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by Listyguy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

My initial reaction is that it's a fine album, but certainly not on the same level as his best albums. Maybe it will grow on me, but I think it's at least 20 minutes too long.
by Listyguy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

I've been looking forward to this one, will be listening soon. However I'm disappointed "My Rajneesh" isn't on the album.
by Listyguy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)
Replies: 97
Views: 5787

Re: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)

Interesting Christgau remark for assigning points to a 50 album list: Let me add that I assume you’re not so foolish as to go 50 [points] down to 1; 100 down to 51 would make much more sense, because we obviously don’t like our favorite 50 times as much as the one that squeaked in last though we ma...
by Listyguy
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)
Replies: 97
Views: 5787

Re: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)

I learned long ago to not care about these Rolling Stone lists, but I'm happy to see Blue so high.
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3
Replies: 16
Views: 150

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3

1. The National - Alligator vs. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Anna Meredith - FIBS
4. Frank Sinatra - Watertown vs. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
by Listyguy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

Henry wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:24 pm
I am curious regarding which songs are your favorites on the

5. Don Cherry - Don Cherry* album
I like all four songs on the album, but my favorites are probably "Brown Rice" and "Degi-Degi"
by Listyguy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

We're very low on lists so far this month, so I'm expecting a landslide of them this week! Songs 1. Bee Gees - How Deep is Your Love 2. Fleetwood Mac - The Chain 3. Bob Marley - Three Little Birds 4. Bob Marley - One Love 5. David Bowie - Sound and Vision 6. Elvis Costello - Alison 7. Brian Eno - By...
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2
Replies: 22
Views: 401

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2

1. Santana - Santana vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. The Breeders - Pod vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson vs. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens vs. Wayne Shorter - EMANON
by Listyguy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

Holden wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:31 am
Maybe a dumb question but are we doing anything 1960s next year?
That's the typical schedule we've followed, but nothing's set in stone.
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.1
Replies: 23
Views: 1199

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.1

1. Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert vs. Sigur Rós - ( )
2. Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement vs. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
3. Edan - Beauty And The Beat vs. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Roy Harper - Bullinamingvase
by Listyguy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Fictional Books 2020 Edition: The Results
Replies: 59
Views: 2798

Re: AMF Favorite Fictional Books 2020 Edition: The Results

Thanks for running this poll, Bleu! It's interesting to compare these results to those from three years ago. I'm also pretty surprised to see Infinite Jest in the top 10. Not because it's undeserving (I enjoyed it a lot), but because I'm surprised enough of us have read that 1000 page monster for it...
by Listyguy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Modern Thriller-esque Albums
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Modern Thriller-esque Albums

Depending on how you want to define "modern," I don't think there's an album of the last ten years that was a better successor to Thriller than 21. Much like Thriller, the album produced 4 or 5 legitimate singles and sold more copies than any other album of its decade.
by Listyguy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

Gillingham wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Albums:
1. Fela Kuti - Zombie
This already qualified last month, I'll bump the rest of your list up
by Listyguy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey AMF, Whatcha Reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 1002

Re: Hey AMF, Whatcha Reading?

I'm the opposite, the amount of time I've spent reading has gone way down this year. I used to read on my commute, which for the time being I don't have. However, I started reading The Sense of an Ending a few days ago, which I probably would've already finished if I was reading it on my commute. As...
by Listyguy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best DecadeYear of Music for an Artist
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Best Year of Music for an Artist

My personal favorites are Jimi Hendrix in 1967 (Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold As Love) and Bob Dylan in 1965 (Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and "Positively 4th Street").
by Listyguy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8
Replies: 25
Views: 1666

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land vs. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
by Listyguy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:24 am
4. Fela & Afrika 70 | Zombie
Both the song and album qualified in the 1976 poll, so I'm going to bump the rest of your lists up.
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Here are the wild card standings through 7 months. Wild card points are equal to the points received divided by the number of lists submitted. If an album or song received points over two years, wild card points are equal to the combined points received divided by the average number of lists submitt...
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

And now the albums. There were 33 votes this month, one more than last month (which was the lowest). Rank | Artists | Album| Points 1 | Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life | 1018 2 | David Bowie | Station to Station | 752 3 | Bob Dylan | Desire | 640 4 | Ramones | Ramones | 551 5 | Eagles | Hot...
by Listyguy
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Here are the song results. We had 36 votes this month, which is the lowest total to date. Rank | Artists | Song | Points 1 | Sex Pistols | Anarchy in the U.K. | 685 2 | ABBA | Dancing Queen | 660 3 | Eagles | Hotel California | 538 4 | Ramones | Blitzkrieg Bop | 533 5 | Stevie Wonder | Sir Duke | 48...
by Listyguy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

I'm going to leave this open for another 12 hours or so, unless anyone needs more time. I have opened up the 1977 poll though.
by Listyguy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

In 1977 I hope I go to heaven Welcome to the 70s! This month, we will be looking to find the best songs and albums from 1977. If you want to participate, please post a list of your favorite songs and/or albums from that year in this thread. Only the top 20 will be given points, but larger lists are...
by Listyguy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

There's approximately 24 hours left to vote this month! If anyone needs more time than that, let me know.
by Listyguy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 349
Views: 455288

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Cheap Trick's At Budokan was released in 1979, not 1978
by Listyguy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.7
Replies: 20
Views: 2190

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.7

1. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness vs. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
2. Coil - Horse Rotorvator vs. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
3. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant vs. Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart
4. Rodriguez - Cold Fact vs. Lou Reed - Lou Reed
by Listyguy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 18084

Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

18 lists so far and no votes for In Search of Lost Time. Have any of us actually read it? I read Swann's Way at the beginning of the year but haven't felt the urge to return. The only part I really cared for was the opening chapter... I've not read it myself. Ulysses and In Search of Lost Time (and...
by Listyguy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 18084

Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

1. 1984 - George Orwell 2. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger 3. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 4. Animal Farm - George Orwell 5. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury 6. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 8. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 9. Lolita - Vladimi...
by Listyguy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Songs 1. David Bowie - Wild Is the Wind 2. Eagles - New Kid in Town 3. David Bowie - Station to Station 4. Fela Kuti - Zombie 5. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way 6. Stevie Wonder - I Wish 7. Boston - Let Me Take You Home Tonight 8. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) the Reaper 9. Boston - Something Abou...
by Listyguy
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Microphones in 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 2027

Re: Microphones in 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed it, but yeah it's not as great as The Glow, Pt. 2 (if we want to compare it to other Elverum albums). It certainly begets itself to repeated listenings though, it's a very layered work (even if it's relatively simple instrumentally).
by Listyguy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums Acclaimed Based on Only a Few Songs
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: Albums Acclaimed Based on Only a Few Songs

I think at least half of the tracks on Remain in Light are pretty strong. And like prosecutorgodot said, "The Great Curve" is a master piece. It's exclusion from the AM list has always confused me.
by Listyguy
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6
Replies: 28
Views: 3857

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. Fugazi - Repeater 2. Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American 4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orc...
by Listyguy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.5
Replies: 27
Views: 5641

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.5

1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses 2. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. Laura Marling - Semper Femina 3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record 4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown 2 and 4 were tough calls,...
by Listyguy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 128
Views: 21863

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of the 2010s - RESULTS

Great rollout, thanks for putting it together acroamor!

On The Suburbs coming in second place: depending on your source, today or yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the album's release. Rather fitting, if you ask me.
by Listyguy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 128
Views: 21863

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of the 2010s - RESULTS

Yeezus at 76 is really a shock. I thought Ultraviolence would crack the top 50, especially after Lana's strong showing in the songs poll.
by Listyguy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:12 pm
5 | Bob Dylan | Hurricane
This one already made the final poll in 1975, so I'm going to bump the rest of your list up one spot.
by Listyguy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Henry wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:11 pm
11. Blue Oyster Cult / (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
11. Boz Scaggs Love Me Tomorrow
You have two #11s here.
by Listyguy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

I'm a bit confused by some of the results on this spreadsheet, including: Heart / Magic Man Heart / Crazy On You which I hadm (perhaps incorrectly) as belonging in 1976 Also, Linda Ronstadt / You're No Good which I think placed at number 20 in the 1974 poll is also listed in the 1975 poll spreadshe...
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

Here are the wild card standings through 6 months. Wild card points are equal to the points received divided by the number of lists submitted. If an album or song received points over two years, wild card points are equal to the combined points received divided by the average number of lists submitt...
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

And now for the albums, from 32 lists. This was also the lowest total so far. Rank | Artists | Album| Points 1 | Bob Dylan | Blood On The Tracks | 1015 2 | Bruce Springsteen | Born To Run | 875 3 | Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here | 868 4 | Patti Smith | Horses | 733 5 | Brian Eno | Another Green Wor...
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

Here are the song results. This month we only got 38 lists, which is the lowest total so far. Rank | Artists | Song | Points 1 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run | 881 2 | Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody | 795 3 | Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here | 629 4 | Bob Dylan | Tangled Up in Blue | 616 5 | Bruce Spri...
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Also AM is the only source I found that lists Zombie as 1976, so I'll keep it for 1977. I had decided that I would list Zombie as 1976 and King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown as 1977, as per AM. But other sources do suggest that they could be swapped. Any thoughts Listy? I'm not sure if I'm going to l...
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 12745

Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

That was 1976, didn't know who I was yet A pretty little blonde-haired girl Stole my heart and changed my world Welcome to the 70s! This month, we will be looking to find the best songs and albums from 1976. If you want to participate, please post a list of your favorite songs and/or albums from th...
by Listyguy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

Going to keep this open for another 12 hours or so, but I'm opening the 1976 poll now.
by Listyguy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

24 hours left to vote! If you need more time let me know.
by Listyguy
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 86079

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I haven't listened to Folklore yet, but I've listened to few of the songs. I've heard "Exile" a few times (mostly because of Bon Iver), and I think it's pretty good.
by Listyguy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.4
Replies: 23
Views: 5475

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.4

1. Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Rick James - Street Songs vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Greivances vs. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
by Listyguy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 13648

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

1975 might be my favorite year for music. It's very close to being so if it isn't. Two albums in my all-time top 10, and another two in my top 20. Albums 1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here 2. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks 3. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run 4. Queen - A Night at the Opera 5. Aerosm...
by Listyguy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.3
Replies: 22
Views: 4246

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.3

1. Santana - Santana vs. Nico - The Marble Index
2. The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express vs. The Breeders - Pod
3. Passion Pit - Gossamer vs. Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson
4. Focus - In And Out Of Focus vs. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens