Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Brad » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:02 pm

Welcome to the Final Round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018!

You are cordially inited to vote for your favorite album in this match-up.
Anyone can vote as long as the voter has heard both albums.

Good-spirited comments are encouraged, but not absolutely necessary.
Deadline = November 6th 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)

Clash of the Titans!
1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia


Which will you go for?
Which will you love?

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:01 pm



1 | Sleater-Kinney | The Woods
2 | Jóhann Jóhannsson | Fôrdlandia
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:21 pm

The Woods
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Postby PlasticRam » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:29 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia
I feel like that

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Postby DaveC » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:20 pm

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby FrankLotion » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:48 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Again, I’m just so delighted The Woods has even made it this far! It’s been one of my personal top 10 albums of all time for a while now, it’s been nice listening to it every week or so for this tournament :music-listening:

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Jirin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:04 pm

The Woods FTW! Fordlandia is great and all but Woods is top 25 AT for me.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Brad » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:07 pm

My pick:
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby spiritualized » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:49 pm

Fordlandia

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Postby Listyguy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:57 am

I vote The Woods.

Not my favorite album by Sleater-Kinney that was in this tournament, but still great.

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Postby Romain » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:24 am

Surprised and happy to see this kind of album reach this level

1. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Rob » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:12 pm

What a finale! One of my top 10 albums, against one of my nominations. Last year an album that fit both these descriptors won (Saint Etienne's So Tough) and needless to say I'm happy to have one of these descriptors work again. I didn't think both of these would be here. The Woods lost in the first round a couple of years ago. And although I predicted that Fôrdlandia would do best of my nominations I didn't think it would be the type of thing that makes the finale. Good stuff.

Time to vote, between the wild part of my soul that ones to shout and rock, or between my quiet, melancholic side. Not that it was that hard, because, well, one of them is in my top 10 and the other is not.

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Honorio » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:39 am

We are in the final so, as I did on the previous 3 editions, it's time to include the songs where Brad's quotes come from. Again we have a fantastic collection of quotes and a fantastic collection of songs (in fact the Spotify playlist I endorse has been my favourite during the last weeks for listening while driving). If you click on the following links you will find live versions or official clips of the songs to showcase the look of the artists. If you prefer to listen to the original studio versions you have the Spotify playlist (only missing the Robyn Hitchcock track).

1.1 Join Together! (The Who | Join Together | 1972)
1.2 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain (America | A Horse with No Name | 1971)
1.3 You'll be in some sputnik baby / But I'll be underground (Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Next Time Round | 1986)
1.4 If I show you the roses, will you follow? (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue | Where the Wild Roses Grow | 1995)
1.5 All my favorite singers couldn’t sing (Silver Jews | We Are Real | 1998)
1.6 She said, "Balls to you, Big Daddy!" (The Clash | Brand New Cadillac | 1979)
1.7 Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld... (Nirvana | Pennyroyal Tea | 1993)
1.8 Well something's lost, but something's gained / In living every day (Joni Mitchell | Both Sides Now | 1969)
1.9 And while I'm alive I'll make tiny changes to earth (Frightened Rabbit | Head Rolls Off | 2008)
1.10 Sharing horizons that are new to us (Carpenters | We've Only Just Begun | 1970)
1.11 Make your granny shake her head and say "those were the days"! (Beastie Boys | Ch-Check It Out | 2004)
1.12 "Half of the people can be part right all of the time / And some of the people can be all right part of the time / But all of the people can’t be all right all of the time" / I think Abraham Lincoln said that (Bob Dylan | Talkin' World War III Blues | 1963)
1.13 You don't need no baggage, just get on board (The Impressions | People Get Ready | 1965)
1.14 These braying sheep on my TV screen / Make this boy shout, make this boy scream! (The Jam | Going Underground | 1980)
1.15 Jackson 5 join along with me say "doo doo wop!" (Stevie Wonder | You Haven't Done Nothin' | 1974)
1.16 Youth and truth are makin' love / Dig it for a starter (Sly and the Family Stone | Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) | 1969)
2.1 You should be dancing! (Bee Gees | You Should Be Dancing | 1976)
2.2 Po-wer music, electric revival! (OutKast | B.O.B | 2000)
2.3 Laugh about it, shout about it / When you've got to choose (Simon & Garfunkel | Mrs. Robinson | 1968)
2.4 One time they were just like you, / Drinking, smoking cigs and sniffing glue (Pulp | Help the Aged | 1997)
2.5 So remember who you say you are and keep your noses clean (Mick Jagger | Memo from Turner | 1970)
2.6 And the music was soothing / And they all started grooving (The Sweet | The Ballroom Blitz | 1973)
2.7 How sweet the sound... (Aretha Franklin | Amazing Grace | 1972)
2.8 I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now (The Verve | Bitter Sweet Symphony | 1997)
3.1 Well you can't be a pimp / And a prostitute too (The White Stripes | Icky Thump | 2007)
3.2 Ring the bells that still can ring (Leonard Cohen | Anthem | 1992)
3.3 Consider this / The hint of the century (R.E.M. | Losing My Religion | 1991)
3.4 If you need a trademark for your sound you better look around (Pavement | Easily Fooled | 1995)
4.1 One generation got old / One generation got soul / This generation got no destination to hold / Pick up the cry! (Jefferson Airplane | Volunteers | 1969)
4.2 I c-c-c-c-c-c-couldn't hit it sideways (The Velvet Underground | Sister Ray | 1968)
Quarter-Finals Something Shakespeare never said was / "You've got to be kidding" (Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians | Chinese Bones | 1988)
Semi-Finals You make your choice, I'm here for you (Courtney Barnett | Sunday Roast | 2018)
Finals Which will you go for? / Which will you love? (Nick Drake | Which Will | 1972)




Hope I got the versions right... And now my vote:



2. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods (2005) vs. 1. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia (2008)

Finally the two albums I voted against on semifinals got to the final. No problem, both albums are excellent. But the final decision is easy for me, there is an album I like and another album I love.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Brad » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:53 pm

Honorio wrote:Hope I got the versions right...
Wow, H!
You (of course) nailed it! And a playlist to boot! Thanks so much for this - I had (almost) forgotten your wrap-up in the final week, and can't wait to get this playlist on... I had forgotten what I used for most of these, so even got a few surprises myself when going through the list.
Again, VERY much appreciated!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Honorio » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:59 am

Thank you very much, Brad! I would like to point to your tributes (by means of a quote) to Aretha Franklin and Marty Balin on the week they died, tributes that maybe got overlooked by many. If I'm not wrong you did the same on previous years with Chris Squire and Tom Petty (and probably many others I can't remember now).

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Postby Brad » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:29 pm

And a quick shout out to Doc Brown who turned me on to Frightened Rabbit just after the untimely and unfortunate death of Scott Hutchison (Rd 1.9). I previously had zero knowledge of the band and am sorry it took something this tragic to open my eyes/ears.

Most of the others are either nods to the current global social climate, or (more likely) just lyrical phrases that - once heard - stick in the recesses of my skull for a bit.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby acroamor » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:54 pm

These are both great albums, but I'll cast my vote for Fordlandia.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Brad » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:05 pm

Just a head's up - results will be delayed tomorrow due to some obligations I have with my family & civil service (ie- election day here in the States). Expect the Final tally sometime around 2pm EST! (In the meantime get those late ballots in!)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:28 pm

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods vs. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

Thanks for hosting, Brad!
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby fasbjd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:44 am

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia

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Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:15 pm

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:50 pm

Moderately Acclaimed Album 9 CHAMPION 2018:

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
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defeats Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia 9-7

Past Winners:
2010: Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
2011: The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
2012: Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 - Zombie
2013: Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel - Olympia 1964
2014: Jacques Brel - [Ces gens-là]
2015: Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
2016: King Crimson - Red
2017: Saint Etienne - So Tough

Thanks to everyone who nominated, voted or otherwise participated in this year's event.
Thanks to Bang Jan for once again laboriously posting links and Spotify playlists throughout the year for easy listening access. And also congratulations to Bang Jan... for winning the annual "Predict It" bracket pool, with 170 pts. Rob came in second, with 159 pts, and Sweepstakes Ron took the bronze, with 118 pts. Nobody correctly picked the champion!

Of course we all have Steviefan13 to thank for nominating this year's winner. Rob nominated the runner-up Fôrdlandia. If you guys want to see the full list of noms, let me know. We continue to get great album recommendations throughout this fun contest... as long as that continues, we will no doubt keep trudging on!

Speaking of which - as we near the end of the year, be on the lookout for the 2018 Moderately Acclaimed Album competition, hosted by Jirin. This is where you nominate an overlooked gem from the current year; winner gets automatic entry into MA10.

And so the cycle will begin again... I'll start the nomination process next month, then aim once again for a start on Moderately Acclaimed Albums 10 just prior to Spring of 2019.

Thanks so much for sticking with us all the way... you guys are great!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:12 pm

I would like a full list of nominations! (Even if my own nominations did terribly this year...)
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Postby Rob » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:14 pm

One of my favourite albums of all time and one of the best winners imaginable in a great finale! Thanks again for doing this, Brad! It remains a unique game.

Let me share my top 10 discoveries through this poll. I exclude albums I had heard before, but include albums I knew existed yet hadn't yet heard. Here we go:

1. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
2. Boredoms - 77 Boa Drum
3. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
4. Grant Green - Idle Moments
5. Mari Boine - Idjagieđas: In the Hand of the Night
6. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
7. 2 Many DJ's - As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2
8. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
9. Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth
10. Weekend - La Varieté

Oh well, the quality was so great I could make it a top 20:

11. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
12. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
13. Djeli Moussa Diawara - Yasimika
14. The Original Broadway Cast - Hamilton: An American Musical
15. Eyrkah Badu - Baduizm
16. Swans - The Seer
17. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Shiny Beast
18. Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion
19. Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool
20. Sweet Trip - Velocity: Design: Comfort

Some of these went nowhere in this game, but know that at least someone appreciated them! There were also albums I came to appreciate far more than I did before.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Jirin » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:18 pm

Thanks Brad! Noms will open for BMAA2018 at the start of December.

I guess I didn’t nominate The Woods, was I the one who nominated One Beat?

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Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:46 pm

Holy shit, I forgot I nominated that! Victory feels sweet, and for a very deserving album indeed.
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Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:49 pm

I also consider it payback after Dig Me Out didn't make it far last year.
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Postby Brad » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:20 pm

Jirin wrote:I guess I didn’t nominate The Woods, was I the one who nominated One Beat?

Actually no, that was listyguy!

I'll post all the noms sometime in the next day or two...

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Postby DaveC » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:54 am

Thanks again Brad. Lots of excellent nominations.

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Postby Jirin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:01 am

I'm surprised there were two Sleater-Kinney albums in the draw and I didn't nominate either of them.

So I didn't nominate the winner but the winner is my favorite album in the draw. Currently sits at my #26. Amazing album. So, you want to be entertained?

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Postby Bang Jan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:37 pm

Brad wrote:I'll post all the noms sometime in the next day or two...


Is this still going to happen?
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Brad » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:23 pm

Here you go:

(Bang Jan) 1. Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle
(Bang Jan) 2. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Kondrashin)
(Bang Jan) 3. The Residents - Not Available
(Bang Jan) 4. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
(Bang Jan) 5. Grant Green - Idle Moments

(Steviefan13) 1. Yehuda Poliker - Efer Veavak
(Steviefan13) 2. The Distillers - Sing Sing Death House
(Steviefan13) 3. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
(Steviefan13) 4. Original Broadway Cast - Hamilton: An American Musical
(Steviefan13) 5. Sleater Kinney - The Woods
(Steviefan13) 6. Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
(Steviefan13) 7. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
(Steviefan13) 8. New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
(Steviefan13) 9. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
(Steviefan13) 10. The Klezmatics - Tuml = Leben

(Jirin) 1. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
(Jirin) 2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
(Jirin) 3. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
(Jirin) 4. Pere Ubu - New Picnic Time
(Jirin) 5. Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
(Jirin) 6. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
(Jirin) 7. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
(Jirin) 8. Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
(Jirin) 9. The Magnetic Fields - The Charm Of The Highway Strip
(Jirin) 10. Bjork - Medulla

(DaveC) 1. Mari Boine - Idjagieđas: In the Hand of the Night
(DaveC) 2. Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
(DaveC) 3. Portishead - Portishead
(DaveC) 4. Songs: Ohia - Didn't it Rain
(DaveC) 5. Pixies - Trompe le Monde
(DaveC) 6. Sweet Trip - Velocity: Design: Comfort
(DaveC) 7. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
(DaveC) 8. Avishai Cohen Trio - Gently Disturbed
(DaveC) 9. Floatation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck
(DaveC) 10. Shannon Wright - Dyed in the Wool

(Smithers-Jones) 1. The Beach Boys - Friends
(Smithers-Jones) 2. Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
(Smithers-Jones) 3. Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
(Smithers-Jones) 4. The Police - Zenyatta Mondata
(Smithers-Jones) 5. Pescado Rabioso - Artaud
(Smithers-Jones) 6. Francesco De Gregori - Rimmel
(Smithers-Jones) 7. Angel Olsen - My Woman
(Smithers-Jones) 8. Joan Manuel Serrat - Mediterraneo
(Smithers-Jones) 9. XTC - Skylarking
(Smithers-Jones) 10. Soda Stereo - Dynamo

(spiritualized) 1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son
(spiritualized) 2. Motorhead - Ace of Spades
(spiritualized) 3. That Petrol Emotion - Chemicrazy
(spiritualized) 4. AC/DC - Ballbreaker
(spiritualized) 5. The Blue Aeroplanes - Beatsongs
(spiritualized) 6. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
(spiritualized) 7. Snog - Beyond the Valley of the Proles
(spiritualized) 8. Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
(spiritualized) 9. XTC - Drums & Wires
(spiritualized) 10. Death in Vegas - The Contino Sessions

(notbrianeno) 1. Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster 
(notbrianeno) 2. Venetian Snares - Rossz csillag alatt született 
(notbrianeno) 3. Travis Scott - Rodeo 
(notbrianeno) 4. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman 
(notbrianeno) 5. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed 
(notbrianeno) 6. Lavender Country - Lavender Country 
(notbrianeno) 7. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 
(notbrianeno) 8. Sigur Rós - Kveikur 
(notbrianeno) 9. ABBA - Voulez-vous 
(notbrianeno) 10. Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life 

(listyguy) 1. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
(listyguy) 2. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks
(listyguy) 3. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
(listyguy) 4. Jeff Buckley - Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk
(listyguy) 5. Game Theory - The Big Shot Chronicles
(listyguy) 6. John Fahey - Volume II: Death Chants, Military Waltzes and Breakdowns
(listyguy) 7. Sleater Kinney - One Beat
(listyguy) 8. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
(listyguy) 9. Elton John - Madman Across the Ware
(listyguy) 10. Chameleons - Script of the Bridge

(BleuPanda) 1. My Morning Jacket - Z
(BleuPanda) 2. Perfume Genius - Too Bright
(BleuPanda) 3. Foals - Total Life Forever
(BleuPanda) 4. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
(BleuPanda) 5. The Knife - Deep Cuts
(BleuPanda) 6. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
(BleuPanda) 7. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
(BleuPanda) 8. Explosions in the Sky - The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
(BleuPanda) 9. Philip Glass - Glassworks
(BleuPanda) 10. Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit

(Gillingham) 1. Swans - The Seer
(Gillingham) 2. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
(Gillingham) 3. John Talabot - Fin
(Gillingham) 4. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
(Gillingham) 5. Djeli Moussa Diawara - Yasimika
(Gillingham) 6. The Durutti Column - LC
(Gillingham) 7. Meade ‘Lux’ Lewis - Cat House Piano
(Gillingham) 8. Angels of Light - How I Loved You
(Gillingham) 9. Seefeel - Quique
(Gillingham) 10. The Magnolia Electric Co. - The Magnolia Electric Co.

(Romain) 1. alt-J - An Awesome Wave
(Romain) 2. The Divine Comedy - Casanova
(Romain) 3. Fred Pallem - Le sacre du tympan (Le retour)
(Romain) 4. Jean-Michel jarre - Oxygène
(Romain) 5. Tubeway Army - Replicas
(Romain) 6. Rufus Wainwright - Want One
(Romain) 7. Damien Rice - My favorite faded fantasy
(Romain) 8. Prince - "Love Symbol Album"
(Romain) 9. Wax Taylor - Hope and sorrow
(Romain) 10. Eric Truffaz - Saloua

(Kingoftonga) 1. Jon Hassell and Brian Eno - Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics
(Kingoftonga) 2. The Notwist - Neon Golden
(Kingoftonga) 3. U2 - Melon: Remixes for Propaganda
(Kingoftonga) 4. Boredoms - 77 Boadrum
(Kingoftonga) 5. Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion
(Kingoftonga) 6. Philip Glass - Akhnaten
(Kingoftonga) 7. Seefeel - Quique
(Kingoftonga) 8. Tom Petty - Wildflowers
(Kingoftonga) 9. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
(Kingoftonga) 10. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi

(Rob) 1. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fôrdlandia
(Rob) 2. Aimee Mann - Music from the Motion Picture Magnolia
(Rob) 3. The Original Soundtrack  - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(Rob) 4. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH
(Rob) 5. Lady Lamb - After
(Rob) 6. Dolly Parton - Jolene
(Rob) 7. The Slits - Cut
(Rob) 8. Camel - Mirage
(Rob) 9. Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan
(Rob) 10. Joni Mitchell - Mingus

(Sweepstakes Ron) 1. Pet Shop Boys - Actually
(Sweepstakes Ron) 2. Carly Rae Jepsen - E*MO*TION
(Sweepstakes Ron) 3. CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye
(Sweepstakes Ron) 4. Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
(Sweepstakes Ron) 5. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
(Sweepstakes Ron) 6. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
(Sweepstakes Ron) 7. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
(Sweepstakes Ron) 8. Beach House - Depression Cherry
(Sweepstakes Ron) 9. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
(Sweepstakes Ron) 10. Erykah Badu - Baduizm

(hectorthebat) 1. The Beginning Stages of... - The Polyphonic Spree
(hectorthebat) 2. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
(hectorthebat) 3. The Coral - Magic & Medicine
(hectorthebat) 4. Space - Spiders
(hectorthebat) 5. Soulwax - As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2
(hectorthebat) 6. The Darkness - Permission to Land
(hectorthebat) 7. Lily Allen - Alright Still
(hectorthebat) 8. Bright Eyes - Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
(hectorthebat) 9. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
(hectorthebat) 10. Sigur Ros - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust

(andy1010) 1. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
(andy1010) 2. Elliott Smith - Figure 8
(andy1010) 3. Thrice - Vheissu
(andy1010) 4. Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
(andy1010) 5. The Black Keys - Brothers
(andy1010) 6. Billy Joel - The Stranger
(andy1010) 7. Coldplay - Parachutes
(andy1010) 8. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
(andy1010) 9. Muse - Origin of Symmetry
(andy1010) 10. Blink-182 - Enema of the State

(Honorio) 1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
(Honorio) 2. Tindersticks - Tindersticks (II)
(Honorio) 3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son
(Honorio) 4. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
(Honorio) 5. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
(Honorio) 6. Erykah Badu - Baduism
(Honorio) 7. Weekend - La Varieté
(Honorio) 8. The Jayhawks - Tomorrow The Green Grass
(Honorio) 9. M. Ward - Hold Time
(Honorio) 10. Andrés Calamaro - Honestidad brutal

(Brad) 1. Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth
(Brad) 2. Pavement - Wowee Zowee
(Brad) 3. Graham Parker & The Rumour - Squeezing Out Sparks
(Brad) 4. Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool
(Brad) 5. The Bees - Free The Bees
(Brad) 6. Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
(Brad) 7. Dr. Dog - We All Belong
(Brad) 8. Four Tops - Reach Out
(Brad) 9. Bee Gees - Bee Gees' 1st
(Brad) 10. Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:08 am

My favourite 'new to me' full albums
1. Durutti Column - LC
2. Tindersticks - Tindersticks (II)
3. The Jayhawks - Tomorrow The Green Grass
4. Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
5. The Residents - Not Available
6. Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
7. The Original Soundtrack - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
8. Venetian Snares - Rossz csillag alatt született
9. Perfume Genius - Too Bright
10. Damien Rice - My favorite faded fantasy

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Honorio » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:01 pm

Hope you don't mind but I ranked the nominators according to the "success" of our nominations, one point for every album on Round 2, one point for every album on Round 3, etc. The Top 5 was:
1. Rob (18 points).
2. BleuPanda (17 points).
3. DaveC (15 points).
4. Honorio (13 points).
5. Steviefan13 (10 points).
In fact Steviefan13 was tied with Jirin and Sweepstaskes Ron (both with 10 points) but I assigned the fifth position to Steviefan13 as the nominator of the winner album.

Thank you very much Brad for another wonderfully hosted edition of the MAA game.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - The Finals

Postby Brad » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:38 pm

Honorio wrote:Thank you very much Brad for another wonderfully hosted edition of the MAA game.
My pleasure... sorry my nominations sucked! lol


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