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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:29 pm

301. Stereolab – Tone Burst - 4
302. Franz von Suppé – Leichte Kavallerie Ouvertüre [A.k.a.: Light Cavalry Overture - 7
303. Gary U.S. Bonds – Soul Deep - 5
304. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice – Heaven On Their Minds - 8.5
305. Tom Waits – 9th & Hennepin - 4.5
306. Eurythmics - Angel - 6
307. Alternative TV – Love Lies Limp - 7
308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box - 8.5
309. Boris Vian – La Complainte du Progrès - 8
Who put the bomp in the bomp ba bomp ba bomp?

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:41 am

Warning: this song, which ranks on AM at #4605, looks like a Hymie selection, but secretly isn’t.

310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll
Year: 1942
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Listyguy (#832)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:51 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:41 am
310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll
7

"Paper Doll" was one of the 2 or 3 biggest records in the USA for the 1940s. It was number one for 12 weeks and on the chart (which was only a top 30 then) for 36 weeks. It's listed as the biggest selling non-holiday single of the decade with over 6 million in sales.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:04 pm

295. Jack Drag - We Could've Been Big: 5/10
296. Chuck Mangione - Land of Make Believe: 8/10
297. Billy Boy on Poison - 4 Leaf Clover: 5/10
298. Nine Inch Nails - Just Like You Imagined: 6/10
299. Franz Ferdinand - Michael: 7/10
300. Kino - Gruppa krovi: 6/10
301. Stereolab - Tone Burst: 6/10
302. Franz von Suppé - Leichte Kavallerie Ouvertüre: 7/10
303. Gary U.S. Bonds - Soul Deep: 6/10
304. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Webber - Heaven on Their Minds: 8/10
305. Tom Waits - 9th & Hennepin: 7/10
306. Eurythmics - Angel: 7/10
307. Alternative TV - Love Lies Limp: 6/10
308. World Party - Put the Message in the Box: 5/10
309. Boris Vian - La Complainte du Progrès: 6/10
310. The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll: 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:26 pm

Boris Vian - La Complainte du Progrès: 7
This song just rolls along very nicely. It has various melody and temp shifts, but somehow it all connects well. I had no idea what he was going on, but somehow I felt his mix between humor and frustration. And yes, lyrics translation learned me that it is about a man who seems to be done buying things for his lover (the "complaint of progress": love is not enough, materialism becomes a relationship requirement). I don't care much for slower, more sentimental chansons in general, but done this way it is a lot of fun.

The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll: 6
Man, these lyrics are silly. No matter how good the music or the performance, you can't live lyrics like these down. Earlier this week I found myself in a weird, but not all serious discussion about these companies that let you have sex with live-like silicon dolls. Apparently in the 1940's, someone already had the idea, but the dolls were made of... Paper? One of the worst materials I can thinks of. The weirdest thing about this whole song is that it is sung extremely seriously. I find it unintentionally hilarious. That works in it advantage, because otherwise it would probably be a proficient, but unexciting song for me. Now I can image the mental state of America in 1942, in the middle of the Second World War. People needed a diversion and turned toward... Paper Doll! What the...?

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:41 pm

The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll: 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
Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop: 7.5
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 7.5
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 Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 7
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
Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers: 6
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
Daniel Ceasar, featuring Kali Uchis – Get You: 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

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:37 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:26 pm

The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll: 6
Man, these lyrics are silly. No matter how good the music or the performance, you can't live lyrics like these down. Earlier this week I found myself in a weird, but not all serious discussion about these companies that let you have sex with live-like silicon dolls. Apparently in the 1940's, someone already had the idea, but the dolls were made of... Paper? One of the worst materials I can thinks of. The weirdest thing about this whole song is that it is sung extremely seriously. I find it unintentionally hilarious. That works in it advantage, because otherwise it would probably be a proficient, but unexciting song for me. Now I can image the mental state of America in 1942, in the middle of the Second World War. People needed a diversion and turned toward... Paper Doll! What the...?
A - I have no interest at all in lyrics.

B - The fact that you think that lyrics are vitally important has you imagining all kinds of things that nobody back then ever thought of. The song is not in any way about what you say it is.

The song has been named one of the Songs of the Century and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Many artists have recorded it, including Bing Crosby for his album Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around (1956), Frank Sinatra for the album Come Swing with Me! (1961) and Pat Boone for his album I'll See You in My Dreams (1962).

The song was written in 1915 (although it was not published until 1930) by Johnny S. Black, whose greatest success would come with his song "Dardanella", which sold 5,000,000 copies in a recording by bandleader Ben Selvin in 1920 and a further 2,000,000 copies of sheet music. Black died in 1936, six years before his second greatest success, "Paper Doll", swept the country.

Black was apparently inspired to write the song after he was jilted by a girlfriend. The author Jack London Riehl wrote that Black was "a pianist, who augmented his income by boxing. His girlfriend ran off with another boxer, and he wrote this song, which began, 'I'd like to buy a paper doll that I can call my own ...' and ended 'I'd rather have a paper doll to call my own than have a fickle-minded real live girl.'

PS - Thinking about it, your post must have been a joke, right? :greetings-waveyellow:

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by mileswide » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:43 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Apparently in the 1940's, someone already had the idea, but the dolls were made of... Paper?
Not usually on the same hymnsheet as Hymie for pre-60s music but he's right, you're looking at this waaaay too deeply (unless it's a parody, in which case carry on!) Paper dolls were cardboard cutouts, you know, for kids. It's just like people today joking about marrying their dog or their car ("They won't answer back/leave me for my best friend"), they're not thinking of the, erm, mechanics of the imagined relationship!

I'll get up-to-date but, while I'm here, The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll gets a 5. It goes at a sprightly pace and the backing harmonies are tight but the lead vocals curdle on impact.
Any brighter flame would be a lie...

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Safetycat » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:06 am

308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box
6 - Chorus is catchy
309. Boris Vian – La Complainte du Progrès
7 - A chanson I like, a rare event. Mostly for the lyrics - the send-up/critique of 50's materialism is very fun.
310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll
6 - I could ignore how funny I find the lyrics, but my score would be lower. What a lovely and strange song. I think there's some corners of the internet that could use this as an anthem.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:19 am

Hymie wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:37 pm
PS - Thinking about it, your post must have been a joke, right? :greetings-waveyellow:
Yes, to a large extend it is. It is very tongue in cheek and as I wrote on I kind of decided to run with it. The whole thing about World War II and silicon dolls is not serious (though I did think about silicon dolls when listening to this; obviously not an association that existed in the fourties). But there is some truth in what I say when I find the seriousness of singing in combination with a certain goofiness in the lyrics (he has had 'millions of girls', who all let him down, so he turns to cardboard cut-outs) rather funny. I can't help myself.

I also am incapable of not hearing lyrics as long as I can understand what the singer sings. It certainly doesn't influence all my ratings, but I do value when lyrics are in sync with the musical and vocal delivery.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:20 am

311. Against Me! – White Crosses
Year: 2010
Album: White Crosses
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#324)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:58 pm

Against Me! – White Crosses: 8

Punk that wants to smash things up is among the best punk. Laura Jane Grace is also one of the genres best vocalists.


On another note; I wanted to update the top 100 of this game this weekend, but I have been under the weather this whole week and am behind schedule. I'll postpone it to next week.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:54 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:19 am
I also am incapable of not hearing lyrics as long as I can understand what the singer sings. It certainly doesn't influence all my ratings, but I do value when lyrics are in sync with the musical and vocal delivery.
I care about how the words sound with the music, not about what they happen to mean.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:55 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Against Me! – White Crosses: 8
4

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:13 pm

311. Against Me! - White Crosses: 7/10

As Wikipedia has just taught me, this song is about white crosses a church put up in its yard representing the number of abortions occuring in the USA. Just listening to the song and the lyrics that's something I wouldn't have gathered, but it's interesting to note. Overall, a nice punk song.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:58 am

312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen – History Song
Year: 2007
Album: The Good, the Bad and the Queen
Biggest Fan: Panam (#939)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Safetycat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:31 am

311. Against Me! – White Crosses
8 - Feeling it
312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen – History Song
6 - Good album, not my favourite track

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:27 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:58 am
312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen – History Song
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312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen - History Song: 6/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

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1. World Party | Put the Message in the Box | 8
2. The Mills Brothers | Paper Doll | 7
3. Boris Vian | La complainte du progrès | 7
4. The Good, the Bad and the Queen | History Song | 6
5. Alternative TV | Love Lies Limp | 6
6. Against Me! | White Crosses | 6
7. Eurythmics | Angel | 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:18 am

Hymie lets the dogs out, with a song that ranks on AM at #5633:

313. Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around
Year: 1960
Album: Jackie Wilson Sings the Blues
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#383)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:31 am

Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 5
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:50 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:18 am
313. Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around
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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:22 pm

The Good, the Bad and the Queen - History Song: 7
I love how the instrumentals create a sort of tumbling sound.

Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 4
One of those songs that just passes me by without making any sort of impression.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by spiritualized » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:30 pm

313. Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around - 4
312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen - History Song: 8 - I really quite like the vibe of this song.
311. Against Me! – White Crosses - 5
310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll - 5
309. Boris Vian – La Complainte du Progrès - 4
308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box - 6
307. Alternative TV - Love Lies Limp - 6. Excellent Band, not their best song.
306. Eurythmics - Angel: 3

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:53 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:22 pm

Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 4
One of those songs that just passes me by without making any sort of impression.
I am shocked that people get nothing from what is probably THE BEST singer in rock and roll history, Jackie Wilson. He pours his heart out on "Doggin' Around." The song was #1 for 3 weeks on the Billboard R&B chart in 1960. It's a HUGE classic record. If that vocal performance just "passes you by" I guess you are listening for very different things than I am.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:57 pm

By the way Rob, you neglected to mention that "Doggin' Around" is acclaimed here on the site.

Doggin' Around
1960 - #32
1960s - #979
All Time #5633

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

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306. Eurythmics - Angel: 6
307. Alternative TV – Love Lies Limp: 6
308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box: 5
309. Boris Vian – La Complainte du Progrès: 6
310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll: 4
311. Against Me! – White Crosses: 8
312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen – History Song: 6
313. Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:17 pm

313. Jackie Wilson - Doggin' Around: 5/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

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307. Alternative TV – Love Lies Limp: 6.5
308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box: 7
309. Boris Vian – La Complainte du Progrès: 6
310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll: 7.5
311. Against Me! – White Crosses: 4
312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen – History Song: 7
313. Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 7.25

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:24 am

Hymie wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:57 pm
By the way Rob, you neglected to mention that "Doggin' Around" is acclaimed here on the site.
I didn't forget. It is in the first line of my post.

314. Vashti Bunyan – Train Song
Year: 1966
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: DaveC (#916)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

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295. Jack Drag – We Could’ve Been Big Good discovery. 7.5/10
296. Chuck Mangione – Land of Make Believe I usually like it, but here the voice is a little annoying. 5.5/10
297. Billy Boy On Poison – 4 Leaf Clover 6/10
298. Nine Inch Nails – Just Like You ImaginedI'm not used to this band at all... it's a nice surprise. 7/10
299. Franz Ferdinand - Michael Excellent, like almost everything they do. 8/10
300. Кино́ [Kino] - Группа крови [Gruppa krovi] Beautiful melody 7.5/10
301. Stereolab – Tone Burst Annoyance. 4.5/10
302. Franz von Suppé – Leichte Kavallerie Ouvertüre [A.k.a.: Light Cavalry Overture Classical. No vote.
303. Gary U.S. Bonds – Soul Deep the production hurts... very badly. 5/10
304. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice – Heaven On Their Minds No vote.
305. Tom Waits – 9th & Hennepin still as facinating as ever, I would never understand why he attracts my ear so much 7.5/10
306. Eurythmics - Angel what a beautiful voice, too bad for the music I find below what they usually do 5.5/10
307. Alternative TV – Love Lies Limp even if it never ends up in my lists, I always like this kind of song 8/10
308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box another little marvel from those fabulous years 7.5/10
309. Boris Vian – La Complainte du Progrès an ironic French classic 7/10
310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll as usual 6/10
311. Against Me! – White Crosses meh 4.5/10
312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen – History Song I love that voice, I think the melody is great, only good. 8/10
313. Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around would you like some more sugar? 6.5/10
314. Vashti Bunyan – Train Song I find it it's very French, very yéyé.. it's weird... but the melody is very pleasant. 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:19 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:24 am
Hymie wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:57 pm
By the way Rob, you neglected to mention that "Doggin' Around" is acclaimed here on the site.
I didn't forget. It is in the first line of my post.
Oh, sorry. :o

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:24 am
314. Vashti Bunyan – Train Song
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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm

314. Vashti Bunyan - Train Song: 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:12 pm

Vashti Bunyan - Train Song: 8

I had Vashti Bunyan on my radar for some months now, but haven't been able to dig in yet (damn you Moderately Acclaimed, Year End and Decade End, you leave me no time for obscure sixties artists!). As I thought, this is really my thing. A beautiful melody as a worn-down sepia photograph and a voice that chills me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Father2TheMan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:45 pm

295. Jack Drag – We Could’ve Been Big
Lyric doesn't develop enough for me to rank any higher
5
296. Chuck Mangione – Land of Make Believe
3
Like the music but can't get past the lyrics
297. Billy Boy On Poison – 4 Leaf Clover
7- A nice discovery.
298. Nine Inch Nails – Just Like You Imagined
5
299. Franz Ferdinand - Michael
Year: 2004
5
301. Stereolab – Tone Burst
4
302. Franz von Suppé – Leichte Kavallerie Ouvertüre [A.k.a.: Light Cavalry Overture
8
I have a pretty vast ignorance of classical music. I always liked this one but didn't know it's title.
Added to 2007 playlist (based on release date for rendition I found on Spotify)
303. Gary U.S. Bonds – Soul Deep
Gospel overtones on this are nice. I like it but don't love it.
5
306. Eurythmics - Angel
7. Added to my 1989 playlist.
307. Alternative TV – Love Lies Limp
6. Added to 1977 playlist.
308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box
8-Like this one quite a lot. Added to 1990 playlist and I could see this one ending up on my All Time list in the future. Sounds like an E.L.O. outtake in a good way.
310. The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll
Having grown up very close to the Mills' Piqua, Ohio stomping grounds, I'm more aware of their material than most of their peers despite its vintage. Great combination of lyric and skeletal arrangement. This one's in my Spotify library.
9
312. The Good, the Bad and the Queen – History Song
6. Possible grower, added to my 2007 sampling playlist.
313. Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around
Love the honky tonk piano accents. In my Spotify library.
8
314. Vashti Bunyan – Train Song
Lovely voice, nice singer-songwriter number. Added to my 1966 playlist.
7
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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:36 am

315. The Wailers – Midnight Ravers
Year: 1973
Album: Catch a Fire
Biggest Fan: antonius (#687)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:47 pm

Rob wrote:
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315. The Wailers – Midnight Ravers
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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:42 pm

The Wailers – Midnight Ravers: 6

Just a fine Bob Marley/ Wailers track. They deliver the quality you expect from them, but it is not as transcended as many of their most well-known tracks.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:09 pm

315. The Wailers - Midnight Ravers: 8/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:37 am

It seems classical music is getting more popular around here. This time it doesn’t come from Dexter:

316. Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto
Year: 1878
Biggest Fan: sonofsamiam (#353)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:40 pm

Rob wrote:
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316. Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto
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Don't like classical much, and I especially detest violins unless they are fiddles in country music.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:53 am

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto: 8

Whereas Dexter seems to have gone more for the lighter classical music, this one seems to belong more to the - let's say - more loaded ones. The violin is still used at times for frivolous moments, but also turns more moody frequently. The music is also much more layered, with a lot going on. I didn't know this piece, but this is more the kind of classical I truly like.

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:56 am

317. Maria Bethânia & Gal Costa – Sonho Mue
Year: 1978
Album: Alibi
Biggest Fan: antonius (#289)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:42 pm

Rob wrote:
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317. Maria Bethânia & Gal Costa – Sonho Mue
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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:52 pm

Maria Bethânia & Gal Costa – Sonho Meu: 8
When talking about duet it is usual to discuss how well the voices match, but here I especially like the contrast between the vocal qualities of the two ladies: one deep, one high. Still their delivery is similar. It creates something beautiful. It is a big pleasure to listen to these two.
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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Zombeels » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:00 am

296. Chuck Mangione – Land of Make Believe 5
297. Billy Boy On Poison – 4 Leaf Clover 10
298. Nine Inch Nails – Just Like You Imagined 6
299. Franz Ferdinand - Michael 8
300. Кино́ [Kino] - Группа крови [Gruppa krovi] 7
301. Stereolab – Tone Burst 4
302. Franz von Suppé – Leichte Kavallerie Ouvertüre [A.k.a.: Light Cavalry Overture] (Don't rate classical pieces)
303. Gary U.S. Bonds – Soul Deep 4
304. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice – Heaven On Their Minds 7
305. Tom Waits – 9th & Hennepin 3
306. Eurythmics - Angel 4
307. Alternative TV – Love Lies Limp 6
308. World Party – Put the Message in the Box 5
309. Boris Vian – La Complainte du Progrès 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:11 am

318. Marky Ramone and the Intruders – Telephone Love
Year: 1996
Album: Marky Ramone and the Intruders
Biggest Fan: andyramones1234 (#159)

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Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:32 pm

Rob wrote:
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318. Marky Ramone and the Intruders – Telephone Love
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