Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.3

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.3

Post by Brad » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:12 pm

Week 3 is here! Time to vote for your favorite Moderately Acclaimed Albums!

Vote for your favorite album in each match-up.
Remember, anyone can vote as long as the voter has heard both albums!
Comments are encouraged but not absolutely necessary.
Deadline = April 6th at 10am EST.

Match-ups:
1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle


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Post by Nassim » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:29 pm

Match-ups:
1. Gorillaz - Demon Days
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs

Listening to the tied albums right now, so I might be able to break the tie in about 1h30 !

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Post by PlasticRam » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:53 pm

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle

Best album I didn't vote for: Deep Purple - Burn
I feel like that

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Post by Maschine_Man » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:08 am



Just missing Chance The Rapper :)

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Post by whuntva » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:29 am

Demon Days

I knew it'd be close, but I'm going with my #49 all time here.

I did not get a chance to hear the rest.
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Post by notbrianeno » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:45 am

Trouble Will Find Me
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Post by Rob » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:12 am

Maschine_Man wrote: Just missing Chance The Rapper :)
On Grooveshark: http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Acid+Rap/8746639.
Speaking of Grooveshark, apparently it's becoming a paid service. I only use it for games like this, but a strange move for a website that couldn't even hope to compete with Spotify.

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Post by Romain » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:25 am

Here is my choices.

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days A favorite for this MAA6
3. Paul Simon - Surprise No surprise here.
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs A favorite in this decade.

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Post by DaveC » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:06 pm

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle

Close calls this week, and I surprised myself with a couple of them. Also I have some regret about not voting for "Comfort Eagle" as that is a good find and worth a place in round 2.

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Post by Maschine_Man » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:31 am

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2.
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle

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Post by phil » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:17 am

Match-ups:
1. Gorillaz - Demon Days trounces The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap pipped by The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
3. Deep Purple - Burn thrashed by Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs edged out by Cake - Comfort Eagle

That last one was particularly tough - these are both favourites of mine.

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Post by Blanco » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:14 pm

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle Oh, my... half vote each. Ok, ok ... my vote is for Ólafur.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:02 pm

Trouble Will Find Me
Acid Rap
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Post by DocBrown » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:01 pm

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle

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Post by Rob » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:05 pm

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Two bands that are clearly very popular on forum members here and whose work frequently appears in the games. It's almost a surprise that these qualify as moderately acclaimed, although at least The National has more popular work. These two albums are of pretty much equal quality to me. Gorillaz score because of the big variety and the light sense of fun, whereas The National as usual deliver something of a slow burner, an album that might work on first listen, but reveals its depth after some time. I vote for them, because in the end their songs seem to resonate more deeply with me. Gorillaz seem to be winning this with ease however, and I can't blame them.

2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
Again a rapper loses with me and again I have to acknowledge that he does interesting things. Chance has a wacky feel for music and delivery and he clearly follows his own path. However, that same wackiness that separates him from his fellow artists gets a little much in the long run. The Adverts however come with an album that actually delivers for its complete running time. It's not as unique as some of the best albums in this game, but at least it is a great listen the whole way through.

3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
A nice contrast. Two old acts, one of hard rock, one of a more quiet, introspective sound. And both albums are more outliers in their work. In the case of Paul Simon I can see why. A lot of the songs there are great, especially the opening and he has actually on his old age taken an approach that feels fresh. His lyrics also never falter. He just has such a great discography, that Surprise gets overshadowed by some of them, including follow-up So Beautiful of So What.
Burn may also not have the stature of Machine Head or In Rock, but is barely a lesser album. There where some significant changes in the line-up, but the sound of lead guitarist Blackmore is still the same and he is on great form here. As are the other band members. This is just a very great adrenaline rush and I actually believe Burn has its place among the greatest Deep Purple albums.

4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle
Okay, this is just silly. I like Comfort Eagle quite a bit, but it's hardly serious competition for Living Room Songs. Every week so far has given me a great new find and this time it's easily the album by Ólafur Arnalds. That piano kills me. As easy a choice as can be. No offence to Cake however.

I should ask this question though, isn't Living Room Songs are form of classical music. I'm not an expert enough to judge that, though it sure sounds like it. If so, is it really eligible for this game? Classical music isn't present in the original list, so the acclaim criteria of this game can't be taken in account then.

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Post by Romain » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:00 pm

The success of Ólafur Arnalds is the most pleasant surprise for me. This album was one of the most beautiful Birthday present my wife offer to me :romance-kisscheek:

I put Fyrsta : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDezzDQVy6M in the 53th position in The AM Top songs of 2010/2014.


If you like this album, you'll like his other music (album and OST) with no problems.

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Post by Jirin » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:10 pm

Almost forgot to vote.

Don't have my notes with me right now so I'll wing it from memory.

The National
Deep Purple
Olafur Arnalds

Could not find Acid Rap.

I have a sentimental attachment to Comfort Eagle because I absolutely love Cake's lyrics and listened to it a lot in college, but it's hard to vote for a mostly talk-singing album over something melodic.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:01 pm

Jirin wrote:Could not find Acid Rap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRv2_zAPrhc
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Post by jamieW » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:27 pm

Gorillaz - Demon Days
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs
The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
Deep Purple - Burn
Cake - Comfort Eagle
Paul Simon - Surprise
Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

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Post by Honorio » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:36 pm

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days (2005) vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
2. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap (2013) vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts (1978)
3. Deep Purple - Burn (1974) vs. Paul Simon - Surprise (2006)
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs (2011) vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle (2001)

Hardest decision of the week: Deep Purple vs. Paul Simon


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Post by Brad » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:18 pm

Less than 23 hours left to vote!

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Post by ordinaryperson » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:47 pm

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle
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Post by Brad » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:07 pm

My picks:
1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs vs. Cake - Comfort Eagle

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Post by Poliuks » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:38 pm

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

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Post by Kingoftonga » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:24 am

1. Gorillaz - Demon Days vs. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

I don't really think of either of these albums as moderately acclaimed; aren't they both commonly seen as masterpieces of the last 10 years? I love them both, but the National feels a bit more consistent. Dennis Hopper ruins Demon Days for me.

2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap vs. The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts

I don't see Acid Rap as the incredible album that some do, but it's a solid, interesting debut. The Adverts don't really do a whole lot for me.

3. Deep Purple - Burn vs. Paul Simon - Surprise

I've never listened to Burn before, but it's great and reminds me of the band's best work. Surprise makes me wonder why I'm not listening to Paul Simon's better albums instead.

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Post by Michel » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:07 am

1. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
3. Deep Purple - Burn

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Post by Brad » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:01 pm

Another very encouraging turnout as we hit the 20-voter threshold again!:
Blanco
Brad
DaveC
DocBrown
GucciLittlePiggy
Honorio
jamieW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Maschine_Man
Michel
Nassim
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ordinaryperson
phil
PlasticRam
Poliuks
Rob
Romain
whuntva

Winners:
1. Gorillaz - Demon Days over The National - Trouble Will Find Me 11-9
2. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap over The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts 7-6
3. Deep Purple - Burn over Paul Simon - Surprise 8-7
4. Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs over Cake - Comfort Eagle 12-2

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Post by Rob » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:14 pm

Three very close races and one utter annihilation. Nice contrast.

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Post by Honorio » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:11 pm

Brad wrote:Another very encouraging turnout as we hit the 20-voter threshold again!
Oh yeah! :music-rockon:

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Post by Brad » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:44 pm

Rob wrote:Three very close races and one utter annihilation. Nice contrast.
Yes... Deep Purple was down 6-0 before mounting a comeback that pushed it over on the last vote. Also, The National was down big, then made a late surge before coming up two votes shy of a tie. Good stuff!

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