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Moderately Acclaimed Albums #3: Pregame

Post by Brad » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:05 am

Just establishing a presence here with copy of post from old forum:
Okay, the tournament bracket has been set!

The albums were listed in order of ranking, from top to bottom, then bubbling albums were given random positions, then unranked albums were given random positions.

You can view the bracket here:
Best Moderately Acclaimed Album #3

Here is a list of the albums that are in the tournament, as well as their ranking and their nominator(s):

Alain Bashung - Play Blessures - 1850 - Romain
Animal Collective - Feels - 939 - Nassim
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do - 1732 - Gillingham
Arvo Pärt - Tabula rasa - BU - Michel
Astor Piazzolla - Tango: Zero Hour - 1242 - Henrik, Antonius
Autechre - Tri Repetae - 1272 - Gillingham
Ben Harper - Welcome to the Cruel World - 2755 - Nassim
Ben Harper - Fight for You Mind - BU - Gillingham
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch - 2394 - BillAdama
Betty Davis - Nasty Gal - UR - Stephan
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children - 707 - Gillingham
Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun - 1760 - Nassim
Built To Spill - You In Reverse - BU - Brad
Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off Baby - 1885 - KingOfTonga
Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat - 2043 - Henry
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority - 1287 - Henry
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - 1452 - VanillaFire2000
Count Basie - Basie - 695 - Henrik
Counting Crows - August and Everything After - 1580 - Gillingham
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - 691 - VanillaFire2000
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - 1238 - Romain
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me - 574 - Evan
Dire Straits - Making Movies - 1322 - Listyguy
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst - 1116 - Greg
Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt - 1619 - Romain
Electrelane - No Shouts No Calls - BU - Nassim
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue - 1013 - KingOfTonga
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One - 1089 - BillAdama
Fela Kuti - Zombie - 1133 - Stephan
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport - 847 - Nassim
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow - BU - Beefsupreme
Future Bible Heroes - Memories of Love - UR - Greg
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - 515 - Brad
Gotan Project - La Revancha del Tango - 2241 - KingOfTonga
Gun Club - Las Vegas Story - 2253 - Brad
Hot Chip - The Warning - 626 - Nassim
IAM - L'école du micro d'argent - UR - Nassim
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most wanted - 1091 - Beefsupreme
Jackson Browne - Saturate Before Using - 1755 - Henry
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty - 925 - Antonius
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank - BU - Stephan, Henrik
Jacques Dutronc - Et moi, et moi, et moi - UR - Romain
James Carr - You Got My Mind Messed Up - 1855 - Stephan
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene - 1575 - KingOfTonga
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - 1735 - BillAdama
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man - BU - Henry
John Coltrane - Olé Coltrane - 2399 - Michel
John Fahey - Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) - 2977 - Stephan
Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda - 2226 - Stephan
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny - BU - Henrik
Judee Sill - Heart Food - BU - Stephan
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control - 2836 - VanillaFire2000
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside - 542 - Brad
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert - 631 - Greg
Kevin Coyne - Marjory Razorblade - 1839 - Antonius
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry - 1410 - BillAdama
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy - 520 - Listyguy
Lee Perry - Super Ape - 1035 - Beefsupreme
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II - BU - Beefsupreme
Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster - BU - Nassim
Low - I Could Live in Hope - 2073 - Henrik, Gillingham
Mary Margaret O'Hara - Miss America - 1057 - Henrik
Melvins - Houdini - 2821 - Beefsupreme
Monster Magnet - Spine of God - BU - Beefsupreme
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee - BU - KingOfTonga
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer - 1265 - VanillaFire2000, Gillingham
Neu! - Neu! 75 - 1268 - Beefsupreme
Nina Simone - Jazz Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club / Little Girl Blue - BU - Henrik
Noir Désir - Tostaky - 1061 - Romain
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes - 804 - KingOfTonga
Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints - 2819 - VanillaFire2000
Polaris - Music From The Adventures of Pete & Pete - UR - VanillaFire2000
Queen - A Day at the Races - 2670 - Listyguy
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R - 761 - Nassim
Rachid Taha - Diwan - 2830 - Romain
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication - 1131 - Listyguy
Richard Hawley - Coles Corner - 1739 - Greg
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley - BU - Antonius
Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha - 1957 - BillAdama
Serge Gainsbourg - L'homme à tête de chou - 1699 - Romain
Serge Gainsbourg - Aux armes et caetera - 2006 - Romain
Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts & Flowers - UR - Beefsupreme
Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom - 2701 - Michel
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam - 1356 - Antonius
Stina Nordenstam - And She Closed Her Eyes - BU - Henrik
Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty - BU - Evan
Supergrass - In It For The Money - 1025 - Brad
Swell - 41 - UR - Michel
Terry Callier - What Color Is Love - BU - Henrik
The Allman Brothers - Brothers and Sisters - 2076 - Henry
The Beta Band - The Three EP's - 933 - Michel
The Boredoms - Super AE - BU - BillAdama
The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge - BU - Greg
The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better - BU - VanillaFire2000
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I - 1241 - Evan
The Doors - Morrison Hotel - 1160 - Listyguy
The Fall - The Real New Fall LP: Formerly Country on the Click - BU - Michel
The Germs - (GI) - 1879 - Brad
The Microphones - The Glow, Pt 2 - 705 - Evan
The Original Soundtrack - West Side Story - 1632 - VanillaFire2000
The Slits - Cut - 665 - BillAdama
The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop - 2838 - Henry
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go - 1808 - VanillaFire2000
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? - 1950 - Evan
The Verlaines - Bird Dog - UR - Brad
The Watersons - Bright Phoebus - UR - BillAdama
The Wedding Present - Seamonsters - 2440 - Evan
The White Stripes - Get Behind me Satan - 1279 - Romain
The Who - A Quick One - 2224 - Listyguy
Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music - vol 2 (1952) - 838 - 838 - Antonius
Thomas Newman - American Beauty - UR - Henrik
Tim Buckley - Goodbye and Hello - 887 - BillAdama
Tindersticks - Tindersticks (II) - 1262 - Michel
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star - 753 - Henry
Tom McRae - Tom McRae - UR - Gillingham
Tom Petty - Wildflowers - 2128 - KingOfTonga
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes - 576 - Listyguy
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years - 1529 - BillAdama
Tom Waits - Alice - 1790 - Gillingham
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston - 788 - Beefsupreme
Tricky - Pre Millennium Tension - 1640 - Michel
Urge Overkill - Saturation - 1834 - KingOfTonga
Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece - 808 - Antonius
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy - 1701 - Greg
William Basinsky - The Disintegraion Loops - 1395 - Gillingham
Wire - 154 - 747 - Brad
Yes - Fragile - 801 - Henry
You - Time Code - UR - KingOfTonga

You can make predictions regarding the tournament (as long as it doesn't influence your voting in any way!).

Let me know if you have any questions.

My plan is to start the first four matchups on MARCH 5th (one from each quartile like last time).

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Post by Brad » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:21 pm

Getting set to launch the first round of MA3 this Monday, March 5th!

Still time to get your bracket predictions in... we have about a dozen (Listyguy - your's is still hanging on "not finished").

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Post by Stephan » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:22 pm

I'm really psyched for this. Listened to all the albums I hadn't heard yet and there's some really good stuff in competition. Perhaps not as much as last time around, but the overall quality is still stunning considering how much could not be nominated. I should probably update my prediction now that I've actually heard the albums, but it's more interesting this way.

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Post by Jirin » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:15 pm

I'm only up to week 6 in my listening. With the ones I've already heard that should mean I need to listen to 4 albums per week to vote in every match.

There are already a lot of great finds.

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Post by Listyguy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:51 pm

Brad wrote:Still time to get your bracket predictions in... we have about a dozen (Listyguy - your's is still hanging on "not finished").
I'll probably finish it sometime over the weekend.

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Post by Brad » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:18 am

Glad to hear you all are as excited about this as I am. I agree - some great finds already and I've barely scratched the surface! Some surprising personal results in the matchups as well... this is a very unpredictable bracket.

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Post by Jackson » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:34 pm

Somehow I completely missed the boat on the nominations, but there are a lot of great albums in the field and many that I've wanted to hear but haven't had the chance to. To me this is even harder to predict than the last moderate albums game. I could easily see even some of the albums I picked for the final four getting knocked out in the first round. Last time I remember most people picked Summerteeth to win, but only Wire's 154 has been picked by more than one person here.

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Post by Jirin » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:55 am

Man...I feel like an eight year old the day before his Disneyland vacation.

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