Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 3.3

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 3.3

Post by Brad » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:54 pm

Welcome to ROUND 3.3 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6!
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 = September 21st at 10am EST.

Match-ups:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. The Church - Starfish
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés


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Post by Honorio » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:00 pm

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1. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz vs. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound

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2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. The Church - Starfish

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3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Joe Jackson - I'm the Man

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4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert, June 8, 1963 vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés

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Post by whuntva » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:08 pm

Selling England by the Pound

Starfish (tough call, though)

SMiLE

We Shall Overcome


No time to comment for most of these. I'll just say Starfish was more my style of music. Stormcock was good, but didn't have any songs I'd sing under my breath at school.
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Post by jamieW » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:02 pm

Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
The Church - Starfish
The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

I know I sound like a broken record, but I still can't find Jacques Higelin. If he survives this round, I vow to just purchase the album. (The only reason I don't now is that Pete Seeger might be my favorite album of the entire tournament, so it doesn't seem fair to suddenly buy it when I would almost certainly be voting against it.) The first two matchups this week were incredibly close...

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Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:26 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Two albums high on my all-time list, but still a clear winner.

2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. The Church - Starfish
Voting against my own nomination (again), but Stormcock is one of the great 'unheard' and unique classics.

3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
I've voted for the SMiLE sessions in previous rounds, but I can still only hear the greatness of what might have been, so it looses out to a proper album that has grown on me recently.

4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés

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Post by PlasticRam » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:37 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. The Church - Starfish
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés
I feel like that

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Post by Rob » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:59 am

jamieW wrote: I know I sound like a broken record, but I still can't find Jacques Higelin. If he survives this round, I vow to just purchase the album. (The only reason I don't now is that Pete Seeger might be my favorite album of the entire tournament, so it doesn't seem fair to suddenly buy it when I would almost certainly be voting against it.) The first two matchups this week were incredibly close...
Here it is on Spotify:



But I guess it isn't available in your region. It's definitely worth a listen, regardless whether Pete Seeger is better (I prefer Seeger, but like Higelin a lot too).

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Post by spiritualized » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:36 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Can someone PLEASE try to sell me Genesis ? I don't get it. Really don't. Sufjan's album doesn't reach the heights of Illinoise or Michigan - but Selling England by the Pound (is it weight or money ?) is beyond me. Try me please. I don't get it.

2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. The Church - Starfish
Superb album by Roy Harper - class vs above average pop-rock

3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
Discovered the Sessions on this round, although I have been a fan of the Beach Boys for a while - excellent quality, very interesting listening experience to understand the creative process and the songs... just the songs. Joe Jackson has grown to me, but still remains a sub-par Elvis Costello.

4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés
Not a big fan of either. But then, I don't like folk music. And I am French, so Higelin's got to win this one.

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Post by Jirin » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:56 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz 88-80
Roy Harper - Stormcock - 100-75
The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions 96-69

Never managed to hear Jacques Higelin, anyone have a Youtube link?

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Post by Bang Jan » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:59 pm

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Post by jamieW » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:29 pm

Thank you, Rob and Bang Jan for trying to help with the Jacques Higelin album. Unfortunately, both links are not available in my region. (I will probably just end up purchasing it, since it's taken on a legendary status in my mind based upon its inaccessibility!)

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Post by Brad » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:03 pm

I bought it during the first round off amazon - used for a couple bucks. Definitely worth it.

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Post by Romain » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:31 am

Easy week for the four choices this time.

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock
3. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
4. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés

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Post by Brad » Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:03 pm

My picks:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. The Church - Starfish
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés

Some real close calls for me here. Probably the toughest series yet.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:31 pm

It says the video is not available. Might this album have some kind of alternate title? Spotify has several Higelin albums, just not this one.

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:11 pm

I think I might have found the Higelin album... The track order is wrong though, I think. Let me know if this works.

https://www.song365.co/album/jacques-hi ... 13649.html

EDIT: The track order is correct. It would probably be unwise to download from this site (I can't get a good lead on whether or not it's trustworthy), but playing it directly from the site should be fine. You'll have to be alert, though, since you can;t play all the track in a row – you have to switch them manually.
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Post by jamieW » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:27 am

Thanks, Sweepstakes Ron! I was (finally) able to listen to the Jacques Higelin album on the link you provided and I enjoyed it very much. It's certainly more varied than Seeger's album, featuring virtually every style from Rockabilly to Funk. However, though it may very well be my second favorite album of the week, my vote does go to Pete Seeger, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite folk albums ever.

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Post by phil » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:49 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. The Church - Starfish
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés

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Post by Rob » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:05 pm

1. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions 10
2. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert 9
3. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz 9

4. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound 9
5. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés 8
6. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man 6
7. Roy Harper - Stormcock 6
8. The Church - Starfish 4

Starfish is the last remaining album I really, really don't care for and it looks like it won't be here much longer. The match-up of Sufjan Stevens and Genesis is very painful; I've actually switched their ranks while typing this message.

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Post by Brad » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:19 pm

25 hours left to vote!

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Post by Nassim » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:36 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:44 am

1. Sufjan Stevens
2. Roy Harper
3. Joe Jackson
4. Pete Seeger

I love "Good Vibrations" as much as the next guy, but otherwise, I find most of the SMiLE stuff to be trite and annoying.

I'm most giving victory to Seeger because he has much nostalgic value for me. I frequently listened to Children's Concert at Town Hall in my youth, you see. Also, "What Did You Learn in School Today?" is darkly hilarious.
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Post by Blanco » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:07 am

Joe Jackson - I'm The Man

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Post by DocBrown » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:15 am

1. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock
3. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert

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Post by Michel » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:24 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
3. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
4. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés

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Post by Brad » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:04 pm

Delay in results today! I'll get them together ASAP... feel free to continue voting!

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Post by Brad » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:09 pm

16 voters this week:
Blanco
Brad
DaveC
DocBrown
Honorio
jaimeW
Jirin
Michel
Nassim
phil
PlasticRam
Rob
Romain
spiritualized
Sweepstakes Ron
whuntva

Winners:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz over Genesis - Selling England by the Pound 9-6
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock over The Church - Starfish 9-4
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions over Joe Jackson - I'm The Man 9-6
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Jacques Higelin - Alertez les bébés 8-5

Round 3.4 up soon!

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