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Only four albums were nominated by more than more than one person (I nominated three of these four albums). However, with their low AM rankings they could probably not be considered favorites.
Astor Piazzolla - Tango: Zero Hour - 1242
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank - BU
Low - I Could Live in Hope - 2073
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer - 1265
Great selections, Antonius, Stephan and Gillingham!
And here's the list of nominated albums that DIDN'T make it - just to give an idea of how much quality we haven't tapped into yet:
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy - 1093 - Antonius
Charlie Parker - Jazz at Massey Hall - 622 - Stephan
Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Sessions - 974 - VanillaFire2000
Duke Ellington - Far East Suite - 1254 - Greg
Four Tet - Rounds - 798 - Michel
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim - Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim - 1233 - Greg
Goodie Mob - Soul Food - BU - Beefsupreme
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes - 1300 - Evan
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken - 643 - Stephan
Meat Puppets - II - 1150 - Brad
Miles Davis - A Tribute To Jack Johnson - 1148 - Antonius
Mogwai - Young Team - 1214 - Nassim
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz - 1433 - Listyguy
Prince - Around the world in a day - 1125 - Romain
Rick James - Street Songs - 1371 - Greg
The Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape - 1422 - Henry
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies - 1475 - Greg
The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk - 1226 - Michel
The Rolling Stones - Tatoo You - 1151 - Henry
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come - 599 - Brad
The Strokes - Room On Fire - 1060 - Listyguy
The Upsetters - Super Ape - 1035 - Antonius
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music - 1429 - Stephan
Yardbirds - Yardbirds/Over Under Sideways Down/Roger the Engineer - 1028 - Listyguy
Yes - Close to the Edge - 614 - KingOfTonga
Still great variety.
So much music... love this game!
Beside my pick, my favorite in the list of the albums that did not make the cut is Four Tet - Rounds, great electronic album.
And it seems that there is at least one album that Henry and I both love
Great nominations. I'm especially looking forward to listening to the following selections:
Ben Harper - Welcome to the Cruel World - 2755 - Nassim
Ben Harper - Fight for You Mind - BU - Gillingham
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - 1452 - VanillaFire2000
Count Basie - Basie - 695 - Henrik
Counting Crows - August and Everything After - 1580 - Gillingham
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - 691 - VanillaFire2000
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - 1238 - Romain
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me - 574 - Evan
Dire Straits - Making Movies - 1322 - Listyguy
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue - 1013 - KingOfTonga
Fela Kuti - Zombie - 1133 - Stephan
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport - 847 - Nassim
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow - BU - Beefsupreme
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - 515 - Brad
Hot Chip - The Warning - 626 - Nassim
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty - 925 - Antonius
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene - 1575 - KingOfTonga
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - 1735 - BillAdama
John Coltrane - Olé Coltrane - 2399 - Michel
Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda - 2226 - Stephan
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny - BU - Henrik
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside - 542 - Brad
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert - 631 - Greg
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry - 1410 - BillAdama
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy - 520 - Listyguy
Lee Perry - Super Ape - 1035 - Beefsupreme
Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster - BU - Nassim
Melvins - Houdini - 2821 - Beefsupreme
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee - BU - KingOfTonga
Nina Simone - Jazz Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club / Little Girl Blue - BU - Henrik
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes - 804 - KingOfTonga
Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints - 2819 - VanillaFire2000
Queen - A Day at the Races - 2670 - Listyguy
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R - 761 - Nassim
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication - 1131 - Listyguy
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley - BU - Antonius
Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha - 1957 - BillAdama
Serge Gainsbourg - L'homme à tête de chou - 1699 - Romain
Serge Gainsbourg - Aux armes et caetera - 2006 - Romain
Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts & Flowers - UR - Beefsupreme
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam - 1356 - Antonius
Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty - BU - Evan
Supergrass - In It For The Money - 1025 - Brad
The Doors - Morrison Hotel - 1160 - Listyguy
The Fall - The Real New Fall LP: The Original Soundtrack - West Side Story - 1632 - VanillaFire2000
The Slits - Cut - 665 - BillAdama
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go - 1808 - VanillaFire2000
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? - 1950 - Evan
The Verlaines - Bird Dog - UR - Brad
The Watersons - Bright Phoebus - UR - BillAdama
The Who - A Quick One - 2224 - Listyguy
Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music - vol 2 (1952) - 838 - 838 - Antonius
Tim Buckley - Goodbye and Hello - 887 - BillAdama
Tindersticks - Tindersticks (II) - 1262 - Michel
Tom Petty - Wildflowers - 2128 - KingOfTonga
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes - 576 - Listyguy
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston - 788 - Beefsupreme
Tricky - Pre Millennium Tension - 1640 - Michel
Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece - 808 - Antonius
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy - 1701 - Greg
Wire - 154 - 747 - Brad
I like that every full bracket filled out now has a different winner, unlike the last one I remember: everyone picked Areoplane.
Last year 6/10 picked Summerteeth, and Seventeen Seconds won. (Which would have been my second guess).
I do love how there's no obvious favorite this year.
I've only heard 43/128. I'm glad this doesn't start until March.
66/128 for me (although I had 61 before this was announced), so just over half of them. I hope to get to at least around 90 before this starts.
So far, 6 folks have entered their completed draft predictions, with 6 different winners! Two others have theirs "in progress".
Still plenty of time to enter your own! No prize is promised, but at least you can have bragging rights!
We're about a month away from kicking this thing off, so plenty of time to get your predictions in.
So far we have 8 completed prediction brackets (with only one repeat winner!), plus 2 more in progress (Listyguy, BillAdama) and another m.i.a. (antonius? any luck putting yours on-line?).
Brad, I finished mine, I am Chris.
I think mine is online too.
I finished mine too, I am mfl.