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by Harold
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees
Replies: 35
Views: 430

Re: 2020 Rock & Roll HOF Nominees

I think [DMB's] only success in France was "The Space Between", they are one of those bands that were huge in the US but pretty small abroad (and they don't have the excuse of playing country adjacent music). I guess that would make them the modern Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ! That noise we al...
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 54
Views: 25609

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

I'm planning to include all albums from the EOY sheets in a massive template for the EOD lists, with a EOY score column that is not used for the EOD sheet ranking, but will be useful for me when deciding what albums that will be added to the site next year. For example an album that is included in ...
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 54
Views: 25609

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

I can take on the end-of-year spreadsheet again, although this will probably be the last year I do it and I may not be able to post updates as frequently as I have in the past. I can also get the ball rolling, at least, on the EOD spreadsheet too. Please feel free to send me both spreadsheet templa...
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 54
Views: 25609

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

Henrik wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:55 pm
I had a look at the EOY sheets and saw that artists in the 2011-2013 albums lists ... are listed as "Surname, Firstname" and "Band, The". In all other sheets artists are listed as "Firstname Surname" and "The Band".
That was my fault - sorry for the extra work!
by Harold
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 54
Views: 25609

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

Apologies to everyone who have been waiting for an update in 2019. I came fairly close, but during the last couple of months I haven’t had any time at all to complete the work. Now, when the decade lists are coming in, I feel it’s better to wait and do a big update next year. I will need help with ...
by Harold
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 33
Views: 2811

Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s

I think we know why Swans aren't in it... Can you tell me why? Not trying to offend you.. I'm just really curious Presumably this is referring to the rape allegation made against Michael Gira a few years ago by another artist. I didn't think the story was given enough credence at the time to impact...
by Harold
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 24
Views: 2106

Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

"Runaway" was #3 in their half-decade 2010-2014 list, so I guess this represents them dumping Kanye for Kendrick, and foreshadows 2015's P.I.M.P. overtaking MBDTF, wherever that ends up now in the full-decade album list. Not that I feel terribly sorry for Kanye, and P.I.M.P. would be a good choice,...
by Harold
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums & songs of the decade (2010-2019)
Replies: 26
Views: 3547

Re: Gorilla vs. Bear’s albums of the decade (2010-2019)

Gonna have to echo what I said about this list on RYM: This list is awful. No TPAB? MBDTF? Channel Orange? You have to be kidding me. But Charli XCX and Young Thug's mixtapes get included. Like bruh. TPAB and Channel Orange are missing because - as it states clearly at the top of the article - they...
by Harold
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Guardian 100 best albums of the 21st Century
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Re: The Guardian 100 best albums of the 21st Century

I find myself wondering if there are other publications that will do a "Best of the First 20 Years of the Century" list instead of an end-of-decade. In terms of their overall level of acclaim, the two most glaring omissions, by far, are Illinois and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. A little surprised to see on...
by Harold
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 5581

Re: MCCh 2019 (15) August 31

Does the new King Gizzard actually have less than 70? :( Which one? :mrgreen: They've already released two albums this year. KGATLW is one of those bands that have a fervent cult following that doesn't often correlate with critical acclaim. Nonagon Infinity was more or less an exception. Part of th...
by Harold
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!
Replies: 54
Views: 25609

Re: Site update 2019: HELP WANTED!

When’s the update happening? If only there was, speaking purely hypothetically, a post from Henrik just a few posts above this one where he explicitly says that because of all his real-life responsibilities he simply cannot say with any certainty when the next site update is going to be. If such a ...
by Harold
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 5141

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

I think its a fairly safe bet that it was suicide given his history of depression / wife leaving him last year / some of his lyrics. American Water is one of the best indie albums of the 90s and everyone should give it a try, especially if they like Pavement. Joe Pernice (of Pernice Brothers) poste...
by Harold
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 210
Views: 172396

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

The version of "All the Young Dudes" that appears on NME (UK) - Bowie: His Real Greatest Hits (2014) may actually be Mott the Hoople's version, or possibly both versions at once. From the page you posted, it looks like NME intended this as a list of Bowie's best songs (as songwriter), regardless of...
by Harold
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 40810

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Honorio wrote: 13. She's My Best Friend (1985), Doug Yule (or so it says in the Internet, not sure about this one).
Yes, that's definitely Yule singing lead on the VU version of this song (revived by Reed, in a drastically different version, on Coney Island Baby).
by Harold
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 40810

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

I can understand your views on song lyrics, because that’s just personal taste. But dude, have you heard “Candy Says”, “Who Loves The Sun”, or “Oh Sweet Nuthin!”. You can’t tell me that Reed isn’t in the same class as vocalists as Berry or Diddley, if not better. Sorry to jump in here like this, bu...
by Harold
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: Greatest Middle-Eights of all Time Poll?

1. Pulp- Common People ("Rent a flat above a shop..") I'm not a musician, nor am I versed in music theory, but I always thought this section was part of the chorus, not the middle eight (which is synonymous with the bridge, right?). Wouldn't the middle eight of "Common People" be the part that begi...
by Harold
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (11) June 30
Replies: 13
Views: 7595

Re: MCCh 2019 (11) June 30

Is Originals not considered eligible for MC? Or has it not been reviewed by enough MC sources?
by Harold
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 210
Views: 172396

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Henrik, there's an album which, in my opinion, shoud be included on AM. it's Gerry Mulligan "Gerry Mulligan Quartet/The Original Quartet with Chet Baker" 1953. I believe this (or, a version of this) was included on AM at one time, when Henrik was first adding jazz albums to the database (2005); alo...
by Harold
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Dr. John
Replies: 2
Views: 5268

R.I.P. Dr. John

And news has broken of the death, at 77, of another great figure: New Orleans legend Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, "The Night Tripper." The good doctor's extraordinary 1968 album Gris-Gris belongs in everyone's collection, but everything he ever recorded or played on is worth hearing and imbued wi...
by Harold
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Roky Erickson
Replies: 2
Views: 5247

R.I.P. Roky Erickson

A post in the "Survivors of the 60s" thread prodded me to note the passing of two more legends. This thread is to honor the legendary Texas psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson (lead singer of The 13th Floor Elevators), who died over the weekend at 71. Much like Brian Wilson, Erickson made a remarkable ...
by Harold
Sat May 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hadestown July 5
Replies: 7
Views: 14337

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 Harold
Wed May 15, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Billboard's all-time top digital blues songs
Replies: 3
Views: 6814

Re: Billboard's all-time top digital blues songs

If you like authentic blues, you really gotta check out Blueshammer.
by Harold
Thu May 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium
Replies: 6
Views: 5358

Re: Treblezine Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums of the Millennium

50 De La Soul - The Grind Date (2004) 49 Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken (2019) 48 Curren$y - Pilot Talk (2010) 47 Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (2011) 46 YG - Still Brazy (2016) 45 El-P - Fantastic Damage (2002) 44 Missy Elliott - Miss E…So Addictive (2001) 43 Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II (2009) 4...
by Harold
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 22
Views: 10585

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

It also reminds me of an anecdote from Neil Young. A live show in the mid 70s. Somebody was loudly requesting Southern Man and he basically said “If you can go back to where you were two years ago, I’ll go back to where I was two years ago.” Not to mention what happened to Dylan after his accident....
by Harold
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age
Replies: 22
Views: 10585

Re: Your old reactions to certain songs, at that age

I actually first thought about this dynamic thanks to Ringo Starr -- I believe in the Anthology coffee table book, he says Sgt. Pepper's was his least favorite record, because of where his head was at, at the time. I thought that was so odd, the first time I read that. Then Billy Idol sort of trash...
by Harold
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 14688

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

I'm pretty sure the Michael Gira allegations were proven false, but may be wrong on that one. And i think everyone knew or suspected the Jackson stuff way before this documentary (even way before he died) because of the general creepy nature of how many kids he kept around him all the time and the ...
by Harold
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Scott Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 3501

R.I.P. Scott Walker

Scott Walker, the American-born singer who became a British teen idol in the Sixties with the group The Walker Brothers and then took a sharp left turn into decades of acclaimed, wildly experimental and avant-garde music, has died at 76:

https://pitchfork.com/news/scott-walker-dead-at-76/
by Harold
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2018 Albums: AM Top 3000 Predictions
Replies: 0
Views: 4342

2018 Albums: AM Top 3000 Predictions

Forum veterans probably know that, once the EOY albums spreadsheet is complete, I usually post a completely unscientific set of predictions as to which of the year's albums will end up on the AM all-time top 3000 when the site is updated, and in what order. My "method" is simply to add each album's ...
by Harold
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: I'll bet you guys did not know....
Replies: 10
Views: 5767

Re: I'll bet you guys did not know....

People always ask me which famous Rob I am. I am Rob Thomas, the one from Smooth with Santana. "There are two things I know about white people. They love Matchbox 20, and they are terrified of curses." -- Wamapoke Native American tribal elder and casino owner Ken Hotate, on Parks and Recreation
by Harold
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Final update (most likely), following Kacey Musgraves winning Album of the Year at the Grammys. The top 200 list directly above remains the same.
by Harold
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: Grammy Award Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

Re: Grammy Award Nominations

Album of the Year: Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
Record of the Year and Song of the Year: "This is America" - Childish Gambino
by Harold
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Question About Discrepancies between Spreadsheet and Site List
Replies: 3
Views: 4081

Re: Question About Discrepancies between Spreadsheet and Site List

I was looking through the final spreadsheet posted in the EOY 2014 thread for best songs. I noticed that the rankings in the spreadsheet don't match up with the list posted on the following page: http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/year/2014s.htm. Which version of the list is more up to date? The second ...
by Harold
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Village Voice Pazz and Jop Poll Top 200 Albums: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / Low / Double Negative 3 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistance 4 / Pusha T / Daytona 5 / Mitski / Be the Cowboy 6 / Robyn / Honey 7 / Kacey Musgraves / Golden Hour 8 / SOPHIE / Oil of Ever...
by Harold
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Village Voice Pazz and Jop Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 2959

EOY 2018: Village Voice Pazz and Jop Poll

These links have been posted in the 2018 Songs spreadsheet forum, so I'm giving them their own thread. The Voice apparently decided not to wait until the rollout of all the previous P&J lists was complete before posting this year's results: Top 100 Albums: https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/02/06/paz...
by Harold
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I am surprised no one has commented on my post regarding Village Voice in EOY Albums: Sources. Attached are scans of the entire list of 101 albums that was briefly posted on January 24. Thanks for the screenshots. Since the list clearly was posted accidentally, far in advance of when they're planni...
by Harold
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: Rest of the World: Rockerilla [Italy]; Porcys [Poland] Plus a number of adjustments and corrections made by Henrik (particularly with regard to national-only columns). It's getting very near the end (we'd like to thank you once again...), I think. I'll edit the Grammy column after Albu...
by Harold
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Porcys (Poland)
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Re: EOY 2018 - Porcys (Poland)

Albums: http://www.porcys.com/ranking/10-najlepszych-plyt-2018/ 10. DJ Koze - Knock Knock 9. The Internet - Hive Mind 8. Vinyl Williams - Opal 7. Kali Uchis - Isolation 6. Playboi Carti - Die Lit 5. Kanye West - Ye 4. Low - Double Negative 3. Leon Vynehall - Nothing is Still 2. Earl Sweatshirt - Som...
by Harold
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Michel Legrand
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

Re: R.I.P. Michel Legrand

Legrand lived long enough to compose a brand-new score for Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind , the great director's unfinished final film, shot in the 1970s but finally completed (as close to Welles' original vision as could be reconstructed) and released by Netflix in late 2018. The film is ...
by Harold
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 210
Views: 172396

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

'Shakespeare's Sister' by The Smiths is incorrectly listed as 'Shakespear's Sister.' I think they misspell it on purpose. No, it was the 1980s duo featuring Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama that deliberately misspelled their name as "Shakespear's Sister." The Smiths song uses the correct spelling (unlik...
by Harold
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Muzikalia (Spain)
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Re: EOY 2018 - Muzikalia (Spain)

This list was posted here quite a while ago.
by Harold
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Rockerilla (Italy)
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

Re: EOY 2018 - Rockerilla (UK)

Rockerilla is an Italian magazine. This one will be added, as it's an existing spreadsheet source. Thanks!
by Harold
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: USA/Canada: Nashville Scene Rest of the World: Screenagers [Poland] Current top 200 albums: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / Low / Double Negative 3 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistance 4 / Pusha T / Daytona 5 / Mitski / Be the Cowboy 6 / Robyn / Honey 7 / Kacey Musgraves / Gold...
by Harold
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Screenagers (Poland)
Replies: 1
Views: 2461

Re: EOY 2018 - Screenagers (Poland)

Albums: http://screenagers.pl/index.php?service=xtras&action=show&id=517 http://screenagers.pl/index.php?service=xtras&action=show&id=516 1. Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love 2. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want 3. Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita 4. Low - Double Negative 5. MGMT - Little Dar...
by Harold
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: KROQ question
Replies: 36
Views: 10604

Re: KROQ question

As for the examples I listed (off the top of my head), only two have a single black member, Hootie and the Counting Crows. In both cases it is the bandleader. Doc, where did you get the idea that Adam Duritz is black (or biracial)? Please don't say "because he has dreadlocks"... Also, surprised tha...
by Harold
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

I’m having a guess that Dirty Computer is gonna struggle to hit the Top 500 and obviously the others will be below that as well. Could it be the first time that a year isn’t represented in the top 500 since the 1950’s? Well, it certainly looks like DC will have the lowest spreadsheet point total of...
by Harold
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)
Replies: 11
Views: 6938

Re: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)

That could be an expiation if it is not credited, but it is to Kendrick Lamar. Lamar curated the album (and appears on every track) but it is not officially, explicitly credited to him as an artist. It's definitely a Various Artists release. If Revista Shock had wanted to name it Album of the Year ...
by Harold
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Updated with: Rest of the World: Revista Shock (Intl) [Colombia] - re-entered as unranked list Revised top 200: 1 / Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer 2 / Low / Double Negative 3 / IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistance 4 / Pusha T / Daytona 5 / Mitski / Be the Cowboy 6 / Robyn / Honey 7 / Kacey Musgraves ...
by Harold
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)
Replies: 11
Views: 6938

Re: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)

Actually, there is only one album ranked 50th, which escapes this rule and that is Black Panther Soundtrack. It is not explained, but it can mean either that it is the Album of the year, or that it is above any categorization. I think it's simply because it's a Various Artists/soundtrack album, not...
by Harold
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)
Replies: 11
Views: 6938

Re: EOY 2018: Revista Shock (Colombia)

Son of a bitch - I have the international albums entered on the spreadsheet as a ranked list. It didn't even register with me that the entries are alphabetical by artist (sort of), because THE LIST IS NUMBERED, FOR GOD'S SAKE!!! Sigh. If you can confirm that this is indeed an unranked list, I will c...
by Harold
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 74398

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

It says something about the diversity of opinion about this year's albums that, for the first time since I've been maintaining the EOY spreadsheet (and I've been doing it since 2010), the overall #1 album will not be #1 for any of the three subcategories (USA/Canada, UK/Ireland, Rest of the World). ...