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by whuntva
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Group Stage: Week 1
Replies: 42
Views: 14356

Unacclaimed 2.0 Group Stage: Week 1

Alright, for many of you, it's already Thursday. The thing is I live in Washington, DC. It's only 10:00 Wednesday here. But I may as well start. This is a group stage. All the songs were arranged randomly through a web app. Any coincidences you may notice to numbers or genres of songs are purely coi...
by whuntva
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Sorry Henry, nominations just closed.

Unless you nominated this earlier and I missed it.

We start the poll as soon as I think of it Thursday.
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

whuntva wrote: 38) Capital Cities-Safe and Sound
I'm actually surprised to see this song was eligible.

It's a decent, high-charting song from a style critics love. I expected at least a bubbling under.

I actually came very close to nominating "Kangaroo Court", also by Capital Cities.
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Indeed, this list is great. Unacclaimed 1.0 was great as well, but it was also less competitive. The songs that made the final were dominant for the entire tournament and most people called "Sinnerman" in Round 1. Here, there are NO favorites. I honestly have no idea what's going to win. This will m...
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

OK, the vote has been changed. I should also tell you how I'm grouping the songs. I took them as numbered, 1-64, and put them on my laptop's randomizer in groups of four. There was no rhyme or reason, the songs have been grouped completely at random to add an air of unpredictability and fun to it! A...
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Can I change my 2 Bears song to the American Football one? I guess so. If you were to nominate a different song, I would say no, but this is a grace period, and I never made a rule against changing your vote. But the thing is, is this song too new for the poll. YouTube says it was released this cal...
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

We now have a problem. I was away for awhile, and we actually EXCEEDED the intended cap of 64! I don't know what to do! Here's how I approached it: I am cutting it off at "Tally Ho!" because that DID slip my radar! Thanks McJagger. Therefore, arcoramor's song was the 64th and nothing else counts aft...
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

For any newcomers, even if you did not nominate a song when we had 32, you are allowed 2 now! The reason being we can get to 64 faster that way. I just did a test to see how fast the turnout was. And for nicholas, ANYTHING not on AM is eligible. You could nominate Beethoven if you wanted. Great song...
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

I debated between three choices for my next nomination. They are all fairly recent, and all unacclaimed, but are in my opinion the best songs of their year. I thought about Cryoshell's "Creeping in my Soul" (2007) and almost went with Birds of Tokyo's "Plans" (2010), but after hearing all three at o...
by whuntva
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

What is the stance on songs nominated in Unacclaimed 1.0? I believe one of mine (Curtis Mayfield's "Right on for the Darkness") made the finals, though I don't think the winner was ever resolved. (It was against Nina Simone's "Sinnerman", so I would have been fine with either winner, as those are 2...
by whuntva
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

It was a touch choice between some Australian bands (I figure I should represent) but I'm going to have to go with: Hearts A Mess - Gotye It warms my heart to see this nominated. It's in my personal Top 100. I actually knew this song before Gotye was popular. And I'm US! Thank you, sir! And sonofsa...
by whuntva
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 1
Replies: 49
Views: 17580

Re: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 1

New Slang
N****s in Paris
Winner Takes it All
The Look

Enjoy the Silence
Midnight in a Perfect World
More than This
Call me Maybe

Time of the Season
Hyper Ballad
Royals
Diane Young

Pass
by whuntva
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post your favourite songs outside the AM Top 6000
Replies: 17
Views: 5770

Re: Post your favourite songs outside the AM Top 6000

I thought I'd have WAY too many to list, and I was right. I am going to list them alphabetically and go by the ongoing Unacclaimed criteria (No songs listed or bubbling under, nothing from albums listed or bubbling under, nothing from the past year). This leaves me with: Alice in Chains-Check my Bra...
by whuntva
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Is that "Why we Build the Wall"? That's the only link I could find for that title and artist.

If you want to be specific, please provide a link.
by whuntva
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Moonbeam wrote:whuntva, could you please change the link for Tantra? Sorry I didn't post it originally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_l_Q70I-u4
Link fixed. Thank you for that, Moonbeam!
by whuntva
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Greatest Albums Poll?
Replies: 10
Views: 3699

Re: Greatest Albums Poll?

Yes! I already have a list!
by whuntva
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Romain wrote:David Bowie - Yassassin is my choice.

Thanks for the revival of this game, it was funny.
You're gonna have to back this up.

It's from Lodger, which is listed on AM.

Unless it's from a re-release, it doesn't count.
by whuntva
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Re: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

OK, I shall nominate one myself now. The National-Exile Vilify was pretty much the song that inspired the whole tournament! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Vg2YS-sFE And Ron, I checked Doncamatic, and since it was only on a reissue of Plastic Beach, it counts! Same with "Talk Show Host", released ...
by whuntva
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 40563

Unacclaimed 2.0 Nomination Thread

Alright, if everyone's okay, I can start the nomination process now! Most people seem partial to the World Cup idea, so that's the format we go with. A group stage followed by the top two advancing to single-elimination. Number of songs depends on turnout. I want to get it up to at least 32 but no m...
by whuntva
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 40843

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

I won't be too good with anything pre-1980, and I obviously cannot hear every song every year, but I tried. 64: Roy Orbison-Oh, Pretty Woman 65: Beatles-Yesterday 66: Rolling Stones-Paint it, Black 67: Beatles-A Day in the Life 68: Otis Redding-Sitting on the Dock of the Bay 69: David Bowie-Space Od...
by whuntva
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Unacclaimed?
Replies: 19
Views: 6506

Re: New Unacclaimed?

No real voting system. I'm just looking to see what everyone would prefer. Most people seem partial to World Cup, so I think I'd like that. Basically, it goeth thusly. We have groups of four, and they are ranked in votes. "Users would give four points for the favorite, one for the least favorite. Tw...
by whuntva
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Unacclaimed?
Replies: 19
Views: 6506

Re: New Unacclaimed?

Alright, I came back to post. Update is live. It is time to play. First, we have to decide a format. Options Proposed: I: Single-elimination all the way through II: Single-elimination until Final Four Group Stage III: World Cup (Group Ranking 4-1 pts. Top Two in each group advance) IV: Group-elimina...
by whuntva
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 127721

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

A few surprises. "Teen Spirit" WILL take #1 eventually. Mark my words! I think newer artists benefited more, but Daft Punk in the Top 50 with the song of the Decade so far (a title I wouldn't dispute too hard) I saw coming. I'm actually still in the mood for another Unacclaimed with the new update. ...
by whuntva
Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 24 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Re: AMF Chart Week 24 2014

I have one.

My Glorious-Hold On (Hold What we Can Hold)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XTlLl_WhZY
by whuntva
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New My Glorious Record
Replies: 0
Views: 840

New My Glorious Record

My Glorious is an indie-rock band from Austria, though the lead singer is British. I heard about them from this very site. I forget who it was, but in 2011 someone posted a link to their debut record, "Minefield". Anyway, their new album drops 15 August. I really like this new song from it. Listen! ...
by whuntva
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 169540

Re: Albums of 2014

OK, here are some I liked. Asgeir-In the Silence Band of Skulls-Himalayan Disparition-Granichia Foster the People-Supermodel Jack White-Lazaretto Mastodon-Once More Round the Sun Sun kil Moon-Benji Swans-To be Kind I highly recommend all of them if you haven't heard any. And August has big upcoming ...
by whuntva
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: My 100 Favorite TV Shows
Replies: 22
Views: 8378

Re: My 100 Favorite TV Shows

Prolly should have put mine. Be it known I am a HUGE nerd, so I will have several genre shows/anime on the list. 1. Primeval 2. Firefly 3. Avatar: The Last Airbender 4. Twilight Zone 5. Breaking Bad 6. Band of Brothers 7. Star Trek: The Original Series 8. Doctor Who 9. Planet Earth 10. Game of Thron...
by whuntva
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 6
Replies: 20
Views: 5563

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

Stevie Wonder
Lou Reed
Otis Redding
Beach Boys
by whuntva
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Poll: AMF's Favorite Singers Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 6601

Re: Poll: AMF's Favorite Singers Ever

This is my list, based on the best vocal performances. This is the singer paired with the song I thought they sang best. Not necessarily the "best", but the one where they showed the most range. 1) Freddie Mercury (Queen)-We Are the Champions 2) Frank Sinatra-Fly me to the Moon 3) James Brown-I Feel...
by whuntva
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 4
Replies: 21
Views: 6251

Re: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 4

Miles Davis
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
Jimi Hendrix
by whuntva
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: My 100 Favorite TV Shows
Replies: 22
Views: 8378

Re: My 100 Favorite TV Shows

Good list, even if I've heard of more than I've actually seen.

I wonder if we could make this a poll.
by whuntva
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 2
Replies: 21
Views: 6417

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

Marvin Gaye
Johnny Cash
Lynyrd Skynyrd (by a slim margin)
REM
by whuntva
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best American Artist Tournament: Round 1, Day 1
Replies: 27
Views: 7222

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

Bob Dylan

Charles Mingus

Public Enemy

James Brown
by whuntva
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 10214

Re: Songs of 2014

Favorites: Asgeir-King and Cross Asgeir-Summer Guest Band of Skulls-Asleep at the Wheel Black City Lights-Offering Black Keys-Fever Broods-Bridges First Aid Kit-My Silver Lining Foster the People-Coming of Age Silversun Pickups-Cannibal Sun Kil Moon-Ben's my Friend Sun Kil Moon-Richard Ramirez Swans...
by whuntva
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 17 2014
Replies: 31
Views: 12962

Re: AMF Chart Week 17 2014

I don't know how lenient we're being, but Fox's "High Tide Rising", with a video from January, just got some airplay here recently. I think it's new enough.
by whuntva
Thu May 01, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 13 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4702

Re: AMF Chart Week 13 2014

Oh, look who dropped a video just in time.

Kasabian-"Eez-eh", is much better than its title suggests. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST6nEvIEY4s
by whuntva
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Songs of 2014

I REALLY wanted to like "Oxygen", but it just wasn't my thing. Here are the frontrunners so far, not counting a few 21013 carryovers. Asgeir-King and Cross Band of Skulls-Asleep at the Wheel Black City Lights-Offering Elbow-New York Morning John Butler Trio-Blame it on Me St. Vincent-Digital Witness...
by whuntva
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 11 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 10028

Re: AMF Chart - Week 11 2014

^^^I do remember seeing it have five votes almost right when the poll began, but it never was THAT high. I think it just stopped gaining votes is all.
by whuntva
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How Much of A Musical Snob/Nerd Are You?
Replies: 40
Views: 14800

Re: How Much of A Musical Snob/Nerd Are You?

49. I was generous with my answers but I was surprised how the test is weighted. I thought "Music nerd" territory would be much higher.
by whuntva
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 11 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 10028

Re: AMF Chart - Week 11 2014

Thanks, Henrik. I just wanted this issue resolved.
by whuntva
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 11 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 10028

Re: AMF Chart - Week 11 2014

I am at a bit of a controversy for this next nom. Just bear with me. I only recently heard Asgeir's "King and Cross" on his album In the Silence, and wanted to nominate it actually about a month ago. Much to my dismay, I found the album had been physically released in 2014, but the song had been on ...
by whuntva
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules April - Elimination!
Replies: 89
Views: 29322

Re: Random Rules April - Elimination!

Elvis Presley - Crying in the Chapel (Rob) Talk Talk - Runeii (acroamor) The Zombies - Changes (Brad) David Bowie - It Ain't Easy (DocBrown) The Neighbourhood - How (DocBrown) Screaming Females - Crow's Nest (DocBrown) Liars - Pro Anti Anti (DocBrown) Attack In Black - Come What May (DocBrown) Bat F...
by whuntva
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules April - Submissions!
Replies: 16
Views: 6062

Re: Random Rules April - Submissions!

Ella Fitzgerald-Pete Kelly's Blues Velvet Underground-Sunday Morning Rosemary Clooney-I get a Kick out of You Pearl Jam-Lightning Bolt Aerosmith-Back in the Saddle Thomas Dolby-She Blinded me with Science David Bowie-Changes Eminem-My Name Is Cast of Monty Python-Always Look on the Bright Side of Li...
by whuntva
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 10 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9035

Re: AMF Chart - Week 10 2014

Black Keys-Fever was eligible last week, but I'm nominating it for next week.
by whuntva
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 9 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 7205

Re: AMF Chart - Week 9 2014

I SHOULD HAVE SAVED MY PICK!!!

Swans-A Little God in my Hands is the song of the year thus far.
by whuntva
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Swans Song Hints at What is to Come
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

New Swans Song Hints at What is to Come

So yeah, this happened: http://pitchfork.com/news/54441-swans-share-new-song-a-little-god-in-our-hands-six-part-art-for-new-album-to-be-kind/ It's rare that I have to re-listen to a song first time after hearing it, but this was the most enjoyable of those times. Anyone who knows me knows Swans are ...
by whuntva
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 8 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6422

Re: AMF Chart - Week 8 2014

Strong Pool:

Band of Skulls-Asleep at the Wheel was released c. November, so it is less than six months old, making it eligible.

If Himalayan is like this, I am looking forward to it.
by whuntva
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 108
Views: 39411

Re: Now Playing

Even though it WAS a 2013 release, Black City Lights' Another Life is becoming the breakthrough album right now.

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by whuntva
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's your favorite album of 2014 so far?
Replies: 13
Views: 5249

Re: What's your favorite album of 2014 so far?

I haven't heard too many albums. Band of Skulls-Himalayan is my most anticipated so far, but as of what I heard, Beck-Blue Moon and John Butler Trio-Blame it on Me were exceptional. I think Have a Nice Life-The Unnatural World is about their caliber though.
by whuntva
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules March - Submissions
Replies: 16
Views: 4976

Re: Random Rules March - Submissions

Rammstein-Du Hast
Gorillaz-Clint Eastwood
Dance Indra-Ananda Shankar
XTC-Making Plans for Nigel
Smashing Pumpkins-Today
Fitz and the Tantrums-Moneygrabber
Pink Floyd-Time
Swans-Song for a Warrior
Foo Fighters-Learn to Fly
The Knife-Heartbeats