Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post Reply
User avatar
BleuPanda
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3300
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am

Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:01 am

The rules are simple: vote for your favorite in each match below. The winner will move to the next round. The deadline to vote is Thursday, April 14th at 8 P.M. CST. Please listen to these tracks again before voting!


Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider




User avatar
BleuPanda
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3300
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:28 am

1. LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
2. Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
3. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
4. Joy Division - Day of the Lords
5. Radiohead - Videotape
6. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
7. The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
8. Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus
9. OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
10. Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
11. Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
12. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
13. Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
14. Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
15. John Coltrane - Resolution
16. The Beatles - Think for Yourself

User avatar
bootsy
Full of Fire
Posts: 1184
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:38 pm

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by bootsy » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:53 am

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

User avatar
Bang Jan
Full of Fire
Posts: 1436
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:15 pm
Location: Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Bang Jan » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:05 am

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'

Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."

User avatar
luney6
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 868
Joined: Sat May 31, 2014 8:50 pm

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by luney6 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:22 am

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

LCD Soundsystem sounds kind of cheesy with this track, unfortunately. I like the rest of the album, but Bruce Springsteen can easily beat out this one.

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

The Dusty Springfield track is, IMO, the most boring of all this week. Outkast is better than I remember it to be, and hence it wins.

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

A close matchup.

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

The first one plays out like a nursery rhyme to me.

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

The closest match-up this week. Kind of Blue would easily blow Psychocandy out of the water as an album, but out of context, Freddie Freeloader sounds very empty.

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

It's been a long time since I listened to In Rainbows. I think I remembered it being more impressive, honestly.

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Another tough match-up. I like the Talking Heads, but this is not their best, while Coltrane is at the top of his game here.

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

Pink Floyd's track sounds like it's going nowhere, for no reason. It's not bad, but it sounds more like it's designed to impress. On the other hand, nearly every song on Astral Weeks is near perfect.
"God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

User avatar
Henrik
Site Admin
Posts: 5316
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:09 am
Location: Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Henrik » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:34 am

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
Radiohead - Videotape
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
Everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

User avatar
Romain
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 4248
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:25 pm
Location: Lyon, France

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Romain » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:34 am

LCD soundsytem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

Except for the Hendrix/Radiohead match, all easy choices.

User avatar
PlasticRam
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2025
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:51 am

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:43 am

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself
I feel like that

User avatar
Bruno
Full of Fire
Posts: 1314
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:33 pm
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Contact:

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Bruno » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:09 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

deadpacifist
Strange Fruit
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:14 am

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by deadpacifist » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:34 pm

1. LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
2. Radiohead - Videotape
3. Joy Division - Day of the Lords
4. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
5. The Beatles - Think for Yourself
6. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
7. Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
8. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
9. Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
10. OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
11. Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
12. Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
13. The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
14. Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus
15. John Coltrane - Resolution
16. Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'

User avatar
Listyguy
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2217
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Listyguy » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:59 pm

Candy's Room - Man, that was brutal. But Bruce still wins pretty easily.
Gasoline Dreams
Day of the Lords
Fixing a Hole
Freddie Freeloader
May This Be Love
The Great Curve
Brain Damage

Harold
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2055
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:56 pm

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Harold » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:26 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room

OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

User avatar
acroamor
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 882
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:16 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by acroamor » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:00 pm

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Radiohead - Videotape

John Coltrane - Resolution

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

User avatar
bonnielaurel
Full of Fire
Posts: 1163
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:48 pm

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by bonnielaurel » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:30 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

jamieW
Full of Fire
Posts: 1560
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:19 pm

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by jamieW » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:16 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
Radiohead - Videotape
John Coltrane - Resolution
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

Song I most wish I could've voted for: Joy Division - Day of the Lords

User avatar
Honorio
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2658
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:38 am
Location: L'Eliana, Valencia, Spain

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Honorio » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:45 am

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room (my #2 song on week 5)
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (my #5 on week 4)

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin' (my #4 on week 5)
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams (my #16 on week 4)

Joy Division - Day of the Lords (my #11 on week 5)
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus (my #11 on week 4)

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole (my #12 on week 5)
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself (my #2 on week 4)

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader (my #7 on week 6)
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor (my #16 on week 3)

Radiohead - Videotape (my #14 on week 6)
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love (my #6 on week 3)

Talking Heads - The Great Curve (my #2 on week 6)
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution (my #9 on week 3)

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage (my #11 on week 6)
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider (my #3 on week 3)

User avatar
Krurze
Different Class
Posts: 458
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:10 pm
Location: Hamburg

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Krurze » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:34 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

Lots of really close choices this week!

DaveC
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2213
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:04 am

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by DaveC » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:56 pm

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'

Joy Division - Day of the Lords

The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Radiohead - Videotape

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

User avatar
whuntva
Full of Fire
Posts: 1458
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:46 pm

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by whuntva » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:37 am

New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

I really like the lyrics of this one.


Just a Little Lovin

As much as I absolutely love Outkast, I liked the vocals and tone of this song better.


Day of the Lords

Still not too much of a Wu-Tang fan.


Fixing a Hole

This song never fails to put me in a good mood.


Freddie Freeloader

Miles is my favorite jazz artist. Even if they're instrumental tracks, I like his instrumentals.


Videotape

Can't go wrong with Radiohead.


The Great Curve

This matchup was just horrendous! I had to pick between two tracks basically on the same level, but great in different ways. I had to resort to Talking Heads because it was catchier.


Brain Damage

"Brain Damage" is not invincible in this competition, but it's pretty close. I see a clear cut path to the round of 16, at least for me.
" Ah, yes! Our meager restitution"

antonius
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 780
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by antonius » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:48 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'

Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Radiohead - Videotape

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

cjppats43
Start Me Up
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:48 am

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by cjppats43 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:53 am

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
John Coltrane - Resolution
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

User avatar
BleuPanda
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3300
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:15 pm

A bit less than 12 hours to vote

Nassim
Full of Fire
Posts: 1890
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:35 pm
Location: Paris

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Nassim » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:38 pm

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Shame on a Nigga, Clan in da Front, Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing to F Wit'and especially Da Mystery of Chessboxin' would have been no brainers so I'd call that a miscasting !

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

User avatar
spiritualized
Full of Fire
Posts: 1667
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:45 pm
Location: Near Blois, France

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by spiritualized » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:28 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2119
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:59 pm

New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down (this matchup is too good for the round of 64)
Just a Little Lovin'
Bring Da Ruckus
Think for Yourself
Freddie Freeloaded
May This Be Love
The Great Curve (this matchup is WAY too good for the round of 64)
Brain Damage
"Music is powerful, man. It speaks to a primal pit in our brains. It makes anyone want to get up and get their knees going!"
— Jake the Dog

User avatar
BleuPanda
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3300
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am

Re: Best of the B-Sides: Round 2 Week 1

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:59 am

Final Results:
Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room: 10
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down: 12

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin': 10
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams: 12

Joy Division - Day of the Lords: 15
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus: 7

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole: 16
The Beatles: Think for Yourself: 7

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader: 13
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor: 8

Radiohead - Videotape: 14
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - May This Be Love: 8

Talking Heads - The Great Curve: 16

John Coltrane - Resolutions: 6

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage: 15
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider: 7

Post Reply