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by bonnielaurel
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1946-47 (2020 edition)
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1946-47 (2020 edition)

The Postman Always Rings Twice Notorious Great Expectations Monsieur Verdoux Kvinna Utan Ansikte [Woman Without a Face] It's a Wonderful Life The Big Sleep The Spiral Staircase Duel in the Sun The Dark Mirror La Belle et la bête Dragonwyck Yi Jiang Chun Shui Xiang Dong Liu [The Spring River Flows E...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions
Replies: 26
Views: 2371

Re: Holden's 2021 AMF Tournament of Champions

My list is sent. Randomizer picked ten years between 1950 and 2020, and I always selected my favorite unnaclaimed song from that year. Sometimes it's flabbergasting how an indisputable classic in my mind is still unacclaimed. My album is also inexplicably unacclaimed.
by bonnielaurel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: All Time Television Poll, LIST THREAD

Five years ago my list would have been heavily dominated by classic series from the seventies and eighties, mostly because I watched a lot of reruns and DVD boxes. In the past five years however I've discovered several great recent series, so my list is pretty balanced now. Some of these titles are ...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top RYM albums, by age of voters
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: Top RYM albums, by age of voters

Conclusions:
*Every generation has a worse taste than the previous one.
*One thing all generations have in common: they don't like women.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!
Replies: 41
Views: 1830

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - The FINALS!

Thanks, Brad, for organizing the tournament. The album was only No. 4 in my nomination list, I thought maybe someone else might have picked it too. I'm definitely glad with the winner. There were also a lot of interesting tips and comments from the forum.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1948-49 (2020 edition)
Replies: 15
Views: 1747

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: 1948-49 (2020 edition)

Thanks for starting this, Petri. The set-up looks good, although 39-41 is much stronger than 44-45, because of the weaker war years. If you need help with the quotes I can collect those again. Ladri di Biciclette [Bicycle Thieves] The Third Man The Red Shoes The Treasure of the Sierra Madre The Heir...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top 1000 Albums of All Time, 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 371
Views: 27291

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

Thanks, Holden, for all the work and a very fluent presentation!
by bonnielaurel
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 2740

Re: Albums and Songs of 1979 Poll

Top 30 Albums: Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Sister Sledge - We Are Family ABBA - Voulez-Vous Earth, Wind & Fire - I Am Donna Summer - Bad Girls Supertramp - Breakfast in America Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones Blondie - Eat to the Beat Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces Bee Gees ...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
by bonnielaurel
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 6 (FINALE)
Replies: 21
Views: 2456

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 6 (FINALE)

Jessie Ware
by bonnielaurel
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs where the first recording is not the acclaimed version
Replies: 63
Views: 5326

Re: Songs where the first recording is not the acclaimed version

This is a nightmare topic for people who like to make lists of songs by year. Clear case: Nina Simone - Wild Is the Wind (At Town Hall, 1959) vs. Wild Is the Wind (Wild Is the Wind, 1966) In the case below the album version is listed on AM, but I would think the long live version is at least as famo...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2
Replies: 28
Views: 4870

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2
Replies: 28
Views: 4870

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 4 (Quarter-Finals)
Replies: 18
Views: 4208

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 4 (Quarter-Finals)

Grimes | Delete Forever
Dua Lipa | Levitating
Charli XCX | forever
Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 3
Replies: 18
Views: 3267

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 3

HAIM | I Know Alone
Grimes | Delete Forever
Dua Lipa | Levitating
The Strokes | Ode to the Mets
Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
Charli XCX | forever
Jessie Ware | Spotlight
Katie Gately | Waltz
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1950s: The Results (2020 edition)
Replies: 23
Views: 3929

Re: Films of the 1950s: The Results (2020 edition)

Thanks for the roll-out, Petri. Those screenshots are well chosen. There are no major surprises; I even had the same top 2.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1
Replies: 22
Views: 3638

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
by bonnielaurel
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 10935

Re: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll

Top 30 Albums: Kate Bush - The Kick Inside Blondie - Parallel Lines The Police - Outlandos d’Amour Dire Straits - Dire Straits The Jacksons - Destiny Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band Chaka Khan - Chaka Blondie - Plastic Letters The Pointer Sisters - Energy Barbra Streisand - Songbird Gerry Raferty...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4
Replies: 21
Views: 4981

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by bonnielaurel
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 4223

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3

The National - Alligator
Laura Marling - Semper Femina
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2
Replies: 22
Views: 3897

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.2

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
by bonnielaurel
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 56
Views: 13863

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

The golden age of music videos was the eighties until early noughties, when cable TV was hugely popular and people zapped to music channels during commercial breaks or boring moments. Everything had to be fast and glimming. A pop star had to be a good dancer and telegenic. This shallow but enticing ...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 16262

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

Album Top 30: ABBA - The Album Billy Joel - The Stranger Donna Summer - I Remember Yesterday Steely Dan - Aja Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever Fleetwood Mac - Rumours Eric Clapton - Slowhand Electric Light Orchestra - Out of th...
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2
Replies: 21
Views: 5584

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.2

1. Sufjan Stevens | My Rajneesh
2. Fiona Apple | Cosmonauts
3. Nicolas Jaar | Gocce
4. Dua Lipa | Levitating
5. Simmy ft. Sino Msolo | Ngihamba Nawe
6. Nadine Shah | Buckfast
7. Die Sterne | Hey Dealer
8. Mocca | Simple I Love You
by bonnielaurel
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8
Replies: 25
Views: 4948

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Levellers - Levelling The Land
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.1
Replies: 35
Views: 6005

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.1

HAIM | The Steps
Basia Bulat | No Control
Waxahatchee | Fire
Charli XCX | detonate
Christine & The Queens ft. Caroline Polachek | La Vita Nuova
Grimes | Delete Forever
Arlo Parks | Eugene
Rustin Man | Kinky Living
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.7
Replies: 20
Views: 4614

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.7

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart
Lou Reed - Lou Reed
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6
Replies: 28
Views: 6871

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Fugazi - Repeater
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
by bonnielaurel
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - August '20 - The Who!
Replies: 28
Views: 10633

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - August '20 - The Who!

Album Top 10: 01 | Who's Next 02 | My Generation 03 | Tommy 04 | Quadrophenia 05 | A Quick One 06 | The Who Sell Out 07 | Face Dances 08 | Endless Wire 09 | The Who by Numbers 10 | Who Are You Song Top 25: Won’t Get Fooled Again Behind Blue Eyes La-La-Lies Quadrophenia Pinball Wizard Baba O'Riley M...
by bonnielaurel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Album Cover Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 21783

Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

My top 100 album covers on RYM: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/bonnielaurel/best-album-covers-1 Top 100 Album Covers Björk - Post Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon Elvis Costello - This Year's Model Björk - Homogenic Blondie - Parallel Lines The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Car...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 40740

Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Here's my top 100 of books. It's a mixture of highbrow and lowbrow, old and new, canonical titles and personal favorites. Twenty-seven books are by women. Detective fiction is also well represented. For Poe and Chekhov I treated all their short shories together as one book. Fyodor Dostoyevksy - The ...
by bonnielaurel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.4
Replies: 23
Views: 7394

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.4

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Greivances
Wayne Shorter - EMANON
by bonnielaurel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 21572

Re: Albums and Songs of 1976 Poll

Album Top 30: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life ABBA - Arrival Heart - Dreamboat Annie Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygène Eagles - Hotel California Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading Blondie - Blondie France Gall - France Gall Kansas - Leftoverture Bob Dylan - Desire Leo Sayer - Endless Flight The...
by bonnielaurel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!
Replies: 45
Views: 13666

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - July '20 - Neil Young!

Albums: Harvest Freedom American Stars 'n Bars Harvest Moon After the Gold Rush On the Beach Neil Young Hawks & Doves Trans Tonight's the Night Songs: Heart of Gold Like a Hurricane Old Man Rockin' in a Free World Harvest Moon Cortez the Killer Eldorado The Needle and the Damage Done After the Gold...
by bonnielaurel
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.2
Replies: 28
Views: 5592

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.2

Sigur Rós - ( )
Fiona Apple - When The Pawn
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Roy Harper - Bullinamingvase
by bonnielaurel
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AM Disney Animated Canon Poll: Voting
Replies: 21
Views: 12113

Re: AM Disney Animated Canon Poll: Voting

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Aladdin (1992) The Jungle Book (1966) Pinocchio (1940) The Lion King (1994) Frozen (2013) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Robin Hood (1973) Fantasia (1940) Pocahontas (1995) Lady and the Tramp (1955) The Sword in the Stone (1963) Dumbo (1941) Beaut...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD
Replies: 321
Views: 98496

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!

So here is my Album Top 1000. It's the longest album list I have ever made, which allowed me to include some classical albums etc. I've sent it to Holden as a spreadsheet. Michael Jackson | Thriller | 1982 Björk | Post | 1995 Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life | 1976 The Beatles | Rubber Soul ...
by bonnielaurel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 27408

Re: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene Maria José Llergo - Sanación Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia Nicolás Jaar - Cenizas Poppy - I Disagree Charli XCX - How I'm Feeling Now Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - Reunions Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter Lido Pimienta - Miss Col...
by bonnielaurel
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 200 Films of the 2010s, Results Thread!
Replies: 56
Views: 29345

Re: AMF Top 200 Films of the 2010s, Results Thread!

Thanks, Holden. Some surprising results, with a number 1 that I haven't seen yet. Whiplash is the only film in the top 10 that I voted for. It gives a good idea of how stressful and competitive music education can be. I had seven female directors in my top 50, including Alice Rohrwacher, Sofia Coppo...
by bonnielaurel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 18888

Re: Albums and Songs of 1975 Poll

Album Top 30: Queen - A Night at the Opera Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Janis Ian - Between the Lines Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years Le Mystère des voix bulgares - Le Mystère des voix bu...
by bonnielaurel
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.16
Replies: 26
Views: 7260

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.16

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
Konono Nº1 - Congotronics
Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Model 500 - Deep Space
by bonnielaurel
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - June '20 - Led Zeppelin!
Replies: 22
Views: 10051

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - June '20 - Led Zeppelin!

Top 10 Albums: Led Zeppelin IV Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won [Live] Houses of the Holy Presence In Through the Out Door Coda Top 30 Songs: Kashmir Stairway to Heaven Immigrant Song Whole Lotta Love Moby Dick Dazed and Confused Ramble On Black D...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1950s: 1959 (2020 Edition)
Replies: 12
Views: 11198

Re: Films of the 1950s: 1959 (2020 Edition)

North by Northwest La Vache et le prisonnier [The Cow and I] Some Like It Hot The Nun's Story Ben-Hur Anatomy of a Murder Solomon and Sheba Our Man in Havana Il Generale della Rovere [General della Rovere] Nella città l'inferno [Behind Closed Shutters] Le Signe du Lion [The Sign fo Leo] The Battle ...
by bonnielaurel
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.14
Replies: 30
Views: 8356

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 1.14

George Michael - Faith
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I’m Here?
Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart
Lou Reed - Lou Reed
by bonnielaurel
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 200 Films of the 2010s, Results Thread!
Replies: 56
Views: 29345

Re: AMF Top 200 Films of the 2010s, Results Thread!

Good presentation. My number 2 is already gone: The Skin I Live In. Pedro Almodóvar at his very best, with a mixture of absurdity and the question of gender issues approached in an unconventional manner. Also good music by Alberto Iglesias.
by bonnielaurel
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1974 Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 26547

Re: Albums and Songs of 1974 Poll

Album Top 30: Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic Rufus ft. Chaka Khan - Rags to Rufus Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Dolly Parton - Jolene Queen - Sheer Heart Attack Buddy Rich - The Roar of ‘74 Ann Peebles - I Can’t Stand the Rain Barry White - Can’t Get Enough St...
by bonnielaurel
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1950s: 1958 (2020 Edition)
Replies: 12
Views: 10148

Re: Films of the 1950s: 1958 (2020 Edition)

Vertigo I Want to Live! Asenceur pour l'échaffaud [Elevator to the Gallows] Touch of Evil A Tale of Two Cities Bonjour Tristesse The Defiant Ones Separate Tables Ansiktet [The Magician] Teacher's Pet Carve Her Name with Pride A Night to Remember Les Amants [The Lovers] The Fly Desire Under the Elms...
by bonnielaurel
Sat May 30, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Help Wanted for AMF Best Albums of All-Time Poll 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 10349

Re: Help Wanted for AMF Best Albums of All-Time Poll 2020

I have also added a few years on the spreadsheet. I think the Lenny Kravitz title is wrong? ("Let Love Rule" instead of "In") I wasn't sure about Penderecki either, because that wasn't listed as a separate album. Holden, do you prefer the lists to be posted here or to get a Google spreadsheet? I'm s...