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by Jirin
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1992
Replies: 120
Views: 40910

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1992

I'm not surprised by Automatic being way in first, but there's no way it yields 10 of the best 15 songs released in the entire year.
by Jirin
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #1
Replies: 25
Views: 7511

Re: UMT 2012: Round of 128 #1

Bob Dylan
Tom Waits
Pink Floyd (Would have voted for any other band in this group except Genesis over Floyd)
Neil Young
Leonard Cohen
TV On The Radio
Talking Heads
Radiohead
by Jirin
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1992
Replies: 120
Views: 40910

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1992

1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine 2. PJ Harvey - Dry 3. Lucinda Williams - Sweet Old World 4. REM - Automatic For The People 5. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted 6. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes 7. Alice In Chains - Dirt 8. Sonic Youth - Dirty 9. Spiritualized - Laser Guided Melodies 10. En Vogue - Funky ...
by Jirin
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Eastern Europe (Part 2)
Replies: 19
Views: 8449

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Eastern Europe (Part 2)

Ferus Mustafov - Orient cocek 8/10 Marta Sebestyen - Harom Arva 7/10 Korni - S dnem rozhedeniya Vika 6/10 Romica Puceanu & Florea Cioaca 6/10 Yat Kha - Come Along 6/10 Yossele Rosenblatt - El Mole Rachmim 5/10 Goran Bregovic - Mesecina 8/10 O-Zone - Numa Numa 9/10 Nothing excites me that much this w...
by Jirin
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #8
Replies: 28
Views: 8581

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #8

The Beatles
The Flaming Lips
My Bloody Valentine
Simon & Garfunkel
The Beach Boys
James Brown
New Order
Depeche Mode
Talk Talk
The Kinks
by Jirin
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #7
Replies: 29
Views: 9230

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #7

Led Zeppelin
The Clash
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Duke Ellington
Deep Purple
Buzzcocks
Bob Marley
Jimmy Cliff
Television
by Jirin
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #6
Replies: 36
Views: 10825

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #6

Jimi Hendrix
The Rolling Stones
The White Stripes
LCD Soundsystem
Wilco
Portishead
Bjork
Massive Attack
Beck
Drive By Truckers

This group is pretty stacked.
by Jirin
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #5
Replies: 28
Views: 8462

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #5

Elvis Presley
Sufjan Stevens
Lou Reed
Guns 'N Roses
Chuck Berry
David Bowie
OutKast
PJ Harvey
Arcade Fire
Jay-Z
by Jirin
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.4
Replies: 14
Views: 4570

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.4

4-1 Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert 9/10 The Slits - Cut #88AT Love this live gem, but Cut is one of the greatest and most underrated albums of all time. 4-2 Astor Piazzolla - Tango: Zero Hour 8/10 Tindersticks - Tindersticks II 7/10 For me this Tindersticks album will always be most memorable for ...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #4
Replies: 29
Views: 9288

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #4

Prince
Elvis Costello
The Cure
XTC
Michael Jackson
Joy Division
Janelle Monae
Pretenders
Madonna
Blondie

The only strategery here is putting XTC a little higher than I would otherwise. It's the only of my favorites that's probably in danger of not advancing.
by Jirin
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Eastern Europe (Part 1)
Replies: 23
Views: 8593

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Eastern Europe (Part 1)

‪АукцЫон - Дорога‬ 7 Czeslaw Niemen - Dziwny Jest Ten Swiat 6 Le Mysteredes Voix Bulgares - Pirtouritze Planinata 6 Dalriada - Mennyei harang 8 I didn't expect my sole pick of the tourney to win here but I'm glad I got people to listen to it, because I think melodic metal and Celtic melodies blend t...
by Jirin
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #3
Replies: 28
Views: 9179

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #3

Pixies
The Stone Roses
The Smiths
Public Enemy
R.E.M.
Nirvana
The Replacements
Loretta Lynn
Hank Williams
Sonic Youth
by Jirin
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #2
Replies: 25
Views: 7560

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #2

Stevie Wonder
The Who
Bruce Springsteen
Nine Inch Nails
Jeff Buckley
Sam Cooke
Paul Simon
John Lennon
The Smashing Pumpkins
Foo Fighters
by Jirin
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the '70s: 1973
Replies: 23
Views: 11533

Re: Films of the '70s: 1973

Err, that's supposed to be "Amazing, incredibly deep year." IMO anything that factors on the TSPDT top 1000 list should be eligible for this. Anything that critics tend to rate as movies, otherwise we're precluding a lot of things which have all the production approach of movies but are just too lon...
by Jirin
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Regional #1
Replies: 31
Views: 11707

Re: UMT 2012: Regional #1

Bob Dylan
Radiohead
Tom Waits
Neil Young
Roxy Music
Nick Drake
Velvet Underground
TV On The Radio
Leonard Cohen
Fiona Apple
by Jirin
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the '70s: 1973
Replies: 23
Views: 11533

Re: Films of the '70s: 1973

Amazing, incredibly deep you.

Don't Look Now
Scenes From A Marriage
Badlands
The Spirit of the Beehive
The Mother and the Whore
F For Fake
Mean Streets
The Exorcist (5 pts)
Amarcord (3 pts)

Top 5 are all top 100 AT for me.
by Jirin
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #32 - Synth Pop
Replies: 26
Views: 9680

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #32 - Synth Pop

Talk Talk
The Associates
ABC
The Human League
New Order
by Jirin
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.3
Replies: 18
Views: 6302

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.3

3-1 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes 6/10 Hot Chip - The Warning 5/10 A solid but uninteresting set of catchy pop rock songs wins over a directionless bit of electropop. 3-2 David Bowie - Diamond Dogs 6/10 The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I 7/10 Diamond Dogs is one of tne of ...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #31 - Funk
Replies: 24
Views: 7051

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #31 - Funk

1. James Brown
2. Curtis Mayfield
3. Parliament/Funkadelic
4. Chic
5. The Spinners

Almost through with that initial sweep. Don't suppose that last genre is classical/minimalist or anything like that...
by Jirin
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.2
Replies: 18
Views: 5844

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.2

Great to see everybody loves Kevin Coyne as much as I do. Definitely one of the best new discoveries in the game.

I have a question for the person who nominated Disintegration Loops. This seems to be four separate albums. Is this one of those albums or all of them?
by Jirin
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Asia (Part 2)
Replies: 17
Views: 6525

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Asia (Part 2)

Anoushka Shankar - Inside Me 7 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Na Ruk Te Hai Aanso 6 Ravi Shankar - Improvisation On The Theme Of Rokudan 6 Husrat Fateh Ali Khan - Nothing Without You 6 Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums 9 Armad Zahir - Khuda Bowad Yaret 9 On Dancing Drums I love the mix of the Western beat an...
by Jirin
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #30 - Dream Pop
Replies: 28
Views: 11589

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #30 - Dream Pop

The Flaming Lips
My Bloody Valentine
Mercury Rev
Guided By Voices
Cocteau Twins
by Jirin
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #29 - Electronic
Replies: 33
Views: 11447

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #29 - Electronic

The Chemical Brothers beat The Knife? Boo email voters!

Knife: AM 22, email 0
Chemical Brothers: AM 5, email 20
by Jirin
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5960

Re: Films of 2011

I can certainly identify with that, the reason you watch movies is the reason I watch TV. I think for me, pulp entertainment works better when you have the chance to form a long term attachment to characters. The world of a movie is closed, the world of an ongoing TV show is open. So I watch TV for ...
by Jirin
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #29 - Electronic
Replies: 33
Views: 11447

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #29 - Electronic

1. The Knife
2. LCD Soundsystem
3. Portishead
4. Primal Scream
5. Animal Collective

Another one of those insanely loaded groups.
by Jirin
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5960

Re: Films of 2011

I will resist the urge to make a long wordy post in defense of Melancholia, but to sum up my feelings about it: Have you ever felt enormous pressure to be what everybody else wants you to be, and felt your inability to be that was a problem with yourself? That's the way I was able to connect with Me...
by Jirin
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5960

Re: Films of 2011

Top 3.

But, if I recall you didn't like Satantango. It's just as slow as Satantango, just a lot shorter. I think it's a great, emotionally powerful, aesthetically beautiful and philosophical movie, but I wouldn't recommend it to somebody who was bothered by the slowness in Tarr's other films.
by Jirin
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5960

Re: Films of 2011

The Turin Horse is amazing. Hopefully Tarr decides to reverse his retirement, but if not, a perfect swan song for a great career. Stephan, it's best to view Tree Of Life more as an emotional stream of consciousness than a conventional narrative. My view of the film is that we're seeing everything fr...
by Jirin
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the '70s: 1972
Replies: 17
Views: 8120

Re: Films of the '70s: 1972

I think I just find it harder to get as interested in the melodramatic aspects of the film as its bigger fans. Also for me, the movie fails to make me root for the Corleone family over its equally evil rivals. The thing about gangster stories is that movie gangsters have a pretty limited toolset. Th...
by Jirin
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #28 - Post-Grunge
Replies: 26
Views: 9297

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #28 - Post-Grunge

This group is my middle school years.

1. Jeff Buckley
2. Nine INch Nails
3. The Smashing Pumpkins
4. Cake
5. Alice In Chains
by Jirin
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #27 - 80's Pop
Replies: 36
Views: 12089

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #27 - 80's Pop

1. Prince
2. Madonna
3. George Michael
4. INXS
5. Peter Gabriel

Really easy top two, really hard to fill out the rest of it. INXS might not have made it if I didn't get into that reality show of theirs several years ago.
by Jirin
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.2
Replies: 18
Views: 5844

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.2

1-2 Kate Bush - The Kick Inside 9/10 Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me (#234) 2-2 Fela Kuti - Zombie (#158) The Doors - Morrison Hotel 9/10 This is a tough one, but Zombie is just too awesome. "Fall in! Fall out! Fall down! Get ready!" 3-2 Kevin Coyne - Marjory Razorblade 9/10 Alain Bashung - ...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #26 - Punk
Replies: 21
Views: 7347

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #26 - Punk

X
The Minutemen
The Clash
Buzzcocks
Television
by Jirin
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #25 - Traditional Country
Replies: 21
Views: 6407

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #25 - Traditional Country

Finally the real country group.

1. Johnny Cash
2. Loretta Lynn
3. Hank Williams
4. George Jones
5. Dolly Parton
by Jirin
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #24 - Art Rock
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #24 - Art Rock

This group is effing awesome.

Pere Ubu
Radiohead (Mild strategery here.)
Patti Smith
Wire
TV On The Radio
by Jirin
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #23 - Glam
Replies: 24
Views: 8754

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #23 - Glam

1. David Bowie 2. Lou Reed 3. Guns N Roses 4. T Rex 5. Mott The Hoople Given most people haven't heard non-Anglophone bands, I think for this tournament it'd be hard to include them. (But there are great AM games for that!) Maybe something can be done to keep bands from less popular genres from havi...
by Jirin
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #22 - Rap
Replies: 21
Views: 10826

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #22 - Rap

This is the group for all the 'kill you bitch' and 'I'm so awesome' rappers.

1. Outkast
2. Eminem
3. Bone Thugs N Harmony (Crossroads, SUPER fucking underrated)
4. Kanye West (Only hate him relative to his hype)
5. Snoop Dog
by Jirin
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.1
Replies: 24
Views: 7618

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.1

Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists... (#441) Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy (#490) Dr Octagon - Dr Octagonecologyst 7/10 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication 7/10 I love the kind of rap where they're just having fun instead of boasting about violence or hype-building. Dr Octa...
by Jirin
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #3: Pregame
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #3: Pregame

Man...I feel like an eight year old the day before his Disneyland vacation.
by Jirin
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #21 - Jazz
Replies: 25
Views: 9750

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #21 - Jazz

This group seems to extend a wider net than just jazz. Also jazz influenced pop and jazz-related genres from the 40s and 50s. And Latin rock.

1. Miles Davis
2. John Coltrane
3. Charles Mingus
4. Nina Simone
5. Santana
by Jirin
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5960

Re: Films of 2011

For the purposes of this list, '2011-ness' is judged by American availability. 1. Tree Of Life 2. Uncle Boonmee 3. Midnight In Paris 4. Mysteries of Lisbon 5. Le Quattro Volte 6. Melancholia 7. Meek's Cutoff 8. A Separation 9. Certified Copy 10. Drive 11. The Kid With A Bike 12. Le Havre 13. Of Gods...
by Jirin
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Asia (Part 1)
Replies: 23
Views: 8385

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Asia (Part 1)

Ananda Shankar - Streets Of Calcutta 9/10 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook - Sweet Pain 8/10 Davlatmand - Devonah Shaw 8/10 Ghanan Ghanan 6/10 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Ali Maula Ali Maula Ali Dam Dam 6/10 Yashan - Ra Thun yama 7/10 Nicolas is going to kill me... I wish I'd heard this one withou...
by Jirin
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #20 - Britpop/Indie
Replies: 28
Views: 11127

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #20 - Britpop/Indie

1. The Stone Roses
2. The Smiths
3. Happy Mondays
4. Pulp
5. Manic Street Preachers
by Jirin
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1991
Replies: 75
Views: 30419

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1991

Such a rich year. My big 'People probably haven't heard' recommendation of the year is Pere Ubu - Worlds In Collision. It's sort of a combination of their great 70's stuff and synthy new wave. 1. Nirvana - Nevermind 2. Primal Scream - Screamadelica 3. Massive Attack - Blue Lines 4. My Bloody Valenti...
by Jirin
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 82499

Re: Albums of 2012

Now that I have, at the very least, scratched the surface on 2012 releases, here is my current list: 1. Leonhard Cohen - Old Ideas 2. The 2 Bears - Be STrong 3. Grimes - Visions 4. Mi and L'au - If Beauty Is A Crime 5. Lindstrom - Six Cups Of Rebel 6. Laura Gibson - La Grande 7. Bhi Bhiman - Bhiman ...
by Jirin
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #19 - New Wave
Replies: 21
Views: 9199

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #19 - New Wave

1. Elvis Costello
2. XTC
3. The Cure
4. Joy Division
5. Scritti Politti

I'm glad Talking Heads aren't in this group, less competition for a few of my underrated faves!

Did Echo & The Bunnymen already appear in another group? I can't quite remember.
by Jirin
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the '70s: 1972
Replies: 17
Views: 8120

Re: Films of the '70s: 1972

1. Solaris 2. Aguirre, The Wrath Of God 3. The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeouisis 4. Cries And Whispers 5. Last Tango In Paris 6. Godfather What a fantastic year. Aguirre, The Wrath Of God is easily one of Herzog's best. 1972 is the first in a string of fantastic years and I'm sure I'm just scratchi...
by Jirin
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #18 - R&B/Soul
Replies: 26
Views: 10704

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #18 - R&B/Soul

1. Stevie Wonder
2. Aretha Franklin
3. Four Tops
4. Sam & Dave
5. Sam Cooke
by Jirin
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UMT 2012: Genre #17 - Country Rock
Replies: 24
Views: 10991

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #17 - Country Rock

Boo to all the country artists who happen to have beats having to go up against indie and classic rock groups! Lucinda Williams and Gram Parsons would have slid through the country-pop round. At least DBT made it through. (A rock group, only with the country-rock tag because the singers happen to ha...
by Jirin
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #3: Pregame
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #3: Pregame

I'm only up to week 6 in my listening. With the ones I've already heard that should mean I need to listen to 4 albums per week to vote in every match.

There are already a lot of great finds.