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by Chambord
Fri May 05, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.16
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.16

Grizzly Bear - Three Rings
by Chambord
Tue May 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.16
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.16

Girlpool - It Gets More Blue
by Chambord
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 114057

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Live in Phoenix wrote:About 5 weeks to get your list together :scared-eek:
*9 weeks, we go 'til the end of June. Plenty of time, folks! :music-listening:
The OP says: Deadline to submit or edit lists is June 1st, 2017
Where did you get this "end of June" from ?
by Chambord
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.14
Replies: 12
Views: 3878

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.14

Slowdive - Sugar for the Pill
by Chambord
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.12
Replies: 13
Views: 4353

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.12

Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home
by Chambord
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.5
Replies: 6
Views: 2473

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.5

Father John Misty – Ballad of the Dying Man
by Chambord
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 33685

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

prosecutorgodot wrote:This is certainly a diverse array of musical styles and genres, but I think metal still remains outside of the AMF taste.
Metal still remains outside of the large-majority-of-critics taste unfortunately. An that of course reverberates on AMF's taste.
by Chambord
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 33685

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

The Artists of the Decade (so far) - artists that have more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 in 2010s: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010); Reflektor (2013) Beach House - Teen Dream (2010); Bloom (2012) Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (2012); Blonde (2016) Grimes - Visions (2012); Art Angels (2015) Joanna ...
by Chambord
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25942

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Also for a couple of years now Chambord's been posting how artists have been faring this decade with respect to the number of songs/albums that have made our EOY top ten. I haven't seen any post from him here, so I figure I'll do the honors... There are 4 artists with with 3 songs in AMF EOY Top 10...
by Chambord
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.4
Replies: 23
Views: 7318

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.4

This time I woke up early ...
JohnnyBGoode wrote:Mount Eerie - Real Death
+1
by Chambord
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.3
Replies: 14
Views: 4132

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.3

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Mount Eerie - Real Death
+1
by Chambord
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 46430

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

In the year Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Leonard Cohen says goodbye with this poetry jewel... I tried countless times to listen to Bowie's Blackstar. I failed each time. It was too painful. It felt like hearing a man dying and not being able to do anything for him. Cohen, was reachi...
by Chambord
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 16630

Re: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations

I finished reading Moby Dick last night. As it's appeared on many recommendation lists and is basically universally acclaimed, I'd like to hear what other members of the forum think of it. I certainly enjoyed it (I'd probably give it 4/5 stars), but I found that it was a little too bloated. I get t...
by Chambord
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 7622

Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Everyone knows that Q sucks, all the British music magazines do. But especially Q. Every music magazine in the world sucks, the brit ones aren't worse than others (not Mojo or Uncut anyway). The whole Planet sucks. But we have to live with what we have, no ? But Q especially sucks. With that I agree.
by Chambord
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: 2022 Sight & Sound Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 2129

Re: 2022 Sight & Sound Poll

My most important prediction and want is Sight & Sound finally asks critics for top 25, no longer top 10. Mmm, don't see that happening tbh. What will increase, and significantly so, will be the number of participants on both crix and directors sides. Increasing also the spots in the personal tops ...
by Chambord
Wed May 11, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool"
Replies: 40
Views: 9172

Re: Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool"

I'm one of those silly weirdos who still hope Radiohead will wake up someday and be like shyte man we haven't been doing something like Ok Computer or The Bends in a while now how bout we get down to it and then go someplace quiet for a year and record it. But ... it ain't happening now so ... sigh ...
by Chambord
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 13 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 3800

Re: AMF Chart Week 13 2016

Andrew Bird - Left Handed Kisses (ft. Fiona Apple)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZwtWExDmoI

Fiona is ace in the video
by Chambord
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 10 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 8909

Re: AMF Chart Week 10 2016

Otisredding wrote: Suede - Outsiders
I second this.
by Chambord
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 9 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 8769

Re: AMF Chart Week 9 2016

acroamor wrote:I'd very much like to nominate "Your Best American Girl" by Mitski
I second this nomination. First song of 2016 I really liked.
by Chambord
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 30 ans des Inrocks : nos meilleurs albums depuis 1986
Replies: 8
Views: 4348

Re: 30 ans des Inrocks : nos meilleurs albums depuis 1986

The idea is great but the picks are far from that. The book list is downright terrible. The albums and film ones are pretty meh. Not that those chosen aren't good but there are many films / albums much better than some of the picks.
by Chambord
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums
Replies: 32
Views: 10171

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Vampire Weekend were indeed very unlucky to miss the Top10 with Contra but they have an "AMF Album Of the year" title to their name so they're too among the greats of the decade. Anyway, in the remaining 4 years they have big chances to place another one in the T10, even 2 I'd say, even tho Rostam l...
by Chambord
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums
Replies: 32
Views: 10171

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

The Artists of the Decade (so far) - artists that have more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 in 2010s: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010); Reflektor (2013) Beach House - Teen Dream (2010); Bloom (2012) Grimes - Visions (2012); Art Angels (2015) Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me (2010); Divers (2015) Julia...
by Chambord
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 18224

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

There are 3 artists with with 3 songs in AMF EOY Top 10 this decade (2010s): Grimes - Oblivion (2012); REALiTi (2015); Flesh Without Blood (2015) Janelle Monáe - Cold War (2010); Tightrope (2010); Dance Apocalyptic (2013) Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me [with Flying Lotus] (2014); The Blacker the Be...
by Chambord
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 16919

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

SONGS 1 Tame Impala - Let It Happen 2 Julia Holter - Silhouette 3 Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin 4 Low - No Comprende 5 Everything Everything - Regret 6 The Libertines - Gunga Din 7 Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry 8 Foals - A Knife In The Ocean 9 Natalie Prass - My Baby Don't Understand Me 10 Alab...
by Chambord
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Albums Poll - RESULTS
Replies: 74
Views: 30515

Re: 2014 Albums Poll - RESULTS

The Artists of the Decade (so far) - artists that have more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 in 2010s: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010); Reflektor (2013) Beach House - Teen Dream (2010); Bloom (2012) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010); Yeezus (2013) St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (201...
by Chambord
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Albums and Songs Poll - Post Lists Here
Replies: 82
Views: 35298

Re: 2014 Albums and Songs Poll - Post Lists Here

SONGS 1 The Antlers - Palace 2 Sia - Chandelier 3 Wild Beasts - A Dog's Life 4 Warpaint - Love is to Die 5 Angel Olsen - Windows 6 The War on Drugs - Red Eyes 7 La Dispute – Woman (Reading) 8 Sharon Van Etten - Tarifa 9 FKA twigs - Two Weeks 10 Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You) 11 Alvvays - ...
by Chambord
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Anybody on MUBI?
Replies: 11
Views: 4146

Re: Anybody on MUBI?

I was just asking if anybody is on MUBI also? I believe I remember Jirin and Chambord are. I am indeed on both mubi and letterboxd: https://mubi.com/users/1183437 http://letterboxd.com/Chambord/ I grade and ocasionally "review" the movies I've seen, on both. MUBI has a great forum too but I haven't...
by Chambord
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Poll creations
Topic: Favorite Radiohead Songs
Replies: 9
Views: 8356

Re: Favorite Radiohead Songs

Exit Music (For a Film) should have definitely been there.
by Chambord
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AM Auteur Poll 2014: The REAL Results
Replies: 72
Views: 22635

Re: AM Auteur Poll 2014: The REAL Results

Great job JimmyJazz ! The overall poll looks good. All the big boys are there (sadly no girls). Though definitely the ranking is pretty funny: Top 5 all english language, Fincher above Godard / Fellini, Spielberg no 15, Tarantino would have a big laugh seeing himself above many of his masters. Same ...
by Chambord
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 78791

Re: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results

Great final list.
Well done to everyone who participated and first of all to Doc who sacrificed his time and energy to put it all together. Based on this list, I'm going to start re-checking the classics that didn't clicked with me so far, and of course the albums I haven't yet heard.
by Chambord
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 78791

Re: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results

Doc, hate to bother you with yet another check but I had Interpol's Turn On The Bright Lights as my no.14. Accidentally not counted or I just don't appear in the fans list (I got it higher than the 3 mentioned) ?

Fantastic job organizing the poll btw ! Thank you.
by Chambord
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for the 2014 alltime album poll
Replies: 75
Views: 32246

Re: Recommendations for the 2014 alltime album poll

Props to sonofsamiam for including Negură Bunget | OM, most probably the only nomination an album from my country is going to get. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
by Chambord
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for the 2014 alltime album poll
Replies: 75
Views: 32246

Re: Recommendations for the 2014 alltime album poll

I chose to include only albums I rated 10/10 (on RYM for reference). That would explain the funny number (87). Some of them are in desperate need of a more recent revisit, which could potentially strip them of the mighty 10 rating, but anyway, this is the closest I could get to ranking the records t...
by Chambord
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Mercury Music Prize 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4237

Re: Mercury Music Prize 2014

FKA Twigs has it in the bag. I got her at 4.5 with Betvictor http://www.oddschecker.com/awards/mercury-prize/winning-act Tip: Last year, the highest ranked in Otis' Chart (James Blake) won, even tho the bookies saw him as one of the least favorite (he was odds 17.0 at some point) Take a look who's l...
by Chambord
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 84629

Re: Favorite Books

I recently came across this book-lists source: http://www.themodernnovel.com/lists/theirs/lists/otherbest.htm There are some hidden gems in there. I already bookmarked some to check. JimmyJazz, saw you're in contact with the compiler of thegreatestbooks.org. Maybe you could tip this to him, if he di...
by Chambord
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 34756

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

I'm gonna submit mine towards the end of September. I'll use the poll as a great motivation to finally make some time and get going with my ever-expanding albums "waiting list".
by Chambord
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Film Sites
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

Re: Film Sites

I've been searching and really haven't found anything Well, that's funny. Not finding metacritic or RT on a search for film aggs is like not finding trees in the woods. Metacritic emphasizes on the quality of the crix that's why the amount of sources counted is lower. For the french knowers there's...
by Chambord
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Top Albums of 2013 - RESULTS
Replies: 41
Views: 21731

Re: The Top Albums of 2013 - RESULTS

The Artists of the Decade (so far) aka artists that have more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 in 2010s: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010); Reflektor (2013) Beach House - Teen Dream (2010); Bloom (2012) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010); Yeezus (2013) The National - High Violet (20...
by Chambord
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Top Albums of 2013 - RESULTS
Replies: 41
Views: 21731

Re: The Top Albums of 2013 - RESULTS

Wow. That's a great surprise. I didn't expect RAM to lose the no 1. But it did freakin happen. And the fact that the winner was an album I actually included in my top (unlike any other year so far) makes it even greater :)
by Chambord
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Top Songs of 2013- RESULTS
Replies: 29
Views: 15052

Re: The Top Songs of 2013- RESULTS

STATS There is only one artist with 3 songs in AMF EOY Top 10 this decade (2010s): Janelle Monáe - Cold War (2010); Tightrope (2010); Dance Apocalyptic (2013) There are 6 artists with 2 songs in AMF EOY Top 10 this decade: Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010); Reflektor (2013)...
by Chambord
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!
Replies: 65
Views: 19887

Re: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!

Eurovision ? Yes, you're right. Margaret Berger represented Norway in Eurovision 2013. I think she finished at 2nd place. I'm not into Eurovision but at the time of the show I saw that my bookies had odds on the event and I decided to take a shot. And I bet on her ! I only listened to the first 5 f...
by Chambord
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!
Replies: 65
Views: 19887

Re: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!

A couple of last minute additions were 65daysofstatic, which I discovered after its high placement in the Moderately Acclaimed game; and Margaret Berger’s incredible “I Feed You My Love,” which I found in Henrik’s songs list. A big “Wow!” for both. :D I won't mention the source of the song, as it m...
by Chambord
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!
Replies: 65
Views: 19887

Re: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!

ALBUMS 1 Pelican - Forever Becoming 2 Goldfrapp - Tales of Us 3 Foals - Holy Fire 4 London Grammar - If You Wait 5 Sigur Rós - Kveikur 6 The Strokes - Comedown Machine 7 Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City 8 MGMT - MGMT 9 Deerhunter - Monomania 10 Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana 11 My Bloody V...
by Chambord
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 84629

Re: Favorite Books

But Henrik, pop books ARE as well regarded as pop music. The thing is there is Psy pop and there is ABBA pop. Likewise there is Dan Brown / Coelho pop and there is Jane Austen pop. It's not the genre, it's what you do with it. Jimmy is right, people at large tend to care more about immediate pleasur...
by Chambord
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 84629

Re: Favorite Books

I remember now I saw Le Monde list some time ago but dismissed it quickly, because it's based on public vote. Speaking of which, that's a mistake (even bigger than the english limitations) that http://thegreatestbooks.org/ site makes. Combines critics lists with public ones. Again it cannot compare ...
by Chambord
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 84629

Re: Favorite Books

Could you share those lists with us too ? :)
by Chambord
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 84629

Re: Favorite Books

http://thegreatestbooks.org/ was already mentioned here:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1035#p10775

As I said there, it has one big problem: it's almost exclusively based on english language sources. So, doesn't stand anywhere near TSPDT / AMF scope-wise.
by Chambord
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time
Replies: 82
Views: 52806

Re: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time

top 10, taken from another forum: 1. the queen is dead 2. revolver 3. hunky dory 4. is this it 5. velvet underground & nico 6. different class 7. stone roses 8. doolittle 9. the beatles s/t 10. definitely maybe Reasons why this final top 10 is a joke (and making the whole 500 endeavour look ridicul...
by Chambord
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time
Replies: 82
Views: 52806

Re: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time

How they did it http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/how-we-settled-the-500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-once-and-for-all Some individual Top10s http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/nme-staff-pick-their-top-10-greatest-albums-of-all-time The "funniest" is Laura Snapes. I used to think she's decent, even ...
by Chambord
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2013 MERCURY PRIZE NOMINEES
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: 2013 MERCURY PRIZE NOMINEES

The Chvrches one was not eligible, being released outside the time frame taken into account. It will be in contention next year. These New Puritans omission is the most curious.