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by Jeff
Mon May 05, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules May - Submissions!
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Random Rules May - Submissions!

Juvenile - Ha Boards of Canada - Gyroscope Liz Phair - Flower The Bug - Poison Dart (feat. Warrior Queen) Tapps - Forbidden Lover Jackie McLean - Old Gospel Pierre Schaeffer - Bilude Photek - Modus Operandi Laurel Halo - Thaw Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4eva (feat. Big Sant) Links: Juvenile: http://www...
by Jeff
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1972 Poll
Replies: 92
Views: 18501

Re: Songs and Albums of 1972 Poll

Since we seem to be going by when a song first appeared rather than by its release date as a single for the songs list, I have removed Yoko Ono's "Mind Train" from my list, bumped the songs below it up one, and added The Rolling Stones' "Tumbling Dice" at #15.
by Jeff
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1972 Poll
Replies: 92
Views: 18501

Re: Songs and Albums of 1972 Poll

Here are my 15 favorites from 1972: Albums 1. Archie Shepp - Attica Blues 2. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia 3. Al Green - Let's Stay Together 4. Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings - Tibetan Bells 5. John Cale - The Academy in Peril 6. Big Youth - Screaming Target 7. Embryo - Steig Aus 8. Van Dyke P...
by Jeff
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules April - Elimination!
Replies: 89
Views: 13759

Re: Random Rules April - Elimination!

Simon and Garfunkel - I am a Rock (hectorthebat) I'm not a big folk rock fan, so. . . Pavement - In the Mouth a Desert (hectorthebat) Edith Piaf - La Vie en Rose (hectorthebat) Stevie Wonder - I Was Made to Love Her (Luke JR68) The Doors - Break on Through (To the Other Side) (Luke JR68) Ru...
by Jeff
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules April - Elimination!
Replies: 89
Views: 13759

Re: Random Rules April - Elimination!

The Beatles – The Word (nicolas) I've never been much of a Beatles guy. David Bowie - It Ain't Easy (DocBrown) Bat For Lashes - Seal Jubilee (DocBrown) Long John Baldry and Kathi MacDonald - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (DocBrown) David Bowie and Queen - Under Pressure (DocBrown) Art Tat...
by Jeff
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules April - Elimination!
Replies: 89
Views: 13759

Re: Random Rules April - Elimination!

Guns N' Roses - Out ta Get Me (TimmyWing) Nirvana - All Apologies (Blanco) Normally not a song I would eliminate, but there's too much Cobain hagiography going on right now for my liking. The Beatles - Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (Brad) The novelty of the Beatles in German ...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules April - Submissions!
Replies: 16
Views: 2470

Re: Random Rules April - Submissions!

Andres - New For U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmlXTN3GPQ Arthur Russell - The Name of the Next Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lslHhd3jhh0 Beastie Boys - To All the Girls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJ8cEj3YWc Chuck Person - Eccojam B3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awAp5UGpncY Cody Che...
by Jeff
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Elimination!
Replies: 77
Views: 10149

Re: Random Rules March - Elimination!

Thin Lizzy - Clifton Grange Hotel (Brad) . This puts Wilco in the jukebox. The Automatic Automatic - Monster (DocBrown) Porcupine Tree - Time Flies (DocBrown) Great Lake Swimmers - Stealing Tomorrow (Live) (DocBrown) King Charles - The Brightest Lights (DocBrown) Roy Orbison - Running Scare...
by Jeff
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1971 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 23930

Re: Songs and Albums of 1971 Poll

Here's mine. I'm not as high on 1971 as most people, but it was definitely a good year for jazz and soul. Albums 1. Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda 2. Harry Partch – Delusion of the Fury 3. Eugene McDaniels - Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse 4. Max Roach – Lift Every Voice and Sing 5. Joe...
by Jeff
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Musikexpress: The 700 Best Songs Of All Time
Replies: 37
Views: 16164

Re: Musikexpress: The 700 Best Songs Of All Time

Is this discussing the list? This looks like it's just one critic's top 10, though. http://www.musikexpress.de/700/article541930/top-ten-die-10-lieblingssongs-aller-zeiten-von-thees-uhlmann.html Yeah, that's just one member of their panel's top 10 list. If you scroll to the bottom, you can see link...
by Jeff
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Elimination!
Replies: 77
Views: 10149

Re: Random Rules March - Elimination!

Cage The Elephant - Ain't No Rest for the Wicked (Luke JR68) Smashing Pumpkins-Today (whuntva) The Stone Roses- Waterfall (Mattceinicram) Franz Ferdinand- All For You, Sophia (Mattceinicram) The Doors- Crawling King Snake (Mattceinicram) Bob Seger- Night Moves (Mattceinicram) Ki...
by Jeff
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1971
Replies: 42
Views: 7334

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1971

I plan on ranking this slice of Bahamian funk high on my songs list: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI8L6GhgqA8 Changing pace a bit, 1971 was also the year that Iannis Xenakis premiered his piece "Persepolis" as commissioned by the reigning Shah of Iran. For albums, I hope that Alice Coltr...
by Jeff
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Jazzwise (UK): 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Jazzwise (UK): 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World

Now that the EOY lists are finished, here is a list from Jazzwise Magazine that first appeared in print in 2006. It's a critics list from "The UK's Biggest Selling Jazz Magazine" so it's most likely eligible for inclusion. The list is described as being "a fully annotated look at the ...
by Jeff
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Elimination!
Replies: 77
Views: 10149

Re: Random Rules March - Elimination!

The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life (Brad) Hello Seahorse! - Bestia (Blanco) The Stone Roses- Waterfall (Mattceinicram) Franz Ferdinand- All For You, Sophia (Mattceinicram) The Doors- Crawling King Snake (Mattceinicram) Bob Seger- Night Moves (Mattceinicram) Kiss- God of Thund...
by Jeff
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Elimination!
Replies: 77
Views: 10149

Re: Random Rules March - Elimination!

Andrea Bocelli - Sogno (Luke JR68) Kings Of Leon - McFearless (Romain) The Stone Roses- Waterfall (Mattceinicram) Franz Ferdinand- All For You, Sophia (Mattceinicram) The Doors- Crawling King Snake (Mattceinicram) Bob Seger- Night Moves (Mattceinicram) Kiss- God of Thunder (Mattcein...
by Jeff
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Elimination!
Replies: 77
Views: 10149

Re: Random Rules March - Elimination!

Unless my math is wrong, we're under 100 now. Pink Floyd-Time (whuntva) Connie Francis, Millie Kirkham & The Jordanaires, Joe Mele & His Orchestra and Chorus - Home on the Range (YellowEyedDemon) The Stone Roses- Waterfall (Mattceinicram) U2- Love is Blindness (Mattceinicram)...
by Jeff
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Submissions
Replies: 16
Views: 2467

Re: Random Rules March - Submissions

I keep meaning to participate in this game and it looks like this month's the month. My submission: James Brown – “Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0A_N-wmiMo Artificial Memory Trace – “Ocowee” [I couldn't find this one on YouTube. I haven't listened to, or thou...
by Jeff
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!
Replies: 65
Views: 12463

Re: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!

My first time contributing to a poll here, be gentle :P. Top 20 Albums 1. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus 7 2. Huerco S. – Colonial Patterns 3. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap 4. Nils Frahm – Spaces 5. Tim Hecker – Virgins 6. Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back 7. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 8. DJ Koze ...
by Jeff
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY Album Sources Still Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: EOY Album Sources Still Missing

I wouldn't hold out for MSN's list: it basically just syndicates Rolling Stone articles now (even Rolling Stones EOY list is featured there). I believe when it terminated Christgau several months back that was the end of MSN's interest in providing music criticism. Isn't there a monthly review quota...
by Jeff
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 HipHopDX (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 654

EOY 2013 HipHopDX (US)

Here is the end of year list from HipHopDX: Top 25 Albums Long.Live.A$AP by A$AP Rocky CZARFACE by CZARFACE Niggas Is Men by Quelle Chris Wolf by Tyler, The Creator Twelve Reasons To Die by Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Capture the Sun by Illogic & Blockhead The Life and Times of Jonny Va...
by Jeff
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Resident Advisor
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: EOY 2013 Resident Advisor

I was thinking Immunity would top this list, very surprised to see it as low as 18 (and below Daft Punk?). Forest Swords and Tim Hecker also stand out as snubs given RA's taste. But The Inheritors is very good. Haven't heard the rest of the top 5. Engravings got snubbed again since there are no tra...
by Jeff
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Resident Advisor
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: EOY 2013 Resident Advisor

Tracks: 50. Dusky - Careless [Aus Music] 49. SOPHIE - Bipp [Numbers] 48. Axel Boman - Klinsmann [Hypercolour] 47. Soundstream - Julie's Theme [Sound Stream] 46. Laurel Halo - Throw [Hyperdub] 45. Planningtorock - Misogyny Drop Dead [Human Level] 44. Pearson Sound - REM [Pearson Sound] 43. Trade - Po...
by Jeff
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Re: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives

Here are the poll results from 1965 (the first poll with an 'album of the year category') through 1989. Prior to 1990, only jazz albums were honored, with the blues and beyond categories only recognizing an 'artist of the year.' 1989 Jazz Album of the Year: Jack DeJohnette, Audio Visualscapes (Impul...
by Jeff
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Resident Advisor
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

EOY 2013 Resident Advisor

Albums: 20. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic 19. Moderat – II 18. Jon Hopkins – Immunity 17. James Blake – Overgrown 16. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories 15. Axel Boman - Family Vacation 14. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation 13. Laurel Halo - Chance Of Rain 12. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest 11. Nils ...
by Jeff
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 The Wire (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

Re: EOY 2013 The Wire (UK)

I remember Burial almost being #1 two years in a row too several years ago. That Holter album is a really safe pick, especially for the Wire, which is not to say that I dislike it. This is usually my favorite EOY source because it tends to feature lots of stuff that I haven't heard, but this year it...
by Jeff
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Re: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives

I have not been able to find the complete poll results from any year before 2009. Instead, I have only found the winners. Here are those running back to 1990. The best album poll dates back to 1962 and are available to view on DownBeat's website. I will post the others later if I should have the tim...
by Jeff
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Re: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives

2010 (58th Annual Poll) Jazz Albums 1. Vijay Iyer Trio, Historicity (ACT) 2. Joe Lovano Us Five, Folk Art (Blue Note) 3. Miguel Zenón, Esta Plena (Marsalis) 4. Henry Threadgill, This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (Pi) 5. Allen Toussaint, Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch) 6. Darcy James Argue, Infernal Machines (...
by Jeff
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Re: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives

2011 (59th Annual Poll) Jazz Albums 1. Jason Moran, Ten (Blue Note) 66 votes 2. Joe Lovano Us Five, Bird Songs (Blue Note) 47 3. Esperanza Spalding, Chamber Music Society (Heads Up) 25 4. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green, Apex (Pi) 22 5. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden, Jasmine (ECM) 20 6. James Mo...
by Jeff
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

DownBeat (USA) Critics Poll Archives

I thought I should start a new thread to post previous DownBeat polls. Here are the results from 2012: 2012 (60th Annual Poll) Unlike for 2013, the editors broke the ties for the Jazz albums list. For the other two, I went with the traditional method for handling ties. Jazz Albums 1. Vijay Iyer Trio...
by Jeff
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2013 DownBeat (USA) International Critics Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: 2013 DownBeat (USA) International Critics Poll

I did some digging and here are all of the 2013 releases that appear on the 2013 poll by category: Jazz Albums 1 - Wayne Shorter Quartet – Without a Net [2013] 4 - Joe Lovano Us Five - Cross Culture [2013] 5 - Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran - Hagar’s Song [2013] 15 - Mostly Other People Do The Killing - ...
by Jeff
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2013 DownBeat (USA) International Critics Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

2013 DownBeat (USA) International Critics Poll

Here are the results of DownBeat Magazine’s international critics poll for 2013 (I believe around 200+ critics participate). DownBeat has been around since 1934 and is considered the premier Jazz and Blues magazine in the world (it covers other genres as well, albeit to a far lesser extent) and has ...
by Jeff
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Rockerilla (ITA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: EOY 2013 Rockerilla (ITA)

A 2012 EOY list was posted here, but I never added it to the spreadsheet - probably because I went by the Alexa numbers for the website (which are low) without realizing that it's a print magazine. Does it still exist in printed form? If so, I think the list is eligible. It looks like it's still in...
by Jeff
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Amazon (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: EOY 2013 Amazon (US)

Here is the songs list, which strangely features 98 tracks instead of 100. Unlike the albums, it is not ordered by preference; the default view is "recent and popular," but I changed it to alphabetical to post here: alt-J - Breezeblocks (2012 release) Arcade Fire - Reflektor Arctic Monkeys...
by Jeff
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: FACT Magazine: 100 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 3
Views: 3532

FACT Magazine: 100 Best Albums of the 1980s

Fact Magazine did a top 100 albums list covering the '80s back in June. I liked their '90s list and this one is similar in that it is great for discovering new or overlooked albums from the decade. Any list with Arthur Russell that also prefers Sister to Day Dream Nation and puts Hounds of Love in t...
by Jeff
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

Re: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics

Many thanks, Jeff! 19. Duke Ellington: ? (The article identifies 1940-1942 as his peak years and mentions several recordings from that period.) Nothing(?) I guess I got a bit lazy with the Ellington entry :whistle:. The article recommends the songs "Harlem Air Shaft," "Sepia Panorama...
by Jeff
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

Re: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics

Many thanks, Jeff! 19. Duke Ellington: ? (The article identifies 1940-1942 as his peak years and mentions several recordings from that period.) Nothing(?) I guess I got a bit lazy with the Ellington entry :whistle:. The article recommends the songs "Harlem Air Shaft," "Sepia Panorama...
by Jeff
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

Re: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics

I've gone through and listed them by release type as requested. I've made notes in parenthesis when I am unsure about an entry's classification. Albums 2. John Coltrane: A Love Supreme 6. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico 7. The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall 8. Steve Reich: Mu...
by Jeff
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

Re: ZEIT (Germany): 100 Modern Classics

Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" is also cited, so Cage's 4'33" is not the only 'song' listed (there might be others, I haven't looked that closely). I am not sure how AM handles classical compositions though, at least ones from before the album era, and this list is full of pre-ablum ...
by Jeff
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: SIMON REYNOLDS -Bring The Noise, A Listening List
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: SIMON REYNOLDS -Bring The Noise, A Listening List

Wow, thanks. The Energy Flash discography on his blog is especially helpful. I read Energy Flash a few years ago, but don't remember seeing the discography section (apparently it was left out the 2008 edition so that probably explains why). I haven't read his other books, but have been meaning to ch...
by Jeff
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: SIMON REYNOLDS -Bring The Noise, A Listening List
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: SIMON REYNOLDS -Bring The Noise, A Listening List

I'm sure that there are several other books written about music containing these kinds of lists in them. I think it would be cool include them, but it seems like a daunting task to start tracking them down. While on the topic of Simon Reynolds, I wonder if his books on post-punk and dance music incl...
by Jeff
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Equivalent site for books or video games?
Replies: 6
Views: 5258

Re: Equivalent site for books or video games?

Googling "Acclaimed video games" turned up this:
http://www.acclaimedvideogames.org/

There's also the aforementioned http://www.filibustercartoons.com/games.htm, but I think I prefer the acclaimedvideogames site after poking around both for a bit.

At a loss for literature though.

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