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by HRS
Mon May 27, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.13
Replies: 17
Views: 4891

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.13

Jirin wrote:The only one I can't find from this group is the Marisa Monte.
Jirin, the album can be heard in full on Youtube and maybe you could find it somewhere else under the alternative title "Rose and charcoal".
by HRS
Fri May 24, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

= It's a fine album, but for me S&G were always more of a singles act. Personally I find this album one of the biggest surprises of the game - I would say that it's too soft-rocky for many participants. Agreed. Another day over here and I eliminate Rubber Soul; Great record, a turning point for the...
by HRS
Thu May 23, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

A great pop record, anyway! Top 33 (rpms) 31. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall 32. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 33. Prince - 1999 Remaining albums 6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 8. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. 12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience -...
by HRS
Tue May 21, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Henrik wrote:There could be more pop/soul/female
Hounds of Love, people!
by HRS
Mon May 20, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

I already had written about my doubts concerning which influential non-anglophone work to add; This morning then, AM Main Page showed me a criminally underrated artist who I swore had at least one record on the top 250. He hadn't and I'm adding Charles Mingus's The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady.
by HRS
Sun May 19, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Hey, everyone! You have forgotten to tell me if you want to add albums for one or two days. Two days would be nice! :P Another day, another album! Where's nicolas on this?? He'd add world albums :/ Now I'm split over Chico Buarque's Construção and Fela Kuti's Expensive Shit -- and surrounding them ...
by HRS
Sun May 19, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

I'm bringing Joni back home, but not with Blue. That record is a masterpiece of emotilnal resonance; Court and Spark is one of the most thouroughly enjoyable pop records of all time; Hejira is the work of a mature human as a refugee of itself; Her transition records are better than many of the equiv...
by HRS
Sun May 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Oh, the Karma! I wondered where Savoy was and, when he appeared, he went on to eliminate my favorite remaining record. Are the Kids alright?

Dan: Great scene! :D
by HRS
Sun May 19, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

18. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run Run, Bruce, Run! 2. The Beatles - Revolver 6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 8. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. 12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 13. Radiohead - OK Computer 15. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks 16. David Bowie - The Rise and...
by HRS
Sat May 18, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Removed Is This It by Strokes. I feel like Television only had one album in them, so this is basically trivial. :p 2. The Beatles - Revolver 6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 8. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. 11. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited 12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Exper...
by HRS
Fri May 17, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Why isn't SavoyBJ playing this game? He was born for this!! :D I do not know if it would be a good ideae, Bruce would delete ALL albums post 1980 :mrgreen: HAHA and i forgot he doesn't like albums! I'm thinking that during one day of the game (perhaps when we're down to around 25 albums) we would r...
by HRS
Fri May 17, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Why isn't SavoyBJ playing this game? He was born for this!! :D


Dan wrote:
DaveC wrote:Surely noone cound be upset by this.

58. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Call me Totally Upset... I love that album.
Seconded! I would take it over a good amount of the eliminated any day!
by HRS
Fri May 17, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 albums survivor game
Replies: 304
Views: 90706

Re: Top 100 albums survivor game

Nice game! 3. Nirvana - Nevermind http://25.media.tumblr.com/bf0a0666eda338f3f48ab98cc4b7eed2/tumblr_mlnhvyanmA1s9vhgxo1_500.gif 2. The Beatles - Revolver 4. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico 5. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 6. Marvin Gaye - What's G...
by HRS
Thu May 16, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Most Overated Albums of All Time
Replies: 30
Views: 10612

Re: Most Overated Albums of All Time

I don't feel apt to call anything overrated these days. I share the same opinion as Jirin. What I would like to say is that the publicity and hype created over a record might annoy me a lot, especially in the last couple of years; most recently, I found Daft Punk's nauseating.
by HRS
Thu May 09, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classical Music
Replies: 31
Views: 9770

Re: Classical Music

There was a really good piece about Wagner on the London Review of Books last month and I really want to go further into his operas, since I'm already fond of Tristan und Isolde -- the prelude being, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest achievements of the human mind. I've been currently in a l...
by HRS
Mon May 06, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.10
Replies: 20
Views: 5284

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.10

The United States of America :D
by HRS
Sat May 04, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: i released a new album (post-punk/psychedelic)
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: i released a new album (post-punk/psychedelic)

First of all, congratulations for making this happen. At the very end of the page, it reads: "I recorded this album in my attic almost daily from early January to the middle of April, 2013. Several hundred work hours and countless sleepless nights went into it. It was created with the intention of b...
by HRS
Wed May 01, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 28002

Re: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll

It was a joke, Savoy :D

You're entitled to your opinion :P

I just love gifs! They make internet funnier -- I also love the 80s (and Prince!)
by HRS
Wed May 01, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 28002

Re: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll

SavoyBG wrote:The greatest decade of all time is the 1950s, followed by the 1960s. The 1980s is way down on the list, below the 1940s and the 1970s for sure, and maybe even below the 1930s.
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by HRS
Wed May 01, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

Jirin wrote: I wonder, any chance of New Amerykah Part Three this year?
I hope so! Part One is still one of my favorite records of all time! Just an amazing funk/hip hop hybrid :D

Also, I'm excited about Savages debut record!
by HRS
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Grand Finale
Replies: 28
Views: 8333

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Grand Finale

That's a double congrats, then, Stephan! :D
by HRS
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Grand Finale
Replies: 28
Views: 8333

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Grand Finale

First of all, Congratulations to Stephan and all the usual suspects that made this so entertaining to read through the last 3 months I was able to check it -- It made me a Fela Kuti fan! Here's hope that some users that didn't make the first time around because of external factors-- ahem: myself and...
by HRS
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sources for discographies and release dates on the net
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: Sources for discographies and release dates on the net

That's terrific, Honorio! There's a lot to explore haha
by HRS
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

Wow, nice new suggestions to (try to) check out! I found the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs rather uneven. Some of the tracks have poor construction, sounding underdeveloped. The title track captured the energy of Fever to Tell in a rather kitschy way; there are some synthetisers present and they are mostly pu...
by HRS
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unique artists/bands
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

Re: Unique artists/bands

Aside from the names already mentioned and from the top of my head: Joanna Newsom Nico Fela Kuti Talk Talk/Mark Hollis Captain Beefheart Terry Riley Tom Zé Bowie Caetano Veloso Fiona Apple (sonically and vocally in the Idler Wheel) Kate Bush Coil Cocteau Twins Young Marble Giants Can William Basinsk...
by HRS
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

I was listening yesterday to The National's High Violet in vinyl once more this month and I really enjoyed every single moment of it; that album was one of those definitions to the word 'grower' for my ears. Back in 2010, I couldn't get past Anyone's Ghost; judged the album as a disappointment compa...
by HRS
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.5
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.5

I took the time and I vote for Cesaria! Outstanding voice! I also like to point out that I found out that a close aunt of mine is really a fan of her and know the songs by heart. She also pointed out that my late-grandmother loved Cesaria and their voices even shared a similar tone.
by HRS
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.5
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.5

Elvis Costello - King Of America Tom Waits - Blue Valentine Patty Waters - Sings Honorio - Glad you enjoyed Patty; she's one of those artists that were born for this game. Great writing on King of America! :D On a sidenote: Too bad she went up against The Tallest Man on Earth because they were two o...
by HRS
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time
Replies: 56
Views: 17228

Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

It's been a while since we've seen his kind around here, hasn't it? Almost makes me wistful for the olden days; the joy we had objectively and impersonally discussing the merits of the Beatles.. good times. Funny how the Chelsea Girl hates Velvet Underground! I don't think craftsmanship annuls art;...
by HRS
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time
Replies: 56
Views: 17228

Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Not bad, but it's sort of easy listening. A I also usually destest records with violins in them. Oh, that's too bad, then! :| But, here's a piece of 50s brazilian singer Angela Maria without violins haha -- she's a favorite of my family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Yq4_EXP8I Anyway, I hope you...
by HRS
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time
Replies: 56
Views: 17228

Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

I like some 60s things that are from other parts of the world, like "Pata Pata" but I am not very interested in white rock and roll from foreign speaking countries. You may notice that I am very into the R&B vocal groups from the 50s. What you might refer to as "doo-wops." Also rockabilly. I'll che...
by HRS
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time
Replies: 56
Views: 17228

Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

I don't care for digital recordings much. The percussion has the crips electronic sound to it, and I don't like it. I prefer the acoustic bass to the electric bass, and I prefer the sax and piano combo of early rock and roll to the guitar oriented stuff. I have ZERO interest in lyrics, so I prefer ...
by HRS
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classical Music
Replies: 31
Views: 9770

Re: Classical Music

This is incredible! Thanks, Dan. I'm familar with the most well known compositions because they used to be everywhere when I was younger; from Windows Media Player to Cafes and TV. They are not pop music, but they were used a lot as soundtrack or as ambient music to all kinds of places that I've bee...
by HRS
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

The Knife's Shaking the Habitual is streaming; I'm listening to it right now and so far sounds like a clash of the nordics with afrobeat tribes - and let's just pretend that the 19 minutes drone track and similars are the sounds produced by two forces clashing. :D
by HRS
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - The 50 Albums That Built Punk
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Re: NME - The 50 Albums That Built Punk

No Marquee Moon or Horses? Geez.
by HRS
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 24755

Re: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll

8. Chico Buarque - Almanaque Can't resist responding... I'm pleased that someone else here likes this kind and gentle album - especially someone who actually lives in the country where it was made. The warmth and understated elegance of the rhythms and music is something special . I agree with this...
by HRS
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The New My Bloody Valentine Album
Replies: 34
Views: 9144

Re: The New My Bloody Valentine Album

On a side note, HRS, your review of the album was excellent. Oh, thank you, Honorio! And your dissident comments are always more than welcome -- at least to me. I fully understand where you are coming from, and I don't think that it's a coincidence that the three tracks I enjoyed the most and I bel...
by HRS
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 24755

Re: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll

My main internet connection went down during these last two weeks and I only accessed the forum through my phone; consequently, I was incapable of listen to plenty of other 81 releases and also of participating on Moderately Acclaimed. Anyway, here is what I compiled before the "crash" and here's ho...
by HRS
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 123
Views: 37744

Re: Recent Purchases

Just added John Coltrane's A Love Supreme to my vinyl collection and I sure am enjoying this current jazz phase I've been going through. :music-guitarred: (we should add a jazz-ish emoticon haha) Now all i have to do is wait for the mail post to deliver three of Miles' LPs (Kind of Blue, Sketches of...
by HRS
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules Monday Returns!
Replies: 60
Views: 17817

Re: Random Rules Monday Returns!

Guess it's back! 1. Tom Waits - New Coat of Paint 2. Frank Sinatra - (Love is) The Tender Trap 3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! 4. My Bloody Valentine - Is This And Yes? 5. Josephine Foster - Hominy Grits 6. Bob Dylan - Series of Dreams 7. The Weeknd - Birds Part 1 8. Serge Gain...
by HRS
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

Now we have Daft Punk returning in May!
by HRS
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

There are new albums announced by Sigur Ros and Queens of the Stone Age, too. Talk about some great-regarded returning acts for this first semester!

Excited for Deerhunter and -- to a lesser-extent after the uneven Contra -- Vampire Weekend.
by HRS
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

Stephan wrote:Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
What if they go electro-indiepop too, Stephan? :D


Great news, indeed - and crazy album cover!
by HRS
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.1
Replies: 18
Views: 4648

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 1.1

2. Low - Things We Lost In The Fire vs. Mogwai - Young Team
3. Smog - Knock Knock vs. Amon Tobin - Supermodified
4. Bohren & der Club of Gore - Black Earth vs. Ondatropica - Ondatropica

Wish I could comment, but I'm in class typing from my phone. :)
by HRS
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone Adds 14 New Immortals
Replies: 36
Views: 10670

Re: Rolling Stone Adds 14 New Immortals

I find it interesting that you claim Michael Jackson had a sort of musical omnipresence when it came to putting out new music. Remember, it took him 3 years to release "Thriller" after "Off the Wall", and it took him another 5 years after "Thriller" to release "Bad", and then 4 years to go from "Ba...
by HRS
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone Adds 14 New Immortals
Replies: 36
Views: 10670

Re: Rolling Stone Adds 14 New Immortals

Well I can understand how the passing of time might be needed to really value what an artist or a band was worth, but whether you talk about influence, consistency or quality, I really don't see how putting Arcade Fire, The Roots, Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem in a list that includes CCR, Lynyrd Sk...
by HRS
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone Adds 14 New Immortals
Replies: 36
Views: 10670

Re: Rolling Stone Adds 14 New Immortals

Oh, my... I don't take seriously because is a Rolling Stone's, but pretending that wasn't: Although one part of the acts have released strong albums troughout their careers - while the other part is basically mainstream pop icons and Green Day - I think is a little of a stretch to place them among a...
by HRS
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation thread: 1981
Replies: 25
Views: 6371

Re: Recommendation thread: 1981

Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates; that album always gets me!
by HRS
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

New Flaming Lips is bleak and enjoyable! Think is my favorite record of the year, as for now on! Looking forward to this. How does it compared to their previous albums? Matksi, the first track is a sonic assault that wouldn't sound so out of place last time around, but the album suddenly settles as...
by HRS
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 104895

Re: Albums of 2013

New Flaming Lips is bleak and enjoyable! Think is my favorite record of the year, as for now on!