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by Jirin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

So we’re talking bridges in songs with no chorus, or choruses in songs with two verses before the chorus like Lightning Crashes?
by Jirin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Didn't expect such a bump from Elton John, might have something to do with timing of the movie?
by Jirin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

For those of us who aren’t musicians would help to first have discussions about what a middle 8th is and it’s inpact on the song.
by Jirin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

Santana’s new album Africa Speaks is incredible.
by Jirin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Good to see King Narcissism drop down a bit. Wish Kendrick Lamar and Public Enemy were higher.

Good to see Sufjan Stevens continue to rise.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 6015

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread

Hey, does anyone know if there’s a forum that’s active and people discuss acclaimed movies, including the ones actively coming out?

I used to go to Mubi but it fizzled.
by Jirin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Good to see such a big jump from S-K!
by Jirin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

I never even liked Dizzee Rascal and Streets.

But Little SIMZ, Dave, Skepta, probably others I’m not remembering. A lot of the year’s best.
by Jirin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Surprised Biggie Schmaltz got into the top 100.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Didn’t expect Slowdive.

Big drop for TVOTR.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas

Option 2, no rule changes halfway through, but consider changing scoring rules to offset the advantage of wider exposure for future polls.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Wait, scratch that, Robyn was in the top 500 last time. In that case, I think it will be an older artists who nobody realized didn’t make it last time. Or a pop oriented artist benefiting from shifting board preferences. Did Beyonce make top 500 last time? Edit: Yeah, she was top 200 even. Still, I...
by Jirin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Trying to think of people with great 2017-2018 albums not popular before. Perfume Genius maybe?
by Jirin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

I keep hearing more and more good British Rap this year, is it a new major trend in the UK?
by Jirin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 106
Views: 4043

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Good to see Townes Van Zandt climb a bit, and Milton Nascimento get on the list.
by Jirin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas

In other words, maybe the decade polls shouldn’t be about discovery, but all the albums that did well in the discovery tournaments should have a fair chance. So the final list represents the unique tastes of the forum. And that would mean designing scoring system to reduce the benefit of volume. May...
by Jirin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Halfway through the 80s poll: thoughts and ideas

I don’t think these decade tournaments are discovery tournaments for those who have already broadly explored, not like certain other forum games are. But, it’s nice to have a model which allows oddball forum favorites to have a chance to bubble to the top without being at a huge disadvantage against...
by Jirin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.15
Replies: 29
Views: 727

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.15

Boy 87 - Silent Alarm 83
Songs For Drella 94 - It’s Album Time 87
Childqueen 83 - Submers 68
by Jirin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 1541

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

1. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
2. Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85
3. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
4. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
5. New Order - Low Life
6. The Fall - The Nation's Saving Grace
7. Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
8. Game Theory - Real Nighttime
9. Husker Du - New Day Rising
by Jirin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.14
Replies: 24
Views: 2965

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.14

Brilliant Corners 84 - Parachutes 81
Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck 76 - After Laugher 65
Okami 83 - Mic City Songs 73

Radiator's not on Spotify.
by Jirin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 54519

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

If I tried to extend my list to 1500 I’d make it but I’d get down to bands with only one good song.
by Jirin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 54519

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

That has me hoping there's a band somewhere with a blank space as a name. :)
by Jirin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1960s: 1966 (2019 edition)
Replies: 17
Views: 3205

Re: Films of the 1960s: 1966 (2019 edition)

Wow this is a good year. Two of my top five of all time.
1. Andrei Rublev
2. Persona
3. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
4. Au Hasard Balthasar
5. The Battle of Algiers
6. Two or Three Things I Know About Her
7. Blow Up
by Jirin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 6015

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread

Only ones out of the top 100 I haven't seen are Amadeus, Moonlight and Fantasia. Though I saw the first part of Fantasia when I was six or so.
by Jirin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

Mdou Moctar - Ilana (The Creator) is incredible.
by Jirin
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 6015

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll 2019 Edition - Results Thread

Wish I noticed this early enough to vote.

Not counting obviously, but my unordered top 10:
Bicycle Thieves
Andrei Rublev
The Mirror
Persona
Sunrise
Taxi Driver
Vertigo
Night of the Hunter
Sansho The Baliff
Mulholland Drive
by Jirin
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.13
Replies: 21
Views: 4075

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.13

Crocodiles 87 - Running On Empty 78
Animals 90 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 83
Changing Places 92 - Everything’s Alright Forever 85
Exile On Coldharbour Lane 82 - Hot August Night 60
by Jirin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

New, bigger list, post-midyear listening tournament. Tier 1: 1) KARYYN - The Quanta Series Tier 2: 2) Big Thief - U.F.O.F. 3) Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow 4) Little Simz - GREY Area Tier 3: 5) Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken 6) Elena Setien - Another Kind of Revolution 7) Vampire Weekend - Father o...
by Jirin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 54519

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

You don't like any artists that aren't highly acclaimed? Definitely, I love and listen to massive quantities of music, from highly acclaimed to unacclaimed; but for a very long time now the bulk of my listening trends towards highly acclaimed. Would be good to see a list that also includes the less...
by Jirin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 54519

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

You don't like any artists that aren't highly acclaimed?
by Jirin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.12
Replies: 29
Views: 3639

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.12

Chairs Missing 93 - No Others 76
Sky 2 79 - Bee Gees 1st 75

Need help with OTC and Soundtrack
by Jirin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)
Replies: 23
Views: 9991

Re: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)

If you told the Monkees, the way they were forged would be the way most pop bands were formed 50 years later... I wonder if you had to bet on the last survivor from that list who would you bet on? I’d be tempted to take Keith Richards in that bet. Just because he’s been beating the odds for decades....
by Jirin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

Holly Herndon - PROTO is a really good album, but one that evokes a really unsettling feeling. Like music that would play in some sort of techno horror video game. I think the job of music is to evoke feeling, regardless of which feeling it evokes. But god damn that’s not a feeling you want most of ...
by Jirin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.11
Replies: 33
Views: 4269

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.11

Puta’s Fever 88 - Get Happy 86
Street Hassle 82 - Pure Heroine 80
From The Lion’s Mouth 90 - Guppy 73
Hunting My Dress 79 - The Compact Guide 62
by Jirin
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 11088

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

Barry is a show where I completely do not understand the appeal. I tried to get into it. None of the characters are either funny, interesting or sympathetic. Bill Hader's performance is kind of dull and flat. The writing is all over the place. Characters die without earning it and the show neither ...
by Jirin
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update
Replies: 29
Views: 11088

Re: Most Recommended TV Series Project Update

Barry is a show where I completely do not understand the appeal. I tried to get into it. None of the characters are either funny, interesting or sympathetic. Bill Hader's performance is kind of dull and flat. The writing is all over the place. Characters die without earning it and the show neither h...
by Jirin
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

I decided on the format for the decade tournament I'm going to do in 2020. 200 albums get in, 20 per year in the decade. Other years there will be some re-listening to decide the list, 2019 will just be whatever makes my year end list. Each album will start with 6 points and there will be random mat...
by Jirin
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 17246

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

Albums: 1. Prince - Purple Rain 2. The Replacements - Let It Be 3. Arvo Part - Tabula Rasa 4. The Smiths - The Smiths 5. Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain 6. Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime 7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA 8. Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground 9. Cocteau Twins - Treasure...
by Jirin
Fri May 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

Tickets go on sale in two weeks. Maybe I’ll be late to work that day. :)

Have S-K just decided they are content releasing one album every nine years?
by Jirin
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31
Replies: 7
Views: 7106

Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Women still killing it this year.
by Jirin
Wed May 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

Listyguy wrote:New single from Sleater-Kinney. Full album coming later this year.


I need to check their concert schedule.
by Jirin
Tue May 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

I’m listening to Igor now. I’m surprised by it, most of my exposure to Tyler is through Goblin and it’s hard to even hear the same artist across both. Goblin is so much rougher with a hostile tone and focused on attacking haters, compared to the smooth melodic nature of Igor. In terms of this year’s...
by Jirin
Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.10
Replies: 26
Views: 9426

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.10

Hejira 93 - Sounds Of Silence 70
Initials BB 83 - Listen Without Prejudice 81
Bigger, Better, Faster, and More 89 - Script Of The Bridge 87

Need help with both the last two.
by Jirin
Sun May 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 54519

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Bruno wrote:
Jirin wrote:31. Eminiem

Error alert ;)


You mean you've never heard of German minimalist composer Eminiem? :whistle:

Just a couple hours after I posted that list I realized I forgot The Cure and U2. Might update my list and slide them in, they'd probably both appear somewhere around 70 or 80.
by Jirin
Sat May 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 54519

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

Using the MonkeySort page again: 1. Tom Waits 2. Jimi Hendrix 3. The Rolling Stones 4. Bob Dylan 5. The Beatles 6. The White Stripes 7. The Knife 8. Public Enemy 9. Magnetic Fields 10. LCD Soundsystem 11. Sleater-Kinney 12. The National 13. PJ Harvey 14. Tim Buckley 15. Miles Davis 16. Neil Young 17...
by Jirin
Sat May 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hadestown July 5
Replies: 7
Views: 8527

Re: Hadestown July 5

I meant the production, I thought it was a one-off thing. So it's not moving around to different places, it's running in a fixed Broadway location?
by Jirin
Sat May 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 47770

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

Is it too late to add Anne Clark - Changing Places from BMAA to my list? Slide it in at #4.
by Jirin
Sat May 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hadestown July 5
Replies: 7
Views: 8527

Re: Hadestown July 5

I have tickets to the show for July 5. I look forward to seeing it and I will tell you my thoughts once I see it. I love the album and would love to see it performed. For those who would like to see it, or maybe you already HAVE seen it, I am sure it will be a good time. I didn't know it was still ...
by Jirin
Wed May 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 65384

Re: Albums of 2019

Going into my midyear mini-tournament, here's the top of my list: 1. Elena Setein - Another Kind of Revolution 2. Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited 3. Little Simz - GREY Area 4. Dave - Psychodrama 5. Sundara Karma - Ulifas' Alphabet 6. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - De Facto 7. ...
by Jirin
Wed May 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.9
Replies: 28
Views: 11779

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.9

Desire 84 - RAP Music 80
Piano Man 81 - Bury Me At Makeout Creek 78

Au Pairs and Niel Cicierega I could not find

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