BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

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BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Post by Jirin » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:37 am

Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019 will open nominations officially on Dec 1st.

But I thought I’d start a thread for people who want to reveal their nominations early. No rush, just this will give them a better chance to make my year end list. :)

Mine will with 90% certainty be Saint Abdullah - Mechanical Flirtations.

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Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Post by mileswide » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:54 pm

I'm new to the EOY Moderately Acclaimed Album tourney, what are the criteria?

Does any nomination just need to be missing from the 2019 MCCh/have an average review score less than 70.0?
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Post by acroamor » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:43 am

I believe it’s outside of the top 50 on McCh

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Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Post by mileswide » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:23 am

Awesome, cheers acroamor! As things stand for me, I'm plumping for the goth-tinged psychedelia of The Whole of Each Eye by Abronia. Early predictions rest on FIBS and Trust in the Lifeforce..., both of which seem to have had a more enthusiastic response here than among the critics and either of which I'd welcome as winner!
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Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Post by Jirin » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:29 am

The official rule is outside the top 50, years unofficial rule is “Use your judgement” when it comes to things officially eligible but may be against the spirit of the game.

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Post by mileswide » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 am

Jirin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:29 am
“Use your judgement” when it comes to things officially eligible but may be against the spirit of the game.
Meaning albums like Charli and Jesus Is King that fall outside of the top 50 but that don’t exactly need a leg-up, I take it
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Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Post by Romain » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:14 pm

To be honest the two best albums of the year will be for me:
Prince - Originals
Prince - 1999 deluxe edition

:)

But, for this game, i will nominate:
Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
I still love it as much as I did after several months of listening to this album. There are no weak points for me.

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Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Post by Rob » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:25 pm

mileswide wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 am
Jirin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:29 am
“Use your judgement” when it comes to things officially eligible but may be against the spirit of the game.
Meaning albums like Charli and Jesus Is King that fall outside of the top 50 but that don’t exactly need a leg-up, I take it
I always take it as 'Hidden gems'. Charli is an example of an album that is actually quite well regarded and might likely do well on Year-End lists; Igor by Tyler the Creator is an even better example. To me, these albums feel to beloved to count.

Jesus is King is a strange matter onto itself, because despite it's fame it really isn't acclaimed.

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Post by bonnielaurel » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:12 pm

My choice will probably be:

Rhiannon Giddens - There Is No Other
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Post by Nassim » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:22 pm

Probably Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile

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Post by acroamor » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:26 pm

Probably gonna nominate either William Tyler Goes West or Faye Webster's Atlanta Millionaires Club

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Re: BMAA2019 - Early reveal thread

Post by Brad » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:12 pm

When the "probably"s become "definite"s, I'll start checking these out. Always great to explore these picks each year!

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