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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:05 pm

The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 8

Only one vote for this song? We should know better. I should know better. This is peak Band and peak Band is just irresistible. It's interesting how much Americana I have heard over the year, much inspired by The Band, but how they still sound completely unique. For a few years, they made America seem like a place from an old myth like no one else could, save perhaps novelist Cormac McCarthy. Beautiful.


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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Henry » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:35 pm

233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - 8

The vocals, energy and composition are remarkable and the lyrics deal with union issues in an insightful manner. One of my top 4 favorite songs by The Band.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by nicolas » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:04 pm

What a great game ! I'm so left behind now on AM, so busy with work and family duties (plus music playing and football) that I totally missed it ! Hope I can reconnect with this, but I'm back to school on monday and I'll be VERY busy. Kudos to you Rob, I'll try to visit the thread as often as i can

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Romain » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:22 pm

Good courage Nicolas for the reprise! :-)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:34 am

232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart - 6
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - 9

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:09 pm

Cat Stevens - Where Do the Children Play? 6 An ever-increasingly perceptive message, I just can't warm to Stevens' voice.

The Smiles and Frowns - Cornelius 4 Nothing wrong in itself with looking to elsewhere for inspiration- you could play 'spot the influence' over the course of entire genres that I have time for (glam, punk, Britpop to name a few). The problem is when a band appears to put nothing of themselves in a song, no passion, innovation, personal songwriting or even just catchiness. Sorry to be harsh but this sounds to me like a worn out copy of Sgt Pepper playing from a well.

The Mellows - Lovable Lily 7 Lily, oh Lily, you're the best Hymie so far- this is how you make a derivative song! Leach glides through the song, crooning lyrics that might have seemed bigheaded then but just seems charming now. The whole thing just swings.

Siouxie Sioux and the Banshees - Sin in My Heart 7 Does nothing they wouldn't do better before or since but it's still addictive listening to the Banshees when following their macabre formula.

The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 6 Should be into The Band as country-rock pioneers but still looking for a song of theirs I can really have strong feelings about, maybe I just need to be more patient.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by DaveC » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:59 pm

224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) : 5
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy: 6
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 7.5
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else: 4
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile: 9
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play?: 5
230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius: 6
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily: 5
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart: 8
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:50 am

I missed a few days but here are the remaining ones of August.

Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play? - 5

An average acoustic folk song from the early 70s in my opinion. The instrumentation is very soothing but I just don't like his voice. I love Bob Dylan's voice because it has a certain feel behind it, this just sounds like a lack of effort.

The Smiles And Frowns - Cornelius - 6

The Beatles? It grabs my attention thats for sure and I like it but it sounds like a demo or outtake from Sgt Pepper. I wish it was more unique but as a stand alone songs it is nice.

The Mellows - Lovable Lilly - 3

Some of the members are just not listenable. The lead singer is nice but average for her time. Idk this is a bit rough.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Sin In My Heart - 9

I have a soft spot for goth music and therefore these folks. This is one of the best ones I have heard so far. There isn't much to the song but it all fits together quite nicely.

The Band - King Harvest - 4

I like the subject matter and stuff but overall I am not a fan of this style of music particularly. I don't mind it however when it is done nicely but in general this seems a bit bland.

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My list so far...

1. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
2. Green Day - In The End [9]
3. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Sin In My Heart [9]
4. Big Thief - Shark Smile [9]
5. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
6. Big Thief - Mythological Beauty [8]
7. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
8. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka [7]
9. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
10. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
11. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy [6]
12. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
13. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
14. The Smiles And Frowns - Cornelius [6]
15. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
16. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
17. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
18. The Jam - English Rose [5]
19. Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun [5]
20. Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play? [5]
21. Meat Loaf - Everything Louder Than Everything Else [4]
22. The Band - King Harvest [4]
23. Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo [4]
24. The National - Ada [4]
25. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
26. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
27. The Mellows - Lovable Lilly [3]
28. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
29. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
30. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
31. Aster Aweke - My Excuse [2]
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Wezzo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:08 am

232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart - 5.5
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Romain » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:34 am

231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily
As usual 5/10
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart
What a beautiful energetic progressio, this is a great car ride song ! 7.5/10
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Not a fan usually, but this one has an interesting melodic "je ne sais quoi" 6.5/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 pm

1 | Cat Stevens | Where Do the Children Play? | 7
2 | The Smiles and Frowns | Cornelius | 7
3 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Sin in My Heart | 7
4 | The Mellows | Lovable Lily | 6
5 | The Band | King Harvest (Has Surely Come) | 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:35 am

230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius: 7.5
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily: 7.25
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart: 7.5
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 8.25 (#5350 all-time)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:26 pm

214. Collective Soul – No More No Less - 6
215. Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings - 5.5
216. Green Day – In the End - 6
217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate - 10
218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat - 7
219. The Kinks - Misfits - 4
220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down - 5
221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo - 7
222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun - 8.5
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 - 7.5
224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) - 6
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy - 5
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty - 7
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else - 8.5
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile - 7.5
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? - 5
230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius - 5.5
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily - 4
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart - 7.5
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - 3
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Zombeels » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:21 am

231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily 6
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart 4
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by spiritualized » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:48 am

230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius: 7
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily: 5
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart - 6
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - 8

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by antonius » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:48 pm

My favourites of this month;

The National - Ada - 7
Frédéric Chopin - Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Valse du petit chien [also known as Minute Waltz] - 9
Phaeleh - Mantra - 7
Taana Gardner - Heartbeat - 8
The Kinks - Misfits - 8
Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo - 8
Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun - 8
Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 - 6
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty - 6
Big Thief – Shark Smile - 6
Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? - 6
Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart - 6
The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:55 pm

I upgrade my vote for Shark Smile from 8 to 9.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by SL3 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:00 am

203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind : 5
204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe : 7
205. The National – Ada : 7
206. R.E.M. – Wall of Death : 5
207. Sarah McLachlan – Adia : 5
208. Neil Young – Don’t Cry No Tears : 6
209. Frédéric Chopin – Minute Waltz : 4
210. The Jam – English Rose : 3
211. Phaeleh – Mantra : 7
212. Faada Freddy – Borom Bi : 4
213. Orelsan – Suicide Social : 7
214. Collective Soul – No More No Less : 5
215. Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings : 6
216. Green Day – In the End : 4
217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate : 4
218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat : 7
219. The Kinks - Misfits : 5
220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down : 4
221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo : 6
222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun : 7
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 : 4
224. Aster Aweke – Sebebu : 5
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy : 8
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty : 6
227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else : 3
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile : 9
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? : 6
230. The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius : 5
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily : 9
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart : 7
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) : 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:21 pm

203. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble in Mind: 8/10
204. The Easybeats - Land of Make Believe: 8/10
205. The National - Ada: 8/10
206. R.E.M. - Wall of Death: 6/10
207. Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 5/10
208. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears: 7/10
209. Frédéric Chopin - Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Valse du petit chien: 8/10
210. The Jam - English Rose: 6/10
211. Phaeleh - Mantra: 6/10
212. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi: 7/10
213. Orelsan - Suicide social: 8/10
214. Collective Soul - No More No Less: 5/10
215. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings: 7/10
216. Green Day - In the End: 6/10
217. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate: 9/10
218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat: 5/10
219. The Kinks - Misfits: 6/10
220. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down: 6/10
221. Nina Hagen Band - Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo: 10/10
222. Rotary Connection - I Am the Blackgold of the Sun: 7/10
223. Johann Strauss II - Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214: 7/10
224. Aster Aweke - Sebebu (My Excuse): 7/10
225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats - Hard-Rockin' Daddy: 5/10
226. Big Thief - Mythological Beauty: 7/10
227. Meat Loaf - Everything Louder Than Everything Else: 7/10
228. Big Thief - Shark Smile: 8/10
229. Cat Stevens: Where Do the Children Play?: 6/10
230. The Smiles and Frowns - Cornelius: 6/10
231. The Mellows - Lovable Lily: 6/10
232. Siouxie and the Banshees - Sin in My Heart: 7/10
233. The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 8/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:58 pm

Re-ratings:
8.5 (was 9) - 203. Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind
8 (was 8.5) - 227. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else
7 (was 7.5) - 228. Big Thief – Shark Smile
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:15 pm

204. The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe : 6
205. The National – Ada : 5
206. R.E.M. – Wall of Death : 6
207. Sarah McLachlan – Adia : 8
208. Neil Young – Don’t Cry No Tears : 6
209. Frédéric Chopin – Minute Waltz : 7
210. The Jam – English Rose : 6
216. Green Day – In the End : 4
217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate : 6
218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat : 9
219. The Kinks - Misfits : 6
220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down : 2
222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun : 10
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 : 5
226. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty : 6
228. Big Thief – Shark Smile : 7
229. Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? : 5
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart : 7
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) : 8

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Myself » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:55 am

203 Erland & The Carnival – Trouble in Mind 8
204 The Easybeats – Land of Make Believe 9
205 The National – Ada 8
206 R.E.M. – Wall of Death 4
207 Sarah McLachlan – Adia 6
208 Neil Young - Don’t Cry No Tears 5
209 Frédéric Chopin - Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Valse du petit chien 9
210 The Jam – English Rose 6
211 Phaeleh – Mantra 7
212 Faada Freddy – Borom Bi 7
213 Orelsan – Suicide social 7
214 Collective Soul – No More No Less 4
215 Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings 5
216 Green Day – In the End 4
217 Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate 8
218 Taana Gardner – Heartbeat 7
219 The Kinks – Misfits 5
220 Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down 4
221 Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo 6
222 Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun 8
223 Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 7
224 አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) 8
225 Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy 7
226 Big Thief – Mythological Beauty 7
227 Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else 3
228 Big Thief – Shark Smile 6
229 Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play? 5
230 The Smiles and Frowns – Cornelius 6
231 The Mellows – Lovable Lily 7
232 Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart 7
233 The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 8

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Should have done this long ago but all the more so now it's officially in my top 50 of the last decade- permission to bump Shark Smile from 9 to 10?
If I could hold on to just one thought...

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:43 pm

mileswide wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Should have done this long ago but all the more so now it's officially in my top 50 of the last decade- permission to bump Shark Smile from 9 to 10?
Yes!

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:23 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:43 pm

Yes!
Perfect, cheers Rob!
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