Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016 - Nominations

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Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2016 - Nominations

Post by Jirin » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:44 pm

This is the official nomination thread for the BMAA 2017 game.

The rules are simple. Everybody can nominate one album. It must be an album released in 2016, and must not be in the top 75 of OtisRedding's Mega-Critic chart. Then everybody will submit a ranked list of all nominated albums that they have heard. Final rankings will be determined by a non-parametric ranking algorithm based on win-loss records in head to head matchups of every album against every other album, counting only lists that ranked both for any given matchup.

The winning album will automatically gain entry to the next Best Moderately Acclaimed Album game.

Nominations will last until December 31, then we will have until January 31 to submit lists.

I will start the nominations with Myrkur - Mausoleum.

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Post by bootsy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:18 am

Kaytranada: 99.9%

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Post by Romain » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:21 am

Thank you Jirin.
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Post by Rob » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:06 am

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée

Yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing this album being performed live, with some extensions. It was a truly moving and transporting experience. I've already become quite the admirer of Jóhannsson's movie scores (Arrival is probably my favorite of the year in that musical genre), but Orphée proved his non-film work still goes a lot deeper. It contains some of the most beautiful pieces of music I heard all year!
With it's classical and ambient bend it is not typical of an Acclaimed Music album, so I'm curious to see how others will rank it.

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Post by Romain » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:59 pm

It's a 8/10 album for me ! Very good choice Rob !

Try Ólafur Arnalds - Island Songs. Maybe it's can be your dope.

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Post by notbrianeno » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:32 am

Autechre | elseq 1
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Post by Kingoftonga » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:03 pm

If EPs are eligible, I nominate:

Mr. Fingers - Outer Acid EP

If EPs are not eligible, I nominate:

Roosevelt - Roosevelt

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Post by Rob » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:08 am

Romain wrote:It's a 8/10 album for me ! Very good choice Rob !

Try Ólafur Arnalds - Island Songs. Maybe it's can be your dope.
Thanks, Romain! I liked Ólafur Arnalds in the past, so I was meaning to get around Island Songs soon. I'll probably give it a spin this week.

I'm curious about your selection of this poll. I read your enthusiastic description of it in the Albums of 2016 topic, so I have high hopes.

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Post by Romain » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:43 am

Rob wrote: Thanks, Romain! I liked Ólafur Arnalds in the past, so I was meaning to get around Island Songs soon. I'll probably give it a spin this week.

I'm curious about your selection of this poll. I read your enthusiastic description of it in the Albums of 2016 topic, so I have high hopes.
It's the opposite of Jóhann Jóhannsson :D Full of energy, funny and, for me at last, a feel good album!

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Post by Nassim » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:29 am

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:41 am

acroamor wrote:Mothers - When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired
Great Album, I'll go for:

Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

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Post by Brad » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:49 pm

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Post by Jirin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:04 pm

Kingoftonga wrote:If EPs are eligible, I nominate:

Mr. Fingers - Outer Acid EP
I see no reason they shouldn't be.

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Post by notbrianeno » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:45 am

notbrianeno wrote:Autechre | elseq 1
I updated my nomination to the first mini-album in Autechre's album, elseq 1-5. Unlike the other discs of the release, this particular album is available to stream, which should make it much more friendly for this competition. :mrgreen:
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Post by Miguel » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:33 pm

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Post by Rob » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:54 pm

bootsy wrote:Kaytranada: 99.9%
This album has unexpectedly made it to the 17th place in the current end-of-year-spreadsheets. I know it qualifies for this game based on Meta Critic ranking, but it hardly seems Moderately Acclaimed anymore. I don't want to make a fuss about it and am fine if it is indeed included, but does anyone else feel that it kind of doesn't belong here anymore?

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Post by Jirin » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:01 am

We had a thread about waiting for year end spreadsheets and all decided to just start December 1. So the inclusion of Kaytranada will have to be a judgment call of the person who nominated it, otherwise it's officially eligible.

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Post by bootsy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:55 am

Rob wrote:
bootsy wrote:Kaytranada: 99.9%
This album has unexpectedly made it to the 17th place in the current end-of-year-spreadsheets. I know it qualifies for this game based on Meta Critic ranking, but it hardly seems Moderately Acclaimed anymore. I don't want to make a fuss about it and am fine if it is indeed included, but does anyone else feel that it kind of doesn't belong here anymore?
Rob, I thought about this to. At the time I nominated it was not very acclaimed at all but as you said it has come as a pleasant surprise. I wouldn't have any objection to someone saying it doesn't belong in these nominations anymore and I will nominate another album.

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Post by bootsy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:08 am

Jirin wrote:We had a thread about waiting for year end spreadsheets and all decided to just start December 1. So the inclusion of Kaytranada will have to be a judgment call of the person who nominated it, otherwise it's officially eligible.
Didn't see your post from my post in response to Ron. I think I will leave my nomination as is. I feel like since it was not on OtisRedding's list and then all of sudden made a splash on the year end lists is exactly what the Best Moderately Acclaimed nominations are about at least to me.

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Post by Jirin » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:08 pm

Current nomination list:

Myrkur - Mausoleum
Kaytranada - 99.9%
Wax Tailor - By Any Means Necessary
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée
Olafur Arnalds - Island Songs
maxwell - blackSUMMER’Snight
Autechre - elseq 1
The Divine Comedy - Foreverland
Mr Fingers - Outer Acid EP
Mothers - When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired
La Femme - Mystère
GoGo Penguin - Man Man Object
Moderat - III
Black Mountain - IV
Teenage Fanclub - Here
The Pirouettes - Carrément Carrément
Richard J Birkin - Vigils

Just above one more week to nominate.

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Post by Jirin » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:01 am

Nominations will close tonight, will leave open for a few extra hours for last minute nominations.

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