Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by Brad » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:12 pm

Welcome to Round 2.5 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8!

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 = August 1st at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?t ... Albums%208

Match-ups:
1. Big Black - Atomizer vs. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
2. Santigold - Santogold vs. Scott Walker - Scott 3
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality vs. Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:16 pm



Bare Knuckle

7 | Big Black | Atomizer
5 | Sinead O'Connor | The Lion and the Cobra

6 | Santigold | Santogold
2 | Scott Walker | Scott 3

1 | Saint Etienne | So Tough
3 | Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood | Nancy & Lee

4 | Rodriguez | Coming from Reality
8 | Yuzo Koshiro | Bare Knuckle
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by spiritualized » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:33 pm

1. Big Black - Atomizer (4.0) vs. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra (3.5)

2. Santigold - Santogold (4.0) vs. Scott Walker - Scott 3(2.5)

3. Saint Etienne - So Tough (4.0) vs. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee (4.0)
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4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality (2.5) vs. Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle (3.0)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:17 pm

1. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
2. Santigold - Santogold
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality
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Post by DaveC » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:30 pm

1. Big Black - Atomizer vs. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
2. Santigold - Santogold vs. Scott Walker - Scott 3
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
4. Rodriguez - Coming Reality vs. Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle

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Post by bonnielaurel » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:37 pm

Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
Santigold - Santogold
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
Rodriguez - Coming Reality
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Post by jamieW » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:33 pm

Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
Scott Walker - Scott 3
Saint Etienne - So Tough
Rodriguez - Coming from Reality

Favorite album I couldn't vote for: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee

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Post by Romain » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:24 pm

1. Big Black - Atomizer
2. Scott Walker - Scott 3
3. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality

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Post by Honorio » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:04 pm

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8. Big Black - Atomizer (1986)
vs.
4. Sinéad O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra (1987)

6. Santigold - Santogold (2008)
vs.
1. Scott Walker - Scott 3 (1969)

2. Saint Etienne - So Tough (1993)
vs.
3. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee (1968)

5. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality (1971)
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7. Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle (1991)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by Brad » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:50 pm

My picks:
1. Big Black - Atomizer vs. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
2. Santigold - Santogold vs. Scott Walker - Scott 3
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality vs. Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle

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Post by Jirin » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:48 pm

Decided to give Nancy & Lee a second chance. I still don't get it.

Choice of songs are all folksy-cutesy and their delivery of such comes off as forced. In Greenwich Folk Song Salesman they unamusingly quip at each other about the fact they are singing such big words. The two voices clash with each other and fail to emotionally connect with the stories they're telling. Lee Hazelwood sounds like if Leonard Cohen with every emotional note stripped except the sarcastic disconnect. The entire album clashes with itself.

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Post by jamieW » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:09 pm

Jirin wrote:Decided to give Nancy & Lee a second chance. I still don't get it.

Choice of songs are all folksy-cutesy and their delivery of such comes off as forced. In Greenwich Folk Song Salesman they unamusingly quip at each other about the fact they are singing such big words. The two voices clash with each other and fail to emotionally connect with the stories they're telling. Lee Hazelwood sounds like if Leonard Cohen with every emotional note stripped except the sarcastic disconnect. The entire album clashes with itself.
I agree that some songs have this quality. (It's why I ended up going with the more consistent Saint Etienne.) But I certainly think "Some Velvet Morning" is an exception to this. In the case of this particular song, the contrast feels perfect to me. Lee sounds sinister; Nancy sounds innocent and naïve. It's like a dark singalong between Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by Jirin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:21 am

The Lion and the Cobra 65 - Atomizer 35
Santogold 83 - Scott 3 75
So Tough 92 - Nancy & Lee 55

Bare Knuckle I actually didn't listen to first time around because it was against Dare To Be Stupid which, while awesome, I didn't feel I could rate against a non-comedy album. I will make sure to listen to it this week. Coming From Reality gets a 83.

I will say, there are some parts in Nancy & Lee where I started to enjoy it. Mostly parts where one person was singing, then the other person came in, and the voices just didn't match up, or the Sinatra-esque musical backing didn't match the tone of the song and it all felt weird again.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by madzong » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:27 am

Big Black - Atomiser
Santigold - Santogold
Saint Etienne - So Tough
Rodriguez - Coming Into Reality

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by luney6 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:16 am

Big Black - Atomizer
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by Brad » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:06 am

Rob's picks:

Round 2.5:
1. Big Black - Atomizer vs. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
2. Santigold - Santogold vs. Scott Walker - Scott 3
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality vs. Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:26 pm

Big Black - Atomizer (9.1)
Santigold - Santogold (8.6)
Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle (8.6)
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee (8.0)
Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra (7.75)
Scott Walker - Scott 3 (7.75)
Saint Etienne - So Tough (7.5)
Rodriguez - Coming from Reality (6.25)

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Post by Brad » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:33 pm

1-1/2 hours left to vote!

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Post by Kingoftonga » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:38 pm

Winners in red:

1. Big Black - Atomizer vs. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
2. Santigold - Santogold vs. Scott Walker - Scott 3
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough vs. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality vs. Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.5

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:03 pm

15 total voters this week:
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
bonnielaurel
Brad
DaveC
Honorio
jamieW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
luney6
madzong
Rob
Romain
spiritualized
StevieFan13

Winners:
1. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra over Big Black - Atomizer 8-7
2. Santigold - Santogold over Scott Walker - Scott 3 9-5
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough over Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee 7-5
4. Rodriguez - Coming from Reality over Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle 10-3

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