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by Rob
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye: 7 I know this song from the Gloria Gaynor version, which of course came later. Her disco take is very different to Isaac Hayes. Apparently the Jackson 5 did it first. The contrast in voice between young Michael Jackson and Isaac Hayes is as night and day, but I d...
by Rob
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Joy Division - Closer
Replies: 69
Views: 27578

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

Joy Division – Closer (1980) – Acclaimed Music #55 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/64/Joy_Division_Closer.jpg These were the albums I could chose from: 51. Pixies – Doolittle 52. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme 53. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers 54. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless 55...
by Rob
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

The second pick by Henrik this week.

779. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
Year: 1971
Album: Black Moses
Biggest Fan: Henrik (#873)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Sugababes - Freak Like Me: 5 Huh, always when this song title appeared somewhere I thought it was another song, namely Don't Cha by The Pussycat Dolls. This because of the line "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?" I very well remember that one being a hit. Apparently I must have bee...
by Rob
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 64
Views: 882

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

So what’s the deal with Laura Marling? This is the third time in the past 10 years that she’s got an album in our top 10 of the year. And in spite of this I almost never see her talked about on the forum. Her albums tend to land around the 30-40 position on the critics list, which is certainly resp...
by Rob
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of All Time 2021 Edition - Planning Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 314

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of All Time 2021 Edition - Planning Thread

I definitely plan on participating, though I don't know how long my list will be. Important question to get out of the way right at the start: What is the eligibility of classical music? And should we credit it to the composer or choose a specific version (in the latter case I doubt any classical s...
by Rob
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

This song ranks on AM at #2378:

778. Sugababes – Freak Like Me
Year: 2002
Album: Angels with Dirty Faces
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#449)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Youssou N’Dour – Leaving (dem): 7

Many of the songs on the album are very cheesy and sentimental, but not this one. It's makes the best of N'Dour's voice and it has great rhythm.
by Rob
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

777. Youssou N’Dour – Leaving (dem)
Year: 1994
Album: The Guide (Wommat)
Biggest Fan: bonnielaurel (#557)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

You have the same lyrics for Bruce Springsteen and The Beths albums.

Also the very low placements of Evermore and We Will Always Love You with the critics proves once again the stupidity of releasing EOY lists when the year isn't done yet.
by Rob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

"Wake up, wake up, wake up It's Monday morning and we've only got a thousand of them left Well, I know it feels pointless and you don't have any money We're all just gonna try our fucking best Well, my generation wanna fuck Barack Obama Living in a sauna with legal marijuana" 42. The 1975 | Notes o...
by Rob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 64
Views: 882

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

I guess one of the albums with no songs on top 300 could be Microphones in 2020? That album's one song was on the list, though. Part of me holds on to a silly hope that Eefje de Visser's Bitterzoet is one of those three, but it looks like once again I have nominated the rare Moderately Acclaimed al...
by Rob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 79
Views: 1714

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS

It’s interesting to me that after ten years of no female artists winning this poll, we’ve got three in a row now! There will be a three peat in the AOTY too. This will be the trend for the foreseeable future given the amazing number of strong female artists operating right now. Don't jinx it! By sa...
by Rob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Big Star – You Get What You Deserve: 6

Although I tend to be unimpressed with band, I think this one is okay. Rather sweet melody.
by Rob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

The second appearance by Big Star.

776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve
Year: 1974
Album: Radio City
Biggest Fan: Jap123 (#966)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

94. Imperial Triumphant | Alphaville 250.157 Points | 4 Votes Critics' List: Matski (#8), Schüttelbirne (#10), prosecutorgodot (#14) Biggest Fan(s): Something went wrong here with the Critic's List/ Biggest Fan(s) part. A surprising number of albums in the top 100 up til now I have never heard of. ...
by Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 2, Part 2
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 2, Part 2 (Current)

David Bowie - Earthling: 7 I remember that somewhere in my student years I hung out with a guy every now and then who was a big indie music fanatic, singing the praises of every indie band of what were then (2010, more or less) relatively recent. When I once asked him if he had an actual favorite al...
by Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting: 6 Although I remember this being on the radio a lot in 2007, if you would have asked me to date the song I would probably have went with the early nineties. For some reason Lenny Kravitz in 2007 must have thought the time was right for a revival of the sound of Bryan...
by Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

Although it is common to see the albums from the Moderately Acclaimed Poll being reshuffled in the EOY list it is rather strange to see the album that ended last there (The Aces' Under My Influence) best the actual winner (Calibro's Momentum).
by Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting
Year: 2007
Album: It Is Time for a Love Revolution
Biggest Fan: Renan (#266)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 238
Views: 52356

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

one of our most popular of our entries so far. If you use this to describe a doom metal album on this forum, you just know this game hasn't been feeding us Bowie and Beatles albums ;) Then again, Chelsea Wolfe's Abyss appeared in Moderately Acclaimed a couple of years ago and quite a few people see...
by Rob
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 238
Views: 52356

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

one of our most popular of our entries so far. If you use this to describe a doom metal album on this forum, you just know this game hasn't been feeding us Bowie and Beatles albums ;) Then again, Chelsea Wolfe's Abyss appeared in Moderately Acclaimed a couple of years ago and quite a few people see...
by Rob
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue: 8 When playing this today I immediately recognized it, but not from this version. I haven't been able to pinpoint just which rendition I do know - it has been performed a lot -, but it might be the one by Erykah Badu with Robert Glasper. Regardless, it is a very good song,...
by Rob
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue
Year: 1959
Album: Abbey Is Blue
Biggest Fan: Henrik (#757)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Jesu – We All Faulter: 4

I can like this sort of dark, brooding soundscape, but here it feels like it goes nowhere.
by Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 17. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Replies: 238
Views: 52356

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 16. Krzysztof Penderecki - St. Luke Passion

Krzysztof Penderecki - St Luke Passion: 9 It is hard for me to write about something like this after only two listens and without much knowledge of the context in which this was composed or it's relation to the Bible, but I have a very strong emotional reaction to this. I can see why the appeal to t...
by Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

773. Jesu – We All Faulter
Year: 2004
Album: Jesu
Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#136)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

by Rob
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Luna – Bonnie and Clyde: 6

It's good, but so close to the original by Gainsbourg and Bardot that I feel like there isn't any point to listening to it.
by Rob
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lullabies
Replies: 14
Views: 247

Re: Lullabies

We had one recently on Biggest Fan: Gustafer Yellowgold's Tiny Purple Moon.
by Rob
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Today a song bubbling under on AM:

772. Luna – Bonnie and Clyde
Year: 1995
Album: Penthouse
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#759)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

SongsChrono:1.AlltPåEttKort2.Rundgång3.MerÄnSå4.DetSkulleVAraLätt5.IställetFörMusik6.SommarenRasar7.FörträngdaProblem8.NåntingMåsteGöras9.Dusseldorf10.Papperspåse11.HelgenV.48.12NuÄrDetVälRevolutionPåGång13.Raketmaskinen14.JagÄrInteArg15.BobHund:1999.16.JagRearUtMinSjäl17.BobHunds115Sång18.OchDärSt...
by Rob
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Marble Sounds - The Silent Song: 7 Playing this right after the album Closer by Joy Division has ended is almost like the sound of Decades, the final track, goes on, but the sunlight finally breaks in. Interesting experience, complete not intended by anyone involved, but it kind of made me aware of ...
by Rob
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

771. Marble Sounds – The Silent Song
Year: 2013
Album: Dear Me, Look Up
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#144)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Joy Division - Closer
Replies: 69
Views: 27578

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

Their 3 first albums are frontloaded, Black Sabbath has the eponym track, NIB and The Wizard, Paranoid has the title track, War Pigs and Iron Man. Though the first sides of both albums are arguable better than the seconds I don't think it is much of a drop in quality. I mean, Paranoid closes with t...
by Rob
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Joe Cocker - N'Oubliez Jamais: 5

Joe Cocker has a great voice, but he frequently uses it to sing rather dull songs, of which this is an example for me.
by Rob
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

770. Joe Cocker – N’Oubliez Jamais
Year: 1997
Album: Across from Midnight
Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#145)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Joy Division - Closer
Replies: 69
Views: 27578

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

It's too bad you didn't like Master of Reality I still give it a 7 so I did like it. Only Solitude stood out badly. It's just that I expected to love it and didn't which I guess is the reason I focussed more on the things that didn't work for me. My ranking of the first four albums, by the way, wou...
by Rob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Joy Division - Closer
Replies: 69
Views: 27578

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality (1971) - RYM #55 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/40/Bsmor.jpg These were the albums I could choose from: 51. King Crimson – The Great Deceiver: Live 1973-1974 52. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F♯A♯∞ 53. Fishmans – Long Season 54. Kate Bush – Hounds of L...
by Rob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Oor (NL) - De 40 beste albums van de jaren '10 (The 40 best albums of the '10's)
Replies: 9
Views: 13910

Re: Oor (NL) - De 40 beste albums van de jaren '10 (The 40 best albums of the '10's)

The year-end list of Oor has already been posted some time ago, but I noticed that the Decade list hasn't, despite being eligible (like the year list, it is based on combined top 10's of about 60 critics) and appearing in the very same magazine. Here goes: Did you know if the complete lists votes c...
by Rob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

bob hund - Nu är det väl revolution på gång?: 7

The type of song for which I suspect the lyrics are important. Luckily, the music is very energetic on its own.
by Rob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 2, Part 1
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 2, Part 1 (Current)

These results are kind of wild to me! Grinderman is absolutely dominating! I think familiarity tends to go a long way in these polls. The song already appeared in our End of Decade Song poll, so many here already seem to know and love it. What's really wild is that cover art for the Bert Kaempfert ...
by Rob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

769. bob hund - Nu är det väl revolution på gång?
Year: 1998
Album: Jag rear ut min själ! Allt skall bort!!!
Biggest Fan: Henrik (#561)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 31618

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD

Anyway, I didn't make a list this year. 2020 was a bit of a lost year in music for me, as I spend a lot of time listening to other stuff, like going through End-of-Decade albums of the 2010's I had missed, re-listening to old favorites for our album poll and things like Moderately Acclaimed. I just ...
by Rob
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 31618

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD

Before the last set of lists I was pretty sure WAP wouldn't even make our top 50, and maybe even the top 100. After a bunch of placements on page 4 of the thread, I assume it'll be somewhere in the 20-30 range. If people enjoy the song, more power to them, but to me it feels like it lacks staying p...
by Rob
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

Sharon Redd – In the Name of Love: 4

This feels as minor disco to me.
by Rob
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 198
Views: 6437

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

768. Sharon Redd – In the Name of Love
Year: 1982
Album: Redd Hott
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#975)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
by Rob
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!

Well I predicted it, and then looked at the leaderboard. If the wisdom of crowds is reliable then my predictions are hopeless as I forecast El Camino and Diamond Dogs to fall in the first round! Very interesting selection of albums. I think El Camino has good shot, but I don't really believe that D...
by Rob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!

Faust – Faust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epuga2JoF8A&ab_channel=giacomopc Regarding this one: http://open.spotify.com/album/1ZFS7XZYHmyhTTs5QoZ1xA Does this play in other countries? It doesn't really show up when I search for it, I need to go to the artist's page to access it. It does not pla...
by Rob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!

I also already did the Predict It on bracketmaker. A tough year to predict the winner, that's for sure, although there are still some albums I suspect will be clear favorites.

I also noticed that not a single artist has two entries this year. I think that is a first.
by Rob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 12 (2021) - The Draw!

I did a check, which of these are on Spotify. Most of them are and the few that aren't are on YouTube. You can find those here: Catherine Wheel – Ferment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1CtppRnl4E&ab_channel=PaulEberhardt Cecile Taylor Unit – Dark to Themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=383...