Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

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Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Jeff » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:13 pm

The initial field of 64 artists has been whittled down to a mere sixteen. So begins the second half of the tournament. From this point on, all regions are together and we go through two rounds per week. Additionally, the voting scale has undergone a slight adjustment. This poll closes around 11pm EST (4am GMT) Wednesday night (Thursday morning for GMT).

IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU VOTE, READ THIS
After careful consideration, I have decided to amend the voting scale for the latter rounds of the tournament. This is partially because of feedback and in part because of a change in voting trends as the game has progressed (that is, people mostly awarded fewer points in round 2 than in round 1, a trend that will likely continue from here on making the possibility of unbreakable ties more likely). If everyone absolutely detests this new system, it can always be changed for next round. I must tip my hat to Henrik, who suggested the new system.

For each matchup, indicate which artist you prefer and then assign that artist a score between one and three. However, you are limited by the number of scores that you can give:
3 – One per voter. Do you spend it on an artist you love or against one you hate?
2 – Three per voter. Not as influential as a 3, but can still easily sway the outcome of a match.
1 – Four per voter.

As always, please remember to have at least a passing familiarity (i.e., listen to a couple of their songs) with each artist. To accommodate this, I have prepared three-song playlists for each artist which can be accessed via the link at the bottom of the post.

Matchups:
London
1) The Beatles
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis

Lagos
1) Prince
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie

Results are posted here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2192

Playlists: https://acclaimedmusicmadness.wordpress.com/artists/

More on the voting change:
Under the new system, people who give out mostly 1s are forced to award higher scores and people who award mostly 3s and 2s must give out more 1s. Now everyone has an equal amount of points meaning that everyone has the same amount of influence on the outcome of the game, rather than a small minority with extreme opinions carrying greater weight than the more moderate majority (considering that there are three artists that I dislike still alive in the tournament, I would count myself in the former group). Moreover, instead of hoping that everyone votes honestly using the old relative preference scale, the game now basically encourages people to vote strategically, which seems to me more fun and less frustrating: no more giving your favorite artist a 2 instead of a 3 because you honestly like their opponent just to see your favorite lose by a single point. I had misgiving about changing the rules 1/3 of the way through the tournament, but considering everything above, I felt it better to be proactive.
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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Jeff » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:17 pm

London
1) The Beatles
4) Bruce Springsteen - 1

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis - 1

Lagos
1) Prince
5) Frank Sinatra - 1

11) The Velvet Underground - 3
7) Neil Young
I'm tired of Neil Young hanging around so here is where I spend my three.

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan - 2
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder - 2
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead
12) The Beach Boys - 2

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie - 1
Even though I dislike Bob Marley, I do not expect Marley to win here so I feel okay with Bowie having a one.

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Honorio » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:52 pm

London

The Beatles 2 (vs. Bruce Springsteen)

Miles Davis 1 (vs. Duke Ellington)

Lagos

Prince 3 (vs. Frank Sinatra), I love Sinatra but SH2B3

Neil Young 1 (vs. The Velvet Underground)

Memphis

Bob Dylan 1 (vs. The Rolling Stones)

Pink Floyd 2 (vs. Stevie Wonder)

Detroit

Radiohead 1 (vs. The Beach Boys)

David Bowie 2 (vs. Bob Marley)

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by slick » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Matchups:
London
1) The Beatles
4) Bruce Springsteen - 3

Even though The Velvets are my least favorite of the remaining, The Beatles are the prohibitive favorite so I am shooting for a Sweet 16 upset!!!

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis -

Lagos
1) Prince - 2
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young - 2

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones - 2

3) Stevie Wonder - 1
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead - 1
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie - 1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Mattceinicram » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:07 pm

1) The Beatles 2
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis 2

Lagos
1) Prince 1
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground 2
7) Neil Young

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan 1
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd 1

Detroit
1) Radiohead 3
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie 1
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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by jamieW » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:18 pm

London
1) The Beatles 2
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis 1

Lagos
1) Prince 2
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young 2

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan 1
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd 1

Detroit
1) Radiohead
12) The Beach Boys 1

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie 3
Obviously, under the old rules, this wouldn't have been a 3. (I do like the rule change, though.)

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Romain » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:56 pm

London
1) The Beatles - 3
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis - 1

Lagos
1) Prince - 2
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground - 1
7) Neil Young

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones - 2

3) Stevie Wonder - 1
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead - 1
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie - 2

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Krurze » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:16 pm

London
1) The Beatles 3
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis 1

Lagos
1) Prince 1
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground 2
7) Neil Young

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones 2

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd 1

Detroit
1) Radiohead 2
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie 1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Jirin » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:25 pm

I like the new system but I don't like the idea of changing scoring systems mid-game.

London
1) The Beatles 2
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis 1

Lagos
1) Prince 3
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young 1

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan 1
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder 2
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead 2
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley 1
7) David Bowie

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by DocBrown » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:58 pm

London
1) The Beatles
4) Bruce Springsteen - 1 I'd gladly join Slick's upset campaign, but I know a lost cause when I see one

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis - 1
A legitimate dead heat, and the worst possible match up for jazz fans. Pre or post bop? Big band or combo?

Lagos
1) Prince
5) Frank Sinatra - 3 We'll counter Honorio here, with my easiest pick of the week

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young - 2
Sailing against the wind.

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan - 2
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd - 1

Detroit
1) Radiohead -2
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie - 1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by DaveC » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:54 pm

London
1) The Beatles 3
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis 1

Lagos
1) Prince 2
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young 1

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones 1

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd 2

Detroit
1) Radiohead 2
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie 1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by whuntva » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:20 pm

Beatles 2

Miles Davis 1

Frank Sinatra 2

Velvet Underground 2

Rolling Stones 1

Pink Floyd 1

Radiohead 3

Bpb Marley 1
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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Luke JR68 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:26 pm

London
1) The Beatles +1
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis +2
I had an extra 2 to allocate, and Duke seems pretty far out of his depth...

Lagos
1) Prince +2
5) Frank Sinatra
Frank is outclassed, plain and simple.

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young +2
Similar to the Dylan/Stones match-up, except Young is more likable.

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones +3
Neither one of these are my favorites, but I'm putting my money on the Rolling Stones as the giant-slayer... Don't disappoint me Mick :D

3) Stevie Wonder +1
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead
12) The Beach Boys +1
Very tight match.

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie +1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:37 pm

London
1) The Beatles- 1

6) Duke Ellington - 2

Lagos
1) Prince - 2

11) The Velvet Underground - 1

Memphis
4) The Rolling Stones - 1

3) Stevie Wonder - 2

Detroit
1) Radiohead - 1

3) Bob Marley - 3

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Henry » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:48 pm

London
1) The Beatles (2)

2) Miles Davis (1)

Lagos
5) Frank Sinatra (1)

7) Neil Young (3)

Memphis
4) The Rolling Stones (2)

3) Stevie Wonder (1)

Detroit
12) The Beach Boys (2)

7) David Bowie (1)

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Stephan » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:17 am

London
1) The Beatles
4) Bruce Springsteen: 3

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis: 2

Lagos
1) Prince: 2
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young: 1

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan: 1
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd: 1

Detroit
1) Radiohead
12) The Beach Boys: 2

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie: 1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Nassim » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:20 am

London
1) The Beatles - 2
4) Bruce Springsteen
That would have been a 3 a couple years back but I found some Springsteen music I really appreciate since.

6) Duke Ellington - 1
2) Miles Davis

Lagos
1) Prince - 1
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground - 2
7) Neil Young

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan - 1
4) The Rolling Stones
That's quite a huge change of feeling compared with when I arrived in AM but right now, given the choice, I'd rather listen to Dylan. (though it has to be said that I'd rather listen to a Rolling Stones album I don't like than a Dylan's album I don't like)

3) Stevie Wonder - 1
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead - 2
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie - 1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by chevisan » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:55 pm

London
1) The Beatles 1
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis 1

Lagos
No vote

11) The Velvet Underground 1
7) Neil Young

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan 3

4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd 2

Detroit
1) Radiohead 2
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie 2

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by JimmyJazz » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:21 pm

Beatles 1

Miles Davis 1

Prince 2

The Velvet Underground 2

Bob Dylan 1

Stevie Wonder 2

Radiohead 1

David Bowie 3

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Michel » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:12 am

London
1) The Beatles 1
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis 1

Lagos
1) Prince 1
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground 3
7) Neil Young

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones 1

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd 2

Detroit
1) Radiohead 2
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie 2

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Post by Hymie » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:36 am

London
1) The Beatles-2

6) Duke Ellington - 1

Lagos
5) Frank Sinatra - 2

7) Neil Young-3

Memphis
4) The Rolling Stones-1

3) Stevie Wonder-1

Detroit
12) The Beach Boys-2

7) David Bowie-1

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Miguel » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:58 am

London
1) The Beatles 2
2) Miles Davis 2

Lagos
1) Prince 2
7) Neil Young 2

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan 2
3) Stevie Wonder 2

Detroit
12) The Beach Boys 3
7) David Bowie 3

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Rob » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:59 am

Honestly, if it wasn't for the rule change I would have given nothing else but ones here. Now I gave the 3 to the least close matchup and the two's to my three favorite artists in this list.

London
1) The Beatles
4) Bruce Springsteen 2

6) Duke Ellington 1
2) Miles Davis

Poor Duke, as born to lose as Sol Hoopi in round 1, though I honestly like him just a little more than Davis.

Lagos
1) Prince 1
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young 1

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan 2
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder
10) Pink Floyd 2

Detroit
1) Radiohead
12) The Beach Boys 1

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie 3

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Jeff » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:11 pm

There's about 13 hours left to vote in this round.

To Nassim and Miguel, the voting procedure for this round is a little different than in previous rounds. Read the first post of this thread for more information if you want to change your votes accordingly. For now, Nassim's votes are taken as is since he did not exceed the point total. Nassim only needs to bump one of his 1-votes to a 2. For Miguel, his 3-votes are counted as 2s and his 2s as 1s so as not to exceed the point limits. Miguel just needs to pick one of his threes to keep and change a few 2s into 1s. Hopefully you guys will visit this thread again and edit your votes, especially since some of these matches are nearly tied.

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by sonofsamiam » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:48 pm

1) The Beatles - 1
4) Bruce Springsteen

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis - 1

1) Prince - 2
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground - 1
7) Neil Young

1) Bob Dylan - 1
4) The Rolling Stones

3) Stevie Wonder - 3
10) Pink Floyd

1) Radiohead
12) The Beach Boys - 2

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie - 2

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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:33 pm

London
1) The Beatles
4) Bruce Springsteen - 1

6) Duke Ellington
2) Miles Davis - 1

Lagos
1) Prince - 2
5) Frank Sinatra

11) The Velvet Underground
7) Neil Young - 2

Memphis
1) Bob Dylan
4) The Rolling Stones - 2

3) Stevie Wonder - 1
10) Pink Floyd

Detroit
1) Radiohead - 3
12) The Beach Boys

3) Bob Marley
7) David Bowie - 1
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Re: Acclaimed Music Madness: Sweet 16

Post by Jeff » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:05 am

As much as I would love to hold off a bit and see if a shining white knight will come and save the day by eliminating Neil Young, I'm afraid I must close the poll two hours early tonight. I do not expect anymore votes anyway at this point and the issue with Nassim and Miguel's votes is inconsequential since it's mathematically impossible for them to affect the outcomes of any of the tightly contested races.

Results will be posted shortly in the results thread.

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