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by Nick
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

poorpete wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:12 am Will Future Nostalgia or folklore get a bump if they win the Best Album Grammy next month, or would it be negligible?
This thread is for the forum poll, to which all the lists have already been submitted.

For the critics list, I believe Grammy winners get a small bump in acclaim.
by Nick
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

Holden wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:35 pm Okay, new question:
What will be the lowest album on the Critics list in our Top 10? Top 20?
Well the top 20 is figured out and it's gotta be the Laura Marling album.

As for the top 10 I have a strong feeling it's Jessie Ware's album.
by Nick
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

Here's our top 20 albums. Where will they rank? 1. Adrianne Lenker | songs/instrumentals 2. Bob Dylan | Rough and Rowdy Ways 3. Charli XCX | how i'm feeling now 4. Dua Lipa | Future Nostalgia 5. Fiona Apple | Fetch the Bolt Cutters 6. Fleet Foxes | Shore 7. HAIM | Women in Music Pt. III 8. Jessie Wa...
by Nick
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 788

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

I think there’s a fantastic 50 minute album in Notes on a Conditional Form, but sadly it’s 80 minutes long. When it’s good it’s REALLY good though, which was enough to get it to #20 on my list.
by Nick
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Daft Punk break up

poorpete wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:09 am Trying to think of other front-loaded albums.
Hot Fuss is the ultimately front-loaded album. Just check out the first 5 tracks:

1. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
2. Mr. Brightside
3. Smile Like You Mean It
4. Somebody Told Me
5. All These Things That I've Done

Hit after hit after hit
by Nick
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Daft Punk break up

Possible hot take: RAM is the best Daft Punk album. Discovery is close, but it’s just a bit too front-loaded.
by Nick
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

My best stab at our top 5:

1. Fiona Apple- Fetch the Bolt Cutters
2. Phoebe Bridgers- Punisher
3. Jessie Ware- What's Your Pleasure?
4. Dua Lipa- Future Nostalgia
5. Perfume Genius- Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
by Nick
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

I think we all know that Fiona is going to win the albums rollout, but how do you figure the rest of the top 10 will shake out? For reference, these are the top 20 2020 albums on the AM spreadsheet: 1 | Fiona Apple | Fetch the Bolt Cutters 2 | Phoebe Bridgers | Punisher 3 | Run the Jewels | RTJ4 4 |...
by Nick
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Daft Punk break up

What was the last big band break up? R.E.M.? The White Stripes? I know it's only tangentially related to what you said, but I think some of the reason why the Daft Punk breakup seems like such a big deal in music circles is because we don't really have bands like we used to. Of the top 10 albums of...
by Nick
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 77
Views: 1566

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS

These results make me feel that "Levitating" was really undervalued by critics. I wonder if it will get any love in 2021 EOY lists as it really blew up in December and January. Its remix recently hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, so I could easily see the new attention the song has received helping ...
by Nick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 77
Views: 1566

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS

The artists of the decade (in songs):

There are 2 artists with 2 songs in AMF EOY Top 10s this decade:

Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto; I Know the End
Fiona Apple - Shameika; I Want You to Love Me
by Nick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 77
Views: 1566

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS

And here are the SOTYs as chosen by the AMF! 2008) Fleet Foxes- White Winter Hymnal 2009) Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks 2010) Kanye West (featuring Pusha T)- Runaway 2011) The Black Keys- Lonely Boy 2012) Frank Ocean- Pyramids 2013) Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell)- Get Lucky 2014) Future Islands- Seasons (...
by Nick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 77
Views: 1566

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS

WOW! A nearly 350 point gap separates #1 and #2. And they're both by the same artist! While I really enjoy "I Know the End", I'm very happy "Kyoto" won. "I Know the End" is great, "Kyoto" is transcendent.

Thanks for hosting, acroamor!
by Nick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

Holden wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:35 pm Shockingly managed to get all of our top five correct!
Good job! Now the real test: Can you get the order right?
by Nick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

And now, our top 5 ?:

01. Phoebe Bridgers | I Know the End
02. Jessie Ware | Spotlight
03. Fiona Apple | Shameika
04. The Weeknd | Blinding Lights
05. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
by Nick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 77
Views: 1566

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS

I was REALLY hoping for a top 10 placement for "If You're Too Shy" but I'll take a top 20. It's probably my favorite song that's been released since 2015.
by Nick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best concerts you've been to
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: Best concerts you've been to

Not a lot of details here, just names and years.

LCD Soundsystem (2010)
Sleigh Bells (2010)
Kanye West (2014)
Paul McCartney (2014)
The Flaming Lips (2014)
Tame Impala (2016)
Radiohead (2018)
Beach House (2019)
by Nick
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Songs of 2021 Discussion Thread

The new Iceage single, "Vendetta", sounds like 90s era Primal Scream covering "Sunshine Superman". Naturally, I'm liking it a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrW11MpeKqg
by Nick
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

Here's my stab at the top 20: 01. Phoebe Bridgers | I Know the End 02. Jessie Ware | Spotlight 03. Fiona Apple | Shameika 04. Christine and the Queens | People, I've Been Sad 05. The Weeknd | Blinding Lights 06. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto 07. Yves Tumor | Gospel for a New Century 08. Sault | Wildfires ...
by Nick
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

Holden wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:17 pm I think that’s gotta be it, but I’m a little skeptical about Kerosene, but maybe for no reason.
I was a little skeptical too, but I put it in my top 10, and I'd be really, really surprised to see it fail to make the top 300.
by Nick
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 56
Views: 719

Re: 2020 EOY Prediction's Thread (Spoilers)

The top 30? 1. Adrianne Lenker | Anything 2. Bob Dylan | Murder Most Foul 3. Charli XCX | Forever 4. Christine and the Queens | People, I've Been Sad 5. Dua Lipa | Break My Heart 6. Dua Lipa | Levitating 7. Dua Lipa | Physical 8. Fiona Apple | Cosmonauts 9. Fiona Apple | I Want You to Love Me 10. Fi...
by Nick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
Replies: 63
Views: 2059

Re: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

I just realized that OutKast is eligible for the Hall, yet wasn't among the nominees. This is one I can't figure out, especially with how many other rap legends have easily been inducted over the last 5-10 years. They are hugely critically acclaimed, won a ton of Grammys, crossed over to the mainst...
by Nick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

FWIW I think the best counterfactual to the acclaim of “WAP” is the acclaim (or lack thereof) of Cupcakke, a black woman rapper who makes music just as raunchy as the aforementioned song, yet has never experienced the same levels of critical adulation.
by Nick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

Like, in an alternate reality where “WAP” wasn’t by two famous rappers, and had stalled out at the bottom of the Hot 100 instead of hitting #1, and didn’t have a meme-ready music video, but somehow was still known to just as many critics, I’m sure it would be only 1/10th as acclaimed as it is now.
by Nick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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 Nick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

My policy re: Don't Start Now and other songs that placed in the 2019 poll is that I'll still tally the results as if they were eligible for the spreadsheet, but I won't include them in the final rollout. Substantially easier on my end to do it that way than the ask everyone to edit their lists. I ...
by Nick
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

My policy re: Don't Start Now and other songs that placed in the 2019 poll is that I'll still tally the results as if they were eligible for the spreadsheet, but I won't include them in the final rollout. Substantially easier on my end to do it that way than the ask everyone to edit their lists. Co...
by Nick
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

andyd1010 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:24 pm
The remix came out in 2020 and y'all should check it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ecvHnICPd0
I'd never heard the remix before. It's pretty great. As for its eligibility, I suppose that'll be decided by the people running the poll (so not me). Thanks for sharing!
by Nick
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

39. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now 4 | Dua Lipa | Don’t Start Now 16) Dua Lipa-Don't Start Now 32. Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now 18 Dua Lipa - Don't start now 3. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now 11. Dua Lipa / Don't Start Now 4 | Dua Lipa | Don't Start Now (Live in LA Remix) 1 | Dua Lipa | Don't Start Now (If I...
by Nick
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 8098

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

Jirin wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:24 am Expectedly, the republicans have voted that actions have no consequences, 43-57.
I'm honestly shocked that 7 Republicans had the backbone to vote to convict. I thought we'd be getting Romney, Collins, and Murkowski, but anyone else is a big surprise to me.
by Nick
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
Replies: 63
Views: 2059

Re: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Has anyone else here actually been to the HOF? I went back in 2009 with my family. I’ve gotta say, for all the (justified) complaining that goes into their selections, the actual HOF itself is really neat.
by Nick
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
Replies: 63
Views: 2059

Re: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Jay-Z towards the bottom is baffling. He's easily one of the top 3 most iconic figures in the post-Biggie/2Pac period of rap (the other two being Eminem and Kanye).
by Nick
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
Replies: 63
Views: 2059

Re: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

ordinaryperson wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:58 pm
Fela Kuti's sadly in last place.
It's sad, but it's sadly expected. The bulk of the nominees are huge stars in the worlds of pop, rock, and hip-hop. Afrobeat never stood a chance with the primarily American audience that makes up these audience polls.
by Nick
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
Replies: 63
Views: 2059

Re: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Who I want to get in:

Kate Bush
Todd Rundgren
Jay-Z
Rage Against The Machine
Foo Fighters

Who I think will get in:

Carole King
Tina Turner
Jay-Z
Devo
Foo Fighters
by Nick
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1428

Re: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment

I enjoy Nick Cave, but he's always seemed like an artist that should be sitting comfortably around the #200 position, not #25. Cave's ranking is due to longevity over peak value, kind of like a baseball player who never wins MVP but stays in the league 20 years and amasses great career numbers. Eve...
by Nick
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Re: Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread

Black Country, New Road's new album For the First Time was the first anticipated release of the year for me. The band released exactly one single per year for the last three years, all of them good and one of them ("Sunglasses") that has become among my favorite songs of the last decade. On first l...
by Nick
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1428

Re: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment

I enjoy Nick Cave, but he's always seemed like an artist that should be sitting comfortably around the #200 position, not #25.
by Nick
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month - January '21 - Kanye West, Results!
Replies: 17
Views: 1926

Re: Artist of the Month - January '21 - Kanye West, Results!

I guess Runaway really ran away with these results.
by Nick
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fun fact
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Fun fact

StevieFan13 wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:06 pm I tried checking to see which song ranked highest on AM without actually topping any of the lists it was featured on. The answer is “Be My Baby,” which comes in at #7.
Cool statistic. I checked for the next song. It's "My Generation" at #14.
by Nick
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AOTM Kanye West Predictions
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: AOTM Kanye West Predictions

My prediction: 1. Runaway 2. Jesus Walks 3. Gold Digger 4. Ultralight Beam 5. Power 6. Flashing Lights 7. Monster 8. All of the Lights 9. Niggas In Paris 10. Black Skinhead 11. New Slaves 12. Stronger 13. All Falls Down 14. Gone 15. Blood on the Leaves 16. Love Lockdown 17. Spaceship 18. Diamonds fr...
by Nick
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month - January '21 - Kanye West, Results!
Replies: 17
Views: 1926

Re: Artist of the Month - January '21 - Kanye West, Results!

Holden wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:10 pm Alright, top twenty tomorrow, can anyone guess them all?
Is this an invitation to post spoilers in the thread? Because I would, but I know some people hate spoilers.
by Nick
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

Nick wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:39 pm
7. Ichiko Aoba- Windswept Adan
Acroamor, just so you're aware, I used the English title of the Ichiko Aoba album on my list. The Japanese title is "Adan no kaze". I'm just posting this so you count them both as the same album.
by Nick
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: SOPHIE RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: SOPHIE RIP

Apparently she fell to her death while attempting to view the full moon. Really just a tragic death.
by Nick
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Re: Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread

On my radar:

Black Country, New Road- For the First Time- February 5th
Lana Del Rey- Chemtrails Over the Country Club- March 19th
by Nick
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread

We already have a songs of 2021 discussion thread, so I figured it was about time we had an albums thread! So far I've heard four 2021 albums. Here they are: 1. Weezer- OK Human Probably the best Weezer release since 2014's Everything Will Be Alright in the End, and maybe the fourth best Weezer albu...
by Nick
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 30098

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

I like "I Know the End" a great deal, though it failed to make my top 50 songs of the year. To me, "Kyoto" is the true instant classic off of Punisher.

And count me among the people who don't really get the comparisons to "The National Anthem".
by Nick
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: SOPHIE RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

SOPHIE RIP

https://pitchfork.com/news/sophie-has-died/

The visionary producer was killed in Athens in an apparent accident at 34.
by Nick
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!
Replies: 36
Views: 7976

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - January '21 - Kanye West!

Albums: 1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2. Late Registration 3. The College Dropout 4. Yeezus 5. Graduation 6. 808s & Heartbreak 7. The Life of Pablo 8. Watch the Throne 9. Ye 10. Jesus Is King Songs: 1. Runaway 2. Gold Digger 3. Power 4. Black Skinhead 5. Ultralight Beam 6. Stronger 7. Flashin...
by Nick
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD
Replies: 38
Views: 10578

Re: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD

I’ll also note that my list deliberately left out miniseries, which I feel like are hard to judge next to more traditional series (though why I didn’t feel the same about game shows or talk shows I don’t know). In any case, here are some of my favorite miniseries: Planet Earth, Planet Earth 2, The B...
by Nick
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD
Replies: 38
Views: 10578

Re: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD

Updating my list because I've been getting really into DBZ lately. Also adding a few other shows. 1. Breaking Bad 2. The Simpsons 3. Adventure Time 4. Mad Men 5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 6. Avatar: The Last Airbender 7. Futurama 8. Arrested Development 9. The Office (U.S. version) 10. Dragon...