Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:46 pm

Once again, I’ve pushed this past the previous year’s opening date…
It's time to get the new Moderately Acclaimed Albums Tournament rolling!

Here's the deal:

Best Moderately Acclaimed Albums is a voting game where only albums and EPs not ranked in the top 500 are eligible. This includes all "bubblers" and completely unacclaimed albums and EPs.

There will be a single elimination draw with 128 albums, and now it's time to pick them.

Send me an ordered list of ten nominations at ModAcc3@aol.com or just shoot me a pm. Please include the artist name and album name as they appear on AM, as well as the AM rank.

You have until Sunday, February 18th to make nominations (this may be extended if not all slots are filled... but they will be).

Same drill as the last several years -
I will select nominations as follows:
First I will go through and pick all the first place albums
Then, I will go through and pick all the second place albums
Then, the third place albums, etc, until the draw fills up.

No more than 25 will be picked ranked 1000 or higher, no more than 50 ranked 1500 or higher, no more than 75 ranked 2000 or higher, and no more than 100 ranked 2500 or higher, so make sure you spread your picks out through the entire list.

I will then sort the selections into quadrants based on their rankings, and then create a bracket by randomly sorting each quadrant.

During the competition period (which will begin in early March), we will choose one match-up from each quadrant (starting at the top of each quadrant) in the field and square them off against each other in a week-long voting period. (For clarification, week 1 of the competition will include the top matchup from each quadrant; week 2 will include the second matchup from each quadrant, etc.).

Additional rules:
- No one person can nominate more than one album by the same artist.
- Albums that have previously won the tournament are not eligible.
- No albums that qualified for the 2017 Moderate game are eligible.
- No albums that qualified for the 2016 Moderate game are eligible, except those that were eliminated in Round 1.
- No albums that qualified for the 2015 Moderate game are eligible, except those that were eliminated in Round 1 or Round 2.
- From the 2014 Moderate game, only those albums that were eliminated in Rounds 1-3 are eligible.
- From the 2013 Moderate game, only those albums that were eliminated in Rounds 1-4 are eligible.
- From the 2012 Moderate game, only those albums that were eliminated in Rounds 1-5 are eligible.
- From the 2011 (first) Moderate game, only those albums that were eliminated in Rounds 1-6 are eligible.
- No albums from 2017 are eligible (the eventual winner of the Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2017 will automatically be entered).

Incidentally, this is the year that marks the return eligibility of the runner-up from the first Moderately Acclaimed tournament in 2010 – Dennis Wilson’s “Pacific Ocean Blue”!

Sound confusing? Don't worry - I've included the list of non-eligible albums below!

The actual voting won't start until early March (a couple weeks after the bracket is published).

Here's a list of the albums that are ineligible per the above stated restrictions (please check your picks!):

808 State - 90
Agalloch - The Mantle
Agnes Obel - Aventine
Almendra - Almendra
Amon Düül II - Yeti
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown
Angelo Badalamenti - Soundtrack from Twin Peaks
Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arthur Brown - The Crazy world of Arthur Brown
Arthur Russell - Another Thought
Arthur Russell - World of Echo
Astor Piazzolla - LIbertango
Autechre - Confield 
Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Avey Tare and Panda Bear - Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished
Babymetal - BABYMETAL
Bad Company - Bad Co.
Band Of Horses - Everything All Of The Time
Barbara - Barbara chante Barbara
Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five
Big Black - Atomizer
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy (EP)
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
Camel – The Snow Goose
Can - Soon Over Babaluma
Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
Carl Perkins - The Dance Album of Carl Perkins
Champion Jack Dupree - Blues from the gutter
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
Comus - First Utterance
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu
Cowboy Mouth - Are You with Me?
CunninLynguists - Oneirology
DakhaBrakha - Light
David Bowie - The Next Day
Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal 
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
dEUS - In a Bar, Under the Sea
Django Django - Django Django
Dollar - The Dollar Album
Donnacha Costello - Colorseries
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Dr. Feelgood - Down By The Jetty
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West
Erroll Garner - Concert by the Sea
Exuma - Exuma I (1970)
Exuma - Exuma II
Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead
Fela Kuti-Zombie
Fennesz - Becs
Finch - What It Is to Burn
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
Fishmans - Long Season 
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Frank Sinatra - September of My Years
Gal Costa - Fa-Tal-Gal a Todo Vapor
Game Theory - Lolita Nation
Game Theory - Real Nighttime 
Garbage - Version 2.0
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Georges Brassens - Chante les chansons poétiques (…et souvent gaillardes)
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#∞
Godspeed! You Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Grinderman - Grinderman
Haim - Days Are Gone
Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank 
Jackson, Joe - I'm The Man
Jacques Brel - Olympia 1964
Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]
Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés
Jane Birkin - Ex-fan des sixties
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Jimmy Cliff - Jimmy Cliff
JJ Cale - Naturally
Joan Baez - Joan Baez
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)
John Fahey - America
John Zorn - Naked City
Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda 
Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night
Julia Holter - Loud City Song 
Kaki King - Everybody Loves You
Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music 1
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
Keith Jarrett-The Koln Concert
King Crimson - Red
Kylie Minogue - Fever
Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
La Femme - Mystère
La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin
Labradford - Mi Media Najanja
Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
Leonard Cohen - Live Songs
Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Chao
Los Lobos - La pistola y el corazón 
Love/Hate - Blackout in the Red Room
MA2015 Winner - MA2015 Winner
Mademoiselle K - Hungry Dirty Baby
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Mano Negra - Puta's Fever
Manuel Göttsching - Inventions for Electric Guitar
Miles Davis - A Tribute To Jack Johnson
Miles Davis - On the Corner 
Mitski - Retired from Sad, New Career in Business
Mogwai - Rock Action 
Morrissey - Years of Refusal
Morrissey - You Are the Quarry
Muse - Absolution
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs
Nick Cave - The Boatman's Call
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
Nico - Desertshore
Nils Frahm - Spaces
Nilsson - Aerial Ballet
Nina Simone - Wild Is the Wind
Nina Simone - Jazz Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club / Little Girl Blue
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues
Novos Baianos - Acabou chorare 
Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs
Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy
Oscar Brown Jr. - Sin & Soul
Pere Ubu - Datapanik in the Year Zero (EP)
Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert, June 8, 1963
Peter Gabriel - Passion
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (III)
Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher
Prince & the Revolution - Parade
Queen - The Game
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
R.E.M. - Chronic Town [EP]
R.E.M. - Reckoning
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx… Pt 2
Ride - Nowhere
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Rodriguez - Coming from Reality 
Roxy Music - Manifesto
Roy Harper - Stormcock
Roy Orbison & Friends - A Black and White Night Live
Saint Etienne - So Tough
Saint Etienne - Tiger Bay 
Santigold - Santogold
Scott Walker - Scott 3
Sébastien Tellier - Sexuality
Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B.
Sharon Van Etten - Epic
Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
Sixteen Horsepower - Sackcloth 'n' Ashes
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Soda Stereo - Sueño Stereo
Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages
Spiritualized Electric Mainline - Pure Phase
Spiro - Lightbox
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
St Germain - Tourist
St Vincent - Actor
Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
Sun Electric - 30.7.94 Live
Sun Ra - Atlantis
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972
Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Tears for Fears - The Hurting
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
The Antlers - Hospice
The Beach Boys - Sunflower
The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
The Beatles - Help!
The Black Keys - El Camino
The Books - Thought for Food
The Buggles - The Age of Plastic
The Church  - Starfish
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught us
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
The Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
The Fall - Bend Sinister
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
The Jam - Setting Sons
The Jam - Sound Affects
The Kinks - Face To Face
The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
The Little Rabbits - Dans Les Faux Puits Rouges Et Gris
The Loud Family - Plants And Birds And Rocks And Things
The Pentangle - Basket of Light
The Postal Service - Give Up
The Red Crayola - The Parable of Arable Land
The Seatbelts/Yoko Kanno - Cowboy Bebop
The Soft Machine - Third
The Supremes -Where Did Our Love Go
The ToureRaichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session
The Undertones - The Undertones
The Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues
This Heat - Deceit 
Thrice - Major/Minor
Throwing Muses - Limbo
Tim Hecker - Radio Amor 
Tom Waits - Bone Machine
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
Tom Waits - Small Change
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
Ulver - Perdition City 
Van Halen - 1984
Van Morrison - Common One
Various Artists - I'm Your Fan
Ween - God Ween Satan: The Oneness
Weird Al Yankovic - Dare to Be Stupid
Weyes Blood and the Dark Juices - The Outside Room
White Noise - An Electric Storm
Wishbone Ash - Argus
XTC - English Settlement
Yuzo Koshiro - Bare Knuckle

Again, send your nominations to:
ModAcc3@aol.com
or send a Personal Message through this site.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

As always, looking forward to seeing your lists!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Bang Jan » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:04 pm

How many lists so far?
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Bang Jan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:04 pm

Bang Jan wrote:How many lists so far?
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:58 pm

10 or so... haven't compiled yet

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:57 pm

As of today, I have 11 lists compiled, from the following submitters:

Bang Jan
BleuPanda
Brad
DaveC
Gillingham
Jirin
listyguy
notbrianeno
Romain
Smithers-Jones
spiritualized
Steviefan13

Still 10 days left to get those lists in - just wanted to bubble this up again... Thanks!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:54 pm

Submission deadline is approaching - you have until Sunday to get lists in!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:38 pm

35 hours left to get your submissions in!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Last call for submissions!

I've received a couple more over the past week, but (frankly) have gotten far fewer overall than in the past couple of years.

Enough to make a great tournament, however.

About 13 hours left... if you need more time than that, let me know!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:58 pm

I received 18 submission lists, from the following folks:

andy1010
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
Brad
DaveC
Gillingham
hectorthebat
Honorio
Jirin
Kingoftonga
listyguy
notbrianeno
Rob
Romain
Smithers-Jones
spiritualized
Steviefan13
Sweepstakes Ron

Thanks for all the support!

If you sent a list and aren't named among the above, please contact me ASAP.

I will be putting the draw together over the next couple days and will release it as soon as it's completed.

I then anticipate kicking this year's tournament off on Tuesday, March 20th!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 9 (2018) - Submissions Now Open!

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:59 pm

by contrast, last year we had 25 submitted lists - that was a record.


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