Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:06 pm

Welcome to round 2.6 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2020!

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 = August 25th at 10am EST.
Note - I will be away next week so will extend this round by an extra week.

Unfortunately, the BracketMaker link is no longer available. I believe the site has closed for good but will continue to check in periodically.

Match-ups:
1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]


Oh yeah, a tie from last round:
Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen vs. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
***TIE! 9-9 Next vote from someone who has not yet voted in this match-up wins it!***


Whose wine, what wine, where the hell did I dine?
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:12 pm

1. 2 | The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. 5 | Fugazi - Repeater
2. 6 | Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. 1 | The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. 3 | Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. 8 | Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. 7 | The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. 4 | Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Post by acroamor » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:12 pm

1. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Dire Straits - Making Movies
3. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Nassim » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:38 pm

1. Fugazi - Repeater

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Honorio » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:54 pm



7. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (2017) vs. 6. Fugazi - Repeater (1990)
3. Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980) vs. 1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)
5. Anna Meredith - FIBS (2019) vs. 8. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2015)
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me (2018) vs. 2. Sergei Rachmaninoff with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor (1929)

Favourite song from every album:
Pain | Blueprint | Skateaway | The Crane Wife 3 | Inhale Exhale | The Middle | Future Me Hates Me | Moderato

Favourite song of the week: Moderato

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Post by Rdwdbob » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:11 pm

THE WAR ON DRUGS - A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
THE DECEMBERISTS - THE CRANE WIFE
JIMMY EAT WORLD - BLEED AMERICAN
THE BETHS - FUTURE ME HATES ME

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Post by LunarPiper » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:04 pm

1. Fugazi - Repeater
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by FrankLotion » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:39 pm

1. Fugazi - Repeater
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:18 pm

My picks:
1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

Thanks!

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Post by DaveC » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:20 pm

1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Post by antonius » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:38 pm

Frank Sinatra - Watertown

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Post by Brad » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:43 pm

antonius wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
Thank you antonius>

Watertown moves on to round 3!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:57 pm

6 | The War on Drugs | A Deeper Understanding
3 | Fugazi | Repeater

4 | Dire Straits | Making Movies
7 | The Decemberists | The Crane Wife

2 | Anna Meredith | FIBS
8 | Jimmy Eat World | Bleed American

5 | The Beths | Future Me Hates Me
1 | Sergei Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]
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Post by jamieW » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:14 am

Fugazi - Repeater
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Post by Listyguy » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:17 pm

1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Post by PlasticRam » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:19 pm

3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
I feel like that

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Post by Jirin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:21 pm

A Deeper Understanding 83 - Repeater 74
The Crane Wife 94 - Making Movies 67
Bleed American 78 - Fibs 75
Piano Concerto 86 - Future Me Hates Me 84

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by bonnielaurel » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:31 pm

Fugazi - Repeater
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

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Post by mileswide » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:45 pm

8. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (#2 of 2 albums I've heard by the artist) v. 1. Fugazi - Repeater (1/4)
7. Dire Straits - Making Movies (2/2) v. 2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (1/2)
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS (2/2) v. 5. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American/Jimmy Eat World (1/2)
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me (2/2) v. 6. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff] (didn't fancy exploring more Rachmaninoff, so 1/1)
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Madzong » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:57 am

1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
2. Dire Straits - Making Movies
3. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:45 pm

Last week got a lot of compliments, deservedly so, but I think this one is even better. Jimmy Eat World is completely out of it's depth here in my opinion, but otherwise this is a great line-up.

5. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. 4. Fugazi - Repeater
7. Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. 3. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
1. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. 8. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
2. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. 6. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Post by Nassim » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:04 pm

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Anna Meredith - FIBS

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Post by Kingoftonga » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:30 pm

Winners in red:

1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding vs. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Dire Straits - Making Movies vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

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Post by Kingoftonga » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:54 pm

4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Romain » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:16 pm

1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Pass
4. Pass

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:22 pm

40 minutes left to vote and (after two weeks) we have a tie in the last match-up.
Anyone care to weigh in that hasn't already?

The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. 6. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:13 pm

20 total voters this time around:
acroamor
Bang Jan
bonnielaurel
Brad
DaveC
FrankLotion
Honorio
jaimeW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
LunarPiper
madzong
mileswide
Nassim
PlasticRam
Rdwdbob
Rob
Romain
Schüttelbirne

Winners:
1. Fugazi - Repeater over The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding 10-9
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife over Dire Straits - Making Movies 13-6
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS over Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American 12-7
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff] ***Tie! 8-8! Next vote from someone who has not already voted in this matchup wins!***

We have a tie!
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 [The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski / Sergei Rachmaninoff]
***Tie! 8-8! Next vote from someone who has not already voted in this matchup wins!***

Round 2.7 up next!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by andyd1010 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:20 pm

Future Me Hates Me!

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 2.6

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:27 pm

The Beths win 9-8 - thank you andyd1010!

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