Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

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Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Post by Jirin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:54 am

I'm officially declaring nominations closed, and the voting begins. You have until January 31st to vote.

Votes should be PMed to me, not posted in this thread. When you vote, list all the albums you have listened to from top to bottom. Any albums you did not have a chance to listen to, just leave off the list.

Final ranking will use a win-loss formula for each pair of albums head to head, so not voting for an album with neither help nor hurt it. The winner will have automatic entry into the next Best Moderately Acclaimed Album game.

A full list of nominations and their nominators:
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
spiritualized: Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
DaveC: Tropical Fuck Strom - A Laughing Death In Meatspace
Nick: Against All Logic - 2012-2017
Safetycat: Florence + The Machine - High As Hope
Miguel: Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers
Smithers-Jones: Ben Pirani - How Do I Talk To My Brother
Mulholland: Poppy - Am I A Girl?
Nassim: Gaz Coombes - World's Strongest Man
Rob: Kadhja bonet - Childqueen
madzong: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex and Food
TimmyWing: Trust Fund - Bringing the backline
Toni: Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2018: Voting thread

Post by DaveC » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 am

Hi Jirin
I think you may have missed nominations by Toni & TimmyWing

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Post by madzong » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:17 am

Hi Jirin,

I can't wait to listen to these nominations. Just one thing - my nomination should read 'Unknown Mortal Orchestra'

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Post by Rob » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:04 am

And the artist of Childqueen is names Kadhja Bonet, with the j.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:22 pm

Added fixes. Sorry, I thought any mistakes would have been called out when I posted the list at the end of the nomination thread.

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Post by Jirin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:38 am

Currently there are two ballots, myself and rumpdoll. Bumping the thread. Jan 31 is not a hard deadline but if you need a few extra days please ask for them.

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Post by DaveC » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:40 am

Jirin wrote:Currently there are two ballots, myself and rumpdoll. Bumping the thread. Jan 31 is not a hard deadline but if you need a few extra days please ask for them.
I have my ballot ready. Just holding back for now in case I have a change of heart about any of the albums.

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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:29 am

I'm listening to as many as I can before I submit my list. It's been fun digging in!

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Post by Rob » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:29 am

I'll be late as usual. I've listened to most album and will finish them all by the end of the weekend I guess, but there are some I want to return to before making my final decision.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 am

Currently have four ballots, one more week to get them in. If you need a little extra time you can ask and it will be available.

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Post by Brad » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:43 am

Still listening, you can count on a ballot from me.

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Post by Romain » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:53 am

Jirin wrote:Currently have four ballots, one more week to get them in. If you need a little extra time you can ask and it will be available.
Frankly...yes! :D

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Post by spiritualized » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:13 pm

Indeed extra time is needed please

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Post by Rob » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:16 pm

I'm doing a few more second listens on a couple of album, but will finish this before the planned deadline.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:02 pm

Ok, let’s extend one week to February 7.

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Post by Jirin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:50 pm

Currently there are 6 lists, from:
Myself
rumpdoll
bonnielaurel
DaveC
Rob
Moonbeam

Official deadline is the 7th but can still extend a day or two more if needed.

Based on just the first six lists, the leader is something very unexpected.

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Post by Toni » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:16 pm

Hey, seems like I missed this thread, somehow!
Will try to listen to the remaining albums before the deadline.

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Post by acroamor » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:03 am

Didn't get around to the other albums as much as I'd hoped but will send my list where it stands now!

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Post by madzong » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:25 am

Got mine in - finally! I found some tough going but I got there :)

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Post by Jirin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:03 pm

Up to 10 ballots. Officially deadline is tonight but late entries will be accepted up to the point the presentation starts.

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Post by Jirin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:24 pm

Current votes:
Jirin
rumpdoll
bonnielaurel
DaveC
Rob
Moonbeam
acroamor
Brad
madzong
Jackson
Miguel

I have tabulated votes based on ballots and it's a very close top two with interesting results so far. Results will start on Saturday, ballots will be accepted up to then.

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Post by spiritualized » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:43 am

Hi just sent my contribution, hope it's not too late :)

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Post by Jirin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:46 am

Added yours. It's actually created a near-tie for the first and second place.

Only person who's indicated they plan to submit a ballot but hasn't is Toni. Are you still planning to?

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Post by Jackson » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 am

Jirin wrote:Current votes:
Jirin
rumpdoll
bonnielaurel
DaveC
Rob
Moonbeam
acroamor
Brad
madzong
Jackson
Miguel

I have tabulated votes based on ballots and it's a very close top two with interesting results so far. Results will start on Saturday, ballots will be accepted up to then.
With this group of voters picking between an interesting group of albums, it's hard to imagine the final results won't be great.

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Post by Romain » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:34 am

List sent.

Guys, you really like female singers (that's the majority this year, right?) :D

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Post by Jirin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:27 pm

Received Romain's ballot. Tabulating results now unless somebody tells me they just need a few more hours or something, but presentation definitely starts today.

Maybe female singers are just more likely to be less acclaimed. :)

I'm going to go exercise, when I get back in a few hours I'll finalize the vote. (Want to give Toni a final opportunity.)

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