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by DocBrown
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Al.com - The ultimate ranking of Jason Isbell songs
Replies: 0
Views: 1710

Al.com - The ultimate ranking of Jason Isbell songs

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/01/jason_isbell_song_rankings.html This list predates the release of "The Nashville Sound". Drive-By Truckers tracks identified with (DBT). 65. Heart on a String 64. Never Could Believe 63. Shotgun Wedding 62. Cigarettes and Wine 61. Traveling Alone 60....
by DocBrown
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: December 4, 2017 - Album of the Week- Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

December 4, 2017 - Album of the Week- Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band

In 1975, legendary manager Tommy Mottola was fresh off signing Hall and Oates to RCA. His next big thing was supposed to be fellow Bronx brothers Stony Browder and August Darnell who, along with Browder's girlfriend, Cory Daye, were the core of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Mottola, who is n...
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 27, 2017 - Album of the Week - Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: November 27, 2017 - Album of the Week - Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots

Here on the forum I am often the leading fan of female vocalists; usually the biggest fan of country artists and always the biggest booster of Canadian artists. So why am I not a huge afficiando of Lindi Ortega, who has certainly been on my radar for a half decade or more? She has a delicious voice,...
by DocBrown
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 76910

Re: Albums of 2017

luvulongTIM wrote:My favorite album doesn’t seem popular at all in this forum but as far as the British critics go its kicking butt, in fact I think it’s number 1 with them.....SO FAR. Go Wolf Alice!!!!!
Haven't posted a list this year, but...
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/docbrown ... s-of-2017/
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 20, 2017 - Album of the Week - Javiera Mena - Mena
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: November 20, 2017 - Album of the Week - Javiera Mena - Mena

As was the case last week, Moonbeam has (quite predictably) given us a dance album to share. Unlike last week, "Mena" is a brisk and quite easily listenable 35 minutes and might even seem low key on the dance floor. Unlike Moonbeam, it's neither the beats or the synths that I find compelling here bu...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 12, 2017-Album of the Week- Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With a Blown Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 1574

Re: November 12, 2017-Album of the Week- Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With a Blown Mind

The only song I knew from this album was "Battle Flag", so this was new territory for me. Like most dance music, Big Beat is really not album oriented and I am not, to say the least, a dancefloor kind of guy. And at 69 minutes there is one hell of a lot to process here. Fortunately for me I stuck it...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: It has happened! Really!!
Replies: 132
Views: 31686

Re: It has happened! Really!!

Mevansuto wrote:It looks the same to me.
Try clearing your browser cache.
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: November 5, 2017-Album of the Week- Tilly & the Wall•o
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: November 5, 2017-Album of the Week- Tilly & the Wall•o

Thank you, luvulongTIM, for reintroducing me to Tilly and the Wall. I first discovered this album through the inclusion of "Pot Kettle Black" on the soundtrack of "Whip It", the 2009 film starring Ellen Page. Yes, I have a fixation with Ellen Page. TatW had three things going for them a decade ago: ...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 6531

Re: Group listening project idea: Album of the Week?

I’m gonna nominate Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material. I’m not a huge country fan, but she’s a gifted singer and lyricist, and the songs are really smart. She really is. I love all of her albums. And I'm not a country fan either. Although I'm starting to like some of it a bit more lately. I like Stu...
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 6531

Re: Album of the Week: Nomination Thread

I'll play. "Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band" self-titled debut (1976).
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 107
Views: 26809

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Hey, LiveinPhoenix, thanks for pulling this together. I am the first to admit that I'm not really a pop culture person, but is it weird that for 24 minutes I had no idea who the nominees were? Like really, I couldn't identify one of those four photos? So, uh, like if Beyonce and Janet Jackson were ...
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 107
Views: 26809

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Hey, LiveinPhoenix, thanks for pulling this together.

I am the first to admit that I'm not really a pop culture person, but is it weird that for 24 minutes I had no idea who the nominees were? Like really, I couldn't identify one of those four photos?
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 14173

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)

I looked up Sarah Neufeld, and she was only considered a core member of Arcade Fire on Neon Bible and The Suburbs, so it's probably a stretch to consider her the leader of the band. Sorry, I thought the sarcasm was implied. Sarah Neufeld has huge upper body strength; she can tell me whatever she wa...
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Planning (submissions begin November 1)
Replies: 76
Views: 14173

Re: Women in Music All-Time Lists - Submissions (Until December 31)

My Bloody Valentine (excluded entirely) 5. Portishead Both of these artists are in somewhat of a gray area for this poll, but why would Portishead (1 of 3 female members) be eligible if My Bloody Valentine (2 of 4 female members) is not? I guess for me, I see Beth Gibbons as the face of Portishead,...
by DocBrown
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 107
Views: 26809

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Let my list stand, LiveinPhoenix. Perhaps one of Emmylou, Tori or Lucinda may advance with the female-friendly movement.
by DocBrown
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 194317

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Outstanding performance, NotBrianEno! Finest looking rollout ever.

Henry must be ecstatic.
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Re: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.

Goddamn autocorrect. How do you correct a thread title?

Edit: Thanks, Rob!
by DocBrown
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has died.

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18972/tragically-hip-gord-downie-dies-53 When his illness was announced last year, the national broadcaster, CBC, named Downie its newsmaker of the year. This in the year Leonard Cohen died remember. Outside of Canada his musical legacy is largely unremarked and unacclai...
by DocBrown
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2017 Polaris Prize (Canada)
Replies: 1
Views: 858

2017 Polaris Prize (Canada)

Winner -- Lido Pimienta — La Papessa Long List -- (*) Short List (*) A Tribe Called Red — We Are The Halluci Nation Lydia Ainsworth — Darling Of The Afterglow Alaclair Ensemble — Les Frères Cueilleurs Anciients — Voice of the Void Arkells — Morning Report Jay Arner — II Auroch — Mute Books Austra — ...
by DocBrown
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Complex - The 30 Best Justin Bieber Songs (2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: Complex - The 30 Best Justin Bieber Songs (2017)

May I suggest "Justin Bieber performs John Cage' s 4'33"
by DocBrown
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 239
Views: 174801

Re: Concerts you have coming up

luvulongTIM wrote:Might see a mini performance by Wolf Alice at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Hearing great things about the new album.
Listened to it ("Visions of a Life") twice yesterday, phenomenal. Certainly top three AOTY for me. Very '90s.
by DocBrown
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 35625

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Thanks, ListyGuy, for pulling together this great poll.

A lot of dystopian worlds in the top 50. Is that a product of our times, or of the relative youth of our members?
by DocBrown
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 107
Views: 26809

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Like Pierre, my list will be short of Y chromosomes, since most of my favourite male artists are already in. But far too few women. 1. Joan Armatrading Reggae infused folk from St. Kitt's via East London. Her output from 1975 through the early '80s is criminally ignored. I know my love for Joan is s...
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Upcoming Albums: October 2017

Jirin wrote:Is that a rerelease or another album called Sweet Old World?

Edit: Interesting, complete re-recording of Sweet Old World. That's a strange choice.
Yes, it's actually titled "This Sweet Old World" to differentiate from the 1992 release. I'll correct my earlier post.
by DocBrown
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Upcoming Albums: October 2017

A huge month again: back in the day of physical releases, September/October were always the biggest months, looking forward to Christmas shopping. This year seems to be reverting to form although it's probably entirely coincidental. Lucinda Williams releases "This Sweet Old World" on October 6. Juli...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would the top spots in an "Acclaimed Television" site look like?
Replies: 5
Views: 6609

Re: What would the top spots in an "Acclaimed Television" site look like?

While I'm no expert (I haven't owned a TV in twenty years) I always thought documentary was the format best suited to the small screen. Sixty Minutes, its Canadian cousin W5, Frontline, Wild Kingdom.
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 35625

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Great start, ListyGuy. I'm afraid this list might be overshadowed by some other rollout going on, though...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)
Replies: 27
Views: 11201

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)

Also, Honorio, track 7 is "Song is Over", not "The Song is Over". I could argue that it is a very subtle distinction, but Daltrey clearly says "The song is over" in the first verse and "this song is over" in the last. I think Townshend meant to omit "The"; that like his love, all song is over, then ...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)
Replies: 27
Views: 11201

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Who's Who's Next (1971)

Won't Get Fooled Again Baba O'Riley (the best bookends in music history) Bargain My Wife Love Ain't For Keeping Behind Blue Eyes Going Mobile Song is Over Getting in Tune Over fifty years of listening to music, Who's Next is probably the album I would have called my number one most often, although a...
by DocBrown
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 194317

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Oh, that's a rush to see Lucinda Williams jump from just outside the top 1000 to no. 500. Might bode well for women and alt-country (two of my favourite things) on the top half of the list?
by DocBrown
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 76910

Re: Albums of 2017

The album i can't stop playing lately is Jade Jackson's "Gilded". Think of a young Lucinda Williams with a whole lot less whiskey and cigarettes. Still some whiskey and cigarettes, just a whole lot less.
by DocBrown
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 194317

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

There really haven't been that many albums dropping out of the top 500 (I can only think of " I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" and "Original Pirate Material" although I'm sure there's more). With only 48 voters last time around, the results below 500 weren't particularly significant and I su...
by DocBrown
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 194317

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I'm so happy Hadestown made the cut. If only it had fallen at 666 just like Why We Build The Wall. :) Speaking of which, serious 'Life imitates art' going on with that song. You sold me on it last time around. You can hear part of the original cast recording from the off-Broadway production last ye...
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines
Replies: 23
Views: 8737

Re: Rank the Tracks: Massive Attack's Blue Lines

Safe From Harm
Daydreaming
Be Thankful for What You've Got
Unfinished Sympathy
Hymn of the Big Wheel
Blue Lines
Five Man Army
Lately
One Love

Haven't listened to this for a long time resulting in a big re-evaluation. Unfinished Sympathy falls from first to fourth.
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 44
Views: 10581

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

Actually now that I think about it there is at least one more member of our club. Rdwdbob, who generally is only seen in the weekly chart thread, shares my birthday but is one year older than me; just an interesting coincidence I noted a couple of years ago.
by DocBrown
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 194317

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

StevieFan13 wrote:Quite a tumble I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight took, though.
It also fell 200 spots from 2011 to 2014. I guess the forum is less friendly to British folk than in the past.
by DocBrown
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 47843

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

The last time we did this poll, I was very happy to see OK Computer finish 2nd. I think we needed confirmation that it could be beaten. I like VU & Nico and Ok Computer about equally though, so either one winning is fine by me. Last time, I REALLY enjoyed confirming that VU&N did beat OkC (as those...
by DocBrown
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 44
Views: 10581

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

I feel like an imposter; I was born in the 1950's by just three weeks. But someone has to keep Henry company.
by DocBrown
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Albums: September 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: Upcoming Albums: September 2017

Torres' "Three Futures" due September 29.
by DocBrown
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run (1975)
Replies: 24
Views: 9199

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run (1975)

Thunder Road
Jungleland
Born to Run
Backstreets
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
She's the One
Night
Meeting Across the River
by DocBrown
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 101027

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Not too much change since the last time. 34 - Lhasa - La Ilorona Romain, I just noticed this misspelling of "La llorona" (the weeping woman), the same album as my #171, which I also misspelled as "La Llarona." Panam has the correct spelling at his #311. I trust notbrianeno was able to put it all to...
by DocBrown
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 76910

Re: Albums of 2017

Not new albums of course, but Brian Eno's first four solo records have been remastered at Abbey Road studios and released on double 45 discs. I've listened to all four at least once, and this pressing of Another Green World is the best sounding disc in my collection. For the many Eno fans here I hig...
by DocBrown
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 40760

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread

Long time since new members introduced themselves. Any takers?
by DocBrown
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Advertising in the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: Advertising in the forum

On a totally unrelated subject, Henrik, I think your new signature block is brilliant and something that I should incorporate into my life. On that specific note, LDKitz, your introduction was perfectly respectable and your solicitation of opinion was not nearly as offensive as most we see here. Sti...
by DocBrown
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 14237

Re: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations

I think Jonathan Safran Foer is my new favorite American author. Making my way through his latest novel Here I Am, and he reminds me of the great 1960s novels of Roth, Updike and Singer. Highly recommended. Edit; also Here I Am is filled with pop music references. I.e "Kanye West is not more cultura...
by DocBrown
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Advertising in the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: Advertising in the forum

Send them an invoice, then delete the post. Why should you provide anyone with free online advertising?
by DocBrown
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 33032

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

I will let my original list stand with a couple of minor changes; one was non-fiction and one was a brain fart. Q. Is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance eligible? The more I read about it the more it seems to be a very factual memoir. By the same logic, I'm eliminating Dave Eggers. 1. Walter ...
by DocBrown
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out (1959)
Replies: 11
Views: 4913

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out (1959)

I don't often play the game but I just recently found a vintage pressing of this album

1. Blue Rondo à la Turk
3. Take Five
5. Kathy's Waltz
7. Pick Up Sticks
4. Three to Get Ready
6. Everybody's Jumpin'
2. Strange Meadow Lark
by DocBrown
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Canadian songs
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: Favorite Canadian songs

Since ListyGuy reminded me that today is the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the British North America Act, I guess I should stretch to 150 songs... 1 Joni Mitchell | River 2 Neil Young | Ohio 3 Stars | Your Ex-lover Is Dead 4 Neil Young | Cinnamon Girl 5 The Tragically Hip | New Orleans Is...