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Post by Listyguy » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:26 am

So yeah this is Round 3. Quite the array of songs that we have here, and one of them will end up winning it all. I hope to see some close results this week (and hopefully a few more voters), but I'm pretty excited about it.

So here's how the game works: You will be given four brackets with four songs each. Your job is to rank the songs in each bracket from 1-4. You #1 song will be given 4 points, #2 will be given 3, and so on. The winner of each bracket advances to the next round. In the event of tie, whichever song gets more first place votes will advance.

9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)

10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)

5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)

11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:30 am

Two songs by the same artist, from the same album, the opening and closing tracks, together!
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Post by Listyguy » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:40 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Two songs by the same artist, from the same album, the opening and closing tracks, together!
My favorite album nonetheless. Hopefully one makes the final.

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Post by whuntva » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:53 am

What a Semifinal!

I can safely rank them as there are only 16 now! But all the songs are fairly good, so keep in mind #16 this week could have been #1 its first week.

1) Rocket Man
7) Sunday Morning
9) Zombie
14) Idioteque

"Rocket Man" was the only song in my Top 100 the entire tournament. Of course it carries the Week! The middle two are very close, but "Idioteque" was never my favorite Radiohead Song. I even think there are better tracks on Kid A.

4) Enjoy the Silence
10) Wouldn't it Be Nice
12) Rolling in the Deep
16) Pyramids

"Enjoy the Silence" will enkoy a major boost next Top 500. I like "Wouldn't it be Nice" but it falls short of a few others here.

"Pyramids" for me is a lot like "Runaway", good for the first three minutes and then boring. Give me the radio edit, please!

2) Hallelujah
3) Time to Pretend
8) Wake Up
11) Time of the Season

"Hallelujah" was #110. It seems so weird the oldest song is the bottom here. But the new songs this week are THAT good.

5) Black Dog
6) When the Levee Breaks
13) Heartbeats
15) Someone Great

Two Zeppelin IV tracks. Among my favorites for the album. When Rank the Tracks rolls around. These would be Nos. 3 and 4 (behind "Stairway" and "Rock and Roll").

The Bottom Two are others that are good without being great.
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Post by notbrianeno » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:51 am

9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)

12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004))
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)

38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
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Post by PlasticRam » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:52 am

237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)

This is a ridiculously high-quality bracket in my opinion, so I wanted to rank this. Each song is one of the best songs of its respective decade (I'm not sure if that's correct grammar). I will rank other brackets too if I have time later this week.
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Post by Henry » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:08 am

177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)

98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)

36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)

222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)

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Re: Bracketology 3: Round 3 (Semifinals)

Post by Romain » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:24 am

192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)

237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)

222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)

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Post by Henrik » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:43 pm

7. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
8. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
10. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
16. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)

1. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
4. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
6. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
9. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)

2. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
12. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
13. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
14. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)

3. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
5. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
11. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
15. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
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Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:30 pm

Nothing but very good to great songs left...

1. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
8. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
14. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
15. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)

Relatively easy bracket here. And I like Rocket Man and Idioteque, but they just can't hang in with this week's group.

4. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
5. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
6. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
9. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)

4 great songs, all clumped between 700 and 1700 in my all-time list.

10. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
11. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
12. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
13. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)

4 VERY even songs for me, all would land around 2000-2300 or so in my all-time list.

2. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
3. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
7. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
16. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)

2 in my top 1000, 1 just around 1000, and "Black Dog", which has an interesting groove but that I'm otherwise tired of...

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Post by Luke JR68 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:03 pm

5. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
6. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
11. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
16. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)

2. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
3. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
9. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
13. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)

4. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
8. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
12. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
14. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)

1. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
7. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
10. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
15. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)

#2 might be the strongest bracket this week? I am not entirely sure, this semi-final seems to be very evenly distributed quality-wise :music-listening:

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Post by Honorio » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:20 pm

1. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
7. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
8. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
13. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

5. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
9. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
12. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
15. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)

2. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
4. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
6. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
14. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)

3. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
10. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
16. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)

Best bracket of the week in my opinion: #3

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Post by Nick » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:22 pm

8. Radiohead- Idioteque
11. The Velvet Underground- Sunday Morning
14. Fela Kuti- Zombie
16. Elton John- Rocket Man

3. Frank Ocean- Pyramids
6. Depeche Mode- Enjoy the Silence
7. Adele- Rolling in the Deep
10. The Beach Boys- Wouldn't It Be Nice

1. MGMT- Time to Pretend
2. Arcade Fire- Wake Up
9. Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah
15. The Zombies- Time of the Season

4. LCD Soundsystem- Someone Great
5. The Knife- Heartbeats
12. Led Zeppelin- Black Dog
13. Led Zeppelin- When the Levee Breaks

Songs 1 through 8 are in my top 500 of all time. And the other 8 songs are pretty awesome as well.

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Post by Listyguy » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:23 pm

Rocket Man
Idioteque
Sunday Morning
Zombie
Elton is in my top 50, easy winner here. The Radiohead song is also excellent, but this is round 3.

Enjoy the Silence
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Rolling In the Deep
Pyramids
This is round 3? "Enjoy the Silence" is the only solid song (relative to other brackets) in this bunch.

Hallelujah
Time of the Season
Wake Up
Time to Pretend
Buckley is near (probably in) my top 10, while "Time of the Season" is right near the top 100.

When the Levee Breaks
Black Dog
Heartbeats
Someone Great
Zeppelin everywhere! "Levee" is near my top 50, while "Black Dog" might be my 6th favorite track on IV, but that's no insult being it's my favorite album.

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Post by Nassim » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:21 pm

4. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
9. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
11. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
14. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

5. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
6. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
8. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
15. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)

1. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
10. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
12. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
13. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)

2. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
3. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
7. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
16. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)

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Post by slick » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:45 pm

9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)

47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)

5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)

238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)

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Post by Maschine_Man » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:46 pm

9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)

5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)

38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)

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Post by jamieW » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:22 am

Radiohead - Idioteque (2000) 9
Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976) 8
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966) 8
Elton John - Rocket Man (1972) 7

Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012) 10
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966) 10
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990) 9
Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010) 9
(Holy wow, what a bracket!)

Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004) 10
The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968) 10
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994) 8
MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007) 8

The Knife - Heartbeats (2002) 10
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971) 8
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007) 8
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971) 8

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Post by Rob » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:59 pm

4. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
8. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
9. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
15. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)

2. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
12. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
13. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
14. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)

For this round this is a very weak bracket. An easy victory for Adele.

1. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
7. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
10. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
11. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)

3. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
5. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
6. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
16. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)

In contrast to bracket #2 this is the best bracket, despite containing the worst song, by long a mile.

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Post by Stephan » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:04 pm

153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)

47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)

5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)

11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)

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Post by Bruno » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:13 pm

177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)

26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)

36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)

222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)
38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)

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Post by Brad » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:59 pm

192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)

237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)

238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)

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Post by DaveC » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:08 pm

9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)

26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)

12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)

38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:45 am

Man, what a selection!

2. Elton John - Rocket Man
10. Fela Kuti - Zombie
12. Radiohead - Idioteque
15. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning

In my top 100 I made a few months ago, there were actually five Elton songs, and "Rocket Man" was the lowest of them (the other Elton song that appeared in this game was above it), but I still can't resist it! Also, "Idioteque" has really grown on me.

6. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
8. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
9. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
11. Frank Ocean - Pyramids

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" was in my top 50, a year ago, and now it's not even in my top 100, apparently. I still love, definitely my favorite Beach Boys song. The other songs here are excellent songs that I haven't yet bothered to designate as "personal favorites".

5. MGMT - Time to Pretend
7. The Zombies - Time of the Season
13. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
16. Arcade Fire - Wake Up

"Wake Up" is the only track this week that I feel less than positive about, though I completely expected it to make it this far. But I really just need to listen to Funeral again.

1. The Knife - Heartbeats
3. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
4. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
14. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

Now THIS is a killer bracket! "Heartbeats" is not favorite song to appear in the game, but it's still perfect for me. "Someone Great" did not make my recent top 100, but it's clearly there now. "When the Levee Breaks", on the other hand, did make my top 100, but I feel like it may be slipping. I did put it ahead of "Stairway" in my top 100, but thinking about it now, I could not pick one over the other.
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Re: Bracketology 3: Round 3 (Semifinals)

Post by Harold » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:37 am

1. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
2. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
3. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
4. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

Only #1 and #2 really deserve to still be here in the semis, and I’ve expressed my love for “Sunday Morning” repeatedly, so this is a no-brainer.

1. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
2. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
3. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
4. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)

Two of the finest tracks of the current decade trail behind another all-time favorite.

1. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
2. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)
3. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
4. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)

This gets my vote for best bracket of the semis, but even so “Wake Up” is a very easy #1 pick for me.

1. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
2. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
3. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
4. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)

Here’s where it gets painful. I really, really wanted to have “Someone Great” at #1 or #2, to make up for not voting for it in the last round and because I really do love the song. But I have to go with my gut, and my gut makes me turn up the volume every time I hear either of those LZIV bookends, with the closer getting the edge. The more I hear “When the Levee Breaks,” the more I feel it just might be the greatest rock and roll recording ever made, and I don’t think I’m exaggerating. Goin’, goin’ to Finals Town; goin’ to Finals Town – sorry, but I can’t take you, James Murphy. Goin’ down now.

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Re: Bracketology 3: Round 3 (Semifinals)

Post by Listyguy » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Little more than a day left, get those votes in!

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Re: Bracketology 3: Round 3 (Semifinals)

Post by Listyguy » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:08 pm

Down to ten hours!!!!! Vote!

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Re: Bracketology 3: Round 3 (Semifinals)

Post by antonius » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:23 pm

192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1966)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (1976)
9. Radiohead - Idioteque (2000)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (1972)

47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (2012)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)

12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2004)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (1994)

38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (1971)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (1971)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (2002)

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Re: Bracketology 3: Round 3 (Semifinals)

Post by Listyguy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:11 am

9. Radiohead - Idioteque (57, 7)
192. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (57, 6)
153. Fela Kuti - Zombie (56, 2)
177. Elton John - Rocket Man (50, 7)
In a very close battle, Radiohead edges out the VU and Fela Kuti to go to the Final.

47. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (64, 10)
98. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (55, 3)
26. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (51, 4)
10. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (50, 5)
It doesn’t matter who you put in its way, “Enjoy the Silence” always kicks ass, winning big for the third time in three rounds. Scored the most points and first place votes of any song this week.

237. The Zombies - Time of the Season (62, 6)
12. Arcade Fire - Wake Up (57, 6)
5. MGMT - Time to Pretend (56, 5)
36. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (55, 6)
The Zombies are going to the ‘Ship after beating Arcade Fire, MGMT, and Jeff Buckley. All the songs were within 7 of each other, and only “Time To Pretend” didn’t get 6 first places. Very even bracket.

38. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (59, 6)
238. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (58, 5)
222. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (52, 5)
11. The Knife - Heartbeats (51, 6)
In another heartbreaker, LCD beats Led Zeppelin by a single point to go to the final round.

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