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by HRS
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 75840

Re: Albums of 2015

Have You in My Wilderness is further evidence that Julia Holter is magical. She made Natalie Prass's debut and Joanna Newsom's return rather tame four songs in - and everybody here knows I am a Newsom fanboy all the way. This is gorgeous. It's the otherwordly sucessor of Scott Walker's Scott 3 or an...
by HRS
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 75840

Re: Albums of 2015

I'm back from a longer than expected family holiday. First thing first: HRS even though I enjoyed the record, I really enjoyed your analysis as well! Admittedly I only have a cursory knowlege of electronic music "landmark" albums. Could you recommend me some albums if i want to see some of "In Colou...
by HRS
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 75840

Re: Albums of 2015

DocBrown wrote:Welcome back, HRS. I've missed your reviews.
Thank you, Doc! Haven't had enough time to write, but I'm always reading you guys. Brazilian university teachers are on strike again, so I have time to listen to and debate with you guys once again! Cheers! :D
by HRS
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 75840

Re: Albums of 2015

Great analysis, Nick. I can't disagree with you in a way that isn't fully subjective, so here's some food for thought (or annoyances haha) 1. As a record, I didn't find anything particularly bad, just lazily crafted in comparison to more adventurous works out there in techno, jungle or rave that rec...
by HRS
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 75840

Re: Albums of 2015

Found Jamie xx's In Colour very conservative, especially compared to where electronic music is currently heading at in 2015, with the likes of Lotic and his Tri Angle crew or DJ Nigga Fox and Nidia Minaj from Lisbon scene or Jlin from Chicago. Jamie is nostalgic, but those songs failed even in nosta...
by HRS
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 47994

Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Lists Thread

This was therapeutic. Many records that I remember enjoying from the first couple of years are no longer being played; they just didn't stick around. Others which I had mixed feelings at first, ended up being more remarkable since they challenged conceptions that I took for granted on approaching mu...
by HRS
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: YEEZY SEASON APPROACHING
Replies: 158
Views: 37107

Re: YEEZY SEASON APPROACHING

The outro was good, but the song itself was largely unimaginative. Found the "All Day" repetitions annoying and the riff straight out of Kanye's own Monster. In my opinion, this has been the least exciting string of releases of his career.
by HRS
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Grammys 2015
Replies: 44
Views: 11908

Re: Grammys 2015

Agree with everyone about Beck, the tiresome Kanye anctics and the Grammys. I also thought that Beyonce had this on her bag after all they hype surrounding the album. Beck is an artist. Morning Phase was a great record, if it wasn't the best Beck record. We all know how awards like these reward some...
by HRS
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2015
Replies: 304
Views: 75840

Re: Albums of 2015

Sleater-Kinney's had stronger individual songs, but Pratt's is the one I've been returning often; hypnotic folk that improves her charming, wintery debut on nearly every level. Taking my time to nurture the new works by Björk and Roberts. 1. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again 2. Sleater-Kinney -...
by HRS
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"
Replies: 23
Views: 7860

Re: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"

Oh my, what a grower. I take it all back, just give me The Charade in loop.
by HRS
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"
Replies: 23
Views: 7860

Re: D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"

I had mixed feelings. It is enjoyable, but also highly indebt to old school R&B records, some parts sound already dated on arrival – and analog is not a reason for it. If someone had told me this was a D'Angelo album recorded during the 90s that has just resurfaced I'd believe. This shouldn't impact...
by HRS
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 132587

Re: Albums of 2014

That's okay, Nick. I fully respect your opinion. I just didn't like the way the album was being described here after so many thoughts came over it and my experience. The connection to Carson was more of a allegory to the record. The more I listen, the more I understand the lyrics and Portugal was so...
by HRS
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 132587

Re: Albums of 2014

I have no idea what some of you were expecting from a Grouper album. It's like going into one of Julianna Barwick previous recordings expecting beats. I don't find Ruins boring at all. It's just a completely different listening from the misogynist Run the Jewels 2. The only contemporary I can think ...
by HRS
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 36 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

Re: AMF Chart Week 36 2014

I'd like to nominate Grouper's Lighthouse.
by HRS
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 132587

Re: Albums of 2014

Grouper's Ruins: album of the year. A cohesive, melancholic and simple song cycle. Very intimate, almost as revealing as mysterious. Remarkable and hard-hitting emotionally in a way few have been in years.
by HRS
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 88
Views: 63182

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

Great thread! I'd add: 1. Laura Nyro - Emmie from Eli and the Thirteenth Confession : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3_mdy9VfCs Critics at the time decided to overlook its theme and declare it a song about a mother and its daughter or sisters. Nyro was bissexual, died by the company of her female p...
by HRS
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork Best Albums and Songs 2010-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 15883

Re: Pitchfork Best Albums and Songs 2010-2014

To each his own, Newsom's is one of the few records that got better as they aged from this list. I would never expect it inside the top 20, since it seemed american critics were giving her the cold shoulder back in 2010. Time is showing its power, though; four years in and this record is still yeld...
by HRS
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork Best Albums and Songs 2010-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 15883

Re: Pitchfork Best Albums and Songs 2010-2014

To each his own, Newsom's is one of the few records that got better as they aged from this list. I would never expect it inside the top 20, since it seemed american critics were giving her the cold shoulder back in 2010. Time is showing its power, though; four years in and this record is still yeldi...
by HRS
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Pitchfork's Best Music of the Decade so Far
Replies: 44
Views: 12647

Re: Pitchfork's Best Music of the Decade so Far

Back in 2013 I wondered why Miley Cyrus wasn't featured on the best songs/albums lists because both We Can't Stop and Bangerz figured higher and appeared more often inside ballots than some of the tracks and records that made the final cut. If anything, there seems to be a limit for mainstream radio...
by HRS
Fri May 02, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 132587

Re: Albums of 2014

Now tUnE-yArDs' has released three very distinct records that are all great in the same manner. Nikki Nack is mind-blowing on first listen.
by HRS
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 12 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Re: AMF Chart - Week 12 2014

I'll nominate Jerk Ribs by Kelis.
by HRS
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 132587

Re: Albums of 2014

The new Kelis! Old school, fun and sweet. Such a great change of pace - and my favorite album cover of the year.
by HRS
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How Much of A Musical Snob/Nerd Are You?
Replies: 40
Views: 11250

Re: How Much of A Musical Snob Are You?

37 out of 100. Loved this haha Although there are some problems: I always import music because I live in Brazil and vinyls are expensive to the point you expend more than 50 dollars importing and even a 100 buying a new one inside the country. Otherwise, I use words like overproduced and I compare a...
by HRS
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 108
Views: 31809

Re: Now Playing

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by HRS
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's your favorite album of 2014 so far?
Replies: 13
Views: 3716

Re: What's your favorite album of 2014 so far?

Burn Your Fire for No Witness. What a grower! It took months and it seems to never tire ever since. Neneh Cherry and St Vincent as honorable mentions.
by HRS
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 65428

Re: Favorite Books

It was such a great thread. I had a smile on my face every time I read it. Great discussion over popular books and classics, Pynchon references. Suddenly the smile was wiped away. Don't waste your time on Bruce. Anyone who have picked some of the all-time classics knows that there are plenty of phil...
by HRS
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My First Vinyl Album
Replies: 14
Views: 4341

Re: My First Vinyl Album

With a little help of this forum, especially the tips given by John, I started my own vinyl collection. My first one was Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me, which I stumbled by accident at a local store in Salvador, Brazil. It's been over a year and since then I have collected 30 different titles and it...
by HRS
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 132587

Re: Albums of 2014

DocBrown, Dum Dum Girls' have actually grew on me over the week. Some of the melodies really stuck, even though there are still songs that are too silly for me to fully enjoy it (Lost Boys and Girls Club, Rimbaud's Eyes). A fun record overall. I'd give it a 6.5 now. I wasn't expecting a lot from the...
by HRS
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013: AM Update Predictions
Replies: 11
Views: 3251

Re: Albums of 2013: AM Update Predictions

I agree with Harold's predictions. I think critics will include Beyoncé inside their 2014 lists. I don't know if it's because the year has barely started and the album still seems the hottest release around.
by HRS
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 132587

Re: Albums of 2014

I have listened to three 2014 albums: Warpaint's Warpaint : I was introduced to this band by this forum back in 2010. The Fool was great, but nothing quite enthralled me as Undertow did. This new self-titled record is beautifully crafted. The production is its strength. The problem so far rests in t...
by HRS
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #5 - The Draw
Replies: 37
Views: 9901

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums #5 - The Draw

This is looking pretty much epic. I have no ideia who will take this and some of the matches are pretty challenging, since the records are not only by great artists but also very different sonically! I'm glad to see some records from the last few years too like The Caretaker's. There's Have One on M...
by HRS
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 14452

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

Henrik wrote:Thank you HRS for your vote, and for your kind words and touching story! But it seems like you didn't check the list above carefully enough... :greetings-waveyellow:
Damn! That's true. I won't erase it, though! :mrgreen:

Now that's another embarrassing memory to keep! :P
by HRS
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 14452

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

1. Os Mutantes 2. Caetano Veloso 3. Neu! 4. Todd Rundgren 5. Gal Costa 6. Nico 7. Stereolab 8. Brigitte Fontaine 9. Milton Nascimento 10. Fugazi Backstage wing: 1. Henrik I have no ideia if this is even possible, but seeing that Ryan from Pitchfork was inducted, why not Henrik? For creating a websit...
by HRS
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?
Replies: 72
Views: 18523

Re: Next decade poll : the 70's? Who's hosting it?

I grew up watching the Beatles on "Ready Steady Go", and well remember "Space Oddity" and "Your Song" being all over the radio in 1969. But the first single I bought was "Coz I Love You" by Slade in 1971. Then I stumbled upon "Meddle" & found John Peel. I enjoyed much of the music of the 1970's - b...
by HRS
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music in Spanish - One song per day
Replies: 50
Views: 12927

Re: Music in Spanish - One song per day

Now we just have to wait for users who speak Chinese, German, Japanese, Portuguese (I'm looking at you, Hyego [HRS].) , Russian, or any other language, to share their musical knowledge with us. Or regional lists, too. That would be nice. That'd be great, but I don't have the time I wish I had. At l...
by HRS
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 30812

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013

I didn't have a connection those last few days, so I'm thankful for the chance of posting it now. haha I also wish I had time to give a fair listen to the rest -- and even unravel other records I listed. Happy new year! 1. Jenny Hval - Innocence is Kinky 2. 65daysofstatic - Wild Light 3. La Femme - ...
by HRS
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2013
Replies: 336
Views: 100717

Re: Albums of 2013

Just heard the new Beyonce album. It's good, with some great pop songs ("XO" is already on my top songs of 2013 list), but generally speaking I found it to be overly long. The album is 66 minutes long and it really shouldn't have been that long. It could have been a whole 20 minutes shorter and it ...
by HRS
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 30812

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013

Where are the lists? Here's hoping people are making them. :D
by HRS
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

First of all I apologize for writing long posts. It sucks. It's okay if you don't read. In my defense, I aim to make my point clear and create a good debate, not pretentiousness. That's why I'm rarely mad over internet discussions -- first of all because it is silly to get angry on someone on the ot...
by HRS
Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

That's really cool! I'm also a highly amateur aspirant writer. And the way we relate to lyrics, further evidence of the subjectivity of all. I love instrumental music, but when there are words included, I'm a little too judge-y and I am the first to recognize it. It is not supposed to be classic poe...
by HRS
Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

It's okay, irreduciblekoan. :mrgreen: I'm not creating a theory haha I only spoke about Yeezus to contrast with my reaction to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I don't dislike Kanye West, I don't think things are black-and-white. Like JimmyJazz, I enjoy his productions. I also enjoy previous recor...
by HRS
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

I think you missed my point. Especially the part after the Birds video. It's not about who's more avant-garde, it's about a novelty lost in the sense another artist worked the sound better before, in my opinion. The same way you may feel about contemporary hip hop in comparison to classics. And Kany...
by HRS
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

Jonathon, I really like My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, even If I don't return as often to it as others here. 2010 was filled with plenty of terrific records, and it was fun back in the day here at AM to realise how many of us were continuously mind blown by them throughout the year. MBDTF came o...
by HRS
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

I could write a lot of things that compose my opinion about Kanye West. I could develop that Yeezus contains a great amount of the worst lines I have ever heard in a highly acclaimed hip hop record; I could further write that Death Grips have been refining the sound tried on Yeezus for almost three ...
by HRS
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

I am glad to see Haim way up on the list. It's working its way quickly up my EOY list but nobody seems to talk about it here, possibly because they're mainstream in the UK. I don't think it's the reason, though. I listened to the record and found it a fairly regular indie pop affair. I feel compell...
by HRS
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2013 (LAST THREAD IN POLL)
Replies: 29
Views: 8591

Re: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2013 (LAST THREAD IN P

Thank you, JimmyJazz! I kept my original choices, slightly switching the more out there John Cage for Joanna Newsom, replacing Nico for Brigitte Fontaine and pushing Caetano higher, since other people are also voting for him. Viva tropicália! 1. Joanna Newsom - musicianship, word smithery, consisten...
by HRS
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 7674

Re: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2012

Great work on all of this Mr. JimmyJazz. I've been working a lot, studying, so those blood-thirsty teachers won't fail me, and planning an european exchange experience. I didn't have the time to contribute to any of your threads. I hope I do in the near future when this AM Hall of Fame thing start h...
by HRS
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 86523

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

I think Daft Punk will consolidate itself at the top. It had a highly acclaimed single that was also the summer hit of 2013, a highly acclaimed record, that was also commercially successful, and they were coming off the heels of the splash Discovery did inside plenty of lists by the end of the last ...
by HRS
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Uncut Top 50 Singer/Songwriter Albums of All Time
Replies: 2
Views: 2487

Re: Uncut Top 50 Singer/Songwriter Albums of All Time

Thank you very much, o.m.!
by HRS
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 30812

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013

My second favorite release of the year, Jenny Hval's Innocence is Kinky.