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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:08 am
by fasbjd
Rob wrote:
Zombeels wrote:
Rob wrote:Breaking our streak of AM Inclusives with something more unexpected. Also, the first time we get a second song from someone who already had one appear in this poll. It is not Hymie, though, but:

17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania
Year: 1977
From the album: Hope
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#839)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!
This is actually my 3rd song in this poll. The Water
Song and Good Company were mine.
You are right. Seems you like to set the scene!
Sounds like you need to recalibrate your random number generator!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:43 am
by Rob
18. Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting
Year: 1970
From the album: Everything Is Everything
Biggest Fan: BonnieLaurel (#49)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

The playlist:

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:28 am
by Safetycat
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love

7 - Some good pop with a great tune - but to me it really sounds like an American sitcom theme, or something that could be used as one. Just that slight air of tackiness.

Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back

5 - Decent ballad but it didn't really stand out at all.

Goldfrapp - Strict Machine

8 - I thought this was really good! I'm not so familiar with Goldfrapp but I'm keen to try more after this.

Klaatu – Long Live Politzania

3 - I like some of the elements of this but the whole thing's a weird mess. I'm not too into this style of prog either.

Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting

6 - A sweet song, and Diana is always welcome

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:10 pm
by Hymie
Rob wrote:18. Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting
3

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:07 pm
by PlasticRam
Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting: 5.5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:03 pm
by Rob
Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting: 6

Not much to say about this one. Just a fine Diana Ross track.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:45 am
by Henry
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 7 - my favorite of the songs presented so far.
Puddle of Mudd | Blurry | 6
Diana Ross | I'm Still Waiting | 6
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay | Something Just Like This | 5
Goldfrapp | Strict Machine | 5
Queen | Good Company | 4

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:06 am
by Rob
Today another song with a lot of streams on Spotify:

19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
Year: 2015
From the album: Beauty Behind the Madness
Biggest Fan: PlasticRam (#657)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:19 pm
by Hymie
Rob wrote:19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
4

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:05 pm
by PlasticRam
The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends: 8

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:00 pm
by DaveC
17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania: 4

18. Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting: 7.5
My #7 guilty pleasure.

19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends: 3

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 pm
by Rob
The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends: 4
I never really know what to do with things like this. It actually sounds very good, but then the lyrics hit and I just hear The Weeknd bragging about his sex life and, curiously, his drugs addiction ("Don't believe the rumors bitch, I'm still a user
I'm still rocking camo, I still roll with shooters"). He found his audience here and apparently people look up to this, but I just don't have a clue were the attraction to this is. But apparently it is real living ("Singing bout poppin' pills, fucking bitches, living life, so true"). Not the "true life" I am chasing. Of course this reaction shouldn't bother The Weeknd in the slightest, but I don't bother with him either, unless forced to.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:08 am
by Zombeels
17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania 9 of course

18. Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting 4

19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends 1

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15 am
by Rob
Some underground hiphop for today:

20. Organized Konfusion – Bring It On
Year: 1994
From the album: Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Biggest Fan: Setherex (#877)

The song is not on Spotify, though a newer remix is. Here is the original version:
Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:59 am
by Romain
17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania
Don't know the band at all. a funny and disorganized song, not unpleasant 5/10
18. Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting
Not a masterpiece but a sweet little candy... not good for my cholesterol 4.5/10
19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends 3/10
A nice surprise for a song from The Weeknd, but as usual for him, autotune completely ruins his voice, it's unhearable to listen. (5.5 if not completely autotuned)
20. Organized Konfusion – Bring It On 2.5/10
Rap... sorry.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:03 am
by Safetycat
The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
4 - Pros: the end of the song shifts into high gear with the sudden guitar and I really like that part. Cons: the lyrics, it's kinda boring and also the autotune bit in the middle where it sounds like the end of Runaway.

Organized Konfusion – Bring It On
7 - These are some fun raps, I'm into it

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:29 am
by Akhenaten
The Weeknd - 1.5
Diana Ross - 6 - I'm sure I'd have hated this when I was in my 20s. Rather liking it now.
Klaatu - 7.5 - I'd never heard of Klaatu before. This is wonderfully bonkers! [I found that Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft is a Klaatu song, didn't know the Carpenters were covering it - I've always loved the fact the Carpenters recorded such a bizarre song.]
Goldfrapp - 8 - This would've been close to making my list. Though I actually remember being disappointed at the time, as their previous album (Felt Mountain) was sublime, and this was a big shift to a more commercial sound.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:00 pm
by Hymie
Rob wrote:Some underground hiphop for today:

20. Organized Konfusion – Bring It On
Good bass, good beat, good chorus, don't like the stuttering. 5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:35 pm
by fasbjd
Organized Konfusion - Bring It On - insane wordplay and crazy flow. Eminem name dropped Pharoahe on Rap God and you can definitely hear the influence of this song on that one. 8.5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:05 pm
by Rob
fasbjd wrote:OEminem name dropped Pharoahe on Rap God and you can definitely hear the influence of this song on that one.
That's interesting, because Pharaohe's rhyming and flow reminded me of Eminem. It is really what makes this song. The way he keeps the rhymes on coming, with that insane tempo, while still maintaining a coherence in actual lyrical content is quite thrilling. If only he had something better to say than, like a million other rappers before and after him, "I am the greatest person ever and you all are nothing", then I could have seen this become one of my favorite rap tracks. The rest of the track is not as innovative as Pharaoh, but bangs along nicely.
So:
Organized Konfusion - Bring It On: 7

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15 pm
by Honorio
The ladies saved the week for me…


1. Rickie Lee Jones | Chuck E.'s in Love | 8
2. Goldfrapp | Strict Machine | 8
3. Dusty Springfield | Goin' Back | 7
4. Diana Ross | I'm Still Waiting | 7
5. The Weeknd | Tell Your Friends | 5
6. Organized Konfusion | Bring It On | 4
7. Klaatu | Long Live Politzania | 4

The story behind "Chuck E.'s in Love" according to Wikipedia: "Jones and her lover/fellow songwriter Tom Waits spent a lot of time hanging out with their friend Chuck E. Weiss at the seedy Tropicana Motel in Los Angeles. Eventually Weiss, affectionately referred to as "Chuck E.", disappeared. Later Weiss called the apartment where Jones and Waits lived. When Waits took the call, Weiss explained that he was in Denver, and that he had moved there because he had fallen in love with a cousin in Colorado. When Waits hung up he announced to Jones, "Chuck E.'s in love." Jones liked the sound of the sentence and wrote a song around it. Although toward the end of "Chuck E.'s in Love" the lyrics state, "Chuck E.'s in love with the little girl singing this song," the twist ending is fictional; Jones was never the girl with whom Chuck E. was in love."

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:23 pm
by FrankLotion
Ricky Lee Jones - Chuck E’s in Love - 7
Dusty Springfield - Goin’ Back - 6
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine - 8
Klaatu - Long Live Politzania - 5
Diana Ross - I’m Still Waiting - 6
The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends - 4
Organized Konfusion - Bring it On - 7

Pretty good week, I liked some of these quite a lot!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:42 pm
by PlasticRam
Organized Konfusion – Bring It On: 3

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 pm
by spiritualized
1. Goldfrapp | Strict Machine | 9 - Definitely a top 1000 song for me
2. Dusty Springfield | Goin' Back | 7 - Surprisingly catchy for a Dusty song
3. Organized Konfusion | Bring It On | 6
4. Klaatu | Long Live Politzania | 5
5. Rickie Lee Jones | Chuck E.'s in Love | 5
6. Diana Ross | I'm Still Waiting | 4
7. The Weeknd | Tell Your Friends | 2 - I mean the music is actually really quite good, but the voice and the lyrics totally ruin it for me. Complete dichotomy

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:15 pm
by Hymie
spiritualized wrote:7. The Weeknd | Tell Your Friends | 2 - I mean the music is actually really quite good, but the voice and the lyrics totally ruin it for me. Complete dichotomy
Good thing I have no interest at all in what the lyrics are saying!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:19 am
by Brad
Honorio wrote: The story behind "Chuck E.'s in Love" ... When Waits took the call, Weiss explained that he was in Denver, and that he had moved there because he had fallen in love with a cousin in Colorado. When Waits hung up he announced to Jones, "Chuck E.'s in love."
My favorite thing about this story is I can clearly hear Waits' voice saying these words.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:28 am
by ordinaryperson
Klaatu – Long Live Politzania: 3
Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting: 7
The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends: 4
Organized Konfusion – Bring It On: 6

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:56 am
by ordinaryperson
Hey Rob, I changed my rating on Water Song by Hot Tuna from a 7 to a 9.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:34 am
by Rob
21. Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile
Year: 1978
From the album: Dynamite Daze
Biggest Fan: Antonius (#912)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:03 am
by Romain
21. Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile
I don't know the artist, the song really pleased me in its simplicity 6/10

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:36 pm
by Hymie
Rob wrote:21. Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile
This was torture.

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Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:30 pm
by Henrik
Listyguy wrote:
Henrik wrote: Listyguy | 141 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience (9)
Looking at the list of artists with 10+ unique songs voted, Hendrix doesn't appear on there. So I'm alone if Hendrix Island? Really?
Also, two votes for "Jimi Hendrix". These were other songs than yours ("Freedom" and "Angel").

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:37 pm
by PlasticRam
Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile: 5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:56 pm
by Jap123
Bit late on this but here's my ratings:

1) Muddy Waters - Good News: 6 (solid but not particularly memorable)
2) Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock And Roll): 7 (one of the more lightweight tracks on that album but I still like it a lot)
3) JJ Cale - Magnolia: 6 (enjoyable but again not that memorable - perhaps a bit too laid back)
4) (Sandy) Alex G - Proud: 8 (rocket was one of my favourite albums of 2017)
5) Sun City Girls - The Shining Path: 4 (Vocals a bit screechy for me, and a bit tuneless)
6) Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 8 (Really surprised me how much i liked this one - great guitar tone in the chorus!)
7) Hot Tuna - Water Song: 5 (Pleasant enough but just wasn't my type of song)
8) LMFAO - Yes: 1 (Reminder of that period in the early 2010s when pop music was as obnoxious as possible)
9) The Chainsmokers and Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 3 (Started alright - goes downhill from the 'drop')
10) Exuma - Love is Strange: 4 (Love the original but this version didnt do it for me)
11) Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 5 (Nothing special but nice surprise given i was expecting some sort of obnoxious Limp Bizkit-esque nu-metal)
12) The Stooges - Fun House: 8 (Love every moment on this album and this track is no exception)
13) Queen - Good Company: 6 (Fairly likeable bit of nonsense)
14) Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love: 9 (Very nearly made my list - she should be much more well known)
15) Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7 (Can't really go wrong with Dusty in the 60s)
16) Goldfrapp - Strict Machine: 6 (Can see the appeal but sounds fairly dated to me)
17) Klaatu - Long Live Politzania: 6 (Bizarre but quite enjoyable)
18) Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting: 7 (Like Dusty, most of Diana Ross' tracks from this period are pretty likeable)
19) The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends: 5 (Love the instrumental and production but the lyrics are as generic and uninspired as they get - anything using words like 'flexing' which isn't a fun hip-hop song is not for me)
20) Organized Konfusion - Bring It On: 9 (Great production and great rapping - reminded me a bit of Kool Keith back in the day, or early Eminem. Shame their stuff isnt on spotify)
21) Kevin Coyne - I Only Want To See You Smile: 7 (Not as good as the stuff on Marjory Razorblade, which is one of the most underrated lps of the 1970s, but still pretty good)

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:37 pm
by Rob
Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile: 7

Like Romain I admire this one's simplicity. It borders on being very corny, but it just hits the right spot.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:13 am
by Rob
Today a real underground psychedelic classic:

22. C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2
Year: 1969
From the album: Trip Thru Hell
Biggest Fan: Sofofsamiam (#502)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:25 am
by Romain
21. C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2
Hey, I like it ! If the last part had remained melodic and not this "organized mess", I would have put an even higher score.7/10

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:26 pm
by Hymie
Rob wrote:21. C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2
Very appropriate title - 3

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:23 pm
by DaveC
20. Organized Konfusion – Bring It On: 3

21. Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile: 6.5

21 (really 22). C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2: 6

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 pm
by PlasticRam
C.A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2: 6

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:21 pm
by Rob
Romain wrote:21. C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2
Hey, I like it ! If the last part had remained melodic and not this "organized mess", I would have put an even higher score.7/10
In that case I recommend Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 1. It's 9 minutes long of this stuff, before the messy part. I think it better than Part. 2 and a great, great recording. In fact, I listened to this whole album today and fell in love. Wonderful playing and very original still. Guess for which album game I'm going to nominate it. This particular song, Pt. 2, is not it's highlight in my opinion, but is still very strong.

So:
C.A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2: 8

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:15 am
by Rob
After three dives into some more obscure music, now we get a song from a classic album (albeit a deep cut):

23. Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late
Year: 1970
From the album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Biggest Fan: BryanBehar (#937)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:32 am
by PlasticRam
Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late: 6

I like Otis Redding's version better.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:51 pm
by Hymie
PlasticRam wrote:Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late: 6

I like Otis Redding's version better.
Otis's version is certainly better than this, but THE version is the classic original from Chuck Willis.


Derek & the D's gets a 4 from me.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:58 pm
by ordinaryperson
Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile: 2
C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2: 5
Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late: 4

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:28 pm
by Jap123
Derek and the Dominos - 8 (One of my favs off that album)
Isn't there a Kanye song that samples the Otis Redding version or am i getting confused?

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:53 pm
by acroamor
Jap123 wrote:Derek and the Dominos - 8 (One of my favs off that album)
Isn't there a Kanye song that samples the Otis Redding version or am i getting confused?
That would be "Gone", the closing song off of Late Registration

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:07 pm
by Rob
Derek and the Dominos - It's Too Late: 6

I remember buying the album based on my love for Layla alone and being hugely disappointed. I think I only listened to it one time since. Perhaps it deserves another chance, but this song (which I didn't recall) gives me mixed feelings. I notice this is pretty solid blues, nothing wrong in the execution. These are certainly talented players. Still, it isn't unique enough to be a huge genre standout and that's coming from someone unfamiliar with the versions of Otis Redding and Chuck Willis.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:36 am
by Zombeels
Organized Konfusion – Bring It On 0
Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile 4
C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 5
Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late 4

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:39 am
by Hymie
Zombeels wrote:Organized Konfusion – Bring It On 0
Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile 4
C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 5
Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late 4
Glad to see somebody giving out some low numbers rather than trying to like everything.