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by Rob
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

280. Selenas – Fotos y Recuerdos
Year: 1994
Album: Amor Prohibido
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#848)

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by Rob
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

You Can Get It If You Really Want: 6 The intro immediately gave me a warm feeling. This is a feelgood song through and through and I guess it works, but after that strong start I also feel that things get a little too cozy for my own tastes. There are songs that are too depressing to play much and o...
by Rob
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Thrillist - The 1000 Best Songs on Spotify
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Thrillist - The 1000 Best Songs on Spotify

The list, as text, starts of shaky with a section focused on 'Legends', a small group of people who get the honor of getting ten songs in, whereas other artists got 10. With the exception of David Bowie these are all R&B/ Pop musicians and like that Donna Summer, Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Whitney Ho...
by Rob
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The next song is bubbling on AM:

279. Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want
Year: 1970
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#491)

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by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (18) October 15
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: MCCh 2019 (18) October 15

OtisRedding, a small but perhaps unnecessary reminder that last update's highlights are also still missing!
by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 35
Views: 430

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

Since commercial success tends to help to get in the HOF more than critical cred, I call Whitney and the Dave Matthews Band (and probably Thin Lizzy) safe bets. Sometimes I just seem to miss something. I thought the Dave Matthews Band were the most unknown band here, but now I learn they were very ...
by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil: 5

I have liked most jazz that appeared here, but this one, while not bad, just kind of floated past me without making an impression.
by Rob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The second fasbjd cut in a row:

278. Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil
Year: 1966
Album: Speak No Evil
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#977)

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by Rob
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One: 7
Yes, this more than pleasant. Could see this grow for me as well.
by Rob
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

spiritualized wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:37 am
Rob wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 am
277. Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One
Year: 1993
Album: Maxinquaye
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#640)

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Good song, but not from Maxinquaye :)
Woops. Oh well, no use crying over spilt milk.
by Rob
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

277. Jellyfish – The Ghost At Number One
Year: 1993
Album: Spilt Milk
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#640)

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by Rob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Fucked Up – Running On Nothing: 8 There were some very good tracks lately, but this is my favorite in some weeks, close to a 9. Extremely propulsive rock music, both raw and melodious. Even the grunty vocals, usually a turn-off, can't spoil the fun here, perhaps because they are not too growly. Tric...
by Rob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Hymie wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:04 pm
mistake
?


276. Tricky – Pumpkin
Year: 1995
Album: Maxinquaye
Biggest Fan: damosuzuki (#134)

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by Rob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2014

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3

What album of Del Rey's would you recommend to a Lana-sceptic like me? Hard to say. They all have their differences, but are also of one piece. Norman Fucking Rockwell is the consensus choice, a sort of complete realization of everything that came before. Born to Die stands out, because it is the m...
by Rob
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2014

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1 Week 3

2. Julia Holter - Marienbad vs. 10. Hot Chip - Flutes Well, Mariendbad is my nomination. What I love about Julia Holter is the way she experiments with vocals as both layers and counterpoint, therefor continuing an experiment started by Brian Wilson in the 1960's, but as far as I know picked up by a...
by Rob
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

275. Fucked Up – Running On Nothing
Year: 2011
Album: David Comes to Life
Biggest Fan: Jackson (#730)

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by Rob
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Hymie wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Rob wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:29 pm
The almost deadpan disaffection in the singer also gives it it's own character.
I thought the idea of singing was to convey emotion.
Disaffection is an emotion or at least a state of mind.
by Rob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The Gun Club – Fire Spirit: 8
This is great punk. It sounds both lose and tight, catchy and off-kilter. The almost deadpan disaffection in the singer also gives it it's own character. The Gun Club now belongs to the long list of "Acts that need more listening".
by Rob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

274. The Gun Club – Fire Spirit
Year: 1981
Album: Fire of Love
Biggest Fan: Brad (#457)

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by Rob
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4
Replies: 23
Views: 1617

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.4

7. Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles vs. 2. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... 6. Pink Floyd - Animals vs. 1. Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs For Drella 5. Boo Radleys - Everything's Alright Forever vs. 3. St. Vincent - Marry Me 8. Heatmiser - Mic City Sons vs. 4.The Sound - Jeopardy I remember that in ro...
by Rob
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The Association – Along Comes Mary: 6
A fine song in the lines of The Beatles, but without that quartet's amazing production. Still, a memorable melody.

by Rob
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

And then… along comes Hymie, after a devastatingly long absence (but what happened to Zombeels?). This song ranks on AM at #6998: 273. The Association – Along Comes Mary Year: 1966 Album: And then… Along Comes the Association Biggest Fan: Hymie (#727) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier son...
by Rob
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing: 7
A very propulsive rap song.
by Rob
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The next song ranks on AM at #9696

272. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
Year: 1999
Album: Amplified
Biggest Fan: Slick (#812)

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by Rob
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Opeth – Epilogue: 7 Opeth is an albums band and they are not known for stand-alone songs. The title of this one already hints that this is going to be the case here. That's why I listened to it both on it's own and in context of the album. It works better, the latter way, as a somewhat tranquil coda...
by Rob
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Fun fact: I was listening to Opeth’s new album when Random.org drew this song for us:

271. Opeth – Epilogue
Year: 1998
Album: My Arms, Your Hearse
Biggest Fan: Depeche Mode (#191)

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by Rob
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Strangelove – The Sea of Black: 7
A good track with good replay value, although with a bit more feel for atmosphere it might have been a masterpiece, but atmosphere is not really a key element of most brit-pop.
by Rob
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

270. Strangelove – The Sea of Black
Year: 1996
Album: Love and Other Demons
Biggest Fan: Spiritualized (#Unranked)

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by Rob
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me: 7

That typical White Stripes sound I have come to expect and love. That there are even better songs in their backlog is something I barely hold against this one.
by Rob
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

269. The White Stripes – Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me
Year: 2000
Album: De Stijl
Biggest Fan: Ordinaryperson (#705)

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by Rob
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Vonda Shepard – Rainy Days: 3

I understand and accept that not all songs here can be memorable and there have been a few that haven't stuck in the mind. Still, even with that in mind this one is bland. It feels like a million other songs, none of which has likely made an impact.
by Rob
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

268. Vonda Shepard – Rainy Days
Year: 2002
Album: Chinatown
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#851)

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by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco

Does anyone else feel particularly blessed by the album releases this week? I haven't been paying attention to upcoming releases much but I can't remember the last time a week felt this loaded. Didn't even know about Nick Cave. I've been feeling like this for months now and are far, far, far behind...
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Derek & The Dominos - Anyday: 6

Like most Derek & the Dominos tracks I think something is missing to make it really special, but on the whole this is a fine song.
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3
Replies: 22
Views: 1933

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.3

5. Bob Dylan - Desire vs. 3. Mano Negra - Puta's Fever 8. Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B. vs. 1. The The - Soul Mining 4. The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge vs. 7. The Sound - From the Lions Mouth 2. Mitski - Bury Me at Makeout Creek vs. 6. Bee Gees - Bee Gees' 1st This week is a lot better than...
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: Chromatics, Nick Cave, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, and Wilco

Does anyone else feel particularly blessed by the album releases this week? I haven't been paying attention to upcoming releases much but I can't remember the last time a week felt this loaded. Didn't even know about Nick Cave. I've been feeling like this for months now and are far, far, far behind...
by Rob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

With only one album, Derek & The Dominos have a small music output, but they already appear for the second time here: 267. Derek & The Dominos - Anyday Year: 1970 Album: Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#789) Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vo...
by Rob
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Ben Folds Five - Underground: 7

No time for any thoughts, but 'fun'.
by Rob
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Today’s song is bubbling on AM:

266. Ben Folds Five - Underground
Year: 1995
Album: Ben Folds Five
Biggest Fan: JohnnyBGoode (#742)

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by Rob
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 18411

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Nightwish – Cadence of Her Last Breath - 6 Difficult to rate, like a lot of symphonic metal. There is something that appeals me in this genre, especially when women take on the vocals (and symphonic metal is the only kind of metal were women seem to be more readily accepted). The singer here delive...
by Rob
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad):6 Based on the ranking at AM this must be one of the great blues classics and listening to it I also get why it has a lot of jazz covers, as it sounds somewhat jazzy. Still, there is something lacking for me. Something of the rawness...
by Rob
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1, Week 2
Replies: 40
Views: 2883

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Round 1, Week 2

This week is not as strong as the last one, but is solid overall. 10. TV on the Radio - Will Do vs. 15. Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean I love the Fleet Foxes debut, but their two follow-up albums haven't done that much for me. I find Helplessness Blues in general a rather less lively album than it's pred...
by Rob
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

Today one of only two songs from Joni Mitchell’s Blue not included on AM:

265. Joni Mitchell – My Old Man
Year: 1971
Album: Blue
Biggest Fan: Fred (#391)

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by Rob
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2019

The next song ranks on AM at #1268, making it one of the higher ranked songs to show up in this game. It also continues our JamieW double bill with something completely different. 264. T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) Year: 1947 Released as a single (B-side to I Kno...
by Rob
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - October 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 4255

Biggest Fan - October 2019

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of Biggest Fan. Let me explain for those who only join now. It's about those songs that only got one vote in our recent All-Time Best Song Poll. There were over 13.000 of them! That's too much to get collectively into, but through this series we are going to intro...
by Rob
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 18411

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Nightwish – Cadence of Her Last Breath - 6 Difficult to rate, like a lot of symphonic metal. There is something that appeals me in this genre, especially when women take on the vocals (and symphonic metal is the only kind of metal were women seem to be more readily accepted). The singer here deliver...
by Rob
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll
Replies: 102
Views: 11835

Re: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll

1987 is my birth year and as if by some miracle it coincided with a year in music that is far above average. This is especially wondrous as my subdued enthusiasm for much of the eighties has been well documented by now. But here much clicks. No less than three songs from my top 100 appear here, whil...
by Rob
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 18411

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

263. Nightwish – Cadence of Her Last Breath
Year: 2007
Album: Dark Passion Play
Biggest Fan: JamieW (#202)

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by Rob
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 18411

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Prince - Shhh: 5

Many Prince songs are either very good or very bad to me. This is a rare one that is just mediocre and forgettable.
by Rob
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 45807

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

I upgrade my vote for Shark Smile from 8 to 9.