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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by mileswide » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:17 pm

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:22 pm
Billy Idol did a version and changed the title some.
Namely To Be a Lover, which we covered in October, making this the first time we've had two versions of the same song on Biggest Fan. Historic!
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:37 am

With over 300 million plays on Spotify, this is one of the less obscure picks here:

403. Lorde - Team
Year: 2013
Album: Pure Heroine
Biggest Fan: BonnieLaurel (#269)

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by spiritualized » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:10 pm

393. Sandi Thom – What If I’m Right: 4
394. Guiseppe Verdi – Nabucco, Act 3: Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate - 8
395. Moby - Flower - 8
396. Freddie King – Takin’ Care of Business - 7
397. Luna - That's What You Always Say - 10 - yes, Dean Wareham's voice is VERY similar to Lou Reed, not a surprise when Galaxie 500 was branded THE VU's spiritual offspring. He can't sing very well - but I find the instrumentation on this cover far better than the original, and it had the added benefit of making me discover this fine song.
398. Dionne Warwick - A House Is Not a Home - 5
399. Pink Floyd - The Trial - 3
400. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover - 6
401. Zoot Woman – Living In a Magazine - 7
402. Franz Ferdinand - Outsiders - 7
403. Lorde - Team - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:56 pm

Lorde - Team: 7
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by andyd1010 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:25 pm

Lorde - Team: 8.5
Moby - Flower - 5


Also changing these from 8
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8.5

And this from a 7.5
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 8.5

...

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
TV on the Radio – Golden Age: 9
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
Big Thief – Shark Smile: 8
Wilco - Radio Cure: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop: 7.5
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
The Rolling Stones - Love in Vain: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 7
The National - Ada: 7
The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll: 7
Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7
The Beatles - I've Got a Feeling: 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
Sturgill Simpson - Keep it Between the Lines: 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
John Lennon - Nobody Told Me: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Eagles - Best of My Love: 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 - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:42 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:37 am
403. Lorde - Team
2

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:06 pm

403. Lorde - Team: 8/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:35 pm

Lorde - Team: 8

Ah, yes the follow-up single to Royals. It was a success of course, but it's acclaim was far less and it seems in hindsight some other songs from Pure Heroine were preferred. I was really into Royals myself at the time and Team came along with it, as it is close in theme (being proud of the little you have along with some criticism of modern music). I haven't really listened to it much or at all, since 2014 or so (in contrast to Royals, which is a deserved modern classic), but coming back to it now it sounds better than I remembered. It's great, catchy and even if it isn't as original as Royals, it still sounds fresh. It is a bit precious in a teenage way, but earnest. A fine re-discovery.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by DaveC » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:01 pm

396. Freddie King – Takin’ Care of Business: 7
397. Luna – That’s What You Always Say: 6
398. Dionne Warwick – A House Is Not a Home: 2
399. Pink Floyd – The Trial: 7.5
400. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover: 5
401. Zoot Woman – Living In a Magazine: 6
402. Franz Ferdinand - Outsiders: 5
403. Lorde - Team: 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by ArcadeFire » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:43 pm

400. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover - 7
401. Zoot Woman – Living In a Magazine - 8
402. Franz Ferdinand - Outsiders - 5
403. Lorde - Team - 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by mileswide » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 pm

Pink Floyd - The Trial 8 Probably no one has a lit a fat one to this or tested out their stereo with this or yelled this as a request at a concert- it's not a stereotypical Floyd tune in other words, not that it matters. It's a shamelessly theatrical, high-kicking romp.

William Bell - I Forgot to Be Your Lover 6 The doleful sax almost pushes it to a 7 but it seems to somehow drift and end prematurely, whereas the whole package is too smooth for me to feel what drama is surely intended.

Zoot Woman - Living in Magazines 7 The chugging synth really draws me into this, even though the lyrics aren't compelling. A few listens have me mesmerised by the melody.

Franz Ferdinand - Outsiders 5 FF were truly the trap artists of 00s indie- when they ran out of vocal hooks, out came the ad-libs. I do love some of their stuff but the "Woah-oh-oh"'s can't save this.

Lorde - Team 7 The song peaks in the first verse but that verse shows how gifted Lorde can be at giving voice to all small-town teenage outsiders. Musically, it's soothing while making you wish it would aim higher.
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:58 am

404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2
Year: 2001
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Acroamor (#384)

See below for the actual song.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:39 pm

Rob wrote:
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404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:42 pm

Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2: 7

This just has a very dreamy vice that seems to agree with this very day for me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

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

Rob wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:58 am
404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2
Year: 2001
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Acroamor (#384)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
I quite enjoy this track as well, but I had actually listed Luv(Sic) Part 3 on my list! Sorry for the confusion - they're very easy tracks (six of them!) to get confused.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:56 pm

404. Nujabes - Luv(Sic) Part 2: 5/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Brad » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:25 am

398. Dionne Warwick – A House Is Not a Home: 7
399. Pink Floyd – The Trial: 6
400. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover: 6
401. Zoot Woman – Living In a Magazine: 6
402. Franz Ferdinand - Outsiders: 6
403. Lorde - Team: 5
404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2: 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Safetycat » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:08 am

403. Lorde - Team - 9
Always liked this one better than Royals.
404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2 - 4
Part 3 gets a 6.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:50 am

acroamor wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Rob wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:58 am
404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2
Year: 2001
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Acroamor (#384)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
I quite enjoy this track as well, but I had actually listed Luv(Sic) Part 3 on my list! Sorry for the confusion - they're very easy tracks (six of them!) to get confused.
Oh dear, I'll get back to this later today.

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This song ranks at #3985 at AM:

405. Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope
Year: 2014
Album: Honest
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#776)

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:22 am

Alright, you basically get two songs today, because of my stupid mix-up of yesterday. Here is the actual 404th song:

404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 3
Year: 2015
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Acroamor (#384)

Note that I only count votes for this version, obviously, so please re-vote if you already rated part 2.
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by ArcadeFire » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:38 pm

405. Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope 8

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

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405. Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope: 7

Removed this from my all-time list. Chorus is too monotonous.
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:20 pm

404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 3: 7

Pretty much the same reaction as yesterday.

405. Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope: 6
Shouldn't be my taste, but although I'm not gripped by it, I find it fun enough for three listens. A rare case were the revolving door of guests works for me and makes it more than it initially seems; I'm more used to it breaking the flow.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 pm

What happened to the song links on Spotify?

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:48 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:50 am
405. Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:05 pm

404. Nujabes - Luv(Sic) Part 3: 5/10
405. Future ft. Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino - Move That Dope: 6/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by andyd1010 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:14 pm

Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope: 3

Also changing this from 8.5
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know: 9

...

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
TV on the Radio – Golden Age: 9
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 9
Blink-182 - Stay Together for the Kids: 9
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream: 8.5
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8.5
Ray Charles - (The Night Time) Is the Right Time: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8.5
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 8.5
Prince - Free: 8.5
Lorde - Team: 8.5
Big Thief – Shark Smile: 8
Wilco - Radio Cure: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop: 7.5
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
The Rolling Stones - Love in Vain: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 7
The National - Ada: 7
The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll: 7
Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7
The Beatles - I've Got a Feeling: 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
Sturgill Simpson - Keep it Between the Lines: 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
Moby - Flower - 5
John Lennon - Nobody Told Me: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Eagles - Best of My Love: 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 - February 2020

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406. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Technically Missing
Year: 2014
Album: Gone Girl
Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#231)

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:53 am

Hymie wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 pm
What happened to the song links on Spotify?
Weird, I have no clue. Maybe Henrik knows?

Here is the unformatted url link, for now:
http://open.spotify.com/user/theonering ... vdWngypYa5

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Henrik » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:15 am

Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:53 am
Hymie wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 pm
What happened to the song links on Spotify?
Weird, I have no clue. Maybe Henrik knows?
The playlist in this topic’s first post is visible to me. Was it just a temporary problem?
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by mileswide » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:43 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2: 7

This just has a very dreamy vice that seems to agree with this very day for me.
^ reads like one of my comments, needs more use of the word 'this' though! :D
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:56 pm

Henrik wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:15 am
Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:53 am
Hymie wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 pm
What happened to the song links on Spotify?
Weird, I have no clue. Maybe Henrik knows?
The playlist in this topic’s first post is visible to me. Was it just a temporary problem?
I guess so, it's back now.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:58 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:52 am
406. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Technically Missing
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:42 pm

406. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Technically, Missing: 6/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:51 pm

Henrik wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:15 am
Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:53 am
Hymie wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 pm
What happened to the song links on Spotify?
Weird, I have no clue. Maybe Henrik knows?
The playlist in this topic’s first post is visible to me. Was it just a temporary problem?
Yes, it's back here too.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Technically, Missing: 7
I liked the film Gone Girl quite a bit when it came out, but in contrast to The Social Network (same director, same composers), I never actually checked the soundtrack on it's own and don't remember noticing it in particular while the film played. Outside of a few big tunes film soundtrack picks are a rarity in games like this, so this struck me as original, although for it's type it has a surprising amount of plays on Spotify. It's a very good mood piece, with both movement and suspense, if not something I would put among the best the genre has to offer, as it lacks the transcendental feel that the best soundtracks offer.

By the way, there is no way I will be able to update this poll's top 100 this weekend, but next weekend I should have plenty of time, so you can catch up with this game or change votes until then.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

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404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 3 - 6
405. Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope - 4
406. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Technically Missing - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by spiritualized » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:42 am

404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 3 - 6
405. Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino – Move That Dope - 4
406. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Technically Missing - 8 : I'm getting more into Reznor's and significant other soundtrack work. It feels like a more mellow yet menacing work than NIN stuff.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:56 am

407. Dio – Holy Diver
Year: 1983
Album: Holy Diver
Biggest Fan: Jap123 (#643)

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:25 pm

Dio – Holy Diver: 7

One of those metal songs that is close to cheese, but hits a sweet spot. Not as all-encompassing amazing as, say, the best or Iron Maiden, but people who like metal should like this and since this has something of a classic status, they seem to love it.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by mileswide » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:21 pm

Nujabes - Luv(Sic) Part 3 6 Genuinely improvised-sounding freestyle bringing some complementary contrast to the polished piano, which could pass for an acid-jazz reimagining of Clocks by Coldplay.

Future, featuring Pharrell Williams, Pusha T & Casino - Move That Dope 5 Impressive to hear Future outclass Push in the lyrical stakes for once (even if he does rhyme Maserati with itself) and it's amusing this was effectively Pharrell's followup to the clean-cut Happy. However expensive the production sounds, though, PlasticRam wasn't wrong about it getting more wearying with every listen.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Technically Missing 6
Undulating if not fully pulsating, it seems to play with its sense of space becoming by turns roomy and claustrophobic. I just wouldn't listen to it as a standalone track and I think I'd struggle to remember it from Gone Girl after watching it again in contrast with the soundtrack from, say, Uncut Gems, which I'd be able to recognise a week after seeing it.

Dio - Holy Diver 10 This rides right through the realm of ridiculousness to sheer gloriousness, one of the first metal songs I got into and it still makes me want to run through a mediaeval forest swinging a mace around my head. Currently #558 on my tentative AT list.
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:17 pm

407. Dio - Holy Diver: 6/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:34 pm

Rob wrote:
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407. Dio – Holy Diver
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:00 am

408. Yann Tiersen – La Dispute
Year: 1998
Album: Le Phase
Biggest Fan: Dan (#998)

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:53 pm

408. Yann Tiersen - La Dispute: 8/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Hymie » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:30 pm

Rob wrote:
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408. Yann Tiersen – La Dispute
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:51 pm

Yann Tiersen – La Dispute: 6

Very pleasant piano piece that became famous thanks to the film Amélie (but contrary to popular perception was not written for it). It's very likable, but doesn't stick out to me like some other Amélie tracks.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:08 am

Neil Young returns for his third song here, but this song might not come from one of his more expected albums - unless the nominator had the Unplugged version in mind. It is also the second song this week coming from PlasticRam (the new Hymie?):

409. Neil Young – Transformer Man
Year: 1982
Album: Trans
Biggest Fan: PlastimRam (#213)

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by PlasticRam » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:54 am

Neil Young – Transformer Man: 9

Yeah I had the original Trans version in mind.

I believe this song is about Neil's disabled son, Ben, with Cerebral Palsy. When talking to Ben using a vocoder, he reacted more strongly than to Neil’s regular voice.
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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:29 pm

Hymie wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:39 pm
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Brad wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:25 am
404. Nujabes – Luv(Sic) Part 2: 5
You two still have to vote for the correct version, part 3.

I'm also still missing a vote from SafetyCat for the Guiseppe Verdi track.

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Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Post by Rob » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:34 pm

Neil Young – Transformer Man: 7

Neil Young doing Kraftwerk? As unlikely as it sounds, it works. Young has a voice that surprisingly fits well with electronics. Sometimes it is too high-pitched, which keeps it just from getting an 8 from me. Might even want to check out the album. I actually expected a disaster.

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