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Unacclaimed Week 28

Week 28 sees us move to bracket W4, which features songs that won each of their first 4 matches. The winners will move on to bracket W5 (and a guaranteed spot in the top 3), while the losers will move to the loser's bracket.

Please listen to the songs before making your choice, and provide comments (however brief) to form the basis of your pick.

The deadline for Week 28 is 11:59 PM, December 26th AM time.

You can read the descriptions of why these songs were nominated in the rules thread.

Match W4.1:

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - "Flight of the Pelican"
The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden"

Match W4.2:

Nina Simone - "Sinner Man"
Curtis Mayfield- "Right on for the Darkness"

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Match W4.1:

The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden" wins over Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - "Flight of the Pelican"
Close call, but either of the songs in 4.2 would beat The Verlaines.


Match W4.2:

Curtis Mayfield- "Right on for the Darkness" wins over Nina Simone - "Sinner Man"
Right on for the Darkness is quite the find.

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Match W4.1:

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - "Flight of the Pelican"
The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden"
I've liked 'Flight of the Pelican' since I first listened to it because of this game. 'Death and the Maiden' on the other hand is kind of fun, but not my cup of tea.

Match W4.2:

Nina Simone - "Sinner Man"
Curtis Mayfield- "Right on for the Darkness"
My own pick versus an artist that I like a lot. Well, 'Sinner Man' is one of my favorites songs, so Mayfield has bad luck, because I really like 'Right on the the Darkness'.

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The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden"
Much respect for "Flight of the Pelican", but "Death And The Maiden" is completely my cup of tea!

Curtis Mayfield- "Right on for the Darkness"
Two awesome songs- so close, so close.

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Match W4.1:
Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - "Flight of the Pelican"
The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden"

Match W4.2:
Nina Simone - "Sinner Man"
Curtis Mayfield- "Right on for the Darkness"

We're really down to the very best now; this no longer looks like an "unacclaimed songs" collection but rather four very familiar and acclaimed songs. Of course they aren't, but it really feels like they are. Maybe an indication of the success of this game. In any case, in two very, very close calls the win goes to Lal & Oliver and Curtis.

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Match W4.1 Winner: The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden" - What a great pick... I am so happy I got to know this song.

Match W4.2 Winner: Curtis Mayfield - "Right on for the Darkness" - For me, more stirring than Simone.

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Match W4.1:

The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden" - winner of the battle of the good

Match W4.2:

Curtis Mayfield- "Right on for the Darkness" - winner of the battle of the great


I honestly thought Nina and Curtis might duke it out in the final ... maybe that can still happen? Either way, it pains me to vote against Sinnerman, but Right on for the Darkness is my #2 all-time song. So there you go.

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sonofsamiam
maybe that can still happen?
It can!

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Stephan
sonofsamiam
maybe that can still happen?
It can!


And it seems like it will!

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"Death and the Maiden" is easily one of my new favorites I picked up from the tournament. Easy choice, but the other song is awesome, too.

"Right on for the Darkness" wins a close one. I can honestly see why both songs made it this far. do I really have to choose? oh, well, it looks like both will be top 3 anyway.

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I've battled over these choices all week. I don't think I'm going to have any clarity about it no matter what I choose, so I'm going to forgo voting this week. Too tough!

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My votes:
Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight over Verlaines

and Nina Simone trouncing Curtis Mayfield

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The Verlaines
and
Nina Simone
for me.

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Flight of the Pelican
Sinnerman

Curtis Mayfield is currently ranked higher in my all-time songs list, but I've been listening to Nina's masterpiece a lot more lately.

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Flight Of The Pelican and Sinner Man

These were my two faves in the first round, and nothing's changed.

I think Sinner Man's taking it all.

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Let's build up some suspense. Two ties now.

Match W4.1:
Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight-Flight Of The Pelican

Match W4.2:
Nina Simone-Sinner Man

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Anyone who really likes Flight Of The Pelican, you need to hear Bright Phoebus.

Brilliant album.

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The deadline has passed, and both matches are tied! Unbelievable!

Next vote determines the victors.

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This is still open!

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Katy Perry. waaays better than Kim Wilde. and stuff.

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nj
Katy Perry. waaays better than Kim Wilde. and stuff.


Pfffft. Scraty Perry deserves the opposite of acclaim. Scorn!

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I'll give everybody one day to vote before I break the tie myself!

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Match W4.1:

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - "Flight of the Pelican"

Match W4.2:

Curtis Mayfield- "Right on for the Darkness"

both pretty easy choices for me

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These matches were close throughout, each needing a tiebreaker to have a winner!

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - "Flight of the Pelican": 7
The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden": 6

Nina Simone - "Sinner Man": 6
Curtis Mayfield - "Right on for the Darkness": 7