Biggest Fan - January 2019

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:35 pm

Safetycat wrote:
Hymie wrote:
Safetycat wrote:Muddy Waters – Good News
7 - Very Chuck Berry.
I don't hear any Chuck Berry, but you've got that backwards anyway. Muddy was one of Chuck's biggest influences, not the other way around. Chuuck's first record "Wee Wee Hours," (on the flip side of "Maybellene") is clearly his attempt at a Muddy Waters style.
I was meaning the other way around, like I can see the influence from Muddy in Berry... maybe I was even thinking of Wee Wee Hours. Looking back on it though I'm not sure why Chuck Berry came to mind since he's not big on the sax, but came to mind he did. My brain makes some very tenuous connections sometimes.
Okay.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:25 am

Hot Tuna - 4
LMFAO - 1
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - 3

(Not a good three)
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Romain » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 am

9. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

My first "bad" song, neither the pop part nor the techno part are good, muzak as is finest 2/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 am

And now, the first song not on Spotify. Luckily it is on YouTube:
10. Exuma – Love Is Strange
Year: 1973
From the album: Life
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#380)
Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

The playlist:

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Romain » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:36 am

10. Exuma – Love Is Strange
7/10 The kind of song it's difficult to not like.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:37 pm

Here's the number of lonely fan votes, per voter.

Hymie | 761 | 76%
Zombeels | 634 | 63%
Wezzo | 596 | 60%
Moonbeam | 568 | 57%
Fred | 531 | 53%
Brad | 493 | 49%
Krurze | 444 | 44%
Nassim | 367 | 37%
sonofsamiam | 360 | 36%
panam | 356 | 36%
antonius | 339 | 34%
Henry | 324 | 32%
Neil | 316 | 32%
Red Ant | 308 | 31%
Live in Phoenix | 299 | 30%
bonnielaurel | 288 | 29%
prosecutorgodot | 280 | 28%
Depeche Mode | 278 | 56%
fasbjd | 275 | 28%
bootsy | 270 | 27%
nicolas | 260 | 26%
PlasticRam | 254 | 32%
Henrik | 252 | 25%
damosuzuki | 242 | 48%
StevieFan13 | 219 | 22%
DaveC | 217 | 22%
slick | 216 | 22%
JohnnyBGoode | 204 | 20%
Rob | 200 | 20%
BryanBehar | 199 | 20%
Jackson | 189 | 19%
Romain | 185 | 29%
rumpdoll | 179 | 36%
andyramones1234 | 170 | 69%
Dan | 164 | 16%
Dexter | 144 | 14%
Listyguy | 141 | 14%
Elder | 138 | 14%
andyd1010 | 122 | 12%
ordinaryperson | 117 | 13%
jamieW | 115 | 29%
acroamor | 106 | 21%
Jap123 | 96 | 10%
Setherex | 95 | 10%
Styrofoam Boots | 88 | 19%
Whuntva | 78 | 16%
Karla | 76 | 30%
woodymac | 75 | 15%
kaue | 74 | 18%
Otisredding | 55 | 14%
Renan | 50 | 8%
BleuPanda | 49 | 5%
Gillingham | 41 | 21%
frezzie | 33 | 13%
profeta | 31 | 12%
FrankLotion | 29 | 12%
Jirin | 20 | 10%
Sweepstakes Ron | 19 | 4%
Bruno | 15 | 2%
gabebasso | 6 | 2%
Nick | 1 | 0%
Emerald | 0 | 0%

I haven't looked up the length of each voter's ballot. Instead the percentage is calculated as the number of songs in the spreadsheet (in this topic's first post) divided by the highest position listed in the spreadsheet. So if someone listed 250 songs and was the only one voting for 5 songs that were placed at, say #44, #95, #140, #149 and #167, the percentage is calculated as 5 / 167 = 3% and not 5 / 250 = 2%.
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:04 pm

Henrik wrote:Here's the number of lonely fan votes, per voter.

Hymie | 761 | 76%
Zombeels | 634 | 63%
I knew it!

I won by a country mile!

127 more songs than second place. Not sure if that's good or bad :music-listening:

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:09 pm

Rob wrote: 10. Exuma – Love Is Strange
Year: 1973
The original version of this, by Mickey and Sylvia, is considered a 50s classic. It's #28 for 1956 on this site. I am a 50s fan, but I always thought it was overrated and give their version just a 6. This Exuma version annoys me, it's a 3.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:19 pm

Artists (as they are exactly written in the spreadsheet) with more than 10 entries:

Artist | Number of songs in spreadsheet | Biggest fan (number of songs voted for as a lonely fan)

Prince | 128 | Moonbeam (107)
Todd Rundgren | 59 | Henry (57)
Pavement | 45 | Brad (43)
R.E.M. | 44 | Brad (18)
The Rolling Stones | 43 | Brad (17)
Bruce Springsteen | 42 | Wezzo (25)
David Bowie | 42 | Brad (10)
Bob Dylan | 41 | Rob (11)
Barenaked Ladies | 40 | Wezzo (35)
Elvis Presley | 40 | Hymie (18)
The Beatles | 40 | Krurze (8)
The Cure | 37 | Moonbeam (23)
Elvis Costello | 36 | Brad (24)
They Might Be Giants | 36 | Wezzo (32)
Kylie Minogue | 34 | Moonbeam (32)
Neil Young | 33 | Live in Phoenix (11)
Eurythmics | 32 | Moonbeam (30)
The Kinks | 32 | Zombeels (17)
The Verlaines | 32 | Brad (32)
Madonna | 31 | Moonbeam (24)
Janet Jackson | 29 | Moonbeam (23)
Modest Mouse | 28 | Styrofoam Boots (23)
The Gaslight Anthem | 28 | Wezzo (28)
James Brown | 27 | antonius (10)
Kanye West | 26 | PlasticRam (21)
Steely Dan | 26 | Henry (20)
Tom Waits | 25 | antonius (13)
Exuma | 24 | PlasticRam (24)
Van Morrison | 24 | antonius (16)
Fats Domino | 23 | Hymie (23)
The Beach Boys | 23 | damosuzuki (6)
Radiohead | 22 | ordinaryperson (13)
The Fall | 22 | damosuzuki (17)
Wilco | 22 | Depeche Mode (8)
ABBA | 21 | prosecutorgodot (14)
Elliott Smith | 21 | Brad (7)
U2 | 21 | Listyguy (6)
Green Day | 20 | prosecutorgodot (15)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | 20 | rumpdoll (9)
Taylor Swift | 20 | Depeche Mode (7)
The Who | 20 | Zombeels (9)
Johnny Cash | 19 | Hymie, antonius, prosecutorgodot, nicolas, BryanBehar, Listyguy (2)
Pink Floyd | 19 | ordinaryperson (4)
Queen | 19 | Red Ant (7)
The National | 19 | Wezzo (7)
Aphex Twin | 18 | ordinaryperson (8)
Billy Joel | 18 | Wezzo (9)
Björk | 18 | Moonbeam (10)
Black Sabbath | 18 | Brad (7)
Little Richard | 18 | Hymie (17)
The Smiths | 18 | Jap123 (4)
Belle and Sebastian | 17 | Brad (7)
Laura Marling | 17 | JohnnyBGoode, Rob (5)
Opeth | 17 | Depeche Mode (16)
Paul McCartney | 17 | PlasticRam (6)
Roxy Music | 17 | Moonbeam (7)
Scott Walker | 17 | antonius (7)
Daft Punk | 16 | Styrofoam Boots (13)
Game Theory | 16 | Brad (10)
Queens of the Stone Age | 16 | Nassim (7)
Sleater-Kinney | 16 | Nassim (5)
Stevie Wonder | 16 | Henry (6)
The Fratellis | 16 | Wezzo (15)
The Magnetic Fields | 16 | Wezzo (10)
The Velvet Underground | 16 | Brad (14)
Annie | 15 | Moonbeam (14)
Arcade Fire | 15 | andyd1010 (6)
B.B. King | 15 | Hymie (10)
Elton John | 15 | Neil (3)
Fleetwood Mac | 15 | Zombeels (6)
Frank Zappa | 15 | Fred (13)
Jackson Browne | 15 | Red Ant (7)
Joni Mitchell | 15 | antonius (4)
Kendrick Lamar | 15 | prosecutorgodot (10)
Meat Loaf | 15 | Wezzo (14)
Michael Jackson | 15 | Renan (9)
Morrissey | 15 | Wezzo (9)
Simon & Garfunkel | 15 | PlasticRam (11)
Siouxsie and the Banshees | 15 | Moonbeam (12)
Slowdive | 15 | Depeche Mode (10)
The Divine Comedy | 15 | nicolas (7)
The Moody Blues | 15 | Live in Phoenix (11)
Yo La Tengo | 15 | Styrofoam Boots (6)
Band of Horses | 14 | Wezzo, Brad (5)
Beck | 14 | Krurze (3)
Blondie | 14 | Moonbeam (12)
Bob Marley and the Wailers | 14 | antonius (9)
Depeche Mode | 14 | Moonbeam (6)
Electric Light Orchestra | 14 | Zombeels (5)
Genesis | 14 | Henry (4)
Led Zeppelin | 14 | Brad, Listyguy (3)
Leonard Cohen | 14 | Rob (4)
Linda Ronstadt | 14 | Henry (9)
Low | 14 | Nassim (4)
My Bloody Valentine | 14 | Brad (9)
Nina Simone | 14 | Brad, Neil, Dan (2)
Smog | 14 | damosuzuki (11)
Sting | 14 | Live in Phoenix (12)
Sufjan Stevens | 14 | Nassim (4)
The Byrds | 14 | Zombeels (6)
The Drifters | 14 | Hymie (13)
The Flaming Lips | 14 | Zombeels (5)
The Strokes | 14 | Styrofoam Boots (7)
Utopia | 14 | Henry (13)
Big Joe Turner | 13 | Hymie (13)
Eagles | 13 | Henry, Red Ant (5)
Interpol | 13 | Depeche Mode (7)
Janelle Monáe | 13 | Moonbeam (8)
Jay-Z | 13 | bootsy (4)
Kevin Coyne | 13 | antonius (13)
Lou Reed | 13 | PlasticRam (4)
New Order | 13 | Moonbeam (5)
Nine Inch Nails | 13 | ordinaryperson (7)
OutKast | 13 | bootsy (4)
Paul Simon | 13 | PlasticRam (7)
Pixies | 13 | Fred (6)
T. Rex | 13 | Neil (3)
The "5" Royales | 13 | Hymie (12)
The Chills | 13 | Brad (12)
The Clash | 13 | Brad (6)
The Jam | 13 | Brad, Red Ant, DaveC (4)
Tocotronic | 13 | Krurze (8)
[traditional] | 12 | prosecutorgodot (12)
Animal Collective | 12 | Depeche Mode (6)
Billy Idol | 12 | Live in Phoenix (12)
Blur | 12 | Zombeels, Krurze, Jackson, rumpdoll (2)
D'Angelo | 12 | bootsy (5)
Deep Purple | 12 | Depeche Mode (4)
Georges Brassens | 12 | nicolas (10)
Gorillaz | 12 | PlasticRam (5)
Hank Williams | 12 | Hymie (10)
John Lennon | 12 | Fred (3)
Kid Cudi | 12 | PlasticRam (11)
Ludwig van Beethoven | 12 | Dexter (7)
Paramore | 12 | prosecutorgodot (6)
Pearl Jam | 12 | slick (6)
Randy Newman | 12 | antonius (10)
Smiley Lewis | 12 | Hymie (12)
The Clovers | 12 | Hymie (12)
The White Stripes | 12 | prosecutorgodot, Romain, ordinaryperson (2)
Whitney Houston | 12 | bonnielaurel (5)
Blumfeld | 11 | rumpdoll (11)
Built to Spill | 11 | Brad (6)
Donna Summer | 11 | Moonbeam (8)
Gang Starr | 11 | bootsy (6)
Guided by Voices | 11 | Wezzo (7)
Howlin' Wolf | 11 | Hymie (8)
Joanna Newsom | 11 | Rob (4)
Lucinda Williams | 11 | acroamor (3)
Moby | 11 | rumpdoll (2)
Nirvana | 11 | Live in Phoenix (3)
Paul Revere & the Raiders | 11 | Zombeels (11)
PJ Harvey | 11 | Henrik, Jackson (2)
Red Hot Chili Peppers | 11 | ordinaryperson (3)
Rod Stewart | 11 | Red Ant (3)
Rufus Wainwright | 11 | Dan (3)
Ryan Adams | 11 | Wezzo (4)
St. Vincent | 11 | acroamor (3)
Talking Heads | 11 | Styrofoam Boots (3)
The Notorious B.I.G. | 11 | bootsy (9)
The Style Council | 11 | Henry (10)
X | 11 | BryanBehar (7)
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:00 pm

Thanks for these Henrik. Some of these artists are odd. Todd Rundgren obviously Henry's doing; his love for that artist is well known. But I wondered if some of the more out there names near the top of the list were also due to one person. The answer is "yes, of course". They Might Be Giants and Barenaked Ladies all belong to Wezzo, while The Verlaines is all thanks to Brad (and Pavement too, really). Wezzo and Brad worked together hand in hand to get in as many R.E.M.'s as possible.

But even bigger names like Prince really get on here because of fans. Prince owes a lot to Moonbeam. The Rolling Stones got their love more spread around, but still a lot of their entries come from the duo of Antonius and again Brad. Bruce Springsteen has an even better sprawl, but gets a lot out of his adoration by Wezzo. David Bowie is liked by seemingly everyone, but still Brad can't help himself and be clearly the biggest supplier of Bowie on this list. So Bob Dylan becomes the highest ranked artist without a real standout fan support, though still Listyguy and me are most to blame.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:07 pm

Rob wrote:Thanks for these Henrik. Some of these artists are odd. Todd Rundgren obviously Henry's doing; his love for that artist is well known. But I wondered if some of the more out there names near the top of the list were also due to one person. The answer is "yes, of course". They Might Be Giants and Barenaked Ladies all belong to Wezzo, while The Verlaines is all thanks to Brad (and Pavement too, really). Wezzo and Brad worked together hand in hand to get in as many R.E.M.'s as possible.

But even bigger names like Prince really get on here because of fans. Prince owes a lot to Moonbeam. The Rolling Stones got their love more spread around, but still a lot of their entries come from the duo of Antonius and again Brad. Bruce Springsteen has an even better sprawl, but gets a lot out of his adoration by Wezzo. David Bowie is liked by seemingly everyone, but still Brad can't help himself and be clearly the biggest supplier of Bowie on this list. So Bob Dylan becomes the highest ranked artist without a real standout fan support, though still Listyguy and me are most to blame.
I added biggest fan info to my post above. Not sure if you saw that or if you did your own digging.
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:52 pm

Henrik wrote:Here's the number of lonely fan votes, per voter.
This list again, with the most listed artist for each voter.

Hymie | 761 | Fats Domino (23)
Zombeels | 634 | The Kinks (17)
Wezzo | 596 | Barenaked Ladies (35)
Moonbeam | 568 | Prince (107)
Fred | 531 | Frank Zappa (13)
Brad | 493 | Pavement (43)
Krurze | 444 | The Beatles, Tocotronic, Ty Segall (8)
Nassim | 367 | Queens of the Stone Age (7)
sonofsamiam | 360 | Miles Davis, Béla Bartók, György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis (4)
panam | 356 | Café Tacvba (5)
antonius | 339 | Van Morrison (16)
Henry | 324 | Todd Rundgren (57)
Neil | 316 | Madonna, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey (4)
Red Ant | 308 | Queen , Jackson Browne (7)
Live in Phoenix | 299 | Sting, Billy Idol (12)
bonnielaurel | 288 | Whitney Houston (5)
prosecutorgodot | 280 | Green Day (15)
Depeche Mode | 278 | Opeth (16)
fasbjd | 275 | Neil Young, Jay-Z, Guided by Voices, Howlin' Wolf, Sebadoh, Super Furry Animals, John Mellencamp, M83, Ornette Coleman, Bon Iver, Orbital, Tool, Los Lobos, Black Uhuru, Cannonball Adderley, The Meters, Thelonious Monk, Camper Van Beethoven, Commodores, Graham Central Station, Social Distortion, Lightnin' Hopkins, Peter Tosh, Robert Plant, The Fixx, Sam & Dave, Wailing Souls, Ziggy Marley (2)
bootsy | 270 | The Notorious B.I.G. (9)
nicolas | 260 | Georges Brassens (10)
PlasticRam | 254 | Exuma (24)
Henrik | 252 | Dead Can Dance (4)
damosuzuki | 242 | The Fall (17)
StevieFan13 | 219 | Paramore (4)
DaveC | 217 | Beach House (5)
slick | 216 | Pearl Jam (6)
JohnnyBGoode | 204 | Stereophonics (6)
Rob | 200 | Bob Dylan (11)
BryanBehar | 199 | Grateful Dead (8)
Jackson | 189 | The Kinks, Black Sabbath, Swans, Liars (4)
Romain | 185 | Serge Gainsbourg (5)
rumpdoll | 179 | Blumfeld (11)
andyramones1234 | 170 | Ramones (6)
Dan | 164 | Rufus Wainright (3)
Dexter | 144 | Ludwig van Beethoven (7)
Listyguy | 141 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience (9)
Elder | 138 | Beyoncé, Cat Power, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Los Hermanos, Cazuza (3)
andyd1010 | 122 | Arcade Fire (6)
ordinaryperson | 117 | Radiohead (13)
jamieW | 115 | Nightwish (7)
acroamor | 106 | Sharon Van Etten (7)
Jap123 | 96 | The Smiths (4)
Setherex | 95 | Death Grips (5)
Styrofoam Boots | 88 | Modest Mouse (23)
Whuntva | 78 | Cryoshell (4)
Karla | 76 | Linkin Park (3)
woodymac | 75 | D'Angelo, Kings of Leon, Passion Pit, Galaxie 500, Boyoyo Boys, Seam (2)
kaue | 74 | Flo Rida (3)
Otisredding | 55 | Radio Futura (3)
Renan | 50 | Michael Jackson (9)
BleuPanda | 49 | James Blake (3)
Gillingham | 41 | Autechre (2)
frezzie | 33 | Alice in Chains (2)
profeta | 31 | Carpenters, Freddie Mercury & Montserrat (2)
FrankLotion | 29 | Björk, Neko Case (2)
Jirin | 20 | The New Pornographers (2)
Sweepstakes Ron | 19 | Passion Pit (2)
Bruno | 15 | George Harrison, Jerry Butler, Tommy James and the Shondells, Sister Sledge, The Stylistics, Andru Donalds, C & C Music Factory, Cheryl Lynn, Enigma, Johnnie Ray, Kate Smith, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, The Chiffons (1)
gabebasso | 6 | Oasis (2)
Nick | 1 | Wilco (1)
Emerald | 0 |
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:56 pm

Exuma – Love Is Strange: 8

In the future if there's an Exuma song that's not on Youtube either, just skip it. I listened to the songs on some sketchy site, but it's no longer up.
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

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Spreadsheet with my calculations
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:09 pm

Least correlated taste with the forum:
Hymie | 761 | Fats Domino (23)

Most "vertical" taste:
Moonbeam | 568 | Prince (107)

Most "horizontal" taste:
fasbjd | 275 | Neil Young, Jay-Z, Guided by Voices, Howlin' Wolf, Sebadoh, Super Furry Animals, John Mellencamp, M83, Ornette Coleman, Bon Iver, Orbital, Tool, Los Lobos, Black Uhuru, Cannonball Adderley, The Meters, Thelonious Monk, Camper Van Beethoven, Commodores, Graham Central Station, Social Distortion, Lightnin' Hopkins, Peter Tosh, Robert Plant, The Fixx, Sam & Dave, Wailing Souls, Ziggy Marley (2)

Most correlated taste with the forum:
Emerald | 0 |
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:11 pm

Henrik wrote:
Henrik wrote:Here's the number of lonely fan votes, per voter.
This list again, with the most listed artist for each voter.
BleuPanda | 49 | James Blake (3)

Someday, someone will join this forum and fall in love with James Blake just as much as I have. One of my new year's resolutions this year is to write 5 auto-biographical pieces a week for a year, and the first I wrote about art was actually about my experience with finally understanding his music - which ultimately lead to how I view art in general these days:
https://foolfantastic.com/2019/01/02/la ... -sequence/

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Romain » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:47 pm

Thanks Henrik ;-)
Moonbeam is the one who will possibly receive the most points from me (a lot of 10/10 for sure) :-)

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:14 pm

Henrik wrote: I added biggest fan info to my post above. Not sure if you saw that or if you did your own digging.
I did it myself. The info wasn't up immediately, was it? Or did I look over it?

Anyway, thanks for this. I really wanted this information, but never took the time to seek it out myself.
I'm the biggest fan in this part of the poll for Bob Dylan, Laura Marling, Leonard Cohen and Joanna Newsom. I would probably rank all four of these in my top 10 artists, so this makes me happy. A rather wordy bunch, when I think of it.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 pm

Exuma - Love Is Strange: 6

I had to look up the older versions before deciding on this one. Exuma made a very different song out of it. It is comparable to what Isaac Hayes did with the likes of By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Walk On By on Hot Buttered Soul: making a rambling spoken word song out of a classic hit. Reflecting on the themes of the lyrics and taking them in different directions. Exuma's song is far shorter and less out-there in sound, but the lyrics are no less far-reaching. It lacks something that really hooks me, but like Romain I found it easy to like and appreciate.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by acroamor » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:07 am

Fascinating statistics! I consider myself quite a big Modest Mouse fan, but I'm clearly outclassed by Styrofoam Boots - whose taken his username from one of their songs to top it off. Gotta wish him a hearty "WELL!" at that news.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:40 am

11. Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
Year: 2001
From the album: Come Clean
Biggest Fan: Whuntva (#174)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:23 pm

Rob wrote:11. Puddle of Mud - Blurry
2

There seems to be a lot of songs with this low tempo beat and these monotone vocals. They have a very depressing overall sound that really annoys me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:41 pm

Puddle of Mud - Blurry: 5
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:27 pm

Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 5
This one has around 73.000.000 stream of Spotify, which is a lot. It is the type of song a lot of my friends listened to back around the time this came out, but I don't actually remember ever hearing this one. Or the name Puddle of Mudd for that matter. It's a rather basic early 2000's semi-grunge song. Too unoriginal to be memorable, though apparently it has connected with people.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by ordinaryperson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:16 pm

Puddle of Mud - Blurry: 7

I have a soft spot for Post-Grunge and some Nu-Metal. It's probably from the rock radio station I listened to when I was younger, since they played Post-Grunge a lot.
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Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:42 pm

All I can say is that grunge is an appropriate name for that stuff.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:49 am

Today the first song that is actually on AM, albeit as a bubbler:

12. The Stooges – Fun House
Year: 1970
From the album: Fun House
Biggest Fan: Damosuzuki (#400)

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by ordinaryperson » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:09 pm

The Stooges – Fun House: 3

The song goes on too long and most of the lyrics are just Iggy Pop rambling.
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:46 pm

Rob wrote:Today the first song that is actually on AM, albeit as a bubbler:

12. The Stooges – Fun House
Year: 1970
4

Good riff, I like the sax, but it's so disorganized. It could have been a good Doors type rocker if it was like 3 and a half minutes with some structure.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:02 pm

The Stooges – Fun House: 6
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by fasbjd » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:38 pm

Stooges - Fun House

Love, love, love this album. I probably rate this the 5th or 6th best on the album but I would still give it a 8.5. This is what the Doors sound like in Hell.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:44 pm

Disorganized? Yes. Iggy is rambling? Yes. No structure? Indeed.
All ingredients for a great song. Like fasbjd I love, love, love this album and I also agree with him that this is not even the best track of Fun House, but damn if I can resist it.
The Stooges - Fun House: 8

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:06 pm

Rob wrote:Disorganized? Yes. Iggy is rambling? Yes. No structure? Indeed.
All ingredients for a great song.
Yes, a song that grates.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Safetycat » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:50 am

Exuma – Love Is Strange
7 - First exposure to this artist was Exuma, The Obeah Man from the top song countdown. This is very different, soft and soothing, like floating down a river.
Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
5 - If I didn't put this in my Guilty Pleasure list it belongs there. Incredibly generic, angsty butt-rock, but it's also nostalgic for me and I can't hate it too much.
The Stooges – Fun House
8 - Feels like an impromptu jam session, and I am into it. Iggy's performance here is really fun, and the wild saxophone gives the whole piece a cool, dangerous vibe.

Also I changed some of my previous ratings after a second listen
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:30 am

Now a song from an album that all of you might have heard:

13. Queen – Good Company
Year: 1975
From the album: A Night at the Opera
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#936)

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 am

Queen – Good Company: 7

Lovely.
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 am

Safetycat wrote: Also I changed some of my previous ratings after a second listen
Could you in the future name those? It would save me quite a bit of time.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Romain » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 am

11. Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
Wow, typically the kind of American music produced per tonne that I don't like at all. 2/10

12. The Stooges – Fun House
What a voice, what an energy, what a guitar, wath a sax 8/10

13. Queen – Good Company
A very Beatlesian song, a charmant pop song 6/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am

These were hard to rate:

When the Stooges' Funhouse came up, I thought, "Ooh, a song I really like - can't remember how it goes - but might be giving this a 9". I've always liked Iggy...
Then I was getting mildly annoyed when people were saying it was a rambling mess. I was thinking, "But that's Iggy. That's what Iggy does best - rambling messes!"
Then yesterday, when I listened to it, and I didn't recognise it at all! I don't think I have actually heard it before - I probably just recognised it as an album title. And then listening to it I was thinking, "Oh no, this is just a rambling mess. Damn, I don't really like this much... It's probably only a 4."
Then today, whilst writing this, I thought, I better give it another listen. And I started really enjoying it! I'm giving a 7 now, perhaps rising...
It does make sense though that rambling messes will need a few listens, so your brain can cope with it! 7.

And I was expecting to dislike Puddle of Mudd, but actually quite enjoyed it. 5.

I thought Exuma was interesting, quite like the talking bits, and knew the song, and thought it was a good choice to Exuma-up, if that's what was going on. But, by the end of it I thought, "Do I want to hear this again... Nah, not really". 5.
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Rob wrote:Now a song from an album that all of you might have heard:

13. Queen – Good Company
Year: 1975
Never heard the album and never heard this song before. I really dislike "BR" which I think is on this album.

This one is dopey, but not awful, it's okay, which is a 4 on my scale.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:56 pm

Akhenaten wrote: When the Stooges' Funhouse came up, I thought, "Ooh, a song I really like - can't remember how it goes - but might be giving this a 9". I've always liked Iggy...
Then I was getting mildly annoyed when people were saying it was a rambling mess. I was thinking, "But that's Iggy. That's what Iggy does best - rambling messes!"
Then yesterday, when I listened to it, and I didn't recognise it at all! I don't think I have actually heard it before - I probably just recognised it as an album title. And then listening to it I was thinking, "Oh no, this is just a rambling mess. Damn, I don't really like this much... It's probably only a 4."
Then today, whilst writing this, I thought, I better give it another listen. And I started really enjoying it! I'm giving a 7 now, perhaps rising...
It does make sense though that rambling messes will need a few listens, so your brain can cope with it! 7.
You should have stuck with your first impression instead of force feeding yourself to try and like it.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 pm

Queen - Good Company: 5

Unidentifiable as a Queen song. It sounds very much like something from the mid-sixties. The Beatles indeed, but perhaps even more so The Kinks or even Small Faces. It a perfect copy of that sound, but I don't know to what end. It's been ages since I last heard A Night at the Opera, so I can't judge it's context, but perhaps it works better there? As it is, it is kind of okay, but not something I would put on again.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:22 pm

Rob wrote:Queen - Good Company:

As it is, it is kind of okay, but not something I would put on again.
Same thing I thought.
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by spiritualized » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Puddle of Mudd = Blurry= 5 (Average). Not as bad as everyone makes it to be. It's automatic grunge writing, but acceptable. Better than LMFAO by any standard.

The Stooges = Funhouse = 6 (OK). I listened to the entirety of the Funhouse Sessions and for the life of me cannot remember this song. Messy but not a highlight of the album

Queen = Good Company = 7 (Good). The side of Queen I prefer. Quirky, simple, not over the top. Very enjoyable

LMFAO = 3 (Bad) = Nothing worth remembering about this song. On the contrary, I rarely listen to lyrics, but this one takes the cake. Breakfast cooked by Grandma ? Please....

Coldplay & the Chainsmokers = 4 (Mediocre) . Shame. The vocal melodies are not extraordinary but could have been much better without the electronic arrangements. Keep it simple, like you used to...

Hot Tuna - Water Song = 6 (OK) : I quite liked this instrumental, it flows nicely.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm

Hymie wrote:
Akhenaten wrote: When the Stooges' Funhouse came up, I thought, "Ooh, a song I really like - can't remember how it goes - but might be giving this a 9". I've always liked Iggy...
Then I was getting mildly annoyed when people were saying it was a rambling mess. I was thinking, "But that's Iggy. That's what Iggy does best - rambling messes!"
Then yesterday, when I listened to it, and I didn't recognise it at all! I don't think I have actually heard it before - I probably just recognised it as an album title. And then listening to it I was thinking, "Oh no, this is just a rambling mess. Damn, I don't really like this much... It's probably only a 4."
Then today, whilst writing this, I thought, I better give it another listen. And I started really enjoying it! I'm giving a 7 now, perhaps rising...
It does make sense though that rambling messes will need a few listens, so your brain can cope with it! 7.
You should have stuck with your first impression instead of force feeding yourself to try and like it.
No, no, no, no, no, ..., no, no. I've not liked a huge amount of songs on the first listen that have gone on to be huge favourites of mine after further listens.
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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:43 pm

Akhenaten wrote: No, no, no, no, no, ..., no, no. I've not liked a huge amount of songs on the first listen that have gone on to be huge favourites of mine after further listens.
Yes, that happens to me sometimes too, but I think for this project the first impression should rule.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Zombeels » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:43 pm

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This 4
Exuma – Love Is Strange 5
Puddle of Mudd - Blurry 4
The Stooges – Fun House 2
Queen – Good Company 9

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:05 pm


1. The Stooges | Fun House | 7
2. Queen | Good Company | 6
3. Hot Tuna | Water Song | 6
4. Exuma | Love Is Strange | 5
5. Puddle of Mudd | Blurry | 4
6. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay | Something Just Like This | 3
7. LMFAO | Yes | 2

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by DaveC » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Exuma – Love Is Strange: 1
Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 4
The Stooges – Fun House: 7
Queen – Good Company: 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Post by Brad » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:38 pm

Exuma – Love Is Strange: 6.5
Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 4.5
The Stooges – Fun House: 7

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