Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by Brad » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:12 pm

Two weeks left in the first round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums v6!

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 = June 29th at 10am EST.

Match-ups:
1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports vs. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
2. Bob Marley - Uprising vs. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again vs. Soda Stereo - Canción Animal
4. My Glorious - Inside my Head is a Scary Place vs. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:31 pm

1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports vs. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
2. Bob Marley - Uprising vs. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again vs. Soda Stereo - Canción Animal
4. My Glorious - Inside my Head is a Scary Place vs. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972

Quiz question: How many albums of this year's MAA competition has Brian Eno worked on?
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Post by DaveC » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:18 am

1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports vs. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
2. Bob Marley - Uprising vs. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again vs. Soda Stereo - Canción Animal
4. My Glorious - Inside my Head is a Scary Place vs. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972
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This week's highlight: Out Hud proved to be fun and a great mood lifter.

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Post by Honorio » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:27 pm

PlasticRam wrote:Quiz question: How many albums of this year's MAA competition has Brian Eno worked on?
Four?
Brian Eno's "Ambient 1: Music for Airports" and "Discreet Music", Paul Simon's "Surprise" and Slowdive's "Souvlaki"

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:05 pm

Honorio wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:Quiz question: How many albums of this year's MAA competition has Brian Eno worked on?
Four?
Brian Eno's "Ambient 1: Music for Airports" and "Discreet Music", Paul Simon's "Surprise" and Slowdive's "Souvlaki"
Very likely correct! :) I did a really quick check trying to exclude the other albums of MAA6.
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Post by Jirin » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:40 pm

Joni Mitchell - Hejira 89-83
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile 87-85
Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again 88-84
Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972 81-63

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Post by Honorio » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:18 pm

1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978) vs. Joni Mitchell - Hejira (1976)
2. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising (1980) vs. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (1999)
3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again (2005) vs. Soda Stereo - Canción Animal (1990)
4. My Glorious - Inside My Head Is a Scary Place (2011) vs. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972 (1972)

Hardest decision of the week: Eno vs. Mitchell (very different albums, both excellent and innovative, aah, the seventies…)


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by whuntva » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:35 pm

Inside my Head is a Scary Place

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Post by Brad » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:27 pm

My picks:
1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports vs. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
2. Bob Marley - Uprising vs. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again vs. Soda Stereo - Canción Animal
4. My Glorious - Inside my Head is a Scary Place vs. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972

This week featured one of my two least favorite albums of the tournament.

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Post by notbrianeno » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:13 pm

Ambient 1: Music For Airports
The Fragile
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Post by antonius » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:16 pm

1. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
2. Bob Marley - Uprising
3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again
4. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972

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Post by acroamor » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:27 pm

Joni Mitchell - Hejira

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Post by Poliuks » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:04 pm

1. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
4. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by Rob » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:45 pm

1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports vs. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
I love Joni Mitchell, but for some reason most of Hejira has still got to connect with me. Song for Sharon is as great as anything she has done and there are some other good songs, but a lot just doesn't do anything for me yet.
Music for Airports doesn't do much either, but that's its appeal. It's background music elevated to art.

2. Bob Marley - Uprising vs. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
A very good album for Bob Marley against a minor Nine Inch Nails effort. The most disappointing thing about The Fragile to me is that there is barely anything memorable on it.

3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again vs. Soda Stereo - Canción Animal
Both didn't make much of an impression, but Out Hud had at least a style of their own. Soda Stereo sounds like a bag cliches from its time period, only now with Spanish lyrics. Perhaps these lyrics are awesome, but I can't tell and the album delivers nothing interesting in any other way.

4. My Glorious - Inside my Head is a Scary Place vs. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972
The best match-up of the week. This could go either way depending on mood. Now I prefer the stark mood of My Glorious, but the atmospheric experimentation by the Taj Mahal Travellers is worthy too.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by Blanco » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:56 am

3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again vs. Soda Stereo - Canción Animal

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Post by Michel » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:10 am

1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports

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Post by Nassim » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:07 am

1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports

I don't like Ambient 1 as much as Discreet Music, but Joni Mitchell's music really doesn't do anything for me.

I won't even back up my own pick this time, because I haven't heard the opposition, but Out Hud doesn't seem to need it.
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by TimmyWing » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:30 am

1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports vs. Joni Mitchell - Hejira

Really wish I had the time to listen to more of these albums, no doubt there are some great discoveries I've missed. :/

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 1.15

Post by Brad » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:00 pm

15 voters this week:
acroamor
antonius
Blanco
Brad
DaveC
Honorio
Jirin
Michel
Nassim
notbrianeno
PlasticRam
Poliuks
Rob
TimmyWing
whuntva

Winners:
1. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports over Joni Mitchell - Hejira 7-6
2. Bob Marley - Uprising over Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile 5-3
3. Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again over Soda Stereo - Canción Animal 6-2
4. Taj Mahal Travellers - July 15, 1972 over My Glorious - Inside my Head is a Scary Place 5-4

Round 1.16 up soon!

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