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by Live in Phoenix
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion of weighting parameters
Replies: 129
Views: 22883

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: 22883

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: 22883

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: 30303

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: 30303

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: 3078

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: 3078

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...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1988 Poll Tiebreaker
Replies: 23
Views: 4043

Re: 1988 Poll Tiebreaker

I think I know where this is heading...
Regardless, "Candle"
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Lou Reed
Replies: 35
Views: 7786

Re: R.I.P. Lou Reed

I know that Fox News, which is like the self-appointed Middle America news station, ran at least a long ticker tape on him yesterday, mentioning The Velvet Underground in the same breath as Bob Dylan and the Beatles (“While not as commercially successful as…”) It’s funny, the last time I visited my ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Lou Reed
Replies: 35
Views: 7786

Re: R.I.P. Lou Reed

Lou's solo trajectory sort of drove me nuts, but the Velvets' music was of course legendary, to the point that it seemed like every other alternative-type act over the years borrowed their sound. I don't really plan on listening to his 90-minute Metallica album, but it still showed that even around ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 16277

Re: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll

Albums: 1. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 2. James Taylor – Never Die Young 3. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything 4. Basia – Time and Tide 5. Barbara Manning – Lately I Keep Scissors 6. Pixies – Surfer Rosa 7. Enya – Watermark 8. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 9. R.E.M...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 16277

Re: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll

Songs: 1. James Taylor – Never Die Young 2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat 3. James Taylor – Baby Boom Baby 4. Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot 5. Basia – Time and Tide 6. Sonic Youth – Candle 7. Crowded House – Never Be the Same 8. Neil Young – Coupe de Ville 9. Metallica – One 10. Morri...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 23009

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

It kind of reminds me of a Keith Richards quote about rock and roll, "No one can control it," made I think in regards to how it drives the kids wild, but it also lends itself to how the HOF can't definitively house R n' R in either a museum or a list that they put together. I don't think o...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 23009

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Didn't say it was special in a good way! ;)
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 23009

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

I don't think the HOF is overlooking that early Bjork release, I think they just don't see her as a worthy candidate. As for the Lou Reed doo wop record, whatever that is, unless it came out as by "Lou Reed" or some other name he was using, he would not be eligible as a solo artist based ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 23009

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

I assume the HOF is conveniently overlooking her juvenilia, not that I blame them. (It'd make for an interesting page to list the AM top 100 artists by their first recorded appearance... Likely it precedes what we usually know by a solo artist by several years, e.g. Lou Reed recording doo wop in 195...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Inductees Announced
Replies: 108
Views: 23009

Re: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

The Hall of Fame is goofy. If they just want to celebrate popular and/or influential acts from the past, they might as well be very inclusive, instead of acting like you need their dinosaur approval to think that [overlooked artist] is actually, indeed, finally, yes, a great act, thanks for asking u...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the June 2013 update
Replies: 176
Views: 38545

Re: Errors in the June 2013 update

"Jane Says" is from Jane's Addiction's self-titled debut (a live album) from 1987. :| It was re-recorded for their studio album Nothing's Shocking, from 1988, which is when it's listed here. People are voting for it in the '88 poll (though I don't think anyone voted for it for '87).
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1988
Replies: 10
Views: 2833

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1988

http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/game-cartoons-mario3.jpg All this time later, instead of thinking of the rest of the ‘80s in terms of the ruling empire’s currency (Dirty Dancing, Van Hagar, Bon Jovi, Richard Marx, etc.), it now seems easier to think of ’88 and ‘89 as the openin...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1987 Poll Tiebreaker [Unnecessary: See Bottom]
Replies: 21
Views: 3394

Re: 1987 Poll Tiebreaker

Go Huskers
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1987
Replies: 10
Views: 2424

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1987

Someone might want to take my (unofficial) place and kick off 1988's recommendation thread when it comes time. Because of my upcoming vacation, I'd otherwise have to post it tomorrow night. :?
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1987 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 15034

Re: Songs and Albums of 1987 Poll

Songs: 1. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love 2. Sting - Be Still My Beating Heart 3. Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is a Place on Earth 4. Sting - The Lazarus Heart 5. Carly Simon - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of 6. Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted) 7. Suzanne Vega - ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1987 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 15034

Re: Songs and Albums of 1987 Poll

Albums: 1. Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing 2. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love 3. U2 - The Joshua Tree 4. Sting - ...Nothing like the Sun 5. Carly Simon - Coming Around Again 6. Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera 7. John Cougar Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee 8. Sonic Youth - Sister...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 18620

Re: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll

This month features my ultimate guilty pleasure, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t still hold great memories for me. It shouldn’t be difficult to spot… Am I looking for a Heartbeat? :p I think of it as a great example of AM’s goodwill, that we can post whatever music and don’t have to take crap ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1987
Replies: 10
Views: 2424

Recommendation Thread: 1987

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/76/Michael_jackson_bad_cd_cover_1987_cdda.jpg/220px-Michael_jackson_bad_cd_cover_1987_cdda.jpg http://open.spotify.com/user/1264809493/playlist/6pQJA6BDMrhiv9j1kaDTsM You could say this was the year for big returns, including follow-ups by some of th...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 18620

Re: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll

This month features my ultimate guilty pleasure, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t still hold great memories for me. It shouldn’t be difficult to spot… Am I looking for a Heartbeat? :p I think of it as a great example of AM’s goodwill, that we can post whatever music and don’t have to take crap ...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 18620

Re: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll

Songs: 1. Madonna – Live to Tell 2. Carly Simon – Coming Around Again 3. The Pretenders – Hymn to Her 4. Jackson Browne – Black and White 5. Billy Idol – Sweet Sixteen 6. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover 7. Depeche Mode – Stripped 8. Crowded House – Don't Dream It's Over 9. New Order – Bizarre Love Triang...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1986
Replies: 18
Views: 3557

Recommendation Thread: 1986

This is the last year before straight-on guitar/bass/drums rock looms large again for the first time since about 1980. Right now, hard rock can still mean something like “The Final Countdown,” or Bon Jovi’s talk box, and (with the exception of rap) the pop/rock music scene is still working off of sy...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 18620

Re: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll

Albums: 1. Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile 2. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 3. The Pretenders - Get Close 4. The Moody Blues - The Other Side of Life 5. XTC - Skylarking 6. Crowded House - Crowded House 7. Enya - Enya 8. The Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill 9. Paul Simon - Graceland 10. Neil Young - Land...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll
Replies: 95
Views: 20583

Re: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll

Albums: 1. Justin Hayward – Moving Mountains 2. Suzanne Vega – Suzanne Vega 3. Thompson Twins – Here's to Future Days 4. Oingo Boingo – Dead Man's Party 5. Kate Bush – Hounds of Love 6. The Velvet Underground – VU 7. Eurythmics – Be Yourself Tonight 8. R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction 9. Sting ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll
Replies: 95
Views: 20583

Re: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll

Honorable Mention goes to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" at the end of Real Genius.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll
Replies: 95
Views: 20583

Re: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll

3. Whitney Houston- s/t (OOH!!! MAINSTREAM AC WITH POLISHED EPIC GORGEOUS POP VOCALS, so anti-Waits how could I NOT include her. If he's gonna win this year I'm not going down quitely) Are you going to vote for songs this year, too? I seem to respect Tom Waits more than I, uh, listen to him. Just t...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 2374

Recommendation Thread: 1985

I can post this, right? 1985 had a whole lot going on, with a bunch of fun ‘80s time capsule movies, kids’ trading cards (for you Art Spiegelman fans), and the first Wrestlemania; not to mention Live Aid as the Woodstock moment of my lifetime (certainly more than the official ‘90s re-animation attem...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll
Replies: 95
Views: 20583

Re: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll

Songs: 1. Simple Minds – Don't You (Forget About Me) 2. Kate Bush – And Dream of Sheep 3. Whitney Houston – The Greatest Love of All 4. Heart – These Dreams 5. Phil Collins – Take Me Home 6. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting 7. Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World 8. Tears for Fears – Head Ove...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 18976

Re: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll

Prince - "Electric Intercourse"

Hi Moonbeam, I noticed that this isn't even a B-side! Do you have a morbid curiosity toward what's waiting in the Prince vaults when he shuffles off this mortal coil?
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 18976

Re: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll

Albums: 1. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (#1 pick for the decade) 2. Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain 3. The Pretenders – Learning to Crawl 4. David Bowie – Tonight 5. Van Halen – 1984 6. Cocteau Twins – Treasure 7. Husker Du – Zen Arcade 8. The Smiths – The Smiths 9. Meat Puppets – ...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the June 2013 update
Replies: 176
Views: 38545

Re: Errors in the June 2013 update

The all-time album at the very top of the home page is still Pet Sounds :geek:
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: June update
Replies: 134
Views: 30904

Re: June update

Yes, thanks to Henrik and company for the work going into this. I've worked on more modestly ambitious music/movie personal lists, and that stuff was time-consuming enough ... I could only imagine how much time something of this order is taking up!
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: June update
Replies: 134
Views: 30904

Re: June update

Ha, it's like we're impatiently standing about the Christmas tree in mid-December.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs / Albums out of AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: Songs / Albums out of AM

I'm surprised that Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" and Guns n' Roses' "November Rain" are only bubbling under ... I always thought they were up there with any of their other big hits.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs / Albums out of AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: Songs / Albums out of AM

I guess I don't expect some favorite albums to show up here. (Justin Hayward solo albums, anyone?) Some of them, though, I hoped would have a better shot at being represented: Tori Amos - The Beekeeper Marshall Crenshaw - Field Day Enya - Shepherd Moons The Motels - All Four One Oingo Boingo - (some...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Okay
Replies: 82
Views: 17656

Re: Okay

If people want to see a list that includes public influence, there is Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums book(s). I had the 1994 edition, and it's not really any better or worse than other lists I see. Critics have pitfalls and prejudices (my favorite example being the first Rolling Stone album...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Okay
Replies: 82
Views: 17656

Re: Okay

....................Isn't this site described and detailed on the front page?
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1984
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1984

I will add to this, as I go through the hits of yesteryear ... I don't seem to know how to use spotifytrack, but Youtube has its appeal. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5Vy8fKpYI Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're in My Arms Again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T4Gqnh11iE...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New report errors
Replies: 82
Views: 18195

Re: New report errors

Since I've been going through '80s songs on RYM, I found that they considered two 1985 songs to be from 1984: The Commodores - Nightshift (December 1984) Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69 (December 1984) By the way, as far as Rolling Stone's Top 500 Anything goes, I believe they feel free to slightly c...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1984
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1984

This has to be the biggest year of the ‘80s as it actually played out, the stuff of legend. Even Bryan Adams rose to the occasion for a few minutes! You had Prince and Bruce releasing their lifetime-best and/or biggest albums right alongside Michael’s, with three different plans for world domination...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1983 Poll Tiebreakers!
Replies: 30
Views: 6093

Re: 1983 Poll Tiebreakers!

I used to play "Shaking Through" during my young coffeehouse days...I've got your back, R.E.M.!
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 18976

Re: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll

Hi, I got "Shout" as 1984 originally from Acclaimed Music; and then while Tears for Fears' front page on RYM lists "Shout" as 1985, 10 of its 14 issues are listed as being from '84. (Wikipedia lists it as being from 26 November 1984 [UK], and 4 June 1985 [USA]. RYM lists it as be...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 18976

Re: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll

Songs: 1. Prince and the Revolution – When Doves Cry 2. Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days 3. Tina Turner – What's Love Got to Do with It 4. Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) 5. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark 6. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now? 7. David Bowie – Loving the Ali...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun May 19, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 22259

Re: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll

Albums: 1. R.E.M. -- Murmur 2. Billy Idol -- Rebel Yell 3. Cyndi Lauper -- She's So Unusual 4. U2 -- War 5. Oingo Boingo -- Good for Your Soul 6. Marshall Crenshaw -- Field Day 7. Culture Club -- Colour by Numbers 8. The Rolling Stones -- Undercover 9. David Bowie -- Let's Dance 10. Slayer -- Show N...

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