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by Jirin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

NFR seems like the big divisive album this year. To me it’s as lyrically vapid as dance pop but without the balancing benefit of being able to dance. Like she’s trying super hard to make these deep statements about male/female relationships and it’s only highlighting the cliche shallowness. And she ...
by Jirin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1
Replies: 18
Views: 168

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 3.1

Art Angels 87 - Are We There 85
VU 85 - Heartattack and Vine 84
Shankar Family and Friends 94 - It’s My Way 89
by Jirin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

Another LDR album I guess I don’t get. It’s totally lacking in energy, the beats are lifeless and simplistic and the vocal performance never emotionally connects with the sometimes cringe inducingly cliched lyrics. Like all the downside of mainstream pop without the fun singability.
by Jirin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS
Replies: 110
Views: 7207

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS

The Saturday Night I was thinking of is Elton John. Maybe I have the title wrong.”I don’t want to deal with no aggravation...”

More I just thought of: Take Your Mama, Furr.
by Jirin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS
Replies: 110
Views: 7207

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- RESULTS

I keep thinking of more songs I forgot on my late ballot. Saturday Night, Black Hole Sun, Gloria (Both), Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Blue Moon, Unsatisfied, Stay Gold, that St Vincent song “If I ever meet that dirty policeman...”, 911 Is A Joke. I was surprised when I thought about Beatles songs, most ...
by Jirin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 2576

Re: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll

1. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
2. Prince - Sign O The Times
3. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
4. Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
5. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Fully
6. REM - Document
7. Sonic Youth - Sister
8. The Verlaines - Bird Dog
9. U2 - Joshua Tree
10. Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
by Jirin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

My updated list: 1. KARYYN - The Quanta Series 2. Elena Setien - Another Kind Of Revolution 3. The National - I Am Easy To Find 4. Big Thief - U.F.O.F. 5. Little Simz - GRAY Area 6. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow 7. Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken 8. Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Rev...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

This is my first time hearing a new Blanck Mass album exists. My other sources are clearly failing me. :)
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The OK Reviewer Project: Best Albums Of 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3094

Re: The OK Reviewer Project: Best Albums Of 2010

I will fill in the descriptions for the rest of the top 10 later. These are the ones I have stronger memories for. 1. The National - High Violet Almost every National album I've heard, I ended up not quite getting it on the first listen and then putting it at or near the top of my list. Their hypnot...
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6
Replies: 28
Views: 3277

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6

Chairs Missing 93 - Puta’s Fever 88
Street Hassle 82 - Soul Mining 78
From The Lion’s Mouth 90 - Abyss 75
Hunting My Dress 79 - Bee Gees 1st 75
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6
Replies: 28
Views: 3277

Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.6

If nobody else has voted yet I will vote for Initials B.B. Very close, 83-80.
by Jirin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 6059

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

It’s not a restriction of the person’s taste, any more than it is to stop them from putting Kendrick Lamar on a “Best 70s artists” list.

Poll eligibility questions are unrelated to validity of a person’s taste.
by Jirin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16566

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Decided to edit myself to 50, after that I'd probably be including ones that should be lower than ones I didn't remember. 1. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone 2. Pulp - Common People 3. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 4. Prince - When Doves Cry 5. The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again 6. The Rolling Stone...
by Jirin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread
Replies: 116
Views: 16566

Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

I know my #1 is Like A Rolling Stone but beyond that, no idea. The next 100 might be extremely hard to order. I'll probably end up just throwing everything that strikes me as a top tier chorus on the list and taking a minute or so to drag them around.
by Jirin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 6059

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

I think of King of the Delta Blues as a 30s album even though it was released in the 60s and Smile as a 60s album even though it was released in the 00s. And Hitchhiker as a 70s album, etc. To me it’s about the intent of the recording, not about the date that some label decided they could profit fro...
by Jirin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 6059

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Unordered top ten:

The National
St. Vincent
Kendrick Lamar
Janelle Monáe
PJ Harvey
LCD Soundsystem
Julia Holter
Gang Gang Dance
Laura Marling
Colin Stetson

Unordered next ten:

David Bowie
Frank Ocean
Radiohead
Nick Cave
Deer hunter
Grimes
Sun Kil Moon
Sleater Kinney
Flying Lotus
Joanna Newsom
by Jirin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

I see the less explosiveness as a natural evolution in style rather than something necessarily missing.

It’s not a top tier work but it’s not nearly as big a drop off as, say, Wilco’s last few.
by Jirin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

The new S-K will probably be in my year end top ten just by being a solid S-K album. But it’s not a first tier album for them.

Ty Segall - First Taste and Josephine Wiggs - We Fall are rocketing up my list.
by Jirin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5
Replies: 36
Views: 3712

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.5

Hejira 93 - Desire 84

All others I couldn’t find one of the two. Maybe will try again on YouTube.
by Jirin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s
Replies: 36
Views: 6059

Re: (Unofficial) Favorite Artists of the 2010s

Am I the only one who didn’t see these lists as a poll?

It’s too early for a poll but it’s never too early to just ask for people’s favorites so far. Not every topic has to be part of some official forum poll.
by Jirin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4
Replies: 34
Views: 3819

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.4

Meat Is Murder 83 - Blur 82
Begin 87 - The Colour and the Shape 84
Ere Mela Mela 95 - Spinners 67
War Requiem 82 - The Great Brain Robbery 74
by Jirin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos
Replies: 17
Views: 5464

Re: The Simpsons vs The Sopranos

Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones both deserve top ten. I don't get people who say a weaker last season retroactively ruins the whole series. First, the actual ending of the arcs were great, the problem was the rushed execution. Second, if the ending were terrible would it really retroactively un-enj...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 27
Views: 8532

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Next year I'm going to do a listening tournament with 20 albums from each year. These are the 180 albums already in, the other 20 will be the result of my 2019 year end list: 2010: The National - High Violet Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest Anais Mitchell - Hadestown The White Stripes - Under The Great N...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

It’s fine if you don’t like them, but when you call something pretentious you’re basically implying anyone who likes them is lying to come off as smart.
by Jirin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

I know today’s only the first day it’s been posted on Metacritic but the new Slipknot scoring 100% (as of August 7th)? My God!!!!! Wouldn’t it be something if they beat out Big Thief in the polls this year? They are about as non pretentious and artsy fartsy as it get, as opposed to our current #1 a...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

Only six reviews so far so there will be regression toward the mean. Still, has me curious to check it out.

If a Slipknot album does please critics that much I’m wondering what makes it different from their previous generic screaming songs.
by Jirin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 5503

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.3

Woodface 71 - Young Team 67
Finally We Are No One 84 - Felt Mountain 71
New History Warfare 98 - Jewelery 76
Us 78 - The Guide 74
by Jirin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 91
Views: 13627

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Albums: 1. Arthur Russell - World of Echo 2. The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4 3. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 4. Soda Stereo - Signos 5. Game Theory - Big Shot Chronicles 6. Slayer - Reign In Blood 7. XTC - Skylarking 8. REM - Life's Rich Pageant 9. Elvis Costello - Blood and Chocolate 10. Metal...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 27
Views: 8532

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

In 2020 I'm planning on doing a big decade listening tournament with my top 20 from each year. Here's my current top 20: 1. David Bowie - Blackstar 2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly 3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol 2 4. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact 5. Sun Kil Moon - Benji 6. Stone J...
by Jirin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Lollapalooza recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

Re: Lollapalooza recommendations

I would check out Sharon Van Etten.
by Jirin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.2
Replies: 36
Views: 6459

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.2

Are We There 86 - I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning 75
VU 85 - Enema Of The State 55
It’s My Way 89 - Buckingham Nicks 87
by Jirin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

I think I found my BMAA2019 nomination.

Saint Abdullah - Mechanical Flirtations

Experimental electronic album by a duo of brothers who live in NYC and grew up in Iran.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A personal history through my top 25 albums
Replies: 46
Views: 9340

Re: A personal history through my top 25 albums

Maybe all the regulars should do a thread like this.
by Jirin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.1
Replies: 36
Views: 4302

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.1

I don’t even remember which ones I nominated. There’s at least 2 alive that nobody else but me would have nominated. Not sure if any more.
by Jirin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.1
Replies: 36
Views: 4302

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 2.1

Art Angels 87 - Tidal 85
Captain Fantastic 84 - Heartattack and Vine 84 (Tiebreak to Elton for best song)
Shankar Family and Friends 94 - Emotions and Math 85
Deep Listening 76 - From The Hip 73
by Jirin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33525

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Just because a band’s audience is a little smaller and less willing and able to spend money on music does not make a band’s impact on that audience less valid or profound. Most people who use the popularity argument apply it selectively to dismiss something nichey they personally do not like when th...
by Jirin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33525

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I’m just wondering what the point is of lists that split up “Artists” and “Bands” when the distinction between the two is often arbitrary. Is Prince an artist when he’s Prince but a band when he’s Prince and the Revolution? Does Neil Young transform into a band when he adds “And Crazy Horse”? Spring...
by Jirin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33525

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

So you’re going all in on the “They are not commercially popular therefore objectively bad” angle? That could take you places you don’t want to be on popular music. ;)
by Jirin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33525

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Is that not counting individual artists as bands? I think it’s a strange distinction to omit someone like Prince as a band, who always plays with a band, just not the same one. I have a feeling Eels and Mountain Goats would be included as bands despite having one constant member just because their n...
by Jirin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33525

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I think there’s an increasing trend on this board toward preference of “Apollonian” over “Dionysian”.

That’s terms usually applied to movies but applies well here too. Sculpted melodies over raw energy.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122828

Re: Albums of 2019

I am listening to my Spotify Discover playlist, and loving every song that comes up. AI is getting impressive.
by Jirin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33525

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

FrankLotion wrote:Also is Björk the highest ranking female artist on the list then or am I missing someone obvious that’s still to come?
Has Joni Mitchell shown up yet?
by Jirin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.16
Replies: 20
Views: 2202

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 1.16

Country Life 86 - Idler Wheel 84
Closing Time 91 - Dust 85
Permanent Waves 87 - Radio Gnome Invisible 55
Jeopardy 96 - Hippjokk 67
by Jirin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33525

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Big drop for VU. Wonder why that is, shift in forum away from alternative?
by Jirin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

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: 260
Views: 33525

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: 11
Views: 1369

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: 209
Views: 122828

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: 260
Views: 33525

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.