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Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by whuntva » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:21 am

Here we go again!

We now have the Elite Eight.

Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime.

We're all caught up now. Every round from here on out need only cross ONE week!

Voting for this round ends 1/22 at 11:59 pm.

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi vs. The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

Devo-Beautiful World vs. Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

Deodato-Super Strut vs. The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo vs. Laura Viers-July Flame

Happy Voting!
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by whuntva » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:27 am

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi (MLI)

Still backing this as the winner.

Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique (FRA)

This would be a fun one in the Final Four.

Deodato-Super Strut (BRA)

I'm Glad this advanced!

Laura Viers-July Flame (USA)

FINE! You convinced me.
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by EmilienDelRey » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:54 am

5. Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi vs. 2. The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

6. Devo-Beautiful World vs. 8. Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

1. Deodato-Super Strut vs. 3. The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

7. Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo vs. 4. Laura Viers-July Flame

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Henrik » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:20 am

2. Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi vs. 3. The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

6. Devo-Beautiful World vs. 5. Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

8. Deodato-Super Strut vs. 4. The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

7. Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo vs. 1. Laura Viers-July Flame
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by prosecutorgodot » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:37 am

Amadou & Mariam - Je Pense a Toi vs.
The Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

Devo - Beautiful World vs.
Mylene Farmer - Sans Logique

Deodato - Super Strut vs.
The Cinematic Orchestra - Man with the Movie Camera

Angelique Kidjo - Olofoofo vs.
Laura Viers - July Flame

Winning guesses, 4/8 remain: "July Flame", "The Man with the Movie Camera", "Sans logique" and "Je Pense a Toi"
July Flame was a huge underdog, but it's rising to the top. It's such an un-assuming song, too.
I may have also underestimated Deodato...
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by bonnielaurel » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:18 pm

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi
Devo-Beautiful World
Deodato-Super Strut
Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by DaveC » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:54 pm

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi

Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo

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Post by Bang Jan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:48 pm

The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

Devo-Beautiful World

The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:55 pm

6. Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi vs. 1. The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

5. Devo-Beautiful World vs. 3. Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

4. Deodato-Super Strut vs. 2. The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

8. Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo vs. 7. Laura Viers-July Flame

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Post by jamieW » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:20 pm

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi
Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique
The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera
Laura Viers-July Flame

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Krurze » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:17 pm

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi
vs.
The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

Devo-Beautiful World
vs.
Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

Deodato-Super Strut
vs.
The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

Close one!

Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo
vs.
Laura Viers-July Flame

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Romain » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:09 pm

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi (my favorite for the win)
Devo-Beautiful World (Mylène Farmer ? Maybe the most hated big mainstream artist on France... it's why this forum is so cool, if she win it would be like having Trump president of the USA :mrgreen: )
The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera (I like both songs equally)
Laura Viers-July Flame (by a very little marging)

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by andyd1010 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:34 pm

The amount of unfamiliar songs was a bit overwhelming early in the tournament, but I can handle eight. July Flame definitely stands out in this group for me.

2. Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi vs. 8. The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

7. Devo-Beautiful World vs. 6. Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

5. Deodato-Super Strut vs. 4. The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

3. Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo vs. 1. Laura Viers-July Flame

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by prosecutorgodot » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:15 pm

Romain wrote: Devo-Beautiful World (Mylène Farmer ? Maybe the most hated big mainstream artist on France... it's why this forum is so cool, if she win it would be like having Trump president of the USA :mrgreen: )
I was intrigued by Mylene Farmer's song, so I looked her up, and wow, discovered she is one of the most popular artists in France. ...which can be a good or bad thing. I got a Madonna vibe from her videos and marketing, even though Mylene's music is more airy than Madonna's.
From what i've seen, I find Mylene an interesting artist. I can't really see why she'd be hated, maybe people see her edginess as really forced.
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Romain » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:55 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Romain wrote: Devo-Beautiful World (Mylène Farmer ? Maybe the most hated big mainstream artist on France... it's why this forum is so cool, if she win it would be like having Trump president of the USA :mrgreen: )
I was intrigued by Mylene Farmer's song, so I looked her up, and wow, discovered she is one of the most popular artists in France. ...which can be a good or bad thing. I got a Madonna vibe from her videos and marketing, even though Mylene's music is more airy than Madonna's.
From what i've seen, I find Mylene an interesting artist. I can't really see why she'd be hated, maybe people see her edginess as really forced.
She becames a huge star in the 80's with some video clips who are real mini-story

Libertine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGFr_NcKyfo
Pourvu qu'elle soit douce :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0DwIefImuA
Sans contrefaçon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d03wJOgoq1k
Désenchantée:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d03wJOgoq1k
Tristana:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6dCwdV2rmc

She is the artist who make the biggest shows in France without ever appears on the media. And I don't know why she is not "loved", except by a huge fanbase...the music, the lyrics maybe but it's always cool to make fun of her here. :?
And she still continue to make some big video clip like last year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azugzK76Ihk

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:38 pm

All of these songs are at least good, which is a great way to end a great game!

Amadou & Mariam - Je Pense a Toi: 8
The Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun: 8

Super tough. The cosmic touch of "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun" is the decider.

Deodato - Super Strut: 6.5
The Cinematic Orchestra - Man with the Movie Camera: 7

Not my favorite matchup, but both songs are at least interesting.

Angelique Kidjo - Olofoofo: 8
Laura Viers - July Flame: 9

Tough to eliminate "Olofoofo", whose background vocals are just sublime. But "July Flame" is undoubtedly awesome.

Devo - Beautiful World: 10
Mylène Farmer - Sans Logique: 10

I never thought these two would make it this far, but I am so, so happy that they did. The Devo song really turned me on to them - I had ignored them for far too long even though I love "Whip It". "Beautiful World" showed a completely different side to the band, and it led me to an absolute eargasm of synths in the way of New Traditionalists.

However, I have to go with Mylène here, and the breathtakingly haunting "Sans logique". Her music is my favorite musical discovery of the past 5 years, without question. I find it odd that she is not more beloved within France (and indeed the world). Her music is filled with so many references to the other arts, particularly literature, and it touches on so many interesting subjects. She may be "France's Madonna", but I find her music to be more gothic and closer to art pop. Though I am not a native speaker, there is a lot of beauty and potency in her lyrics. Maybe it's because she's originally from Quebec?

Take "Sans logique". Even using a simple google translator from French to English, there is so much to dig into with the lyrics:

If God makes us in his image
If it was his will
He should have taken umbrage
From evil habits
Who interferes and shares
Immaculate innocence
From my soul as a wise child
I would like to understand

From this paradox
I am an accomplice
Suffer another
In me slips
Because without logic
I leave myself
Also Satanic and angelic

If every time in chatter
We let ourselves drift
I believe that inheritance
My silence is murderous
You discover me pale
Fixed to your eyes so tender
I could inadvertently
Split them with a chisel

From this paradox
I am an accomplice
Suffer another
In me slips
Because without logic
I leave myself
Also Satanic and angelic


I'd love for one of our French members to translate more precisely, but hot damn! Wikipedia says the following:

The song deals with a kind of schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder, which lives in the character that Farmer portrays, and also makes reference to religious concepts (angels and Satan) to explore the two opposite sides of one person. The song uses obsolete words from 18th Century language. The calculating Marquise de Mertreuil (a character in the French epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses), as both angelic as diabolical according to her own interests, seems to be evoked in the lyrics.

This from a 26-year-old who filled the corresponding album with homages to Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Baudelaire, touching on topics such as youth suicide, struggles with gender identity with references to an 18th century French diplomat and soldier who lived the second half of life as a woman, anal sex, and existential qualms. As much as I love Madonna (and believe me, I do!), she could only wish to write songs that are so artistic and so daring!

The French should be building statues of this woman, not turning up their noses at her.

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Romain » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:34 am

Moonbeam wrote:
I'd love for one of our French members to translate more precisely, but hot damn! Wikipedia says the following:
For your pleasure:

http://lyricstranslate.com/fr/mylene-farmer-lyrics.html


And it's a big star around the world...except on the Englishworld of course :mrgreen:

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Post by spiritualized » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:06 pm

Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi (4.0) - The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun (4.0)

Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique (3.5) -Devo-Beautiful World (3.0)

Deodato-Super Strut(3.0) - The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera (3.5)

Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo (3.0) - Laura Viers-July Flame (3.5)

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Post by whuntva » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:11 pm

All I'll say headed into the weekend is this week feels very...anticlimactic.

In what has up until now been a very contested tournament, all four songs in the lead have crossed double digits.

It was still a pretty entertaining tournament, and if these four have the highest consensus, it will be interesting to see how such a decisive Final Four does against each other.
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Post by Romain » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:38 pm

And whatever the winner, i's Whatsoever the best Unacclaimed game since the beginning. Thanks to all the players.

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Post by Toni » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:35 am

Almost forgot!

1. Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi vs. 3. The Rotary Connection-I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

8. Devo-Beautiful World vs. 6. Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique

4. Deodato-Super Strut vs. 7. The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera

2. Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo vs. 5. Laura Viers-July Flame


Difficult to rank, cause many of the songs are equally good.

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:59 am

I Am the Black Gold of the Sun
Sans Logique
Super Strut (this one really came down to the wire)
July Flame
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by whuntva » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:19 am

Poll is closed!

Wow! This was the most underwhelming week in Unacclaimed history. Not in terms of song quality of course (they were all good), but in terms of how much the Top Four won by.

Amadou and Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 11
Rotary Conenction-I am the Black Gold of the Sun 5

A clash of the titans. Both songs were rolling through the bracket up till now, but Amadou and Mariam were not challenged. Though accompanied by a woman, Amadou is the first male voice in the Final Four with at least equal billing since Unacclaimed II.

Devo-Beautiful World 4
Mylene Farmer-Sans Logique 12

Mylene seems the favorite. Had the cleanest sweep in bracket play, winning all her games by at least three points.

Deodato-Super Strut 6
The Cinematic Orchestra-Man with the Movie Camera 10

The closest match this week still felt like a romp. Cinematic Orchestra seeks to follow "Stella" as an all-instrumental champion.

Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo 4
Laura Viers-July Flame 12

"Olofoofo" was not as high-profile an opponent as Laura faced on the way here. Can she ride the train all the way to the final? We shall see!


For the third year in a row, two songs from the same group make the Final Four. On opposite ends of the bracket of course. With the very decisive victories this week, it will be interesting to see how the top four do when up against each other!
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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Moonbeam » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:09 pm

Romain wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
I'd love for one of our French members to translate more precisely, but hot damn! Wikipedia says the following:
For your pleasure:

http://lyricstranslate.com/fr/mylene-farmer-lyrics.html


And it's a big star around the world...except on the Englishworld of course :mrgreen:
Wow, thank you! I didn't know such a site existed. Wonderful resource!

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Re: Unacclaimed IV QUARTERFINALS

Post by Romain » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:08 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
Romain wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
I'd love for one of our French members to translate more precisely, but hot damn! Wikipedia says the following:
For your pleasure:

http://lyricstranslate.com/fr/mylene-farmer-lyrics.html


And it's a big star around the world...except on the Englishworld of course :mrgreen:
Wow, thank you! I didn't know such a site existed. Wonderful resource!
I see that you are never going on "my" thread (It's a pity, you would have known Mylène earlier) :D

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Post by Moonbeam » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:37 pm

Romain wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
Romain wrote:
For your pleasure:

http://lyricstranslate.com/fr/mylene-farmer-lyrics.html


And it's a big star around the world...except on the Englishworld of course :mrgreen:
Wow, thank you! I didn't know such a site existed. Wonderful resource!
I see that you are never going on "my" thread (It's a pity, you would have known Mylène earlier) :D

These guys are my saviors !
I must confess, I haven't been as much as I should in your amazing thread! It's a huge resource and I would serve myself well diving headfirst. :)

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