Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1

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Welcome to the Fourth Round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2020... the Sweet Sixteen!
Who will move into the Quarterfinals?

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 = October 13th at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=473090

Match-ups:
1. Sigur Rós - ( ) vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas vs. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens


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Match-ups:
1. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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1. Sigur Rós - ( )
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape
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Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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Treasure 85 -() 85, Treasure wins
When The Pawn 97 - The Sensual World 93
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Super Ape 87 - Ritchie Valens 81
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1. Sigur Rós - ( ) vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas vs. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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1. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
3. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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1. COCTEAU TWINS - TREASURE
2. KATE BUSH - THE SENSUAL WORLD
3. VINCE GUARALDI - A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
4. RITCHIE VALENS - RITCHIE VALENS
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1. Sigur Rós - ( ) vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas vs. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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Cocteau Twins - Treasure
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Sigur Rós - ( )
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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1. Sigur Rós - ( )
2. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape
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Same as my predecessor !

1. Sigur Rós - ( )
2. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape
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My picks:
1. Sigur Rós - ( ) vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas vs. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens

Thanks!
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1. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape
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No time to hear each album this round but 3 listens minimum should be enough to give my personal rank for every album within the context of its respective release year:

8. Sigur Rós - ( ) (#47 for 2002) v. 6. Cocteau Twins - Treasure (#33 for 1984)
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn... (#10 for 1999) v. 7. Kate Bush - The Sensual World (#26 for 1989)
4. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (#17 for 1965) v. 3. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm (#16 for 2009)
1. The Upsetters - Super Ape (#17 for 1978) v. 5. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens (#14 for 1959)
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4 | Sigur Rós | ( )
1 | Cocteau Twins | Treasure

3 | Fiona Apple | When the Pawn…
6 | Kate Bush | The Sensual World

2 | Vince Guaraldi | A Charlie Brown Christmas
7 | Dinosaur Jr | Farm

5 | The Upsetters | Super Ape
8 | Ritchie Valens | Ritchie Valens
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Fourth round? One-line comments...



5. Sigur Rós - ( ) (2002) vs. 3. Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)
Both atmospheric, dreamy and sung in gibberish language. But I'd take Liz Fraser's enchanting voice over Jonsi's any day.

2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right (1999) vs. 1. Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989)
1989 and 1999's state-of-the-art-pop arrangements for heartfelt vocals and lyrics. Should've been the final. Kate by a hair.

6. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) vs. 7. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm (2009)
A solid comeback of indie-rock pioneers vs. a pleasant carol-jazz. Not a fan of Christmas albums but a fan of jazz trio's sound.

4. The Upsetters - Super Ape (1976) vs. 8. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens (1959)
Techno-roots. Rockabilly electric guitars for a Mexican folk song and studio trickery for Jamaican roots-reggae. Perry forever.
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1. Sigur Rós - ( ) vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas vs. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens

My ratings based on the They Shoot Picture recommendation system:

Highly recommended:

1. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn...

Recommended:

3. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
4. Sigur Rós - ( )
5. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
6. The Upsetters - Super Ape

Worth a listen:

7. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Approach with Caution:

8. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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1. Sigur Rós - ( ) vs. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… vs. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
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yet another delay today... my apologies. I will try to get this out soon.
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20 total voters this week:
acroamor
Bang Jan
bonnielaurel
Brad
carlos74
DaveC
FrankLotion
Gillingham
hectorthebat
Honorio
jaimeW
Jirin
Listyguy
LunarPiper
madzong
mileswide
Rdwdbob
Rob
Schüttelbirne
spiritualized

Winners:
1. Cocteau Twins - Treasure over Sigur Rós - ( ) 13-7
2. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… over Kate Bush - The Sensual World 14-5
3. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas over Dinosaur Jr - Farm 9-8
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape over Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens 13-5

Round 4.2 up next!
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