AMF Chart Week 18 2015

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Vote for up to 5 of your favorite songs!

Poll ended at Sun May 10, 2015 7:24 pm

Alabama Shakes - "Gimme All Your Love"
5
4%
Balthazar - "Bunker"
2
2%
Built to Spill - "C.R.E.B."
3
3%
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - "The Sun Roars Into View"
4
3%
Courtney Barnett - "Depreston"
10
9%
Courtney Barnett - "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)"
3
3%
Dan Deacon - "Learning to Relax"
4
3%
Evans the Death - "Waste of Sunshine"
2
2%
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - "Piss Crowns Are Trebled"
9
8%
Grimes - "REALiTi"
14
12%
Hot Chip - "Need You Now"
3
3%
Janelle Monáe & Jidenna - "Yoga"
4
3%
Jenny Hval - "Sabbath"
5
4%
Jill Scott - "You Don't Know"
1
1%
Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta"
13
11%
Laura Marling - "False Hope"
6
5%
Speedy Ortiz - "The Graduates"
2
2%
Sufjan Stevens - "Fourth of July"
12
10%
Tame Impala - "'Cause I'm a Man"
5
4%
Tame Impala - "Let It Happen"
10
9%
 
Total votes: 117

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AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Setherex » Sun May 03, 2015 7:24 pm

Welcome to Week 18 of the AMF Chart! The chart where somehow we've found the perfect balance between old staples and new entries. In other words, we've found nirvana, everyone.

Here are your rankings for Week 17 (number of weeks on the chart so far in parentheses):
1. Grimes - "REALiTi" (7)
2. Sufjan Stevens - "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" (10)
3. Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta" (6)
4. Tame Impala - "Let It Happen" (7)
5. Courtney Barnett - "Depreston" (8)
6. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - "Piss Crowns Are Trebled" (5)
7. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - "The Sun Roars Into View" (1)
7. Dan Deacon - "Learning to Relax" (1)
9. Laura Marling - "False Hope" (3)
10. Courtney Barnett - "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)" (2)
11. Balthazar - "Bunker" (1)
11. Hot Chip - "Need You Now" (1)
11. Tame Impala - "'Cause I'm a Man" (1)
14. Cœur de Pirate - "Carry On" (2)
14. Nadine Shah - "Fool" (2)
16. STUFF. - "Event Horizon" (1)
17. Bully - "Trying" (1)
17. Futurebirds - "Painted Tears" (1)
17. Peter Bjorn and John - "High Up (Take Me to the Top)" (1)
17. Wet - "Deadwater" (1)
Total Votes: 104

Congratulations to Sufjan Stevens' "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" for making it into our Hall of Fame! As Sufjan exits the race, several more artists are eyeing his position, and are practically guaranteed to get it in the upcoming weeks. But still, five new entries is quite the healthy week. We've found a very interesting balance between new and old, it appears. I'm interested in seeing how that works when the pantheon of great music we have in the chart at the moment is eventually retired. Due to Sufjan Stevens' retirement from the chart, as well as the tie for 11th place, the top 12 songs otherwise went through to this week's chart.

2015 Chart-Toppers by Week (by vote count, not chart position; total weeks atop chart in parentheses):
1. Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me" (2) / Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney - "Only One"
2. Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me" (3)
3. Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me" (4)
4. Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me" (5) / Belle and Sebastian - "Nobody's Empire"
5. Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me" (6)
6. Belle and Sebastian - "Nobody's Empire" (2)
7. Björk - "Black Lake"
8. Björk - "Black Lake" (2)
9. Belle and Sebastian - "Nobody's Empire" (3) / Björk - "Black Lake" (3)
10. Sufjan Stevens - "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross"
11. Grimes - "REALiTi"
12. Grimes - "REALiTi" (2)
13. Grimes - "REALiTi" (3) / Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta" / Sufjan Stevens - "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" (2)
14. Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta" (2)
15. Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta" (3)
16. Grimes - "REALiTi" (4)
17. Grimes - "REALiTi" (5)

2015 Hall of Fame (10 weeks of advancing votes; automatically retired from chart):
Björk - "Black Lake" (Weeks 4 - 13)
Courtney Barnett - "Pedestrian at Best" (Weeks 5 - 14)
Father John Misty - "I Love You, Honeybear" (Weeks 7 - 16)
Sufjan Stevens - "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" (Weeks 8 - 17)

Here is this week's 18-song Spotify chart (with 2 songs included below via YouTube link):

Here is your 2015 AMF Chart playlist of all songs on the chart so far this year:


Thank you all for voting and nominating continuously every week! Please don't be afraid to supply us with nominations - all songs six months old and younger (or who have received promotion via album/video/single in the last six months) are accepted! And seconding nominations by others' gives those songs a better chance at making the next poll!

As per usual, the next poll will be created as close to Sunday at 19:00 UTC as I can make it. Best of voting! :D

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by acroamor » Sun May 03, 2015 7:47 pm

I'd like to throw in two weirder nominations:

"Solace" by Earl Sweatshirt
"24 Hour Lover Man" by Foxygen

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Rdwdbob » Mon May 04, 2015 12:31 am

The Amazing - 'Picture You'

Wolf Alice - 'Bros'

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by tombeet » Mon May 04, 2015 8:29 am

Okay, this week I'm gonna reviews songs that I nominated, to at least give you an idea what those songs are about and why I like it.

Re-nomination form last week:
Soak - Sea Creatures (Soak was named as one of the artist to watch according to the BBC "Sound of 2015" (not that I really care about that poll), "Sea Creatures" was the song that made everyone in her native Northern Ireland fall in love with her. The song's about finding strength after being bullied - Sea Creatures are those of the tormentors.

Gengahr - She's a Witch (a relatively unknown band, but a lyrics for this song is actually quite smart and funny as well, look at the intro ( "Maybe she'll sink Maybe she'll fly I've got a witch that cries all the time") who could risist that?

and 2 new songs:
Mew - Satellites (I always like Mew, mainly for their adventurous sound, and this new song doesn't disappointed me. I still need some more listens to get it in my head though.

Cat's Eyes - The Duke of Burgundy (the intro song for the wonderful film of the same name; this song not only supports the theme of the movie, but also stands well on its own,the people behind it consist of the Horror's front man, so you'll know what to expect. My recommendation: Watch this movie. Listen to this song!

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Setherex » Tue May 05, 2015 5:39 pm

Rdwdbob wrote:The Amazing - 'Picture You'
Apologies Rdwdbob! "Picture You" is a repeat nomination from last year. In fact, it's been re-nominated a couple times since... Some unusual interest for that song around these parts.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Rdwdbob » Wed May 06, 2015 3:59 am

Would someone PLEASE nominate something (anything!) from My Morning Jackets' 'The Waterfall'? :? I just can't pick one!

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Rdwdbob » Wed May 06, 2015 4:06 am

Quick question Setherex: why can't this song, 'Picture You',make the list? Over the six month limit? The LP was released here in the States in February I believe.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by tombeet » Wed May 06, 2015 8:59 am

Rdwdbob wrote:Quick question Setherex: why can't this song, 'Picture You',make the list? Over the six month limit? The LP was released here in the States in February I believe.
The Amazing's Picture You was already on the poll in week 43/2014 (I just checked) :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Setherex » Wed May 06, 2015 9:02 am

tombeet wrote:
Rdwdbob wrote:Quick question Setherex: why can't this song, 'Picture You',make the list? Over the six month limit? The LP was released here in the States in February I believe.
The Amazing was already on the poll in week 43/2014 (I just checked) :whistle: :whistle:
What he said! Apologies again Rdwdbob, sorry for not being entirely clear. But here's the culprit poll in question ;)

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by OPTrav » Wed May 06, 2015 12:08 pm

no mind no money-Beach Baby

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Andre » Wed May 06, 2015 5:00 pm

Setherex wrote:
Rdwdbob wrote:The Amazing - 'Picture You'
Apologies Rdwdbob! "Picture You" is a repeat nomination from last year. In fact, it's been re-nominated a couple times since... Some unusual interest for that song around these parts.
That's right, I also tried to nominate it again at the beginning of this year. That's all due to the reverse Doppler boomerang effect ... :mrgreen:
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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Andre » Wed May 06, 2015 5:01 pm

I nominate Ryan Adams - I Do Not Feel Like Being Good.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Rdwdbob » Thu May 07, 2015 2:57 am

Setherex wrote:
tombeet wrote:
Rdwdbob wrote:Quick question Setherex: why can't this song, 'Picture You',make the list? Over the six month limit? The LP was released here in the States in February I believe.
The Amazing was already on the poll in week 43/2014 (I just checked) :whistle: :whistle:
What he said! Apologies again Rdwdbob, sorry for not being entirely clear. But here's the culprit poll in question ;)
Thanks for the answers all! I feel much better now ... :obscene-drinkingcheers:

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Post by Otisredding » Thu May 07, 2015 2:21 pm

I nominate

Joan Miquel Oliver - Flors de cactus


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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Pierre » Thu May 07, 2015 4:59 pm

I nominate Yanis - Hypnotized, a great electro-pop track IMO.


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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Rdwdbob » Fri May 08, 2015 5:41 am

Alright I'm throwing this one out there from my CFA: My Morning Jacket's - 'Spring'

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by tcaporale4 » Sat May 09, 2015 2:24 am

Rdwdbob wrote:Would someone PLEASE nominate something (anything!) from My Morning Jackets' 'The Waterfall'? :? I just can't pick one!
I'll nominate Compound Fracture! Great song and underrated album!

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Rdwdbob » Sat May 09, 2015 3:19 pm

tcaporale4 wrote:
Rdwdbob wrote:Would someone PLEASE nominate something (anything!) from My Morning Jackets' 'The Waterfall'? :? I just can't pick one!
I'll nominate Compound Fracture! Great song and underrated album!

I'll second 'Compound Fracture'. One of those albums that just keeps getting better and better with each listen. My favorite of the year so far. :music-rockon:

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Re: AMF Chart Week 18 2015

Post by Setherex » Sat May 09, 2015 6:41 pm

My weekly reminder to get your votes, nominations, and seconding of nominations in before the new poll tomorrow! My nominations for the week:

Miguel - "Coffee"
Meredith Graves - "Took the Ghost to the Movies"
Shamir - "Darker"

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