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  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 hour 36 min ago

    1950: Psalm 130 for Mixed Chorus a cappella (Schoenberg)

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   10 hours 56 min ago

    That's more likely it. Thanks guys.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   11 hours 37 min ago

    Or Cluster's first, self-titled album.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   15 hours 58 min ago

    Is that Pink Floyd's Divison Bell?

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   16 hours 35 sec ago

    Thank you. You can still choose one more album. From the album era, which excludes those composers. Just original music from the 50s/60s onwards. Still, that includes a lot of avant-garde composers like Glass, Reich, Arvo Part, Moondog, Glenn Branca, etc.

  • Do you wish to use PVC wood grain for your wooden furniture?   22 hours 21 sec ago

    There's no box to check for "this is spam."

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 2 hours ago

    Yes, they are the same.

    I'm also a BEA member, by the name of Facetious.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 2 hours ago

    I don't know, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Luc Ferrari and guys of that nature. Any music album, really ,from the album era (1950- ) with original music.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 3 hours ago

    No, I just came across the site one time. But AfterHours and Elston are familiar names. Do you wonder they're the same AfterHours and Elston?

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Visual Art of the Week (2015)   1 day 4 hours ago

    Thanks, that's a good inclination because I actually have been to a degree. It's just that I've only been on listology a few minutes here, a few minutes there, recently, and haven't updated my "weekly top 10" very thoroughly (missing some of the albums too). I will be making some film updates in the near future.

    As far as getting back into them more thoroughly/dedicatedly, I'm not sure when, but it's bound to happen sooner or later. I can only stay away from each art form for so long... :)

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Visual Art of the Week (2015)   1 day 4 hours ago

    You should delve/dive into films again :)

  • Favorite movies   1 day 5 hours ago

    Three Colors: Blue is a story about the mind realigning so that it comes to see happiness as an independent (spiritual) task, and it is also a story about gender. Julie is not willfully overcoming loss but being led to evaluate each aspect of herself that remains: her lack of identity outside her husband, her lack of compassion (though she is not cruel), her disgust, trauma, and fear (demonstrated by her reaction to the mice infestation), and her memories. The presence of stereotypes in her life facilitates the realignment: the prostitute, the mistress, her husband's assistant.

    These people are a part of her. The prostitute admires her blue-beaded light like she is her daughter (who, metaphysically, she must accept has become a prostitute), the mistress is in a position she could have been in, and the assistant is like her loving, faithful husband (and she is like the mistress). These similarities are not emphasized but at one point they click in her and she lets herself into the flow of life; actually, she had already been predisposed to loving these people (and the hitchhiker) for who they were, doing things for some of them and only later recognizing that she did.

    Her life continues when she appreciates the fact that the unfinished music of her late husband is not discolored by the tragedy. It is just as valuable as it was before. And her collaboration with the assistant is the same: as valuable as the previous collaboration, not marred by the memory of the previous marriage. Her new love is equal, as her husband's new love had been for him. As she is working on the music with Olivier the camera loses focus on them, removing the veneer of third person action and narration, instead evoking the eyes' wandering in a moment of creative epiphany, the independent opportunistic journey toward happiness.

    It makes an argument for the importance of art, not to society but to the individual. As her husband gave his mistress the same necklace he gave his wife, she equally gave it away to the hitchhiker (before she knew he had done the same). That he found it and that she then let him keep it are equal accidents and equal fortunes. Cheating becomes an accident of chemistry. She did whatever she had to do with someone other than her husband, betraying him the day after he died, as he did whatever he had to do with the mistress. The mistress equally lost a lover and in addition a child lost its father.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 14 hours ago

    Last thing: you should make a similar playlist for movies. Guaranteed success.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 14 hours ago

    I pick up some other favourites of mine.
    1990: La Sposa Occidentale
    1972: Ziggy Stardust
    1970: Desertshore
    1971: Sticky Fingers
    1972: Transformer
    1967: Strange Days
    1966: Revolver
    1971: Emozioni
    Certainly there are many more rock albums to discover and probably better than these ones.
    Of course, if you consider contemporary classical music the first half of XX century all the above mentioned album should be erased and replaced by the very favourite of mine.
    Pick up 10 works by Schoenberg, 5 by Webern, 3 by Valen, 3 by Berg, 2 by Prokofiev and it's okay for me.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 14 hours ago

    What do you mean with contemporary classical music?
    It's a vast period of time.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 17 hours ago

    cluster one

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   1 day 23 hours ago

    Cool. BTW, Jimmy Bell's Still in Town was originally released in 1976, not 2001.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   2 days 2 hours ago

    Thanks for including Good!

    A question: are you a BEA member?

  • Greatest Rappers of All-Time   2 days 3 hours ago

    yo yo yo. no Chuck D? No Flava flav? No Griff? No Ice Cube? No Dre?

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   2 days 6 hours ago

    Added.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   2 days 6 hours ago

    Haha no problem, it was included (along with Steve Reich because it's a great choice). Thanks for the help. At this point I'm letting top 11s and 12s in because there's still room and not that many people are coming forward.

  • Best Ever Album Tournament - Welcome!   2 days 6 hours ago

    Here's my current order (not reflected in my actual list yet):

    1. Meet The Residents
    2. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
    3. The Parable of Arable Land
    4. Rock Bottom
    5. Hosianna Mantra
    6. Not Available
    7. Novus Magnificat
    8. In den Garten Pharaos
    9. Third
    10. Fare Forward Voyagers
    11. Dolmen Music
    12. Irrlicht
    13. Trout Mask Replica
    14. The Velvet Underground & Nico
    15. Escalator Over the Hill
    16. Faust
    17. The Modern Dance
    18. Half Machine Lip Moves
    19. Jimmy Bell's Still in Town
    20. Absolutely Free
    21. Tago Mago

    EDIT: Completely forgot Dolmen Music.

  • Favorite movies   2 days 10 hours ago

    "Simply watching the camera watch something else becomes miraculous"

    This reminded me of one of Kiarostami's relatively minor works, ABC Africa. An interesting and moving film, but the most memorable moments were his shots in which nothing happens and time seems to stop. His camera completely rewires the brain and the simple, borderline banal images begin to radiate with life and poetry.

    He has that master touch.

  • Stretch Corleone's Ever-Growing Album Collection (Part 2: Hip Hop N-Z)   2 days 10 hours ago

    This is a pretty impressive collection. Are there any really underrated albums on here that get overshadowed by some of the hip-hop classics?

  • Favorite movies   2 days 12 hours ago

    You have a way of explaining things which makes them go over my head but I think I get what you mean here, and agree with you. Oh, and I highly recommend A Man Escaped.