Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1

Post by Brad » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:03 pm

Welcome to Round 4.1 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019. Winners here proceed to the Quarter-Finals!
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 22nd at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tlist.cfm?t ... Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019

Match-ups:
1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku vs. Peter Gabriel - Us


I'm in love. What's that song?
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Post by Listyguy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:41 pm

1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

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Post by mileswide » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:52 pm

7. Grimes - Art Angels v. 2. Blur - 13
4. The Velvet Underground - VU v. 8. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
5. Buffy Saint-Marie - It's My Way v. 1. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges
3. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku v. 6. Peter Gabriel - Us

No hesitation over any of my choices but each winning album is better than the tournament average!
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Post by Jirin » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:55 pm

Art Angels 87 - 13 82
VU 85 - The Colour and the Shape 84
New History Warfare 98 - It’s My Way 89

I should probably try to actually hear Tokyo Jihen.

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Post by DaveC » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:06 pm

1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku vs. Peter Gabriel - Us

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Post by FrankLotion » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:13 pm

1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku

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Post by Myself » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:00 am

1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. The Velvet Underground - VU
3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku

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Post by acroamor » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:21 am

1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. The Velvet Underground - VU
3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku

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Post by madzong » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:46 am

1. Blur - 13
2. Foo Fighters - Colour And The Shape
3. TBA
4. Peter Gabriel - Us

Love the Velvets and they are one of my top 10 favourite bands but I still feel like it is an (excellent) compilation of songs and not a true cohesive album. If this album was not up against the Foo Fighters, it probably would have won out but...

The Foo Fighters album was one of the first I bought when It came out. Lots of good memories. Lots of good songs and the b-sides from this period are also fantastic.

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Post by spiritualized » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:11 am

1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku vs. Peter Gabriel - Us

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Post by bonnielaurel » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:56 am

Grimes - Art Angels
The Velvet Underground - VU
Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way
Peter Gabriel - Us
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Post by Rdwdbob » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:58 pm

GRIMES - ART ANGELS
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - VU
BUFFY SAINT-MARIE - IT'S MY WAY
PETER GABRIEL - US

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Post by Honorio » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:50 pm

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



6. Grimes - Art Angels (2015) vs. 4. Blur – 13 (1999)


1. The Velvet Underground - VU (1985) vs. 7. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)


2. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way! (1964) vs. 3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges (2011)


8. Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) vs. 5. 東京事変 - 教育 (2004)

Favourite cover art of the week: Blur's "13" (by Graham Coxon)

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Post by Brad » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:10 pm

My picks:
1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku vs. Peter Gabriel - Us

Thanks!

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Post by Listyguy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:01 am

Apologies if this has been said before, but are there places to hear the Tokyo Jihen album? It doesn't seem to be available in Spotify for the US.

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Post by DaveC » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:28 am

Listyguy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:01 am
Apologies if this has been said before, but are there places to hear the Tokyo Jihen album? It doesn't seem to be available in Spotify for the US.
In my part of the world it is on Spotify as: 教育 – Tokyo Incidents

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Post by Rdwdbob » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:22 pm

DaveC wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:28 am
Listyguy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:01 am
Apologies if this has been said before, but are there places to hear the Tokyo Jihen album? It doesn't seem to be available in Spotify for the US.
In my part of the world it is on Spotify as: 教育 – Tokyo Incidents
Awhile back Brad and JamieW were kind enough to set me up with a copy of Kyoiku as it's almost impossible to find in the States. I'm happy to forward a copy. You probably wouldn't have it before it's time to vote this week though. Just let me know with a private message.

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Post by Rob » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:36 am

1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku vs. Peter Gabriel - Us

I'll do a ranking of the complete group of sixteen of round 4 next week. The third match-up was a difficult choice. The first two are as easy as they get. In the fourth match-up I did like Us, but it still isn't really close.

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Post by Safetycat » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:40 am

1. Art Angels > 4. 13
A tough matchup. 13 has the power of Tender and Coffee + TV behind it, which are two of my favourite songs, but I'm not so keen on a lot of the rest of the album.
Meanwhile, Art Angels doesn't have the history with me that the Blur songs do, but the entire album experience is amazing - I've been listening to it on many of the 3 hour drives I've needed to take the last few months. It might be my favourite album left in the match-ups.
3. VU < 2. The Colour and the Shape
It's a bit harsh to call VU a B-sides album, since given the backstory it's closer to a lost album than anything else. A worthwhile one at that - it's great all the way through.
I can't really articulate why I like the Foos more than their competitors so far - they just sounds good. It's definitely not the most consistent album, and I'm not huge on some tracks, but I love others. The Everlong/Walking After You double up is probably my favourite part.
6.It's My Way < 5. New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Two albums which are beautiful and deep, and reveal more each listen. I prefer the variation in Judges, but this was extremely close.
7. Kyoiku > 8. Us
I think I just don't like Peter Gabriel much outside of So, which is why it's disappointing that the most So-like song here sounds like a parody of Sledgehammer. It's just not very interesting for me. Kyoiku is great, even if it gets a bit samey by the end. Much better than Us.
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1

Post by Bang Jan » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:03 pm

2 | Grimes | Art Angels
3 | Blur | 13

1 | The Velvet Underground | VU
8 | Foo Fighters | The Colour and the Shape

4 | Buffy Sainte-Marie | It's My Way
5 | Colin Stetson | New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

6 | Tokyo Jihen | Kyoiku
7 | Peter Gabriel | Us
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Post by Kingoftonga » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:34 pm

Winners in red:

1. Grimes - Art Angels vs. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way vs. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku vs. Peter Gabriel - Us

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2019 - Round 4.1

Post by Romain » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:12 am

1. Blur - 13
2. The Velvet Underground - VU
3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. I really don't know: pass.

A really solid week.

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Post by hectorthebat » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:05 am

1. Blur - 13
2. Foo Fighters - Colour And The Shape
3. Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way
4. Peter Gabriel - Us

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Post by Brad » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:01 pm

Results will be delayed by a few hours today.
They will be posted between Noon - 1pm EST.
You still have at least 4 hours left to vote!

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Post by CupOfDreams » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:54 pm

1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. The Velvet Underground - VU
3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku

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Post by andyd1010 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:34 pm

1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:05 pm

By the way, I've set up a spreadsheet to calculate the extrapolated standings of the tournament (i.e. ranked by the predicted percentage of the vote it would receive against the overall winner) so when the tournament ends I will post the rankings.
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Post by Brad » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:13 pm

21 total voters this week:
acroamor
andy1010
Bang Jan
bonnielaurel
Brad
CupOfDreams
DaveC
FrankLotion
hectorthebat
Honorio
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
madzong
mileswide
Myself
Rdwdbob
Rob
Romain
Safetycat
spiritualized

Winners - on to the Quarters!:
1. Grimes - Art Angels over Blur - 13 14-7
2. The Velvet Underground - VU over Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape 15-6
3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges over Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way 10-9
4. Tokyo Jihen - Kyōiku over Peter Gabriel - Us 12-5

Round 4.2 up next!

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