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by Jirin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 9900

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

I’m in New Orleans now, when I get back on the 1st I’ll post a list of nominations then give people a day or two more for late noms before starting the voting.
by Jirin
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 46
Views: 9871

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

1. Tim Buckley
2. St Vincent
3. Godspeed! You Black Emperor
4. Pere Ubu
5. Arvo Part
by Jirin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survivor, Season 1, Best Albums of the 2010s, Episode 1!
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: AMF Survivor, Season 1, Best Albums of the 2010s, Episode 1!

Kanye is the most polarizing artist on this forum. If you run the game by American Idol rules (Least votes is eliminated), I’d expect him to win. By Survivor rules I’d expect him first out.
by Jirin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 9900

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars currently #28 on the cumulative year-end list... just want to get an "official" ruling before I include it on my re-listen list for this game. Thanks! It’s one of those cases where it’s technically eligible but not necessarily in the spirit of the game, up to the n...
by Jirin
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 2
Replies: 27
Views: 5247

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 2

Looks like I won’t remember this thread at a time I have my exact rankings handy.

The Doors
Are You Experienced?
Highway 61 Revisited
London Calling
Electric Ladyland
Horses (These are both top 4 for me!)
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Revolver
by Jirin
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY poll
Replies: 14
Views: 4468

Re: EOY poll

I think this year we should just have a regular single ballot 2010s poll. Leave the full year decade poll to when we have had more time to digest the decade.
by Jirin
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 21219

Re: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread

Here are a few albums I've discovered or re-discovered this year: Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown (2010) : I finally got around to listening to this cult forum favorite, though it was due to my personal listening project and not the now-popular Broadway adaptation (which I didn't realize was a thing unt...
by Jirin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: Favorite Artists of the 2010s

The National
Kendrick Lamar
St Vincent
Janelle Monáe
LCD Soundsystem
Nick Cave
PJ Harvey
FKA Twigs
Sleater Kinney
The Knife/Fever Ray
by Jirin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 29
Views: 5147

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 1

1. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys (#116) vs. Who’s Next by The Who (#356) 2. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (#177) vs. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie (#538) 3. Exile on Main St. by The Rolling Stones (#60) vs. Marquee Moon by Television (#766) 4. Thrille...
by Jirin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 37
Views: 11039

Re: Next decade poll

One other option. For the yearly decade polls keep the current cycle, but have another single ballot 10s polls in 2020.

Have the single ballot poll in 2020 alongside the 79s poll then have the year by year poll in 2023 when we’ve all fully digested the 10s.
by Jirin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2010s
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: The 2010s

I absolutely agree that the cultural shifts are driven by social media. It's created a micro-targeting echo chamber where everybody is given a constant stream of misinformation that they believe because it matches their pre-existing biases. It's led to a toxic political situation, helped by America'...
by Jirin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!
Replies: 37
Views: 9742

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!

Albums:
Revolver
Abbey Road
White Album
Rubber Soul
Sgt Pepper

Songs
Tomorrow Never Knows
Norwegian Wood
In My Life
Eleanor Rigby
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Twist and Shout
Nowhere Man
Strawberry Fields Forever
I Am The Eggman
Revolution
by Jirin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 9900

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

It's December again, so time to start the year end poll, Beset Moderately Acclaimed Album of the year. The way this game works is everybody gets to nominate one album. Officially, the album just can't be in the top 50 of Mega-Critic. But "Use your judgment" in determining eligibility because there m...
by Jirin
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: An Album a Month
Replies: 23
Views: 4734

Re: An Album a Month

If there any handy reference to which albums came out which months? Otherwise this will be hard to do.
by Jirin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unconscious biases
Replies: 2
Views: 3211

Unconscious biases

I came to a realization today that a lot of my favorite bands that aren’t other people’s favorite bands (Tom Waits, Magnetic Fields, The National, etc) have a big thing in common. They sing in a range I can sing reasonably well. I sing their songs to myself and the act of doing so makes me more atta...
by Jirin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

mileswide wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:36 am
Jirin wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:51 am

47. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
Going to be that guy- ENSWBL part 1 or 2?
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Part 1. I didn’t like Part 2 much.
by Jirin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?
Replies: 30
Views: 10280

Re: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?

My list will also probably feature more indie folk or low key indie rock with female vocals than most lists. Stuff like Vagabon, Waxahatchee, etc.
by Jirin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

I'm starting my year end tournament a little early, and getting around the "What if a decade tournament worthy album hasn't come out yet" issue by only reserving 18 spots for this tournament and leaving two spots open for late discoveries. Top 50 going into the tournament: 1. The National - I Am Eas...
by Jirin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?
Replies: 30
Views: 10280

Re: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?

The Colin Stetson album I nominated for BMAA will be very high on mine.

Plus five or six other jazz albums from names like Ambrose Akinmusire or Jenny Scheinman.

I won’t have that much hip hop on mine but TPAB is a #1 contender. Maybe only seriously competing with High Violet and Eye Contact.
by Jirin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread
Replies: 11
Views: 3951

Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

The official rule is outside the top 50, years unofficial rule is “Use your judgement” when it comes to things officially eligible but may be against the spirit of the game.
by Jirin
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread
Replies: 11
Views: 3951

BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 will open nominations officially on Dec 1st. But I thought I’d start a thread for people who want to reveal their nominations early. No rush, just this will give them a better chance to make my year end list. :) Mine will with 90% certainty be Saint Abdullah -...
by Jirin
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: FKA Twigs - MAGDALENE
Replies: 9
Views: 4746

Re: FKA Twigs - MAGDALENE

This is an instantly great album.
by Jirin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 29
Views: 7161

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Semi-Finals!

Art Angels and New History Warfare Vol 2
by Jirin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals
Replies: 29
Views: 7233

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals

I finally found it on YouTube, I was about to vote the other way. :)
by Jirin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals
Replies: 29
Views: 7233

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals

I will break the tie happily if somebody tells me how the hell I can find Tokyo Jihen. :)
by Jirin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll
Replies: 113
Views: 31571

Re: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll

1. Pixies - Doolittle 2. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses 3. New Order - Technique 4. Lou Reed - New York 5. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising 6. Neneh Cherry - Raw Liki Sushi 7. Neil Young - Freedom 8. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine 9. Mano Negra - Puta's Fever 10. The Cure - Disintigrati...
by Jirin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals
Replies: 29
Views: 7233

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals

Has anyone in the US successfully heard the Tokyo Jihen album?
by Jirin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

The new Kiwanuka album is really good, instant top ten.
by Jirin
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals
Replies: 29
Views: 7233

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals

When I nominated Stetson I had no expectations of him getting this far. Awesome an album like that is still in!

I actually learned about Stetson opening for TV On The Radio.
by Jirin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals
Replies: 29
Views: 7233

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Quarter-Finals

Art Angels 87 - Desire 84
Animals 90 - VU 85
New History Warfare Vol 2 98 - Script Of The Bridge 87

How did the other American voters hear Tokyo Jihen? I still have not managed to find it.
by Jirin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

Is Igor more typical Tyler than Goblin? Those are the two albums I’ve heard and they’re so different I have no idea what his normal is. Are there any big releases planned in December? I’d like to start my year end tournament at the start of December but I’m worried something will get left out that w...
by Jirin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

Rob wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:35 am
Jirin wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
29. Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen
Great album, but I'm sure it was released in June 2018.
I forgot my ranking program still had a few 2018 late discoveries in it. :)
by Jirin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.2
Replies: 22
Views: 5104

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.2

Crocodiles 87 - Desire 84
Animals 90 - Initials BB 83
Script of the Bridge 87 - Marry Me 75
Jeopardy 96 - Bury Me At Makeout Creek 78
by Jirin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

Updated list: 1. The National - I Am Easy To Find 2. Nick Cave - Ghosteen 3. KARYYN - The Quanta Series 4. Little Simz - GREY Area 5. Holly Herndon - PROTO 6. Big Thief - U.F.O.F. 7. Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken 8. Elena Setien - Another Kind of Revolution 9. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 10. Sleater-Kinn...
by Jirin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 78
Views: 23714

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

Looks like Hymie still likes to proudly attack anyone whose preferences don’t include as many black artists as him even though his lists never include female artists. Because of course, anyone who likes one fewer black act than him is racist, but women can’t rock like men can, right? @Cold Butterfly...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 78
Views: 23714

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

DMB is a bizarre choice when so many great alternative bands get passed over. He has a handful of good singles. But basically he’s the poster boy for 90s vanilla rock. I’m surprised OutKast isn’t a first balloter too considering Hey Ya, Ms Jackson, etc. I guess rap acts need to sing about either vio...
by Jirin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights is the most the Pornos have sounded like 2000-2005 since Twin Cinema.
by Jirin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1
Replies: 27
Views: 8730

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1

Art Angels 87 - 13 82
VU 85 - The Colour and the Shape 84
New History Warfare 98 - It’s My Way 89

I should probably try to actually hear Tokyo Jihen.
by Jirin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 242
Views: 211297

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Seeing S-K in a few weeks. Since I’ve had a mortgage this year I decided concerts were one of the expensive hobbies I was willing to sacrifice more than the others. So I decided the only concerts I would try to see are the absolute top tier ones. S-K, Flaming Lips, St Vincent. Also I would add Tom W...
by Jirin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4
Replies: 23
Views: 12607

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4

Crocodiles 87 - Idler Wheel 84
Songs For Drella 94 - Animals 90
Everything’s Alright Forever 85 - Marry Me 75
Jeopardy 96 - Mic City Sons 73
by Jirin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll
Replies: 107
Views: 36774

Re: Albums and Songs of 1988 Poll

1. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back 2. Pixies - Surfer Rosa 3. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation 4. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton 5. Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session 6. Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden 7. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams 8. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anyt...
by Jirin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco
Replies: 14
Views: 8067

Re: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco

I’m really enjoying especially the Nick Cave and Wilco albums. There’s also a New Pornographers album I haven’t heard yet but they are considered past their prime. It still befuddles me how LDR can sound like every guy she’s ever dated is a male character from a network sitcom in the first half of t...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

So, if Jesus is King, and Kanye is 50% more influential than Jesus, Kanye must equal 3/2 of a King.

Which means Kings must throw 2/3 of an SNL tantrum.

New Wilco getting good reviews.
by Jirin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 11907

Re: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas

I don’t like the idea of making it so not having heard an album is the same as not liking it. That’s drastically expanding the advantage of having more exposure.

We should at least have a way to keep it so any album you did not listen to gets your median score.
by Jirin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3
Replies: 22
Views: 9679

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3

Puta’s Fever 88 - Desire 84
Initials BB 83 - Soul Mining 79
From The Lion’s Mouth 90 - Script Of The Bridge 87
Bury Me At Makeout Creek 78 - Bee Gees 1st 75
by Jirin
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15
Replies: 14
Views: 11539

Re: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15

I think part of it is that, other than marquee hip hop acts, there isn’t a genre now that enough critics agree on to build a real consensus. The wave of catchy indie from the 00s like The National and LCD Soundsystem are still producing good albums but we aren’t getting many new bands in that area. ...
by Jirin
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2
Replies: 32
Views: 11492

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2

Cool to see two of my own picks against each other in the third round. I think they are my only two picks left.

Unless Jeopardy is also my nomination which is possible. I don’t remember.
by Jirin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2
Replies: 32
Views: 11492

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.2

13 82 - Young Team 67
The Colour and the Shape 84 - Felt Mountain 71
New History Warfare Vol 2 98 - Ere Mela Mela 95
Us 78 - The Great Brain Robbery 74
by Jirin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 237209

Re: Albums of 2019

NFR seems like the big divisive album this year. To me it’s as lyrically vapid as dance pop but without the balancing benefit of being able to dance. Like she’s trying super hard to make these deep statements about male/female relationships and it’s only highlighting the cliche shallowness. And she ...