Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:03 pm

Welcome to another round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7!
This week, my friends, we start Round 2!

Vote for your favorite album in each match-up.
Remember, anyone can vote as long as the voter has heard both albums.

Good-spirited comments are encouraged, but not absolutely necessary.
Deadline = July 19th at 10am EST.

By request (and common sense) - here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=462048

After the first round of "Predict-It," Nassim holds a narrow lead over Sweepstakes Ron, with 45 and 42 points respectively. luney6 is currently in line for the bronze, with 40 points.

Match-ups:
1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et


Roll 'Em Pete!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:09 pm

Playlist for the whole of Round 2:



Playlist for this week:



Clear Spot
Program Music 1

Captain Beefheart | Clear Spot
The Feelies | Crazy Rhythms
Kashiwa Daisuke | Program Music 1
Nils Frahm | Spaces
Susanne Sundfor | Ten Love Songs
The Cure | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Bad Company | Bad Co.
The Little Rabbits | Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et Gris
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Honorio » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:21 pm

Before beginning with the second round I'm going to post some stats, a redux version of what I did last year:

a) RYM Rating:
Last year I told that "the perfect definition of "Moderately Acclaimed Album" could be an album with a RYM rating between 3,00 and 3,99." This year we have exactly the same fact, oddly even the mean value of the RYM rating is almost the same as last year (now 3,65265625 and last year 3,65503937).



But this year there's a difference, the standard deviation was higher then (0,24931678) than now (0,220239516). Last year there was more dispersion, with an album with a 2,49 ranking and 4 albums over 4. This year the lowest ranked album has a ranking of 3,08 and there are only 2 albums with a ranking over 4, exactly 4,04 and 4,21. Any guesses? Some clues, just like last year the lowest ranked album is a very popular album and the highest is a prog-rock album (we're talking about RateYourMusic after all).



My personal opinion? Maybe the mean value is exactly the same but I prefer the albums we selected last year. But that's absolutely subjective.

b) Year of release:
Like it happened with the RYM rankings, oddly our selection for MA7 ended with the very same mean value than MA6, 1992. This time the decade most represented is the 1990s (last year it was the 2000s followed by the 1970s) and we have even more albums from the actual decade than last year (24 instead of 22), being the second most represented decade.



And no more stats this year. Last year I also included music genres, album length, nationality, participation and winners (among the nominators). This time I'll only add my personal correlation with the overall votes, the final correlation with my choices on every match-up and the final results has been 57,8% (37/64). Not too high but not too low.

And finally not a statistic but a personal list. This could be the Top 10 of albums I'm going to miss the most on the Second Round (excluding my own nominations):
1. Destroyer - Kaputt
2. The Rolling Stones – Metamorphosis
3. Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
4. Gal Costa - Gal Costa
5. Paul Simon - Still Crazy after All These Years
6. The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4
7. Elliott Smith - Roman Candle
8. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
9. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook
10. Röyksopp - Melody A.M.



But let's go with the next Round! I usually make comments on Round 2 but, due to lack of time, this time I will begin to add comments on Round 3 (sorry, Brad). Instead I'll rank the 8 options…

6. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (1980)
vs.
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Clear Spot (1972)

5. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
vs.
8. Bad Company - Bad Company (1974)

1. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music I (2007)
vs.
3. Nils Frahm - Spaces (2013)

4. Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs (2015)
vs.
7. The Little Rabbits - Dans les faux puits rouges et gris (1991)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby notbrianeno » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:29 pm

1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby luney6 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:17 pm

The Feelies

The Cure

Kashiwa Daisuke

The Little Rabbits
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby whuntva » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:09 pm

Clear Spot
Bad Co.
Program Music 1
Ten Love Songs
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby DaveC » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:16 pm

1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
3. Nils Frahm - Spaces
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Jirin » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:28 pm

Captain Beefheart 87-81
The Cure 84-70
Nils Frahm 88-86
Susanne Sundfor 75-73

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby acroamor » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:16 pm

1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
As good as the Captain may have been, he never made a song as good as "Raised Eyebrows" - but then, very few have.
2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.
Eh.
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
Sorry Nils, today was simply not your day. Perhaps another matchup would have gone better.
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et
The Little Rabbits seem like they would have been very successful as a 60s American band, but alas, were not. Not that it matters either way against Susanne's masterful record - one of the best from last year.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby PlasticRam » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:09 am

1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby jamieW » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:28 pm

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1
Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs

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Postby JWinton » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:09 pm

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Nils Frahm - Spaces
Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:41 pm

Program Music I
Clear Spot
Ten Love Songs
Spaces
Crazy Rhythms
Bad Company
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:13 pm

Honorio wrote: Any guesses? Some clues, just like last year the lowest ranked album is a very popular album and the highest is a prog-rock album (we're talking about RateYourMusic after all).

I'm going with 1984 and Red...

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Honorio » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:14 am

You're half right, Brad!! The highest ranked MA7 album in RYM was King Crimson's "Red" (that next week is going to face a strong opponent) but the lowest ranked album was not "1984" (two more clues: a) it's even more popular than "1984" and b) it has been eliminated on first round).
And what about the second highest ranked album? Clue: it's NOT a Prog-Rock album…

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby jamieW » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:39 am

Honorio wrote:You're half right, Brad!! The highest ranked MA7 album in RYM was King Crimson's "Red" (that next week is going to face a strong opponent) but the lowest ranked album was not "1984" (two more clues: a) it's even more popular than "1984" and b) it has been eliminated on first round).
And what about the second highest ranked album? Clue: it's NOT a Prog-Rock album…


Glancing back over the bracket, I would guess Adele's "21?" (I'll need to give a little more thought to what could be the second highest ranked album, since there are many contenders...)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Henry » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:32 pm

2. Bad Company - Bad Co. is preferred over The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Nassim » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:45 pm

Lowest ranked has to be Back to Bedlam !

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Bang Jan » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:45 pm

Nassim wrote:Lowest ranked has to be Back to Bedlam !


That was in last year's MAA though...
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby sonofsamiam » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:51 pm

4. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
3. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot

5. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
8. Bad Company - Bad Co.

1. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1
6. Nils Frahm - Spaces

2. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs
7. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et

Probably the strongest group yet

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Honorio » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:45 pm

Exactly, jamieW! Adele's "21" was the lowest ranked album this year (with a RYM ranking of 3,08) while "Back to Bedlam" was the lowest ranked album last year, with an ignominious ranking of 2,49.
Another clue for the second ranked album: it's from a four-member band, so this reduces the options to 21 albums (because I haven't specified if it passed to the second round, maybe yes or maybe not).

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Kingoftonga » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:30 pm

This was a great week - all four match-ups were close for me. Winners in red.

1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby babydoll » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:01 pm

2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.
I'm sorry, but Bad Company should have never advanced. It's a pretty bad record.

3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby DocBrown » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:14 pm

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Bad Company - Bad Co.
Nils Frahm - Spaces
The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:15 am

My picks:
1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et

Less than 11 hours left to vote.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:09 am

1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot

2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.

Especially tough call here. Kiss Me isn't as consistently good as Bad Co. but the highs on the former are monumentous so it gets the nod.
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Jeff » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:15 am

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms vs. Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot

The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me vs. Bad Company - Bad Co.

Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 vs. Nils Frahm - Spaces
My two favorites this week. . .

Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs vs. The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby spiritualized » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:51 am

The Feelies
The Cure
NIls Frahm
The Little Rabbits

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.1

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:15 pm

A pleasant participation increase to start the second round! - back up to 21 total voters:
acroamor
babydoll
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
Brad
DaveC
DocBrown
GucciLittlePiggy
Henry
Honorio
jamieW
Jeff
Jirin
JWinton
Kingoftonga
luney6
notbrianeno
PlasticRam
sonofsamiam
spiritualized
whuntva

Winners:
1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms over Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot 12-7
2. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me over Bad Company - Bad Co. 15-5
3. Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1 over Nils Frahm - Spaces 11-8
4. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs over The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et 14-4

Round 2.2 up soon!


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