Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Brad » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:04 pm

Welcome to the round 3.1 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018... the competition is heating up!

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 = September 11th at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tlist.cfm?t ... 9%20(2018)

Match-ups:
1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:11 pm

Round 3 playlist:



This week's playlist:



2 | John Coltrane | My Favorite Things
6 | Deep Purple | Made In Japan

4 | Belle and Sebastian | The Life Pursuit
1 | Sleater-Kinney | One Beat

3 | Nina Simone | In Concert 1964 
5 | Sufjan Stevens | Seven Swans

8 | M. Ward | Hold Time
7 | SEXWITCH | SEXWITCH
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Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Made in Japan
One Beat
In Concert 1964
Hold Time
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Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by FrankLotion » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:12 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time

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Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:16 pm

1. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Honorio » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:30 pm

Third round, time for some four-line comments...
I lost three of my nominations on Round 2 ("American III: Solitary Man," "La Varieté" and "Baduizm") and my three remaining nominations appear this first week of Round 3 (obviously the ones I ranked from 1 to 3).


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1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961) vs. 2. Deep Purple - Made in Japan (1972)
I've always found extremely unfair the different perception (from music nerds) about musicianship of Rock and Jazz musicians. A long and fierce Rock guitar solo is sometimes described as masturbatory but a long and fierce Jazz sax solo is usually tagged as sublime. In these two albums you will find plenty of examples of vibrant and powerful musicianship from the 9 musicians involved without exception. And I don't care if this is not cool. Anyway my vote goes to Coltrane, maybe I'm just a nerd too.

6. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit (2006) vs. 7. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (2002)
Well, it seems I can't hide it no more: I don't hold Sleater-Kinney in the same high esteem than the rest of the forum. It's one of those bands I respect more than I enjoy, it's amazing to see a group of middle-aged women being so relevant in a mostly young and male style but (sorry) I don't like the sound of Rock bands without bass, despite the energy it sounds flat and tiny. On the other hand "The Life Pursuit" is for me the last great album by B&S, I particularly love "Another Sunny Day," luminous!

4. Nina Simone - Nina Simone in Concert (1964) vs. 5. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans (2004)
I've had a very Sufjanish summer, after Henrik's comment about his last singles I've listened to his whole discography coming to the same conclusion of Dan, Sufjan is better with a stripped-down approach, just like in "Seven Swans" with delicate gems as "To Be Alone With You." But he faces here a true force of nature, a rabid Nina Simone with "her most socially conscious declarations of African-American pride" (Richie Unterberger for AMG). A beast on stage, stage was the natural state for Nina.

3. M. Ward - Hold Time (2009) vs. 8. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH (2015)
I really don't know why I like M. Ward (and especially "Hold Time") so much. The second half of the 00s in general was for me a period for acts I could define as "indie neo-traditionalists" (like Richard Hawley on the other side of the ocean). Maybe it's the way both Ward and Hawley manage to sound both contemporary and vintage producing a magically timeless sound, in the case of M. Ward more lo-fi than the lush Hawley. On the other hand Sexwitch, the side project of Natasha Khan, is very interesting.

In summary, a wonderful first week of Round 3...

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Jirin » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:18 pm

My Favorite Things 87 - Made In Japan 73
One Beat 97 - The Life Pursuit 94
Seven Swans 84 - In Concert 1964 83
SEXWITCH 75 - Hold Time 72

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Re: Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Brad » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:34 pm

My picks:
1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Romain » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:47 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Listyguy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:08 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat

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Post by Rob » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:56 pm

The third round and thing are getting painful. I truly like all of these. That my own nomination end up at place 6 says something about my appreciation of the one above it and the two below it are very worth my wile too.

5. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. 3. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
4. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. 2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
1. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. 7. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
8. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. 6. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:10 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by jamieW » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:53 pm

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 (About as close as a match gets for me.)
SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by andyd1010 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:37 am

1. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
3. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time

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Post by CupOfDreams » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:45 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964
4. M. Ward - Hold Time

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Post by Kingoftonga » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:51 pm

Winners in red:

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:56 pm

2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH
I feel like that

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by Brad » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:50 am

Just over 10 hours left to vote!

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Post by Gillingham » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2018 - Round 3.1

Post by phil » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:40 am

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
4. M. Ward - Hold Time vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH

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Post by spiritualized » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:00 pm

1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (7/10) vs. Deep Purple - Made In Japan (9/10)
2. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit (8/10) vs. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (8/10)
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 (6/10)vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans (10/10)
4. M. Ward - Hold Time (6/10) vs. SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH (9/10)

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Post by Brad » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:05 pm

Nice rebound with 19 total voters this week:
andy1010
Bang Jan
Brad
CupOfDreams
DaveC
FrankLotion
Gillingham
Honorio
jamieW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
phil
PlasticRam
Rob
Romain
spiritualized
StevieFan13
Sweepstakes Ron

Winners:
1. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things over Deep Purple - Made In Japan 11-7
2. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat over Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit 12-5
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans ***TIE! 8-8! Next vote from someone who has not already voted in this match-up wins!***
4. M. Ward - Hold Time over SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH 9-8

We have a TIE!
3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans***TIE! 8-8! Next vote from someone who has not already voted in this match-up wins!***

Round 3.2 up soon!

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Post by acroamor » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:33 pm

3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans

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Post by Brad » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:46 pm

Thanks acroamor!

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Post by PlasticRam » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:47 pm

acroamor wrote:3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Brad wrote:Thanks acroamor!
But hey, I voted before acroamor in the other thread :?
I feel like that

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Post by Brad » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:06 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
acroamor wrote:3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Brad wrote:Thanks acroamor!
But hey, I voted before acroamor in the other thread :?
you got it... Sufjan wins!

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Post by Rob » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:47 am

Brad wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:
acroamor wrote:3. Nina Simone - In Concert 1964 vs. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Brad wrote:Thanks acroamor!
But hey, I voted before acroamor in the other thread :?
you got it... Sufjan wins!
And so my predicted winner loses. Never bet against Sufjan Stevens...

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