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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 1.12

Post by Brad » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:10 pm

Welcome to another round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7!

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 = June 14th at 10am EST.

Match-ups:
1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin vs. Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners


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Post by luney6 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:18 pm

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!

Both are fairly week albums.
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Post by Jirin » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:32 pm

Spoon 86-82
Robert Hood 84-74
Eric Truffaz 82-77

Need help with both in the third matchup.

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Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:31 pm



I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day (First 12 tracks)

The Sonics | Here Are the Sonics!!!
Spoon | Kill the Moonlight
Eric Truffaz | Bending New Corners
Sisters of Mercy | Floodland
El-P | I'll Sleep When You're Dead
La Femme | Psycho Tropical Berlin
Anita O'Day | Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
Robert Hood | Minimal Nation
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Post by DaveC » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:52 pm

1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin vs. Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners

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Post by whuntva » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:14 pm

Kill the Moonlight
Floodland
Bending New Corners
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Post by Honorio » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:26 pm

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1. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight (2002) vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!! (1965)

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2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation (1994) vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (1987)

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3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (2007) vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day (1957)

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4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin (2013) vs. Erik Truffaz - Bending New Corners (1999)

Favourite song from every album:
The Way to Get By | Psycho | Rhythm | This Corrosion | Poisenville Kids No Wins/Reprise (This Must Be Our Time) | Sweet Georgia Brown | It's Time to Wake Up 2023 | Bending New Corners

Favourite song of the week: Sweet Georgia Brown

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Post by bonnielaurel » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:42 pm

5. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
6. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!

7. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation
4. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland

8. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
1. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day

3. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin
2. Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners

Song of the week: Anita O'Day - Let's Face the Music and Dance
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Post by DocBrown » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:45 pm

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin

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Post by jamieW » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:07 pm

The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
When I rated these two albums, they came out exactly a tie. "Strychnine" was the tiebreaker.

Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
"Minimal Nation" is a very good techno album. Unfortunately, anytime a goth album is nominated - especially a longtime favorite - there's little chance for the challenger.

El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
One of the all-time great album titles. The experimental music isn't bad, either.

La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin
Two terrific albums (in fact, my two favorites of the week again). Familiarity wins out here, since I think it was Romain who recommended "Psycho Tropical Berlin" a few years ago, and I loved it from the start.

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Post by jamieW » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:17 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:5. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
6. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
Bonnielaurel, just to clarify, which album are you voting for here? (You have The Sonics bolded, but you have it ranked 6th and Spoon 5th.)

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Post by bonnielaurel » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:15 am

jamieW wrote: Bonnielaurel, just to clarify, which album are you voting for here? (You have The Sonics bolded, but you have it ranked 6th and Spoon 5th.)
The vote is for Spoon. I just edited my post.
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Post by Romain » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:20 am

1. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
2. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
3. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
4. Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners

JamieW, if I like a lot La Femme (and their new album seems excellent if I just take the two songs already listenable), I think the biggest lover for the band is Nassim ;-)

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Post by jamieW » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:43 pm

Romain wrote:JamieW, if I like a lot La Femme (and their new album seems excellent if I just take the two songs already listenable), I think the biggest lover for the band is Nassim ;-)
Oh! I get a lot of recommendations from the album ratings you post in the yearly album threads, and I must have thought this is where I first listened to La Femme. However, now that I think about it, maybe Nassim nominated it for the moderately acclaimed game Jirin hosts at the end of every year? (My memory is failing me in my old age.) Whoever did nominate it, thank you though, because I still love it! :music-listening:

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Post by Romain » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:21 pm

I have given to the first album of La Femme a very good 8,5/10 in 2013, it's maybe in my list you see La Femme the first time but I know Nassim is the hardest advocate of this band.
Halas, it encouter Eric Truffaz in the game, because it's the two best albums of the week for me.

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Post by Kingoftonga » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:18 pm

Winners in red:

1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin vs. Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners

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Post by jamieW » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:41 pm

Romain wrote:I have given to the first album of La Femme a very good 8,5/10 in 2013, it's maybe in my list you see La Femme the first time but I know Nassim is the hardest advocate of this band.
Halas, it encouter Eric Truffaz in the game, because it's the two best albums of the week for me.
I think that's it! What a relief - the only thing I have a good memory about is music. I'd hate to think that's going, too. ;)

And I agree completely about Truffaz. I hadn't heard the album and just assumed it couldn't defeat La Femme. But it was great and made it a more difficult decision than I anticipated.

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Post by spiritualized » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am

1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
I hate to have to cast a vote against The Sonics, but upon listening to Kill the Moonlight again, I am convinced this is one of the best toned down, minimalist indie rock record of the 2000s, a pure pleasure. The Sonics' debut is excellent, but somehow it lacks originality by overly revisiting of rock'n'roll classics through the filter of garage rock. Strychnine is fabulous, though.

2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
Minimal Nation is very good. I can understand why it is considered the pinnacle and huge influence on minimal techno. It is not dissimilar to Plastikman's masterwork, Musik. However, it is pitted against THE reference of gothic rock. That album travelled with me for years and is definitely one of my desert island record. Lucretia, my reflection is a far better single than the much more acclaimed This Corrosion.

3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
Same as Nassim. I project myself far more in El-P than the 50s era of Anita O'Day. A generational thing, I guess :)

4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin vs. Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners
I discovered the La Femme's 2013 album only a few weeks ago and it seems befitting it now appears on MAA. A clear contender for French album of 2013, the album blew me away immediately. Immensely catchy tunes with a little dose of French language, I adored it from the first song until the end. Eric Truffaz reminds me of Guru - great discovery again !

What a great week, there's not been a single bad album.
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Post by Nassim » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:06 pm

jamieW wrote:
Romain wrote:JamieW, if I like a lot La Femme (and their new album seems excellent if I just take the two songs already listenable), I think the biggest lover for the band is Nassim ;-)
Oh! I get a lot of recommendations from the album ratings you post in the yearly album threads, and I must have thought this is where I first listened to La Femme. However, now that I think about it, maybe Nassim nominated it for the moderately acclaimed game Jirin hosts at the end of every year? (My memory is failing me in my old age.) Whoever did nominate it, thank you though, because I still love it! :music-listening:
Yes, that's exactly it, I nominated it for the overlooked albums of 2013 poll, and back in this year Moderately Acclaimed !

1. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
Exactly what spiritualized said.

4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin
I ended up enjoying Bending New Corners more than I expected, but it's facing a personal fav.

I'll try to listen to Anita O'Day's album before the deadline, but it's pretty sure I'd save my pick, I'll Sleep When You're Dead, which I'd probably rank as my 4th or 5th favorite hip-hop album of all time.

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Post by Brad » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:22 am

My picks:
1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation vs. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin vs. Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners

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Post by Nassim » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:45 am

3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Pick Yourself Up is a beautiful relic of the past, but I'll Sleep When You're Dead is the sound of the (hopefully dystopian) future blasting out.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:03 am

1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
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Post by notbrianeno » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:43 pm

1. Spoon | Kill The Moonlight vs. The Sonics | Here Are the Sonics!!!
2. Robert Hood - Minimal Nation vs. Sisters of Mercy | Floodland
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Post by BleuPanda » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:25 pm

The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!

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Post by Brad » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:00 pm

17 voters this week:
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
bonnielaurel
Brad
DaveC
DocBrown
GucciLittlePiggy
Honorio
jamieW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
luney6
Nassim
notbrianeno
Romain
spiritualized
whuntva

Winners:
1. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight over The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!! 10-7
2. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland over Robert Hood - Minimal Nation 10-3
3. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day ***TIE! 5-5! Next Vote WINS!!!***
4. La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin over Eric Truffaz - Bending New Corners 7-6

We have a TIE!:
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead vs. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day ***TIE! 5-5! Next Vote WINS!!!***

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Post by babydoll » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:30 pm

Oh, I heard both these albums last night! I have to go with Anita O'Day.

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Post by Brad » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:24 pm

Thanks babydoll!

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