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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: 45343

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: 5699

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: 2204

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: 2792

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: 8004

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: 8004

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: 6983

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: 2564

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: 10612

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: 2976

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: 4223

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: 2976

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: 4223

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: 1794

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: 4223

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: 4223

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: 2188

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: 8202

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: 8730

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: 8730

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: 16253

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: 16253

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: 219
Views: 76819

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: 5839

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: 5905

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: 4101

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: 45343

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: 2587

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: 2027

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: 2977

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: 3458

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: 13417

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: 2438

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: 13417

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 &...
by Dan
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3

I'm not sure at all for France, I I tried to put several music genres in my choices (pop, rock, rap), and I'm not sure it's the best idear I think it's nice that you have selected a variety of genres. When I listened to MC Solaar's "Nouveau Western" earlier today, I couldn't help but do a...
by Dan
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3

Sorry that I've been so crap at participating in this game. My life is pretty hectic at the moment. I'm looking forward to the knockout stage and will definitely participate again then. Surely France or Brazil are the bookies' favourites to win this, no? In the meantime I'm catching up on everything...
by Dan
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 13417

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

A very belated thank you to whuntva and sonofsamiam for this error-free and fast-paced rollout (same goes for the albums poll). Even though there weren't THAT many songs that I genuinely liked from both our consensus top 100 and the critics', as always I enjoyed discovering great music from individu...
by Dan
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 12312

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

Albums: 01 | Sufjan Stevens | Carrie & Lowell 02 | Benjamin Clementine | At Least for Now 03 | Blick Bassy | Akö 04 | Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly 05 | Spiro | Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow 06 | Tame Impala | Currents 07 | Susanne Sundfør | Ten Love Songs 08 | James McMurtry | Complicat...
by Dan
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2305

Re: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 2

Group A: Nigeria and Turkey Group B: Spain and South Africa When I chose Letta Mbulu's energetic "Mahlalela" for South Africa's first match, I had a gut feeling that it would do well (and it did). And when I chose Spokes Mashiyane's "Chobolo" for South Africa's second match I kne...
by Dan
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Incorrect Results] The Best Songs of the 1960s
Replies: 71
Views: 11646

Re: [Results] The Best Songs of the 1960s

In every other decade poll we've done, there were a couple of people whose ranking of songs I felt close to. Not so much this time round. I'm pleased to be the biggest fan of classic (and mostly - to my ears at least - insanely catchy) early 60s tunes like "I Want to Hold Your Hand", &quo...
by Dan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 1
Replies: 15
Views: 2511

Re: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 1

Group E:
Portugal and Zimbabwe

Group F:
Mali & Sweden (though I also really like the moving Maori love song from New Zealand. I didn't recognize the title of the song but had heard it a few times, probably while watching a rugby world cup tournament... which New Zealand of course usually wins.)
by Dan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups C & D, Match 1
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: World Music Cup: Groups C & D, Match 1

Group C:
Ghana & Israel

Group D:
Germany & Argentina
by Dan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 2956

Re: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1

Sorry that I missed the deadline for voting. I'm working like a madman for 12-14 hours per day at the moment... and strangely enjoying it, even though my music-listening time has been severely reduced. But I'm really pleased that Letta Mbulu's "Mahlalela" did so well and that some people s...
by Dan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Incorrect Results] The Best Songs of the 1960s
Replies: 71
Views: 11646

Re: [Results] The Best Songs of the 1960s

Sometimes I think there should be more of this kind of sentiment in the world, but most of the time I think that that's a sentiment that does more harm than good. I don't mean to compare presenting a poll on AM to being a genius jazz musician like Charlie Parker - I'm just trying to say that sometim...
by Dan
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 52
Views: 7972

Re: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

Romain, I read your message and then I tried very hard to say something appropriate to show my sympathy... but I kept changing those words of sympathy. It's difficult to find the right words in these circumstances. Right now, all I want to say is that I'm thinking of you.
by Dan
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 88
Views: 53238

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

Beautiful song - thanks for bringing it to my attention, Maschine_Man. I have now added it.
by Dan
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 88
Views: 53238

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

I've updated the main post with songs from 2015. 2015 was a breakthrough year for Courtney Barnett. However, I don't think anything on her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is as relevant in the context of this thread as her 2014 song "Pickles from the Jar", so I've...
by Dan
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 52
Views: 7972

Re: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

Goodbye, Starman. Thank you for all those glorious songs and albums, and thank you for challenging social norms with such radiance. We'll miss you and won't forget you.
by Dan
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 64277

Re: Albums of 2015

01 | Sufjan Stevens | Carrie & Lowell I’m really pleased – even grateful – that he has given us such a beautiful, intimate album. It may be an album inspired by death and darkness, but there are also many moments of compassion and warmth. And, as always, Stevens expresses these emotions with a ...
by Dan
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 5542

Re: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?

Jeff wrote:Remember that you guys can have a list of multiple backup nations in case yours gets picked by someone else


Mali (though I'm sure - and I hope - it's only a matter of time before it gets picked)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chile
England
Scotland

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