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by DaveC
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 11. Schoolhouse Rocks! - Science Rock
Replies: 167
Views: 24275

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 11. Schoolhouse Rocks! - Science Rock

9. Rush - Fly By Night (1975): 5.5/10 Favourite track: By-Tor and the Snow Dog Least favourite track: Rivendell Where they learned that they were better suited to prog rock than blues rock. 10. Pretty Things - Parachute (1970): 6.5/10 Favourite track: Grass Least favourite track: Cries from the Midn...
by DaveC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 107
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 107

Bonga - Venda Poro (UR)
by DaveC
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 1485

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

728. XTC – Earn Enough for Us: 6 729. Black Sabbath – Under the Sun/ Every Day Comes and Goes: 7.5 730. Orbital - Belfast: 6.5 731. Michael Bublé - Lost: 5 - I've never heard this before: Formulaic but not that bad. 732. Prince – 3 Chains o’ Gold: 7 733. Hubert-Félix Thiéfane - Quand la banlieue des...
by DaveC
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 21.02
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 21.02

London Grammar - Lose Your Head
by DaveC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 2
Replies: 36
Views: 650

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 2 (Current)

Group 1 Betty Evertt | You're No Good Tennis | Dreaming Group 2 David Wise | Stickerbrush Symphony Ramones | Somebody Put Something In My Drink Group 3 Modest Mouse | Heart Cooks Brain Sugar | Hoover Dam Group 4 The Jam | Man in the Corner Shop Sebadoh | Soul and Fire _______________________________...
by DaveC
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 1485

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - January 2021

722. Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You: 3
723. Oingo Boingo – Home Again: 7.5
724. Raul Seixas – Cowboy fora da Lei: 6
725. Bruce Springsteen – Two Faces: 6.5
726. The Moonglows – See Saw: 4
727. The Libertines – Gunga Din: 8
by DaveC
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 106
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 106

Beach House - Wishes (UR)
by DaveC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1157

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1 (Current)

Jesca Hoop | Memories Are Now (2017): 7/10. Highlight "The Lost Sky"
by DaveC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 11. Schoolhouse Rocks! - Science Rock
Replies: 167
Views: 24275

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 9. Rush - Fly By Night

8. Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds (2006): 6/10

Favourite track: Standing on My Own Again
Least favourite track: What's He Got?

The first half of the album is really enjoyable, but the second half brings it down.
by DaveC
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 11149

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

719. Bagarre - Dirty Love: 4
720. Collective Soul - Shine: 4
721. Carla Bley & Paul Haines - Why: 4
by DaveC
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1157

Re: 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions: Round 1, Part 1 (Current)

Group 1 Steely Dan | "Josie" Joan Armatrading | "Rosie" Group 2 Madonna | "Till Death Do Us Part" Death | "Politicians In My Eyes" Group 3 Death Cab for Cutie | "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" Muse | "Cave" Group 4 Shiro Sigasu, featuring Arianne Schreiber | "Komm, süsser Tod" Tom Waits | "Take It Wit...
by DaveC
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 11. Schoolhouse Rocks! - Science Rock
Replies: 167
Views: 24275

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 9. Rush - Fly By Night

6. MUNA - About U (2017): 4/10 Favourite track: End of Desire Least favourite track: If U Love Me Now Again not my genre and I also find the singer's vocal inflections off-putting. 7. Soul Asylum - Made To Be Broken (1986): 5/10 Favourite track: Can't Go Back Least favourite track: Ain't That Tough ...
by DaveC
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How much do you listen to your favorite albums?
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: How much do you listen to your favorite albums?

For me, 3 is the magic number. Forming an opinion after 1 listen is a mistake: If I like the album a lot, the chances are that it will get boring quickly*, on the other hand a good album rarely reveals itself on first listen. After 3 listens, I can form an opinion that probably won't change radicall...
by DaveC
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.51
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.51

Nilüfer Yanya - Same Damn Luck
by DaveC
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 11149

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

711. Spectral Display – It Takes a Muscle (to Fall in Love): 4 712. fun. – At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used to Be): 5.5 713. The Mutton Birds – Come Around: 6.5 714. Atheist – Mother Man: 7 715. Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace: 8.5 716. The Sabres o...
by DaveC
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 3750

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2020 - Nominations

Not sure if this is properly 'Moderately Acclaimed' (lack of reviews and December release...) - if anyone objects, I do have a reserve choice ready to go:

Ichiko Aoba - アダンの風 (Adan no kaze)
by DaveC
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart HoF Best Songs of 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2479

Re: AMF Weekly Chart HoF Best Songs of 2020

1 | Agnes Obel | Broken Sleep 2 | The Strokes | Ode To The Mets 3 | The Flaming Lips | Flowers On Neptune 6 4 | Kurt Vile | Speed At The Sound Of Loneliness 5 | Temples | Paraphernalia 6 | U.S. Girls | And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve 7 | Billie Eilish | everything i need 8 | Sufjan Stevens | My Rajnee...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 105
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 105

Lykke Li - Sadness Is A Blessing (BU)
by DaveC
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 11149

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

705. Kanye West, featuring Adam Levine – Heard ‘Em Say: 4
706. 杉森雅和 [Masakazu Sugimori] - 追求 ~追いつめられて (A.K.A. Pursuit ~ Cornered): 4
707. The Rolling Stones - Family: 5
708. Bedrich Smetana - Dance: Skocná [A.K.A. Dance of the Comedians]: 5
709. At the Drive-In – Arcarsenal: 3
710. Prince – Papa: 6
by DaveC
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 104
Replies: 19
Views: 1717

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 104

Brad wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:08 pm
DaveC wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:38 am The National - Sorrow (unranked)
Dave C - Love the Candy Claws song you nominated... my favorite discovery in this game this year!
Thanks Brad. Really pleased to hear that.
by DaveC
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.50
Replies: 13
Views: 1529

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.50

The Avalanches, MGMT, Johnny Marr - The Divine Chord
by DaveC
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)
Replies: 19
Views: 2037

Re: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)

This is great Harold. Quite a few favourites and lots of albums I don't know that are probably well worth a listen.
by DaveC
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Looking Forward!

I agree with this. This isn't a forum of critics, so I don't think our tastes should define what makes something "moderately acclaimed." In terms of changing what makes an album moderately acclaimed, I made this point before but the top 500 on AM have added about 50 new albums since this game start...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 104
Replies: 19
Views: 1717

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 104

The National - Sorrow (unranked)
by DaveC
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49

Emma Ruth Rundle, Thou - Hollywood
Nilüfer Yanya - Same Damn Luck
The Avalanches, MGMT, Johnny Marr - The Divine Chord
by DaveC
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 11149

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

698. Billy Joel – The River of Dreams: 7.5 699. Cheap Trick – On Top of the World: 7 700. The Sultans - Try to Forget You: 8 701. Toots and the Maytals – Love’s Gonna Walk Out on Me: 5 702. Mariah Carey, featuring Jay-Z - Heartbreaker: 3 703. Kool & the Gang – Ladies’ Night: 5 704. The Notwist – Ano...
by DaveC
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 11. Schoolhouse Rocks! - Science Rock
Replies: 167
Views: 24275

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 6. MUNA - About U

Slipping behind a bit:

5. Cybotron - Enter (1983): 5/10

Favourite track: Enter
Least favourite track: Alleys of Your Mind

I am not a fan of Kraftwerk or 80s synth-pop, but - relegated to the background somewhat - this is pleasant enough not to attract a low score.
by DaveC
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.49

Gillingham wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:57 am Good call on nominating Ichiko Aboa DaveC!
Thanks. I'm considering nominating the album for BMAA2020 - I guess it qualifies as it has only appeared on one EOY list that I have seen to date.
by DaveC
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

The Beatles – Rubber Soul: In My Life ; Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) . Talking Heads – Remain in Light: Once in a Lifetime ; Listening Wind . The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers: Brown Sugar ; Sister Morphine . Stevie Wonder – Innervisions: Visions ; Living for the City . Bob Dylan – Blood o...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 4287

Re: 10 Album Gaps

The first 10 album gap immediately turned into a 15 gap: 799. Michael Jackson - Bad 800. X - Wild Gift 801. MC5 - Back in the USA 802. Van Morrison - Too Late to Stop Now 803. Les Rita Misouko - The No Comprendo 804. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign 805. Anderson .Paak - Malibu 806. Them - The A...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 4287

Re: 10 Album Gaps

Jirin wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Just realized your list completely contains mine, only I heard Bakesale and ATLiens. And mine should have extended two more albums out, except I stopped at 10.
I think MAA has closed many of our gaps, but none of these has been nominated (or else I just forgot hearing them).
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.48
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.48

Ichiko Aoba - Dawn in the Adan
by DaveC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless: Sometimes ; When You Sleep . Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Boxer ; Bridge Over Troubled Water . Love – Forever Changes: Alone Again Or ; Andmoreagain . Television – Marquee Moon: Marquee Moon ; Torn Curtain . Portishead – Dummy: Sour Times ; Road...
by DaveC
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 11149

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

691. Warsaw Village Band – The Owl: 7
692. Ramones – Poison Heart: 6
693. The Beach Boys – Diamond Head: 4
694. The Verlaines – Makes No Difference: 7.5
695. Information Society – Ozar Midrashim: 7
696. Rose Elinor Dougall – Colour of Water: 8.5
697. Madonna – Bedtime Story: 4
by DaveC
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Pearl Jam – Ten: Jeremy ; Even Flow . Tom Waits – Rain Dogs: Jockey Full of Bourbon ; Downtown Train . Björk – Homogenic: Jóga ; Bachelorette . Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen: Suzanne ; So Long Marianne . The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground: Pale Blue Eyes ; Candy Says . Patti Sm...
by DaveC
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) . Pixies – Surfer Rosa: Where Is My Mind? ; Gigantic . King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King: The Court of the Crimson King ; Epitaph . Lou Reed – Transformer: Walk on the Wild Side ; Perfect Day . Joy Division – Unknown Ple...
by DaveC
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Pulp – Different Class: Common People ; Disco 2000 . Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady: Track C – Group Dancers ; Track A – Solo Dancers . Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus: Three Little Birds ; One Love/ People Get Ready . Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Cowgi...
by DaveC
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal ; Tiger Mountain Peasant Song . Björk – Debut: Venus as a Boy ; Human Behaviour . The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night: A Hard Day’s Night ; Can’t Buy Me Love . PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love: Down By The Water ; C’mon Billy . The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi B...
by DaveC
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not: I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor ; Mardy Bum . Beach House – Teen Dream: 10 Mile Sterio ; Used to Be . Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York: Where Did You Sleep Last Night? ; The Man Who Sold the World . The National – Boxer: Mistak...
by DaveC
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 32571

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

690. From First to Last - Emily: 2
by DaveC
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion: Bluish ; My Girls . R.E.M. – Out of Time: Losing My Religion ; Near Wild Heaven . The Knife – Silent Shout: Silent Shout ; We Share Our Mother’s Health . Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps: Hey Hey My My (Into the Black) ; Pocahontas . Björk...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 11. Schoolhouse Rocks! - Science Rock
Replies: 167
Views: 24275

Re: Biggest Fan - The Album Edition - 5. Cybotron - Enter

4. Toy Love - Toy Love (EP) (1980): 7.5/10

Favourite track: Squeeze
Least favourite track: Don't Ask Me

I nearly gave this an 8, but that would be unfair to full albums.
I always enjoy the Dunedin sound without being blown away by it and this is a prime example.
by DaveC
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 4287

Re: 10 Album Gaps

Turns out to be 15. I've heard tracks from 1831 & 1832 & 1834 & 1836. I too should listen to Mark Hollis s/t. 1828 Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life 1829 Sebadoh - Bakesale 1830 Family - Music in a Doll's House 1831 OutKast - ATLiens 1832 The Temptations - All Directions 1833 Kruder & Dorfmeister...
by DaveC
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 10 Album Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 4287

Re: 10 Album Gaps

Jackson wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:25 am
2891. Suede - Trash
Great song - my favourite by Suede, more than worth a few minutes to close this gap.
by DaveC
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

David Bowie – Aladdin Sane: Aladdin Sane ; Time . TV on the Radio – Dear Science: Family Tree ; Halfway Home . Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson: Ballade de Melody Nelson . PJ Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea: Big Exit ; Good Fortune . Queens of the Stone Age – Songs f...
by DaveC
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.47
Replies: 12
Views: 3525

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.47

Nils Frahm - Fundamental Values
by DaveC
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 103
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 103

Candy Claws - Fell in Love (At the Water) (unranked)
by DaveC
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums
Replies: 679
Views: 79103

Re: Collaborative playlist for the AMF top 1000 albums

Weezer – Pinkerton: No Other One ; The Good Life . Gorillaz – Demon Days: Feel Good Inc .; DARE . Radiohead – Amnesia: Knives Out ; Pyramid Song . Elliott Smith – XO: Waltz #2 . Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!: Venice Bitch ; Mariners Apartment Complex . King Crimson – Red: Starless ; Red . ...
by DaveC
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 32571

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

684. Latin Quarter – Radio Africa: 6.5
685. Kirsty MacColl - Days: 6
686. Tina Charles – I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance): 6
687. Compulsion - It’s Great: 5
688. Freedy Johnston – Bad Reputation: 5
689. Barenaked Ladies - Jane: 7
by DaveC
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Classics Edition 102
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 102

Candy Claws - Fell in Love (At the Water) (unranked)