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by Kingoftonga
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 31
Views: 7771

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

Winners in red. 1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. The Undertones - The Undertones 2. John Zorn - Naked City vs. Kylie Minogue - Fever 3. Queen - The Game vs. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja 4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil Matches 2 and 3 were particularly tough...
by Kingoftonga
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 12531

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

Winners in red: 1. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle vs. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I 2. Novos Baianos - Acabou chorare vs. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope 3. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Chau vs. Almendra - Almendra 4. Soda Stereo - Sueño Stereo vs. Fishmans - Long Season
by Kingoftonga
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1
Replies: 32
Views: 8251

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1

Winners in red. 1. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go vs. The Jam - Sound Affects I've listened to enough Manic Street Preachers to admit that I just don't understand what's so big about them. Maybe there's something lost in translation for me on this side of the Atlantic. But if the Manic ...
by Kingoftonga
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 33657

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Best Albums of 2000: 1. Radiohead - Kid A 2. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 3. The Avalanches - Since I Left You 4. OutKast - Stankonia 5. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out 6. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 7. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 8. Gas - Pop ...
by Kingoftonga
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 33657

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

I'll have my list in at the last minute tonight.
by Kingoftonga
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 20637

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

If we're really confessing our guilty pleasures, I own Yanni's Live at the Acropolis, quite enjoy it, and have come close to nominating it in the Moderately Acclaimed contest several times.
by Kingoftonga
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 20637

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

Europe's "The Final Countdown" and Styx's "Come Sail Away" are two songs I loved to listen to as a teenager, and still think are great. I like most of the Scorpions' output too, including "Wind of Change." In terms of really bad stuff, I have a soft spot for the Afroman song "Because I Got High," wh...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the 2017 update come?
Replies: 186
Views: 70478

Re: When will the 2017 update come?

Thanks for being so candid with what's going on in your life, Henrik. Personal care should always come first. I'm glad to hear that you still find it enjoyable to continue to update the site but I'm sure you know that you're under no obligation to do anything else - you've given us enough musical da...
by Kingoftonga
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016: Voting thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4004

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016: Voting thread

I should have my ballot in by tomorrow - Wednesday at the latest.

My first impressions are that it's a very strong crop this year.
by Kingoftonga
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart v 17.1
Replies: 16
Views: 4375

Re: AMF Weekly Chart v 17.1

I nominate:

Run the Jewels - A Report to the Shareholders: Kill Your Masters
by Kingoftonga
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Sounds and Colours (UK/Latin America)
Replies: 0
Views: 1308

EOY 2016 - Sounds and Colours (UK/Latin America)

A UK-based publication devoted to Latin American music and culture. It seems to fit the Alexa criteria for inclusion, although perhaps it doesn't published enough music reviews per month? At any rate, I thought people might be interested in a list that's different from the usual suspects. http://sou...
by Kingoftonga
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 51
Replies: 7
Views: 2686

Re: AMF Chart Week 51

I nominate:
The Flaming Lips - The Castle
by Kingoftonga
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 50
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

Re: AMF Chart Week 50

Oh, well, I'll try again. I nominate:

DJ Shadow – “Bergschrund” (Feat. Nils Frahm)
by Kingoftonga
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 49
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: AMF Chart Week 49

I nominate:

DJ Shadow – “Bergschrund” (Feat. Nils Frahm)
by Kingoftonga
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 49
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: AMF Chart Week 49

Guys, I'm really happy to see Guillaume Perret have these 5 or 6 "likers" each week. Of all my nominations of the year, it's the one I thought it would be the one with the least success. That song rocks! And yes, I am also surprised by which of my nominees do well on this list and which ones fade a...
by Kingoftonga
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?
Replies: 20
Views: 5830

Re: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?

Born Slippy.NUXX is the one that everybody knows, whereas the original Born Slippy is kind of obscure. I see those as two entirely different songs. Hmmm...I had always assumed that NUXX was a remix based on the name, but I had never actually listened to the original. You're right - the songs have a...
by Kingoftonga
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?
Replies: 20
Views: 5830

Re: Which acclaimed songs are better known for a remix/alternate version?

Born Slippy.NUXX is the one that everybody knows, whereas the original Born Slippy is kind of obscure.
by Kingoftonga
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Grammys 2017: The Nominees
Replies: 15
Views: 3994

Re: Grammys 2017: The Nominees

Can someone explain to me the difference between "songs" and "performances" ? Never made sense... "Song" recognizes the songwriter/composer, while "Performance" recognizes the performer and their recorded performance. Similarly, "Song of the Year" goes to the songwriter while "Record of the Year" g...
by Kingoftonga
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016 - Nominations
Replies: 29
Views: 7333

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016 - Nominations

If EPs are eligible, I nominate:

Mr. Fingers - Outer Acid EP

If EPs are not eligible, I nominate:

Roosevelt - Roosevelt
by Kingoftonga
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 46
Replies: 11
Views: 3201

Re: AMF Chart Week 46

I nominate:

Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life
by Kingoftonga
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Semi-Finals!
Replies: 21
Views: 5018

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Semi-Finals!

Winners in red.

1. King Crimson - Red vs. The Pentangle - Basket of Light
2. Tears For Fears - The Hurting vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
by Kingoftonga
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Quarter-Finals!
Replies: 18
Views: 3962

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Quarter-Finals!

Winners in red: 1. King Crimson - Red vs. Miles Davis - On the Corner 2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. The Pentangle - Basket Of Light 3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Tears For Fears - The Hurting 4. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington vs. Saint Etienne - Tig...
by Kingoftonga
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 4.2
Replies: 17
Views: 4426

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 4.2

I hope I'm not too late! 1. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World vs. Miles Davis - On The Corner 2. The Pentangle - Basket of Light vs. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years 3. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold vs. Tears For Fears - The Hurting 4. The Seatbelts/Yoko Kanno - Cowboy Bebop vs. Saint Etienne -...
by Kingoftonga
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 35
Views: 9871

Re: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature!

bonnielaurel wrote:
Other candidates for the future:
Medicine: Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
Dr. Dre, Dr. John, Dr. Octagon, etc.... :mrgreen:
by Kingoftonga
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 33 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 14457

Re: AMF Chart Week 33 2016

I would support this, because I really miss this feature as well. (Hope you're doing well, Setherex!). What questions do you have about the rules? I think I have a pretty good grip on everything but some of the more detailed aspects of the nomination process...
by Kingoftonga
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 4.1
Replies: 19
Views: 4219

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 4.1

Winners in red: 1. King Crimson - Red vs. Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Amon Düül II - Yeti 3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night 4. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington vs. Ji...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.4
Replies: 15
Views: 2951

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.4

Winners in red: 1. Miles Davis - On the Corner vs. The Soft Machine - Third 2. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years vs. Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air 3. Cortex - Troupeau Bleu vs. Tears for Fears - The Hurting 4. Saint Etienne - Tiger Bay vs. The Toure-Raichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session
by Kingoftonga
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.3
Replies: 13
Views: 3332

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.3

Winners in red: 1. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World vs. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense 2. The Pentangle - Basket of Light vs. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk 3. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold vs. Game Theory - Real Nighttime 4. The Seatbelts/Yoko Kanno - Cowboy Bebop vs. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Be...
by Kingoftonga
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs
Replies: 20
Views: 6379

Re: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs

My wife and I went back and forth a lot on this one before the wedding. All the songs that we liked and that were meaningful to us in some way were either not great songs for dancing or completely lyrically inappropriate for a wedding. We ended up going with "Gospel" by the National, which is a good...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.2
Replies: 16
Views: 4064

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.2

Winners in red: 1. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns vs. Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 2. Amon Düül II - Yeti vs. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike 3. Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night vs. Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl 4. The Loud Family - Plants And Birds And...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.1
Replies: 24
Views: 7675

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 3.1

Winners in red: 1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. King Crimson - Red 2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations 3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka 4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by E...
by Kingoftonga
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.8
Replies: 18
Views: 6223

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.8

Winners in red: 1. The Soft Machine - Third vs. XTC - English Settlement 2. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker vs. Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air 3. Sun Ra - Atlantis vs. Tears for Fears - The Hurting 4. The Toure-Raichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session vs. Sharon Van Etten - Epic
by Kingoftonga
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.7
Replies: 18
Views: 5876

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.7

Winners in red:

1. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief vs. Miles Davis - On the Corner
2. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years vs. This Heat - Deceit
3. Cortex - Troupeau Bleu vs. Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
4. Saint Etienne - Tiger Bay vs. Van Morrison - Common One
by Kingoftonga
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 33 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 14457

Re: AMF Chart Week 33 2016

Setherex, are you out there? Not that you don't deserve a vacation after doing this every week.
by Kingoftonga
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.6
Replies: 19
Views: 4186

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.6

Winners in red: 1. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense vs. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight 2. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland 3. Game Theory - Real Nighttime vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day 4. Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness vs. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Ber...
by Kingoftonga
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.5
Replies: 16
Views: 3710

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.5

Ah, I missed this one! There goes my perfect attendance for round 2. My votes wouldn't have made a difference, but for the record: 1. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World vs. Van Halen - 1984 2. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork vs. The Pentangle - Basket of Light 3. Sébastien Tell...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.4
Replies: 19
Views: 4463

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.4

Winners in red. 1. Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) vs. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (III) 2. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike vs. Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe 3. Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl vs. dEUS - In a Bar, Under the Sea 4. Throwing Muses - Limbo vs. Jimmy ...
by Kingoftonga
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.3
Replies: 24
Views: 4772

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.3

Winners in red: 1. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns vs. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call 2. Amon Düül II - Yeti vs. Arthur Russell - World of Echo 3. Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night vs. Bon Iver - Blood Bank 4. Exuma - Exuma II vs. The Loud Family - Plants And Birds A...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2
Replies: 41
Views: 9934

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Winners in red. 1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red 2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone 3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka 4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
by Kingoftonga
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1
Replies: 28
Views: 7653

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

This was a great week - all four match-ups were close for me. Winners in red. 1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot 2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co. 3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces 4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love S...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.16
Replies: 34
Views: 10779

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.16

Winners in red. 1. XTC - English Settlement vs. Röyksopp - Melody A.M. I generally don't like XTC, but this album is okay. Still, it ended up feeling way too long, so I had to give the nod to Royksopp. 2. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else vs. Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air The Riley albu...
by Kingoftonga
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.15
Replies: 22
Views: 6311

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.15

1. The Soft Machine - Third vs. Madonna - Madonna
2. Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts vs. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
by Kingoftonga
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14
Replies: 22
Views: 4050

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14

4. The Wet Secrets - Rock Fantasy vs. Van Morrison - Common One
by Kingoftonga
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14
Replies: 22
Views: 4050

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.14

Winners in red: 1. Yes - Fragile vs. Miles Davis - On the Corner 2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. This Heat - Deceit 3. Blink-182 - Enema of the State vs. Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley Really sad I had to vote against Julia Holter. That was a tough matchup. I'll try and listen to th...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.13
Replies: 30
Views: 7962

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.13

Winners in red. 1. Adele - 21 vs. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief I think both of these albums are somewhat overrated, but I'll choose Adele's best over one of Radiohead's weakest. 2. Harry Belafonte - Calypso vs. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years 3. Cortex - Troupeau Bleu vs. Charanjit Singh - 10 Ragas ...
by Kingoftonga
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.12
Replies: 26
Views: 6333

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.12

Winners in red: 1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!! 2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland 3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day 4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin vs. Eric Truffaz - Ben...
by Kingoftonga
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11
Replies: 19
Views: 5395

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11

4. Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean vs. Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
by Kingoftonga
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11
Replies: 19
Views: 5395

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.11

In case I don't get to the 4th bracket. Winners in red:

1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Let Love In vs. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
2. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk vs. Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
3. Drake - Nothing Was the Same vs. Game Theory - Real Nighttime