AMF Chart Week 52

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AMF Chart Week 52

Poll ended at Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:10 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - I Need You
9
8%
A Tribe Called Quest - The Space Program
11
10%
A Tribe Called Quest - Conrad Tokyo
12
10%
Old 97's - Good With God
3
3%
Childish Gambino - Redbone
8
7%
Jain - Makeba
4
3%
Frank Ocean - Nights
7
6%
Pixies - Talent
2
2%
The Divine Comedy - Catherine The Great
4
3%
Grandaddy - A Lost Machine
4
3%
Childish Gambino - Me and Your Mama
9
8%
The Flaming Lips - The Castle
4
3%
Norah Jones - Once I Had a Laugh
1
1%
Frank Ocean - Ivy
11
10%
Yelle - Ici & Maintenant
1
1%
Leonard Cohen - Leaving the Table
8
7%
Surfer Blood - Matter of Time
5
4%
Emma Ruth Rundle - So, Come
3
3%
Crocodiles - Go Now
4
3%
The Bats - No Trace
5
4%
 
Total votes: 115

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AMF Chart Week 52

Post by spiritualized » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:10 am

Welcome to the last chart of annus horibilis 2016. :romance-kisscheek: Happy New Year to all and thank you for taking the time to listen to all our nominations.
A great bunch of movement this week - with Nick Cave taking the top spot whilst ATCQ hang on to the two remaining spots of the podium.
Two new entries have performed very well, grabbing 4th and 5th : Old 97's Texan alt-country (infused with some good indie rock) and multi-talented Childish Gambino, who also gets a second entry through Mcch.

Guillaume Perret's Heavy Dance makes it to the Hall of Fame, quite a tremendous result for a relatively unknown artist.

About our top artist this week and his song :

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Allmusic) : Eclectic and powerful post-punk band that's steadily evolved under the leadership of one of rock's most celebrated songwriters.

I Need You (Pitchfork)

“I don’t believe in an interventionist god,” Nick Cave sang in the opening track of 1997’s The Boatman’s Call, “But I know, darling, that you do.” Until now, it was the starkest, saddest album of Cave’s career. On this song, “Into My Arms,” he employed the second person to counterbalance his own nihilistic tendencies, using another person as a conduit to a spirituality and purity he could not achieve himself. “Into My Arms” was a love song by an artist inherently skeptical of the form, praying to a God he didn’t necessarily believe in. But there was a palpable sense of faith in it, one that transcended Cave’s principles and logic and gave him peace. “I believe in love,” he sang firmly, “And I know you do, too.”

“I Need You” is the stirring core of the Bad Seeds’ devastating new album, Skeleton Tree. Here, Cave is at a loss for words. “Nothing really matters,” he repeats, leaning on the hard R of “matters,” as if to further pronounce the distinct lack of poetry in the phrase. The words bend and break the more he uses them; Cave continues saying more with less, the tenderness in his voice filling all the negative space. “Nothing really matters when the one you love is gone,” he sings at one point, honing in on the song’s gravitational pull: the void left when our love is no longer directed at a living thing but rather at a memory. Though just a moment later, Cave subverts that notion as well: “We love the ones we can/Because nothing really matters.”

In a sense, “I Need You” is a song about hopelessness—a meditation on the inescapable meaninglessness of a world defined by chaos and loss. But the song’s other central mantra challenges that with a simple plea for human connection. “I need you,” Cave sings over a sustained major chord, as his band’s wordless backing vocals sweep over him like a wave: “In my heart, I need you.” Cave drifts between half-recalled memories, placing them into a more fragmented mindset than his trademark, character-filled storytelling. He sees a red dress falling, a black car waiting. He’s standing in the doorway; he’s in line at the supermarket. The images never coalesce into a clear narrative, but they amount to something even greater: a lifetime flashing before your eyes, so sad and real that it could be your own.


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PS - the chart will run until Sunday.
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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by Rdwdbob » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:46 pm

I'm having somewhat of a problem with the ability to vote. Is anyone else? I like to vote as I listen. As of the middle of last week when I cast that first vote I'm locked out and can't vote again. Hope this can be fixed so that I can vote for more songs on this weeks list.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by Brad » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:29 am

Rdwdbob wrote:I'm having somewhat of a problem with the ability to vote. Is anyone else? I like to vote as I listen. As of the middle of last week when I cast that first vote I'm locked out and can't vote again. Hope this can be fixed so that I can vote for more songs on this weeks list.
yes, submitted vote for two songs now am locked out.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by spiritualized » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:17 am

Sorry my mistake ! I suspect it was because I didn't tick the "allow to vote again" box. Fixed now, try again

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by spiritualized » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:56 pm

I'll start the nominations then !

TRAAMS - A House on Fire - the band says it better than me : "We wanted a relentless big’un with a handful of chanty melodies - one to hang around the end of our live sets.”
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Pissed Jeans - The Bar is Low

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Post by Rdwdbob » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:13 pm

spiritualized wrote:Sorry my mistake ! I suspect it was because I didn't tick the "allow to vote again" box. Fixed now, try again
:music-rockon: Thanks!

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by Rdwdbob » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:26 am

Sleigh Bells - 'Hyper Drive'

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:35 pm

OK here's 3 from 2017, one from each full day of the year, can't promise I can keep this up:

British Sea Power - Bad Bohemian (Played on 6 music yesterday, now on spotify)
The xx- Say Something Loving (00:00 2/1/17)
London Grammar - Rooting for You (1/1/17)

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:45 pm

Also is it just me or does the Grandaddy track not seem to work on the playlist? Haven't got wifi to check properly at the minute.

Now home and working even without Wi-Fi.

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:12 pm

No better man to continue the one song a day than

Jens Lekman - What's That Perfume That You Wear?
https://soundcloud.com/secretlycanadian ... you-wear-2

May have tomorrow's lined up:

https://twitter.com/Elbow/status/816668 ... 70688?s=09

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by Rdwdbob » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:42 am

The Shins - 'Name For You'

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:25 am

Rdwdbob wrote:The Shins - 'Name For You'
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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by spiritualized » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Last call for nominations.... if no one nominates, I will add

Govern by Contagions - At the Drive In
Nothing Personal - Dinosaur Pile-up

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Re: AMF Chart Week 52

Post by Romain » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:57 pm

David Bowie - No Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Igdid8dsC8

Sublime ! As beautiful as Where are we now ? This voice...this voice...


Charles X - Soul Power
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Igdid8dsC8

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