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by Harold
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Predictions: Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs update 2021
Replies: 108
Views: 1469

Re: Predictions: Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs update 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_in_the_United_States They have it as 10.7 million copies sold in the USA, about 4 million fewer copies than Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View. This is actually kinda hilarious. You've almost got to feel bad for Hootie, having been ...
by Harold
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2021 (10) June 15
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: MCCh 2021 (10) June 15

Holden wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:09 pm Here are the Top 50 albums of the decade so far! This is planned to be a recurring addition to the Mega Critic chart.
"I could only listen to ten seconds of the first track on each of these albums before I had to shut them off." - Hymie, probably. :mrgreen:
by Harold
Fri May 14, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2021 (07) April 30
Replies: 16
Views: 8035

Re: MCCh 2021 (07) April 30

Have a feeling we’ll get a new number 1 tomorrow! Sons of Kemet, Squid or St Vincent ? Most likely Squid, since the other two are just being released today. I'm sure all will have high debuts, though. I wonder whether Squid's name is a nod to Trout Mask Replica ("A squid eating dough in a polyethyl...
by Harold
Mon May 10, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Aggregating Beatles Songs
Replies: 6
Views: 3679

Re: Aggregating Beatles Songs

Let's see, there's "Within You Without You," "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," "Old Brown Shoe"... Whoops, sorry - I misread the thread title as "Aggravating Beatles Songs." :mrgreen: I love these kinds of lists, so thanks for this. Very glad to see that "Free as a Bird" 's absurdly high ranking in the Spa...
by Harold
Sat May 08, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What album surprises you that isn’t on AM?
Replies: 13
Views: 5248

Re: What album surprises you that isn’t on AM?

Kate Bush- The Dreaming (which I thought was so much better than it’s predecessor in every way, shape and form. I feel that it took so long to be released and it being released in ‘93 when everyone was already enamored with other women she influenced like Tori, Björk and Sinead plus Siouxies string...
by Harold
Fri May 07, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2021 (07) April 30
Replies: 16
Views: 8035

Re: MCCh 2021 (07) April 30

Well they’re getting to be so common you’d think Post cereal would either sponsor them or come up with their own brand dedicated to your faves, like Post Punkios lol! I’d imagine their mascot would look similar to Count Chocula or something. Not big on trends but Brooklyn, post punk revival etc, at...
by Harold
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF 2021 Oscar Ballot
Replies: 16
Views: 3762

Re: AMF 2021 Oscar Ballot

I haven't seen any of the films in question so can't comment, but is the outrage over Boseman not winning because they think he objectively gave the best performance or did they just want him to get it cause he's dead? As I noted above, the "outrage" (if you want to call it that) was magnified by t...
by Harold
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF 2021 Oscar Ballot
Replies: 16
Views: 3762

Re: AMF 2021 Oscar Ballot

(Imaginary) Plot Twist: Joaquin Phoenix actually is The Joker now. When he opened the envelope, Boseman actually was the winner, but Phoenix thought, "Do you know what would really fuck up this moment? Saying someone else won." Then he ate the card. In all seriousness, though, the producers clearly ...
by Harold
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trial of Derek Chauvin
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: Trial of Derek Chauvin

Absolutely perfect! I'll bet a lot of people are going to be watching this tonight, with immense satisfaction. I remember this scene very vividly from when the episode was broadcast ("I wanna thank the jury! And I'd like to thank my wife!"). By the way, for anyone who has no idea what this is, it's ...
by Harold
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Jim Steinman
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

R.I.P. Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman, the songwriter/producer/arranger best known as the architect of Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell , has passed away at age 73: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jim-steinman-meat-loaf-songwriter-dead-obituary-1158472/ Steinman worked with many other artists besides ML. In fact, f...
by Harold
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2021 (06) April 15
Replies: 5
Views: 3053

Re: MCCh 2021 (06) April 15

Also, please forgive Godspeed for their song and album titles, they know not what they are doing. Post-rock bands do come up with some ... interesting titles. For my money, nothing's ever going to top the title of the final epic track from Stars of the Lid's And Their Refinement of the Decline : "D...
by Harold
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
Replies: 87
Views: 47735

Re: Rob Climbs the Mountains of Music: Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

That is an awesome tale I wasn't aware of. I did read how specific their guitar choices are per song and that they took a lot of them with them on their tour. As someone who is not really knowledgeable about guitar differences I can't really comment on it further, but this album has definitely some...
by Harold
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 28880

Re: Albums of 2021 Discussion Thread

Great Tier: 1. Black Country, New Road- For the First Time Have a feeling this is going to place highly come the end of the year AMF polls. Agreed. It's early, but I think this album is the favorite for the first quarter of the year. Let's see how the other 3 quarters shake out. Terrific album (I'm...
by Harold
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Fast 'n' Bulbous - 1000 Best Albums of All Time [2021 Update]
Replies: 9
Views: 3638

Re: Fast 'n' Bulbous - 1000 Best Albums of All Time [2021 Update]

The 2015 version of this list has been in AM for some time, but upon looking through the wayback machine, it's been updated periodically since then. The most recent update is particularly interesting to me since there's a new #1 all time. And it's an album from this year! That ... kind of seems lik...
by Harold
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Keith Richards 12 Favorite Albums
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Re: Keith Richards 12 Favorite Albums

Richards hasn’t been afraid to shoot his mouth off about other artists, too. According to NME, the guitarist has described Prince as an “overrated midget” and Bob Dylan as a “nasty little b***er.” Even David Bowie wasn’t immune from Richards’ sharp tongue, with the hellraiser allegedly once claimin...
by Harold
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kurt Cobain's 50 Favorite Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

Re: Kurt Cobain's 50 Favorite Albums

Yes, the Shaggs has endured as a joke or as a one-of-a-kind novelty. Definitely one of a kind. A lot of people have championed Philosophy of the World as a brilliant piece of "outsider art," but it's hard to listen to all the way through (even though it's a short album) because it's just so mind-bo...
by Harold
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Keith Richards 12 Favorite Albums
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Re: Keith Richards 12 Favorite Albums

When you post lists like this, can you please indicate the source where you've found them? Good list, with maybe only Zevon being a somewhat unexpected choice for Richards.
by Harold
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is acclaimed music?
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

Re: What is acclaimed music?

I'm having this discussion because, while I do get that there is a bar that separates absolute trash from good music, there seems to be this kind of mono directional porosity that, in the course of time, allows songs that received fairly positive contemporary reviews to be elevated to retrospective...
by Harold
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Les Inrocks (FR)
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Re: EOY 2020 - Les Inrocks (FR)

It's been posted, back in December:

http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewto ... =28&t=9330
by Harold
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates
Replies: 90
Views: 38985

Re: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates

- Annual Country Music Critics' Poll (USA; counts for previous years, actually under Nashville Scene) I'm not sure what you mean by this, could you post a link to the list here? Donchano is saying that the list posted in this thread - http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=9827 - is ...
by Harold
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chick Corea
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

R.I.P. Chick Corea

The great jazz pianist and fusion pioneer Chick Corea, known for his work with Miles Davis as well as with his own group Return to Forever, has passed away at 79, from cancer.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... t-1127283/
by Harold
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Should we consider expanding the number of albums from 3000 to 5000?
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

Re: Should we consider expanding the number of albums from 3000 to 5000?

I think the rationale for not expanding the album list had something to do with the fact that Henrik hasn't had time to add a lot of the more recent all-time lists; an expansion based on the current database would add a lot of albums from recent years (because of EOY/EOD lists) but so many less from...
by Harold
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: They Shoot Pictures Don't They - 2021 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 5204

Re: They Shoot Pictures Don't They - 2021 Update

The most amazing and welcome feature of the new update is that the "Starting List" spreadsheet now contains all of the rankings, for every single film. A rather startling move, as Bill himself admits in his introduction, especially given how grudging he was in previous years about adding the ranking...
by Harold
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Primal Scream and “Madchester”?
Replies: 9
Views: 3081

Re: Primal Scream and “Madchester”?

Side note - "24 Hour Party People" is a fun film to watch (about the Manchester scene). Mark E. Smith even has a cameo! Howard Devoto (Buzzcocks, Magazine) also has a cameo, and it's brilliant: there's a scene depicting a fictionalized Devoto having a quickie in a nightclub bathroom with the wife o...
by Harold
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Sylvain Sylvain
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: R.I.P. Sylvain Sylvain

Robert Christgau, in a terrific essay on the Dolls in the classic 1979 desert-island-records anthology Stranded , has some interesting insights on Sylvain’s essential role in the band, even though he “doesn’t add something unique to a sound that pits the competent-plus musicianship of [vocalist Davi...
by Harold
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Sylvain Sylvain
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: R.I.P. Sylvain Sylvain

I was just thinking about the New York Dolls yesterday, and had already been planning to pull out the debut, one of my all-time favorites (it's consistently in my top 5 when we do our album polls). Now I'll be listening to it as a tribute. David Johansen is now the only surviving member of the lineu...
by Harold
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Grammys (USA)
Replies: 12
Views: 5074

Re: EOY 2020 - Grammys (USA)

Quick note that, thanks to the pandemic surge, the Grammy ceremony has been postponed from January 31 to March 14.
by Harold
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates
Replies: 90
Views: 38985

Re: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates

Some people think the eligibility is because the chosen albums and songs and not because what Henrik have said for years. Hey, if this is a serious comment let's shut that down right now, please. Decisions on eligibility for the spreadsheet are NEVER based on bias (i.e., "I don't like this list so ...
by Harold
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates
Replies: 90
Views: 38985

Re: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates

I'm going to go down to every two weeks, there hasn't been enough new lists yet to justify another update. Dear, Holden. First, I'm so glad that Rina Sawayama is another act to sit on the top position outside Fiona Apple or their previous competitor, Run the Jewels, Phoebe Bridgers did it too on pr...
by Harold
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2020 update
Replies: 170
Views: 76235

Re: Errors in the 2020 update

In the wake of the announcement of MF DOOM's death, I find myself wondering whether Madvillain and DangerDoom could/should be listed on DOOM's artist page, as Viktor Vaughn already is (I know that MV and DD were collaborations, but still).
by Harold
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mega Critic Chart 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 71811

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2020

https://www.magicrpm.com/les-100-meilleurs-disques-de-lannee-selon-magic/ Ghassan, welcome to the forum! A couple of things: this thread is not for end-of-year lists, it's for the bimonthly year-so-far album list compiled by one of our members (Otisredding). There's another section of the forum ded...
by Harold
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Strange Collaborations
Replies: 10
Views: 4381

Re: Strange Collaborations

How about Thundercat's "Show You the Way," featuring yacht-rock kings Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald?
by Harold
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Strange Collaborations
Replies: 10
Views: 4381

Re: Strange Collaborations

You'd be hard pressed to find a more unlikely grouping than both Mavis Staples and Josh Homme on "Pulling the Pin" from RTJ4.
by Harold
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: Paste: Best 40 Rock Albums Of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 2429

Re: Paste: Best 40 Rock Albums Of 2020

There's already a thread for the EOY lists from Paste: http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewto ... =28&t=9313.
by Harold
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Magic RPM (FR)
Replies: 22
Views: 8027

Re: EOY 2020 - Magic RPM (FR)

Holden wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:56 pm Is this meant to be ranked?
It's definitely ranked. When it was copied and pasted the numbers seem to have disappeared.
by Harold
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - XLR8R (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: EOY 2020 - XLR8R (US)

We have consistently used them - as recently as last year, in fact.
by Harold
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Re-sequencing Sgt. Pepper (And Other Albums by The Beatles)
Replies: 14
Views: 4549

Re: Re-sequencing Sgt. Pepper

As for the actual placement of the two tracks on the album I think adding them both to side 2 probably works. I'd sequence side two like this personally: Strawberry Fields Forever Within You Without You Lovely Rita / Good Morning, Good Morning Penny Lane Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band A Day ...
by Harold
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Jenesaispop (Spain)
Replies: 10
Views: 4198

Re: EOY 2020 - Jenesaispop (Spain)

So how should I go about entering the songs list into the spreadsheet? I assume that the three songs at the top would be given a position of 2 to average it out, then everything else would be brought down 2 positions, while the "1" value in row 4 would be a "2" instead? Good question. We need to in...
by Harold
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 53
Views: 15429

Re: EOY 2020 - Pitchfork (US)

Vacantjoy wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:19 pm
charliepanayi wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:14 pm
They didn't really rate it (or indeed the last one which was a lot better anyway)
What do you mean by this? (or indeed the last one which was a lot better anyway)
He means that Pitchfork didn't care much for Idles' previous album, either. And that in his opinion that album was a lot better.
by Harold
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: Burnt
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: EOY 2020 - GLAMOUR (US)

The 30 Best Albums of 2020 That Made Us Cry, Dance, and Fall in Love https://www.glamour.com/story/best-albums-of-2020 Is it eligible? Not unless Glamour has magically transformed from a women's lifestyle and fashion magazine into a music publication. 99.999% sure they don't meet the review standard.
by Harold
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)
Replies: 19
Views: 6014

Re: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)

Henrik wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:14 pm Thank you Harold! Very interesting stuff!
Thanks, Henrik!
by Harold
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)
Replies: 19
Views: 6014

Re: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)

Thanks for the responses! I'm going to go ahead and post the whole RYM/BEA top 3000 list, as an attachment. There are four spreadsheets in the file: the list itself; the data for the list, with each album's position on both charts; a comparison sheet with each album's Acclaimed Music rank ("BU" mean...
by Harold
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: Eligibility criteria for EOY lists
Replies: 10
Views: 7384

Re: Eligibility criteria for EOY lists

How should I handle reissues (such as Tom Petty's Wildflowers & All the Rest) Should they be removed entirely? if an album is on a list, just include it in the spreadsheet. I always did. If enough sources include a likely-ineligible album that it might actually end up with a high rank, Henrik will ...
by Harold
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)
Replies: 19
Views: 6014

Re: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)

In the interest of completeness, I should note that RYM's album list excludes EP's as well, while both BEA and AM include them. This explains, for example, the absence here of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada (the latter is in BEA's top 1000, and is the #1-ranked EP on RYM...
by Harold
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)
Replies: 19
Views: 6014

Top 500 Albums Not on Acclaimed Music (RYM/BEA Combined List)

The list below represents the top 500 albums, based on a combination of the all-time lists on Rate Your Music ( http://www.rateyourmusic.com ) and Best Ever Albums ( http://www.besteveralbums.com ), that do not appear on Acclaimed Music (either in the all-time top 3000 or as Bubbling Under entries) ...
by Harold
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 3486

Re: EOY 2020 - AllMusic (US)

starchman46 wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:56 am Are the ratings going to impact albums' points in the spreadsheet? I think they probably should.
No. If that was the case, the albums would be ranked according to their ratings. This is meant to be an unranked list and should be entered accordingly.
by Harold
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Luis Alberto Spinetta
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Luis Alberto Spinetta

Because of my explorations of the lists on Rate Your Music and Best Ever Albums, I have albums by several of Spinetta's bands (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible). Fascinating music, although as you note my appreciation is limited by my inability to understand the lyrics. Fun fact: most readers he...
by Harold
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2020 update
Replies: 170
Views: 76235

Re: Errors in the 2020 update

I did not find an album in the new spreadsheet that was rated at 1893 for the 2018 update. My (often incorrect) records indicate that the 1893rd rated album in the 2018 update was "A Date With Elvis" by Elvis Presley. Henrik indicated in an earlier post on this thread that both A Date With Elvis an...
by Harold
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: SPIN (US) - The 35 Best Albums from the Last 35 Years
Replies: 14
Views: 5282

Re: SPIN (US) - The 35 Best Albums from the Last 35 Years

The fact that there are zero Kanye West albums here, given that fact, can only be seen as punishment for his recent behavior and activities. Which are appalling, yes. But this is the worst kind of bullshit revisionist history. The man may be a walking cartoon character now, but that doesn't change ...
by Harold
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: SPIN (US) - The 35 Best Albums from the Last 35 Years
Replies: 14
Views: 5282

Re: SPIN (US) - The 35 Best Albums from the Last 35 Years

They've made adventurous choices here: And one very petulant one. Notice any significant artists missing here? How about someone who SPIN themselves said made the #1 album of the year no less than four times? The fact that there are zero Kanye West albums here, given that fact, can only be seen as ...