I'm nominating this for featured list status because I think it's interesting and meets the criteria! Theleftorium(talk) 11:10, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Oppose The history section should be removed as too comprehensive and the Simpsons is a simple show. The lead should be about 4 paragraphs long and should mention briefly the recordings. For example the first paragraph mainly chronicles their life, but not the recordings. Off-topic comments can be found throughout the text. Regards.--Kürbis (✔) 11:32, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
The Simpsons is "a simple show"? What are you talking about? This is a good summary of all the Simpsons music releases, that doesn't go into too much detail (the details belong in the articles for the different releases). You're oppose is not based on any policies and is therefore not valid. Theleftorium(talk) 11:37, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Discographies should just summarize the most important content about the recordings. You have a lead plus a large section. For example, most of the content is rather about the recording histories of each albums. You could easily trim it down. I am striking my oppose so others can judge whether the text is not too large. Regards.--Kürbis (✔) 13:32, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
But this isn't an ordinary discography. Discographies for actual artists wouldn't need history sections because that information is already in their own articles. The Simpsons doesn't have an article that talks about the history of all its music releases. But maybe this is just my opinion. If others agree with you than I'll consider shortening the article. Theleftorium(talk) 14:00, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Resolved comments from TBrandley (talk) 09:07, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
"The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening that has aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company network since December 1989" re-write to: "The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company, which premiered on December 17, 1989"
No, the first sentence is better. Your sentence implies that the Fox Broadcasting Company premiered on December 17, 1989. Theleftorium(talk) 19:29, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Link The Simpsons in "History". That's the first mention of it in the real article
"Alf Clausen works as the composer for The Simpsons, co-writing, arranging, producing, and conducting almost all music that is used on the show. Much of his work was included on Songs in the Key of Springfield." reads very jolty. How about "The album featured much of the work of the show's composer Alf Clausen, who has co-written, arranged, produced, and conducted all music that is used on the show."
After "It reached number one on the singles charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom" - That's a ton of refs. Can they be combined somehow?
I removed the refs for New Zealand and Norway, as those chart positions are verified by the Australian source (see ). I hope three refs in a row are okay because I don't think there's anything else that can be done. Theleftorium(talk) 10:11, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
"quickly wanted to produce a follow-up album" - "wanted to quickly produce a follow-up album" or something similar. Was his wanting quick, or did he want the production to be quick?
After "was popular and appeared on the singles charts in several countries, reaching number three in Ireland, eight in New Zealand, 14 in Norway, 23 in the United Kingdom, and 53 in Sweden." also has a pile-up, as does "became a top-twenty hit in Ireland and the United Kingdom."
I removed the refs for Norway and Sweden, as those chart positions are verified by the New Zealand source (see ). I hope three refs in a row are okay because I don't think there's anything else that can be done. That last sentence you mentioned has been reduced to two refs. Theleftorium(talk) 10:11, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
That's it from me. Images look fine. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:00, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Where are the release dates referenced, and for which country/countries are they applicable?
The release dates are referenced in the text by ref #2, 17, 16, 21, and 24, do I need to add them to the tables? They are the American release dates, you want me to note that in the tables? Theleftorium(talk) 14:45, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, sorry that you're the guinea pig here, but it just struck me while reviewing this discog that we never actually say where the release date is pertinent to... The Rambling Man (talk) 16:09, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Heh, no worries! I've added the refs and the country to the tables now. Theleftorium(talk) 17:07, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Can you give the tables unique captions, e.g. "List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications"?
Support looks good. I would add a sentence on The Simpsons Theme which is probably the best known song in the scope of the topic. There should also be a sentence on "The Streets of Springfield" since it does not have an article and nobody would have any what is up with it. You should try to make a topic using this as a lead article. Nergaal (talk) 00:54, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the support, but I disagree about your comments. The theme song hasn't been released as a single (other than the Green Day cover), and so it doesn't belong here. "The Streets of Springfield" never charted and hasn't received any coverage in reliable sources such as magazines, newspapers and books; if people want to find out more about it they can follow the footnote to AllMusic, but the song is way too unimportant to be mentioned in the history section (just like the compilation album). Theleftorium(talk) 16:29, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Neutral =)--Kürbis (✔) 16:58, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
To be honest, that's not very helpful. What could be done to improve the list? The Rambling Man (talk) 17:51, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
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