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Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 4

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The way this game works is that you will be given two sets of four songs, your job is to rank each of the sets from best to worst. First place gets 4 points, second gets 3 etc.

The song with the most points in each set will advance to the semi-finals. If there is a tie for points, then the song with more first place votes will advance. If they are tied on first place votes as well, there will be a sudden death tiebreak. Also the six highest scoring non-winners in the heat stage (based off point per voter and then percentage of first place votes) will also advance to the semi-finals.

Feel free to ask any questions, deadline is next Wednesday at 15:00 UTC.

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GROUP ETA
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Eurythmics | Julia

GROUP THETA
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Nadine Shah | Fool



Arabian Nights
Julia (If Spotify link isn't available in your country)
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GROUP ETA
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Eurythmics | Julia
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante

GROUP THETA
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
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GROUP ETA
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Eurythmics | Julia
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights

GROUP THETA
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
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GROUP ETA
(2) Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
(3) Eurythmics | Julia
(4) Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
(8) Andrés Calamaro | El cantante

GROUP THETA
(1)Nadine Shah | Fool
(5) Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
(6) T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
(7) Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
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GROUP ETA
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Eurythmics | Julia
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights

GROUP THETA
Nadine Shah | Fool
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
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GROUP ETA
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Eurythmics | Julia
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister

GROUP THETA
Nadine Shah | Fool
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
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GROUP ETA
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Latin Rascals | Arabian Knights
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Eurythmics | Julia

GROUP THETA
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Nadine Shah | Fool
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GROUP ETA
2. Eurythmics | Julia
5. Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
6. Latin Rascals | Arabian Knights
8. Chris Bell | You and Your Sister

GROUP THETA
1. T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
3. Nadine Shah | Fool
4. Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
7. Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café

The first week so far that I've liked every song. (Although I also liked 7 of the 8 last week.) As usual, people do a great job with the nominations for this game!
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GROUP ETA
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Eurythmics | Julia
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante

GROUP THETA
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
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GROUP ETA
2. Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
3. Eurythmics | Julia
7. Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
8. Chris Bell | You and Your Sister

GROUP THETA
1. Nadine Shah | Fool
4. T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
5. Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
6. Donovan | Get Thy Bearings

I found that Nadine Shah is more Eurythmics than Eurythmics itself :-)
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GROUP ETA
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Eurythmics | Julia
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights

GROUP THETA
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
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GROUP ETA

Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Eurythmics | Julia
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
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GROUP THETA
Nadine Shah | Fool
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
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GROUP ETA
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Eurythmics | Julia
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
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GROUP THETA
Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
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Latin Rascals-Arabian Nights (USA)
Chris Bell-You and Your Sister (USA)
Andres Calamaro-El Cantante (ARG)
Eurythmics-Julia (AUS)

Nadine Shah-Fool (UK)
T Power v. MK Ultra-Mutant Jazz (UK)
Cafe Tacvba-Ojala que llueva cafe (MEX)
Donovan-Get Thy Bearings (UK)

Favorite Discovery this week: "Fool"
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Don't forget to vote!
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GROUP ETA
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Eurythmics | Julia

GROUP THETA
Nadine Shah | Fool
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
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2 | Andrés Calamaro | El cantante | 2004
3 | Chris Bell | You and Your Sister | 1978
5 | Eurythmics | Julia | 1984
8 | Latin Rascals | Arabian Knights | 1987

1 | Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café | 1996
4 | Donovan | Get Thy Bearings | 1968
6 | Nadine Shah | Fool | 2015
7 | T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz | 1995
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GROUP ETA
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Eurythmics | Julia
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
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GROUP THETA
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
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GROUP ETA
Chris Bell - You and Your Sister
Eurythmics - Julia
Andrés Calamaro - El cantante
Latin Rascals - Arabian Nights

GROUP THETA
Donovan - Get Thy Bearings
Nadine Shah - Fool
Café Tacvba - Ojalá que llueva café
T Power v MK Ultra - Mutant Jazz
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Honorio wrote: 8 | Latin Rascals | Arabian Knights | 1987
I have researched this song extensively, and heard many different releases and recordings, including the official video, and the majority of them have the song title as "Nights".

The only version with the K is a remix from 1994, which is not the one nominated.
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Well, maybe you're right but both RYM and discogs list it as Knights.
https://www.discogs.com/The-Latin-Rasca ... ter/236483
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... n_knights/
Doesn't matter anyway...
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Bang Jan wrote:Don't forget to vote!
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24 hours remain!
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GROUP ETA
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister (7)
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante (6)
Eurythmics | Julia (5)
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights (2)

GROUP THETA
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz (8)
Nadine Shah | Fool (8)
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café (6)
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings (4)
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I have an opposite reaction to JamieW, as I thought this was a very minor week, although that is mostly due to the first group.

GROUP ETA
5. Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
6. Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
7. Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
8. Eurythmics | Julia

I really don't care about any of these, sadly. I thought Julia was outright bad; these guys can do much better than this underdeveloped, yet long sing. Arabian Nights is close to obnoxious and You and Your Sister is a dime a dozen song to me. That leaves El cantante as the only song worthy of first place, but I'm not singing that one's praises soon either.

GROUP THETA
1. Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
2. T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
3. Nadine Shah | Fool
4. Donovan | Get Thy Bearings

Much better, even if it lacks a real killer. The wild energy f Café Tacvba wins out over the rather original approach by T Power v MK Ultra to lounge music.
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GROUP ETA

Eurythmics | Julia
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister

Wintry, resigned and haunting, "Julia" is the both the standout of 1984: For the Love of Big Brother and the best representation of its narrative world, in which humankind’s descent into anonymous oppressive machinery is so brutally chronicled, which is likely why it was so heavily featured in the film. In the context of the album, "Julia" is the last song that features Annie's natural voice (along with the vocoder), as if it's one last conflict of human vs machine. The presence of that plaintive, searching, almost hymn-like string melody atop the foreboding, ever-descending bass line further captures this conflict. So many moments take my breath away, including that mournful electronic flute that embodies the spirit of the song, fleeing ever higher in abject horror and sorrow at the crushing dread of it all, as well as the stark beauty of those delicate piano trills that couple with the pulsing electronics to reveal Julia's vulnerability, giving way to Annie's disarming "Oh, Julia", as if she, too, was swept away by the fleetingness of the moment, and then the synth bass adds its own sorrowful embrace before being subsumed into the dread of the deep piano chords.

The fateful answer to the half-human, half-machine existential question "will we still be there?" is given not only by Dave's masterful guitar touching a perfectly somber and mournful tone in eulogy to Julia and her rebellious humanity as the song fades out, but also by the abrupt change in sound and theme of the subsequent songs, with Big Brother's mouthpiece ("DoublePlusGood"), even more processed vocals ("Ministry of Love") and the nightmarish "Room 101" slamming the door with an authoritative resolution.

It's my second favorite Eurythmics song, and that is quite a lofty position!

I also enjoyed "Arabian Nights".

GROUP THETA

Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café

"Fool" is a pretty clear winner here, though I also enjoyed "Mutant Jazz" and "Get Thy Bearings".
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Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
Andres Calamaro | El Cantante
Little Rascals | Arabian Nights
Eurythmics | Julia


Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
T Power & MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Donovan Get Thy Bearings
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GROUP ETA
Latin Rascals | Arabian Knights
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
Eurythmics | Julia
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister

GROUP THETA
Nadine Shah | Fool
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
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1 | Andrés Calamaro | El cantante
2 | Eurythmics | Julia
3 | Chris Bell | You and Your Sister
4 | Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights

1 | T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz
2 | Nadine Shah | Fool
3 | Donovan | Get Thy Bearings
4 | Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café
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RESULTS:

GROUP ETA
Chris Bell | You and Your Sister | 63 | 8
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante | 60 | 7
Eurythmics | Julia | 55 | 2
Latin Rascals | Arabian Nights | 52 | 6

GROUP THETA
Nadine Shah | Fool | 70 | 10
Donovan | Get Thy Bearings | 56 | 6
T Power v MK Ultra | Mutant Jazz | 53 | 4
Café Tacvba | Ojalá que llueva café | 51 | 3

Repechage leaderboard:

Stevie Wonder | Do I Do | 2.833 | 30.00%
The Cookies | I Never Dreamed | 2.828 | 44.83%
Woods | The Other Side | 2.767 | 36.67%
Andrés Calamaro | El cantante | 2.609 | 30.43%
Mitski | Texas Reznikoff | 2.567 | 23.33%
Joydrop | Beautiful | 2.517 | 20.69%
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Damn it - i don't know how i missed the week that my song nomination came up (You and Your Sister), but glad to see it get the recognition i think it deserves in its placement in the group! If you liked it i highly reccommend you give Speed of Sound a listen as well. Its in a similar style and may in fact be my favourite Chris Bell song now!
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