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by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

Final results. There were a couple of adjustments from the above results because I didn't notice two players had bet on the 2nd place prop. The big payoff bet was "other (3-1)" for the album that finished second. If you had that bet, you probably did well. PlasticRam +$87.50 (6-3-1) DaveC +$80 (8-2-...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 78730

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

London Calling comes within 4 points of third place. That's a surprise to me, but a good one.
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

With one prop still on the board, here are the results of those who are done. (Winning bets-Losing bets-Push)

Live in Phoenix +$70 (7-3-0)
GucciLittlePiggy +$59 (8-3-1)
Otisredding +$42.50 (7-2-1)
Listyguy +$30 (8-5-1)
Rocky Raccoon +$20 (5-4-1)
Daniel -$10 (6-7-1)
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll NOT the Results!
Replies: 106
Views: 29808

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll NOT the Results!

5. London Calling
4. Ziggy Stardust
3. Pet Sounds
2. VU
1. OK Computer
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 78730

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

Harold wrote:I would switch out The White Album for whatever position Sgt. Pepper's winds up taking. Dammit, I thought we made progress in 2011 pushing it out of the top ten!
Nope, we made progress pushing it back in.
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Poll] Albums and Songs of 1978
Replies: 55
Views: 17876

Re: [Poll] Albums and Songs of 1978

Albums 1. Blondie - Parallel Lines 2. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove 3. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls 4. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - This Year’s Model 5. Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool/Pure Pop for Now People 6. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy 7. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers 8. X-Ray S...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.
Replies: 28
Views: 21695

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

5. Tumbling Dice 2. Rip This Joint 1. Rocks Off 9. Loving Cup 6. Sweet Virginia 7. Torn and Frayed 17. Shine a Light 4. Casino Boogie 14. Let It Loose 8. Sweet Black Angel 18. Soul Survivor 15. All Down the Line 11. Turd on the Run 16. Stop Breaking Down 10. Happy 3. Shake Your Hips 12. Ventilator B...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The 2014 All-Time Albums Poll - The FINAL, Final Results
Replies: 274
Views: 78730

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

Rubber Soul was actually No. 17 in the 2011 poll, so this is a bit of a drop.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

I'm updating the winners of each bet in the first post of this thread as the poll unfolds.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
Replies: 42
Views: 22285

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

"Hang on to Your Ego" is a great bonus track also on the CD I own. 1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice 8. God Only Knows 7. Sloop John B 3. That’s Not Me 9. I Know There’s an Answer 5. I’m Waiting for the Day 11. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times 13. Caroline No 2. You Still Believe in Me 10. Here Today 12. Pet...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

In case you were wondering, here's which bets would have won in the LAST (2011) poll. 1) Over/under Beatles albums in the top 20: 4.5 (OVER: 5) 2) Number of hip-hop/rap albums in top 100: 2 or less (2-1), 3-4 (even), 5 or more (2-1) (2 OR LESS) 3) Highest placing Joanna Newsome album: Ys (1-2), The ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

Also, for clarification, I'm not considering Portishead or DJ Shadow as hip-hop/rap.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

1) Over/under Beatles albums in the top 20: 4.5 - $5 under 2) Number of hip-hop/rap albums in top 100: 2 or less (2-1), 3-4 (even), 5 or more (2-1) - $10 3-4 5) Over/under Radiohead albums in the top 50: 3.5 $10 over 6) Decade with most top 50 albums: '90s (even), '00s (even) - $10 '90s 7) Over/unde...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

Re: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

PlasticRam wrote:Did I understand this game correctly? Also for ex. when you ask Prince's top two's total placement, if they for ex. place 35th and 45th the total placement would be 80? I'm not sure if I understand that correctly.
Yep, that's correct.
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game
Replies: 38
Views: 9901

2014 All Time Albums Poll betting game

THE BETTING IS NOW CLOSED. NO MORE BETS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALSO, ANY EDITS TO PREVIOUS BETS WILL DISQUALIFY BET SHEET. Here's how it works. Everyone gets 100 AM dollars ($100), and can use them to place bets on the following 15 propositions. Rules: Max bet is $20, Min bet is $5, and you must bet on a...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 147825

Re: Albums of 2014

I'm really behind, but hope to catch up. Unfortunately, not much time for comments Newly listened Joyce Manor – 75 (Short, very short, but sweet punk pop) Jenny Lewis – 75 Bob Mould – 75 Miranda Lambert – 75 First Aid Kit – 70 Lucinda Williams – 70 Ryan Adams - 70 Connor Oberst – 70 Tricky - 65 Prev...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 34714

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

Romain wrote:It was a joke ! :mrgreen:
I never hear a song by Bieber and I have no idear who is Billy Joel (except the singer of Piano Man).

Romaine ? i'm not a woman Henry :-)
He didn't think you were a woman, he thought you were lettuce.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fant
Replies: 44
Views: 27074

Re: Rank the Tracks: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted

Is this album a masterpiece? I’m not convinced, but it’s a flawed one if it is. 9. Runaway – A near-perfect blend of atmosphere, tension, mood and honesty. Kanye at his most raw and sincere. The emotional centerpiece of the album. If every song was this good, then the album would be as good as some ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ordered Spotify playlist on each artist's page!
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: Ordered Spotify playlist on each artist's page!

Strangely enough I had just recently visited the Madness page. What's wrong with me? Anyway, it looks kick-ass to me.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Critical Canon and The Classic Rock Era
Replies: 23
Views: 5403

Re: The Critical Canon and The Classic Rock Era

Maybe a slight leveling out, but I don't think much until many years from now if at all. It's hard to predict what kind of music will come in the future. Turning points always tend to be surprises. As for the dominance of 1965-1975, my own personal top 100 features a whopping 54 albums from that per...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Nirvana's Nevermind
Replies: 40
Views: 20727

Re: Rank the Tracks: Nirvana's Nevermind

Ranking some of these songs was mission impossible.

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
5. Lithium
3. Come As You Are
2. In Bloom
8. Drain You
6. Polly
12. Something in the Way
11. On a Plain
9. Lounge Act
4. Breed
7. Territorial Pissings
10. Stay Away
13. Endless, Nameless
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1977
Replies: 78
Views: 22950

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1977

Albums Deep year, had to cut 7 albums that would have made it almost any other year. 1. The Clash - The Clash 2. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 3. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 4. Culture - Two Sevens Clash 5. Wire - Pink Flag 6. Ramones - Rocket to Russia 7. Television - Ma...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Mill...
Replies: 26
Views: 12738

Re: Rank the Tracks: Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Mil

12. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos 2. Bring the Noise 10. She Watch Channel Zero?! 3. Don't Believe the Hype 7. Louder Than a Bomb 15. Prophets of Rage 14. Rebel Without a Pause 11. Night of the Living Baseheads 4. Cold Lampin' with Flavor 8. Caught, Can We Get a Witness? 16. Party for Your Right ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Marvin Gaye's What's Going On
Replies: 27
Views: 15110

Re: Rank the Tracks: Marvin Gaye's What's Going On

This has always been an album of thirds for me. Three great songs, three good songs, and three that are merely okay. As already noted, it's had to differentiate some of the songs because of the similar sound throughout. 1. What's Going On 6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 9. Inner City Blues (Make Me ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Revolver
Replies: 71
Views: 36030

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Revolver

2. Eleanor Rigby
1. Taxman
8. Good Day Sunshine
9. And Your Bird Can Sing
13. Got to Get You Into My Life
5. Here, There, and Everywhere
14. Tomorrow Never Knows
3. I'm Only Sleeping
10. For No One
7. She Said She Said
12. I Want to Tell You
11. Doctor Robert
6. Yellow Submarine
4. Love You To
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 3
Replies: 47
Views: 12385

Re: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 3

211. Elvis Costello - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love & Understanding (1978) 46. Santigold - L.E.S. Artistes (2008) 83. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (2013) 174. David Bowie - Where Are We Now? (2013) 53. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (2009) 76. Foo Fighters - Everlong (1997) 181. The Strokes - Some...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976
Replies: 84
Views: 23491

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Albums 1. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life 2. Ramones - Ramones 3. Michael Hurley, et al. - Have Moicy! 4. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers 5. Graham Parker and The Rumour - Heat Treatment 6. Bob Dylan - Desire 7. Electric Light Orchestra - New World Record 8. David Bowie - Station to ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 5 (Final 4)
Replies: 31
Views: 6932

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 5 (Final 4)

4. Prince (Minnesota)
Representing my father's home state. I lived there briefly when I was a baby.

2. Bruce Springsteen (New Jersey)
I once caught a connecting flight at Newark Airport.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 4 (Elite 8)
Replies: 32
Views: 9490

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 4 (Elite 8)

1. Bob Dylan (Minnesota) Tough matchup, R.E.M. would have beat most others in this round. 4. Prince (Minnesota) Easiest matchup for me. 2. Bruce Springsteen (New Jersey) Close contest, but Bruce pulls away in the fourth quarter of his career. 6. The Velvet Underground (New York) When it's close, I'l...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 3, Day 2
Replies: 29
Views: 7343

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 3, Day 2

2. Bruce Springsteen (New Jersey)

10. Stevie Wonder (Michigan)

Abstain

11. Nirvana (Washington)
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 3, Day 1
Replies: 32
Views: 6410

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 3, Day 1

1. Bob Dylan (Minnesota)

8. R.E.M. (Georgia)

4. Prince (Minnesota)

5. Jimi Hendrix (Washington)
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 2, Day 3
Replies: 28
Views: 6426

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 2, Day 3

2. Bruce Springsteen (New Jersey)

18. The Doors (California)

10. Stevie Wonder (Michigan)

26. Otis Redding (Georgia)
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 2, Day 2
Replies: 29
Views: 7155

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 2, Day 2

4. Prince (Minnesota)

13. Talking Heads (New York)
Extremely close

Abstain

5. Jimi Hendrix (Washington)
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 147825

Re: Albums of 2014

At this point in the year I'm probably forgetting some albums I've listened to. Jack White - Another good to great set of songs. I don't rate this very high in the White canon, but that still puts it above most other acts. (80) Parquet Courts - Some fun, high-energy punk, just like their last album,...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 8
Replies: 18
Views: 4070

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 8

11. Nirvana (Washington)

22. Pixies (Massachusetts)

27. Beck (California)

6. The Velvet Underground (New York)
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 6
Replies: 20
Views: 4534

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 6

10. Stevie Wonder (Michigan)

23. Lou Reed (New York)

26. Otis Redding (Georgia)

7. The Beach Boys (California)
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 2
Replies: 21
Views: 5403

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 2

9. Marvin Gaye (Washington DC)

24. Johnny Cash (Tennessee)

25. Creedence Clearwater Revival (California)
Would be closer if only counting classic '70s Skynyrd

8. R.E.M. (Georgia)
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 1
Replies: 27
Views: 5972

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 1

1. Bob Dylan (Minnesota)
33. Animal Collective (Maryland)
17. Public Enemy (New York)
16. James Brown (Georgia)
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975
Replies: 148
Views: 42204

Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1975

Albums 1. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run 2. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks 3. Patti Smith - Horses 4. Neil Young - Tonight’s the Night 5. Eno - Another Green World 6. Bob Dylan and the Band - The Basement Tapes 7. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti 8. Roxy Music - Siren 9. Pink Floyd - Wish You Wer...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 147825

Re: Albums of 2014

Been awhile since my last update, and this is a brief one. Hoping to have more soon. Lykke Li - I didn't get into this one immediately like I did Wounded Rhymes , but it grew one me with its often haunting atmosphere. (75) tUnE-yArDs - Good stuff, loaded with fun songs in a distinct sound. (80) The ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 19 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 7185

Re: AMF Chart Week 19 2014

How about Mirah's "Oxen Hope"
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1974 Poll
Replies: 87
Views: 26879

Re: Songs and Albums of 1974 Poll

Albums 1. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Natty Dread 2. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark 3. Big Star - Radio City 4. New York Dolls - Too Much Too Soon 5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping 6. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel 7. Randy Newman - Good Old Boys 8. Millie Jackson - Caught Up 9. Linda Ronstadt - ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun May 18, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 15 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 10319

Re: AMF Chart Week 15 2014

I nominate the Drive-By Truckers' "Shit Shots Count."
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun May 11, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 14 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 10443

Re: AMF Chart Week 14 2014

jamieW wrote:
Rocky Raccoon wrote:First, I'll nominate Lana Del Rey's "West Coast."
Outstanding nomination, Rocky Raccoon. My second favorite song of 2014 so far...
Cool, make sure to vote for it.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun May 11, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 14 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 10443

Re: AMF Chart Week 14 2014

First, I'll nominate Lana Del Rey's "West Coast." Secondly, I'd say at least 10 weeks to make the Hall of Fame. If you're gonna make it into the HoF, you've got to earn it. I'd even prefer 15 weeks. Also, what about 13 weeks? I know it's not a nice roundish number, but it is where St. Vincent is now...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue May 06, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1973 Poll
Replies: 115
Views: 31968

Re: Songs and Albums of 1973 Poll

Albums 1. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon 2. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions 3. Toots and the Maytals - Funky Kingston 4. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Burnin’ 5. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy 6. New York Dolls - New York Dolls 7. Al Green - Call Me 8. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu May 01, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 13 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3944

Re: AMF Chart Week 13 2014

12 weeks (total number of votes) St. Vincent - Digital Witness (81) 10 weeks Sun Kil Moon - Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes (64) Four weeks tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain (19) Three weeks Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - Johnny And Mary (24) Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You) (17) Sw...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 147825

Re: Albums of 2014

It's been a busy time for me, so I haven't had the opportunity to do much listening lately, but here's an update for March and April. Perfect Pussy - 75 (A nice slice of modern-day riot girl, with some experimentation thrown in.) Cloud Nothings - 75 (Comes up a little short of Attack on Memory but s...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 12 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4034

Re: AMF Chart - Week 12 2014

11 weeks (total number of votes) St. Vincent - Digital Witness (74) Nine weeks Sun Kil Moon - Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes (56) Three weeks tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain (14) Two weeks Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - Johnny And Mary (16) Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You) (12) S...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Beatles Apocryphal 70s Story
Replies: 47
Views: 19358

Re: THE BEATLES APOCRYPHAL 70s STORY

Gracias. Hopefully it wasn't too much extra work.