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by Jackson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 52
Views: 837

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of the 2010s - RESULTS

Great roll out and interesting list so far! - I'd be curious to see how the combined points of "Maxim's I" and "Maxim's II" votes were combined; perhaps the total would have been Holter's highest placing song - It's impressive that "Sunglasses" made the list at all as a non-album single that came ou...
by Jackson
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 266
Views: 66204

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

I loved seeing the many recent lists with Julia Holter toward the top, but unfortunately there seems to be no consensus on her best songs or albums. I could see Have You in My Wilderness placing well but the rest will probably be impacted by vote splitting. Run the Jewels is another artist splitting...
by Jackson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 266
Views: 66204

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

Well, this is my borrowed list, with items directly stolen from other user lists, including sonofsamiam and Dan but also Bonnielaurel or panam. But mostly from the list of my friend Pepe (more about this later)... There have been a lot of quality lists posted over the past couple of days so it's ha...
by Jackson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I loved Jessie Ware's new album What's Your Pleasure on first listen. It's definitely her best album since Devotion, and it's probably even better than that album. Starting off with an extended version of my SOTY to date "Spotlight", it's 12 tracks of straight late 70s-inspired, immaculately produce...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 95
Views: 14510

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

1 | John Coltrane | A Love Supreme 2 | Stevie Wonder | Innervisions 3 | Charles Mingus | The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 4 | Igor Stravinsky [New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein] | Le sacre du printemps 5 | King Crimson | Red 6 | Steve Reich | Music for 18 Musicians 7 | Miles Davis | Bitc...
by Jackson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 14005

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

I enjoyed the surprise singles from Annie and Fiery Furnaces today. Talk about two artists I didn't expect anything from in 2020! Annie announced a new album too after mostly sitting out the 2010s.
by Jackson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (USA): Best Bob Dylan Songs of the 21st Century
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Rolling Stone (USA): Best Bob Dylan Songs of the 21st Century

Good top 2. I love High Water, I wrote a paper about that song in a Bob Dylan seminar I took my freshman year of college.
by Jackson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 1
Replies: 33
Views: 1928

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 1

Surprisingly weak set for me... Heat 1: 186 | David Bowie | I Can't Give Everything Away (2016) 146 | Mount Eerie | Real Death (2017) 179 | Kendrick Lamar | Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (2012) 158 | Foster the People | Pumped Up Kicks (2010) 47 | Vampire Weekend | Hannah Hunt (2013) Heat 2: 94 | Leonar...
by Jackson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 14005

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

A 150 song list less than six months into the year is impressive! AMF users continue to one-up themselves on list length. Because it's high on a couple of users' lists, I have to ask...what is so great about Bob Dylan's Murder Most Foul? I love the concept of a 17-minute Dylan song about the Kennedy...
by Jackson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 4665

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

6 | The White Stripes | Elephant 1 | Arcade Fire | Funeral 3 | Radiohead | Kid A 5 | Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 7 | Radiohead | In Rainbows 10 | Amy Winehouse | Back to Black 19 | The White Stripes | White Blood Cells 26 | Sufjan Stevens | Carrie & Lowell 39 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes 42 | Beach...
by Jackson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 14005

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Denzel Curry and Terrace Martin's new protest song "Pig Feet" seems destined to be one of the tracks of the year. Martin produced many of the tracks on To Pimp a Butterfly, and this song would feel at home on that album (even including a Kamasi Washington feature!). The song is tearing up the RYM si...
by Jackson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 109
Views: 4665

Re: Survivor Game #4: Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century

22 | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP 92 | Green Day | American Idiot 18 | Burial | Untrue 33 | Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago 53 | Coldplay | A Rush of Blood to the Head 59 | Beck | Sea Change 8 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois 74 | Madvillain | Madvillainy 55 | Dizzee Rascal | Boy in da Corner 27 | ...
by Jackson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 266
Views: 66204

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

I've been listening almost exclusively to 2010s music for the last year and a half. As I kept digging in and discovering or re-discovering albums, it was really hard to stop and call a list "final," but I had to cut myself off at some point... 1 | Swans | The Seer | 2012 2 | Julia Holter | Loud City...
by Jackson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

My top five for the year are: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters Christine & The Queens - La vita nuova (EP) Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortured Mind Magdalena Bay - A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling (EP) Somewhere after that, pending further listens, are these: A...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Guitar Songs
Replies: 23
Views: 1801

Re: Guitar Songs

A pick from every year of the 2010s: 2019: Aldous Harding - The Barrel 2018: Hatchie - Sure 2017: Sufjan Stevens - Mystery of Love 2016: Car Seat Headrest - Vincent 2015: Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile 2014: Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me 2013: Queens of the Stone Age - I Appear Missing 2012: ...
by Jackson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

New Run the Jewels album was a blast on first listen. There might not be a more consistent artist out there.
by Jackson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 266
Views: 66204

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

04 | Kate Tempest | Let them eat Chaos 10 | Killer Mike | R.A.P. Music 11 | Algiers | The Underside of Power 12 | A Tribe called Quest | We got it from here - Thank you 4 your service 43 | Fucked Up | David comes to life Songs: 02 | Kate Tempest | Breaks / Tunnelvision 11 | Kelly Lee Owens | Keep W...
by Jackson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (09) May 31
Replies: 3
Views: 2656

Re: MCCh 2020 (09) May 31

The Mcch Debut for the Charli XCX album is way too low! Should be an easy top ten.
by Jackson
Sat May 23, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music's Best Debut Albums of All-Time
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: Acclaimed Music's Best Debut Albums of All-Time

Kate Tempest's Everybody Down came before the excellent Let Them Eat Chaos, right?
by Jackson
Wed May 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2010: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: Music of 2010: Round 1, Week 4

Albums:

Swans over Anais Mitchell as my favorite two go head to head. Pass on the others.

Songs:
Shutterbug
Round and Round
Dancing on My Own
Limit to Your Love
Odessa
Tightrope
Rolling in the Deep
Monster
by Jackson
Wed May 20, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I'm also really loving the new Charli XCX album, which continues her blend of catchy exuberance with the avant-pop of artists like SOPHIE and 100 gecs. Yeah I like the new Charli too. I'm a fan of hers, as well as Sophie's. Edit: Liking 1000 gecs too. Thanks for the recommendation! How I'm Feeling ...
by Jackson
Tue May 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.20
Replies: 18
Views: 2414

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.20

Charli XCX - forever
by Jackson
Fri May 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately

This is probably the biggest event release since Fiona's album dropped. Early reviews would place this as Perfume Genius' best album (92 Metascore, 8.8 ADM). Singles Describe and On the Floor were excellent and sound even better in the context of the album.
by Jackson
Fri May 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:27 am
After listening to this, I really wonder how anyone could want more from a folky singer-songwriter album.
That's how I feel about almost all of Marling's 2010s albums! She is on another level.
by Jackson
Wed May 13, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Jirin wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:30 am
14. Alien Nosejob - Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud
This is one of those that I need to hear just to see what an artist called "Alien Nosejob" sounds like!
by Jackson
Fri May 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Streaming Services - a poll
Replies: 44
Views: 6775

Re: Streaming Services - a poll

Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me is on Amazon but not Spotify. I don’t think any Joanna Newsom or Jay Z are Spotify but wasn’t aware any were on Amazon. Jay-Z has been on Spotify for a few months now, at least in these parts. What happened to his Tidal? According to this poll, apparently it's not doi...
by Jackson
Thu May 07, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Guardian (UK) - The 100 greatest UK No 1s
Replies: 6
Views: 3899

Re: The Guardian (UK) - The 100 greatest UK No 1s

The UK has had so many more interesting #1s than the US chart. It is incredible that songs like Setting Sun and Uptown Top Ranking topped the charts. Even Get Lucky and Bad Romance weren't US #1s.
by Jackson
Thu May 07, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Streaming Services - a poll
Replies: 44
Views: 6775

Re: Streaming Services - a poll

I use Spotify because it has the vast majority of the albums I want to listen to. For a handful it does not I might use Amazon. But the only two I can think of are Lucinda Williams - Ghosts of Highway 20 and Roy Harper - Man And Myth. I only wish it had a greater selection of foreign language rock....
by Jackson
Wed May 06, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 6
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 6

That's Not Me with only three votes is absurd!!
by Jackson
Wed May 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 14005

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

My songs of the year so far are something like: Tier 1 Jessie Ware - Spotlight Christine & The Queens - La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek) These two instant classics came out on the same day in February and will be battling for my SOTY all year. Tier 2 070 Shake - Guilty Conscience Caribou - Ne...
by Jackson
Fri May 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30
Replies: 8
Views: 4294

Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Hey, maybe with the high ranking people will finally stop sleeping on Rina?
I just discovered her earlier this year and like this album. It's interesting to see someone putting a modern twist on late 90s/early 00s pop after a decade of pop that was heavily focused on revisiting the 80s.
by Jackson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30
Replies: 8
Views: 4294

Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

How does 93.1 compare to the highest scores ever in this MCCH ranking?

EDIT: I just found the links to the archived rankings. Looks like Fetch the Bolt Cutters is second in the history of the chart to To Pimp a Butterfly's 94.2 score.
by Jackson
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 5
Replies: 9
Views: 2469

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 5

Most of the songs I voted for aren't doing so well...

24 | Sophie | Bipp (2013)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
98 | The Black Keys | Lonely Boy (2011)
120 | James Blake | CMYK (2010)
168 | Clairo | Bags (2019)
180 | Christine & The Queens | Christine/Tilted (2014)
by Jackson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 13232

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

I thought this had to be the latest that a notable artist hit their peak in terms of albums (10+ years from their debut is fairly uncommon, unless you maybe include the artist's previous groups, if they recorded). But that might be Nick Cave with Skeleton Tree, 32 years from From Her to Eternity, n...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2010: Nominations
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: Music of 2010: Nominations

There are plenty of Arcade Fire, Kanye, and LCD Soundsystem tracks to choose from on that list (not that I expected any differently). This should be fun; I'm looking forward to seeing what albums made it.
by Jackson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 14005

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Just had another listen to the new Fiona Apple album. I think my favorites are "Shameika" and "Heavy Balloon", so you can throw those songs on my favorites list as well. I think FTBC tracks are going to split votes like crazy this year, especially since there weren't any singles released prior to t...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 13232

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

[/quote] It's because Fiona Apple and Sleater-Kinney have been mostly American critical favorites throughout their careers. The praise in the UK and the rest of the world for those artists haven't been as euphoric as in the US. Hopefully that will change soon - The Idler Wheel will definitely hit th...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 13232

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

So in about a year time, she will have 5 albums out of 5 in the AM top 2000 which is quite a feat, especially for someone whose name doesn't seem to appear much in discussion about major artists. There aren't that many artists who have 100% of their discography in AM (though yes, it is a bit easier...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2010: Nominations
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: Music of 2010: Nominations

ordinaryperson wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Less than 24 hours before the deadline to get your nominations in ends.
You got mine, right?
by Jackson
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 13232

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Absolutely adore the album but I'm worried the universal adulation + the Pitchfork 10 is sparking a hype backlash movement. In the age of the internet, everything gets a backlash movement. I guess the question is how strong will it be; the album's rating is sitting at 4.16 on rateyourmusic with 280...
by Jackson
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 13232

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Three listens in and I am a big fan of this album. It's an improvement in all ways from the already excellent Idler Wheel - most notably in its memorable melodies and the sense of excitement and intensity that flows through the songs. I can't help but notice that many of the songs feature the layere...
by Jackson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 68
Views: 13232

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

This is an aside, but the way Pitchfork wields its "perfect score" is so strange. For a new release, it's almost impossible to achieve, even for a release like To Pimp a Butterfly (which, as we know, eventually outranked MBDTF on their end of decade list). But for any re-release of a notable album t...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 4
Replies: 10
Views: 2412

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 4

I voted for these (all in my T500 for the decade): 20 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Run Away With Me (2015) 59 | Katy Perry | Teenage Dream (2010) 118 | Kendrick Lamar | HUMBLE. (2017) 157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014) 182 | Purity Ring | Fineshrine (201...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (06) April 15
Replies: 13
Views: 4428

Re: MCCh 2020 (06) April 15

I've been listening to some of these due to my album of the month project and just got around to Shabaka And The Ancestors. I figured it would be the case and, surprise, Shabaka Hutchings is also involved in Sons of Kemet and The Comet is Coming. I feel like he is proving himself as a master in a w...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Great Albums Since The Last AMF All-Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Re: Great Albums Since The Last AMF All-Time Poll?

I think around 30-35 albums since 2017 would make my top 500 (pending any from 2020). Here is my top 30: 1 | Fucked Up | Dose Your Dreams | 2018 2 | Kelly Lee Owens | Kelly Lee Owens | 2017 3 | Sons of Kemet | Your Queen is a Reptile | 2018 4 | Jane Weaver | Modern Kosmology | 2017 5 | Weyes Blood |...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

A new album from Laura Marling is always welcome. Song for Our Daughter is yet another solid, if unspectacular, album in one of the most consistent careers of the last decade. It looks like this may be getting the best reviews of her career (91 on Metacritic, 8.6 on ADM) so perhaps I need to revisit...
by Jackson
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: sonofsamiam's Michelin Album Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Re: sonofsamiam's Michelin Album Guide

WOW. When is the book coming out?
by Jackson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 266
Views: 66204

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

My top 500 songs of the decade. I have had a blast making this, uncovering new gems and rediscovering my appreciation for old ones in a process that started around this time last year. This decade is massively deep and I could have spent three more months going down this rabbit hole, but it's time ...
by Jackson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 45442

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I'm enjoying the Yves Tumor album as well. There's something about his style that's very accessible while still fitting into the "weird" bucket. At only 36 minutes for 12 songs with no dead spots, it just flies by. Worthy follow-up to Safe in the Hands of Love, which was one of my favorites of 2018....
by Jackson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll
Replies: 96
Views: 20527

Re: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll

Albums 1 | Black Sabbath | Master of Reality 2 | The Kinks | Muswell Hillbillies 3 | The Beach Boys | Surf's Up 4 | Alice Coltrane | Journey in Satchidananda 5 | Can | Tago Mago 6 | Yes | Fragile 7 | Serge Gainsbourg | Histoire De Melody Nelson 8 | Chico Buarque | Construção 9 | Miles Davis | A Tri...