Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:33 pm

Welcome to another round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7!

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 26th at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=462048

Match-ups:
1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington


Come along if you care,
Come along if you dare!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby luney6 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:38 pm

King Crimson

Muse

Jim O Rourke

Duke Ellington
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:43 pm

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Jim O'Rourke - Eureka

I'll try to get to the last match.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby whuntva » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:02 pm

Little Earthquakes
Black Holes and Revelations
pass
Everybody Loves You
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Postby antonius » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:26 pm

3. Roxy Music - Manifesto

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby bonnielaurel » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:31 pm

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby DaveC » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:17 pm

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:40 pm



Red (First 5 tracks)
Eureka

King Crimson | Red
Jim O'Rourke | Eureka
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra | Masterpieces by Ellington
Tori Amos | Little Earthquakes
Kaki King | Everybody Loves You
Haim | Days Are Gone
Muse | Black Holes and Revelations
Roxy Music | Manifesto
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby PlasticRam » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:52 pm

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby acroamor » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:12 pm

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
I think without "Starless", Little Earthquakes would have surpassed Red. But, well, it didn't.
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
God now this is a hard matchup. Both albums I dearly love, one of which I've loved for a very long time, one of which for just a few years. I do think I'll give this one to my middle school self.
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Eureka wins for its much greater willingness to get weird than Roxy Music's comparatively bland record.
4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
Time for some sacrilege: while Duke may be a better bandleader, Kaki's a better performer - although it's a very, very close competition.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby DocBrown » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:50 am

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Roxy Music - Manifesto
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Jeff » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:55 am

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby jamieW » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:04 pm

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Brutally close matchup between two of my favorites. "Starless" is my favorite song on either album, but Tori has the next three with "Winter," "Girl," and "Precious Things."
Haim - Days Are Gone
Roxy Music - Manifesto
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:14 pm

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Honorio » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:11 pm

3. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
vs.
1. King Crimson - Red (1974)

8. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
vs.
7. Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)

6. Roxy Music - Manifesto (1979)
vs.
4. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka (1999)

5. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You (2003)
vs.
2. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington (1951)


Still waiting for someone to guess the second highest ranked album. A second and third clue: a) it's from an American band and b) it passed to the second round. So we have an album from an American four-member band on the second round. This narrows the possibilities from 21 to 5. Any taker? If not the fourth clue will be definitive.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:22 pm

Honorio wrote:Still waiting for someone to guess the second highest ranked album. A second and third clue: a) it's from an American band and b) it passed to the second round. So we have an album from an American four-member band on the second round. This narrows the possibilities from 21 to 5. Any taker? If not the fourth clue will be definitive.



Stop Making Sense?

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Honorio » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:27 pm

Exactly, BleuPanda, "Stop Making Sense" has a RYM ranking of 4.04

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Jirin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:58 pm

Tori Amos 85-82
Haim 90-59
Kaki King 90-86

Missed Eureka first time around, need to make sure to hear it this time.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby jamieW » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:31 am

Honorio wrote:Exactly, BleuPanda, "Stop Making Sense" has a RYM ranking of 4.04


No wonder I struggled with this. I don't even think I had "Stop Making Sense" on my list of possibilities. It's really surprising that a Talking Heads album (even a live one) would be rated below so many others.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Brad » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:37 am

My picks:

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby notbrianeno » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:03 am

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
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Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:06 pm

Almost missed this ... poor Tori! 4 great albums this round...

3. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. 1. King Crimson - Red
8. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. 7. Haim - Days Are Gone
5. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. 2. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
6. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. 4. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Nassim » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:08 pm

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
2. Haim - Days Are Gone

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby spiritualized » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:55 pm

Match-ups:
1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
Far more interesting from King Crimson. Things are happening in this record, whilst Tori is gentle listening, but doesn't move me much.
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
Second listen of "Days are Gone" vs an established rock act and I am still unconvinced, although My Song 5 is rather good
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Some good songs in "Manifesto" - but too much filler too, whilst Eureka is very solid
4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
Not exactly fussed by either of those
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Kingoftonga » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:11 pm

Winners in red.

1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations vs. Haim - Days Are Gone
3. Roxy Music - Manifesto vs. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
4. Kaki King - Everybody Loves You vs. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Henry » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:57 pm

1. King Crimson - Red
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:57 am

2. Haim
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:26 am

10-1/2 hours left to vote!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:20 pm

An impressive 22 voters this week (two of whom did not vote for the marquee match-up, which is a tie):
acroamor
antonius
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
bonnielaurel
Brad
DaveC
DocBrown
Henry
Honorio
jamieW
Jeff
Jirin
Kingoftonga
luney6
Nassim
notbrianeno
PlasticRam
sonofsamiam
spiritualized
Sweepstakes Ron
whuntva

Results:
1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red ***TIE! 10-10 Next Vote Wins!***
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations over Haim - Days Are Gone 11-10
3. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka over Roxy Music - Manifesto 10-7
4. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington over Kaki King - Everybody Loves You 10-6

Tie-Breaker!
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes vs. King Crimson - Red ***TIE! 10-10 Next Vote Wins!***

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Postby Bang Jan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:22 pm

Can I break the tie even though I already voted in that matchup?
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:31 pm

Bang Jan wrote:Can I break the tie even though I already voted in that matchup?

Anyone who has already voted in the match-up is not eligible to vote again in that match-up.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:31 pm

Brad wrote:
Bang Jan wrote:Can I break the tie even though I already voted in that matchup?

Anyone who has already voted in the match-up is not eligible to vote again in that match-up.


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:34 pm

Otherwise, don't you think I would have just voted again for my own favorite and called it a day?

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Postby spiritualized » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:39 pm

Gee, very tight matchups !

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Postby Romain » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:39 pm

I like both...hmmm.... I don't know....

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Postby spiritualized » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:04 pm

He he he good one, let me know how much you fetch for that vote !

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Postby Brad » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:11 pm

So Romain - I'm assuming that is not a vote, correct?

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby PlasticRam » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:13 pm

Romain wrote:Red is the winner....today...Another day, it could be the other.

Brad wrote:So Romain - I'm assuming that is not a vote, correct?

My guess is that is a vote. But confirmation from Romain is needed.
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:33 pm

Romain wrote:Red is the winner....today...Another day, it could be the other.


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Postby DocBrown » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:43 pm

Romain wrote:I like both...hmmm.... I don't know....

Red is the winner....today...Another day, it could be the other]


I assume Romain means the redhead wins, eh?
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Romain » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:32 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
Romain wrote:Red is the winner....today...Another day, it could be the other.

Brad wrote:So Romain - I'm assuming that is not a vote, correct?

My guess is that is a vote. But confirmation from Romain is needed.


Yes, of course, red is the winner. Sorry for Tori Amos, your "defender" doesn't have enough money. Bang Jan, don't forget, I need Euros, not Dollars. :D

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.2

Postby Brad » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:18 am

Thanks Romain! Red it is... so one King wins, another loses... to a Duke.


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