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Post by andyd1010 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:05 am

Neil wrote:I would also like to remind everyone that we were not voting for the greatest artists of all time. Our list were supposed to reflect those that inspire each one of us personally(our favorites). I am sure the list would be much different if each of were asked to rank the greatest artists of all time. The rules definitely stated not to vote for who you think is the greatest artist of all time.
My thoughts exactly.

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:05 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:So that pretty much clears up all "outsiders" to a top 100, except one...
Time for a tally! Kendrick Lamar --- in top 50?

I'll say yes.
I hope so!! He definitely deserves it! Although, I have to admit it won't be because of me, if I'm being honest. He is fairly new and my system takes a while for new artists to break in...but I'm rooting for a nice surprise!!

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Post by JimmyJazz » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:15 am

One more batch for today, setting us up for the Top 50. I'm calling it quits for the night as I go to sleep hoping 2016 will be over soon in light of some more pleasant recent news today (WHAT. A. TIME. TO. BE. ALIVE).

...On the other hand, MORE 70s CHEST HAIR!!! :mrgreen:

The Godfather of Soul…
55| James Brown
551.5 points / 24 votes
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AM Rank: 30
2008 Rank: 91
2010 Rank: 51
2013 Rank: 32
Gain from 2013 Poll:
-23

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
‘Live’ at the Apollo (269)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine (140)
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (302)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (361)
It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World (579)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
Bruno (7)
bootsy (8)
Jeff (10)
EmilienDelRey (19)
spiritualized (24)
Dexter (25)
sonofsamiam (26)

Transformed from a simple British blues rock act to become one of the most popular bands of the 1970s, whose pop rock sound was embedded into the soundtrack of that decade…
54| Fleetwood Mac
554.1 points / 26 votes
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AM Rank: 75
2008 Rank: 112
2010 Rank: 114
2013 Rank: 68
Gain from 2013 Poll:
+14

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Rumours (40)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Go Your Own Way (89)
The Chain (426)
Dreams (452)
Landslide (822)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
Red Ant (12)
DocBrown (14)
jamieW (16)
notbrianeno (17)
JohnnyBGoode (18)
Craig (24)
Henrik (24)
Daniel (26)
VanillaFire1000 (29)

One of the true poets of rock music, a Canadian icon (damn right! :music-rockon: ) whose powerful and often stark lyrics have exerted an indelible influence on singer-songwriters for decades onwards…
53| Leonard Cohen
563.1 points / 23 votes
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AM Rank: 69
2008 Rank: 53
2010 Rank: 65
2013 Rank: 40
Gain from 2013 Poll:
-13

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Songs of Leonard Cohen (63)
Songs of Love and Hate (260)
I’m Your Man (319)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Suzanne (111)
Famous Blue Raincoat (613)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
Miguel (6)
Otisredding (6)
acroamor (11)
Henrik (16)
VanillaFire1000 (17)
DocBrown (18)
jamieW (20)
Bang Jan (24)
Gillingham (26)

The hottest rapper to emerge in the 2010s, whose explicitly political music has provided an all-too--relevant soundtrack to the current age…
52| Kendrick Lamar
565.9 points / 24 votes
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AM Rank: 275
2008 Rank: NOT RANKED
2010 Rank: NOT RANKED
2013 Rank: NOT RANKED
Gain from 2013 Poll:
+449!!! (First Ever Placement in Top 100 AND Highest Ranked Entrant into the Top 500!!! Congratulations Kendrick!)

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
good kid, m.A.A.d. city (201)
PLUS To Pimp a Butterfly which truly helped to cement his placement today folks!

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (461)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
prosecutorgodot (3)
GucciLittlePiggy (6)
notbrianeno (7)
BleuPanda (8)
JimmyJazz (20)
EmilienDelRey (25)
Chris K. (29)
TimmyWing (30)

One of the greatest American rock acts of the 2000s, having helped to revive interest in both garage and blues rock, making a modern guitar icon out of Jack White and a drummer icon out of Meg White…
51| The White Stripes
570.1 points / 20 votes
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AM Rank: 71
2008 Rank: 41
2010 Rank: 52
2013 Rank: 50
Gain from 2013 Poll:
-1

Top Albums (2014 Album Poll):
Elephant (55)
White Blood Cells (105)

Top Songs (2015 Song Poll):
Seven Nation Army (27)
Fell in Love with a Girl (167)
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (656)
The Hardest Button to Button (889)
You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl) (938)

Biggest Fans (Top 30 Placements):
Maschine_Man (2)
Romain (8)
DocBrown (11)
Jirin (15)
DaveC (16)
Nick (24)
slick (24)

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Post by babydoll » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:19 am

Man, R&B got massacred this time around. This is not cool, guys! Not even James Brown could maintain a steady position?!

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:22 am

I was not expect Elton John to enter the top 50, but I am happy.

Eno, LCD, and Sufjan entering the top 50 is also great.

Agree about the R&B thing, though. I'm almost relieved that James Brown managed to get as high as #55, which I never thought is something I'd need to say.
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Post by Jackson » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:26 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I was not expect Elton John to enter the top 50, but I am happy.

Eno, LCD, and Sufjan entering the top 50 is also great.

Agree about the R&B thing, though. I'm almost relieved that James Brown managed to get as high as #55, which I never thought is something I'd need to say.
Brian Eno in the top 50 is awesome! Sufjan deserves it too, and has an under-appreciated argument to being the best artist since 2000. LCD is a little high for me given the small discography, but still cool to see them rank so highly.

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Post by Bruno » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:34 am

I'm glad that Frank Sinatra, Bee Gees, Daft Punk, Coldplay and Pearl Jam did well, but sad to see Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Aretha and James Brown so low.

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Post by Moonbeam » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:48 am

Listened to the Jacques Brel songs mentioned in his write-up here, and I liked them! Any recommendations outside of those 3 listed?

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Post by Bruno » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:48 am

Neil wrote:The list is just a matter of personal tastes which everybody may or may not agree with. It is what it is.
Perfect definition.

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Post by babydoll » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:54 am

Moonbeam wrote:Listened to the Jacques Brel songs mentioned in his write-up here, and I liked them! Any recommendations outside of those 3 listed?
Ces gens-la is a great album. Highly recommended. Title track is great. And how do you like Jacques Brel?

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Post by Moonbeam » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:02 am

babydoll wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:Listened to the Jacques Brel songs mentioned in his write-up here, and I liked them! Any recommendations outside of those 3 listed?
Ces gens-la is a great album. Highly recommended. Title track is great. And how do you like Jacques Brel?
These were the first three songs I recall hearing of his, so I'm s complete newbie! I've taken to some French music since visiting there a couple years ago, but hadn't listened to Jacques. Thanks for the recs! That album doesn't seem to be on Aussie Spotify unfortunately, but there are a number of comps which may contain a lot of the songs.

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Moonbeam wrote:
babydoll wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:Listened to the Jacques Brel songs mentioned in his write-up here, and I liked them! Any recommendations outside of those 3 listed?
Ces gens-la is a great album. Highly recommended. Title track is great. And how do you like Jacques Brel?
These were the first three songs I recall hearing of his, so I'm s complete newbie! I've taken to some French music since visiting there a couple years ago, but hadn't listened to Jacques. Thanks for the recs! That album doesn't seem to be on Aussie Spotify unfortunately, but there are a number of comps which may contain a lot of the songs.
Oh, Spotify took down the entire album everywhere. I can confirm that the entire ten-track album is on compilations, though, but I have U.S. so I can't be too sure about you.
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Moonbeam wrote:Listened to the Jacques Brel songs mentioned in his write-up here, and I liked them! Any recommendations outside of those 3 listed?
A few more of my personal favorites are "Les bergers," "Fernand," and "Le moribond." It really helps to watch his live performances on YouTube, since he was one of the most electric performers I've ever seen. He's definitely one of those artists who absolutely commanded attention and the more I've watched/listened to him, the more my appreciation has grown.

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:17 am

Another update for most votes. It looks like Johnny Cash has displaced The Police for the most votes with 27 votes within the top 100. Fleetwood Mac and Daft Punk are close behind with 26 overall votes.

27 Johnny Cash
26 Daft Punk, Fleetwood Mac,
25 The Police, Beck,
24 New Order, James Brown, Kendrick Lamar,
23 CCR, Leonard Cohen,
22 Aretha Franklin, Oasis,
21 Nick Drake, Smashing Pumkins, Wilco, Frank Sinatra, Joy Divislon, White Stripes,
20 Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Portishead,
19 Black Sabbath, Sonic Youth, Coldplay, The National,
18 Lou Reed, Elliott Smith, Pearl Jam, Van Morrison,
17 John Lennon, Nina Simone, RHCP, ABBA, Depeche Mode,
16 Vampire Weekend, Ray Charles, Gorillaz, Sigur Ros,
15 My Bloody Valentine, GNR, Green Day, Jaques Brel,
14 Serge Gainsbourg, Belle and Sebastion, Bee Gees,
13 Paul Simon,
12 Pavement, Billie Holiday, King Crimson,
11 Steely Dan,

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Post by Nick » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:25 am

Very, very happy to see Blur in the top 50, especially after their lackluster (a relative word, considering they came in at number 90) placement in the 2013 poll.

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:27 am

Well, my 3 towers fell. 11 of my top 30 remain. Onward to the most beloved artists ever! Wouldn't have expected Joni to make it this high. I am REALLY happy about Kate Bush's top 50 placement!

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JimmyJazz wrote: Transformed from a simple British blues rock act
Aaaaagh. I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living

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Post by JimmyJazz » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:26 am

DaveC wrote:
JimmyJazz wrote: Transformed from a simple British blues rock act
Aaaaagh. I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living
I didn't imply "simple" in the negative sense, DaveC! :)

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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Post by Pierre » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:59 am

Well, I regret starting it all with my comments on Nickelback and Guns N' Roses. It was all innocent for me, but given how derisive many of our comments were lately, I'm pretty sure now that our newcomers/lurkers from this time around won't even dare to vote again in the future.

As others pointed out, this was a list of our favourite acts, not the best ever. Apparently people who don't intervene on the forum decide not to do so because their tastes are too different from those who do. That's a shame for both sides in my opinion, even considering that my tastes are, Radiohead aside, more inclined toward the active members than the passive ones.

To you guys, I apologize again. I'm sort of a sarcastic person in general, but my approach to music is just as amateurish as anyone else's who only received a succinct eduction in music. Please take it for what it is.

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Pierre wrote:Well, I regret starting it all with my comments on Nickelback and Guns N' Roses. It was all innocent for me, but given how derisive many of our comments were lately, I'm pretty sure now that our newcomers/lurkers from this time around won't even dare to vote again in the future.

As others pointed out, this was a list of our favourite acts, not the best ever. Apparently people who don't intervene on the forum decide not to do so because their tastes are too different from those who do. That's a shame for both sides in my opinion, even considering that my tastes are, Radiohead aside, more inclined toward the active members than the passive ones.

To you guys, I apologize again. I'm sort of a sarcastic person in general, but my approach to music is just as amateurish as anyone else's who only received a succinct eduction in music. Please take it for what it is.
I agree with you. I want to apologize for those who might have been a bit offended by some of my comments. Most of these things are said out of shock. I mean, Backstreet Boys over quite a few established artists? Bee Gees ranking that high just surprised me so much that my jaw literally dropped. I didn't expect them to rank that high above Sly & the Family Stone and Chuck Berry and others...

However, I will never like Celine Dion. I hope this will be accepted and I might make comments concerning this (all without disrespect to those people who will like her).

EDIT: And, people, please don't be afraid to join discussions. It's a friendly place (and again, I must apologize for my occasional snarky comments).

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JimmyJazz wrote: I didn't imply "simple" in the negative sense, DaveC! :)
No worries. I voted for Fleetwood Mac, but given the option, later FM would not make my top 100, but Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac would be higher. Again, just personal preference, not implying any value judgement of bands or voters.

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Post by Bang Jan » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:13 am

27 of my top 100 may be in the top 50.
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Post by Gillingham » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:30 am

Neil wrote:I would also like to remind everyone that we were not voting for the greatest artists of all time. Our list were supposed to reflect those that inspire each one of us personally(our favorites). I am sure the list would be much different if each of were asked to rank the greatest artists of all time. The rules definitely stated not to vote for who you think is the greatest artist of all time. Obviously, there are some people who have participated that feel very strongly about the Bee Gees.
My list would have been exactly the same.

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Moonbeam wrote:Listened to the Jacques Brel songs mentioned in his write-up here, and I liked them! Any recommendations outside of those 3 listed?
Hello moonbeam, I'm happy to see you here more often, I miss you with your "different love" in music.

And you know, you can always found recommandations for French music here. ;)
Contrary to Gainsbourg or Brassens whose entire albums and songs are good or excellent, Brel, for me, make some of the greatest french songs ever but a lot of not so good songs, so, it's rare, but for Brel, I prefer to recommand you a Best Of, this one for example is perfect https://www.discogs.com/fr/Brel-Quinze- ... ter/140630

And I can give you my personnal favorites (as always, with the "chansons", the words are most important than the music.)
So, the first three you have already listened :
Amsterdam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2kkr0e_dTQ
Vesoul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guaEg2U89p8 song that imposed in common langage in France the expression "Chauffe Marcel"
Ne me quitte pas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_bq5mStroM (the most beautiful love song ever written, maybe ?!)
Orly
Jojo
Quand on a que l'amour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3fpCztWWug
Les vieux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-nyLvIuHDU
La chanson de Jacky
La valse à mille temps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK5X_Mb9daM
La quête https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2kn0Q3UHOc
Ces gens-là https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxqNP2O4N1w He was really an incredible "showman", it's obvious in this one.
Les bonbons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyaYSNkDVo8
Les bourgeois https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCHi5apc1lQ
Jef https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Mx8AN0GF4
Madeleine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21tE1lWWCdI
Au suivant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBPeQiYxeI
In bold, the best of the best.

You can found a better sound in this channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/JacquesBrelVEVO
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Post by Gillingham » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:12 am

100. Lou Reed: 8
99. John Lennon: 7.5
98. Pavement: 6
97. Serge Gainsbourg: 7
96. My Bloody Valentine: 6.5
95. Nina Simone: 8.5
94. Paul Simon: 8.5
93. Vampire Weekend: 7
92. Ray Charles: 7
91. Red Hot Chili Peppers: 7
90. Gorillaz: 7.5
89. Billie Holiday: 8
88. Sigur Rós: 9.5
87. Black Sabbath: 7
86. The Police: 7
85. Steely Dan: -
84. Beastie Boys: 7
83. Sonic Youth: 6.5
82. Guns n' Roses: 4.5
81. Nick Drake: 7.5
80. ABBA: 3
79. King Crimson: 7.5
78. Green Day: 3
77. Smashing Pumpkins: 6.5
76. Depeche Mode: 6
75. Jacques Brel: 8
74. Creedence Clearwater Revival: 10
73. Elliott Smith: 7.5
72. Belle and Sebastian: 6
71. Aretha Franklin: 7
70. Wilco: 7.5
69. Frank Sinatra: 6
68. Public Enemy: 7
67. Portishead: 9.5
66. Pearl Jam: 8
65. Oasis: 4.5
64. New Order: 5
63. Van Morrison: 9
62. Beck: 7
61. Coldplay: 6
60. Daft Punk: 7
59. Johnny Cash: 7.5
58. The National: 9.5
57. The Bee Gees: 5
56. Joy Division: 6.5
55. James Brown: 7.5
54. Fleetwood Mac: 6.5
53. Leonard Cohen: 9
52. Kendrick Lamar: 8
51. The White Stripes: 7

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:08 pm

Pierre wrote:Well, I regret starting it all with my comments on Nickelback and Guns N' Roses. It was all innocent for me, but given how derisive many of our comments were lately, I'm pretty sure now that our newcomers/lurkers from this time around won't even dare to vote again in the future.

As others pointed out, this was a list of our favourite acts, not the best ever. Apparently people who don't intervene on the forum decide not to do so because their tastes are too different from those who do. That's a shame for both sides in my opinion, even considering that my tastes are, Radiohead aside, more inclined toward the active members than the passive ones.

To you guys, I apologize again. I'm sort of a sarcastic person in general, but my approach to music is just as amateurish as anyone else's who only received a succinct eduction in music. Please take it for what it is.
Hi Pierre,

I love the sarcasm!! I am not offended in the least as I tend to be a very laid back, go with the flow type of person. I feel everyone is entitled to their opinion whether it be snarky or straight forward. Besides, it makes for more interesting forum when people disagree. If everyone felt the same way, that would definitely make it very boring. I cannot speak for the other newcomers but I would be willing to bet that they probably feel the same way. I did notice some newcomers defending their choices which is great. I'm having fun and love the anticipation of the reveal. I can say that this site has opened up a lot of interest in artists I never knew about. I feel it has influenced to some extent what I listen to. There is a lot of acclaimed music that coincides with my personal tastes but I also have a lot of guilty pleasures too.

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Post by jamieW » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:26 pm

Catching up on my ratings this morning...

100. Lou Reed: 6.5
99. John Lennon: 6
98. Pavement: 3
97. Serge Gainsbourg: 8
96. My Bloody Valentine: 7
95. Nina Simone: 8.5
94. Paul Simon: 5.5
93. Vampire Weekend: 3.5
92. Ray Charles: 8.5
91. Red Hot Chili Peppers: 6.5
90. Gorillaz: 8
89. Billie Holiday: 8
88. Sigur Rós: 7
87. Black Sabbath: 8.5
86. The Police: 7.5
85. Steely Dan: 7.5
84. Beastie Boys: 7
83. Sonic Youth: 7.5
82. Guns n' Roses: 6
81. Nick Drake: 7
80. ABBA: 7.5
79. King Crimson: 8
78. Green Day: 6
77. Smashing Pumpkins: 6
76. Depeche Mode: 8.5
75. Jacques Brel 9.5
74. Creedence Clearwater Revival 8
73. Elliott Smith 6.5
72. Belle and Sebastian 6.5
71. Aretha Franklin 7.5
70. Wilco: 5.5
69. Frank Sinatra: 8
68. Public Enemy: 8
67. Portishead: 8
66. Pearl Jam: 6.5
65. Oasis: 6
64. New Order: 10
63. Van Morrison: 7
62. Beck: 6
61. Coldplay: 6
60. Daft Punk: 7.5
59. Johnny Cash: 8.5
58. The National: 7.5
57. The Bee Gees: 8
56. Joy Division: 9
55. James Brown: 8
54. Fleetwood Mac: 9.5
53. Leonard Cohen: 9.5
52. Kendrick Lamar: 8
51. The White Stripes: 7

Hopefully, those who voted will continue to participate in the forum. My very first post was for the songs poll, and someone whose opinion on music I value and respect as much as anyone in the world mentioned in passing that he was shocked by the sudden high ranking of my all-time favorite song (which, of course, I was the major reason for). There was nothing malicious about it (quite the contrary!), and I don't think there's been anything malicious said so far about any of the surprising high-placements here. I think it's all about exposure, and those that stick around will find their lists change the more they hear. (It doesn't mean they'll stop loving their favorite artists any more than I have. As stated many times before, I do love my "unacclaimed" music, too.) However, the more I hear, the more my lists have changed, and I look forward to them evolving even more over time. I think I said earlier that all I hope is that people vote honestly (which they obviously have!) and that they're open to listening to music from all eras/genres/nations/etc. If people do vote for their favorites, and then disappear from the forum forever, it would kind of confirm my second fear...

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Post by profeta » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:27 pm

Although I did not feel offended by any comments, sometimes I don't understand what some folks here want. JimmyJazz told us to make a list of our favorite artists, and simply, was what I did.

Bee Gees is my favorite artist and I think it will always be. And for one who asked, yes, I heard the whole discography of them.

Also, I would like to thank Jimmy Jazz, to present the results in an incredible way.

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:30 pm

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Neil wrote:I would also like to remind everyone that we were not voting for the greatest artists of all time. Our list were supposed to reflect those that inspire each one of us personally(our favorites). I am sure the list would be much different if each of were asked to rank the greatest artists of all time. The rules definitely stated not to vote for who you think is the greatest artist of all time. Obviously, there are some people who have participated that feel very strongly about the Bee Gees.
My list would have been exactly the same.
Wow, I have to say I am very surprised. My two lists would be very different indeed. For me, it's very hard to separate what is considered acclaimed music from personal tastes. Many people will say that their choices are the best regardless of what critics say or anyone else. It's all in good fun. I appreciate the comment. :D No matter where our favorite artists land on the list, the chance to comment and read what others have to say is wonderful.

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:39 pm

jamieW wrote:Catching up on my ratings this morning...

100. Lou Reed: 6.5
99. John Lennon: 6
98. Pavement: 3
97. Serge Gainsbourg: 8
96. My Bloody Valentine: 7
95. Nina Simone: 8.5
94. Paul Simon: 5.5
93. Vampire Weekend: 3.5
92. Ray Charles: 8.5
91. Red Hot Chili Peppers: 6.5
90. Gorillaz: 8
89. Billie Holiday: 8
88. Sigur Rós: 7
87. Black Sabbath: 8.5
86. The Police: 7.5
85. Steely Dan: 7.5
84. Beastie Boys: 7
83. Sonic Youth: 7.5
82. Guns n' Roses: 6
81. Nick Drake: 7
80. ABBA: 7.5
79. King Crimson: 8
78. Green Day: 6
77. Smashing Pumpkins: 6
76. Depeche Mode: 8.5
75. Jacques Brel 9.5
74. Creedence Clearwater Revival 8
73. Elliott Smith 6.5
72. Belle and Sebastian 6.5
71. Aretha Franklin 7.5
70. Wilco: 5.5
69. Frank Sinatra: 8
68. Public Enemy: 8
67. Portishead: 8
66. Pearl Jam: 6.5
65. Oasis: 6
64. New Order: 10
63. Van Morrison: 7
62. Beck: 6
61. Coldplay: 6
60. Daft Punk: 7.5
59. Johnny Cash: 8.5
58. The National: 7.5
57. The Bee Gees: 8
56. Joy Division: 9
55. James Brown: 8
54. Fleetwood Mac: 9.5
53. Leonard Cohen: 9.5
52. Kendrick Lamar: 8
51. The White Stripes: 7

Hopefully, those who voted will continue to participate in the forum. My very first post was for the songs poll, and someone whose opinion on music I value and respect as much as anyone in the world mentioned in passing that he was shocked by the sudden high ranking of my all-time favorite song (which, of course, I was the major reason for). There was nothing malicious about it (quite the contrary!), and I don't think there's been anything malicious said so far about any of the surprising high-placements here. I think it's all about exposure, and those that stick around will find their lists change the more they hear. (It doesn't mean they'll stop loving their favorite artists any more than I have. As stated many times before, I do love my "unacclaimed" music, too.) However, the more I hear, the more my lists have changed, and I look forward to them evolving even more over time. I think I said earlier that all I hope is that people vote honestly (which they obviously have!) and that they're open to listening to music from all eras/genres/nations/etc. If people do vote for their favorites, and then disappear from the forum forever, it would kind of confirm my second fear...
Hi JamieW,

Very well stated like a true diplomat. I think most will stick around. I hope everyone knows that its all in jest and don't take comments too seriously. I have seen nothing out of line, just people simply giving opinions which is what it's all about. I would have to echo your comment about how tastes evolve over time after exposing ones self to new music. I think one of the strengths of this site is it's ability to expose people to different music. I know it has opened up a whole new world for me. Thank you to the creator(s) of the site!!

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Post by Pierre » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:49 pm

Well I'm glad people don't seem to feel offended by the comments on Bee Gees, Coldplay, GnR, etc. I'd still suggest one thing: if we are going to do alternative tops 100 with only the "veteran" AM or most active AM users, it would be great to make one with only the newcomers as well. This way they won't have a reason to feel somewhat "excluded", and maybe it will be great to contrast these tops. There may be interesting lessons to take from such a comparison, at least in my opinion.

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Post by Bruno » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:51 pm

Earth Wind & Fire out of top 500? =/

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Post by Dexter » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:02 pm

profeta wrote:Although I did not feel offended by any comments, sometimes I don't understand what some folks here want. JimmyJazz told us to make a list of our favorite artists, and simply, was what I did.

Bee Gees is my favorite artist and I think it will always be. And for one who asked, yes, I heard the whole discography of them.
Bravo, Profeta! I don't know why some are applauding those who post "in jest" when we all know there were real sentiments behind those "jokes." You were at the receiving end of some of the mudslinging having been one of the top voters for ABBA, Guns N' Roses and Bee Gees. If your #5 artist, Christopher Cross, made it I'm pretty sure all hell would break loose. It takes courage to come out and tell it like it is! They're simply your favorite artists, critics and "high-brow" regular forumers be damned. The fact that many voted the same artists as you validates your ranking of the aforesaid artists... and God bless Christopher Cross.

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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:24 pm

Dexter wrote:
profeta wrote:Although I did not feel offended by any comments, sometimes I don't understand what some folks here want. JimmyJazz told us to make a list of our favorite artists, and simply, was what I did.

Bee Gees is my favorite artist and I think it will always be. And for one who asked, yes, I heard the whole discography of them.
Bravo, Profeta! I don't know why some are applauding those who post "in jest" when we all know there were real sentiments behind those "jokes." You were at the receiving end of some of the mudslinging having been one of the top voters for ABBA, Guns N' Roses and Bee Gees. If your #5 artist, Christopher Cross, made it I'm pretty sure all hell would break loose. It takes courage to come out and tell it like it is! They're simply your favorite artists, critics and "high-brow" regular forumers be damned. The fact that many voted the same artists as you validates your ranking of the aforesaid artists and God bless Christopher Cross.
The whole point of my post was not to applaud anybody. I was merely trying to convey that it should not matter what others think about your taste and personal choices. I am sorry if I did not bring that point home. That was truly the intent. I did post that the Bee Gees were my #66 choice plus made notice that people were standing up and defending their choices, which is awesome!

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Post by Dexter » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:42 pm

Neil wrote:The whole point of my post was not to applaud anybody. I was merely trying to convey that it should not matter what others think about your taste and personal choices. I am sorry if I did not bring that point home. That was truly the intent. I did post that the Bee Gees were my #66 choice plus made notice that people were standing up and defending their choices, which is awesome!
Maybe not. The way I see it, the opinions of these others, who are mostly regulars, clearly matter. Sorry but I don't see their "sarcasm" and "clean fun" as a form of encouragement for the newcomers. Take profeta's statement "Although I did not feel offended by any comments, sometimes I don't understand what some folks here want." That second part of her sentence drives home my point. It's as if transfer students were given a hard time by the old students on their first day of school. Please "regulars" and "veterans" please reassess your mode of encouraging those new to the forum to post and participate, if indeed new blood is welcomed. I see some have already apologized, so let's ease up on the wisecracks from hereon out.

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:15 pm

Yep, what Dexter said. It's great that some haven't been offended, but others who haven't replied probably have. There's 2 types of music: music you like and music you don't and even both of those change over time. As some have said music should unite, not cause even more division.
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Post by Neil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:15 pm

Dexter wrote:
Neil wrote:The whole point of my post was not to applaud anybody. I was merely trying to convey that it should not matter what others think about your taste and personal choices. I am sorry if I did not bring that point home. That was truly the intent. I did post that the Bee Gees were my #66 choice plus made notice that people were standing up and defending their choices, which is awesome!
Maybe not. The way I see it, the opinions of these others, who are mostly regulars, clearly matter. Sorry but I don't see their "sarcasm" and "clean fun" as a form of encouragement for the newcomers. Take profeta's statement "Although I did not feel offended by any comments, sometimes I don't understand what some folks here want." That second part of her sentence drives home my point. It's as if transfer students were given a hard time by the old students on their first day of school. Please "regulars" and "veterans" please reassess your mode of encouraging those new to the forum to post and participate, if indeed new blood is welcomed.
I completely understand your point and it is well taken. I myself am not a regular as this is my first forum that I have participated in. Yes, I will admit that I was a little apprehensive to say the least. There are some very knowledgeable people on this site when it comes to music and it was very off-putting to me to even attempt to join in. There are some people with brains like machines and can quote X song on Y album and give you all the particulars. I am not that smart. LOL I don't think anybody on this site truly wants to disparage anyone. Most have been very apologetic. To use your own example of the transfer student, it is very customary for people to be initiated into the group and "razz" them up a bit. I myself am ok with my tastes being criticized and anybody that participates should come to expect it, but in a non-threatening way. We all should able to express our tastes to each other in a nice way. We are all not going to agree with each other's choices. I do not want to offend anybody or make them feel bad about their choices. I sincerely hope I have not offended anyone. btw, I do like Christopher Cross but he is definitely not in my top 500. In closing, I just want to say I apologize and I did not mean to offend anyone. I hope you will accept my apology.

I can't speak for the regulars/veterans on how they feel about it but I am sure they will weigh in.

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Post by Pierre » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:43 pm

Namely, newcomers who have not reacted yet (or maybe I missed them) and whose favourite artists took some flak are Karla, kaue, renan_antonio and vivian. Seriously guys, personally I'm sorry for what has been said. Your tastes are as legitimate as others'. This forum ain't very friendly to "classic rock" acts but we need people to weigh in and counterbalance this fact, or at least stir debate :text-imsorry:

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Post by Romain » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:53 pm

Guys, if you look the Tour de France, they will pass just next to my house in almost 10 minutes.
Yes, no connection with music (except Kraftwerk) but I had to tell ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YXDd_NKhac

And I think that Kraftwerk will come soon in our ranking list.


And for the newcomers, welcome. Maybe you can explain your stories in the appropiate thread. ;)
It's obvious, I think, you all come from another forum (or you are a group of friends) and whatever, you have the right to play here. After all, I have the same feeling with some artist like Kanye West or Dylan than some here have for Coldplay or GnR a complete misunderstanding about their success. :mrgreen:


I just hope you will enlarge your knowledge of music with this wonderful website.
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Post by andyd1010 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:14 pm

Romain wrote:Guys, if you look the Tour de France, they will pass just next to my house in almost 10 minutes.
Yes, no connection with music (except Kraftwerk) but I had to tell ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YXDd_NKhac
Awesome Romain! I'm at NBC right now working on the Tour de France! So I probably just saw your house.

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Post by Romain » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:16 pm

andyd1010 wrote:
Romain wrote:Guys, if you look the Tour de France, they will pass just next to my house in almost 10 minutes.
Yes, no connection with music (except Kraftwerk) but I had to tell ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YXDd_NKhac
Awesome Romain! I'm at NBC right now working on the Tour de France! So I probably just saw your house.

I should have put a sign: "AM forever" :greetings-waveyellow:

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Post by Pierre » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:36 pm

Romain wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:
Romain wrote:Guys, if you look the Tour de France, they will pass just next to my house in almost 10 minutes.
Yes, no connection with music (except Kraftwerk) but I had to tell ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YXDd_NKhac
Awesome Romain! I'm at NBC right now working on the Tour de France! So I probably just saw your house.

I should have put a sign: "AM forever" :greetings-waveyellow:
Ah ah ah, good idea. We should create a thread titled "How to exploit events which are broadcast worldwide to advertise AM" :D

Thanks, man, you lifted my spirits up :romance-kisscheek:

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Post by Georgie » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:55 pm

babydoll wrote:
Pierre wrote:Well, I regret starting it all with my comments on Nickelback and Guns N' Roses. It was all innocent for me, but given how derisive many of our comments were lately, I'm pretty sure now that our newcomers/lurkers from this time around won't even dare to vote again in the future.

As others pointed out, this was a list of our favourite acts, not the best ever. Apparently people who don't intervene on the forum decide not to do so because their tastes are too different from those who do. That's a shame for both sides in my opinion, even considering that my tastes are, Radiohead aside, more inclined toward the active members than the passive ones.

To you guys, I apologize again. I'm sort of a sarcastic person in general, but my approach to music is just as amateurish as anyone else's who only received a succinct eduction in music. Please take it for what it is.
I agree with you. I want to apologize for those who might have been a bit offended by some of my comments. Most of these things are said out of shock. I mean, Backstreet Boys over quite a few established artists? Bee Gees ranking that high just surprised me so much that my jaw literally dropped. I didn't expect them to rank that high above Sly & the Family Stone and Chuck Berry and others...

However, I will never like Celine Dion. I hope this will be accepted and I might make comments concerning this (all without disrespect to those people who will like her).

EDIT: And, people, please don't be afraid to join discussions. It's a friendly place (and again, I must apologize for my occasional snarky comments).
Don't be shocked about the Bee Gees. They really are more generally respected than maybe more than half of the top 100 so far. Unless you're just shocked that it's within this forum's known favorites.

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Post by Zombeels » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:14 pm

So far out of the top 100 (51-100)I don't have a single top 30 placement.

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:27 pm

Pierre wrote:Well I'm glad people don't seem to feel offended by the comments on Bee Gees, Coldplay, GnR, etc. I'd still suggest one thing: if we are going to do alternative tops 100 with only the "veteran" AM or most active AM users, it would be great to make one with only the newcomers as well. This way they won't have a reason to feel somewhat "excluded", and maybe it will be great to contrast these tops. There may be interesting lessons to take from such a comparison, at least in my opinion.
Yes Yes Yes! Great idea.

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:40 pm

profeta wrote:Although I did not feel offended by any comments, sometimes I don't understand what some folks here want. JimmyJazz told us to make a list of our favorite artists, and simply, was what I did.

Bee Gees is my favorite artist and I think it will always be. And for one who asked, yes, I heard the whole discography of them.

Also, I would like to thank Jimmy Jazz, to present the results in an incredible way.
Great to hear from you, profeta! Alright, you're a Bee Gees' expert on this forum now, so I gotta get recommendations: Favorite Bee Gees' album and song?

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Post by DocBrown » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:06 pm

Somewhere in the past three years I have joined the AMF mindmeld; only three of my list of 50 appear to be outside the top 500 and I still have 23 artists in play. Of course with only 50 nominees my list is heavy on the canon artists.

Nonetheless, I was rather distressed at the "jesting" tone of some of the comments in this thread, to the extent that I was wondering if AM is still the friendliest discussion forum on the Internet, something we both take pride in and self police with a passion.

The Artists Poll always seems to bring out tribalism in the worst way. Three years ago we also saw a rather fractious poll which I think led to the eventual ouster of one contentious member and we can see the effects of that in the diminished standing of 1950s R&B artists this year. Is it because we can agree to disagree with the majority on our favourite songs or albums, but the artists are people who we feel we have some special relationship with? Bad news folks; Kanye and Celine have no idea you exist. Karla, Kaue, Neil et al on the other hand are very real people and can be hurt by our casual words.

So I join you in welcoming our newcomers and I am glad that good manners are once again the AMF norm this morning.

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Post by babydoll » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:25 pm

DocBrown wrote:Somewhere in the past three years I have joined the AMF mindmeld; only three of my list of 50 appear to be outside the top 500 and I still have 23 artists in play. Of course with only 50 nominees my list is heavy on the canon artists.

Nonetheless, I was rather distressed at the "jesting" tone of some of the comments in this thread, to the extent that I was wondering if AM is still the friendliest discussion forum on the Internet, something we both take pride in and self police with a passion.

The Artists Poll always seems to bring out tribalism in the worst way. Three years ago we also saw a rather fractious poll which I think led to the eventual ouster of one contentious member and we can see the effects of that in the diminished standing of 1950s R&B artists this year. Is it because we can agree to disagree with the majority on our favourite songs or albums, but the artists are people who we feel we have some special relationship with? Bad news folks; Kanye and Celine have no idea you exist. Karla, Kaue, Neil et al on the other hand are very real people and can be hurt by our casual words.

So I join you in welcoming our newcomers and I am glad that good manners are once again the AMF norm this morning.
Sorry, Doc... I didn't mean to. I just comment sometimes (which means all the time) on everything and sometimes I get too snarky for my own good. It's just a part of my character. Again, I'm sorry. I should have learned from your mistakes. On that note, did you at least listen to Jackie Wilson's "Your Love Keeps Me Lifting (Higher and Higher)" in the three years since?

And, Georgie, I don't know how to tell you, but the Bee Gees are not that respected as you think. Too many people hate disco, mainly because they think Bee Gees are disco. Just my own personal experience. Maybe you have a difference experience, but I would have a much easier time getting the people I know into The National than Bee Gees. That's mainly where my shock came from. Again, I don't hate the Bee Gees, but the fact they landed so high here was totally against my own experience and what I have seen on this forum in the last few years.

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Post by notbrianeno » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:37 pm

DocBrown wrote:Somewhere in the past three years I have joined the AMF mindmeld; only three of my list of 50 appear to be outside the top 500 and I still have 23 artists in play. Of course with only 50 nominees my list is heavy on the canon artists.

Nonetheless, I was rather distressed at the "jesting" tone of some of the comments in this thread, to the extent that I was wondering if AM is still the friendliest discussion forum on the Internet, something we both take pride in and self police with a passion.

The Artists Poll always seems to bring out tribalism in the worst way. Three years ago we also saw a rather fractious poll which I think led to the eventual ouster of one contentious member and we can see the effects of that in the diminished standing of 1950s R&B artists this year. Is it because we can agree to disagree with the majority on our favourite songs or albums, but the artists are people who we feel we have some special relationship with? Bad news folks; Kanye and Celine have no idea you exist. Karla, Kaue, Neil et al on the other hand are very real people and can be hurt by our casual words.

So I join you in welcoming our newcomers and I am glad that good manners are once again the AMF norm this morning.
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Re: The AMF Top 100 Artists 2016!!!

Post by Jackson » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:30 pm

With all the talk of the Bee Gees I was wondering about their relative placement against Chic; then I noticed Chic hasn't placed yet. Does that mean they're out of the top 500, or in the top 50???

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