Search found 2759 matches

by Jirin
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Music Discussion

The melody is the one you remember the most but not necessarily what draws you in. When the opening line of a song is "Mother, I've taken LSD", it's the lyric that hooks you. Other times, within a few seconds there's an immediately awesome beat. For "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" the ins...
by Jirin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Music Discussion

Any of the above if it's the song's strongest feature.
by Jirin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I have a late year end top ten contender: SAULT - Untitled (Rise) It reminds me a little bit of The Go Team, but without the cheerleadery stuff, less electronic and more R&Bish. Edit: And now I find that is just the first half of the album. The second half has a major change of pace to just soulful ...
by Jirin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

Re: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

I'll probably start this soon since I'm almost finished with my 2010s tournament. I randomized the draw using random.org and came up with this: Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder The Stooges - Ready To Die Janis Joplin - I God Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway Big ...
by Jirin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spotify's most streamed albums of the 60's, 70's, and 80's
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Spotify's most streamed albums of the 60's, 70's, and 80's

Most not too surprising, but I've never heard of United.
by Jirin
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2020 Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: The 2020 Experience

Get COVID above your shop, cut your hair and lose your job, blame some **** and play some golf, villainize people who went to school, but still you'll never get it right, cause when you lay in your hospital bed at night, watching roaches climb the wall, if you call your expensive doctors you can sto...
by Jirin
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!
Replies: 41
Views: 1672

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!

And of course I'll be running Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of the Year again, the winner of which automatically enters the draw.
by Jirin
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone
Replies: 32
Views: 1076

Re: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone

I'm an older person, but I did have 86 albums from the 2010s and 89 albums from the 2000s in my top 500 - most of which are not by legacy artists. So from my POV it is not so much that older fans are ignoring modern music as that we don't love the same albums as younger voters. I don't see this as ...
by Jirin
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone
Replies: 32
Views: 1076

Re: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone

AMF by a mile. Rolling Stone to some extent are curating for their largely Boomer audience’s nostalgia and historic vanity and thus are very close minded about newer and nichier genres. Are you looking at the right RS list? Or does Boomer nostalgia now extend to 90s and 00s R&B and hip hop? Hip hop...
by Jirin
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone
Replies: 32
Views: 1076

Re: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone

AMF by a mile. Rolling Stone to some extent are curating for their largely Boomer audience’s nostalgia and historic vanity and thus are very close minded about newer and nichier genres. People who’ve been spinning the same great albums for 50 years and aren’t taking new applications to be admitted t...
by Jirin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Acclaimed Video Game Systems of All Time
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Most Acclaimed Video Game Systems of All Time

The ones I've used the most in my life are probably SNES, PS2, PS4 and Switch. And if I had to live with only four systems for the rest of my life those'd probably be it.
by Jirin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top RYM albums, by age of voters
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Top RYM albums, by age of voters

What's up with how good King Crimson does on this site? A great album but don't see it top 10 much.

It's refreshing to see Kendrick Lamar do better than Kanye West for all age groups.
by Jirin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!
Replies: 41
Views: 1672

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!

My nomination came in 2nd, a great album won.
by Jirin
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 2495

Re: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll

Albums: 1. The Slits - Cut 2. Pere Ubu - New Picnic Time 3. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box 4. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps 5. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures 6. This Heat - This Heat 7. Kein Coyne - Babble 8. The Clash - London Calling 9. Tubeway Army - Replicas 10. Gang of Four - Entertainment 11...
by Jirin
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions
Replies: 26
Views: 2181

Re: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions

I'm happy to send you a list of songs and albums that are unranked but don't know how active I will be in voting stuff if I have to spend time listening to things.
by Jirin
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!
Replies: 41
Views: 1672

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!

Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion (#188 all time) beats
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (#273 all time)
by Jirin
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 26385

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

I don’t know what’s not to understand. I think suggesting that there’s some magic period from 1965 to 1975 where 90% of the great music ever made was created is preposterous. And you are claiming that like it’s an objective truth and not just your preference.
by Jirin
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020 edition)
Replies: 128
Views: 26996

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

I don’t mind also adding more pop but it also needs indie to balance it out. Not having a single National or Flaming Lips album is insane.
by Jirin
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 26385

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

‌I hate the fact that some overrated recent albums are ranked higher than old classic ones. That doesn't make sense to me. At least none of them made the top 30. Great to see Doolittle in the top 20. I also thought The Dark Side of the Moon would place in the top 10. You may prefer the older ones b...
by Jirin
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

The new Jonsi is excellent. A few major changes toward the top of my list, Childish Gambino and Jehnny Beth surging to #3 and #4. 1. Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters 2. Soccer Mommy - Color Theory 3. Childish Gambino - 3.15.20 4. Jehnny Beth - TO LOVE IS TO LIVE 5. Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher 6. ...
by Jirin
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 58
Views: 37436

Re: Coronavirus

In America, 10% of people are responsible for 80% of infections. The other 90% aren't any less individualist, they're less selfish and stupid. An individualist who is evil will cause poverty and the spread of COVID. A collectivist who is evil will establish concentration camps. The problem isn't ind...
by Jirin
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!

The Crane Wife 94 - The Archandroid 92
Songs Of Faith and Devotion 92 - Cold Fact 86

It’s cool that even my least favorite album left is one I would have considered nominating.
by Jirin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 58
Views: 37436

Re: Coronavirus

If we could act sensibly we would be able to balance opening the economy with stopping the virus. 80% of infections can be traced directly to a super spreader event. People who get together with their families and occasionally go to outdoor dining are spreading it a little, people who never wear mas...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Georgia Anne Muldrow - Mama, You Can Bet! is blowing me away. It's like a performance at a jazz club except with more R&B vocals.
by Jirin
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Quarterfinals!
Replies: 39
Views: 3833

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Quarter-Finals!

The Archandroid 92 - Treasure 85
When The Pawn 97 - The Crane Wife 94
Songs of Faith and Devotion 92 - A Charlie Brown Christmas *
Super Ape 87 - Cold Fact 86
by Jirin
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

Re: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

I generated the albums in the contest. If anyone else has other recommendations that I haven't heard, they will replace albums starting from the bottom. To my surprise, there were two Kiss albums and three Kings of Leon albums that were the highest ranked album I hadn't heard for the year. I might n...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Share your Mixtapes
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

Re: Share your Mixtapes

This is a list I made as the soundtrack for a character in a webcomic I drew: Robyn - Hang With Me Talking Heads - Psycho Killer Robert Johnson - Hellhound On My Trail Frightened Rabbit - The Twist The National - Conversation 16 The Knife - We Share Our Mother’s Health Grace Potter & The Nocturnals ...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

Re: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

Can't tell what albums you've heard and I don't know if recommendations of bands with shared members counts. Going by your top 200, however, I'd suggest The For Carnation's self-titled from some of the same people that brought you Slint. It's marginally more ambient than Spiderland but still post-r...
by Jirin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2
Replies: 28
Views: 4798

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2

The Archandroid 92 - Repeater 74
The Crane Wife 94 - Eat To The Beat 69
Songs Of Faith And Devotion 92 - FIBS 75
Cold Fact 86 - Future Me Hates Me 84
by Jirin
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't Forget to Vote!
Replies: 6
Views: 1943

Re: Don't Forget to Vote!

Yes. Vote. MAKE THE BAD MAN GO AWAY! I'm in Massachusetts, my vote doesn't count.
by Jirin
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1
Replies: 22
Views: 3614

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1

Treasure 85 -() 85, Treasure wins
When The Pawn 97 - The Sensual World 93
abstain
Super Ape 87 - Ritchie Valens 81
by Jirin
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pro Wrestling
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

Re: Pro Wrestling

I’m one of the people who was young enough to think it was real when I first watched it then turned it off when I learned it was fake. I probably would have appreciated it more if I saw it first after I knew it was a performance. So you watch movies cause they are real?! Movies never claimed to be,...
by Jirin
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

Jirin’s Discovery and Review Tournament 2

Some may remember a couple years ago I did a game where I started with 256 albums I hadn’t heard or hadn’t given a chance in a while, put them together in a simple 256-64-16-4 draw and reviewed them as I went along. Paranoid ended up the winner with Iggy Pop -The Idiot as runner up. I think after I ...
by Jirin
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pro Wrestling
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

Re: Pro Wrestling

I’m one of the people who was young enough to think it was real when I first watched it then turned it off when I learned it was fake.

I probably would have appreciated it more if I saw it first after I knew it was a performance.
by Jirin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 49454

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

For me the best song of the year so far by far is Flaming Lips - Mother Don't Be Sad

I can't hear that song and not get emotional.
by Jirin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Updated top 20, more recent releases haven't had much time to bubble up yet: 1. Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters 2. Soccer Mommy - Color Theory 3. Sufjan Stevens - Aporia 4. Caribou - Suddenly 5. Grimes - Miss Anthropocene 6. HMTLD - West Of Eden 7. Myrkur - Folkesange 8. Destroyer - Have We Met...
by Jirin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 10731

Re: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll

1. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance 2. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing 3. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town 4. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside 5. Wire - Charis Missing 6. Blondie - Parallel Lines 7. Elivs Costello - This Year's Model 8. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! 9. Captain Beefheart - S...
by Jirin
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4
Replies: 21
Views: 4964

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4

The Archandroid 92 - Have You In My Wilderness 88
Eat To The Beat 79 - Horse Rotovator 68
Songs Of Faith And Devotion 92 - Amplified Heart 55
Cold Fact 86 - Port Of Morrow 86 (Vote for Cold Fact)
by Jirin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I think I posted about Anna Jarvinen’s new album in the wrong thread but not sure which.
by Jirin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

New Field Music is good but also blatantly copying Remain In Light.
by Jirin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!
Replies: 119
Views: 74154

Re: Rate the Album, 2020, Ratings Thread!

New Anna Järvinen is very good.

Only other I’ve heard is Anna Sjalv Tredge and this one is better.
by Jirin
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Re: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

Sufjan might get two albums in my top ten this year.
by Jirin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Re: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

Not even counting Aporia?

I’m enjoying it too. Possible year end top ten. Hard to say yet where it ranks among his other albums.
by Jirin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 4203

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3

Alligator 92 - Repeater 74
The Crane Wife 94 - Semper Femina 90
Heathen 82 - FIBS 75
Watertown 87 - Future Me Hates Me 84
by Jirin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I agree about American Head. They have backed away from all the noisy experimentation and wrote their most emotional songs ever. I am listening to Jehnny Beth - TO LOVE IS TO LIVE and it is excellent. Vocals remind me of Savages, need to look up of that’s a real connection or just a similarity. Edit...
by Jirin
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2
Replies: 22
Views: 3847

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2

Treasure 85 - Santana 79
The Sensual World 93 - Pod 78
Brian Wilson 78 - Farm 74
EMANON 86 - Ritchie Valens 81
by Jirin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.1
Replies: 23
Views: 5210

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.1

The Koln Concert 86 - () 85
When The Pawn 97 - The Age Of The Understatement 80
Abstain
Bulliningvase 94 - Super Ape 87
by Jirin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

PlasticRam wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 am
T Swift with 89 Metacritic. I can't understand the hype. Album has no standout songs
My opinion, it has one standout song and absolutely nothing else.

Exile is one of the best songs of the year but everything else is generic mediocre.
by Jirin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 138303

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

My current list: 1. Soccer Mommy - Color Theory 2. Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters 3. Caribou - Suddenly 4. Sufjan Stevens - Aporia 5. HTMLD - West Of Eden 6. Grimes - Miss Anthropocene 7. Destroyer - Have We Met 8. Myrkur - Folkesange 9. Moon Horch - Life On Other Planets 10. Chromatics - Fade...
by Jirin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 16173

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

I was going to put Zombie #1, but if it's already qualified. 1. Wire - Pink Flag 2. Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue 3. Roy Harper - Bullinamingvase 4. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life 5. The Clash - The Clash 6. Talking Heads - 77 7. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 8. Iggy Pop - The Idiot 9. Elvis Costello - My ...