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by Dan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 23
Views: 3380

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 2

Prince - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker vs Pink Floyd - Eclipse Joy Division - Heart and Soul vs Lou Reed - I'm So Free Pixies - Gouge Away vs Kanye West - Dark Fantasy Arcade Fire - In the Backseat vs Paul Simon - I Know What I Know Now Joy Division - Atrocity Exhibition vs Primal Scream - Higher Tha...
by Dan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 31
Views: 5687

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. The Undertones - The Undertones John Zorn - Naked City vs. Kylie Minogue - Fever Queen - The Game vs. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil Favourite songs: 1. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2. Kyli...
by Dan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 196
Views: 29019

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

Nassim wrote:Songs I'm happy to see but didn't expect :
Jacques Brel - Jacky (and I'm sure Dan will agree on that one)


Yes, I feel a shoulder dance coming on!

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by Dan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 30
Views: 4835

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

Radiohead - The Tourist vs. The Stooges - 1970 Prince - The Cross vs. Dr. Dre - Lyrical Gangbang The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly vs. Michael Jackson - Burn This Disco Out De La Soul - Change in Speak vs. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us Tom Waits - Rain Dogs v...
by Dan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 87
Views: 39673

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

Thanks everyone for mentioning more songs and for the comments about them. When I have more time I will create an appendix containing all the songs not mentioned in the opening post of this thread and link it to that post. And thanks for mentioning Skam , Henrik. I binge-watched translated episodes ...
by Dan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 24738

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Talking Heads - Remain in Light: 'Listening Wind'
by Dan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 24738

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

The Kinks - 'Village Green'
by Dan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 24738

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Arcade Fire - Funeral: "Crown of Love"
by Dan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 24738

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois: 'The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us'
by Dan
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 24738

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Paul Simon - Graceland: 'I Know What I Know"
by Dan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1
Replies: 32
Views: 5418

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1

I nominated albums this year, so I thought I might as well participate properly this time round. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go vs. The Jam - Sound Affects Garbage - Version 2.0 vs. Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages The Fall - Bend Sinister vs. Nilsson - Aerial Ballet Mitski - Retired from ...
by Dan
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Musicthatmakesyoudumb
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

Re: Musicthatmakesyoudumb

:mrgreen: Lil' Wayne on the one end and classical music on the other end. Supposedly dumb music vs. supposedly intelligent music. Fortunately someone has already made a short video to challenge this notion...

by Dan
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 17887

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

DaveC, I will let you know if there are any changes as the month goes on (that said, I feel more confident about my 2001 lists than my 2000 lists). Positions from when I participated in this poll 6 years ago in brackets... Albums: 1 (3) | Daft Punk | Discovery 2 (4) | The Strokes | Is This It 3 (2) ...
by Dan
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 6780

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

What drama with that Best Picture announcement. Reading the winner from the wrong envelope, on the biggest night of the entertainment calendar. (I think it's safe to assume that whoever was responsible for handling the envelopes will... er... not be responsible for that again next year.) But what I ...
by Dan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 14021

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

For reasons unbeknown to me and beyond my control, from time to time I find myself searching for Chris de Burgh’s “Lady in Red” on YouTube or Spotify. I’ve not had an experience with a woman dressed in red to get nostalgic about, I usually dislike light, mid-tempo ballads, and it’s certainly not the...
by Dan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 6566

Re: Another AMF meeting !

There is a conference in Barcelona from July 2-7 that I want to attend... it might not be out of the question for me to visit Stockholm first if my abstract is accepted. :whistle: Well, I'll try not to allow myself to get excited about this as it may not happen, but that would be all kinds of wonde...
by Dan
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 6566

Re: Another AMF meeting !

Henrik wrote:Dan is coming to see me in Stockholm between Friday 30 June and Monday 3 July. Anyone who would like to join us is warmly welcome!


Booked that flight with a big smile on my face. And yes, the more the merrier!
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Hans Rosling
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: R.I.P. Hans Rosling

Thank you for sharing, Henrik. I have to admit that I'd never heard of Hans Rosling before, but now that I've watched the presentation you posted, I'm keen to learn more about him and his work. Sorry to hear that he has passed away, but I hope the positivity he exuded about social development and he...
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 6566

Re: Another AMF meeting !

This made me happy too. (And I'm even happier now that I'm listening to "Julia" while typing this.) Fun album cover! I'm glad to hear you guys enjoyed meeting up. You've both had a big influence on me (not only musically) and I hope to meet both of you in person too, sooner rather than lat...
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 19473

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Thank you for your entertaining presentations of these albums and songs polls, notboring notbrianeno. Bowie at #1 in both polls feels right to me. And although I sometimes struggle a little bit to get into it, I'm pleased that R&B is getting a turn at being perceived as the most creative and inn...
by Dan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 19163

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Thanks DaveC. This is the first time I'm doing a decade poll for the second time. Positions of albums/songs from when I participated in the poll 6 years ago are in brackets below... Albums 1 (1) | OutKast | Stankonia 2 (2) | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP 3 (3) | Radiohead | Kid A 4 (4) | PJ Harve...
by Dan
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 24747

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Pierre, the fatigue you express at creating and fine-tuning your list is something I can relate to (and I'm sure many others here can too). I've grappled with many an end-of-year list before, to the point of wondering what the point of it all is. Fortunately, I've learned by now to allow myself some...
by Dan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 87
Views: 39673

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

2016 songs added. Please let me know if you think I've missed a song that really needed to be added. ;)
by Dan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 24747

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Albums 1 | David Bowie | ★ 2 | Beyoncé | Lemonade 3 | M.A.K.U. SoundSystem | Mezcla 4 | Run the Jewels | Run the Jewels 3 5 | Leyla McCalla | A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey 6 | A Tribe Called Quest | We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 7 | Skepta | Konnichiwa 8 | Calypso Rose ...
by Dan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: Merry Christmas!

To 2016: fuck you and goodbye! I'm usually an optimistic person who looks for the good in people, but I'm not very hopeful that 2017 will be much better than 2016. Deaths of beloved musicians will continue to happen, and on an international political level it will likely take another couple of years...
by Dan
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 5188

Re: R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)

Oh no. He was an iconic performer from the 80s and beyond, and probably the first famous person I had a crush on as a boy in the late 80s / early 90s. :cry: 5 classic George Michael songs that will stay with me for the rest of my life: 1. Kissing a Fool These lyrics helped me tremendously as a teena...
by Dan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1900-1949 Song Poll Results
Replies: 36
Views: 7634

Re: AMF 1900-1949 Song Poll Results

Thanks once again, DaveC, for the wonderful presentation and quote selection. And jeez, jamieW, congratulations on keeping track of who performed what which is actually the same song as what performed by another who. What? Who sang what too? Job well done. We ended up with an amazing selection of so...
by Dan
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 41311

Re: Albums of 2016

Recommending a few albums that are not mentioned here and that have been mostly absent from critics’ lists so far: M.A.K.U. SoundSystem – Mezcla They’re an eight-member group who are based in New York but whose music is anchored in Colombia. Mixed with the Colombian rhythms are touches of Afrobeat, ...
by Dan
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1950s Song Poll Results
Replies: 50
Views: 9100

Re: AMF 1950s Song Poll Results

Splendid work. I'm pleased to see "Johnny B. Goode" retain its title as our #1 song of the 1950s. Go, Johnny, go!

And thanks, DaveC, for saving the best for last. I'm sure the 1900-1949 songs results will be fab.
by Dan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" finally gets a release
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" finally gets a release

Thanks for sharing, Moonbeam. After reading what you wrote, a new dimension was added to my appreciation of the song, and I will never listen to it the same way again.
by Dan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1900-1959 Album Poll Results
Replies: 26
Views: 4997

Re: AMF 1900-1959 Album Poll Results

And away we go! This is gonna be good.

Very sexy presentation.
by Dan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 3421

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Hopefully, Honorio's emails will be the start of an actual physical meeting between all of us (and Nicolas of course, as well as anyone else who wants to meet). Yes, that would be lovely. Life’s too short for that not to happen. Thanks for all the kind comments – they really are very much appreciat...
by Dan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 3421

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Very sad news, even if it isn't entirely unexpected. I've just listened to his new album. What a poet he was. I'm looking forward to (re)exploring his music in next month's artist poll. Speaking of participating in another forum poll, I would just like to say that I'm grateful for the distractions t...
by Dan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 21
Views: 3330

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 3

Songs 9. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better vs. 11. Air - Playground Love 15. Sugababes - Overload vs. 3. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed 5. M.O.P. - Ante Up vs. 12. Destiny's Child - Independent Women, Pt. 1 7. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You vs. 13. D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) 16. P...
by Dan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 9011

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

I've heard Trump is similar to Boris Johnson in the UK, I wonder if any British members of the forum have any thoughts on that? I have both British and South African citizenship and have lived in the UK for most of my adult life, so I guess I’m partially eligible to answer that question. I can see ...
by Dan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 26349

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Over the past couple of days I’ve been revisiting all the lists posted in this thread. I’ve already said thank you to DaveC, Honorio, nicolas, and Romain for discoveries made through their lists. But just because I feel like it, below are a few more thank-you’s to people who posted songs I really en...
by Dan
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 24
Views: 4319

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 2

ALBUMS 2. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP vs. 8. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele 7. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica vs. 6. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR 1. OutKast - Stankonia vs. 4. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump 3. D'Angelo - Voodoo vs. 5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fi...
by Dan
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

I used to think that Springsteen's classic 70s albums had too much testosterone and not enough charm, but I'm changing my mind about them. Born to Run in particular keeps growing on me with each listen. But I still think that two of his 80s classics are his best. And I obviously feel that We Shall O...
by Dan
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 6990

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Albums 1. Blonde on Blonde 2. Bringing It All Back Home 3. Highway 61 Revisited 4. The Times They Are A-Changin' 5. Love and Theft 6. Blood on the Tracks 7. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 8. Desire 9. Modern Times 10. Time Out of Mind Songs 1. Subterranean Homesick Blues 2. I Want You 3. Like a Rolling...
by Dan
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 26349

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Albums 1 | Nina Simone | Little Girl Blue 2 | Little Richard | Here's Little Richard 3 | Hank Williams | Moanin' the Blues 4 | Chet Baker | Chet Baker Sings 5 | Elvis Presley | Elvis Presley 6 | Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley 7 | Boris Vian | Chansons possibles et impossibles 8 | The Dave Brubeck Quartet ...
by Dan
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 26349

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

On the subject of "Wake Up Little Susie," I always got a kick out of how the song was controversial when it came out in 1957 simply because of what the couple's lateness implied in the eyes of others. In fact, I've seen it on the infamous "banned in Boston" list from the early p...
by Dan
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Played at 33 RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Played at 33 RPM

Enjoyed listening to this!
by Dan
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 26349

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

jamieW, I don't know if you've added my 1950-1959 songs list to your spreadsheet yet, but I just wanted to let you know that I've made a minor change to it. I forgot "Wake Up Little Susie," so it's now added to my list at #72 and everything else has moved down one place. I hope to also sub...
by Dan
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 26349

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Nice to see more :music-guitarred: :music-listening: :music-rockon: :greetings-waveyellow: :happy-partydance: :music-singing: lists coming in. Anyway... 1950-1959 Songs 1 | Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode 2 | Little Richard | Good Golly Miss Molly 3 | Charles Mingus | Better Git It in Your Soul 4 | Ja...
by Dan
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 26349

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Excellent lists so far! Love yours, Dan! Thank you, my friend. Since joining the forum, I’ve felt that our ears are on a similar musical wavelength. And I’m very happy on that wavelength. :D So naturally I love your list too! In fact, when I first delved into pre-1960s music, your lists were some o...
by Dan
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final 4
Replies: 30
Views: 4619

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final 4

Mercury Rev - Holes
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind
by Dan
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 26349

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

1900-1949 Songs/Pieces Contrary to what I said in the recommendations thread, I have decided to include all of my favourite classical works that are eligible for this 1900-1949 songs poll. I realized that I was overthinking things. All music released within this period should be eligible, right? So...
by Dan
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7839

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

My wife and I fall in love this year of a incredible and marvelous piece of classical music by Lili Boulanger - Vieille prière bouddhique (1917), a "coup de coeur" like we have once every ten years. Lili Boulanger is the sister of the famous Nadia Boulanger and have a incredible and terri...
by Dan
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7839

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

I’m glad you liked my post, jamieW. I really enjoyed putting together that Spotify playlist, even though it made me realize again how difficult it is to compare most classical works with popular music. Thanks for explaining that you pushed to include classical music in our poll because you prefer th...
by Dan
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7839

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

CLASSICAL MUSIC: 1900-1959 Below is a summary of developments in classical music during the first 60 years or so of the 1900s. I thought it might be useful for people who are not familiar with classical music of the 20th century. Such a brief summary is naturally an over-simplification, especially ...

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