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  1. Cornfed Hick

    Best New Music - 2020 edition

    I have been remiss in doing this thread this year. But it's not too late! Post a list, post a single release, metal/non-metal, rank/don't rank, whatever. No real rules. The point is just to share with the Forum your favorite new releases of 2020. I'll kick things off. Here are a few of...
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    These guys deserve their own thread, rather than simply cropping up randomly in other threads (like the "Best of the Decade" thread). Their new album, Splid (tr: "Discord"), came out last week and it's a corker. They blend elements of thrash metal, black metal, punk/hardcore, and sing-along...
  3. Cornfed Hick

    Best Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

    The new-millennium Roaring Twenties are just around the corner, and it is the time when a bunch of publications list their top albums of the decade. This is a forum for you to do the same. Give us your TEN (10) best albums of the decade. If you need to make a longer list, no one is stopping...
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    The Day the Music Burned

    Excellent article in today's New York Times about the 2008 NBC Universal lot fire that destroyed a significant number of master tapes. It's a very long article, and tragic, but also a pretty good behind-the-scenes glimpse into one part of the major music label business, if you are interested in...
  5. Cornfed Hick

    Best New Music - 2019 Edition

    By popular demand (well, maybe just Sixes...) here is a new thread to post your favorite new music released in 2019. The thread for 2018 remains open for those of you who are still interested.
  6. Cornfed Hick

    Two-Minute Songs

    It’s safe to say that most people on this forum like epics. Heck, we all bought an album by the site's eponymous band, which contains a track about 20 minutes long. I personally would rate Rime of the Ancient Mariner in my top 3 Maiden songs (and perhaps even #1). The most talked-about album...
  7. Cornfed Hick

    Best New Music of 2018

    We usually do this at the end of the year but I thought it might be fun for folks to share their favorite NEW music of the year. Can be metal, hard rock, pop, classical, jazz, whatever...if you like it, post it, and preferably write a sentence or two explaining what you like about it. People...
  8. Cornfed Hick

    Dislike the Artist, but Like the Song

    This is pretty simple. Perhaps a corollary to the "guilty pleasures" thread. Artists you don't care for, even dislike, can still knock it out of the park on a single song. Post your favorite examples. Here are a few of mine, top of mind: The Eagles, "Hotel California" -- I really really...
  9. Cornfed Hick

    Post Your iTunes "25 Most Played" List Here

    Got this idea from a post I just made in the 100K thread. iTunes, and probably other music interfaces as well, automatically generates a playlist called "Top 25 Most Played." So, copy it and post your list here! As this is at least nominally a music forum, I'm always interested in music that...
  10. Cornfed Hick

    Best Music of 2012

    Post your favorite albums/songs from 2012 here. (Yes, I know albums are continuing to be released this year -- add them if you love them!) I thought about splitting into metal/non-metal categories, but figured the non-metal would get short shrift here. In alphabetical (not ranked) order by...
  11. Cornfed Hick

    Best CD versions of Iron Maiden albums.

    I posted this missive in the vinyl picture-disc reissues thread, in response to a post by pilau about the CD versions. I think it may be the most important post I've made on this forum (not saying much) from a value-added perspective, given the self-selected tastes of the forum members. So, I...
  12. Cornfed Hick

    What the heck are "Trophy Points"?

    I went to someone's profile page and noticed this "meter" for the first time. I thought it was amusing.
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    Fuck it, these guys are worthy of their own thread.  There is a new song, called "The Devil's Orchard," available for streaming here.  It can also be linked through the band's official site.  The band has also announced something that is great news for me:  the new album, called Heritage...
  14. Cornfed Hick

    SCOTUS sez my 7-year-old can buy Grand Theft Auto

    U.S. Supreme Court strikes down ban on selling violent video games to children.  As an American, I think this is obviously the right result.  As a parent, I'm ambivalent.  The Court's opinion (written by Justice Scalia, who's usually fun to read) is here.  Just for kicks, I did a Google image...
  15. Cornfed Hick

    Osama bin Laden Killed

    All major U.S. News sources reporting this.  I learned it watching a baseball game.  Not big on the death penalty, but I gotta admit, this made me glad.
  16. Cornfed Hick

    The Dozens

    In memory of the Maidenfan member elimination poll that Black Thunder wisely put down, but in the spirit of not appearing like a bunch of hypersensitive ninnies, I give you "The Dozens," where you can post your favorite good-natured insults, "your mama" jokes, put-downs, etc., and get away with...
  17. Cornfed Hick

    Christmas 2010 Thread

    Have a Slayer holiday!  (click here) And God Rest Ye Dio Feel free to post cool Christmas-related stuff here.  My best-stuffing-ever recipe to come soon.  
  18. Cornfed Hick

    70,000 Tons of Metal

    I went on Blind Guardian's website recently and saw that in January they will be playing at a "floating" festival called "70,000 Tons of Metal," which takes place over the course of a five-day ocean cruise from Florida to Cozumel.  According to the festival's official website, the line-up also...
  19. Cornfed Hick

    The Sword

    I saw a very positive review of a new album, the Warp Riders, by a band called The Sword.  Anyone know anything about this band or album?  I believe they are from Austin, TX, and their songs are based on fantasy and sci-fi themes (very retro).  Thinking about picking up the album, which...
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    Get Well Dio

    Sad news about Ronnie James Dio -- from his website: "Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for...