Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Post by Brad » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:44 pm

Welcome to round 2.8 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2020... the last week of round 2!

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 = September 8th at 10am EST.

Unfortunately, the BracketMaker link is no longer available.

Match-ups:
1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land vs. The Shins - Port Of Morrow


You better stop, look around
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:59 pm

3 | Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. 4 | The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2 | Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. 1 | Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
8 | Washed Out - Within and Without vs. 7 | Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
5 | Levellers - Levelling The Land vs. 6 | The Shins - Port Of Morrow

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Post by acroamor » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:18 pm

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without

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Post by Jirin » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:39 pm

The Archandroid 92 - Hatful of Hollow 84
Sailor’s Guide To Earth 82 - Eat To The Beat 79
Songs Of Faith And Devotion 92 - A Sailor’s Guide To Earth 85
Port Of Morrow 86 - Leveling The Land 74

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Post by Rdwdbob » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:41 pm

1. THE SMITHS - HATFUL OF HOLLOW (gave me great grief to go against Janelle)
2. BLONDIE - EAT TO THE BEAT
3. DEPECHE MODE - SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION
4. THE SHINS - PORT OF MORROW

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Post by Rob » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:31 pm

Brad wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:44 pm

Unfortunately, the BracketMaker link is no longer available.
Would it be an option to place the upcoming match-ups in The Draw topic? It misses the prediction element of BracketMaker of course, but it is a way to quickly look up the coming matches for those who want to listen a bit in advance.

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Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:33 pm

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land vs. The Shins - Port Of Morrow

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Post by FrankLotion » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:01 pm

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land

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Post by Akhenaten » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:45 am

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land
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Post by hectorthebat » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:52 am

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land

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Post by Listyguy » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:00 pm

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land vs. The Shins - Port Of Morrow

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Post by rumpdoll » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:06 pm

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion

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Post by Brad » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:35 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Brad wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:44 pm

Unfortunately, the BracketMaker link is no longer available.
Would it be an option to place the upcoming match-ups in The Draw topic? It misses the prediction element of BracketMaker of course, but it is a way to quickly look up the coming matches for those who want to listen a bit in advance.
Yes, thanks for the suggestion - when I get a chance (this is Hell-week) I'll list the albums going into the third round!

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Post by Edre Peraza » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:42 pm

1. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Shins - Port Of Morrow

Depeche Mode always takes the W with me
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Post by Brad » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:49 pm

My picks:
1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Levellers - Levelling The Land vs. The Shins - Port Of Morrow

Thanks!

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Post by Honorio » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:02 pm



1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid (2010) vs. 2. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (1984)
3. Blondie - Eat to the Beat (1979) vs. 4. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth (2016)
6. Washed Out - Within and Without (2007) vs. 5. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993)
8. Levellers - Levelling the Land (1991) vs. 7. The Shins - Port of Morrow (2012)

Favourite song from every album:
Cold War | Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now | Dreaming | In Bloom | You and I | I Feel You | Battle of the Beanfield | It's Only Life

Favourite song of the week: Dreaming

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Post by Madzong » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:17 pm

1. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
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Post by bonnielaurel » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:17 pm

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Levellers - Levelling The Land
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Post by LunarPiper » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:33 pm

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Shins - Port Of Morrow

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Post by mileswide » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:51 pm

The top 2 albums this week play like 'best of's, both are sublime:

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid (#1 out of 4 albums I've heard by the artist- including Metropolis in this ranking) v. 2. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (3/5)
4. Blondie - Eat to the Beat (4/4) v. 8. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth (2/2)
7. Washed Out - Within and Without (2/2) v. 6. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (4/4)
3. Levellers - Levelling the Land (1/2) v. 5. The Shins - Port of Morrow (1/2)
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Post by Brad » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:18 pm

Brad wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Rob wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Brad wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:44 pm

Unfortunately, the BracketMaker link is no longer available.
Would it be an option to place the upcoming match-ups in The Draw topic? It misses the prediction element of BracketMaker of course, but it is a way to quickly look up the coming matches for those who want to listen a bit in advance.
Yes, thanks for the suggestion - when I get a chance (this is Hell-week) I'll list the albums going into the third round!
I posted the remaining albums by Quartile in the "The Draw" topic!

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Post by Bang Jan » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:56 pm

1 | Janelle Monáe | The ArchAndroid
3 | The Smiths | Hatful of Hollow

2 | Blondie | Eat to the Beat
6 | Sturgill Simpson | A Sailor's Guide to Earth

8 | Washed Out | Within and Without
4 | Depeche Mode | Songs Of Faith And Devotion

7 | Levellers | Levelling The Land
5 | The Shins | Port Of Morrow
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Post by Rob » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:40 am

Brad wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:18 pm
Brad wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Rob wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:31 pm


Would it be an option to place the upcoming match-ups in The Draw topic? It misses the prediction element of BracketMaker of course, but it is a way to quickly look up the coming matches for those who want to listen a bit in advance.
Yes, thanks for the suggestion - when I get a chance (this is Hell-week) I'll list the albums going into the third round!
I posted the remaining albums by Quartile in the "The Draw" topic!
Great, thanks!

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. 3. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
4. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. 2. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
7. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. 8. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
5. Levellers - Levelling The Land vs. 6. The Shins - Port Of Morrow

The first four are a lot stronger than the final four in my opinion.

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Post by Kingoftonga » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:50 pm

Winners in red (if I'm in time):

1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat vs. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Washed Out - Within and Without vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion

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Post by Brad » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:15 pm

just remembered it's Tuesday ugh - will post results soon!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.8

Post by Brad » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:09 pm

20 voters this week:
acroamor
Akhenaten
Bang Jan
bonnielaurel
Brad
DaveC
Edre Peraza
FrankLotion
hectorthebat
Honorio
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
LunarPiper
madzong
mileswide
Rdwdbob
Rob
rumpdoll
Schüttelbirne

Winners:
1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid over The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow 15-5
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat over Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth 16-4
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion over Washed Out - Within and Without 15-5
4. The Shins - Port Of Morrow over Levellers - Levelling The Land 9-8

Round 3 up next!

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