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by HRS
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The New My Bloody Valentine Album
Replies: 34
Views: 9145

Re: The New My Bloody Valentine Album

Wow...some real hate for Isn't Anything...I always thought that album was starting to gain a little acceptance. Not as major as Loveless, but still a classic. Came here just to express how much I enjoy that album. It might lack the wall-of-sound built for Loveless, but it's just an incredibly enjoy...
by HRS
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The New My Bloody Valentine Album
Replies: 34
Views: 9145

Re: The New My Bloody Valentine Album

It's also my first MBV release, Jackson! :D Well, it doesn't seem to aim the epic proportions of Loveless , maybe that's why I've seen some people described it as a lite version of it. Not so long ago I expected Shields to take the sound they built with the band forward, but this one seems to stand ...
by HRS
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What was #1 on the day you were born?
Replies: 33
Views: 9430

Re: What was #1 on the day you were born?

Okay, Feb. 13 1993:

No Limit - 2 Unlimited in the UK
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston everywhere else.

Now that should explain any tendency to bipolarity! :D
by HRS
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation thread: 1980
Replies: 14
Views: 4313

Re: Recommendation thread: 1980

There are great recommendations over here; i'd just add The Soft Boys' Underwater Moonlight . These are two of my favorites from the record: - I Wanna Destroy You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAt7hK_zKr0) - Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKYqfcax5rg) Edit: And this awesome single (http:/...
by HRS
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results
Replies: 38
Views: 18412

Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Awesome job, Jackson! :P Here you go Chambord: The 2011 Year-End Albums Poll - Results AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2010: RESULTS The ' History of AM Forum Polls ' topic, which can be found at the top of this subforum, will also have links to the other polls if you need it. ;) Oh man, those time-wr...
by HRS
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 105031

Re: Albums of 2013

Another week begins with Kevin Shields saying that will release the new My Bloody Valentine in two or three days after performing a new song live.
by HRS
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 41879

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

All the women I ever met that believed to understand a lot of music, and arts in general, were an arrogant show off! And they didn't even want to discuss their opinions, just put them out there for you to deal with their so-called truth. Moreover, most of them used to despise a lot of female artists...
by HRS
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 41879

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

Jade Palooka wrote:Listening to blisteringly trashy 80s stuff instead.
That was the greatest greatest 80s hit singles list by a transgender I had ever seen! :D
Are you back for real? You can still post on hiatus y'll know? That'd be jawesome!
by HRS
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 41879

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

And I'm sure there will come a moment later in your life when you realize that the people you have surrounded yourself with are people who love you unconditionally, and that the ones who "doubt that such a relationship could even exist" have faded into the background and don't have a direct impact ...
by HRS
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 41879

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

Everyone else who have argued for the epithet "eldest of the forum" can take down their hands now... :D My hand remains up for the time being as I suspect that Superfurry's bio is perhaps not completely accurate after searching many of the names he included in his wonderful effort (that appears to ...
by HRS
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 25650

Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll

Weak year; I hope 2013 overpowers it 1. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... 2. Swans - The Seer 3. Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers 4. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp 5. Antony and the Johnsons - Cut the World 6. Tame Impala - Lonerism 7. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It 8. Scott Walker - Bish Bosc...
by HRS
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6923

Re: Films of 2012

Today I decided to finally watch two of the most notorious movies of the season -- coincidentally, the Golden Globes are taking place tonight. One was Silver Linings Playbook , the other was Zero Dark Thirty . Silver Linings Playbook sticks close to the group of recent independent black comedies of ...
by HRS
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #4 - The Draw
Replies: 23
Views: 6107

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #4 - The Draw

Can't see it here either! :/ Edit: saw it! Romain, just copy and paste: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=439202 I'm very excited about it! Man, so many great artists competing, so many albums that I thought that had competed before; it will be a joy to play this -- I have no idea who will w...
by HRS
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 123
Views: 37751

Re: Recent Purchases

I just bought a vinyl copy of Scott Walker's Scott 3 I'm also expecting a copy of Television's Marquee Moon The short time I've been on this board, has taught me that I really need to go listen to that album ASAP You should really do it! :D Note: When I first read your response I thought you were s...
by HRS
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 123
Views: 37751

Re: Recent Purchases

I just bought a vinyl copy of Scott Walker's Scott 3 -- some of the most beautiful string arrangements on a pop record ever; Big Louise will always be a favorite of mine. I'm also expecting a copy of Television's Marquee Moon and Tinderstick's second self-titled record.
by HRS
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 41879

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

Wow! Thanks Hyego! That was a great introduction. I didn't know you were in France last year. It seems you had a great time. Keep on being curious and good luck with your diplomat studies. Travaille ton Français! ! :D Merci beaucoup, nicolas! But I wasn't on France last year -- I wish! My plans wer...
by HRS
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 41879

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

I always overreact and write too much; It's okay if one feel like not reading at all! :D Well, my real names is Hyego. I'm a 19 years old brazilian boy who lives in the smallest state in the union. I was brought up in a family that was born out of Brazil's arid regions of northeast, known as sertão,...
by HRS
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet - Updates
Replies: 85
Views: 50998

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet - Updates

For me, one of the biggest surprises is the very poor showing for Patti Smith's Banga. An ambitious, generally well-reviewed album by one of the most critically revered artists around, and it's only at #312 with 5 points on the EOY spreadsheet? And it was also released after one of the most critica...
by HRS
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90's album poll : the top 40
Replies: 117
Views: 36645

Re: 90's album poll : the top 40

That was awesome - as usual. Congratulations again and thank you very much Nicolas for taking your precious time to build this whole presentation and run the poll.
by HRS
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90's album poll : the top 40
Replies: 117
Views: 36645

Re: 90's album poll : the top 40

This album hasn't been canonized afterwards, that's not true. I was 24 when it came out and I can tell you that he already was a sensation and a shock Well, that's exactly why I selected this particular word. As much as the album might have been a shock or sensation at the time, "Jeff, the myth; Gr...
by HRS
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90's album poll : the top 40
Replies: 117
Views: 36645

Re: 90's album poll : the top 40

I've always found Grace bombastic MOR pop that doesn't make justice to its name and is abrupt and excessive on second thought. Jeff Buckley loved his voice -- he was even caught in an angel-voiced couple along with Liz Fraser -- but I feel like the songs don't make it any justice. Jeff Buckley is wh...
by HRS
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules Monday Returns!
Replies: 60
Views: 17820

Re: Random Rules Monday Returns!

It's not monday, but we should consider resuscitate this for 2013! :P 1. Caetano Veloso - Beleza Pura (from Cinema Transcendental ) 2. XTC - Leisure (from English Settlement ) 3. Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Jusqu'a Ce Que La Force de T'aimer Manque (from Paix ) 4. The Byrds - It's No Use (from Mr. T...
by HRS
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90's album poll : the top 40
Replies: 117
Views: 36645

Re: 90's album poll : the top 40

I have a theory that Björk's success is more based on the idea that, unlike previous female artists, she never attached herself to a particular instrument, so her spirit of restlessness was much increased. I guess she's only rivaled in this aspect by PJ Harvey, who basically is adopting a new instru...
by HRS
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90's album poll : the top 40
Replies: 117
Views: 36645

Re: 90's album poll : the top 40

And how long will Björk's Debut hold up as her most critically acclaimed album on AM? More and more I perceive that both Post and Homogenic are overtaking it on polls from critics and music lovers alike - especially on american lists. Also, congratulations on the Poll nicolas and all the effort you ...
by HRS
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Nominations Now Open!
Replies: 30
Views: 7723

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Nominations Now Ope

Ok, Brad! I sent you a new revised list :music-guitarred:
by HRS
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s poll : the results (2)
Replies: 121
Views: 28915

Re: 90s poll : the results (2)

Shit happens... especially when you're in a hurry. I'm looking forward to the revised list. It's like the first thread was a trailer to a good movie, and this one will be the full-length film. "And I want to know The same thing Everyone wants to know How's it going to end?" (WAITS, Tom) It's okay; ...
by HRS
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 90's poll : The Results
Replies: 58
Views: 15397

Re: AMF 90's poll : The Results

A good amount of records falling from grace in comparison to the 2007 Poll :D

Thought Dig Me Out would rank inside the bottom part of the top 100, but it completely missed!
by HRS
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Nominations Now Open!
Replies: 30
Views: 7723

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Nominations Now Ope

Brad, is it possible to change some of my nominees? If so let me know - I've been thinking about replacing three of them! :mrgreen:
by HRS
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of The Year 2012: Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 10603

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of The Year 2012: Finals

Here, here! Too bad for Wadada - it also took a considerable time for me to fairly digest it - but the others album were generally good to great on their own and although the top 8 is formed by albums I had already listened to because of the incomparable Albums of 2012 thread and its ceaseless sugge...
by HRS
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My Bloody Valentine has finished mastering their new album
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: My Bloody Valentine has finished mastering their new alb

I do think this has this potential of being good/really good. If there's another figure on music that faces similar pressure over a follow up is Jeff Mangum. Unlike Chinese Democracy , the mythology of the follow up of Loveless is built surrounding Kevin Shields' perfectionism. There was a backlash ...
by HRS
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What Albums Are You Looking Forward to in 2013?
Replies: 19
Views: 6182

Re: What Albums Are You Looking Forward to in 2013?

These ones that Nick mentioned: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds– Push The Sky Away (2/18) Deerhunter- TBA Azealia Banks– Broke With Expensive Taste (2/12) M.I.A.- Matangi Yeah Yeah Yeahs- TBA The Knife– Shaking The Habitual (4/9) Christopher Owens– Lysandre (1/15) Yo La Tengo– Fade (1/15) Phoenix- TBA Vam...
by HRS
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

I just came here to wish the very same thing! :D

I wish you all a wonderful christmas and a great new year!
by HRS
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums and Songs of the 90's - FINAL Round
Replies: 80
Views: 22653

Re: The Best Albums and Songs of the 90's - FINAL Round

Oh man... with the exception of two or three genres of music, I've been having a hard time ranking these albums; Too many great LPs. I also noticed that female fronted albums are being benefited of the fact that I warmed them for a longer time than all the others; Damn you emotional attachment! :D
by HRS
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet - Updates
Replies: 85
Views: 50998

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet - Updates

I agree. And I like the sincerity of all your comments, HRS. Please keep posting about music of 2012, like you said you would. If there's no response to your posts, it doesn't mean that people are not interested in what you have to say. Far from it. Oh, Thank You very much Dan! :P Right now I'm put...
by HRS
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012 -Allmusic (U.S.)
Replies: 6
Views: 3903

Re: EOY 2012 -Allmusic (U.S.)

30. Hot Chip - In Our Heads 29. fun. - Some Nights 28. Chromatics - Kill for Love 27. ?? 26. ?? 25. Christian Scott - Christian aTunde Adjuah 24. Karriem Riggins - Alone Together 23. ?? 22. Beach House - Bloom 21.Lightships - Electric Cables There's a bug going on; The missing albums' pages redirect...
by HRS
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Buying a Turntable
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Buying a Turntable

Well John, I have a audio system component whg-slk2i by sony under my bed! :D I live in a small apartment with my parents and a brother, so It used to be too loud for them -- and they find all music weird. Next year I'm going to try a different college and might end up living in Rio by myself, so I ...
by HRS
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums and Songs of the 90's - FINAL Round
Replies: 80
Views: 22653

Re: The Best Albums and Songs of the 90's - FINAL Round

Thanks, nicolas! This is going to be exciting :music-guitarred:
by HRS
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Buying a Turntable
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Buying a Turntable

John, you rule! :P Thank you, sir! Now I know all the parts of a stereo and how to slowly build one of them! :mrgreen: Now, I really liked the minimalistic approach of the turntable you suggested! This model is available in Brazil, the cartridges can be easily imported; I'll just need to take some t...
by HRS
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 0
Views: 1450

EOY 2012 - The Skinny (UK)

10. Matthew Dear - Beams 9. The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know That 8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! 7. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan 6. El-P - Cancer4Cure 5. Clouds Nothing - Attack on Memory 4. Errors - Have Some Faith in Magic 3. Grimes - Visions 2. Djan...
by HRS
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012 - BBC (UK)
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

EOY 2012 - BBC (UK)

25. Grizzly Bear - Shields 24. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream 23. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar 22. Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events 21. Tame Impala - Lonerism 20. Father John Misty - Fear Fun 19. Bill Fay - Life Is People 18. Chromatics - Kill for Love 17. Django Django - Django Django 16. Liars ...
by HRS
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classical Music and the definition of a "song"
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Classical Music and the definition of a "song"

I also have doubts about this! Moreover, after I went to listen classical music more often, I started to actually feel more skeptical about the use of words such as experimental and avant-garde, because they seemed to assume a different meaning when related to the field. My favorite musicians, so fa...
by HRS
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet - Updates
Replies: 85
Views: 50998

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet - Updates

Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" at 34? Hopefully that album falls a lot once the American lists start coming in. That album was truly horrible. She might score a top 10 because of Slant Magazine, they gave her a 4 star rating and usually these kind of well-rated pop albums score high placements (Robyn...
by HRS
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Buying a Turntable
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Buying a Turntable

This has been an arguably weak year for music -- very few albums actually caught my attention throughout and kept growing in long-term -- but it sure was important for discovering older artists, records and starting my vinyl collection. With the help of AMers, I finally took a shot and bought my fir...
by HRS
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012: The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 15
Views: 7651

Re: EOY 2012: The Guardian (UK)

9. Hot Chip In Our Heads
by HRS
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012 Vice Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: EOY 2012 Vice Magazine

Funny and somewhat true! :D
by HRS
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012 -Allmusic (U.S.)
Replies: 6
Views: 3903

EOY 2012 -Allmusic (U.S.)

50 - 41 50. Bill Fay - Life is People 49. Blut Aus Nord - 777: Cosmosophy 48. The Walkmen - Heaven 47. Bob Mould - Silver Age 46. Gravenhurst - The Ghost in Daylight 45. The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap 44. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man 43. Swans - The Seer 42. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in ...
by HRS
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 79198

Re: Albums of 2012

Jessica Pratt's was a pleasant listen, but she needs stronger material to match the magic of her voice or Night Faces ; A much more successful indie folk album, in my opinion, was delivered by Alexander Tucker - although he can't help but fusion the genre with some experiments in some tracks. Don't ...
by HRS
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 79198

Re: Albums of 2012

Bish Bosch has leaked! Any thoughts? I've been re-listening to some 2012 records and I'm somewhat in love by Patti Smith's cover of After the Gold Rush - and Banga is a great album on its own. I've been also searching everywhere for Jessica Pratt's self-titled debut album; Night Faces sounds like s...
by HRS
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5966

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2012

I nominate Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NkvL7aD87CI/T7vhkoMM6yI/AAAAAAAAAUs/g-tK_ZAf00U/s1600/Ten+Freedom+Summers,+Cuneiform,+2012.jpg The album has received glowing reviews by those who actually took time to review it, but, as a sprawling piece of jazz music cloc...