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by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 215
Views: 125219

Re: Albums of 2019

Haven't been super impressed with music this year, but some albums that have earned repeat listens on my headphones include:

Billie Eilish
Sleater-Kinney
Deerhunter
Lizzo
Vampire Weekend
Jenny Lewis
Stella Donnelly
Julia Jacklin
Sharon Van Ettan
The Hold Steady
PUP
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 231
Views: 157578

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Went to a local festival where I got to see the likes of Snail Mail, Parquet Courts and De La Soul. Overall, it was a fun event. Lindsey Jordan's still got a ways to go to build up her stage presence, but she's young and I imagine it'll come with age. PC and DLS were incredible, I wish they could ha...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll
Replies: 59
Views: 3276

Re: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll

Albums 1 | U2 | The Joshua Tree 2 | Prince | Sign O’ the Times 3 | R.E.M. | Document 4 | Midnight Oil | Diesel and Dust 5 | Guns n’ Roses | Appetite for Destruction 6 | Bruce Springsteen | Tunnel of Love 7 | The Replacements | Pleased to Meet Me 8 | Sonic Youth | Sister 9 | Terence Trent D’Arby | T...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 91
Views: 15067

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Albums 1 | Paul Simon | Graceland 2 | Various artists | The Indestructible Beat of Soweto 3 | Run-D.M.C. | Raising Hell 4 | XTC | Skylarking 5 | Husker Du | Candy Apple Gray 6 | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead 7 | R.E.M. | Life’s Rich Pageant 8 | Prince | Parade 9 | Robert Cray Band | Strong Persuad...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 21605

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Songs 1. Prince – Rasberry Beret 2. The Replacements – Bastards of the Young 3. New Order – Love Vigilantes 4. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey 5. John Cougar Mellencamp – Small Town 6. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls 7. John Cougar Mellencamp – Lonely Old Night 8. LL Cool J – I Can’t Live ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 21605

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Albums 1 | John Cougar Mellencamp | Scarecrow 2 | The Jesus and Mary Chain | Psychocandy 3 | Tom Waits | Rain Dogs 4 | The Pogues | Rum, Sodomy and the Lash 5 | Husker Du | New Day Rising 6 | The Replacements | Tim 7 | Minutemen | 3-way Tie (For Last) 8 | LL Cool J | Radio 9 | Mekons | Fear and Whi...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 54489

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Songs 1 - Prince – Let’s Go Crazy 2 - Prince – When Doves Cry 3 - U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love) 4 - Husker Du – Turn on the News 5 - The Smiths – How Soon Is Now? 6 - The Replacements – I Will Dare 7 - Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. 8 - Prince – Purple Rain 9 - R.E.M. – (Don’t Go Back to...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 54489

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Albums 1 | Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain 2 | Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | Born in the U.S.A. 3 | Husker Du | Zen Arcade 4.| The Replacements | Let it Be 5 | R.E.M. | Reckoning 6 | Minutemen | Double Nickels on the Dime 7 | Tina Turner | Private Dancer 8 | Pretenders | Learnin...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu May 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 77768

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

Albums 1. The Police . Synchronicity 2. REM . Murmur 3. U2 . War 4. Talking Heads . Speaking in Tongues 5. Cyndi Lauper . She’s So Unusual 6. Aztec Camera . High Land, Hard Rain 7. Metallica . Kill ‘Em All 8. Tom Waits . Swordfishtrombones 9. John Cougar Mellencamp . Uh-Huh 10. Richard Thompson . H...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 53818

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Songs 1 | Prince | Little Red Corvette 2 | Prince | 1999 3 | The Clash | Should I Stay or Should I Go? 4 | Michael Jackson | Billie Jean 5 | Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five | The Message 6 | Richard and Linda Thompson | Wall of Death 7 | Marvin Gaye | Sexual Healing 8 | George Clinton | Ato...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 53818

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Albums 1 | Prince | 1999 2 | Linda and Richard Thompson | Shoot Out the Lights 3 | Michael Jackson | Thriller 4 | Lou Reed | The Blue Mask 5 | Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | Nebraska 6 | Flipper | Album – Generic Flipper 7 | Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Imperial Bedroom 8 | Georg...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 292
Views: 171048

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

It's too bad this great thread got hijacked by a jackass. I know it's possible to lock threads, but another great feature would be if an original poster can make a thread exclusive to them, i.e. lock out all other comments other than their own in the thread. If someone wanted to comment on such a th...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 24329

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Since we're doing this ranking thing: 1. Frank Ocean | Channel Orange 2. Vampire Weekend | Modern Vampires of the City 3. Janelle Monáe | Dirty Computer 4. Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly 5. PJ Harvey | Let England Shake 6. Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 7. Sufjan Stevens | Illi...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 24329

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Nice roll out as usual, it was fun to watch the results unfold. As Jackson said above, a worthy top 10, well, except for that Low album IMO. I guess my ears just can't enjoy that one, I had it ranked at 839 for the year, and I didn't even hear nearly that many albums in 2018. It just fell to 842 as ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: For native French speaking members
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

Re: For native French speaking members

Other than the Talking Heads, what are some of the other worst examples of French sung by English-speaking artists?
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: For native French speaking members
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

For native French speaking members

Just curious, on a scale of 0-10, how would you rate McCartney's French in "Michelle"? It's gotta be better than Strummer's Spanish in "Spanish Bombs."
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 29202

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

Flawless roll out, and an all-time classic top three, even if there were "no alarms and no surprises."
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 68442

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Albums 1 | Black Uhuru | Red 2 | X | Wild Gift 3 | Psychedelic Furs | Talk, Talk, Talk 4 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You 5 | The Squeeze | East Side Story 6 | The Go-Go’s | Beauty and the Beat 7 | Black Flag | Damaged 8 | Elvis Costello | Trust 9 | Prince | Controversy 10 | The Neville Brothers |...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 29202

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

I'm a little surprised that ranking Exile in Guyville at No. 27 made me its top supporter.
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 31972

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Great job, DaveC, it was fun watching the list unfold. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to submit a list, but if I had, Nirvana would have just won by a wider margin anyway.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 292
Views: 171048

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

Thanks for doing this, Honorio, it's a treasure trove of information.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 31
Views: 12688

Re: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1990s

What's the drop dead deadline for this, because I'd like to submit a list. Thanks.
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 31972

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

CupOfDreams: If I were to rank every Cure song, it would be bottom 3. A Cure song for people who don't really like the Cure.

This quote accurately describes me.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 59097

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Moonbeam wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Brass in Pocket is from ‘79. Otherwise it’d be my number one in a heartbeat.
Indeed, it's listed as a 1979 song on AM. Rocky, do you want to add another?
Edited both my albums and songs list.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 186
Views: 59097

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

I'm just going to stick with 15 albums and songs for this poll. Albums 1. Talking Heads - Remain in Light 2. Prince - Dirty Mind 3. The Pretenders - The Pretenders 4. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Uprising 5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The River 6. Joy Division - Closer 7. The Feelies ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 66169

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

I struggle compiling songs lists, but for better or worse: 1. Janelle Monae – Pynk 2. Idles – Danny Nedelko 3. Childish Gambino – This Is America 4. Janelle Monae – I Like That 5. Noname – Blaxploitation 6. Jack White – Over and Over and Over 7. Mitzki – Nobody 8. Janelle Monae – Screwed 9. Lady Gag...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 66169

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

Albums 1. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer 2. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake! 3. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy 4. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel 5. Noname – Room 25 6. Mitski – Be the Cowboy 7. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour 8. Tierra Whack – Whack World 9. Pistol Annies – Interstate Gosp...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 12
Views: 4331

Re: Turnover at the forums

Hear, hear, Henrik! I'd miss you both as well, Rocky and Doc! I appreciate that, both of you. I plan on being around for some time, it just may be with varying degrees of participation depending on what's going on with me at the time. I at least have to stick around to counterbalance the trend towa...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 12
Views: 4331

Re: Turnover at the forums

As someone who wasn't really involved in the forums for more than a year until recently, I can say for my part it was mostly a combination of burn out (Compiling my all-time albums list took something out of me) and personal life (starting a new business). A part of it was also seeing the tastes of ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Christgau's rating of the White Stripes Elephant has been upgraded to an A-
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 14064

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

2) Thomas Edison for inventing the phonograph (If he gets in, next year I'll nominate Emile Berliner ) Emile Berliner: "best known for inventing the flat disc record (called a 'gramophone record' in British and American English) and the Gramophone." This innovation succeeded Edison's wax cylinders....
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 14064

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Semi-weighted these with a preference to older acts that were around before the turn of the century, just because that's how I think a HOF should work. 1) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2) Eric Clapton 3) Rod Stewart 4) John Mellencamp 5) Vampire Weekend 6) Missy Elliott 7) Soundgarden 8) Etta Jame...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Why not admit the lists of Anthony Fantano? (Time to rules for video music critics)
Replies: 5
Views: 2385

Re: Why not admit the lists of Anthony Fantano? (Time to rules for video music critics)

He's still a single person, and there are rules against that regardless of how many subscribers he has.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 185380

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I guess OK Computer didn't like losing last time and came back to kick everyone's asses.
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 185380

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I guess Beatlemania is alive and well in the forum. Also, I'd just like to add my kudos to notbrianeno for a tremendous rollout.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Finals
Replies: 30
Views: 4729

Re: Music of R&B: Finals

Great finals matchups, but I have to go with my #6 album of all time and my favorite song.

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain

Songs
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy

Thanks for hosting, you are no ordinaryperson.
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is this the worst song of all time?
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Is this the worst song of all time?

https://youtu.be/4difPEQ8wA4

This one gives it a run for the money.
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 5, Week 10
Replies: 22
Views: 4531

Re: Music of R&B: Round 5, Week 10

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul

Songs
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9
Replies: 39
Views: 7465

Re: Music of R&B: Round 4, Week 9

Prince - Purple Rain
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
Etta James - At Last!

Songs
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince - 1999
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 18437

Re: Songs and Albums of 2008 Poll

Albums 1 | Vampire Weekend | Vampire Weekend 2 | TV on the Radio | Dear Science 3 | The Hold Steady | Stay Positive 4 | Santigold | Santogold 5 | Lil Wayne | Tha Carter III 6 | R.E.M. | Accelerate 7 | Drive-By Truckers | Brighter Than Creation’s Dark 8 | Death Cab for Cutie | Narrow Stairs 9 | Raph...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 763
Views: 185380

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

nicolas wrote:Happy to see there's still some classic rock masterpieces in a forum that has always been a bit indie-oriented. (Cosmo's Factory, Nebraska, Talking Book).
Also Layla
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 14
Views: 2977

Re: RIP Tom Petty

It's not been a good end to the weekend. Damn the Torpedoes and Full Moon Fever are in my top 300, and I'll be listening to them now.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 20771

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

Albums 1. M.I.A. – Kala 2. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible 3. Radiohead – In Rainbows 4. Bright Eyes – Cassadaga 5. Kings of Leon – Because of the Times 6. The National – The Boxer 7. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago 8. Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 9. Prince – Planet Earth 10. LCD Soundsystem – S...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 3, Week 7
Replies: 25
Views: 5141

Re: Music of R&B: Round 3, Week 7

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Pass

Songs
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince - 1999
Sly and the Family Stone - Thank You (Falletimme Be Mice Elf Agin)
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 2, Week 6
Replies: 21
Views: 4545

Re: Music of R&B: Round 2, Week 2

Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High Etta James - At Last! Pass Pass Songs The Temptations - My Girl Frank Ocean - Pyramids ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 2, Week 5
Replies: 29
Views: 4766

Re: Music of R&B: Round 2, Week 1

Albums Prince - Purple Rain Stevie Wonder - Innervisions Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Prince - Dirty Mind Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness’ First Finale Pass Pass Songs Stevie Wonder - Superstition Michael Jackson - Billie...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 26
Views: 6075

Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 4

Seal for the win!
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 96852

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

How about when this thing is ready, just roll it out then. I think we've had four or five times when the rollout was "hopefully" coming soon and never materialized. It's fine to wait until it's ready, by why keep setting up unrealistic expectations for yourself?
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 26
Views: 6075

Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 4

Albums Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High Etta James - At Last! Anderson Paak. - Malibu Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul Pass Pass Pass Songs The Supremes - Baby Love Prince - Let’s Go Crazy David Bowie - Young Americans Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Te...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 3
Replies: 24
Views: 5358

Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 3

Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul Stevie Wonder - Talking Book Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (My 107 all time vs. 114) Sly and the Family Stone - Stand! Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid Funkadel...