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by FrankLotion
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 66
Views: 1302

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

Also thanks for the fantastic polls Holden and Acroamor, the presentation for both were phenomenal!
by FrankLotion
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 66
Views: 1302

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

I had no idea Clarence Clarity did the music for Sawayama until I read that quote! That makes a lot of sense for XS in particular.
by FrankLotion
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 28
Views: 508

Re: Daft Punk break up

Trying to think of other front-loaded albums. Hot Fuss is the ultimately front-loaded album. Just check out the first 5 tracks: 1. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine 2. Mr. Brightside 3. Smile Like You Mean It 4. Somebody Told Me 5. All These Things That I've Done Hit after hit after hit The I always think...
by FrankLotion
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 28
Views: 508

Re: Daft Punk break up

Nick wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:20 pm Possible hot take: RAM is the best Daft Punk album. Discovery is close, but it’s just a bit too front-loaded.
I wish that wasn’t a hot take, I’ve always felt that RAM was the best!
by FrankLotion
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 28
Views: 508

Re: Daft Punk break up

What was the last big band break up? R.E.M.? The White Stripes? I was just thinking about that, I think it was R.E.M. or at least that’s the most recent one that felt super significant to me I guess in terms of a band ending this has to be the best way to go out, rather than band infighting or a ba...
by FrankLotion
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 28
Views: 508

Re: Daft Punk break up

Well that’s depressing, I remember it was like 8 years between Human After All And RAM so I figured another album might be just around the corner...
by FrankLotion
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 16. Krzysztof Penderecki - St. Luke Passion

15. The Elgins - Darling Baby - 6/10 This was nice, I'd never heard of this group but it seems like they're yet another one of Motown's serviceable groups that have nice voices (and nice moves from what I saw on YouTube) but weren't very distinctive. I thought every track worked to some degree and ...
by FrankLotion
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 31241

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD

I thought I wasn’t going to have time to complete this but there was a power outage so I got some free time! I know it’s gotten a minor backlash since it came out but I have to say that I wholeheartedly embrace the hype around FTBC , I can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed an album so much on it...
by FrankLotion
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 6156

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

What about your grandfathers? What kind of bizarre pissing contest are you trying to make happen this time? I’m surprised that this conversation didn’t live and end with “Tell him he's got much better taste than you” already. Relax Lotion. All in good fun. Well then that’s my bad, sorry Hymie. I th...
by FrankLotion
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 6156

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

But does you dad like anything from the past 30 years? Yes, he does. I mean, most of his favorite stuff is from the sixties and seventies and if he likes recent stuff it is mostly rock-oriented, but still. What about your grandfathers? What kind of bizarre pissing contest are you trying to make hap...
by FrankLotion
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Poll Planning Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 4235

Re: 2021 Poll Planning Thread

I mentioned it briefly in another thread, but hopefully we'll have a chance to complete the '80's albums results sometime this year, as well. I don't know if anyone's heard from Moonbeam lately. I'm always hesitant to reach out to someone because I never know what someone may have going on in their...
by FrankLotion
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 14. Defunkt - Defunkt

14. Defunkt - Defunkt - 5/10 This was pretty solid, there wasn't really anything wrong with any of the tracks but I after a few listens to this album there wasn't really much that stood out to me either. There's some good funky grooves on here, I especially enjoyed their riff on Good Times. Favorite...
by FrankLotion
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!

Those are some very interesting stats, probably because there was only a small group of voters. I wouldn’t have expected so many Prince songs to be the least divisive while Thunder Road and Let it Be are the most! Though I suppose I’m probably responsible for Let it Be’s low placement... Also I foun...
by FrankLotion
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 14. Defunkt - Defunkt

Once again playing catchup... 13. Four Tet - FabricLive.59 - 7/10 I love Four Tet, his whole discography is fantastic but I never heard this before so I was pretty excited going in. On some level I guess I was disappointed since I was expecting some epic live performance with his richly textured son...
by FrankLotion
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2020 (CLOSED)
Replies: 36
Views: 3572

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2020 (deadline end of Feb. 12 UTC)

1. Tupac Shakur 2. Fiona Apple 3. Frank Ocean 4. Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) 5. Lucinda Williams 6. Sonny Rollins 7. Slayer 8. D’Angelo 9. Soundgarden 10. Spoon Backstage: 1. The Funk Brothers 2. The Neptunes 3. Kurt Ballou can’t believe I didn’t notice the Funk Brothers weren’t on the list every...
by FrankLotion
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Vocal Performance
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Best Vocal Performance

I could pick just about any Sam Cooke but this one is my favorite:


I’ve long thought that if we did a best-singers poll he would easily be the top of the list for me.
by FrankLotion
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1960 Polls
Replies: 80
Views: 3997

Re: Albums and Songs of 1960 Polls

My list unfortunately is very surface-level, I just haven’t found much time to delve into the early 60’s even though most of these albums below were in my All-Time list last year. Hopefully I can discover some gems from y’all! Albums: 1. John Coltrane - Giant Steps 2. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain...
by FrankLotion
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!
Replies: 141
Views: 107542

Re: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!

10/10 1. Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters 9/10 2. Run the Jewels - RTJ4 3. Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter 4. Perfume Genius - Set My Heart in Fire Immediately 8.5/10 5. Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher 6. Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia 7. The Microphones - Microphones in 2020 8. Taylor Swift - Eve...
by FrankLotion
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Poll Planning Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 4235

Re: 2021 Poll Planning Thread

Brad wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:00 am I would vote for the first option (same as in the past) but for next year, focusing on the '60's only in 2021. I'm in no rush to get to the 2010's.

Thanks!
This is pretty much exactly how I feel, though I won’t be too upset if people prefer to do them all this year.
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 12. Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black

11. Schoolhouse Rock! - Science Rock - 3/10 It's always tough for me to review stuff like this, it's not quite a novelty album but I never thought this was the most informative or entertaining series either...I remember watching some of these in school decades ago and I wasn't really a huge fan the...
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!
Replies: 36
Views: 8206

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!

I similarly started putting together a bonus list, this one ranking Kanye’s production on other people’s work. This is ranking the production only, so some of the songs on the whole aren’t as great as others (looking at you Big Sean) but all the beats are fantastic. 1. Numbers on the Boards (Pusha T...
by FrankLotion
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month, December 2020, Elvis Presley - Results!
Replies: 17
Views: 4517

Re: Artist of the Month, December 2020, Elvis Presley - Results!

Great rollout so far! Just wanted to pipe in that I should also be one of the biggest fans for Blue Suede Shoes :whistle:
by FrankLotion
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 8269

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

I really didn’t think I’d be putting another PSA on here so quickly but people have been quite vocal that they’re planning armed protests at all 50 state capitols starting on the 16th and going through to the 20th. I have to imagine that there’ll be a lot of this going on in the non-capitol big citi...
by FrankLotion
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!
Replies: 36
Views: 8206

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!

I want to give a brief shoutout to my #2 song, All Falls Down, which not only is a fantastic song but it was largely responsible for making me really start caring and obsessing about music. What a lovely written post about a really good song (probably my favorite on College Dropout, but it's defini...
by FrankLotion
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!
Replies: 36
Views: 8206

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!

I want to give a brief shoutout to my #2 song, All Falls Down, which not only is a fantastic song but it was largely responsible for making me really start caring and obsessing about music. Back in early 2010, I had grown up listening to Kanye’s early albums and wrote him off as just another shallow...
by FrankLotion
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!
Replies: 36
Views: 8206

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!

Albums: 1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2. The College Dropout 3. Late Registration 4. Yeezus 5. Graduation **Kids See Ghosts** (if it qualified) 6. The Life of Pablo 7. Watch the Throne 8. 808’s & Heartbreak 9. Ye 10. Jesus is King Songs: 1. Runaway 2. All Falls Down 3. Monster 4. Jesus Walks ...
by FrankLotion
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 8269

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

Out of curiosity, I’m wondering how people outside of the U.S. are reacting to this? Living through these last few years here has made this kind of seem inevitable but I know I would be stunned if I heard there was an attempted coup in any of the other high-development countries.
by FrankLotion
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 8269

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

Henrik wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 pm Trump wrote 57 000 twitter posts before he got banned. That’s 10 times more than I (or anyone) have written in this forum!!! :o
Ugh, it’s unbelievable that it had to take a literal coup attempt for him to get banned when probably 50,000 of those tweets should have been enough.
by FrankLotion
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 8269

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

Just out here being even more embarrassed for my country. Wondering how the hell after five years of half the country saying correctly that Trump is a bigoted, narcissistic fascist and Trump proving it true at every opportunity, the other half still doesn't believe it. He ran an ad saying we should...
by FrankLotion
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round
Replies: 43
Views: 9370

Re: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round

Yeah I just haven’t quite finished them yet, I should be able to get it in before the deadline
by FrankLotion
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 8269

Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

Just wanted to wish everybody in the U.S. to stay safe, shit’s getting scary today.

If anyone is in Portland, Oregon try and avoid going downtown if possible today, people have been saying there might be another Proud Boys parade tonight.
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 10. Pretty Things - Parachute

10. The Pretty Things - Parachute - 9/10 This is by far my favorite so far, I'm surprised I've never heard this band before because this is a gem! Part way into Scene One while I wasn't paying close attention I thought I had accidently put on a remix of Run the Jewel 3's Talk to Me, so it was great...
by FrankLotion
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 10. Pretty Things - Parachute

I similarly fell behind due to the holidays so I'll try and catch up: 9. Rush - Fly By Night - 6/10 Very solid, I hadn't ever heard this one but I'm enjoying it now. Their signature prog sound definitely isn't here but I actually appreciate how relatively simple these tracks are versus the pretentio...
by FrankLotion
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Why do you think TLOP, fell so much in the new update?
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Why do you think TLOP, fell so much in the new update?

Now TLOP feels like the beginning of Kanye’s decline into all the disappointing albums that have come out since, so maybe that’s why critics have gone cold on it by the end of the decade. Lol, Ye is honestly better than MBDTF IMO and Kid See Ghosts is better than TLOP . Kids See Ghosts is great and...
by FrankLotion
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Why do you think TLOP, fell so much in the new update?
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Why do you think TLOP, fell so much in the new update?

TLOP was pretty polarizing to begin with for critics, it only got a 75 on Metacritic when it came out which for Kanye is pretty low. It’s not a bad album but I definitely thought the EOY lists were over-inflating it, probably because back then there was still a strong contingent of people who acted...
by FrankLotion
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Strange Collaborations
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Re: Strange Collaborations

There weren't a whole lot of hip-hop/rock collabs in the early 90's but having KRS-One with R.E.M. on Radio Song is baffling for a number of reasons, though I'm certainly not the first person to say that the pairing was a flop. Probably the most surprising and infamous of all was Lulu... A weird col...
by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. MF DOOM
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: R.I.P. MF DOOM

I hate this year so much, it literally took people away to the last day. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/rapper-mf-doom-dead-49-1558373%3famp=1 It looks he actually passed away two months ago and the news was only revealed today - either way, very sad news, only 49 as well :( I was ju...
by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. MF DOOM
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: R.I.P. MF DOOM

bootsy wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:24 pm This one hits hard man. RIP to a legend for sure.
Seriously, there were a lot of tragic deaths this year but I don’t think any of them shocked me as much as this. He was irreplaceable.
by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. MF DOOM
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

R.I.P. MF DOOM

I hate this year so much, it literally took people away to the last day.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newswe ... 73%3famp=1
by FrankLotion
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round
Replies: 43
Views: 9370

Re: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round

http://leonid-shevtsov.github.io/monkeysort/ Is this maybe what you’re thinking of? Somebody posted it a few years back and I think it does what you’re asking, you just have to put in the list of albums first that you want to rank! That used to work, at least. Didn’t work for me the last time I use...
by FrankLotion
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round
Replies: 43
Views: 9370

Re: Albums and Songs of the 1970s: Final Round

http://leonid-shevtsov.github.io/monkeysort/

Is this maybe what you’re thinking of? Somebody posted it a few years back and I think it does what you’re asking, you just have to put in the list of albums first that you want to rank!
by FrankLotion
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What classic albums did you dive deep into during 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: What classic albums did you dive deep into during 2020?

I must've heard Blood on the Tracks over a dozen times before this year but I actually thought it was Dylan's most overrated album until recently. Something must've rearranged itself in my brain because I put it on again at the top of the year while I was starting to make my All-Time list and it sud...
by FrankLotion
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 8. Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds

8. Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds - 7/10 This forum has great taste! This is yet another enjoyable album that I wouldn't have discovered without this thread. I hadn't really heard any of Blur's solo work other than Damon Albarn and while this isn't quite as adventurous as anything fr...
by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aggregating the Top 150 NBA Players of All Time
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

Re: Aggregating the Top 150 NBA Players of All Time

I love this! Most of my favorites pop up in the Top 20 but I’ll second that Dirk and Curry should be up there too. Glad to see Steve Nash get so much recognition, though I’d rank him higher too. Also I’m surprised Dennis Rodman is so (relatively) low, I always thought people considered him one of th...
by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months
Replies: 15
Views: 8097

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months

Finally found some time to put this together. Albums: 1. The Beatles - Abbey Road 2. Prince - Purple Rain 3. Radiohead - OK Computer 4. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 5. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers 6. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV 7. The Beatles - White Album 8. The Bea...
by FrankLotion
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - December '20 - Elvis Presley!
Replies: 33
Views: 7863

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - December '20 - Elvis Presley!

I think this is the first of the artist polls this year where I haven’t already heard the whole discography, so this was a treat. With that said, I still ended up settling on my old favorites, which is why Elvis in Memphis has such a big proportion of my list. Albums: 1. From Elvis in Memphis 2. Elv...
by FrankLotion
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 237
Views: 51797

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 7. Soul Asylum - Made to Be Broken

7. Soul Asylum - Made to Be Broken - 8/10 This was great! I personally liked the muddy production and the first thing I thought of listening to this was Tim-era Replacements so that AllMusic comparison is pretty accurate. The songs really are scorchers, that was a fast and very enjoyable tracklist. ...
by FrankLotion
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!
Replies: 22
Views: 4126

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!

I really don’t have any problems with how we’ve been doing it for the last few years but changing the AM rank threshold seems reasonable. Really my only issue is hoping we can find a way to bar 808’s & Heartbreak from being nominated for the third time in 5 years, I think the rule we have is fine th...
by FrankLotion
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 101871

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

And that's the last of them! I figured it's too late to be tallied at this point but I figured I might as well finish either way since this was very fun. Thanks Rob for this great project and all the work you put into it! Arcade Fire - The Suburbs: The Suburbs, We Used to Wait Beck – Odelay: Devils ...