Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

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Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Bang Jan » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:17 pm

This is the last of the heats BTW.

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 PSI
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower

GROUP OMEGA
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
Emily King | Distance
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Love | August



Worn Down Piano
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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by TheLastEnemy » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:30 pm

GROUP PSI
(1) Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
(2) Candy Bars | Landscape
(3) The Verve | She's a Superstar
(4) The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano

GROUP OMEGA
(5) Emily King | Distance
(6) Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
(7)Love | August
(8)1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by DaveC » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:13 pm

GROUP PSI
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano

GROUP OMEGA
Love | August
Emily King | Distance
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Safetycat » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:42 pm

GROUP PSI
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Candy Bars | Landscape

GROUP OMEGA
Love | August
Emily King | Distance
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Zombeels » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:26 am

GROUP PSI
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Verve | She's a Superstar
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower

Love | August
Emily King | Distance
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by madzong » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:04 am

GROUP PSI
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower

GROUP OMEGA
Love | August
Emily King | Distance
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro

Best new discoveries:
Candy Bars - Landscape
The Mark & Clark Band - Worn Down Piano

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Romain » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:01 am

GROUP PSI
1. Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
2. The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
6. The Verve | She's a Superstar
7. Candy Bars | Landscape

GROUP OMEGA
3. 1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
4. Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
5. Love | August
8. Emily King | Distance


A very good week again. I love/like all the songs.

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by andyd1010 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:04 pm

GROUP PSI
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower

GROUP OMEGA
Emily King | Distance
Love | August
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Bang Jan » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:46 pm

GROUP PSI
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Verve | She's a Superstar

GROUP OMEGA
Love | August
Emily King | Distance
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by bonnielaurel » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:08 pm

GROUP PSI
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower

GROUP OMEGA
Emily King | Distance
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Love | August
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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by acroamor » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:12 pm

GROUP PSI
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano

GROUP OMEGA
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
Love | August
Emily King | Distance
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:01 pm

GROUP PSI
1. The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
2. The Verve | She's a Superstar
3. Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
4. Candy Bars | Landscape

GROUP OMEGA
1. Emily King | Distance
2. 1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
3. Love | August
4. Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Bang Jan » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:31 pm

Don't forget to vote!
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Bang Jan » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:12 pm

Bang Jan wrote:Don't forget to vote!
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by CupOfDreams » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:42 pm

GROUP PSI
The Verve - She's A Superstar
The Mark & Clark Band - Worn Down Piano
Candy Bars - Landscape
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks - Singing in the Shower

GROUP OMEGA
1,000 Mexicans - The Last Pop Song
Hamlet Gonashvili - Tsintskaro
Love - August
Emily King - Distance

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Barry » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:44 pm

GROUP PSI
The Verve | She's a Superstar
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Candy Bars | Landscape

GROUP OMEGA
Love | August
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Emily King | Distance
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro

Love's August has been personally one of the best discoveries of this tournament.

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Bang Jan » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:13 pm

Bang Jan wrote:
Bang Jan wrote:Don't forget to vote!
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Honorio » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:47 pm

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4 | Les Rita Mitsouko and Sparks | Singing in the Shower | 1988
5 | The Verve | She's a Superstar | 1992
6 | Candy Bars | Landscape | 2006
8 | The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano | 1977

1 | Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro | 1983
2 | Emily King | Distance | 2014
3 | Love | August | 1969
7 | 1000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song | 1984

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Post by jamieW » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:53 am

GROUP PSI
3. Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
4. Candy Bars | Landscape
6. The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
7. The Verve | She's a Superstar

GROUP OMEGA
1. Love | August
2. Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
5. 1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
8. Emily King | Distance

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:22 pm

24 hours remain!
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Henrik » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:17 pm

1 | Les Rita Mitsouko and Sparks | Singing in the Shower
2 | The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
3 | The Verve | She's a Superstar
4 | Candy Bars | Landscape

1 | Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
2 | Emily King | Distance
3 | Love | August
4 | 1000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song

Sad to see so many fourth places for ”Tsintskaro”. I didn’t know this source to Kate Bush’s ”Hello Earth”! I haven’t checked if it’s Hamlet Gonashvili’s original tune, but it’s marvellous nonetheless.
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Post by Emerald » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 pm

GROUP PSI
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Verve | She's a Superstar


GROUP OMEGA
Love | August
Emily King | Distance
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song

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Post by diezcielos » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:16 pm

GROUP PSI
Les Rita Mitsouko & Sparks | Singing in the Shower
Candy Bars | Landscape
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
The Verve | She's a Superstar

GROUP OMEGA
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
Emily King | Distance
Love | August

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed May 01, 2019 1:06 am

1 | Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
2 | The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
3 | Candy Bars | Landscape
4 | The Verve | She's a Superstar

1 | Emily King | Distance
2 | Love | August
3 | 1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song
4 | Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Rob » Wed May 01, 2019 9:04 am

Only good songs this week:

GROUP PSI
1. The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano
3. The Verve | She's a Superstar
5. Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower
7. Candy Bars | Landscape

All uneven numbers in group PSI.

GROUP OMEGA
2. Emily King | Distance
4. Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro
6. Love | August
8. 1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song

And all even ones in OMEGA.

Worn Down Piano was my nomination. Curiously, it has long been a mainstay of the Dutch radio even Top 2000, where it was part of the top 100 for quite some time (it has fallen in the last few years). It's curious, because it is by far the least well-known song in perhaps the whole list. There is little information about the band and it seems the song only broke through in The Netherlands for some reason, but outside the Top 2000 event I never heard it on the radio. It seems curious to me how an American band that existed for barely five minutes can somehow get a big hit in one small country, but there you go.
I love it. It's the 70's on it's biggest and most bombastic, but those big guitars and the way the piano seems to get smashed in oblivion is wonderful. It reminds me of Music by John Miles, with every shred of elegance removed. It's a sort of baroque take on hard rock and my body just won't resist it's sweep. The lyrics are appealing too, even if I always thought the sad ending is forced. A big personal favorite, though sadly it doesn't seem to catch on here.

Emily King's Distance is also a strange but successful mix between pop and something grander and almost classical. A good week for that.

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Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 12

Post by Bang Jan » Wed May 01, 2019 2:02 pm

RESULTS:

GROUP PSI
Les Rita Mitsouko & The Sparks | Singing in the Shower | 58 | 11
The Verve | She's a Superstar | 51 | 5
The Mark & Clark Band | Worn Down Piano | 47 | 2
Candy Bars | Landscape | 44 | 2

GROUP OMEGA
Love | August | 57 | 8
Emily King | Distance | 57 | 6
Hamlet Gonashvili | Tsintskaro | 46 | 4
1,000 Mexicans | The Last Pop Song | 40 | 2

Final repechage leaderboard:

AURORA | Running with the Wolves | 2.923 | 38.46%
Metric | Gold Guns Girls | 2.917 | 29.17%
Emily King | Distance | 2.850 | 30.00%
The J.B.'s | The Grunt | 2.840 | 28.00%
Stevie Wonder | Do I Do | 2.833 | 30.00%
The Cookies | I Never Dreamed | 2.828 | 44.83%

Semi-finals will begin shortly, there will be a full semi-final draw posted on the main thread.
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