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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Brad » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:24 pm

Sensing that there's not enough going on around here (that's a joke) I've chosen this ideal time to unleash the 2020 tournament draw for Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2020!. We are starting our second decade!

We will officially begin the tournament on Tuesday, March 10th.

Here's the draw!:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=473090

The full list of albums (in alphabetical order) is here:
Adele - 21
Air Supply - The Earth Is...
Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Alt-J - This Is All Yours
AlunaGeorge - Body Music
Axel Rudi Pell - The Masquerade Ball
Azealia Banks - Broke with Expensive Taste
Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Bill Withers - Still Bill
Blonde Redhead - 23
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Brand New - Deja Entendu
Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson
Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly
Built To Spill - There is No Enemy
Burkhard Dallwitz - The Truman Show
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
Chet Baker - No Problem
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Damien Rice - O
David Bowie - Heathen
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Dinosaur Jr - Farm
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Don Henley - End Of The Innocence
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
Drake - Take Care
Edan - Beauty And The Beat
Ekseption - Ekseption
Electra - Adaptionen
Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I’m Here?
Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart
Fennesz - Black Sea
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Focus - In And Out Of Focus
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
Fred Neil - Fred Neil/Everybody's Talkin
Fugazi - Repeater
George Michael - Faith
Giant - Time To Burn
Iggy Pop - Brick By Brick
Ja, Panik - Libertatia
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
John Denver - Back Home Again
Joni Mitchell - For The Roses
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Konono Nº1 - Congotronics
Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
Laura Marling - Semper Femina
Legendary Pink Dots - Any Day Now
Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone
Levellers - Levelling The Land
Lou Reed - Lou Reed
Lucy Dacus - Historian
Lykke Li - Youth Novels
Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd)
MA2019 - MA2019
Madness - One Step Beyond
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
Marion Jola - Marion
Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite
Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - Cluba da Esquina
Model 500 - Deep Space
Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination
Nico - The Marble Index
Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band
Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen
Noir Désir - 666,667 Club
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Passion Pit - Gossamer
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto
R.E.M. - Green
Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves
Randy Newman - Good Old Boys
Rick James - Street Songs
Ricky Nelson - Ricky Sings Again
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
Robyn - Robyn
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Roy Harper - Bullinamingvase
Rush - 2112
Santana - Santana
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]
Sharon Van Etten - Because I Was in Love
Shiro Sagisu - The End of Evangelion
Sigur Rós - ( )
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Solange - A Seat at the Table
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
Suede - Coming Up
Take That - Progress
Taraf de Haidouks - Band of Gypsies
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
The Breeders - Pod
The Chills - Submarine Bells
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
The Divine Comedy - A Short Album About Love
The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
The National - Alligator
The Offspring - Smash
The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
The Shins - Port Of Morrow
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
The Upsetters - Super Ape
The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
The Wedding Present - Seamonsters
Thea Gilmore - The Counterweight
Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Greivances
Various Artists - Eurovision Song Contest: Lisbon 2018
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Washed Out - Within and Without
Wayne Shorter - EMANON
Yoko Ono - Fly

Every nominator got 4 albums in; three folks got 5.
To some of you, it may appear you got more in than this. That's because...
There were also several albums with multiple nominations. They were:
Adele - 21
Arvo Part - Tabula Rasa*
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Joan Baez - Joan Baez*
Massive Attack - Protection*
Nico - Chelsea Girl*
Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band
The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
...each with two nominations.

The star (*) indicates the album did not make the draw, due to insufficient nomination rankings.
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Each week, four match-ups will be presented: one from each of the four quadrants in the bracket, starting at the top then going to the next match-ups in each quadrant the following week.

For example, starting March 10th (Week 1) the match-ups will be:
1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) vs. Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
2. Suede - Coming Up vs. Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
3. Fennesz - Black Sea vs. Edan - Beauty And The Beat
4. Noir Désir - 666,667 Club vs. Lucy Dacus - Historian

Week 2 match-ups will be:
1. Marianne Faithfull - Broken English vs. Adele - 21
2. Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly vs. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
3. The Chills - Submarine Bells vs. Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination
4. The Upsetters - Super Ape vs. Azealia Banks - Broke with Expensive Taste

...and so on.

There is a Predict-It opportunity on the Bracket Master website. If interested, please be sure to fill out complete bracket by March 10th. No prize will be rewarded (I'm cheap!).

If I missed anything (I usually make a mistake or two - don't panic!) or if you have any questions please let me know!

Also - If one of the moderators wouldn't mind sticking this to the top of the forum list, I'd appreciate it!

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:35 pm

Brad wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:24 pm

Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band
Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen
This makes my day! The entire discography from one of my favorite artists.

I just saw the self-titled album would compete against Semper Femina in round 2 and will definitely lose that matchup.

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:48 pm

Is there any reason why Super Ape is in the 4th quadrant despite being ranked as high as #1077?
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash

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Post by Listyguy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:54 pm

Maybe for future versions of this, submitting lists of 10 won't be necessary. 6 or 8 would do the trick, it seems.

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Post by Brad » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:56 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Is there any reason why Super Ape is in the 4th quadrant despite being ranked as high as #1077?
Yes, the nominator submitted the ranking as "Unranked", likely checking under "Upsetters" as opposed to "Lee Perry". An oversight, but one I'm afraid we'll have to live with.

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Post by Brad » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:56 pm

Listyguy wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Maybe for future versions of this, submitting lists of 10 won't be necessary. 6 or 8 would do the trick, it seems.
No doubt, several submitters sent shortened lists.

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Post by Brad » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:13 pm

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Brad wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:24 pm

Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band
Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen
This makes my day! The entire discography from one of my favorite artists.
Both bonnielaurel and I had "Nina Hagen Band" at #3; bonnielaurel's nomination got it through first.

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:49 pm

So many amazing albums up there, I can't wait to participate :mrgreen:

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Post by PlasticRam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:03 pm

It's a sure thing that one of my nominations is going to the second round this time cos two of my nominations are facing each other :D

I think this was meant to not happen anymore, but I really don't mind.
I feel like that

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Post by Brad » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:28 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:03 pm
It's a sure thing that one of my nominations is going to the second round this time cos two of my nominations are facing each other :D

I think this was meant to not happen anymore, but I really don't mind.
Yes, PlasticRam, I can see that now and I apologize. There were a couple others and I thought I had fixed them all but missed that one. Sorry about that!

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Post by Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:52 pm

Listyguy wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Maybe for future versions of this, submitting lists of 10 won't be necessary. 6 or 8 would do the trick, it seems.
My #9, Horse Rotorvator is in, but perhaps it would have gotten in without my nomination, depending on were it ranked on the other person's list.

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Post by Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:08 pm

Just filled in the predictions only to find that they are very, very close those of Mileswide. I hope we are both wrong about Depeche Mode coming very far, as after those four songs in the eighties poll I have heard enough Depeche Mode for the next five decades or so, but I fear otherwise.

The match-up between Ekseption and Rachmaninoff is (unintentionally?) funny.

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Post by Brad » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:16 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Listyguy wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Maybe for future versions of this, submitting lists of 10 won't be necessary. 6 or 8 would do the trick, it seems.
My #9, Horse Rotorvator is in, but perhaps it would have gotten in without my nomination, depending on were it ranked on the other person's list.
Horse Rotorvator got in via CupOfDreams' #2 ranking... I made this draw without going beyond anyone's #5 nomination, which is unusual but definitely speaks to Listyguy's point.

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:51 pm

I generally like to jot down the length an album before I listen to it, to know beforehand how much time I need and how long I have to concentrate. So I did that for these albums.
Most of these albums have normal length, but here are the ones with a running time of over one hour:

Various Artists - Eurovision Song Contest: Lisbon 2018 (129 min)
Wayne Shorter - EMANON (127 min)
Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone (103 min)
Yoko Ono - Fly (95 min)
Drake - Take Care (80 min)
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein (74 min)
Sigur Rós - ( ) (72 min)
Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (72 min)
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid (69 min)
Axel Rudi Pell - The Masquerade Ball (68 min)
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst (66 min)
Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert (66 min)
The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (66 min)
Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - Clube da Esquina (64 min)
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here? (62 min)
Taraf de Haidouks - Band of Gypsies (62 min)
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm (61 min)
Damien Rice - O (61 min)
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (60 min)
Azealia Banks - Broke with Expensive Taste (60 min)

And here are the ones with running times under half an hour:

Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly (25 min)
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens (25 min)


From everything I could find about Marion Jola's album Marion, it's a 2019 release and should be ineligible? I'm not sure.

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Post by mileswide » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:57 pm

It would take a brave person to bet against mine + Rob's predicted winner seeing as it's one held dear by the forum (justifiably), even if it seemed forgotten by the critics in the EOD rankings.

Interesting clashes here, not least King of Cool Lou Reed vs. Contest of Kitsch Eurovision! (not having a go at EV, they're just two worlds you couldn't imagine overlapping)
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Post by FrankLotion » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:50 pm

Damn you guys really felt that Green was going to make it far...I love it but I always thought it just annoyed most people.

And it seems that I also have the same winner in mind!

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Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:39 am

mileswide wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:57 pm
It would take a brave person to bet against mine + Rob's predicted winner seeing as it's one held dear by the forum (justifiably), even if it seemed forgotten by the critics in the EOD rankings.

Interesting clashes here, not least King of Cool Lou Reed vs. Contest of Kitsch Eurovision! (not having a go at EV, they're just two worlds you couldn't imagine overlapping)
Oh dear. To quote Ralph Wiggum, "haha...I'm in danger!"
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Post by Listyguy » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:39 am

I think I said something along the lines of "If The ArchAndroid or Lift Yr Skinny Fists gets nominated, they'll mow through the tournament" during the nomination process last year, I guess everybody else agrees with me.

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Post by Brad » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:24 am

I don't mind the predictions, but during the tournament please choose based on your personal album preference, NOT where you selected them in the Predict-It bracket. It sounds like everybody's got their mind's made up as to who's going to win, but in a game where Saint Etienne can knock off The Beatles, surely other upsets can occur.

I doubt anyone has attentively listened to half the albums here - please give them all a chance. Your Predict-It bracket should not dictate your choices! This tournament is intended to help us explore lesser known albums, NOT crown the nominator or Predict-It winner. There are no prizes, so vote for what you truly like... please! That way, we all win.

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Post by Safetycat » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:33 am

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone (103 min)
Just to get ahead of this, the album was uploaded to most places including a selection of bonus tracks - the real album goes to track 14, Spiral of Ants - a much more modest 59 minutes.

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Post by Rob » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:55 am

Brad wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:24 am
I don't mind the predictions, but during the tournament please choose based on your personal album preference, NOT where you selected them in the Predict-It bracket. It sounds like everybody's got their mind's made up as to who's going to win, but in a game where Saint Etienne can knock off The Beatles, surely other upsets can occur.

I doubt anyone has attentively listened to half the albums here - please give them all a chance. Your Predict-It bracket should not dictate your choices! This tournament is intended to help us explore lesser known albums, NOT crown the nominator or Predict-It winner. There are no prizes, so vote for what you truly like... please! That way, we all win.
I don't think anyone votes for the predictions, at least not as far as I can tell. My predictions and wish-list don't match-up; I won't let Depeche Mode get far if I have any say over it.

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Post by mileswide » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:12 am

StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:39 am
Oh dear. To quote Ralph Wiggum, "haha...I'm in danger!"
When you grow up, you're going to bovine university! But I'll be fair, the number of preconceptions I'll have about the Eurovision entry will be equal to the points Jahn Teigen came away with in 1978....
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Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:50 pm
Damn you guys really felt that Green was going to make it far...I love it but I always thought it just annoyed most people.
It's got the highest ratio of goofy songs among their albums but I'm hoping the likes of You Are the Everything and World Leader Pretend will leave us all with no choice but to vote for it!

And Schüttelbirne's right, Discogs, Allmusic & Wikipedia all have Marion as 2019. It might be worth requiring nominators to list the release year to avoid a repeat.
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Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:48 pm

I’m glad that means you’ll have no preconceptions then! Great thing about Eurovision is not knowing what to expect.
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Post by Brad » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:52 pm

mileswide wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:12 am
And Schüttelbirne's right, Discogs, Allmusic & Wikipedia all have Marion as 2019. It might be worth requiring nominators to list the release year to avoid a repeat.
I had missed this, but don't think it's crucial that everyone lists the release years (I have a hard enough time getting people to list the ranking!). I think this is the first time it's happened, so I'll just re-emphasize the rule next time. Thanks Schüttelbirne for calling this out!

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Post by Brad » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:54 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:48 pm
I’m glad that means you’ll have no preconceptions then! Great thing about Eurovision is not knowing what to expect.
And a note - I don't think this is available on Spotify in the U.S. but StevieFan13 has graciously created a Eurovision playlist for us!

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Post by DaveC » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:21 am

Brad wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Is there any reason why Super Ape is in the 4th quadrant despite being ranked as high as #1077?
Yes, the nominator submitted the ranking as "Unranked", likely checking under "Upsetters" as opposed to "Lee Perry". An oversight, but one I'm afraid we'll have to live with.
You got it. I was a bit surprised, but I didn't think of looking up Lee Perry. Sorry about that.

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Post by Brad » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:11 pm

DaveC wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:21 am
Brad wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Is there any reason why Super Ape is in the 4th quadrant despite being ranked as high as #1077?
Yes, the nominator submitted the ranking as "Unranked", likely checking under "Upsetters" as opposed to "Lee Perry". An oversight, but one I'm afraid we'll have to live with.
You got it. I was a bit surprised, but I didn't think of looking up Lee Perry. Sorry about that.
Not a big deal at all!

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Post by Rob » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:42 pm

As per usual I have looked up the availability of the albums on Spotify. Most are there of course, but the following I could only find on YouTube:

Max Roach – We Insist! Max Roach’ Freedom Suite Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsvFzXr-o-8
Nina Hagen Band – Nina Hagen Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXMsK_qGdw
Nina Hagen Band – Unbehagen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FitkUlgZwx8
Shiro Sagisu – The End of Evangelion: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... hfjwgGmKde

StevieFan wants to make a Eurovision Playlist for YouTube, but there is no need. There are several already for both Spotify and YouTube.

There is one album I couldn't find anywhere:
Electra - Adaptionen

Does anyone (the nominator?) knows were to find it online?

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:59 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:42 pm

There is one album I couldn't find anywhere:
Electra - Adaptionen

Does anyone (the nominator?) knows were to find it online?


It's here.
But only the first six tracks; the following tracks are from their next album Die sixtinische Madonna.

Is it unavailable in some countries?

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Post by Rob » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:07 am

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:59 pm

Is it unavailable in some countries?
It is indeed. The songs won't play here.

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Post by Brad » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:27 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:07 am
Schüttelbirne wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:59 pm

Is it unavailable in some countries?
It is indeed. The songs won't play here.
If we can't find a version for play in the U.S. I will purchase a copy from Amazon next week & mail around again (like Tokyo Jihen last year).

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Post by mileswide » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:47 pm

Brad wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:27 pm
If we can't find a version for play in the U.S. I will purchase a copy from Amazon next week & mail around again (like Tokyo Jihen last year).
Seems the same in the UK (only In der Halle des Bergkönigs is playable on Spotify, while YouTube doesn't have the original studio recording of Säbeltanz). I've ordered it on CD off Discogs and can post it round for any British (or even European) AMers should the need arise.
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Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:57 pm

Do any of these play? (I know one says Germany locked in the title, but I can't determine whether that's actually the case).

Sorry for the incovenience. :(

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Schüttelbirne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:57 pm
Do any of these play? (I know one says Germany locked in the title, but I can't determine whether that's actually the case).
For me (in the US) the first one does NOT work but the other two do.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:30 pm

Here's all six tracks in Youtube videos. I hope they all work. If they do, someone could make a playlist.

Borodin-Suite:
Bach '75:
Säbeltanz:
Prélude cis-Moll op.3 Nr.2:
In der Halle des Bergkönigs:
Türkischer Marsch:
Last edited by Schüttelbirne on Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Brad » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:26 am

These all work - I'm confused as to why there are some duplicates (?). Is this the entire album?

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Rob » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:11 am

They all work here as well, except the first Säbeltanz video in the first post.
But like Brad I would like to know which version to pick for a playlist? I guess, based on the few seconds I heard of each video, the sound quality varies enormously from video to video.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:32 pm

There's six tracks on the album:

Borodin-Suite (13:14)
Bach '75 (6:30)
Säbeltanz (6:07)
Prélude cis-Moll op.3 Nr.2 (4:43)
In der Halle des Bergkönigs (3:29)
Türkischer Marsch (3:40)

My second post with videos contains eight videos, ergo there are two duplicates:
Bach '75 -> It doesn't matter which version is used for a playlist, because they are both of the same quality (as far as I can hear, at least).

Prélude cis-Moll op.3 Nr.2 -> Use the first version. The second one sounds like a recording of the album being played. Sadly, for "Säbeltanz", that's the only version I could find, which means that its quality is suboptimal.

I edited my second video post.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Brad » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:16 pm

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:32 pm
There's six tracks on the album:

Borodin-Suite (13:14)
Bach '75 (6:30)
Säbeltanz (6:07)
Prélude cis-Moll op.3 Nr.2 (4:43)
In der Halle des Bergkönigs (3:29)
Türkischer Marsch (3:40)
Thanks for pulling this together, Schüttelbirne!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by acroamor » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:12 pm

It's interesting to look at everyone else's predict-it brackets. It seems like almost every single one has the same match-up for Game 100 - The Archandroid versus Have You In My Wilderness, and almost 70% of the predicted brackets has one of those two taking the crown! Doing some quick math, that won't be happening until September 15th, but that will be the one to make or break the admittedly low-stakes showdown.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Jirin » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:49 pm

What's a good place to find the Nina Hagen Band albums? I only checked Spotify, are there good Youtube collections for them?

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Rob » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:35 pm

Jirin wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:49 pm
What's a good place to find the Nina Hagen Band albums? I only checked Spotify, are there good Youtube collections for them?
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Jirin » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm

All I can find for Eurovision is the karaoke version.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Rob » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:47 pm

Jirin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
All I can find for Eurovision is the karaoke version.
Under albums, yes, but if you search for playlists it is easy to find several complete compilations. Like this one:


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Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:50 pm

Going on the hope that that playlist has all the final versions of the songs. I sent the one I made to Brad. That one was in alphabetical order (or at least how the track list for the CD looked) as opposed to by how the songs ranked.
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Jirin » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:10 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Jirin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
All I can find for Eurovision is the karaoke version.
Under albums, yes, but if you search for playlists it is easy to find several complete compilations. Like this one:

Thanks!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Rob » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:35 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Going on the hope that that playlist has all the final versions of the songs. I sent the one I made to Brad. That one was in alphabetical order (or at least how the track list for the CD looked) as opposed to by how the songs ranked.
I haven't researched that playlist, so I don't know. Why not share your own playlist here if you have one, so people can listen to it in advance?

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by StevieFan13 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:04 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:35 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Going on the hope that that playlist has all the final versions of the songs. I sent the one I made to Brad. That one was in alphabetical order (or at least how the track list for the CD looked) as opposed to by how the songs ranked.
I haven't researched that playlist, so I don't know. Why not share your own playlist here if you have one, so people can listen to it in advance?
[spotifyplaylist]https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2z9QW ... 5smF-tp4yA[/spotifyplaylist] Somebody remind me again how to format this?
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Jirin » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:18 pm

Is there a shorter list of songs from this contest I should be listening to? Trying to listen to it now and the first couple are so overtuned they're difficult to listen to.

Edit: I few of these are pretty decent, it just happened Toy, which is unlistenable, came first.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 (2020) - The Draw!

Post by Jirin » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:55 pm

I'll probably give this overall somewhere in the 60 range. A handful of them are quite good, but most of them feel like imitations of other pop stars without their own personality, and a few are just bad.

If you're going to write a song called "That's How You Write A Song", you should make sure you are correct first.

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