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by Nick
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 81
Views: 563

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

My Bloody Valentine- Only Tomorrow (2013)
by Nick
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ric Ocasek Dead at 75
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Ric Ocasek Dead at 75

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/R ... ssion=true

Ric Ocasek of The Cars has died. He was 75.
by Nick
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: I Made A Song...
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: I Made A Song...

Too lo-fi for my taste, but you have a solid flow. Needs a better mix though.
by Nick
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 81
Views: 563

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

Beach House- Space Song (2015)
by Nick
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations
Replies: 81
Views: 563

Re: Overlooked Songs 3: 2010s Edition - Nominations

Kamasi Washington- Fists of Fury (2018)
by Nick
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Guardian 100 best albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: The Guardian 100 best albums of the 21st Century

So, 32 albums from the 2010s and 68 from the 2000s. That's a huge difference, don't you think? Anyway, I'm surprised Adele is nowhere to be found on this list. Lists like this always have whatever the opposite of a recency bias is. Expect a similar ratio between 2010-2014 albums and 2015-2019 album...
by Nick
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 122290

Re: Albums of 2019

As much as I love IGOR, Bandana feels like the rap album that will get the most acclaim come year-end time. As things stand Bandana will likely place in the top 10, but I think Igor has the upper hand, for being more a product of the zeitgeist and having a higher profile. I also think Eilish will d...
by Nick
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 122290

Re: Albums of 2019

As a longtime fan of LDR, I'm glad to see her finally getting her due. And it's a great album with a lot of standout songs, but I don't feel like she's the sure thing for AOTY yet. To me, it seems like a three way race between LDR, Big Thief and Billie Eilish. Of the albums released so far this yea...
by Nick
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 122290

Re: Albums of 2019

The new Lana Del Rey album is... 1) really, really good 2) probably going to be the critics’ pick for AOTY As a longtime fan of LDR, I'm glad to see her finally getting her due. And it's a great album with a lot of standout songs, but I don't feel like she's the sure thing for AOTY yet. To me, it s...
by Nick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 122290

Re: Albums of 2019

The new Lana Del Rey album is...

1) really, really good
2) probably going to be the critics’ pick for AOTY
by Nick
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS
Replies: 110
Views: 6978

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS

That point difference between #4 and the top 3 is just insane. Don’t Look Back in Anger, There is a Light That Never Goes Out, and Mr. Brightside truly reign supreme.

Thanks for hosting the poll, mileswide!!!
by Nick
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 26667

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Now there are a few things I like about the Elvis version more than the original. I like how the Elvis version starts off so immediately, I don't get this comment. Both versions have the same intro with the vocal coming in at just before 8 seconds. The only difference is that the guitars are accent...
by Nick
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 26667

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Usually critics frown upon records where an act records a new version of a previously recorded song and does it in the same way as the earlier version. Presley's record is a direct copy of the Mark James original. Same arrangement, even the same guitar player. Elvis is a better singer, but I think ...
by Nick
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 122290

Re: Albums of 2019

It's almost September and the year is 2/3rds of the way over. Here's what we have... Great: 1. Weyes Blood- Titanic Rising 3. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Bandana 3. Jai Paul- Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) Very Good: 4. Lana Del Rey- Norman Fucking Rockwell! 5. Bon Iver- i,i 6. The National- I Am Easy to Find...
by Nick
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 26667

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Hymie wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:53 am
Nick wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Hymie wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:38 pm


Funny you should say that. My older friends are really pissed that it finished so high.
How do they feel about the top 5 placement of "Suspicious Minds"?
IF it is top 5, I will comment :-)
Fair enough! haha :D
by Nick
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 26667

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Hymie wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Wezzo wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:34 pm
Ah, shame In the Ghetto just missed out on a top-ten spot.
Funny you should say that. My older friends are really pissed that it finished so high.
How do they feel about the top 5 placement of "Suspicious Minds"?
by Nick
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS
Replies: 110
Views: 6978

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS

mileswide wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:23 am
The top 50 awaits! I should be able to present all of that to you tomorrow, do we dare make any predictions at this stage in the meantime?
Lots of Oasis.

"Don't Look Back in Anger" wins it all. "Dancing Queen" places in the top 10.
by Nick
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS
Replies: 110
Views: 6978

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS

I'm the only one who voted for "What a Fool Believes"????? What's wrong with you people??????
by Nick
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 5883

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

The music released in his name in the 2010s was some of.my favourites of the decade. And if archival material is not eligible in its year of release, how would we determine what year it WOULD be eligible? I may be the only Forumer listing Cash thus decade but I feel fairly certain others will name ...
by Nick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 5883

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

98. Johnny Cash He hasn't been particularly alive this decade. Do you really count someone whose output is completely archival for this type of list? Artists not even alive in the decade should not count I dunno, even if he’s dead he still put out albums this decade. If Bowie died two days before B...
by Nick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 5883

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Am I the only one who didn’t see these lists as a poll? It’s too early for a poll but it’s never too early to just ask for people’s favorites so far. Not every topic has to be part of some official forum poll. That’s certainly how I interpreted this thread and the other thread too. Just as a place ...
by Nick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 122290

Re: Albums of 2019

I enjoy the new Sleater-Kinney album, but it kind of sounds like St. Vincent minus the guitar theatrics and killer hooks.

I think I’d give it a 7/10 or so.
by Nick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 196
Views: 153774

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Nico should have “I’ll Be Your Mirror” added to her artist page, as she has every other VU song where she sings lead listed there already.
by Nick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 196
Views: 153774

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones (Part II)" is labeled on this site as "Shook Ones, Pt. 2". This is probably really pedantic, but I figured I'd mention it in the spirit of accuracy.
by Nick
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16306

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

7 days left, people! One last question about eligibility: is everyone alright with the concept of including wordless choruses? Honorio made the point that they could arguably be contentious, especially in light of my (possibly unjustified) hardline against including instrumental sections where the ...
by Nick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 26
Views: 8349

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

I already did my top 100s, but here are my albums and songs of the year... Albums: 2010: Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2011: PJ Harvey- Let England Shake 2012: Frank Ocean- Channel Orange 2013: Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City 2014: Todd Terje- It’s Album Time 2015: Kendr...
by Nick
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos
Replies: 17
Views: 5298

Re: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos

The Simpsons vs The Sopranos: It's like the Beatles and the Stones, right? The condensed, quick, never waste a minute artistic experience that lasted for a few years before finishing with a bow versus the sprawling, never ending, franchise that keeps chugging along decade after decade, warts and all...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16306

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

It is with frustration with myself, sadness but also some relief that I've decided to abandon this Choruses Poll. It was a nice idea poorly executed by myself that lacked from the outset clear definitions or an agreed formula. I'm sorry for the way I've conducted many of the discussions above- I pr...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 4378

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

I think its a fairly safe bet that it was suicide given his history of depression / wife leaving him last year / some of his lyrics. American Water is one of the best indie albums of the 90s and everyone should give it a try, especially if they like Pavement. Joe Pernice (of Pernice Brothers) poste...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 65153

Re: Songs of 2019

That new Haim song "Summer Girl" is really good, but it's infuriatingly similar to "Walk on the Wild Side". I get having a sax like the song, and having a similar instrumentation, subdued vocals, and general "mood", but did they really have to do the "doo doo doo"s like the song too? Can't decide i...
by Nick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 4378

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

Holy shit that’s terrible. His newest album, Purple Mountains, was just released a few weeks ago and is great. Seemed like he was making a strong comeback. How awful.
by Nick
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 65153

Re: Songs of 2019

That new Haim song "Summer Girl" is really good, but it's infuriatingly similar to "Walk on the Wild Side". I get having a sax like the song, and having a similar instrumentation, subdued vocals, and general "mood", but did they really have to do the "doo doo doo"s like the song too? Can't decide if...
by Nick
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 228
Views: 155921

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm seeing Beach House tonight with a couple of friends in Massachusetts. Should be awesome! :D
by Nick
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 65153

Re: Songs of 2019

Top 40 songs of the year (so far)... 1. Weyes Blood- Andromeda 2. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen 3. Four Tet- Only Human 4. Weyes Blood- Movies 5. Tame Impala- Patience 6. Lizzo- Juice 7. Charly Bliss- Capacity 8. Mark Ronson (featuring Angel Olsen)- True Blue 9. Carly Rae Jepsen- Julien 10. Freddie Gi...
by Nick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 26
Views: 8349

Re: Best/Favorite Album Lists of the 2010s

This is very provisional, but I've been working on these lists a lot in light of the coming end of the decade... Top 100 Songs: 1. Inspector Norse- Todd Terje 2. Seasons (Waiting On You)- Future Islands 3. Runaway- Kanye West (featuring Pusha T) 4. Oblivion- Grimes 5. Let It Happen- Tame Impala 6. G...
by Nick
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16306

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

Good spot Andy, probably should have made it clearer that choruses with only vocal sounds, rather than words, are valid but not instrumental sections where the chorus would logically go. I'll reflect this in the initial post. Might this be a chance to slot Flagpole Sitta in its place, Stevie? Is it...
by Nick
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16306

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

All These Things That I've Done is another one. Nick, are you taking it as an average of the normal choruses plus the 'I've Got Soul But I'm Not a Soldier' part? Fluorescent Adolescent is another similar example (like Don't Stop Believing also) with a chorus and then a big refrain at the end, so I'...
by Nick
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33116

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Great to see Radiohead in the top 3 again, and a premature congratulations to Bowie for hitting number 2 twice in a row!
by Nick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16306

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

A somewhat provisional list. Thanks for some song inspiration, Steviefan! 50. AC/DC- You Shook Me All Night Long 49. Backstreet Boys- I Want It That Way 48. Jimmy Eat World- The Middle 47. Elton John- Rocket Man 46. Sufjan Stevens- Chicago 45. David Bowie- Starman 44. Earth, Wind & Fire- September 4...
by Nick
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33116

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Like I said before, music is an art form. No it's not. That's a myth put forth (I'm sorry to say) by the critics that this site is based upon. Music is a craft. Music has been considered a form of art for hundreds of years. Are you're going to seriously suggest that nobody ever considered the works...
by Nick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16306

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

So are the ending refrains to "Don't Stop Believing" and "Hey Jude" going to count as a chorus? Or is a chorus something that repeats throughout the song and is broken up by verses/a bridge?
by Nick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16306

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

acroamor wrote:I was wondering what artist would overperform the most in this department compared to their overall ranking and I think the answer is Oasis.
I can think of at least 2 Oasis songs that have all but guaranteed a spot in my top 10, one of which will probably be my number 1.
by Nick
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread

Limiting myself to albums that aren't in the top 30 of their respective year on AM... The Beach Boys- The SMiLE Sessions: Okay, we all know this one. But it's a fantastic album and it definitely deserves a re-listen if you've only heard it once or twice. Will it even count for our EOD poll? Well, wh...
by Nick
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

mileswide wrote: Would anyone be amenable to either a choruses poll or a verses poll? I for one would be on safer ground if no one else as much as I love (what I think are) middle-8s!
I'm absolutely on board with a choruses poll!
by Nick
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 26667

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

Hymie wrote:
Honorio wrote:I've planned to listen to the whole discography of Elvis for this poll.
I commend you. I could not sit through all those wacky movie songs from the 60s.
“He’s Your Uncle, Not Your Dad” is one of the most hilariously bad songs I’ve ever heard.
by Nick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33116

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

It seems like you’ve missed In a Silent Way on the list of Miles Davis’s most acclaimed albums.

Loving the rollout so far though!
by Nick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

1. Pulp- Common People ("Rent a flat above a shop..") I'm not a musician, nor am I versed in music theory, but I always thought this section was part of the chorus, not the middle eight (which is synonymous with the bridge, right?). Wouldn't the middle eight of "Common People" be the part that begi...
by Nick
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33116

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Great rollout so far, TheLastEnemy. I'm really liking your use of the images to convey the artist information.
by Nick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 26667

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs

1. Suspicious Minds 2. Heartbreak Hotel 3. Hound Dog 4. Don't Be Cruel 5. That's All Right (Mama) 6. Jailhouse Rock 7. Mystery Train 8. Can't Help Falling in Love 9. All Shook Up 10. Burning Love 11. In the Ghetto 12. Blue Moon of Kentucky 13. Kentucky Rain 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 15. Blue C...
by Nick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 162
Views: 67920

Re: Best James Brown Songs - RESULTS

Hymie wrote:
Nick wrote:Thanks for the rollout, Hymie! What's up next? The Beatles??? (please??)
I did the Beatles already. Here are the results:
Wow, I have no idea how I missed that. Great list!