5873/6000: Semifinals

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5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:02 am

http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=463447

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 August 4th at 9 PM EST.

5944. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu
vs.
5885. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm

5971. Pearl Jam - Black
vs.
5969. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Listyguy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:57 am

Storm
Black

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Jeff » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:19 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby BleuPanda » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:27 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
Pearl Jam - Black


I'm so, so happy to see Follow Your Arrow get so much attention here, but it's unfortunately run up against a song that deserves much better than #5971. "Black" not being on the same level as "Jeremy" or "Alive" has always been shocking to me. I would have easily taken "Follow Your Arrow" over "Echoes."

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby whuntva » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:47 am

Storm
Black
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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Henrik » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:48 am

Wow, people seem to agree here, but I'm going with

Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu
Pearl Jam - Black
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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Nassim » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:11 am

Storm
Black

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Dan » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:05 pm

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
Pearl Jam - Black
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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Bruno » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:28 pm

5885. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
5971. Pearl Jam - Black

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby acroamor » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:24 pm

I missed the first round of this tourney, so I decided it wouldn't be "fair", so to speak to hop in late. But I've been keeping track of it out of mild interest. Imagine my horror when I opened this thread and saw that "Echoes", my #10 song of all time per the last poll, had been eliminated AND that with my vote, it would have pushed into a tiebreaker.

Although "Storm" is a fair enough replacement.

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby andyd1010 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:23 am

Storm
Follow Your Arrow

Tough not to vote for Black, which is in my top 500

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby bonnielaurel » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:18 am

5944. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu
5969. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Honorio » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:04 am




This time I've (tried to) select unplugged covers (but I haven't been able to find one for "Storm"). I strongly recommend you to listen to the early version on "Im nin'alu," that's how the song sounded ten years before it (relatively) broke into mainstream.

1. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu (unplugged 1978)
vs.
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm

3. Pearl Jam - Black (unplugged 1992)
vs.
4. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow (unplugged 2013)


Definitely not the semifinals I would have liked. I like the first match-up but not that much the second one ("Echoes" vs. "Aïcha" would have been much better for me). Now we are not going to have neither the long-tracks-with-short-titles final nor the Hebrew vs. Arabic final (well, that second option was not going to happen anyway). And, looking at the votes so far, we are not going to have a female final also. Anyway the epic-tracks final we are heading to sounds good enough to me. And moreover having a non-English song on semifinals makes me really happy…

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby jamieW » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:48 pm

Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu
Pearl Jam - Black

Poor Ofra. (I really liked the traditional version Honorio posted, too. When I first heard "Im nin'alu" in 1989, I had no idea it went back so far.)

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby prosecutorgodot » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:44 pm

I'm going for the underdogs!

Im nin'alu vs. Storm
I was voting for Storm until the last second when I heard Honorio's link for Im nin'alu. The original is far better than the official version!

Black vs. Follow Your Arrow
Black is a good song, but Follow Your Arrow is in my top 250, so not really a competition.

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby DaveC » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:12 am

5944. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu

5971. Pearl Jam - Black

I really like Follow Your Arrow, but Ten remains my favourite Pearl Jam album and Black is one of the reasons why.

Echoes not winning is a mystery of 'Kuwait getting the World Cup' proportions.

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby spiritualized » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:53 am

Storm & Black !

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:49 pm

Really can't believe that Echoes lost to Black -- I think that was the true final right there. It would've been cool for a 23 minute song to win something on this site. :) Maybe a 20-minute one still has a chance, though I'm guessing it is an outside shot.

That said, it is awesome to see such non-AM-ish artists as Ofra Haza and Kacey Musgraves here in the semifinals. Sadly, however, I must stay true to myself and vote for my actual favorites:

Storm
Black

Both of those are my very favorites for each of those bands.

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby jamieW » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:31 pm

sonofsamiam wrote:Really can't believe that Echoes lost to Black -- I think that was the true final right there. It would've been cool for a 23 minute song to win something on this site. :)


Don't forget "Stella," which remarkably won our Unacclaimed Songs poll at 36 minutes (equaling nearly an "Echoes" and a half)! (And, thanks to your recommendation, "Stella" is now my personal favorite 20+ minute song ever.)

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby deadpacifist » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:53 am

5885. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
5971. Pearl Jam - Black

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Krurze » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:27 pm

5944. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu
vs.
5885. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm

5971. Pearl Jam - Black
vs.
5969. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow

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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:28 pm

Im nin'alu
Black
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Re: 5873/6000: Semifinals

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:05 am

5944. Ofra Haza - Im nin'alu: 7
vs.
5885. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm: 12

5971. Pearl Jam - Black: 14
vs.
5969. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow: 5
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