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by DocBrown
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.4
Replies: 19
Views: 4214

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.4

Brian Eno
Chvrches
Lisa Germano
Throwing Muses
by DocBrown
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "So good it's bad"? "Perfect" albums and songs which don't connect with you
Replies: 28
Views: 5726

Re: "So good it's bad"? "Perfect" albums and songs which don't connect with you

I love Pink Moon. I adore Bryter Later. Five Leaves Left? Meh.
by DocBrown
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.3
Replies: 24
Views: 4514

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.3

1. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Amazing that I vote against Nick Cave twice in a row, and even more so that it was my nomination.

3. Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night.
by DocBrown
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Velvet Underground *BEST* ever song ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4202

Re: The Velvet Underground *BEST* ever song ?

On another point, I am always a bit dubious (but just a bit) about the Nico tracks. I will cast another vote for "All Tomorrow's Parties". I really have no idea about Nico's fluency in English in 1968, but I hear the lyric delivered flat and inflectionless as if delivered phonetically. As such it b...
by DocBrown
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2
Replies: 41
Views: 8290

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Romain wrote:I like both...hmmm.... I don't know....

Red is the winner....today...Another day, it could be the other]
I assume Romain means the redhead wins, eh?
by DocBrown
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 59242

Re: Albums of 2016

Maschine_Man wrote:I have really enjoyed the new Mitski album. What would be the next album of hers to check out?
While "Bury Me at Make out Creek" was much loved in the 2014 year end review at AMF, I really love her debut "Lush"
by DocBrown
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 170592

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Home stretch JimmyJazz! Thanks for putting it all together. I've enjoyed the ride.

Of course, the final five is just a case of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
by DocBrown
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 29 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 4126

Re: AMF Chart Week 29 2016

Haven't played for a while.

"Welcome to Your Life" by Grouplove.
by DocBrown
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The site Raye Your Music is a bad source about music with many bad users
Replies: 30
Views: 7514

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

I created this topic with angry becuase the lower overall ratings of some fantastic albums of standards, but now, more calm, i say that the site Rate Your Music is not so bad, may be very interesting and have many great users, not just bad users. I created a account there. Add your RYM username to ...
by DocBrown
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The site Raye Your Music is a bad source about music with many bad users
Replies: 30
Views: 7514

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

I created this topic with angry becuase the lower overall ratings of some fantastic albums of standards, but now, more calm, i say that the site Rate Your Music is not so bad, may be very interesting and have many great users, not just bad users. I created a account there. Add your RYM username to ...
by DocBrown
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2
Replies: 41
Views: 8290

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Roxy Music - Manifesto
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
by DocBrown
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 237
Views: 170820

Re: Concerts you have coming up

It took me a little while to accept opera for what it is. At first, I couldn't get over how ridiculous most opera plots are. Television soap operas clearly got the "opera" part in "soap opera" from the bizarre and outrageous things that happen in operas. Just last week I saw Richard Wagner's Ring C...
by DocBrown
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1
Replies: 28
Views: 6260

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Bad Company - Bad Co.
Nils Frahm - Spaces
The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et
by DocBrown
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 237
Views: 170820

Re: Concerts you have coming 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 original post : that show was two years ago! For anyone who has neve...
by DocBrown
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 170592

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Somewhere in the past three years I have joined the AMF mindmeld; only three of my list of 50 appear to be outside the top 500 and I still have 23 artists in play. Of course with only 50 nominees my list is heavy on the canon artists. Nonetheless, I was rather distressed at the "jesting" tone of som...
by DocBrown
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 56373

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

Take your time JimmyJazz. Anticipation makes the dish sweeter.
by DocBrown
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.16
Replies: 34
Views: 9129

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.16

Brad, as we finish our first round, thank you again for hosting this great tournament. And thank you too, Honorio for always adding something special to the mix.

Röyksopp - Melody A.M.
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
Tears for Fears - The Hurting
Sharon Van Etten - Epic
by DocBrown
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 56373

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

From what I remember of my long ago statistics courses, the level of statistical significance with 64 respondents vs. ~45 increases by about threefold. The results should be of interest far deeper down the list than in past years, and again I congratulate JimmyJazz on his outstanding efforts to attr...
by DocBrown
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.15
Replies: 22
Views: 5286

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.15

The Soft Machine - Third
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Eric's Trip - Love, Tara
by DocBrown
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 56373

Re: The AMF Artist Poll 2016: List Submissions Thread

My fearless prediction: the forum's favourite female will sprinkle Icelandic pixie dust in the top twenty.
by DocBrown
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14
Replies: 22
Views: 3764

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14

Miles Davis - On the Corner
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
The Wet Secrets - Rock Fantasy
by DocBrown
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Polaris Music Nominees
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Polaris Music Nominees

2014 Polaris Prize Winner Tanya Tagaq | Animism Short List Arcade Fire | Reflektor Basia Bulat | Tall Tall Shadow Drake | Nothing Was the Same Jessy Lanza | Pull My Hair Back Mac DeMarco | Salad Days Owen Pallet | In Conflict Shad | Flying Colours Tanya Tagaq | Animism Timber Timbre | Hot Dreams Yam...
by DocBrown
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Polaris Music Nominees
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Polaris Music Nominees

2015 Polaris Prize Winner Buffy Sainte-Marie | Power in the Blood Short List BADBADNOTGOOD with Ghostface Killah | Sour Soul Braids | Deep in the Iris Buffy Sainte-Marie | Power in the Blood Caribou | Our Love Drake | If You're Reading This It's Too Late Jennifer Castle | Pink City The New Pornograp...
by DocBrown
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Polaris Music Nominees
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Polaris Music Nominees

Henrik , are you interested in past years nominees? This is the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Prize. And the winner is... Kaytranada http://exclaim.ca/music/article/wins_the_2016_polaris_music_prize 2016 Short List nominees Black Mountain – IV Basia Bulat – Good Advice Grimes – Art Angels Carly...
by DocBrown
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.13
Replies: 30
Views: 6781

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.13

Radiohead - Hail to the Thief While I recognize her pop appeal, Adele's voice has a bit of nails on chalkboard effect for me. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years Calypso was one of my mother's favourite albums when I was very young. I looked forward to revisiting it after an absence of 40+ years against...
by DocBrown
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.12
Replies: 26
Views: 5379

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.12

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin
by DocBrown
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11
Replies: 19
Views: 4540

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11

1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Let Love In vs. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense 2. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk vs. Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers The far better Fleetwood Mac self-titled was eliminated in week 3; this time it's Fountains of Wayne turn to take the bad draw. Tusk is an ave...
by DocBrown
Wed May 25, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.10
Replies: 26
Views: 4127

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.10

LFO - Frequencies
The Pentangle - Basket of Light

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
DakhaBrakha - Light
by DocBrown
Mon May 23, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.9
Replies: 39
Views: 8247

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.9

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook
Various Artists - Angola Prison Spirituals
Modest Mouse - Building Nothing Out of Something
by DocBrown
Sun May 15, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8
Replies: 49
Views: 10409

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8

Beach House - Bloom
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
dEUS - In a Bar, Under the Sea
Jimmy Cliff - Jimmy Cliff
by DocBrown
Fri May 06, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: James Blake's "The Colour in Anything"
Replies: 14
Views: 3929

Re: James Blake's "The Colour of Anything"

Nick wrote:I Need a Forest Fire is a monster of a song though.
And meanwhile here in Northern Alberta...
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by DocBrown
Thu May 05, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.7
Replies: 31
Views: 4984

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.7

Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl
Throwing Muses - Limbo
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.6
Replies: 29
Views: 5845

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.6

No time to listen this week, so only voting in the marquee match. Nick beats Mark; the Boatman calls over these dire straits (Bad Seeds and bad puns)
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 59242

Re: Albums of 2016

5. The Revenant (OST) by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto. Another December 31 release that was officially not out until January of this year. I don't understand what this sentence means. But regardless, the soundtrack for "The Revenant" was definitely available at the time of the film's first public...
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 59242

Re: Albums of 2016

Time for a list? 1. Rabbit Eclipse by Księżyc The name (Polish for moon) is easier to spell than pronounce. This is a psych folk group from Poland that released one EP and an expanded album in the early 90's and then disappeared. Three years ago Britain's Penultimate Press rereleased that self-title...
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7- Round 1.5
Replies: 26
Views: 4605

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7- Round 1.5

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night
Kevin Coyne - Millionaires and Teddy Bears
by DocBrown
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 (2016) - The Draw!
Replies: 35
Views: 5498

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 (2016) - The Draw!

:text-bump:

Is there a possibility of getting the draw stickied to the front page?
by DocBrown
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.4
Replies: 42
Views: 8162

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.4

Destroyer - Kaputt
Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
The Magnetic Fields - The Charm of the Highway Strip

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Are there digital music stores with detailed release information? (like catalog number)
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Are there digital music stores with detailed release information? (like catalog number)

Try the label and look for their on line store. You may be surprised. My experience with smaller labels like 4AD, A&C, Fat Possum, etc. has generally been positive.

Larger labels generally want to sell product and license digital files to iTunes and Google Play. Again, in my experience.
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 59242

Re: Albums of 2016

New Frightened Rabbit album is good. Feels kind of like a maturation album because it has fewer strong hooks but greater overall consistency. I was going to write about this on Thursday night and you beat me to the punch. I agree wholeheatedly and in many ways this album relates to Laura Marling's ...
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Are there digital music stores with detailed release information? (like catalog number)
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Are there digital music stores with detailed release information? (like catalog number)

Generally, albums on iTunes have been digitally remastered and the quality stems from the remastering. It's a rare case if it hasn't been. The albums I have heard from there have not been of bad quality. The problem with iTunes, and especially albums "mastered" for iTunes is the ridiculous amount o...
by DocBrown
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.3
Replies: 46
Views: 7946

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.3

I recently got married and was out of the country. (I still even listened to all the albums in round 1.1, but other things were on my mind and I forgot to vote)
Congratulations to yourself and the new Queenoftonga! :romance-kisscheek:
by DocBrown
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.3
Replies: 46
Views: 7946

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.3

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes Fleetwood Mac would have topped 126 albums in this competition. Just their bad luck to come up against my #7 all time.

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
St. Vincent - Marry Me
Alain Bashung - Osez Joséphine
by DocBrown
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.2
Replies: 31
Views: 4636

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.2

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory
Elliott Smith - Roman Candle
The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et Gris
by DocBrown
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
Replies: 24
Views: 9812

Re: Rank the Tracks: Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Currently my favourite album of all time so I better play along.

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Reservations
Ashes of American Flags
Jesus, etc.
Radio Cure
Poor Places
Pot Kettle Black
Heavy Metal Drummer
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Kamera
War on War
by DocBrown
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Paste Magazine - The 50 Best Grunge Songs (2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 4519

Re: Paste Magazine - The 50 Best Grunge Songs (2014)

Henrik wrote:You think it's too unlikely, apparently. Didn't I upset anyone?
Everyone knows Drake ripped off this beat from Brel's outstanding "Les poissons d'Avril" Too bad it's not available on Spotify, the comparison is obvious.
by DocBrown
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Elimination
Replies: 84
Views: 11389

Re: Random Rules March - Elimination

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (Sweepstakes Ron) Just felt like killing this one. :o Lisa Germano - Sexy Little Girl Princess (luney6) Hash Jar Tempo - Untitled 2 (luney6) The Gun Club - Sex Beat (luney6) The Residents - Never Known Questions (luney6) The Byrds | Lady Friend (Bang Jan) Spacem...
by DocBrown
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.1
Replies: 38
Views: 5706

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.1

1. The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
2. The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs
by DocBrown
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My Favorite Albums of My Lifetime (1996-2015)
Replies: 32
Views: 6689

Re: My Favorite Albums of My Lifetime (1996-2015)

For a total contrast, my entire top 20 of favorite albums was released before my birth :D There are a few close calls though, with Grace , In Utero and Automatic for the People a few years early. Is This It is floating near the 20 top, narrowly missing it the last time I made a list. And at the opp...
by DocBrown
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 9 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 8017

Re: AMF Chart Week 9 2016

Case/lang/veirs - "Atomic Number"