Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Quarter-Finals!

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - The Quarter-Finals!

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:34 pm

Welcome to the Quarter-Final Round of our 2017 Moderately Acclaimed Albums tournament!
The winners in this round move on the the Final Four!

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 = October 10th 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. The Jam - Sound Affects vs. The Beatles - Help!
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part vs. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
3. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal vs. Saint Etienne - So Tough
4. Fishmans - Long Season vs. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango


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Post by Bang Jan » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:36 pm



Long Season

5 | The Jam | Sound Affects
6 | The Beatles | Help!

3 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | No More Shall We Part
8 | Lana Del Rey | Born to Die

7 | Dead Can Dance | Spleen and Ideal 
1 | Saint Etienne | So Tough

2 | Fishmans | Long Season 
4 | Astor Piazzolla | Libertango
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Post by BleuPanda » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:37 pm

The Jam - Sound Affects
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango

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Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:52 pm

They've met their match!
The Jam - Sound Affects
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Post by Brad » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:04 pm

My picks:
1. The Jam - Sound Affects vs. The Beatles - Help!
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part vs. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
3. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal vs. Saint Etienne - So Tough
4. Fishmans - Long Season vs. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango

Thanks!

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Post by andyd1010 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:21 pm

Help!
Born to Die

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Post by Romain » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:13 pm

1. The Beatles - Help!
2. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
3. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal]
4. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango[/color]

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Post by Hymie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:14 pm

1. Beatles - Help!

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Post by DaveC » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:29 pm

1. The Jam - Sound Affects vs. The Beatles - Help!
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part vs. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
3. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal vs. Saint Etienne - So Tough
So, the two albums I've been struggling to love face each other. I found that the (few) lyrics of "Spleen and Ideal" really clicked with me, and that entry point reoriented me to like the album more.
4. Fishmans - Long Season vs. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango

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Post by Jirin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm

Yay, two noms in the quarters!

Sound Affects 95 - Help! 86
No More Shall We Part 83 - Born To Die 55
So Tough 92 - Spleen And Ideal 76
Libertango 87 - Long Season 82

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Post by StevieFan13 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:49 pm

Saint Etienne - So Tough
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Post by jamieW » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 pm

The Beatles - Help!
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Saint Etienne - So Tough
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango

Favorite album I couldn't vote for: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (Might've been my most difficult decision of the entire tournament.)

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Post by madzong » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:42 pm

Beatles - Help!
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
St. Etienne - So Tough
Pass

Favourite album I couldn't vote for: The Jam - Sound affects

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Post by Henry » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:47 pm

1. The Beatles - Help!
2. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
3. - pass
4. - pass

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Post by bonnielaurel » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:28 am

The Beatles - Help!
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

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Post by luney6 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:03 pm

The Beatles

Dead Can Dance
Astor Piazzolla
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Post by Honorio » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:24 pm

One-line (silly) comments...

[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ffects.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... x-Help.jpg[/imgsize]
2. The Jam - Sound Affects (1980) vs. 3. The Beatles - Help! (1965)
A police car and a screaming siren / The Beatles winning a moderately acclaimed game / That's entertainment. Help!

[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _cover.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... mCover.png[/imgsize]
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (2001) vs. 6. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (2012)
How I miss Angelo Badalamenti here... Autumnal sadness and summertime sadness. As Nick sat sadly by Lana's side.

[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _Ideal.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... oTough.jpg[/imgsize]
8. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985) vs. 4. Saint Etienne - So Tough (1993)
How I miss Ennio Morricone here... Two outstanding singers, Lisa solemn and distant and Sarah sweet and near. So tough.

[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Season.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://images2.imgbox.com/30/2e/eV6DXDkw_o.jpg[/imgsize]
7. Fishmans - Long Season (1996) vs. 1. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango (1974)
Last non-English acts. Far East, Far South. Hypnotic electronic soundscapes and passionate organic sounds. Do the Tango!

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Post by Brad » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:53 pm

24 hours left to vote!

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Post by EmilienDelRey » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:57 pm

The Jam - Sound Affects
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
Saint Etienne - So Tough
Fishmans - Long Season

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Post by Rob » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:34 am

I've run out of things to say about these albums, so just votes:

6. The Jam - Sound Affects vs. 8. The Beatles - Help!
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part vs. 3. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
4. Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal vs. 1. Saint Etienne - So Tough
5. Fishmans - Long Season vs. 7. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango

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Post by Brad » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:01 pm

17 voters this week:
andy1010
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
bonnielaurel
Brad
DaveC
EmilienDelRey
Henry
Honorio
Hymie
jamieW
Jirin
luney6
madzong
Rob
Romain
StevieFan13

Winners:
1. The Beatles - Help! over The Jam - Sound Affects 9-8
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part over Lana Del Rey - Born to Die 9-5
3. Saint Etienne - So Tough over Dead Can Dance - Spleen 9-4
4. Astor Piazzolla - Libertango over Fishmans - Long Season 7-5

Semi-Finals are next!

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