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by mileswide
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 185136

Re: Albums of 2019

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Jirin wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:51 am

47. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
Going to be that guy- ENSWBL part 1 or 2?
by mileswide
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Festive 50" songs
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: "Festive 50" songs

They're still accepting votes by the looks of things:

https://www.dandelionradio.com/festive50.htm if anyone's interested, you just have to vote for your 3 favourite tracks of the year
by mileswide
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 142788

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

Indeed, but regardless of the actual quality of these songs, that's what I like about this game. The songs are people's favorites, without preconceived notions of what is popular on the forum in mind. 100% on the same page- my external monologue was as much a reminder to myself to take other factor...
by mileswide
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 53064

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

You're right, such divine perfection is wasted on false acolytes as I. Teach me your ways on how best to praise the true Gods of Sami folk, oh Prophet Rob! Is it too late to repent and score it an 11? Honestly though, I'm grateful for bonnielaurel for choosing this and you for running BF, your revie...
by mileswide
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Festive 50" songs
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: "Festive 50" songs

If it's just streaming you're after, I'm having no more success than you are but if you don't mind buying the albums, Discogs brought up these (I'm hoping these links don't come up in Portuguese like they have for me) : French for Cartridge - Fooling Around is on Cases https://www.discogs.com/Cartri...
by mileswide
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.38
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.38

Rdwdbob wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:21 pm
I'm in for just the Hall of Famers. Obviously these stood the test of time regardless of how long they spent at #1.
Just dropped by to echo this. It might also be too cumbersome adding the number 1s to the EOY. Relieved to see votes rising again compared with last week by the way!
by mileswide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 142788

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

The Fixx - Red Skies 5 Belle and Sebastian - The Act of the Apostle (I) 6 Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - When It's Love Time 5 Albin de La Simone - Le grand amour 7 The Replacements - Hold My Life 8 The month's best chorus Mall Grab – B.F.O.D.A.A.S 4 The 5 Royales – Crazy, Crazy, Crazy 4 Sweet - The...
by mileswide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!
Replies: 46
Views: 739

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!

This competition opened my ears to so many awesome albums and that's got to mean more than the result, so cheers to Brad and everyone who nominated! I only wish I had the writing talent you guys have. You do yourself a disservice, I had to chuckle at the entry you wrote for Red Tape on Biggest Fan, ...
by mileswide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll
Replies: 59
Views: 2485

Re: Albums and Songs of 1989 Poll

As long as we're doing an EOD for 2010s, I'm easy with 70s or 10s next, I prefer both decades to the 80s. I do, however, think precedence should be given to the opinion of more longstanding members who have already been through the decade cycle.
by mileswide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 185136

Re: Albums of 2019

One thing that fascinates me is the manner in which that each listener discovers each release they hear is different. Here I find it fascinating that there is a listener that wouldn’t have heard Norman Fucking Rockwell if it wasn’t for this forum. Like that’s one of the few of the 60 or so albums I...
by mileswide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 212
Views: 25219

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

You couldn't have had a better 1st Motown single than Norman Whitfield's peak!
by mileswide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 8

Don't worry, you're not the worst alone! 0/5 here too lol. Of course, I had it in mind you'd nommed Flutes, rather than Motion Sickness, even though I could see straight in front of me which Hot Chip was yours! You got robbed for Mountain at My Gates and Don't Swallow the Cap, a rare National track...
by mileswide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 185136

Re: Albums of 2019

(Re-) listened to all the top 500 albums I liked the sound of from the forum's last all-time list now, so focusing on albums from this year and the 2010s as a whole til the end of the year! As good a chance as any to rank every 2019 album I've listened to: 1. Better Oblivion Community Center - Bette...
by mileswide
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 8

Out of curiosity, I looked at whose songs have been most successful so far, which appears to be Sweepstakes Ron's with 5 out of 5 nominations still in the game (Rather Be, In Time, Bang Bang Bang, Lies, What's It Gonna Be as ranked by my preference). Credit to SR, Cupofdreams (4 out of 4: Solitude I...
by mileswide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2827

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

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 ...
by mileswide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 212
Views: 25219

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

A made-up place he calls "Ukraingia," I always heard it as "Eurasia". It conveys the same idea of his character being a poseur bullshitting on the spot what with Eurasia not being a fixed place or somewhere people cite as a tourist destination ("Where you going on holiday?" "Oh, you know, Eurasia")...
by mileswide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 8

A varied week but one that has two songs featuring in my respective top 10 for that year, see if you can work out what they are: LCD Soundsystem - How Do You Sleep? v. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage - Rockstar Never imagined I'd vote for both LCD tracks but this warrants my choice, maintaining a grippi...
by mileswide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1972
Views: 670937

Re: France - One song per day.

*Tucker Telephone did have a link attached to it but it was only Wikipedia, which of course isn't hard to find--I wasn't aware what a Tucker Telephone was but as you may all be able to infer from its pairing with the guillotine, it's a torture device. It was made out of a crank phone wired to cell b...
by mileswide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Jirin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:29 am
“Use your judgement” when it comes to things officially eligible but may be against the spirit of the game.
Meaning albums like Charli and Jesus Is King that fall outside of the top 50 but that don’t exactly need a leg-up, I take it
by mileswide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Awesome, cheers acroamor! As things stand for me, I'm plumping for the goth-tinged psychedelia of The Whole of Each Eye by Abronia. Early predictions rest on FIBS and Trust in the Lifeforce..., both of which seem to have had a more enthusiastic response here than among the critics and either of whic...
by mileswide
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

I'm new to the EOY Moderately Acclaimed Album tourney, what are the criteria?

Does any nomination just need to be missing from the 2019 MCCh/have an average review score less than 70.0?
by mileswide
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!
Replies: 46
Views: 739

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!

Of course not! I loved the head-to-head approach! Aw nice one, cheers, I try my best but I'm an amateur, you have a far greater knowledge of music and flair for writing :mrgreen: Possible scope for it to be rolled out into a wider game with match-ups like Close to the Edge vs Karma, Safe as Milk vs...
by mileswide
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!
Replies: 46
Views: 739

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!

Honorio wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:24 am
Excellent, mileswide!
You're only saying that because I'm voting the same as you :D
by mileswide
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.38
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.38

Not the most family-friendly title but Jungle Bunny by Kele
by mileswide
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!
Replies: 46
Views: 739

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - The Finals!

While voting in the previous round, I had in mind listening to both finalists one last time and having a head-to-head of each track by number. This would have been easier if there had been a change in one of the finalists (VU has 10 songs like Bury Me, Judges 2 & Art Angels both comprise 14 tracks) ...
by mileswide
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31
Replies: 11
Views: 2485

Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Jackson wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am
85 - Anna Meredith: Fibs - 75,8 (78,8 / 12)

How in the world is this album so low?!?
Haven't seen any other reviews on FIBS but The Guardian bafflingly called it an "unsatisfyingly structured racket" in a 2-star review. Did they even listen to the album?
by mileswide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Crack Magazine (UK) - The Top 100 Albums of the Decade
Replies: 4
Views: 486

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

I can't tell offhand as I don't recognise all of these but if that means Hoodies All Summer is their best of 2019, I salute them for being different and not far off the mark! Either way, the list isn't just the same choices as everyone else in a re-arranged order
by mileswide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 229
Views: 206255

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Neuschnee by Neu! is listed as 1972- its parent album NEU! 2 was recorded and released in 1973
by mileswide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 64
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 64

Patti Smith Group - Dancing Barefoot
by mileswide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.37
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.37

Firmly approve of the Hall of Fame poll plans!

Agnostic Front - Spray Painted Walls
by mileswide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 167286

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

I'll rate the rest of the songs featured in this month soon but while I remember, Strict Machine and Fun House should both be 9, not 8, from me- I don't know why I was so stingy with my scores...
by mileswide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - July 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 53064

Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

I promise I'll only do this for two other previously rated songs for now but can I be cheeky and bump Pornopolka up from an 8 to a 9?
by mileswide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - April 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 100005

Re: Biggest Fan - April 2019

Vintage month, very eclectic, loads of absolute tunes: Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore 6 Partly a protest song against Fred Trump! Judas Priest - Untied 5 Fiona Apple - Limb 8 but it's a high 8 The Harptones - Life Is But a Dream 4 Bruce Springsteen - Take 'Em As They Come ...
by mileswide
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1972
Views: 670937

Re: France - One song per day.

Romain wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:50 pm

Thanks a lot. If you do another translation, can you send it to me by PM for the simplicity of thread reading. :-)
On the other hand, if you have songs you like, don't hesitate to put some : -)
Sure, will do both 8-)
by mileswide
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1972
Views: 670937

Re: France - One song per day.

Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto Ho ho ho ho c'est chaud ! Ha ha ha ha c'est là ! Ilma fata Ilma fata Ilma fata Ilma fata Il est 21h au cop me voilà sur la route Mais tous les resto du bord de la capitale sont déjà sold out C'est le rendez vous du peuple au carrefou...
by mileswide
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1972
Views: 670937

Re: France - One song per day.

Romain wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:49 am
Je pense plutôt qu'il fait "le bonheur des autres"... héhéhé !
J'étais encore à moitié endormi ! Maybe I'm not the ideal candidate for this proofreading lark :angry-banghead: I'll have a go at the translations where/when I can though :mrgreen:
by mileswide
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1972
Views: 670937

Re: France - One song per day.

Ben, le malheur des uns fait le bonheur des autres, comme on dit ! There's some stuff I'm sure I'll love that you can't stand-- I know that you aren't particularly into rap, for example. At the same time, I'm less likely to understand rap than any other genre in the language as it's so packed with s...
by mileswide
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1972
Views: 670937

Re: France - One song per day.

It does seem like you're un homme-orchestre sometimes ;-) But I reckon I'll start dropping by this thread on the same days I visit Biggest Fan, I could even score the tracks you post if you don't mind?
by mileswide
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 1972
Views: 670937

Re: France - One song per day.

Romain wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Songhoy Blues - Bamako - 2017
I've loved this song since I first heard it, one of those you can't stop singing when you start. I'll get round to listening to as many songs on this thread as I can one of these days!
by mileswide
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - May 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 126354

Re: Biggest Fan - May 2019

Dwa Plus Jeden - Nowy Wspaniały Świat 6 Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues 5 Ed Harcourt – Until Tomorrow Then 6 The Kinks - Wonderboy 6 Breakout - Co Stało Się Kwiatom? 6 Little Richard – Kansas City (Hey Hey Hey Hey) 5 The Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon 7 Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois 5 The...
by mileswide
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2010s Song Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 2010s song recommendations

50 songs this decade that may have slipped under the radar (the artist choices might be obvious but hopefully not the tracks themselves): 2010 Akala - Find No Enemy https://bit.ly/2PXEzkG Guitar-backed political rap Joe Pug - Not So Sure https://bit.ly/2K0q0ZN Stark, regretful Americana Bonobo feat....
by mileswide
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: The Genius Community, Staff (US) - 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: The Genius Community, Staff (US) - 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Donchano wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:18 am
I will accept it considering only SENIOR members can join the discussion and the most important thing is editorial staff are the one who have veto power to approve what album should be included.
Can see your logic, no further questions, your honour! :whistle:
by mileswide
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: The Genius Community, Staff (US) - 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: The Genius Community, Staff (US) - 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Saw this as well, it's the result of a poll of "The Genius Community" i.e. the site's registered members as well as editorial staff, would it count in that case?
by mileswide
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - June 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 99535

Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Catching up before the next top 100, so I'll save you all from my reviews: Pere Ubu - On the Surface [b]7[/b] Big Maybelle - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show [b]8[/b] The Spaniels - Baby It's You [b]3[/b] Pata Negra - Camarón [b]4[/b] (Isn't this a cover of Clapton's Lay Down Sally?) Fleet Foxes - Kept...
by mileswide
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 7

7. Angel Olsen - Sister v. 3. Danny Brown - Ain't It Funny 6. David Bowie - No Plan v. 11. A Tribe Called Quest - The Space Program 1. The XX - I Dare You v. 8. Mount Eerie - Real Death 5. Craig Finn - God in Chicago v. 10. ∆ - In Cold Blood 16. French Montana feat. Swae Lee - Unforgettable v. 12. ...
by mileswide
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 212
Views: 25219

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

Too Many Fish-Heaven, what a double-header! Though I'd be hard-pressed to come up with 91 Motown songs closer to perfection than HMHSY
by mileswide
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Semi-Finals!

acroamor wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:19 pm
Six straight votes for Mitski followed by six straight votes for Colin Stetson.
Had the same thought when I voted, then thought how conflicted you were with this match-up...
by mileswide
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Semi-Finals!

Come on VU! I take back what I said before about you being just an outtakes album!

4. Grimes - Art Angels v. 3. The Velvet Underground - VU
1. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges v. 2. Mitski - Bury Me at Makeout Creek
by mileswide
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 19.37
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 19.37

Thanks Mileswide. Not that it really matters to me who gets the credit. I'm with you ... I follow this chart primarily to share and get turned on to new music. For example I really hadn't given Foals a chance until I heard 'The Runner'. I've subsequently downloaded both of their newest releases and...
by mileswide
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: POLL: Greatest Punk Bands of All Time
Replies: 34
Views: 2041

Re: POLL: Greatest Punk Bands of All Time

Damn, forgot the deadline! Here's my all-time list, no worries if too late or some bands ineligible: 1. The Clash 2. Gogol Bordello 3. Die Toten Hosen 4. Wire 5. Ash 6. Dead Kennedys 7. Big Black 8. Sleater-Kinney 9. Green Day 10. Buzzcocks 11. X-Ray Spex 12. Sex Pistols 13. The Offspring 14. Minor ...