Page 7 of 7

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:54 pm
by Henrik
I have enjoyed reading the daily comments, so it is with hesitation I post this top 10 summary of the month. I sort of hope that others will not take after. But for me I feel that ratings does not suit me, especially in an impulsive manner. I’m also not very comfortable by giving a poor rating to a fellow forumer’s favourite song.

Anyway, here it is:

1. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine 9
2. J.J. Cale - Magnolia 8
3. The Stooges - Fun House 8
4. Middle Kids - Edge of Town 8
5. Prince - Love 8
6. Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E’s in Love 7
7. Medeski, Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skulls 7
8. Queen - Good Company 7
9. Muddy Waters - Good News 7
10. (Sandy) Alex G - Proud 7

4, 5, 7, 9 and 10 were all nice discoveries!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:04 pm
by Rob
That's fine Henrik; this was always meant as something of a discovery topic, with the poll elements more as something of an incentive for people to keep listening. If a monthly top 10 suits your needs better, please continue. I won't be able to tabulate them into the results of course, but I think you won't mind.

Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz: 6
When a Polish song, or something from somewhere in Eastern Europe really, appears I always assume it will be a folk tune. This is nonsense of course, as Jolka, Jolka proves. This is a very eighties rock ballad, with overwrought vocals and a soaring guitar solo near the end. Pretty fun though, regardless of what the guy may be singing about. Knowing the genre, it might be a plus that I don't know and can imagine the sadness in my own heart.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:29 am
by PlasticRam
Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz: 5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:27 am
by Hymie
PlasticRam wrote:Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz:

2 - Can somebody get the singer a throat lozenge please!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:18 am
by Romain
30. Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz

A "Hard-Rock" ballad melody, and it's not the kind of thing I really like: 4.5/10

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:17 am
by Zombeels
29. Prince - Love never understood the love for Prince 3
30. Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz Love the voice 5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:53 am
by Henrik
Rob wrote:I won't be able to tabulate them into the results of course, but I think you won't mind.
I’ve added ratings to my top 10 songs in the post above.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:43 am
by Brad
29. Prince - Love 6
30. Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz 4

That wraps up January for me.
Favorite this month was Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 am
by Safetycat
29. Prince - Love
5

30. Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz
4

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:55 am
by spiritualized
21) Kevin Coyne - I Only Want To See You Smile - 4/10
22) C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 - 3/10
23) Derek and the Dominos – It’s Too Late - 3/10
24) Gnarls Barley – Run (I’m a Natural Disaster) - 5/10
25) Architecture in Helsinki – Heart It Races - 6/10
26) The Coral - In The Morning - 8/10 - the best song in this lot by a mile.
27) Beyoncé - Pray You Catch Me - 4/10
28) Medeski Martin & Wood – Anonymous Skulls - 7/10 good discovery
29) Prince - Love 5/10
30) Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz 5/10

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:07 pm
by Honorio
1. Prince | Love | 7
2. Medeski Martin & Wood | Anonymous Skulls | 6
3. Budka Suflera | Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz | 4

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:30 pm
by DaveC
Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz: 4

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:46 pm
by Akhenaten
28) Medeski Martin & Wood – Anonymous Skulls - 5
29) Prince - Love - 8
30) Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz - 3.5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 pm
by Brad
Changing my Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back rating to 8.5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:13 pm
by TheLastEnemy
Just realised I hadn't posted this:
Muddy Waters Good News 4
Elton John Your Sister Can't Twist 5
J J Cale Magnolia 6
(Sandy) Alex G Proud 4
Sun City Girls The Shining Path 2
Middle Kids Edge Of Town 6
Hot Tuna Water Song 6
LMFAO Yes 1
Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This 7
Exuma Love Is Strange 4
Puddle of Mudd Blurry 4
The Stooges Fun House 4
Queen Good Company 7
Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E's In Love 4
Dusty Springfield Goin' Back 7
Goldfrapp Strict Machine 6
Klaatu Long Live Politzania 3
Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting 8
The Weeknd Tell Your Friends 3
Organized Konfusion Bring It On 2
Kevin Coyne I Only Want To See You Smile 8
C. A. Quintet Trip Through Hell, part 2 3
Derek and the Dominoes It's Too Late 4
Gnarls Barkely Run (I'm A Natural Disaster) 8
Architecture in Helsinki Heart It Races 7
The Coral In The Morning 8
Beyonce Pray You Catch Me 5
Medeski Martin & Wood Anonymous Skulls 4
Prince Love 6
Budka Suflera Jolka, Jolka Pamietasz 6

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 pm
by Rob
The top 100 is nearing and I have changed some of my votes for January:

Sun City - The Shining Path: 9
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 6
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love: 9
Architecture in Helsinki: 8

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:50 pm
by Moonbeam
Going to take awhile to catch up, but I'll do my best!

Muddy Waters - Good News: 5
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock and Roll): 6
J. J. Cale - Magnolia: 7
(Sandy) Alex G - Proud: 4
Sun City Girls - The Shining Path: 3
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 6
Hot Tuna - Water Song: 5
LMFAO - Yes: 7
The Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This: 2
Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 2
The Stooges - Fun House: 8.5
Queen - Good Company: 2.5
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's in Love: 4.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine: 7.5
Klaatu - Long Live Politzania: 5
Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting: 7
The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends: 4
Kevin Coyne - I Only Want to See You Smile: 3.5
C.A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2: 7
Derek & the Dominos - It's Too Late: 5
Gnarls Barkley - Run (I'm a Natural Disaster): 6.5
Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races: 6
The Coral - In the Morning: 4.5
Medeski Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skulls: 7
Prince - Love: 10

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:22 pm
by madzong
1. Muddy Waters - Good News 5/10
2. Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist 8/10
3. JJ Cale - Magnolia 3/10
4. (Sandy) Alex G - Proud TBA
5.
6.
7. Hot Tuna - Water Song TBA
8. LMFAO - Yes 1/10

No.

9. Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This 7/10
10. Exuma - Love Is Strange 3/10
11. Puddle Of Mudd - Blurry 7/10

Was surprised on this one. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would as not a fan of post-grunge/ nu metal.

12. Stooges - Fun House 8/10
13.
14.
15.
16. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine 8/10
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26. The Coral - In The Morning 8/10
27. Beyoncé - Pray You Catch Me 2/10
28. Medeski Martin & Wood | Anonymous Skulls 2/10
29. Prince - Love 7/10
30. Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamiętasz - 5/10

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:40 am
by Safetycat
I did a run-through of the January songs and ranked and re-scored them all. This is partially to make sure I didn't miss any songs, and partially to get some more standardized scores.

I have noted which scores got changed:

Goldfrapp - Strict Machine - 9 CHANGED
Middle Kids - Edge of Town - 8 CHANGED
(Sandy) Alex G - Proud - 8
The Stooges - Fun House - 8
Muddy Waters - Good News - 7 CHANGED
Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting - 7 CHANGED
The Coral - In the Morning - 7 CHANGED
Derek & The Dominos - It's Too Late - 7 CHANGED
Organized Konfusion - Bring It On - 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love - 6 CHANGED
Exuma - Love is Strange - 6 CHANGED
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back - 6 CHANGED
Architecture in Helsinki - Heart it Races - 6
JJ Cale - Magnolia - 6
Hot Tuna - Water Song - 5 CHANGED
Puddle of Mudd - Blurry - 5
Prince - Love - 5
CA Quintet - Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 - 5 CHANGED
Beyonce - Pray You Catch Me - 5 CHANGED
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n' Roll) - 5 CHANGED
Kevin Coyne - I Only Want To See You Smile - 4 CHANGED
Gnarls Barkley - Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) - 4 CHANGED
Medeski, Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skulls - 4 CHANGED
Klaatu - Long Live Politzania - 4 CHANGED
Sun City Girls - The Shining Path - 4 CHANGED
Budka Suflera - Jolka Jolka pamitasz - 3 CHANGED
Queen - Good Company - 3 CHANGED
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This - 2
The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends - 2 CHANGED
LMFAO - Yes - 1

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:24 am
by Henry
1. Muddy Waters / Good News 6
2. Elton John / Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'N Roll) 4
3. J. J. Cale / Magnolia 6
4. (Sandy) Alex G / Proud 4
5. Sun City Girls / The Shining Path 3
6. Middle Kids / Edge of Town 5
7. Hot Tuna / Water Song 5
8. LMFAO / Yes 2
9. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay / Something Just Like This 5
10. Exuma / Love Is Strange 4
11. Puddle of Mudd / Blurry 6
12. Stooges / Fun House 5
13. Queen / Good Company 4
14. Rickie Lee Jones / Chuck E.'s in Love 6
15. Dusty Springfield / Goin' Back 4
16. Goldfrapp / Strict Machine 4
17. Klaatu / Long Live Politzania 5
18. Diana Ross / I'm Still Waiting 5
19. The Weeknd / Tell Your Friends 5
20. Organized Konfusion / Bring It On 1
21. Kevin Coyne / I Only Want to See You Smile 5
22. C.A. Quintet / Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 4
23. Derek and the Dominoes / It's Too Late 5
24. Gnarls Barkley / Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) 4
25. Architecture In Helsinki / Heart it Races 3
26. The Coral / In the Morning 6
27. Beyonce / Pray You Catch Me 4
28. Medeski Martin and Wood / Anonymous Skulls 4
29. Prince / Love 4
30. Budka Suflera / Jolka, jolka pamietasz 3

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:41 am
by Father2TheMan
Going to finally start working my way through these as I find the time:
Muddy Waters|Good News|5
Elton John|Your Sister Can't Twist|4
J J Cale|Magnolia|5
(Sandy) Alex G|Proud|4
Sun City Girls|The Shining Path|3
Middle Kids|Edge Of Town|6
Hot Tuna|Water Song|5
LMFAO|Yes|6
Chainsmokers & Coldplay|Something Just Like This|8
Exuma|Love Is Strange|5
Puddle of Mudd|Blurry|7
The Stooges|Fun House|6
Queen|Good Company|6
Rickie Lee Jones|Chuck E's In Love|7
Dusty Springfield|Goin' Back|8
Goldfrapp|Strict Machine|7
Klaatu|Long Live Politzania|5
Diana Ross|I'm Still Waiting|6
The Weeknd|Tell Your Friends|5
Organized Konfusion|Bring It On|6
Kevin Coyne|I Only Want To See You Smile|8
C. A. Quintet|Trip Through Hell, part 2|6
Derek and the Dominoes|It's Too Late|5
Gnarls Barkley|Run (I'm A Natural Disaster)|8
Architecture in Helsinki|Heart It Races|6
The Coral|In The Morning|7
Beyonce|Pray You Catch Me|7
Medeski Martin & Wood|Anonymous Skulls|6
Prince|Love|7
Budka Suflera|Jolka, Jolka Pamietasz|5

Anything making at least a 6 earned a spot on one of my "sampling" playlists. (I have one for each year. All of them are either songs that were recommended to me either in this forum or by someone else I "know" or tunes I heard at least once and feel like they could be a "grower".)

As I continue to listen to them either I decide ultimately they just don't do it for me and they get chopped or they advance to one of....

my yearly playlists i.e. my favorite Spotify-available tunes from a given calendar year. (The "Spotify" part is important...a lot of stuff I love isn't available there.) Anything that got a 7 or above earned an immediate spot on one of those if they weren't already there.

The most rarified (8+) end up in my Spotify library of 10,000 songs which is always in flux.

Nicest discovery: Kevin Coyne. This type of tender "cut open my heart and watch it bleed" ballad can easily end up in saccharine territory. This navigates that razor's edge without falling off in my opinion.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:24 am
by Father2TheMan
I was trying to edit my previous post to update the ones still lacking ratings and instead replied to my own post. I can't delete this so instead I edited it to admit my culpability. :?

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:23 am
by Father2TheMan
Rob wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 pm
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.
This is a lot of the reason why this didn't score higher with me. I can't really identify with the artist. I don't ALWAYS have to...I don't smoke dope or steal but I enjoy Steve Miller Band's "The Joker" and "Take the Money and Run"..but it does make it less likely a song will connect with me if there's no lyrical empathy from me.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:53 am
by Father2TheMan
Hymie wrote:
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:
Had I been able to get my list finalized in time, that country mile would be considerably less I expect. I have a fondness for several genres like gospel/Christian music, third wave ska, power pop and country (old school country as opposed to Americana not that there's anything wrong with that) that don't seem to get a lot of love in the forums.

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:20 pm
by mileswide
Going through all the months I've missed before Rob rolls it all out, I'll go through all the ones I'm familiar with, then see if I've got time for any of the rest:

The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay- Something Like This 2 Was probably organised by their record labels.
The production sounds like a preset. The lyrics come off like placeholders. The whole project feeds into the laziest criticisms of pop, dance and modern rock, all of which I have fondness for. Not memorably bad enough for a 1.

The Stooges- Fun House 8 I dig the stuff I remember from the Fun House album a lot, the band trying to push themselves as close as they can to where rock and free jazz meet, Iggy perfecting his more authentically American update on Jagger's drawl. Really need to give the album another spin!

Goldfrapp- Strict Machine 8 One of my top triad of Goldfrapp tunes (below Utopia & Train, above Lovely Head). Makes me sing along in a dog-botheringly high voice.

Dusty Springfield- Goin' Back 7 As much as I love Dusty and as much as this kind of regretful lament brings out her strengths, it can't supplant the Byrds' version in my mind, part of their classic Goffin-King double-header with Wasn't Born to Follow.

The Coral- In the Morning 5 Can't begrudge their commercial success with this, having paid it forward with the adventurousness of their debut album, also can't help but wince when I hear the main riff, am I right in thinking it's a glockenspiel? Not that I've got anything against glockenspiels!

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:08 pm
by antonius
I don't feel like giving a low rating to songs.

Muddy Waters – Good News - 6
J.J. Cale - Magnolia - 8
Hot Tuna – Water Song - 6
The Stooges – Fun House - 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.’s in Love - 7
Dusty Springfield – Goin’ Back - 6
Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile - 8
The Coral – In the Morning - 6

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:56 pm
by antonius
Goldfrapp – Strict Machine - 5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:50 am
by SL3
1. Muddy Waters – Good News : 7
2. Elton John – Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'N Roll) : 5
3. J. J. Cale – Magnolia : 6
4. (Sandy) Alex G – Proud : 5
5. Sun City Girls – The Shining Path : 5
6. Middle Kids – Edge of Town : 9
7. Hot Tuna – Water Song : 6
8. LMFAO – Yes : 2
9. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – Something Just Like This : 5
10. Exuma – Love Is Strange 4
11. Puddle of Mudd – Blurry : 9
12. Stooges – Fun House : 7
13. Queen – Good Company : 5
14. Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.'s in Love : 10
15. Dusty Springfield – Goin' Back : 7
16. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine : 7
17. Klaatu – Long Live Politzania : 2
18. Diana Ross – I'm Still Waiting : 6
19. The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends : 3
20. Organized Konfusion – Bring It On : 6
21. Kevin Coyne – I Only Want to See You Smile : 5
22. C.A. Quintet – Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2 : 7
23. Derek and the Dominoes – It's Too Late : 5
24. Gnarls Barkley – Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) : 7
25. Architecture In Helsinki – Heart it Races : 4
26. The Coral – In the Morning : 4
27. Beyonce – Pray You Catch Me : 6
28. Medeski Martin and Wood – Anonymous Skulls : 6
29. Prince – Love : 5
30. Budka Suflera – Jolka, jolka : 5

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:41 pm
by Schüttelbirne
I'll just go through these...

1. Muddy Waters - Good News: 7/10
2. Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'N Roll): 6/10
3. J.J. Cale - Magnolia: 7/10
4. (Sandy) Alex G - Proud: 6/10
5. Sun City Girl - The Shining Path: 7/10
6. Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 7/10
7. Hot Tuna - Water Song: 8/10
8. LMFAO - Yes: 3/10
9. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 7/10
10. Exuma - Love Is Strange: 5/10
11. Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 6/10
12. The Stooges - Fun House: 8/10
13. Queen - Good Company: 7/10
14. Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 7/10
15. Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 6/10
16. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine: 7/10
17. Klaatu - Long Live Politzania: 8/10
18. Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting: 6/10
19. The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends: 5/10
20. Organized Konfusion - Bring It On: 6/10
21. Kevin Coyne - I Only Want to See You Smile: 6/10
22. C.A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 2: 7/10
23. Derek and the Dominos - It's Too Late: 7/10
24. Gnarls Barkley - Run (I'm a Natural Disaster): 5/10
25. Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races: 8/10
26. The Coral - In the Morning: 6/10
27. Beyoncé - Pray You Catch Me: 5/10
28. Medeski Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skull: 6/10
29. Prince - Love: 5/10
30. Budka Suflera - Jolka, Jolka pamietasz: 6/10


Nothing I'm overly enthusiastic about, but (with the exception of the LMFAO song) also nothing I dislike.
My favorites are the two long ones, "Fun House" and "Long Live Politzania".

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:19 am
by mileswide
I'll rate the rest of the songs featured in this month soon but while I remember, Strict Machine and Fun House should both be 9, not 8, from me- I don't know why I was so stingy with my scores...

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:39 pm
by Akhenaten
I've re-rated some songs:
7.5 (was 8) - 006. Middle Kids - Edge of Town
7.5 (was 7) - 012. The Stooges - Fun House
7 (was 7.5) - 013. Queen - Good Company
8.5 (was 9) - 015. Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back
8.5 (was 8) - 016. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
9.5 (was 7.5) - 017. Klaatu - Long Live Politzania
8.5 (was 6) - 018. Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting
8 (was 7) - 024. Gnarls Barkley – Run (I’m a Natural Disaster)
7.5 (was 6) - 026. The Coral – In the Morning
7 (was 8) - 029) Prince - Love