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by madzong
Wed May 03, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 22595

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

Songs: 1. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes 2. 12:52 - The Strokes 3. Just Because - James Addiction 4. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine - The Killers 5. Mr. Brightside - The Killers 6. Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers 7. Somebody Told Me - The Killers 8. Staring At The Sun - TV On The Radio 9. Ma...
by madzong
Wed May 03, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 22595

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

Albums: 1. Elephant - White Stripes 2. Fever To Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3. Strays - James Addiction 4. Take Them On, On Your Own - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 5. Speakerboxx/Love Below - Outkast 6. Chutes Too Narrow - Shins 7. Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie 8. Thickfreakedness - Black Keys 9....
by madzong
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 85481

Re: Albums of 2017

Definitely 'The xx' - I See You. Favourite Song off this is Replica.

I also like the Spoon, Elbow and Ryan Adams Albums.

Not sure what I think of the Gorillaz album yet...it's definitely different and on the first few listens I found it a bit 'all over the place'...but I shall persist...
by madzong
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 25049

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

Albums: 1 Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 2 Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf 3 Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head 4 Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights 5 Libertines - Up The Bracket 6 Beck - Seachange 7 Spoon - Kill The Moonlight 8 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising 9 Joh...
by madzong
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Exponents (NZ): 10 Best Music Moments
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: The Exponents (NZ): 10 Best Music Moments

Okay, thanks!
by madzong
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa (New Zealand) - The Song List
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Re: Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa (New Zealand) - The Song List

I've posted the topic here and a link to the topic in the undecided lists. Is that the correct protocol?
by madzong
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 10 Essential NZ Albums by Simon Sweetman
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: 10 Essential NZ Albums by Simon Sweetman

StevieFan13 wrote:Is he a prominent music critic?
He's one of the four most active critics in New Zealand.
by madzong
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Songs of 2010s
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

Re: Best Songs of 2010s

In no particular order: Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Arcade Fire - Joan of Arc Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me M83 - Midnight City MIA - Paper Planes The National - Pink Rabbits Kimbra - War...
by madzong
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 10 Essential NZ Albums by Simon Sweetman
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

10 Essential NZ Albums by Simon Sweetman

Here are his 10 picks: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/3707808/100-Essential-Kiwi-Albums-Try-10 1. Split Enz - 'Enz of an Era' (Compilation) 1982 2. The Front Lawn - 'Songs From The Front Lawn' 1989 3. The Mutton Birds - 'The Mutton Birds' 1992 4. Paul Ubana Jones, 'Ble...
by madzong
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Exponents (NZ): 10 Best Music Moments
Replies: 2
Views: 928

The Exponents (NZ): 10 Best Music Moments

10 of the best Dance Exponents/Exponents songs (they are the same band) picked by Russell Baillie, the band themselves and the Herald entertainment staff. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/russell-baillie/news/article.cfm?a_id=28&objectid=11547842 1-6 were recorded as the Dance Exponents 7-10 were recorded ...
by madzong
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa (New Zealand) - The Song List
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa (New Zealand) - The Song List

Here is a list of nine CD's of culturally significant songs that are paired with the vinyl album list in the link below: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5303 From the liner notes: "These CD's have been produced for Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa, Auckland Museum's landmark...
by madzong
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa (New Zealand) 185 Vinyl Albums
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa (New Zealand) 185 Vinyl Albums

Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa is an exhibition focused on NZ music 1955-2016 The exhibition ran from the end of last year to May of this year. The music was chosen by The Auckland Museum team, Paul Casserly (NZ musician and head of the NZ Music Hall of Fame) and NZ music critics Russell Baillie a...
by madzong
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update
Replies: 88
Views: 79706

Re: Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update

On Song by Simon Sweetman: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5297 bNet Music Awards 1998-2007 http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5298 NZ Music Awards: Winners and Finalists for Album of the Year http://www.acclaim...
by madzong
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Apra Silver Scrolls http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5296&p=73335#p73335 Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa (New Zealand) - 185 Vinyl Albums http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5303 Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa (New Zealand) - The Song List http://www.a...
by madzong
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: bNet Music Awards 1998-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 983

bNet Music Awards 1998-2007

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BNet_NZ_Music_Awards Album of the year winners: 1998 - 'The Stereobus' by The Stereobus 1999 - 'Killervision' by Salmonella Dub 2000 - 'The General Electric' by Shihad 2001 - 'Savage Thoughts' by King Kapisi 2002 - 'Inside The Dub Plates' by Salmonella Dub 2003 - 'Bas...
by madzong
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: On Song by Simon Sweetman: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

On Song by Simon Sweetman: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics

https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/OnSong.html?id=8U2lMAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y&hl=en http://www.wcl.govt.nz/easyfind/?q=On%20song This is a book from famous NZ critic Simon Sweetman. He has picked 30 culturally significant NZ songs and critiqued and looked back at their back story and creation. "On ...
by madzong
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: APRA New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

APRA New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/APRA_Awards_(New_Zealand) Each year all songwriters that are members of APRA with a song on general release in the eligibility period can enter the APRA Silver Scroll Award. For the APRA Silver Scroll Award, an anonymous judging panel of APRA members decides a shortli...
by madzong
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NZ Music Awards: Winners and Nominees for Album of the Year
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: NZ Music Awards & Nominees for Album of the Year

Link below: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Music_Award_for_Album_of_the_Year 1973 Winner = John Donoghue - Spirit of Pelorus Jack 1974 No Album of the Year awarded 1975 Winner = John Hanlon - Higher Trails 1976 Winner = New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Symphony #2 1977 No awards held 19...
by madzong
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NZ Music Awards: Winners & Finalists for Single of the Year
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

NZ Music Awards: Winners & Finalists for Single of the Year

Here is a link for NZ Music Awards & Nominees Single of the Year. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Music_Award_for_Single_of_the_Year Single of the Year is a New Zealand Music Award that honours New Zealand music artists for outstanding singles. For the purpose of the award, a single is d...
by madzong
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NZ Music Awards: Winners and Nominees for Album of the Year
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

NZ Music Awards: Winners and Nominees for Album of the Year

Here is a link for the NZ Music awards.

The first is for The NZ album of the year. It includes the winners and nominees.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zea ... f_the_Year
by madzong
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Hi Henrik, The only link I wasn't sure about was the b-net awards. Having done some further research it appears that the public did have a say. They voted for some categories...and a judging panel voted for the rest. However, it is not clear which categories were voted on by the public and which we...
by madzong
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Hi Henrik, The only link I wasn't sure about was the b-net awards. Having done some further research it appears that the public did have a say. They voted for some categories...and a judging panel voted for the rest. However, it is not clear which categories were voted on by the public and which wer...
by madzong
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Thanks for taking the time to check the links Henrik :)
by madzong
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Sorry Henrik, Will just post links in this thread from now on :) Found just two more links: One is from the 'bNet' Music awards that were held by bFM radio station in Auckland from 1998 - 2007: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BNet_NZ_Music_Awards The second is from a famous NZ music critic called Si...
by madzong
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Also here are two links about the NZ Music awards.

The first is for The NZ album of the year:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zea ... f_the_Year

The second link is for NZ song of the year

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zea ... f_the_Year
by madzong
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Hi Henrik, Is this list eligible? I posted it two years ago and have recently updated it. I copy and pasted the following from Wikipedia. Essentially this award is the equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize in the UK. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taite_Music_Prize The Taite Music Prize is an annual ...
by madzong
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM
Replies: 335
Views: 291061

Re: Lists that haven't been decided if they will be included on AM

Hi Henrik, Here is an update to a list that you said was eligible a few years ago. The author, Nick Bollinger, wrote the book in 2009 and has added another 10 albums in September 2016. Here is the link to the update: http://www.audioculture.co.nz/scenes/ten-more-essential-new-zealand-albums Here is ...
by madzong
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 100 Essential New Zealand Albums (Plus 10 More) 2016 Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2701

100 Essential New Zealand Albums (Plus 10 More) 2016 Update

Hi Henrik, Here is an update to a list that you said was eligible a few years ago. The author, Nick Bollinger, wrote the book in 2009 and has added another 10 albums in September 2016. Here is the link to the update: http://www.audioculture.co.nz/scenes/ten-more-essential-new-zealand-albums Here is ...
by madzong
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: New Zealand's Taite Music Prize - 2016 Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1475

New Zealand's Taite Music Prize - 2016 Update

Hi Henrik, Is this list eligible? I posted it two years ago and have recently updated it. I copy and pasted the following from Wikipedia. Essentially this award is the equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize in the UK. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taite_Music_Prize The Taite Music Prize is an annual ...
by madzong
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Re: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

You haven't heard about a NZ mag called "Movement", have you? Lists from that magazine were sent to me by email many years ago. They were included on AM for a while, but they were eventually deleted. I think the lists were fake as I could not find any information at all about the magazine on the we...
by madzong
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Re: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

Finally a list with Fat Freddys Drop in it. Eligible. Thanks madzong! I'm glad you are a fan of Fat Freddy's Drop too! If you like them, you might also enjoy other NZ bands with a similar vibe like the Black Seeds (still to appear on a critic's list), Salmonella Dub and Trinity Roots. It is quite h...
by madzong
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

Hi Henrik, I was looking for some more NZ album lists and found this at the local Library. This book was published in 2007 (Craig Potton Publishing). It's called 'Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums' by Grant Smithies. Grant Smithies is a music critic who reviews albums in the NZ national Sunda...
by madzong
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 100 Essential New Zealand Albums 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

Re: 100 Essential New Zealand Albums 2009

Hi Henrik,

I'm glad the Rip It Up list was useful. Sorry about the APRA one - I didn't realise it was already on the site.

Does the Nick Bollinger list qualify?
by madzong
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Top NZ Albums
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Top NZ Albums

Hi Pierre, I just checked out Graeme Allwright on Wikipedia. You are right, I hadn't heard of him. I guess because he left NZ so long ago to live in France. According to the article, he was born in Wellington where I am now living! Out of interest, what do you think is France's most famous or influe...
by madzong
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Top NZ Albums
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Top NZ Albums

The Finn Brothers are important because they are both solo artists, record together as the Finn Brothers, as well as both having played in Split Enz and Crowded house. Neil Finn's son Liam has also been in a few bands, is a solo artist and often joins his dad live on stage. The only musician that is...
by madzong
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 100 Essential New Zealand Albums 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

100 Essential New Zealand Albums 2009

Hi Henrik, This is a list taken from a book called '100 Essential New Zealand Albums' by Nick Bollinger in 2009. Nick Bollinger has written other books about music and is a music critic for 'The Listener' magazine as well as having his own radio show on Radio New Zealand called ''The Sampler'. He al...
by madzong
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Top NZ Albums
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Top NZ Albums

Hi Pierre, Interesting that you should mention Woodface. It is probably the most famous internationally recognised NZ album but Mental Notes by Split Enz has become more influential in NZ. Both albums are very good and Split Enz morphed into Crowded House (with Tim Finn from Split Enz rejoining for ...
by madzong
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: APRA Top 100 NZ Songs Of All Time (2001)
Replies: 1
Views: 866

APRA Top 100 NZ Songs Of All Time (2001)

Hi Henrik, Not sure if this list qualifies (hopefully it does to get more NZ songs on the site :music-rockon: ) The list was created to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) in New Zealand in 2001. 900 candidate songs were chosen for APRA members t...
by madzong
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Top NZ Albums
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Top NZ Albums

Hi Henrik,

Is the above list eligible?
by madzong
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Top NZ Albums
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Top NZ Albums

http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/nz_100.htm

Hi Henrik,

This list is from the year 2000 and I thought it might be worth a look. It took into account votes from 250 NZ critics, music journalists and people within the industry. Thought it might be nice to get some more NZ music on the site :)