Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:00 pm

Welcome to the round 2.5 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 = August 14th 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. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
3. Camel - Mirage vs. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
4. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia


Also have a TIE from last round:
Jon Hassell and Brian Eno - Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics vs. Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
***TIE 6-6! Next vote from someone who has not already voted in this match-up wins!***


So remember who you say you are and keep your noses clean
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:06 pm



1 | Sleater-Kinney | The Woods
5 | Elliott Smith | Figure 8

2 | Julia Holter | Ekstasis
8 | The New Pornographers | Electric Version

4 | Camel | Mirage
6 | Sigur Rós | Kveikur 

7 | Francesco De Gregori | Rimmel
3 | Jóhann Jóhannsson | Fôrdlandia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:09 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
3. Camel - Mirage
4. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby FrankLotion » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:19 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
3. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
4. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel

It feels miserable to vote against Figure 8 but I guess The Woods is worthy!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Honorio » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:04 pm



6. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods (2005) vs. 2. Elliott Smith - Figure 8 (2000)
5. Julia Holter - Ekstasis (2012) vs. 7. The New Pornographers - Electric Version (2003)
1. Camel - Mirage (1974) vs. 4. Sigur Rós - Kveikur (2013)
8. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel (1975) vs. 3. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia (2008)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:15 pm

My picks (the anti-Honorio ballot, I fear):
1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
3. Camel - Mirage vs. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
4. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

Thanks!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Romain » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:27 pm

1. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
2. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
3. Camel - Mirage
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby DaveC » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 pm

1. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
3. Camel - Mirage
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby andyd1010 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:00 pm

1. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby CupOfDreams » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
3. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby jamieW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:33 pm

Great
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

Very Good
Camel - Mirage

Good
Sigur Rós - Kveikur
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
Elliott Smith - Figure 8

Okay
The New Pornographers - Electric Version
Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Listyguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:48 am

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

Both albums are great, sadly I almost certainly won't have time to listen to the others that I haven't.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Jirin » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:27 am

The Woods 99 - Figure 8 83
Electric Version 96 - Ekstasis 92 (Did I nominate both of these?)
Kevikur 86 - Mirage 75
Rimmel 88 - Fordlandia 86

Great week for me, I think 3 of my nominations are in this week.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby PlasticRam » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:32 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
3. Camel - Mirage vs. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
4. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Rob » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:41 am

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. 6. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
4. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. 8. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
2. Camel - Mirage vs. 5. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
7. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel vs. 3. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

What a week. Two of nominations (Mirage and Fôrdlandia), one that could have been my nominations (The Woods), plus two of my favorite discoveries in this game (Ekstasis and Kveikur). And only two of them go against each other, which is great. The remaining three albums are quite okay, but frankly cannon fodder to me in a week like this (with my apologies to their fans).

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:23 am

14 hours left to vote, though results will likely be delayed due to family obligations!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:04 am

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
3. Camel - Mirage vs. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
4. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:14 pm

Returning from a vacation, so I didn't get a chance to relisten to many of these albums, and a lot of these matches are too close for me to decide without doing that. But I can confidently vote for:

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:05 pm

Delayed today for several hours feel free to continue voting

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm

2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis vs. The New Pornographers - Electric Version

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 2.5

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:28 pm

Abbreviated Version...

Winners:
1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods 9-7
2. Julia Holter - Ekstasis 8-6
3. Camel - Mirage 7-6
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia 8-5


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