Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

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Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:46 am

Vote for your favorite out of each of the match ups. Voting for this week will end on the 12th of August at 7:00pm EST.

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Albums
Songs

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Prince - Purple Rain vs. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. James Brown - Live' at the Apollo
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs. D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall vs. David Bowie - Young Americans
FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. Parliament - Mothership Connection
Frank Ocean - Blond vs. Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On vs. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry vs. The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say vs. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:58 am

This...is fucking brutal. Nevertheless, I'll give it my best shot.

Songs:
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Favorite song I couldn't vote for: You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (...and Dock of the Bay, and I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and River Deep - Mountain High, and...)
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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Bruno » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:26 am

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Frank Ocean - Blond

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

This is REALLY HARD.

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby slick » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:31 am

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
David Bowie - Young Americans
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby prosecutorgodot » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:39 am

Wow, I thought there would be 128 songs.

EDIT: Lol, this is going to be a massacre any way this goes.
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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby bootsy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:02 am

Interested to see how this turns out.

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Postby DaveC » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:12 am

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Jirin » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:22 am

Albums:
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign O The Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gnarls Barkely - St Elsewhere
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
Parilament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Romain » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:41 am

Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
David Bowie - Young Americans
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say

It's the first time in any game of AM I have to vote against so many great songs and albums.

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby madzong » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:56 am

Albums:

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
David Bowie - Young Americans
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs:

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out - I'll Be There
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby bonnielaurel » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:35 pm

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby antonius » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:38 pm

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
James Brown - Live' at the Apollo
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
David Bowie - Young Americans
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Frank Ocean - Blond

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Ray Charles - What’d I Say

There were some harsh choices here....

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Postby jamieW » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:42 pm

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
David Bowie - Young Americans
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

Favorite album I couldn't vote for: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Second favorite album I couldn't vote for: Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say

Favorite song I couldn't vote for: Aretha Franklin - Respect
Second favorite song I couldn't vote for: Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come

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Postby Bang Jan » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:04 pm

Albums
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say
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Postby andyd1010 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:37 pm

Albums
333. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
345. Prince - Purple Rain vs. Stevie Wonder - 479. Songs in the Key of Life
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. 423. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
326. Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. James Brown - Live' at the Apollo
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs. D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall vs. 487. David Bowie - Young Americans
FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. Parliament - Mothership Connection
469. Frank Ocean - Blond vs. Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
16. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. 101. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
66. Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. 150. Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
117. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. 546. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
8. Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. 84. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
644. Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On vs. 97. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
989. Prince - When Doves Cry vs. 95. The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
57. Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. 530. Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
355. Ray Charles - What’d I Say vs. 294. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Man, that is a stacked field of songs. All of them are in my top 1,000 (I included the ranks from my latest lists). Until looking at the field, I didn't realize I was such a bigger fan of R&B songs than albums. None of the albums are in my top 300, but 10 of the songs are in my top 150.

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Postby JWinton » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:49 pm

Albums:

What's Going On
Purple Rain
Sign 'O' the Times
Live at the Apollo
Black Messiah
Young Americans
LP1
Blond

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:16 pm

Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Postby Listyguy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:34 pm

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Prince - Purple Rain vs. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. James Brown - Live' at the Apollo

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On vs. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry vs. The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say vs. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby EmilienDelRey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:48 pm

SONGS
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
pass
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
pass
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
pass
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Postby Nassim » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:53 pm

bootsy wrote:Interested to see how this turn out

Does that mean we should expect another righteous tantrum?

Not exactly playing in my field here as I like but don't love most of the selection (and all the Stevie Wonder albums tends to blur with each other in my memories... same for Prince)
I don't get the acclaim for Live at the Apollo though.

Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
FKA Twigs - LP1
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs :
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Postby Jackson » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:27 pm

Albums
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
pass for now
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Frank Ocean - Blond

Songs
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay (toughest matchup by far)
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On (I have GL ranked higher but I don't consider it to be a fit in this genre)
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby EmilienDelRey » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:23 am

ALBUMS
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
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Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:26 am

Fun fact: the name of There's a Riot Going On was meant as a response to the question posed by the title of What's Going On, so it's neat that they're matched up.
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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Henry » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:29 am

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs. D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah - Pass
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. Parliament - Mothership Connection - Pass
Frank Ocean - Blond vs. Prince - Dirty Mind - Pass

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby bootsy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:53 am

Nassim wrote:
bootsy wrote:Interested to see how this turn out

Does that mean we should expect another righteous tantrum?

No tantrums. Just watching.

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:24 pm

Albums
4. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. 3. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
2. Prince - Purple Rain vs. 5. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
6. Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. 1. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
8. Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. 9. James Brown - Live' at the Apollo
14. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs. 10. D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
11. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall vs. 15. David Bowie - Young Americans
16. FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. 7. Parliament - Mothership Connection
13. Frank Ocean - Blond vs. 12. Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
14, Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. 5. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
3. Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. 9. Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
4. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. 12. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
10. Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. 1. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
2. Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On vs. 15. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
7. Prince - When Doves Cry vs. 16. The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
11. Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. 6. Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
13. Ray Charles - What’d I Say vs. 8. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back


Ridiculously good stuff in here. The first 3 album match-ups were just mean-spirited. As far as the songs, they were all clear winners to me, though the quality was fantastic from top to bottom.

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Postby DaveC » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:27 pm

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
James Brown - Live' at the Apollo
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Pass
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Prince - Dirty Mind

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Neil » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:33 pm

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
FKA Twigs - LP1
Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby EmilienDelRey » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:04 am

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
pass
Prince - Dirty Mind

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:06 am

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
FKA Twigs - LP1
Frank Ocean - Blond

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Pauler » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:18 am

This song tournament is brutal

Songs

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Prince - When Doves Cry
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Michael Jackson - Thriller
D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
FKA Twigs - LP1
Frank Ocean - Blond

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Postby Honorio » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:09 pm



2. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. 10. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
3. Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain vs. 7. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
5. Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. 1. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
4. Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. 6. James Brown - Live at the Apollo
14. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs. 15. D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
8. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall vs. 9. David Bowie - Young Americans
16. FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. 12. Parliament - Mothership Connection
13. Frank Ocean - Blond vs. 11. Prince - Dirty Mind



10. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. 7. The Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
4. Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. 6. Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
3. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. 14. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
2. Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay vs. 5. Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
1. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. 8. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
11. Prince - When Doves Cry vs. 15. The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
9. Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. 13. Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
12. Ray Charles - What'd I Say vs. 16. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Toni » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:23 pm

Albums
4. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. 10. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
6. Prince - Purple Rain vs. 3. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
2. Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. 1. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
7. Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. 14. James Brown - Live' at the Apollo
12. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs. 5. D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
11. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall vs. 8. David Bowie - Young Americans
16. FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. 9. Parliament - Mothership Connection
15. Frank Ocean - Blond vs. 13. Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
5. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. 10. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
9. Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. 14. Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
12. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. 4. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
7. Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. 6. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
2. Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On vs.8. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
3. Prince - When Doves Cry vs. 16. The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
11. Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. 15. Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
13. Ray Charles - What’d I Say vs. 1. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

When you have a colossal track like "River Deep - Mountain High" at your #14, that's a statement of how incredible this songs playlist is. Only "You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling" is a bit below the level of the others.

7. Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. 6. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come - The toughest match of the week. Had to listen many times to each one, and still don't know what's the best one.

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Toni » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:33 pm

Honorio wrote:16. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back


:cry:

From this playlist, I consider "I Want You Back" anad "What's Going On" the two examples of perfect songs. Fullfilled arrangements, great musical structure and some of the best interpretations you could see on R&B. Every second of these tracks are thrilling. Very likely both will make my AT top 50 in next year's poll!

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Honorio » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:05 pm

Well, Toni, what can I say? You're right, "I Want You Back" is a great song. But being #16 on a list so packed up with immortal classics: a) is no dishonour at all and b) it doesn't mean that I don't like the song. On the contrary, I love the song! I had a hard time chosing this last position, I switched from Beyoncé to the Righteous Brothers to finally the Jackson 5. I think we all agree this was a very tough first week for the R&B poll.

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Gillingham » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
Prince - Purple Rain vs. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. James Brown - Live' at the Apollo
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs. D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall vs. David Bowie - Young Americans
FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. Parliament - Mothership Connection
Frank Ocean - Blond vs. Prince - Dirty Mind

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On vs. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Prince - When Doves Cry vs. The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
Ray Charles - What’d I Say vs. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Toni » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:33 pm

Honorio wrote:Well, Toni, what can I say? You're right, "I Want You Back" is a great song. But being #16 on a list so packed up with immortal classics: a) is no dishonour at all and b) it doesn't mean that I don't like the song. On the contrary, I love the song! I had a hard time chosing this last position, I switched from Beyoncé to the Righteous Brothers to finally the Jackson 5. I think we all agree this was a very tough first week for the R&B poll.


Yes, all 16 tracks are great! I listened to the playlist some times, and it was incredibly pleasant all the time. Actually, I just wanted to know if you disliked this song and why. For me, one of the best funky pieces ever recorded.

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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:55 am

WINNERS

Albums
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On vs. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On (18-7)
Prince - Purple Rain vs. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (16-9)
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times vs. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (10-15)
Michael Jackson - Thriller vs. James Brown - Live' at the Apollo (21-4)
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere vs.D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah (7-16)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall vs. David Bowie - Young Americans (13-9)
FKA Twigs - LP1 vs. Parliament - Mothership Connection (7-15)
Frank Ocean - Blond vs. Prince - Dirty Mind (7-16)

Songs
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine vs. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears (16-9)
Stevie Wonder - Superstition vs. Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High (22-2)
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean vs. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love (23-2)
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come (12-13)
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On vs. Daft Punk - Get Lucky (17-8)
Prince - When Doves Cry vs. The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling (19-5)
Aretha Franklin - Respect vs. Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There (11-14)
Ray Charles - What’d I Say vs. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (8-16)
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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:01 am

Sam Cooke beats Otis Redding by one point, while Stevie and Michael curb-stomp the competition. Only one I feel is relatively bullshit is Aretha losing to the Four Tops.
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Re: Music of R&B: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Listyguy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:21 pm

ordinaryperson wrote:Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay vs. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come (12-13)

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