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by whuntva
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 7663

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

The thing about Birth of a Nation though is...I get it. I can see the techniques and how it influenced filmmaking. And I see what made DW Griffith a special director. Even with its sensitive subject matter, it is a landmark film and goes above and beyond with its craft. And it would be a very differ...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)
Replies: 40
Views: 20482

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)

Debaser
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Hey
Silver
Here Comes your Man
There Goes my Gun
Wave of Mutilation
La La Love You
Mr. Grieves
Dead
I Bleed
Crackity Jones
Tame
No. 13 Baby
Gouge Away
by whuntva
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 7663

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies, but I see how somebody who is mostly a fan of the sort of movies that get in the top 100 would dislike it. It has more of a fun and cool factor than 'Intellectual and emotional depth' factor. It's a deconstruction of the mobster genre. Jaws I personally fi...
by whuntva
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 20623

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

Here are rock songs that I like a lot but the critics seem to hate or just don't care, as I can't find them on AM: 40. Sublime, "Santeria" 39. Sepultura, "Refuse/Resist" 38. Aerosmith, "Pink" 37. No Doubt, "Just a Girl" 36. Guns N' Roses, "Don't Cry" 35. Soul Asylum, "Misery" 34. Cracker, "Low" 33....
by whuntva
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 7663

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Sorry, whuntva, I think the medication I'm on probably made me not think twice about posting things. The original post now seems to me - a mere few minutes later - horribly righteous. I didn't mean to be... No need to be. I just assumed you were joking. I have said many similar things myself. It wa...
by whuntva
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 7663

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

babydoll wrote: Okay, buddy, I think we may need to talk about how The Rules of the Game and L'Atalante is infinitely better than Jaws and Pulp Fiction...

Otherwise, interesting list.
To me, L'Atlante was good, but I don't see why it's hailed as a masterpiece. It's just...good.
by whuntva
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 7663

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Just Recently watched "Blowup" to complete the Top 100 (again). It was pretty good. 9/10.

Here's my ranking of all of the Top 100:

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls037531394/
by whuntva
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Replies: 27
Views: 10693

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Surprised it took this long to get here.

Time
Money
Us and Them
Great Gig in the Sky
Breathe
Brain Damage
Eclipse
Any Colour you Like
On the Run
Speak to Me
by whuntva
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement

I love it! I'd be happy to host if there are no other takers. A few things that would helpful for me and for everyone else: It would be great to have a common spreadsheet that everyone uses to fill in rankings. In addition to the usual columns of artist and song, it would make sense to have a colum...
by whuntva
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 33820

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Interesting. So the poll I helped host was actually the third closest in our history. I'll take it. 2009 seems odd, as history seems to rule in "Two Weeks" favor despite it losing by the greatest margin. It still ranks high in our polls while Animal Collective fell off the map. 2014 also seems like ...
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Feedback Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: Unacclaimed Feedback Poll

Moonbeam wrote:Best ever! The expansion to 128 was brilliant, and you were amazing with keeping on top of everything.
Even all those times I flubbed the scores?
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Feedback Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Unacclaimed Feedback Poll

Please let the management and timeliness, not just the results, influence your response.

I'll leave it open for ten days to see what people think.
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement

Another Unacclaimed is in the books. Amadou & Mariam join Kashiwa Daisuke and Shiina Ringo as official Unacclaimed champions (neither Nina nor Curtis won officially in Unacclaimed I). So now, we have the hangover. Unacclaimed V will keep the current format. I thought the expansion made the tournamen...
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 7926

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

Be it known that had this game run any longer, Laura Viers could have ended up like the Patriots tonight. :(


I don't want to live on this planet anymore!
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 7926

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

This game was very interesting. It started with the song in front winning 3-0, then there was a bit of a rally towards the end. But by that time, the game was called. The winner by a record score of 11-9 is... https://dopedegree.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/amadou-mariam.jpg Amadou and Mariam-Je Pens...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 33820

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

notbrianeno wrote: And as a special bonus from the host, I will list any songs from the Top 100 songs where applicable.


This was just a little gimmick I added last year. You don't have to sift back and do this again.

However, if you do, remember "Blackstar" the song was #9 last year. So include that please.
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 7926

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

While the Big Game starts tonight, this tourney wraps up.

If you don't want to watch Lady Gaga at halftime, I'll call the game then.

We have tied last year's record turnout of 19. One more will surpass it!
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 10757

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

I saw them all for the third year in a row. I thought they'd be better than this, but most of the Oscars this year were the same-old, same-old. They do the bare minimum for a good film and only seek to win awards rather than be revered as classic movies. 1) Moonlight--Beautiful film. A bit Oscar Bai...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25972

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Alright. No problem with "Lazarus" winning. After this year, it seems right. I also motion that we name the eligibility rule for EOY the "Lazarus" clause now. If a song came out the year prior as a single and was included on an album in the current year, but NOT on last year's EOY, then it is eligib...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25972

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Alright! We have the ideal Top Two!

This could be the first time since "Get Lucky" where I actually agree with the consensus.

Though again, it will be odd to see "Lazarus" win one year late.
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25972

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Off the top of my head, I can only think of four of the possible Top 5. EDIT: No wait. I remember the fifth. My only hope is "Ultralight Beam" doesn't win. It's an okay song but not worthy of the top spot. It's Radiohead, Kanye, Mitski, Solange, or Bowie. I'm thinking Radiohead with Bowie or Kanye a...
by whuntva
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25972

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

I'm going to sound a bit odd when I say this. But for me, Lemonade was a whole greater than the sum of its parts. I like the album as a whole. I listened to it all the way through twice and very much enjoyed it both times. But at the same time, all the songs seem to blend together in my brain. It ma...
by whuntva
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Replies: 24
Views: 8256

Re: Ranking Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

I just realized that Bjork will be eligible next year. God, she's gonna get nominated so many times without even getting into the Hall of Fame. Technically, she's been eligible since 2002. Remember, she made an album at age 11. I think that may be true. But if they ever change up the committee a li...
by whuntva
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 25972

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Never thought I'd see Thrice OR Volbeat on this list. Much less in the same year.

Great rollout so far and we're just getting started. I think this will be even more unpredictable than last year.
by whuntva
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 33638

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

I only participated about halfway through the last 2000s poll. I had to stop for personal reasons I forget now. But I'm glad I could finally get a do-over. Albums: 1) Outkast-Stankonia 2) Radiohead-Kid A 3) PJ Harvey-Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 4) Avalanches-Since I Left You 5) U2-Al...
by whuntva
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 10757

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

Letmeintomyzone you missed the frontrunner in the Best Picture category.

Where is La La Land?
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Triple J (Australia)
Replies: 5
Views: 5852

Re: EOY 2016 - Triple J (Australia)

Sadly TripleJ is ineligible. But as it gets about 2 million votes or so a year, you can call it the populist AM in a way.

Even as a bloody American, I vote religiously every year. Even with the dearth of material this year.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 7926

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

I don't know what you mean by "permanent". It would be hard to run a tournament structure indefinitely. There is actually a valid reason why I make it annual. When I first pitched the idea of an Unacclaimed revival in 2014, Sweepstakes Ron pointed out the possibility of missing new songs included on...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 7926

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

My vote is for "Je Pense a Toi"
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 7926

Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

And so the longest, most contentious and deepest quality Unacclaimed finally draws to a close. For many of the early rounds, it was competitive. We had to resort to a tiebreaker in group stage. Twice! That is how crazy this was. But now at the advent of this tournament, 128 songs entered, but only t...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 7672

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

Amadou and Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 11 Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique 6 Mylene began to cut it close late, but Amadou and Mariam could not be caught. The lead they built during the week was too great. Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera 5 Laura Viers-July Flame 12 Laura was in the lead throughou...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 7672

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

And so it has been decided.
by whuntva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 7672

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

LAST CALL TO VOTE!!

I find it odd how the deeper we go, the more decisive the results become. I thought with such rich talent and what was top to bottom the best Unacclaimed pool ever IMO, we still had two routs this week.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 7672

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

Wow! Ten votes and its already Monday.

Like last round, there are clear frontrunners in all matches. But it's still early so a lot can happen.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 7672

Re: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

These were hard.

I'll go with Amadou and Miriam and Laura Viers. Though both matches were highly contested.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR
Replies: 24
Views: 7672

Unacclaimed IV FINAL FOUR

Here we go into what is being called the best Final Four in Unacclaimed history! All four of these songs won decisively last week, so it seems as though destiny sent them here. All four of them are worthy winners. And for the first time, there are TWO songs that lost their groups playing here. And t...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 6328

Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Poll is closed! Wow! This was the most underwhelming week in Unacclaimed history. Not in terms of song quality of course (they were all good), but in terms of how much the Top Four won by. Amadou and Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 11 Rotary Conenction-I am the Black Gold of the Sun 5 A clash of the titans. B...
by whuntva
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: PJ Harvey's Let England Shake (2011)
Replies: 17
Views: 12028

Re: Rank the Tracks: PJ Harvey's Let England Shake (2011)

The Words that Maketh Murder
The Glorious Land
The Colour of the Earth
Let England Shake
On Battleship Hill
In the Dark Places
Written on the Forehead
The Last Living Rose
England
All and Everyone
Hanging in the Wire
Bitter Branches
by whuntva
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Should we do a Greatest Directors of All Time poll?
Replies: 18
Views: 6010

Re: Should we do a Greatest Directors of All Time poll?

We had one recently. Talk to Jimmyjazz about it.

We could always do another as these lists could always use an update.
by whuntva
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 6328

Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

All I'll say headed into the weekend is this week feels very...anticlimactic. In what has up until now been a very contested tournament, all four songs in the lead have crossed double digits. It was still a pretty entertaining tournament, and if these four have the highest consensus, it will be inte...
by whuntva
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)
Replies: 25
Views: 13193

Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

I added the missing track to my list.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 6328

Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi (MLI)

Still backing this as the winner.

Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique (FRA)

This would be a fun one in the Final Four.

Deodato-Super Strut (BRA)

I'm Glad this advanced!

Laura Viers-July Flame (USA)

FINE! You convinced me.
by whuntva
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS
Replies: 25
Views: 6328

Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Here we go again! We now have the Elite Eight. Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. We're all caught up now. Every round from here on out need only cross ONE week! Voting for this round ends 1/22 at 1...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 5637

Re: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

It took till the last ballot for this one. Glad we were not buried under the deluge of Rank the Tracks. Mari Boine - Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother 4 Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 11 Oh how the mighty have fallen! Two tournament favorites met and I expected a much closer match. Cymande-The Message ...
by whuntva
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 5637

Re: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

Romain wrote:
whuntva wrote:Last call!

No ties due to an uneven number of votes, but there are FIVE matches within one point. Please take this into account when voting.

In fact, let's have two votes today!
I check one match and I found a 7-7 (14 voters) !
Forgot Moonbeam. Thanks!

In which case, we only need one vote.
by whuntva
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)
Replies: 25
Views: 13193

Re: Rank the Tracks: Sufjan Stevens' Illinois (2005)

Chicago John Wayne Gacy Jr. Man of Metropolis Steals our Hearts Jacksonville Casimir Pulaski Day The Seer's Tower The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave...
by whuntva
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16
Replies: 21
Views: 5637

Re: Unacclaimed IV Round of 16

Last call!

No ties due to an uneven number of votes, but there are FIVE matches within one point. Please take this into account when voting.

In fact, let's have two votes today!
by whuntva
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does AcclaimedMusic read comics?
Replies: 3
Views: 2001

Re: Does AcclaimedMusic read comics?

I read some. The Sandman series is perhaps one of my all time favorite stories told in any medium. And the graphic novel aspect was perfect for conveying and abstract but surreal concept just right. In my youth I read more things like BIONICLE, Endtown, W.I.T.C.H., and some others. But I always had ...
by whuntva
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Are their any iconic non-album singles you want to mention in this thread?
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Are their any iconic non-album singles you want to mention in this thread?

The one that first came to my mind was "Join Together" by The Who
by whuntva
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY predictions
Replies: 64
Views: 15159

Re: EOY predictions

On an unrelated note, I feel like all the lists so far have opened with a statement along the lines of "2016 sucked, except for the music." Nope. That sucked too. It all sounded more or less the same and even the stuff I liked won't finish high at the end of the decade. Even on the EOY, I expect a ...