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by Listyguy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9
Replies: 39
Views: 3548

Re: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9

Moonbeam wrote:
Listyguy wrote:Ok, I like Prince as much as the next guy, but this is getting kind of ridiculous...


Yeah, Prince is great and all, but I don't think he deserves all 4 spots.

Actually, yes I do. :lol:

I know YOU do :lol:
by Listyguy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9
Replies: 39
Views: 3548

Re: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9

Ok, I like Prince as much as the next guy, but this is getting kind of ridiculous...
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
Replies: 33
Views: 7188

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

I've been listening to this album daily recently. I can't believe I hadn't already ranked it. 8. God Only Knows 11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times 1. Wouldn't It Be Nice 3. That's Not Me 9. I Know There's an Answer 4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) 5. I'm Waiting for the Day 7. Sloop ...
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

A few final notes: ⋅ I'll post the entire top 100 in list form, along with the excel sheet with all of the voting information, within a few days ⋅ I too was surprised when I saw Slaughterhouse Five finish in second place. It makes sense, looking at the voters, but while tabulatin...
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

4. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (1813) [imgsize 230x360:3ojmi426]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1381725100l/18619998.jpg Score: 438.13 Voters: StevieFan13 (#2) prosecutorgodot (#4) DocBrown (#4) Chambord (#10) bonnielaurel (#14) schaefer.tk (#15) Nick (#38) Dexter (#41) You could not shock...
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 21705

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

I'm actually surprised The Suburbs is still hanging in there. Here's my stab at how these six will rank:

6. The Suburbs
5. Channel Orange
4. Blackstar
3. Good Kid mAAd City
2. To Pimp a Butterfly
1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

Interesting the In the Court of the Crimson King beat Red by so many places. Both are great, but if you like one, why not the other? I can see why In the Court is more liked by some (it definitely has the group's best known song, and arguably their two best known tracks), but I basically view the t...
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

Damn, Murmur got destoryed
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

7. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (1960) [imgsize 230x360:1l55j718]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1361975680l/2657.jpg Score: 398.85 Voters: StevieFan13 (#1) Dexter (#2) Listyguy (#7) DocBrown (#11) prosecutorgodot (#16) whuntva (#22) bonnielaurel (#72) Lee 's prose has an edge that cuts th...
by Listyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Update: not doing the results tonight. Almost definitely tomorrow though.
by Listyguy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Blade Runner 2049
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Blade Runner 2049

So one of the forum's favorite movies has a sequel which came out today. I'll probably see it sometime this weekend. I'm not sure what to expect, but my one hope is that the "is Deckard a replicant" question doesn't get overtly answered.
by Listyguy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Here's are first group of the top ten! Hopefully the remaining seven will be revealed later today... 10. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger (1951) [imgsize 230x360:1sehzjcs]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1398034300l/5107.jpg Score: 354.54 Voters: Listyguy (#2) Dexter (#5) Chambord (#12) Mich...
by Listyguy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

For the tenth book still to come, I'll go with "Watchmen", since Listy mentioned that there would be one "borderline" entry. My guess would be he meant Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with that remark Yeah, that comment was about Fear and Loathing. Watchmen is definitely fiction.
by Listyguy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books Poll Results Have Started!
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Books Poll Results Have Started!

For those who are interested, we now have 90 of the top 100 revealed. The top 10 should be revealed in about 24 hours!
by Listyguy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

So we're down to 10! I'd love to see some predictions for how you think the list will play out.
by Listyguy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

15. Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling (1997-2007) [imgsize 230x360:2xo7htcx]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1392579059l/862041.jpg Titles: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the...
by Listyguy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

Clearly, there has been a shift in voting population to value good pitch more and to value mood and raw energy less. I tend to agree with you, but do you care to elaborate on your definition of "good pitch" more? I'm partial to the split-fingered fastball, myself. I enjoyed this joke prob...
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

20. The Road – Cormac McCarthy (2006) [imgsize 230x360:usu4wqzv]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1439197219l/6288.jpg Score: 269.34 Voters: Dexter (#3) Gillingham (#5) antonius (#32) Listyguy (#35) Petri (#36) Nick (#41) Miguel (#62) Camus wrote that the world is ugly and cruel, but it is only by...
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 5699

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

Henrik wrote:Best group of nominees I have seen.

I agree 100%. Of course, I never saw the early lists of nominees that had all of the amazing artists from the 50s and early 60s.
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Great show Listyguy! I made a library-list containing all the novels in top 50 I have not read yet. I checked what's left (I didn’t count the points but just checked which books had at least two high votes). Surprisingly I got 21 books. It seems that you have missed Maus by Art Spiegelmann (StevieF...
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Two notes:
1- It is really hard to find a cover of Lolita that isn't creepy/provocative looking. Which I guess is meant to promote the notoriety around the book, but come on.
2- Catch-22 was five points away from finishing 22nd (instead of 21 where it ended up).
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

25. The Stranger – Albert Camus (1942) [imgsize 230x360:2y6o7i5y]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1349927872l/49552.jpg Also Known As: L'Etranger, The Outsider Score: 241.80 Voters: Krurze (#3) schaefer.tk (#18) antonius (#21) Petri (#30) Listyguy (#36) Miguel (#45) Dexter (#90) On the surface, [...
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

Man, we're seeing a lot of albums from the 80-100 range in 2014 falling off, so there will be a lot of newcomers to the top 100.

But losing Unknown Pleasures at this stage is BRUTAL.
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 5699

Re: Rock Hall of Fame Nominees for Class of 2018

Man, Radiohead is already eligible for the Hall? Anyway, if I had to pick 6, here's who it would be: Radiohead Kate Bush The Cars Dire Straits Rage Against The Machine MC5 The top four I chose because I love those artists , and the other two I chose because of their influence on music. There are a l...
by Listyguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Styrofoam Boots wrote:You have the author of the His Dark Materials series listed as The Queen is Dead. Great rollout so far!

Wow, thanks for catching that.
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

There will be five more coming up in a few hours!
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

30. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (1859) [imgsize 230x360:2k1tumx3]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1386925071l/76924.jpg Score: 224.74 Voters: bonnielaurel (#2) whuntva (#7) schaefer.tk (#9) Dexter (#95) Epic in historical scale, it is also an intimate book, showing how the personal and...
by Listyguy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

Wait...Help! outranked A Hard Day's Night (unless I completely missed the former go by)? That's...interesting...
by Listyguy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Album/Song Discrepancies
Replies: 20
Views: 1811

Re: AM Album/Song Discrepancies

I agree with a lot of the Magical Mystery Tour sentiment that has already been expressed here. It definitely doesn't feel like an album the way a lot of the band's other late works do, and that's because it's not really an album. It's a compilation. Half of the album is singles that didn't have an a...
by Listyguy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 50 Best Tom Petty Songs
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: The 50 Best Tom Petty Songs

I was on the fence about including songs with someone other than Petty on vocals from the Traveling Wiburys...I decided to include them. 1- Free Fallin' 2- Louisiana Rain 3- Mary Jane's Last Dance 4- Refugee 5- Tweeter and the Monkey Man 6- Don't Do Me Like That 7- Last Night 8- I Won't Back Down 9-...
by Listyguy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 21705

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

Listyguy wrote:Also...Thriller finished at #33 the last time we ran this poll. It seems like a lock for the top 20 this time around.

Doubling down on this after seeing Bad go from #308 to #164. Hell, top 10 seems possible (albeit an outside shot).
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: RIP Tom Petty

Fuck, this is awful. Too many of our beloved musicians are lost prematurely. Rest in peace.
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 21705

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

I was very happy to see War in the top 200...until I was reminded that it finished in the 120's back in 2014 (which honestly seems higher than the forum as a whole values that album, so I guess it came back to a more realistic rank). Also... Thriller finished at #33 the last time we ran this poll. I...
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

I'm glad you all are enjoying the results! Unfortunately I probably won't have time to do any more results until like Wednesday evening. However, I'm most likely going to drop 10 per day from that point on.
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 9010

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Man, I know 2007 was a good year for music, but "Skinny Love" all the way down at 14? Dammmmmnn.
by Listyguy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

It's a shame Elliott Smith fell as far as he did...but Jimi Hendrix gaining 120 places helps heal that pain.
by Listyguy
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

35. Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse (1927) [imgsize 230x360:1emid4oy]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1505419263l/87247.jpg Also Known As: Der Steppenwolf Score: 207.87 Voters: Petri (#2) Krurze (#24) Chambord (#24) schaefer.tk (#34) DaveC (#62) bonnielaurel (#88) With its generous helpings of sex an...
by Listyguy
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9
Replies: 39
Views: 3548

Re: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9

Albums Prince - Purple Rain vs. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness’ First Finale vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Sou l vs. Prince - 1999 Etta James - At Last! vs. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis Songs Stevie Wonder - Superstition ...
by Listyguy
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

40. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway (1926) [imgsize 230x360:3rojmiu3]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1355359043l/46168.jpg Score: 188.67 Voters: Dexter (#1) Chambord (#23) Listyguy (#25) DocBrown (#36) No amount of analysis can convey the quality of The Sun Also Rises . It is a truly gripp...
by Listyguy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

45. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie (1926) [imgsize 230x360:wee2tr0v]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1392471057l/6251566.jpg Score: 172.57 Voters: bonnielaurel (#4) madzong (#12) Michel (#15) Despite my familiarity with the story, and its famous twist, it was the most engrossing bo...
by Listyguy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

I also imagine RYM is more skewed towards males (in terms of population) than the critics are, which could influence the results. That's certainly possible, although I'm not certain that the population of critics has almost 3x as much women as the population of RYMers. But if that is correct, it wo...
by Listyguy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

I'm really pleased to see Exile in Guyville on the list. A top 10 album for me and a fairly misunderstood album as far as critically acclaimed albums go. RYM don't even place it in their top 3000 which is insane... :) I thought this was very interesting and I had a hunch that RYM might not like fem...
by Listyguy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

50. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami (1994) [imgsize 230x360:s2cxjj07]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327872639l/11275.jpg Also Known As: ねじまき鳥クロニクル Score: 155.02 Voters: Dexter (#6) schaefer.tk (#30) DocBrown (#31) Chambord (#47) DaveC (#77) As it floats to its conclusion, ''The Wi...
by Listyguy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

Harold wrote:
Listyguy wrote:I didn't have the Beatles Let It Be at #83, I had the Replacements Let It Be in that spot.


Hope that doesn't turn into a problem...

Yeah, hopefully it was just a translation error.
by Listyguy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 94474

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

I didn't have the Beatles Let It Be at #83, I had the Replacements Let It Be in that spot.
by Listyguy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS
Replies: 86
Views: 9835

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: THE RESULTS

Liking the rollout so far! Any chance we'll get another batch soon? Here's our next batch! These results are taking me way too long to get out, but I'm hoping to speed it up for the top 50 (but I make no promises) 55. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1932) [imgsize 230x360:...
by Listyguy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 21705

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

Seeing how every other Velvet Underground and Lou Reed album has fared thus far, I'll be very surprised to see it repeat as the forum's favorite album. I could see it falling to 4 or 5, with the likes of OK Computer, Ziggy Stardust, Pet Sounds and Revolver all capable of rounding out our top 5.
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Murmur (1983)
Replies: 10
Views: 1320

Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Murmur (1983)

Most of these songs are solid, so even at the bottom you don't have bad music (ok fine, maybe "We Walk"). 01 | Radio Free Europe 12 | West of the Fields 02 | Pilgrimage 10 | Shaking Through 05 | Moral Kiosk 04 | Talk About the Passion 08 | Sitting Still 09 | 9–9 03 | Laughing 07 | Catapult...
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 3, Week 8
Replies: 20
Views: 2006

Re: Music of R&B: Round 3, Week 8

Albums Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul vs. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul Prince - 1999 vs. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay vs. Etta James - At Last! Curtis Mayfield - Curtis vs. Jorge Ben - África Brasil Songs Ben E. King - Stand By Me vs. Donna Summ...
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 21705

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

Unpopular enough to be 7th-worst last time, but some others quietly beat Layla . 91. John Lennon - Imagine (#205) 92. Carole King - Tapestry (#209) 93. Primal Scream - Screamadelica (#232) 94. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (#233) 95. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power (#...

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