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by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Vulture (US) artist rankings
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Vulture (US) artist rankings

I remember reading that Beatles list three years ago and thinking that it was one of the most abhorrent things I'd ever laid eyes on. I can't for the life of me recall why that was, but I certainly don't wish to rediscover it.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 24, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time
Replies: 64
Views: 911

Re: Rolling Stone (U.S.): The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time

I want to say "Rapper's Delight" was excluded because The Sugarhill Gang's discography does not have a lot of long-lasting impact beyond that, but that reasoning obviously doesn't work because I've literally never heard anyone mention a second song by The Weather Girls.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue May 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Grand Final
Replies: 25
Views: 537

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Grand Final

1. Jenny Wilson | Forever Is a Long Time 2. Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats 3. Nujabes | Peaceland 4. Chet Baker | No Problem 5. Rokia Traoré | Dounia 6. Talk Talk | Tomorrow Started Jenny Wilson made it to the finals twice in a row... is there anything we can do to get the critics to start paying...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat May 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 298
Views: 354891

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

I am pretty sure that Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" does not contain the word "Tonight" in the title and never has.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu May 14, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 65
Views: 3300

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

For the singles, he may have meant the albums they came from (respectively, Hard Promises and The Battle of Los Angeles)
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon May 11, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 3
Replies: 24
Views: 1429

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 3

1. Ween | Ocean Man
2. Rooney | Blueside
3. Rokia Traoré | Dounia
4. Michaela Melián | Sebastian
5. Dispatch | The General

1. Värttinä | Tauti
2. Chet Baker | No Problem
3. Gnarls Barkley | Going On
4. Richie Havens | Handouts in the Rain
5. Michael O’Shea | No Journeys End
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 65
Views: 3300

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

Are classical works allowed? Or is it only non-classical albums? Have these been allowed in the past? I think they were, but am not sure. What I am sure of though is that classical songs were allowed in the song poll and following that logic it seems that classical albums should be allowed. In that...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri May 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 65
Views: 3300

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

The Harder They Come was on AM for a long time until Henrik decided to remove it some years back. It seems like the qualification rules for the AMF album poll have always been slightly more loose than the main AM list.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 65
Views: 3300

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

The Three EP's, Planet Rock, and Innovator are all on AM, so they should definitely be in.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri May 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 65
Views: 3300

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

I was largely being facetious with my statement, OK Computer would have never made my list regardless and I had no expectation that anyone would actually be swayed by my "call to action".
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed May 06, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 2
Replies: 29
Views: 2728

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 2

It's no big deal, Talk Talk would have won regardless.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 List Thread!
Replies: 65
Views: 3300

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

I'm doing my part by NOT putting OK Computer on my list. I hope others will follow suit!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed May 06, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 2
Replies: 29
Views: 2728

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 2

andyd1010 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Dropkick Murphys | I'm Shipping Up to Boston
Jain | Come
Hiromi | Time Control, or Controlled by Time
Klaus Schulze | Ludwig II. von Bayern
You gonna do the second group?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon May 04, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 2
Replies: 29
Views: 2728

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 2

1. Jain | Come 2. Hiromi | Time Control, or Controlled by Time 3. Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats 4. Dropkick Murphys | I'm Shipping Up to Boston 5. Klaus Schulze | Ludwig II. von Bayern 1. The Brothers Johnson | Get the Funk Out Ma Face 2. Giants of Jazz Play Brassens | Le temps ne fait rien à l'...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun May 03, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Albums of All-Time 2020 Planning Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

Re: Best Albums of All-Time 2020 Planning Thread

I thought it was decided that it would be July 1 to October 1? Or am I misremembering?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 1
Replies: 24
Views: 2285

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Semi-finals, Week 1

1. Erasure | Oh L'Amour 2. Nujabes | Peaceland 3. Bet The Levels | GE Days 4. Dougie MacLean | Seanair’s Song 5. Solaris | Marsbéli Krónikák: IV-VI 1. Jenny Wilson | Forever Is a Long Time 2. Von Spar | V.S.O.P. 3. The Pale Fountains | Palm of My Hand 4. Yamasuki | Aieaoa 5. Louis Armstrong | We Hav...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 12
Replies: 25
Views: 2266

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 12

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT GROUP
1. Rooney | Blueside
2. Dougie MacLean | Seanair’s Song
3. GG Allin | Bite It You Scum
4. Maroon 5 | Maps

SERGEI EISENSTEIN GROUP
1. Nujabes | Peaceland
2. KALLITECHNIS | Come Up
3. Cécile McLorin Salvant | Ever Since the One I Love's Been Gone
4. The Front Bottoms | The Beers
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: IHeartRadio (US) - 30 Alternative Rock Songs That Defined The 2010s
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: IHeartRadio (US) - 30 Alternative Rock Songs That Defined The 2010s

Henrik wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:24 am
If these are alternative, what was the non-alternative music of the 2010s?
Justin Bieber.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivor Game #3: Top 100 Artists of All-Time!
Replies: 130
Views: 6561

Re: Survivor Game #3: Top 100 Artists of All-Time!

Edre Peraza wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:28 am
How the hell is this thing even working. How do i vote, why the hell is Radiohead out?
You just pick any of the remaining artists to eliminate. All it takes is vote vote.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A Bit of Help With My Listening List
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: A Bit of Help With My Listening List

Holden wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:40 pm
Have to say, it's really fun to see anonymous users pop up while I'm updating my lists!
Not gonna lie, 90% of the time it's probably just me. :mrgreen: I guess I'm especially into it because I'm excited to start my own version, but I'm still waiting for several things to occur before then.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Album Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: AMF Album Guide

I want to contribute, but I feel like I'd throw off the ratings too much, because if you look at my RYM page, my rating curve is... not exactly conventional. 5.0: 11 4.5: 46 4.0: 276 3.5: 286 3.0: 45 2.5: 3 2.0: 0 1.5: 0 1.0: 0 0.5: 0 1. Feel free to contribute! That's what this is supposed to be, ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Album Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: AMF Album Guide

I want to contribute, but I feel like I'd throw off the ratings too much, because if you look at my RYM page, my rating curve is... not exactly conventional.

5.0: 11
4.5: 46
4.0: 276
3.5: 286
3.0: 45
2.5: 3
2.0: 0
1.5: 0
1.0: 0
0.5: 0
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 298
Views: 354891

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

Whigfield "Saturday Night" was a single in Spain in 1993.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 11
Replies: 23
Views: 1606

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 11

HOWARD HAWKS GROUP
1. Ween | Ocean Man
2. Jorge Ben | Fôrça bruta
3. Snail Mail | Thinning
4. Buddy Holly | Modern Don Juan

FRITZ LANG GROUP
1. Ludus | The Escape Artist
2. Dave Richmond | Movin' Along
3. Wallace Collection | Merry-Go-Round
4. Helena Deland | A Stone Is A Stone
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?
Replies: 23
Views: 4213

Re: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?

If you want to help out, you can just use a random number generator, finding the song with the matching ID, and look that one up... and if you can't find anything, just generate another number!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?
Replies: 23
Views: 4213

Re: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?

Wait, I just remembered the "additional notes" column exists. Guess these genre discrepancies would make a better use for it than anything.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?
Replies: 23
Views: 4213

Re: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?

One trouble I've run into (that I haven't yet come up with a solution for) is when the genre votes for a single contrast with the individual song genres on album pages. For example: ZZ Top - "Gimme All Your Lovin" Single: Hard Rock, Boogie Rock (secondaries: Pop Rock, New Wave) Album track: Hard Roc...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 10
Replies: 29
Views: 1921

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 10

F.W. MURNAU GROUP
1. Drake Bell | I Found a Way
2. Sophie Meiers | Medication
3. Bellowhead | Moon Kittens
4. Yamasuki | Aieaoa

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI GROUP
1. Värttinä | Tauti
2. The Mutton Birds | Dominion Road
3. Talk Talk | Tomorrow Started
4. Muddy Waters | Don't Go No Farther
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 107
Views: 62319

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Everything going well with this? Is there any way I can be of assistance?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A Bit of Help With My Listening List
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: A Bit of Help With My Listening List

I will probably make one of these for myself whenever the next site update arrives. And looking at your spreadsheet, there's a lot of albums on there where I keep thinking "forget the order, you need to listen to this right now!" :mrgreen: Out of sheer curiosity, want to provide some examples? Okay...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A Bit of Help With My Listening List
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: A Bit of Help With My Listening List

I will probably make one of these for myself whenever the next site update arrives. And looking at your spreadsheet, there's a lot of albums on there where I keep thinking "forget the order, you need to listen to this right now!" :mrgreen:
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: A Bit of Help With My Listening List
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: A Bit of Help With My Listening List

Wow, what a brilliant idea! Except for one thing... do you have any way of automatically updating the values in the DM and YM columns, or do you have to manually update the values for each album in a given year/decade? That should be easy if you just sort by year, but I figure there might be a somew...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 9
Replies: 28
Views: 3617

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 9

ROBERT BRESSON GROUP 1. Giants of Jazz Play Brassens | Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaire 2. Bee Gees | Alone 3. Tracy Chapman | Material World 4. Billy Talent | Fallen Leaves CARL THEODOR DREYER GROUP 1. Gilligan Moss | Want U So Bad 2. Michael O’Shea | No Journeys End 3. Patrik Fitzgerald | Safety ...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Most Popular Songs of AM Top Songs of the Decades (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s) (according to Spotify)
Replies: 14
Views: 2670

Re: Most Popular Songs of AM Top Songs of the Decades (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s) (according to Spotify)

Another red flag is Moves Like Jagger. For such a massively popular song, it's hard to believe it's so low on the 2010s list. If that list was based on the Spotify playlist that I created, it may be because I inadvertently added "Moves Like Jagger" from an appearance from some random compilation in...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?
Replies: 23
Views: 4213

Re: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?

I made a spreadsheet with all the songs where people can add the genres, if they wanna just look for them on RYM. It's not something to be completed, just something for fun in case anyone wants to work on it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wK7zQlTQz_DkTFH_P5OCGo3BJy3BejtPOqktnAfwnBE/edit?us...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?
Replies: 23
Views: 4213

Re: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?

Actually... Henrik. can you produce a spreadsheet listing every song on AM along with their numerical IDs? I have something I want to try...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 8
Replies: 26
Views: 4536

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 8

CHARLIE CHAPLIN GROUP 1. Jenny Wilson | Forever Is a Long Time 2. Chet Baker | No Problem 3. Thee Oh Sees | Fortress 4. Amy Grant | Doubly Good to You BILLY WILDER GROUP 1. Hiromi | Time Control, or Controlled by Time 2. Louis Armstrong | We Have All The Time In The World 3. Boubacar Traoré | Kayes-...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?
Replies: 23
Views: 4213

Re: what happened to the project of tagging genres to the songs of AM Top?

There's also the matter that the genre tree itself has had some significant changes that have yet to be implemented on AM (all of which I accounted for in another thread). One thing I worry about when applying genres to songs is what to do in cases where the song has a remix or alternate version tha...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 7
Replies: 26
Views: 5755

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 7

LUIS BUÑUEL GROUP 1. Gnarls Barkley | Going On 2. The Pale Fountains | Palm of My Hand 3. The Lijadu Sisters | Cashing In 4. Brand New | Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't ANDREI TARKOVSKY GROUP 1. Johnny Copeland | Sufferin' City 2. Michaela Melián | Sebastian 3. Eleni Karaindrou | By The S...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
Replies: 37
Views: 27081

Re: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)

I'll bring this up once more with a final word of encouragement... if you remove this list, then "My Ding a Ling" will drop in the rankings!
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 6
Replies: 26
Views: 6689

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 6

YASUJIRO OZU GROUP 1. Jim Steinman | Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through 2. Solaris | Marsbéli Krónikák: IV-VI 3. Grouper | Headache 4. Gemini Eye | Lagrange Points (Between I. Obsession and Resentment, Ii. Overthinking and Barely Thinking at All) MARTIN SCORSESE GROUP 1. Mariya Takeuchi | Plastic Lov...
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Holden's Hall of Fame: My Top 50 Albums of All-Time
Replies: 4
Views: 3421

Re: Holden's Hall of Fame: My Top 50 Albums of All-Time

Great choice for #1. I have a continually updating songs list (sadly, I lost the data I used for the 2018 all-time poll, so I had to start from scratch - what should I do to prevent losing the new data?) but for album lists, I find it better to take things one poll at a time for now.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 95
Views: 62520

Re: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Okay, here's the top 550. I'm only doing this once.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Rkzn ... jykI2CXTie
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 95
Views: 62520

Re: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates

panam wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:49 pm
I hope the playlist be finally updated :music-listening:
I can try to update it. Give me a few hours.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 5
Replies: 25
Views: 6204

Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 5

JOHN FORD GROUP
1. Eurythmics | Step on the Beast
2. Colbie Caillat | Fallin' for You
3. Richie Havens | Handouts in the Rain
4. Iggy Pop | Repo Man

AKIRA KUROSAWA GROUP
1. Von Spar | V.S.O.P.
2. City | Am Fenster
3. Puscifer | Monsoons
4. Best Coast | Sun Was High (So Was I)
by Sweepstakes Ron
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 95
Views: 62520

Re: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Not gonna lie, I'm pretty fucking miffed that not a single Beach House track landed in the top 200.
And not a single St. Vincent track either! What the fuck, critics?
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 95
Views: 62520

Re: EOD 2010s Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Not gonna lie, I'm pretty fucking miffed that not a single Beach House track landed in the top 200.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Does That Make Me Crazy?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2517

Re: Does That Make Me Crazy?!

From the moment I first heard it, I thought the chorus of Florence and the Machine's "Queen of Peace" sounded strikingly similar to that of "Firework" by Katy Perry. Absolutely no one else seems to have acknowledged this.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2018 update
Replies: 298
Views: 354891

Re: Errors in the 2018 update

I think "Dancing With Myself" should be credited to Billy Idol as well as Gen X, since the same recording was released under both at different points.
by Sweepstakes Ron
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Richmond Anthology of Music - First Edition (2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 2813

Re: The Richmond Anthology of Music - First Edition (2020)

From the "Appendices" section: Acclaimed Music: If you thought Rock Lists was comprehensive, get a load of Acclaimed Music, which includes not only all those year end lists, but flashback “Best Songs/Albums of the 70s” lists from current publications, canon collections like “1001 Songs To Hear Befor...