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by Dan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1900-1959 Album Poll Results
Replies: 26
Views: 8279

Re: AMF 1900-1959 Album Poll Results

And away we go! This is gonna be good.

Very sexy presentation.
by Dan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 5720

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Hopefully, Honorio's emails will be the start of an actual physical meeting between all of us (and Nicolas of course, as well as anyone else who wants to meet). Yes, that would be lovely. Life’s too short for that not to happen. Thanks for all the kind comments – they really are very much appreciat...
by Dan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 5720

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Very sad news, even if it isn't entirely unexpected. I've just listened to his new album. What a poet he was. I'm looking forward to (re)exploring his music in next month's artist poll. Speaking of participating in another forum poll, I would just like to say that I'm grateful for the distractions t...
by Dan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 21
Views: 5057

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 3

Songs 9. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better vs. 11. Air - Playground Love 15. Sugababes - Overload vs. 3. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed 5. M.O.P. - Ante Up vs. 12. Destiny's Child - Independent Women, Pt. 1 7. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You vs. 13. D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) 16. P...
by Dan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 14344

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

I've heard Trump is similar to Boris Johnson in the UK, I wonder if any British members of the forum have any thoughts on that? I have both British and South African citizenship and have lived in the UK for most of my adult life, so I guess I’m partially eligible to answer that question. I can see ...
by Dan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Over the past couple of days I’ve been revisiting all the lists posted in this thread. I’ve already said thank you to DaveC, Honorio, nicolas, and Romain for discoveries made through their lists. But just because I feel like it, below are a few more thank-you’s to people who posted songs I really en...
by Dan
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 24
Views: 6383

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 2

ALBUMS 2. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP vs. 8. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele 7. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica vs. 6. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR 1. OutKast - Stankonia vs. 4. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump 3. D'Angelo - Voodoo vs. 5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fi...
by Dan
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 9591

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

I used to think that Springsteen's classic 70s albums had too much testosterone and not enough charm, but I'm changing my mind about them. Born to Run in particular keeps growing on me with each listen. But I still think that two of his 80s classics are his best. And I obviously feel that We Shall O...
by Dan
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 11643

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Albums 1. Blonde on Blonde 2. Bringing It All Back Home 3. Highway 61 Revisited 4. The Times They Are A-Changin' 5. Love and Theft 6. Blood on the Tracks 7. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 8. Desire 9. Modern Times 10. Time Out of Mind Songs 1. Subterranean Homesick Blues 2. I Want You 3. Like a Rolling...
by Dan
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Albums 1 | Nina Simone | Little Girl Blue 2 | Little Richard | Here's Little Richard 3 | Hank Williams | Moanin' the Blues 4 | Chet Baker | Chet Baker Sings 5 | Elvis Presley | Elvis Presley 6 | Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley 7 | Boris Vian | Chansons possibles et impossibles 8 | The Dave Brubeck Quartet ...
by Dan
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

On the subject of "Wake Up Little Susie," I always got a kick out of how the song was controversial when it came out in 1957 simply because of what the couple's lateness implied in the eyes of others. In fact, I've seen it on the infamous "banned in Boston" list from the early part of the 20th cent...
by Dan
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Played at 33 RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Played at 33 RPM

Enjoyed listening to this!
by Dan
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

jamieW, I don't know if you've added my 1950-1959 songs list to your spreadsheet yet, but I just wanted to let you know that I've made a minor change to it. I forgot "Wake Up Little Susie," so it's now added to my list at #72 and everything else has moved down one place. I hope to also submit an alb...
by Dan
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Nice to see more :music-guitarred: :music-listening: :music-rockon: :greetings-waveyellow: :happy-partydance: :music-singing: lists coming in. Anyway... 1950-1959 Songs 1 | Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode 2 | Little Richard | Good Golly Miss Molly 3 | Charles Mingus | Better Git It in Your Soul 4 | Ja...
by Dan
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Excellent lists so far! Love yours, Dan! Thank you, my friend. Since joining the forum, I’ve felt that our ears are on a similar musical wavelength. And I’m very happy on that wavelength. :D So naturally I love your list too! In fact, when I first delved into pre-1960s music, your lists were some o...
by Dan
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final 4
Replies: 30
Views: 7269

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final 4

Mercury Rev - Holes
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind
by Dan
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

1900-1949 Songs/Pieces Contrary to what I said in the recommendations thread, I have decided to include all of my favourite classical works that are eligible for this 1900-1949 songs poll. I realized that I was overthinking things. All music released within this period should be eligible, right? So...
by Dan
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 10765

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

My wife and I fall in love this year of a incredible and marvelous piece of classical music by Lili Boulanger - Vieille prière bouddhique (1917), a "coup de coeur" like we have once every ten years. Lili Boulanger is the sister of the famous Nadia Boulanger and have a incredible and terrible life, ...
by Dan
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 10765

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

I’m glad you liked my post, jamieW. I really enjoyed putting together that Spotify playlist, even though it made me realize again how difficult it is to compare most classical works with popular music. Thanks for explaining that you pushed to include classical music in our poll because you prefer th...
by Dan
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 10765

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

CLASSICAL MUSIC: 1900-1959 Below is a summary of developments in classical music during the first 60 years or so of the 1900s. I thought it might be useful for people who are not familiar with classical music of the 20th century. Such a brief summary is naturally an over-simplification, especially ...
by Dan
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final 16
Replies: 28
Views: 7409

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final 16

Taking a break from a classical music listening marathon for the 1900-1959 polls. Most of my favourite songs in this game have gone, but such is life. There are certainly enough songs left to please my subjective ears. I don’t think any of these songs are bad. 15. Metallica - Master of Puppets vs. 1...
by Dan
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Not ashamed to admit that I'm a little bit in love with all 3 lists submitted so far. :D I have a question about classical music, though (especially about classical works that do not have more than 3 or 4 movements/sections). Will votes be counted for a movement/section of a work or for a work in it...
by Dan
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the next AM update be?
Replies: 62
Views: 17446

Re: When will the next AM update be?

Thanks Henrik! And take it easy. Work at a pace that feels healthy.

Merry early Listmas indeed!
by Dan
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 42399

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

I'll definitely submit a list as well. I've been participating in all the decade/period polls since the 2000s poll 5 years ago, and I don't intend to stop now! In fact, I've done a lot of listening for these 1900-1959 polls and have enjoyed it immensely. The average age of forum members might be get...
by Dan
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Our favorite youtube videos
Replies: 24
Views: 6672

Re: Our favorite youtube videos

A friend who doesn't like the flute being used in pop music made me listen to this today. Made me laugh, and I had to post it somewhere, so I'm posting it here. Personally I don't mind the flute. I don't even mind one of my favourite songs from the 80s being shittyfluted like this... https://www.you...
by Dan
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 4
Replies: 27
Views: 6240

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 4

The Byrds - Everybody's Been Burned vs. Mac DeMarco - Blue Boy Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy vs. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye Radiohead - You and Whose Army? vs. Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger vs. Ann Peebles - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Tow...
by Dan
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 2
Replies: 28
Views: 6165

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 2

Blur - Coffee and TV vs. Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices Tom Waits - In the Neighborhood vs. Air - All I Need The Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends vs. Lou Reed - Dirty Blvd. Tindersticks - City Sickness vs. Muse - Knights of Cydonia Fiona Apple - Criminal vs. The Jacksons - Shake Your B...
by Dan
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles
Replies: 64
Views: 15224

Re: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles

As a teenager, I got into the Beatles by listening to their biggest hits, and many of those hits were from the early part of their existence as a band when Beatlemania took the world by storm. Their later songs (and albums) were more sophisticated and artistic, and discovering how innovative and ima...
by Dan
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: The Finals!
Replies: 24
Views: 5283

Re: 5873/6000: The Finals!

Storm
by Dan
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 1
Replies: 38
Views: 8013

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 1

Too much of a struggle to rank them this week. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt vs. Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man Metallica - Master of Puppets vs. Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Something Van Morrison - Sweet Thing vs. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Brian Eno - Needle in the Camel's Ey...
by Dan
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 39
Views: 7378

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 8

14. Kate Bush - Night of the Swallow 1982 forever? :( Haha. Sorry! I love how unique Kate Bush’s music is. She’s clearly quite eccentric. Being eccentric is certainly not a requirement for me to appreciate an artist’s music, but her eccentric personality comes across so naturally and feels so genui...
by Dan
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Review Blurbs for Top 500 Albums
Replies: 52
Views: 14887

Re: Review Blurbs for Top 500 Albums

To start off with, I've added my name to the albums in the top 150 that haven't been claimed by anyone else yet. I'm not necessarily the world's biggest fan of all of those albums, but it's not difficult for me to grasp what it is that critics who rate those albums highly love about them. I pledge t...
by Dan
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 304
Views: 106236

Re: Help wanted!

Henrik wrote:Just work on what feels most, eh..., "fun" for you. :? :D
Well, that's the kind of instruction I'd like to hear more often in my life. OK then.
by Dan
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 304
Views: 106236

Re: Help wanted!

I'll have plenty of free time next week and will be housebound for most of it, so I'm happy to help. But I'm not sure what the priorities are, so Henrik, please let me know what you would like me to do.
by Dan
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Semifinals
Replies: 22
Views: 6126

Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
Pearl Jam - Black
by Dan
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 39
Views: 7378

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 8

2. The Verve - Lucky Man vs. 1. Townes Van Zandt - Waitin' Around to Die 11. Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube vs. 13. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight 9. Super Furry Animals - Slow Life vs. 14. Kate Bush - Night of the Swallow 8. Lana Del Rey - Ride vs. 5. Nico - The Fairest of Seasons 4. LCD Soundsystem...
by Dan
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Velvet Underground *BEST* ever song ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4687

Re: The Velvet Underground *BEST* ever song ?

If you had to introduce the band to a total novice and had only one song to do it, which one would it be ? For me, it would also be “Venus in Furs”. I feel that a song from the Velvet Underground’s debut album would have to be a point of introduction to anyone who hasn’t heard the band before, and ...
by Dan
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Artist Poll 2016: Individual Ballots
Replies: 24
Views: 4654

Re: AMF Artist Poll 2016: Individual Ballots

My list: 1 | The Beatles 2 | Jacques Brel 3 | Bob Dylan 4 | Radiohead 5 | Bruce Springsteen 6 | Tom Waits 7 | Arcade Fire 8 | David Bowie 9 | Charles Mingus 10 | The Rolling Stones 11 | Björk 12 | Nina Simone 13 | Johnny Cash 14 | Elvis Presley 15 | Sufjan Stevens 16 | Vampire Weekend 17 | Astor Pia...
by Dan
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 212752

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

A belated thank you to JimmyJazz for all the work he put into this poll and for unveiling the results with such flair. He moved to a new location around the same time as calculating the results and doing the roll-out for the poll. Moving home can be both physically and emotionally exhausting… [imgsi...
by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 31
Views: 5760

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7

Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger: 10 [imgsize 357x140]http://linabobarditogether.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Year1982.png[/imgsize][imgsize 357x140]https://biankydecidestoblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/forever-21-logo1.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 400x200]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UODB6Ip2JqI/maxresdefa...
by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The site Raye Your Music is a bad source about music with many bad users
Replies: 30
Views: 9573

Re: The site Raye Your Music is a bad source about music with many bad users

I disagree with the statement in the title of this thread, to me Rate Your Music is a great source. It is a site where you can rate and share your own music, where you can discover a lot of music, and if you like, create and share your own favorites lists. As to bad or good users, I don't care what...
by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: Quarterfinals
Replies: 22
Views: 4103

Re: 5873/6000: Quarterfinals

Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
Pearl Jam - Black
Khaled - Aïcha
by Dan
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7
Replies: 31
Views: 5760

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 7

9. The Byrds - Everybody's Been Burned vs. 11. Mojave 3 - In Love with a View 14. Animal Collective - Banshee Beat vs. 13. Mac DeMarco - Blue Boy 10. Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy vs. 8. DJ Shadow - Blood on the Motorway 12. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye vs. 6. The Divine Comedy - Something for th...
by Dan
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist Rating Correlations
Replies: 56
Views: 11238

Re: Artist Rating Correlations

Just noticed on the sheet that I have a variance of 0.84, which makes me the only one (so far) with a variance of less than 1. I had to Google what "variance" means in statistical terms. So for relative stats dummies like me... I gave nearly all of the artists on Moonbeam's sheet a score out of 10. ...
by Dan
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 248
Views: 241720

Re: Concerts you have coming up

My mother was a coloratura... You might like sopranos less if you had to listen to the same 16 bars over and over every day for weeks on end. Well, of course I now have no option but to respond with a post about the most notorious coloratura to have ever graced the stage at Carnegie Hall: Florence ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 248
Views: 241720

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Well, I'm most definitely jealous of that Latitude line-up. "Madama Butterfly" Tuesday night. What, does NOBODY here like opera? I think Opera is very beautiful and so expressive however, I have to admit, I have never been to one. I hope you enjoy it very much!! Had to go back and find the original ...
by Dan
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6
Replies: 40
Views: 10153

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 6

14. The Tammys - Egyptian Shumba vs. 13. Procol Harum - A Salty Dog 16. My Bloody Valentine - Only Tomorrow vs. 11. Mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong 4. Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B. vs. 3. Mano Negra - Mala Vida 9. Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock vs. 1. Blonde Redhead - 23 5. Todd Terje - Delorean Dynam...
by Dan
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 212752

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

It's nice to see that this is still the friendliest music forum out there. If I had to make a list of "greatest artists" it probably won't look much different from my list of "favourite artists" that I submitted for this poll (although I would likely include more experimental artists on the greatest...
by Dan
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 212752

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

I usually only take into account what I like from an act when I rank them or value their artistic achievements. It's difficult for me to do this. There are some artists who would be higher on my list if I only took into account the albums and songs I really liked by them (Prince, Stevie Wonder and ...
by Dan
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!
Replies: 737
Views: 212752

Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

There are more world music / non-Anglophone artists in the 101-500 section than I thought there would be. :romance-kisscheek: And yes, it's funny to see so many mainstream acts on the list that are normally lampooned on the forum. What I'm most disappointed about so far is that Charles Mingus droppe...