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by Live in Phoenix
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - November '20 - R.E.M.!
Replies: 18
Views: 2224

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - November '20 - R.E.M.!

Songs: 1. Losing My Religion 2. Man on the Moon 3. It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 4. Radio Free Europe 5. Crazy 6. Feeling Gravitys Pull 7. Talk About the Passion 8. Country Feedback 9. Electrolite 10. Pilgrimage 11. The One I Love 12. Stand 13. Shiny Happy People 14. Find...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Music Discussion

Melody, generally speaking.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 2771

Re: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll

Thanks Listyguy Albums: 1 | The Clash | London Calling 2 | Gang of Four | Entertainment! 3 | Michael Jackson | Off the Wall 4 | Neil Young with Crazy Horse | Rust Never Sleeps 5 | Wire | 154 6 | The Slits | Cut 7 | Marianne Faithfull | Broken English 8 | Led Zeppelin | In Through the Out Door 9 | XT...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

First off, I have some videos here that I'm making some assumptions on. If you need to, you can correct me, but otherwise I'll go with the assumption. I assume that mileswide and Dan both voted for this version: Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains beyond Mountains) [Original Non-Interactive Version] ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 77
Views: 41742

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nov. 6, 2020: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 will ‘probably’ be revealed in April “The way we’ve done it [in the past], the nominating committee has met in September, it goes out to voting in late October, we announced the results in December, the induction ceremony has generally been in M...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top RYM albums, by age of voters
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Top RYM albums, by age of voters

My top 10 if I just include albums I heard during my teenage years (throwing out Joy Division and the Sundays). 1 | Nirvana | Nevermind 2 | Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A. 3 | Sting | The Soul Cages 4 | Suzanne Vega | Solitude Standing 5 | Justin Hayward | Songwriter 6 | Bob Dylan | Blonde on...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top RYM albums, by age of voters
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Top RYM albums, by age of voters

Why in God's name, or maybe Yeezus's name, would teenagers be listening to In the Court of the Crimson King. (Except I listened to it when I was 17. This thread is giving me all sorts of terrible ideas, like thinking of when I approx. first listened to each album in the AM top 100, what my list of f...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top RYM albums, by age of voters
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Top RYM albums, by age of voters

Looks like Wish You Were Here is the meta-list winner :shock:
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD

Hi! I’m surprised to see there’s never been a poll like this on the forum before! We've all watched a lot of TV, I'm sure, but my guess about why a poll has never transpired is because, like with video games, there is just so f'ing much of it -- many different (time-consuming) eras, as well as nume...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month, September 2020, Prince, Results!
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Artist of the Month, September 2020, Prince, Results!

Prince, who already had a few things going for him, just seems a cut above most lyricists.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election

If I'm looking at the electoral map correctly, if all the leaning blue/red states go to each respective candidate, Biden gets exactly the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 58
Views: 37596

Re: Coronavirus

Make sure that you check up on your vote to see it’s status, it’s really easy (or at least really easy in my state of Wisconsin) Ballot was signature verified and counted on Oct. 14th 8-) Rad! Well, I noticed 2 states in particular this morning that either flipped or is leaning toward it...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 58
Views: 37596

Re: Coronavirus

This is a bit on the nose as an illustration of this administration's response to the coronavirus, but I'm actually quarantined on Election Day. Someone at my office tested positive. Over the course of the year, one co-worker's husband has died from the coronavirus, and another co-worker's mother h...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 58
Views: 37596

Re: Coronavirus

This is a bit on the nose as an illustration of this administration's response to the coronavirus, but I'm actually quarantined on Election Day. Someone at my office tested positive. Over the course of the year, one co-worker's husband has died from the coronavirus, and another co-worker's mother ha...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 27376

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

1. Radiohead | OK Computer (1997)
I'm just glad that people noticed and voted for my 183rd-favorite album :D

Thanks Holden!
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Last I checked, though I'm not up to date, every video for the main rollout (requiring a vote from two forum members) has director info. But a qualifying video would make it into the presentation no matter what.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - November '20 - R.E.M.!
Replies: 18
Views: 2224

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - November '20 - R.E.M.!

Albums: 1 | Murmur I had already heard a few R.E.M. albums, but I was assured that, no, you need to listen to this one. This was when i was armed with my first music lists and was just seriously getting into music listening. Like all their great ones, basically every song is worthwhile, operating at...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 27376

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

I was at the youngest end of being a teenager when Pearl Jam's Ten came out, and I'm 42 now, so I'm actually surprised that it did extra well with under 40s.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Holden Reviews Horror Movies
Replies: 27
Views: 2480

Re: Holden Reviews Horror Movies

I recommend Saw III. I described it to someone once as like a foreign film director's idea of a slasher movie.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

I've been working on director info. I have found or confirmed a director for every video except the ones below. (One of them is today's Biggest Fan selection.) A couple of these surprised me. Some of these I just don't expect to be figured out. For instance, after inquiring at a Carpenters forum, I ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 27376

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

The reason I frequently prefer the lower halves of a list like this is because it always contains the more unusual picks. Take for example that Popol Vuh album that just drops in out of absolute nowhere without warning. I haven't heard it so I have no opinion on it, but I love how random it feels i...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - October '20 - The Beach Boys!
Replies: 34
Views: 7625

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - October '20 - The Beach Boys!

Albums: 1. Pet Sounds 2. some version of Smile (I generally know it from Brian Wilson's 2004 version, and the excerpts from the band's 1993 box set) 3. All Summer Long 4. Little Deuce Coupe 5. The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album 6. The Beach Boys Today! 7. Smiley Smile 8. Shut Down Volume 2 9. Wild Hone...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music
Replies: 40
Views: 5913

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music

It ranks with the best of them I say and the suggestion by the RYM community that there are apparently over 7.400 albums that are better strikes me as absurd. 10/10 (Well, that was achieved quickly in this series) Rob, couldn't agree more. And from the look of the AT lists in the soon-to-be-unveile...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 22737

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2020

Can you believe I first heard "I Don’t Mind" from the Moody Blues (from an album with robot fingers playing a keyboard as the album cover)?
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, PREDICTION THREAD (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 11496

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, PREDICTION THREAD (SPOILERS)

Rob wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:59 pm The top 50:
This was achieved by our significant others and/or loved ones being sick of our list-making, and collectively sending PMs to Holden when our account was open.

Kylie Minogue's Napalm Death tribute is her one classic, though.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, PREDICTION THREAD (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 11496

Re: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, PREDICTION THREAD (SPOILERS)

Will any changes in our poll be reminiscent of Rolling Stone's changes in their list? (I'd say no. Though it reminds me that, as an odd coincidence, last time our poll put Abbey Road in front for the Beatles, and then Rolling Stone did the same. Is there a new best Beatles album every couple of deca...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Just like the U.S. election, 2 weeks and change left to go!
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moments in Music
Replies: 29
Views: 6917

Re: Best Moments in Music

Not that Dave ruins it, but the whole intro for Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" which is about 1:20.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moments in Music
Replies: 29
Views: 6917

Re: Best Moments in Music

If heaven exists, and it has music when you come in, I assume they're just going to play the piano opening of Bruce Springsteen's "Backstreets," because otherwise they have their work cut out for them.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 22737

Re: Biggest Fan - October 2020

U2 - The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) 6 I felt like this song could have used a bigger arrangement than just the band playing. Or maybe that just means that the song isn't that great. If I remember my anecdotes correctly, U2 in their early days scored a crucial TV appearance by playing a TV producer "Gl...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 10943

Re: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll

Albums: 1 | Elvis Costello | This Year's Model 2 | Neil Young | Comes a Time 3 | Blondie | Parallel Lines 4 | Talking Heads | More Songs About Buildings and Food 5 | The Moody Blues | Octave 6 | Kate Bush | The Kick Inside 7 | Black Sabbath | Never Say Die 8 | Original Soundtrack | Grease: The Origi...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 2125

Re: R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020)

I listened to a lot of Van Halen and even some Van Hagar... Besides a best-of, the 2 albums I'd recommend are 1984 and F.U.C.K.

I got a rather uncharacteristic "Eddie Van Halen. :(" text from my mother, who mostly listens to Joni Mitchell.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Probably best not to tabulate my list until the actual deadline...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Most all credits from IMDb 1. Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer (1986; Director Stephen R. Johnson) 2. Nine Inch Nails – Closer (1994; Director Mark Romanek) 3. Michael Jackson – Thriller (1983; Director John Landis) 4. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991; Director Samuel Bayer) 5. The Beatles – A Ha...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Album Cover Poll 2020, Results!
Replies: 25
Views: 5084

Re: AMF Album Cover Poll 2020, Results!

Indeed, great album artwork is not really tied to great albums It will probably be like this for the music video poll, too. It's not proper, strictly speaking, but it's hard to blame people. You could say there is a synergy when the music and the artwork or video are all lifting each other up. (I'm...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - September 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 35021

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2020

Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

9

At home, we ended up asking my mom in passing for a favorite music video, what with my poll here, and somehow this was her selection (only somewhat because of the Paul Rudd/Jimmy Fallon version).
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)
Replies: 128
Views: 27548

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

Maybe the first best-of list I ever saw was Entertainment Weekly's top 100 CDs (1993), which often used compilations. I know it's not purist, but there are also more than a few record buyers out there that just want, say, Bob Marley's Legend, or a compilation for Chuck Berry or whoever else instead ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)
Replies: 128
Views: 27548

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 Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)
Replies: 128
Views: 27548

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 may...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)
Replies: 128
Views: 27548

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

God, this looks like it was put together by aliens compared to the usual Rolling Stone all-time lists. It reminds me of when I find a negative vintage review of a classic album -- I usually complain that critics don't think for themselves enough, then if I see a departure, I complain about that, too...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

So maybe I will change something after the other members publish their lists If this helps, I have another unordered 50 or so. The great majority here should make my final list. Above the Law – Black Superman Bryan Adams – Can't Stop This Thing We Started Aphex Twin – Come to Daddy Beastie Boys – I...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - September 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 35021

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2020

R. Kelly – Trapped in the Closet

5

Oh my God, are there 33 chapters to this? I don't think I ever made it past single digits.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Album Cover Poll 2020, Results!
Replies: 25
Views: 5084

Re: AMF Album Cover Poll 2020, Results!

The first and trickiest part of the formula is:

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by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pro Wrestling
Replies: 12
Views: 4259

Re: Pro Wrestling

i don't get it why guys like Hogan and Ultimate Warrior or Randy Savage were always at the top. Randy Savage’s own match with Ricky Steamboat, at that same WrestleMania as Hogan/Andre, was considered the WWF’s best match for years. Around 2003, the kayfabe-ish magazine PWI said it was the best WWF/...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pro Wrestling
Replies: 12
Views: 4259

Re: Pro Wrestling

I started watching around 1988. (As a trivia note, the first time I probably ever saw the current President was when he was shown during WrestleMania IV.) For reasons that I don't totally remember, considering I had seen little or no pro wrestling, I saw the cover of that VHS tape advertising Hulk H...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

MTV made the dreadful decision to switch from music videos to reality soaps Yes, would it have killed them to make a couple of hours of prime-time appointment viewing every weekday -- one night, it could be the top 10 hottest songs in the country, what with how they used to do countdowns; another n...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - September '20 - Prince!
Replies: 41
Views: 12358

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - September '20 - Prince!

I've personally been wanting a poll series on the AM Top Artists that progressed past the top 10 names. There are some pretty "obvious" big names in the top 11-20 that I don't think we've done a poll for before.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13879

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

41) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole 58) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole Thank you, whuntva. I noticed that you have Head Like a Hole listed twice. =================================== 83) The Killers-Mr. Brightside (Version 2) 24 | The Killers | Mr. Brightside whuntva and Wezzo, are you both votin...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Modern Thriller-esque Albums
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: Modern Thriller-esque Albums

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. 21 compares well in one respect -- 21 is the only album since Thriller to...