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by Jeff
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups G&H, Match 1
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

World Music Cup: Groups G&H, Match 1

Welcome to match one for groups G and H. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the two in each group that you most prefer. If there is a problem with any of the links (e.g., region locks, dead links), please mention it in a post below and do not vote for that group until you have heard...
by Jeff
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups C & D, Match 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

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

Voting for these groups ends in 25 hours.
by Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 1
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

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

Jeff, many thanks for running this great game! Like JamieW the last world music tournament is probably my favorite forum poll ever. Still, I didn't even open the discussion/nomination thread. :( I simply had too many other things to do. But now I looked at these matchups and saw surprisingly a Swed...
by Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album From Each Generation
Replies: 18
Views: 1887

Re: Favorite Album From Each Generation

Baby Boomers (1956-1975)
Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (1965)

Generation X (1976-1995)
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986)

Millineals (1996-2015)
OutKast - Aquemini (1998)
by Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 11
Replies: 33
Views: 3176

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 11

235 | Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention | Hot Rats 150 | Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A. 84 | Primal Scream | Screamadelica 29 | The Beatles | Rubber Soul 78 | John Coltrane | A Love Supreme 181 | Kendrick Lamar | good kid, m.A.A.d. city 200 | PJ Harvey | To Bring You My Love 44 | Prince |...
by Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 1
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

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

Group E: Zimbabwe and Indonesia Gamelan basically gets an automatic vote from me. It's easy to see why so many Western musicians have been enchanted with it over the last century. The other goes to the 'Lion of Zimbabwe' and his lovely mbira players (an instrument that would not sound entirely out o...
by Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 1
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

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

Results In Group A, Brazil takes first in dominating fashion, doubling the number of votes received by the second-place team. However, the race for second through fourth was much tighter with Belgium pulling ahead thanks to a late vote to snatch second from Nigeria and Turkey, who finished tied for ...
by Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 1
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 1

Welcome to match one for groups E and F. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the two in each group that you most prefer. If there is a problem with any of the links (e.g., region locks, dead links), please mention it in a post below and do not vote for that group until you have heard...
by Jeff
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

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

Reminder that voting for these two groups ends in about 28 3/4 hours. Only Brazil's position looks secure at the moment; a single vote could alter the position of any of the others.
by Jeff
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups C & D, Match 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

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

Group C: Ghana and Russia I like all of the songs in this group. I hate voting for my own 'team,' but have to if I'm being honest about which of these I prefer. The other vote goes to Russia in an upset, its strings winning me over (I assumed I would be picking Jamaica constantly in this group and I...
by Jeff
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 bands
Replies: 41
Views: 3611

Re: TOP 10 bands

This is just of the top of my head; I expect it to change considerably if we do an artists poll this year. I tend to prefer solo artists to groups. I have included several duos, so depending on your definition of group, they might not be what you're looking for. There also a couple of borderline sol...
by Jeff
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups C & D, Match 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

World Music Cup: Groups C & D, Match 1

Welcome to match one for groups C and D. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the two in each group that you most prefer. If there is a problem with any of the links (e.g., region locks, dead links), please mention it in a post below and do not vote for that group until you have heard...
by Jeff
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules January - Elimination
Replies: 76
Views: 6095

Re: Random Rules January - Elimination

I'm swooping in to make sure there's (another) electronic song in the jukebox. Johnny Young - Stealin' (nicolas) Stereolab | The Noise Of Carpet (Bang Jan) Wipers | Youth of America (Bang Jan) Django Django - Storm (Maschine_Man) Janelle Monáe - PrimeTime feat. Miguel (Maschine_Man) Davi...
by Jeff
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

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

Please tell me if either of the links lead to an incorrect song. USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJQ17v0v4ug Iran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUwqRHIsl44 Thanks Luney. Those are the same recordings, except that the Navajo one is edited (only by 43 seconds though). I'm putting them in the ...
by Jeff
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

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

If I could see it, I would expect that the US one is not in Native American ? Do the Spotify links not work either? Also, to others from outside North America, do the YouTube links (or the Spotify failing that) for the USA and Iran work for any of you? I assumed that the USA and Iran were losing so...
by Jeff
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

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

spiritualized wrote:Group B : PS - the links for Iran and USA don't work for me :( - Spain and South Africa it is then !


It still works for me, so it might be a region lock. I've added Spotify links in case anyone else has this problem.
by Jeff
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

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

luney6 wrote:I have to choose 2 songs from each group, right?


Yes.
by Jeff
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

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

Group A Brazil and Nigeria I'm fairly certain that "Panis et Circenses" made my favorite songs list I submitted for last year's songs poll, so of course it gets a vote. I'm a sucker for pop songs with a good beat and a charismatic vocal presence, meaning that Nigeria gets my other vote. Gr...
by Jeff
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

World Music Cup: Groups A&B, Match 1

Welcome to match one for groups A and B. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the two in each group that you most prefer. Voting for this session ends 17 January at approximately 11:59pm UTC / 6:59pm EST. After votes have been tallied the nation in each group with the most votes recei...
by Jeff
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3758

World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists

Group Stage Standings Group A 1. Brazil (sonofsamiam): 8 points | 21 votes | 75% 2. Belgium (spiritualized): 4.5 points | 10 votes | 36% 3. Nigeria (-dummy): 3.5 points | 15 votes | 54% 4. Turkey (-dummy): 2 points | 10 votes | 36% Group B 1. Spain (Honorio): 6.5 points | 20 votes | 69% 2. South Af...
by Jeff
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?
Replies: 18
Views: 2523

Re: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?

I was not familiar with Prindle before now. While I find his opinions disagreeable and attitudes toward women odious, I'm voting yes simply because excluding him on these grounds would set a precedent that would be difficult to enforce for other sources. Most rock critics ignore jazz (among other ge...
by Jeff
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 10
Replies: 23
Views: 1736

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 10

107 | Blondie | Parallel Lines 206 | Marvin Gaye | Let's Get It On 141 | Stevie Wonder | Talking Book 41 | Joy Division | Closer 18 | Public Enemy | It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 249 | Antony and The Johnsons | I Am a Bird Now 132 | Black Sabbath | Paranoid 102 | Van Morrison | Moond...
by Jeff
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

Bumping to encourage song submissions for the dummy teams. Remember: anyone can submit songs for the dummy teams, regardless of whether or not you are managing a team. The game itself starts Monday. Based on the playlists and songs submissions I have seen so far, there looks to be lots of incredible...
by Jeff
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2016 Predictions
Replies: 17
Views: 1838

Re: EOY 2016 Predictions

I expect a few of the recent critic's darlings to have a falling off in acclaim, as this is usually the case after a few albums in the spotlight. The question is who. I lean toward James Blake since most critics do not have a natural affinity for his genre in the first place, but then again he is on...
by Jeff
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LCD Soundsystem reuniting, new album in works
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: LCD Soundsystem reuniting, new album in works

I've read that DFA records (Murphy's record label) has been struggling since LCD stopped releasing albums. I wonder if that influenced the decision at all. His insistence that the reunion is about recording a new album rather than a "lame reunion tour" offers some credence to the idea sinc...
by Jeff
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll?
Replies: 18
Views: 2153

Re: Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll?

As others have said, great work Honorio. My first thought is this is partially a reflection of the increasing diversity of the music press, at least in the US (not that familiar with other countries, so I do not know if this true for them as well). It is important to note that most of the canon albu...
by Jeff
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE
Replies: 33
Views: 3333

Re: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE

Shiina Ringo - Sōretsu
by Jeff
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 9133

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

This is probably a bit premature, but then again this would be the stuff that I was actually listening to in 2015 as opposed to the stuff released in 2015 I was catching up with in 2016. Albums 1. Sean McCann | Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings 2. Young Thug | Barter 6 3. Matana Roberts | Coin...
by Jeff
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 8
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 8

152 | Aretha Franklin | Lady Soul 65 | Portishead | Dummy 8 | The Rolling Stones | Exile on Main St. 216 | Metallica | Metallica ("The Black Album") 175 | Curtis Mayfield | Superfly 224 | Can | Tago Mago 26 | Jimi Hendrix | Electric Ladyland 113 | Pink Floyd | The Piper at the Gates of Daw...
by Jeff
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

Bumping this to encourage those who have signed up for a team (or teams) to submit playlists. There's also time for others to sign up for a team as well.

I am hoping to get the game started in mid-January (ideally January 11).
by Jeff
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Final Four
Replies: 19
Views: 1883

Re: Unacclaimed III Final Four

Shiina Ringo - Souretsu ("Funeral")
Seatbelts/Yoko Kanno - Tank!
by Jeff
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

BITUSSR wrote:I have been using AM for a long time now but haven't really ventured much into the forums, so I just registered because I wanted to participate in this tournament! Sounds like fun. If no one has taken it, I'll take Russia.


Russia's yours. Thanks for participating.
by Jeff
Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 24
Views: 2913

Re: Unacclaimed III QUARTERFINALS

Shiina Ringo - Souretsu ("Funeral")

Janelle Monae - Many Moons

Nicolas Jaar - With Just One Glance You

Bjork - Verandi
This one's for Arthur.
by Jeff
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Round of 16
Replies: 28
Views: 2744

Re: Unacclaimed III Round of 16

Sufjan Stevens - Djohariah
Shiina Ringo - Souretsu ("Funeral")
Janelle Monae - Many Moons
The Doors - Touch Me
Nicolas Jaar - With Just One Glance You
Seatbelts/Yoko Kanno - Tank!
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - The Rose with a Broken Neck
Dinosaur - Kiss me Again
by Jeff
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

Hi Jeff, I'll probably submit a song for most of these countries, but, as said before, it will definitely have a rock tinge to them. Up until when can I submit those ? That's fine so long as you stick to folk music for England, Canada, and the US. I have a soft deadline for submissions for December...
by Jeff
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III Round of 32 Part 2
Replies: 26
Views: 2460

Re: Unacclaimed III Round of 32 Part 2

Cortijo and His Time Machine - Gumbo
Nicolas Jaar - With Just One Glance You
Stromae - Alors on Danse
Seatbelts/Yoko Kanno - Tank!
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - The Rose with a Broken Neck
Bjork - Verandi
Dinosaur - Kiss me Again
Yasunori Mitsuda - Time's Scar
by Jeff
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

We have stalled at 17 teams (which is more than I was expecting). 17 is a problem for this game as it is an awkward number for a World Cup-style tournament. However, I do not want to remove anyone's backup team from the game in order to get to a more manageable 16. To solve this problem, I have adde...
by Jeff
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY Albums: Checklist of Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 4209

Re: EOY Albums: Checklist of Sources

@Jeff Don't you feel that a poll as large as the Village Voice annual roundup would eventually lead to a very middle brow, conservative, and somewhat mainstream outcome? Last year's VV poll included 600+ voters, and I highly doubt that all of them have eccentric or refined tastes. For example, last...
by Jeff
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY Albums: Checklist of Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 4209

Re: EOY Albums: Checklist of Sources

Just curious, of all the major end-of-year polls and lists published, which ones are generally considered the most esteemed and respected? I mean it's safe to assume that some sources are 'better' or more high brow in nature than others. I am a big film fan and there are a certain group of EOY poll...
by Jeff
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 Albums Spreadsheet Update
Replies: 71
Views: 38288

Re: EOY 2015 Albums Spreadsheet Update

To be fair, film lists work a little differently, as there are never going to be any "surprise" film releases come December. With the exception of "Star Wars," every film that stands a reasonable chance of making anyone's favorite list has already screened somewhere in the world...
by Jeff
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 6
Replies: 26
Views: 2336

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 6

233 | Run-D.M.C. | Raising Hell 151 | T. Rex | Electric Warrior 60 | Joy Division | Unknown Pleasures 94 | John Lennon | Imagine 247 | The Magnetic Fields | 69 Love Songs 95 | Pixies | Surfer Rosa 24 | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead 186 | The Specials | Specials 212 | Roxy Music | Roxy Music 88 | Ra...
by Jeff
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

Since things have slowed down I'm going to consider everyone's first backup as a selected nation. If anyone has listed a backup and no longer wishes to do two nations, let me know and I'll remove it from the list. I am aiming for the end of the month to have the song lists done. This is a soft deadl...
by Jeff
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 5
Replies: 23
Views: 2090

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 5

48 | James Brown | 'Live' at the Apollo 188 | Bob Marley and The Wailers | Exodus 85 | The Band | Music from Big Pink 248 | The Cure | Disintegration 182 | Jonathan Richman/The Modern Lovers | The Modern Lovers 70 | Paul Simon | Graceland 221 | MC5 | Kick Out the Jams 58 | The Stone Roses | The Ston...
by Jeff
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: Poll: Exception to the eligibility rules for Complex?
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: Poll: Exception to the eligibility rules for Complex?

I'm glad Complex is included now. I'm not sure how big of a deal music reviews are for major sites anymore anyway, especially in the age of streaming where one could easily sample a few tracks in the time it would take to read a review. I think FACT, for example, have been phasing them out. Maybe th...
by Jeff
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

Thanks to Blanco, we're over 16 nations now(counting top backup choices)! I would love for us to make it to 32. To encourage more participation to reach that goal, I have made a brief list of some recommended nations to think about if you want to participate but are not sure where to start. There ar...
by Jeff
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

I was afraid the game would struggle to get to 16 nations, but we're almost there after one day (counting everyone's top backup choice). Tempted as I am to grab Mali, I will volunteer for New Zealand. I will willingly relinquish my Oceania spot to anyone who covets it as I am more than happy to take...
by Jeff
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2015 Predictions
Replies: 84
Views: 9534

Re: EOY 2015 Predictions

I imagine that Kendrick easily gets album of the year. The songs list seems more hotly contested. I'm thinking "Hotline Bling" has the US critic vote on lock, although it would not shock me to see "Trap Queen" give it a run in the Village Voice poll. The problem for either of the...
by Jeff
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

Remember that you guys can have a list of multiple backup nations in case yours gets picked by someone else (as what just happened to Dan's). I love this idea and would be interested in checking out some new music and voting only... Of course you can vote without having submitted a team. However, th...
by Jeff
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

Romain wrote:Thanks, you make muy day ;-)

Jeff, last question, is it necessary to have words in the song? I hope!


I won't require the song have lyrics, but at the same time I'd rather no one submit only instrumental songs. Obviously, non-English language songs are encouraged.
by Jeff
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Up for a 'World Music' Discovery Game?
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

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

I love the idea. However, my leanings are veering towards indie/rock and therefore anglo-centric. I have however listened to a TON of non-English groups, but they still will be very rock oriented (think Mad Capsule Markets for Japan for example, and is this representative of Japanese world music ?)...

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