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by spiderpig
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Rules Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 11685

Re: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions

I agree, I also find the competitive aspect more interesting. And yeah, this still allows for some unexpected surprises.
by spiderpig
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Rules Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 11685

Re: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions

Holden, what are you aiming for here? Is the main purpose that you envision here: - to get to know music that we didn't know before (so pretty much in line with many other games) or - to be competitive (so... pretty much unlike other games) This could influence how people pick their songs. If you're...
by spiderpig
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 81950

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

I would just like to point out that "Karma" by Pharaoh Sanders only has two tracks so I guess that one will be easy. But I may misunderstanding the rules...
by spiderpig
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Rules Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 11685

Re: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions

Is there a limit for song length?
by spiderpig
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

Thanks, prosecutorgodot, this is awesome. So, apparently my closest matches are BleuPanda and FrankLotion. Well, I bet these guys just have a special unique bond with me. (checks rest of the post) OK. Oh well... Anyway, now I can build a spreadsheet with only my closest matches voting and hopefully ...
by spiderpig
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

What do you guys think is a good idea for determining who has similar tastes (which I am calling "proximity")? Moonbeam (I think) tried doing a regression-type analysis I believe. I'm working on a simple approach based on common picks between two people's lists, which I will post at some point soon...
by spiderpig
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

And here are the albums that had their worst-ever performance in this year's poll 17. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | 9| 11| 11| 8| 7| 17| 31. Marvin Gaye, What's Going On | 22| 18| 25| 28| 29| 31| Very balanced: our list is both completely pro and completely against the new Ro...
by spiderpig
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

I prefer the results on the whole to our 2017 album poll. I enthusiastically agree. This is of course subjective but this list felt more like a list made by people that know a lot of albums than the previous one. Some slightly more obscure artists did better this time. Which meant bad news for othe...
by spiderpig
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

Holden wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:54 pm Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones new top album!)
Hey! No spoilers! Now I know that "Dirty Work" is not going to make it to the TOP 20! :x
by spiderpig
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

What is going on with The Kinks on this forum? First a huge decline to outside the top 40 in the artists poll, Village Green (which used to rank in the top 50 around here) out of the top 100? I side with my fellow younger voters on the rankings for electronic and hip hop albums, but sounds like the...
by spiderpig
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

144. OutKast | Stankonia (2000) Biggest Fans: FrankLotion (#3), LunarPiper (#4) 131. Frank Ocean | Channel Orange (2012) Biggest Fans: FrankLotion (#2), LunarPiper (#11) I clearly need to go back over your list to discover albums because we have similar taste :mrgreen: I was actually wondering if t...
by spiderpig
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

Radiohead is doing much worse this time. Could this mean...
by spiderpig
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

For anyone wondering what the colors mean, a green AM Rank means that that album is a “Forum Favorite” which means it beat its AM Rank by a significant amount. A green rank means that it improved upon its 2017 rank by a significant amount, and a red means it lowered it by a significant amount. This...
by spiderpig
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 67032

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!

Unsurprisingly, more recent albums do better with younger AMers but like Rob just mentioned there are a few surprising exceptions. It will be interesting to see if doing better with younger people now is a strong predictor of placing higher next time. In other words, is this showing us how taste evo...
by spiderpig
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help Wanted: Info about more albums on AM
Replies: 108
Views: 29022

Re: Help Wanted: Info about more albums on AM

I would like to suggest an idea for the next updates. I think it would be interesting if there were two all time lists on the site separating European criticism from American criticism. :romance-kisscheek: I'm afraid Henrik won't have time for that, unfortunately. That would mean not only new work ...
by spiderpig
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD
Replies: 321
Views: 110771

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD

Holden and Dave C, thank you both. Dave, your tip works like a charm. Holden, you've been exceedingly kind here (and not just to me, so I'm glad that you're the host). It makes it that much harder to stab you in the back by picking OK Computer as my #1! :mrgreen: Holden, I'm sharing a spreadsheet wi...
by spiderpig
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD
Replies: 321
Views: 110771

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD

Holden, does it make your work much easier if I use a specific naming convention? Say, like AM's: Trans Europa Express/Trans-Europe Express C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West (frustratingly, the former is also separated by two spaces while the latter is not) Or do you prefer just...
by spiderpig
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 613
Views: 308246

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Thank you Sweepstakes Ron for all the really hard work. Amazing! I also would like to thank Elder for the work with the years. I sent you a private message telling you my email if you're ok with sending me a spreadsheet. To voters, my thanks too. A few observations: 1. I'm still conflicted about lur...
by spiderpig
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

I love or at least appreciate most of the albums at this point, but Morning Glory and Ten stick out to me as albums that belong at least 100 places back. Funny, those are easily my two favorites that dropped yesterday. (...) Both Morning Glory and Ten are very consistent and are also filled with al...
by spiderpig
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

Thanks for the Tom Waits suggestions. [...] my appreciation for the lyrics, compositions and performances are starting to help me get there despite the less than enjoyable vocals. You should try what antonius suggested: one of Tom's first two albums ("Closing Time" is your best bet). Try the song "...
by spiderpig
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

I also imagine RYM is more skewed towards males (in terms of population) than the critics are, which could influence the results. That's certainly possible, although I'm not certain that the population of critics has almost 3x as much women as the population of RYMers. But if that is correct, it wo...
by spiderpig
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

I'm really pleased to see Exile in Guyville on the list. A top 10 album for me and a fairly misunderstood album as far as critically acclaimed albums go. RYM don't even place it in their top 3000 which is insane... :) I thought this was very interesting and I had a hunch that RYM might not like fem...
by spiderpig
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

StevieFan13 wrote:Also, I don't believe The Beatles recorded Deaerter's Songs.
Of course they didn't record Deaerter's Songs! They recorded Deserter's Songs. ;)
by spiderpig
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

The disparity between the critical and mass perception of Pink Floyd's Animals is interesting. It's #26 on RYM and has consistently fared well on AMF polls, but sits at #1659 in the last official update. It may be that the length of the songs (most of the album is comprised of three songs over ten ...
by spiderpig
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

Some small errors: "Every Picture Tells a Story" lacks an image. "Something/Anything" and "Elvis Presley"'s fans are the same. But I trust notbrianeno will fix that soon, as he has done previously. Keep going, I'm glued to my seat!
by spiderpig
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 74915

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

While browsing the RESULTS thread, I read notbrianeno reminding us that there was another thread for discussion. So I looked and thought "I can't find it, I can only see the Prediction Thread". But now I happened to read the first comment in this thread... Hi all, use this thread to comment and pred...
by spiderpig
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

Rob wrote:I wonder, if the whole thing is finished, will we get a list of all the albums that dropped of the top 1000?
There's usually a spreadsheet. I sure hope there's one this time, too. I really like to play with it.
by spiderpig
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

#532. Low | Things We Lost in the Fire (2001) # of Voters: 7 | Score: 399.697 Rank in 2014: #559 AM 3000 Rank: #1280 Top Fans: Gillingham (#4), DaveC (#33), Nassim (#36), Spiritualized (#41), NotBrianEno (#44) I should point out that this is a very impressive feat: five top 50 votes. This is the ki...
by spiderpig
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

I apologize for not participating actively in the forum, my time is very short because of my job. Same here. You're definitely interested, though, because you spotted this right away! Cool! I also like to follow the results. And I actually regularly use the final results spreadsheets! This forum ha...
by spiderpig
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

I was also pretty surprised to see HIStory on this list, I didn't even realize it wasn't a full compilation. Also not to be that guy, but the three "top fans" of the album have a combined 8 posts on the forum. I think that says a lot about why it's there. I'm in no position to judge here, as I have...
by spiderpig
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

#628. Michael Jackson | HIStory: Past, Present, and Future - Book I (1995) # of Voters: 6 | Score: 334.179 Rank in 2014: #2421 AM 3000 Rank: Unranked Top Fans: Karla (#10), Felipinho (#23), Renan (#25) Michael Jackson's "HIStory"? That was... unexpected. And also slightly unfair. Half of this "albu...
by spiderpig
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

bonnielaurel wrote:Nick Cave, obsessed with murder and death, is at #666.
But, ironically, with an album full of love songs and personal meditations.
by spiderpig
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 311510

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

spiritualized wrote:Yeaaaaah finally some recognition for Deus, huge jump from 2014 !
And "In A Bar, Under The Sea" almost made my top 20, so it should also see a decent jump. But I guess this band will have to rely pretty heavily on AM users from Continental Europe to do well.
by spiderpig
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 155112

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

I did ! Glad to see your contribution, new voices are always welcome around here ! Thanks! I was slightly more active in the days of the old forum, I guess. I'll try to show up more often. I don’t fully agree with your statement on hip-hop. I agree that skits drag a lot of those albums down, but I ...
by spiderpig
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 155112

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

[2017-06-30 edit: added albums #177-185] I'll publish my list now, for fear that I'll miss the deadline. Will add 10 more entries tomorrow, but I'm still fine-tuning. After many years of using AMF's all-time lists, I'm finally collaborating. I only decided I would be doing it a couple of months ago,...
by spiderpig
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 155112

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

A couple questions: When there's more than one version of albums which one should I pick? For instance, "The Smile Sessions": should I consider the 1CD version, the 2CD version, or the 5CD version? Or should it be the vinyl version? These were all released at the same time, so I can't just pick the ...
by spiderpig
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 101685

Re: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results

Actually, since Bruno mentions it, does anyone have the spreadsheet of the last 1000 songs AM Poll? I can use the data much better with a spreadsheet...
by spiderpig
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 101685

Re: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results

...and number 19 was never seen again.
by spiderpig
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 101685

Re: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results

Is it me, or number 19 is missing?
by spiderpig
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2014 (17) September 30
Replies: 12
Views: 6268

Re: MCCh 2014 (17) September 30

Gracias, Otisredding. If you don't have enough sources, you may want to take a look at rateyourmusic's track ratings (pick an album, scroll down until the end of the reviews, then click "track ratings"). This may help. Of course, those ratings aren't done by professional critics, but I think it may ...
by spiderpig
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2014 (17) September 30
Replies: 12
Views: 6268

Re: MCCh 2014 (17) September 30

Otisredding, how do you pick those 3 highlights per album?
(btw, thanks for doing this, I mainly use your list for listening to new music)
by spiderpig
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 28 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6828

Re: AMF Chart Week 28 2014

Ok, don't know if I'm doing anything wrong here, but I nominate Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks - “Little Fang”.
by spiderpig
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best music sung in Spanish
Replies: 13
Views: 5416

Re: Best music sung in Spanish

There are actually excellent lyrics in Fado. There's a tradition of poets writing lyrics for Fado songs, so it's not just "she loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah". Average Fado lyrics are way better artistically than average rock lyrics. But I don't care much for lyrics in music. I listen to Dylan, Cohen o...
by spiderpig
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music in Spanish - One song per day
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

Re: Music in Spanish - One song per day

Blanco, this is epic. I can only imagine how much time you'll have spent in the end. As many things created in this forum, it is deserving of a webpage entirely dedicated to it (actually, I'd love to see a webpage collecting all the best lists created in the AM forums). What were the criteria guidin...
by spiderpig
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best music sung in Spanish
Replies: 13
Views: 5416

Re: Best music sung in Spanish

Have you listened to the "Rhythms del Mundo" series, esp. "Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba"?
Is it any good? Your description makes it sound like one of those compilations looking for profit while ignoring quality.
by spiderpig
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best music sung in Spanish
Replies: 13
Views: 5416

Re: Best music sung in Spanish

Thanks for the warm welcome! (actually, I've been using AM for a decade and I posted in the old forum a few times under several names, including this one, but I've just been lurking from time to time in the new forum until now) I appreciate the time it took you (especially Pierre and Blanco) to writ...
by spiderpig
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best music sung in Spanish
Replies: 13
Views: 5416

Best music sung in Spanish

I'm learning Spanish. Since immersion is the best way to learn, I'd like to listen to good music sung in Spanish. Would you mind recommending stuff? I know there's a few Spanih speakers here, so I'm counting on them but I'll listen to everyone's opinion. The more recommendations the better. Also, if...