Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 - Nominations

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Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 - Nominations

Post by Jirin » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:50 am

It's that time, the game where we listen to the underpraised gems of the last year.

Same rules as last year. Very simple, you have all of December to nominate one album. Eligibility rules have been a subject of controversy in some years, as we have tried to base it on Megacritic rankings, then albums got in that didn't do well on Megacritic but did really well on end of year critic lists. So let's just say, only the top 50 in Megacritic are officially barred from the competition, but 'Use your best judgment' and try to avoid nominating albums really popular among critics that are technically eligible. And of course, you should also leave out any December releases that clearly are being critically praised.

Once nominations are in, we will have all of January to listen to albums. You rank all the albums you manage to hear from best to worst. Final ranking will be based on win-loss formula, so if you don't list an album, it will neither help nor hurt the album.

Winner, as usual, gets free entry into the next Best Moderately Acclaimed Album.

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 - Nominations

Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:30 am

The Regrettes - Feel Your Feelings Fool!
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Post by bootsy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:29 am

dvsn - Morning After

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Post by Romain » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:35 am

Mr. Elevator and The Brain Hotel - When The Morning Greets You

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Post by Rob » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:52 am

I've been furiously listening to 2017 albums and will continue to do so for the next month. When is the nomination deadline?

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Post by Jirin » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:49 pm

Rob wrote:I've been furiously listening to 2017 albums and will continue to do so for the next month. When is the nomination deadline?
December 31st

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Post by Jirin » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:19 pm

I will nominate Vagabon - Infinite Worlds.

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Post by notbrianeno » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:41 pm

Lil' Peep | Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1
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Post by JWinton » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:44 am

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Post by bonnielaurel » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:49 am

London Grammar - Truth Is a Beautiful Thing
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

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Post by Brad » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:45 pm

I'll go with:

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time

It's currently #59 on Megacritic (which is skirting the limit), but #226 on AM's year-end spreadsheet (as of 12/18) and not likely to move up on either since it was released 11 months ago.

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Post by DaveC » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:53 pm

I'm going for

Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology

While Aldous Harding's "Party" is technically eligible, it is now ranked (in EOY critic list aggregation) ahead of many Megacritic top 50 albums including "Semper Femina", "The Navigator", and (the excellent) "Relatives in Descent". "Party" will end at or close to the top of my year end list, so if anyone feels like cheekily inserting it into this comp then there is one guaranteed #1 vote.

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Post by acroamor » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:37 am

Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness

Didn't realize this was eligible, but definitely:

Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet

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Post by Kingoftonga » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:31 pm

Sylvan Esso - What Now

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Post by Gillingham » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:21 pm

Great!

Somi - Petite Afrique

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Post by Jirin » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:26 am

There was a Somi album this year? I need a better way not to miss these things. :)

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Post by Jirin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:33 am

One more week to nominate! Slightly late nominations may be accepted, but please try to get nominations in on time.

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Post by Jirin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:07 pm

For current list of nominations I have:

The Regrettes - Feel Your Feelings Fool! (StevieFan13)
dvsn - Morning After (bootsy)
Mr Elevator and the Brain Hotel - When The Morning Greets You (Romain)
Vagabon - Infinite Worlds (Jirin)
Lil’ Peep - Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 (notbrianeno)
Brockhampton - Saturation II (JWinton)
London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (bonnielaurel)
William Basinski - A Shadow In Time (Brad)
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology (DaveC)
Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet (acroamor)
Sylvan Esso - What Now (Kingoftonga)
Somi - Petite Afrique (Gillingham)

Please correct any mistakes.

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Post by spiritualized » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:16 am

Moon Duo - Occult Architecture, Vol.1

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Post by Rob » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:38 am

Difficult choice, but I go with:

Kevin Morby - City Music

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Post by Nassim » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:02 pm

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Post by antonius » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:20 pm

Aimée Mann - Mental Illness

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:59 pm

Since I've given up on trying to turn you all on to Haim, I'll nominate:

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash

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Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:25 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Since I've given up on trying to turn you all on to Haim, I'll nominate:

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
Hey, I'm fine with Haim! I'd've voted for them.
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Post by drewcannon3 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:59 pm

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Post by SpankyRevolution » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:59 pm

Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life

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Post by Miguel » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:43 pm

The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles

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Post by Jirin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:14 am

Last day to nominate, will close nominations some point tomorrow to start the voting thread.

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