Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Semifinals!

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Welcome to the Semifinal round of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 2020... The Final Four!

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 = November 3rd 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. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact

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My picks:
1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact

Thanks!
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3 | Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. 1 | The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
4 | Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion vs. 2 | Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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The Crane Wife
Cold Fact
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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2 | Janelle Monáe | The ArchAndroid
4 | The Decemberists | The Crane Wife

3 | Depeche Mode | Songs Of Faith And Devotion
1 | Rodriguez | Cold Fact
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The Crane Wife 94 - The Archandroid 92
Songs Of Faith and Devotion 92 - Cold Fact 86

It’s cool that even my least favorite album left is one I would have considered nominating.
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Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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Never thought I'd go against Janelle but 'The ArchAndroid' is no 'Dirty Computer' and I think 'The Crane Wife' represents The Decemberists at their peak so I gotta go with:

1. THE DECEMBERISTS - 'THE CRANE WIFE'
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I listen to the finest songs of faith and devotion! Along with songs of murderous Irish brothers and renegade androids plus an outburst...

Back to listening to each album this week, so I come bearing ratings out of 10 (the winner still appearing in bold), all of which fall on the 'good' end of my scale:

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid (9.4) v. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (9.2)
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (6.2) v. Rodriguez - Cold Fact (6.0)

I have to confess that the DM album has grown on me with each listen, while Rodriguez has stayed consistently above-average for me throughout this game, hence why SoFaD has overtaken CF for the first time for me this week.
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. 2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
4. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion vs. 3. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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I'm so sorry, Brad, I wanted to write something for semifinals (like I usually do) but I haven't found the time to do it during the weekend. I'll try to write something for the final instead but I'm not sure if I could (I'm writing a chapter in a book about ophthalmology right now). Anyway these are my votes …



1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid (2010) vs. 2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)
4. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993) vs. 6. Rodriguez - Cold Fact (1970)
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1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid vs. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion vs. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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24 hours left to vote!
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1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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The Decemberists | The Crane Wife
Rodriguez | Cold Fact
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1. The Decemberists | The Crane Wife
2. Rodriguez | Cold Fact

I take a break from the forum for a bit and somehow one of my albums has survived. <3 I will be back eventually.
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22 total voters this week:
acroamor
Bang Jan
bonnielaurel
Brad
carlos74
DaveC
FrankLotion
Honorio
Jirin
Kingoftonga
Listyguy
LunarPiper
Madzong
mileswide
Nassim
phil
Rdwdbob
Rob
rumpdoll
Safetycat
Schüttelbirne
spiritualized

Winners:
1. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid over The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 11-10
2. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion over Rodriguez - Cold Fact 11-10

Finals are next!
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Wow! Not the final I expected ...
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Wow, two wins by the narrowest of margins! I'm sad to see Cold Fact eliminated, but it had a great run.
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