Alright, now I'm convinced that Whuntva is a very nasty guy who plays with the feelings of fellow forumers. Last week he pitted my two favorite songs against each other. I thought that was a coincidence, but out host proves once and for all that he has a degree in sadism, because he simply went and did it again. The victims this time around are The Pointer Sisters and Roy Harper. Too make matters worse, The Box Tops meet Rovers Cuomo: two songs that I think shouldn't have proceeded in the first round.
Way to go Whuntva The Box Tops-I Shall Be Released
vs. Rivers Cuomo-Longtime Sunshine (song proper ends at 3:06)
The Box Tops deliver an unnecessary cover, but I still prefer it over the slightly annoying Cuomo. Triffids-Red Pony
vs.New Radicals-Mother, we Just Can't Get Enough
I like the song by New Radicals, but it's still an easy choice. The Pointer Sisters-Going Down Slowly
vs. Roy Harper-I Hate the White Man
Pretty much a tie, but I'm more in the mood for the swing of the Sisters today. Fred Wesley and the JB's-Don' it to Death
vs. Eddie Kendricks-Eddie's Love
The type of soul that Kendricks delivers rarely does anything for me, so another easy choice.
Max Berlin-Elle et Moi vs. Anais Mitchell feat. Greg Brown-Why we Build the Wall
Both good, without ever making me doubt that Mitchell and Brown are the clear winners here. Quinette du Hot Club de France-Minor's Swing
vs. Lord Invader, Macbeth the Great, and Duke of Iron-Calypso War
One of only two tight matchups today. The Calypso War sounds unique and grows, but Minor Swing still has the slight edge. Radiohead-Talk Show Host
vs. Astor Piazzolla and Robert Goyeneche-Vuelvo al Sur
A safe choice perhaps, but Piazzolla and Goyeneche don't really challenge it for me. REM-Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)
vs. Irma Thomas-Ruler of my Heart
Another case in which it simply my taste for a certain genre in favor of another that decides my choice.
I like though, how almost everyone keeps posting the REM song under the title Box Tops. Seems everyone secretly loves that band a lot