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Welcome to Round 4.2 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2020... the Sweet Sixteen!
Who will move into the Quarterfinals?

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 = October 20th at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=473090

Match-ups:
1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact


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I'll go:
1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact

Thanks!
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1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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1. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
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1. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
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The Archandroid 92 - Repeater 74
The Crane Wife 94 - Eat To The Beat 69
Songs Of Faith And Devotion 92 - FIBS 75
Cold Fact 86 - Future Me Hates Me 84
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1. Fugazi | Repeater
2. The Decemberists | The Crane Wife
3. Anna Meredith | FIBS
4. Rodriguez | Cold Fact

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1. Fugazi - Repeater
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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1. JANELLE MONAE - THE ARCHANDROID
2. BLONDIE - EAT TO THE BEAT
3. DEPECHE MODE - SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION
4. THE BETHS - FUTURE ME HATES ME
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1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Tough match up, slight nod to Janelle (listening to it now coincidentally)
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
didn't know either of these...listened to both on the fly...both good records, liked Rodiguez a bit more
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1. Fugazi - Repeater
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
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8. Fugazi - Repeater (1990) vs. 1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid (2010)
A case of respect-more-than-I-enjoy album (and band) against the more than probable winner of the game. And deservedly so.

2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006) vs. 3. Blondie - Eat to the Beat (1979)
Blondie's worthy follow-up to "Parallel Lines" loses by a hair against a literate and nerdy but also a highly emotional album.

6. Anna Meredith - FIBS (2019) vs. 7. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993)
Depeche Mode's worthy follow-up to "Violator" loses by a hair against an album that opens a new path to modern classical.

4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me (2018) vs. 5. Rodriguez - Cold Fact (1970)
After the surprise effect maybe "Cold Fact" was not that special. The Beths deliver instead a refreshing update of indie-rock.

To my own surprise, I've chosen on every match-up the most recent album. I usually do the opposite.
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1- Fugazi
2- The Decemberists
3- Anna Meredith
4- The Beths
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Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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5 | Fugazi | Repeater
2 | Janelle Monáe | The ArchAndroid

8 | The Decemberists | The Crane Wife
4 | Blondie | Eat to the Beat

3 | Anna Meredith | FIBS
6 | Depeche Mode | Songs Of Faith And Devotion

7 | The Beths | Future Me Hates Me
1 | Rodriguez | Cold Fact
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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2. Fugazi - Repeater (2nd favourite album of 1990) v. 1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid (#4 for 2010)
3. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (#5 for 2006) v. 6. Blondie - Eat to the Beat (#23 for 1979 presently but I need to sort out my albums list before next month's poll, so it may change)
4. Anna Meredith - FIBS (#11 for 2019) v. 8. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (#14 for 1993)
5. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me (#13 for 2018) v. 7. Rodriguez - Cold Fact (#32 for 1970)
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Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)
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1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact

Again my ratings in the They Shoot Pictures way, although they have abandoned this format last week.

Highly recommended:

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Anna Meredith - FIBS
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

Recommended:

Fugazi - Repeater
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Blondie - Eat to the Beat

Not recommended:

Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)
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Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
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1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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Winners in red:

1. Fugazi - Repeater vs. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife vs. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
3. Anna Meredith - FIBS vs. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
4. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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Results will be up this afternoon. Thanks for your patience!
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24 total voters this week!:
acroamor
Akhenaten
ArcadeFire
Bang Jan
bonnielaurel
Brad
carlos74
DaveC
Edre Peraza
FrankLotion
hectorthebat
Honorio
jaimeW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
LunarPiper
Madzong
mileswide
phil
Rdwdbob
Rob
Schüttelbirne
spiritualized

Winners:
1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid over Fugazi - Repeater 17-6
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife over Blondie - Eat to the Beat 13-10
3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion over Anna Meredith - FIBS 14-10
4. Rodriguez - Cold Fact over The Beths - Future Me Hates Me 12-10

Quarter-Finals begin soon!
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And with the expected defeat of Future Me Hates Me there goes my last nomination. She held on strong against such a tough competitor though. I felt confident about a lot of my nominations this year and all lost in the first round, but The Beths became my unexpected champ. Glad many people seemed to like it.
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