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by veganvalentine
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 24209

Re: Songs and Albums of 2007 Poll

I've not going to submit an official list, but it's great to see one of my all time favorites, Porcupine Tree's Fear of a Blank Planet, make a few lists. My other favorites from 2007 include Oracular Spectacular and The Dear Hunter's Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading.
by veganvalentine
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

BleuPanda, you make a lot of great points, but like Rob, I really think you are overgeneralizing with your final statement. While I can appreciate the virtuosity of a prog album such as Camel's Moonmadness, it's the emotion and cinematic spell conveyed by the music that enthralls me, just as it does...
by veganvalentine
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Considering how well classic rock has fared on this list (even Journey made the top 1000), I'm a little surprised Hotel California fell outside the top 200 again.
by veganvalentine
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: 6000 Songs: T. Rex - Get It On

Hilarious and informative write-up, Rob! Bang a Gong is a great song and the album it's from, Electric Warrior, is absolutely incredible and sounds amazingly fresh today. As for bands that like gongs, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd used to bash one during performances in the early 70s, as see in the fil...
by veganvalentine
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 196
Views: 44320

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

StevieFan13 wrote:Tell you what, I didn't expect Downtown to join AM. Not that I'm complaining! Love every batshit crazy moment of that song.
I don't see any song called "Downtown," although I'd gladly take the song from Little Shop of Horrors.
by veganvalentine
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Had 3 R.E.M. albums so far. How much more are you expecting? Looks like there are three more to go. I don't really understand vv's comment, unless it's meant as a complaint that R.E.M. are going to wind up with a fairly large number of albums (not "nearly all") on the top 1000. They're one of the m...
by veganvalentine
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Damn, looks like we're in line for nearly all of REM's catalog. Also, I'll have to check out these Brazilian albums--nice to see some underrepresented countries showing up.
by veganvalentine
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 84131

Re: Albums of 2017

Other than A Deeper Understanding, I haven't heard any albums this year that have really wowed me, but I think some of you might enjoy Ulver's (a Norwegian band) The Assassination of Julius Caesar. It's a synthpop album, but with an intriguing dark mood that permeates the entire album.
by veganvalentine
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 52138

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

Screamadelica... :( Good album, and I would've voted for it if I had expanded my list beyond 200 albums. That said, I've never actually met a Primal Scream fan. Anecdotal, I know, but I am a little surprised that album is in the AM top 100. (I figure its influence on dance music helps though.) It's...
by veganvalentine
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Live at the Apollo has an incredible vibe (it sounds like the band and the audience had an absolute hell of a time), but for an AM top 100 album, the songs aren't very strong, especially compared to Brown's later output. As for Van Halen, I've never listened to the entire album, but it's pretty incr...
by veganvalentine
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 52138

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

BleuPanda wrote:Screamadelica... :(
Good album, and I would've voted for it if I had expanded my list beyond 200 albums. That said, I've never actually met a Primal Scream fan. Anecdotal, I know, but I am a little surprised that album is in the AM top 100. (I figure its influence on dance music helps though.)
by veganvalentine
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

The disparity between the critical and mass perception of Pink Floyd's Animals is interesting. It's #26 on RYM and has consistently fared well on AMF polls, but sits at #1659 in the last official update. It may be that the length of the songs (most of the album is comprised of three songs over ten ...
by veganvalentine
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

The disparity between the critical and mass perception of Pink Floyd's Animals is interesting. It's #26 on RYM and has consistently fared well on AMF polls, but sits at #1659 in the last official update. It may be that the length of the songs (most of the album is comprised of three songs over ten m...
by veganvalentine
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members
Replies: 44
Views: 12254

Re: AM demographics poll 2017 - age of the members

1986, although I included only a handful of 80s albums in my AT list.
by veganvalentine
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 52138

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

This is slightly off topic, but I figure this is a good place to share this anecdote. For the first in years, my immediate family and I vacationed together, and I mentioned that I had recently submitted a favorite albums list on AMF. Being a huge fan of music and lists (honestly, he should be on AMF...
by veganvalentine
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 52138

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

Of course I understand that many of my obscure and unheralded favorites won't make the list, but I'm disappointed that The Mars Volta doesn't have more fans here. Their 2003 debut De-Loused in the Comatorium was ranked #1139 in the last official update and it's one of the most energetic and creativ...
by veganvalentine
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Listening Music Discovery Game
Replies: 116
Views: 23309

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

Aw. Well, to be fair, that does have some of his more sentimental songs, although a few are helped a great deal by looking at the lyrics. Just the Way You Are is crap, but She's Always a Woman is actually a very bitter, unromantic song. And songs like Scenes from an Italian Restaurant and Movin' Ou...
by veganvalentine
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 52138

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

The Stranger is a very good album, and it should do pretty well. I voted for it Stevie, so I did my part. ;) Of course I understand that many of my obscure and unheralded favorites won't make the list, but I'm disappointed that The Mars Volta doesn't have more fans here. Their 2003 debut De-Loused i...
by veganvalentine
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Man, I love the Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed, but the gist of that review was hilarious: "Well sure, you could not listen to this album, but you would be denying yourself immense pleasure heretofore unknown to humankind." :lol:
by veganvalentine
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31
Replies: 5
Views: 3692

Re: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

I haven't been able to get into many of the top 20, but to be honest, if it's an unfamiliar artist, I'll listen to the first song or two and then move on to a new album if I'm not enjoying it. To me, A Deeper Understanding is the clear standout, and Drunk is delightfully off-the-wall even if the mel...
by veganvalentine
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 68299

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

I discovered AM around easter last year, and figured the best way would be to start at the bottom of the albums list and work my way to the top. Currently listening to #642, so for my sake there is no pressure to update soon, I hope to finish before the update :) AM has been a tremendous aid in dis...
by veganvalentine
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I agree that HIStory is a very surprising choice. I remember when it came out, but like someone else said, I assumed it was entirely a compilation. In any case, I think non-AM albums are the most interesting entries on this list. There is significant overlap between the AM and AMF top 1000 albums so...
by veganvalentine
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 52138

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

I wouldn't be even remotely surprised if Blackstar was ranked ahead of To Pimp a Butterfly . I could also see it bypassing My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , but that seems a lot less likely. David Bowie has a lot more appeal to this forum than hip-hop does. That's one of the reasons why Kanye fin...
by veganvalentine
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition
Replies: 47
Views: 10897

Re: AM demographics poll - 2017 edition

I live in Orange County, California, home of Leo Fender, No Doubt, Jackson Browne, and Jeff Buckley. I had no idea Fender was from here, but that gives us some serious bragging rights.
by veganvalentine
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Ok, so Meat is Murder DID make the cut. Bodes well for their other albums. And somehow I didn't vote for it. :P It's impressive that A Wizard, a True Star and Making Movies both ranked so high, despite only receiving five votes each. Some very passionate fans of each album, including me for the lat...
by veganvalentine
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 52138

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

OKC seems like the most likely #1 because of its broad appeal: proggy enough for prog fans like me but succinct enough for art rock fans and catchy enough for pop fans. I loved Funeral when it first came out and own the album, but its abiding moroseness has lost its appeal to me over the years, and ...
by veganvalentine
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 215889

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I haven't heard most of these albums, but I'm enjoying the eclecticism and the large album art work, especially Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. It looks like most of my top 30 didn't make the cut, but I was happily surprised to see The Division Bell make it, even though it was almost entirely my doing.
by veganvalentine
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 20433

Re: Songs and Albums of 2005 Poll

I didn't post a list, but 2005 was a great year for music. Even though my all-time top 200 is mostly 20th century music, several albums from 2005 made the cut: Porcupine Tree's Deadwing (#9), Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (#34), The Mars Volta's Frances the Mute (#86), and Coldplay's X&Y (#148).
by veganvalentine
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 111429

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

1. Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon 2. Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here 3. Pink Floyd | Meddle 4. Pink Floyd | The Division Bell 5. Pink Floyd | The Wall 6. Pink Floyd | Animals 7. Supertramp | Breakfast in America 8. The Beatles | Abbey Road My take on your list is that our tastes have quite ...
by veganvalentine
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 111429

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

1. Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon 2. Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here 3. Pink Floyd | Meddle 4. Pink Floyd | The Division Bell 5. Pink Floyd | The Wall 6. Pink Floyd | Animals 7. Supertramp | Breakfast in America 8. The Beatles | Abbey Road 9. Porcupine Tree | Deadwing 10. Roger Waters | The ...
by veganvalentine
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 239
Views: 206616

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I'm sure many people on here are already aware what a wonderful resource setlist.fm is but what might not be fully appreciated how beneficial it is to register an account to track your own shows there. Once you do a single click on a "I was there" button for each concert you attend creates a person...
by veganvalentine
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Classic albums with questionable lead singles
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: Classic albums with questionable lead singles

Wish You Were Here - Have a Cigar: The only single from this album. Still not a bad song. I was gonna be snarky and say it's not like you Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts I-V or VI-IX are actually single material, but today I learned that Part I was actually released as single edit, which seems abs...
by veganvalentine
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 239
Views: 206616

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Not coming up, but I saw a boatload of acclaimed bands at one concert recently: Garbage, Blondie, and John and Exene from X. Also Roger Waters twice in June.
by veganvalentine
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015
Replies: 135
Views: 37773

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Metacritic, etc.) - Update 2015

Hopes and Fears by Keane has unfortunately been downgraded to 3.5 stars on AllMusic.
by veganvalentine
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 111429

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

Thanks for the extension. I've listened to nine albums today, and I think I may need a break. ;) Hoping I can submit a last-minute list! Can get one within the next 24 hours. Is that ok? Absolutely! Any last minute lists will be accepted up until I start publishing results, which right now appears t...
by veganvalentine
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 111429

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

Yeah, today's the last day, but it's unclear when the exact deadline is. It was pretty lax for the best of 2016 lists. I'll submit mine in a few hours.
by veganvalentine
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 111429

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

I plan on listening to a lot of albums today (Friday) since I have the day off and submit my list Friday night California time if that's okay. I am seriously impressed how long some of these lists are. I've definitely got some catching up to do during the next three years (and then I'll blow you all...
by veganvalentine
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 20307

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

There's a lot of shame in this thread, which just seems silly to me. Who's to tell you that a C note followed by an E in one song is inherently undignified, but oh man, the C E F phrase in that other song is real music.
by veganvalentine
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 20307

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

I second strange magic (and ELO for that matter). Year of the Cat and Elvis Costello's She too. Some other "corny" songs I love are

Moon River Andy Williams
Breath of Heaven Amy Grant
Everybody Backstreet's Back Backstreet Boys
by veganvalentine
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 20307

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

A lot of these aren't hated, but I love the following songs and albums not on AM: albums Pink Floyd The Division Bell (hated by many critics) Porcupine Tree Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet Pendragon The Masquerade Overture and Not of this World (This is the only music i listen to that my gf abso...
by veganvalentine
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Struggling to Get Into 2010s Pop
Replies: 21
Views: 5195

Re: Struggling to Get Into 2010s Pop

Thanks for the recommendations. Speaking of modern prog, does anyone have recommendations along the lines of The Mars Volta's De-Loused in the Comatormium (which is deservingly highly ranked on AM)? That album is an excellent of 21st century prog that is clearly pushing the genre in new directions....
by veganvalentine
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.4
Replies: 23
Views: 7214

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.4

What is the exact criteria for nominating a song? How recent does it have to be?
by veganvalentine
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What songs/albums should go in a musical time capsule?
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: What songs/albums should go in a musical time capsule?

I think your list is a good start, and YYZ is certainly an interesting choice. Any time capsule list would be largely comprised of AM's top albums and songs, but if the point is to get a sense of what it was like to live during a time period, it's important to include the most popular albums and son...
by veganvalentine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25403

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Thanks for the thoughtful responses. I can certainly relate to notbrianeno's experience. I was really into music during college (mid-2000s), and since I was (and am) ethically opposed to stealing music, I bought a plethora of used CDs at the time. However, after college I spent less my money buying ...
by veganvalentine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Listening Music Discovery Game
Replies: 116
Views: 23309

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

Jirin wrote:It's also entirely possible I am overly hard on Pink Floyd because they remind me of myself at a time I didn't like myself.
Yeah, I think it took me awhile to get into Radiohead partly because they were my ex-girlfriend's favorite band.
by veganvalentine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 33002

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

I haven't heard of a lot of these albums, but all the covers look friggin awesome.
by veganvalentine
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Listening Music Discovery Game
Replies: 116
Views: 23309

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

I like some of the guitar parts on The Wall, just personally I find the overarching emotional themes of the album a little bit forced. A couple of the songs are easier to like as singles than in the context of the full album. That's probably the reason Wish You Were Here is my favorite Floyd album,...
by veganvalentine
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25403

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

It looks like the most acclaimed song not to make our list was Ariana Grande's Into You (#29 on the critics' list; I voted for it.) The most highly ranked unacclaimed song was Andrew Bird's Roma Fade (#61), which didn't make the critics' top 2023 (!), although two of his other songs did. Regarding H...
by veganvalentine
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Listening Music Discovery Game
Replies: 116
Views: 23309

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

Like many Pink Floyd superfans, I'm not that into Another Brick in the Wall either at this point, but you didn't like anything else on The Wall? Hey You, Nobody Home, or Mother (one of my all-time favorites)?
by veganvalentine
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25403

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Considering that I don't really care for hip hop/gospel and my list was chock full of prog rock that no one cares about (Ingranaggi della Valle, anyone?), it's pretty amazing that Ultralight Beam nabbed my top spot. That keyboard really stirs the soul though. As for Drone Bomb Me, I admire the lyric...