Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

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Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby BleuPanda » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:51 pm

Note: the previous round has a couple hours left.



The rules are simple. After listening to each song, vote for your favorite in each match. The deadline to vote is Monday, December 18 at 10 am CST.

Here is the bracket:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=468522

Matches:
The Kinks - Shangri-La
vs.
Edith Piaf - Milord

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me
vs.
Miles Davis - All Blues

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
vs.
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
vs.
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl
vs.
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire

Passion Pit - Take a Walk
vs.
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag

Justice - Waters of Nazareth
vs.
Angel Olsen - White Fire

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
vs.
Pixies - Alec Eiffel




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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Bang Jan » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:03 pm

The Kinks - Shangri-La

Miles Davis - All Blues

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Pass

Pass

Angel Olsen - White Fire

Pixies - Alec Eiffel
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby EmilienDelRey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:51 pm

The Kinks - Shangri-La

Miles Davis - All Blues

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl

Passion Pit - Take a Walk

Angel Olsen - White Fire

Pixies - Alec Eiffel

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby andyd1010 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 pm

Not as strong a group as last week. But it does feature Dream a Little Dream of Me, and I hope some of you appreciate how beautiful that song is. I've always been surprised that it's not seen as a true classic.

The Kinks - Shangri-La

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me

Pass

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Teena Marie - Lovergirl

Passion Pit - Take a Walk

Justice - Waters of Nazareth

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby BleuPanda » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:07 pm

Unfortunately, I think we're approaching the time of year where I won't really have time to type up my thoughts on each song. This is one of the divisions I had no nomination in; "Reverend Black Grape" would have been my choice. My top song of the week is "Waters of Nazareth," which I expect to fall in a quick defeat due to the lack of appreciation for abrasiveness much like "Crown on the Ground"; but it truly is a song like few others. But "White Fire" is also in my upper half this week, so whatever.

Edith Piaf - Milord
Miles Davis - All Blues
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
Passion Pit - Take a Walk
Justice - Waters of Nazareth
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Neil » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 pm

Matches:
The Kinks - Shangri-La

Miles Davis - All Blues

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Teena Marie - Lovergirl

Passion Pit - Take a Walk

Angel Olsen - White Fire

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby DaveC » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Edith Piaf - Milord
Miles Davis - All Blues
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
Passion Pit - Take a Walk
Angel Olsen - White Fire
Pixies - Alec Eiffel

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby bonnielaurel » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 am

Edith Piaf - Milord
Miles Davis - All Blues
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag
Angel Olsen - White Fire
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Henrik » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 am


BleuPanda, may I ask you to include Spotify songs from AM even if they are not playable in the US?
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Henrik » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:09 am

Edith Piaf - Milord
Miles Davis - All Blues
Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
Passion Pit - Take a Walk
Angel Olsen - White Fire
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

Top-heavy. I generally like my losers from the first four matches more than my winners from the last four matches.
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Henrik wrote:
BleuPanda, may I ask you to include Spotify songs from AM even if they are not playable in the US?



I have added it, I think? I didn't realize that was an option.

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Henrik » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:17 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Henrik wrote:
BleuPanda, may I ask you to include Spotify songs from AM even if they are not playable in the US?



I have added it, I think? I didn't realize that was an option.

Yes, it's there now. Thanks!
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Krurze » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:17 pm

The Kinks - Shangri-La
vs.
Edith Piaf - Milord

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me
vs.
Miles Davis - All Blues

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
vs.
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
vs.
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl
vs.
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire

Passion Pit - Take a Walk
vs.
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag

Justice - Waters of Nazareth
vs.
Angel Olsen - White Fire

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
vs.
Pixies - Alec Eiffel

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Henrik » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:43 pm

Krurze wrote:The Kinks - Shangri-La
vs.
Edith Piaf - Milord

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me
vs.
Miles Davis - All Blues

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
vs.
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
vs.
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl
vs.
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire

Passion Pit - Take a Walk
vs.
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag

Justice - Waters of Nazareth
vs.
Angel Olsen - White Fire

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
vs.
Pixies - Alec Eiffel

Touché! :violence-duel:
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Krurze » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:22 pm

Henrik wrote:Touché! :violence-duel:


Wow haha, didn't even notice that :D

I usually don't look at the other votes before I listen to the songs and choose my winners. And it's always interesting to see how your votes seem to heavily correlate with someone else's choices in one round just before something like this happening in the next round :whistle:

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby spiritualized » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:14 am

The Kinks - Shangri-La (7)
vs.
Edith Piaf - Milord (8)

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me (7)
vs.
Miles Davis - All Blues (6)

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) (5)
vs.
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information(6)

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (7)
vs.
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent) (9)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl (3)
vs.
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire (5)

Passion Pit - Take a Walk (6)
vs.
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag (7)

Justice - Waters of Nazareth (7)
vs.
Angel Olsen - White Fire (6)

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation (6)
vs.
Pixies - Alec Eiffel (10)

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Rob » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:09 pm

There are a lot of close calls this weeks. Just look at the ranking order; it's ridiculous.

2. The Kinks - Shangri-La vs. 3. Edith Piaf - Milord
Shangri-La is my nomination and my favorite Kinks song. Great melody development and wonderfully executed, scathing lyrics. The carnivalesque Milord is irresistible too, though.

4. The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me vs. 12. Miles Davis - All Blues
I agree that Dream a Little Dream of Me should be a great classic. Mama Cass' vocals are a really a dream here. All Blues is nice too, but perhaps I'm not into jazz enough to appreciate it fully.

15. Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) vs. 16. Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
I don't want to pass on votes, but this time I almost felt I should. I've listened to these songs a couple of times now, but they just don't register. I forget their existence the second they stop. I have this problem with a lot of ultra-smooth soul, which is just not my kind of music. The vote is a bit arbitrary, but Ascension has a promising start.

1. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms vs. 7. Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)
Brothers in Arms is a longtime favorite of mine. Mark Knopfler is regarded as mostly a technical player, but people sometimes seem to forget that his playing can also be very moving, as best demonstrated in this track. This is one I would expected to be higher on the main list, if it weren't for the unexplained grudge many critics seem to hold against Knopfler. Tostaky is great, wild punk, but just faces tough competition.

14. Teena Marie - Lovergirl vs. 13. Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
A bit meh on these two, even if I don't particularly dislike them. Une Belle Historie has a nice melody though. I know the song more because of a half-French/ half-Dutch cover by Alderliefde and the terrible Paul de Leeuw. But even that memory can't keep me from voting for this song.

11. Passion Pit - Take a Walk vs. 10. Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag
Two songs that don't score points on originality, but which are still a lot of fun to listen to. The lyrics to Guten Tag just about clinch the victory for me.

6. Justice - Waters of Nazareth vs. 5. Angel Olsen - White Fire
Two polar opposites, which are also top picks in their styles. Waters of Nazareth is a worldess, messy assault that is surprisingly catchy, while White Fire is almost catatonically quite and based fulle around the lyrics and vocals. I've become quite a fan of Angel Olsen the last month or so. My Woman and Phases are on frequently on repeat here. She has grown musically since Burn Your Fire for No Witness, but White Fire holds more than a hint of the greatness to come. Sorry, BluePanda, I like this Justice-song a lot, but Olsen wins by an inch.

8. Joan Jett - Bad Reputation vs. 9. Pixies - Alec Eiffel
Two rockers, one straightforward, the other more arty. I could go either way again and this vote is really dependent on the mood. Sometimes there is just something about screaming to be proud of your bad reputation, regardless if you have one or not.

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Ardes1981 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:34 pm

thank you guys.i don't have any songs to post, unfortunately, but i just wanted to say that by checking through your posts i found some really good songs. thanks!

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Postby jamieW » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:47 am

Ardes1981 wrote:thank you guys.i don't have any songs to post, unfortunately, but i just wanted to say that by checking through your posts i found some really good songs. thanks!


Welcome, Ardes1981! Hope you'll participate more in the forum - I always look forward to discovering new music from new members.

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby jamieW » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:37 am

The Kinks - Shangri-La 7
vs.
Edith Piaf - Milord 7

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me 7
vs.
Miles Davis - All Blues 8

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) 7
vs.
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information 7

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 7
vs.
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent) 6

Teena Marie - Lovergirl 8
vs.
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire 6

Passion Pit - Take a Walk 7
vs.
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag 4

Justice - Waters of Nazareth 6
vs.
Angel Olsen - White Fire 8

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation 4
vs.
Pixies - Alec Eiffel 6

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Romain » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:39 am

Edith Piaf - Milord
The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me (Ouch)
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag
Justice - Waters of Nazareth
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby luney6 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:11 pm

The Kinks - Shangri-La

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl

Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag

Justice - Waters of Nazareth

Pixies - Alec Eiffel
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Postby Henrik » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:03 pm

luney6 wrote:The Kinks - Shangri-La

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl

Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag

Justice - Waters of Nazareth

Pixies - Alec Eiffel

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby slick » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:43 pm

Matches:
The Kinks - Shangri-La

Miles Davis - All Blues

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Teena Marie - Lovergirl

Passion Pit - Take a Walk

Justice - Waters of Nazareth

Pixies - Alec Eiffel

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Nassim » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:32 pm

The Kinks - Shangri-La
pass (like both)
pass (don't care for either)
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)
Teena Marie - Lovergirl
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag
Justice - Waters of Nazareth
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:10 pm

Milord
All Blues
Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
Brothers in Arms
Une Belle Histoire (a very close decision)
Take a Walk (of course I'm going with my own nomination, but I really wish I could vote for the Helden song)
Waters of Nazareth
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby Chilton » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:29 pm

The Kinks - Shangri-La vs. Edith Piaf - Milord

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me vs. Miles Davis - All Blues

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) vs. Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms vs. Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent)

Teena Marie - Lovergirl vs. Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire

Passion Pit - Take a Walk vs. Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag

Justice - Waters of Nazareth vs. Angel Olsen - White Fire

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation vs. Pixies - Alec Eiffel

:angry-banghead: Lots of tough choices, I feel sorry to have voted against Teena Marie and Passion Pit here

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 4

Postby BleuPanda » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:59 pm

Only 19 voters this week...


Results:
The Kinks - Shangri-La: 10
Edith Piaf - Milord: 8

The Mamas and the Papas - Dream a Little Dream of Me: 7
Miles Davis - All Blues: 10

Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder): 6
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information: 10

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms: 12
Noir Desir - Tostaky (Le Continent): 6

Teena Marie - Lovergirl: 8
Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire: 9

Passion Pit - Take a Walk: 9
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag: 8

Justice - Waters of Nazareth: 10
Angel Olsen - White Fire: 8

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation: 10
Pixies - Alec Eiffel: 9


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