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Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Bang Jan » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:01 pm

The way this game works is that you will be given two sets of four songs, your job is to rank each of the sets from best to worst. First place gets 4 points, second gets 3 etc.

The song with the most points in each set will advance to the semi-finals. If there is a tie for points, then the song with more first place votes will advance. If they are tied on first place votes as well, there will be a sudden death tiebreak. Also the six highest scoring non-winners in the heat stage (based off point per voter and then percentage of first place votes) will also advance to the semi-finals.

Feel free to ask any questions, deadline is next Wednesday at 15:00 UTC.

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JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Elisa Jo | Back Around
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves



Suicide (Remix)
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by ArcadeFire » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:10 pm

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Elisa Jo | Back Around


FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Kollektief | Lichterloh
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by acroamor » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:17 pm

Disappointed to have slipped on the last group, hopefully not this week:

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
Elisa Jo | Back Around
The Nightingales | Coincidence

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:39 pm

No psychoanalysis this time, I promise. :mrgreen:


Jean-Luc Godard Group

The Nightingales – Coincidence
Year: 1986
Album: In the Good Old Country Way

Off The Nightingales‘ last album before their temporary breakup (they eventually got back together) titled In the Good Old Country Way. Naturally just hearing the title of the album you could expect a country band playing old songs when music was actually good. Instead you get a British post-punk band with a good song. The components are all brought together beautifully to create a cohesive whole. The band has a standard a pretty standard line-up with vocals, guitar, bass and drums but their guitarist also plays the viola and one other bandmember plays the violin. Strings are used in the song, but I can‘t tell you if it‘s a violin or a viola (or both?). Robert Lloyd‘s vocals have a sermon-like quality to them since he uses a similar intonation for all of his lines.

Elisa JO – Back Around
Year: 2012
Album: Colours in My Mind (in another version with a Rizzle Kicks feature)

Elisa JO is a French singer born in 1993, which makes her 19 at the recording of this song. That‘s pretty interesting because you would expect a person of that age not to be singing of nostalgia. The lyrics here an important part, so I‘m gonna focus on them. At first I thought she herself would feel nostalgic for the ‚60s and ‚70s, which isn‘t impossible even though she didn‘t experience them. But listening a second time I realized that she never actually sings about herself but about other people sitting around „praying hard for the old sixties“ or „wishing on seventies“. She seems to agree that it looks pretty nice and that the memories the people she talks about associate with that time („back to what money just can‘t buy“) are positive. Her voice is pretty nice and helps the delivery of this pop song. She also refers to the Beatles („strawberry fields“), so that‘s something.

Chi Coltrane – Go Like Elijah
Year: 1972
Album: Chi Coltrane

This is a really great spiritual bursting with power. Most of it comes from Chi Coltrane‘s voice, but the gospel choir in the back certainly helps. There‘s also variation throughout the song, which enriches the experience of it. All comes together to create a great song.

Big Youth – Some Like It Dread
Year: 1975
Album: Dread Locks Dread

There is a certain kind of reggae music I like, but this just doesn‘t seem to hit with me.

Results:

Chi Coltrane – Go Like Elijah
The Nightingales – Coincidence
Elisa JO – Back Around
Big Youth – Some Like It Dread



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Kammerflimmer Kollektief – Lichterloh
Year: 2005
Album: Absencen

The name of this group is really great. It combines the German word for ventricular fibrillation with the word for collective, the last part of which is also written like the word for deep. „Lichterloh“ means something is burning completely. The song itself combines elements of jazz with electronica, creating a unique soundscape I really liked getting lost in. This does not feel like seven minutes.

Regina Spektor – All the Rowboats
Year: 2012
Album: What We Saw from the Cheap Seats

I don‘t know if this is true, but it seems like Regina Spektor watched one or two of the Night at the Museum movies and thought the idea of the exhibits being conscious things was pretty cool, so she decided to write a song about it. However, „All the Rowboats“ takes a darker approach. If it is true, that a painting is a conscious thing, being locked up in a museum is suboptimal. The piano and singing is pretty nice, but the percussion at the beginning and the end is a bit irritating (maybe because she emphasizes it with her voice, which sounds kind of strange).

Girl Talk & Freeway ft. A$AP Ferg – Suicide (Remix)
Year: 2014
Album: Broken Ankles (EP)

I don‘t dislike this, but I don‘t think I‘m gonna listen to it again.

Iron & Wine – Autumn Town Leaves
Year: 2018
Album: Weed Garden (EP)

This a really great song, but if I were to write something about this it would probably take me the rest of the evening and I don't want to do that right now, sorry.

Results:

Iron & Wine - Autumn Town Leaves
Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Lichterloh
Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats
Girl Talk & Freeway ft. A$AP Ferg - Suicide (Remix)

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by acroamor » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:41 pm

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)

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Post by DaveC » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:43 pm

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Elisa Jo | Back Around
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)

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Post by Rdwdbob » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:43 pm

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
The Nightingales | Coincidence

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Post by Rdwdbob » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:07 pm

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh

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Post by mileswide » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:39 am

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
3| Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
4| Elisa Jo | Back Around
5| Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
6| The Nightingales | Coincidence

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
1| Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
2| Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
7| Girl Talk and Freeway (feat. A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
8| Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Bang Jan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:34 pm

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Honorio » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:38 am



BREATHLESS GROUP
4 | Elisa Jo | Back Around | 2012
5 | Big Youth | Some Like It Dread | 1975
6 | Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah | 1972
7 | The Nightingales | Coincidence | 1986

THE GODFATHER GROUP
1 | Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh | 2005
2 | Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves | 2018
3 | Regina Spektor | All the Rowboats | 2012
8 | Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix) | 2014

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Post by Akhenaten » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:49 am

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Elisa Jo | Back Around

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Romain » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:10 am

Honorio wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:38 am
BREATHLESS GROUP

THE GODFATHER GROUP
Do you make a contest with Moonbeam? :mrgreen:

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Post by Safetycat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 am

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around - Reminds me a lot of the old Sia pre-Chandelier. Very nostalgic for that sound.
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah - Oh god it's cheesy but it's exactly my sort of cheese.
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread - I was surprised I quite liked this!
The Nightingales | Coincidence - No thanks

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh - Made me feel genuine sadness.
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats - Really fun, I love the urgent sound.
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves - Just pleasant to listen to like Iron and Wine always are.
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix) - Great chorus but the features felt quite weak

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Honorio » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:59 pm

Romain wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:10 am
Do you make a contest with Moonbeam? :mrgreen:
Naah, that's an impossible task, I'm only replacing the director's names by their acclaimed movies... :P

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Post by whuntva » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:25 am

Godard Group

Big Youth-Some Like it Dread (JAM)
Elisa Jo-Back Around (FRA)
Chi Coltrane-Go Like Elijah (USA)
The Nightingales-Coincidence (UK)

Coppola Group

Regina Spektor-All the Rowboats (USA)
Kammerflimmer Kollektief-Lichterloh (GER)
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg)- Suicide (Remix) (USA)
Iron & Wine-Autumn Town Leaves (USA)
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Post by Hymie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 am

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
The Nightingales | Coincidence

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)

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Post by Hymie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:57 am

BTW, I think a week is way too long for each round. There's no continuity because by the time the next heat comes out I've forgotten all of the songs from the last heat. I'd like to see each heat go 3 or 4 days.

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Post by Chilton » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:21 am

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
4. Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
6. The Nightingales | Coincidence
7. Elisa Jo | Back Around
8. Big Youth | Some Like It Dread

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
1. Girl Talk and Freeway (ft. A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
2. Regina Spektor | All the Rowboats
3. Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
5. Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves

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Post by CupOfDreams » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:40 am

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Big Youth - Some Like It Dread
The Nightingales - Coincidence
Chi Coltrane - Go Like Elijah
Elisa Jo - Back Around

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Lichterloh
Iron & Wine - Autumn Town Leaves
Regina Spektor - All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) - Suicide (Remix)

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JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Elisa Jo | Back Around
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves

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Post by spiritualized » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:39 am

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
Elisa Jo | Back Around
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh

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Post by rumpdoll » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:41 am

Nice to see my second pick do so good

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
The Nightingales | Coincidence

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:23 pm

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
1. Elisa Jo | Back Around
2. Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
3. Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
4. The Nightingales | Coincidence

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
1. Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
2. Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
3. Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
4. Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
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Post by Romain » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:41 pm

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh

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Post by phil » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:55 pm

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah
The Nightingales | Coincidence
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix)

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:18 pm

24 hours remain!
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Heats, Week 3

Post by Bang Jan » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:00 pm

RESULTS:

JEAN-LUC GODARD GROUP
Elisa Jo | Back Around | 60 | 9
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread | 51 | 6
Chi Coltrane | Go Like Elijah | 49 | 3
The Nightingales | Coincidence | 40 | 2

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA GROUP
Regina Spektor | All The Rowboats | 65 | 9
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh | 53 | 6
Iron & Wine | Autumn Town Leaves | 46 | 4
Girl Talk and Freeway (featuring A$AP Ferg) | Suicide (Remix) | 36 | 1

Repechage leaderboard:

Rokia Traoré | Dounia | 2.885 | 42.31%
Ryo Fukui | Early Summer | 2.654 | 30.77%
Kammerflimmer Kollektief | Lichterloh | 2.650 | 30.00%
Model 500 | Astralwerks | 2.579 | 21.05%
Big Youth | Some Like It Dread | 2.550 | 30.00%
Swans | I Crawled | 2.526 | 15.79%
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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