Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

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Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby ordinaryperson » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:15 am

Vote for your favorite out of each of the match ups. Voting for this week will end on the 2nd of December at 7:00pm EST.

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The Brackets
Albums
Songs

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain vs. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
The Replacements - Let It Be vs. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
The Smiths - The Smiths vs. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. vs. Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Songs
The Style Council - You're the Best Thing vs. Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want
Utopia - Crybaby vs. Cocteau Twins - Aloysius
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Dazzle vs. Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version) vs. Robert Görl featuring Annie Lennox - Charlie Cat
Killing Joke - Eighties vs. Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now
Art of Noise - Moments in Love vs. Eurythmics - Julia
Meat Puppets - Plateau vs. Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion
Strafe - Set It Off vs. Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten


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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Moonbeam » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:21 am

Was hoping to nominate the album version of "Julia":



Lots of great albums and songs in the tournament!

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Bang Jan » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:33 pm

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
The Smiths - The Smiths
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Songs
Pass
Cocteau Twins - Aloysius
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Dazzle
Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version)
Killing Joke - Eighties
Art of Noise - Moments in Love
Meat Puppets - Plateau
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby ordinaryperson » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:24 pm

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
The Smiths - The Smiths
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Songs
Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want
Cocteau Twins - Aloysius
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Dazzle
Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version)
Killing Joke - Eighties
Eurythmics - Julia
Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby jamieW » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:45 pm

As always, anything I've rated a 6 or higher I genuinely like.

Albums

Prince - Purple Rain 9.22
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire 6.7

The Replacements - Let It Be 6.59
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade 5.86

The Smiths - The Smiths 6.41
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime 5.63

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. 6.67
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain 5.56

Songs

The Style Council - You're the Best Thing 6
Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want 6

Utopia - Crybaby 5
Cocteau Twins - Aloysius 5

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Dazzle 6
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle 7

Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version) 10 (I prefer the original version, which is perfect as is, but this is great, too.)
Robert Görl featuring Annie Lennox - Charlie Cat 7

Killing Joke - Eighties 7
Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now 6

Art of Noise - Moments in Love 7
Eurythmics - Julia 8

Meat Puppets - Plateau 7
Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion 10

Strafe - Set It Off 8
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten 10

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby luney6 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:10 pm

Purple Rain

Let it Be

Double Nickels on the Dime
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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Henry » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:41 pm

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
The Replacements - Let It Be vs. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade - pass
The Smiths - The Smiths
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.

Songs
The Style Council - You're the Best Thing
Utopia - Crybaby
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version) vs. Robert Görl featuring Annie Lennox - Charlie Cat - pass
Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now
Art of Noise - Moments in Love vs. Eurythmics - Julia - pass
Meat Puppets - Plateau vs. Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion - pass
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby andyd1010 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:06 pm

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
The Smiths - The Smiths
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby EmilienDelRey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:36 pm

The Style Council - You're the Best Thing

Cocteau Twins - Aloysius

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Dazzle

Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version)

Killing Joke - Eighties

Art of Noise - Moments in Love

Meat Puppets - Plateau

Strafe - Set It Off

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Neil » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:32 pm

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Smiths - The Smiths
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Songs
Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want
Utopia - Crybaby
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Robert Görl featuring Annie Lennox - Charlie Cat
Killing Joke - Eighties
Art of Noise - Moments in Love
Meat Puppets - Plateau
Strafe - Set It Off

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 am

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle

Will vote for the rest later.
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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby bonnielaurel » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:09 pm

Albums:
Prince - Purple Rain
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
The Smiths - The Smiths
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.

Songs:
Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want
Cocteau Twins - Aloysius
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Robert Görl featuring Annie Lennox - Charlie Cat
Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now
Art of Noise - Moments in Love
Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby DaveC » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:39 pm

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Smiths - The Smiths
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Songs
The Style Council - You're the Best Thing
Cocteau Twins - Aloysius
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version)
Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now
Eurythmics - Julia
Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Nassim » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:54 pm

Don't know if I'll have time to do all the required listening will all the polls/games going...
Let's still throw those votes in :

The Replacements - Let It Be
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby madzong » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:31 am

Songs:

Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want
Cocteau Twins - Aloysiu
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Dazzle
Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version)
Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now
Eurythmics - Julia
Meat Puppets - Plateau
Pass

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Honorio » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:01 pm

Nassim wrote:Don't know if I'll have time to do all the required listening will all the polls/games going...

Well, in my case I actually know it: I WON'T have time to do all the required listening with this maelstrom of polls. Steely Dan, Overlooked, 9285, 1984, 2009/00s Decade Poll, Women in Music (3 polls!), Album of the Week plus the usual Rank the Tracks, AMF Weekly chart and Rob's 10000 Songs. It's absolutely overwhelming. Polls like Overlooked, 9285, 1984 are not too hard to follow after the first round but… it was necessary to begin all those three polls at the same time?
On December we will have the 00s final poll (I will probably need to do some catch-up on albums) plus the triple poll about women (the one I'm more interested in participate if I find time to do some additional listening). I wish the deadline of the women's poll would be delayed but probably I'm the only one thinking like that.
Moreover sometimes you only want to listen to some music you feel like listening, music that is not part of any game. So I'm afraid I'm going to give up on some of these games, for instance I still haven't listened to any album of the week (apart from the first). But I would like to participate on this 1984 Poll, fortunately there are only 7 albums previously unknown to me…
And sorry, ordinaryperson, for using your thread for my rant.

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby Honorio » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:31 pm



1. Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain vs. 6. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
5. The Replacements - Let It Be vs. 7. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
3. The Smiths - The Smiths vs. 8. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
4. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. vs. 2. Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain



5. The Style Council - You're the Best Thing vs. 2. Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
12. Utopia - Crybaby vs. 6. Cocteau Twins - Aloysius
10. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dazzle vs. 14. Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
11. Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version) vs. 15. Robert Görl featuring Annie Lennox - Charlie Cat
9. Killing Joke - Eighties vs. 1. Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now
8. Art of Noise - Moments in Love vs. 7. Eurythmics – Julia
13. Meat Puppets - Plateau vs. 4. Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion
16. Strafe - Set It Off vs. 3. Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:58 am

WINNERS

Albums
Prince - Purple Rain vs. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (10-0)
The Replacements - Let It Be vs. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (6-4)
The Smiths - The Smiths vs. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (9-2)
***TIED*** Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. vs. Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain ***NEXT VOTE WINS*** (5-5)

Songs
The Style Council - You're the Best Thing vs. Joe Jackson - You Can’t Get What You Want (3-6)
Utopia - Crybaby vs. Cocteau Twins - Aloysius (2-8)
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Dazzle vs. Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (5-6)
Prince - Computer Blue (Hallway Speech Version) vs. Robert Görl featuring Annie Lennox - Charlie Cat (7-2)
***TIED*** Killing Joke - Eighties vs. Joe Jackson - Not Here, Not Now ***NEXT VOTE WINS*** (5-5)
Art of Noise - Moments in Love vs. Eurythmics - Julia (4-5)
Meat Puppets - Plateau vs. Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion (4-5)
Strafe - Set It Off vs.Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (2-7)
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Re: Music of 1984: Round 1, Week 1

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:15 am

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA

The Killing Joke - Eighties
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