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by peteevans
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 43
Views: 26168

Re: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Anyone heard of The Nightfly ! Seems to be in many critics lists but can't find it's way into 200 albums by these lot !? Ridiculous.
by peteevans
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rankings
Replies: 13
Views: 3045

Re: Rankings

What a load of nonsense ! Let's take the example of virtually every sport or competition in the world. Let's give an example of the Eurovision song contest. The country that wins gets the most points. Simple as. Countries are based on the accumulated number of points from various sources and the num...
by peteevans
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rankings
Replies: 13
Views: 3045

Rankings

Guys. This is a terrific Well done and thanks for putting it together it is great to see the views and opinions too. However the one thing I can't quite understand is with regard to the artist rankings. If we take the album artist rankings then the quibble I have is in relation to my musical heroes ...
by peteevans
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite artists
Replies: 12
Views: 3244

Re: Favorite artists

Wow not one mention of Steely Dan the greatest American band of all time !
by peteevans
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: UNCUT - 200 Greatest albums of all time
Replies: 12
Views: 8255

Re: UNCUT - 200 Greatest albums of all time

The Greatest Artists (most points from 59 contributors who each voted for their top 50 albums, with 1st choice achieving 50 points down to 1 point for last choice) : The Beatles – 3,240 Bob Dylan – 2,509 David Bowie – 2,328 The Rolling Stones – 1,526 The Velvet Underground – 1,460 Van Morrison – 1,...
by peteevans
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 107599

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I must admit to a feeling of utter despair to know that my heroes, Steely Dan, despite being in the VH1 acclaimed artists lists, have thre e albums in the R Stone top 500 albums of all time, also be in their list of top ten songwriting teams, be in the acclaimed music acclaimed artist top 75, loads ...
by peteevans
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 107599

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Perhaps it would be a good idea to take out thé artists list and just have the separate singles and albums lists ? For me a depth of an artist's greatness is the quality of their albums eg Abba simply cannot compare in depth of recording quality to the likes of Joni Mitchell ! One final thing that s...
by peteevans
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 107599

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

the 24 new albums entering the top 500 are the following: green day - american idiot outkast - aquemini guided by voices - bee thousand yeah yeah yeahs - fever to tell radiohead - hail to the thief deerhunter - halcyon digest yo la tengo - i can hear the heart beating as one godspeed you black empe...
by peteevans
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 107599

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Very dismayed to see Steely Dan drop like a stone from 72 to 115. No one will ever convince me that they are only the 115 best popular music act of all time when the likes of Rolling Stone magazine has Becker and Fagen down as one of the all time great songwriting teams or that artists like the ston...
by peteevans
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 107599

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Very surprised and disappointed to see Steely Dan drop like a stone from 71 to 115. When you look at some of the acts that are above them this adds to the dismay as far as I am concerned. No one will ever convince me they are now only regarded ax the 115th best popular music act of all time, especia...
by peteevans
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975
Replies: 148
Views: 42252

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975

1. Katy Lied Steely Dan
2. Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon
3. Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan
4.,The Last Record Album Little Feat
5. Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin
by peteevans
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Studio Brussels top 500 Albums of All Time (Belgium)
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Re: Studio Brussels top 500 Albums of All Time (Belgium)

Thought it might a great unwashed listeners poll somehow !!
by peteevans
Thu May 22, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1973 Poll
Replies: 115
Views: 31999

Re: Songs and Albums of 1973 Poll

1 Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy 2 Stevie Wonder Innervisions 3 Todd Rundgren A Wizard A True Star 4 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Rd 5 Wings Band on the Run 6 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 7 Little Feat Dixie Chicken 8 Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin Simon 9 The Who Quadrophenia 10 Pink Floyd Dark Si...
by peteevans
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time
Replies: 82
Views: 52831

Re: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time

Ha ha Harold, yes I suppose one Steely Dan album is better than none ! Of course the list is utterly predictable. Perhaps in the same way as I would say a much fairer poll would be to take a proper cross section of journalists and musicians of all ages, which this clearly is not. This poll ( of just...
by peteevans
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time
Replies: 82
Views: 52831

Re: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time

Oh dear, I shudder to think what the current NME will come up with ! It is staffed by kids who largely think popular music started with Oasis and Nirvana. A fair list should consist of albums voted for by a cross section of journalists, with the age, knowledge and experience to match.,e.g. Rolling ...
by peteevans
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time
Replies: 82
Views: 52831

Re: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time

Oh dear, I shudder to think what the current NME will come up with ! It is staffed by kids who largely think popular music started with Oasis and Nirvana. A fair list should consist of albums voted for by a cross section of journalists, with the age, knowledge and experience to match.,e.g. Rolling S...
by peteevans
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists
Replies: 220
Views: 66919

Re: Another elimination game- Rolling Stone greatest artists

Two questions that need to be asked are why is the Rolling Stone staffed by such poor journalists lacking any kind of appreciation of truly great music ? And of course following on from that where are Steely Dan in this list ? Good grief,they are easily in the top 100 of the acclaimed music web site...
by peteevans
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1982 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 29436

Re: Songs and Albums of 1982 Poll

1.The Nightfly Donald Fagen
2.English Settlement XTC
3. Thriller Michael Jackson
4. The Lexicon Of Love ABC
5. Night and Day Joe Jackson
by peteevans
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time
Replies: 59
Views: 31993

Re: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time

As for Steely Dan being greater than Abba, that is total hogwash. When Steely Dan turns down 1 billion dollars for a reunion tour like Abba did, let us know. Savoy, you must be living in a parallel universe to every one else ! If hit single commercial success were the sole arbiter of 'greatness' the...
by peteevans
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time
Replies: 59
Views: 31993

Re: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time

Savoy. I understand the point you are making and of course everyone is entitle to their own personal opinion. However, if we are going on record sales alone are we saying hit singles are more important than album sales ? Personally I think most critics and musicians would state that album sales are ...
by peteevans
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time
Replies: 59
Views: 31993

Re: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time

I undertook a project recently where we ranked the hall of famers in order based on their worthiness. Just the main performers and the early influences. Here's what we came up with. I would be interested who the 'we' are and what you consider 'worthiness' ! I think the general consensus amongst musi...
by peteevans
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time
Replies: 59
Views: 31993

Re: Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time

We focused, instead, on debuts that gave you the thrill of an act arriving fully-formed, ready to reinvent the world in its own image. Absolutely unbelievable !! if that is the case where the effing hell is Cant Buy A Thrill by steely Dan, THE greatest rock band America has ever produced by a countr...
by peteevans
Thu May 17, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Paste 70 best albums of the 1970s
Replies: 1
Views: 3892

Re: Paste 70 best albums of the 1970s

What no Steely Dan ? This cannot be regarded as a serious list. Paste deserve a serious pasting !!