Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.5

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Welcome to round 2.5 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2020!

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 = August 11th at 10am EST.

If it ever gets to working again, here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=473090
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Match-ups:
1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown


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1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
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1. 3 | The National - Alligator vs. 8 | Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. 1 | Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. 7 | Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. 4 | David Bowie - Heathen vs. 5 | Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Recor
4. 2 | Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. 6 | Frank Sinatra - Watertown
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1. The National - Alligator
2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
4. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
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My picks:
1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown

Thanks!
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8. The National - Alligator (2005) vs. 2. Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (1987)
6. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band (1978) vs. 4. Laura Marling - Semper Femina (2017)
3. David Bowie - uǝɥʇɐǝɥ (2002) vs. 1. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1976)
5. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen (1979) vs. 7. Frank Sinatra - Watertown (1970)

Favourite song from every album:
Mr. November | Never Let Me Down Again | Unbeschreiblich weiblich | Soothing | Slow Burn | Livin' Thing | African Reggae | Michael & Peter

Favourite song of the week: African Reggae

Incredibly strong week, 8 splendid albums...
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Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses

Cant speak for others but Depeche Mode vs The National is obvious to me
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Edre Peraza wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:24 pm Cant speak for others but Depeche Mode vs The National is obvious to me
I agree, the only obvious match-up this week. Only I vote the other way round.
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Alliagator 92 - Music For The Masses 84
Semper Femina 90 - Nina Hagen 74
Abstain, I gave both 82 and don’t remember well enough to tiebreak.
Watertown 87 - Unbehagen 73
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1. The National - Alligator
2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen
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DEPECHE MODE - MUSIC FOR THE MASSES
LAURA MARLING - SEMPER FEMINA
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - A NEW WORLD RECORD
FRANK SINATRA - WATERTOWN
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1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
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Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band
David Bowie - Heathen
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
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1. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen
4. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
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1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record

Not a fan of either of the albums in the other two match ups. The National vs. Depeche Mode was brutal though!
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Match-ups:
1. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band
3. David Bowie - Heathen
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen
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madzong wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:28 am 1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record

Not a fan of either of the albums in the other two match ups. The National vs. Depeche Mode was brutal though!
Hi madzong! Which ones are you voting for here?
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8 | The National | Alligator
2 | Depeche Mode | Music For The Masses

6 | Nina Hagen Band | Nina Hagen Band
3 | Laura Marling | Semper Femina

4 | David Bowie | Heathen
5 | Electric Light Orchestra | A New World Record

7 | Nina Hagen Band | Unbehagen
1 | Frank Sinatra | Watertown
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Brad wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:16 pm
madzong wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:28 am 1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record

Not a fan of either of the albums in the other two match ups. The National vs. Depeche Mode was brutal though!
Hi madzong! Which ones are you voting for here?
Whoops! Sorry!

1. The National - Alligator
3. David Bowie - Heathen
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1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown

2 and 4 were tough calls, but really there were no bad albums this week.
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I found myself nodding along more to ELO this week than last round and more than I'd like to admit:

8. The National - Alligator (ranks #1 of 2 albums I've heard by the artist) v. 6. Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (1/4)
1. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band (1/2) v. 2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina (6/7)
4. David Bowie - uǝɥʇɐǝɥ (14/16) v. 5. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1/2)
3. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen (2/2) v. 7. Frank Sinatra - Watertown (2/3)
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4. The National - Alligator vs. 8. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
1. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. 2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
6. David Bowie - Heathen vs. 3. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
5. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. 7. Frank Sinatra - Watertown

Have to agree that this is an exceptional week. Outside of Music for the Masses these are all great to me.
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1. The National - Alligator
2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen
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1. The National - Alligator vs. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band vs. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen vs. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
4. Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
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23 hours left to vote!
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1. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
3. David Bowie - Heathen
4. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
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Results will be delayed by about an hour today... please feel free to vote until they are published.

Thanks!

Edit: There is currently a tie...
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21 total voters this week:
acroamor
Akhenaten
Bang Jan
Brad
DaveC
Edre Peraza
FrankLotion
Gillingham
Honorio
jaimeW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
LunarPiper
madzong
mileswide
PlasticRam
Rdwdbob
Rob
Romain
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Winners:
1. The National - Alligator over Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses 11-10
2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina over Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band 11-7
3. David Bowie - Heathen over Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record 13-5
4. Frank Sinatra - Watertown over Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen 10-9 (ot)

We have a TIE!
Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
***TIE! 9-9 Next vote from someone who has not yet voted in this match-up wins it!***


Round 2.6 up soon!
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