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Romain wrote:It is useless to try to convince that our taste is the better. Only one word count : pleasure.

Well said.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:45 pm

Just an FYI for those interested in the corrected and alternative lists, I'm currently assisting JimmyJazz in making his spreadsheet more user friendly - I'm essentially doing a complete overhaul, so it might be a couple days before it can be shared.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Henry » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:31 pm

BleuPanda wrote:Just an FYI for those interested in the corrected and alternative lists, I'm currently assisting JimmyJazz in making his spreadsheet more user friendly - I'm essentially doing a complete overhaul, so it might be a couple days before it can be shared.


Thanks for helping Jimmy on this. You are a true friend to help him in this time of need.

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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:11 pm

Actually, I might have just figured out how to do macros and found a really neat way to automate the process; now I just need to comb through and pick up things that were missed (there are a lot of problems caused by excel adding a blank space after some entrants). Excel is kind of magical when you figure out how to really use it.
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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:28 pm

Well, that worked. I'm already done!


...Which means I've spoiled myself on the top 10. Oh well...
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Postby babydoll » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:35 pm

If I PM you, Bleu, will you tell me?! :happy devil:

But, that being said, I'm hoping JimmyJazz is doing alright.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:38 pm

babydoll wrote:If I PM you, Bleu, will you tell me?! :happy devil:


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BleuPanda wrote:
babydoll wrote:If I PM you, Bleu, will you tell me?! :happy devil:


Nope!

:angry devil:

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

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10| Led Zeppelin
1570.1 points / 43 votes

AM Rank: 12
2008 Rank: 26
2010 Rank: 14
2013 Rank: 11
Gain from 2013 Poll:
+1

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Led Zeppelin IV (13)
Led Zeppelin II (171)
Physical Graffiti (175)
Houses of the Holy (268)
Led Zeppelin (270)
Led Zeppelin III (419)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Stairway to Heaven (6)
Kashmir (154)
Whole Lotta Love (319)
When the Levee Breaks (457)
Since I’ve Been Loving You (483)
Rock and Roll (593)
The Battle of Evermore (704)
Dazed and Confused (845)
Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You (847)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
Red Ant (1)

acroamor (3)
Jirin (4)
Listyguy (4)
whuntva (4)
ordinaryperson (5)
Bruno (6)
slick (6)
Nick (7)
Brad (10)
Craig (10)
profeta (12)
andy1010 (14)
Merlo (14)
Dexter (15)
Georgie (15)
Live In Phoenix (15)
Daniel (16)
Chris K. (18)
EmilienDelRey (21)
babydoll (22)
spiritualized (22)
Zombeels (27)

9| Prince
1598.5 points / 38 votes

AM Rank: 10
2008 Rank: 10
2010 Rank: 7
2013 Rank: 6
Gain from 2013 Poll:
-3

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Purple Rain (36)
Sign ‘O’ the Times (73)
1999 (164)
Dirty Mind (286)
Parade (401)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
When Doves Cry (20)
Purple Rain (84)
Kiss (91)
Sign ‘O’ the Times (218)
1999 (309)
Little Red Corvette (347)
Raspberry Beret (506)
Let’s Go Crazy (531)
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (697)
When You Were Mine (835)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
Moonbeam (1)

stone37 (2)
Pierre (3)
Romain (3)
slick (4)
Jirin (5)
sonofsamiam (5)
Henrik (6)
babydoll (8)
Otisredding (8)
JimmyJazz (9)
Live In Phoenix (10)
notbrianeno (10)
Neil (11)
Toni (11)
JohnnyBGoode (12)
Nick (13)
Honorio (14)
Listyguy (19)
profeta (20)
jamieW (21)
Bruno (24)
TimmyWing (26)
bootsy (28)
Dan (28)
Dexter (29)
prosecutorgodot (29)

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Moonbeam » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:08 am

No posthumous bump for Prince, then. Oh well, I'm still very chuffed he made the top 10!

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby DocBrown » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:11 am

Home stretch JimmyJazz! Thanks for putting it all together. I've enjoyed the ride.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:29 am

Definitely expected Prince to at least maintain his position.

Also, is it bad that I'm impressed with myself for how quickly I put the new version of the file together? I should run the data for the next album poll.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Dexter » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:31 am

If R.E.M. ranks above #8, they'll exceed the rosiest of expectations. While Prince didn't get a bump I still expect Bowie to be in the Top 5.

No Bleu, it is not bad and you should be proud; this forum will surely benefit from that.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby acroamor » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:18 am

Glad to see Zep finally make it into the top 10. And I'm surprised to see that Prince not only didn't get a boost - he fell!

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:20 am

8| Stevie Wonder
1612.7 points / 42 votes

AM Rank: 26
2008 Rank: 14
2010 Rank: 15
2013 Rank: 8
Gain from 2013 Poll: NO CHANGE


Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Songs in the Key of Life (52)
Innervisions (67)
Talking Book (161)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Superstition (22)
Living for the City (90)
Higher Ground (396)
Sir Duke (490)
As (563)
Visions (797)
I Wish (955)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
bootsy (1)

renan_antonio (3)
vivian (3)
Bruno (4)
bonnielaurel (5)
profeta (6)
Romain (6)
sonofsamiam (6)
Toni (6)
jamieW (8)
stone37 (8)
Otisredding (9)
Henrik (11)
Honorio (12)
slick (14)
Listyguy (17)
Craig (18)
Moonbeam (18)
JimmyJazz (21)
Jirin (24)
Georgie (25)
Dexter (27)
TimmyWing (29)

7| R.E.M.
1732.9 points / 44 votes

AM Rank: 11
2008 Rank: 5
2010 Rank: 8
2013 Rank: 13
Gain from 2013 Poll:
+6

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Automatic for the People (17)
Murmur (45)
Document (170)
Reckoning (188)
Out of Time (203)
Life’s Rich Pageant (290)
Green (323)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Losing My Religion (26)
Nightswimming (264)
Radio Free Europe (331)
Everybody Hurts (379)
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (391)
Drive (473)
Gardening At Night (551)
The One I Love (599)
World Leader Pretend (615)
Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) (616)
So, Central Rain (729)
Country Feedback (875)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
VanillaFire1000 (1)

Chris K. (2)
Merlo (3)
Brad (4)
Neil (4)
Craig (5)
spiritualized (5)
BleuPanda (6)
Jirin (6)
Toni (7)
Michel (8)
Live In Phoenix (9)
stone37 (9)
TimmyWing (10)
ordinaryperson (12)
GucciLittlePiggy (13)
Listyguy (13)
Honorio (18)
renan_antonio (18)
Miguel (20)
Nick (20)
Otisredding (20)
Dan (21)
DaveC (22)
JohnnyBGoode (29)
Bang Jan (30)
DocBrown (30)

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:28 am

Really, really, really surprised that Prince ended up so "low". I thought his recent death would've overcome the fall of R&B in this poll, but apparently not.

Bowie's looking to make some gains though. The difference here could be explained by the fact that Bowie released his best album in roughly 40 years two days before he died, while many fans felt Prince's best days were long behind him. Sad that it has to be this way, but this is the way it works.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Dexter » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:32 am

Great to see people appreciate the genius of Stevie Wonder. Nice pic of R.E.M. and Michael Stipe (with hair) there, I almost thought he was George Michael in that "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" video, if only that pic was in color and his shirt was pink, lol.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby prosecutorgodot » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:50 am

Expecting the Boss and the Stones next, but Stones are pretty unpredictable.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Listyguy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:36 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:Expecting the Boss and the Stones next, but Stones are pretty unpredictable.

I'm expecting Springsteen and Bowie next. I'd be surprised if David broke into the stronghold of the other four.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:20 am

While we're waiting for Jimmy to finish, is there any comparative lists people would want me to work on? I've already created 3:
1. A list according to the voters who did not vote for our #1 (just for the absurdity)
2. A list according to those who voted for Marvin Gaye
3. A list according to those who did not vote for Marvin Gaye

I decided to do a split with Marvin Gaye since it's about 55%/45% split, so I think it's a good reference point for who did and didn't vote for classic R&B acts, since that's been a central part of our discussion this time.

I'm also considering doing one with and without Kendrick Lamar voters, to see how those who voted for our most recent top 100 entrant differ; however, I'm not sure if that will better showcase those who voted for modern acts or those who voted for rap.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

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BleuPanda wrote:While we're waiting for Jimmy to finish, is there any comparative lists people would want me to work on? I've already created 3:
1. A list according to the voters who did not vote for our #1 (just for the absurdity)
2. A list according to those who voted for Marvin Gaye
3. A list according to those who did not vote for Marvin Gaye

I decided to do a split with Marvin Gaye since it's about 55%/45% split, so I think it's a good reference point for who did and didn't vote for classic R&B acts, since that's been a central part of our discussion this time.

I'm also considering doing one with and without Kendrick Lamar voters, to see how those who voted for our most recent top 100 entrant differ; however, I'm not sure if that will better showcase those who voted for modern acts or those who voted for rap.

The main thing I want is a list according to the regular users.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Moonbeam » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:33 am

Happy for Stevie to stay in the top 10! I'm down to one artist left standing in my top 100.

R.E.M. did really well. Happy for fans of them. To be honest, their acclaim baffles me a bit. Even though there are other acclaimed artists who I dislike more, I generally can see where the acclaim comes from, even if I don't personally agree with it (e.g. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, etc.). But if I woke up tomorrow in a universe in which R.E.M. was, say, the 200th most acclaimed artist, it wouldn't really surprise me.

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BleuPanda wrote:While we're waiting for Jimmy to finish, is there any comparative lists people would want me to work on? I've already created 3:
1. A list according to the voters who did not vote for our #1 (just for the absurdity)
2. A list according to those who voted for Marvin Gaye
3. A list according to those who did not vote for Marvin Gaye

I decided to do a split with Marvin Gaye since it's about 55%/45% split, so I think it's a good reference point for who did and didn't vote for classic R&B acts, since that's been a central part of our discussion this time.

I'm also considering doing one with and without Kendrick Lamar voters, to see how those who voted for our most recent top 100 entrant differ; however, I'm not sure if that will better showcase those who voted for modern acts or those who voted for rap.


Woo hoo, I'm sure I'd be counted in list #1! That would be fun.

The Marvin Gaye split would be interesting as well. I didn't vote for him, though I like him well enough. My taste for RnB/soul/funk is pretty sparse before the mid-70s. Artists like Gaye, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, and Sly and the Family Stone are all somewhere in the 101-500 range for me. It was really with P-Funk and their subsequent interest that my full affection for RnB/soul/funk begins.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby andyd1010 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:18 am

Moonbeam wrote:R.E.M. did really well. Happy for fans of them. To be honest, their acclaim baffles me a bit.
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But if I woke up tomorrow in a universe in which R.E.M. was, say, the 200th most acclaimed artist, it wouldn't really surprise me.


Our tastes seem pretty different overall, Moonbeam, but I agree with this. R.E.M. had a number of good songs over a long period of time, but none that I love enough to make me think of them as close to a top-10 artist.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby prosecutorgodot » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:22 am

Moonbeam wrote:Happy for Stevie to stay in the top 10! I'm down to one artist left standing in my top 100.

R.E.M. did really well. Happy for fans of them. To be honest, their acclaim baffles me a bit. Even though there are other acclaimed artists who I dislike more, I generally can see where the acclaim comes from, even if I don't personally agree with it (e.g. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, etc.). But if I woke up tomorrow in a universe in which R.E.M. was, say, the 200th most acclaimed artist, it wouldn't really surprise me.

I agree. They're the most baffling acclaimed artist.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:26 am

I decided to go through and do that 'regulars vs. non-regulars' thing I mentioned. Only 8 voters don't fit my 'regular' criteria (posting 25 times, so some people who joined due to this poll already count), and I at least recognize two of them from our song poll last year. Of those remaining 6, I find 4 really interesting. They have practically no posts and they largely feature the same random artists. For example, Black Eyed Peas received 4 votes, and they all came from this set. The three votes for Nickelback? This set. Backstreet Boys, 3 Doors Down, Maroon 5. I find it highly odd that these 4 users appear to share a large portion of their bands; they have to know each other, right? It's especially odd since they all agree upon these bands that almost no one else here voted for, a lot the type of bands we as a collective questioned. Even worse is 2 of these users haven't posted a single time, and the other two have posted a total of three posts together.

I don't want to go into conspiracy mode, but this is clearly more than a coincidence; unfortunately, I don't know how to do correlations to showcase how unusual this is. Additionally, I don't know the cause; are these four actual people who know each other and happened to help each other come up with bands, hence the striking similarities? I certainly hope it isn't the other options, either a) someone wanting more representation than they would get as a single user or b) someone intentionally trolling us by submitting multiple lists with slight variations as to not raise immediate suspicions. This whole situation strikes me as odd.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Moonbeam » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:38 am

I wouldn't question it too much, honestly. I think a forum like this (and music forums in general) can be pretty intimidating, particularly if you are a fan of artists which aren't very well-received there (such as the aforementioned Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, etc.). If you wanted to put on a sleuth hat, you could check for the registration dates, and I'm sure the IP addresses could be checked as well, but at what cost? My gut feeling is that these voters are too shy to comment much because of fear that their opinions will not be received very well.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

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prosecutorgodot wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:Happy for Stevie to stay in the top 10! I'm down to one artist left standing in my top 100.

R.E.M. did really well. Happy for fans of them. To be honest, their acclaim baffles me a bit. Even though there are other acclaimed artists who I dislike more, I generally can see where the acclaim comes from, even if I don't personally agree with it (e.g. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, etc.). But if I woke up tomorrow in a universe in which R.E.M. was, say, the 200th most acclaimed artist, it wouldn't really surprise me.

I agree. They're the most baffling acclaimed artist.


Agree, they consistently place this high and I have no idea what separates them. I enjoy a lot of their songs but their sound doesn't strike me as special, particularly compared with the other artists in this echelon.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

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BleuPanda wrote:I decided to go through and do that 'regulars vs. non-regulars' thing I mentioned. Only 8 voters don't fit my 'regular' criteria (posting 25 times, so some people who joined due to this poll already count), and I at least recognize two of them from our song poll last year. Of those remaining 6, I find 4 really interesting. They have practically no posts and they largely feature the same random artists. For example, Black Eyed Peas received 4 votes, and they all came from this set. The three votes for Nickelback? This set. Backstreet Boys, 3 Doors Down, Maroon 5. I find it highly odd that these 4 users appear to share a large portion of their bands; they have to know each other, right? It's especially odd since they all agree upon these bands that almost no one else here voted for, a lot the type of bands we as a collective questioned. Even worse is 2 of these users haven't posted a single time, and the other two have posted a total of three posts together.

I don't want to go into conspiracy mode, but this is clearly more than a coincidence; unfortunately, I don't know how to do correlations to showcase how unusual this is. Additionally, I don't know the cause; are these four actual people who know each other and happened to help each other come up with bands, hence the striking similarities? I certainly hope it isn't the other options, either a) someone wanting more representation than they would get as a single user or b) someone intentionally trolling us by submitting multiple lists with slight variations as to not raise immediate suspicions. This whole situation strikes me as odd.


This should be definitely be looked into, I'm definitely curious on how high these 4 voters placed the artists you've mentioned.
If there's probable cause that we're being trolled then let us vote whether or not to invalidate their submissions. I don't know what information can be used to prove that (ip address? date joined?) they're colluding with each other or just one person creating multiple accounts. Of course, said persons should still be presumed to be innocent until this suspicion is proved to be true and I hope they soon speak up to clear their names. This or I'm just watching too much court TV. This is not to discriminate new members but weeding out those unjustly taking advantage of our open-arms approach in the polls which, if they succeed, will make a mockery our of the polls.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby prosecutorgodot » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:17 am

Dexter wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:I decided to go through and do that 'regulars vs. non-regulars' thing I mentioned. Only 8 voters don't fit my 'regular' criteria (posting 25 times, so some people who joined due to this poll already count), and I at least recognize two of them from our song poll last year. Of those remaining 6, I find 4 really interesting. They have practically no posts and they largely feature the same random artists. For example, Black Eyed Peas received 4 votes, and they all came from this set. The three votes for Nickelback? This set. Backstreet Boys, 3 Doors Down, Maroon 5. I find it highly odd that these 4 users appear to share a large portion of their bands; they have to know each other, right? It's especially odd since they all agree upon these bands that almost no one else here voted for, a lot the type of bands we as a collective questioned. Even worse is 2 of these users haven't posted a single time, and the other two have posted a total of three posts together.

I don't want to go into conspiracy mode, but this is clearly more than a coincidence; unfortunately, I don't know how to do correlations to showcase how unusual this is. Additionally, I don't know the cause; are these four actual people who know each other and happened to help each other come up with bands, hence the striking similarities? I certainly hope it isn't the other options, either a) someone wanting more representation than they would get as a single user or b) someone intentionally trolling us by submitting multiple lists with slight variations as to not raise immediate suspicions. This whole situation strikes me as odd.


This should be definitely be looked into, I'm definitely curious on how high these 4 voters placed the artists you've mentioned.
If there's probable cause that we're being trolled then let us vote whether or not to invalidate their submissions. I don't know what information can be used to prove that (ip address? date joined?) they're colluding with each other or just one person creating multiple accounts. Of course, said persons should still be presumed to be innocent until this suspicion is proved to be true and I hope they soon speak up to clear their names. This or I'm just watching too much court TV. This is not to discriminate new members but weeding out those unjustly taking advantage of our open-arms approach in the polls which, if they succeed, will make a mockery our of the polls.

I don't think it is trolling. If they were, you'd think they would make more than 4 lists, more like 10 or 15. I'd say give them the benefit of the doubt, like Moonbeam said.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Gillingham » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:19 am

Moonbeam wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:While we're waiting for Jimmy to finish, is there any comparative lists people would want me to work on? I've already created 3:
1. A list according to the voters who did not vote for our #1 (just for the absurdity)
2. A list according to those who voted for Marvin Gaye
3. A list according to those who did not vote for Marvin Gaye

I decided to do a split with Marvin Gaye since it's about 55%/45% split, so I think it's a good reference point for who did and didn't vote for classic R&B acts, since that's been a central part of our discussion this time.

I'm also considering doing one with and without Kendrick Lamar voters, to see how those who voted for our most recent top 100 entrant differ; however, I'm not sure if that will better showcase those who voted for modern acts or those who voted for rap.


Woo hoo, I'm sure I'd be counted in list #1! That would be fun.

I happily and proudly join that club! :D
I think the voters in that list don't necessarily have a lot of correlation among each other. Although I do share some of your more eccentric omissions (not just The Beatles, also R.E.M, The Beach Boys and The Who among others), we still have very different tastes.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Moonbeam » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:02 am

Gillingham wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:While we're waiting for Jimmy to finish, is there any comparative lists people would want me to work on? I've already created 3:
1. A list according to the voters who did not vote for our #1 (just for the absurdity)
2. A list according to those who voted for Marvin Gaye
3. A list according to those who did not vote for Marvin Gaye

I decided to do a split with Marvin Gaye since it's about 55%/45% split, so I think it's a good reference point for who did and didn't vote for classic R&B acts, since that's been a central part of our discussion this time.

I'm also considering doing one with and without Kendrick Lamar voters, to see how those who voted for our most recent top 100 entrant differ; however, I'm not sure if that will better showcase those who voted for modern acts or those who voted for rap.


Woo hoo, I'm sure I'd be counted in list #1! That would be fun.

I happily and proudly join that club! :D
I think the voters in that list don't necessarily have a lot of correlation among each other. Although I do share some of your more eccentric omissions (not just The Beatles, also R.E.M, The Beach Boys and The Who among others), we still have very different tastes.


I think you're probably right - we'll see how it turns out!

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Jirin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:57 pm

Henry wrote:Eno with more votes than Steely Dan. How many folks that were listening in the 1970's bought Eno albums?


In this particular website, people's exposure to music is much more related to its position on the website than how popular it was when it first came out. I wasn't around in the 1970s. I saw Eno and I saw Steely Dan on lists in the early 2000s and I listened to them both with an equal amount of open mind. I enjoyed Eno more.

That's one of the great things about this site, that any entry on the list looks no different than any other entry on the list. You don't get influenced as much by the marketing dollars surrounding an artist.

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Postby Gillingham » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:40 pm

I wasn't around either in the 70s, but I did know Eno before I came to AM, while I only know Steely Dan through AM.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:47 pm

Jirin wrote:That's one of the great things about this site, that any entry on the list looks no different than any other entry on the list. You don't get influenced as much by the marketing dollars surrounding an artist.



Though it does come with other baggage - it assigns a certain value to new discoveries before you actually experience them. What it avoids in the influence in marketing, it can replace with a sense of 'canon' that should be questioned.
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Postby Romain » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:51 pm

Gillingham wrote:I wasn't around either in the 70s, but I did know Eno before I came to AM, while I only know Steely Dan through AM.

The same here. I think Steely Dan is an "american thing" and Eno a "world thing".

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:08 pm

I think Eno is also comparable to The Velvet Underground as an artist that made their legacy after their work came out. Even if people didn't listen to Eno himself, he helped produce some of the finest albums by other bands. Certain artists grow in retrospect, and there's reason for people to have reconsidered him after his work with Talking Heads and U2.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:52 pm

The biggest fans section got cut out too. SORRY. The spreadsheet will be posted here anyways, you can very easily see them there, and it was driving me up a wall having to provide the users who put the next 6 acts in their Top 30 (nearly half of all of the voters!)

6| Bruce Springsteen (and the E-Street Band)
1791.5 points / 45 votes

AM Rank: 5
2008 Rank: 12
2010 Rank: 10
2013 Rank: 7
Gain from 2013 Poll:
+1

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Born to Run (22)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (88)
Born in the U.S.A. (106)
Nebraska (129)
The River (234)
The Wild, the Innocent & the E-Street Shuffle (294)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Born to Run (4)
Thunder Road (35)
Atlantic City (187)
Jungleland (286)
Badlands (380)
The River (433)
Backstreets (590)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (774)
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out (849)
Dancing in the Dark (858)
Born in the U.S.A. (927)


5| The Rolling Stones
2403.2 points / 49 votes

AM Rank: 3
2008 Rank: 4
2010 Rank: 4
2013 Rank: 3
Gain from 2013 Poll:
-2

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Exile on Main St. (21)
Let It Bleed (25)
Beggars Banquet (33)
Sticky Fingers (37)
Aftermath (177)
Some Girls (422)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Gimme Shelter (7)
Sympathy for the Devil (9)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (23)
Paint It Black (71)
Wild Horses (212)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (256)
Street Fighting Man (418)
Brown Sugar (472)
Rocks Off (539)
Angie (601)
Honky Tonk Women (619)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (674)
Start Me Up (696)
Under My Thumb (751)
Moonlight Mile (757)
Miss You (942)
Tumbling Dice (956)


4| Radiohead
2592 points / 51 votes

AM Rank: 6
2008 Rank: 3
2010 Rank: 2
2013 Rank: 4
Gain from 2013 Poll: NO CHANGE


Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
OK Computer (3)
Kid A (26)
The Bends (47)
In Rainbows (101)
Hail to the Thief (207)
Amnesiac (284)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Paranoid Android (15)
Karma Police (53)
No Surprises (126)
Fake Plastic Trees (139)
Creep (158)
The National Anthem (210)
Street Spirit (Fade Out) (262)
Idioteque (273)
Reckoner (316)
Let Down (330)
Pyramid Song (352)
Everything in Its Right Place (382)
How to Disappear Completely (605)
15 Steps (625)
There, There (669)
Exit Music (For a Film) (760)
Just (769)
Bodysnatchers (818)

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Listyguy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:53 pm

Wow, didn't see that coming

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby acroamor » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:56 pm

Bowie in the top 3!

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby Georgie » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:11 pm

Romain wrote:
Gillingham wrote:I wasn't around either in the 70s, but I did know Eno before I came to AM, while I only know Steely Dan through AM.

The same here. I think Steely Dan is an "american thing" and Eno a "world thing".

So then Sweden is America's 51st state.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby prosecutorgodot » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:33 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:I really like Henry's predictions, I would just say I don't feel the Stones, and I don't think our new people are going to put them that high either.
1) Beatles
2) Bowie
3) Dylan
4) Radiohead
5) Prince
6) Rolling Stones
7) Bruce Springsteen
8) Stevie Wonder
9) Beach Boys
10) Led Zeppelin

prosecutorgodot wrote:Expecting the Boss and the Stones next, but Stones are pretty unpredictable.

Oh my god, am I going to guess all of the top 6 correctly? :o

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Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:34 pm

Congratulations, David Jones. RIP. Now there is indeed a starman waiting for us all in the sky…

3| Bob Dylan
2632 points / 51 votes

AM Rank: 2
2008 Rank: 2
2010 Rank: 3
2013 Rank: 2
Gain from 2013 Poll:
-1

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Blonde on Blonde (9)
Highway 61 Revisited (11)
Blood on the Tracks (23)
Bringing It All Back Home (46)
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (107)
Desire (263)
Time Out of Mind (338)
Love and Theft (383)
John Wesley Harding (482)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Like a Rolling Stone (2)
Tangled Up in Blue (48)
Subterranean Homesick Blues (87)
Hurricane (169)
Idiot Wind (300)
It’s Alright Ma ((I’m Only Bleeding) (329)
Desolation Row (346)
Blowin’ in the Wind (386)
A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall (401)
Ballad of a Thin Man (420)
Visions of Johanna (448)
Mr. Tambourine Man (491)
The Times They Are a-Changin’ (540)
I Want You (608)
Shelter from the Storm (698)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (718)
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (808)
Girl from the North Country (960)
It Ain’t Me Babe (970)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (977)


2| David Bowie
2874 points / 57 votes

AM Rank: 4
2008 Rank: 6
2010 Rank: 5
2013 Rank: 5
Gain from 2013 Poll:
+3

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (5)
Hunky Dory (53)
Low (58)
Station to Statio (136)
“Heroes” (229)
Aladdin Sane (240)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (423)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
“Heroes” (21)
Life on Mars? (37)
Space Oddity (54)
Changes (164)
Starman (180)
Ziggy Stardust (255)
Suffragette City (265)
Moonage Daydream (266)
Ashes to Ashes (327)
Sound and Vision (510)
Rebel Rebel (543)
Aladdin Sane (652)
Five Years (764)
Rock ‘N Roll Suicide (795)
Golden Years (925)
Young Americans (937)


1| The Beatles
4104.2 points / 58 votes

AM Rank: 1
2008 Rank: 1
2010 Rank: 1
2013 Rank: 1
Gain from 2013 Poll: NO CHANGE


Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (8)
Revolver (10)
The Beatles (The White Album) (15)
Abbey Road (16)
Rubber Soul (34)
Magical Mystery Tour (94)
Let It Be (208)
Help! (209)
A Hard Day’s Night (227)
With the Beatles/Meet the Beatles! (344)
Please Please Me/Introducing… The Beatles (434)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
A Day in the Life (1)
Strawberry Fields Forever (13)
Hey Jude (49)
Tomorrow Never Knows (61)
Yesterday (68)
Let It Be (69)
Eleanor Rigby (75)
Penny Lane (93)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (97)
In My Life (100)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (138)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (143)
Help! (144)
Come Together (147)
Here Comes the Sun (160)
Something (204)
I Am the Walrus (274)
A Hard Day’s Night (282)
Revolution (299)
Across the Universe (326)
She Loves You (385)
Ticket to Ride (387)
Nowhere Man (470)
And Your Bird Can Sing (492)
For No One (505)
Dear Prudence (535)
You Never Give Me Your Money/Abbey Road Medley (545)
Rain (585)
Hello Goodbye (675)
Blackbird (727)
Happiness is a Warm Gun (783)
Eight Days a Week (809)
All You Need Is Love (878)
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (882)
We Can Work It Out (885)
Get Back (898)
Paperback Writer (934)
Cry Baby Cry (994)

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby PlasticRam » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:38 pm

Thanks for the work, JimmyJazz!

It would be nice to see the biggest fans at some point though, maybe just the people who put these artists at top 10.
I feel like that

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby JohnnyBGoode » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:39 pm

Yes thanks JimmyJazz

Thom Yorke musical genius but the only man who looks better with 5 heads.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:40 pm

The corrected Top 500 thanks to Bleu

1| Beatles
2| David Bowie
3| Bob Dylan
4| Radiohead
5| Rolling Stones
6| Bruce Springsteen
7| R.E.M.
8| Stevie Wonder
9| Prince
10| Led Zeppelin
11| Velvet Underground
12| Beach Boys
13| Michael Jackson
14| Pink Floyd
15| Smiths
16| Bjork
17| U2
18| Arcade Fire
19| Cure
20| Jimi Hendrix
21| Kanye West
22| Nirvana
23| Simon & Garfunkel
24| Queen
25| Who
26| Neil Young
27| Miles Davis
28| Clash
29| Talking Heads
30| Tom Waits
31| Madonna
32| Pixies
33| Bob Marley
34| Elvis Presley
35| Kinks
36| Marvin Gaye
37| Elvis Costello
38| Brian Eno
39| LCD Soundsystem
40| John Coltrane
41| Elton John
42| Kraftwerk
43| Sufjan Stevens
44| PJ Harvey
45| Nick Cave
46| Doors
47| Joni Mitchell
48| Kate Bush
49| OutKast
50| Blur
51| White Stripes
52| Kendrick Lamar
53| Leonard Cohen
54| Fleetwood Mac
55| James Brown
56| Joy Division
57| Bee Gees
58| National
59| Johnny Cash
60| Coldplay
61| Daft Punk
62| Beck
63| Van Morrison
64| New Order
65| Oasis
66| Pearl Jam
67| Portishead
68| Smashing Pumpkins
69| Public Enemy
70| Frank Sinatra
71| Wilco
72| Elliott Smith
73| Creedence Clearwater Revival
74| Aretha Franklin
75| Belle and Sebastian
76| Jacques Brel
77| Depeche Mode
78| Green Day
79| King Crimson
80| ABBA
81| Guns N' Roses
82| Nick Drake
83| Sonic Youth
84| Beastie Boys
85| Red Hot Chili Peppers
86| Steely Dan
87| Police
88| Black Sabbath
89| Sigur Rós
90| Billie Holiday
91| Gorillaz
92| Ray Charles
93| Aerosmith
94| Vampire Weekend
95| Paul Simon
96| Nina Simone
97| My Bloody Valentine
98| Serge Gainsbourg
99| Pavement
100| John Lennon
101| Lou Reed
102| Sly & The Family Stone
103| Joanna Newsom
104| Chuck Berry
105| Otis Redding
106| Massive Attack
107| Flaming Lips
108| Roxy Music
109| Paul McCartney
110| Eagles
111| Funkadelic/Parliament
112| Frank Zappa
113| Lana Del Rey
114| Metallica
115| Foo Fighters
116| Scott Walker
117| Eminem
118| Arctic Monkeys
119| Yes
120| Cocteau Twins
121| Fela Kuti
122| Whitney Houston
123| Stooges
124| Louis Armstrong
125| Zombies
126| Ella Fitzgerald
127| Charles Mingus
128| Linkin Park
129| Byrds
130| Weezer
131| Billy Joel
132| Frank Ocean
133| Blondie
134| Al Green
135| Jam
136| Genesis
137| Janet Jackson
138| TV on the Radio
139| Low
140| Jeff Buckley
141| Can
142| Bon Jovi
143| Aphex Twin
144| Nine Inch Nails
145| Sam Cooke
146| Duke Ellington
147| Godspeed You! Black Emperor
148| Super Furry Animals
149| Grimes
150| Built To Spill
151| XTC
152| Swans
153| Strokes
154| Patti Smith
155| M.I.A.
156| Beyonce
157| Stone Roses
158| Mercury Rev
159| Jackson 5
160| Knife
161| AC/DC
162| Phil Collins
163| Wu-Tang Clan
164| Janelle Monae
165| Boards of Canada
166| Dusty Springfield
167| Tim Buckley
168| Animal Collective
169| Journey
170| Primal Scream
171| Supremes
172| Jay-Z
173| Sun Ra
174| Roy Orbison
175| Ramones
176| Julia Holter
177| Decemberists
178| Britney Spears
179| Captain Beefheart
180| Fall
181| Curtis Mayfield
182| Bon Iver
183| Fleet Foxes
184| Donna Summer
185| Temptations
186| Carole King
187| Buddy Holly
188| Stereolab
189| Adele
190| Muse
191| Rush
192| Modest Mouse
193| Band
194| Beach House
195| Robert Wyatt
196| George Michael
197| St. Vincent
198| Todd Rundgren
199| Eric Clapton
200| Eurythmics
201| Sleater-Kinney
202| Pet Shop Boys
203| Replacements
204| Ennio Morricone
205| Moody Blues
206| Monkees
207| Pulp
208| Deerhunter
209| Lady Gaga
210| Tribe Called Quest
211| Cat Stevens
212| Tindersticks
213| Roots
214| Blink 182
215| Big Star
216| Jesus and Mary Chain
217| Mariah Carey
218| James Taylor
219| Prefab Sprout
220| Barbra Streisand
221| Duran Duran
222| Mogwai
223| Manic Street Preachers
224| Tori Amos
225| Eels
226| Lush
227| Drake
228| Spiritualized
229| Alain Bashung
230| Notorious B.I.G.
231| Queens of the Stone Age
232| Yo La Tengo
233| Magnetic Fields
234| Carpenters
235| George Harrison
236| Santana
237| Hank Williams
238| Justin Timberlake
239| DJ Shadow
240| Tom Petty
241| Sting
242| Divine Comedy
243| Love
244| Van Halen
245| Four Tet
246| Ornette Coleman
247| Interpol
248| Sade
249| Little Richard
250| Jorge Ben
251| Peter Gabriel
252| Lynyrd Skynyrd
253| Guided by Voices
254| Bryan Adams
255| Wire
256| Gillian Welch
257| Faust
258| Astor Piazzolla
259| Jackson Browne
260| Christina Aguilera
261| Siouxsie & The Banshees
262| Echo & The Bunnymen
263| Maroon 5
264| Janis Joplin
265| Spoon
266| Death Grips
267| Style Council
268| Madlib
269| Deep Purple
270| Autechre
271| Cranberries
272| Georges Brassens
273| Burial
274| D'Angelo
275| Neutral Milk Hotel
276| Black Eyed Peas
277| Ride
278| Cream
279| Pretenders
280| Tears For Fears
281| T. Rex
282| Talk Talk
283| Television
284| Soundgarden
285| Avril Lavigne
286| Amy Winehouse
287| Robyn
288| Caetano Veloso
289| Edith Piaf
290| Steve Reich
291| John Cage
292| Mizell Brothers
293| Nas
294| Underworld
295| Bill Evans
296| Taylor Swift
297| Jack Johnson
298| Kylie Minogue
299| Chicago
300| Air
301| Os Mutantes
302| Camera Obscura
303| Saint Etienne
304| Diana Ross
305| Tina Turner
306| Crowded House
307| NEU!
308| Alanis Morissette
309| Antonio Carlos Jobim
310| Fugazi
311| KPM All-Stars
312| Newsboys
313| Small Faces
314| Thrice
315| Smokey Robinson
316| M83
317| Mac DeMarco
318| Tame Impala
319| Pere Ubu
320| Red House Painters
321| Sarah McLachlan
322| Herbie Hancock
323| Black Keys
324| Hot Chip
325| Bob Seger
326| Verve
327| Joe Hisaishi
328| Fiona Apple
329| De La Soul
330| Erykah Badu
331| Ghostface Killah
332| Eric B. & Rakim
333| Rod Stewart
334| Boo Radleys
335| Igor Stravinsky
336| Lighthouse Family
337| Sixto Rodriguez
338| Beta Band
339| Garbage
340| Real Estate
341| Tool
342| Go-Betweens
343| Everly Brothers
344| System of a Down
345| Teenage Fanclub
346| Chance the Rapper
347| Florence + The Machine
348| Grizzly Bear
349| B-52s
350| Avalanches
351| Hall and Oates
352| Missy Elliott
353| Dire Straits
354| Allman Brothers Band
355| Alice in Chains
356| Sex Pistols
357| Christopher Cross
358| Exuma
359| Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
360| Goldfrapp
361| Lisa Germano
362| Nightwish
363| Run-DMC
364| Blue Oyster Cult
365| Amon Duul II
366| Kills
367| Rihanna
368| Antony And The Johnsons
369| Lucinda Williams
370| Morrissey
371| John Mayer
372| Air Supply
373| Boyz II Men
374| Derrick May
375| Jack Drag
376| Juan Gabriel
377| Staple Singers
378| Utopia
379| 3 Doors Down
380| Bruno Mars
381| Mary J. Blige
382| Run the Jewels
383| Michael Tilson Thomas
384| Paul Revere & The Raiders
385| Steve Winwood
386| John Adams
387| David Guetta
388| Derek and The Dominos
389| Celine Dion
390| Rage against the Machine
391| Doves
392| Curt Boettcher
393| Joe Satriani
394| Oingo Boingo
395| Primitives
396| Brian Jonestown Massacre
397| Lenny Kravitz
398| Yeah Yeah Yeahs
399| Robert Johnson
400| Billy Idol
401| Killers
402| Hüsker Dü
403| Heart
404| Roxette
405| Evanescence
406| Streets
407| KISS
408| Linda Ronstadt
409| Dead Can Dance
410| Backstreet Boys
411| Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
412| Explosions in the Sky
413| Arthur Russell
414| Frightened Rabbit
415| Girls In Hawaii
416| Ole Georg
417| Paramore
418| Robert Forster
419| Trashcan Sinatras
420| Franz Ferdinand
421| Dandy Warhols
422| Charlie Parker
423| Dionne Warwick
424| xx
425| Cloud Nothings
426| Randy Newman
427| Four Tops
428| Cyndi Lauper
429| Thelonious Monk
430| Avenged Sevenfold
431| Barry Manilow
432| Doobie Brothers
433| György Ligeti
434| Housemartins
435| Jewel Kilcher
436| Manhattans
437| Marcos Valle
438| Necks
439| Rebecca St. James
440| Sharon Van Etten
441| Soul Coughing
442| Chico Buarque
443| Ariel Pink
444| Tortoise
445| Nico
446| Moby
447| United States of America
448| Annie
449| Easybeats
450| Les Rita Mitsouko
451| Puppetmastaz
452| Verlaines
453| Minutemen
454| Boston
455| Iron Maiden
456| Bo Diddley
457| Kelly Clarkson
458| Joe Jackson
459| Cesaria Evora
460| Silverchair
461| Joan Manuel Serrat
462| Courtney Barnett
463| Heartless Bastards
464| Ilegales
465| Grateful Dead
466| Nickelback
467| Father John Misty
468| Game Theory
469| Radio Futura
470| Townes Van Zandt
471| Flying Lotus
472| Roy Harper
473| Whitesnake
474| Steve Miller Band
475| Jimmy Cliff
476| Patsy Cline
477| Usher
478| Bob James
479| Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
480| Suzanne Vega
481| Blind Faith
482| Camarón de la Isla
483| Muddy Waters
484| Alicia Keys
485| Bat For Lashes
486| Creed
487| Dolly Parton
488| Supergrass
489| Sheryl Crow
490| Cars
491| Shakira
492| Animals
493| (English) Beat
494| Bonnie Raitt
495| Julianna Barwick
496| Krzysztof Penderecki
497| Los Enemigos
498| Phish
499| Electric Light Orchestra
500| George Gershwin

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:51 pm

Okay, everyone, that wraps up this four month long project. It became a train wreck as the presentation went on, and we had some weird results that frankly I am in agreement with Bleu over in terms of suspicion, but overall the results were very strong. Attached is the awesome spreadsheet that Bleu helped out with, for which we should all be grateful to him for (at the very least I am). As I said before, I will be taking a short break from this forum, as I have spent enough time here on this poll; there is no offense or anger to anyone, just need to take a rest, sometimes happens for me with certain websites.

Obviously, we can now play around with the spreadsheets and create alternate variations on the list, a pleasant distraction from the latest newly sparked Steely Dan centered feud (one of my favorite perennial topics on this forum). I like all of the lists suggested, but some I also would be curious to see would be the "regulars" vs. "non-regulars", lists based only on Top 30s or even 10s, the list with votes only from users who voted in the 2013 artist poll as well, and maybe even the list factored in with longtime users and voters who didn't vote in this poll, such as nicolas, Stephan, Zorg, etc. by using their old lists from 2013 (admittedly not accounting for changed tastes on their part, but a hypothetical what-if).
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby acroamor » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:05 pm

Dexter wrote:I feel so smug knowing that Serge Gainsbourg (whose picture I can't see) prevented Aerosmith from a Top 100 placing.


Well, not quite...

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby JR » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:08 pm

Sorry I missed this year's project (again) jimmyjjazz. Maybe I should start working on the one for 2017 within the next few months. :) Thanks for your work.

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:15 pm

First up: The list only according to users who have at least 25 posts on the forum (56 total)


1. Beatles
2. David Bowie
3. Radiohead
4. Bob Dylan
5. Rolling Stones
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. R.E.M.
8. Prince
9. Velvet Underground
10. Beach Boys
11. Pink Floyd
12. Led Zeppelin
13. Smiths
14. Stevie Wonder
15. Bjork
16. Arcade Fire
17. Cure
18. U2
19. Kanye West
20. Jimi Hendrix
21. Michael Jackson
22. Simon & Garfunkel
23. Neil Young
24. Who
25. Miles Davis
26. Clash
27. Talking Heads
28. Tom Waits
29. Nirvana
30. Pixies
31. Kinks
32. Bob Marley
33. Elvis Costello
34. Madonna
35. Elvis Presley
36. LCD Soundsystem
37. Marvin Gaye
38. Brian Eno
39. John Coltrane
40. Sufjan Stevens
41. Kraftwerk
42. Kate Bush
43. Nick Cave
44. Blur
45. PJ Harvey
46. Doors
47. OutKast
48. Queen
49. Joni Mitchell
50. Kendrick Lamar
51. Leonard Cohen
52. White Stripes
53. Joy Division
54. National
55. Beck
56. Fleetwood Mac
57. New Order
58. James Brown
59. Portishead
60. Johnny Cash
61. Daft Punk
62. Van Morrison
63. Smashing Pumpkins
64. Public Enemy
65. Elton John
66. Elliott Smith
67. Belle and Sebastian
68. Wilco
69. Jacques Brel
70. King Crimson
71. Creedence Clearwater Revival
72. Depeche Mode
73. Sonic Youth
74. Beastie Boys
75. Nick Drake
76. Sigur Rós
77. Aretha Franklin
78. Coldplay
79. Vampire Weekend
80. Black Sabbath
81. Paul Simon
82. Oasis
83. Frank Sinatra
84. My Bloody Valentine
85. Billie Holiday
86. Nina Simone
87. Serge Gainsbourg
88. Pavement
89. Gorillaz
90. ABBA
91. Sly & The Family Stone
92. Lou Reed
93. Joanna Newsom
94. Pearl Jam
95. Chuck Berry
96. Otis Redding
97. Massive Attack
98. Flaming Lips
99. Green Day
100. Police
101. Roxy Music
102. Steely Dan
103. Lana Del Rey
104. John Lennon
105. Funkadelic/Parliament
106. Ray Charles
107. Frank Zappa
108. Cocteau Twins
109. Fela Kuti
110. Stooges
111. Zombies
112. Paul McCartney
113. Yes
114. Charles Mingus
115. Scott Walker
116. Arctic Monkeys
117. Byrds
118. Louis Armstrong
119. Weezer
120. Blondie
121. Ella Fitzgerald
122. Janet Jackson
123. TV on the Radio
124. Jeff Buckley
125. Eagles
126. Low
127. Can
128. Aphex Twin
129. Nine Inch Nails
130. Sam Cooke
131. Duke Ellington
132. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
133. Super Furry Animals
134. Grimes
135. Al Green
136. Billy Joel
137. Built To Spill
138. Frank Ocean
139. XTC
140. Swans
141. Red Hot Chili Peppers
142. M.I.A.
143. Stone Roses
144. Mercury Rev
145. Knife
146. Strokes
147. Eminem
148. Bee Gees
149. Jam
150. Metallica
151. Janelle Monae
152. Boards of Canada
153. Wu-Tang Clan
154. Animal Collective
155. Primal Scream
156. Supremes
157. Whitney Houston
158. Roy Orbison
159. Ramones
160. Julia Holter
161. Decemberists
162. Captain Beefheart
163. Fall
164. Guns N' Roses
165. Bon Iver
166. Fleet Foxes
167. Rush
168. Modest Mouse
169. Band
170. Beach House
171. Robert Wyatt
172. Temptations
173. St. Vincent
174. Curtis Mayfield
175. Tim Buckley
176. Jay-Z
177. Sun Ra
178. Sleater-Kinney
179. Buddy Holly
180. Foo Fighters
181. Pet Shop Boys
182. Replacements
183. Muse
184. Monkees
185. Pulp
186. Deerhunter
187. Tribe Called Quest
188. Roots
189. Cat Stevens
190. Patti Smith
191. Tindersticks
192. Britney Spears
193. Aerosmith
194. Big Star
195. Genesis
196. Jesus and Mary Chain
197. Eurythmics
198. Prefab Sprout
199. Mogwai
200. Manic Street Preachers
201. Tori Amos
202. Eels
203. Dusty Springfield
204. Lush
205. Spiritualized
206. Alain Bashung
207. Ennio Morricone
208. Notorious B.I.G.
209. Queens of the Stone Age
210. Yo La Tengo
211. Magnetic Fields
212. George Harrison
213. Hank Williams
214. Stereolab
215. DJ Shadow
216. Divine Comedy
217. Love
218. Four Tet
219. Ornette Coleman
220. Tom Petty
221. Todd Rundgren
222. Interpol
223. Little Richard
224. Jorge Ben
225. Peter Gabriel
226. Guided by Voices
227. Moody Blues
228. Wire
229. Sade
230. Faust
231. Astor Piazzolla
232. Van Halen
233. Siouxsie & The Banshees
234. Echo & The Bunnymen
235. Spoon
236. Death Grips
237. Lady Gaga
238. George Michael
239. Style Council
240. Autechre
241. Drake
242. Georges Brassens
243. Burial
244. Neutral Milk Hotel
245. D'Angelo
246. Janis Joplin
247. Ride
248. Talk Talk
249. Carole King
250. Santana
251. Television
252. Soundgarden
253. AC/DC
254. Robyn
255. Caetano Veloso
256. Edith Piaf
257. Donna Summer
258. Steve Reich
259. Underworld
260. John Cage
261. Nas
262. Mariah Carey
263. Kylie Minogue
264. Air
265. Os Mutantes
266. Camera Obscura
267. Saint Etienne
268. T. Rex
269. Crowded House
270. Journey
271. NEU!
272. Beyonce
273. Antonio Carlos Jobim
274. Fugazi
275. Newsboys
276. Thrice
277. Small Faces
278. M83
279. Mac DeMarco
280. Tame Impala
281. Pere Ubu
282. Red House Painters
283. Sarah McLachlan
284. Black Keys
285. Hot Chip
286. Joe Hisaishi
287. Fiona Apple
288. De La Soul
289. Erykah Badu
290. Pretenders
291. Ghostface Killah
292. Eric B. & Rakim
293. Boo Radleys
294. Sixto Rodriguez
295. Igor Stravinsky
296. Beta Band
297. Garbage
298. Chicago
299. Real Estate
300. Tool
301. Everly Brothers
302. Teenage Fanclub
303. Chance the Rapper
304. Florence + The Machine
305. B-52s
306. Grizzly Bear
307. Avalanches
308. Missy Elliott
309. Linkin Park
310. Sex Pistols
311. Goldfrapp
312. Lisa Germano
313. Nightwish
314. Exuma
315. Blink 182
316. Run-DMC
317. Blue Oyster Cult
318. Sting
319. Taylor Swift
320. Amon Duul II
321. Kills
322. Antony And The Johnsons
323. Morrissey
324. John Mayer
325. Utopia
326. Derrick May
327. Jack Drag
328. Adele
329. Madlib
330. Herbie Hancock
331. Mary J. Blige
332. Run the Jewels
333. Steve Winwood
334. Michael Tilson Thomas
335. Paul Revere & The Raiders
336. John Adams
337. Allman Brothers Band
338. Duran Duran
339. Verve
340. Rage against the Machine
341. Doves
342. Oingo Boingo
343. Joe Satriani
344. Primitives
345. Eric Clapton
346. Brian Jonestown Massacre
347. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
348. Robert Johnson
349. Hüsker Dü
350. Cream
351. Streets
352. Dead Can Dance
353. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
354. Explosions in the Sky
355. Frightened Rabbit 
356. Paramore
357. Arthur Russell
358. Trashcan Sinatras
359. Girls In Hawaii
360. Franz Ferdinand
361. Dandy Warhols
362. Charlie Parker
363. Smokey Robinson
364. xx
365. Cloud Nothings
366. Four Tops
367. Thelonious Monk
368. Sharon Van Etten
369. Jewel Kilcher
370. Rebecca St. James
371. Soul Coughing
372. Avenged Sevenfold
373. Doobie Brothers
374. György Ligeti
375. Housemartins
376. Lynyrd Skynyrd
377. Chico Buarque
378. Ariel Pink
379. Tortoise
380. Nico
381. Lucinda Williams
382. Moby
383. United States of America
384. Alice in Chains
385. Billy Idol
386. Verlaines
387. Annie 
388. Puppetmastaz
389. Easybeats
390. Les Rita Mitsouko
391. Minutemen
392. Boston
393. Tears For Fears
394. Kelly Clarkson
395. Joe Jackson
396. Cesaria Evora
397. Joan Manuel Serrat
398. Christina Aguilera
399. Courtney Barnett
400. Ilegales
401. Heartless Bastards
402. Grateful Dead
403. Father John Misty
404. Game Theory
405. Radio Futura
406. Townes Van Zandt
407. Flying Lotus
408. Roy Harper
409. Patsy Cline
410. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
411. Suzanne Vega
412. Camarón de la Isla
413. Muddy Waters
414. Tina Turner
415. Bat For Lashes
416. Dolly Parton
417. Supergrass
418. Cars
419. Animals
420. Julianna Barwick
421. Phish
422. Los Enemigos
423. (English) Beat
424. Krzysztof Penderecki
425. Vainica Doble
426. Linda Ronstadt
427. Amy Winehouse
428. Grandaddy
429. Joao Gilberto
430. Ice Cube
431. Popol Vuh
432. dc Talk
433. Jefferson Airplane
434. John Cale
435. Killers
436. Jimmy Cliff
437. Devo
438. Andy Stott
439. Chvrches
440. Chemical Brothers
441. My Morning Jacket
442. James Taylor
443. Annie Lennox 
444. Swell
445. Wonderstuff
446. Delgados
447. Violent Femmes
448. Bill Evans
449. N.W.A.
450. Cramps
451. Tracy Chapman
452. Rod Stewart
453. Randy Newman
454. Diana Ross
455. Grates
456. Destroyer
457. Nosoträsh
458. Marillion
459. IAM
460. Donald Fagen
461. Franco Battiato
462. Sundays
463. Bright Eyes
464. Disco Inferno
465. Deep Purple
466. Sound
467. Jethro Tull
468. Liars
469. MGMT
470. House of Love
471. Drifters
472. Kaki King
473. Dirty Three
474. Ali Farka Toure
475. Mojave 3
476. Orbital
477. Chick Corea
478. Electric President
479. Hubert-Felix Thiefaine
480. Slint
481. Leevi and the Leavings
482. Jackson 5
483. Laura Marling
484. Fever Ray
485. Blind Faith
486. 2Pac
487. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
488. Steve Taylor
489. El-P
490. Bola
491. Moonbabies
492. Justin Timberlake
493. Aaliyah
494. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
495. Jackson Browne
496. Turtles
497. Katy Perry
498. Maroon 5
499. Grace Jones 
500. Absoluuttinen nollapiste



And, the top 100 according to the 8 voters with less than 25 posts:
1. Michael Jackson
2. Queen
3. Beatles
4. Bee Gees
5. Stevie Wonder
6. Guns N' Roses
7. Led Zeppelin
8. Aerosmith
9. Bon Jovi
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers
11. Elton John
12. Pearl Jam
13. Phil Collins
14. R.E.M.
15. Nirvana
16. Linkin Park
17. U2
18. Jackson 5
19. David Bowie
20. Coldplay
21. Rolling Stones
22. Bruce Springsteen
23. Green Day
24. Oasis
25. Madonna
26. Bob Dylan
27. Foo Fighters
28. Barbra Streisand
29. Frank Sinatra
30. Elvis Presley
31. Steely Dan
32. Bryan Adams
33. Ray Charles
34. Carpenters
35. Beyonce
36. Police
37. Gillian Welch
38. Who
39. Beach Boys
40. Adele
41. AC/DC
42. Mizell Brothers
43. James Taylor
44. ABBA
45. Eric Clapton
46. Journey
47. Pink Floyd
48. Metallica
49. Marvin Gaye
50. Cranberries
51. KPM All-Stars
52. Justin Timberlake
53. Bob Marley
54. Black Eyed Peas
55. Genesis
56. Whitney Houston
57. Eagles
58. Lighthouse Family
59. Brian Eno
60. Eminem
61. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu 
62. Christopher Cross
63. Jack Johnson
64. Jimi Hendrix
65. Duran Duran
66. Radiohead
67. Donna Summer
68. Jackson Browne
69. Staple Singers 
70. Air Supply
71. Boyz II Men
72. Juan Gabriel
73. 3 Doors Down
74. Maroon 5
75. Bruno Mars
76. John Lennon
77. Blink 182
78. Carole King
79. Avril Lavigne
80. David Guetta
81. Aretha Franklin
82. System of a Down
83. Alanis Morissette
84. Celine Dion
85. Deep Purple
86. Curt Boettcher
87. KISS
88. Backstreet Boys
89. Lynyrd Skynyrd
90. Robert Forster 
91. Ole Georg
92. John Coltrane
93. Christina Aguilera
94. Heart
95. Manhattans
96. Necks 
97. Marcos Valle
98. Barry Manilow
99. George Michael
100. Joni Mitchell


As you can see, a lot of the bands that did surprisingly well largely did so due to the 'lurkers,' not exactly the site as a whole having a change of heart. Just look at The Bee Gees, Aerosmith, and Bon Jovi between the lists.
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