Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:01 pm

Welcome to the Sweet 16 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 = October 9th at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tlist.cfm?t ... 9%20(2018)

Match-ups:
1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:06 pm



2 | John Coltrane | My Favorite Things
7 | Cyndi Lauper | She's so Unusual

1 | Sleater-Kinney | One Beat
3 | Talking Heads | Speaking in Tongues

6 | Sufjan Stevens | Seven Swans
4 | Sonic Youth | Washing Machine

8 | M. Ward | Hold Time
5 | Aimee Mann | Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:23 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Romain » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:59 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time

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Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:03 pm

1. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by DaveC » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:36 pm

1. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

Unfortunate draw as One Beat is my second favourite of the eight.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Jirin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:53 am

My Favorite Things 87 - She's So Unusual 84
One Beat (#61 AT) - Speaking In Tongues 83
Seven Swans 84 - Washing Machine 74
Magnolia 78 - Hold Time 72

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Post by Listyguy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:37 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by FrankLotion » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:47 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by spiritualized » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:24 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (7/10) vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (7/10) = PASS
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (8/10) vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (8/10) = PASS
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans (10/10) vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine (9/10)
4. M. Ward - Hold Time (5/10) vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia (7/10)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Honorio » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm

Fourth round, no comments but cover arts instead...


[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Things.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... al1984.PNG[/imgsize]
1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961) vs. 7. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)

[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ver%29.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ongues.jpg[/imgsize]
6. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (2002) vs. 4. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)

[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... tevens.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... achine.jpg[/imgsize]
5. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans (2004) vs. 8. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine (1995)

[imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ldTime.jpg[/imgsize] [imgsize 150x150]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _album.jpg[/imgsize]
2. M. Ward - Hold Time (2009) vs. 3. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia (1999)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Brad » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:16 pm

My picks:

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

Thanks!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Rob » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:15 pm

4. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. 8. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. 3. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
6. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs.5. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
7. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. 1. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

Cyndi Lauper and M. Ward are a bit outmatched here if you ask me, but no album here is even close to being bad. And I did actually develop something of a soft spot for Hold Time.

I noticed that three out of four albums from the fourth bracket in these two weeks are my nominations, with Aimee Mann, Johann Johannson and Dolly Parton. These three and Camel are my remaining entries. I lost one album each round and this round I'll lose one by default as Johannson and Parton are up against each other. Otherwise, I'd be happy to keep up this trend even if it is unlikely to last this round.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:12 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

I'm getting pretty sick of Sonic Youth...
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:05 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I'm getting pretty sick of Sonic Youth...
Interesting quote Sweeps, and I'm not entirely sure if you're being facetious or not, but lately I've been finding myself a bit less interested in listening to Sonic Youth. I've been a moderately big fan since around the time their "sell-out" album Goo came out, but it's been a long while since I've reached willingly for any of their albums. I'm revisiting Murray Street and Sonic Nurse this month to check myself... I'm concerned either they or I are not aging well.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Kingoftonga » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:46 am

Winners in red:

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:01 pm

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

Winners (on their way to the Quarter-Finals!):
1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things over Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual 7-6
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues over Sleater-Kinney - One Beat 7-6
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans over Sonic Youth - Washing Machine 11-3
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia over M. Ward - Hold Time 9-4

Round 4.2 up next!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 4.1

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:21 pm

Brad wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I'm getting pretty sick of Sonic Youth...
Interesting quote Sweeps, and I'm not entirely sure if you're being facetious or not, but lately I've been finding myself a bit less interested in listening to Sonic Youth. I've been a moderately big fan since around the time their "sell-out" album Goo came out, but it's been a long while since I've reached willingly for any of their albums. I'm revisiting Murray Street and Sonic Nurse this month to check myself... I'm concerned either they or I are not aging well.
Haha, I just meant I was getting sick of this particular album (I listen to all the albums in each round for each week). It's actually the only Sonic Youth album I've heard so far. I do truly love "Teen Age Riot" so I really ought to listen to Daydream Nation and hope it's not just a fluke.
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