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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby prosecutorgodot » Sun May 26, 2019 9:03 pm

Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix]

10/10

No surprise about my score. The remixed theme music (a very fitting theme I might add) for my favorite fictional character ever. I don't care if you call it lounge jazz or whatever, to me it's a very compelling SONG. The original version fits into the aesthetic of the video game / visual novel that it comes from, but I like the more organic feel of the remix/new arrangement. Of course there is a thick layer of nostalgia to be accounted for, but still a great tune. Piano and sax intermingling like flavors on a plate, giving off incredible vibes, backed up by capable drums. Flows immaculately, and has an obvious beginning, middle and end.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Mon May 27, 2019 5:50 am

146. Billy Joel – All for Leyna
Year: 1980
Album: Glass Houses
Biggest Fan: Steviefan13 (#264)

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Romain » Mon May 27, 2019 11:07 am

140. Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra
a song of great beauty, simple, fine and moving 8/10

141. Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire
A huge classic in France, used in many films and commercials. It's the kind of song that, how can I put it, serves as a tapestry for a country. It is so present on a daily basis that we no longer pay attention to it. 6.5/10

142. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending
I have tried many times and have never been hooked on this group, too ordinary. But that's not bad, of course. 5/10

143. Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix]
Is it just me or is the sound of the saxophone awful. Elevator music. 3/10

144. “Weird Al” Yankovich – Hardware Store
I don't know this artist, but the song is pretty nice and funny. 5.5/10

145. The Verlaines – Slow Sad Love Song
The guitar is still as good in his compositions, classical, but maybe a little too classical? 6.5

146. Billy Joel – All for Lenya
I know very little about this artist but doesn't he look a little too much like Elton John? At least not my stuff! 4.5
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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby PlasticRam » Mon May 27, 2019 11:15 am

Billy Joel – All for Leyna: 6
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Hymie » Mon May 27, 2019 2:12 pm

Billy Joel – All for Leyna

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby spiritualized » Mon May 27, 2019 3:37 pm

140. Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra (7.5) - Good song, but what else did one expect ?

141. Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire (7.5) - A bit cheesy, but still a classic in French popular music

142. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending (7) - Catchy Indie Rock, I like it

143. Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix] (7) To start with, I listened, by mistake, to the "instrumental" version of this song : just a piano and an unmemorable musical phrase. Maybe easier with a few repeats in a game, but not my cup of tea. However, the jazz version is something else. Much much easier on the ear.

144. “Weird Al” Yankovich – Hardware Store (6.5) - Good fun, the harmonies on the chorus are really quite good.

145. The Verlaines – Slow Sad Love Song (6) - Not bad, but I don't seem to connect. A bit too low-sounding and sad.

146. Billy Joel – All for Lenya (5) = upbeat, but ultimately generic. And not far off Elton John indeed.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Honorio » Mon May 27, 2019 3:44 pm


1. Fugain et le Big Bazar | Une belle histoire | 9
2. Vampire Weekend | I Think Ur a Contra | 8
3. 岩垂徳行 | ゴドー ~珈琲は闇色の薫り | 8
4. The Magic Numbers | A Start With No Ending | 7
5. The Verlaines | Slow Sad Love Song | 7
6. Billy Joel | All for Leyna | 6
7. "Weird Al" Yankovic | Hardware Store | 4

Mmm, very good week…
Sorry, Rob, but there are two typos: it's Leyna and not Lenya and it's Yankovic and not Yankovich.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Mon May 27, 2019 8:21 pm

Honorio wrote:Mmm, very good week…
Sorry, Rob, but there are two typos: it's Leyna and not Lenya and it's Yankovic and not Yankovich.


Fixed both. I just like to think that Billy Joel is obsessively in love with Lotte Lenya for some reason.

Anyway:

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Hardware Store: 4
Meh, Weird Al has much funnier songs. The lyrics here aren't particularly funny. I guess the appeal is the rapid tempo summary at the end, that has a It's End of the World As We Know It appeal, but that's it.

The Verlaines - Slow Sad Love Song: 7
Good indie rock. The Verlaines pull of the tricky sad-sackiness well.

Billy Joel - All for Leyna: 7
A Billy Joel song I didn't know, though it was understandably a single. The lead single of the album even. Perhaps it has just been overtaken by other songs in the Billy Joel canon, but if you ask me, this one is more fun than most. Very catchy and appealing song.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby DaveC » Mon May 27, 2019 8:49 pm

142. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending: 5.5
143. Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix]: 5
144. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Hardware Store: 6
145. The Verlaines – Slow Sad Love Song: 6
146. Billy Joel – All for Leyna: 3

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Brad » Tue May 28, 2019 2:16 am

140. Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra 6
141. Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire 6
142. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending 7.25
143. Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix] 7.75
144. “Weird Al” Yankovich – Hardware Store 5
145. The Verlaines – Slow Sad Love Song 10
146. Billy Joel – All for Lenya 3

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Tue May 28, 2019 5:52 am

147. Deerhunter - Octet
Year: 2007
Album: Cryptograms
Biggest Fan: Fred (#551)

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby PlasticRam » Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 am

Deerhunter - Octet: 7
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Hymie » Tue May 28, 2019 1:59 pm

Deerhunter - Octet

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Tue May 28, 2019 7:52 pm

Deerhunter - Octet: 6
Bubbly psychedelia. An interesting track for sure, but it never really becomes quite great.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Wed May 29, 2019 5:54 am

148. Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand
Year: 1978
Album: This Year’s Model
Biggest Fan: Brad (#554)

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby PlasticRam » Wed May 29, 2019 11:21 am

Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand: 5.5
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Hymie » Wed May 29, 2019 12:40 pm

Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Zombeels » Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 pm

130. “Traditional” – Yankee Doodle 1 ~I don't think we should include songs where an artist has not been named.
131. James Baskett – Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah 4
132. Kebnekajse - Förberedelser till fest 7
133. The Clovers – Fool, Fool, Fool 4
134. Annette Peacock – Love’s Out to Lunch 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Thu May 30, 2019 8:47 am

149. Beulah – Gene Autry
Year: 2001
Album: The Coast Is Never Clear
Biggest Fan: damosuzuki (#227)

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby PlasticRam » Thu May 30, 2019 9:30 am

Beulah – Gene Autry: 7
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Hymie » Thu May 30, 2019 1:05 pm

Beulah – Gene Autry

4

Silly me, I thought it was a song called "Beulah" by Gene Autry.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Thu May 30, 2019 3:40 pm

Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand: 8
This Year's Model is one of great songs were even it's second tier songs are very much worth your time.

Beulah – Gene Autry: 6
It's intro promises something special, but in the end it is just a good yet kind of standard indie song.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu May 30, 2019 3:41 pm

Hardware Store gets a 7 and All for Leyna gets a 9. Cant believe there was a Weird Al song that I didn’t put on my list!
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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Thu May 30, 2019 3:51 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Hardware Store gets a 7 and All for Leyna gets a 9. Cant believe there was a Weird Al song that I didn’t put on my list!


There are still Weird Al songs left, only two of which were voted by you!

Also, I change my vote for Un Belle Histoire from 7 to 8. Have been listening to it a lot since it appeared here.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu May 30, 2019 4:34 pm

Rob wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Hardware Store gets a 7 and All for Leyna gets a 9. Cant believe there was a Weird Al song that I didn’t put on my list!


There are still Weird Al songs left, only two of which were voted by you!

Also, I change my vote for Un Belle Histoire from 7 to 8. Have been listening to it a lot since it appeared here.

My goodness! People here have taste.
Also, I forgot about that song. I love it. I’ll also give it an 8.
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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Thu May 30, 2019 5:03 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Also, I forgot about that song. I love it. I’ll also give it an 8.


You mean Un Belle Histoire?

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:06 pm

Rob wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Also, I forgot about that song. I love it. I’ll also give it an 8.


You mean Un Belle Histoire?

Yep!
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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Henry » Thu May 30, 2019 10:58 pm

146. Billy Joel – All for Leyna - 7.0

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Fri May 31, 2019 7:19 am

150. Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair
Year: 1976
Album: Ballistic Affair
Biggest Fan: Nicolas (#737)

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Henry » Fri May 31, 2019 7:21 am

Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand: 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby PlasticRam » Fri May 31, 2019 9:33 am

Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair: 8

I really like reggae.
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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Hymie » Fri May 31, 2019 11:45 am

Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Rob » Fri May 31, 2019 8:31 pm

Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair: 6
Like a lot of reggea - bar some top cuts - I rate it rather average. Hard to dislike, but also hard to really love for me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Hymie » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:51 am

It will be June here in a few hours. It's already June in Europe.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Honorio » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:52 pm

1. Elvis Costello | Hand in Hand | 8
2. Leroy Smart | Ballistic Affair | 6
3. Beulah | Gene Autry | 6
4. Deerhunter | Octet | 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby DaveC » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:00 pm

147. Deerhunter - Octet: 7
148. Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand: 8.5
149. Beulah – Gene Autry: 5
150. Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair: 5.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Brad » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:00 am

147. Deerhunter - Octet 7.25
148. Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand 9.5
"Don't you know I got the bully boys out
Changing someone's facial design"

classic!

149. Beulah – Gene Autry 7.5
150. Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair 6.75

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Zombeels » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:57 am

135. Childbirth – Siri, Open Tinder 3
136. Stone Sour – Say You’ll Haunt Me 2
137. Héctor Lavoe – El Cantante 5
138. Laurent Garnier – The Man With the Red Face 3
139. Liza Minnelli – The Travelin’ Life 4
140. Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra 9
141. Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire 6
142. 142. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Zombeels » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:53 pm

143. Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix] 2
144. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Hardware Store 4
145. The Verlaines – Slow Sad Love Song 5
146. Billy Joel – All for Leyna 8
147. Deerhunter - Octet 6
148. Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand 3
149. Beulah – Gene Autry 7
150. Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Romain » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:12 am

147. Deerhunter - Octet
As much as I like this band very much, this song doesn't fit into my favorites, far from it. 4.5/10

148. Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand
A "little" classic song. Not a masterpiece, but a nice song. 6.5/10

149. Beulah – Gene Autry
I didn't know the artist or the song. A pleasant little song with a nice melody. 7/10

150. Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair
I have a problem with reggae, it's that I don't know it well enough. I won't be able to distinguish the very good from the very bad, I think. I think this one is particularly nice though. Maybe because it reminds me a lot of Gainsbourg's reggae albums that formed my ear to this music. 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Akhenaten » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:59 pm

I'm a bit behind!

140. Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra - 6
141. Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire - 4
142. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending - 4
144. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Hardware Store - 4.5
145. The Verlaines – Slow Sad Love Song - 4
146. Billy Joel – All for Leyna - 7
147. Deerhunter - Octet - 2
148. Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand - 4
149. Beulah – Gene Autry - 4
150. Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair - 7.5
Unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers, trumpets, towers and tenements, wide oceans full of tears, flags, rags, ferryboats, scimitars and scarves. Every precious dream and vision, underneath the stars.

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Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Postby Safetycat » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:09 am

Finally up to ranking May:

The Libertines – Up the Bracket - 8
Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues - 8 CHANGED
Deerhunter - Octet - 8
Kebnekajse - Förberedelser till fest - 8

All fantastic songs, it was a happy coincidence that Octet ended up an 8

Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - 7

I was surprised by this one, and I've come to really enjoy it.

Stone Sour – Say You’ll Haunt Me - 7

This is good but also there was a point in the 2000's where every rock song sounded just like this.

Noriyuki Iwadare – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee [Jazz remix] - 7

Back in 2011, I found this song as part of atmospheric thing that was being passed around the internet, where you put on this song along with a rain sound and fireplace sound and enjoy the ambiance. I put it on when I'd bake in my first year at university. Good memories associated with it.

Laurent Garnier – The Man With the Red Face - 6
Beulah – Gene Autry - 6
Elvis Costello – Hand In Hand - 6
Héctor Lavoe – El Cantante - 6

10 minutes that never get old, great listening.

Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois - 6

I love Tom but I never connect with his short little pieces like this as much.

Little Richard – Kansas City - 6
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Hardware Store - 6
Billy Joel – All for Leyna - 6
Childbirth – Siri, Open Tinder - 5
The Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon - 5
Fugain et le Big Bazar – Une Belle Histoire - 5
The Verlaines – Slow Sad Love Song - 5
Breakout - Co Stało Się Kwiatom? - 5
The Clovers – Fool, Fool, Fool - 5
The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending - 5
Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair - 4
The Kinks - Wonderboy - 4
Ed Harcourt – Until Tomorrow Then - 4
James Baskett – Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah - 4
Dwa Plus Jeden - Nowy Wspaniały Świat - 4
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra - 4
Liza Minnelli – The Travelin’ Life - 3
Annette Peacock – Love’s Out to Lunch - 3
“Traditional” – Yankee Doodle - 2
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