Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:01 pm

Welcome to the round 2.3 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018!

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 = July 31st at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tlist.cfm?tid=469154">Moderately%20Acclaimed%20Albums%209%20(2018)

Match-ups:
1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic) vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:38 pm

1. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 pm



6 | Portishead | Portishead
7 | Cyndi Lauper | She's so Unusual

2 | Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band | Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
3 | Sufjan Stevens | Michigan

8 | The Coral | Magic & Medicine
5 | Sonic Youth | Washing Machine

1 | Dmitri Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Kondrashin)
4 | Aimee Mann | Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Honorio » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:17 pm



4. Portishead - Portishead (1997) vs. 6. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
7. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (1978) vs. 3. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan (2003)
5. The Coral - Magic & Medicine (2003) vs. 8. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine (1995)
2. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Kondrashin) (1964) vs. 1. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia (1999)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby DaveC » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:31 pm

1. Portishead - Portishead
2. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:51 pm

My picks:
1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic) vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

Thanks!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby jamieW » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:00 pm

An all-time personal favorite:
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic)

Very good:
Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
Portishead - Portishead
The Coral - Magic & Medicine
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast

Good:
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine

Nothing but good stuff & even better stuff this week ...

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Romain » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:27 am

1. Portishead - Portishead
2. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine
4. Pass. Just because I don't vote for classical here.
But obviously, the fifth symphony of chostakovich (Leningrad) is incredibly powerful and, for me, moving as possible. A little story that has nothing to do with it but my father used to paint while listening to classical music in his studio and loved this symphony. The opening of the first movement, like a Proust madeleine, immediately takes me back 30/35 years to his blessed moments.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby FrankLotion » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:11 pm

1. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual
2. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby PlasticRam » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:01 pm

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby jiraffejustin » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:48 pm

I can only vote for one match.

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:08 pm

jiraffejustin wrote:I can only vote for one match.

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby jiraffejustin » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:47 pm

Brad wrote:
jiraffejustin wrote:I can only vote for one match.

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
Welcome to the forum!


Thanks, Brad. :music-rockon:

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Listyguy » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:13 pm

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Jirin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:40 am

She's So Unusual 84 - Portishead 81
Shiny Beast 89 - Michigan 83
Magic And Medicine 83 - Washing Machine 74
Magnolia 78 - Symphony No 5 75

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm

21 - 1/2 hours left to vote!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby spiritualized » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:09 pm

1. Portishead - Portishead (8/10) vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual (7/10)
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (8/10) vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan (8/10) --> PASS
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine (9/10) vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine (9/10) --> PASS
4. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic) (5/10) vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia (7/10)

Erm. 2nd and 3rd matchups are ties. All four albums are pretty darn special. Will decide later if necessary

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:50 am

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic) vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:04 pm

Winners in red:

1. Portishead - Portishead vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:23 pm

16 voters this week:
Bang Jan
Brad
DaveC
FrankLotion
Honorio
jamieW
jiraffejustin
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
PlasticRam
Rob
Romain
spiritualized
StevieFan13
Sweepstakes Ron

Winners:
1. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual over Portishead - Portishead 9-7
2. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan over Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast 8-6
3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine 6-6 TIE!!!
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia over Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic) 7-4

Round 2.4 up soon!
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Rob » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:52 am

I don't want to be difficult, Brad, but I asked if you could place my votes for this week and it seems you have forgotten about it. I wouldn't mind, but it seems it would change te results, as it would turn round 3 into a tie.

These were my votes:

8. Portishead - Portishead vs. 7. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
4. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. 5. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
6. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. 3. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
2. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no. 5 vs. 1. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Brad » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Rob wrote:I don't want to be difficult, Brad, but I asked if you could place my votes for this week and it seems you have forgotten about it. I wouldn't mind, but it seems it would change te results, as it would turn round 3 into a tie.

These were my votes:

8. Portishead - Portishead vs. 7. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
4. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Shiny Beast vs. 5. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
6. The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. 3. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
2. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no. 5 vs. 1. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

Ugh - completely slipped my mind Rob!. No problem, I will certainly include them in the scores. Thanks for re-posting - I am so sorry I forgot about this!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.3

Postby Brad » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:02 pm

We do indeed have a tie:
The Coral - Magic & Medicine vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine 6-6
***Next vote from someone who has not already voted for this match-up wins it!***


Again, my apologies for this - Rob had sent his picks to me far ahead of the deadline and I completely forgot!


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