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Main Page appearance: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandEdit

This is a note to let the main editors of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on June 21, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at present, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 21, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles (pictured). Released on 1 June 1967, it was an immediate commercial and critical success. After the group retired from touring, Paul McCartney had an idea for a song involving an Edwardian era military band, and this developed into a plan to release an entire album as a performance by the fictional Sgt. Pepper band. Knowing they would not have to perform the tracks live, the Beatles adopted an experimental approach to composition, writing songs such as "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life". The producer George Martin's innovative recording of the album included the liberal application of signal processing. The cover, depicting the band in front of a collage of celebrities and historical figures, was designed by the English pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. One of the best-selling albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper is regarded as an important work of British psychedelia and an early concept album. One music scholar has described it as "the most important and influential rock and roll album ever recorded". (Full article...)

You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. Thank you. UcuchaBot (talk) 23:02, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Neo soulEdit

The article Neo soul you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Neo soul for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Retrohead -- Retrohead (talk) 06:22, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

You've been awarded!Edit

  The WikiProject Albums Barnstar
Congratulations on your 49th good article and well done in improving numerous albums from the neo soul genre. The Wikipedia community is grateful for your contributions to the music field. Retrohead (talk) 09:52, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

MMEdit

Precious again, "your" music on the Main page Marquee Moon, following the lonely hearts ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:15, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article: NotificationEdit

This is to inform you that Song of Innocence, which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 7 January 2015. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. I have not scheduled an image; the lead image is copyright, the Blake image might misinform as to the nature of the article, and the other image within the article is tangential. Please let me know if you have other suggestions. Brianboulton (talk) 15:40, 18 December 2014 (UTC) Brianboulton (talk) 15:50, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I had to squeeze the text down to about 1200 characters; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? - Dank (push to talk) 21:56, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
I wasn't too concerned about it to begin with lol. I trust your judgment. Dan56 (talk) 05:01, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) - Dank (push to talk) 05:03, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for improving Wikipedia by contributing so many high quality music articles. Your work does not go unnoticed, and your time is appreciated. Keep up the great work, and happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 05:05, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

InvitationEdit

 

Precious anniversaryEdit

Misterioso
Thank you for quality articles on albums such as The Way I See It and Misterioso, for collaboration such as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, for taking care of articles with explaining edit summaries and polite warnings, for being an ally, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:27, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 954th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:46, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Today we enjoy Aaliyah, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 954 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:32, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for today's Agharta! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:49, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

... and today's xx, "the debut album by English indie pop band the xx"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:03, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
... and today's Confusion (album)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
... and today's Maxinquaye! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:52, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:09, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

... and today's The Way I See It! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:24, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
... and today's Fôrça Bruta, "a 1970 album by the Brazilian singer-songwriter Jorge Ben, accompanied by the Trio Mocotó band. It was a musical and thematic departure from Ben's previous work, a successful work in the contemporaneous Tropicália artistic movement, and pioneering of what later became known as samba-rock. It received retrospective critical acclaim and attention from North American publications after a re-release in 2007."!
... and today's Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies, "about a 1981 music reference book by pioneering rock critic Robert Christgau, collecting his capsule album reviews from his "Consumer Guide" column in The Village Voice during the 1970s. It was influential as a source for popular music studies at a time when academia largely ignored the field and as a guide among fellow critics, record dealers, and consumers during the rock-era. It is the first in a three-volume series of "Consumer Guide" collections by Christgau and has been appraised in retrospect as a top work in popular music literature."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:40, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Modern Vampires of the CityEdit

The article Modern Vampires of the City you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Modern Vampires of the City for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of EditorE -- EditorE (talk) 23:21, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Modern Vampires of the City has been nominated for Did You KnowEdit

Your GA nomination of MoondanceEdit

The article Moondance you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Moondance for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Zwerg Nase -- Zwerg Nase (talk) 11:41, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Miseducation of Lauryn HillEdit

The article The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sparklism -- Sparklism (talk) 03:41, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!Edit

  With this ever dramatic world and WikiDrama, here's a cup of tea to alleviate your day!  This e-tea's remains have been e-composted SwisterTwister talk 05:57, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Modern Vampires of the CityEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Light of the SunEdit

The article The Light of the Sun you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:The Light of the Sun for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Azealia911 -- Azealia911 (talk) 03:41, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 24, 2015Edit

Hi Dan, I'll do the summary on this one tonight. Good to see this one, TFA can use a little funk. - Dank (push to talk) 23:10, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Precious again, your Rhythm Killers, - what Dank said!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:31, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

... and today's Sons of Soul, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:06, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

MaxinquayeEdit

Just wanted to say: love what you're doing for Maxinquaye. Keep it up! :) — sparklism hey! 08:36, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

"Don't Stop the Music"Edit

Hey Dan, how's going? I hope you are doing well. Can I get your help on the article? I recently nominated it for featured, but according to one user the prose is not satisfactory yet! Can you at least just do some rough checking and slight copy-editing? Thanks, as always... — Tom(T2ME) 11:19, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Spin Alternative Record GuideEdit

The article Spin Alternative Record Guide you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Spin Alternative Record Guide for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Lewismaster (talk) 18:16, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of So Beautiful or So WhatEdit

The article So Beautiful or So What you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:So Beautiful or So What for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Retrohead -- Retrohead (talk) 19:41, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Rollback grantedEdit

Hi Dan56. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Widr (talk) 08:09, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Also pending changes reviewer given. Let me know if you don't want it. Widr (talk) 08:11, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Daughters (Nas song)Edit

The article Daughters (Nas song) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Daughters (Nas song) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of CaliforniaDreamsFan -- CaliforniaDreamsFan (talk) 09:01, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of All I Want Is You (album)Edit

The article All I Want Is You (album) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:All I Want Is You (album) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of CaliforniaDreamsFan -- CaliforniaDreamsFan (talk) 00:42, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Devil's HaloEdit

The article Devil's Halo you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Devil's Halo for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Carbrera -- Carbrera (talk) 00:41, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Sea (Corinne Bailey Rae album)Edit

The article The Sea (Corinne Bailey Rae album) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:The Sea (Corinne Bailey Rae album) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Carbrera -- Carbrera (talk) 18:21, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

MaxinquayeEdit

Dan56, I've added some more reviews from the UK press – feel free to edit or delete as you wish. I'm not happy about the position of the 2009 reviews, for instance: I think they're better off going in the ratings table, but there's no room for them there... just out of interest, are you opposed to the use of two tables, for contemporary and legacy reviews?

Two other things: the reception section states that the album was record of the year in "numerous" English publications... well, apart from NME and Melody Maker (where it was joint first, actually), I can't find any other publications where it was the outright winner, so perhaps that word "numerous" needs to go. Also, do you not see "Hell Is Around the Corner" as the album's fifth single? Obviously it wasn't in its original form and formed part of a remix EP, but I still think it's a single from the album, nevertheless. I also have dates for all the single releases, if you want them added in. Richard3120 (talk) 20:28, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

@Richard3120:, great addition of those contemporary reviews! I think the deluxe edition reviews don't add much that hasn't already been said earlier in the section ("the album was unique", "sui generis", etc., albeit in different mealy-mouthed phrases and declarations of praise)... I don't want to have too many quotes reiterating the same things (WP:QUOTEFARM). I revised and rearranged both. Let me know what you think. Q(('}}s 5-stars are represented in the ratings template already, but I would like to substitute Mojo for The Observer. Judging by the Wikipedia articles on those two, I'm given the impression Mojo is/was a more notable publication. I changed "numerous" to "several". What are your sources for the single dates? Dan56 (talk) 09:57, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I just wanted to make you aware I'd made the changes – I tried to keep them in the style of what had already been written, but I agree with you, I found it difficult to find a suitable place in the text for the 2009 reviews... and yes, there's only so many times you can quote a critic going "it's great" about an album.
Mojo is a monthly music magazine that tends to focus on legacy material, i.e. most of its reviews are about new records from classic artists (Bob Dylan, Neil Young... you get the picture) and reissues of classic records from the past, while the articles tend to be retrospectives about a classic single, album or even tour... very useful for finding material if you're working on records from past decades, particularly rock – the magazine aims at an older readership who aren't really into electronic or dance music. The Observer is the Sunday edition of The Guardian, the UK's main (only?) left-leaning broadsheet newspaper. Nothing wrong with The Observer/The Guardian at all: many of their music critics over the last ten or fifteen years – Jude Rogers, Kitty Empire, Dorian Lynskey, Garry Mulholland, Tim Jonze, and indeed Jon Savage – all started their careers as staff writers for NME or Melody Maker. But I personally think a review from a music magazine carries more weight than a newspaper critic... maybe that's just personal preference.
The release dates for the six singles all come from the weekly "new releases" section of Music Week, which I'm sure you know is the UK's equivalent trade paper to Billboard in the US. They all match up with a UK singles chart entry date of 12 days later according to the OCC database (released on Monday, they would have entered the chart dated w/e the following Saturday), so I am confident that these dates are correct.
There's a couple of other things to add to the article, but they won't change the text that much: sources for the NME and Melody Maker year-end critics' list which placed Maxinquaye at no. 1, and the Rolling Stone critics' list for 1995 which placed the album at no. 3. Also, I found a quote in another Tricky interview about "Suffocated Love", where he says he wanted a song where Martina played "the cruel woman, the bitch" because he likes "playing the weak role... the person who's used" – it seemed an interesting quote in the context of their musical and personal relationships.
Then by all means, those single dates should be worked into the sentence where the months are already mentioned. NME and Melody Maker's are already sourced, so I don't see it as necessary, but definitely Rolling Stone and sure, that quote would be interesting to add. Dan56 (talk) 05:29, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Next week I will try and do the same thing and add UK reviews to The Stone Roses. Hope you can get The Ecstatic to FA by the way: I know it didn't chart in the UK but it has its British fans, including me, who agree that it was Mos Def's best album since his debut. Richard3120 (talk) 15:44, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Great, and thanks @Richard3120: Dan56 (talk) 05:29, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King? - featured article candidateEdit

Hello. First, I want to say good luck with your FAC for The Ecstatic. I was wondering if you could help with my FAC for "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?" as I would really appreciate any comments or feedback on this nomination, especially from an experienced user like yourself. I know this is outside of your field of interest so I understand if you are too busy or not interested. I apologize for any inconvenience.

The link is here if you are interested: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?/archive1. Aoba47 (talk) 16:51, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer, but I wouldn't have the time to give it a proper look. Best of luck though Dan56 (talk) 10:03, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Guitar (Sonny Sharrock album)Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Guitar (Sonny Sharrock album) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cartoon network freak -- Cartoon network freak (talk) 17:41, 27 August 2016 (UTC)


FAC voluntary mentoring schemeEdit

During a recent lengthy discussion on the WP:FAC talkpage, several ideas were put forward as to how this procedure could be improved, particularly in making it more user-friendly towards first-time nominees. The promotion rate for first-timers at FAC is depressingly low – around 16 percent – which is a cause for concern. To help remedy this, Mike Christie and I, with the co-operation of the FAC coordinators, have devised a voluntary mentoring scheme, in which newcomers will guided by more experienced editors through the stages of preparation and submission of their articles. The general format of the scheme is explained in more detail on Wikipedia: Mentoring for FAC, which also includes a list of editors who have indicated that they are prepared to act as mentors.

Would you be prepared to take on this role occasionally? If so, please add your name to the list. By doing so you incur no obligation; it will be entirely for you to decide how often and on which articles you want to act in this capacity. We anticipate that the scheme will have a trial run for a few months before we appraise its effectiveness. Your participation will be most welcome. Brianboulton (talk) 17:04, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Guitar (Sonny Sharrock album)Edit

The article Guitar (Sonny Sharrock album) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Guitar (Sonny Sharrock album) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cartoon network freak -- Cartoon network freak (talk) 05:01, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

MetallicaEdit

Hey Dan, when you were doing the critical reception of Metallica, you haven't included the Allmusic review in the prose. Can you do that these days? Thanks in advance. Also, are there any other contemporary reviews we've missed?--Retrohead (talk) 08:17, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Possibly, just because of the difficulty in searching an eponymous album title, but I think the section as it is captures the gist of how the record was received. Dan56 (talk) 19:21, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Featured article candidate: Unlocked (Alexandra Stan album)Edit

Hi there! My mean is not to bother you, but I was wondering if you could find time to comment on my FAC above and even support or oppose to it.   Best regards, Cartoon network freak (talk) 11:53, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Would it be possible to return for an oppose or suppose? Best, Cartoon network freak (talk) 12:47, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 4, 2016Edit

Hi Dan, here's another one of your FAC nominations at TFA, I'm working on the TFA text now. - Dank (push to talk) 15:39, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Done, I hope. I had to move some things around to deal with the much shorter space, and to conform a bit more with the ordering in past TFA columns; I think there's some value in the concept of a "column", something that people can get used to reading, something that aims for consistency. My edits are of course no reflection on your lead, which is beautifully worded, I think. - Dank (push to talk) 21:50, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
I've made some minor changes, but I think your column flows quite nicely @Dank:. I was surprised this article would be picked for TFA this fast. So thanks :) Dan56 (talk) 00:24, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Okay, glad to hear that, and Brian picked it. I'm sorry I had to revert your last edits; it's up to 1198 characters now, and 1200 is the absolute maximum. If you want to delete other stuff, then more can be added. - Dank (push to talk) 00:28, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Hey Dan--congrats. It was a nice surprise to see one of my favorite MD albums on the front page. I wish I knew where my Japanese import double vinyl version was at--paid $50 for it 25 years or so ago. Good work! Drmies (talk) 14:22, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Which reminds me: I made a few edits on Pete Cosey last month (after watching Live in Vienna 1973), and there's more to be fished from the biographical reference I added, maybe. Drmies (talk) 14:27, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
    Nice! I wish there was footage of the '74-75 concerts. That's when they were really developing a chemistry and rocking out. And it's too bad there's no free images of Cosey, at least I think; I got no hits on Commons. Dan56 (talk) 18:22, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Music StoryEdit

We don't often agree on things, I think it's fair to say, but thanks for starting this article. I've long meant to do the same. JG66 (talk) 14:08, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Composition sectionsEdit

Hi -- I don't think we've interacted much, except perhaps at FAC. I'm looking for a second opinion on a music article that I'm trying to help with. If you have time, would you mind taking a look at Talk:Make Me Like You, at the discussion about sections on composition and lyrics? The article has failed at FAC a couple of times, and I'm hoping that working with the nominator away from FAC will improve it to the point where it will pass, and might also give them a better idea of what to do with their next article. The issue is whether a section on the composition and lyrics of a song is required, and how directly the sources need to address those points to be usable. Thanks for any help. (And any TPSs with an interest would be welcome to chip in too.) Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 23:04, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Mike Christie:. I don't think I'd have the time at the moment to delve adequately into that article, nor am I an expert on song articles; I've only worked on a few in any substantial capacity. My opinion would be that a featured article should be comprehensive on all information available in the literature on the topic. If there isn't anything in the sources about a song's composition and lyrics, then it seems unfair to hold that against the nomination. Usually reviews of a work (album, song, etc.) will have some discussion of this information, but since it's critical opinion, that information seems as if it would be touched upon in a reception section. I don't think a section titled "composition and lyrics" (and the like) should be made mandatory simply because it seems to appear elsewhere on Wikipedia. It's really a matter of allocating information IMO. Good luck! Dan56 (talk) 12:36, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, that's very helpful. Thinking of it in terms of how to allocate the information that is sourced, rather than filling required sections, seems like a good approach to me. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:39, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

I've recently been looking at Agharta and wanted to thank you for all of the work you've put into it! It's a fantastic article! I am shocked as to all of the sources you found for the album despite it being relatively underrated album. Great job!

Carbrera (talk) 01:54, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you!!¡!¡! Dan56 (talk) 15:44, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Yo, assholeEdit

Keep it up and I'll see to it that you're blocked permanently. — MShabazz Talk/Stalk 16:13, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Oh my glob, would you please sweetheart? 😍😍😍😍 @Malik Shabazz: Dan56 (talk) 16:51, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Red (Taylor Swift album)Edit

Can you keep an eye of the page? First IloveFlorida1845 turned genres into alphabetical order (Template:Infobox album#Genre) later we reverted. However another admin reverted to IloveFlorida1845 revision. Destiny Leo (talk) 04:31, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

The Needle DropEdit

Would you be willing to weigh in this discussion regarding The Needle Drop should be count as an reliable source or not. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 16:31, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

"not getting into it"Edit

I've already got into the issue that you didn't want to get into on that article. This list of names and circumstances contain one of the named accounts as the other editors on the page that you are currently discussing with him, as well as an ip address from the same provider/city/country. Just too much of a coincidence surrounding that guy.

I apologize if I was too cryptic. It was done so on purpose. Kellymoat (talk) 14:48, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
Kellymoat, this behaviour is verging on harassment. Either make another allegation through the proper means, or stop making these insinuations. Cjhard (talk) 15:30, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
It's almost as if you are stalking my edits. Kellymoat (talk) 15:53, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
That is just too weird. A user responds to one of his RfC's, just minutes after he posts it - but, like has happened so many other times, the user has made 32 edits in the last 30 days. But we are to believe that, once again, they just happened to randomly appear at the precise time he needed backup? Kellymoat (talk) 18:16, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
Report me. Make another SPI request. Put up or shut up. Cjhard (talk) 22:00, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

xx scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the xx article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 14 August 2017. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 14, 2017. Thanks! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:21, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Confusion (album) scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Confusion (album) article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 3 October 2017. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 3, 2017. Thanks! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 23:18, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

UnlockedEdit

Hi there! I wondered if you'd have time to leave some comments on my FAc above? Best regards, Cartoon network freak (talk) 20:45, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

8Edit

Cool, I deleted the genres and if you want to put them back you can add some sources, ok? :) 00090R (talk) 23:34, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Welcome backEdit

I notice you have left Wikipedia back in July and you have decided to come back. Welcome back man, glad to see you have returned to Wikipedia to continue editing. Never leave bro, you're a good editor, I just don't think you shouldn't have leave over a edit dispute. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 23:41, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you <3 @TheAmazingPeanuts: Dan56 (talk) 21:47, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Personnel listing for Black BeautyEdit

The personnel listing I provided is the exact same way that it appears in the album's booklet.

This is not debatable.

JaneOlds (talk) 18:36, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Questionable editingEdit

There is this editor has been making edits that are questionable, my main problem is that the edits from this editor is not correct format for album articles WP:MOSALBUM. Keep in mind that this editor has been blocked several times in the past. What do you think of it. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 01:35, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

I don't have an opinion; it's a lot of edits--at articles I'm not familiar with--that they've made for me to adequately assess it. Perhaps ask IndianBio, who appears to be familiar with their edits and had a grievance with them here, @TheAmazingPeanuts:. Dan56 (talk) 16:25, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I ask IndianBio about the edits, the reason I asked you about this because you have also deal with this editor too in the past, such as articles like Late Registration. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 13:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Alphabetical order again on Red (Taylor Swift album)Edit

An IP 173.238.243.63 turned as alphabetical order as seen here. It violates against Talk:Red_(Taylor_Swift_album)#Genre_in_alphabetical_order_or_not. An non-admin user reverted it back again and saying "stop edit warring over stupid things". 115.164.176.85 (talk) 13:59, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Chicago (album)Edit

Re: Your reason for removing my edit: "The source makes no connection between a television performance two years removed from this album, or that review (WP:NOR); the performance is completely unrelated to this album" The connection between the review and the performance is Duke Ellington. The music critic invokes Duke Ellington in his criticism of the album, yet Duke Ellington himself, or the producers of the TV special honoring his music, apparently approve of the group's music enough to invite them to perform on the show. IMHO, that puts the opinion of the music reviewer in a new light.Curious405 (talk) 13:56, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

@Curious405:, this is you attempting to make the connection, not the source; the source itself needs to establish the relevancy for it not to be original research (WP:SYNTH). And by the sound of it, this is also an attempt to qualify or discredit the (negative) criticism of the album. Discussion of the performance is irrelevant to the topic of the article, which is the album. My edit summary stands either way; you went off-topic (WP:OFFTOPIC); appropriate research involves using the most reliable sources on the topic, in ways that is consistent with the intention of the sources (WP:STICKTOSOURCE); you used an ad/blurb for a television performance that wasn't even part of promotion for the album in question... I say this half-kiddingly, but, have you no shame sir? lol. Dan56 (talk) 22:25, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your response. I found the link to WP:SYNTH particularly informative and will try to abide by it in future - I had not seen this before, and it helps. And, BTW, I don't have any shame. Wikipedia encourages its editors to be bold (WP:BOLD). I hope hearing back from other editors like you helps my editing going forward.

HotNewHipHop and Salute MagazineEdit

Would you be willing to weigh in this discussion regarding HotNewHipHop and Salute Magazine should be count as an reliable sources or not. Only if you interested in this topic. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 11:05, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Plastic BeachEdit

It appears that Mrwallace05 is also editing as RobFeatherszzz. For the time being, it's probably best to just keep an eye on it. Destiny Leo (talk) 17:07, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

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Would you be willing to weigh in this discussion regarding the infobox should keep "playlist" instead of mixtape. Only if you interested. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 18:01, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

To Pimp a ButterflyEdit

An editor made this edit with a source, should it stay that way since the source says: This bizarre and supposedly "challenging" album was universally acclaimed and, apparently, unimpeachable. What do you think of it? TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 16:39, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

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Just wanted to say thank you for the Barnstar for my work on American Epic: The Best Of Blues. I really appreciate the support! Pen vs Sword (talk) 17:26, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

InputEdit

How's it going Dan?

As someone who's contributed to discography pages, I was wondering if you'd care to put some input in this discussion. --Blastmaster11 (talk) 20:59, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

AllMusicEdit

Would you like to weigh in this discussion regarding AllMusic should be in infoboxes over other publications. Only if you interested. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 23:15, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

AC/DCEdit

Dan, your recent changes at AC/DC produced a bunch of named citation errors. Do you have time to figure out and correct it? --Laser brain (talk) 14:20, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

By the way, I'm sad to see the blue banner at the top. I've always enjoyed the work you've put into album articles. --Laser brain (talk) 14:47, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
aww, thanks :) Dan56 (talk) 15:20, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Pieces of ManEdit

What do you suggest I do when I find a dead link? What do you suggest in the case of Pieces of Man? I'm trying to whittle down the Cleanup Listing for Wikiproject Jazz which has over 5500 articles in need of repair, 21% marked for cleanup. I find the widespread resistance to change quite staggering.
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What resistance? Dan56 (talk) 17:41, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
I didn't mean you. I think I read the edit history wrong. My apology.
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No problem. Dan56 (talk) 22:21, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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AfDEdit

Unregistered. See Talk:Bad News (Kanye West song)

Contains original research, does not meet WP:NSONG, did not chart.

For recap, refer to comments made on User talk page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.26.97.61 (talkcontribs) —Preceding undated comment added 20:18, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Bad NewsEdit

I swapped in the 808 album credits myself. The user relies on internet sample lists: namely WhoSampled (fails WP:RSMUSIC due to being user-submitted) and this [1] that they keep bring back.

"West explained the inspiration behind it when performing at the 2015 Hollywood Bowl by asking the crowd: "You ever hear some really, really bad news, and it hits you like a gunshot?"

This is unsupported by the source provided. I'm assuming it was derived from the concluding paragraph: But watching the record performed live in 2015, it’s remarkable to see just how safe this massive creative risk turned out to be. After all, doesn’t fame kill everyone a little bit? “You ever hear some really, really bad news, and it hits you like a gunshot?” West asked the crowd during “Bad News,” before the jarring sound of a gun cocking and firing sent him sprawling to the ground. He lay still, until he got back up.

As I said on the user's talk page while many of the many articles they've create should be deleted, namely Gossip Files, others can be redirected to the main album pages. Don't understand why the user refrains from simply incorporating what relevant, verifiable information they come across onto the main albums articles. I just don't get the persistence to dedicate a page for each one. I honestly simply wanted to pass this on to someone else as their's only so much I'm able to edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.26.97.61 (talk) 21:57, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Content dispute at Flower BoyEdit

There is a minor content dispute over this edit in the article, and I wonder that should be in small letters? TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 00:14, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

I would be faithful to the source and only capitalize "Black". Dan56 (talk) 05:41, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Okay, but should it be linked? TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 01:08, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
I would keep it linked, but it's just my preference; I don't know how WP:LINK can be argued for or against it, as it feels like a grey area: the rapper seems to be expressing it as a phrase rather than referring to the activist movement. Since the linking has been disputed by another editor, I would recommend starting a request for comment at the article talk page, or just discussing this further with the other editor if they seem communicative. Dan56 (talk) 06:25, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Do You Have Authority?Edit

Just wondering if you do. StephenCezar15 (talk)

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Talk pageEdit

I have commented on the Jazz article. -Inowen (nlfte) 04:33, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

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Tyler albumsEdit

I see you've promoted quite a few GAs. I've been trying to get Tyler, the Creator's album articles up to GA. I've made most additions to Flower Boy and Cherry Bomb and I think FB is closest. Most work needs to be done to Goblin and Wolf. Would you mind checking them to see what needs to be added? Aitch & Aitch Aitch (talk) 17:32, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

They seem fairly good. Perhaps sections on the album's creation and a discussion of the music would make them more complete. This would depend on the scope of coverage available on the topic, which I'm not familiar with, but with Internet-age albums that information tends to be easier to come by, so I believe it will be out there. See MOS:ALBUM#Article body and Wikipedia:Good article criteria for a better idea. Dan56 (talk) 21:27, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Can you take a look at the music and lyrics sections of Goblin and Wolf, the editor that talk to you added content in the article but I don't know it's sourced properly. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 06:14, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
I see citation-needed tags, so I am assuming those parts are unsourced. The ones accompanied with citations seem to check out. Dan56 (talk) 12:01, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
But what about this source? The source didn't say anything about the tracks "Window" and "AU79" whatsoever. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 08:07, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Then remove the content, and explain why in the edit summary. Dan56 (talk) 13:09, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Done. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 19:38, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

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BlondeEdit

Would you like to weigh in this RfC regarding Blonde should be Frank Ocean's third studio album or his second. Only if you interested. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 22:39, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

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"Love it to Death" & "post-psychedelia"Edit

I was surprised to see you cite this as justification for adding "post-psychedlia" to the Love it to Death infobox, particularly as none of the hits describe the album that way, and many of them makes comments along the lines of "shake off their post-psychedelic traits", etc.—while others use "post-psychedlia" not as a genre lable, but as a general descriptor of the era that followed the psychedelic era (again, none of them in the context of the album). I thought you'd been around long enough and were careful enough an editor to know better. Curly "JFC" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 23:28, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

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@Wehwalt:, do these still have the option for image captions? I remember a previous FA of mine was featured on the main page with a captioned image: Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 4, 2016. Dan56 (talk) 04:10, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

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Fôrça BrutaEdit

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@Laser brain:, BLZ left what minimal suggestions for improvements he had left to conclude his review, at the article talk page, where he also left a support, which he said he would have regardless; I followed through with the suggestions though. An exemption from the two-week wait was mentioned by me and supported by BLZ at another discussion. Would it be possible for me to renominate it now? The article is ready, and BLZ has even tried to promote extra attention for more activity at a new nomination. Dan56 (talk) 14:45, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that's fine! Also, feel free to ping previous supporters and prompt them to revisit the new nomination. --Laser brain (talk) 14:53, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Dan56 (talk) 14:58, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

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Would you be willing to weigh in this discussion regarding Tiny Mix Tapes should be count as an reliable source or not. If you want to. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 22:29, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

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The College Dropout and Late RegistrationEdit

Can you revert the recent edits in these articles, I think you can explained it better than me. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 12:50, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

I don't disagree with the idea of having a table listing awards. You should discuss your objections with the other editor, or ask for further comments at the talk page. Dan56 (talk) 20:17, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Alright, but that's still no excuse for using another account to restore their edits. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 14:28, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Disruptive editing?Edit

Changing "hair metal" to "glam metal" (the last being the more used and more common, and maybe more understandable), what a disruption!

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Who is this guyEdit

From May of last year. That's from his last 50 edits, all of which were to talk pages. —BLZ · talk 18:56, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

ChristgauEdit

The Robert Christgau entry has a section which claims he "has been widely known as the Dean of American rock critics.” I modified that because no source was provided to support that assertion. You reverted my modification, but still provided no source. Unless you can substantiate that claim, there is no justification for it to be included in his entry, or for you to revert my more accurate rewrite. Nicmart (talk) 20:53, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Christgau sourcesEdit

I went fishing through a news database I have access to (through WestLaw) for another article's peer review, and I thought I might scrounge around for any leftover (print, offline, archived-in-database-only) sources on Christgau. Here's what I found:

  • "Pop Music Rock Record, by Terry Hounsome and Tim Chambre and Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the '70s, by Robert Christgau" The Washington Post October 18, 1981 [no author credited, but since this is WaPo it's probably retrievable some other way and I suspect an author might be findable]
  • "Pop Music Rock Record, by Terry Hounsome and Tim Chambre (Facts on file, $9.95) and Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the '70s, by Robert Christgau (Ticknor and Fields, $9.95). The first is total information without judgment, the second total judgment with little information. Rock Record is so complete that it lists every side man who ever backed up just about anybody who ever put out a rock record. Written by Englishmen, it has a continental bias; for hard-core of the "Village Voice Consumer Guide," one man's alternative to the Rolling Stone tome. The self-styled dean of American rock critics writes beautifully, and his book is a provocative capsule history of '70s pop."
  • Lacey, Liam "Riff Rapp: Blondie's into video but Queen opts out" The Globe and Mail November 12, 1981
  • "Pre-Christmas book releases on pop music include [yada yada]... Already on the stands are the archly entertaining Robert Christgau's Record Guide by the former Village Voice-Cream magazine reviewer; [and some others.]"
  • Morse, Steve (not this one, I assume) "Books for Rock Fans of All Tastes: Yearbooks, Albums, Profiles..." The Boston Globe December 13, 1981
  • "'Christgau's Record Guide,; by Robert Christgau, Ticknor & Fields, New York, $9.95. An alphabetical list of album reviews from the 70s, all given the subjective graded-letter rating system Christgau uses in his Village Voice Consumer Guide columns. As a writer of words, he is masterful. As a critic of music, he is to be treated warily. If he'd stop trying to be so trendy, he'd have much more credibility."
  • Smith, George "Tune in to Pop Music With a Few Good Books" The Morning Call October 21, 1990
  • "'Rock Albums of the '70s: A Critical Guide' by Robert Christgau (Da Capo, $15.95, 471 pp.). This is actually a reprinted edition of Christgau's original consumer guide published in 1981, but he says in the introduction that there have been some revisions. If you did get this one the first time around, you might want to pick up 'Christgau's Record Guide: The 80s,' which should be available any day now. Christgau's newest collection has 3,000 reviews of rock albums released in the last 10 years.
"Yuppies who are acquiring CDs can skip directly to the end of either book and use Christgau's handy-dandy appendix of "A"-rated recordings to put together a library of music that would convince anyone that they are wise and omniscient."
  • Kreilkamp, Ivan "Rock and Roll Report Card: Critic Robert Christgau Turns the Capsule Review into an Art Form" The Boston Globe December 29, 2002
  • This one's longer, but pretty good, very useable on the Robert Christgau article too. I hid it below, but bolded the part that is most relevant to the 70s Guide: "His most influential book is still "Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the 1970s," an audacious, canon-defining work that dared to assess every significant rock and pop album of the decade from ABBA's "Greatest Hits" -- C+ -- to ZZ Top's "Degello" -- a surprising A-." There's that phrase "canon-defining" again!

And finally, something on Zappa:

  • "Frank Zappa, who died last week at age 52, received commissions from the Kronos Quartet and Pierre Boulez, was acclaimed as a genius by conductor Kent Nagano and was nominated by President Vaclav Havel as Czechoslovakia's cultural ambassador. On the other hand, he has been twice rejected for admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his music was dismissed in Robert Christgau's Record Guide to Rock Albums of the '70s as 'sexist adolescent drivel ... with meters and voicings and key changes that are as hard to play as they are easy to forget.'"

Most of those are inessential, but all are potentially useable. Smith notes that the second edition was further revised, which I think is worth mentioning.

Here's more, for The '80s volume. These ones are longer, so I've hidden them; just edit the page to see the texts.

  • Biddle, Frederic M. "One Record Critic's Spin Through the '80s" The Boston Globe October 19, 1990
  • Robins, Wayne "Traditional, Ethnic and Hard Rock Countdown to Christmas" Newsday December 21, 1990
  • Bream, Jon "Without Bangles, Hoffs promotes album" Star Tribune January 25, 1991
  • Britt, Bruce "Rolling Tomes Gather Few Fans: Authors Prove a Tempting Critical Target" Los Angeles Daily News December 13, 1992
  • This one is quite long and compares Christgau's 80s, the Rolling Stone Album Guide, Trouser Press, and several others. A lot to dig into.

And finally, something on Zappa (these Zappa fans really have an ax to grind):

  • Rodriguez, Juan "Mother of Invention: Frank Zappa, one of rock's most creative forces, left a timeless body of work that his son Dweezil is taking on the road" Montreal Gazette September 23, 2006
  • "Zappa fans may find his music wildly entertaining and fascinating, but it is not 'easy.' So many celebrated rock critics simply pretended he wasn't there. To wit: Robert Christgau's Record Guide graded over 3,000 albums of the 1980s, but not one by Zappa. An appendix listing those he left out ends: 'Frank Zappa: Oh shut up.'"

Enjoy! —BLZ · talk 08:20, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll give these a closer look later in the day. Dan56 (talk) 13:13, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
You should feel free to add those to the Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s article. I am taking it easier these days and won't find the energy anytime soon. Dan56 (talk) 16:43, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

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Point of view?! Reliable source?!Edit

About Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise?, please stop bothering me about my so-called "point of view" while I'm just refering to the damn article. The ARTICLE. The WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE. This one!

What does it say?

Well, the fucking first line reads that "Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop;[3] also called techno-pop[4][5])". Oh, and there are even sources! Awesome!

So take a look at that damn article and the sources used and you will be able to realize that it's just not a fucking question of "my point of view". I also think it's just objective that "synthpop" is way more used that "techno-pop". You can just look at the majority of the articles surrounding the "synthpop universe" (pages of the bands and their albums).

It's just to simplify things. In this context, a simple internal link is enough, no need to put anything else on the redirection link.

Thanks.

Aaliyah (Album)Edit

Excuse Me, Mr. Dan. Aaliyah's Album Was Released July 17, 2001. Don't Tell Me That The Information Is Incorrect. I Am A HUGE Aaliyah Fan & Know When It Came Out In The U.S. RaynMagiic (talk) 03:04, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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Sladest and Slayed?Edit

Hello. I'm trying to understand your recent edits of Sladest and Slayed?. What are you trying to do? It would help a lot if you would provide edit summaries with your edits, which does not seem to be your habit. —BarrelProof (talk) 00:42, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

"Favourable" is not a rating. So I removed them. The BOT rescued the references, though. Dan56 (talk) 12:00, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

HotNewHipHopEdit

Would you be willing to weigh in this discussion regarding HotNewHipHop should be count as an reliable source or not. If you want to. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 20:43, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Undertones 1st album labelEdit

Ah okay. Was only their actual label from 78 to early 81. The band sceured the rights to all their material released upon Sire following renegotiations, and EMI secured them following their signing to that label. I did put much of this information in the band's Wiki. page. Regards,--Kieronoldham (talk) 02:36, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Village People quoteboxEdit

Greetings, I see you went thru a lot of trouble to put up a critic's quote in the article, but is out of place on this page. If it must go somewhere, perhaps you can move it Cruisin album page? Hotcop2 (talk) 18:55, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Why do you believe it is out of place? Dan56 (talk) 19:20, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
It's a review of the group's album Cruisin (which has its own page) and by definition an opinion. Putting on the main page makes it someone's opinion of the group, in which case we'll have an avalanche of opinions which aren't very encyclopedian, as it were. Hotcop2 (talk) 20:25, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
It offers critical commentary embodying contemporary reaction (homophobic backlash is touched on) and a common interpretation from an expert, which is appropriate (WP:SUBJECTIVE). Dan56 (talk) 22:02, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
It's highlighted unlike anything else and it's really someone's opinion. It doesn't need the quote box. Hotcop2 (talk) 23:07, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
No one is denying it is an opinion, but opinions--appropriately attributed--are not out of place at a biographical article on an recording artist. How about a separate "Appraisal" section? It would give space for other sources of critical commentary as well. Dan56 (talk) 09:30, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Twinkle?Edit

Hi, have you started using Twinkle yet? JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:23, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Miles Davis and Kind of BlueEdit

Discussing becoming a producer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SH-JZfpetE

"So far as when I became a producer, I was assigned, the first artist was Dave Brubeck. And Dave Brubeck, uh, my boss said 'look, tomorrow you're leaving for California'. I said 'gee, I can't do that'. 'Tomorrow morning you're leaving for California. First of all you've got to meet Dave Brubeck at the hotel next door, talk to him for a minute or two, then get yourself a ticket, and get out there because you're gonna do it in two or three days.' So I did that. The first record I think it was called Gone With The Wind, which did extremely well. And then, I got Miles at just about the same time, and then I had Duke Ellington, and I had all the jazz, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk..."

Gone With The Wind was recorded on April 22nd and 23rd, 1959, in LA:

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (Columbia CL 1347) Paul Desmond, alto sax; Dave Brubeck, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums. Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1959 HCO46192 Gone With The Wind HCO46193 Lonesome Road HCO46194 Swanee River HCO46195 Basin Street Blues HCO46196 Georgia On My Mind same personnel. Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 1959 HCO46198 Ol' Man River HCO46213 Camptown Races HCO46214 Short'nin' Bread

    • also issued on Columbia CS 8156.
    • part of Columbia CG 33666.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind And Time Out (Columbia CG 33666) same session. Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 1959 HCO46213-? Camptown Races (alternate take)

    • same contents as Columbia CL 1347 + CL 1397 + 1 bonus track.

https://www.jazzdisco.org/dave-brubeck/catalog/#columbia-cl-1347

April 22 is the date of the second Kind of Blue session in New York.

Irving Townsend's voice is on the session tapes; Macero's is not:

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99805408

The recording schedule in Columbia's archives indicates Townsend was producer:

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/1959-today-at-the-30th-street-studio.800567/page-8#post-20713719

All reissues from Sony since 1997 credit Townsend as producer.

Lukpac (talk) 23:06, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

The Singles JukeboxEdit

Hi Dan. I was hoping you could help weigh in on the reliability of The Singles Jukebox at Talk:Don't Call Me Up. I believe they are reliable as they have staff from Stylus and staff like Katherine St Asaph, Alfred Soto who frequently write for Pitchfork, Rolling Stone. However, it is being said that TSJ is a blog and is WP:SPS. CoolMarc 17:06, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Dusty in MemphisEdit

FYI, Dusty Springfield was signed to Atlantic Records for the USA only. She was still with Philips outside the USA including her native UK as proven by this citation. [2]. Steelbeard1 (talk) 02:08, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

1989Edit

Hi, I noticed you—an experienced editor—made a few edits on 1989 (Taylor Swift album). Would you mind having a look at the article's current Peer Review so that the article's quality can be improved? Thank you so much in advance, (talk) 01:36, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Amarte Es un Placer (album) FACEdit

I have nominated Amarte Es un Placer (album) for FA and was wondering if you could comment on it. Erick (talk) 22:29, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the SeventiesEdit

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for June 23, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 23, 2019.—Wehwalt (talk) 18:01, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Record label on Me!Edit

Hi. In New York Times article, "As part of the new agreement, Swift will own her master recordings moving forward, and on YouTube, the video for “Me!” was credited to Taylor Swift Productions, Inc.". The production company was a copyright holder. However the label goes to Republic Records. 113.210.99.33 (talk) 17:52, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Album of the YearEdit

This website have been added in several articles like, Bandana, ?, 17, and Schlagenheim. Is this website count as reliable or not? TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 13:36, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Removing GenresEdit

If you are going to remove a genre from a page, at least add a source to the genre, don't leave it empty, besides, there are albums where the genre is more than clear, example: Taylor Swift's debut album is Country, do you really need to remove the genre just because it has "nO SoUrcE"? Everybody knows is country and the categories of where it was nominated show that too, so if you are going to rant removing genres, why don't you add a genre with the corresponding source? Alberto279 (talk) 19:44, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

The Big Day (album)Edit

Hi Dan56. Can you please take a look at the most recent comment for concerningan issue? 2402:1980:8245:2B21:94D7:13A5:A29D:1D77 (talk) 10:00, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Emerson, Lake & PalmerEdit

Please stop with the personal attacks in your edit summaries, you know better, or a least you should. - FlightTime Phone (open channel) 21:24, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Her we go again, WP:OWN - FlightTime (open channel) 21:34, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

MBDTFEdit

Gave a reason why I reverted your edit but thought I'd explain further on here to avoid possible edit warring. The album's title can be reinstated once within a para, that is not overly repetitive; this is how most "well-written" album articles work, though using "it" too much is tedious/repetitive and can sometimes cause confusion to what it means, so I mixed "the album", "it" and "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" enough so that neither becomes tedious.

Edit The article looks like you cleaned it up now, will look properly tomorrow. --Kyle Peake (talk) 21:27, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Cool. Thanks. Dan56 (talk) 21:50, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

You reverted how many of edits without explanation?Edit

This is unprecedented. What in the world is your problem?
Vmavanti (talk) 00:14, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. --Vmavanti (talk) 00:32, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

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