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by Bruce
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

How about the original record version? I do not know if I would call it the original record version, Bruce. I think it's very, very possible that older recorded versions have existed, but did not reached our days, or at least have not reached this U.S. company called Youtube. It's the first time a ...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Cool list, Blanco! :music-listening: Thanks, man! Nice list Blanco, but where's "La Bamba"? It's arguably the most well known song of the Spanish language by non-speakers. Well, here in Mexico it is acclaimed, but not too much. It is more common to hear the Los Lobos's version, probably because the...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post your favourite songs outside the AM Top 6000
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Re: Post your favourite songs outside the AM Top 6000

Here's my top 10 with the song's rank on my all time list and the year. 4 ¦ Don't Go No Farther ¦ Muddy Waters - 56 5 ¦ Honey Hush ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56 6 ¦ Rub A Little Boogie ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 54 9 ¦ Midnight Cannonball ¦ Joe Turner - 55 10 ¦ What About Your Daughter? ¦ J.B. Lenoir - ...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Blanco wrote:

Image
Funny how?

What, do I amuse you?
by Bruce
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 49
Views: 13643

Re: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 1

The Shins - New Slang (2001) ABBA - The Winner Takes It All (1980) Metronomy - The Look (2011) Jay-Z - Niggas in Paris (2011) Roxy Music - More Than This (1982) Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (2011) Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990) DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World (1996) The Zombies ...
by Bruce
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Romain wrote: 1955 - Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
Still spelling it incorrectly even with Henrik now having it correct on the site?
by Bruce
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post your favourite songs outside the AM Top 6000
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Re: Post your favourite songs outside the AM Top 6000

Loads of my favorite songs are not on the site.
by Bruce
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975
Replies: 148
Views: 39791

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975

Song results?
by Bruce
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 31205

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Bruce, I forgive you for your Bing . . . uh, binge in the other thread. The J.B.'s are great! It's my favorite JB record, and my favorite record of the last 50 years. And it was not featured in the movie (Get On Up) that we just saw tonight. Very good movie, but it's more about him as a person than...
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

I'd got with Der Kommissar by Falco in whatever year that is (82-83?)
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 31205

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

I'll nominate "Doin' It To Death" by Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s (James Brown) from 1973.
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976
Replies: 84
Views: 22276

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

MY TOP 20 RECORDINGS FROM 1976: 1 ¦ Blitzkrieg Bop ¦ Ramones 2 ¦ Do Ya ¦ ELO 3 ¦ The Fire Down Below ¦ Bob Seger 4 ¦ Rock 'n Me ¦ Steve Miller Band 5 ¦ Sir Duke ¦ Stevie Wonder 6 ¦ That'll Be The Day ¦ Linda Ronstadt 7 ¦ Kiss And Say Goodbye (X-Rated Version) ¦ Manhattans 8 ¦ Summer ¦ War 9 ¦ Livin...
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Most Acclaimed Covers/Remakes
Replies: 24
Views: 8600

Most Acclaimed Covers/Remakes

Here's the most acclaimed songs of all time that were done originally by another act than this. 1 - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 2 - Respect - Aretha Franklin 3 - Louie Louie - Kingsmen 4 - Suspicious Minds - Elvis 5 - Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds 6 - All Along The Watchtower - Jimi ...
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: In Defense of Schlock Music:
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: In Defense of Schlock Music:

I find this article kind of pretentious. It finds one example of a song shunned and later accepted by critics and props it up as the standard. At best this article is a valid critique that critics often unfairly judge good songs for being too similar to he bad songs coming out around the same time....
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

FAVORITE FEMALE RECORD OF EACH YEAR 1920-1990 1920 - Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith 1921 - Home Again Blues - Aileen Stanley 1922 - High Brown Blues - Sophie Tucker 1923 - Aggavatin' Papa - Sophie Tucker 1924 - Bringin' Home The Bacon - Blossom Seeley 1925 - You've Been A Good Old Wagon - Bessie Smith 1...
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: In Defense of Schlock Music:
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: In Defense of Schlock Music:

Here's an interesting take on the VU:

http://starling.rinet.ru/music/temp/velvets.html
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: In Defense of Schlock Music:
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: In Defense of Schlock Music:

Found the original Village Voice review of the Velvet Underground's debut album. The schmuck who wrote the review did not even know that "Hitch Hike" was done by Marvin Gaye before the Rolling Stones did a version :( Richard Goldstein's review in full from April 13, 1967. The Velvet Underground is n...
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Setherex wrote:
DocBrown wrote:So in deference to the"one per year" rule implied by the title, I will try to be conventional this time and present my favourite albums by year. Using the Shēngxiào (or Chinese Zodiac) of course..
You seem to have forgotten one, Doc :D
Yes, the most famous one too.
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: In Defense of Schlock Music:
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: In Defense of Schlock Music:

I'd still like to find some 1967 reviews of the first VU album. You should read the first reviews of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Critics HATED them. That's what I'm trying to tell you guys. Critics don't have any better taste than anybody else. They often get things wrong and then change their ...
by Bruce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: In Defense of Schlock Music:
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: In Defense of Schlock Music:

Thanks for posting Bruce, that was a rather enjoyable article :D Yes, I thought it was funny. My girlfriend found it in the magazine while waiting in the doctor's office today. I tweeted the writer to let him know that his #42 schlock song (Sweet Bitter Love - Aretha Franklin) was first done by her...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Setherex wrote:
Bruce wrote:
acroamor wrote: 1984: George Michael - Careless Whisper (unlisted)
Congrats on having a mind of your own. Lots of choices that are unlisted on the site.
Though I had to check one note - "Careless Whisper" is most definitely 1984's #32 ;)
Yes, I was surprised when I saw it was (supposedly) unlisted.
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Favorite song of every year from 1964: 1964: Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe (53) 1965: Bob Dylan - Desolation Row (21) 1966: The Beach Boys - Let's Go Away For Awhile (unlisted) 1967: Nico - These Days (65) 1968: Simon and Garfunkel - America (21) (also my #1 of all time) 1969: Simon and Garfunkel - ...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Nick wrote:"people on this forum are exposed mainly to the type of music critics like".
That implies that this is not because of their own doing.

It's probably more like ""people on this forum are mainly only interested in checking out the type of music critics like".
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Ok, this list is very special for me because it is derived from the project I've been working the last few months. It would be great if someone wants to comment or ask anything. The best song of each year in Spanish or Portuguese: You left out 1962. I'd go with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Romain wrote: But but...all the critics are useless
They seem to be pretty useful to most members of this forum. Most of you like the songs and albums that the critics have told you to like best.
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Can you transmit this incredible information to this guy... Robert Hilburn... whoever he is. He's one of the most famous music critics in history. Robert Hilburn (born September 25, 1939) is a pop music critic and author. As critic and music editor at the Los Angeles Times from 1970 to 2005, his re...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Because Listyguy has left this game open-ended, I'm gonna think outside the box. Here are my 26 favourite female performers (or female fronted bands) one per letter of the alphabet: That's a great idea, I like it. I'm also going to have to check how generic my list was tomorrow... :whistle: Rather ...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Because Listyguy has left this game open-ended, I'm gonna think outside the box. Here are my 26 favourite female performers (or female fronted bands) one per letter of the alphabet: Tori Amos (for those of you raised on iTunes, thats Amos, Tori) Kate Bush Annie Clark Dum Dum Girls Elizabeth & the C...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Here's going with songs, also comparing with AM rank to see just how generic I am: Songs by Year: 1954: Muddy Waters-Hoochie Coochie Man (#5) 1955: Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison Blues (#4) 1956: Johnny Cash-I Walk the Line (#3) 1957: Buddy Holly-That'll Be the Day (#1) 1958: Eddie Cochran-Summertime Bl...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

BleuPanda wrote: 1958: Bo Diddley-Bo Diddley
My favorite album of all time.
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Haha, that's the most intriguing list I've read all day, that's for sure. I suppose you might as well, since it's still a somewhat incomplete list, isn't it? :D There's likely other stuff I would like that I don't know about but these are complete for what I do know. 2000 - I'm A Man of Constant So...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 14806

Re: Alternative artists list

Setherex wrote:
Bruce wrote:
The Killers
You're getting out of your loop there, buddy.
The Killers are ranked higher than Armstrong on the AM song list.
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

I would actually be very intrigued to see your list post-1989, Bruce. Or at least whatever you could whip up ^_^ Okay. Here's what I have for the 1990s. 1990 - Ain't Got The Money - Bill Pinkney and the Original Drifters 1991 - Tanqueray - Johnnie Johnson 1992 - Stairway To Heaven - Beatnix 1993 - ...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Live in Phoenix wrote: 1962: Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
RYM lists this as a compilation which is correct IMO.
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

If you start every post with "In my humble opinion" you will see that a lot more people will be interested in what you are saying. From Christgau's website: "I figure that a critic ought to have three qualities: interest, and arrogance , and writing ability." Your site is all about cannonizng the o...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I am currently arguing with a bunch of younger guys who claim that the Sex Pistols are far more significant than Bing Crosby. I don't think anyone said that. Sure they did: Going back to influence, you must be out of your mind to think that Bing Crosby is more influential culturally and musically t...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Listyguy wrote: 1970: Free - All Right Now
The single or the LP version?

The single is not just an edit of the LP version. They are two completely different recordings.
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 30344

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Here's mine LG, we don't match up on anything. MY FAVORITE RECORDING OF EACH YEAR (1902, 1906-1989) 1902 - Down On The Old Campground - Dinwiddie Colored Quartet 1906 - The Grand Old Rag - Billy Murray 1907 - If The Man In The Moon Were A Coon - Ada Jones 1908 - Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Edward...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Got his response already. Here it is.....read it and weep. I hate it when people say you're comparing oranges and apples to avoid giving a judgment, but it really applies here. Sex Pistols were immensely important in revitalizing rock in the 1970s...but Bing was probably the most important and infl...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I just sent the following letter to Robert Hilburn. If I get an answer I will post it here. Dear Mr. Hilburn: What is your opinion of Bing Crosby's recording career? I am currently arguing with a bunch of younger guys who claim that the Sex Pistols are far more significant than Bing Crosby. What do...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 14806

Re: Alternative artists list

no less than Robert Christgau, one of the foremost rock critics of all time, has him as one of his Top 5 Favorite Artists) Christgau is not one to hold back, yet still I was surprised with his review of Louis’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: 1923-1934 from 1994, which begins: “I don’t mean ...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Well, since I went to the forum without logging in first, let's answer this blatant intellectual dishonesty : First things that's written on top of the NME page : "This is NME’s celebration of the best debut albums from the last 50 years. It's not a countdown. Instead, we've selected one album from...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Romain wrote:
No because what is "historically significant" for you is not necesseraly "historically significant" for another guy.
Historically significant is not based on what you or I think in 2014. It's based on what the world thought in Crosby's day and on his influence on others who came after him.
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I agree, but that doesn't mean that we can't recognize intellectually that crosby was a far greater artist than the Sex Pistols. I have probably made this clear before, but I don't know what this means. The only way I can relate to the word great is when someone use it to define music that to him o...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

All I said was that, according to the critics best artists lists that I've seen, Bing Crosby would be far below Sex Pistols. Those artist lists are however subjective and they should be. Music is subjective. I think summarizing critics lists is fun and interesting, but I don't believe in objective ...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

2. The "influence and longevity" argument: based on the accurate observation of irreduciblekoan that "the key word is "direct"" and assuming the Wikipedia statement that Crosby peak year was 1948 I find more lasting "direct" influence of Sex Pistols than Crosby. Sex Pistols' peak was 1977, 37 years...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Bing had big hits in many countries.

http://tsort.info/music/cnqg74.htm
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 14806

Re: Alternative artists list

I Perhaps if an artist's most acclaimed album is indeed a compilation it should be included on the site? Elvis "The Sun Sessions" is on lots of critic's all time lists. I suggested to Henrik in the past to start a separate album list for compilations, like RYM does. Most critics were not around in ...
by Bruce
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 97325

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

MORE BING:

Debuting in 1931, his radio program became a big success, attracting as many as 50 million listeners during its peak, and lasting nearly 30 years on the airwaves.