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Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by Jirin » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:01 pm

It's December again, so time to start the year end poll, Beset Moderately Acclaimed Album of the year.

The way this game works is everybody gets to nominate one album. Officially, the album just can't be in the top 50 of Mega-Critic. But "Use your judgment" in determining eligibility because there may be albums that either came out late or were divisive enough to drag down their rating, but are sure to show up in year end polls. Albums that are officially eligible but go against the spirit of the game.

You have all the month of December to nominate albums, then all of January to listen to them and rank all the ones you were able to listen to from best to worth. The scoring is based on a win-loss formula so not rating an album will not either help or hurt it.

My nomination is Saint Abdullah - Mechanical Flirtations.

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Post by acroamor » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 pm

Since Faye Webster's Atlanta Millionaire's Club seems to be doing quite well in EOY already, I'll cast my nomination instead for William Tyler Goes West

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Andrew Brd - My Finest Work Yet

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Maggie Rogers - Heard It in a Past Life

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Post by Rdwdbob » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:06 pm

Yola - Walk Through Fire

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Post by Brad » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:40 pm

Craig Finn - I Need a New War

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Mixed Matches - Late

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Post by bonnielaurel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:38 pm

Rhiannon Giddens - There Is No Other
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

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Post by mileswide » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:12 pm

Sticking steadfastly behind Abronia - The Whole of Each Eye
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Anna Meredith - FIBS

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Jambinai - Onda

(close call between this and Saba Alizadeh - Scattered Memories)

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Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet - Fanm d'Ayiti

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Post by madzong » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:15 am

Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by Brad » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:47 pm

Brad wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:46 pm
madzong wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:15 am
Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
currently #28 on the cumulative year-end list... just want to get an "official" ruling before I include it on my re-listen list for this game. Thanks!

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Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by Jirin » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:55 pm

Brad wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Brad wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:46 pm
madzong wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:15 am
Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
currently #28 on the cumulative year-end list... just want to get an "official" ruling before I include it on my re-listen list for this game. Thanks!

It’s one of those cases where it’s technically eligible but not necessarily in the spirit of the game, up to the nominative.

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by Brad » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:02 pm

Jirin wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Brad wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:46 pm
currently #28 on the cumulative year-end list... just want to get an "official" ruling before I include it on my re-listen list for this game. Thanks!
It’s one of those cases where it’s technically eligible but not necessarily in the spirit of the game, up to the nominative.
Great - thanks Jirin!

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Alex Cameron - Miami Memory

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:02 pm

Deliberated between The First Glass Beach Album or, well, the one I went with. This one:

ORBI - ORBI: The Oscillating Revenge of Background Instruments

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Post by Jirin » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:06 am

I’m in New Orleans now, when I get back on the 1st I’ll post a list of nominations then give people a day or two more for late noms before starting the voting.

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Post by spiritualized » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am

Hi, after much deliberating with my rock/metal self, he decided he would take a step back in the nominations (sadly), as there is very little chance my rock nominations would get past the first round (Tool/Refused/Indoor Pets/Charly Bliss/Amyl & the Sniffers step aside please)

So here is my only "top album" nomination of 2019 which has some forum sensitivity :

Adia Victoria - Silences

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:18 pm

spiritualized wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am
Hi, after much deliberating with my rock/metal self, he decided he would take a step back in the nominations (sadly), as there is very little chance my rock nominations would get past the first round (Tool/Refused/Indoor Pets/Charly Bliss/Amyl & the Sniffers step aside please)

So here is my only "top album" nomination of 2019 which has some forum sensitivity :

Adia Victoria - Silences
:(

Some people here still love rock, but above all I recommend everyone the thing they love most!

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by spiritualized » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:43 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:18 pm

:(

Some people here still love rock, but above all I recommend everyone the thing they love most!
Awww. Nudge me a bit more - and I will rescind my nomination !
OK then. Consider me nudged.

I'll swap my nomination for Amyl & the Sniffers' debut album.
But you'll have to console me if it fails at the first round :)

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Post by mileswide » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:09 pm

spiritualized wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:43 pm

I'll swap my nomination for Amyl & the Sniffers' debut album.
But you'll have to console me if it fails at the first round :)
Come on Spiritualized, you know you would've got a vote for Amyl from me! Unless it clashes with FIBS. Or my own choice. But it'll get my nod over every other nomination!
If I could hold on to just one thought...

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Post by Brad » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:16 pm

Guys - this isn't a tournament - there are no "rounds." You just rank the nominations and Jirin matches them up with his patented "win/loss" formula to determine the overall ranking.

Just want to temper expectations!

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Post by nicolas » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:45 pm

So far (I may change it by tomorrow) : Cochemea - All My Relations

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by spiritualized » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:55 pm

Brad wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Guys - this isn't a tournament - there are no "rounds." You just rank the nominations and Jirin matches them up with his patented "win/loss" formula to determine the overall ranking.

Just want to temper expectations!
Oh darn - yeah I forgot about this.
Only the winner gets put in MAA - so you never know :)

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Post by Brad » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:11 pm

spiritualized wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Brad wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Guys - this isn't a tournament - there are no "rounds." You just rank the nominations and Jirin matches them up with his patented "win/loss" formula to determine the overall ranking.

Just want to temper expectations!
Oh darn - yeah I forgot about this.
Only the winner gets put in MAA - so you never know :)
My personal opinion is to go with your favorite - while the odds of winning are slim for every nomination, at least you can get more people to listen to something you like/love & potentially open their ears to sounds they wouldn't normally get to hear!

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Post by spiritualized » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:59 pm

Brad wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:11 pm
spiritualized wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Brad wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Guys - this isn't a tournament - there are no "rounds." You just rank the nominations and Jirin matches them up with his patented "win/loss" formula to determine the overall ranking.

Just want to temper expectations!
Oh darn - yeah I forgot about this.
Only the winner gets put in MAA - so you never know :)
My personal opinion is to go with your favorite - while the odds of winning are slim for every nomination, at least you can get more people to listen to something you like/love & potentially open their ears to sounds they wouldn't normally get to hear!
Been following that mantra for years now...and haven't managed to convince many people :(
Hence my spectacular failures at both weekly charts - I think my first Hof was this year's nomination of a Foals track.
I don't want to restart the whole "rock is dead" thread, but it feels more and more like it !

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Post by rumpdoll » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:19 pm

I nominate Georgia Anne Muldrow - VWETO II, as the chances for instrumental Soul/Hip Hop/Whatever are certainly much higher as for rock ;)

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Post by Jirin » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:40 pm

Hey, sorry I'm late starting this. Here's a list of current nominations, I will give people a day or two for corrections or last minute nominiations.

Jirin: Saint Abdullah - Mechanical Flirtations
acroamor: William Tyler - Goes West
Romain: Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
Edre Peraza: Post Malone - Hollywood’s Bleeding
andyd1010: Maggie Rogers - Heard It In A Past Life
Rdwdbob: Yola - Walk Through Fire
Brad: Craig Finn - I Need A New War
Cold Butterfly: Mixed Matches - Late
bonnielaurel: Rhiannon Giddens - There Is No Other
mileswide: Abronia - The Whole Of Each Eye
Jackson: Anna Meredith - fibs
DaveC: Jabminai - Onda
Schuttelbirne: Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet - Fanm d’Ayiti
Nassim: Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile
KingofTonga: The HU - Gereg
madzong: Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
sonofsamiam: Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter 4: Memphis
bootsy: Little Brother - May The Lord Watch
TimmyWing: Alex Cameron - Miami Memory
Rob: ORBI - ORBI: The Oscillating Revenge Of Background Instruments
spiritualized: Amyl & The Sniffers - Amyl & The Sniffers
nicolas: Cochmea - All My Relations
rumpdoll: Georgia Ane Muldrow - VWETO II
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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:03 pm

Jirin wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Rob: ORBO - ORBI: The Oscillating Revenge Of Background Instruments
The groups name is ORBI, like the album.

All of the albums are on Spotify, at least around here. Also, besides my own ORBI, all of them are 60 minutes at longest and many are well below it. I'm used that these games give me several long albums, but this year everyone (artists included?) played it safe with length.

Is there a definitive deadline for the lists yet?

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:28 pm

Jirin wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:40 pm

Schuttelbirne: Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet - Famm d’Ayiti
It's Fanm d'Ayiti, Haitian for "Women of Haiti".

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Post by Jirin » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:52 am

Rob wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Jirin wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Rob: ORBO - ORBI: The Oscillating Revenge Of Background Instruments
The groups name is ORBI, like the album.

All of the albums are on Spotify, at least around here. Also, besides my own ORBI, all of them are 60 minutes at longest and many are well below it. I'm used that these games give me several long albums, but this year everyone (artists included?) played it safe with length.

Is there a definitive deadline for the lists yet?
Typo, sorry. The deadline for lists will be Jan 31 or few days after.

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Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2019

Post by madzong » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:18 pm

Bruce Springsteen- Western Stars
"On a mountain range, I'm Dr. Strange"

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nicolas: Cochmea - All My Relations
It's Cochemea not Cochmea

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