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by luvulongTIM
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: MCCh 2019 (16) September 15

It’s very critic friendly just on a superficial basis alone. Artsy being that it’s on 4ad. They’re also an indie folk band from Brooklyn so that in itself you know was gonna put it in the top 10 alone. I think because of this is the same reason it won’t make number 1 this year. It’s too stereotypica...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 91
Views: 13757

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

1. The Chameleons- Strange Times
2. The Housemartins- London 0 Hull 4
3. Peter Gabriel- So
4. Billy Bragg- Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
5. The Smiths- The Queen is Dead
by luvulongTIM
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122945

Re: Albums of 2019

Not even the fans so much as the critics cause I’m noticing it’s liked here but not universally adored like they way critics are praising it just by the fact i see it ranked here but not like top 3 or scoring in the high 80s and 90s. But in this day and age you form a indie folk band and move them o...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122945

Re: Albums of 2019

No moving your band over to the hipster Mecca of the world and signing to 4ad which was a sensational label back in the 80s and 90s and still has a few highlights once in a blue moon. Just that alone makes me roll my eyes along with the hipster beards of the male members. Even Fleet Foxes are doing ...
by luvulongTIM
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122945

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 an...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 21159

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

Well I didn’t mean it to come across like I was calling any individual out, just felt like Kate was being slighted in a year so many here have called one of the weaker years in the 80s when there was so much worse especially before’ 85. Yeah 80s synth wave was still a thing and we were preparing to ...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 21159

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

A woman FINALLY tops the albums and (the same woman mind you) singles list and it gets called “the weakest year of the 80s?” As opposed to ‘81 and ‘83? Really? The Human League? And most Richard Blade influenced synth rock from that era for that matter. And the 80s had some terrible, dreadful moment...
by luvulongTIM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)

Kind of sounds like they’re paying homage to the classic Magnetic Fields album from that year yet.....where the heck are they?
by luvulongTIM
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33539

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

No she’s always been our highest ranked female even in our all female artist poll a few months back.
by luvulongTIM
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results
Replies: 260
Views: 33539

Re: AMF All Time Artists List 2019 - Results

Wow! Beautiful South outranking the Housemartins? Weird I didn’t think there was anybody that preferred The Beautiful South over the Housemartins.
by luvulongTIM
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll
Replies: 110
Views: 21159

Re: Albums and Songs of 1985 Poll

1. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love
2. The Replacements- Tim (MY NAME!!!!!!!!!!)
3. The Jesus & Mary Chain- Pyschocandy
4. Whitney Houston- s/t
5. Tears for Fears- Songs From the Big Chair
by luvulongTIM
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 54223

Re: Albums and Songs of 1984 Poll

1. Cocteau Twins- Treasure
2. Tina Turner- Private Dancer
3. Bruce Springsteen- Born in the USA
4. This Mortal Coil- It’ll End in Tears
5. Sade- Diamond Life
by luvulongTIM
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 68886

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

I don’t get Allmusic. Veronica Falls 5 Stars yet ZERO 5 star review albums for a single Kate Bush album obviously with Hounds of Love at the forefront? I like Veronica Falls and all, in fact “Stephen” is one of my favorite songs but to have them achieve a their biggest feat over a masterpiece like H...
by luvulongTIM
Thu May 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 77575

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

1. Cocteau Twins- Head Over Heels
2. The Chameleons- Script of the Bridge
3. The Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams
4. David Bowie- Lets Dance
5. Cyndi Lauper- She’s So Unusual
by luvulongTIM
Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 209
Views: 122945

Re: Albums of 2019

Maybe not Pavement overrated but a tad I guess. Nothing really stands out for me but I’d still rather see them rank higher than some hipster snob Brooklyn indie act.
by luvulongTIM
Fri May 03, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30
Replies: 7
Views: 9742

Re: MCCh 2019 (07) April 30

Just from reading two words and the name of a record label alone in this bands description on Metacritic I already know who’s gonna do incredibly well next month: INDIE, BROOKLYN & 4AD. Than I saw the rating. It’s gonna break the 90s I’m sure. And I’m rooting for Sharkjump Brooklyn’s finest Vampire ...
by luvulongTIM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 53633

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Best year EVER.....TO BE BORN ;)....in music? Meh! Go class of 2000!!!

1. Kate Bush- The Dreaming
2. Michael Jackson- Thriller
3. Cocteau Twins- Garlands
4. Prince- 1999
5.The Clash- Combat Rock
by luvulongTIM
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 9515

Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

D’oh! !!!I meant OLDER :( How did I not see that. OMG I’m losing it.
by luvulongTIM
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 68257

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

The deadline is just over an hour away, but I won't be able to start finalising the tally until about 2 hours after that. Get those last-minute lists in! Good riddance. Most of the early 80s and much of the mid 80s was abysmal but this year takes the cake and may go down as the worst year ever in m...
by luvulongTIM
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31
Replies: 12
Views: 9515

Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Wow! Ain’t it strange how actual the 17 year old looks younger than the woman who ranks one notch above her?
by luvulongTIM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Dick Dale
Replies: 2
Views: 2521

Dick Dale

I’d have thought someone would have posted on the surf guitar legend’s passing by now. He deserves acknowledgement here even if he isn’t too highly regarded in the rankings.
by luvulongTIM
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 23997

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

I’d rank the Life Pursuit as my number 1. Of ‘06 number 3 behind the Long Blondes and Camera Obscura. Probably my favorite year ever in music. The rest could fight amongst themselves. Maybe PJ at 2.
by luvulongTIM
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 23997

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Wow it’s like everyone went out of their wait to NOT put 7 at number 7 on their list. Two at number 6, one at number 8. I liked the album enough I would have purposely rearranged it to be my number 7 on the nose. Was also rooting for Pearl Jam’s 10 at number 10 for the 90s poll instead of Sigur Ros ...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Albums of the 1990s
Replies: 69
Views: 29049

Re: [Results] Albums of the 1990s

Great observation on the Cocteaus LiveinPhoenix Great to see them doing so well. Honestly when in comes to instrumentation I think Liz’s voice should be mentioned in the same breath as Kevin Shields guitar work. To me vocals can totally make or break a great band. If you’re metal or punk inspired ob...
by luvulongTIM
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Results] Songs of the 1990s
Replies: 93
Views: 31830

Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

I feel almost guilty for having Pavement in my bottom 15 three times. I hoped this poll would finally get me to appreciate them, but really I bar a couple of songs (like Here, which I quite like) I have a big problem getting into it. In much of these songs the instrumental part and the singing seem...
by luvulongTIM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 134
Views: 95610

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

1. Lush 2. Belle & Sebastian 3. Cocteau Twins 4. Kate Bush 5. Camera Obscura 6. Sleater-Kinney 7. Ride 8. The Primitives 9. Trashcan Sinatras 10. The Housemartins 11. Super Furry Animals 12. The Boo Radleys 13. The Jesus & Mary Chain 14. Guided by Voices 15. The Divine Comedy 16. The Wonderstuff 17....
by luvulongTIM
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 68430

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

:o Ouch
by luvulongTIM
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23
Replies: 28
Views: 9026

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23

1. Frosty the Snowman- Cocteau Twins 2. Last Christmas- Wham 3. All I Want for Christmas- Shonen Knife 4. She Came Home For Christmas- Mew 5. Icicles- Lets Go Sailing 6. Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses 7. 2,000 Miles- The Pretenders 8. Little Drummer Boy- the Harry Simeone Chorale 9. Christmas Va...
by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 14555

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

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by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 14555

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

Killing
by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 14555

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

Is
by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 14555

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

Suspense
by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 14555

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

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by luvulongTIM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 32
Views: 14555

Re: EOY 2018 - The Guardian (UK)

Oh
by luvulongTIM
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 14025

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Backstage Wing: (bday boy) RODNEY BINGENHEIMER!!!!!!!!!!!! Shoot, where do I even start? Well for starters every band I’m nominating was played first in the US on his show on KROQ. He started off a stand in for Davy Jones on the Monkees tv show. He had his own successful glam themed nightclub called...
by luvulongTIM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 68430

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Well with Mitski you know EVERY YEAR the critics end up picking the Björkist or Kate Bushiest female they can find to rank insanely high. It’s the Bjush effect. I already saw it coming so no surprise here.
by luvulongTIM
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Pete Shelley
Replies: 3
Views: 2523

Re: R.I.P. Pete Shelley

Damn after we lost another acclaimed British icon in his 60s in the Dynamite Kid (on his birthday!) Screw mosh pits. I’m diving head first into a plethora of punk.
by luvulongTIM
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 25307

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

1. Magnetic Fields- 69 Love Songs
2. Travis- The Man Who
3. Shack- HMS Fable
4. The Flaming Lips- The Soft Bulletin
5. Beck- Midnight Vultures
6. Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile
7. Moby- Play
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication
9. Guided By Voices- Do the Collapse
10. Santana- Supernatural
by luvulongTIM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 24474

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

1. Liz Phair- whitechocolatespaceegg 2. Pulp- This is Hardcore 3. Mercury Rev- Deserters Song 4. PJ Harvey- Is This Desire? 5. Belle & Sebastian- The Boy With The Arab Strap 6. Billy Bragg & Wilco- Mermaid Avenue 7. Massive Attack- Mezzanine 8. Tori Amos- From the Choir Girl Hotel 9. Garbage- Versio...
by luvulongTIM
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 62915

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Ouch Rollin’! I still haven’t forgiven the Undertaker for temporarily using that as his theme song especially over is classic original theme. He was like the Johnny Cash of Pro-Wrestling up until that moment. Than you realized thanks to Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit,that he really is human after all :( T...
by luvulongTIM
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mercury Music Prize 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 6918

Re: Mercury Music Prize 2018

Great pick. Still shocked it’s only a bubbler. Definitely one of my faves of last year.
by luvulongTIM
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mercury Music Prize 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 6918

Re: Mercury Music Prize 2018

And the winner is.....
by luvulongTIM
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Replies: 43
Views: 19707

Re: Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Fingers crossed that they ditch Pavement in their 90s list. Always thought they were a snobby poor mans Pixies or a Sonic Youth minus the passion and enthusiasm. To be clumped with those two indie powerhouse legends is an absolute crime. If they opted to rank Neutral Milks Aeroplane lower in favor o...
by luvulongTIM
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 24067

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

1. Spiritualized- Ladies and Gentlemen We’re Floating in Space 2. Sleater-Kinney- Dig Me Out 3. Radiohead- OK Computer 4. The Dandy Warhols-...Come Down 5. Mansun- Attack of the Grey Lantern 6. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci- Barafundle 7. Yo La Tengo- I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One 8. Kenickie- At the ...
by luvulongTIM
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 9359

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Perhaps the Cocteau Twins. I always thought they were more influential than people give them credit for. The genres they paved the way for is quite astounding in itself let alone all the bands and artists they inspired.
by luvulongTIM
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 228
Views: 156370

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Just for the fact they always keep their concerts for a very reasonable price I love and plan on seeing Shonen Knife on October 5th at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. It’s in a shady neighborhood so let’s pray I see the entire show this time around.
by luvulongTIM
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Asian music recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3806

Re: Asian music recommendations

-Love So Pure by Puffy AmiYumi is one of my favorite songs. -Is Shonen Knife too obvious? Let’s Knife is a more pop oriented remake of some of their early classics. Happy Hour has some of my faves from them especially the peppy Cookie Day :) -The Routes are from Japan and have a garagey snarl to the...
by luvulongTIM
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 23388

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

To be honest I was that way when I was younger ;) I than discovered all genres whether “smart, intellectual and sophisticated” or “pop oriented and hooky” have highs, lows, under appreciated and overrated acts. Certain genres however get more prestige than others though. Some acts deserve it some ac...