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Postby Wardo » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:33 pm

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The Album Cup XII is coming!

I wanted to start this next month but apparently there is some desire to keep this going. Shout-out to Carbon and his great work with the two previous installments, which made legendary Janet and Yoko part of the hall of champions.

Nodding to my return as a host, we'll see artists previously featured in this game coming back to get their redemption!

For the first time, if you want to play this, you'll have to refer to the list I'll post below, pick one artist and nominate an album by them that's never been into contention. An artist that is not new, with an album that is new to the game (but released in any year) - clear?


There is an important twist in this game, which I borrow from the concept of Survivor: Redemption Island.

First, we'll relive the spirit of the first Cup, in which knockouts generated a lot of excitement and drama too. So since round 1 ( :o ) we'll see eliminations right away, based on the lowest-ranked albums). But here's the thing: the losers don't leave the competition. Instead, they go to the Redemption Jukebox, where they'll battle each other until round 7 - the highest-ranked album in this special vault returns to the official competition, along with the 3 official finalists. Three more rounds (also eliminating) and we'll find the champion.

Here's the arrangement of groups that you don't need to understand but I'm saving so I won't forget it myself... :lol:

Regular Group
R1 6X4
R2 5X4
R3 4X4
R4 3X4
R5 2X4
R6 2X3
R7 1X4
R8 1X4
R9 1X3
R10 1X2

Redemption Jukebox
R1 0
R2 1X4
R3 2X4
R4 3X4
R5 4X4
R6 6X3
R7 5X4
R8 0
R9 0
R10 0


INSTRUCTIONS

Use the following list to select your artist, and send their album VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE to me. If there's any mistake or doubt, I'll hopefully be able to explain it to you. Once you've secured your artist, you can send me the playlist that will represent the album, consisting of 10 tracks preferrably with links. Remember this Cup is brutal so I recommend you to place strong tracks right in the beginning!


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Aaliyah - Aaliyah
ABBA - Arrival
Adele - 21
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
Alice Smith - She
Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys
Alison Moyet - The Minutes
Amy Macdonald - This is the Life
Amy Studt - My Paper Made Men
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Annette Olzon - Shine
Anngun - Luminescence
Anouk - Sad Singalong Songs
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
Austra - Feel It Break
Avril Lavigne - Let Go
Azealia Banks - Broke with Expensive Taste
Babymetal - Metal Resistance
Bastille - Bad Blood
Baths - Obsidian
Belly - Star
Beth Orton - Trailer Park
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Beyoncé - Dangerously in Love
Beyoncé - I Am… Sasha Fierce
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
Birdy - Fire Within
Björk - Debut
Blink-182 - Enema of the State
Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Exodus
Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than the Speed of Night
Bonobo - Black Sands
Brandy - Never Say Never
Britney Spears - Blackout
Britney Spears - In the Zone
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
Carice Van Houten - See You on the ice
Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
Caro Emerald - The Shocking Miss Emerald
Carole King - Tapestry
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
Céline Dion - A New Day Has Come
Chase & Status - Brand New Machine
Chet Faker - Thinking in Textures
Christina Aguilera - Stripped
Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry Is on Top
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Cut Copy - Zonoscope
Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
Dannii Minogue - Neon Nights
David Coverdale - Northwinds
Dawn Richard - Goldenheart
Death Grips - The Money Store
Delilah - From the Roots Up
Delphic - Acolyte
Delta Goodrem - Innocent Eyes
Depeche Mode - Violator
Destiny's Child - The Writing's on the Wall
Devin Townsend Project - Ki
Dido - Life for Rent
Disclosure - Settle
Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way
Duffy - Rockferry
Elbow - Cast of Thousands
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Emmelie De Forest - Only Teardrops
En Vogue - EV3
Enya - Amarantine
Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood
Evanescence - Fallen
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
Far East Mention Mannequins - Femmisation
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
Foster the People - Torches
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Freemasons - Unmixed
G-Easy - These Things Happen
Gemma Ray - It's a Shame About Gemma Ray
George Michael - Faith
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Green Day - American Idiot
Grimes - Art Angels
Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby
Hikaru Utada - Exodus
Honeyz - Wonder no. 8
Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
Imagine Dragons - Imagine Dragons
Incubus - Morning View
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth
Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Janet Jackson - All for You
Janet Jackson - janet.
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
Janet Jackson - Unbreakable
Jazmine Sullivan - Loved Me Back
Jem - Finally Woken
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Jessie Ware - Tough Love
Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
John Legend - Get Lifted
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
John Mayer - Continuum
Jordin Sparks - Battlefield
Josh Pyke - Chimney's Afire
Joss Stone - Colour Me Free
Justin Timberlake - Justified
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West - Yeezus
Kate Boy - One
Kate Bush - Aerial
Kate Nash - Girl Talk
Katy B - On a Mission
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Kayah - Transoriental Orchestra
Kelis - Flesh Tone
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Kerli - Love Is Dead
Kesha - Warrior
Kimbra - The Golden Echo
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite
Kylie Minogue - Body Language
Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess
Kylie Minogue - Light Years
Kylie Minogue - X
La Roux - La Roux
Lady Gaga - The Fame (Monster)
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Larkin Grimm - Parplar
Laura Jansen - Elba
Laurie Anderson - Bright Red
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Leighton Meester - Heartstrings
Lena - Crystal Sky
Lily Allen - Sheezus
Lisa Loeb - Firecracker
Lissie - Catching a Tiger
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Loreen - Heal
Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
Louis Armstrong - Porgy & Bess
Ludovico Einaudi - I Giorni
Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's the Cool
Luther Vandross - Power of Love
M People - Elegant Swimming
Madonna - Bedtime Stories
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Major Lazer - Free the Universe
Manic Street Preachers  - Everything Must Go
Mariah Carey - Daydream
Mariah Carey - Music Box
Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi
Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart
Marina and the Diamonds - The Family Jewels
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Mary J. Blige - No More Drama
Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go
Melanie Fiona - The Bridge
Michael Jackson - Dangerous
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Mutya Buena - Real Girl
Nas - Illmatic
Natalia Kills - Trouble
Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
New Order - Brotherhood
Nick Jonas - Nick Jonas
Nightwish - Imaginaerum
Nirvana - In Utero
Nirvana - Nevermind
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
Oasis - What's the Story (Morning Glory)
Olly Murs - Right Place Right Time
Outkast - The Love Below
P!nk - Missundaztood
Paramore - Paramore
Paul Simon - Hearts and Bones
Pet Shop Boys - Nightlife
Philip Glass - The Hours
Phillip Phillips - Behind the Light
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts
Poe - Hello
Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again
Portishead - Dummy
Prince - LotusFlower
Prince and the New Power Generation - Diamonds and Pearls
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
Queen - News of the World
R. Kelly and others - Space Jam
R. M. Sherman and R. B. Sherman - Mary Poppins
Rachel Stevens - Come and Get It
Raleigh Ritchie - You're a Man Now, Boy
Rebecca Ferguson - Freedom
Rebecca Ferguson - Heaven
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication
Regina Spektor - Far
Rihanna - LOUD
Rihanna - Rated R
Robin Thicke - The Evolution of Robin Thicke
Robyn - Body Talk
Rooster - Circles and Satellites
Ross Copperman - Welcome to Reality
Roy Orbison - King of Hearts
Rudimental - Home
Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Sade - Lovers Rock
Santana - Supernatural
Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope Heart
Savage Garden - Savage Garden
Sebadoh - The Sebadoh
Shakira - Laundry Service
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want
Sheryl Crow - The Globe Sessions
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Spice Girls - Spiceworld
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Suzanne Vega - 99.9 °F
System of a Down - Toxicity
t.A.T.u - 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane
Tarja - Colours in the Dark
Taylor Swift - RED
Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Texas - Red Book
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
The Clash - London Calling
The Corrs - Talk on Corners
The Dowling Poole - Bleak Strategies
The Game - Documentary
The Innocence Mission - Befriended
The Knife - Deep Cuts
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
The Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord
The National - Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
The Neighbourhood - I Love You
The Pierces - Creation
The Police - Synchronicity
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The Strokes - Room on Fire
The The - Dusk
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
The Who - Who's Next
These New Puritans - Hidden
Thirty Seconds to Mars - This Is Wat
Thomas Azier - Hylas
Tinashe - Aquarius
TLC - Fanmail
Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted to Sin
Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile
Tribalistas - Tribalistas
Tweet - It's Me Again
Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
Unkle - Never, Never Land
Utada Hikaru - Exodus
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Weezer - Pinkerton
Whitney Houston - My Love is Your Love
Within Temptation - Hydra
Within Temptation - Mother Earth
Yoko Ono - Approximately Infinite Universe
Zac Brown Band - Jekyll + Hyde
Zola Jesus - Conatus


It's on, good luck!
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Postby leomedar » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:35 pm

I am IN!
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Postby Hugo » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:37 pm

Sent!!! :D :D :D
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Postby Carbon » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:45 pm

yasss, sending my nomination shortly
Ја кријам главата под шалот.
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:46 pm

leomedar wrote:I am IN!
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Postby Affillate » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:48 pm

Was waiting for the theme... cuts out some of the ones I was thinking of though there's one I was considering for last cup that I might pick. :)
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Postby Biebz » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:49 pm

Oops, didn't read the rules correctly and spent 15 minutes sending in an ineligible album
my reputation's never been worse so you must like me for me
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Postby leomedar » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:51 pm

Biebz wrote:Oops, didn't read the rules correctly and spent 15 minutes sending in an ineligible album
same here, was also finding links to the songs :lol:
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Postby Carbon » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:57 pm

if Kylie gets nominated again I will murder someone

Janet is sadly inescapable :lol:
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Postby Affillate » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:01 pm

Carbon wrote:if Kylie gets nominated again I will murder someone

Janet is sadly inescapable :lol:
Well I could nominate one of her earlier ones or KMO... DW, I'm going with something different. :P
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Postby Carbon » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:04 pm

sent my nom!

this will be exciting, as much as I love the old rules, it's become too samey (and I'm too uncreative to do surprise spins) so looking forward to this revamped version
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:05 pm

Are tracks from deluxe versions eligible?
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Postby Affillate » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:12 pm

ArmyOfMe wrote:Are tracks from deluxe versions eligible?
I included a bonus track in the last cup, so I'd say yes. ;)
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Postby Carbon » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:22 pm

Affillate wrote:
ArmyOfMe wrote:Are tracks from deluxe versions eligible?
I included a bonus track in the last cup, so I'd say yes. ;)
they were eligible in all past cups, dunno about this one!
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Postby biscuits » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:54 pm

Carbon wrote:if Kylie gets nominated again I will murder someone

Janet is sadly inescapable :lol:
Not by me! I have another album in mind :P
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Postby Tansike » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:14 pm

I will definitely join!

A shame two of my favs have only released one full-length album so far though. One of them is releasing a new one this year, and another two faves of mine are releasing next month as well, so this cool round comes a bit too early for me i guess :cry:
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Postby Erotica » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:12 pm

so all you have to do is choose ten songs and do nothing more later in the competition?
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Postby Tansike » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Erotica wrote:so all you have to do is choose ten songs and do nothing more later in the competition?
You have to vote :wink:
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Postby Nippian93 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:15 pm

Tansike wrote:
Erotica wrote:so all you have to do is choose ten songs and do nothing more later in the competition?
You have to vote :wink:
You do not have to vote, but it is all about voting and winning :).
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:16 pm

Just sent my nomination!
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Postby biscuits » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:23 pm

Erotica wrote:so all you have to do is choose ten songs and do nothing more later in the competition?
It's much better if you vote and actually take part. I don't like it when people are quick to nominate an album, forcing us to listen to it, but they don't actually play the game.
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Postby biscuits » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:26 pm

By the way, I think certain members should get priority.

For example, if CrazyCrazy or trebor (just 2 examples) somehow didn't register on time, then somebody else should be removed for them.
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:27 pm

I'll not be joining this one Ed.
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:41 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:I'll not be joining this one Ed.
but you can get justice for Amy!!
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:12 pm

could I mix things up and post links to live performances?
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