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by bonnielaurel
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 86019

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Top 50 Songs: Trio - Da Da Da This one is listed as 1982 on AM. [*]Claude Barzotti - Madame I can find two listings for "Madame", one from 1975 and another from 1983. Do you have a source for a 1981 version? Thanks, I've replaced Trio and Claude Barzotti. The French Wikipedia says 1981 for Barzotti...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 86019

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Top 30 Albums: The Police - Ghost in the Machine Paolo Conte - Paris Milonga Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna Grace Jones - Nightclubbing Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde Prince - Controversy Pretenders - Pretenders II Willem Vermandere - Lat Mie Maar Lope...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 233
Views: 84966

Re: Best Rolling Stones Songs

Gimme Shelter Paint It Black Angie (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Lady Jane Sympathy for the Devil As Tears Go By Start Me Up You Can't Always Get What You Want Fool to Cry Beast of Burden Out of Tears Brown Sugar Let's Spend the Night Together Waiting on a Friend Honky Tonk Women Let It Bleed Jumpi...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1970s (2018 Edition) Results
Replies: 43
Views: 20754

Re: Films of the 1970s (2018 Edition) Results

You mean you have no way of restoring the top 25?
by bonnielaurel
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 36215

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

Spiderland finishes high for an album with six non-fans.
by bonnielaurel
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 30
Views: 27359

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/72/ElizaDoolittle.jpg Eliza Doolittle - Eliza Doolittle (2010): funny https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f5/Christina_Aguilera_-_Bionic_%28album%29.png/220px-Christina_Aguilera_-_Bionic_%28album%29.png Christina Aguilera - Bi-on-ic (2010): ...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3
Replies: 47
Views: 21058

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3

GROUP EPSILON
Alanis Morissette | The Couch
Aldous Harding | Elation
Joydrop | Beautiful
Monkey Mafia | Work Mi Body (Chicken Scratch Remix)

GROUP ZETA
Aaliyah | Miss You
The Cookies | I Never Dreamed
Little River Band | It's A Long Way There
Rodriguez | Hate Street Dialogue
by bonnielaurel
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1960s: 1961 (2019 Edition)
Replies: 12
Views: 10529

Re: Films of the 1960s: 1961 (2019 Edition)

The Children's Hour Breakfast at Tiffany's West Side Story The Misfits Splendor in the Grass The Guns of Navarone A Raisin in the Sun A Woman Is a Woman [Une Femme est une femme] The Hustler A Taste of Honey Judgment at Nuremberg El Cid The Innocents The Parent Trap The End of Summer [Kohayagawa-ke...
by bonnielaurel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 40414

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Yes, the top 11 is all alternative rock, which raises the question to what exactly it is an alternative. Apart from Candida Doyle (Pulp) there are no women in the top 11. I voted for several world music artists, like Värttinä, I Muvrini, Madredeus, Youssou N'Dour, Ali Farka Touré, Angélique Kidjo an...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 2
Replies: 36
Views: 16834

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 2

GROUP GAMMA
LaVern Baker | Saved
Stevie Wonder | Do I Do
Iggy Pop | Little Know It All
The Heavy | Short Change Hero

GROUP DELTA
Gilberto Gil | Quilombo, o el Dorado Negro
Ennio Morricone | Chi Mai
Mitski | Texas Reznikoff
Cage the Elephant | Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
by bonnielaurel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS
Replies: 53
Views: 17368

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: RESULTS

A fifth place for First Aid Kit is a good result. My numbers 5, 9 and 17 are left.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 12277

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

Yes, that paragraph was about the eighties in general.
by bonnielaurel
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 12277

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1980 Poll

My taste is completely different from the critics in 1980. Three albums in my top 4 are unacclaimed: ABBA, The Alan Parsons Project and Randy Crawford - not exactly obscure but nowhere in the album lists. Rock magazines were so much focused on post-punk and new wave that they overlooked a lot of goo...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 1
Replies: 37
Views: 17250

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 1

David Axelrod | Holy Thursday
Rita Lee | Ovalha Negra
Woods | The Other Side
Max Coveri | Running in the 90s

Kimio Eto | Midare
BØRNS | Electric Love
Wilson Pickett | Hey Jude
Gemini Eye | The Doula's Tulpa
by bonnielaurel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 89421

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Here's a playlist with two hundred instrumental tracks in chronological order, from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band to GoGo Penguin.

by bonnielaurel
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 187
Views: 86209

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Moonbeam wrote:
bonnielaurel wrote: [*]Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
[*]Trio - Da Da Da
"Funkytown" is from 1979 and "Da Da Da" is listed as a 1982 song on AM (though I see it is from a 1981 album).
Thanks. I've replaced these two. I suppose Trio will count for 1981 then.
by bonnielaurel
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 187
Views: 86209

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Top 30 Albums: ABBA - Super Trouper The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card The Cure - Seventeen Seconds Pretenders - Pretenders Randy Crawford - Now We May Begin The Jacksons - Triumph Kate Bush - Never for Ever Steely Dan - Gaucho The Police - Zenyattà Mondatta Blondie - Autoameric...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1960s: 1960 (2019 Edition)
Replies: 16
Views: 11410

Re: Films of the 1960s: 1960 (2019 Edition)

Psycho The Apartment L’Avventura The Virgin Spring [Jungfrukällan] La Dolce Vita Spartacus The Time Machine Breathless [À bout de souffle] Black Sunday [La Maschera del demonio] Zazie dans le métro Pollyanna Shoot the Piano Player [Tirez sur le pianiste] Never on Sunday [Pote tin Kyriaki] Elmer Gan...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 113644

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

My system is very simple: 2 points for a classic song (ca. top 1000), 1 point for a great song (ca. top 5000). That gives me a rough order, which I then adjust according to intuition or general impression.
by bonnielaurel
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 89421

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

I think spoken introductions and audience noise shouldn't be a problem, because they aren't part of the composition. Bert Kaempfert's Living It Up and A Swingin' Safari have too much choir in them to qualify. Fortunately his Afrikaan Beat is completely instrumental. One of the most famous "instrumen...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 89421

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

Is Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" (1928) eligible? It features Armstrong's scatting a bit, but very little. Nice song but more than 15%. Not eligible. For Louis Armstrong I would suggest Muskrat Ramble , completely instrumental. I'm currently working on a big chronological list. This is really ...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time (dealine: June 30, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 89421

Re: AMF Survey - Top Instrumental Songs of All Time

This is a huge amount of music. All of these would be eligible: *Jazz legends: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Glenn Miller... *Film and TV themes: Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, John Wil...
by bonnielaurel
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 130
Views: 33262

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs

Georgia on My Mind (1960) Hallelujah I Love Her So (1956) Come Rain or Come Shine (1959) Hit the Road Jack (1960) I Can’t Stop Loving You (1960) Drown in My Own Tears (1956) That Lucky Old Sun (1963) What’d I Say (1959) I Got a Woman (1954) Let the Good Times Roll (1959) Moonlight in Vermont (1960)...
by bonnielaurel
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Anyone want to see Unacclaimed V soon?
Replies: 9
Views: 3890

Re: Anyone want to see Unacclaimed V soon?

I agree with 128.
by bonnielaurel
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 280
Views: 277679

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy

The single is from 1988, not 1989.
by bonnielaurel
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 83407

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Top 30 Albums: First Aid Kit - Ruins Natalia Lafourcade - Musas Vol. 2 Nils Frahm - All Melody Haru Nemuri - Haru To Shura Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star Fatoumata Diawara - Fenfo Kimbra - Primal Heart Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now Robyn - Honey The Interne...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 23
Views: 8823

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

Points-per-vote is a bad idea. A 15th place would bring the average down, when the voter actually wants to support that album, even if only by 1 point. A second round like in "Sudden death" is the only way to compare years, but there's the problem of the extra time. The current system has the advant...
by bonnielaurel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 613
Views: 241557

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

People should really stop thinking about music in meaningless terms like "mainstream" and "alternative". Those labels say nothing about the quality of the music.
by bonnielaurel
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 613
Views: 241557

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Thanks for completing this huge task, SR. I'm interested in the alternative lists as well.
by bonnielaurel
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 31605

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Am I wrong in thinking 1990 is one of the weakest years of the decade? And there's 20 albums from that year in the final poll? I'm still not convinced by that wild card system. It's supposed to be in the advantage of the stronger years, but how can we know what the strongest years are? In a weaker ...
by bonnielaurel
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.37
Replies: 12
Views: 6830

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.37

Gwenifer Raymond - Off to See the Hangman, Pt. II
by bonnielaurel
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Grand Final
Replies: 20
Views: 7950

Re: 6001/6096: Grand Final

6012 | Peter Gabriel | Red Rain
6011 | Bob Dylan | You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
6080 | Ofra Haza | Im nin'alu
6022 | Simple Minds | Someone Somewhere In Summertime
6007 | Chris Isaak | Blue Hotel
6076 | LCD Soundsystem | American Dream
by bonnielaurel
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 155211

Re: Albums of 2018

by bonnielaurel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6927

Re: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 3

6058 | Al Green | Look What You Done for Me 6022 | Simple Minds | Someone Somewhere In Summertime 6029 | Little Anthony and The Imperials | Hurt So Bad 6015 | Spandau Ballet | Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) 6003 | M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade | Body Language 6007 | Chris Isaak | Blue Hote...
by bonnielaurel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A music essay (for the hell of it)
Replies: 2
Views: 3809

Re: A music essay (for the hell of it)

You should ask a fee for for mentioning AM.

It's true that The Cure has a happy side, so it isn't pure gothic.
by bonnielaurel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 31605

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Albums: Mary J. Blige - Mary Sigur Rós - Ágaetis byrjun Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera Destiny’s Child - The Writing’s on the Wall Jamiroquai - Synkronized Skunk Anansie - Post Orgasmic Chill Faith Hill - Breathe Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time Dido - No Angel Moby - Play Kelis - Ka...
by bonnielaurel
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.35
Replies: 9
Views: 5899

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.35

Haru Nemuri - Haru To Shura

[Also known as "harutosyura"]
by bonnielaurel
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 2
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

Re: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 2

6012 | Peter Gabriel | Red Rain 6072 | The Rolling Stones | Torn and Frayed 6013 | The Jarmels | A Little Bit of Soap 6065 | The Chills | Heavenly Pop Hit 6048 | Killer Mike | Reagan 6080 | Ofra Haza | Im nin'alu 6071 | Frankie Valli | Grease 6020 | Steely Dan | Show Biz Kids 6089 | Bob Dylan | Lily...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 1
Replies: 15
Views: 5709

Re: 6001/6096: Semi-finals, Week 1

6011 | Bob Dylan | You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 6050 | Metallica | Creeping Death 6074 | Fuck Buttons | Olympians 6014 | Franz Ferdinand | Michael 6063 | Sonic Youth | Silver Rocket 6093 | Paul Revere & The Raiders | Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) 604...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!
Replies: 17
Views: 7230

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
The Knife - Deep Cuts
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 51738

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

If I had to pick my forty favorite songs of 2018 it would be something like this. I include a few 2017 songs that will probably be eligible for the EOY poll. Five artists with two songs: First Aid Kit - It’s a Shame (‘17) First Aid Kit - Fireworks (‘17) Natalia Lafourcade - Danza de Gardenias Natali...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34
Replies: 13
Views: 6537

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.34

Gösta Berlings Saga - Fundament
by bonnielaurel
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 73000

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Henrik wrote:Thanks Dexter! Great presentation!

PS. I didn’t vote so I shouldn’t complain about anything, but ”Macarena” would have been a better #1 than ”All Star”.
"Macarena" would make my top 10 of most annoying earworms, along with Mambo No. 5. :angry-screaming:
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 73000

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Thanks, Dexter. You did a lot of research to find interesting and funny anekdotes for all those songs. I didn't know "All Stars" and its popularity eludes me. I voted for quite a lot of these songs, and it also ranges from songs that I truly like to terrible earworms.
by bonnielaurel
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 12
Replies: 14
Views: 6906

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 12

6005 | Shanice | I Love Your Smile
6044 | Gerry and The Pacemakers | How Do You Do It?
6053 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Cheated Hearts
6092 | Tame Impala | Solitude Is Bliss

6080 | Ofra Haza | Im nin'alu
6017 | Steve Perry | Oh Sherrie
6065 | The Chills | Heavenly Pop Hit
6032 | Robbie Williams | Millennium
by bonnielaurel
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 18.33
Replies: 13
Views: 6371

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 18.33

Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water
by bonnielaurel
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 11
Replies: 14
Views: 5420

Re: 6001/6096: Heats, Week 11

6043 | Rush | Closer to the Heart 6006 | Björk & Thom Yorke | I've Seen It All 6091 | Tobias Jesso Jr. | Without You 6054 | Migos feat. Drake | Versace (Remix) 6010 | Suzi Quatro | Can the Can 6058 | Al Green | Look What You Done for Me 6087 | The Lemonheads | Into Your Arms 6039 | Bentley Rhythm Ac...
by bonnielaurel
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Charles Aznavour
Replies: 3
Views: 2570

Re: R.I.P. Charles Aznavour

He was one of the greatest chansonniers and songwriters. La Bohème is one of my favorite French songs. I just saw an interview in which he said he wanted to live to be 120.
by bonnielaurel
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 29782

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

Wikipedia says she did release an album in 2014, but it's not on RYM.

(And yes, Edsilia was good too.)