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Re: DTF Top 50 Albums Tracker Thread v2 - Now With Composite Rankings!
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2014, 01:45:26 PM »
Gotcha! I'll start the thread sometime later today.
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« Reply #141 on: October 26, 2014, 10:09:19 AM »
now that Accelerando has completed his list, Lolzeez, are you ready?
I lost my write ups with my computer crashing but I still have my list,shall I start my thread?
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« Reply #142 on: October 27, 2014, 10:15:18 PM »
yep, go right ahead
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« Reply #144 on: December 17, 2014, 08:44:22 AM »
I'm slowly thinking out and writing my own list, so please put me into "may go in the future" category. I think I'll be ready in like two or three months from now.

Just wanted to update this, I'm ready to start whenever my turn comes. Actually, wow, that took me almost exactly three months.

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« Reply #145 on: December 21, 2014, 03:49:50 AM »
Big Hath - I'm ready to go, whenever's good.

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« Reply #146 on: December 21, 2014, 10:18:15 PM »
Big Hath - I'm ready to go, whenever's good.

ok I'll put you on the list.


Evermind, you can start when ready.


edit, sorry.  Elite is up next.
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« Reply #147 on: December 22, 2014, 07:00:44 AM »
It's alright, I prefer to start after the Christmas / New Year holidays anyway to keep a steady pace on the updates.

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« Reply #148 on: January 03, 2015, 10:25:56 PM »
Evermind, why don't you go ahead and begin since Elite doesn't seem to be ready and Lolzeez is on a bit of a break at the moment.
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« Reply #149 on: January 04, 2015, 05:58:33 AM »
Sure thing, I'll start a thread in a few hours. Thank you!

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« Reply #151 on: February 11, 2015, 01:58:48 PM »
Could you remove me from the list entirely for right now (both may go in the future and the main list)? I'm taking an undetermined break from here and I don't want to hold things up.

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« Reply #152 on: February 13, 2015, 12:32:57 AM »
I'll be up for giving this a go. Can I join the back of he queue?

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« Reply #153 on: February 13, 2015, 09:35:32 AM »
Could you remove me from the list entirely for right now (both may go in the future and the main list)? I'm taking an undetermined break from here and I don't want to hold things up.

I'll be up for giving this a go. Can I join the back of he queue?

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« Reply #154 on: February 13, 2015, 10:02:27 AM »
Is there any sort of time frame for how long this is allowed to take? Also are there any rules (Other than self imposed rules)? I can start doing write ups  ;D

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« Reply #155 on: February 13, 2015, 10:59:36 AM »
Normally, a well-timed list shouldn't take more than a month. And you put your rules - although I'd avoid putting two albums in the same position, because of statistical reasons, right Big Hath?

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« Reply #156 on: February 13, 2015, 11:25:29 AM »
two albums with the same ranking aren't that big of a deal unless you have several of them.  The only real issue I run into is if someone doesn't rank their list at all.

Having said that, it's your list.  Do what you want.
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« Reply #157 on: February 13, 2015, 01:40:50 PM »
Could you add me for a V2 in the May Go in the Future list? I've discovered lots of great music since I finished my list, but would like to start another one around April/May.

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« Reply #158 on: February 13, 2015, 01:47:14 PM »
Yeah, me too. Around the same time as sacul.
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« Reply #159 on: February 13, 2015, 02:19:40 PM »
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« Reply #160 on: February 13, 2015, 02:30:31 PM »
Wow guys, your Top 50 has changed that much in seven or eight months?

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« Reply #161 on: February 13, 2015, 03:44:52 PM »
Yes, specially thanks to the roulette. I made a draft of a new top 50 last month, and at least half the albums were new and most of the others had their positions changed. And I'm discovering so many great records right now that I wonder how the list will look like in 3 months :lol .

I have some free time now, so I guess starting the write-ups for the top 15 tier should save me some time for the future. I think this time I'll put a deadline for new entries, make a draft of the list and then, for some weeks, listen to the 50 albums from #1 to the last one, while writing my thoughts on each. The list will obviously change until the very moment I post the first update, but I hope this will make things easier.

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« Reply #162 on: February 13, 2015, 11:23:37 PM »
I got into and explored further a bunch of bands, so yep. A list every 6 months is more than reasonable.
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« Reply #163 on: February 14, 2015, 01:46:44 AM »
I feel like a real pizza shit that my list has been taking so unbearably long and holding others' up, so I'll be putting it on hold. I'll return to it once I've written up the remainder of it. Sound cool, Hath? (The answer is yes.)
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« Reply #164 on: February 14, 2015, 02:45:25 AM »
Noooooo, you gotta finish.  You got me into Have a Nice Life.

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« Reply #165 on: February 14, 2015, 06:59:45 AM »
You know what, I am nowhere near ready to start my top 50 yet but I am having so much fun just re-listening through a shit ton of my fave albums and trying to rate them. I know a lot of people would find this incredibly sad  :loser: and a waste of time but music is my life. I live for discovering new music. My top 50-40 has so far completely changed as i've been listening to old classics of mine.

It's hard because I have completely changed the way I listen to music over the years. Most of my top 50 are the albums that made me a music fanatic and got me into (mostly) metal. But as I have become more obsessed with discovering new bands I am always listening to new music. I very rarely play albums over and over on repeat like I used to. I have discovered lots of new music over the last 2-3 years, I'm trying to work out if any of the newer stuff out ranks my old favourites. My top three bands never changed for years and years (this will be reflected in my top  50) however one or two bands have edged out my #3 band. It's so hard to rate old classics that with so many attached memories and amazing music (although I hardly listen to them any more) against new albums which are just plain incredible.

All part of the fun I guess  ;D

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« Reply #166 on: February 15, 2015, 10:47:10 AM »
It's a rediscovery process - realising your beloved albums aren't that great while others have grown a lot on you, more than expected, is really a mind-blowing experience. And lots of fun too :biggrin: .

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« Reply #167 on: February 15, 2015, 10:53:42 AM »
I got into and explored further a bunch of bands, so yep. A list every 6 months is more than reasonable.

For me it's more like every 3-5 years is a reasonable time to do a new list. Guess it just has to do with the amount of music one discovers every month/year. I think I'm more of a conservative music listener myself, but I have nothing against the frequent lists updates, was just a bit surprised.

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« Reply #168 on: February 15, 2015, 02:38:34 PM »
I got into and explored further a bunch of bands, so yep. A list every 6 months is more than reasonable.

For me it's more like every 3-5 years is a reasonable time to do a new list. Guess it just has to do with the amount of music one discovers every month/year. I think I'm more of a conservative music listener myself, but I have nothing against the frequent lists updates, was just a bit surprised.

Yeah, things like these really change from person to person. It's not even that I have like 90% new albums, my v2 is looking a bit 50/50 for now, but as time passes I think that will change.
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« Reply #169 on: February 19, 2015, 11:57:15 AM »
Just finished my first writeup, and I honestly think that it's better than any writeup in my v1. The Listen, Take Notes and Then Write method works great, thanks Evermind for inspiring me in that.
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« Reply #170 on: February 19, 2015, 12:27:20 PM »
I think it works great because you get some insights when you're actually listening to the music that are hard to recall later, and it also gives you more ideas on how to express your love for that special album rather than "fucking great record :metal :heart :hefdaddy ". Not that its bad to fangirl about it, but someone who has never listened to it might not get an idea of what it actually is about nor how it sounds.


Damn, I should stop procrastinating and start my own write-ups now :lol .

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« Reply #171 on: February 19, 2015, 01:39:06 PM »
"fucking great record :metal :heart :hefdaddy ".

My v1 writeups in a nutshell  :lol :tdwn
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« Reply #172 on: February 19, 2015, 01:50:07 PM »
There's actually nothing wrong with that. After I've composed my Top 50 list, and even after I've posted it all, I went to revisit it, and just found out I still love every record immensely. And if you think it's a damnable great record, you have every right to write this very thing.

And yeah, it really pays off to give your write-up a chance to blossom. Doing the first rough sketch of it (and sometimes the second and the third too, depends on the density of the record) and then transforming the thing into a bigger, more full, colourful and precise description is exactly what I'm doing when I write the review for that music magazine I work for. It's wonderful how a few more listens after the first draft of your text can enhance and naturally change your way of writing.

I think this thread wasn't meant for such posts though, so I apologize for the kind of offtop. ::)

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« Reply #173 on: February 19, 2015, 02:10:27 PM »
Oh you write for a music magazine? That explains your great writeups man. Loved the shit out of those  :metal
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« Reply #174 on: February 28, 2015, 10:36:20 PM »
Wait, shouldn't there be a list going on now? Evermind finished a while ago and there are two on hold, so whose turn is right now? I just want to disagree with another top :P .