Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:06 pm

Welcome to Round 4.2 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6, whereby we choose the last set of albums to move to the Quarterfinals!
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 = October 12th at 10am EST.

Match-ups:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by spiritualized » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:23 pm

Fairly easy ones by now....Considering the amount of times I have listened to these albums in the last few weeks...

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adzvs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

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Post by Honorio » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:41 pm

1. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
The Age of odds, the eternal living, when I die I'll rot. But I prefer dreaming of Kate, passing me the key with her kiss.

2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
Pieces of a one man rock and roll band. The same old rock or the beginning of rap? You know, it will not be televised.

3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
Café Tacvba following Four Roads and the Beach Boys following Brian Wilson's paranoid delusions. SMiLE, please SMiLE.

4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert, June 8, 1963 vs. The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - Malik
Will Pete Seeger be the executioner of a third African band? Malik is excellent but, you know, Seeger shall overcome.

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Post by DaveC » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:03 pm

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessionsvs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:22 pm

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

Favs from this week: Kate Bush, Roy Harper and Gil Scott-Heron
An okay album that I fear will win the whole competition: The SMiLE Sessions
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by phil » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:27 pm

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

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Post by Romain » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:35 pm

1. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

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Post by Jirin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:01 am

Age of Adz
Stormcock
Smile Sessions

I'll try to get the fourth in later.

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Post by whuntva » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:28 am

Stormcock
SMiLe
We Shall Overcome

Haven't heard The Dreaming quite yet. Age of Adz would be a challenge.
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Post by Jirin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:40 pm

Sorry I haven't been good about hearing the non-Spotify ones. Just most of my listening lately is either at work or in the car. At work on my phone YouTube stops playing randomly or whenever I defocus the app and in the car I play CDs.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by Brad » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:01 pm

My picks:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

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Post by sonofsamiam » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:22 pm

Kate Bush - The Dreaming (barely)
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (easily, all-time Top 20)
The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions (easily, all-time Top 20, though this hardly seems fair)
Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik (Seeger is more "important", but malik is more enjoyable)

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Post by Kingoftonga » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:26 pm

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by TimmyWing » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:01 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. GIl Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (though I'd be glad to see either one continue)

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Post by notbrianeno » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:38 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz (Tough matchup!)
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock
4. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik
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Post by jamieW » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:05 pm

Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert

Strong, strong group of albums. The only one of the eight that I'm not really wild about is "The Dreaming," though I'm certainly wild about most of Kate's discography. (Judging all of these as artists instead of albums, she'd probably only rank behind The Beach Boys and Gil for me.)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:15 pm

1. Kate Bush
2. GIL! SCOTT! HERON!
3. The Beach Boys
4. THE Lafayette Afro Rock Band

I have gained more respect for SMiLE since the previous round. It all flows together really well, and when it climaxes with "Good Vibrations" it's just so satisfying.

That being said, it is up against what I see as the least quarterfinal-worthy album here.
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by Blanco » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:44 am

Cuatro caminos, of course.

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Post by Nassim » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:40 am

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
3. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos

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Post by Brad » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:56 pm

25 hours left to vote!

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Post by Rob » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:45 pm

1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock vs. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions vs. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
4. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert vs. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:38 pm

18 voters this week:
Blanco
Brad
DaveC
Honorio
jaimeW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Nassim
notbrianeno
phil
PlasticRam
Rob
Romain
sonofsamiam
spiritualized
Sweepstakes Ron
TimmyWing
whuntva

Winners:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming ***TIE! 8-8 Next Vote Wins!***
2. Roy Harper - Stormcock over Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man 10-6
3. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions over Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos 10-6
4. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - malik over Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert 8-6

We have a TIE that NEEDS TO BE BROKEN before we move on to the Quarter-Finals!:
Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz vs. Kate Bush - The Dreaming NEXT VOTE WINS!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by DocBrown » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:09 pm

Kate Bush - The Dreaming

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:15 pm

Thank you DocBrown!

Kate is in the Quarters with a 9-8 OT victory!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 6 - Round 4.2

Post by sonofsamiam » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:12 pm

Saddened that Gil Scott-Heron didn't make it. :(

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