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by Jeff
Tue May 24, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8
Replies: 49
Views: 5502

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.8

Bang Jan wrote:
Brad wrote:Beach House - Bloom vs. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (III) 9-9 ***TIE Next Vote Wins!!!***


Remember this exists!


Is this still going? If so, I'll go with Peter Gabriel.
by Jeff
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 35331

Re: Albums of 2016

5. The Revenant (OST) by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto. Another December 31 release that was officially not out until January of this year. I don't understand what this sentence means. But regardless, the soundtrack for "The Revenant" was definitely available at the time of the film's fi...
by Jeff
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.6
Replies: 29
Views: 3306

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.6

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms vs. Nick Cave - The Boatman's Call Thanks for making me listen to a Dire Straits album in its entirety game. . . Arthur Russell - World of Echo vs. Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh Never listened to the Magma album before. It was good, but it's not Arthur. Bon Iv...
by Jeff
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Le Mot et le Reste (collection)
Replies: 63
Views: 6699

Re: Le Mot et le Reste (collection)

I think I posted the Africa list from this series several months ago, but I'm not sure what the thread title was. http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2591&p=37181 There it is. I'll just copy and paste it into this thread in case Henrik would rather the series all be in ...
by Jeff
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Re: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists

Hey Jeff, hope you don't mind that I post here my nominations for the Argentinian and Spanish teams before these threads definitely sink… And many thanks again for hosting the game, Jeff I do not mind at all. I have been meaning to get the others up too, but have been busy at work lately and have l...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Le Mot et le Reste (collection)
Replies: 63
Views: 6699

Re: Le Mot et le Reste (collection)

I think I posted the Africa list from this series several months ago, but I'm not sure what the thread title was.
by Jeff
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Wrap-up and Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: World Music Cup: Wrap-up and Suggestions

Some initial thoughts Make each nation use at minimum one traditional--strictly defined (i.e., no trace of pop/rock influence whatsoever)–-folk song. These songs were nearly uniformly crushed in this edition. So perhaps a designated round in the group stage where each nation must use one of these wo...
by Jeff
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Wrap-up and Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 468

World Music Cup: Wrap-up and Suggestions

Cuba wins the Acclaimed Music forum's World Music Cup! The managerless team was in control for the entire match and defeated finalist Mali by a score of 7-3. Argentina prevailed 5-4 over Germany for third place thanks to a second-half comeback. In the fifth-place match, France erased an early defici...
by Jeff
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Ethiopia

ETHI OPIA Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 6.5 points | 19 votes | 49% Result: Second in Group H; defeated 1-11 by Japan in the Round of 16. Team MVP: Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta [First in match three with 8 votes] Roster Adjuran tribesmen – Introduction of Man to Woman Field recording of a r...
by Jeff
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Portugal

PORT UGAL Manager: bonnielaurel Record: 7.5 points | 25 votes | 63% Result: First in Group F; defeated 4-8 by Cuba in the Round of 16. Team MVP: Madredeus - O Pastor [First in match one with 8 votes] Roster Amália Rodrigues - Asas Fechadas She did a lot for the worldwide recognition of fado in the ...
by Jeff
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

Re: World Music Cup: Championship

My last votes. I still enjoy seeing Belgium in the final eight, having done so without ever using forum-favorite Jacques Brel. Who would have expected that? CUBA VS. MALI I assumed I would go with Mali since I liked the Amadou & Mariam track already and have wanted an African team to win all alo...
by Jeff
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Jamaica

JAM AICA Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 6 points | 18 votes | 45% Result: First in Group C; defeated 3-9 by Argentina in the Round of 16. Team MVP: Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking [First in match two with 8 votes] Roster Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking Dummy-team submission by D...
by Jeff
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA Manager: Dan Record: 6.5 points | 21 votes | 51% Result: Second in Group B; defeated 2-10 by Brazil in Round of 16. Team MVP: Letta Mbulu – Mahlalela [First in match one with 9 votes] Roster DJ Mujava - Township Funk Freshlyground - Fire Is Low Letta Mbulu - Mahlalela Miriam Makeba - P...
by Jeff
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

Re: World Music Cup: Championship

I had to post this a day late since I had evening plans last night and didn't want to close voting early because two teams were tied (France and Belgium, with France ultimately winning due to having a higher overall vote percentage). I'm leaving this one open until next Saturday instead of Friday to...
by Jeff
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

World Music Cup: Championship

Welcome to the championship of the World Music Cup's knockout stage. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the one in each matchup that you most prefer. If there is a problem with any of the links (e.g., region locks, dead links), please mention it in a post below and do not vote for t...
by Jeff
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Semifinals
Replies: 18
Views: 2036

Re: World Music Cup: Semifinals

I don't think Faust is going to make it through, but I think the Stockhausen track would be eligible for the consolation round (if there is one next week. But even, then, I don't really see Stockhausen winning anything with my pick. :mrgreen: The consolation round continues next week, with the thir...
by Jeff
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Semifinals
Replies: 18
Views: 2036

Re: World Music Cup: Semifinals

ARGENTINA VS. CUBA GERMANY VS. MALI BRAZIL VS. JAPAN Contrasting styles this week. Both are strong, but Boredoms eek out a narrow victory. BELGIUM VS. FRANCE I haven't had time for these yet . Slight edge to Belgium due to their energy. Also, "Ca Plane Pour Moi" was one of those songs...
by Jeff
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Semifinals
Replies: 18
Views: 2036

World Music Cup: Semifinals

Welcome to the semifinals of the World Music Cup's knockout stage. The winners advance to the finals while the losers play the third-place match. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the one in each matchup that you most prefer. If there is a problem with any of the links (e.g., regio...
by Jeff
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Quarterfinals
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

Re: World Music Cup: Quarterfinals

BRAZIL VS. ARGENTINA I love Piazzolla, but sonofsamiam is right about "Rios, Pontes & Overdrives" being an earworm. The shock of the new is enough for Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi to get my vote, though I'm not sure I would want to listen to an entire album of theirs. CUBA VS. JAPAN...
by Jeff
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Quarterfinals
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

Re: World Music Cup: Quarterfinals

Ummm.. Jeff. I had actually private messaged you regarding changing my line up a little bit, because i thought Janitor of Lunacy wouldn't do all that well. I was a little late though, sorry. Would it still be possible to switch Janitor of Lujacy with The Falconer, also by Nico? Edit: Actually, real...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Quarterfinals
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

World Music Cup: Quarterfinals

Welcome to the quarterfinals of the World Music Cup's knockout stage. The winners of each matchup advance to the semifinals while the losers are eliminated. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the one in each matchup that you most prefer. If there is a problem with any of the links (...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Extra Time, France vs. Italy
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: World Music Cup: Extra Time, France vs. Italy

Ending this a bit early since I don't think enough people would vote to change the outcome.

France scores an unheard of 7 goals in extra time to Italy's 1 to advance,
by Jeff
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Extra Time, France vs. Italy
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: World Music Cup: Extra Time, France vs. Italy

I like Italy's energy, but for me they lack the finishing ability to beat the traditional approach of the French side. So I'm going France here. I don’t want to overcomplicate things, but I wonder if the next time we do the World Cup (and I’m really hoping it becomes a tradition!) we could have team...
by Jeff
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Extra Time, France vs. Italy
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

World Music Cup: Extra Time, France vs. Italy

They were evenly matched throughout the voting session, and when time expired both had netted six votes. That means it's time for a one-day only tiebreaker! The nation with the most votes after time expires advances; the other is eliminated. Listen to each song and select the one that you most prefe...
by Jeff
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 35
Views: 3528

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 3

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On: "What's Happening Brother?" The Band - Music From Big Pink: "To Kingdom Come" Van Morrison - Astral Weeks: "Slim Slow Slider" U2 - The Joshua Tree: "Running to Stand Still" John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: "Resolution" J...
by Jeff
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

India

INDIA Manager: luney6 Record: 1 point | 7 votes | 26% Result: Fourth in Group H; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Avial - Chakala [Third in match one with 3 votes] Roster A. R. Rahman - Jai Ho I don't like this song, but it's pretty popular, so why not use its popularity? It might do well. ...
by Jeff
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Canada

CAN ADA Manager: DocBrown Record: 4 points | 10 votes | 37% Result: Third in Group H; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Tanya Tagaq Gillis – Qimmiruluapik [First in match two with 6 votes] Roster DocBrown took over the Canadian team after it had received a few dummy-team submissions and mixe...
by Jeff
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Colombia

COLO MBIA Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 3 points | 14 votes | 52% Result: Fourth in Group G; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Bomba Estereo – Fuego [First in match three with 8 votes] Roster Bomba Estereo – Fuego This aptly titled song is a modern take on cumbia, filtered through house...
by Jeff
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Algeria

ALG ERIA Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 4.5 points | 11 votes | 41% Result: Third in Group G; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Aziza Brahim – Julud [Tied for first in match two with 6 votes] Roster Aziza Brahim - Julud This singer belongs to the Sahrawi people in the Algerian Sahara. Sh...
by Jeff
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Round of 16
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Re: World Music Cup: Round of 16

Voting for this round ends in about 28 hours. A few matches are separated by a single vote.
by Jeff
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 2, Week 1
Replies: 26
Views: 2346

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Round 2, Week 1

18 | Public Enemy | It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 46 | Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life 44 | Prince | Purple Rain 35 | The Who | Who's Next 123 | Queen | A Night at the Opera 147 | The Rolling Stones | Aftermath 28 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV 41 | Joy Division | Closer I...
by Jeff
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Sweden

SWE DEN Manager: Henrik Record: 4.5 points | 14 votes | 50% Result: Third in Group F; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Cornelis Vreeswijk - Balladen om herr Fredrik Åkare och den söta fröken Cecilia Lind [First in match three with 6 votes] Roster Henrik took over as Sweden's manager after t...
by Jeff
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND Manager: DaveC Record: 1.5 points | 6 votes | 21% Result: Fourth in Group F; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: The Topp Twins - Nga Iwi E [Third in match three with 3 votes] Roster Herbs – Sensitive to a Smile Fat Freddy’s Drop are today’s best known product, but Herbs are the gr...
by Jeff
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Mexico

MEX ICO Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 1.5 points | 5 votes | 18% Result: Fourth in Group E; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Murcof – Urano [Tied for third in match three with 3 votes] Roster Brujeria - Brujerizmo Dummy-team submission by spiritualized. Esquivel - My Blue Heaven Dummy-...
by Jeff
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Indonesia

INDO NESIA Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 4.5 points | 12 votes | 43% Result: Third in Group E; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Various Artists – Gamelan Gong Kebjar: Hudjan mas (Golden Rain) [Second in march one with 7 votes] Roster Detty Kurnia – Dar Der Dor Pop Sunda mixes tradition...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Round of 16
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Re: World Music Cup: Round of 16

BRAZIL VS. SOUTH AFRICA This was tough. I'm going Brazil by the slightest of margins. I could easily change my mind later in the week though. JAMAICA VS. ARGENTINA DaveC happens to have submitted a track from one of my favorite Jamaican albums. Argentina was lovely, but few would stand a chance agai...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 32
Views: 2634

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 2

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation: "Candle" Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde: "Absolutely Sweet Marie" Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica: "Veteran's Day Poppy" Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II: "Thank You" Prince - Purple Rain: "Darling Nikk...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 Rock Albums
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: TOP 10 Rock Albums

This was the top ten albums I would consider rock from the albums list I submitted for the most recent forum all-time poll, with only a few adjustments (I've been souring a bit on Talking Heads lately, relatively speaking of course). 1. Slint | Spiderland 2. Patti Smith | Horses 3. Ariel Pink's Haun...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

England

ENGLAND Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 3 points | 12 votes | 43% Result: Third in Group D; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Spiers & Boden/Bellowhead - The Outlandish Knight [Second in match one with 7 votes] Roster Spiers & Boden/Bellowhead - The Outlandish Knight Dummy-team su...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

South Korea

SOUTH KOREA Manager: none (dummy team) Record: 1 point | 8 voes | 29% Result: Fourth in Group D; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Girls' Generation – Gee [Third in match two with 5 votes] Roster Girls' Generation – Gee Dummy-team submission by Henrik. Imperial Orchestra – Samhyon Yongsan Tr...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Round of 16
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Re: World Music Cup: Round of 16

Thanks to a trip to the airport I'm up earlier than usual, meaning this stage can get started a bit sooner. There's lots of songs in this one, so please let me know if I made any mistakes with YouTube links (and as always, please alert me to any region-locks) or anything else. Let me know what you t...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Round of 16
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

World Music Cup: Round of 16

Welcome to the first round of the World Music Cup's knockout stage. The winners of each matchup advance to the quarterfinals while the losers are eliminated. Listen to all of the songs at least once and select the one in each matchup that you most prefer. Since there are more songs this week than us...
by Jeff
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups G&H, Match 3
Replies: 13
Views: 1569

Re: World Music Cup: Groups G&H, Match 3

Results Despite already being eliminated, Colombia played a masterful game, winning 100% of the vote and taking first. Japan finished with 5 votes, narrowly edging out Italy for second. Algeria entered the round as group leaders, but found themselves unable to score goals and place last. Again we se...
by Jeff
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups G&H, Match 3
Replies: 13
Views: 1569

Re: World Music Cup: Groups G&H, Match 3

Last day to vote in this round. As it stands, it looks like a team is going from first place to being eliminated. Such drama in this game. Since you backed my favorite track from Italy (Ministri), you can try this one :) PS - I smell a whiff of a FIFA-type scandal in this tournament already, but I p...
by Jeff
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 45
Views: 3987

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 1 Week 1

Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted: "In the Mouth a Desert" Radiohead - Kid A: "Morning Bell" Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique: "Egg Man" Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn: "Lucifer Sam" Michael Jackson - Off the Wall: "I Can't Help It" Prince ...
by Jeff
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3

As mentioned elsewhere, the results have to be posted in this thread since there is not a match 4 for Groups A and B. Results This was easily the closest voting round for Group E of the tournament--probably because a tournament-low seven people voted. Anyway, Indonesia needed a strong finish to adva...
by Jeff
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3

Only one day of voting left for these groups.
by Jeff
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Russia

RUSSIA Manager: BITUSSR Record: 3 points | 12 votes | 43% Result: Fourth in Group C; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Bi-2 i Chicherina - Moy rok-n-roll [Second in match one with 5 votes] Roster Alla Pugacheva - Ne otrekayutsya lyubya This is probably Russia's most famous and favorite singe...
by Jeff
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Group Standings and Playlists
Replies: 28
Views: 3782

Israel

ISRAEL Manager: bonnielaurel Record: 4 points | 12 votes | 43% Result: Third in Group C; eliminated in the group stage. Team MVP: Giora Feidman - The Klezmer's Freilach [Second in match two with 5 votes] Roster Chava Alberstein - Melache Meluche She's a singer of Kletzmer music in the Yiddish langu...
by Jeff
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: World Music Cup: Groups E&F, Match 3

I'm looking forward to the knockout stage and will definitely participate again then. Surely France or Brazil are the bookies' favourites to win this, no? Hello Dan, It's a pleasure to see you again. I'm not sure at all for France, I I tried to put several music genres in my choices (pop, rock, rap...

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