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by Maschine_Man
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 58071

Re: Albums of 2016

Really looking forward to the Rosie Lowe album coming out this week. The sampler available on Spotify shows great promise.
by Maschine_Man
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo"
Replies: 152
Views: 27965

Re: Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo"

The artwork is horrendous. I haven't heard any of the album yet, so I'll hold judgment in that department. Why wouldn't you use the branding from the Yeezy S3 show?? I just watched the part of the stream when he was trying to show people the game. Of course people weren't cheering the first time, it...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Share a Spotify playlist!
Replies: 23
Views: 5096

Re: Share a Spotify playlist!

REALLY long one. You weren't kidding! Once I get wifi at work/time, I'm going to give it a spin. Looks really interesting from the quick scroll through. I made a mixtape for someone over Christmas, they requested my personal "Gems" so I gave him a concept mixtape about someone mining a precious sto...
by Maschine_Man
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations
Replies: 208
Views: 34436

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations

Album: Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Song: One Love
by Maschine_Man
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations
Replies: 208
Views: 34436

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations

Album: Pixies - Doolittle
Song: No. 13 Baby
by Maschine_Man
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Travis - Sing
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: 6000 Songs, 6000 Opinions: Song 3609, Opinion 18

I have always enjoyed reading your Opinions, even if I haven't contributed much myself! Sing was one of my favorite songs as a child, I think this and Drops Of Jupiter might have been considerations for what I thought was best song ever back in 2001. I think a lot of this has to do with the music vi...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Trend yourself
Replies: 21
Views: 10238

Re: Trend yourself

Anyone else have records like these they want to share? I wish I could share something as interesting and complete as yours, my records only go back to 2013! I think your way of ranking albums is really interesting and lends itself to more movement than mine. I do need to re-listen to everything at...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums
Replies: 32
Views: 8966

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Massive thanks to whuntva and sonofsamiam!!! Glad to see Bjork (and four other women!) in the top 10. Glad my #1 made it into the Top 40.

Interesting to note, I was one of the three people who liked TPAB, but didn't place it in the Top 10.
by Maschine_Man
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations
Replies: 208
Views: 34436

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations

Bang Jan wrote:15 Step is 3044 on AM.
You were quick! I double checked right after I posted! Haha
by Maschine_Man
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations
Replies: 208
Views: 34436

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Nominations

Album: Radiohead - In Rainbows
Song: 15 Step Videotape

It feels weird to nominate the opening track. Seems 15 Step is just outside the Top 3000, so I'll go for the second option, which is also a great song.
by Maschine_Man
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 Live Acts
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: TOP 10 Live Acts

I'm also basing my list on personal experience.

1. Bjork
2. Courtney Barnett
3. Peaches
4. Gorillaz
5. Joanna Newsom
6. Radiohead
7. Jungle
8. Jack White
9. St. Vincent
10. Nobunny
by Maschine_Man
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 15942

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Had a very busy day out, so was excited to see this already so far in. I'm liking the look of it all so far.
by Maschine_Man
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 5481

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)

The first five are in my top 100. Hero remains one of my favourite films of all time, I could put it on at any time and remain raptured. Russian Ark is mind-blowing and that grand-ball scene was breathtaking. It was Julianne Moore's year though, Far From Heaven is great and even The Hours was fantas...
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 228
Views: 156413

Re: Concerts you have coming up

I have recently booked The Villagers for Feb, Damien Jurado for March and Grimes for April.

The Primavera lineup was almost too good to miss out on, but I held strong. I'm thinking of going to Field Day for PJ Harvey, John Grant and Beach House in the summer, though.
by Maschine_Man
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round
Replies: 30
Views: 6324

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round

I have enjoyed listening to everything over the last two days. Not much in the way of "hating". The Faada Freddy LP is probably my favorite discovery. I'll be putting in my list soon.
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round
Replies: 30
Views: 6324

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Voting round

I'm having a listening party today of the albums on this list. I made a Spotify Playlist, if others have not got around to it. As always, I have the Australian Spotify, so if you can't see something, it might be region blocked. Looking at it, lots of great albums and a lot of different styles. http:...
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 3 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Re: AMF Chart Week 3 2016

[quote="Setherex"
PJ Harvey - "The Wheel"[/quote]


This, i second this right here.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update
Replies: 63
Views: 43323

Re: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update

Hotline Bling sounds really average, typical top 40 stuff. Does anyone here think it's a great song? I quite enjoy it, but I understand where you are coming from. I'm not surprised it did so well, the video was so spot on. I would argue that without it, the song wouldn't have done nearly as well. A...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 Romantic Albums
Replies: 16
Views: 3599

Re: TOP 10 Romantic Albums

I guess this is an interesting topic just to see what people consider is a Romantic Album. I get that The Beatles and Beach Boys sing a lot about love, but I don't really consider that romance, I think 'Romance' needs it's ups and downs. 1. Bjork - Vespertine A beautiful, intimate and open declarati...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: [Incorrect Results] The Best Songs of the 1960s
Replies: 71
Views: 12691

Re: [Results] The Best Songs of the 1960s

MaschineMan : While I enjoy this song, I have to say I don't get why people love it *that* much. I'll be disappointed if this is Number 1. Whoops, this was meant for A Day In The Life, which makes far more sense. While I'm here, I'd like to commend Rob on his insightful and well-written comments as...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 3 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Re: AMF Chart Week 3 2016

I don't know if it counts, because it's almost a year since its debut, but I would like to nominate Manta Ray by Antony Hegarty and J. Ralph. It was only brought to my attention because of its nomination for Best Song at the Academy Awards.

Edit: If not, the new Damien Jurado song - Exit 353.
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2001 (2016 edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 5852

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2001 (2016 edition)

My favourite films of 2001 with a score of 75 or higher. Spirited Away is my #9 film of AT and the first 5 are in my Top 100. 1. Spirited Away (97) 2. Royal Tenenbaums, The (96) 3. Amélie (93) 4. Monsters, Inc. (90) 5. Series 7: The Contenders (88) 6. Mulholland Dr. (87) 7. Zoolander (87) 8. Lord of...
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2000 (2016 edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 3943

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2000 (2016 edition)

My films of 2000 with a score of 75 or better. Best in Show is my 14th favourite film of all time and Love's A Bitch is currently sitting around #600. The first 4 films are in my Top 100. 1. Best in Show (95) 2. Chicken Run (93) 3. Dancer in the Dark (88) 4. Requiem for a Dream (88) 5. Battle Royale...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 11
Replies: 33
Views: 5627

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 1, Week 11

I thought I would be able to listen to all of these this week, but work has conspired against me. So I focused on giving my #1 of all time a shot! 1. Björk | Homogenic 2. Arcade Fire | Funeral 3. Tricky | Maxinquaye 4. Oasis | Definitely Maybe Edit: 1. Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1960's
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1960's

I managed to rank 139 of the songs. It was the longer jazz pieces which I'm not familiar with, and need to time to take in, that I left instead of ranking them too low or too high. The piece about Hiroshima was fantastic, but I thought it would have a similar issue. I sent off my email with the file...
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1960's
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: The Best Albums & Songs of the 1960's

I'm listening to that wonderful Spotify playlist, trying to fill out the list. I had about 35 songs already ranked, about 60 others well enough and many of them are at least familiar to me. This is helpful to flesh out my songs list with older songs, for the next AT Songs Poll (I'm still annoyed I f...
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Tops films 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4052

Re: Tops films 2015

I saw The Hateful Eight on 70mm the other day. Possibly the most amazing Cinema experience I have ever had. Obviously excluding the time I saw The Tuxedo and was the only person in the theater.

Edit: Just realised this is not at all the appropriate thread.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2000 (2016 edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 3943

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2000 (2016 edition)

So glad I made it in time for the 2000s poll. I have just finished ranking, loosely, all of the films I have seen. My earlier films are a bit thin, but this I can do.
by Maschine_Man
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Web Design Company
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: Ideal Web Design Company

:character-spamcan:
by Maschine_Man
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 bands
Replies: 41
Views: 6263

Re: TOP 10 bands

I hope this topic takes in weird and wonderful directions!

1) The White Stripes
2) Radiohead
3) The Beatles
4) Arcade Fire
5) Goldfrapp
6) The Smiths
7) Pixies
8) The Rolling Stones
9) Florence + The Machine
10) R.E.M.
11) The Kills

I did 11 too, because I'm not sure about Flo
by Maschine_Man
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 88
Views: 63097

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

It would be nice to include Villagers - Hot Scary Summer from last year.
by Maschine_Man
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - Mixmag (UK)
Replies: 4
Views: 4532

Re: EOY 2015 - Mixmag (UK)

Working on it! Edit: 1. Bicep - Just 2. Eric Prydz - Opus (four Tet Remix) 3. Format:b - Chunky 4. Jamie Xx - I Know Theres Gonna Be (Good Times) 5. Kelela - Rewind 6. Skepta - Shutdown 7. Jack Ü Feat Justin Bieber - Where Are Ü Now 8. Dj Koze - Xtc 9. Frankey & Sandrino - Acamar 10. Novelist X Mumd...
by Maschine_Man
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015: Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 5374

Re: EOY 2015: Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll (Coming Jan. 13)

I'll do the songs, unless someone else has started? Edit: I wasn't sure when to stop, it wasn't too difficult so I went to 104 (127 songs) 1 Drake, Hotline Bling 2 Kendrick Lamar, King Kunta 3 The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face 4 Kendrick Lamar, Alright 5 Courtney Barnett, Pedestrian at Best 6 Missy Ell...
by Maschine_Man
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4514

Re: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?

Don't worry about that Henrik. The time I spent was not wasted, because I discovered lots of really good music, and reading Prindle's reviews was very amusing at times. Personally, I feel that his ratibgs should have been included, but I see why the decision was taken, and I'm fine with it. I'm mor...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Any interest in a bimonthly individual artist poll?
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Re: Any interest in a bimonthly individual artist poll?

I was thinking the exact same thing today! Great minds Bleu, great minds.

Maybe we could take out all of the songs that are already listed on AM? Or artists with a bunch of songs on AM. Do we really need to do a Beatles ranking with the same set of songs at the top?
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bowie's Blackstar
Replies: 9
Views: 2741

Re: Bowie's Blackstar

If there were any doubts about this album ranking high this year, they have gone. Not that there should have been, it's a fantastic album. I have been breaking it down and only listening to parts as there is a lot going on in these seven tracks. It's the first album I listened to this year and he ha...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 52
Views: 10177

Re: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

This is so upsetting. With Blackstar just being released I have had him on my mind the last few days. Silly daydreams of a small series of concerts which I manage to snag a ticket.

He lived one hell of a life, that's for sure.
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4514

Re: Poll: Include Mark Prindle's album ratings (Y/N)?

First of all, I think forum polls are the best way to process these decisions. Though I'm also okay with Henrik making executive decisions. Forgetting all of the things I find problematic, I honestly just don't think Mark is a 'Music Critic'. To me, he was a 'Comedian' who reviewed music, not a 'Mus...
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: http://www.markprindle.com/
Replies: 26
Views: 5314

Re: http://www.markprindle.com/

why would he give PJ Harvey's album a 10 if he was sexist.
I'm out. This is absurd.
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: http://www.markprindle.com/
Replies: 26
Views: 5314

Re: http://www.markprindle.com/

I agree that smaller genres should have more representation on Acclaimed Music. However, I don't think this should be at the expense of allowing legitimacy to someone who thinks it's appropriate to comment about, and judge, women in a sexual way while reviewing their music. I have never seen a revie...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: http://www.markprindle.com/
Replies: 26
Views: 5314

Re: http://www.markprindle.com/

I don't think this person deserves to be included on AM as I don't understand his status as a "critic". "Blogger", maybe, "ranter" would also work. He's certainly an early-internet curiosity. He has his own TV Tropes page, maybe that's what qualifies him? More importantly, I don't think you should l...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: http://www.markprindle.com/
Replies: 26
Views: 5314

Re: http://www.markprindle.com/

I have some pretty big problems with Prindle I just had a look at the site and I have to say I have major problems too. From the Ziggy Stardust review (which up to this point was fixated on its status as a glam album). I ADMIT WHEN I'M WRONG! Except for that whole "Girls pee out of their butts" thi...
by Maschine_Man
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE
Replies: 33
Views: 5618

Re: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE

Fantastic tournament, thanks for all that nominated and voted, and a special thanks to whuntva for hosting. After the last tournament where both my nomination were out in the first round, I was delighted that both my nominations made it to the quarter final; Many Moons (who was the other nominator?)...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules January - Elimination
Replies: 76
Views: 11188

Re: Random Rules January - Elimination

My Bloody Valentine - Loomer (Sweepstakes Ron) Joy Division - Warsaw (DocBrown) The Decemberists - The Sporting Life (DocBrown) Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Make Believe (DocBrown) Screaming Females - Hopeless (DocBrown) Slowdive - Souvlaki Space Station (spiritualized) The Clash - Clampdown (sp...
by Maschine_Man
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE
Replies: 33
Views: 5618

Re: Unacclaimed III GRAND FINALE

I don't care that much for either of these tracks, though maybe I'm just bitter.

I'll go for Tank! as I'm more familiar with it and the show its from.
by Maschine_Man
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2016 Predictions
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: EOY 2016 Predictions

Beyonce will be the pop artist critics flock to if she releases another album. St. Vincent will release an album towards the end of the year. If not, a single. Perfume Genius and Anohni are going to duke it out for queer album of the year. Arca will release another album. Possibly a collaboration, t...
by Maschine_Man
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: List Submissions
Replies: 28
Views: 5615

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: List Submissions

I wasn't fussed when I realized that I missed the deadline to get in a few films that had been missed. Then I had a real good look at the list, bah humbug, why didn't I do it before Christmas! the films in my Top 10 that I'm surprised aren't on the list; All About Eve (#2) Rocky Horror (#4) Pan's La...
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 1 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4213

Re: AMF Chart Week 1 2016

Nassim wrote:I will nominate : LCD Soundsystem - Christmas will break your heart
I second this.

I also nominate the other surprise release over Christmas, Radiohead - Spectre.
by Maschine_Man
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update
Replies: 63
Views: 43323

Re: EOY 2015 Songs Spreadsheet Update

Glad to see Bjork jumping up the list, slowly.
by Maschine_Man
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules January - Submissions
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Random Rules January - Submissions

I Sleep in Nature - Quilt
Dead Celebrity - EMA
Storm - Django Django
The World Of Sleaze - Regurgitator
PrimeTime feat. Miguel - Janelle Monáe
Yassassin - David Bowie
Boxing Day Blues - Courtney Barnett
Vietnam - John Grant
Talk - Coldplay
Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys