AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Vote for up to 5 of your favorite songs!

Poll ended at Sat May 24, 2014 7:00 pm

The Afghan Whigs - "Algiers"
7
7%
The Black Keys - "Fever"
6
6%
Conchita Wurst - "Rise Like a Phoenix"
5
5%
Douglas Dare - "London's Rose"
3
3%
EMA - "Satellites"
4
4%
Emily King - "Distance"
1
1%
Fennesz - "Liminality"
6
6%
Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting on You)"
6
6%
The Horrors - "In and Out of Sight"
4
4%
Jeremy Messersmith - "Ghost"
7
7%
Kelis - "Cobbler"
1
1%
Lana Del Rey - "West Coast"
7
7%
Lykke Li - "Gunshot"
3
3%
Protomartyr - "Come & See"
1
1%
Swans - "A Little God in My Hands"
7
7%
Swans - "Oxygen"
2
2%
Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - "Johnny and Mary"
9
9%
tUnE-yArDs - "Wait for a Minute"
3
3%
tUnE-yArDs - "Water Fountain"
6
6%
The War on Drugs - "Under Pressure"
7
7%
 
Total votes: 95

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AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Setherex » Sat May 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Welcome to Week 15 of the maybe-might-be-regular-I'll-do-my-best AMF Chart! I'm Setherex, you're new host. :)

Here are last week's rankings. A couple changes - the number of weeks each song has been on the chart so far is now listed next to its name in (parenthesis). Also, tying ranks are now broken up by how many weeks has been on the chart:

1. tUnE-yArDs - "Water Fountain" (6)
2. Fennesz - "Liminality" (2)
3. The Black Keys - "Fever" (4)
4. Swans - "A Little God in My Hands" (5)
5. The Afghan Whigs - "Algiers" (3)
6. EMA - "Satellites" (4)
7. Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - "Johnny and Mary" (5)
8. Sun Kil Moon - "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" (12)
9. St. Vincent - "Digital Witness" (14)
10. Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting on You)" (5)
11. Jeremy Messersmith - "Ghost" (1)
12. The War on Drugs - "Under Pressure" (5)
13. Drowners - "You've Got It Wrong" (1)
13. Ought - "The Weather Song" (1)
13. Thievery Corporation feat. Elin Meldarejo - "Sola in Citta" (1)
16. Kasabian - "Eez-eh" (1)
16. Nick Waterhouse - "This Is a Game" (1)
16. Ratking - "Snow Beach" (1)
16. Willie Nelson - "The Wall" (1)
20. Moss - "Unilove" (1)

Due to the new 10 week rule, both "Digital Witness" and "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" have been retired. In was great having them both compete. In their place, "Ghost" and "Under Pressure," our 11th and 12th place song, live on to see another week!

2014 Chart-toppers by week (number of weeks atop of the chart, if more than 1, are counted next to the name):

1. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - "Fuck Off Get Free (For the Island of Montreal)"
2. Damien Jurado - "Silver Timothy" / Warpaint - "Love Is to Die"
3. Warpaint - "Love Is to Die" (2)
4. Damien Jurado - "Silver Timothy" (2)
5. Young Fathers - "Get Up"
6. St. Vincent - "Digital Witness" / Warpaint - "Love Is to Die" (3)
7. Sun Kil Moon - "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" / Warpaint - "Love Is to Die" (4)
8. The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes" / Warpaint - "Love Is to Die" (5)
9. Sun Kil Moon - "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" (2)
10. Sun Kil Moon - "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" (3)
11. Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - "Johnny and Mary"
12. Sun Kil Moon - "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" (4) / Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - "Johnny and Mary" (2)
13. Sun Kil Moon - "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" (5)
14. tUnE-yArDs - "Water Fountain"

Here is the current week's Spotify playlist - I will be keeping this playlist updated every week with the chart's current 20 songs, so feel free to subscribe!


And here is a 2014 Spotify playlist that I will keep updated of all of this year's AMF Chart songs. It's one of my favorite playlists to listen to regularly, now! Also feel free to subscribe.


Hope everyone is satisfied with the new 10 week rule - please continue to support your ideas about how to make the chart better, notes are always appreciated! And of course, PLEASE NOMINATE AND VOTE! :D

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Henrik » Sat May 17, 2014 7:27 pm

Setherex, this is awesome. I love all your new features!!
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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby DocBrown » Sat May 17, 2014 11:26 pm

Setherex, thanks for taking this thread on. And thanks to everyone for agreeing to the modest changes to the rules to enable some new blood; although I think Tune-yards, EMA, possibly Fennesz and at least one Swans track will be here for the max'm ten weeks as well.

My nominations for Week 16 are Keb' Mo' "The Worst Is Yet to Come"; and Margot and the Nuclear So and So's "Hello, San Francisco".

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Brad » Sun May 18, 2014 12:57 am

way to go Setherex!

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Henrik » Sun May 18, 2014 10:28 am

Nomination (again): The Common Linnets - Calm After the Storm
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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby DaveC » Sun May 18, 2014 8:51 pm

Nick Mulvey - Cucurucu

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby TimmyWing » Sun May 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Did my nomination for Chandelier not get in? :(
Well if it meant The War on Drugs didn't get back in, then don't worry about it. But if it hasn't been done already I'd like to nominate it again for next week.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Sun May 18, 2014 10:04 pm

I nominate the Drive-By Truckers' "Shit Shots Count."

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Setherex » Mon May 19, 2014 6:20 pm

TimmyWing wrote:Did my nomination for Chandelier not get in? :(
Well if it meant The War on Drugs didn't get back in, then don't worry about it. But if it hasn't been done already I'd like to nominate it again for next week.

Sorry it didn't make the cut this week Timmy! If it's any consolation, it will most definitely be included next week. And good too, considering it's one of my favorite songs of recent ^_^

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Andre » Mon May 19, 2014 8:34 pm

Thanks for taking over the hosting role, Setherex, great work!

After 14 weeks, we have exactly 50 songs who were in the chart at least 2 weeks.

The following list is ordered by number of votes first, then number of weeks.
For the 3 hall of fame songs, only their first 10 weeks are considered.

Format <position>. <number of votes>-<number of weeks>-<maximum votes in 1 week> <artist> - <song>

1. 72-10-9 Warpaint - Love Is To Die
2. 69-10-9 St. Vincent - Digital Witness
3. 64-10-11 Sun Kil Moon - Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes
4. 41-5-12 Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy
5. 37-5-8 Todd Terje - Johnny And Mary (featuring Bryan Ferry)
6. 35-6-9 tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain
7. 33-7-7 Young Fathers - Get Up
8. 31-6-6 Marissa Nadler - Dead City Emily
9. 30-6-8 Beck - Blue Moon
10. 29-7-5 Angel Olsen - Forgiven / Forgotten
11. 29-5-7 Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
11. 29-5-8 Swans - A Little God In My Hands
13. 27-5-7 Wild Beasts - Wanderlust
14. 24-5-7 The War On Drugs - Under The Pressure
15. 24-4-8 The Black Keys - Fever
16. 23-4-7 EMA - Satellites
17. 22-5-5 Broken Bells - After The Disco
18. 21-4-6 Sun Kil Moon - Carissa
19. 19-3-7 The Afghan Whigs - Algiers
20. 18-3-10 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free (For The Island Of Montreal)
21. 17-3-8 Iamamiwhoami - Fountain
22. 16-4-5 Elbow - New York Morning
23. 15-3-7 Mogwai - No Medicine For Regret
23. 15-3-7 St. Vincent - Prince Johnny
25. 14-2-8 Fennesz - Liminality
26. 13-3-5 Quilt - Tie Up The Tides
27. 12-3-5 Timothy Bloom - Stand In The Way (Of My Love)
27. 12-3-5 Liars - Mess On A Mission
29. 12-2-8 Against Me! - Talking Transgender Dysphoria Blues
30. 10-3-4 Zoé - Arrullo de Estrellas
31. 9-2-6 Band Of Skulls - Asleep At The Wheel
31. 9-2-5 Neneh Cherry - Out Of The Black [feat. Robin]
31. 9-2-6 Lykke Li - Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone
31. 9-2-5 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - What We Loved Was Not Enough
31. 9-2-6 Tinariwen - Imdiwanin Ahi Tifhamam
31. 9-2-7 The War On Drugs - Red Eyes
37. 8-2-6 East India Youth - Looking For Someone
37. 8-2-4 Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Retreat!
37. 8-2-5 Lykke Li - I Never Learn
37. 8-2-5 Angel Olsen - Windows
37. 8-2-5 Perfect Pussy - Interference Fits
37. 8-2-5 Real Estate - Talking Backwards
43. 7-2-4 Have A Nice Life - Burial Society
43. 7-2-4 The New Division - England (featuring Keep Shelly In Athens)
45. 6-2-4 Bombay Bicycle Club - Home By Now
45. 6-2-5 Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird
45. 6-2-4 Lydia Loveless - Head
45. 6-2-4 Temples - Shelter Song
49. 5-2-3 The War On Drugs - Eyes To The Wind
50. 4-2-2 Carla Bozulich - Deeper Than The Well
Last edited by Andre on Mon May 19, 2014 8:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby guigs2910 » Mon May 19, 2014 8:39 pm

Hello guys!

I'm sorry for the sudden disappearing, my computer crashed and I was so busy at work that I forgot to take a few minutes to enter the forum. I'm happy to see this hasn't got on the way of the chart! I love the fact that it is evolving. I'm gonna try and catch up to it, now that I have my PC back.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Andre » Mon May 19, 2014 9:17 pm

First, I nominate the following beautiful melancholic song, released as single in November 2013, so still eligible:
1. Broken Twin - Sun Has Gone

Secondly, I nominate the following nice Dutch dance song:
2. Di-Rect - You & I

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby howdoesitfeel » Tue May 20, 2014 6:19 am

Nominating Weight of Love by The Black Keys

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Henrik » Tue May 20, 2014 9:30 am

Anyone else who agrees with me that this is the strongest week so far?

I'm pleasantly surprised by the votes for "Rise Like a Phoenix".
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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Sketch » Tue May 20, 2014 12:41 pm

First-time AMF Chart Voter. I whittled it down to 6 and had a really hard time with the final cut. This is a great project; thanks to all involved.

Nominations (EDITED):
The Both (Aimee Mann + Ted Leo) - Milwaukee
Lykke Li - No Rest for the Wicked

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Andre » Tue May 20, 2014 7:17 pm

Henrik wrote:Anyone else who agrees with me that this is the strongest week so far?

I'm pleasantly surprised by the votes for "Rise Like a Phoenix".


Yes, totally agree with you that this week is very strong.

If anybody is looking for a best practice for getting to the 5 votes, I just started to use a new method that I am all excited about:
1) listen to all the (remaining) songs in competition
2) pick 1 song as the best to vote for
3) pick 3 songs that will not continue in competition
4) repeat steps 1 to 3 until no songs are left

In this way, there are 5 listening rounds, each round 4 songs less.
So far, I have done only 2 rounds. Conchita not voted yet, but still in competition.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Otisredding » Tue May 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Andre wrote:If anybody is looking for a best practice for getting to the 5 votes, I just started to use a new method that I am all excited about:
1) listen to all the (remaining) songs in competition
2) pick 1 song as the best to vote for
3) pick 3 songs that will not continue in competition
4) repeat steps 1 to 3 until no songs are left

In this way, there are 5 listening rounds, each round 4 songs less.
So far, I have done only 2 rounds.



I think I'll try your method. I find it amusing.

My current method is very bad: almost always give the vote to the new songs. Even sometimes give my vote to the songs that are less points because I feel sorry for them ... :cry: So if you see songs with one point surely is mine

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue May 20, 2014 7:44 pm

Henrik wrote:Anyone else who agrees with me that this is the strongest week so far?


Yes! There were at least ten different songs vying for my vote (although "Rise Like a Phoenix" was not one of them).

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby TimmyWing » Tue May 20, 2014 7:49 pm

Setherex wrote:Sorry it didn't make the cut this week Timmy! If it's any consolation, it will most definitely be included next week. And good too, considering it's one of my favorite songs of recent ^_^


Thanks a lot. It's great isn't it! If no one has voted for it I'll also nominate The Breakdown by Prince.

On a different week I might nominate Love Never Felt So Good (the revamped version without Justin Timberlake) by Michael Jackson. Maybe not the best song of the year so far but it's easily one of the catchiest.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Maschine_Man » Wed May 21, 2014 6:16 am

Mmmm data, loving all of it! Thanks for those who have sorted it all out.

Voted. Shout outs to Wait for a Minute and Cobbler, just outside my top 5 :)

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Brad » Fri May 23, 2014 8:07 pm

I would like to nominate Aantezeksyll by Gobby please.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Andre » Fri May 23, 2014 9:20 pm

FYI, Brad, Seasons (Waiting On You) is back in my top 5, so I voted the song again. :happy-partydance:

I like the last Todd Terje album and Roxy Music, but the "Johnny and Mary" cover was not my cup of tea from the beginning. After a few weeks I started to dislike it and now I don't even want to hear it anymore.
I don't get it, but how come this song is marching so easily towards the Hall of Fame? What is so special about it?

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Otisredding » Sat May 24, 2014 5:46 am

Andre wrote:I like the last Todd Terje album and Roxy Music, but the "Johnny and Mary" cover was not my cup of tea from the beginning. After a few weeks I started to dislike it and now I don't even want to hear it anymore.
I don't get it, but how come this song is marching so easily towards the Hall of Fame? What is so special about it?



That's what I think.

In my opinion it is the worst song on the album. A huge stumbling. It should not make a version of a song to make a so boring and unimaginative thing.

I do not understand the success of this song in our AMF Chart

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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Henrik » Sat May 24, 2014 7:42 am

I don't usually care for covers, but "Johnny and Mary" is a rare case where I've never really cared for the original, but the song turned into a huge favourite with Todd and Bryan. Add to that, that the song also borrows a lot from Vangelis "Chariots of Fire", another song I've never liked much but here those "drum waves" sounds marvellous.

The production might be the best I have ever heard and Bryan's hoarse voice gives the song a great deal of dignity. Like sitting in the knee of a cozy grandaddy who tells a story from the past.

Edit: It's not really a good story, but the song still gives me a cozy feeling.
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Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

Postby Andre » Sun May 25, 2014 11:04 am

Henrik wrote:I don't usually care for covers, but "Johnny and Mary" is a rare case where I've never really cared for the original, but the song turned into a huge favourite with Todd and Bryan. Add to that, that the song also borrows a lot from Vangelis "Chariots of Fire", another song I've never liked much but here those "drum waves" sounds marvellous.

The production might be the best I have ever heard and Bryan's hoarse voice gives the song a great deal of dignity. Like sitting in the knee of a cozy grandaddy who tells a story from the past.

Edit: It's not really a good story, but the song still gives me a cozy feeling.


Thanks, Henrik, for giving your opinion to this song!

I guess, Otisredding and myself find it a bit too cozy too handle...


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