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by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 31
Views: 4728

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7

Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger: 10 [imgsize 357x140:2bg6qsf0]http://linabobarditogether.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Year1982.png [imgsize 357x140:2bg6qsf0]https://biankydecidestoblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/forever-21-logo1.jpg [imgsize 400x200:2bg6qsf0]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UODB6Ip2JqI/ma...
by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The site Raye Your Music is a bad source about music with many bad users
Replies: 30
Views: 6054

Re: The site Raye Your Music is a bad source about music with many bad users

I disagree with the statement in the title of this thread, to me Rate Your Music is a great source. It is a site where you can rate and share your own music, where you can discover a lot of music, and if you like, create and share your own favorites lists. As to bad or good users, I don't care what...
by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Quarterfinals
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

Re: 5873/6000: Quarterfinals

Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
Pearl Jam - Black
Khaled - Aïcha
by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 31
Views: 4728

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7

9. The Byrds - Everybody's Been Burned vs. 11. Mojave 3 - In Love with a View 14. Animal Collective - Banshee Beat vs. 13. Mac DeMarco - Blue Boy 10. Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy vs. 8. DJ Shadow - Blood on the Motorway 12. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye vs. 6. The Divine Comedy - Something for th...
by Dan
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist Rating Correlations
Replies: 56
Views: 9165

Re: Artist Rating Correlations

Just noticed on the sheet that I have a variance of 0.84, which makes me the only one (so far) with a variance of less than 1. I had to Google what "variance" means in statistical terms. So for relative stats dummies like me... I gave nearly all of the artists on Moonbeam's sheet a score o...
by Dan
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 224
Views: 93459

Re: Concerts you have coming up

My mother was a coloratura... You might like sopranos less if you had to listen to the same 16 bars over and over every day for weeks on end. Well, of course I now have no option but to respond with a post about the most notorious coloratura to have ever graced the stage at Carnegie Hall: Florence ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 224
Views: 93459

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Well, I'm most definitely jealous of that Latitude line-up. "Madama Butterfly" Tuesday night. What, does NOBODY here like opera? I think Opera is very beautiful and so expressive however, I have to admit, I have never been to one. I hope you enjoy it very much!! Had to go back and find the...
by Dan
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 40
Views: 6663

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6

14. The Tammys - Egyptian Shumba vs. 13. Procol Harum - A Salty Dog 16. My Bloody Valentine - Only Tomorrow vs. 11. Mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong 4. Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B. vs. 3. Mano Negra - Mala Vida 9. Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock vs. 1. Blonde Redhead - 23 5. Todd Terje - Delorean Dynam...
by Dan
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 135720

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

It's nice to see that this is still the friendliest music forum out there. If I had to make a list of "greatest artists" it probably won't look much different from my list of "favourite artists" that I submitted for this poll (although I would likely include more experimental art...
by Dan
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 135720

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

I usually only take into account what I like from an act when I rank them or value their artistic achievements. It's difficult for me to do this. There are some artists who would be higher on my list if I only took into account the albums and songs I really liked by them (Prince, Stevie Wonder and ...
by Dan
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 135720

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

There are more world music / non-Anglophone artists in the 101-500 section than I thought there would be. :romance-kisscheek: And yes, it's funny to see so many mainstream acts on the list that are normally lampooned on the forum. What I'm most disappointed about so far is that Charles Mingus droppe...
by Dan
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 47747

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

Sorry if this comes across as a bit bitchy towards my fellow English-speaking AMers, but I'm always amazed at how gracious our numerous European and South American friends who don't speak English as a first language are about these kinds of conversations - not only do they not ask what the word &quo...
by Dan
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 47747

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

Edit: Also, why do people keep putting lurker in quotes? It's a rather commonly used term for people who regularly view message boards but don't directly participate. There are even studies on internet use that use the term; it's not a negative moniker, and I'm sure everyone here does it, if not on...
by Dan
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 47747

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

I am interested in knowing how others calculate their lists. I envision large massive spreadsheets with formulas as long as my arm. Music is so subjective and hard to quantify in those terms... I felt so inadequate after reading many posts that described very complex formulas for ranking top artist...
by Dan
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 47747

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

Despite my efforts to explore music beyond the AM lists (especially in the fields of folk and world music), I also have a high correlation with the AM artist list - 79 of my top 100 are in the AM top 500. The artists in my top 100 that are outside the AM top 500 are mostly "world music" ar...
by Dan
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie
Replies: 65
Views: 11877

Re: Individual Artist Poll: David Bowie

Albums: 1. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 2. Station to Station 3. Low 4. ★ [Blackstar] 5. Hunky Dory 6. "Heroes" 7. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 8. Aladdin Sane 9. Let's Dance 10. The Man Who Sold the World Songs: 1. "Heroes" 2. Starman 3. Ash...
by Dan
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 47747

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

I pinkie promise not to have a nervous breakdown when Jacques Brel drops out of the top 100 due to the larger number of participants. Two other comments: Thank you (and congratulations) JimmyJazz for the record number of voters. I hope you are persuing a career where you can utilize your ability to ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4
Replies: 35
Views: 6116

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

9. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You vs. 1. Fiona Apple - Criminal 3. The Horrors - Still Life vs. 6. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body 7. The Roots - You Got Me vs. 10. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity 13. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings vs. 12. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch 1...
by Dan
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Round 3, Week 1
Replies: 19
Views: 2288

Re: 5873/6000: Round 3, Week 1

4. George Harrison - Awaiting on You All vs. 2. The Velvet Underground - Who Loves the Sun? 7. Tom Jones - Delilah vs. 9. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 10. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu vs. 15. Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid 14. Sinéad O'Connor - The Emperor's New Clothes vs. 12. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save T...
by Dan
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 4
Replies: 18
Views: 2910

Re: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 4

The following two matchups are tied. Someone who has not voted in these matchups, decide the winners: Sorry to be the Grim Reaper to two of these songs. 5927. Tex Williams & His Western Caravan - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) vs. 5976. Electronic - Disappointed 5906. Echo and the Bunnym...
by Dan
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 43
Views: 8475

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 3

Thank you to all the well-wishers about Brexit. I probably don’t need to say anything else on the matter as I would likely only express biased political views (just like anyone else who expresses political views), but this has hit me quite hard, and – strangely – I feel a need to defend Britain to a...
by Dan
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 43
Views: 8475

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 3

5. Blur - Coffee & TV vs. 11. Erykah Badu - Windowseat 6. Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices vs. 14. Japan - Nightporter 9. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born on the Bayou vs. 3. Tom Waits - In the Neighborhood 8. Air - All I Need vs. 16. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend 10. The Sundays - Here's...
by Dan
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 46
Views: 7441

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 2

12. Bat for Lashes - Laura vs. 1. Pixies – Velouria 3. Foals - Spanish Sahara vs. 10. Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne 13. Suicide - Ghost Rider vs. 7. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next 9. Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl vs. 15. Oasis - Champagne Supernova 16. Nine In...
by Dan
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 3
Replies: 18
Views: 2677

Re: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 3

14. Theophilus Beckford - Easy Snappin' vs. 15. Rod Stewart – Sailing 13. Serge Reggiani – Sarah vs. 12. R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion 1. Simon and Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade of Winter vs. 8. The Rolling Stones - Lady Jane 7. Pink Floyd – Echoes vs. 16. The Stylistics - Break Up to Make Up 9. Supertramp...
by Dan
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Radiohead
Replies: 67
Views: 11454

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Radiohead

Albums: 1. OK Computer 2. In Rainbows 3. The Bends 4. Kid A 5. Amnesiac 6. The King of Limbs 7. A Moon Shaped Pool 8. Hail to the Thief 9. Pablo Honey Songs: 1. Let Down 2. Creep 3. Karma Police 4. Jigsaw Falling Into Place 5. Paranoid Android 6. No Surprises 7. Fake Plastic Trees 8. Just 9. Reckone...
by Dan
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 1
Replies: 23
Views: 3084

Re: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 1

After thinking a lot about it, I've decided to change my vote from Duran Duran to Ofra Haza. I went entirely by my song ratings spreadsheet and "The Reflex" is a childhood favorite (I cling onto some of these like raggedy old stuffed animals); but I've been asking myself, honestly, which ...
by Dan
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated artist: Nina Simone
Replies: 28
Views: 4392

Re: Underrated artist: Nina Simone

I didn't know about that Nina Simone documentary, so thanks for making me aware of it, Honorio. I watched it last night, and oh boy, it certainly elicited a wide range of emotions in me. I knew that she had an isolated childhood because of her dedication to classical music, that she was exhausted be...
by Dan
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 1
Replies: 23
Views: 3084

Re: 5873/6000: Round 2, Week 1

1. The Velvet Underground - Who Loves the Sun? 2. Duran Duran - The Reflex 3. George Harrison - Awaiting on You All 4. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me 5. Tom Jones - Delilah 6. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 7. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu 8. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight 9. Sinéad O'Connor - The Em...
by Dan
Mon May 23, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated artist: Nina Simone
Replies: 28
Views: 4392

Re: Underrated artist: Nina Simone

I also, from a novelty perspective, quite irrationally like her cover of "Rich Girl" by Hall and Oates. Slightly bizarre, oddly intriguing. Fun! And another example of how she refused to restrict herself to just one genre (this is certainly not her particular brand of vocal jazz - or as s...
by Dan
Mon May 23, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: ANOHNI's "HOPELESSNESS"
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Re: ANOHNI's "HOPELESSNESS"

About Anohni being referred to as "she" while Antony Hegarty was referred to as "he": I can easily understand how people can get a little confused. Anohni came out as transgender a long time ago, when she was still known as Antony (many of Antony & The Johnsons' songs had tra...
by Dan
Fri May 20, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated artist: Nina Simone
Replies: 28
Views: 4392

Re: Underrated artist: Nina Simone

Nice story about Nina's cover of "My Way", Honorio. If it were me living in Valencia at the time, I probably would've sung the song all the way home / to the next party. I've included the song in the playlist. Naturally, I also included the songs that Henrik mentioned, without hesitation (...
by Dan
Wed May 18, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated artist: Nina Simone
Replies: 28
Views: 4392

Re: Underrated artist: Nina Simone

As others have said, I'm sure she'll just become more and more acclaimed each year (rightfully so, of course). It will be interesting to see where she'll end up on our upcoming artists poll. anyone want to make a playlist to check out? The playlist below has 35 songs in it. It's a combination of per...
by Dan
Wed May 11, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bowie's Blackstar
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Bowie's Blackstar

I've just listened to this album for the first time in months because I wanted to compare it to Beyoncé's Lemonade , as they are the two most likely contenders (at the moment) for the critics' overall album of the year. Like Lemonade , I've only listened to this album twice now. Even more so than th...
by Dan
Wed May 11, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
Replies: 49
Views: 8405

Re: Beyoncé's "Lemonade"

I've listened to this a couple of times now. Assuming that the lyrical content is largely autobiographical, I wonder how difficult it was for Jay-Z to listen to this album. Before eventually forgiving the infidelity, she is clearly scorned and fiercely pissed off about that infidelity for most of th...
by Dan
Fri May 06, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 9027

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

Thanks Nicolas. I stole a few songs from the list you posted in the old forum, especially in the genres of blues and country. For example, I had never heard Roy Acuff's "Wreck on the Highway", but I liked it instantly, and I instantly understood why you would like it too. It made me think ...
by Dan
Wed May 04, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 9027

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

Hello everyone. :greetings-waveyellow: Well, what a joy it has been to listen to songs for this poll (so far)! I'll start with non-classical recommendations for the 1900-1949 songs poll. If I were to make a list of 100 songs from this period that are not classical works, then (at the moment) the 100...
by Dan
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Prince (1958-2016)
Replies: 95
Views: 17063

Re: R.I.P. Prince (1958-2016)

Romain wrote:Do you find We can Funk ?

Moonbeam wrote:Just did!



WOAH!! I've enjoyed listening to all of the outtakes posted that I didn't know. But this... this really makes me get my purple Prince on!
by Dan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Prince (1958-2016)
Replies: 95
Views: 17063

Re: R.I.P. Prince (1958-2016)

First thought: Fuck. A music legend has died. A special legend. Second thought: I hope Moonbeam and Romain are OK. (Glad to know that they are both OK, under the circumstances.) Third thought: I feel like a total bitch for saying this, but I didn't always agree with what post-80s Prince represented....
by Dan
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 224
Views: 93459

Re: Concerts you have coming up

As a little "welcome back to the UK" present to myself, I'm going to attend the jazz festival (with added soul and funk) that is taking place here in Newcastle over the weekend. Can't wait to see Gregory Porter and Charles Bradley . There are a lot of things I will miss about living in Sou...
by Dan
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900 - 1959 Poll
Replies: 49
Views: 6046

Re: 1900 - 1959 Poll

Thanks very much for doing this, jamieW. Three or four years ago I listened to individual songs lists for that 1900-1949 poll that took place in the old forum, as well as lists for the 1950s poll (they can be accessed from here )... and it was definitely one of my most rewarding experiences since jo...
by Dan
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?
Replies: 38
Views: 6219

Re: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?

1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Radiohead - In Rainbows
3. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
4. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
5. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

First 4 are very close and basically interchangeable.
by Dan
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: FINALS!
Replies: 35
Views: 4310

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: FINALS!

1 | Radiohead | OK Computer
2 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico
3 | The Beatles | Abbey Road
4 | The Clash | London Calling

Big fan of all four.
by Dan
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 47747

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

Thanks for this, JimmyJazz. I've sent you my list. I've excluded classical artists - even "recording composers" like Debussy, Ravel and Shostakovich, because I can compare them to other classical composers but not to pop/rock/folk/jazz/blues/hip hop/world music artists. https://s-media-cac...
by Dan
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: Timeframe for 2016 AMF Artist Poll?
Replies: 16
Views: 2726

Re: POLL: Timeframe for 2016 AMF Artist Poll?

I don't need 3 months for this, but some people have indicated that that they do need that amount of time. Considering how patient most forum members are, I don't think many people will smash guitars on the ground because they have to wait 3 months for the results.
by Dan
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 2111

Re: World Music Cup: Championship

CUBA VS. MA LI Oh dear. The Malian goalkeeper is distracted by the Malian manager, who looks a little shell-shocked. The goalie doesn't notice the Cuban team approaching the goalpost. A moment later, Cuba scores a goal... right in the middle of the fucking post. I've had to listen to the two songs ...
by Dan
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Semifinals
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

Re: World Music Cup: Semifinals

Hey, Dan, I just noticed that you are the manager of the Malian team. So finally not Spain vs. South Africa but we can meet at the final anyway! Even if Cuba goes to the final we can meet too, I sent two suggestions to Jeff since Cuba is a dummy team… Ha, yes. And for a change, it would be a final ...
by Dan
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Quarterfinals
Replies: 22
Views: 3572

Re: World Music Cup: Quarterfinals

BRA ZIL VS. ARGEN TINA The Brazilian song is indeed refreshingly unique, but I'm a big fan of accor-bandon-eon music when it's done well, and "Libertango" is probably the most famous accor-bandon-eon tango song there is... and deservedly so. CUBA VS. JAP AN There's a lot of Afro-Cuban jaz...
by Dan
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 14263

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

you can try Ólafur Arnalds I typed his name in the search box here on our forum and saw that his piece "Fyrsta" was on your all-time songs list. So I listened to it... and it's a really beautiful piece. I will definitely listen to more of his stuff! Thanks for the recommendation. For thos...
by Dan
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Round of 16
Replies: 16
Views: 2505

Re: World Music Cup: Round of 16

BRA ZIL VS. SOUTH AFRICA This is a tough one for me too. What I like most about the group Freshlyground is their positive attitude about race relations in South Africa: a positive attitude that also shines through in their music. "Fire Is Low", a pop song fused with traditional South Afri...
by Dan
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 14263

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Romain, I know exactly what you mean when you say that Nordic music calms you down, transports you and takes you far away. The first time I heard Sibelius' "Finlandia" I felt Finland. I would describe most of the Noridic music I like as "cold" (even "icy") rather than &...

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