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by Dan
Wed May 18, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Underrated artist: Nina Simone
Replies: 28
Views: 3602

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: 1873

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: 7410

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: 7853

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: 7853

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: 14181

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: 14181

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: 217
Views: 53039

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: 4952

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: 4842

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: 3459

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: 38519

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: 2164

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: 1776

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: 2508

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: 2958

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: 11290

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: 2157

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: 11290

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: 2649

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: 2649

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: 11290

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: 10654

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: 1985

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: 10217

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: 2140

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: 1725

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: 2479

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: 10217

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: 6810

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: 87
Views: 40148

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: 87
Views: 40148

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: 6810

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: 56686

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: 4726

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
by Dan
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 4726

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

Wonderful idea, Jeff. I'll take South Africa. My second choice is Brazil.
by Dan
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1969 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 8231

Re: Songs and Albums of 1969 Poll

Albums: 01 | The Beatles | Abbey Road 02 | The Rolling Stones | Let It Bleed 03 | Sly and The Family Stone | Stand! 04 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground 05 | Creedence Clearwater Revival | Willy and the Poor Boys 06 | King Crimson | In the Court of the Crimson King 07 | Townes Van Za...
by Dan
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Paris attacks
Replies: 48
Views: 4118

Re: Paris attacks

My sincere sympathy to all our French friends. Despite the fact that I find it deplorable that terrorist attacks like these always get more media coverage when they happen in Western civilizations as opposed to other parts of the world where they happen more frequently, it hit me quite hard this tim...
by Dan
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 39
Views: 5628

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 1

05 | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless 87 10 | A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory 80 12 | The Allman Brothers Band | At Fillmore East 73 14 | Derek and The Dominos | Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 68 03 | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP 88 09 | Sigur Rós | Agætis Byrjun 81 13| The Stooges ...
by Dan
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1968 Poll
Replies: 60
Views: 8851

Re: Songs and Albums of 1968 Poll

Albums: 01 | The Beatles | The Beatles [White Album] 02 | The Zombies | Odessey and Oracle 03 | The Kinks | The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 04 | The Rolling Stones | Beggars Banquet 05 | Johnny Cash | At Folsom Prison 06 | Simon & Garfunkel | Bookends 07 | Dr. John | Gris-Gr...
by Dan
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1968
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1968

:greetings-waveyellow: again. My provisional songs list: 1 | Jacques Brel | Vesoul 2 | Aretha Franklin | Think 3 | The Rolling Stones | Sympathy for the Devil 4 | Otis Redding | (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay 5 | Jimi Hendrix | All Along the Watchtower 6 | Marvin Gaye | I Heard It Through the Grap...
by Dan
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You
Replies: 22
Views: 3227

Re: 6000 Songs, 6000 Opinions: Song 337, Opinion 1

A very nice initiative, this. It's just a pity that none of us are likely to outlive the 115 years (6000 weeks) it will take to complete this project. :mrgreen: I feel comfortable calling myself a fan of Sly and the Family Stone, but I'll echo the sentiment that despite the impressive bass playing, ...
by Dan
Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1968
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1968

Here is my provisional albums list. I don’t mean to steal Honorio’s limelight (it’s not possible anyway), but 1968 was a good year for world music / albums not sung in English, and I would like to mention a few of those albums here. Many world music aficionados associate 1968 with Tropicália, a rat...
by Dan
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1967 Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 5342

Re: Songs and Albums of 1967 Poll

It's been a funny ol' month for me, and I have more chance of getting through all the 1967 albums I want to listen to than One Dimension Direction has a chance of making their way onto an Acclaimed Music list. (Then again, stranger things have happened.) So just a songs list from me this month. 01 |...
by Dan
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 87
Views: 40148

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

Yesterday afternoon I looked at this thread and wondered if my post about gender identities and sexual orientations wasn’t a bit too much. I wanted to draw people’s attention to things that they might not have been aware of, but there are always those who say things like “yeah, OK, you’re gay… we ge...
by Dan
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 87
Views: 40148

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

Thanks very much, Honorio.

I have edited my last post above to include more gender identities as well as a number of sexual orientations.

I will be back at the end of the year with LGBT recommendations of 2015. Suggestions are welcome, of course.
by Dan
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Article about AM on Mentafloss
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Article about AM on Mentafloss

Pleased about this.

PS: Like your new afro, Henrik.
by Dan
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 87
Views: 40148

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

I’ve kept an eye on this thread over the past month, and it seemed to get a few views every week despite being on page 6 or something, which suggests to me that people are accessing it in ways other than trawling through all of the forum posts. So I thought to myself that if more and more people are...
by Dan
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1966 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 12282

Re: Songs and Albums of 1966 Poll

Albums: 01 | Bob Dylan | Blonde on Blonde 02 | The Beatles | Revolver 03 | Nina Simone | Wild Is the Wind 04 | The Beach Boys | Pet Sounds 05 | Simon & Garfunkel | Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme 06 | Baden Powell & Vinícius de Moraes | Os afro-sambas de Baden e Vinícius 07 | Frank Hernánd...
by Dan
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1966
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1966

Not sure if the language is Zulu (Dan, please) but my African album of the year (even if Mulatu Astatke released two very good albums in 1966) is Grrr by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela Had to ask my dad, who has more knowledge of South African languages than me. He recognised most of the wor...

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