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Post by mightysparks » July 26th, 2019, 7:42 am

joachimt wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 7:15 am
mightysparks wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 6:55 am
joachimt wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 6:31 am

This makes me so sad. :'(
Well I do pay for Spotify premium now lol, so I guess I am spending money on music. But that was the last time I bought a specific piece of music (House of 1000 Corpses soundtrack). I think I only bought about 20 cds and a handful of tapes as a kid though. I never liked music until I discovered the 60s as a teen.
Well, paying for Spotify is the least thing you can do. Not that artists make a lot of money out of it. Best way to survive as a band nowadays is to be on the road whole year through.
You do go to concerts now and then right? I guess you pay for the tickets? :unsure:
I've been to three concerts and they were all in 2013 when I was living in the UK tehe . Most of my favourite artists are dead or not performing anymore, otherwise I would happily attend more. Seeing The Magnetic Fields live is something I need to do before I die, but good luck trying to get someone cool to come to Perth :angry:
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Post by joachimt » July 26th, 2019, 7:46 am

mightysparks wrote:
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good luck trying to get someone cool to come to Perth :angry:
I just checked ONE band, Leprous, one of my favorites. They played in Perth in January 2018. Too bad you missed them. :P
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Post by mightysparks » July 26th, 2019, 8:38 am

I'm devastated :rolleyes:

Anyway, I'm finally on disc 4 of The Pet Sounds Sessions. It's a credit to how good Wouldn't it Be Nice and Sloop John B are that I happily sing and bounce along every time they've played for the last few hours, but it is starting to make me feel insane hearing them over and over.
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Post by sebby » July 27th, 2019, 10:40 am

I like Sloop John B but man does it feel out of place on that album.

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Post by mightysparks » August 3rd, 2019, 3:55 am

So, I got bored last night and decided to update the spreadsheet. At one point I made changes to funky's sheet and turned the dates into years so I just left them all as release years:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tmpppom04401p ... .xlsx?dl=0

Also forgot to remove my 'checks', sorry.

Bit annoyed to find I've gone from 798 to 663 :angry: Still planning to finish off the 2015 list before focusing on the new entries though.
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Post by mightysparks » August 10th, 2019, 12:39 pm

The RYM charts are weird. I was going through the charts for each year on RYM and different albums show up on the all-time list compared to the one I made :/ I used the chart made with archival and live albums and went down the overall list to make the spreadsheet but it doesn't always match up to the other charts. Sometimes the 'top' albums don't actually have the rank on their page. Idk how they work these things out or which one I'm supposed to trust :(
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Post by mightysparks » August 25th, 2019, 6:22 am

I'm up to The Stooges' Complete Fun House Sessions now. an hour in. I'm not the biggest Stooges fan, but they're not totally horrible. But 8 hours, man. Who even needs this?? I've heard Loose about 10 times in a row now. 'Stick it deep insiiied' is ingrained in my brain.
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Post by mightysparks » August 30th, 2019, 7:02 am

Finished the 90s last night, I thought I'd do a round-up of the best and worst for each decade so far (based on the 2015 version of this list). The 90s has always been my least favourite decade for music and working through this list has confirmed that 100x over. So much awful metal and generic emo indie rock trash. Nearly done with 70s new entries, but Spotify has been giving me grief this past week so it's taking me a while.

Also, I only have a few iCM people on my RYM (Apathy, Rich, and Funky) and it's always fun seeing the average rating by friends and trying to guess who voted and what they gave it. I've gotten pretty good at it now, but they sometimes surprise me.

1950s
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The Best
1. Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers [Moanin'] (1959) 3/5
2. The Dave Brubeck - Quartet Time Out (1959) 3/5
3. Miles Davis - Milestones (1958) 3/5
4. Orchestra and Chorus of the 1951 Bayreuth Festival / Wilhelm Furtwängler / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Elisabeth Höngen / Hans Hopf / Otto Edelmann - "Choral" Symphony (1955) 3/5
5. Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (1956) 3/5

The Worst
1. Wilhelm Furtwängler / Ludwig Suthaus / Kirsten Flagstad - Tristan und Isolde (1953) 0.5/5
2. Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1959) 1.5/5
3. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960) 2/5
4. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959) 2/5
5. Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1957) 2/5
1960s
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The Best
1. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (1964) 5/5
2. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966) 4.5/5
3. The Beatles - Help! (1965) 4.5/5
4. The Beatles - Revolver (1966) 4.5/5
5. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (1967) 4.5/5
6. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) 4.5/5
7. The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965) 4/5
8. The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] (1968) 4/5
9. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969) 4/5
10. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966) 3/5

The Worst
1. Woody Guthrie - Library of Congress Recordings (1964) 0.5/5
2. The Peter Brötzmann Octet - Machine Gun (1968) 1/5
3. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) 1.5/5
4. Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (1961) 1.5/5
5. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe as Milk (1967) 2/5
1970s
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The Best
1. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971) 4.5/5
2. Various Artists - A Clockwork Orange (1972) 4.5/5
3. T. Rex - The Slider (1972) 4/5
4. The Mothers - Over-Nite Sensation (1973) 4/5
5. Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets (1974) 3.5/5
6. Ramones - Ramones (1976) 3.5/5
7. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) 3.5/5
8. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970) 3/5
9. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) 3/5
10. John Lennon - Imagine (1971) 3/5

The Worst
1. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971) 1.5/5
2. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971) 1.5/5
3. Townes Van Zandt - Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (1977) 1.5/5
4. Keith Jarret - Sun Bear Concerts Piano Solo: Recorded in Japan (1978) 1.5/5
5. Nico - Desertshore (1970) 2/5
1980s
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1. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) 4.5/5
2. Depeche Mode - 101 (1989) 4/5
3. Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (1987) 3.5/5
4. The Smiths - The Smiths (1984) 3/5
5. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986) 3/5
6. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan / Vienna Singverein / Anna Tomowa-Sintow / Agnes Baltsa / Peter Schreier / José Van Dam - Symphony No. 9 “Choral” (1986) 3/5
7. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (1986) 3/5
8. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) 3/5
9. John Williams - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 3/5
10. Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (1985) 3/5

The Worst
1. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains (1989) 2/5
2. Bathory - Blood Fire Death (1988) 2/5
3. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness (1989) 2/5
4. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986) 2/5
5. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (1985) 2/5
1990s
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1. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (1999) 5/5
2. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) 3.5/5
3. The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999) 3.5/5
4. Angelo Badalamenti - Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (1990) 3/5
5. OutKast - Aquemini (1998) 3/5
6. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998) 3/5
7. GZA - Liquid Swords (1995) 3/5
8. Takács Quartet - The 6 String Quartets (1997) 3/5
9. Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith (1995) 3/5
10. Mos Def - Black on Both Sides (1999) 3/5

The Worst
1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence (1991) 0.5/5
2. Auktyon - Ptiza (1993) 1/5
3. Pierre Boulez - Complete Works Opp 1-31 (1991) 1.5/5
4. Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss (1994) 1/5
5. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger (1994) 1/5
6. Portishead - Dummy (1994) 1.5/5
7. Dismember - Like an Ever Flowing Stream (1991) 1.5/5
8. Sepultura - Arise (1991) 1.5/5
9. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (1991) 1.5/5
10. Autopsy - Mental Funeral (1991) 1.5/5
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I was looking forward to the 90s to check out some hip-hop since it's one of my most ignored genres (and the reason I decided to stop listening to the radio etc in 2003, I felt like everything was turning into robotic hiphop pop trash and it certainly has), but it's pretty much the only thing my boyfriend listens to (not the robotic trash) so wanted to explore his stuff for a bit. Every time he heard me listening to hiphop he'd be like oh you're listening to my music, is this on the list? I was surprised that I liked quite a bit of it, I have like 10 hip-hop songs in my playlist atm and I've liked about 5 my entire life before this. The attitude in the songs often annoys me, they're arrogant, racist, sexist, materialistic and full of hate and then the songs are complaining about why people dismiss hip-hop... yeah, I wonder why.
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*special mention of Mitch Hedberg's Strategic Grill Locations, featuring some of the worst comedy I have ever heard
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Post by mightysparks » October 4th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Nearly finished with 2005, and just over 50 to go. My boyfriend came in while I was listening to one album just now, "are you listening to your torture music?" tehe
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Post by sebby » October 5th, 2019, 6:13 am

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*special mention of Mitch Hedberg's Strategic Grill Locations, featuring some of the worst comedy I have ever heard
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Post by mightysparks » October 21st, 2019, 11:53 pm

I finished the 2000s last night, including all the new entries to the list since with the exception of Hijokaidan's The Noise since I can't find it anywhere (and it's 27 hours :/ ). I have 19 left from the original list :circle: Gonna wait til I finish the rest before doing best/worst since the 2010s is only small. Instead, since I generally don't like albums but do like random songs, here's a list of new songs that I've liked and have been listening to this year from the albums I've listened to:

Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Black Star
Thieves in the Night
Definition

Aquemini- OutKast
Rosa Parks
Chonkyfire

The Complete BBC Sessions - Led Zeppelin

What Is and What Should Never Be

Things Fall Apart - The Roots
Dynamite!
Without a Doubt
Double Trouble
Adrenaline!

White Light from the Mouth of Infinity - Swans
Blind (actually, didn't notice the song first time around but it came up in my Discover Weekly some time later and boom, love it)

The Complete Fun House Sessions - The Stooges
Loose (after listening to it 30 times in a row, hard not to like it)

The Moon & Antarctica - Modest Mouse
Tiny Cities Made of Ashes

Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
Madness

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
Fall in Love With Me (another one I only noticed after it popped up on Discover Weekly)

Silent Shout - The Knife
Marble House (The Knife actually wasn't in the original list, but the Audio Visual experience was sooo)

Also liked Arthur Russell's 'Get Around to It' from Calling Out of Context, which is a new entry to the top 1001.
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Post by mightysparks » November 9th, 2019, 7:57 am

... And I'm done! :circle: After 4.5 goddamn years lol. I've also listened to everything that has entered the list up until the end of 2015, with the exception of that The Noise album (that I can't find) and a Grateful Dead album that is 76 discs (gonna listen to it gradually, one disc at a time). Next I'll be listening to everything from 2016+ and then I'll be moving on to the top 1001 albums book list and the Pitchfork decade lists. I'm looking forward to listening to a different musical opinion; the RYM list has been enlightening, but the community's taste is not quite in line with mine.

Here's the final Best/Worst of the 2000s/2010s:

The Best
1. The National - High Violet (2010) 4.5/5
2. Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 4/5
3. The National - Boxer (2007) 4/5
4. The National - Alligator (2005) 4/5
5. Frank Zappa - The Mofo Project/Object (2007) 3.5/5

The Worst
1. Immolation - Close to a World Below (2000) 1/5
2. Mitch Hedberg - Mitch All Together (2003) 1/5
3. Bjork - Vespertine (2001) 1.5/5
4. Burial - Untrue (2007) 1.5/5
5. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) 2/5

And, out of the 1001 albums on the 2015 list, these are the 19 that I loved (4 of them new discoveries):
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The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (1964)
The Beatles - Help! (1965)
The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965)
The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] (1968)
The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
T. Rex - The Slider (1972)
Various Artists - A Clockwork Orange (1972)
The Mothers - Over-Nite Sensation (1973)
Depeche Mode - 101 (1989)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (1999)
Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The National - Alligator (2005)
The National - Boxer (2007)
The National - High Violet (2010)
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Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets (1974)
Ramones - Ramones (1976)
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (1987)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Wiener Philharmoniker / Carlos Kleiber - Symphonie No. 4 (1998)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)
Frank Zappa - The Mofo Project/Object (2006)
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Post by joachimt » November 9th, 2019, 8:29 am

Congratulations!!
I remember when you started this, I made a note to use this from the top to discover music that I missed somehow. I actually started with going through the list and mark the ones I already knew and then I planned to listen to the rest (or at least the top 100 or 250). Well, I listened to one album, which was disappointing. I actually thought about trying again now and then, but never started. I admire your perseverance!
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Post by mightysparks » November 9th, 2019, 9:13 am

It was tough, as can probably be gathered by some of the ratings I shared :P I’m baffled as to the love of some of the artists and albums; I’ve heard enough of Bob Dylan and Radiohead by now and both are boring and unpleasant. I can understand what people like about Bob Dylan since they seem to like the political nature of his lyrics and stuff, but I can’t stand his voice or music and I don’t like his lyrics either. But Radiohead, no fecking clue. It was a ‘fun’ journey though, and doing it chronologically was interesting. I’m no closer to finding out what music I love though, just know more about what I hate :(
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Post by joachimt » November 9th, 2019, 9:19 am

mightysparks wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 9:13 am
I’m no closer to finding out what music I love though, just know more about what I hate :(
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Post by sebby » November 9th, 2019, 11:35 am

I love Dylan's voice. But it's an acquired taste for sure, except for his brief country crooner period where it was pure velvet

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Post by mightysparks » November 9th, 2019, 12:00 pm

I liked the occasional Dylan song, some albums were less difficult that others. Hurricane is the only song I really like though.
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