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by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1972 Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 479

Re: Albums and Songs of 1972 Poll

Albums 1. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street 2. Various artists - The Harder They Come, soundtrack 3. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book 4. Big Star - #1 Record 5. David Bowie - … Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 6. Paul Simon - Paul Simon 7. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly 8. Steely Dan - Can’...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll
Replies: 96
Views: 7842

Re: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll

Songs 1. John Lennon - Imagine 2. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven 3. The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again 4. David Bowie - Changes 5. Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On? 6. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog 7. Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll 8. The Who - Baba O’Riley 9. Sly and the Family Stone - Family Affair 10. Th...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 116
Views: 23912

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

Put me firmly in the "Don't give a shit" column of the above discussion. And now to return this thread to the topic is was created for: Albums 1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (2010) 2. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (2012) 3. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires in the City (2013) 4. Janelle Monae – Dirty C...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!
Replies: 23
Views: 4799

Re: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!

Most of these are fairly high, but mostly because I tend to avoid music I'm pretty sure I'm not going to like. For explanations, check out the 2020 albums discussion thread. 1. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light (8) 2. Beach Bunny – Honeymoon (8) 3. Cornershop – England Is a Garden (7) 4. Tennis – Swimmer (7)...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rank the Classics! Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Re: Rank the Classics! Week 3

Albums 05 | The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 09 | Bob Dylan | Blonde on Blonde 14 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced? 19 | Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon 26 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Electric Ladyland 01 | The Beach Boys | Pet Sounds 21 | Bob Dylan |...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 18075

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

My top 10 of the year so far. 1. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light Going in just a slightly different musical direction than In a Poem Unlimited, it's of a similar quality, if not better. 2. Beach Bunny – Honeymoon My favorite ear candy of the year so far. Some of the sweetest hooks you'll hear. Trifilio doe...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: Coronavirus

A lot here in Washington State. Just found out earlier today that this was the last day of school for my kids for at least six weeks. I don't live in Seattle, but I've heard it's like a ghost town there. Luckily, I have a job that doesn't require me coming into contact with a lot of people, and abou...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll
Replies: 96
Views: 7842

Re: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll

Albums 1. The Who – Who’s Next 2. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (IV/Zoso) 3. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers 4. Joni Mitchell – Blue 5. Sly and the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On 6. Carole King - Tapestry 7. Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells a Story 8. John Lennon - Imagine 9. Marvin Gaye...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Just posted a new single, what do you guys think.
Replies: 10
Views: 2443

Re: Just posted a new single, what do you guys think.

I don't have Spotify, but good luck with that.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 8980

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Nice roll out, and nice surprise win. Since I had Nos. 1 and 2 at 3 and 21 respectively, I'm happy with the result.
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ideal weighting of ranking formulas
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: Ideal weighting of ranking formulas

I like 1100/rank+10, looks eerily similar to the one I proposed for the 2010 decade poll: 2,200/rank+10
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 350
Views: 43143

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Unique and interesting roll out. Wish I'd had time to vote, but it was just too daunting. Looking forward to the albums, which I did have a chance to vote for. But take a break, man, you deserve it.
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 8936

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

Nice job, as everyone else has already said. Question for Future Critic, shouldn't you be Present Critic by now? JK
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll
Replies: 147
Views: 22968

Re: Albums and Songs of 1970 Poll

Albums 1. Van Morrison - Moondance 2. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 3. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band 4. The Velvet Underground - Loaded 5. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo’s Factory 6. The Beatles - Let It Be 7. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush 8. The Grateful Dea...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate the Album Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Re: Rate the Album Updates

Cool to see. Here's a thought, maybe one highest and one lowest score should be thrown out for every 20 total votes to normalize the overall score.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion Regarding When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Discussion Regarding When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

I did name it my top album of the year, but I still don't put it in a league with Nevermind . But that's just speaking to my opinion of its overall quality. As far as its influence moving forward, I agree with DaveC. While When We All Fall Asleep, Where do We Go? will certainly be influential on som...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-February '20, The Rolling Stones!
Replies: 30
Views: 8361

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-February '20, The Rolling Stones!

Albums
1. Beggars Banquet
2. Exile on Main Street
3. Let It Bleed
4. Sticky Fingers
5. Aftermath
6. Out of Our Heads
7. Some Girls
8. Tattoo You
9. Between the Buttons
10. The Rolling Stones Now! (I know it's not on your list, but ...)
11. A Bigger Bang
12. Black and Blue
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 116
Views: 23912

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

I quite like that one, but how about something much simpler with similar results: 2,200/rank + 10 #1 = 200 pts #2 = 183.33 #3 = 169.23 #4 = 157.14 #5 = 146.67 #10 = 110 #11 = 104.76 #20 = 73.33 #50 = 36.67 #100 = 20 #200 = 10.47 This also satisfies Jirin's preference where the "difference between 1 ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 116
Views: 23912

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

Here's a novel idea: 200 - rank + 1 To me there should be a bigger drop off toward the top. At least for me, the the difference between 1 and 10 is usually bigger than the difference between 20 and 100. I’d prefer a system that puts a premium on the very top spots, otherwise it starts to turn into ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 77
Views: 46338

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Also, it's quite funny how the 2017 albums are faring. Many of the top 10 albums of 2017 on AM are doing quite poor on the EOD lists. It's probably not due to an anti-recency bias (which is what's most likely dragging the 2019 albums down), as 2007 albums did great on the 2000s EOD lists. Instead, ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 116
Views: 23912

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

There is also another thread on this. I'm not entirely sure what's going on, but I'm sure you guys will figure it out. Either way, I think the poll should be minimum 50 and maximum of 200 counting, but of course people can list as many as they want. http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOD Artists Poll (OFFICIAL POLL)
Replies: 44
Views: 15168

Re: EOD Artists Poll (OFFICIAL POLL)

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I made a small edit and added a few names to my above list. Thanks.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOD Artists Poll (OFFICIAL POLL)
Replies: 44
Views: 15168

Re: EOD Artists Poll (OFFICIAL POLL)

Twenty-five seems like a good cutoff. Edited to 30 since I forgot a couple of people. 1. Vampire Weekend 2. Janelle Monae 3. Parquet Courts 4. St. Vincent 5. Kendrick Lamar 6. Drive-By Truckers 7. Kanye West 8. Frank Ocean 9. Courtney Barnett 10. The Black Keys 11. Kacey Musgraves 12. Jack White 13....
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 18075

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Alexandra Savior's The Archer is pretty good. She sounds like a mix of a lot of current female artists. Imagine if Lana Del Rey had some variety in her songs and actually got out of second gear tempo-wise.
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 46
Views: 15236

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

Only including acts whose first album came out no later than 2009.

1. John Mellencamp
2. The Four Tops
3. Derek and the Dominos
4. Vampire Weekend
5. Buddy Guy
6. Soundgarden
7. St. Vincent
8. Living Colour
9. The Zombies
10. Bill Haley and His Comets
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 70's Poll Planning & Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6001

Re: 70's Poll Planning & Discussion

How about this as a balance. In this instance, Ten 20 place votes = One 1st place vote. Two 7th place votes = One 1st place vote. Two 10th place votes = One 5th place vote, and so on throughout the list. Seems fair while still rewarding high-placing albums/songs. 1. 50 pts. 2. 45 3. 40 4. 36 5. 32 6...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 4
Replies: 30
Views: 7859

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 4

I much prefer the Beatles, but this was a case where the matchups just weren't in their favor.

1. OK Computer by Radiohead (25th all time) vs. Abbey Road by The Beatles (38th all time)
2. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (27th all time) vs. Revolver by The Beatles (30th all time)
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 159
Views: 40753

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD

Songs 1. Big Thief – Not 2. Billie Eilish – Bad Guy 3. Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall 4. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You 5. Weyes Blood – Andromeda 6. Jenny Lewis – Heads Gonna Roll 7. Lizzo – Juice 8. Vampire Weekend – This Life 9. Brittany Howard – Stay High 10. Michael Kiwanuka – Hero 11. Little Simz – O...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 3
Replies: 28
Views: 7995

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 3

1. OK Computer
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. The Dark Side of the Moon
4. Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!
Replies: 32
Views: 11635

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!

1. Blonde on Blonde 2. Highway 61 Revisited 3. Bringing It All Back Home 4. Blood on the Tracks 5. Love and Theft 6. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 7. John Wesley Harding 8. The Basement Tapes 9. Nashville Skyline 10. Desire 11. Time Out of Mind 12. Oh Mercy 13. Tempest 14. Another Side of Bob Dylan 15....
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 159
Views: 40753

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD

Albums 1. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where do We Go? 2. Big Thief – Two Hands 3. Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising 4. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You 5. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains 6. Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride 7. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold 8. Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwan...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 2
Replies: 27
Views: 6999

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 2

1. Nevermind
2. Are You Experienced
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. London Calling
5. Electric Ladyland
6. Blonde on Blonde
7. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
8. Rubber Soul
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 52
Views: 27537

Re: EOY 2019 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

As of the last update, it's good to see women doing so well, nine of the top 11 spots. Has there ever been a year close to this?
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Chorus.fm's (AbsolutePunk) Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 6
Views: 4687

Re: Chorus.fm's (AbsolutePunk) Top 50 Albums of the 2010s

Henrik wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:39 am
Where’s the punk?
Paramour and Taylor Swift not punk enough for ya?
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 29
Views: 7309

Re: Tournament 1: Top 32 Albums of All Time, Round 1, Part 1

1. Who’s Next
2. Born to Run
3. Exile on Main St.
4. OK Computer
5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
7. The Beatles [White Album]
8. The Velvet Underground & Nico
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Loud and Quiet (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Re: EOY 2019 - Loud and Quiet (UK)

I would say it's eligible now, but I don't think you can retroactively go back and include other lists from when the site wasn't eligible.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!
Replies: 38
Views: 13232

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!

Albums

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. The Beatles [White Album]
3. Rubber Soul
4. Revolver
5. Abbey Road
6. A Hard Day's Night
7. Magical Mystery Tour
8. Help!
9. Let It Be
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 10674

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

Winners and losers (+/- profit or loss) 1. prosecutorgodot +80 2. Nick +50 3. DaveC +40 4. Listyguy +30 4. Nassim +30 6. PlasticRam +20 7. acroamor 0 7. Frank Lotion 0 9. mileswide -5 10. Rocky Raccoon -25 10. VanillaFire1000 -25 Single biggest winning bet was Nassim putting 10 chips on Light Up Gol...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 10674

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

BET RESULTS 1) Number of Kanye West albums in the top 100* Over/under: 3 * This includes five solo releases, Watch the Throne and Kids See Ghosts RESULT: 3 (PUSH) 2) Artist with the top placing album* Adelle (3-1 odds), Taylor Swift (4-1), Lana Del Rey (4-1) * If none of them place, bet is a push R...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 10674

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

Looks like the list has been published, so obviously this contest is closed. I'll calculate the winners asap, which might be a day or two.
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 37
Views: 15167

Re: Next decade poll

I voted for A, but I didn't see mention of when the 2000's would be done. My preference would be The 2000's were done only two years ago and I don't see the need to do it extra fast again. I guess I missed that one, back when I wasn't on this site very often for various reasons. Still, I hardly thi...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 37
Views: 15167

Re: Next decade poll

I voted for A, but I didn't see mention of when the 2000's would be done. My preference would be

- 2020 1970s
- 2021 1960s
- 2022 2010s
- 2023 2000s
- 2024 pre-1960s
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?
Replies: 30
Views: 12069

Re: What are your EOD “Hot Takes”?

Blonde is a pretty good album that has been vastly overrated by fans and critics. It’s nowhere near as good as Channel Orange and doesn’t deserve to be in the decade’s top 100 albums, much less in the top 3. Agree with this, to an extent. Anti is a mediocre pop album. Don't agree with this, althoug...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Billboard (US) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 8
Views: 3814

Re: Billboard (US) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s

Seems like they tried to toe the line between good and popular, not always successfully.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Rockdelux 388 (SPA): Summary of the decade 2010-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7839

Re: Rockdelux 388: Summary of the decade 2010-2019

Not sure how they define "pop" books, but I'm surprised not to see "Just Kids" by Patti Smith on the list.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rolling Stone decade list game
Replies: 22
Views: 10674

Re: Rolling Stone decade list game

My bets 2) Artist with the top placing album* Adelle (3-1 odds) 10 chips 3) Placement of Car Seat Headrest’s Teens of Denial 51-100 (3-1) 5 chips 4) Placement of Radiohead’s Moon Shaped Pool (Under 22) 5 chips 6) Pair of artists with more albums in the top 100* (Drake and Kendrick Lamar) 10 chips 7)...