Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

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Post by Jirin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:22 pm

Only a couple days until the usual starting date of December 1st and I decided not to wait. :mrgreen:

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of the Year is a game where everybody nominates one album, then everybody has a month to listen to all the nominations, and rank from top to bottom all the ones they managed to listen to. Any album which is not in the top 50 of the Mega Critic chart is eligible, but you should also use your best judgment and not nominate albums that didn't get good initial reviews but are expected to rank highly on all the year end lists.

You have until January 2nd to nominate an album, then all of January to listen to the nominations and create your ballot.

The winner is automatically entered into the next iteration of Best Moderately Acclaimed Album.

My nomination is: Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita.

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Post by Jackson » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:11 pm

Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

I'm calling that Soccer Mommy will win this (assuming someone else nominates it).

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Post by StevieFan13 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:13 pm

I’ll take those honors. Besides, it’s a great album.
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Post by Jirin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:48 pm

I'm surprised that's as low on the Mega Critic list as it is. It's my #21 right now so will land pretty high on my list.

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Post by bootsy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:46 am

I vow to make a better choice than last year. Although I still liked that album. :D

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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:00 am

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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:29 am

Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

Technically eligible, but if it ends up doing well in the rankings next month you can scrap it. Would be my #1 if we voted for our poll today

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Post by FrankLotion » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:09 am

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Post by Jirin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:33 pm

andyd1010 wrote:Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

Technically eligible, but if it ends up doing well in the rankings next month you can scrap it. Would be my #1 if we voted for our poll today

It’s a judgment call, as the EOY lists come out just let me know if you think it’s finishing too high to include in this game.

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Post by acroamor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:37 am

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Post by Toni » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:38 am

acroamor wrote:Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
Beautiful album! It's currently high on my EOY list.

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Post by Gillingham » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:44 pm

I nominate The Limiñanas - Shadow People

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:01 pm

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Post by Jap123 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:00 pm

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Post by rumpdoll » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:30 am

Difficult ... so many choices, Orielles, Goat Girl, Exploded View, maybe something electronic like Skee Mask ...

I opt for dark minimalistic indie folk:
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Post by Matski » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:04 pm

Quick question: does the full release of Frank Ocean's 'Endless' in April (as opposed to the visual-only release back in 2016) make it eligible for nomination? :D

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Post by Nassim » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:43 pm

Jirin wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

Technically eligible, but if it ends up doing well in the rankings next month you can scrap it. Would be my #1 if we voted for our poll today

It’s a judgment call, as the EOY lists come out just let me know if you think it’s finishing too high to include in this game.
Got the same issue with Let's Eat Grandma ; gotta figure out a plan B.

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Post by Jirin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:51 pm

Matski wrote:Quick question: does the full release of Frank Ocean's 'Endless' in April (as opposed to the visual-only release back in 2016) make it eligible for nomination? :D
If it’s a re-release of only existing material, no. If it’s new recordings, yes.

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Post by Matski » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 pm

From my understanding, it was released only as a movie in 2016 and wasn't actually released as an album until this year. Regardless, there are plenty of other choices I'm mulling over putting forward.

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Post by Jirin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:54 pm

What do other people think? First release as an album, but not first release of the recordings.

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Post by notbrianeno » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:12 am

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Post by Moonbeam » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:05 am

Jirin wrote:What do other people think? First release as an album, but not first release of the recordings.
I’d say eligible. I doubt anyone would have considered it for any games or EOY in 2016 as a movie only.

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Post by Jirin » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:42 pm

Ok, fine with me then, just please give recommendations for how to hear it since it is not on Spotify.

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Post by Jirin » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:04 pm

Current list of nominations:

Jirin: Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita
Jackson: Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
StevieFan13: Soccer Mommy - Clean
Moonbeam: Jenny Wilson - EXORCISM
andyd1010: Father John Misty - God’s Favorite Customer
FrankLotion: Ashley Monroe - Sparrow
acroamor: Haley Heynderickx - I Need To Start A Garden
Romain: SUPERORGANISM - Superorganism
Gillingham: The Limiñanas - Shadow People
TheLastEnemy: Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough
bonnielaurel: First Aid Kit - Ruins
Brad: Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg
Sweepstakes Ron: The Go! Team - Semicircle
Bang Jan: Avantdale Bowling Club - Avantdale Bowling Club
Jap123: Tracey Thorn - Record
rumpdoll: Emilie Zoé - The very start
Akhenaten: Chvrches - Love Is Dead
notbrieneno: Tirzah - Devotion

Let me know if I left something out.

I'm assuming Matski has not settled on Frank Ocean yet.
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Post by Bang Jan » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:08 pm

Jirin wrote:Bang Jan: Avantdale Bowling Club - Avant Bowling Club
The album and the band are both titled Avantdale Bowling Club.
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Post by Jirin » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:43 pm

Thanks, just typed it wrong.

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Post by Nick » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:23 am

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Post by Jackson » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:56 am

Nick wrote:Against All Logic- 2012-2017
I'm surprised this one isn't getting more heat in end of year lists. I thought it'd serve as the "token electronic album" for a lot of indie publications but it looks like DJ Koze and Jon Hopkins are taking those spots.

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Post by Nick » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 am

Jackson wrote:
Nick wrote:Against All Logic- 2012-2017
I'm surprised this one isn't getting more heat in end of year lists. I thought it'd serve as the "token electronic album" for a lot of indie publications but it looks like DJ Koze and Jon Hopkins are taking those spots.
Yeah, I’m pretty surprised too. It’s my AOTY so I really wish it was getting more critical love, but oh well. Maybe if it was released under the more famous “Nicolas Jaar” name it would’ve got more attention.

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Post by Safetycat » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:32 am

Haven't been keeping up too much with this year's albums, but I'll throw my hat into the ring with:

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Post by DocBrown » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:04 am

Toni wrote:
acroamor wrote:Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
Beautiful album! It's currently high on my EOY list.
Agreed. Glad I saw this overlooked gem on a few year end lists.

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Post by Rob » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:30 pm

DocBrown wrote:
Toni wrote:
acroamor wrote:Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
Beautiful album! It's currently high on my EOY list.
Agreed. Glad I saw this overlooked gem on a few year end lists.
Same, very good hidden gem.

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Post by Mulholland » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:51 am

If it hasn't been nominated, I'd like to put forward Am I A Girl? by Poppy

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Post by Jirin » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:31 am

I’m on vacation (Bourbon Street is the greatest place in America). When I get back on Wednesday I will finalize noms and start the voting thread.

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Jirin wrote:Bourbon Street is the greatest place in America
I don't disagree... have a blast!

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Post by Nassim » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:48 pm

Kinda want to nominate GAS, but let's be more realistic and nominate Gaz instead :
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Post by Rob » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:32 pm

I had quite a few albums I wanted to nominate here, but I have to be honest with myself and there are two eligible that are particularly close to my heart. Still, I don't want to vote for anything on MegaCritic, even outside the top 50, so I'm not going for Dreamwife's self-titled album (but warmly recommend it). So I go with my honest #1 choice.

Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen

I mean, soft female vocals with a dreamy pop approach and with quite a bit of critical acclaim deserves no originality point, but I love this one.

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Post by bootsy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:39 pm

Rob wrote:I had quite a few albums I wanted to nominate here, but I have to be honest with myself and there are two eligible that are particularly close to my heart. Still, I don't want to vote for anything on MegaCritic, even outside the top 50, so I'm not going for Dreamwife's self-titled album (but warmly recommend it). So I go with my honest #1 choice.

Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen

I mean, soft female vocals with a dreamy pop approach and with quite a bit of critical acclaim deserves no originality point, but I love this one.
Not going to be able to participate in this but if there was an album I would pick it would be this one.

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