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by Pauler
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: A.V. Club (US) - The 50 best albums of the 2010s
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: A.V. Club (US) - The 50 best albums of the 2010s

Also, yay for Four Tet's there is love in you. Great album.
by Pauler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: EOD Movie Lists
Replies: 19
Views: 5156

Re: EOD Movie Lists

I love the inclusions of Parasite, Burning and Shoplifters. Parasite should be much higher on every list to be honest. What a film.
by Pauler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: TIME Magazine (US) : The 10 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: TIME Magazine (US) : The 10 Best Songs of the 2010s

LMAO @ this list. Half are excellent songs and the other half are just.....
by Pauler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 38
Views: 9743

Re: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates

"Dancing On My Own" is a well-deserved #1 for this decade.
by Pauler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time
Replies: 45
Views: 29535

Re: Top 100 Greatest TV Series of All-Time

I watched both seasons of Fleabag a month ago. It is absolutely perfect from start to finish.
by Pauler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Songs of the Decade
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Re: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Songs of the Decade

"Bax" by Mosca is a surprising but worthy addition to this list. "Done Me Wrong" from the same single is just as amazing.

Hmm not sure how to feel about "Bipp" at #1. It's a great song, extremely catchy but "Immaterial" by SOPHIE is way superior.
by Pauler
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Albums of the Decade
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Albums of the Decade

I love this! It is surprising and features a ton of acts that other magazines have not mentioned so far: Jam City, Rustie (Glass Swords is the pioneer for the genre Future Bass that has taken over Soundcloud for the past 5-6 years), Actress and especially Andy Stott!
by Pauler
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Consequence of Sound (US) : Top 100 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: Consequence of Sound (US) : Top 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

BTS at #99 is such a pandering move that I can't help but roll my eyes. If they want to include K-Pop, "Fake Love" is not even among Top 500 Best of the Decade. Seeing "Terrible Love" by The National at #65 makes me happy, but it should have been the Alternate Version where the drums are more define...
by Pauler
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Noisey (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Noisey (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Oh yay, happy to see Late Nights by Jeremih and Love King by The-Dream.
by Pauler
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 41
Views: 4933

Re: Stereogum : The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

I'm deeply allergic to Carly Rae Jepsen slander, and this thread has made me break into hives. CONCUR. I will not stand for the slandering against Queen of the Gays. EMOTION is just a top-to-bottom excellent album: the iconic "Run Away With Me" with its saxophone intro spanning a thousand memes, th...
by Pauler
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Paste Magazine (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the Decade
Replies: 7
Views: 5609

Re: Paste Magazine (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the Decade

Ctrl by SZA is fine, but I fail to see why it is so highly regarded. Meanwhile, the absolutely brilliant Pull My Hair Back by Jessy Lanza should get all the accolade for being one of the most inventive and catchiest R&B albums of the decade. Same with ANTI by Rihanna. It is a very good album but bet...
by Pauler
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Paste Magazine (US) - The Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: Paste Magazine (US) - The Best Songs of the 2010s

I don't mind "I Blame Myself" but picking it over "Everything is Embarrassing" is a crime. The latter is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written. Same with picking "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift over her superior cut "All Too Well". Happy to see some old favorites such as "The Wilhelm Scream" ...
by Pauler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums & songs of the decade (2010-2019)
Replies: 27
Views: 14975

Re: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums & songs of the decade (2010-2019)

I completely forgot about Autre Ne Veut and the his very good album Anxiety! "Play By Play" is a top-notch R&B tune.
by Pauler
Fri May 10, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: General Movie Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 16192

Re: General Movie Discussions

I prefer the fight scenes in Infinity War. Those fight sequences with the Black Order are fantastic and Ebony Maw, for once, seems like a formidable opponent for the Avengers.

Best MCU movie: Winter Soldier
by Pauler
Fri May 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Soundsblog (IT) - Best love songs of the 90s
Replies: 1
Views: 4330

Re: Soundsblog (IT) - Best love songs of the 90s

This list reads like the karaoke songbook at my local karaoke parlor.
by Pauler
Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 97549

Re: Songs of 2019

^Oh yes to "Julien" by Carly! However, based on the 4 tracks released so far, including the disappointing "Party For One", I have a feeling she will not be able to top EMOTION :(
by Pauler
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: General Movie Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 16192

Re: General Movie Discussions

Just saw Avengers: Endgame with some friends and i'm telling you man, it's one of the best superhero films i've seen and one of the year's best films so far. I would go deeper but I don't wanna be that guy to spoil it for people who haven't seen it yet :whistle: Some plot holes aside, I find Endgam...
by Pauler
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 27
Views: 16306

Re: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD

will likely update before deadline, but here's the current list 1 | 地球最后的夜晚 (Long Day's Journey Into Night) | 毕赣 (Bi Gan) | China 2 | Zimna wojna (Cold War) | Paweł Pawlikowski | Poland 3 | Roma | Alfonso Cuarón | Mexico 4 | Ahlat ağacı (The Wild Pear Tree) | Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Turkey 5 | 万引き家族 (S...
by Pauler
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 97549

Re: Songs of 2019

FKA twigs' comeback single "Cellophane" is absolutely stunning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjqFpBh84
by Pauler
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 27
Views: 16306

Re: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD

Hope I'm not too late on this :) "Burning" left the biggest impression on me so it was an easy #1 pick. 01. Burning (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea) 02. Game Night (John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, America) 03. Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan) 04. A Quiet Place (John Krasinski, America)...
by Pauler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 76303

Re: Favorite Books

I'm never a big reader so 2019 is the year I am trying to change that. Joining a book club and having a deadline actually motivate my lazy butt to commit wholeheartedly too: 2019 Reading Tally: 1. Eddie Huang - Fresh Off The Boat 2. Eddie Huang - Double Cup Love 3. Thi Bui - The Best We Could Do 4. ...
by Pauler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 97549

Re: Songs of 2019

I'll throw in a plug for my personal "Music of Today" playlist - I regularly update a few times a week with new 2019 music, for anyone who might be interested. Optimal for shuffling and discovering :music-listening: http://open.spotify.com/user/1260457516/playlist/3WnDelb5IK4XTMQHdmpoIR "SAPPY" by ...
by Pauler
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 33653

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

I'm also in the minority who prefers the self-titled of Portishead to their landmark debut :) The menacing atmosphere is alluring as ever and Beth Gibbons sounds even more tortured. The closer "Western Eyes" is just sensational. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is flat-out brilliant. We now have the ...
by Pauler
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 8021

Re: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

So the only K-Pop idols that made the cut is f(x) with Pink Tape. Well-deserved, I'd say because that is indeed the benchmark for album for an industry fixated on singles
by Pauler
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Book: The 200 best Taiwanese albums (2009)
Replies: 2
Views: 6101

Re: Book: The 200 best Taiwanese albums (2009)

Thank you for the insane dedication, Pierre!

The only artists I'm familiar with is Faye Wong (Chungking Express, anyone?) and of course Wang Leehom. Even then, I have never heard of Leehom's 1998 album so I'll probably try my hands on that.
by Pauler
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 37600

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Has "Hyperballad" made an appearance yet? If not, hopefully it is in Top 5. "Bachelorette" is indisputable of course.
by Pauler
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 97549

Re: Songs of 2019

A few favorites of mine so far

1. Maxo Kream - Meet Again
2. Perfume Genius - When I'm with Him (Empress Of Cover)
3. Rico Nasty - Roof
4. Anthony Naples - El Portal Pt. II (this would make a fantastic R&B production)
5. Toro Y Moi - Freelance
by Pauler
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 205584

Re: Albums of 2019

I know i'm gonna get a lot of eye-rolls for this comment, but Ariana Grande's latest album is better than anything i've heard this year so far. "imagine", "thank u, next" and "NASA" are all pretty great. Once she embraces the fact that she is a young Mariah Carey and R&B is where her voice shines t...
by Pauler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 97549

Songs of 2019

Since I have not seen any thread for this : )

The ever-brilliant Perfume Genius just covered one of my favorite songs from last year "When I'm With Him" by Empress Of. It is predictably both devastating and beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ6MWPX8Kdc
by Pauler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out 50 Best 90s Songs
Replies: 1
Views: 3925

Re: Time Out 50 Best 90s Songs

"Waterfalls" by TLC at #2 was surprising although "Creep" has always been the superior song to me. One change I would like to see is the remix version of "Fantasy" rather than the original. ODB added a lot of charisma to the song and the remix has the better chorus easily.
by Pauler
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 205584

Re: Albums of 2019

Should we make a thread for Songs of 2019 as well? :) The new Mountain Goats song "Younger" is so good.

I am on the fence regarding the new James Blake. There are some outstanding production for sure but I always find Blake a terribly mediocre vocalist.
by Pauler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Consequence of Sound (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 3068

Re: EOY 2018 - Consequence of Sound (US)

It is a list with diversity which is great and they remember the existence of SABA! But that #1 is eye-rolling.
by Pauler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Slant (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 3067

Re: EOY 2018 - Slant (US)

"The Light Is Coming" is a train-wreck of a song. There are several better songs by Ariana Grande this year. I can even tolerate "No Tears Left To Cry" and "breathing".

Happy to see Mariah Carey getting mentioned though as Caution is her best and most focused album since 2005.
by Pauler
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 31
Views: 14673

Re: EOY 2018 - Pitchfork (US)

It is a very nice surprise to see Mitski get the #1 spot.

I am baffled and devastated by the lack of votes for SABA though :| Sweetener by Ariana Grande is an alright album. There are some great production choices but it's not consistent from top to bottom.
by Pauler
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 149031

Re: Albums of 2018

“Caution” by Mariah Carey. Really nice album. I concur. Despite the inevitable vocal decline, Mariah still has one of the most mystifying and gorgeous-sounding timbres ever. Each register is a different color and she is a fantastic vocal musician. "8th Grade" is the most interesting thing Timbaland...
by Pauler
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 149031

Re: Albums of 2018

I spent today listening to two of the most acclaimed Electronic albums of the year: Knock Knock by DJ Koze and 2002-2007 by A.A.L. The former is a gorgeous affair; it is soulful and welcoming in its approach, full of warm tones and overall very atmospheric due to the amount of different synth timbre...
by Pauler
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 28527

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

As always, I'm going to give props to Miss Mariah Carey and to her second-best album every year. ALBUMS 01 | Björk - Homogenic 02 | Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One 03 | Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly 04 | Radiohead - OK Computer 05 | Portishead - Portishead 06 | Erykah Badu - Baduiz...
by Pauler
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 21378

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

Hadestown by Anais Mitchell. I thought the inclusion of Justin Vernon as a guest vocalist would have made this masterpiece more well-known :(
by Pauler
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 3667

Re: TrebleZine - Top 100 Cover Songs (2018)

Great list for sure! I am surprised that the choice for The Postal Service is "Against All Odds" and not "Such Great Heights" I would add: - D'Angelo's cover of "Feels Like Makin' Love" (Roberta Flack) - Anthony & the Johnsons' cover of "Crazy in Love" (Beyoncé) - Luther Vandross' cover of "A House ...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 7312

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

This list is just fantastic and unbelievably surprising in all the right ways. Notable inclusions: - DJ Sprinkles (a transgender artist) who released the Deep House album of the century - Cooly G (feat. Aaron Carr) & "He Said I Said": incredible choice, considering only Resident Advisor and FACT Mag...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs/tracks of 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 50005

Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

- New Robyn's single "Missing U" is excellent, of course. The fact that it holds the pace and never gives in to a blooming chorus helps too. - New Troye Sivan duet with Ariana Grande is what I imagine The xx would sound like on Billboard Hot 100 - RICO NASTY! Good Lord she is LETHAL - SOPHIE - Immat...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 149031

Re: Albums of 2018

The SOPHIE album is absolutely bonkers. "Immaterial" is like K-Pop maximalism fused with Rustie's Glass Swords with steroids. My song of the year!
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 22550

Re: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll

ALBUMS 01. Maxwell | Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 02. Spice Girls | Spice 03. Aaliyah | One in a Million 04. OutKast | ATLiens Songs 01. Keith Sweat | Twisted 02. Spice Girls | 2 Become 1 03. Ghost Town DJ's | My Boo 04. Maxwell | Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) 05. Spice Girls | Say You'll Be There - 0...
by Pauler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 21203

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

Albums: 01. Bjork | Post 02. Slowdive | Pygmalion 03. D'Angelo | Brown Sugar 04. Radiohead | The Bends 05. Mariah Carey | Daydream Songs 01. Bjork | Hyper-Ballad 02. Pulp | Common People 03. Mariah Carey | Fantasy (Remix) (feat. Old Dirty Bastard) 04. Slowdive | Blue Skied An' Clear 05. Radiohead | ...
by Pauler
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs
Replies: 11
Views: 3966

Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

After mentioning "Forget Me Nots" by Patice Rushen, I remember a couple more classic with amazing bass-lines & stunning vocal performances: - The S.O.S Band - "Just Be Good To Me" (a.k.a the ultimate Side Chick anthem): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCcg7ctrC4w --> Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam did amaz...
by Pauler
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 4649

Re: Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year (2018)

I only know a couple of these songs, and a few things stood out: - What an awesome choice for #2! "Make It Hot" is among the best Timbaland / Missy Elliott collaboration and it is a nice surprise to see Rob Sheffield rank it over the sublime "Are You That Somebody?" - Great representation of the lat...
by Pauler
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 22334

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Thank you everyone for reminding me that the greatest modern Christmas song was released in 1994! Mariah is forever underrated as top-line writer. I think if she had never made it as a singer, she would still have been a massive hit-maker. Songs 01 | Mariah Carey | All I Want for Christmas is You 02...
by Pauler
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ROLLING STONE - 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time
Replies: 6
Views: 4307

Re: ROLLING STONE - 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time

^Amen to this. While Amy sometimes handles well with the delivery and timing, she recycles too much, steals often and hasn't done anything which would distinguish her from others like Sarah Silverman and Ali Wong.
by Pauler
Wed May 16, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs
Replies: 11
Views: 3966

Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

When I think of bass-driven songs, this is off the top of my head: "Forget Me Nots" by the incredibly talented Patrice Rushen. The bass in this song is too good: groovy, seductive, it is technical but sounds so effortless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA
by Pauler
Tue May 15, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 149031

Re: Albums of 2018

Beach House's seventh album "7" is hands down my favorite of theirs since Teen Dream. You have classic Beach House, shoe-gaze Beach House ("Drunk in LA"), some indie-rock realness Beach House, Twink Peaks Beach House! ("Black Car" is dark, mystifying and awesome) and French Beach House. "Drunk in LA...