Biggest Fan - August 2019

BobPatience
Let's Get It On
Posts: 291
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:19 am

225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy - 6

Hymie wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:13 am
What do you give the 5 Keys version that I posted the video for? That's truly 50s R&B. The Roy Nixon is 50s rock and roll. White guys taking an R&B song and converting it to their style, the way the Bill Haley did with several of his hits.
I'm not Miles, but I give an 8. The Roy Nixon version sounds a bit bland, this one definitely does not. It sounds like a great early doo-wop record (if I'm allowed to say that).
Festina Lente

User avatar
PlasticRam
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2130
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:51 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:50 am

Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214: 6.5
አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse): 5
Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy: 6
I feel like that

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:11 am

mileswide wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:03 am
I'll come out of hiding to review this one! It's easy enough to find on YouTube if this is the right version? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DeQ1qLLPT64
Well yes, that's the one I posted in my original post.
When I meant it was hard to find I should say that on the original spread sheet it was spelled differently, which led to some trouble. Once I got the spelling down I could easily find the YouTube version. Still, there is hardly any information on this group on the web, let alone this specific song. In that regard it is one of the most obscure picks up til now.

Today a far less obscure pick. We have a bubbler on AM by a band currently breaking out:

226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty
Year: 2017
Album: Capacity
Biggest Fan: Acroamor (#64)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!


User avatar
andyd1010
Full of Fire
Posts: 1089
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:05 pm

Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 7.5
Orelsan – Suicide social: 6.5
Green Day – In the End: 6
The Jam – English Rose: 4.5

...

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 9
Blink-182 - Stay Together for the Kids: 9
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream: 8.5
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know: 8.5
Ray Charles - (The Night Time) Is the Right Time: 8.5
Prince - Free: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
The National - Ada: 7
Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd: 7
Rush - YYZ: 7
The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 6.5
Bob Dylan – To Ramona: 6.5
Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues: 6.5
Eminem - Drug Ballad: 6.5
Belle and Sebastian – The Act of the Apostle (I): 6.5
My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words: 6.5
The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 6
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love: 6
Adele – Hometown Glory: 6
Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 6
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra: 5.5
Muddy Waters - Good News: 5.5
JJ Cale - Magnolia: 5.5
Fiona Apple - Limp: 5
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life: 4.5
Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois: 4.5
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock & Roll): 4
The Spaniels - Baby It's You: 4
AC/DC – Who Made Who: 4
Slick Rick – Hey Young World: 4
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Hardware Store: 3.5
Los Saicos - Demolición: 3.5
R.E.M. – Little America: 3.5
Janet Jackson - If: 3.5
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 3
Queen - Good Company: 3
The Stooges - Fun House: 3
Fergie, featuring Ludacris - Glamorous: 3
Aphex Twin - On: 2

User avatar
PlasticRam
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2130
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:51 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:28 pm

Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 6.5
I feel like that

User avatar
Safetycat
Different Class
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:31 pm

224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) - 5
I like the individual parts, but it feels almost off-beat when it comes together, and doesn't quite rub me the right way.
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy - 6
The mention of Bill Haley earlier makes sense, this song puts me in mind of Rock Around the Clock a few times. Who would have thought the Down Beats would have such an upbeat tune in them?
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty - 8
Haunting. First time I've heard the band - probably not the last

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:16 pm

Big Thief – Mythological Beauty
3

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm

Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 7
Musically this is good and appealing, but lacking that bit extra. The same goes for the vocals, which are nice, but in a way I kind of expect from indie music by now. I felt that Adrianne Lenker's singing was more interesting on, say, Shark Smile from the same album. What elevates Mythological Beauty are the lyrics. It seems to start as a declaration of love, but it becomes subtly haunting and it is hard to say what it is about in the end, but it feels like Lenker - who wrote the lyrics - feels deeply for the subject of the song. It's probably easy to find out who she is singing about online, but I prefer to keep my own thoughts here. I think it is about a mother.

User avatar
Edre Peraza
Let's Get It On
Posts: 230
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:13 am

Big Thief - Mythological Beauty - 9

A surprisingly great song! One of my favorite's so far. Considering the respect the band seems to have I am surprised only one voted for this song in the poll. Either way the raw instrumentation is great and the vocals caught me off guard but it fits the song perfectly.

---------------

My list so far...

1. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
2. Green Day - In The End [9]
3. Big Thief - Mythological Beauty [9]
4. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
5. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
6. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka [7]
7. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
8. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
9. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy [6]
10. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
11. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
12. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
13. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
14. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
15. The Jam - English Rose [5]
16. Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun [5]
17. Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo [4]
18. The National - Ada [4]
19. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
20. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
21. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
22. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
23. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
24. Aster Aweke - My Excuse [2]
Depeche Malone Head Day

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:23 am

227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else
Year: 1993
Album: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#411)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:34 pm

227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else
4

User avatar
PlasticRam
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2130
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:51 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:39 pm

Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else: 8

Song slaps.
I feel like that

User avatar
Edre Peraza
Let's Get It On
Posts: 230
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:13 pm

Meat Loaf - Everything Louder Than Everything Else - 4

I don't mind Meat Loaf so it hurts to put this song at a 4 but it is just so draaaaggged out. The song is interesting in the beginning but gets annoying very quick when it is over 7 minutes long. At least it is catchy.

---------------

My list so far...

1. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
2. Green Day - In The End [9]
3. Big Thief - Mythological Beauty [9]
4. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
5. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
6. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka [7]
7. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
8. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
9. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy [6]
10. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
11. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
12. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
13. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
14. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
15. The Jam - English Rose [5]
16. Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun [5]
17. Meat Loaf - Everything Louder Than Everything Else [4]
18. Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo [4]
19. The National - Ada [4]
20. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
21. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
22. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
23. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
24. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
25. Aster Aweke - My Excuse [2]
Depeche Malone Head Day

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else: 8
Nobody executes cheesiness quite as he does. He might sound like he's aware that it is all rather silly, but at the same time he finds heart and dedication in what otherwise would be a piece of loud nonsense. There is something grand and oddly honest in his delivery and it earns every last second to me.

User avatar
Safetycat
Different Class
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:15 pm

227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else - 7
I really enjoy Meat Loaf and all the cheese and camp he brings to his music. This is no exception, but perhaps just not as iconic as his biggest tunes.

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:36 am

Remember how we, all the way back to two days ago, had a song from Big Thief’s Capacity? Now we finally get another one. It is their only ranking on AM, at #4712:

228. Big Thief – Shark Smile
Year: 2017
Album: Capacity
Biggest Fan: DaveC (#680)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

User avatar
andyd1010
Full of Fire
Posts: 1089
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:50 am

Big Thief – Shark Smile: 8

...

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 9
Blink-182 - Stay Together for the Kids: 9
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream: 8.5
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know: 8.5
Ray Charles - (The Night Time) Is the Right Time: 8.5
Prince - Free: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
The National - Ada: 7
Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd: 7
Rush - YYZ: 7
The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 6.5
Bob Dylan – To Ramona: 6.5
Orelsan – Suicide social: 6.5
Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues: 6.5
Eminem - Drug Ballad: 6.5
Belle and Sebastian – The Act of the Apostle (I): 6.5
My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words: 6.5
Green Day – In the End: 6
The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 6
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love: 6
Adele – Hometown Glory: 6
Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 6
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra: 5.5
Muddy Waters - Good News: 5.5
JJ Cale - Magnolia: 5.5
Fiona Apple - Limp: 5
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life: 4.5
The Jam – English Rose: 4.5
Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois: 4.5
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock & Roll): 4
The Spaniels - Baby It's You: 4
AC/DC – Who Made Who: 4
Slick Rick – Hey Young World: 4
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Hardware Store: 3.5
Los Saicos - Demolición: 3.5
R.E.M. – Little America: 3.5
Janet Jackson - If: 3.5
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 3
Queen - Good Company: 3
The Stooges - Fun House: 3
Fergie, featuring Ludacris - Glamorous: 3
Aphex Twin - On: 2

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:35 pm

228. Big Thief – Shark Smile
4

User avatar
Honorio
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2709
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:38 am
Location: L'Eliana, Valencia, Spain

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:00 pm


1 | The New Rotary Connection | I Am the Blackgold of the Sun | 8
2 | Big Thief | Mythological Beauty | 7
3 | Big Thief | Shark Smile | 7
4 | Aster Aweke | Sebebu (My Excuse) | 7
5 | Roy Nixon and the Down Beats | Hard-Rockin' Daddy | 5
6 | Johann Strauss II | Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 | 5
7 | Meat Loaf | Everything Louder Than Everything Else | 3

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:23 pm

Big Thief – Shark Smile

It's a funny coincidence that this song came around so quickly after the previous Capacity track (Meat Loaf forms an... interesting bridge between the two on the playlist), but for me the coincidence goes even further as this song has been on my mind for over a month or so and I play it from time to time. I remembered it from the Taste of MegaCritic 2017 playlist, but it really didn't strike me that much until I heard it in an indie film named White Rabbit (a pleasant, low-key movie). I was planning to finally add it to my rotation playlist - I don't know why I haven't yet. What I like most about it is the way it is sung, with these modest ooh's that feel like tickles. Listening to it more the words sink in too. Adrianne Lenker might turn out to be one of the top lyricists of her generation. Sadly, much of Capacity and her own Abysskiss is so low-key and unassuming musically that I frequently lose attention so I miss sometimes what she sings about (I haven't gotten around the new Big Thief record yet; and isn't there another one on the way already). From what I've heard, Shark Smile is her song that works the best as, well, a song.

User avatar
Edre Peraza
Let's Get It On
Posts: 230
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:07 pm

Big Thief - Shark Smile - 9

This is surprisingly wonderful song! This is even better than the previous one I heard from them. I am always happy when I discover new music on this forum.

Big Thief - Mythological Beauty - 8

I kinda jumped the gun by giving this one a 9 earlier, it is still good but the other one is better.

---------------

My list so far...

1. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
2. Green Day - In The End [9]
3. Big Thief - Shark Smile [9]
4. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
5. Big Thief - Mythological Beauty [8]
6. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
7. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka [7]
8. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
9. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
10. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy [6]
11. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
12. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
13. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
14. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
15. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
16. The Jam - English Rose [5]
17. Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun [5]
18. Meat Loaf - Everything Louder Than Everything Else [4]
19. Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo [4]
20. The National - Ada [4]
21. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
22. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
23. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
24. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
25. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
26. Aster Aweke - My Excuse [2]
Depeche Malone Head Day

User avatar
Safetycat
Different Class
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:14 pm

228. Big Thief – Shark Smile - 8

Found this while I was working through songs from 2017 a while back and quite liked it - but I like it even more on a re-listen.

User avatar
mileswide
Full of Fire
Posts: 1008
Joined: Wed May 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Location: Nottingham, England

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:51 am

Johann Strauss II– Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 8 Not as stuffy as some classical can be, it's got a lightness of touch and it transitions naturally between its many sections. Issa bop

Aster Aweke- Sebebu 6 I was getting into her Jocelyn Brown-goes-Ethiopia sound but then I was worn down by the repetition of the title and the vocals, which ended up going wayward by the end.

Meat Loaf- Everything Louder Than Everything Else 6 Oh Meat, he does his best to inject some drama here (as he always does) but the stakes aren't high enough to invest in this would-be rebel track, which unexpectedly resembles Manic Monday in the verse's melody, scansion and piano motif. Still, it does contain the highlight "The three men I admire most are Curly, Larry and Moe"

Big Thief- Mythological Beauty 7 As with Rob, I'm only properly familiar with Shark Smile among Big Thief's songs. Mythological Beauty appears to grasp at the same elements that make Shark Smile great, doesn't quite reach them but still maintains this grace about it and I'd like to get to know it better.

Big Thief- Shark Smile 9 It paints so much in three short, stark verses of three doomed love affairs helped by Lenker's tremulous vocals, which nail the pain and longing of the narrative. When the FX pedal intertwines with her voice for the second chorus, I just melt. I was taken with the song instantly upon first hearing it on the radio in 2017 and it's only got better with every play. I genuinely think that years from now, this will not just be better-known but universally remembered as one of the tracks of this decade.
Don't you make it my dying...cough

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:43 am

Another one that ranks on AM, now at #9205. It also marks the return of Zombeels:

229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play?
Year: 1970
Album: Tea for the Tillerman
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#377)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

User avatar
spiritualized
Full of Fire
Posts: 1804
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:45 pm
Location: Near Montpellier, France

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by spiritualized » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:36 am

229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? - 9 : a favorite from a brilliant album.
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile - 8
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else - 1. I loathe Meat Loaf, can there be a less talented, more cheesy artist ? (Sorry, it's so bad it makes my skin crawl)
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty - 7
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy - 6
224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) - 6
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 - 5
222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun - 8

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:50 pm

229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play?
4

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:02 pm

Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play?: 7
Even the unsubtle, strident lyrics can't do much wrong here, because the tune and the singing are very appealing. And to think it is one of the weakest tracks on Tea for the Tillerman. It was a long time ago I heard that album last, but there is a lot of nostalgia in it for me.

Brad
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3178
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:38 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Brad » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:51 am

222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun - 7.5
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 - 7.5
224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) - 7
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy - 5
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty - 7.25
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else - 3
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile - 7.5
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? - 5

Zombeels
Let's Get It On
Posts: 272
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:21 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Zombeels » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:11 am

Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:01 am
Zombeels wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:46 pm
209. Frédéric Chopin - Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Valse du petit chien [also known as Minute Waltz] - As I said before, if a specific version isn't named, it gets a 1
I for my part feel uncomfortable in counting a vote that isn't for the song, but for the nomination method. Can't you just not vote in such a case?
I guess my vote was sort of a protest. Whenever I compiled song lists I didn't include classical music because they are about the composer and not the artist. It leaves everyone scrambling and disagreeing as to what version should be used. Do what you want with my vote but I feel if a specific version was never named then it should have never been counted or submitted.

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:37 am

The Zombeels comeback continues and this time around he tries to fight Hymie on his own territory: that of extremely obscure picks:

230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius
Year: 2009
Album: The Smiles and Frowns
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#54)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

User avatar
Safetycat
Different Class
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:38 am

229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? - 7
230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius - 4

User avatar
Romain
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 4358
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:25 pm
Location: Lyon, France

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Romain » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:54 am

224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) Very energic, good groove 6.5/10
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy As usual 5/10
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty A good little song 6/10
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else I have hard time to judge this kind of rock. I have the impression that these are songs from a teenage age that I never knew, from another country. 4/10
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile Less interesting than the previous one. 5.5/10
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? A timeless hit. A very strong song. 9/10
230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius Superb discovery, I loved it from the very first seconds. I like the tone and nostalgia that emanates from the whole. 8.5/10

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:40 pm

The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius: 5

A very faithful recreation of a sound somewhere between The Beatles and The Kinks. Hard to distinguish from something actually from the sixties. It's well done, but I never felt any reason why it should be done. A bit too derivative and inconspicuous for me.

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:40 pm
The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius: 5

A very faithful recreation of a sound somewhere between The Beatles and The Kinks. Hard to distinguish from something actually from the sixties. It's well done, but I never felt any reason why it should be done. A bit too derivative and inconspicuous for me.
I don't see why derivative matters.

ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS!

If you heard this exact same recording and you believed that it was an unreleased Kinks track from 1968, would it get more than a 5? And if so that's just wrong IMO.

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 pm

The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius:
5

User avatar
Henrik
Site Admin
Posts: 5394
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:09 am
Location: Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Henrik » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:29 pm

Hymie wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 pm
I don't see why derivative matters.

ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS!
Why do you need to get back to this question again and again? Let people have their own opinion.
Everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:03 pm

Hymie wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:40 pm
The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius: 5

A very faithful recreation of a sound somewhere between The Beatles and The Kinks. Hard to distinguish from something actually from the sixties. It's well done, but I never felt any reason why it should be done. A bit too derivative and inconspicuous for me.
I don't see why derivative matters.

ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS!

If you heard this exact same recording and you believed that it was an unreleased Kinks track from 1968, would it get more than a 5? And if so that's just wrong IMO.
Yes, but I also call it inconspicuous. I wouldn't call it a Kinks highlight either.

Zombeels
Let's Get It On
Posts: 272
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:21 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Zombeels » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:47 am

220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down 4
221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo 3
222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun 3
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 (No Vote)
224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) 3
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy 7
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty 8
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else 5
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile 9
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? 9
230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius 10

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:53 am

Hymie in counterattack:

231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily
Year: 1955
Released as a single (B-side to Yesterday’s Memories)
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#717)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

User avatar
Safetycat
Different Class
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:23 am

231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily - 8
Loveable indeed, this is how I like my doo-wop. (I say "my", I don't know much doo-wop. It's the best I've heard through the game so far tho).

Wezzo
Wannabe
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:38 pm
Contact:

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Wezzo » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:08 am

225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy - 6.5
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty - 8
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else - 9.5 [from my list]
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile - 7
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? - 7
230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius - 5
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily - 6.5

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:09 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:53 am
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily
9

Lily is Lillian Leach. Here's the group with Alan Freed.


Image

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:34 pm

The Mellows – Lovable Lily: 6

Doo-wop is among my least favorite genres, but this was kind of nice. Lillian Leach has a nice, light voice.

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:34 pm
The Mellows – Lovable Lily: 6

Doo-wop is among my least favorite genres, but this was kind of nice. Lillian Leach has a nice, light voice.
Here is her one minor hit:


User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:34 am

232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart
Year: 1981
Album: Juju
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#701)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:18 pm

Rob wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:34 am
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart
4

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:51 pm

Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart: 7

A song that tries to sweep you of the floor in a whirlwind of sin. It comes close to succeeding. I should really give this band some attention.

User avatar
Rob
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3265
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:33 am

The next one ranks on AM at #9628:

233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Year: 1969
Album: The Band
Biggest Fan: Henry (#875)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

User avatar
andyd1010
Full of Fire
Posts: 1089
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:41 am

The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 7

...

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 9
Blink-182 - Stay Together for the Kids: 9
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream: 8.5
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know: 8.5
Ray Charles - (The Night Time) Is the Right Time: 8.5
Prince - Free: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8
Big Thief – Shark Smile: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
The National - Ada: 7
Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd: 7
Rush - YYZ: 7
The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 6.5
Bob Dylan – To Ramona: 6.5
Orelsan – Suicide social: 6.5
Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues: 6.5
Eminem - Drug Ballad: 6.5
Belle and Sebastian – The Act of the Apostle (I): 6.5
My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words: 6.5
Green Day – In the End: 6
The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 6
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love: 6
Adele – Hometown Glory: 6
Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 6
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra: 5.5
Muddy Waters - Good News: 5.5
JJ Cale - Magnolia: 5.5
Fiona Apple - Limp: 5
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life: 4.5
The Jam – English Rose: 4.5
Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois: 4.5
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock & Roll): 4
The Spaniels - Baby It's You: 4
AC/DC – Who Made Who: 4
Slick Rick – Hey Young World: 4
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Hardware Store: 3.5
Los Saicos - Demolición: 3.5
R.E.M. – Little America: 3.5
Janet Jackson - If: 3.5
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 3
Queen - Good Company: 3
The Stooges - Fun House: 3
Fergie, featuring Ludacris - Glamorous: 3
Aphex Twin - On: 2

Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2288
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:43 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:33 am
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
4

Post Reply