Idea for game: Albums World Cup

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Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 pm

Hello, all. Since we are close to the World Cup, I thought it would be interesting if we had a game with the same format in our forum, in which 32 (or maybe 64 albums) could compete, first in a group stage, then in playoffs.
It would work exactly like previous "AM World Cup", when artists competed using a diferent song each round. Every album could be selected, since, obviously, it contains at least 7 (or 8, depending on the chosen number of "teams") songs.
Each participant should make his/her lineup with the song that will compete on each stage, sending it to me via PM before the begining of the championship. The most interesting, then, is that we could have matches like "Like a Rolling Stone" vs "Her Majesty" or "From a Buick 6" vs "Here Comes the Sun". It would be quite an unpredictable game.

If a reasonable number of people (at least 16) is interested in participating, I could host the game. :music-rockon:

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Tue May 15, 2018 12:10 am

Ooh, I'm absolutely in!
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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue May 15, 2018 12:27 am

That’s cool!
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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby TheLastEnemy » Tue May 15, 2018 11:59 am

Sounds like fun!

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Postby FrankLotion » Thu May 17, 2018 5:24 pm

I’m in! :D

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Mulholland » Thu May 17, 2018 6:21 pm

Cool idea!

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Fri May 18, 2018 1:39 am

Well, I don’t know if we will get to an enough number of participants, but the ones interested can post here on, two albums they would bring to competition. Don’t put their “line up” here, since it would spoil part of the fun.
Every album with 7 tracks or more can be chosen. I still haven’t decided what to bring myself...

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby TheLastEnemy » Wed May 30, 2018 11:23 am

I would like to choose 'OK Computer' and 'Automatic for the People' please

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby prosecutorgodot » Wed May 30, 2018 6:55 pm

I hope I understand the rules right. I choose "Dookie" and "Songs in the Key of Life."

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby FrankLotion » Wed May 30, 2018 8:30 pm

“Stankonia” by OutKast and “Remain in Light” by Talking Heads?

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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed May 30, 2018 10:06 pm

I think I'll take Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney and Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan.
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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:40 pm

I have counted seven interested people so far. With one more AMer, we could start a game with 16 or, even, 24 teams.

I would go with “Sound of Silver” and “The Queen is Dead”!

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby andyd1010 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:17 pm

I'll do Funeral and Abbey Road

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Postby Mulholland » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:45 pm

I'd be interested in fielding Sufjan Steven's Illinois and Robyn's Body Talk

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:04 pm

I will take Dummy and Bridge Over Troubled Water.
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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:35 pm

That’s great!
Since it doesn’t seem that other people are gonna participate, I thought of allowing eight more albums to compete. Therefore, every participant can choose one more album, so we get to 24 teams and use the same format as UEFA Euro 2016. Of course, any other AMer that feel interested in taking part can indicate three albums either, until we complete the eight remaining teams.

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:54 pm

My third album will be Another Green World.
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Postby andyd1010 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:48 pm

Mine will be Born to Run

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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:00 pm

Mine will be Purple Rain.
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Postby Mulholland » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:40 pm

I'll field Parallel Lines

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:07 pm

Nice to see so many great albums in the game. There’s gonna be a lot of competition!

I’ll take “Pet Sounds”

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:14 pm

Also, I’ve already made my teams’ lineup. So you can PM to me which are the seven songs that will compete from each of your albums, and in which order (from the first game to a possible final).

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby FrankLotion » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:29 am

The competition is pretty stiff so far but I’m going to stump for the Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple.

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby TheLastEnemy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:28 am

I'll go for 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields - plenty to choose from!

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Jirin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:19 pm

Too late to join? I would like Elephant and Yoshime Battles The Pink Robots

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:01 pm

That’s great, Jirin!

Not late. Send me a PM with your song picks for each round.
By the way, if more people are interested, we extend the game to 32 albums.

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Jirin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:44 pm

3 for group, 4 for knockout?

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Postby Mulholland » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:49 pm

Actually, just as an added question.

How will it be decided which album is in what group? Just curiosity on my part ^_^

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Jirin wrote:3 for group, 4 for knockout?


Exactly!

Mulholland wrote:Actually, just as an added question.

How will it be decided which album is in what group? Just curiosity on my part ^_^


I thought of using random.org to create the brackets and the order of each one. If you consider more fair, we could put the most acclaimed albums as seeds, but my initial idea was to leave it all to the random choice.
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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:23 pm

Did my PM send? I think I sent my selections but I don't know if it went through.
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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 pm

Hey, Stevie. I did not receive this PM, yet.

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:34 pm

Toni wrote:Hey, Stevie. I did not receive this PM, yet.

Alright, I'll try again.
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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby prosecutorgodot » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:22 am

If there is still room, I'll take another album: The Stooges' Fun House. I'm picking this album to shake things up a little; it's outside my comfort zone.

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Mulholland » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:40 pm

Toni wrote:
Jirin wrote:3 for group, 4 for knockout?


Exactly!

Mulholland wrote:Actually, just as an added question.

How will it be decided which album is in what group? Just curiosity on my part ^_^


I thought of using random.org to create the brackets and the order of each one. If you consider more fair, we could put the most acclaimed albums as seeds, but my initial idea was to leave it all to the random choice.


I was more asking because it would be nice if, at least in the group stages, a group doesn't contain two albums nominated by the same person :D

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:18 pm

Good point. I can try to randomize the albums in a way nobody has ends with two of their albums in the same bracket. I’ll figure out.

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Re: Idea for game: Albums World Cup

Postby Toni » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:26 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:If there is still room, I'll take another album: The Stooges' Fun House. I'm picking this album to shake things up a little; it's outside my comfort zone.


Godot, if we keep with this number of participants, there will be no room for this anymore. Unless you exchange one of your other picks with this one.


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