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by Live in Phoenix
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1971
Replies: 42
Views: 9031

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1971

Not exactly an obscure song, though virtually nonexistent on the AM site, this year has my thus-far favorite version of "Reason to Believe," Tim Hardin's masterful tune as performed by Rod Stewart. Looking it up, I couldn't believe how many other musicians took a swing at this song, includ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1971 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 30592

Re: Songs and Albums of 1971 Poll

Albums: 1. The Who - Who's Next 2. T. Rex - Electric Warrior 3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV 4. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers 5. Joni Mitchell - Blue 6. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On 7. Elvis Presley - Elvis Country 8. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality 9. John Lennon - I...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1971
Replies: 42
Views: 9031

Recommendation Thread: 1971

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/6746983.jpg (Evel Knievel successfully jumping 19 cars—a world record—at the Ontario Motor Speedway, February 1971) Welcome to what may be the most spectacular year of the 1970s! One of my earliest posts here listed the Rolling Stone year-end awards from 196...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!
Replies: 173
Views: 40965

Re: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!

Wow, I had thought that Led Zeppelin and Bowie would be like the Cure and Prince from our last poll, and clean up throughout the decade. But maybe not... You'll see a lot of them in the final poll, but I think Neil Young is probably going to have the most albums in the final round. He released a cl...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!
Replies: 173
Views: 40965

Re: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!

Wow, I had thought that Led Zeppelin and Bowie would be like the Cure and Prince from our last poll, and clean up throughout the decade. But maybe not...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!
Replies: 173
Views: 40965

Re: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!

Songs: 1. Black Sabbath – War Pigs 2. Derek and the Dominos – Layla 3. The Beatles – Let It Be 4. Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots 5. John Lennon - Remember 6. The Stooges – 1970 7. Derek and the Dominos – Bell Bottom Blues 8. George Harrison – Run of the Mill 9. T. Rex – By the Light of a Magical...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!
Replies: 173
Views: 40965

Re: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!

Albums: 1. Black Sabbath – Paranoid 2. Derek and the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 3. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass 4. Van Morrison – Moondance 5. The Stooges – Fun House 6. The Beatles – Let It Be 7. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III 8. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band 9. David...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My First Vinyl Album
Replies: 14
Views: 3584

Re: My First Vinyl Album

I’m maybe 5 or 6 six years old, and apparently I’ve been going through my parents’ Moody Blues and Ted Nugent (hahaha) records. I’m laid low with the chicken pox, and Mom and Dad get me this to make me feel a bit better. http://www.proggnosis.com/covers/M/M30141.jpg Before too long, I would purchase...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1970
Replies: 12
Views: 3106

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1970

Henrik wrote:Great introduction, Live in Phoenix!

Here are my preliminary top 15 albums and top 100 songs.

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Thanks, and it looks like I have some good support for getting Paranoid in! (Was getting a little, uh, paranoid after it hadn't received much attention yet.)
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1970
Replies: 12
Views: 3106

Recommendation Thread: 1970

Well, it's almost February 3rd on the Acclaimed Music chronometer, and I think it's high time for a recommendation thread. I'll be like the default recommendation thread maker here when need be, though it's not as personal for me this time around. (I'm not alive in 1970.) At work, I'm always having ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?
Replies: 72
Views: 16590

Re: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?

Like, what if you counted down the last slots from 15 points instead of 10 points. Like so: 1. 50 points 2. 40 3. 30 4. 25 5. 20 6. 15 7. 14 8. 13 9. 12 10. 11 11. 10 12. 9 13. 8 14. 7 15. 6 The "love it" tier would still have 30-40-50 points, but I wouldn't quite have the feeling that I'v...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?
Replies: 72
Views: 16590

Re: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?

So, before I start the 1970 thread tomorrow, have we decided upon an appropriate point allotment system. For the 80s poll, what exactly did we use, again? I am sorry but my memory's a little foggy about that. The '80s poll used the same point scale as your '50s film poll. Ok, cool! So, that point f...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?
Replies: 72
Views: 16590

Re: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?

I wasn't planning on making any recommendation threads, myself. I'll probably just be in the background and post random BS (i.e. moreso than usual).
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 28200

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

Live In Phoenix and I appear to be especially well-aligned for this poll. The surprise for me was how closely I matched Moonbeam. I can assure you that the Henry-Moonbeam alignment will not be nearly as impressive in any 1960's or 1970's poll :-) Don't know how the '70s will turn out, but it looks ...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 40920

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Great list and presentation. Not a Waits fan on the level that he's represented here; but charmed to see Closer and Murmur in the top 10, and this poll's #1 is a good fit.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 40920

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Live in Phoenix wrote:3. The Smiths
2. Pixies
1. Prince

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by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 40920

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

3. The Smiths
2. Pixies
1. Prince
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Ten Songs of 1979
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: Top Ten Songs of 1979

1. Gang of Four - Ether 2. The Clash - London Calling 3. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 4. The Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays 5. Gary Numan - Cars 6. The Police - Message in a Bottle 7. Chic - Good Times 8. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry 9. AC/DC - Highway to Hell 10. Talking He...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 40920

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Lol "You snooze, you win." I've been enjoying the comments from everyone.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 40920

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

I voted 114/120 for Little Creatures, in case it got missed
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 40920

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Thanks in advance, Rocky Raccoon, for all 150 of your comments! I was hoping someone would do that.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Ten Frank Sinatra Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: Top Ten Frank Sinatra Songs

- Close to You
- Come Fly with Me
- In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
- It Was a Very Good Year
- Put Your Dreams Away
- Theme from New York, New York (my #1)
- Three Coins in the Fountain
- Where Are You?
- Willow Weep for Me
- Young at Heart
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 12486

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

^ Genesis made it in

1. The Moody Blues
2. The Grateful Dead
3. Jefferson Airplane
4. John Williams
5. Justin Hayward
6. Suzanne Vega
7. Tori Amos
8. Billy Idol
9. Oingo Boingo
10. Crowded House
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: I will be doing a radio show
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: I will be doing a radio show

Sounds good. Always fun when someone gets a webcast
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Guess the Top 20! (Spoilers)
Replies: 18
Views: 4367

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Guess the Top 20! (Spoilers)

Seriously, though, I'm surprised I won; I used what might be called a mishmash of muddled approaches (but I guess I better keep with it!)
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 28200

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

Great job, Moonbeam!

Ha, I didn't think Prince's guitar intro had affected all of us so!
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Guess the Top 20! (Spoilers)
Replies: 18
Views: 4367

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Guess the Top 20! (Spoilers)

Cool! Now suffer my pro wrestling in-joke!

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"TO A NICER GUY, IT COULDN'T HAPPEN!"
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Ten Songs About Family
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Top Ten Songs About Family

I looked through our Top 200 Artists section for a little help, and here's what I came up with, with a few other additions. A lot of these are depressing, which isn't necessarily my intention but a lot of musicians aren't inspired to mention their parents unless they were freaked out by them! (And r...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Guess the Top 20! (Spoilers)
Replies: 18
Views: 4367

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Guess the Top 20! (Spoilers)

20. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 19. Bush, Kate - Running Up That Hill 18. Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot 17. Smiths, The - This Charming Man 16. Prince - Purple Rain 15. Public Enemy - Fight the Power 14. New Order - Blue Monday 13. Pixies - Debaser 12. Smiths, The - How Soon Is Now? 1...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 28200

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

95. AC/DC -- Back in Black Okay, it's an open secret that AC/DC are a terrible, terrible band, but if you don't like this song, you need to get your musical calibration checked. Some songs are so bad that they're secretly good, and this is one of them (see also: Guns'n'Roses). I don't know. I mean ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 28200

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

Lookin' good! I remember taking pity on some of these bottom ones I didn't vote for so far down. (Poor Madonna - I felt "Live to Tell" is the benchmark that separates her from all the stripper pretenders out there.)
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?
Replies: 72
Views: 16590

Re: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?

Not essential, but it'd be neat if someone who lived through all the '70s could provide an observation here & there, year to year (what it was like to hear about the Beatles breaking up, any number of rock stars dying, some genre like rap or disco sprouting up, etc.) I only had a whiff of the '...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?
Replies: 72
Views: 16590

Re: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?

Not essential, but it'd be neat if someone who lived through all the '70s could provide an observation here & there, year to year (what it was like to hear about the Beatles breaking up, any number of rock stars dying, some genre like rap or disco sprouting up, etc.) I only had a whiff of the '7...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar with!
Replies: 87
Views: 18569

Re: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar wit

I do suppose the Smiths album would be comparatively upbeat(!) and have more accessible musical appeal. But I think we can save that for another day, in the distant future. As for Sinatra, I do like the upbeat stuff along with the music made after Ava Gardner broke his heart. When you've loved and l...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar with!
Replies: 87
Views: 18569

Re: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar wit

Bruce wrote:Next for me would be OK Computer. Should I review it?

I find that album a bit overrated. It's the Best Album Ever amongst some rock fans. If the worst that happens is that you'll take it down a peg, I say go for it :wink:
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar with!
Replies: 87
Views: 18569

Re: Review the highest ranked album you are not familiar wit

I've got Channel Orange. Not saying it's right, but I'm crap at following newer music. (62 minutes too!) But I'll put it on my schedule.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 25498

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced

Anyway, can you believe Kiss got in? Independent of their accomplishments, I thought someone on either the HOF's side or on Kiss's side would have to start dying off first. Some guy at work who I assume was 7 years old around the year 1975 has gone to all the Kiss Kruises they run each year--they st...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1714
Views: 326556

Re: France - One song per day.

If anyone wants to ride the frontier of regional music, I've held on to a local paper that once listed the 100 greatest rock acts in the history of the greater Phoenix area, which I could list off in piecemeal fashion. I couldn't even name 100 acts here, good or bad, but I admired those guys' resolv...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2013 (LAST THREAD IN POLL)
Replies: 29
Views: 7340

Re: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2013 (LAST THREAD IN P

Let me try to put some people in… 1. Joanna Newsom Ridiculously talented – how do you even MAKE a Joanna Newsom? Despite her Ys album being recorded by Steve Albini(?!?), her ultra-literate, harp-centric music sounds like it could have come out a hundred years ago. Lou Reed once said something about...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top Ten Songs Of 1969
Replies: 33
Views: 6440

Re: Top Ten Songs Of 1969

1. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter 2. Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour 3. Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl 4. The Moody Blues - Candle of Life 5. The Beatles - Something 6. David Bowie - Space Oddity 7. The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun 8. Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home 9. Elvis Presley - Suspiciou...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll
Replies: 63
Views: 17645

Re: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll

8 out of 9 for Prince :o
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll
Replies: 63
Views: 17645

Re: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll

This was a good year to name your album Batman Albums: 1. Nirvana - Bleach 2. Danny Elfman - Batman 3. Pixies - Doolittle 4. The Cure - Disintegration 5. Neil Young – Freedom 6. Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy 7. Prince - Batman 8. Madonna - Like a Prayer 9. Lou Reed - New York 10. The Stone Roses - The Stone ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion of weighting parameters
Replies: 129
Views: 25309

Re: Help wanted - additional info for over 4,000 songs!

I love Kate Bush and Joanna Newsom (maybe I've said too much), but I always just thought this was about marking down what the critics have thought -- and if the old crop of critics suck, then the newer critics can eventually outnumber them. Failing that, there's always personal lists.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion of weighting parameters
Replies: 129
Views: 25309

Re: Help wanted - additional info for over 4,000 songs!

I didn't quite underline that Adele also has plenty of critical acclaim, that she's doing great on all fronts. The sites I've frequented, Rolling Stone and Spin and Village Voice, have all done a good job in the last 20 years of awarding women in the year-end lists. Not so much before then, though I...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion of weighting parameters
Replies: 129
Views: 25309

Re: Help wanted - additional info for over 4,000 songs!

I wouldn't think there'd need to be some kind of gender boost. Women aren't hard to find throughout recorded history, on critics' lists, and on the charts. (Taylor Swift's Red broke the 1 million mark for its debut week, which I didn't think would ever happen again -- Cake, which is a bunch of dudes...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted - additional info for over 4,000 songs!
Replies: 150
Views: 33672

Re: Help wanted - additional info for over 4,000 songs!

I find "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit the more surprising song here...I've also seen this on worst songs of all time lists :( I mean, like, you know, um, could we have as many thousands of extra songs until the moment that Limp Bizkit shows up to the party? Acclaimedmusic.net presents....the top...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help wanted - additional info for over 4,000 songs!
Replies: 150
Views: 33672

Re: Help wanted - additional info for over 4,000 songs!

I find "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit the more surprising song here...I've also seen this on worst songs of all time lists :( I mean, like, you know, um, could we have as many thousands of extra songs until the moment that Limp Bizkit shows up to the party? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FPC02kS6yAo/...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1989
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1989

Your introductions in these Recommendation threads are awesome, Live in Phoenix. A special thanks for your tribute to Lou Reed this month... Thanks! I might go ahead and jabber a bit in a '70s poll if we're doing one next year. Note on Spotify track #40: For you guilty pleasure fans, here's an extr...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1989
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

Recommendation Thread: 1989

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/guyver12/Prince-Batdance.jpg 1989 featured the most anticipated summer movie season that my little tween self had ever known, with practically every franchise movie character of the '80s battling it out with, and losing to, Batman. The Batman soundtrack would...

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