least a paragraph explaining each song; Pitchfork wrote 450 on Bodak Yell...
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: My true, honest feelings on why I enjoy "Bodak Yellow" and "XO Tour Llif3"

Hmm...I wonder if people are actually reading what critics are saying about the song to justify its placement. As much as we simplify all these lists down to their rank and nothing more, pretty much all of these lists have at least a paragraph explaining each song; Pitchfork wrote 450 on Bodak Yell...
by Nick
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?
Replies: 42
Views: 7667

Re: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?

This very salty post that I may or may not have written and posted on reddit at 1 in the morning on a work night gets the idea across... Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Hold the phone... That was YOU? Aw geez, the internet really is a small world... I've read your reviews, but I certainly didn't think that you'd...
by Nick
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?
Replies: 42
Views: 7667

Re: Why is Kendrick Lamar’s ”DAMN.” in the top of every eoy list?

I love Kendrick and DAMN, but I had to go with option 3. It seems like in the past couple of years the standards for critics have dropped precipitously. I blame much of this on the recent trend of rewarding songs and albums for their cultural relevance at the expense of all other factors. It seems t...
by Nick
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 2897

Re: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)

I will never, ever, ever understand the appeal of "Bodak Yellow". Ever. Hey, now you know how I felt a year ago when "Formation" was on all the EOY lists (although I will say that song's grown on me a little). I wasn't actually too big on "Formation" either. Looking ba...
by Nick
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 30
Views: 2897

Re: EOY 2017 - Pitchfork (US)

I will never, ever, ever understand the appeal of "Bodak Yellow". Ever.
by Nick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 70
Views: 23312

Re: EOY 2017 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

It's pretty awesome how "Truth", a 13 minute long spiritual jazz instrumental, is in the top 20 songs of the year. It's easily one of my favorite pieces of music from this decade.
by Nick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Stereogum (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 1333

Re: EOY 2017 - Stereogum (US)

charliepanayi wrote:Jesus, that opening paragraph reminds me how much Stereogum annoys me.


Stereogum as some of the worst writing in all of music criticism. As much as people rag on Pitchfork's writing, Pitchfork on a bad day is on the same level as Stereogum on an average day.
by Nick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Replies: 21
Views: 2877

Re: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

So I think that you actually could buy GA tickets without the enhanced experience, just I think they sold out before I got to them and the website didn't mention they existed. Anyway big highlight of 'enhanced experience' was a two song acoustic sound check then 30 minute Q&A with St Vincent be...
by Nick
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Kerrang! (UK) - The 51 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums of All Time (2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Kerrang! (UK) - The 51 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums of All Time (2017)

I went to a small, semi-rural high school with literally no claim to fame other than the fact that the members of State Champs went there (they were actually a couple years behind me). So I always think it's pretty cool whenever I see them mentioned on these random lists. That being said, I have lit...
by Nick
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: EOY 2017
Topic: EOY 2017 - Mojo Magazine (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 2248

Re: EOY 2017 - Mojo Magazine (UK)

:? (I am expecting Run the Jewels 3 to be a major presence - I hope I'm not wrong.) Was expecting for it to turn up as well, slightly surprised and disappointed it hasn't so far. So far we've only seen lists from the UK (well, and a prog only US list), where rap just isn't all that popular compared...
by Nick
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's The Bends (1995)
Replies: 22
Views: 2618

Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's The Bends (1995)

No bad songs here, only good songs and great ones.

1. Fake Plastic Trees
2. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
3. High and Dry
4. Just
5. Planet Telex
6. My Iron Lung
7. Bones
8. The Bends
9. Black Star
10. (Nice Dream)
11. Sulk
12. Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was
by Nick
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 11223

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Henry wrote:I am having some difficulty finding "The Harder They Come" on the album spreadsheet or elsewhere on the website. Please let me know where this album placed in the new rankings.


I'm pretty sure it was removed the update before this as it was deemed a compilation.
by Nick
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28016

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Nick wrote:Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is from 2014, not 2015.


The version with Kendrick is from 2015, though.


True, however I was under the impression that Henrik always combined all multiple versions of a song into one and went with the earliest release date of a song.
by Nick
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28016

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is from 2014, not 2015.
by Nick
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28016

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

The Tame Impala song 'Cause I'm a Man is displayed on this website as Cause I'm a Man. The correct spelling of the song contains an apostrophe before the word "Cause".
by Nick
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 11223

Re: It has happened! Really!!

My first ten album gap... 922 Roxy Music - Siren 923 Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room 924 Tindersticks - Tindersticks 925 Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell 926 Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 927 Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary 928 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasur...
by Nick
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 11223

Re: It has happened! Really!!

My first ten album gap... 922 Roxy Music - Siren 923 Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room 924 Tindersticks - Tindersticks 925 Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell 926 Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 927 Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary 928 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasure...
by Nick
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28016

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Springsteen's song "Wrecking Ball" is from 2012, not 2010.
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28016

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Anohni's "Returnal" is listed twice in the artist page.
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 11223

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Fantastic work as always, Henrik! I've already spent over half an hour pouring through the update and I plan on doing a lot more tonight.
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 31436

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Henrik wrote:
Nick wrote:Image

Do it. :D


Thank you so much, Henrik! It looks fantastic! :D
by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened!
Replies: 22
Views: 2039

Re: It has happened!

The posts in the "When will the 2017 update come?" topic have been both encouraging and stressful. I wanted to give you something similar. :whistle: :D But I wouldn't have started this topic if I hadn't been quite sure that what you are waiting for is coming soon. http://open.spotify.com/...
by Nick
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 31436

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I'm having no trouble conserving my hype for this, because there's plenty of other stuff coming soon, with a definite time and date, that I can expend my hype on.

So... anyone else getting the new Pokémon games?


I really liked Sun and Moon so I'll probably pick it up.

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