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by Henry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of All Time 2021 Edition - Planning Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of All Time 2021 Edition - Planning Thread

Thanks for hosting and presenting this and many other polls. You have been doing a fantastic job! I would prefer a 1000 song limit to some lower limit as I plan to have more than 10,000 songs on my list :-) If we are providing our lists only by e-mail attachment, then the longer lists should be no p...
by Henry
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Progressive Rock Guitarists
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Progressive Rock Guitarists

I found the article at https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/greatest-prog-guitarists/?fbclid=IwAR1rP-e2CoY_8vBbrIaNxE1euj-WrrFiSZ1xklp2zXclqZMdbjRVIGiuQuE to be interesting. I'm not an expert on prog rock, but I am a fan. Some of my faves made the list including Todd Rundgren. Please indicate whet...
by Henry
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Documentary on PBS
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Documentary on PBS

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
by Henry
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 79
Views: 1691

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2020 - RESULTS

It would be great to see the spreadsheet if possible.

I'm especially curious about whether someone else voted for any of the following songs:

Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
Conan Gray - Maniac
The Weeknd - Alone Again
Maren Morris - Them Bones
by Henry
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chick Corea
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

He was fantastic. I remember seeing Return to Forever as a freshman at SUNY at Stony Brook in 1974. A mind-blowing concert.
by Henry
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
Replies: 63
Views: 2323

Re: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Hopefully, there are enough Vulture readers to push Todd forward :-) https://www.vulture.com/2021/02/2021-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-nominees-ranked.html?fbclid=IwAR3q1TBQ8W6Locpg_n5DaPdPpBY5zmfNAW4mLOLebWGI03jttk-FnlN7x54 Besides historically overlooking women, the Hall’s biggest problem over the y...
by Henry
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
Replies: 63
Views: 2323

Re: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

My faves among the nominees include: 1) Todd Rundgren (my favorite artist of all time) - presently in 9th place - almost no chance he gets in 2) Carole King (my 43rd favorite of all time) - she has a good chance (presently 4th) 3) Foo Fighters (51) - good chance (presently 2nd) 4) Tina Turner (162) ...
by Henry
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

Jackson wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:48 pm
This thread is fun - it feels good to rant sometimes!
I'm glad you are enjoying the opportunity to rant :-)

Also, I think you get me Jackson. I also like to rant. But, AM helps me do so in a more restrained and polite manner.
by Henry
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

Thanks Nassim.

Your thoughtful suggestions and attempts to understand my preferences (even as they are divergent from yours) are very much appreciated.
by Henry
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

Edre Peraza wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:26 pm Never cared for Bruce Springsteen
I was luke warm based on most of Springsteen's studio recordings. But, he is awesome LIVE!!
by Henry
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!

Forum participants LOVE David Bowie with great zest.

It is remarkable that the lowest ranking among us for the Ziggy LP was the actual placement in the top 3000.
by Henry
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!

Please correct the artist for Exile on Main Street.
by Henry
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

I love Tom Waits (two of his albums in my Top 30), but I understand he is an acquired taste, and honestly if you don't like Rain Dogs/Swordfishtrombones then he's probably not for you. Way Down in the Hole is pretty great though (maybe my favorite Waits song), and is probably the best television th...
by Henry
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

The only artist in your list that we have shared disdain for appears to be Public Enemy. There are a few songs from Sleater-Kinney that I do enjoy including: Rollercoaster (7604th of all time), Jumpers (8604), and one song that bubbles under my top 10,000 songs - A New Wave (which is from the No Ci...
by Henry
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

Soooooo many of my favorite in your list Henry ;) (not a lot I'm surprised by, but I'd think the album No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney would have songs you'd enjoy) I won't go as far down the list as you (can we call an act ranked 4092 "highly acclaimed") but for me, in the top 200 : James Brow...
by Henry
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

I’m one of the rare people here that LOVE listing who I think is insanely overrated and I agree with a number of your picks but I know it’s frowned upon and considered taboo by a number of people here to do that. Usually musicians feel this way as well accept the Sex Pistols and just recently I fou...
by Henry
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

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

Isolee - 143 Curtis Mayfield is the #143 artist of all time. I'd be surprised if you didn't like him given what I know about your taste. Isolee is #1413. Thanks for the correction. Curtis is my 120th favorite artist of all time. Are you familiar with Percy Mayfield? My (often incorrect records) ind...
by Henry
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

Highly Acclaimed Artists that Do Not Provide Personal Listening Enjoyment

It is rare that my enjoyment of many of these artists improves with further listenings, especially if I do not enjoy the genre or the vocals. But, over the years I have changed my view of more than a few artists. The artists listed below have not provided sufficient enjoyment to me (yet) to rate in ...
by Henry
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!

Live in Phoenix wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:02 pm Prince very quickly wiped out except for his #1.
Same for The Who.
by Henry
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!

Only two Who fans among the poll participants as far as I can tell.
by Henry
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months, Results!

56. Bruce Springsteen | "Atlantic City" (1982)

Holden (1/100)
Live in Phoenix (96/100)
Henry (100/100)

What a contrast in our preferences between Holden and myself!
by Henry
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 6157

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

754. Janis Ian – Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking) - 7.5 I was ten years old when this song was released. It moved me then and now. I wasn't quite as keen about her 1975 hit "At Seventeen," and wonder if anyone else can recommend other songs from her acclaimed 1975 album - Between the Lines.
by Henry
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1960 Polls
Replies: 80
Views: 3998

Re: Albums and Songs of 1960 Polls

Albums 1. John Coltrane - Giant Steps 2. Sam Cooke - The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke 3. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain 4. Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! 5. Etta James - At Last! 6. Ray Charles - Ray Charles in Person 7. The Everly Brothers - A Date with The Everly Brothers 8. Chuck Berry - Rockin'...
by Henry
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1960 Polls
Replies: 80
Views: 3998

Re: Albums and Songs of 1960 Polls

Songs 1. Sam Cooke - Wonderful World 2. John Coltrane - Giant Steps 3. Etta James - At Last 4. The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow 5. Sam Cooke - Chain Gang 6. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - Shop Around 7. John Coltrane - Spiral 8. Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much 9. Chubby Checker - The Twis...
by Henry
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 31244

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

Songs: 1. The Weeknd - Blinding Lights 2. The 1975 - If You're Too Shy 3. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now 4. Conan Gray - Maniac 5. The Weeknd - Alone Again 6. The 1975 - Frail State of Mind 7. Dua Lipa - Physical 8. Joe Satriani - Nineteen Eighty 9. Todd Rundgren feat. Rivers Cuomo - Down with the Shp 1...
by Henry
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months
Replies: 15
Views: 8097

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months

Albums: 1) The Beatles | Abbey Road (My all time favorite) 2) The Who | Who's Next (2) 3) Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV (29) 4) The Who | Tommy (55) 5) The Who | Quadrophenia (62) 6) Neil Young | After the Gold Rush (93) 7) The Beatles | Revolver (104) 8) Led Zeppelin | Houses of the Holy (109) 9) ...
by Henry
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months
Replies: 15
Views: 8097

Re: Artist of the Month Bonus Game: The First Ten Months

Songs: 1. Led Zeppelin | Stairway to Heaven (My favorite of all-time) 2. The Who | Behind Blue Eyes (My 2nd favorite of all-time) 3. Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run (4) 4. The Beatles | Let It Be (7) 5. The Rolling Stones | (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (9) 6. The Who | Pinball Wizard (17) 7. The Be...
by Henry
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 24660

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

747. 10cc - Life Is a Minestrone: 6
748. Linda Ronstadt – Long, Long Time: 7 (my 2210th AT fave)
by Henry
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2020 (CLOSED)
Replies: 36
Views: 3575

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2020 (begins now; deadline end of Feb. 12 UTC)

1. Todd Rundgren
2. Allman Brothers
3. The Style Council
4. James Taylor
5. Isley Brothers
6. The Doobie Brothers
7. Jethro Tull
8. Joe Jackson
9. Chicago
10. Joe Satriani


Backstage:
1. Todd Rundgren
2. Brian Wilson
3. Paul Epworth
4. Robert John Lange
by Henry
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Poll Planning Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 4235

Re: 2021 Poll Planning Thread

2715. The Sonics / Have Love Will Travel I quite like this one. Just a very energetic, raw blues rock song. It also proved quite influential. For example a song by Thee Oh Sees, Tidal Wave, has a very similar riff and was used in a very famous scene of Breaking Bad. Thanks! The raw sound by the Son...
by Henry
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 Poll Planning Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 4235

Re: 2021 Poll Planning Thread

Assuming that we proceed with a 60's poll, I wonder if anyone considers any of the following acclaimed 1960's songs to be worth a second listen: 3642. Steve Reich / It's Gonna Rain 6062. Steve Reich / Come Out I find these first two to be completely unlistenable - no measure of pleasure for me. ____...
by Henry
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 24660

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

744. The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire: 6/10 (my 2260th fave of all time)
by Henry
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 70s: Results!
Replies: 47
Views: 4558

Re: Albums of the 70s: Results!

Is Who's Next the top album with at least one poll participant considered "not a fan?"
by Henry
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1970s Poll, Prediction Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 21
Views: 3371

Re: AMF 1970s Poll, Prediction Thread (Spoilers)

Top 5 Prediction:

1. David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
2. The Clash | London Calling
3. Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon
4. Bob Dylan | Blood On The Tracks
5. Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV
by Henry
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 70s: Results!
Replies: 47
Views: 4558

Re: Albums of the 70s: Results!

Steely Dan is not well loved by the poll participants this year, while Todd has disappeared. Here are some of the albums that did not make the cut this year, but did a few years ago: Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything? / 1972 / 2 (my rating) /99 (rating in last poll) Steely Dan - Katy Lied 1975 3 14...
by Henry
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 70s: Results!
Replies: 65
Views: 8565

Re: Songs of the 70s: Results!

Thanks for the great presentation, ListyGuy! Did you also consider me as a Bowie fan, Henry? He is my favorite artist from the 70s, so I guess I am. From all the Bowie songs that made it to the finals, I ranked "Heroes" the lowest. It is surely a good song, but not one of my favorite ones from him....
by Henry
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 70s: Results!
Replies: 65
Views: 8565

Re: Songs of the 70s: Results!

Great presentation!!! Thanks Holden!

13 Bowie fans (out of a total of 27 poll participants) had "Heroes" in their top 15. That is dominant.
by Henry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 70s: Results!
Replies: 65
Views: 8565

Re: Songs of the 70s: Results!

Holden wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:11 pm Two Bowie songs in the Top Five!? That's wild to me.
Yes, this group of poll voters includes plenty of Bowie fans.
by Henry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1970s Poll, Prediction Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 21
Views: 3371

Re: AMF 1970s Poll, Prediction Thread (Spoilers)

Let's revise our top tens. I want to make clear that Jackson and Henry are not the same person :-) 01 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run 02 | David Bowie | "Heroes" 03 | Stevie Wonder | Superstition 04 | Led Zeppelin | Stairway to Heaven 05 | The Who | Baba O'Riley 06 | Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody 07 |...
by Henry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1970s Poll, Prediction Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 21
Views: 3371

Re: AMF 1970s Poll, Prediction Thread (Spoilers)

01 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run 02 | David Bowie | "Heroes" 03 | Stevie Wonder | Superstition 04 | Led Zeppelin | Stairway to Heaven 05 | The Who | Baba O'Riley 06 | Marvin Gaye | What's Going On 07 | Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody 08 | The Clash | London Calling 09 | Kate Bush | Wuthering Heights 1...
by Henry
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 70s: Results!
Replies: 65
Views: 8565

Re: Songs of the 70s: Results!

Not a fan: Jonah (127/127), Elder (139/150), sonofsamiam (143/150), Bang Jan (150/150), StevieFan13 (150/150), Jackson (150/150), CupOfDreams (150/150) I love how this poll format allows you to register what you dislike and not just your favorites. When Hotel California inevitably places in the top...
by Henry
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2020 update
Replies: 140
Views: 30799

Re: Errors in the 2020 update

Not quite an error, but a lack of consistency as far as I can tell. In the Artist list for the letter M, I was unable to find The Modern Lovers. I do not understand how this happened, but is seems a bit off to me.
by Henry
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 8273

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

Please share any thoughts you have about the LA Times report that Ariel Pink (Ariel Marcus Rosenberg) has been dropped by his label after confirming he attended the Trump rally that led to a mob violently storming the Capitol. “Im not maga,” Pink tweeted in December, responding to a Twitter user que...
by Henry
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 33586

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

720. Collective Soul - Shine: 6
by Henry
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 33586

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

718. The Band – Across the Great Divide - 5/10, my 6659th favorite of all-time
by Henry
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 33586

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

While I haven't provided ratings in a while, I have put together a list of descriptions for some rating levels based on the example from Hymie. 10 - Incredibly awesome 9.9 - Awesome 9.8 - Close to Incredible 9.5 - Almost fantastic 9 - Great 8 - Excellent 7.5 - Very Good 7.2 - almost very good 7 - be...
by Henry
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 7283

Re: 10 Album Gaps

972-981 is a ten album gap for which I have not noted a ranking for any of the albums. I'm pretty sure that I've heard some songs from at least one of the albums in this group, probably The Trinity Session, 808s, and Stardust. 972. Alain Bashung / Fantaisie Militaire 973. The Neville Brothers / Yell...
by Henry
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update!
Replies: 105
Views: 21282

Re: New site update!

I find the spreadsheets for the updated top songs and albums to be very helpful.

I would also like to see a spreadsheet for the updated top artists, if one is available.
by Henry
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 374
Views: 78176

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

Has anyone else attempted to find gaps in our poll results versus the revised top albums in the 2020 update? The first gap that I found (with my possibly incorrect records) was for Rihanna's "Anti." My records indicate that Anti was not among our top 1000 and that it placed at 505 in the 2020 update...