Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:10 pm

Welcome to the Quarter-Final round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5!

Vote for your favorite album in each match-up.
Remember, anyone can vote as long as the voter has heard both albums!
Comments are encouraged but not absolutely necessary.
Deadline = October 13th at 10am EST.

Match-ups:
1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine vs. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8 vs. JJ Cale - Naturally
3. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là] vs. Exuma - Exuma I (1970)


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Gillingham » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:20 pm

1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine vs. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
Quite close, two really solid albums.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by antonius » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:23 pm

1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
2. JJ Cale - Naturally
4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:32 pm

1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine vs. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8 vs. JJ Cale - Naturally
3. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là] vs. Exuma - Exuma I (1970)

I'm rooting for Cold Fact or Exuma to win this competition.
I feel like that

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Post by jamieW » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:13 pm

Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
JJ Cale - Naturally
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]

Favorite album I didn't vote for: Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead

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Post by Listyguy » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:21 pm

My votes go to Talk Talk and Rodriguez.

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Post by Michel » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:55 am

1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8
3. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead
4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Stephan » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:27 pm

1. Exuma - Exuma
2. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
3. JJ Cale - Naturally
4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]
5. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
6. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead
7. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:33 pm

My picks:
1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine vs. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8 vs. JJ Cale - Naturally
3. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là] vs. Exuma - Exuma I (1970)

For what it's worth, match-up #3 was the closest of the entire tournament for me - I had to go 3 decimals out in my rating system to choose Fela.

The rest were easy.

Thanks!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by DaveC » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:56 pm

1. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8
3. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead
4. Exuma - Exuma I (1970)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Jirin » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:08 pm

Bone Machine
F#A#8
Original Sufferhead (#293 AT - #412 AT)
Exuma

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Post by Honorio » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:16 pm

Before the votes I want to point out that there was no "winner" of Round 4. The 8 remaining albums were nominated by 9 AMers ("F#A#∞" received two nominations). Those 9 voters were antonius, Henrik, HRS, Jirin, Listyguy, Logan, nicolas, PlasticRam and TimmyWing.

My votes, this time Stephan (or Jirin) style:
1. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel 82
2. Tom Waits - Bone Machine 79,3
3. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring 77,5
4. J.J. Cale – Naturally 76,6
5t. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#∞ 75
5t. Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 - Original Sufferhead 75
7. Rodriguez - Cold Fact 74,1
8. Exuma - Exuma 72,8

The only match-up that was clear for me beforehand was the last one (Brel vs. Exuma). That's why I decided to listen again the complete albums and assign points to the songs. In two cases (second and third match-up) this method made me change my initial choice. But with the slightest of margins!

The umpteenth prove of the open-minded attitude and the varied taste of our beloved forum is our MA5 quarter finals, 8 albums from 6 different countries: USA (3), UK, Canada, Nigeria, Belgium and Bahamas.

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Post by Brad » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:53 pm

About 24 hours left to vote for your Semi-Finalists!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Dan » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:12 pm

I'm joining the party late again. 8 wonderfully varied albums.

Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]
Exuma - Exuma I
Tom Waits - Bone Machine
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead
JJ Cale - Naturally
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8
...will keep us together.

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Post by Honorio » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:12 pm

If I'm not wrong, after a quick recount we have 3 ties right now!!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Henrik » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:55 pm

4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]

Can't make up my mind in the other matchups.
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:59 pm

13 voters in the Quarter-Final round...
antonius
Brad
Dan
DaveC
Gillingham
Henrik
Honorio
jaimeW
Jirin
Listyguy
Michel
PlasticRam
Stephan

Winners:
1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine over Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring 7-5
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8 vs. JJ Cale - Naturally ***TIE! 5-5 Next Vote Wins!!!***
3. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact ***TIE! 5-5 Next Vote Wins!!!***

4. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là] over Exuma - Exuma I (1970) 6-5

We have two tie-breakers to resolve before we enter the semi-final stage:
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#8 vs. JJ Cale - Naturally ***TIE! 5-5 Next Vote Wins!!!***
3. Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact ***TIE! 5-5 Next Vote Wins!!!***

Who's gonna step up?

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Luke JR68 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:22 pm

If one person can decide 2, let's go Godspeed and Fela... If I can only decide one, Godspeed gets my vote :music-listening:

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 5 - Quarter-Finals

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:18 pm

No rule against both, so Godspeed and Fela are in!

Thanks Luke!

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