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  • Greatest Albums Extended List [rated 7.8/10+] (in progress)   7 weeks 1 day ago

    Replacing My Eyes Have Seen You and 20th Century Fox with Love Me Two Times and When the Music's Over makes an album of 55+ minutes. That's long! :P Maybe save one of the longer tracks for another Doors album! Now a 9.3+ album made up of tracks from the four other albums would be interesting...

  • Greatest Pop Albums [includes R & B/Soul] (in-progress)   7 weeks 1 day ago

    With the Beatles? Really?

  • Rock Masterpieces : 100 Best Albums   7 weeks 2 days ago

    For a fan, definitely. Otherwise no. The are too many tracks on the 1 compilation already.

  • Films Seen: Listology Scoreboard 2014   7 weeks 2 days ago

    I'd let it go for longer being it is summer for lots of us and that means lots of other things take our time. I'm tending to only update once a month or so. Maybe others are, too.

  • Films Seen: Listology Scoreboard 2014   7 weeks 2 days ago

    Sorry to see you go! It's hard when your internet is not reliable.

  • Rock Masterpieces : 100 Best Albums   7 weeks 2 days ago

    For compilations, 1962-1966/The Red Album and 1967-1970/The Blue Album instead of 1?

  • Theatre/Dance/Opera/Exhibition/Gig Log   7 weeks 3 days ago

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  • Rock Masterpieces : 100 Best Albums   7 weeks 3 days ago

    The version I've heard has 16 tracks.

  • Rock Masterpieces : 100 Best Albums   7 weeks 3 days ago

    "Singles Going Steady" is the 24-track re-release?

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  • Songs With Women's Names in the Title   7 weeks 4 days ago

    Ruby - Foster the People
    Zoe - Ray Lamontagne
    Hannah - Ray Lamontagne
    Ana's Song - Silverchair
    Angelina - Louis Prima
    Angie - The Rolling Stones
    Chloe - Emblem 3
    Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
    Valerie - Amy Winehouse
    Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
    Michelle my Bell - The Beatles
    Tracy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne

  • Songs With Women's Names in the Title   7 weeks 4 days ago

    Ruby - Foster the People
    Zoe - Ray Lamontagne
    Hannah - Ray Lamontagne
    Ana's Song - Silverchair
    Angelina - Louis Prima
    Angie - The Rolling Stones
    Chloe - Emblem 3
    Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
    Valerie - Amy Winehouse
    Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
    Michelle my Bell - The Beatles
    Tracy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne

  • Greatest Films - Extended List   7 weeks 5 days ago

    NOTE: This list is going through changes right now. There are currently several omissions and also the order is not as reliable as it could be (it's fine in parts but not so much in others). I'll be updating it bit by bit in the near future.

    Regardless, it is likely that all (or virtually all) of the films listed are still worthy of the list (7.3+) so they all remain highly recommended even if their exact ratings/rankings aren't currently "perfect". It is more likely that a good number of the selections will move up the ratings rather than down, and that in due time several will be added to the 7.3-7.7 range that hadn't been listed yet.

  • 101 Things in 1001 Days for 9/11/11 to 6/8/14   7 weeks 5 days ago

    47 completed with 3 almost done!

  • Most Emotionally Moving/Devastating Albums (Rock/Jazz) [in progress]   7 weeks 5 days ago

    Thanks, I'm only including whole albums but I'd still agree that that one should probably go on here, or at least not much farther down than the current list goes. Just not quite sure yet though...

  • Most Emotionally Moving/Devastating Albums (Rock/Jazz) [in progress]   7 weeks 6 days ago

    Not the complete album, but if Side 1 of Meet the Residents was an EP it would neatly fit here.

  • Pulitzer Prize Winners - Fiction   7 weeks 6 days ago

    "Mambo Kings" was one of the books I had trouble with even more than John Cheever's short stories. Because of the sex. Seemed to be an obsession with it. (Cheever's stories were fine; I was simply not in the right frame of mind for them at the time.) I no longer feel I have to finish a book--or a movie for that matter--if there's a lot of sex.

  • Trout Mask Replica, best to worst   8 weeks 12 min ago

    For me the worst is the Blimp Frank! It's the Blimp! The mothership! The mothership! ...
    I love it though :D

  • Scaruffi vs. Beatles - please do all of your fighting here   8 weeks 20 hours ago

    He kind of does, though: consider his article on them. And yes, Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road are rated 7/10, but look at his ratings of the other albums: 5/10 for Revolver (and Rubber Soul, though that's not very surprising)! Of the early albums, 5/10 for A Hard Day's Night is the only one I'd say doesn't seem harsh to me. Compare these ratings to his ratings of Byrds and Kinks albums, for starters.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   8 weeks 1 day ago

    Holy crap what a mess! Thanks I'm correcting it. This annoying mess at the bottom of the article happens at least once every week. I have no idea why.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   8 weeks 1 day ago

    Hey something got messed up in your Odyssey notes. It jumbles up 3 different artists.

  • Jazz Masterpieces   8 weeks 2 days ago

    I'm sorry for this late reply as well. The truth is I kept thinking about how I could explain why I find this live performance of repetitive solo piano improvisations to be a masterpiece. After much thought, my conclusion is that I just can't explain it properly. So here goes nothing: Jarrett has released a bunch of albums of live solo concerts (long solo piano improvisations typically named after the city he's performing at) and he's been performing this sort of thing since the early 70's (among various other things like normal jazz, jazz fusion, classical, etc). Personally I find his solo piano improvisations much more interesting than his other kinds of music (although they're good too). Three things greatly distinguish his solo improvisations from other musician's solo improvisations: he's an absolutely virtuoso pianist, he always improvises from scratch right at the moment and he keeps his massively long improvisations accessible and emotional. There are a lot of youtube videos of these performances that usually show him getting so immersed in the music that he starts to do really weird physical movements while playing these complicated-as-hell chords and melodies. Some youtube comments have called these videos "piano porn" :D

    Anyway, these performances can sound like nice repetitive background music (the fact that there's just a single piano also doesn't help) unless you're in the mood and want to focus on every sound. When I'm in the mood I find his music very psychedelic, unique and cathartic. The Koln Concert is the best of his live performances. The album has a very fascinating background story (check its Wikipedia entry for the whole story) and apparently it's the best selling solo piano album ever. My long rambling stops right ... now.

  • Every animated movie ever created (alphabetical)   8 weeks 2 days ago

    I need everyones help, I watched a movie as a kid in the 90s that i can not remember the name of. From what I can remember it was a bout a small Black child a long time a go who would crawl through a tunnel ( Maybe Mayan ) and there was a woman who was shirtless, who had necklaces covering her nipples. I think there were snakes in it but i could be wrong, this was a cartoon, and it was made a long time ago. This has been bugging me for a while let me know the name please!!!

    justin_currie7@Hotmail.com

  • Music Ratings & Notes   8 weeks 3 days ago

    Soft Boys released two albums and hit their peak with Underwater Moonlight. It's a grower, like VU&Nico. The Feelies have released 5 excellent and unique albums since the late 1970's. They've shown a very high level of quality control. Their music has an alien pop vibe that brings to mind both the Velvet Underground and the Beatles. IMHO all of their albums are great and Crazy Rhythms and Only Life are the best.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   8 weeks 3 days ago

    I completely agree, though some tracks are good enough so that with the replacement of the rest with a few Past Masters gems (Lady Madonna, Don't Let Me Down, You Know My Name) it could become a good one.

    I've heard Crazy Rhythms and most of Underwater Moonlight and they're great. Are there any other albums by those bands you like?