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by Jirin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 67447

Re: Albums of 2019

You Tell Me self titled is my fave so far.
by Jirin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 7489

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Ok, let’s extend one week to February 7.
by Jirin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 7489

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Currently have four ballots, one more week to get them in. If you need a little extra time you can ask and it will be available.
by Jirin
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 67447

Re: Albums of 2019

I like the new Deerhunter and Twilight Sad.
by Jirin
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 7488

Re: KROQ question

I just checked out the lists. They're fucking awful, almost all white music. You could have said, "They ignored several genres", instead you went for the "White" angle. WTF does the skin color of the singer has to do with anything when rating music? If you make a list with "...
by Jirin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 7489

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Currently there are two ballots, myself and rumpdoll. Bumping the thread. Jan 31 is not a hard deadline but if you need a few extra days please ask for them.
by Jirin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists
Replies: 14
Views: 9605

Re: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists

All the RPG fans love Octopath Traveler. It's a nostalgia game but I'd still expect higher placement for that and DQXI.
by Jirin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

Re: Turnover at the forums

If I ever have a job that does not allow me to listen to music all day every day I will probably drift away from the forums.
by Jirin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 3993

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

I agree if they ever get in it will take years and years, I just place them as much more likely than, say, Sleater-Kinney. Because I think their definition of rock stretches to include anything in the catchy pop umbrella for bands that are both well known and critically lauded. Especially when moder...
by Jirin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 171568

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

What about “Unheralded”? Says similar thing as Underappreciated but without implying being different from critical consensus is a negative.
by Jirin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!
Replies: 22
Views: 7528

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 (2019) - Submissions Now Open!

Can you post a list of all previous winners? I don’t remember all. I remember Aeroplane, I think Seventeen Seconds won the second, and Zombie, then some French albums and So Tough and the Woods but can remember all. I’m neutral in making the field smaller though it would give every person fewer nomi...
by Jirin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 171568

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I like that idea. Not sure I like “Underappreciated” because of slight negative connotation that we didn’t include them but can’t think of anything better.
by Jirin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 171568

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

What about So Long, Marianne?
by Jirin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 55241

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Not my final list but final enough for voting purposes. 1. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer 2. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth 3. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar 4. Haley Heynderickx - I Need To Start A Garden 5. Preoccupations - New Material 6. Eels - The Deconstructions 7. Noname - Room 25 8. Gang ...
by Jirin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 55241

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Songs: For me Americans is by far the best song this year, I put it near my top 100 in my all time list. It's just the perfect song for this year, "Don't try to take my country, I will defend my land, I'm not crazy, I am American!" Trump and his white supremacist core can't take our countr...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 3993

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Beck didn’t have top 40 charting singles but won Grammys and was all over MTV. He still headlines festivals and plays in the same medium sized venues as 80’s pop rock bands. He’s a household name. Not in this household. I have no idea what he looks like and I've never heard anything by him. I assum...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 171568

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

What’s the criteria for being female? Given Gimme Shelter seems female backing vocals are included.
by Jirin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 3993

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Beck didn’t have top 40 charting singles but won Grammys and was all over MTV. He still headlines festivals and plays in the same medium sized venues as 80’s pop rock bands. He’s a household name. Which is why I give him much better odds than a band like Weezer. Daft Punk’s ability to get in the HoF...
by Jirin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 3993

Re: 2020 R&R Hall of Fame

Notorious BIG is obviously going to get in. No question there. Oasis might. I don't think anyone else on the list is a first year inductee. Weezer and Daft Punk, outside chance. Bands like Portishead and S-K need to age some more and have a continued niche audience to have a chance to get in. If the...
by Jirin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 6738

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

I prefer the conventional point systems we’ve been using, just with points that are steep toward the very top. Simple top 15 per year.

I agree we shouldn’t vote on 2019 albums while it is still 2019, what if an amazing album comes out in December?
by Jirin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 7489

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Added fixes. Sorry, I thought any mistakes would have been called out when I posted the list at the end of the nomination thread.
by Jirin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 319
Views: 118232

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

If you are applying the scale correctly as designed there should be roughly twice as many nines as tens, then twice as many eights as nines, then twice as many sevens as eights, then twice as many or more of sixes than sevens, then about the same of fives as sixes. This is assuming that you are rat...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 319
Views: 118232

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

For me I think numeric rating systems break down when you get toward the top. If I tried to rate things 1-10, there'd be more distance between my lowest and highest 10 than my lowest 10 and highest 8. I'll use numeric systems for songs in the middle but once I get up to my top 500-1000 or so I go by...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Music Resolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 4027

Re: 2019 Music Resolutions

My big focus this year will be setting up for a 2010s listening tournament I'm going to do in 2020. Finalize the format and the list of inclusions. And this might be the decade a rap album takes the #1 spot. (Not that one, the one I like.) Also will try to listen to every BMAA10 album and keep pace ...
by Jirin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 7489

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

I'm officially declaring nominations closed, and the voting begins. You have until January 31st to vote. Votes should be PMed to me, not posted in this thread. When you vote, list all the albums you have listened to from top to bottom. Any albums you did not have a chance to listen to, just leave of...
by Jirin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Ready to finalize the list with huge list of nominations: Jirin: Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita Jackson: Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It StevieFan13: Soccer Mommy - Clean Moonbeam: Jenny Wilson - EXORCISM andyd1010: Father John Misty - God’s Favorite Customer FrankLotion: Ashley Mon...
by Jirin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Some graphs about music critics vs sales
Replies: 4
Views: 2061

Re: Some graphs about music critics vs sales

What is the metric for the public ranking?
by Jirin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

I’m on vacation (Bourbon Street is the greatest place in America). When I get back on Wednesday I will finalize noms and start the voting thread.
by Jirin
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: EOY TV Shows 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 5233

Re: EOY TV Shows 2018

Is this for professional listings or also our personal listings? For me my favorites were: 1. Better Call Saul 2. Silicon Valley 3. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 4. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee 5. South Park 6. The Good Place 7. Brooklyn Nine Nine 8. The Good Fight 9. Star Trek: Discovery 10....
by Jirin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your top rotation songs this year
Replies: 18
Views: 6934

Re: Your top rotation songs this year

I usually listen by album, and this year I was doing listening tournament thingies so my top 100 is largely first songs on albums in those games. And I don’t think this counts songs you did not click on specifically. So the list is only leadoff tracks. I did, however, spend 20 hours listening to Tom...
by Jirin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists
Replies: 14
Views: 9605

Re: Video Games - EOY 2018 - Critics' Lists

Celeste is amazing.
by Jirin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 11886

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

1) Tim Buckley
2) Magnetic Fields
3) Pere Ubu
4) Erykah Badu
5) Mahmoud Ahmed
by Jirin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 23963

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Motorhead, XTC, Swans, Can, The Birthday Party/Nick Cave, Nick Drake, The Smiths, Joy Division, Sisters of Mercy, UFO, there's tons more. No black acts? Tricky should be in the hall of fame. There, now you're at a crossroads. You have to pick whether...
by Jirin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 23963

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Great to see Roxy Music in, looks like it's a year where the more eccentric rock groups got long overdue consideration.
by Jirin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 171568

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I put Janelle Monae's 'America' in on my list.

Fwiw I think Blackstar, American Dream and Masseduction are just as good as anything else from the decade.
by Jirin
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 516
Views: 114813

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

Is anyone going to plug the results into correlation and multiple regression analysts like in previous years. That’s always fun.
by Jirin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 171568

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I don’t think we need to make a distinction between pop and indie except to understand that pop has a major exposure advantage, and has the inside track in any poll. One of the things that makes AM unique for me is that niche genres are equally celebrated as pop. So it’s not that I don’t want to see...
by Jirin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Thanks, just typed it wrong.
by Jirin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Current list of nominations: Jirin: Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita Jackson: Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It StevieFan13: Soccer Mommy - Clean Moonbeam: Jenny Wilson - EXORCISM andyd1010: Father John Misty - God’s Favorite Customer FrankLotion: Ashley Monroe - Sparrow acroamor: Haley...
by Jirin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 121953

Re: Albums of 2018

I'm starting my year end tournament listening game now, and because I started discovery a little late in the year I couldn't narrow it down very far and there's 80 albums in the game, in order of how I currently rank them: 95-100 Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer 90-94 Eels - The Deconstruction Kamasi ...
by Jirin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Ok, fine with me then, just please give recommendations for how to hear it since it is not on Spotify.
by Jirin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 611
Views: 171568

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

I love Sinnerman's finish at #72!
by Jirin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

What do other people think? First release as an album, but not first release of the recordings.
by Jirin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 121953

Re: Albums of 2018

Titus Adronicus - A Productive Cough is a weird album. It’s very different and stylistically all over the place. It includes a version of Like A Rolling Stone where lyrics are changed to be in the first person. Good album. Maybe year’s worst album title. I didn’t listen to it until it was nominated ...
by Jirin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Matski wrote:Quick question: does the full release of Frank Ocean's 'Endless' in April (as opposed to the visual-only release back in 2016) make it eligible for nomination? :D


If it’s a re-release of only existing material, no. If it’s new recordings, yes.
by Jirin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 121953

Re: Albums of 2018

Listening to Kelly Moran - Ultraviolet. It’s absolutely beautiful. Haunting atmospheric piano music. Also I decided on the format for the 2010-2019 tournament I’m planning for 2020. First I picked 10-16 albums from each year to automatically get in and 12-24 more to qualify for the remaining positio...
by Jirin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Trend yourself
Replies: 21
Views: 9642

Re: Trend yourself

That’s awesome! I wish I kept lists this far back, only for me my 1997 list would be like: Nevermind, Ten, Superunknown...
by Jirin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 103
Views: 33886

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Woo Sinnerman top 100!
by Jirin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer Technically eligible, but if it ends up doing well in the rankings next month you can scrap it. Would be my #1 if we voted for our poll today It’s a judgment call, as the EOY lists come out just let me know if you think it’s finishing too high to include ...
by Jirin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 20613

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

I'm surprised that's as low on the Mega Critic list as it is. It's my #21 right now so will land pretty high on my list.

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