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by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Go review this random release
Replies: 68
Views: 11289

Re: Go review this random release

Same problem, link not working. The link does not work, because of the "_/" at the end. If you want it to work, you need to format it like this: Gotcha! Strange thing is the link for the second album did work for me initially but it's now bringing up a 404 like it must be for everyone else. Sorry t...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 57
Views: 1040

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

I'm pretty sure I had Ghosteen as my number 1 and Norman Fucking Rockwell at 2 You did! No change in points, a mistake during the biggest fans phase. Sorry to you both, I should've highlighted this beforehand, Holden, but no points or place change as you say! Otherwise, the rollout was a flawless v...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 57
Views: 1040

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Dan wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:10 pm
Delighted to see Little Simz in the top 10 and kicking the male rappers' asses.

"I'm a boss in a fucking dress."
- Little Simz, from the song Boss
"They will never wanna admit that I'm the best for the mere fact I've got ovaries"
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 343
Views: 7093

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

And If wild cards were allowed: Happy Mondays – W.F.L. (Think About The Future) [the song that started the 90s!] The Clash – The Magnificent Seven Pixies - Caribou Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy George Harrison – All Those Years Ago Now shoot me! :) You're on safe ground on the first two, I might use up my ...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 134
Views: 6170

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Black Sabbath, N.I.B., Children of the Grave, Sweet Leaf, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Changes, Snowblind and Supernaut (with Beck's favorite riff of all time) all are way more interesting and exciting than Paranoid You almost definitely know this but the band recognised Paranoid was a Communication Bre...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 57
Views: 1040

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Lizzo is another artist I have trouble seeing the appeal of. For me, her specialty is clearly her performance. She sells what she sings like no one else. It's been many years, even decades, since the last (mainstream) performer with this much energy on record. Beyonce looks tame compared to her. Th...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Go review this random release
Replies: 68
Views: 11289

Re: Go review this random release

I was sent on a right crate-digging mission by DJ Random- we failed to find an album by Nicolae Ceaușescu's favourite violinist, a techno soundtrack, a French flamenco compilation on all streaming outlets but we did unearth this: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/jeremy_squires/when_will_you_...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Go review this random release
Replies: 68
Views: 11289

Re: Go review this random release

I was sent on a right crate-digging mission by DJ Random- we failed to find an album by Nicolae Ceaușescu's favourite violinist, a techno soundtrack, a French flamenco compilation on all streaming outlets but we did unearth this: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/jeremy_squires/when_will_you_g...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Go review this random release
Replies: 68
Views: 11289

Re: Go review this random release

Hypnodrone Ensemble usually perform as a five-piece with a core of shoegaze-specialist guitarist Eric Quach (formerly of Montreal band Destroyalldreamers) and multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker (from husband-and-wife Toronto drone-metallers Nadja), whose base of operations is in Germany, presumably i...
by mileswide
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 57
Views: 1040

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Good call on including individual critics' rankings! It really puts it all into perspective (that our polls are better than theirs)
by mileswide
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Go review this random release
Replies: 68
Views: 11289

Re: Go review this random release

spiritualized wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Anyone fancies reviewing this one ? Fans of Krautrock / Prog Rock ?
If no one else claims it by the end of TheLastEnemy's show, I'll give it a whirl and a review!
by mileswide
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 5
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 5

JOHN FORD GROUP
1| Richie Havens | Handouts in the Rain
4| Eurythmics | Step on the Beast
6| Iggy Pop | Repo Man
7| Colbie Caillat | Fallin' for You

AKIRA KUROSAWA GROUP
2| City | Am Fenster
3| Puscifer | Monsoons
5| Von Spar | V.S.O.P.
8| Best Coast | Sun Was High (So Was I)
by mileswide
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Rate the album
Topic: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!

Here's everything from 2020 I've heard above a 6. The order and rating may waver over the year, especially after more spins (everything below has had at least 2 full listens apart from The Weather up There and Deities, both of which I've only heard this week): Moon Hooch - Life on Other Planets 9 Al...
by mileswide
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 4
Replies: 32
Views: 841

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 4

Crikey, could you get any closer between the top 3 in both groups?
by mileswide
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Guardian "ranked" lists
Replies: 21
Views: 32112

Re: Guardian "ranked" lists

Oscars best original song winners – ranked!
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/202 ... ers-ranked

Eminem: his 30 greatest tracks, ranked!
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... cks-ranked
by mileswide
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!
Replies: 38
Views: 830

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

If we can't find a version for play in the U.S. I will purchase a copy from Amazon next week & mail around again (like Tokyo Jihen last year). Seems the same in the UK (only In der Halle des Bergkönigs is playable on Spotify, while YouTube doesn't have the original studio recording of Säbeltanz). I...
by mileswide
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help with Aggregation
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Help with Aggregation

I shamefully haven't heard all the top 100! The personally most indefensible omission is Otis Blue but I've also failed to grace my ears with The Band or Music from the Big Pink, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (or Yoko's counterpart for that matter) or Imagine, nor Bitches Brew. I'll just rank the fir...
by mileswide
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 2061
Views: 783199

Re: France - One song per day.

Oh mais I really like this. :music-listening: I enjoy this kind of full energy song. And I alreday said that for the Malian voices but the grain of voice of these singer (here a Congolese) are wonderful. A beautiful discovery. It's life-affirming, isn't it? I don't know if Mbongwana Star fully qual...
by mileswide
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 2061
Views: 783199

Re: France - One song per day.

^I was trying to suggest my ears were burning, I didn't quite pull it off! Oh well, 137 Avenue Kaniama's a really fun album in the same mould mixing rap with the likes of highlife on L'hiver indien and Afrobeats on Glossine, so I hope you give the whole thing a try :music-listening:
by mileswide
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 2061
Views: 783199

Re: France - One song per day.

Romain wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:33 am
Next song, thanks to Mileswide
:teasing-lurk:
by mileswide
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

I wouldn't have listened to Craig Finn or Abronia otherwise and both are keepers. I'm too bigheaded not to be flattered, I'm made up that you got into my choice of Abronia! I discovered the album when Spotify was down and couldn't think what I wanted to hear on YouTube, so I genuinely searched "201...
by mileswide
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Old rap compilation?
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Old rap compilation?

Excellent, you understood what I wanted. And for the french ones, I'm going to use them. Merci mille fois. De rien, pleased to see you're getting into your rap more :mrgreen: After commenting and seeing Live in Phoenix's re-posting of Bootsy's lists, I realised how lopsidedly male my choices were, ...
by mileswide
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Old rap compilation?
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Old rap compilation?

Surprised nobody's mentioned "The Breaks" by Kurtis Blow yet. Literally what came to mind when I saw this thread! If you're looking for some rap that sounds lighthearted, Romain, I'd add: Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard Skee-Lo - I Wish Young MC - Bust a Move Biz Markie - Just a Friend Blak Twang ...
by mileswide
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - March 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 172934

Re: Biggest Fan - March 2019

Listening to Super Ape at the minute and I feel compelled to change Lee 'Scratch' Perry and the Upsetters - Dread Lion from 7 to 8
by mileswide
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019 Failed Results Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: Albums of 2019 Failed Results Thread

Also, it seems as though pictures are going to have to be taken from multiple sources. Could someone tell me how to edit the photo size in the forum posts? It's the imgsize tab, you wrap it round the URL, so it goes: [imgsize={number x number}]url[/imgsize] Here's 100x100 with Jenny Lewis: http://s...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 7274

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

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 outc...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!
Replies: 38
Views: 830

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Oh dear. To quote Ralph Wiggum, "haha...I'm in danger!" When you grow up, you're going to bovine university! But I'll be fair, the number of preconceptions I'll have about the Eurovision entry will be equal to the points Jahn Teigen came away with in 1978.... Damn you guys really felt that Green wa...
by mileswide
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019 Failed Results Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

It turns out that Jenny Wilson's Trauma is near to impossible to find cover images for-the only nice one I managed to find is Rate Your Music's, which doesn't work, so if anyone manages to find one let me know! http://sonicmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/JWILSON.jpg This should work, Moonbe...
by mileswide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 4
Replies: 32
Views: 841

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 4

JEAN RENOIR GROUP 1| Jedi Mind Tricks feat. R.A. the Rugged Man | Uncommon Valor 3| The Free Design | My Brother Woody 7| The John Renbourn Group | The Plains of Waterloo 8| Erasure | Oh L'Amour MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET 2| MGMT | I Love You Too, Death 4| Dispatch | The General 5| Westwood 'Johnny' Ca...
by mileswide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!
Replies: 38
Views: 830

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

It would take a brave person to bet against mine + Rob's predicted winner seeing as it's one held dear by the forum (justifiably), even if it seemed forgotten by the critics in the EOD rankings. Interesting clashes here, not least King of Cool Lou Reed vs. Contest of Kitsch Eurovision! (not having a...
by mileswide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 7274

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

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
by mileswide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Albums of All-Time 2020 Planning Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Best Albums of All-Time 2020 Planning Thread

It might seem late to some but Honorio's projected timespan of July-September for the all-time albums nominations may give us the breathing space between polls and the sufficient time to turn in ballots without rushing, just sayin! As Moonbeam says though, anyone who wants to submit before then shou...
by mileswide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 343
Views: 7093

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Henrik wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:20 am
230. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (108)

:o

I assume this song had the highest polarisation index?
Good shout- if not, then Raining Blood maybe? Both of which I'm sad to see so low :(
by mileswide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 2112

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

Is there anything SVE can't do? In between winning the AMF Weekly Chart and the Songs of 2019 polls, she's not let it all go to her head and she's still humble enough to meet one of her fans. The photo's class, acroamor, as was this presentation, hopefully the first of many polls from you (if you wa...
by mileswide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 343
Views: 7093

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

No songs with the bottom three deciles empty, but there are four instances with a lone wolf in those sections. New Year's Day - babydoll The Killing Moon - FrankLotion Sweet Child o' Mine - mileswide Once in a Lifetime - Moonbeam Explain yourselves! I've never particularly liked anything by GNR (th...
by mileswide
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 2: Top 64 Songs of the Century, Nomination Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Tournament 2: Top 64 Songs of the Century, Nomination Thread

A point each for: Ryan Adams - My Winding Wheel (2000) The Knife - Heartbeats (2002) The Killers - All These Things That I've Done (2004) The Flaming Lips - The W.A.N.D. (2006) The Bug feat. Warrior Queen - Poison Dart (2007) Janelle Monàe feat. Big Boi - Tightrope (2010) Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Ja...
by mileswide
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

I'm pleasantly surprised my nomination made the Top 10. You and me both! Fanm d'Ayiti's a worthy top tenner, you get a real sense of it telling a social history without being preachy and Alléluia's particularly gorgeous. Also can't see beyond FIBS to win the thing but then I expected Springsteen an...
by mileswide
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 343
Views: 7093

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

There's an argument to be made for The Cure being the great singles band. That run from Boys Don't Cry in 1979 to Friday I'm in Love in 1993 is extraordinary.

I've just had a pang of déjà vu, I may have already said the above sentiment on the forum before :oops:
by mileswide
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Anyone have any thoughts on the album version of Borderline by Tame Impala, as opposed to last year's single? I like them both, but they're pretty different. The world would've still kept turning if it hadn't been remixed but I do prefer the album version by a matter of margins- even though the dru...
by mileswide
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 2112

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

acroamor wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:11 pm
*Lego train set sounds*
Genius! :D Lot of stuff that didn't make my 50 but I'm happy to see here (Doorman, Sunglasses, Hollywood, Offence...)
by mileswide
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 105676

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Rob wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:43 pm

Yes!
Perfect, cheers Rob!
by mileswide
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 105676

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Should have done this long ago but all the more so now it's officially in my top 50 of the last decade- permission to bump Shark Smile from 9 to 10?
by mileswide
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 80s poll predictions and speculation
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Certainly “Under Pressure” is in there. Pretty sure ”About A Girl” (Nirvana) is one of them. And, this might be me being hopeful but perhaps “Marlene on the Wall” (Suzanne Vega) is the other. Well, you were right about About a Girl, here's hoping your premonition skills are just as strong for Marle...
by mileswide
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 7274

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

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...
by mileswide
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Go review this random release
Replies: 68
Views: 11289

Re: Go review this random release

spiritualized wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:01 pm
starts as he means to go on with "Miss Maggie", scorching Margaret Thatcher in the process - he loves women, as not one of them could be as daft or dishonest as their brother, except of course Maggie Thatcher.
He can't be all bad then!
by mileswide
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 - RESULTS

The ongoing 80s countdown, the start of the 2019 rollout and now the MAA '19 complete with comments from Rob on the same day? I clearly prayed to the right gods this morning! Pity about Little Brother appearing already, it was the discovery of this game for me, going to dig into their back catalogue...
by mileswide
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 134
Views: 6170

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Dan, how did you stumble upon the Ernie K-Doe stuff? Can't speak for Dan but a lot of us Brits (me included) would have first heard Here Come the Girls on a long-running commercial for Boots (our version of Walgreens). The advertising campaign was so popular that girl group Sugababes took their rem...
by mileswide
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 6553

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Jirin wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:57 pm
My discoveries so far:
1. Moon Horch - Life On Other Planets
4. Ailen Nosejob - Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud
Yes Jirin! Both in my 2020 top 10 too (LOOP's also my #1)
by mileswide
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 7274

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2020

Hymie wrote:
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!
by mileswide
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site Rank
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Site Rank

As you may be able to extrapolate from the member list from pauldrach, it breaks down something like below. There's a few sections that share a name due to renaming that happened late last year, maybe October-time? 0 - Post-Nothing 1 - Debut 2 - I'm New Here 3-9 Superunknown 10-24 Start Me Up (origi...