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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by spiritualized » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:43 am

284. The Belle Stars - Sign of the Times - 8 - Huge Flashback from the 80s :)
285. Super700 - S.t.t.s.m.c. (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car) - 6
286. Pernice Brothers – The Ballad of Bjorn Borg - 5
287. Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers - 6
288. Bad Company – Ready for Love - 6
289. James – She’s a Star - 7
290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover - 5 - Funny, this reminds me of Alan Vega's Suicide tracks
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:54 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:41 am
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:33 pm

Feist - Caught a Long Wind: 9

Wow, that is a hell of a discovery! Just played it four times straight and a few times earlier today. Perhaps it's traditional, but above all it is achingly beautiful.


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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

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1 | James | She's a Star | 8
2 | Super700 | S.t.t.s.m.c. (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car) | 7
3 | Feist | Caught a Long Wind | 7
4 | Elliott Smith | Christian Brothers | 7
5 | Pernice Brothers | The Ballad of Bjorn Borg | 6
6 | Bad Company | Ready for Love | 6
7 | Billy Idol | To Be a Lover | 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:18 am

292. Smog – Blood Red Bird
Year: 1997
Album: Red Apple Falls
Biggest Fan: Damosuzuki (#435)

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:39 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:18 am
292. Smog – Blood Red Bird
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:04 am

293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men
Year: 1969
Album: First Take
Biggest Fan: Elder (#154)

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Romain » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:38 am

285. Super700 – S.t.t.s.m.c. (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car) A typical "middle" song for me. 5/10

286. Pernice Brothers – The Ballad of Bjorn Borg Beautiful voice and good orchestration but a lack of something. 6/10

287. Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers I find some of Elliott Smith's songs sublime, I understand that he stands out from the crowd, but this one almost looks like a demo. It leaves me rather cold. 6/10

288. Bad Company – Ready for Love I should hate... she has all the generic rock I don't like. And yet... and yet, I like this little song. 6.5/10

289. James – She’s a Star I don't know the artist and I've never heard this song before... it's not bad at all. 7/10

290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover Hmmmm.... 3/10

291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind Always a pleasure to see Feist again. 6.5/10

292. Smog – Blood Red Bird Oh... good surprise... i like it a lot. 7.5/10

293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men What to say? A sweet ballad sung with a classy voice. 8/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Brad » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:08 am

288. Bad Company – Ready for Love 7.25
289. James – She’s a Star 7.5
290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover 6
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind 6.5
292. Smog – Blood Red Bird 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:15 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:04 am
293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:56 pm

Smog – Blood Red Bird: 7

Bill Callahan, or Smog as he called himself then, is an artist that is far more appreciated for his lyrics than music. That is partially deserved. He is not an innovator on the guitar, playing acoustic guitar in a pretty traditionally, folksy manner. At the same time, he does know how to give a song drive and feeling, as he does rather well on this track. Similarly, his voice does not have much range, but he is blessed with a pleasant tone. Still, the lyrics are what his reputation rest on, how ever small his following may be. I don't have deep knowledge of this man's work, but of what I heard he has done better, but there is nonetheless a haunting quality to the words and scene setting here. I'm not sure yet what it all means, but perhaps one day I will.

Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men: 6
There is an undeniable beauty here, but also a classy feel that just fails to get me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by DaveC » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:10 pm

285. Super700 – S.t.t.s.m.c. (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car): 5.5
286. Pernice Brothers – The Ballad of Bjorn Borg: 5
287. Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers: 7.5 Of course it's good - how could it not be.
288. Bad Company – Ready for Love: 6.5 Nostalgia vote. Everything about this is wrong, except...
289. James – She’s a Star: 6 They need to spend less time perfecting their songs!
290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover: 4
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind: 6.5
292. Smog – Blood Red Bird: 7.5 Never been fond of Bill Callahan, but this one really works, sounding awfully like Jason Molina.

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Zombeels » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:42 am

290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover 3
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind 7
292. Smog – Blood Red Bird 6
293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men 6.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:50 am

294. Kylie Minogue - Someday
Year: 2003
Album: Body Language
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#792)

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Wezzo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:36 am

292. Smog – Blood Red Bird - 5
293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men - 5
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday - 4.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:19 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:50 am
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday
1

Could not wait to turn that off. Just horrendous.

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:22 pm

Kylie Minogue - Someday: 5

Now that pop music seems to be based completely on the eighties and nineties, it is nice to hear the sound of early zeroes radio again, the music from my teens. Then again, I wasn't a fan of such music at the time and am not particularly now, even if this has a some mildly interesting production flourishes.

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Safetycat » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:15 am

286. Pernice Brothers – The Ballad of Bjorn Borg
4
287. Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers
6
288. Bad Company – Ready for Love
7
289. James – She’s a Star
5
290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover
7
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind
9 - I agree with Rob, this is stunning
292. Smog – Blood Red Bird
7
293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men
8
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday
1 - I like some Kylie. I do not like this one.

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by SL3 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:45 am

I've been having so much fun listening to the whole playlist discovering so much great new music! Will add votes to the old threads but meanwhile here's October:

264. T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) : 8
265. Joni Mitchell – My Old Man : 7
266. Ben Folds Five - Underground : 3
267. Derek & The Dominos - Anyday : 6
268. Vonda Shepard – Rainy Days : 6
269. The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me : 7
270. Strangelove – The Sea of Black : 6
271. Opeth – Epilogue : 7
272. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing 2 : 7
273. The Association – Along Comes Mary: 6
274. The Gun Club – Fire Spirit : 6
275. Fucked Up – Running On Nothing : 8
276. Tricky – Pumpkin : 6
277. Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One : 5
278. Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil : 6
279. Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want : 7
280. Selena – Fotos y Recuerdos : 5
281. Leon Else – What I Won’t Do : 4
282. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? : 1
283. The Flares – Foot Stomping : 8
284. The Belle Stars – Sign of the Times : 5
285. Super700 – S.t.t.s.m.c. (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car) : 6
286. Pernice Brothers – The Ballad of Bjorn Borg : 7
287. Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers : 7
288. Bad Company – Ready for Love : 7
289. James – She’s a Star : 6
290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover : 2
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind : 8
292. Smog – Blood Red Bird : 6
293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men : 7
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday : 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Zombeels » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:34 am

294. Kylie Minogue - Someday 2

Agree with hymie. That was painful.

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by mileswide » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:19 am

Billy Idol - To Be a Lover 6 Pantomime punk with aircraft hangar production that aims for the territory of Rebel Yell but provides a welcome hit of aural cocaine before the pleasant somnambulence of the next three tracks.

Feist - Caught a Long Wind 7 As much as I thought this grabbed me halfway through, it relinquished its hold by the end. Still, everything here is done well and the metallic percussion was intriguing for a song this hushed.

Smog - Blood Red Bird 6 Wanted to like this more than I did. There is a real yearning to Callahan's voice here that reminds me of the upturned phrasing of country, even while his singing accent and guitar playing is pure folk. You probably need more time in the song's company for it to open up more and reveal its personality, though.

Roberta Flack - Ballad of the Sad Young Men 5 The title perhaps gives too much away too early as the lyrics don't progress much beyond this promising starting point and the vocal performance doesn't reach the depth of feeling I'd like.

Kylie Minogue - Someday 7 The change of pace is probably to blame for me finding this the most entertaining discovery in the game since Speak No Evil. Kylie was never going to give the song the venom the strident lyrics demand. Instead, she seems to be appealing to the universe to deflect the wrongs done to her back to her target with her thin, soothing voice, making this as dreamy a revenge song as you're likely to encounter. The vocals that open the middle-eight (maybe Kylie's, distorted), however, curdle on impact and really should've been filed alongside her country album in the folder named Misguided Ideas.
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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Brad » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:01 am

293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men: 8
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday: 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:20 pm

1. Kylie Minogue | Someday | 7
2. Roberta Flack | Ballad of the Sad Young Men | 7
3. Smog | Blood Red Bird | 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by DaveC » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:27 pm

293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men: 2
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday: 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by antonius » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:53 pm

Favourites for October

T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) 7
Joni Mitchell – My Old Man 6
The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me - 7
Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing - 8
Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want - 7
James – She’s a Star - 6
Feist – Caught a Long Wind - 7
Smog – Blood Red Bird - 7
Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men - 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by spiritualized » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:01 am

292. Smog – Blood Red Bird - 7
293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men - 7
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday - 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:00 pm

Re-ratings:
8 (was 7.5) - 266. Ben Folds Five - Underground
7.5 (was 8) - 273. The Association – Along Comes Mary
8 (was 9) - 276. Tricky – Pumpkin
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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:22 pm

264. T-Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) (1947): 7/10
265. Joni Mitchell - My Old Man (1971): 7/10
266. Ben Folds Five - Underground (1995): 7/10
267. Derek & The Dominos - Anyday (1970): 7/10
268. Vonda Shepard - Rainy Days (2002): 4/10
269. The White Stripes - Why Can't You Be Nicer to Me (2000): 7/10
270. Strangelove - The Sea of Black (1996): 6/10
271. Opeth - Epilogue (1998): 6/10
272. Q-Tip - Vivrant Thing (1999): 5/10
273. The Association - Along Comes Mary (1966): 7/10
274. The Gun Club - Fire Spirit (1981): 6/10
275. Fucked Up - Running on Nothing (2011): 7/10
276. Tricky - Pumpkin (1995): 6/10
277. Jellyfish - The Ghost at Number One (1993): 6/10
278. Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (1966): 7/10
279. Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want (1970): 6/10
280. Selena - Fotos y Recuerdos (1994): 5/10
281. Leon Else - What I Won't Do (2017): 4/10
282. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984): 1/10
283. The Flares - Foot Stomping (1961): 6/10
284. The Belle Stars - Sign of the Times (1982): 4/10
285. Super700 - S.t.t.s.m.c. (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car) (2009): 7/10
286. Pernice Brothers - The Ballad of Bjorn Borg (2001): 5/10
287. Elliott Smith - Christian Brothers (1995): 6/10
288. Bad Company - Ready for Love (1974): 7/10
289. James - She's a Star (1997): 7/10
290. Billy Idol - To Be a Lover (1986): 4/10
291. Feist - Caught a Long Wind (2011): 5/10
292. Smog - Blood Red Bird (1997): 6/10
293. Roberta Flack - Ballad of the Sad Young Men (1969): 5/10
294. Kylie Minogue - Someday (2003): 3/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Romain » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:41 am

294. Kylie Minogue - Someday 6/10 More enjoyable than I thought.

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:19 pm

264. T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) : 8
265. Joni Mitchell – My Old Man : 6
266. Ben Folds Five - Underground : 7
267. Derek & The Dominos - Anyday : 5
269. The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me : 6
271. Opeth – Epilogue : 7
272. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing 2 : 7
273. The Association – Along Comes Mary: 8
274. The Gun Club – Fire Spirit : 7
275. Fucked Up – Running On Nothing : 8
276. Tricky – Pumpkin : 6
277. Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One : 9
278. Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil : 7
279. Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want : 8
282. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? : 5
286. Pernice Brothers – The Ballad of Bjorn Borg : 6
287. Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers : 6
288. Bad Company – Ready for Love : 4
289. James – She’s a Star : 6
290. Billy Idol – To Be a Lover : 4
291. Feist – Caught a Long Wind : 7
292. Smog – Blood Red Bird : 6
293. Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men : 8

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Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Post by Myself » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:33 pm

264 T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) 10
265 Joni Mitchell – My Old Man 5
266 Ben Folds Five – Underground 4
267 Derek & The Dominos – Anyday 6
268 Vonda Shepard – Rainy Days 4
269 The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me 6
270 Strangelove – The Sea of Black 5
271 Opeth – Epilogue 7
272 Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing 7
273 The Association – Along Comes Mary 8
274 The Gun Club – Fire Spirit 6
275 Fucked Up – Running On Nothing 5
276 Tricky – Pumpkin 7
277 Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One 6
278 Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil 6
279 Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want 6
280 Selena – Fotos y Recuerdos 6
281 Leon Else – What I Won’t Do 5
282 Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? 7
283 The Flares – Foot Stomping 3
284 The Belle Stars – Sign of the Times 6
285 Super700 – S.t.t.s.m.c. (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car) 8
286 Pernice Brothers – The Ballad of Bjorn Borg 6
287 Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers 6
288 Bad Company – Ready for Love 8
289 James – She’s a Star 5
290 Billy Idol – To Be a Lover 5
291 Feist – Caught a Long Wind 8
292 Smog – Blood Red Bird 7
293 Roberta Flack – Ballad of the Sad Young Men 6
294 Kylie Minogue – Someday 4

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