Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:04 pm

Welcome to the Quarter-Final Round 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 23rd 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. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. The Knife - Deep Cuts
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:08 pm



3 | John Coltrane | My Favorite Things
2 | Sleater-Kinney | The Woods

5 | Talking Heads | Speaking in Tongues
1 | Ennio Morricone | The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

7 | Sufjan Stevens | Seven Swans
8 | The Knife | Deep Cuts

6 | Aimee Mann | Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
4 | Jóhann Jóhannsson | Fôrdlandia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by FrankLotion » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:55 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia

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Post by Romain » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:22 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
2. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:07 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods | both 3 stars
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | both 3.5 stars
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. The Knife - Deep Cuts
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia
I feel like that

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Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:11 pm

The Woods
Speaking in Tongues
Seven Swans
Magnolia
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Post by bonnielaurel » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:35 pm

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
The Knife - Deep Cuts
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia
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Post by DaveC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:41 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Post by fasbjd » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:26 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
2. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Post by BleuPanda » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:16 pm

I unfortunately didn't keep up with this due to life events, but golly am I happy to see two of my own nominations facing off here, along with another one of my picks! Glad to see The Good The Bad and the Ugly, Deep Cuts, and Seven Swans survived without my support as the nominator.


Match-ups:
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Knife - Deep Cuts

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Honorio » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:10 pm

Quarter finals? One-line comments...


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1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961) vs. 7. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods (2005)
Coltrane intense but playful sax, Tyner subdued but rich piano, Jones solid backing, these are a few of my favorite things.

6. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) vs. 2. Ennio Morricone - Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
A duel at a Mexican cemetery. Ennio and David silently stare each other down. Then a shot rings out. Byrne, baby, Byrne.

5. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans (2004) vs. 8. The Knife - Deep Cuts (2003)
BleuPanda's bracket. Easy. The delicate banjos of Stevens or the twisted synths of the Dreijers? Echoes of a Sufjanish summer.

3. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia (1999) vs. 4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia (2008)
Rob's bracket. Difficult. The frozen soundscapes of Jóhannsson or the affecting and real songs of Mann? Save me, Aimee...

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Jirin » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:43 pm

The Woods
Speaking In Tongues
Deep Cuts
Fordlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 pm

6. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. 1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
5. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. 2. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
8. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. 7. The Knife - Deep Cuts
3. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia vs. 4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

What a great quarter finals. Not a minor album here!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:45 pm

My picks:
1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. The Knife - Deep Cuts
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

Just over 19 hours left to vote!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:34 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. The Knife - Deep Cuts
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

That first matchup is so difficult, I could easily switch at any moment...
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Kingoftonga » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:24 pm

Winners in red:

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans vs. The Knife - Deep Cuts
4. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Listyguy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:16 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues vs. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Quarter-Finals!

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:01 pm

16 total voters this week:
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
bonnielaurel
Brad
DaveC
fasbjd
FrankLotion
Honorio
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
PlasticRam
Rob
Romain
StevieFan13
Sweepstakes Ron

Winners:
1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods over John Coltrane - My Favorite Things 10-5
2. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly over Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues 9-6
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans over The Knife - Deep Cuts 10-5
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia over Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia 8-6

Semi-Finals will be right up!

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